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Seeing Clearly in the Cloud

Say the word ‘smart’ to most business leaders and you’ll hear a host of different perspectives on what it actually means. For some, the Smart Cities of the future will spring to mind. For others, it’s all about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation. Within the video...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019
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Businesses Branching Out: Recognising 50 Shades of Brexit

Whether you’re for it or against it, the reality for many businesses wishing to trade within Europe in a post-Brexit world is that a mainland European outpost might be needed. Many large financial services organisations have already relocated staff away from the City of...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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The Evolution of IoT with 5G: Future-Proofing Current IoT Investment

Given the fact that there are close to a billion cellular Internet of Things (IoT) devices deployed today, and with introduction of 5G, will latter replace all the existing IoT technologies and will the current investment in IoT become obsolete? The simple answer is...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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Wearable Technology: Making Improvements to Workplace Health and Safety

There have been many arguments made about how the use of robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) could replace the role of workers across numerous industries, writes Axel Schmidt. However, the reality of the situation is that full automation isn’t a pragmatic approach and...
Posted On 21 Nov 2019
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Protecting the Higher Education Sector: A Lecture on University Security

Forty years ago, DEC (latterly acquired by Compaq) said there was no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home. Thirty years ago, the Internet was invented and, ten years ago, we had only just discovered smart phones and social networking. The world of technology and...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019
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Working Together to Fight Cheque Fraud

In terms of recent history, cheque fraud losses peaked in 2008 and, during the following decade, they reduced by more than 85%, which is far in excess of the decline in cheque volumes over the same period, writes Martin Ruda. However, the latest statistics reveal that cheque...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019
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Caught in the Crossfire of Cyber Warfare

The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) Annual Review for 2019 doesn’t shy away from naming the four key protagonists when it comes to state-based cyber threats against our country. The comprehensive document sites China, Russia, North Korea and Iran as being actively...
Posted On 15 Nov 2019
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The Human Cost of Disruption on Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

It’s great to see many high-profile figures speaking out about the mental health issues they’ve faced in 2019, writes John Young. What’s highly encouraging to hear, too, is that many companies are actively educating their employees on the signs of stress and mental illness at...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
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5G’s Roll-Out in the UK: A Case of Too Little, Too Soon?

5G has arrived – or has it? The new services are surprisingly limited in geographic coverage, performance and features, observes Nick Sacke, focusing on broadband-only applications. The massive Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity application of the services has been delayed to...
Posted On 13 Nov 2019
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Body-Worn Cameras: The Smart Technology Response to Retail Crime

Shocking new figures show that attacks on retail workers in the UK are on the rise, with over 42,000 violent incidents recorded in the last year alone. These attacks are costing retailers a staggering £900 million, at the same time placing the mental health of retail workers and...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019