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Five things to look forward to in 2021

Wow. 2020 was quite a year and lots of people will be glad to see the back of it. The loss of life and economic and political turmoil caused by the pandemic have made it…

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Cyclescheme launches City Bike Hire

With the COVID-19 pandemic making people reluctant to use public transport, more and more Londoners are using bikes to commute. In step with this boom in cycling, Cyclescheme has launched City Bike Hire, which enables…

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Why cloud storage is ideal for patient data

Remember the old days, when our medical records were stored in hospital basements? First, they went into manila folders, kept in locked filing cabinets. As technology progressed, patient records were transferred to computers and servers.…

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Loft becomes an AWS Partner Network Consulting Partner

Big news! Loft has become a Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network. By enrolling us as verified partners, the APN has recognised Loft’s team of AWS-certified experts and our deep understanding of cloud computing,…

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How much does security cost?

Simple question, difficult answer. Security could cost nothing, but end up costing you everything. COVID-19 has changed the IT landscape. Suddenly, security audits focused on offices and infrastructure are barely valid anymore. A large part…

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Operation Moonshot – here’s an idea

In many areas the UK Government seems to have really struggled with the tech aspects of the national response to coronavirus. It’s tough to deliver complex, scalable systems in a short timescale under uncertain and…

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7 reasons you should modernise your legacy systems

Application modernisation Let’s admit it. Every company has a skeleton in the closet – where one of the biggest skeletons is often a legacy system.What is a legacy system? Wikipedia defines a legacy system as: an…

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How can smart technology help accelerate the rare disease frontier in modern medicine?

Rare diseases currently affect around 5% of the world population, about 400 million people worldwide. With only about 400 approved treatments available for the more than 7,000 conditions, it is time to examine the major…

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Loft MyEyeSite collaboration wins funding in Innovate UK competition

We are proud to announce that Loft Digital is one of 800 businesses to win funding from Innovate UK for business-led innovation “to drive forward new technological advances” in the wake of the global disruption brought by the…

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Is your tech strategy ready for the steady exit from lockdown?

The gradual exit from lockdown is a crucial window for companies to align their tech with sudden changes in customer demand and unexpected pressure points. It is not too late to conceive and execute a…

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How digital innovation in hospitals is stepping up to the challenges of Coronavirus

I heard from a colleague yesterday that the pandemic is driving much needed digital innovation and adoption in their (already very progressive) hospital. Endeavours that were once seen as worthwhile are now mission-critical. Tools to…

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Tech to help bike industry capitalise on booming sales opportunity

The Covid-19 pandemic has had one unexpected business success story in the UK: the local bike shop. With people in cities and towns across the country rethinking their future travel preferences to avoid public transport,…

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Seven ways to optimise your AWS spend

In these challenging times, every business should be looking at their infrastructure spend to ensure every aspect is fully optimised to deliver maximum returns. This article by Loft Head of Engineering, Zdenek Machek, provides a…

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Tech in the time of Covid-19

Amid the global uncertainty, right now one thing is very clear: in this crisis, we are turning to tech like never before. Worldwide, at every level from private life and business to the state and…

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Loft wins funding award with Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL

We can finally reveal that we’ve been awarded a research and development grant by the UK Government, via Health Data Research UK, to work with Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL. Our remit is to explore…

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New Relic as an aid to massive scalability

We have a number of large scale projects on at Loft at present, and with this in mind massive scalability is one of our primary areas of new research and development. We are looking at…

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Loft at WeAreDevelopers, Vienna

The annual conference circuit is a vital source of information and inspiration for Team Loft on the latest thinking and insight in our areas of expertise. This month we were at WeAreDevelopers in Vienna, Austria – the…

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Researching Darwinian Artificial Intelligence

Loft engineer Jan Svoboda is studying Grammatical Evolution – a technique that mimics biological evolution as described by Darwin, to create new software. It’s able to generate computer code based on user-defined cost functions, such as unit…

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Introducing behaviour driven development

We’ve been using Behaviour Driven Development (or BDD) internally at Loft for a while, and the other day we had a super interesting conversation with a client about it too. Essentially BDD is a set…

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OFF3R, the alternative finance platform

After six months of hard work, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of the brand new alternative finance platform, OFF3R. It’s been a few months since our last update – we’ve had our heads down here at Loft…

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  • Loft’s ability to consistently deliver excellent and innovative solutions at speed, together with their understanding of how to use digital to support the transformation of our business, makes them a fundamental strategic partner in Cyclescheme’s outstanding growth.

    Laurence Boon

    Product Manager, Cyclescheme

  • Working with Loft is transforming our ability to engage with patients around data, and empower them to think of their data as an asset that they can take control of, to improve their clinical care and the opportunities for research into their disorder.

    Professor Andrew Webster

    Chair of Molecular Ophthalmology, UCL, and Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital

  • Loft understood and anticipated our requirements perfectly and delivered on time & on budget. Delivered without a hitch – and the guys worked perfectly with multiple stakeholders across Future.

    Keith Walker

    Head of Digital, Future plc (later Group Product Director and now Managing Director)

  • Future has been working with Loft on some of our biggest campaigns and they have never failed to deliver on what was required. They are always looking to push the creative boundaries resulting in some very effective campaigns. It is a real pleasure working with them.

    Kurt Edwards

    Digital Commercial Director, Future Plc

  • Loft has completed two projects for CDKN and the standard has been superb. From the design phase to completion, the Loft team have provided us with excellent products under tight deadlines without compromising on quality or value for money. In addition, the team have been a pleasure to work with.

    Janet Southern

    Project Manager, CDKN

  • We were delighted with the work Loft did on our website, which has produced a vastly improved appearance with a lively, newsy feel. Loft proved themselves to be to be helpful, responsive, knowledgeable, attentive and sensitive to the needs of our organisation.

    Bronwen Handyside

    Electronic Communications Manager, Crisis UK

  • Following the launch of our new brand last year it was vital that we redeveloped our site to ensure that it meets all our brand values – uncorporate, positive and direct. Loft has done just that and at the same time helped us to bring our work alive so we can get more people involved in our mission to end homelessness.

    Phil Power

    Head of Communications, Crisis

  • We’ve created a strand of T3 content that goes beyond just ticking some boxes and delivered a site that lives up to the media’s perception of the T3 Awards as the Oscars of the tech world.

    Kieran Alger

    Online Editor, T3

  • Once we handed over to Loft, we were impressed at the speed with which they managed to turn the work around. Each element was carefully considered to ensure a satisfying, fluid user experience. The site is something of which we can all be proud.

    Holly Bowman

    Website Manager, T3

  • Loft has been an amazing technology partner for us. They quickly understood our business vision, and have worked closely with us to build technology that meets the requirements of patients and healthcare providers in the femtech space. A fantastic collaboration – couldn’t have done it without them.

    Abi Hannah

    CEO and Co-founder, Aura Fertility

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