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IT delays and Brexit throw UK’s 53m smart meter project into disarray

IT delays and Brexit throw UK’s 53m smart meter project into disarray

Written by on August 29, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The UK’s national smart meter project has suffered yet another setback, with the UK government announcing that the critical communications infrastructure that supports the roll out will miss tomorrow’s deadline – and won’t be ready for at least another couple of months. It adds to the recent spate of government projects under-performing – which include […]

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Prospects for Facebook look better than ever – based on what exactly?

Prospects for Facebook look better than ever – based on what exactly?

Written by on August 26, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Facebook spokesmen may well go on record and say that they are getting round ad blocking attempts ‘for the principle of the thing’ but when a company makes 95 percent of its revenues from advertising you have to wonder – just a little – about the motives. Apart from our oft repeated sermon on putting […]

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You don’t know what you don’t know – or do you?

You don’t know what you don’t know – or do you?

Written by on August 26, 2016 in Opinion with 1 Comment

In the early days of revenue assurance (RA) for telecom companies a popular phrase used by software salespeople was – “you don’t know what you don’t know.”  Of course, they were talking about the fact that telcos were not aware of all the losses they were incurring due to poor billing practices, irregular audits and […]

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Pokemon Go: going, going…

Pokemon Go: going, going…

Written by on August 25, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Tencent and Activision can breathe a sigh of relief. Pokemon Go is already showing all the hallmarks of being a craze rather than a revolution as the appeal of the game is already beginning to pall despite only being 6 weeks old. Data from Apptopia shows that daily active users peaked at around 45m users three weeks […]

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IoT shows promise but consumers in developed markets don’t get it

IoT shows promise but consumers in developed markets don’t get it

Written by on August 24, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Harris Interactive, best known for the Harris Poll, has unveiled the results of its survey of the UK public, the SmartLife report, and has added to the pile of evidence that shows the struggles that the IoT is facing when it comes to spurring adoption. The outlook does look promising, but consumers in developed markets […]

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Privacy must now become part of the customer proposition

Privacy must now become part of the customer proposition

Written by on August 23, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Over the years, I’ve often tried to persuade clients that the time will come when privacy will be part of the upfront consumer proposition rather than a back office hygiene factor. privacy should be an integral part of the customer proposition that sways the choice of product or service From The business of privacy | Consult […]

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New threat for the IoT, DDoS attacks launching now

New threat for the IoT, DDoS attacks launching now

Written by on August 22, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Now is the time to beef up IoT device security before it’s too late! DDoS attacks are not new, but DDoS attacks hampering with IoT device security are. Recently we mentioned a DDoS attack that was launched by a botnet of 25,000 compromised CCTV cameras, armed with high-bandwidth connectivity and scattered across the world. The rise […]

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iGaming and virtual reality – a match made in heaven?

iGaming and virtual reality – a match made in heaven?

Written by on August 18, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Unless you live under a rock, you’ll have noticed the recent explosion of virtual reality (VR) devices and games over the last few months. Despite being a work in progress for the last few decades, VR really hit the headlines in 2015 thanks to Oculus Rift and its now owner, Facebook. Although Oculus Rift and […]

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Facebook refuses to give up on India, back with Express Wi-Fi

Facebook refuses to give up on India, back with Express Wi-Fi

Written by on August 17, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

When there is a will there is a way… Last year a disappointed Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, said after his much-anticipated and much endorsed “Free Basics” program, “While we’re disappointed with the decision, I want to personally communicate that we are committed to keep working to break down barriers to connectivity in India and […]

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Transforming telcos flying high, procrastinating airlines getting grounded

Transforming telcos flying high, procrastinating airlines getting grounded

Written by on August 16, 2016 in Opinion with 2 Comments

If you ever had second thoughts why so much fuss has been made of transformation in the telecoms world you only have to look at the airline industry to understand. Biting the bullet early in updating, streamlining and simplifying everything from the network to the back-office has gone a long way in saving telcos by […]

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