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That hype around 5G timescales may not be hype after allOpen in a New Window

If it feels like 5G is coming faster than you thought it would, that’s because it is, according to Ericsson’s 5G Readiness Survey 2017 report. According to the report, 78% of operators surveyed said they are already trialing 5G technologies (vs 32% in 2016), and 28% expect to deploy 5G next year. Meanwhile, 36% say […]


Electric car batteries provide a new opportunity for recyclersOpen in a New Window

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – After years of dismantling discarded televisions and laptops, a Shanghai recycling plant is readying itself for a new wave of waste: piles of exhausted batteries from the surge of electric vehicles hitting China’s streets. The plant has secured licenses and is undergoing upgrades to handle a fast-growing mountain of battery waste, said […]


J P Morgan taps analytics start-up to boost fixed income businessOpen in a New Window

NEW YORK (Reuters) – JP Morgan Chase & Co has partnered with data analytics start-up Mosaic Smart Data to help its fixed-income sales and trading business become more profitable. The bank, whose fixed-income trading revenue slumped last quarter, has signed a multi-year deal to use Mosaic Smart Data’s technology division globally, the companies said in […]


News highlights – 22 October 2017Open in a New Window

News highlights for 22 October 2017 Apple sued over the term animoji NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc in a U.S. court over the trademark for the term “animoji”, alleging the U.S. technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPhone X. Read more… Australian […]


US government warns of hackers targeting energy plantsOpen in a New Window

(Reuters) – The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed by email late […]


Digital Leadership for Europe?Open in a New Window

Bas BurgerAs Europe’s leaders plot a course for our digital future, our CEO Bas Burger asks: what does the region need, to make digital transformation a success?


Are we looking at the return of a subscription model for publishers?Open in a New Window

The digital advertising model is broken. And finally publishers are accepting this fact. It is not before time, the rest of the world, digital or otherwise, spends much of its time saying that we now live in a subscription economy. The irony, of course, is that while reading this message on our favourite sites, we […]


Coalition of tech companies want residency path for immigrantsOpen in a New Window

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to documents seen by Reuters. The Coalition for the American Dream intends to ask Congress to pass bipartisan legislation this […]


Step by step towards digital transformationOpen in a New Window

Digital TransformationTo successfully embrace digital transformation, your business needs to lay the right digital foundations. Our new infographic explores what CEOs think are the most important aspects of digital infrastructure.


Humans Matter: Issue seven — The Internet of Invisible ThingsOpen in a New Window

Bryan K FiteJoin Bryan K. Fite as he explores the dangers of digital dependencies, and the need for threat modelling.


Developing digital collaborationOpen in a New Window

Global Services Digital transformation can mean drastically improving how your people collaborate at work. Our new white paper explains how.


The digital customer experienceOpen in a New Window

BT Global ServicesThe experience customers demand is changing, and this transformation is driven by the evolution of digital technology. The question is: how can businesses keep up?


An autumn harvest of ideas from the world’s top innovatorsOpen in a New Window

Nicola MillardNicola Millard looks back at Codex’s ‘Industries of the Future’ event, and asks: are there any lessons we can learn from it?


Is Ethereum Swarm the next secure cloud?Open in a New Window

konstantinos-karagiannisJoin Konstantinos Karagiannis, as he explores the huge security potential inherent in Ethereum Swarm.


Carrot or stick — which is best for security awareness?Open in a New Window

Rob PartridgeHave we got the balance of ‘carrot and stick’ right when it comes to cyber security awareness? Our expert, Rob Partridge, explores.


Cyber security: don’t be in denialOpen in a New Window

Global ServicesDenial is the first step on the road to cyber security. Our infographic explores what it means for your organisation and how to move on.


Artificial intelligence and the future of industryOpen in a New Window

Vidhya KarthikeyanHot off the heels of Codex’s Top 50 Innovators from the Industries of the Future, Vidhya Karthikeyan reflects on the event.


Images from ROpen in a New Window

I hate having my photo taken, always have – but it is one of the things you have to do when you are in business. I use a standard portrait and it can be found on LinkedIn, Facebook, About.Me, etc. However Niek Temme, who I work with at a client site has used R to […]


Sequent Values and PrinciplesOpen in a New Window

During the early 90’s I had the honour and pleasure to work with a great group of people at Sequent Computer Systems. The company had a set of great set of values and principles and I often refer to them and sometimes am asked for a copy. In the absence of being able to find […]


An Introduction to Data Virtualization in Business IntelligenceOpen in a New Window

A new presentation entitled An Introduction to Data Virtualization in Business Intelligence is now available. It provides a brief description of what Data Virtualization is and how it can be used to support business intelligence applications and development. Originally presented to the ETIS Conference in Riga, Latvia in October 2013


18 years and counting …Open in a New Window

As a company we are rapidly approaching our 18th year of delivering ‘Data Management & Warehousing’ solutions to our clients. We started trading on 1 July 1995 and by 25 September 1995 we had our domain name – we used Demon Internet to get the domain name and because we were in the UK and […]


BI SaaS & Cloud Strategies for TelcosOpen in a New Window

An ETIS presentation from Brussels in March 2013 This presentation looks at what SaaS and Cloud mean for BI and analytics in Telcos. Read more in the presentation … Download BI SaaS & Cloud Strategies for Telcos now


Education OnlineOpen in a New Window

Those of you that know our consultants, or have read some of the blog posts on this website will be aware of our interest in on-going education and understanding, not only in our field of work but in the wider world. Here we list some of the online resources that are changing the way on-going […]


Addressing Business Intelligence Data QualityOpen in a New Window

A friend of mine posted a link to Michael W. Dobson’s TeleMapics Blog entitled Google Maps announces a 400 year advantage over Apple Maps about Apple’s problems with the release of their own mapping solution with iOS6. These problems are well documented elsewhere but Michael’s post highlights problems not just associated with mapping data but common across […]


Building An Analytical PlatformOpen in a New Window

Reprint of an article published by SAP about a recent piece of work I have recently been asked to build an analytical platform for a project – but what is an analytical platform? The client (a retailer) described it as a database where they could store data, a front end where they could do statistical work […]


Inspirational Data VisualizationOpen in a New Window

Data visualization has come of age – there is now no excuse for not only having good information but also for presenting it in an engaging and informative way. Here we look at a number of sites that can inspire and inform the way you present your information. Nathan Yau has a blog called Flowing Data that gathers […]


It’s time for Slow Business IntelligenceOpen in a New Window

I have been aware for a few months of the Slow Web Movement, which, like other parts of the slow movement, advocates a cultural shift toward slowing down life’s pace. More specifically it is about getting more value and less volume from the web, getting quality information when it is appropriate and not being overwhelmed […]