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Enhancing Diversity in the Games Industry

Enhancing Diversity in the Games Industry

How can we improve diversity in the Games Industry? Diversity in the Games Industry is a pressing issue, namely because diversity across the creative arts is waning. Embracing diversity demonstrably improves the performance of businesses and creative output, as well enabling the Games Industry to have wider reach in the UK and abroad. Creative England have commissioned a report on social mobility in the creative economy and improving diversity within the creative industries. More specific to the Games Industry is a

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Workstation Computers

Workstation Laptops It is often the case that architects and designers, creatives, developers and IT administrators need a little more kick from the computers they use. Workstation computers are an effective way to offer a stable and efficient platform for you and your staff to work on. There are benefits and drawbacks to workstations which are primarily: cost, devices being possible single-point of failures in the event one is damaged or breaks, and finally re-usability given they use custom hardware.

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The Conversation, on Ethics and AI

We invited an AI to debate its own ethics in the Oxford Union – what it said was startling ‘51 million wiki pages down, 3 million to go …’ Allies Interactive Dr Alex Connock, University of Oxford and Professor Andrew Stephen, University of Oxford Not a day passes without a fascinating snippet on the ethical challenges created by “black box” artificial intelligence systems. These use machine learning to figure out patterns within data and make decisions – often without a human giving

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Technology for LawCentres

Is there a ‘right’ technology for LawCentres? At Hayachi Services we firmly believe that Enterprise Open Source benefits our customers, in fact it does – it provides more relevant and cost-effective technology for many of our legal clients. There isn’t necessarily a ‘right’ technology for LawCentres but we would lean on recommending proven technologies. Designing accessible systems is a must for LawCentres because many of your service-users will naturally be susceptible to external stressors and will also often use a

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Desktop Support

What is Desktop Support? Desktop Support is sometimes referred to as Deskside Support, we prefer the latter term and so will use them both interchangeably. Deskside Support is in-person support, be it for day-to-day or project activities, and is often conducted by experienced analysts who are familiar with the daily operation of your business and IT hardware. Being on-site often gives many advantages because an analyst can build an intimate knowledge of how a business operates and what it values,

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Why is Digital Transformation more than just tech?

Is Digital Transformation more than just tech? Digital Transformation is simply more than technological advance – the right technology with the wrong process or culture will still fail. This cultural oversight is why more than 70% of all digital transformation programmes fail. Failure is defined as providing no business value, i.e. the project was simply an expense with no material return on investment. This is a shockingly high number and an unaffordable cost for SMEs who often work in very

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Making IT Equipment Last Longer

Making IT Equipment Last Longer It is the case that if the world will truly succeed in navigating its journey to a circular economy – kit needs to last longer. In fact, everything needs to be built to last longer and be re-usable (to multiple degrees). The first step to ensuring that IT Equipment lasts longer is to build a CMDB – a Config Management Data-Base. This is in order to record every IT asset your business has bought, still

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Armed Forces Covenant

Hayachi and the Armed Forces Covenant Hayachi Services are a proud signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant, which aims to support businesses and individuals who are associated with the Ministry of Defence and the amazing people who work to serve the country. Many people who are spouses or children of Forces-families are disadvantaged, can suffer stress or specific challenges and obstacles in life.  In recognition of the financial difficulties the community faces we notably offer an upfront 15% discount on

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Identifying Cyber Security Incidents

What is a Cyber Security Incident? The UK is lucky to have a National Cyber Security Centre, a government-led centre of expertise and resources, so Hayachi Services will defer to their definition: 1. Attempts to gain unauthorised access to a system and/or to data. 2. The unauthorised use of systems for the processing or storing of data. 3. Changes to a systems firmware, software or hardware without the system owners consent. 4. Malicious disruption and/or denial of service. Tools and

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GameDev – Building a Toolbox

Why a GameDev needs a toolbox After you have chosen an engine you will likely need to consider the ecosystem which surrounds the platform. This ranges from your operating system to the the dev tools you will depend on over the course of your project. But why do you need a toolbox? Identifying the capabilities you need to successfully deliver your game is an exercise that should begin before you write a single line of code for your game. This can be through a detailed roadmap which explores

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