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January

  • Staying safe on public Wi-Fi

    With millions of public Wi-Fi hotspots globally, it is important that people are aware there are risks of using these. However, there are simple steps that can be taken to ensure you are being as safe as possible when you sign in to these networks.

    Staying safe on public Wi-Fi

  • How IoT can help the hospitality industry

    One of the most significant emerging trends in the hospitality industry is the Internet of Things. It is therefore important for hoteliers to make the most of the new technology to improve their customer service and satisfaction.

    How IoT can help the hospitality industry

  • How Smart Cities are helping the environment

    Smart Cities use technologies to enable new services to be developed, and existing services to be improved, including economic development, citizen well-being, and sustainability.

    How Smart Cities are helping the environment

  • How IoT can help landlords avoid legal action

    A new act will see landlords, of both social and privately rented housing, be held accountable of the living conditions in their properties or risk facing legal action.

    How IoT can help landlords avoid legal action

February

  • The importance of people-centred smart cities

    While smart cities aim to improve the places where people live, all too often this comes in the form of top-down innovation. However, to reach their full potential they need to focus on the citizens, not just the technology.

    The importance of people-centred smart cities

  • Why smart cities should start with street lighting

    With the population levels in cities across the world growing, local authorities are adopting new technological advances to help them be more efficient. An intelligent street lighting infrastructure is the easiest way for local authorities to begin their smart city journey.

    Why smart cities should start with street lighting

  • Is data sharing the future for smart cities

    The number of cities implementing smart city applications is on the rise, with data playing a key role in the success. Sharing this data across citywide departments and platforms is an essential element of any smart city plan.

    Is data sharing the future for smart cities

  • Social housing landlords adopt IoT technologies

    Landlords of social housing are investing in IoT and sensor technology to measure and manage energy use, including home energy efficiency, tenant health, safety and welfare, and asset management.

    Social housing landlords adopt IoT technologies

March

  • Four Key Consideration for IoT Deployments

    ​The rise of the Internet of Things will make our governments more efficient, businesses more cost effective, and our lives easier. IoT allows organisations to install sensors, gather data, and then act upon the data in the appropriate way. IDC estimate that by 2025 there will be 61% more data collected by IoT devices.

    Four Key Consideration for IoT Deployments

  • Smart cities can improve quality of lives

    Smart cities add digital intelligence to their city to solve issues that the public face and to achieve a higher quality of life for them.

    Smart cities can improve quality of lives

  • How WiFi can help your business's marketing

    From customers in shops, tourists in hotels and students in libraries, with free WiFi being expected by 60% of people wherever they go. The lack of WiFi in a business is said to be more noticeable than its presence.​

    How WiFi can help your business's marketing

  • How the IoT can help the healthcare industry

    By having a resilient WiFi network, healthcare providers can begin to adopt technology, such as the Internet of Things, to help with their day-to-day operations.

    How the IoT can help the healthcare industry

April

  • Should universities adopt 'smart campus' technologies?

    The Internet of Things is becoming increasingly popular, popping up in our homes, businesses and cities, so it’s not surprising that universities are evolving to keep up with the technological advances.

    Should universities adopt 'smart campus' technologies?

  • Smart waste management expected to hit $3.14 billion by 2023

    The smart waste management industry, currently valued at $1.2 billion, is expected to hit $3.14 billion by 2023 according to the Waste Management Market Report 2018-2023.

    Smart waste management expected to hit $3.14 billion by 2023

  • Report shows that 76% believe smart cities don’t exist

    A new report shows that 76% of city officials believe that although many have started their journey, smart cities do not truly exist yet.

    Report shows that 76% believe smart cities don’t exist

  • UK capital taking steps to eliminate air pollution

    Two million people in London live in areas with illegal levels of air pollution. Measuring air quality is a major strategy in the fight against air pollution, Pinacl makes it easier to gather and monitor data through its Air Quality Sensors.

    UK capital taking steps to eliminate air pollution

May

  • Climate change increases risk of flooding

    Climate change has become an increasing threat over the past year, bringing with it a range of complications for the planet including an increased risk of intense and frequent flooding.

    Climate change increases risk of flooding

  • New Act could see rise in disrepair claims

    Many tenants are living in properties which are unsuitable for habitation, with 99 English councils receiving 67,026 complaints about the condition of their housing in 2017/18.

    New Act could see rise in disrepair claims

  • The importance of free WiFi in hospitality

    There are many ways that customer satisfaction can be improved in the hospitality industry, however none of them are as effective as free WiFi.

    The importance of free WiFi in hospitality

  • Why we need intelligent street lighting systems

    With 19% of global energy consumption used on lighting, it is clear to local authorities that lighting systems need to be upgraded.

    Why we need intelligent street lighting systems

  • Nearly one third of businesses face cyber security breach

    Cyber-attacks are a persistent threat to businesses of all sizes, with 32% of businesses in the UK facing a security breach or attack in the past twelve months.

    Nearly one third of businesses face cyber security breach

June

  • 5.8 million UK renters experience damp

    A study by Rentokil Property Care shows that 5.8 million renters in the UK have experienced damp and condensation issues.

    5.8 million UK renters experience damp

  • How IT can help healthcare cut costs

    With the NHS being overstretched, it’s no surprise that healthcare providers are turning to modern technologies to help relieve them.

    How IT can help healthcare cut costs

  • Air pollution has major impact on health

    Outdoor fine particulate matter exposure is the fifth leading risk factor for death in the world accounting for 4.2 million deaths.

    Air pollution has major impact on health

July

  • Poor housing in Wales costs NHS £95m

    Every year in Wales, the NHS is spending £95 million on treatment costs due to poor housing.

    Poor housing in Wales costs NHS £95m

  • How technology can save the retail industry

    With constant mention of the ‘death of the high street’, Blis has released a report looking into the current state of the retail industry and how technology can help.

    How technology can save the retail industry