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Exception’s IT Blog covers recent industry trends, opinion pieces by our experienced staff and examples of our work.

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Why is it harder for established firms to digitise?

Digital technologies create opportunities to develop new business models, serve customers in innovative ways and run organisations more efficiently and profitably. However, many digital transformation case studies relate to new start-ups, or digital entrants like Uber; they bear scant resemblance to the more traditional and established businesses with complex technology infrastructures and systems developed over […]

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Exception & Waracle invest in Wallet.Services Blockchain Technology

Martin Burke, Group Executive Chairman, Exception and Waracle says, “Wallet.Services is an impressive company and we’re eager to collaborate and assist with its growth. This investment highlights our commitment to be at the forefront of emerging technologies in Scotland.” Chris Martin, CEO, Waracle, added, “We’re excited to be involved and we hope we can help […]

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Exceptional results

We achieved increases in Revenue and Profit for another consecutive year, continuing our progress of achieving an increase in every year to date. The business recorded a 25% rise in Annual Revenue to £26 million. Furthermore, we experienced Pre-Tax Profit growth of over a third (37%) to £1.5 million. In addition to our successful financial […]

In the rush to Digital, how do you keep your IT department relevant?

The new world of cloud, social media and mobile is one of fast-paced change and short development cycles, iterative releases, new functionality, often in response to customer feedback.  Many challengers and innovators in this area are used to operating at a pace that limits exposure to delivering in a highly regulated environment or in dealing […]

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How to advance Health and Social Care? Ask Alexa!

The ability to ask Alexa (Amazon Echo) to play our favourite music track or seek her reassurance on whether your umbrella is needed is arguably not one of life’s essentials, at least not yet.  But this device alone illustrates at the very least the advances of voice recognition technology – even with a Scottish accent. […]

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Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017

  Category 1 – Intelligent Technologies  Applied AI and Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, which currently already includes technologies such as natural-language processing, deep learning, and neural networks, could soon encompass more advanced systems that will be able to learn, understand, predict, adapt and potentially even function autonomously. Systems could learn and change […]

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Waracle named top Global IoT Developer

Clutch is a Washington DC based research firm, who identify the world’s leading software and professional services companies that deliver results for their clients. They have developed an innovative research process that utilises market intelligence, research and customer reviews to map service providers against their areas of focus and proven ability to deliver. This helps organisations identify the best […]

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Global App Economy Forecast

Mobile apps have become serious business, enabling innovative companies to drive new revenue streams by creating engaging and immersive experiences for app customers. It’s estimated that between now and 2020, the global app economy will be worth in excess of $100 million (AppAnnie). App Annie recently published a report entitled the ‘App Economy Forecast’ which outlines the key […]

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Implementing Agile Development

Agile is now generally accepted as the de facto standard for developing digital and mobile apps, however, understanding agile and successfully implementing agile are two completely different things. As a business leader, it’s important to consider how agile practices can increase innovation and reduce the time it takes to get your new products and services to market. Below are […]