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The increased cyber security threat brings with it career opportunities

The increased cyber security threat brings with it career opportunities

Written by on July 28, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Internet technology tends to be anything but stagnant. Ever evolving, with new trends, tools, techniques, and innovations, particularly when it comes to cyber security. The scope and opportunities are wide and varying, cyber security is an incredibly diverse field for anyone considering it as a career.  Of course, any prospective candidate will require the right […]

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The net neutrality debate in the US: the shouting gets louder

The net neutrality debate in the US: the shouting gets louder

Written by on July 27, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Net neutrality is back in the headlines in the US, and for the most part, it’s boring. Which is not to say that it isn’t newsworthy – the FCC is reversing a major policy that will have a major impact on both broadband access services and OTT services. That’s obviously a big deal. But both […]

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Why human nature gets in the way when it comes to security

Why human nature gets in the way when it comes to security

Written by on July 26, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It is not the most comfortable feeling when you see fit to disagree with a President. Oddly, the President on this occasion is not the incumbent, but Franklin D. Roosevelt. He famously said, during his inaugural speech, “let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, […]

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AR is years away for consumers, but what about the enterprise?

AR is years away for consumers, but what about the enterprise?

Written by on July 25, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Between a surprising re-launch of Google Glass and a major pivot by Meta, it is increasingly clear that while augmented reality (AR) makes sense in the enterprise, it is years away from the consumer market. Google has quietly relaunched Google Glass as a smaller unit with upgraded electronics that can attach to a range of […]

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The story of Georgina Jolly and the lessons to be learned from it

The story of Georgina Jolly and the lessons to be learned from it

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Georgina is currently far from Jolly, due to incompetent customer-handling processes and outrageous customer support charges from Vodafone UK. A year after the mobile giant was slammed for a rise in complaints due to the introduction of a new billing system, why has it – and the rest of the industry – not learned the […]

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Why Worldpay is great and banks are basically rubbish

Why Worldpay is great and banks are basically rubbish

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

Wow. One of my very favourite companies has always been Worldpay. They have a very special place in my heart because many years ago, when they were first starting out, I was sent up to Cambridge by a client to go and meet them and assess what they were doing. As a junior deputy assistant under-consultant, […]

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Senior execs: try your company’s online experience – and weep

Senior execs: try your company’s online experience – and weep

Written by on July 20, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Every day brings another story about an online trader, financial institution, telco or individual being hacked or defrauded. Security breaches are becoming as common as sunrise and sunset, and almost as regular. At a time in history where going digital is deemed to be a survival tactic for businesses and people alike, it is more than […]

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Whatever the ‘next big thing’ is, you can bet someone’s working on it

Whatever the ‘next big thing’ is, you can bet someone’s working on it

Written by on July 19, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

As the iPhone prepares to celebrate its 10th birthday, some in the industry are wondering what the ‘next big thing’ will be. It seems that just when things become comfortable (technology takes about 10 years to become ‘invisible’ and comfortable), the visionaries begin to question, well, everything. Apple and Microsoft not only foresaw the end […]

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In the age of agile banking, how will legacy banks survive?

In the age of agile banking, how will legacy banks survive?

Written by on July 18, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A close member of the family recently wanted to take advantage of the sign up bonus offered by a UK legacy bank (which shall remain nameless). Although he of course (as a family member) uses one of the new digital disruptor banks, as a student of limited means, the bonus was something not to be […]

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Snap shares slip – time for a reality check

Snap shares slip – time for a reality check

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

Twitter remains by far the better choice. Reality is beginning to set in for Snap Inc. but I think that the shares still have some distance to go before there is an opportunity to snap up a bargain. A major downgrade by one of its underwriters taking the target price from $28 to just $16 caused […]

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