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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), […]


Data centre networks a la “mode”

Article by: James Young, Director of CommScope’s Enterprise Data Center division Data centre networks are under pressure to evolve to provide higher capacity. This applies to virtually all types of networks. Over the last few years, many use more fibre optic cables and transceivers to the point that fibre optics is now the default choice. […]


Finance industry banks on Microsoft Cloud for digital transformation

Article by: Toni Townes-Whitley – Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Industry Financial services organisations are at a transformational tipping point. Faced with fierce market pressures – nimble disrupters, complex regulations, digital native customers – technology transformation in the industry is essential, and it’s increasingly becoming a competitive edge. Firms leading the charge into this new […]


HubSpot launches 7th global office in Europe’s fastest-growing tech city

HubSpot has released findings from a new survey that positions Berlin as the fastest-growing tech city in Europe, with the vast majority of respondents identifying the city as a burgeoning hub for startups and tech companies. HubSpot has also recently celebrated the launch of its new Berlin office and EU data centre, further solidifying its […]


The woman who redefined how banks work with startups

Israel is home to around 8.4 million people and some 4,600 startups, according to a global report by India’s National Association of Software and Services Cos. and the consulting firm Zinnov. Yifat Oron, the CEO of Israeli Bank Leumi’s subsidiary LeumiTech, estimates there could actually be more than 6,000 startups in Israel. No matter how […]


GE introduces the Digital Industrial Evolution Index

GE has presented a new study at its Minds + Machines conference that highlights the growing gap between management expectations and corporate realities in terms of digital transformation. The survey of IT and operations executives shows that companies see the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) as a significant opportunity for new growth and competitiveness – […]


Germany breaks solar record and gets 85% of electricity from renewables

Coal-fired power stations in Germany have been on the grid as never before in recent history: From 3pm until 4pm on April 30th, they only worked with a capacity of just under 8 gigawatts. The coal-fired power plants had been shut down to 1.8 gigawatts, while lignite-fired power plants still supplied about 6.2 gigawatts. Nuclear […]


Some higher education CIOs expect business model change

Higher education CIOs recognise that key organisational priorities are enrolment and student success, but fail to show innovation with regard to the top technologies required to differentiate themselves and win, according to a survey from Gartner, Inc. Yet, a majority of respondents (59 percent) think there will be significant business model change due to digital […]


Key Reinstallation Attacks (KRACK): The impact so far

A series of high-severity vulnerabilities affecting the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol were disclosed. Security researchers have developed a proof of concept (POC) demonstration, dubbed “KRACK”, and a dedicated website through which further details are likely to be released. An advisory was distributed by the US CERT to a select number of unidentified organisations […]


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