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Barbora Polachova joins Yolt as Head of Partnerships

Barbora Polachova joins Yolt as Head of Partnerships

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Marc O’Brien appointed as Chief Technical Officer of Medica Group Plc

Marc O’Brien appointed as Chief Technical Officer of Medica Group Plc

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Customer experience experts say emotion drives behaviour as they herald the beginning of the Experience Age

Customer experience experts say emotion drives behaviour as they herald the beginning of the Experience Age

6 December 2018 / For a moment, it was a strange ‘customer experience’ for the team at Information Age [...]

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Another Microsoft RPA distribution deal agreed, as Kryon clinches Co-Sell-Ready status

Another Microsoft RPA distribution deal agreed, as Kryon clinches Co-Sell-Ready status

5 December 2018 / Kryon, which has been operating in research and development in robotics process automation (RPA) since [...]

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EMEA
Snowflake announces general availability on Microsoft Azure in EMEA

Snowflake announces general availability on Microsoft Azure in EMEA

5 December 2018 / Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced its general availability on [...]

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People Moves
BT announces new head of security — Kevin Brown

BT announces new head of security — Kevin Brown

3 December 2018 / BT have today announced the appointment of Kevin Brown as managing director of BT Security, [...]

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People Moves
(ISC)² appoints director of cyber security advocacy for EMEA

(ISC)² appoints director of cyber security advocacy for EMEA

3 December 2018 / (ISC)2 — the world’s largest non-profit membership association of certified cyber security professionals — has [...]

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Microsoft becomes the world’s biggest company

Microsoft becomes the world’s biggest company

3 December 2018 / They say that in track and field, in the 800 metres, the winner is the [...]

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Releases & Updates
Certua announces the launch of its Enterprise Insurance platform

Certua announces the launch of its Enterprise Insurance platform

3 December 2018 / The launch of Certua’s Enterprise Insurance platform aims to connect ecosystems through technological innovation and [...]

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RBC analysis of IBM Red Hat deal suggests boost to earnings will pay for acquisition cost

RBC analysis of IBM Red Hat deal suggests boost to earnings will pay for acquisition cost

28 November 2018 / IBM has been a laggard at the cloud party, but at least with its deal [...]

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People Moves
SUSE announces Matt Eckersall as new Regional Director

SUSE announces Matt Eckersall as new Regional Director

27 November 2018 / As SUSE’s new lead for the EMEA West region, Matt Eckersall will be tasked with [...]

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People Moves
IPsoft appoints Jeff Heenan-Jalil as CEO of Europe

IPsoft appoints Jeff Heenan-Jalil as CEO of Europe

27 November 2018 / Jeff Heenan-Jalil will be based in London. His appointment comes as IPsoft plans to grow [...]

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Data Analytics & Data Science
Acronis becomes data backup and storage partner of Manchester City Football Club

Acronis becomes data backup and storage partner of Manchester City Football Club

26 November 2018 / As part of the partnership, Acronis will help Manchester City FC to enhance and develop [...]

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Governance, Risk and Compliance
Deloitte and OutSystems set out to transform risk management

Deloitte and OutSystems set out to transform risk management

22 November 2018 / OutSystems, the platform for low-code application development, has helped Deloitte build its artificial intelligence platform, [...]

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Major Contracts
Phoenix Pharmahandel deploys Darktrace across their IT and OT systems

Phoenix Pharmahandel deploys Darktrace across their IT and OT systems

22 November 2018 / Darktrace, the AI cyber defence firm, has today announced that Phoenix Pharmahandel, the second largest [...]

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People Moves
Publicis.Sapient appoints Sarah Adam-Gedge as Australia MD

Publicis.Sapient appoints Sarah Adam-Gedge as Australia MD

21 November 2018 / A proven leader Sarah Adam-Gedge is a proven leader with three decades of executive experience [...]

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People Moves
JLL appoints IBM leader as Americas CEO for Corporate Solutions

JLL appoints IBM leader as Americas CEO for Corporate Solutions

20 November 2018 / Sanjay Rishi joins JLL from IBM as Americas CEO for Corporate Solutions. The position had [...]

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Cybersecurity
Cyber security implementation: firms want it, but less do it, finds survey

Cyber security implementation: firms want it, but less do it, finds survey

16 November 2018 / Despite 99% of respondents stating that making technology resilient to cyber disruptions should be core [...]

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The week in tech: Brexit Withdrawal Agreement draft

The week in tech: Brexit Withdrawal Agreement draft

16 November 2018 / What does the latest draft Brexit agreement mean for techs? Theresa May has struck a [...]

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Next-generation robotic process automation leverages AI and machine learning

Next-generation robotic process automation leverages AI and machine learning

14 November 2018 /   No less than 74% of organisations surveyed feel ‘unstructured information (documents and content) is [...]

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Cybersecurity
Cyberwarfare:  the danger and potential answers

Cyberwarfare: the danger and potential answers

13 November 2018 / What is cyberwarfare? “A true act of cyberwar would be a wider targeting of critical [...]

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People Moves
Arcserve appoints Vince Blackall as EMEA Channel Director

Arcserve appoints Vince Blackall as EMEA Channel Director

12 November 2018 / ‘A proven track record’ Vince Blackall has a proven track record of delivering transformational revenue [...]

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Major Contracts
Henkel partners with CognitionX to progress in artificial intelligence

Henkel partners with CognitionX to progress in artificial intelligence

9 November 2018 / Henkel — the industrial and consumer goods giant, which owns brands including Persil, Loctite, and Schwarzkopf [...]

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Cloud & Edge Computing
Any surprise? IT leaders prefer cloud to on-premise

Any surprise? IT leaders prefer cloud to on-premise

7 November 2018 / According to new Apptio research, the vast majority (92%) of IT leaders prefer the public [...]

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AI & Machine Learning
Social robotics platform reveals a new face for conversational artificial intelligence

Social robotics platform reveals a new face for conversational artificial intelligence

6 November 2018 / What sets the social robotics platform aside from other robots in the world today “is [...]

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Top five trends for harnessing data in 2019

Day 1 of our tech advent calendar – From data storytelling to using data for good, James Eiloart from Tableau gives his take on the top trends in harnessing data as we head into 2019.

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Top five business analytics intelligence trends for 2019

From explainable AI to natural language humanising data analytics, James Eiloart from Tableau gives his take on the top trends in business analytics intelligence as we head into 2019

 

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Recruitment trends in tech for 2019: Machine learning, AI and predictive analytics

 

Major changes are occurring in the ways human resources and other related professionals find the right people for open positions. Kayla Matthews looks at recruitment trends in tech.

 

 

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2018 tech predictions: what we got right (and wrong)

Ben Rafferty, Global Solutions Director at Semafone looks at what technology predictions we got right this year, and what ones we got wrong.

 

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Will 2019 see the automation of automation and push up salaries of data scientists? 

2019 will see the start of two dramatic changes applying to data scientists: and in an interview, Jeremy Achin, CEO of DataRobot told Information Age more.

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The top 5 data centre trends for 2019: Edge will drive change

Vertiv experts anticipate self-sufficient, self-healing edge in service of IoT and the emergence of 5G, as some of then top trends for data centres in 2019.

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The top 10 infrastructure and operations trends for 2019, according to Gartner

Serverless computing, AI, network agility, edge computing, the death of the data centre, new roles, SaaS denial, talent management and global infrastructure drive the Gartner top 10 infrastructure and operations trends for 2019.

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Seven existential threats to your organisation’s cyber defences in 2019

Hackers are getting smarter, meaning that businesses need to get smarter with cyber defences. Jumio\\\’s Labhesh Patel outlines seven threats

 

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The continuing rise of mobile edge computing, 5G and IoT security, hot topics for 2019

IoT a new cyber battleground, the rise of mobile edge computing and the arrival of 5G, Nick Offin from Toshiba gazes into his crystal ball with predictions for 2019

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Tech predictions from The Economist in 2019: Facial recognition to AI regulation

In this exclusive for Information Age, a team of editors from The Economist\’s World In 2019 provide tech predictions for 2019. Read here

 

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