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Would today’s executives accept no pay, no shares, just prestige?

Would today’s executives accept no pay, no shares, just prestige?

Written by on January 5, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Romantic novelist Jilly Cooper wrote in 1979 that society divides neatly into two groups: the Guilty and the Cross. She was referring to Britain, but the phenomenon is now global. Corporate bosses with eight-digit pay packages rank among the Guilty. If they want to placate the increasingly empowered Cross, […]

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Apple gets aggressive in hiring talent for car project

Apple gets aggressive in hiring talent for car project

Written by on December 22, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

There looks to be a backbone behind the groupthink that Apple is staying in the autonomous car game, as the company has apparently poached dozens of BlackBerry’s QNX software engineers to work on an automotive operating system project in Ottawa – not five minutes’ from QNX HQ. Mapping firm Here has also reportedly been a […]

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Seven things regulators need to consider in the IoT

Seven things regulators need to consider in the IoT

Written by on December 20, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The potential for IoT to have a positive economic, societal, and environmental impact worldwide is substantial, but its development also raises new questions to be addressed by regulators and policy makers. The need to protect consumers, and to help them understand how their data is being used, must be balanced against the need to ensure […]

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Vendors should stop pedalling digital transformation fairy tales

Vendors should stop pedalling digital transformation fairy tales

Written by on December 19, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

At telecoms conferences and in the press there is a lot of talk about digital transformation. This dramatic term tends to suggest changing everything, in one fell swoop. This, in reality, is not going to happen. Yet we still read of the big transformation project as the preferred route for some service providers. Perhaps the view […]

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Dementia is disruptive but memory interactive games can help

Dementia is disruptive but memory interactive games can help

Written by on December 16, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

If you have to yet had to deal with a loved one suffering dementia the chances are you probably will at some time in the future. For those that are currently dealing with it the following information may help. There is absolutely no doubt that there is a huge difference between the mental capacity of a […]

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How to create the ‘smart’ city of the future

How to create the ‘smart’ city of the future

Written by on December 15, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Across the globe, today’s cities are facing dramatic social, economic and environmental transformation. The number of urban residents continues to grow by nearly 60 million every year, putting increasing strain on already heavily pressurised resources and infrastructure. We are turning to technology to help solve some of these issues and help us run more efficient cities that […]

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Service assurance is vital in hybrid NFV environments

Service assurance is vital in hybrid NFV environments

Written by on December 14, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The global operator community continues to identify new use cases and wider benefits associated with virtualised network architectures. The move from physical network point solutions to agile, flexible and cost effective virtual systems is widely acknowledged as a strategic and commercial imperative. Overhauling network architectures will take time however, as operators are forced to overcome […]

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Banks use ‘traffic lights’ in apps to help customers control spending

Banks use ‘traffic lights’ in apps to help customers control spending

Written by on December 13, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Traffic lights don’t just work for drivers, some bank customers obey them on their smartphones too. A transaction-tracking app using red, yellow and green messages to warn account holders when they are paying out more or less than usual has resulted in some users spending less, a potentially powerful new weapon […]

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It turns out that Apple does have a plan for autonomous cars after all

It turns out that Apple does have a plan for autonomous cars after all

Written by on December 8, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Apple decides to stay on the pot, drops NHTSA letter for auto ambitions. Apple has apparently confirmed that it does have a plan for an autonomous car, after sending the US NHTSA a letter. Saying that it was investing heavily in machine-learning and autonomous systems, Apple still hasn’t clarified what exactly it will be making […]

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Scary stuff: Akamai examines the extent of the Mirai threat

Scary stuff: Akamai examines the extent of the Mirai threat

Written by on November 29, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The open-source Mirai malware that shocked the technology sector a few weeks ago has been studied by Akamai in its latest State of the Internet report. It’s bad news for the world, as Akamai suggests that adapted versions of Mirai will embrace the more common reflective DDoS attack vectors to cripple web infrastructure. With the […]

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