Guest blog: The rise of restaurant tech

Restaurants are all about the experience – the staff, the venue and ultimately, the culinary skills.  However, in recent years we have seen an increased use of technology within the restaurant sector to improve experiences, accessibility, grow and retain customer bases and ultimately boost bottom lines. E mma Smith, CEO of loyalty app, Memberoo explains what is currently happening in the...

How phones and the internet have changed over the past decade

As Bridgend-based telecom company DataKom celebrates its 10th year in business, MD Jay Ball reflects on how tech has changed over the last 10 years.   10 years feels like a relatively short time – just 10 years ago in Wales the smoking ban came into force, and Tony Blair stepped down as prime minister....

Interview: Martin Bryant, community editor of Tech North

Martin Bryant is probably a name you’ve heard of in the technology industry. He worked for world renowned tech publication The Next Web for a few years. Shifting around various roles, he eventually became editor-in-chief and was responsible for leading a global news team. Now he’s working as community editor of Tech North. In his...

10 tech trends to watch out for in 2017

With 2016 now out of the way and 2017 in full swing, it’s time to look ahead to the trends you should be watching out for in the coming 12 months. The way businesses work and think will be deeply impacted by changes in technology in a variety of areas, and we’re expecting to see...

Blog: Flex and the city

  Flexible working, or agile working as it’s often called, is growing in popularity. The ONS reports that the number of “home workers” has doubled since 1998 thanks to the rise in the number of freelancers and new attitudes by employers to flexible and remote working.   Despite the growth in home working, TUC figures...

Dodging the digital climate

There has been talk recently of the need for a generation of tech junkies to ‘digitally detox’ being greater than ever. This summer, for the first time ever, the phrase ‘digital detox’ started trending on Twitter. Reports that ‘Pokemon Go’ fanatics are walking like zombies into lampposts and other clichéd objects are a sure sign...

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