Opinion

Google needs to move fast to catch Amazon in the home

Google needs to move fast to catch Amazon in the home

Written by on May 9, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The time for Google to move is now. Amazon is far from standing still in its battle to win the smart home meaning that Google really needs to pull its finger out before it suffers a defeat not unlike that suffered by Betamax at the hands of VHS. Amazon is already miles ahead of Google when […]

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BNB Paribas teams with Snap to lead on social networks

BNB Paribas teams with Snap to lead on social networks

Written by on May 9, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

BNP Paribas has signed a global partnership with Snap Inc. In a move to strengthen its proximity to millennials and cement its position as the leading bank on social networks, BNP Paribas has signed a global partnership with Snap Inc. BNP Paribas entered a global partnership with Snap Inc. this week in an effort to […]

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Title II rollback is no Pai in the sky, the wheels are in motion

Title II rollback is no Pai in the sky, the wheels are in motion

Written by on May 8, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Chairman Pai sets wheels in motion for Title II rollback. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has had a very busy first 100 days. He recently announcement that he will soon begin the process for the 2015 Title II rollback. The 2015 order exposed the Internet to a vast regime of regulations, was a welcome […]

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Critical Communications World, enabling better response

Critical Communications World, enabling better response

Written by on May 8, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Critical communications are becoming more critical. Not only are the threats to our society and lifestyle becoming more immediate and widespread but we also expect the response to be faster and more effective than ever before. Technology is fundamental to the support of critical communications and with the advent of faster, more reliable mobile communications, […]

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You need to be in Madrid to understand the true potential of IMS

You need to be in Madrid to understand the true potential of IMS

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

The accepted wisdom is that it takes new technology 10 years to become invisible, or ‘just the way things work’. With IMS, it seems it has taken 10 years for the technology to become visible, very visible. The advent of Software Defined Networks (SDN) has taken IMS out of the mysteries of the core network, […]

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Symantec says malware attackers are hiding in plain sight

Symantec says malware attackers are hiding in plain sight

Written by on May 5, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Symantec points out that Zero-day vulnerabilities and sophisticated malware now tend to be used sparingly and attackers are increasingly attempting to hide in plain sight. According to the Symantec ISTR April 2017, cyber attackers revealed new levels of ambition in 2016, a year marked by  extraordinary attacks, including multi-million dollar virtual bank heists, overt attempts […]

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Jennifer Kyriakakis, MATRIXX and how personalisation can work

Jennifer Kyriakakis, MATRIXX and how personalisation can work

Written by on May 4, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It is two years since we spoke to MATRIXX Software, so we decided to catch up with Founder and VP of Marketing Jennifer Kyriakakis. At that time the company had just announced their first major deal, with Telstra. The main reason for the deployment, in November 2014, was billshock. The confusion about data on the […]

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In payments, cards vs mobile may not matter if apps are the future

In payments, cards vs mobile may not matter if apps are the future

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

There’s a lot of consumer frustration over mobile contactless payments, but that may not matter if apps, not contactless, are the future of mobile payments. How are mobile payments getting on in the UK? According to the most recent figures from Transport for London, mobile phones now account for about 8% of their contactless transactions, […]

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Mobile payments facilitated by Alipay and WeChat reached $2.9 trillion

Mobile payments facilitated by Alipay and WeChat reached $2.9 trillion

Written by on May 3, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A new study by UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance has revealed that Alipay and WeChat Pay facilitated $2.9 trillion in Chinese digital payments in 2016. According to a recently published study by the UN-based Better Than Cash Alliance, Alipay and WeChat Pay enabled an astonishing $2.9 trillion in Chinese digital payments in 2016. A 20-fold […]

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The ad blocker wars are about hearts and minds, not weapons

The ad blocker wars are about hearts and minds, not weapons

Written by on May 3, 2017 in Opinion with 1 Comment

Cyber security is often described as an arms race between hackers and everyone else – you create a defense, hackers think up a way around it, you beef up your defenses, etc and so on. The same can also be said of ad blockers. A number of companies are coming up with clever ways for […]

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