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Diagnosis digital, tech innovation meets healthcare

Diagnosis digital, tech innovation meets healthcare

Written by on May 5, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

At the Great Telco Debate last year, one of the biggest laughs was when my co-host Graham Wilde was attacked for buying his wife a FitBit, implying she needed to lose weight! The success of these so-called health tracking devices, and their associated apps, is an indication of how wearables, combined with smart phones and […]

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When it comes to tickets, we search in vain for the true one click wonder

When it comes to tickets, we search in vain for the true one click wonder

Written by on May 4, 2016 in Billing & Payments, Guest Blog with 1 Comment

A funny thing happened on the way to the Tomorrow’s Transactions Forum. I arrived in good time (it’s always best to add on a few minutes to give yourself time to buy a ticket) for the 7.39 Flying Glacier to Waterloo via Misery and Degradation. Hurrah!When I got into the ticket hall I discovered that […]

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Hacktivists are bad but impose accountability when others cannot

Hacktivists are bad but impose accountability when others cannot

Written by on May 2, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

ITEM: Over half of the world’s online users think that so-called “hacktivists” are criminals who should be stopped AND heroes who hold crooked companies and government agencies accountable for their actions. A survey across 24 countries conducted by research company Ipsos and commissioned by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) found that close to […]

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Should corporate governance allow Facebook type share splits?

Should corporate governance allow Facebook type share splits?

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

A stick in the eye for corporate governance.   A great set of results was marred by the timely announcement of a share split that further strengthens the founders’ grip on the company to the detriment of all other owners. Q1 16A revenues / adj-EPS were $5.4bn / $0.77 compared to consensus at $5.3bn / $0.62. Although […]

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5 insights from the best practice in security, ScotSecure, event

5 insights from the best practice in security, ScotSecure, event

Written by on April 28, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

In summary of the best practice in security, ScotSecure, event, in Edinburgh last week, I have selected 5 key insights from the conference. 1. Increasing complexity One of the most notable recurring trends was the increasing complexity of the security landscape. A number of speakers explored this issue, explaining how threats had become more sophisticated, targeted […]

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Does the fate of the Internet worldwide rest with the US Court of Appeal?

Does the fate of the Internet worldwide rest with the US Court of Appeal?

Written by on April 27, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Can the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit really decide the fate of the Internet with their Net Neutrality decision? As the industry and world await the Net Neutrality decision of the US Court of Appeals, there is one question that’s always plagued me with regards to Net Neutrality. How can […]

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Is Amazon finally understanding the value of ecosystem?

Is Amazon finally understanding the value of ecosystem?

Written by on April 26, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Signs of progress at last. Amazon is finally showing some early signs that it is beginning to understand the value that creating an ecosystem could bring to its bottom line. Amazon’s has made some changes to its Amazon Prime as well as to its Twitch website which point to expanding coverage of Digital Life as […]

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Which countries are ahead in broadband, cloud and the IoT?

Which countries are ahead in broadband, cloud and the IoT?

Written by on April 25, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The US, Singapore and Sweden lead the way in digitising their economies. So says Huawei’s newly released 2016 Global Connectivity Index (GCI). However, as I reported, there have been global improvements — and a few declines — in national levels of economic digitisation. The greatest improvements worldwide have been seen in broadband coverage and speed, but countries […]

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The importance of identity in a connected car

The importance of identity in a connected car

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

An increasingly diverse range of connected objects has joined the Internet of Things (IoT) in recent years. According to IDATE, 420 million drivers will generate a connectivity market amounting to €9 billion by 2020. However, with cars increasingly becoming computing platforms rather than simply a means of travelling, they are also becoming more attractive targets […]

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Fraud risks with VoLTE could shock you

Fraud risks with VoLTE could shock you

Written by on April 22, 2016 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

Every day, everywhere you go, you see someone completely focused on his or her mobile phone, even when they are surrounded by friends and family. Why is this so? I’m not an expert in human psychology but I suspect it is because they feel satisfaction in being connected, always online and updated by accessing a […]

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