SI and tech insights
Size doesn't matter. Speed does
For an online retailer, data velocity means interacting in a relevant and engaging manner with a real-time shopper, tying her experiences together based on past interactions, purchase history, social links, and other data, and doing it within seconds of her...
October 8, 2013 2:17 PM Read Full Post
Customers and SMBs are demanding real-time bespoke services
The last few years have, for the first time, given consumers in the developed world the ability to see and control how they use energy. In-home technologies, mobile devices and smart meters mean that domestic and commercial users can gauge,...
September 16, 2013 2:21 PM Read Full Post
Emerging markets have the advantage
More and more companies are being gripped by the possibilities of mobility, the idea that employees can work together seamlessly across different geographies or whilst on the move, across different devices, all the while having access to the relevant information...
August 16, 2013 12:13 PM Read Full Post
More on the data driven view of the summer of sport...
For generations fans have strained their eyes to see whether a ball was in or out, over the line or still in play, all while debating the merits of one player against another. Now analytics is changing that debate forever,...
July 30, 2013 6:20 AM Read Full Post
It is more than just Moneyball
Over the past decade sports have taken analytics to heart, using its tools to bring a more scientific approach to tactics, player management and fan engagement. The use of analytics is quickly becoming a prerequisite for success in the fiercely...
June 21, 2013 3:14 PM Read Full Post
Technology enables massive savings for traditional suppliers and opportunities for new entrants
Cloud, mobility, and advanced analytics are transforming the way insurance companies offer value to their customers. As competitive pressures within the industry increase, insurance companies will turn to technology for assistance in this changed environment. To prosper in this new...
June 7, 2013 3:46 PM Read Full Post
Integrate robust biometric fraud detection with more traditional IT security
Biometric technologies were, until recently, widely used by just two types of people - police detectives and Hollywood spies. But the world is waking up to the fact that biometrics can enable faster, easier identity recognition. With governments and businesses...
May 10, 2013 5:00 AM Read Full Post
Partnerships between business and academic institutions can overcome scepticism about value of intervention
European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, unveiled plans for a “Grand Coalition of ICT Skills” designed to bridge the digital skills gap currently being felt in the Eurozone. In certain respects, this is not surprising. The pervasiveness of...
April 30, 2013 12:35 PM Read Full Post
Compliance has become the comfort zone, but real security remains distant
Despite an increasing focus on securing businesses that are increasingly “going digital”, IT departments are struggling to keep pace with recent advances in security technology. This week IT professionals are descending upon the 18th Infosecurity Europe event with the hope...
April 24, 2013 2:48 PM Read Full Post
Use the data properly to create long term business value
Hands up if you have ever read a quarterly sustainability report. Don’t be ashamed if you haven’t, you’re one of millions. In my experience the only people likely to have read your company’s full sustainability report (past the executive summary...
March 26, 2013 12:33 PM Read Full Post