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Our thoughts on technology and design

Cloud
Adventures into event-driven and serverless architecture…
Podcast
In this episode, Oliver Cronk, Andrew Carr and David Hope talk about the ever-changing world of data, with conversations moving from data warehouse to data lake, and data mesh to data fabric. They discuss the importance of data ownership and common tooling, and their view that data mesh is an approach rather than an architecture.
Sustainability
In the era of increasing environmental awareness, many organisations are eager to showcase their commitment to sustainability. However, not all claims of "green" or "eco-friendly" technology are accurate or substantiated. As an executive, it is becoming increasingly important to distinguish between genuine sustainability efforts and greenwashing -- the practice of making misleading or unsubstantiated claims about the environmental benefits of a product or service. This blog introduces approaches that can help you cut through the noise and make informed decisions about your organisation's technology sustainability.
Testing
This blog looks at the changing world of the IT industry and the psychology behind the changes.
Sustainability
This is a post on Scott Logic's contribution to the Green Software Foundation's 2024 Carbon Hack. Focussing on the energy cost of object storage in the cloud, this post details our process, challenges and experiences during the hackathon.
Artificial Intelligence
Using an example project this article explores the possibilities of integrating a Large Language Model with custom logic to improve its utility and power.
Sustainability
This is the first of a series of blog posts that examine the various methods of measuring carbon emissions on end-user devices. In this post, we take a closer look at the Sustainable Web Design Methodology.
Testing
Want to make sure your application is accessible? Here are some different ways you can use your automated tests to make sure.
UX Design
Observations on an industry shift towards building partner ecosystems for personalised, differentiated customer value propositions.
Artificial Intelligence
Can AI write software? My team at Scott Logic wanted to find out whether LLMs could generate JavaScript code to draw a D3 chart in a web page. Read about how it went in this blog post.
Data Engineering
A comparative analysis of three leading Business Intelligence Tools, Microsoft Power BI, Amazon Quicksight and Tableau. We focus on cloud platform usage, and are interested in functionality and ease of use by novice BI users.
UX Design
As part of neurodiversity celebration week, we're taking a look at how neurodiversity impacts UX, and how we can make our design process neuro-inclusive
Sustainability
Notes on the recent Government Digital Sustainability Alliance (GDSA) summit at the Science Museum in London. This event brought together 200 people from government departments, 30 delivery partners and academia. This blog is a summary of some of what Oliver considered to be the key points covered on the day.
Artificial Intelligence
Reflections from the recent 2024 Public Sector Innovation Conference in London, on the topic of Artificial Intelligence
Tech
I wrote recently about what the future holds for Open Banking in the US. But what about the UK? We’re now over five years into the Open Banking era in the UK. How is it reshaping the banking sector, and what’s coming next?
Sustainability
The Scott Logic sustainability team has recently added significant new content to the open-source Technology Carbon Standard website. Here we summarise the recent changes to the site and what we're looking to add next.
Delivery
We’ve had some really good results using Kanban on a product development project. During this blog post I’ll introduce the situation we initially found ourselves in, give some background as to what Kanban is, then walk through some of the things we did.
Artificial Intelligence
Accurate weather forecasting helps us make decisions every day, from the trivial to the critical. I take a look at the technology that goes into predicting the weather, and consider how the AI revolution could change that.
Sustainability
The Scott Logic sustainability team has recently added significant new content to the open-source Technology Carbon Standard website. Here we summarise the recent changes to the site and what we're looking to add next.
Testing
Story narration inspired blog post on the process of manually testing chatbot AI.

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