SI and tech insights
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
New opportuinities for healthcare organisations
As life sciences companies have developed enhanced pharma analytics capabilities to support their new business models, they have begun to better understand the role that information and data play in helping them achieve their objectives. For instance, data from patient-specific...
March 8, 2013 11:26 AM Read Full Post
Energy companies are looking to cloud computing. The question is which will be leaders and which will play catch-up.
Most oil and gas companies are already evaluating the risks and benefits of the cloud, and some have taken major steps towards virtualising their internal infrastructures. But the majority have yet to implement the full-scale automation or self-service provisioning that...
March 4, 2013 2:26 PM Read Full Post
The art of analytics is mathematically transforming the input data to reflect the system
Delivering value from analytics can be a mix of both art and science, as every organisation has its own requirements, practices and goals. It’s imperative that solutions are built by professionals familiar with the business ecosystem that they are modelling. If...
December 10, 2012 5:30 PM Read Full Post
How can the energy industry harness the power of social media and gain an advantage
The social media revolution has tipped the balance of power from companies to the consumer, and the energy industry is no exception. So, how can the industry harness that power and gain an advantage?A good starting point would be to...
November 30, 2012 3:29 PM Read Full Post
Many chief financial officers have been living on the edge for more than four years
Since late 2008, extraordinary volatility - in the form of currency fluctuations, new regulations, challenging business conditions and geopolitical events - has become the rule rather than the exception. Many CFOs and other senior finance executives have learned to live with...
November 16, 2012 12:00 PM Read Full Post
Most organisations won't become data centric overnight but you need to start the journey
Data is a strategic asset. Facebook’s public offering valuation, for example, owed much to its storehouse of consumer data. This is an indication of the future and how moving forward a company’s success will depend on how it uses...
October 31, 2012 10:50 AM Read Full Post