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IBM Watson IoT accelerates business transformation in Europe

IBM has announced that several new European clients have selected IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. New contracts signed with Spanish electricity grid operator Red Eléctrica de España, Italian elderly care provider Cooperativa Sole, Dutch telecommunications operator Tele2 and Israeli manufacturer of smart air conditioning Electra Group are examples of IBM’s commitment to transforming […]


Taking the fast lane to GDPR compliance with data encryption

Article by: Steve Armstrong, Regional Director UK, Ireland & South Africa at Bitglass The vast majority of business enterprises are now using cloud services in some form, swayed by the promise of more efficient IT processes and the long-term cost benefits on offer. However, with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in play, enthusiasm […]


Preparing for the future: Supporting data science as an art

Article by: Dr. Jabe Wilson, Consulting Director of Text and Data Analytics at Elsevier The idea of programming and data science as an art is not new. The ideology can be traced back to the founding of computer science as a discipline. It is mentioned in the 1959 statement of purposes at the founding of […]


Commission fines Google over breach of EU antitrust rules

The European Commission has fined Google €4.34 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. The commission says that, since 2011, Google has imposed ‘illegal restrictions’ on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general Internet search. Google must now bring the conduct effectively to an end within 90 days or […]


Leveraging tools that support innovation and differentiation is critical

Enterprises must embrace innovation and enable developers, by providing them with the tools and flexibility they need to create new business models and support new application types. It’s the era of containerisation as enterprises and developers utilise modern development and deployment tools to deliver everything as a service to stay ahead of the game. Organisations […]


UnionPay accepted in French tourist attractions and on public transport

UnionPay International has announced that it has partnered with La Banque Postale to enable 37,000 merchants and 7,600 ATMs of the bank to accept UnionPay cards within the next year. The partnership makes UnionPay card use in the local tourist attractions, public transportation and post offices much more convenient for tourists. And the local UnionPay-accepting […]


AvantiGas streamlining business operations across Europe

AvantiGas, the UK arm of an international supplier of liquefied petroleum gases (LPG), worked with Six Degrees on implementing a multi-cloud platform. This platform delivers security, hosting and voice and data services to streamline delivery operations in the UK and is being rolled out across Europe. By consolidating its IT infrastructure, this leading energy supplier […]


Belgium contributes to tackling terrorist propaganda with Europol

On July 9 and 10 2018, Europol’s Internet Referral Unit (EU IRU) organised the 10th joint Referral Action Days with colleagues from specialised units from Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. This time the campaign was focused on different platforms belonging to Google and was attended by representatives of the company. This […]


Attackers could use heat traces left on keyboard to steal passwords

Tomas Foltyn, Security Writer at ESET, outlines details of an attack called ‘Thermanator’, which could use your body heat against you in order to steal your credentials or any other short string of text that you have typed on a computer keyboard. A team of academics from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have presented […]


Dutch company VodafoneZiggo digitally trains more than 100,000 students

During the past school year, VodafoneZiggo has made more than 100,000 students digitally skilled. This happened with the Online Masters programme, a free curriculum about the digital world intended for the upper classes of primary education and the lower secondary education. In addition, the school this year received almost 2,000 children for an experience day. […]