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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 […]


Dramatic surge in cryptocurrencies predicted for 2018

Article by: Scott Lester, CEO, Flixmedia 1. Cryptocurrency will emerge as a method of purchase The value of Bitcoin – perhaps the most well-known and widely used of cryptocurrencies – experienced a dramatic surge last year, with its value climbing from less than $1,000 to over $6,000. This will likely grow further still over the […]


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 […]


IoT: all about the third digital revolution

The Internet of Things refers to the exchange of data from real-world machines and sensors that communicate via the Internet. The IoT therefore constitutes the third digital revolution, after telecommunications and the Internet, enabling interaction between the digital and physical worlds: between a human and an object, and from machine to machine. These communications contribute […]


IoT and predictive maintenance: welcome to Industry 4.0

Growing numbers of companies are using the potential of IoT and Big Data to anticipate wear and tear and mechanical malfunction of their equipment. This predictive maintenance process is becoming increasingly accurate thanks to machine learning capabilities. Whether for controlling machines remotely, monitoring their operation or simulating production processes, many manufacturers are now turning to […]


Future proofing organisations with zero-trust approach

2018 will see a vast change in internal security procedures moving towards what is called a zero-trust security model. IT departments of organisations are spending millions of dollars while witnessing successful breach of their defences. Increasingly, the consensus appears to be that the IT industry with its sets of sophisticated best practices, compliance and guidance […]


McAfee labs previews five cybersecurity trends for 2018

McAfee Inc. has released its McAfee Labs 2018 Threats Predictions Report, which identifies five key trends to watch in 2018. This year’s report focuses on the evolution of ransomware from traditional to new applications, the cybersecurity implications of serverless apps, the consumer privacy implications of corporations monitoring consumers in their own homes, long-term implications of […]


How fake is our news?

Hardly a day goes by without media and sometimes government claims that Russia has been utilising social media tools to spread fake news and misinformation to influence everything from elections, mining approvals and even Brexit. But Russia is just the tip of the iceberg for this issue with regular misinformation campaigns and attacks observed worldwide […]


New GDPR legislation that could cost you your next job and a 30% pay rise

New data privacy laws could move executive careers into the slow lane around the globe. Senior executives are jeopardising their future career prospects due to a widespread lack of awareness that new European data privacy laws could affect them wherever they are in the world. That’s according to global research which reveals that if professionals […]


Accelerate your GDPR compliance with the Microsoft Cloud

Article by: Julia White – Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure & Security While some companies have started working towards GDPR compliance, Gartner believes that less than 50 percent of all organisations will fully comply with GDPR when it goes into effect on May 25, 2018. We know that the cloud can help dramatically increase that […]


Prevention or cure? Focusing your cybersecurity efforts

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so the saying goes. When it comes to protecting your organisation against the imminent threat of a cyber attack, it’s essential to factor in both. Here’s why. Today’s hackers are motivated and more organised than ever. This past year has shown how vulnerable organisations of […]


Connected Nation – a digital government for everyone

More than three-quarters of us connect to the Internet every day, and being connected through multiple devices has also become the norm. Unsurprisingly, this has changed our expectations and behaviour when it comes to our relationships with government. Connected citizens want even greater access to digitally-delivered services than is currently available. The same is true […]


Oracle blockchain ‘extends the enterprise’

Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service can help companies reduce friction in business-to-business transactions by eliminating the need for third-party intermediaries, says Mark Rakhmilevich, Oracle Senior Director of Product Management and Strategy. Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service provides preassembled blockchain code that’s optimised for many standard business processes, including ERP transactions that traditionally require third-party validation. Blockchain addresses […]


Oracle’s open banking platform speeds innovation

Article by: Margaret Harrist, Director, Content Strategy and Implementation at Oracle Investment money is pouring into startups that carve out and deliver financial services digitally, and CEOs of banks and financial services firms have gotten “digitisation religion,” said Lou Celi, CEO of Roubini ThoughtLabs, during a session at Oracle OpenWorld 2017. “But like every religion, […]


5 ways Oracle keeps its cloud platform open

Article by: Chris Murphy, Director of Cloud Content When Amit Zavery laid out the Oracle Cloud Platform roadmap at Oracle OpenWorld on October 2, one of the first themes he focused on was keeping that platform “open.” “This is something that we really believe is important,” said Zavery, senior vice president for Oracle Cloud Platform. […]


How do you verify fibre for European regulations?

Article by: Didier Claeys, Director of Product Line Management for in-building cable at CommScope Intelligent CIO spoke to Didier Claeys and questioned him on ways of verifying compliance of fibre optic cables to new European CPR regulations for in-building applications. He informed us that the Construction Product Directive (CPD), later the Construction Product Regulation (CPR), […]