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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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Bitcoin as a currency or credit card – possibly, but then…..

Bitcoin as a currency or credit card – possibly, but then…..

Written by on July 7, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Ever since its creation, Bitcoin has been derided by various economic experts, who predicted that the cryptocurrency would flop, become worthless, and would never break into mainstream awareness. With Bitcoin flying in the face of those particular predictions, the nay-sayers have instead switched their arguments to the limitation of how it can be used. Of […]

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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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Fake news is cyber propaganda, a weapon in the information wars

Fake news is cyber propaganda, a weapon in the information wars

Written by on July 5, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Fake news isn’t just dumb Facebook memes: it’s a business model, and just one aspect of a broader trend of public opinion manipulation, says a new Trend Micro report. Thanks primarily to last year’s US presidential election, we hear a lot now about fake news – not the kind that Donald Trump typically refers to […]

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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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The fine imposed on Google for unfair search is not the point

The fine imposed on Google for unfair search is not the point

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

Google has time on its side in Android. I think that it is the remedies that the EU imposes that have the potential to do the real damage as long as they are quickly put in place. I view the fine as almost an irrelevance. Alphabet has been handed a $2.7bn fine by the EU as […]

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