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2019 - Moving Forwards - Retail

Introduction Retail is in turmoil. Online sales are increasing but at lower margins and higher cost demands. Offline sales are decreasing at dramatically lower / pencil-thin margins and footfall is slowing. Retailers are failing and (brexit induced) lack of UK investment is preventing a number of them from being saved and revitalised. There is no magic answer but retailers ...

2019 - Moving Forwards - Voice Technology

Introduction So far we've seen two major ways that we interact with computers.  Firstly we had TUI (Text [based] User Interface) where a user needed to understand the computer's requests and responses.  These were clunky to use in all but the most textually based applications (for example categorising items or adding products etc) and were of little use with graphical assets ...

Building a Mobile App - some points

Summary We get a lot of requests to build apps and there's a lot of things to consider before progressing.  Hopefully here we'll demystify a few preconceptions and help you decide what's right for you. Why Apps? Apps have a massive advantage to (most) websites (we won't talk about progressive webapps just yet): they're running on the user's mobile/cell phone which is the opp ...

What is Ukie?

We’re a not-for-profit trade body that represents over 400 of the UK’s games and interactive businesses - including multinational publishers, innovative UK-owned studios, VR and AR companies, esports tournament organisers and technology providers.

Software Architecture: Why and When?

Synopsis In this blog post we're going to cover where architecture fits in the new world of agile development and why it is still required. What is Software Architecture? It's best described by making use of an analogy. I have a problem: I need an office.. The Architect helps me to formulate what I need versus the budget I have; how many people?  how many desks?  what faci ...

How to Leverage the Power of Serious Games

Totem Learning Ltd’s mission is to step away from tedious methods of eLearning and move towards using the latest technology in VR, AR, MR and XR to create engaging serious games and immersive digital experiences that improve an individual’s learning and development, fulfilling the criteria and course but in a way that means learners want to come back and play it again! Totem Le ...

A Single Sign-On (SSO) for Access's ThankQ CRM

Announcing our SSO Solution for Access's ThankQ CRM system!

Summary

For charities, not-for-profits and membership organisations using Access's ThankQ we've now released our SSO solution.

ThankQ already does a great job of managing users/members/customers. On top of this a lot of organisations have built websites but they're not often linked.

To help organisations using ThankQ we've created an SSO that integrates into ThankQ's webuser system.

Centralising User Management - Why Single Sign-On (SSO) can improve your customer's lives

Why? Single Sign-On ("SSO") isn't glamorous but it's often the keystone to making life easy for your customers. When customers use your services / sites / platforms they want everything simple and easy to use. We've all had the frustrations of registering for multiple accounts, trying to remember which password to use, and being forced to login again and again. Single Sign-O ...

Making Applications Scaleable

A great deal is made of the word "scaling" by application developers and engineers but for most people it's shrouded in mystery. Today we're going to try and make this easy to understand! All applications need to meet the demands of their customers: we want the performance to be good enough but not waste resources (and money!).  So scaling is important. In the past the optio ...

The Challenge of fast data ingress with the requirement to mine it in realtime/neartime

In any unknown/not invented technological process there is an element of discovery and quantification.

We’ve been working closely with our partners at Totem Learning to identify how we can build a robust, scaleable , efficient and effective mechanism for their future vision of learning and recruitment.

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