How Technology Is Being Used To Discover Today’s Medicine

Since prehistory, humans have been seeking ways to alleviate symptoms from ailments and injury as well as searching for ways to heal and recover or completely prevent disease. There’s an ancient Egyptian manuscript offering instructions for the removal of kidney stones. Step one is to get two strong men.

Medicine has come a long way since then and continues to grow and develop as we learn more. Like most scientific fields, medicine is part of a much greater process involving how humans can come to understand the world, and while it’s easy to look back on something like bloodletting and scoff, it’s important to remember that one day people will be looking back on our medical practices the same way.

There’s endless room for growth, and with the help of technology, human medicine is able to face this growth head-on and improve much faster and much more efficiently. The following Read the rest

Made in Britain: Data technology firm, InfoShare

Pamela Cook talks to Business Matters about why her data-tech company, InfoShare, looks to identify and help vulnerable people through data.

What is the background to your business?

Infoshare was born in Kingston-Upon-Thames over 20 years ago. Its inception was a result of the growing role that data has in all our lives and the recognition of the real-world impact when that data is inaccurate. Due to advances in technology, things like AI and machine learning have moved out of science fiction and into the mainstream. However, any software that uses data is only as good as the data that goes in – ‘good enough’ data is no longer good enough when the insights gained are relied upon to make critical decisions. There was an opportunity to help organisations to trust in their data, so they could use it for good.

I took over as CEO of InfoShare in 2010, … Read the rest

How Technology and Gambling Are Intertwined

The rise of technology has completely changed the world in so many positive ways. For instance, technology has facilitated the development of washing machines that aids our laundry in a faster and more efficient way. Also, in the construction industry, the development of cranes is a vital innovation in the building of high-rise buildings.

Moreover, technology is a tool that enables instant financial transfer in banks and other institutions. Nevertheless, the application of technology in the gambling world has completely revolutionized the industry far beyond the impacts it is creating in other areas of human life.

Gambling is currently the biggest source of fun and entertainment in our world. However, this has been made possible by the application of technology in the industry leading to the development of some valuable innovations. It would been difficult to find the different ways technology and gambling are intertwined if they were no existing … Read the rest

Travel expert and mum uses lockdown to launch new business providing luxury wellbeing retreats

2020 began just like any other year, except it wasn’t. Just three months into the year the UK was put into a national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, and everything changed.

The pandemic has impacted people all over the world, and in more ways than one. And not just people, but businesses, too.

Whilst it was a tough time for many, business owners were forced to think on their feet and now, we are seeing an influx of new businesses that were founded through lockdown and now, not only are they surviving, but they’re also thriving.

Victoria Cranmer, a travel and mindfulness expert and mum, founded Mindful Escapes throughout lockdown after spotting a gap in the market for well-being retreats designed to help protect both mental and physical health.

She said, “At the beginning of 2020, my travel business Paradise Promotions was in a position where it was expected … Read the rest

Short-Staffed for the Long-Term? Consider These 5 Tips for Managing Staff Shortages

Do your job listings have little more than tumbleweeds scrolling past? Does your company page on Indeed resemble a post-apocalyptic wasteland? If so, it might be time to pump up your recruitment efforts and play up your culture to manage your staffing shortage best. Otherwise, you could risk lagging behind your competitors who are snagging top talent for sport.

Large fluctuations in the workforce have marked the past few years, so it’s only fitting that your staffing processes progress with the times. For those employers navigating an employee’s market and recruiting in areas with record-low unemployment rates, check out these quick tips for effectively managing your staffing shortages.

Utilize a staffing agency

In the 21st century, one of the most progressive, popular ways to fill seats in a business is through a staffing agency. Particularly if you are looking to find qualified professionals in the medical sector, a staffing … Read the rest

Made in Britain: Vegan takeaway company, DabbaDrop

Anshu Ahuja talks to Business Matters about her vegan takeaway firm, DabbaDrop, and her golden rules for success.

Tell us about your business?

The idea for DabbaDrop came about when I was working as a TV Producer. Life was busy and there were always lots of decisions to be made.

My husband and I would order a takeaway and it would usually take a good half an hour to decide what to eat. Trying to find a restaurant that has good vegan or vegetarian options was always harder. By the time the meal turned up it would be 10pm; too late to eat. The food itself was never as fresh or delicious as we imagined it would be. Plus, there were often the plastic containers which we’d feel so guilty about.

I’m a Mumbai-born, passionate home cook who in 2014 was selected as one of the finalists on the food … Read the rest

Bitcoin – The Nitty Gritty Details

In this day and age, we’ve been blessed with a new kind of currency that changes the way we look at money. Bitcoin is the one in question as it appeared in financial markets all over the world and has stayed to make an impact. Lots of people are joining the fold of Bitcoin users and it’s no surprise when you consider the advantages this app has to offer.

Anonymity is a benefit of this cryptocurrency because users only need a password and private key to access their assets. This means it’s very different from fiat currencies since it doesn’t rely on a third party like a bank. You’re also the sole owner of your assets and you’ll need to keep them in order.

The password is a code that’s also a private key. Besides giving you access to your assets it’s a seal of approval for any transactions you … Read the rest

UK tech leaders team up to fight climate crisis, drive green investment and help 100 million make greener choices

Leading UK tech companies are joining forces to accelerate progress to net zero, support tech companies in making a climate action plan and use tech to help the 100 million customers they serve live more sustainably.

The Tech Zero taskforce officially launches in London today and is targeting 1,000 members by COP26 this November.

The Tech Zero taskforce is led by Bulb co-founder and CEO Hayden Wood, industry body Tech Nation, and includes fast-growing British tech firms allplants, Babylon, Citymapper, Faculty, GoCardless, Habito, Hopin, Moneysupermarket Group, OLIO, Onfido, Revolut, Starling Bank, what3words and Wise.

These companies have transformed industries including banking, energy and healthcare, and are now coming together to boost the UK’s fight against the climate crisis.

Companies who join Tech Zero commit to measure all of their emissions and set an ambitious net zero target by the end of 2021. They’ll also commit to:

  • Annually measure and publish

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Divorce and Financial Problems – Can I Afford to Get Divorced?

Yes, you can afford it. The only question is what are you ready to do for the sake of realizing this intention. In any case, remember – insurmountable situations exist only in your head. Everything else is solvable and surmountable. And if you want to get a divorce while experiencing financial problems, then you need a very balanced strategy and full awareness of each of your actions and its consequences. We will give you some tips in this article.

Start by Finding Sources of Income

So, if you want to get a divorce but reasonably understand that you do not have financial support for this yet, then it’s time to create it yourself. If you did not work before deciding on a divorce, then it is necessary to start looking for a new job or additional sources of income now. Yes, all that you earn when you are married will … Read the rest

McDonald’s are the latest company hit by data breach

McDonald’s is the latest big company to be hit by a data breach that has exposed customers’ details.

The world’s biggest burger chain said cyber attackers had accessed a “small number” of files on customers in South Korea and Taiwan.

The breach included e-mail, delivery addresses and phone numbers – but not payment details.

A spokeswoman for the firm said it would take steps to “notify regulators and customers listed in these files”.

The details of the breach, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, were discovered during an external investigation after unauthorised activity was spotted on the company’s network.

The company said its “substantial investment” in cyber security meant it was identified quickly.

“These tools allowed us to quickly identify and contain recent unauthorised activity on our network. A thorough investigation was conducted, and we worked with experienced third parties to support this investigation,” it said.

Operations at its

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