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An ‘Appy’ Way to Stay Mindful

By Sandra Quinn Just for a moment, imagine your smart phone without any apps. Bleak isn’t it? Without apps, your smart phone is suddenly not all that smart, and sometimes we don’t realise just how useful and life-enhancing these apps can be. According to figures from Statista, 197 billion apps were downloaded in 2017 and […]

Technology and Business go Hand in Hand with Success

By Sandra Quinn ‘You’re stuck in the dark ages’, ‘You’re living in the past’, ‘You’ll never step into the future if you’re always looking behind you’ – these are just some of the phrases thrown at business people who fail to see the benefits of moving with the times and embracing what the future holds. […]

The Best Apps to Have on your Device

By Sandra Quinn With smartphones ever evolving, in order to keep up with current trends, the best thing to arm yourself with is an impressive list of the best apps. We know it can be an exhausting and thankless job to go trawling through the seemingly endless app stores to find the best apps, so […]

The Importance of Getting Older People Online

By Sandra Quinn Today’s world is getting increasingly more digital and things like sending letters, physically queueing up to get a form stamped and paying for major services in person with cash have all largely become things of the past, as businesses and Government agencies seek to streamline their operations and move towards further automation. […]

Knowledge is Key to Protecting Children Online

By Sandra Quinn We live in an increasingly online world where the internet is part of everyday life for most children – their reading materials are online, they watch their favourite shows online, listen to the radio online and speak to their family members abroad using the internet. As such, it is one of the […]

Do We Need Regular Digital Detoxes?

By Sandra Quinn Earlier this week, through an in-depth interview with Belinda Parmar, the founder of the tech blog Lady Geek, The Guardian revealed that someone who fought for technology was now locking away her family’s devices in a safe. In the interview, Parmar said that she wanted to address the damage that technology can […]

Women in Technology

By Sandra Quinn On Thursday last, as the world recognised the contribution of women to various sectors and industries in celebration of International Women’s Day, it got us here in Horizon Globex thinking about whether or not there should be more women in technology. Like most sectors rooted in science, mathematics and engineering, technology is […]

How the Blockchain Can Help You in Business?

By Sandra Quinn At the moment, the blockchain is one of the most frequently covered items in the media when it comes to tech trends and that is not going to change any time soon. In our weekly Sunday blog, we recently looked at some of the terms used when talking about blockchain and broke […]

Globex Call Connecting Irishman Down Under to Family in Ireland

By Sandra Quinn Being away from home is a hard thing for anyone, but for those who have family thousands of miles away it is even harder and without the advancements in online communication, many of these people would not want to pursue a life so far away from all that is familiar. Ciaran Carolan, […]

A Cure For Gas – Optimising an Ethereum Contract

By Dr. Andrew Le Gear In the previous blog [here] we described an attempt at creating a notarisation solution using Ethereum, which concluded that storage on the Ethereum blockchain was simply too expensive to make the business viable. However, there was still hope!  We continued to alter the original smart contract and eventually arrived at […]