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13 March 2018

The Difference Between Digital Transformation Apps and Consumer-Centric Apps

In order to understand the difference between digital transformation apps and consumer-centric apps we have to look at what each of these performs and how they interact.

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05 February 2018

Bridge the gap between Business and IT

The conflict between the IT department and business executives has been persisting for years. What is the cause for the continuous friction between IT and business? 

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21 December 2017

Ten App Development Trends for 2018

2017 has been a great year in terms of technological developments and innovation, but what does the next year hold? Read some of the future app development trends for 2018.

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06 December 2017

How Enterprise Application Development Changed Businesses

True digital transformation isn’t just about digitising a process like-for-like. KnowledgeKube allows you to optimise your processes, digitise existing manual tasks, and join processes together to see huge reductions not only in duplication of effort but also in costs. 

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04 November 2016

KnowledgeKube Application Launch: Egg Homes

The team at KnowledgeKube are celebrating the launch of a new application for Egg Homes’ flagship site, Viver Green; a sustainable and energy efficient luxury development on the edge of the Lake District.

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31 October 2016

Did you know 80% of organisations are still struggling to harness IoT data?

Organisations are facing significant challenges when it comes to maximising the Internet of Things (IoT), according to a survey* by award-winning app development platform KnowledgeKube.

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19 September 2016

IoT Show Asia gets cognitive with KnowledgeKube

On the 1st September the UK’s award-winning application development platform, KnowledgeKube, hit the ground running at IoT Show Asia hosted by Smart Nation, Singapore.

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15 September 2016

KnowledgeKube and CS Transform join forces to enable digital transformation in the public sector

Award-winning app development platform, KnowledgeKube has enabled global consulting business CS Transform to empower the public sector and Smart City leaders with Transform 360 - a solution to help deliver technology-enabled transformation.

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30 August 2016

Metier uses the power of KnowledgeKube to drive trading efficiency at scale

Award-winning app development platform, KnowledgeKube has been selected by underwriting agency Metier Trading Limited to deliver a trading application that will scale sales objectives worldwide.

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26 August 2016

KnowledgeKube launches in Asia to meet demand for global app development

The UK’s award-winning application development platform KnowledgeKube is set to launch in Asia with partner, Total Integrated Resources (TIR). 

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09 August 2016

Low code app platform lists on G-Cloud 8 to support rapid digisation of processes

Government teams now have the ability to rapidly deliver ‘paperless’ digital processes after award-winning low code app platform, KnowledgeKube, listed as a pre-approved Cloud-based service on the government’s Digital Marketplace. 

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26 July 2016

Lessons to learn for disruptive start-ups looking to leverage the advantages of apps

Guest blog post from GAPro’s, CIO, Chet Gladkowski on his mission to rewire the insurance industry. Here are his three top tips: 

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14 June 2016

Government minister Justine Greening MP visits leading tech SME

Ms. Greening showed a particular interest in how KnowledgeKube – a ‘no code’ application development platform created by Mercato

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07 June 2016

KnowledgeKube helps disruptive technology start-up ‘rewire’ the insurance industry

GAPro Systems signs deal with Gallagher MGA - a subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher, one of the World’s largest insurance brokers.

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21 April 2016

KnowledgeKube achieves Microsoft Silver Cloud Platform Competency

Award-winning app platform, KnowledgeKube, has shown its continued commitment to the Microsoft Azure Cloud platform by achieving the Microsoft Silver Cloud Platform Competency. 

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20 April 2016

Announcement: KnowledgeKube to provide rapid application development as part of the Government’s new Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) framework.

KnowledgeKube, the app platform for all users, has joined the Government’s new Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) framework, which goes live mid-April.

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19 April 2016

KnowledgeKube partnership with West Midlands Creative Alliance shortlisted for RBS Skills and Opportunities Award

App platform KnowledgeKube has partnered with local learning provider Creative Alliance and Bareface Agency to help some of the most disadvantaged communities in Birmingham develop their digital skills through an exciting app building challenge called ‘Digital T Skills’. 

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29 March 2016

TechUK vision for keeping the UK at the forefront of cloud adoption

Cloud computing is fundamental to UK’s digital future, according to techUK Cloud2020.  Today techUK launched Cloud 2020 Vision, which outlines what must be done to keep the UK at the forefront of cloud adoption.

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01 March 2016

Seven in ten organisations want to automate processes but face challenges

KnowledgeKube survey reveals fewer than 30% can initiate rapid digital change

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08 February 2016

KnowledgeKube joins global thought leaders on City Protocol Task Force

Award-winning app platform, KnowledgeKube, is growing its mission to empower cities and citizens to create apps, by joining Microsoft, Oracle and KPMG as a Smart City thought leader on the City Protocol Task Force.

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04 December 2015

Video: SCEWC15 - Steve Turner, Manchester Future Cities. Does technology play a part in solving integration issues?

Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona 2015- Steve Turner from Manchester Future Cities talking about the intergration of data.

Get involved. Go create apps for free.

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04 December 2015

Video: SCEWC15 - Per Bendix Olsen, Microsoft - What do you believe is the philosophy that drives Smart Cities?

Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona 2015-  Per Bendix Olsen from Microsoft explains the philosophy that drives Smart Cities.

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01 December 2015

Video: SCEWC15 - Tamar Dayon, Jerusalem Municipality. What is Jerusalem's 2020 Smart City Initiative?

Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona 2015- Joe Dignan, Smart City Expert, is there a supply or demand issue with Smart Cities?

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01 December 2015

Video: SCEWC15-Dr Kumar New Dehli Municipal Council. The need for Smart Cities to be sustainable

Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona 2015- Dr Kumar from the Municipal council of New Dehli talking about the need for Smart Cities to be sustainable.

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01 December 2015

Video: SCEWC15- Matthew Cockburn, How accessible is data in meeting the Smart City remit?

Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona 2015- Matthew Cockburn from Bristol council talking about the accessibility of data.

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01 December 2015

Video: SCEWC15 - Albert Seubers, Atos. What are Smart Cities?

Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona 2015- Albert Seubers from Atos explains what Smart Cities are.

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01 December 2015

Video: SCEWC15 - Joe Dignan Smart City Expert. Is there a supply or demand issue in Smart Cities

Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona 2015- Joe Dignan, Smart City Expert, is there a supply or demand issue with Smart Cities?

Get involved. Go create apps for free

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27 November 2015

Video: SCEWC15 - Steve Turner, Manchester Future Cities. What are the key challenges Smart Cities face around App development?

Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona 2015- Steve Turner from Manchester Future Cities talking about the challenges Smart Cities face.

Get involved. Go create apps for free

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17 November 2015

KnowledgeKube launches ‘My Smart City App’ initiative

KnowledgeKube launches landmark initiative at #SCEWC to empower cities and citizens to create apps with free logins. Get involved, go create!

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17 November 2015

KnowledgeKube from Mercato explores world-wide Atos partnership at #SCEWC

Mercato Solutions and Atos are delighted to share a stand and develop mutually beneficial themes at the Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona 17-19 November 2015.

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11 November 2015

‘Stemettes’ founder unearths app platform encouraging women into technology careers

The founder of an award winning social enterprise inspiring girls into STEM careers has visited the offices of Birmingham-based enterprise app platform KnowledgeKube to see firsthand how it is bridging the tech sector’s gender gap.

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09 November 2015

App development platform takes top honours at prestigious manufacturing awards

KnowledgeKube, the app platform from software business Mercato Solutions, has won a prestigious Business Efficiency Award at the EEF/Aldermore Future Manufacturing Awards 2015.

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12 October 2015

Manpower not skills required to meet digital appetite!

Nine in ten public sector IT leaders believe they have the internal skills to deliver digital transformation but fall short in meeting demand for apps due to a lack of manpower, according to a survey* by enterprise app platform.

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25 August 2015

Mercato finalist in BCS & Computing Awards

Leading enterprise application provider, Mercato Solutions, has been shortlisted for the highly coveted BCS & Computing IT Innovation Excellence Awards thanks to its KnowledgeKube app platform.

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12 June 2015

Business Masters Award Recognises Mercato Solutions as the Midlands 'Innovator of the Year'

Birmingham based software company, Mercato Solutions, has been awarded a prestigious ‘Innovator’ award at the West Midlands Business Masters Awards.

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02 June 2015

Post-election: public sector outlines priorities for digital government

A survey* by application platform KnowledgeKube has revealed significant digital challenges facing the public sector as it looks to innovate, drive down costs and deliver more effective services.

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30 March 2015

Realising the benefits of smart cities sooner

Peter Robbins, MD, Mercato Solutions – a Probrand Group company, explores the realities of unlocking smarter cities.

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03 March 2015

Without-Code Digital Services Platform Lists On G-Cloud 6 Framework

Government teams now have the chance to digitise processes quickly and at less cost after innovative application development platform, KnowledgeKube, listed as a pre-approved public-sector solution on the G-cloud 6 framework.

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20 February 2015

Mercato showcases ground breaking aPaaS to Vegas audience #ibmInterconnect

Leading enterprise application provider, Mercato Solutions is set to showcase its ground breaking enterprise application

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12 January 2015

High Perceived Cost And Risk Of Digital Innovation Holding Public Sector Back

A staggering 96% of those surveyed by application platform, KnowledgeKube, identified that more than a quarter of their processes were inefficient.

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03 September 2014

KnowledgeKube set to help UK Local Authorities improve delivery of digital services to citizens

KnowledgeKube is set to break the mould of bespoke software delivery to Local Government.

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06 December 2013

Small Heath school trail-blazes 'digital by default' to improve employability

Skills and Enterprise Minister, Matthew Hancock MP, visited Birmingham's Small Heath secondary school, to see how an innovative digital approach from Mercato Solutions is speeding up the process of up-skilling students for employment.

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15 November 2013

Lack of communication between IT and the business may be costing the insurance industry

Bringing together the IT department and the rest of the business has always been problematic. Although the IT department is often represented at the boardroom table, there is still a question mark from other departments as to whether IT is an enabler or an obstacle to getting things done.

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23 October 2013

Quocirca research shows insurance industry failing to align IT with business processes

Research released by IT analyst firm Quocirca,in conjunction with business process platform KnowledgeKube from Mercato Solutions, reveals the insurance industry is potentially wasting up to 3,000 working hours per company per annum due to inflexible systems and old processes.

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19 September 2013

Outdated processes costing insurance industry sales and resources

Study conducted by Quocirca highlights barriers to income, risk reduction and competitive advantage.

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29 August 2013

Knowledge platform helps Capita launch market changing insurance business

Knowledge platform helps Capita launch market changing insurance business

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