Although financial technology (Fintech) is classed as an emerging technology, often the structure and transactional nature of how data is used in such a fast-paced business like financial services has grown its processes from knowledge and services that go back centuries. Robust working practices have been carefully honed over the decades and new approaches created by this technological revolution are deployed with efficiency, accuracy, speed of data transfer (reduced latency), transparency, encryption and security bringing greater profit, efficiency and interconnection.
Dovetailing with legacy hardware is a common requirement to any project but, conversely, some of our clients are pioneers in the digital space and as such, engaging with our systems architects delivers them ideas and solutions that are as visionary and cutting edge as their own foresight. We draw on an exceptional team of thought-leaders as well as working closely with tech partners with a global reputation for the most important technology advances.
The primary responsibility of any government is to the security of the nation. It is obvious just how serious an issue government operations are. Whether that is something as simple as the local council organising the bins and interacting with the public, paying their council tax or collaborating in a multi-agency approach to an international trade mission, there can be no errors. State sponsored cyber attacks occur daily and that’s before you even get to worry about the lone-wolf savant with a talent for finding “back doors”.
Integrity of scoping, accuracy of pricing and reliability of implementation are the absolute requirements of state-level technology deployment. A carefully thought-through strategy may require the toughest evaluation during the consultation process and at SICL not only do we love a challenge but we also like to challenge. Choosing a technology partner who will vigorously explore the project is mandatory for such high level projects where responsibility for fair, correct and accountable actions are paramount. We can ensure you get the best out of your existing tech but we also won’t kid you if you are riding a dead horse. There is always a solution.
The number of electrons flying around a hospital is staggering. Just trying to get a reliable mobile phone signal is a challenge for a visitor. We are the people you talk to if you want to make sure your surgeons are contactable even if they are stood by the X-Ray Department. UK hospitals have been told to ditch the pagers and we have the tech to transition such vital notifications.
Communication is the lifeblood of a hospital as many people collaborate to save and improve lives. It is difficult to understate just how massive the data requirements are in healthcare today. We are not just talking about confidential data. Many hospitals now have genetic diagnostic services which require machines of staggering power. For example, in some hospitals there are machines that can map the entire human genome. Often, just one of these machines has more processing power than all the other tech in the hospital, combined.
Technology demands on higher education are greater than ever and will not be slowing down. We are in the midst of a great technological revolution and ensuring that both students and tutors have access to the latest and most relevant tech has never been so important.Technology roll out strategies are common in these types of organisation and we have unique blend of expertise in the field of intricate architecture design.
Not only is the combining of data from multiple sources a pre-requisite of any modern insurance company - but your ability to communicate and enact transactions quickly are essential if customers are to be converted with an opportunity window. High levels of personal data security are required at all times especially where APIs are concerned. Reliable, efficient communication ensures workflow is accurate and effective whilst the calling up and amending of records should always be supported by technology that provides a “real-time” experience.
All the pieces of the machine come together in a harmony that is manufacturing. Your R&D team will always need to know what is over the horizon. Your design needs regular upgrading to keep pace with software developments. Your logistics are intricate requiring smart tech from pick note scanners to automated reordering. Your accounts team need not be so stretched and your Ops Director can keep an eye on things from a sun lounger.
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Up time is important to all businesses but when it directly affects your customers immediately, up time is everything. Your repair teams can be fully operational and your sales operation, wall to wall smiles. Your ability to monitor within your required tolerances is essential for identifying end of life technology before it begins to affect your business.
A modern brand-in-the-hand customer retail experience is a complicated business. Today’s customer arrives at your store with more tech than a Nasa lunar module and their tech is primed and ready to talk. We can provide all the technology required for a retail approach which can be tailored down to the individual customer. Walk in through the door and your phone pings to let you know that those jeans you checked out last month are now 20% off. Powerful stuff. That’s just the customers, our tech solutions keep your back office fulfilment and deliveries purring along nicely.
Ever since print said goodbye to massive traditional lithographic machines in favour of digital, the file sizes have been getting bigger and bigger. Gone are the days when you would spend an hour trying to explain to a new client how to upload their artwork to your FTP site. We are the saviour of the print manager. No more carbon copy forms. No trawling through your emails to piece together the requirements of a project. Technology has transformed the print industry.
We find that housing associations have strong obligations towards their vulnerable tenants so ensuring that information is easily accessed throughout your organisation whilst acknowledging the extreme requirements for confidentiality is essential. From basic video entry systems to the individual requirements of a range of assisted living devices, you cannot be expected to have in depth knowledge of it all. That’s not to mention the administration of your properties from the basic regular communications to evidence gathering and background checking, your tech has a lot of people and machines it needs to talk to. Ensuring you have high transparency throughout your auditing process is vital as health and safety is the absolute highest priority post-Grenfell.