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Indian e-commerce: Amazon is now the hot favourite

Indian e-commerce: Amazon is now the hot favourite

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

The only likely winner in India is now Amazon. Snapdeal has ended merger discussions with Flipkart in a move that, I think, snuffs out the one chance the local players had to keep Amazon at bay. At the same time Softbank is now looking at committing $1.5bn – $2bn into Flipkart in a move that I […]

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A cashless utopian future? Sure, but it may take some time

A cashless utopian future? Sure, but it may take some time

Written by on August 7, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The death of cash in the U.K. is a slow burn and we often feel like the poor relation when compared to progressive countries like Denmark and Sweden where cash is increasingly marginalised. Much has been written about the costs of taking cards and how it puts retailers at a disadvantage compared to taking cash. […]

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Why businesses need a code of ethics for disruptive technologies

Why businesses need a code of ethics for disruptive technologies

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

Rapid digital technological advances are penetrating every sector and forcing firms of every size to think about the potentially far reaching implications of these powerful new tools on jobs, privacy, security, and the way we communicate. A failure on any or all of these fronts could damage the brand and its ‘license to trade’. This realization […]

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How to use analytics in the fight against fraud

How to use analytics in the fight against fraud

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

The telecoms sector is expanding its services around the world with faster connections and more connected devices. However, new services create not just new revenue opportunities but also associated risks for operators. The challenge is to secure the upside, while at the same time, minimise potential losses incurred via fraudulent activity. One of the main […]

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Jio’s 4G gimmick could be a violation of net neutrality rules

Jio’s 4G gimmick could be a violation of net neutrality rules

Written by on August 2, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

ITEM: Reliance Jio’s decision to follow up its free data gimmick with a free 4G feature phone has raised questions about whether the phone is a violation of net neutrality. The so-called JioPhone is a low-cost feature phone that Jio will offer for a refundable deposit of 1,500 rupees (a little over $23), with the basic objectively of […]

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How to hack Ukraine’s infrastructure, a car wash, anything

How to hack Ukraine’s infrastructure, a car wash, anything

Written by on August 1, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It turns out that the much publicised hack of Ukraine’s infrastructure was more about human behaviour as ancient IT. In fact, more so. The head of Microsoft went to work on the problem and started in the President’s office. He found that every computer had the same login and password (let’s guess at ‘President’ and […]

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Facebook’s new smart speaker is actually pretty dumb

Facebook’s new smart speaker is actually pretty dumb

Written by on July 31, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Another smart speaker that badly needs a brain. It looks like Facebook is joining the ever more crowded smart speaker bandwagon, but without a decent brain inside the box, it may as well be a paperweight. One possibility is for the device to use Cortana as it comes from one of the few companies that doe […]

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The increased cyber security threat brings with it career opportunities

The increased cyber security threat brings with it career opportunities

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

Internet technology tends to be anything but stagnant. Ever evolving, with new trends, tools, techniques, and innovations, particularly when it comes to cyber security. The scope and opportunities are wide and varying, cyber security is an incredibly diverse field for anyone considering it as a career.  Of course, any prospective candidate will require the right […]

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The net neutrality debate in the US: the shouting gets louder

The net neutrality debate in the US: the shouting gets louder

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

Net neutrality is back in the headlines in the US, and for the most part, it’s boring. Which is not to say that it isn’t newsworthy – the FCC is reversing a major policy that will have a major impact on both broadband access services and OTT services. That’s obviously a big deal. But both […]

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Why human nature gets in the way when it comes to security

Why human nature gets in the way when it comes to security

Written by on July 26, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

It is not the most comfortable feeling when you see fit to disagree with a President. Oddly, the President on this occasion is not the incumbent, but Franklin D. Roosevelt. He famously said, during his inaugural speech, “let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself — nameless, […]

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