The importance of digitalisation during COVID-19 crisis
The pandemic has taken its toll on consumers, as well as businesses, by changing the way people work, shop and spend their free time. Digital solutions, such as delivery applications, contactless payments and mobile banking, have become a go-to option for consumers in need of a way to efficiently manage their daily tasks, yet remain as safe as possible during the COVID-19 crisis.
Searching for optimism in times of uncertainty
This time last month, the current situation seemed a world away. Fast forward a few weeks and COVID-19 has disrupted every walk of life across the globe, causing much uncertainty - today, we queue outside supermarkets and work from home, while governments and businesses introduce unprecedented measures to stop economic collapse. By Alexandra Wood, Solutions Director at LiveArea
The challenges ahead for the engineering industry
From heating our homes to keeping us connected online, the engineering industry and the complexity that it entails plays a huge part in our daily lives. Countless parts of our everyday lives are supported by engineering. But as the times change, more is being demanded from engineers.
Overcoming passive supply issues for growth applications
If active components are the attention-grabbing rock stars of the component world, then passives are the backstage team: just as important, but getting on with their job quietly in the background. By Patryk Lisiak, Passive Components Product Specialist at TME
Cable management systems: how to specify responsibly
Specifiers in this current climate have a duty of care to ensure the cable management systems they procure are made from a minimum of 50% recycled material. In this article, Jon Chamberlain, Sales Director at Marshall-Tufflex explains the environmental responsibility and the benefits these systems provide.
F1 Racing: I/O at 200 miles per hour
It’s not controversial to suppose that Formula One (F1) is a sport of extremes. The drivers are the best, the cars are the fastest and the races the most intense. Another aspect that pushes boundaries is the data collection, handling and manipulation infrastructure that enables car condition monitoring, race timing and much more.
Security - the next frontier in GPS
Back in 2016, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers were being spoofed by an unexpected cohort of security users: Pokémon Go players. By tricking their smartphones into believing that they were moving around, these players had found a way to win points - and online prestige - without even getting off their seats.
DevOps challenges for embedded systems
Markets demand ever more complex systems and faster development cycles. Meanwhile, companies are facing a shortage of qualified embedded engineers and developers. Even if infinite budget were available, there simply aren’t enough people resources to get the work done when relying on traditional development methods. Guest blog written by Michel Genard
How blockchain could transform global healthcare
In the globalised world we live in, entities such as the World Health Organization (WHO) have been established to ensure cooperation between different governments on global healthcare-related issues. By Nish Kotecha, Chairman and Co-founder of Finboot
Why reworkable components matter in manufacturing
The pressure to become more environmentally conscious and more sustainable in operational terms is a major consideration for modern manufacturers. Often, it forms a key element of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) model. By Chris Snowdon, Head of Account Development, P2i