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Here are the data breach statistics for 2016 – fasten seat belts

Here are the data breach statistics for 2016 – fasten seat belts

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Guest Blog with 2 Comments

The latest data breach stats report from vendor Gemalto shows an increase of 86% YoY. Theft of personal data was top of the data breach stats in 2016, accounting for 59% of all data breaches. In addition, 52% of the data breaches in 2016 did not disclose the number of compromised records at the time they […]

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Why the Policy Control event in Berlin really does lead to 5G

Why the Policy Control event in Berlin really does lead to 5G

Written by on March 29, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Juho Harme is looking forward to next week. Harme is a speaker at the Policy Control event in Berlin. Having attended four previous Policy Control events he is in no doubt that it is a very good event or that the value lies in the discussion and in discovering what his peers in the industry […]

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Here is who will benefit most from connected cars

Here is who will benefit most from connected cars

Written by on March 29, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Connected cars are shaping up to be the fastest growing sector of the IoT. Revenue projections from connected cars range from $40 billion to north of $100 billion a year by 2020. Auto manufacturers will profit from connected vehicles and mobility services, but other industries are also poised to gain from it.  Here are a […]

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How the supply chain will be disrupted by blockchains

How the supply chain will be disrupted by blockchains

Written by on March 28, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

I’m not sure if you’re supposed to have a favourite supply chain fraud or not but I do, and it is the famous case of the vegetable oil that almost bankrupted American Express (and went some way toward making Warren Buffet a multi-billionaire). The essence of the story is that a conman, Anthony “Tino” De Angelis, discovered […]

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Turns out Edinburgh is the capital of data science #DataFest17

Turns out Edinburgh is the capital of data science #DataFest17

Written by on March 28, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

You know a conference is going to have a certain buzz about it when it has its own bus. And Data Fest 2017, hosted by The Data Lab, had its own, very colourful, bus. The event definitely had a buzz and as the writer and broadcaster Alex Bellos said, ‘Data Fest 2017 is another great […]

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In the current advertising fiasco, who will weather the storm?

In the current advertising fiasco, who will weather the storm?

Written by on March 27, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Facebook will be hit much harder than Google. Although it is Google that is taking most of the heat in the current boycott of its digital display advertising, it is Facebook that is likely to be hit hardest by this problem. A series of global firms have pulled their advertising from YouTube is response to finding […]

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Samsung will bring facial recognition to payments

Samsung will bring facial recognition to payments

Written by on March 27, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Bloomberg has reported that Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 will use facial recognition to authorize payments. Citing sources familiar with the situation, Bloomberg reported late last week that Samsung’s soon to be released Galaxy S8 smartphone is to include a facial recognition functionality to authorize Samsung Pay transactions. The addition of facial recognition technology to Samsung’s […]

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Why now is the perfect time to consider the MVNO opportunity

Why now is the perfect time to consider the MVNO opportunity

Written by on March 24, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Becoming an MVNO today is a very different proposition from 10 years ago. Then it was about offering a cheaper service or providing better value than the network operator you were chained to. Virgin was perhaps the only company that realised that it could sell on brand. And it did so very well. The industry […]

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Distributed ledger technology and the democratisation of finance

Distributed ledger technology and the democratisation of finance

Written by on March 24, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The emergence of startup hubs and FinTech trends like digital currencies and distributed ledger technology are changing the balance of the world’s finance hubs towards more democratic finance services that represent everyone – and that’s a good thing. We are witnessing the shift in the geopolitical environment and how machines can change institutional structures. At […]

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Check in my notebook, iPad or laptop? Not bloody likely!

Check in my notebook, iPad or laptop? Not bloody likely!

Written by on March 23, 2017 in Opinion with 1 Comment

Is this a genuine security scare, just another way to collect money from us or the end of air travel as we know it? I am referring to the latest ‘security measure’ being initiated by the USA and UK forcing passengers emanating from a number of Middle East and North African airports to check in […]

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