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Now we need to keep children safe from their own toys

Now we need to keep children safe from their own toys

Written by on October 10, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

We are living in an increasingly connected world where the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud technologies are moving into our homes and our lives. Now, even children’s toys are connected. Connected toys may come in the form of squeezable stuffed animals, dolls, or plastic dinosaurs, with built-in electronic components such as speakers, wireless receivers […]

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ITU Global SIMs come into their own in IoT and M2M era

ITU Global SIMs come into their own in IoT and M2M era

Written by on October 9, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Demand for global connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications is motivating an increasing number of IoT and M2M players to apply for ITU-allocated ‘global IMSI ranges’. Global International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) ranges are signified by the shared Mobile Country Code ‘901’, a code without ties to any particular country. Global […]

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What do failed IT projects and airplane crashes have in common?

What do failed IT projects and airplane crashes have in common?

Written by on October 4, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I have often joked to colleagues and clients that I should write a book on why IT Services companies walk blindly into situations that lead to them having troubled accounts – and what they can do avoid such circumstances. Somehow, life kept getting in the way of this notion. However, having left my last company […]

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How will millennials drive the car industry of the future?

How will millennials drive the car industry of the future?

Written by on August 31, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

Cars and the automobile industry have long been backbones of both the American economy and way of life. In the early 20th century, Henry Ford had the foresight to envision a process where cars could be mass produced on an assembly-line so that each and every American could own an automobile. In the post-war era, it was the […]

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Why good design is critical for good billing

Why good design is critical for good billing

Written by on August 25, 2017 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

With all the controversies surrounding inaccurate bills and bill shock, the need to overhaul billing communications is increasingly well understood among organisations. However, this isn’t just a technical issue. Getting the design of a bill right makes the bill easier to understand, more attractive to read and results in real business benefits. Why taking a […]

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Why you should bank on Amazon getting into banking

Why you should bank on Amazon getting into banking

Written by on August 23, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Could we soon be opening an Amazon bank account and getting loans and mortgages from the e-commerce giant? Reports earlier this year that Amazon was considering buying the US bank Capital One highlight the fact that controlling how we buy goods, as well as where we buy them, would make a great deal of sense […]

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Successful IoT networks will be defined by two simple words – speed and scale

Successful IoT networks will be defined by two simple words – speed and scale

Written by on August 21, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The Internet of Things is all about the connection of things, simply because we can. If that observation was true, we could simply string cable from one thing to next and declare victory. Job done. Sadly, it is not the case. Two elements of the IoT data deluge confound the rollout of those transformative implementations […]

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The dangers of direct operator billing without identity authentication

The dangers of direct operator billing without identity authentication

Written by on August 17, 2017 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 0 Comments

With the focus on delivering a frictionless user experience for customers, direct operator billing (DOB) is becoming more popular for Over the Top (OTT) services. In the US, for example, Comcast and Netflix customers can opt to have their Netflix charges presented on their Comcast bill. In the UK, Spotify has a similar arrangement with […]

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How analytics and big data are helping to shape the ‘beautiful’ game

How analytics and big data are helping to shape the ‘beautiful’ game

Written by on August 17, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Modern football is huge business. Every season millions of fans take their seats in stadiums, pubs and homes up and down the country to witness excitement and entertainment unrivalled in any other medium. It also seems to get bigger every season. We live in an era of £200m transfer fees, £500m sponsorship deals and Television […]

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How do you go about creating preferred innovation futures?

How do you go about creating preferred innovation futures?

Written by on August 16, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

PathFinder4 Ecosystem Expert and Influencer, Andrew Vorster explains how to create preferred innovation futures. For years now I have cringed when someone introduces me as a “Futurist”. Thanks to media attention, marketing hype and the proliferation of snake-oil- salesmen, the once respected academic discipline of foresight now conjures up images of mystics and shamans and […]

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