We love the MigSolv data centre out at Bowthorpe in Norwich. This was nor(DEV):’s second visit and they always make us very welcome. Walking into what feels like a massive Blakes 7 set and getting the tour,including the retina scanner and massive server hall, is incredible and seriously interesting (even though it’s my third time!).
This issue focuses on Business in Tech. Or Tech in Business, as it is almost impossible to have one without the other and they both have an equally important role to play in our region. Countless reports from business minds, governments and international organisations are all talking about how technology is going to play a bigger part in manufacturing, commerce and business in general.
There’s no question that technology is an intrinsic part of our everyday world. The government report ‘Foresight’ into the future of manufacturing predicts that manufacturing “will be virtually unrecognisable from that of thirty years ago” due to the advances of technology. This is not a new opinion and businesses will have to make technology part of their process just to keep up with the changing face of manufacturing.
The East of England is fast becoming a hotbed for expertise and technology in the manufacturing sector. New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering names the region as the third largest cluster in the UK for composites alone. Our once primarily rural area now holds a large stake in tertiary manufacturing also, making East Anglia, or [...]
Defining what it is to be a machine is tricky to say the least. In everyday terms a machine is something man-made that performs an automated function. Computers are often referred to as machines but they are much more than the limited definition above. Perhaps, instead of trying to pin down exactly what a ‘machine’ [...]