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Our industrial systems are still not secure, we should be afraid…

Our industrial systems are still not secure, we should be afraid…

Written by on March 1, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Securing Industrial systems is not a simple task, nevertheless its critical and must be addressed. The idea that vast swaths of a country could be thrown into chaos due to an attack are the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters or nightmares, but don’t overlook the fact that it could very well happen. In the past two […]

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The Innovation Game is live in Barcelona, some surprising winners

The Innovation Game is live in Barcelona, some surprising winners

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

It is not yet half time in Barcelona. Fatigue is already showing on several players’ faces, but we must accept that the race for innovation is about pace, timing and execution. Early leaders are emerging, and for this judge anyway, they are coming from the operator community, and looking in pretty good shape. Telefonica has […]

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Finally, a mobile industry chief declares war on roaming charges

Finally, a mobile industry chief declares war on roaming charges

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

The head of Bharti Airtel and the GSMA kicked off MWC17 by declaring a war on mobile roaming charges that are hurting not only the industry’s revenues, but also its reputation. Sunil Bharti Mittal – founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises, and the recently elected chairman of the GSMA – said the mobile industry’s reputation with consumers is […]

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With Softbank, ARM can go on a buying spree in the IoT

With Softbank, ARM can go on a buying spree in the IoT

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

ARM acquires two NB-IoT specialists to aid its push into fully integrated radio-to-software solutions. With Softbank’s resources behind it, ARM can accelerate its recent acquisitions spree to bolster its position in the Internet of Things. The UK-based processor IP company aims to establish the kind of dominance it enjoys in smartphones, in the far more […]

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At MWC, Telefonica gives a boost to privacy advocates

At MWC, Telefonica gives a boost to privacy advocates

Written by on February 27, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

We have been saying for a couple of years now that privacy leads to trust and trust is an important asset for operators. Be the ones who give control of data back to customers and that is a very brave and effective differentiator. Telefonica has announced it will be doing just that. Dubbed the ‘fourth platform’ […]

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Is the fear of hackers worse than the threat?

Is the fear of hackers worse than the threat?

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

‘We have nothing to fear but fear itself’. So said Franklin D. Roosevelt in his inaugural address. Or was it Batman? In this age of hackers and constant cyber attack, this might be a sensible attitude to adopt. We can be reasonably certain that we have been hacked at some point in the past few […]

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Anti-globalization policies meet the unstoppable rise of AI and disruptive tech

Anti-globalization policies meet the unstoppable rise of AI and disruptive tech

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

Key Western markets are adopting protectionist trade policies, but the rise of Asia, automation, digital technologies and AI could make that difficult. The world is going through a turbulent time. The policies of the new US presidential administration, potential trade wars and the rise of Asia are together going to have a fundamental influence on […]

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Niall Norton, fact, fiction, MWC – and strangers dancing in the dark

Niall Norton, fact, fiction, MWC – and strangers dancing in the dark

Written by on February 23, 2017 in Billing & Payments, Opinion with 1 Comment

Catching up with Openet CEO, Niall Norton (NN) is always a thought provoking half hour, but it turned out we were six months late for this particular rendez-vous. However, rendez-vous we did, just ahead of the MWC in Barcelona. Our mission: to sort the fact from the hype. DisruptiveViews (DV): Niall, good to talk to […]

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Medical identity theft is dangerous and on the increase

Medical identity theft is dangerous and on the increase

Written by on February 23, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

One in four U.S. consumers (26 percent) have had their personal medical information stolen from technology systems, according to results of a survey from Accenture released today covering medical identity theft. The findings show that half (50 percent) of those who experienced a breach were victims of medical identity theft and had to pay approximately […]

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The way to make stories and experiences interactive is to think paper

The way to make stories and experiences interactive is to think paper

Written by on February 22, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

As we try and make devices and experiences more and more interactive, richer and instant, we should probably understand that we have failed, before we go much further. ‘The most interactive device, ever, is a book’. So said a conference speaker, years ago, when we were first seduced by interactive technology. Asked why, he said ‘because […]

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