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Top Picks of the Week - 20th April

Here are our top picks of the week from the digital sphere. Enjoy!

 

Why More UK Firms turn to Managed Services

In the last few months at Software Advisory Service, we have experienced an increase in the demand for dependable providers of Managed Services. But why is that? We have researched the most common reasons for why UK firms choose to invest in Managed Services Partners - and the results might surprise you.

Find out more here.

 

 


Future Alexa is Always Listening

Amazons plans for Alexa to take on a more proactive role and go beyond sharing a ‘Fact of the Day’ with you when you say, “Good Morning”. In the future, she will be able to hold a conversation, make recommendations and share a more personalised experience with you.

Read more about Amazon's future plans for Alexa here.

 

 

It’s Time to Close the Gender Pay Gap

For many years there has been a gap in the market that has remained a constant, but it is far from a positive area, or indeed one that provides opportunity… We are of course talking about the gender pay gap.

Read more on this here.

 

 

Robots Would Prefer You to be Rude

We have a tendency to beat around the bush when we talk to each other. We use extra words, phrases, and non-literal statements just to be polite. But to most robots this is nothing more than “code bloat” in the form of useless language. If you’ve been called an impolite jerk your entire life, maybe you’re just a better robot than most people?

Read about the robot interactions here.

 

 

Facebook Breaking EU Laws

After the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Facebook is now reported in 7 countries for breaking European laws. The concerns of European consumer organizations are justifiable as it’s already been confirmed by the Norwegian news agency NTB that the data of as many as 37,550 Norwegians might have been affected by Cambridge Analytica’s #thisisyourdigitallife, even though only 17 Norwegians actually downloaded the app.

Find out more about Facebook breaches here.


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