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Hackers take control of moving car highlighting potential dangers

Written by on July 22, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

When asked to go to St. Louis to be a digital crash-test dummy for some car-hacking research, Andy Greenberg was a willing subject. But when the full extent of what hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek could do became evident the experiment ceased to be fun. Read the full chilling story on Wired.

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Analytics adds $23 million to bottom line

Written by on July 20, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

With a pair of offices dealing with claims, billing and payments from two separate services and no way to migrate the data, Orlando Health, based in Orlando, Fla., struggled to create an efficient and accurate revenue cycle workflow for years. One office handled physician accounts receivable; the other handled hospital accounts receivable. These disjointed revenue cycle […]

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Even airlines set to embrace IoT starting with beacons

Even airlines set to embrace IoT starting with beacons

Written by on July 15, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

A major revolution in the passenger experience is set to emerge over the next three years as airlines invest in the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). According to the SITA 2015 Airline IT Trends Survey, the vast majority of airlines (86 percent) expect that the IoT will deliver clear benefits in the next three years and already […]

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Apple Pay OK for UK

Written by on July 14, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

Apple has confirmed the launch of its Apple Pay contactless payments service in the UK. This is the second market for Apple Pay, after the initial launch in the US nine months ago. The service works with the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch at NFC terminals in shops, and the iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 […]

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Airline passengers happiest when using technology

Airline passengers happiest when using technology

Written by on July 13, 2015 in Features with 2 Comments

Happy passengers are the ultimate goal of airlines and airports and new research from global IT provider SITA proves that technology can help. Device connectivity is key to delivering what airline customers want, and the results of this survey bear remarkable similarities to those taken by telecoms’ operators. In this ground-breaking survey, SITA investigated the […]

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Asia Pacific accounts for half of world’s mobile subscribers

Asia Pacific accounts for half of world’s mobile subscribers

Written by on July 13, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

The mobile industry in Asia Pacific is now worth more than US$1 trillion per year to the region’s economy, fuelled by rising mobile broadband and smartphone penetration, according to a GSMA new report published at the GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai today. The report, ‘The Mobile Economy: Asia Pacific 2015’ finds that the mobile industry […]

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China is global leader in IoT deployment

China is global leader in IoT deployment

Written by on July 13, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

At Mobile World Congress Shanghai, the GSMA today issued a new report highlighting China’s leadership in the worldwide machine-to-machine (M2M) market. According to the report, “How China Is Scaling the IoT”, China is the world’s largest M2M market with 74 million M2M connections and has now become the global leader in the deployment of the […]

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WhatsApp, Messenger and Snapchat weeks away from UK ban

Written by on July 10, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat could all be just weeks away from a UK ban under the controversial so-called ‘Snoopers Charter’. The Investigatory Powers Bill, mentioned in the 2015 Queen’s Speech, would allow the government to ban instant messaging apps that refuse to remove end-to-end encryption. Read more here….

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United Airlines grounded by network connectivity issue

Written by on July 9, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

United Airlines flights resumed on Wednesday morning after they had been grounded worldwide for more than an hour due to a computer problem. United issued a statement saying it suffered from “a network connectivity issue this morning,” and apologized to customers for any inconvenience. It said that 4,900 flights were impacted by the problem worldwide. […]

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Are you a data scientist or a data janitor?

Written by on July 8, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

A new study commissioned by Xplenty found a third of BI professionals spend 50 to 90 percent of their time acting as a ‘data janitor’ cleaning raw data. The breakdown on where they do that work is interesting too:  51 percent do all of their raw data preparation on-premises while 49 percent do it in […]

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