Opinion

Why cryptocurrencies need a proper ecosystem to thrive

Why cryptocurrencies need a proper ecosystem to thrive

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

Cryptocurrencies and related distributed technologies need a proper ecosystem to become a significant and meaningful part of the finance ecosystem Blockchain, ICOs and digital securities (e.g. cryptocurrencies) have become the new kids on the finance block – and of course opinion is divided. Some believe they will take over the entire finance industry in a […]

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FCC plans net neutrality repeal; how is that a victory for telecoms?

FCC plans net neutrality repeal; how is that a victory for telecoms?

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

FCC Plans to Dismantle Net Neutrality Reported as a” Victory for Telecoms”. On 21st November the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the US announced plans to repeal Net Neutrality rules. This is the beginning of the end for Net Neutrality legislation in the US. There will be lobbying, appeals and counter appeals but this looks […]

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Analysing the true cost of a security breach – hold tight!

Analysing the true cost of a security breach – hold tight!

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

What can make a grown CISO quiver in hits boots? The gathering of ominous, dark clouds of the dreaded security breach are rapidly sending businesses for cover! Many of the reported cyber-attacks have caused significant downtime, not to mention long-term reputational and financial damage. The rehabilitation process is more significant than you might imagine (here, here & here). […]

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Is it time that we began to think of the GDPR as an opportunity?

Is it time that we began to think of the GDPR as an opportunity?

Written by on November 22, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Mention the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR – and people generally throw their hands in the air. The established view is that it is overly restrictive, burdensome, and anyway no-one will be ready in time. And how are we meant to do business in that kind of environment? Oddly, individuals seem more prepared […]

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Google’s AI is already ahead in the war against fake news

Google’s AI is already ahead in the war against fake news

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

Google’s AI already paying dividends. Both Google and Facebook have a fake news problem but Google’s leadership in AI means that it is likely to have a better solution and will not have to materially impact the financial performance of the company to fix it. Over the last 2 years, Google, Facebook, Twitter and so on […]

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Was this experience with EE the most frustrating ever?

Was this experience with EE the most frustrating ever?

Written by on November 20, 2017 in Opinion with 2 Comments

When you set up a new business there are no real roles, and when it comes to ordering stuff, unpacking the stationery order or washing up the coffee mugs, you just get on and do it. This particular new business is to be a shop, in South West Scotland, selling Art and Antiques, and the building […]

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A focus on machine learning is focus for new ITU group

A focus on machine learning is focus for new ITU group

Written by on November 20, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A new ITU Focus Group will establish a basis for ITU standardization to assist machine learning in bringing more automation and intelligence to ICT network design and management, particularly for 5G networks. The creation of the Focus Group was agreed by ITU’s standardization expert group for future networks, ITU-T Study Group 13, at its meeting at […]

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The 2017 Magic Quadrant: has Gartner gone completely sane?

The 2017 Magic Quadrant: has Gartner gone completely sane?

Written by on November 17, 2017 in Opinion with 2 Comments

You will probably be aware of our views on Gartner’s yearly Integrated Revenue and Customer Management (IRCM) Magic Quadrant and one of our theses about how much actual influence it has on purchasing decisions (and therefore how badly you need to be in it – not that much, it turns out). So, imagine our surprise […]

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Trust is an asset, but with the huge rise in fraud it is depreciating fast

Trust is an asset, but with the huge rise in fraud it is depreciating fast

Written by on November 16, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

ITEM: The severity of digital fraud in Asia-Pacific is not only bad, but it’s also getting worse as adoption of digital services increases. What’s worse – that’s having a negative effect on consumer trust, especially for telcos. And they may not even know it. That’s according to the ‘Digital Trust Index’, part of the Fraud […]

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The hacking of Face ID might just prove its security

The hacking of Face ID might just prove its security

Written by on November 15, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Hacking of Face ID proves its security. The inevitable hacking of Face ID has been achieved but I think that the lengths that the hackers had to go to crack the system proves that, for all practical purposes, it is a worthy upgrade from fingerprint recognition. Vietnamese cyber security firm and Android phone maker, Bkav Corp, […]

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