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What is driving demand for 5G?

5G is coming. The biggest shift in mobile technology to date is already underway, with infrastructure projects happening across the globe. The new standard promises a step change in wireless communications – higher bandwidth, faster speeds, greater availability and coverage, higher energy efficiency, and crucially, ultra-low latency, (30 times better than 4G) which can be used for mission critical M2M …

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Artificial intelligence: the new weapon in the fight against financial crime

Technology has always driven innovation in payments. From ATMs to online card payments, to mobile wallets and blockchain, it has helped create a more seamless customer experience. Unfortunately, it has also given fraudsters new opportunities to scam.  Financial fraud losses totalled £768m in 2016, a 2% rise on 2015 (which was a 26% increase on 2014). Unsurprisingly, online transactions are …

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3 industries set to be transformed by enterprise IoT

There’s been a lot of noise around how the internet of things is shaking up the consumer electronics space, but arguably where it’s going to have the most impact is in the enterprise, where the combination of sensor data and complex analytical algorithms have huge potential to streamline business processes, increase productivity and create new products. There’s everything to play …

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5 ways artificial intelligence is transforming digital marketing

Artificial intelligence the topic of the moment, such is it’s potential to revolutionise the way we analyse data, deliver services and make business decisions. In fact, it’s predicted that AI will add $15.7 trillion to global GDP. In digital marketing, AI is already making waves: seven out of ten marketing decision makers either are already implementing AI-powered technologies or have …

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How to build a greener, more efficient data centre.

Global data consumption is growing exponentially. More devices are coming online, driven by ballooning world population and the internet of things, and as technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence and driverless cars gain traction, the importance of storing this data efficiently while minimising damage to our environment becomes more pressing than ever. Research published in December 2017 forecasted that information and …

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According to McAfee, we’re entering a machine learning arms race. Should we be worried?

Machine learning is becoming an increasingly common defence tool against cyber-attacks: capable of intelligently sifting through vast quantities of data far quicker than humans could, and automatically detecting and alerting us to events that deviate from normal workings of a network. However as artificial intelligence becomes increasingly widespread, the potential for attackers to leverage this technology for malicious means is …

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Mobile Gaming: The future of esports?

Esports – organised, online competitor gaming – has experienced significant growth in recent times. According to the latest projections from specialist market intelligence firm Newzoo, the eSports global industry is set to grow to $908m in 2018 (38% growth from 2017) reaching $1.4 billion by 2020 with sponsorship and media rights being the biggest revenue streams. Audience numbers are swelling …

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Diversity in Recruitment

Why is diversity an issue you should be addressing? Yes we know there’s a skill shortage, yes we know you want to hire the best candidate, yes we know you are in a hurry to hire. But the problem is going to get worse. Only 16% of the UK’s ICT workforce is female. Deloitte identified that by 2040 there will …

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Forget ‘evil’ bankers: Meet the fintechs helping to bring financial wellbeing to ordinary people

Post-financial crisis, as the reputation of traditional financial institutions lay in tatters, a new breed of fintech firm began to emerge. Rather than focusing on helping the rich get richer (an accusation levied against many banks), these companies were making use of innovative technology to help improve the ‘financial wellbeing’ of ordinary people. Capitalising on an increasing consumer trust in …

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Digital Advertising: Is Amazon poised to break Google and Facebook’s duopoly?

Although it may seem to consumers that no industry is untouched by Amazon, the tech behemoth has previously been somewhat coy about its ambitions in digital advertising. However, this is changing; despite Google and Facebook continuing to dominate with around 70% combined market share, it’s Amazon that is increasingly taking the limelight with a new product focus and rocketing revenue …