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Goodbye and hello, again!

Goodbye and hello, again!

Written by on November 24, 2017 in News with 2 Comments

So, it’s goodbye …. and hello! We have been bringing you DisruptiveViews and before that, BillingViews, for over eight years now but it’s time for us to move onwards and upwards. Over the last year we have been building a formidable team in Asia headed up by telecoms industry veteran, John Tanner, to deliver our […]

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Why cryptocurrencies need a proper ecosystem to thrive

Why cryptocurrencies need a proper ecosystem to thrive

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

Cryptocurrencies and related distributed technologies need a proper ecosystem to become a significant and meaningful part of the finance ecosystem Blockchain, ICOs and digital securities (e.g. cryptocurrencies) have become the new kids on the finance block – and of course opinion is divided. Some believe they will take over the entire finance industry in a […]

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FCC plans net neutrality repeal; how is that a victory for telecoms?

FCC plans net neutrality repeal; how is that a victory for telecoms?

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

FCC Plans to Dismantle Net Neutrality Reported as a” Victory for Telecoms”. On 21st November the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the US announced plans to repeal Net Neutrality rules. This is the beginning of the end for Net Neutrality legislation in the US. There will be lobbying, appeals and counter appeals but this looks […]

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Is it time that we began to think of the GDPR as an opportunity?

Is it time that we began to think of the GDPR as an opportunity?

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

Mention the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR – and people generally throw their hands in the air. The established view is that it is overly restrictive, burdensome, and anyway no-one will be ready in time. And how are we meant to do business in that kind of environment? Oddly, individuals seem more prepared […]

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Google’s AI is already ahead in the war against fake news

Google’s AI is already ahead in the war against fake news

Written by on November 21, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Google’s AI already paying dividends. Both Google and Facebook have a fake news problem but Google’s leadership in AI means that it is likely to have a better solution and will not have to materially impact the financial performance of the company to fix it. Over the last 2 years, Google, Facebook, Twitter and so on […]

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The 2017 Magic Quadrant: has Gartner gone completely sane?

The 2017 Magic Quadrant: has Gartner gone completely sane?

Written by on November 17, 2017 in Opinion with 2 Comments

You will probably be aware of our views on Gartner’s yearly Integrated Revenue and Customer Management (IRCM) Magic Quadrant and one of our theses about how much actual influence it has on purchasing decisions (and therefore how badly you need to be in it – not that much, it turns out). So, imagine our surprise […]

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Trust is an asset, but with the huge rise in fraud it is depreciating fast

Trust is an asset, but with the huge rise in fraud it is depreciating fast

Written by on November 16, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

ITEM: The severity of digital fraud in Asia-Pacific is not only bad, but it’s also getting worse as adoption of digital services increases. What’s worse – that’s having a negative effect on consumer trust, especially for telcos. And they may not even know it. That’s according to the ‘Digital Trust Index’, part of the Fraud […]

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The hacking of Face ID might just prove its security

The hacking of Face ID might just prove its security

Written by on November 15, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Hacking of Face ID proves its security. The inevitable hacking of Face ID has been achieved but I think that the lengths that the hackers had to go to crack the system proves that, for all practical purposes, it is a worthy upgrade from fingerprint recognition. Vietnamese cyber security firm and Android phone maker, Bkav Corp, […]

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Which is the most overhyped technology of 2017? Hint: not 5G

Which is the most overhyped technology of 2017? Hint: not 5G

Written by on November 14, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

As we approach the end of the year, and analysts and journalists sharpen their pens and gaze with steely concentration into the mists of 2018, we thought we would take a moment to reflect on the year and – for the moment – simply sift through the hype. When you ask most senior executives what […]

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Legacy banks meet fintech innovation: result – M&A frenzy?

Legacy banks meet fintech innovation: result – M&A frenzy?

Written by on November 13, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

FinTech is disrupting the finance industry to the point where we’re likely to see quite a bit of M&A activity as a result. That activity could take several different forms, but one likely possibility is that FinTech or tech companies could acquire traditional finance names. It appears the transition for banks to really utilize FinTech […]

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