I once had a colleague who wasn’t efficient typing emails and documents and hence resorted to using Dragon’s speech recognition software. I’ve spent countless hours sitting in an office hearing someone talk to their computer and (it has to be said) grow frustrated at mistakes and issues around accent recognition. The company behind Dragon, Nuance Communications, is focused exclusively on speech and language solutions. Across its many different products, Nuance powers speech to text for literally millions of users every day.

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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.