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Seven things companies should know about AI and sustainable business

Article by: Dunstan Allison-Hope, Managing Director, BSR; Jacob Park, Director, Sustainable Futures Lab, BSR; Michael Rohwer, Associate Director, Information and Communications Technology, BSR Artificial intelligence (AI) is advancing rapidly, thanks to ever-more-powerful computing, massive growth in the availability of digital data and increasingly sophisticated algorithms. The world’s largest technology firms are investing billions to develop […]


Biometric advancement predictions for 2018

Article by: Tom Harwood, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder at Aeriandi “As it stands, it is estimated that between 30 percent to 50 percent of all fraud incidents are initiated with a phone call, meaning telephone agents in contact centres are particularly vulnerable to social engineering and manipulation. Web-based security measures have evolved much faster […]


ANSecurity’s technical director warns of potential security breaches

Criminal services expand As predictable as day follows night, 2018 will see more high profile breaches impact large and well-known companies. What will be less visible to the public will be the activities of Crime-as-a-Service (CaaS) which will expand, allowing more focused criminals to rent resource for ransomware campaigns that may never be exposed to […]


Biometric security predictions for 2018

Can biometrics replace any existing authentication technology today? Yes, biometrics can replace existing authentication technology today but there is a lot of work to be done and additional security layers are needed to be commercially viable. For example, I do not regard FaceIT from Apple as secure due to twins and printed masks that have […]


Data – the most important force in society today

Data is the most important force in society today and the flood of data generated by intelligent, connected machines is the lifeblood for the future of technology innovation. This force inspires us to imagine and deliver data-rich innovations based on artificial intelligence (AI). At Intel, we not only see the future, we’re building it. From […]


‘Tis the season to do predictions: The 2018 cybersecurity landscape

Every year around this time all the security businesses and analysts leap for their crystal ball and attempt to predict what we should be worrying about in the coming 12 months or more. And the sad reality is that not a lot will change as there is not much need for the cybercriminal community to […]


Enabling transformative change with accessible technologies

Leading up to International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities, we’re unveiling a new video series celebrating six individuals who are using accessible technologies to help transform their lives. We’re excited to start today with a video about Andrew, an eight-year-old boy with dyslexia […]


The story behind Microsoft’s earnings: digital innovation in the cloud

We at Microsoft have announced our first quarter earnings. One big takeaway is that we exceeded our goal to meet $20 billion in commercial cloud annualised revenue run rate. This exciting milestone represents our continued delivery of new cloud technologies and our customers’ digital innovation. Across major industries — from finance and energy sector to […]


The real advantage of moving your security controls to the cloud

It is not exactly news that most security controls, particularly those that are traditionally thought of as network-centric ones (versus endpoint-centric ones), are moving to the cloud. Many think that this is occurring because of the massive economies-of-scale enabled by cloud providers’ multi-tenancy architectures, the shifting of hardware and software deployment, upgrading, and administration from […]


What you can learn from recent cyber attacks targeting school systems

Just after the school year commenced, Steve Bradshaw, superintendent of the Columbia Falls, Montana, schools got a menacing text from a number he didn’t recognise. The cyber thug behind the message made a myriad of threats – including physical harm to district students and staff and releasing their personal information – unless a ransom was […]


Apple teams up with GE to make industrial IoT apps for iOS

Device giant Apple is partnering with GE in an apparent bid to give both companies a leg up in the industrial IoT space. GE’s industrial IoT platform Predix is being given its own SDK for iOS to enable developers to make apps that will be able to use its predictive data and analytics capabilities. Apple […]


Dmitry Leus comments on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology

Writing this week for EU Today, Dmitry Leus of East West Connect commented that: “Much has been made this last weekend of the news that Bitcoin broke the $6000 price barrier, sparking new attention for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. But just how excited should we be getting about these developments and what does all this […]


City of Aberdeen paves the way for 5G

Aberdeen, Scotland’s third largest city, is known as the Energy Capital of Europe. With a population of more than 229,000 and an economy that brings in 15 percent of Scotland’s gross domestic product (GDP), Aberdeen is a city positioned for substantial economic growth. To support that growth, Aberdeen City Council had a clear vision to […]


The 5 most common router attacks on a network

Unfortunately, router attacks cannot be 100 percent prevented, but there are a few things that you can be doing to prevent one of the most common router attacks from occurring on your system and network. Large organisations are vulnerable to widespread attacks, with come being malicious and some carried out simply to prove a point. […]


Building an office: 5 IT services you’re going to need

So you’re planning to start building an office. Before you get stuck in, there are a few things that you need to consider first… it’s the best way to make sure that you cover all of your bases. If you do want to build your own workspace – answer these questions first: Is it for […]


IT systems needed in every school

Every school relies on teaching in the modern era; this typically includes a host of modern software and hardware. However, not every school in the UK is equipped with the latest technology that allows them to take teaching in 2017 to a whole new level. If you’re a school network manager or head of IT, […]


Decisions are made in the cloud, now we must act

Late in 2017, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, announced plans to appoint a Chief Digital Officer tasked with making London the world’s leading smart city. Khan referenced how technology is being used to enable organisations to make faster, better decisions, and the truth is that most of that decision making process is taking place […]


Windows 10 IoT enables the complete IoT life cycle

Microsoft recently announced the public preview of the Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service. The Device Provisioning Service is a new service that works with Azure IoT Hub to enable “zero-touch” device provisioning to an IoT hub. Using this service, devices can be created with a common image, and when booted for the first time […]


How to make metro cells easier to deploy

Article by: Mike Fabbri, Vice President of Site Solutions and Services for CommScope The challenge for wireless network operators is considerable — how to get tens of thousands of outdoor small cell sites, also called metro cells, approved by local governments. At CommScope, we think flexibility is the key to getting a metro cell site […]


Microchips, beetles and the evolution of your data centre

Article by: Nathan Rawles, Data Centre Specialist, Europe, leads sales across CommScope’s multi-tenant data centre accounts based in the UK. I recently picked up Thomas Friedman’s new book, “Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.” It’s a wonderful take on the challenges and opportunities of adapting to […]