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IBM and AT&T continue alliance with cloud, edge and 5G ambition

IBM and AT&T continue alliance with cloud, edge and 5G ambition

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Apollo 11’s first moon landing technology, star charts and the NASA coders

Apollo 11’s first moon landing technology, star charts and the NASA coders

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Facebook shrugs off $5billion fine, but it has bigger challenges ahead

Facebook shrugs off $5billion fine, but it has bigger challenges ahead

13 July 2019 / Do we really need Facebook? Studies show that reading posts on the social media site [...]

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AI as a service, democratising AI, seeing into the future, and Artificial Intuition

AI as a service, democratising AI, seeing into the future, and Artificial Intuition

11 July 2019 / “There is so much BS out there from a marketing perspective,” says Falon Fatemi. Once [...]

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The City & Wall Street
RPA startup Mesmer launches with $15m Series A led by Intel

RPA startup Mesmer launches with $15m Series A led by Intel

10 July 2019 / RPA startup Mesmer has today announced its official launch as well as a $15m Series [...]

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Marriott and BA GDPR fines highlight importance of security by design

Marriott and BA GDPR fines highlight importance of security by design

10 July 2019 / When Marriott bought Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, the deal was about data. But Marriott [...]

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ICO bares its teeth as it fines BA close to 1% of parent company’s turnover

ICO bares its teeth as it fines BA close to 1% of parent company’s turnover

8 July 2019 / At last, the ICO has shown some teeth. It is well publicised that under the [...]

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Will Facebook’s Libra lead to a dystopian future?

Will Facebook’s Libra lead to a dystopian future?

3 July 2019 / What has Libra got to do with a dystopian future? Chances are, nothing. Let’s face [...]

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Jonathan Ive, Steve Jobs lesson: Don’t listen to your customers

Jonathan Ive, Steve Jobs lesson: Don’t listen to your customers

1 July 2019 / It’s the golden rule of business, put the customer at the core of everything you [...]

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Jobs and automation: no need to fear finds The Economist Intelligence Unit

Jobs and automation: no need to fear finds The Economist Intelligence Unit

25 June 2019 / The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has published a report sponsored by RPA company UiPath, that [...]

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Elephant Robotics launches a collaborative robot, Catbot, for smaller businesses

Elephant Robotics launches a collaborative robot, Catbot, for smaller businesses

25 June 2019 / A new collaborative robotic arm, targeted at smaller businesses and developed by Chinese firm Elephant [...]

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The City & Wall Street
Study reveals cyber security concerns on the rise amid M&A Activity

Study reveals cyber security concerns on the rise amid M&A Activity

25 June 2019 / According to a survey by Forescout, the cyber security firm, 53% of respondents said their [...]

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Deploying automation: the success rate is high, but obstacles include resistance to change

Deploying automation: the success rate is high, but obstacles include resistance to change

21 June 2019 / ‘Resistance is useless’ said the Vogon guard in Douglas Adams’ Hitch Hikers Guide to the [...]

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UK’s digital technology industry is 25% larger than previously thought

UK’s digital technology industry is 25% larger than previously thought

21 June 2019 / Companies previously classified as, for example, manufacturing are now also embracing new technologies such as [...]

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Brexit more likely to disrupt supply chains than natural disasters and cyber-attacks combined

Brexit more likely to disrupt supply chains than natural disasters and cyber-attacks combined

19 June 2019 / Uncertainty over Brexit is said to have caused more disruption to supply chains in the [...]

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The City & Wall Street
Blue Prism acquires Thoughtonomy to develop enterprise cloud approach

Blue Prism acquires Thoughtonomy to develop enterprise cloud approach

19 June 2019 / Blue Prism today announced its agreement to acquire Thoughtonomy for £80 million. The acquisition, expected [...]

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Private tokenisation tool announced by HSBC to provide digital accounts receivable

Private tokenisation tool announced by HSBC to provide digital accounts receivable

18 June 2019 / A practical application of tokenisation?  They will be making breakfast out of hype next.  Tokenisation [...]

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Major Contracts
IBM develops world’s most powerful commercial supercomputer for Total

IBM develops world’s most powerful commercial supercomputer for Total

18 June 2019 / IBM and supercomputer — the two words are synonymous with each other. The most famous [...]

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Lidar detection system to open up anonymised surveillance

Lidar detection system to open up anonymised surveillance

17 June 2019 / The sensor provides the unerring accuracy of lasers to scan the environment in much the [...]

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Data Protection & Privacy
GCHQ proposal on eavesdropping on chat services “makes a mockery”

GCHQ proposal on eavesdropping on chat services “makes a mockery”

31 May 2019 / “Not only is it going against what privacy is all about: if you create a [...]

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Trainline’s IPO is “a breath of fresh air”

Trainline’s IPO is “a breath of fresh air”

31 May 2019 / “The market for online train tickets is not particularly crowded,” stated the BBC when it [...]

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Secret Double Octopus reveals latest attempt to eliminate passwords

Secret Double Octopus reveals latest attempt to eliminate passwords

30 May 2019 / It is not revealing a great secret to say that passwords are problematic. They are [...]

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Microsoft announces London flagship store, can techs save the high street?

Microsoft announces London flagship store, can techs save the high street?

30 May 2019 / There is one part of the high street that seems alive and kicking, and that’s [...]

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People Moves
ServerCentral Turing Group hires chief information security officer

ServerCentral Turing Group hires chief information security officer

30 May 2019 / In recognition of the increased financial, legal, regulatory, and operational risks facing companies as they [...]

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Wirex and Elliptic unite in new approach to fight cryptocurrency fraud

Wirex and Elliptic unite in new approach to fight cryptocurrency fraud

24 May 2019 / Borderless payments platform Wirex and cryptocurrency compliance provider Elliptic, have strengthened their collaboration in order [...]

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