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Intel sees great opportunities in 5G - Intel will dip its fingers deep into the 5G honeypot, but it’s not targeting the network itself. Instead, it will focus on the back-end infrastructure supporting the technology, as this is where the company sees best opportunities for itself. The company announced the move during the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), which took place late last week in San Francisco. As 5G will power much more than just mobile internet, Intel believes there will be a lot of ...

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Why automate your Application Configuration? - Configuration: that famously under-appreciated part of application development. It sounds like a dry subject, doesn’t it? In fact, it’s fascinating to analyse and explore. What actually is application configuration? You may have heard of ‘DevOps’ or ‘Development and Operations’. DevOps involves multiple teams collaborating together to deliver software or applications. It’s a business practice, a digital movement and a working culture all rolled...

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Traditional malware falls, mobile malware on the rise - The number of active malware families attacking businesses fell by five per cent in July, but mobile malware now accounts for nine per cent of the total – up 50 per cent from June. These figures come from threat prevention company Check Point based on intelligence drawn from its ThreatCloud World Cyber Threat Map. [see_also] During July, Check Point detected 2,300 unique and active malware families attacking business networks, the firs...

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How brand partners are going for gold at Rio 2016 - The Olympic and Paralympic Games can be one of the most effective international marketing platforms on the planet as it allows brand partners and sponsors to reach billions of people across the world. However, staging the Games and managing the operations of every organisation within the Olympic and Paralympic movement requires a tremendous amount of policy, procedure and training oversight, as well as brand control. In branding alone, spo...

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Why biometrics are less secure than passwords - Many technology pundits talk about biometrics as the ultimate authentication solution – the technology that will make the ‘imperfect’ password obsolete. Despite the hype, most companies are approaching with caution. In fact, CEB found that there are varied degrees of biometrics adoption globally, as around 20 per cent of firms have actually deployed the technology. A big reason for low adoption could be that they are less secure. And while man...

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Bitcoin.org warns users ahead of suspected cyber attacks - Ahead of the upcoming release of Bitcoin Core, Bitcoin.org has warned users that the latest version of the client will likely be a target of state-sponsored cyber attackers. The Bitcoin Core client is responsible for keeping the virtual currency decentralised and also ensures that only valid transactions are accepted. The group behind the client released a warning this week to let users know that there is ‘reason to suspect’ that th...

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Emerging challenger banks: Where are they now? - The UK’s decision to leave the European Union in June shocked many businesses worldwide. In the following weeks, as the markets slowly recovered, firms have been left to contemplate how the financial services industry will be affected in the long-term. The ensuing Referendum debate has brought a variety of arguments to the fore focusing on the effect a British exit from the EU could potentially have on the economy, with a particular focus on ...

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Data resilience: Why CEOs and CFOs need to understand the CIO agenda

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Big Data and business strategy - We live in the age of big data, where every company, big or small, has some part to play in the space. However, despite the potential big data has to transform businesses and the way they operate, that potential is being left largely unfulfilled due to a lack of knowledge of how to integrate and understand it. This isn’t an area that should be thought of on a project by project basis or something that should be left to the CIO to deal with. Big data is funda...

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Demand for IT pros high, despite Brexit - Brexit isn’t really shaking up the UK’s tech industry, according to new figures from the Robert Walters UK Jobs Index. The Index claims that tech jobs in the UK were up 15 per cent in July, compared to the month before. Experts have been stating that Brexit will create a ‘climate of economic uncertainty’, but it doesn’t seem to have troubled this industry. The report says that start-ups are playing a key role in this increase. “In several major UK c...
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