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A touchscreen turnaround

Self-service screens are everywhere and the global market was worth $23billion in 2018. Annual growth was expected to register 9% through to 2025 but, as a result of COVID-19, there are now widespread concerns among consumers about the health risks of touching shared surfaces.

UK businesses eye up international markets

New research commissioned by One World Express, a global logistics, e-commerce and IT solutions provider, has found that a growing number of UK businesses have pivoted their business as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Data-powered mobile healthcare

By investing in barcode scanner-equipped enterprise mobile devices such as clinical smartphones for patient point of care, hospitals can build a transformative data-powered Internet of Things.

A matter of life and death

The contact-tracing app that has been developed by the NHS to help track Covid-19 has been rolled out across the Isle of Wight and we are still waiting to see the take up rate and what issues have been uncovered by users.

Cutting through the self-driving hype

As recently as March 2020, AI analyst Emerj pointed out that despite the bullish public pronouncements of the auto industry CEOs it is “still a long way off before self-driving vehicles become available to people at any legitimate scale."

Winners and losers

The impact COVID-19 is having on the way in which we work, interact and connect with the wider community continues to grow day by day.

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