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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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The inconvenient truth about billshock and roaming

The inconvenient truth about billshock and roaming

Written by on July 14, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

 The new EU roaming regulations (the Eurotariff) has created plenty of work for our marketing and PR folk. But, as the commentator industry competes to stamp their mark on the issue, interpreting and reinterpreting it to push their own agenda, many myths are being promoted.  One of these is that roaming billshock has finally been […]

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What stage are you at in the disruption of your industry? Denial?

What stage are you at in the disruption of your industry? Denial?

Written by on July 12, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

We live in an age where disruption is the new normal. It is inevitable. It is hard to think of an industry that is not being disrupted by new thinking and new technology – generally a combination of the two. The question is what you do about it. Many companies, large ones in particular, believe […]

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Data analytics is great, but how can you use it to make money?

Data analytics is great, but how can you use it to make money?

Written by on July 11, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

You have probably heard stories about how data analytics changes the whole customer experience, and how a store can personalize everything for you. The go-to example was Tesco, which was the role model for loyalty programs and customer analytics – until it encountered serious issues in its business and started to lose market share to […]

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Blockchain based solution to help SMEs, backed by big banks

Blockchain based solution to help SMEs, backed by big banks

Written by on July 10, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Digital Trade Chain: IBM to build blockchain based trade finance platform for Europe’s largest banks. Seven of Europe’s largest banks have awarded IBM the contract for Digital Trade Chain, a blockchain based trade finance platform for SMEs. IBM announced this week that it had been chosen by a consortium of seven of Europe’s largest banks […]

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SMEs balancing between using technology or being overwhelmed by it

SMEs balancing between using technology or being overwhelmed by it

Written by on July 7, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Technological innovation is happening ever more rapidly and the changes will transform every industry. Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) can benefit from these innovative technologies but must strike a balance between using technology and being overwhelmed by it. The prevalence, power and scope of new digital technologies is increasing at a remarkable pace with […]

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In five years time the price of data could be zero: GSMA

In five years time the price of data could be zero: GSMA

Written by on July 6, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

In his keynote address to the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, Telstra CEO, Andrew Penn, said that operators need to get ready for falling consumer data prices. To the point where the price could reach zero in the next 5 – 10 years. Last week in the Openet blog Barry Marron wrote about the […]

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Telcos going digital is great – but not always for the telcos!

Telcos going digital is great – but not always for the telcos!

Written by on July 6, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Telecommunication providers all have a digital strategy and are assuming that evolving to digital will help them generate new revenues and capture market share. These same telcos have enabled over the top players (OTT) to access to their subscriber base by providing that last mile connectivity, through mobile and broadband services. These same telcos have […]

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Anatomy of a security breach – what is the real cost?

Anatomy of a security breach – what is the real cost?

Written by on July 5, 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 […]

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We have number portability, why not bank account portability?

We have number portability, why not bank account portability?

Written by on July 4, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Another waste of money is around the corner for the UK banking sector. “Almost 1 million UK bank customers will be forced to have to use new six-digit sort codes… The change has been caused by the Vickers rules, which force banks to ringfence their high street operations from other banking activities.” Almost 1m UK […]

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