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Google’s Loon takes flight

Google’s Loon takes flight

Written by on November 18, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

Sometimes the old technologies are the best. After 30 years of upgrades and improvements, trains in the UK travel from York to London three minutes faster. Several years ago an entrepreneur tried to get funding for a network of hot air balloons to provide better mobile coverage. Now Google has partnered Australian operator Telstra to launch […]

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Biometric payments – the new dot com?

Biometric payments – the new dot com?

Written by on November 17, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

Those of you yet to upgrade or buy an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus will not know the surreal joy of a device that maps your fingerprint, nor the science fiction-like pleasure of unlocking your phone by using your finger print. This, of course, is ‘old hat.’ And the fact that JWT Intelligence is now […]

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Bring your own wearables – actually don’t

Bring your own wearables – actually don’t

Written by on November 14, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

According to a new report the world of business is not ready for wearables. Even though nearly half of respondents to the global ISACA survey said that their companies are ready to address the IoT market next year, over half said their BYOD policy does not cover wearable technology. Around a quarter still do not […]

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Wi-Fi to the window

Wi-Fi to the window

Written by on November 12, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

Two news stories overnight provide more strong evidence if more strong evidence is needed that WiFi will be a major, if not the major, access technology in coming years. Mimosa networks has announced the first ‘hotspot to the home’ solution to relay public WiFi to the home. According to the release, ‘Multi-User MIMO radio leverages […]

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Jobs cut as part of ‘transformation journey’

Jobs cut as part of ‘transformation journey’

Written by on November 4, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

With headlines like this no wonder telco staff live in fear of the dreaded ‘transformation’ word. For years, we thought it was just because of the added stress and pressure that most transformation projects bring that had ICT staff freaking out, but according to this article they can also look forward to retrenchment as a […]

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Wi-Fi hotspots explosion

Wi-Fi hotspots explosion

Written by on November 3, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

There will be 47.7 million public Wi-Fi hotspots deployed worldwide by the end of 2014. iPass Inc., the world’s largest commercial Wi-Fi network,  has revealed the results of the broadest and most in-depth research with Maravedis-Rethink, into global public Wi-Fi hotspot deployments through its Wi-Fi growth map.   The map shows that over the next four […]

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Controlling ads in apps no fantasy (but look who’s behind it)

Controlling ads in apps no fantasy (but look who’s behind it)

Written by on October 31, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

Americans prefer free, ad-supported mobile apps to those that cost money, and value mobile ads that are relevant to their interests, according to a new survey conducted by Zogby Analytics. Respondents also said they wanted tools – similar to those available on desktop and laptop computers – that let them control how and whether data […]

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Government surveillance could ‘break the internet’

Government surveillance could ‘break the internet’

Written by on October 10, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

You have to worry when the internet’s biggest collector of tracking information for commercial means warns that government surveillance could break the internet.

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Boards lagging in digital understanding

Boards lagging in digital understanding

Written by on October 10, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

It should be no surprise that boards are lagging behind the rest of the organisation when it comes to supporting digital initiatives. A recent McKinsey survey backs up the thinking and Ian Cox takes a c,ode look at the figures to draw some conclusions like this: “If the board does not have the right skills and […]

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Big data, big distraction

Big data, big distraction

Written by on September 22, 2014 in News with 0 Comments

Big data is a dangerous, faith-based ideology. It’s fuelled by hubris, it’s ignorant of history, and it’s trashing decades of progress in social justice. That’s the rather controversial opening shot in an article that appeared in ZD Net. It goes on to warn that the big data bubble will eventually burst primarily because privacy laws […]

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