For many years the recycling and environmental sectors have lagged behind many other industries in their application of technology. Having now worked in IT for a quarter of a century I thought it was time to reflect on what the real benefits of technology are, and then predict how different technologies may be adopted in this sector over the coming year. To put it in simple terms, technology (when implemented correctly) brings one of two benefits; it either improves efficiency or it provides reliable and appropriate information upon which better decisions can be made. I have chosen five technologies that fall into one or both of these categories, and I would predict that at least four of them will be a hit during 2014. What do you think, hit or miss? Continue reading
Just read the Smart City article in the Resource Efficient Business magazine (www.rebnews.com) for October. It’s a good read. Sad bloke that I am, I was looking in my own bins wondering how much potentially recyclable material we as a family put into the general waste bin – quite shocking really, I will have a word with myself. Continue reading
The world of software is ever changing, and increased choices are making the investment decisions more complex. Cloud computing has added a new dimension and this can, to the uninitiated, create some confusion. Here I try to tackle the cost aspect of cloud computing versus more traditional purchase models. Continue reading
It’s a long time since the metal trade made the news with such regularity. From the tap-rooms in local pubs all the way up to the Houses of Parliament, the discussion around metal theft has never been so vociferous. Metal theft has become a national issue and Jason Fazackerley discusses how technology is leading the fight to combat it.