Keep up to date with what’s going on at Exception and read our views on the latest technology and sector trends.


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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 […]

Internet Trends Report 2016

Global internet adoption is slowing: The global internet adoption rate was flat year-over-year at 9%, reaching 3 billion users or 42% of the world’s population. Bucking this trend is India, where adoption rates continue to soar, increasing from 33% last year to 40% this year; India has now surpassed the United States as the world’s second […]

Digital Government – It’s All about You!

Most of us recognise the impact made by the widespread advent of the internet; it meant no longer having to walk from shop to shop to nail the best prices or having to sit for hours in the travel agents to secure that well-earned fortnight in the sun.  But, as we know, the attraction to […]

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Adopting DevOps in the Enterprise

DevOps is receiving considerable market attention and it can sometimes seem that a relatively new concept has moved up the enterprise IT agenda almost overnight. In reality, DevOps practices have been deployed successfully by cloud and software vendors for many years, where integrated software development (Dev) and operations (Ops) teams collaborate on a continuous delivery process. […]

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming

At its core, IoT is relatively simple: it’s connecting devices over the internet, letting them talk to us, applications and each other. These ‘smart’ devices can be anything from mobile phones and wearables to medical equipment, cars or even jet engines. However, the device itself is only one, albeit important, aspect of IoT. There are […]