The Clearview Controversy: Could this software affect your chances of getting hired? | SPP #86

Clearview AI is a new American startup specialising in facial recognition technology. They have just been hit with a cease and desist from Facebook after the company secretly collected billions of images of individuals without their consent. https://www.cnet.com/news/clearview-ai-hit-with-cease-and-desist-from-google-over-facial-recognition-collection/ As well as this, the software can track individual social media activity which businesses could use to screen potential candidates and job seekers, and is currently being distributed to police departments to… Read More »The Clearview Controversy: Could this software affect your chances of getting hired? | SPP #86

Productivity Management Methods & Resources Manual

When you gain insight into your personal learning preferences, you can approach your work in a manner that best suits your natural style, including: how you manage your time, problem solving, approaches to decision making, and dealing with stress.   Mutual understanding of how yourself and your co-workers or group members best perform will improve workplace morale as well as productivity. If you see any of them struggling or not achieving… Read More »Productivity Management Methods & Resources Manual

ARG: The Ultimate Viral Marketing Method?

You know about viral marketing and virtual reality, but you’ve probably never heard of Alternate Reality Gaming. This type of advertising is so intense it can literally get in your face.  An Alternate Reality Game (ARG) is the catch-all term for an interactive networked narrative that uses the real world as an integral platform and combines multiple media forms (transmedia) to deliver a detailed fictional experience. One game generally runs for about… Read More »ARG: The Ultimate Viral Marketing Method?

Letting Huawei build UK’s networks: Is 5G worth it? | SPP #85

A recent governmental decision made by Boris Johnson allows Chinese tech giant Huawei to continue its limited role in British telecommunications and contribute to building the UK’s new 5G networks. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51283059 This video summarises the best benefits we can gain from widely implementing 5G; the next generation of network connectivity that enables you to connect to the internet via mobile devices. Decide for yourself if you think 5G is worth… Read More »Letting Huawei build UK’s networks: Is 5G worth it? | SPP #85

Mental Health in the Modern Age – How can we keep positive in 2020? | SPP #84

As we make our way through the new decade, we are already being bombarded with new tragedies and challenges, as well as ever-increasing questions. Should we be trying harder or less? Are things getting worse? Or are we actually doing pretty good and we just don’t know it? In this rather philosophical episode of the productivity podcast, Phil talks through what can cause long periods of melancholy and how it’s… Read More »Mental Health in the Modern Age – How can we keep positive in 2020? | SPP #84

✔ Checklist for an optimised business ✔ | SPP #83

Are you doing everything you can to grow your business? Or, if you are an entrepreneur thinking of beginning a start-up, have you considered these essential elements to implement for peak performance? The SwiftCase Productivity Podcast brings you this checklist, with advice devised by Dr Adam Sykes, to question whether your business structure is as productive and effective as it can be. The three main sections of this video: 00:12… Read More »✔ Checklist for an optimised business ✔ | SPP #83

Free or cheaper alternatives to Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop | SPP #82

*The brilliant Affinity Publisher is now available in full for a one time purchase of £48.99 – https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/publisher/ Instead of the usual Friday group podcast, here is a compiled list of the best creative apps for graphic designers, publishers and artists that will pump up your productivity without punishing your bank account. Check out these high quality, and affordable program – most of which can match up to or even… Read More »Free or cheaper alternatives to Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop | SPP #82

Gold plating in project management – Are you overdoing it? | SPP #81

Gold plating means intentionally adding extra features or functions to a product or projects you are developing which were not included in the scope statement. Usually, gold plating is performed by either the project team or the project manager with no additional cost to the client, possibly even beyond what is practical or reasonable for the effort. Is doing this worth it? If you like what you’ve heard and want… Read More »Gold plating in project management – Are you overdoing it? | SPP #81

The Modern Monopoly – Facebook and Amazon Takeover | SPP #80

As of last year, Amazon Web Services controlled roughly 40 percent of the cloud market, running the backend for Netflix, Pinterest, Slack and dozens of other services with no visible connection to the company. – The Verge, 2018 https://www.theverge.com/2018/7/28/17622792/plugin-use-the-internet-without-the-amazon-cloud That’s nearly half of the all servers that make up the internet. A monopoly is when a single individual or company is the sole supplier of a particular product and receives… Read More »The Modern Monopoly – Facebook and Amazon Takeover | SPP #80

Silicon Valley’s “Tethics” (Tech Ethics) | SPP #79

The SwiftCase Productivity Podcast team, joined by the new permanent member, Alkis, expand on the concept of “Tethics” – tech ethics – formulated by the HBO show Silicon Valley character Gavin Belson. We discuss it as a real system, which doesn’t even seem too far fetched considering the strides technology is making across all industries. If you like what you’ve heard and want to catch all the latest weekly episodes,… Read More »Silicon Valley’s “Tethics” (Tech Ethics) | SPP #79