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Amazon ups the ante in the land grab for the homeOpen in a New Window

Amazon increases its aggressive land grab. Not content to sit on 70% market share, Amazon is aggressively compensating for the lack of Alexa on smartphones by effectively giving the devices away and pushing e-commerce as hard as it can. A land grab strategy makes complete sense because the more Amazon can drive Alexa usage, the more […]


Here’s what we know about the SEC hackOpen in a New Window

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. markets regulator has revealed that hackers accessed its corporate disclosure database and may have illegally profited by trading on the information stolen. Q: When did it happen? A: Some time in 2016. The Securities and Exchange Commission determined in August 2017 that the hack may have led to insider […]


US Homeland Security had found critical flaws in SEC systemsOpen in a New Window

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security detected five “critical” cyber security weaknesses on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s computers as of January 23, 2017, according to a confidential weekly report reviewed by Reuters. The report’s findings raise fresh questions about a 2016 cyber breach into the U.S. market regulator’s corporate filing system […]


News highlights – 21 September 2017Open in a New Window

News highlights for 21 September 2017 Facebook to overhaul political adverts SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook In on Thursday launched an overhaul of how it handles paid political advertisements, giving a concession to U.S. lawmakers who have threatened to regulate the world’s largest social network over secretive ads that run during election campaigns. Read more… […]


Apple iPhone 8 launch disappoints as people wait for the XOpen in a New Window

SYDNEY/TOKYO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s launch of iPhone 8 kicked off in a less lively mood in Asia, versus previous debuts, as fans held out for the premium iPhone X due out in early November. Hundreds of people usually gather at Apple’s Sydney city store with queues winding down the town’s main street, George Street, […]


Leading the way to a truly digital futureOpen in a New Window

Global ServicesOur latest research, based on a survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, reveals what CEOs really think about digital transformation.


Question: can AI machines ever have an ‘aha’ moment?Open in a New Window

While the debate about whether AI will lead us to destruction or not continues, one recent insight is worth reporting. A lecture on the progress in finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease in Edinburgh is not the place where you would think you would be struck by insights into AI, but it was. The reason […]


US allies force spy agency to back down in encryption rowOpen in a New Window

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies. In interviews and emails seen by Reuters, academic and industry experts from countries including Germany, Japan […]


Turn and face the change: Part one — make your data work against the bad guysOpen in a New Window

Ruth DavisJoin Ruth Davis, as she kicks off her new series on cyber security. And the first area she’s exploring is why Big Data is so good for both security and business.


How ethical hacking tips the connected car’s balance of riskOpen in a New Window

Martin Hunt Ethical hacking can help keep connected vehicles safe from exploitation by malicious hackers. Our expert, Martin Hunt, explains the process.


Humans Matter: Issue six — Family feud; bridging the IT/OT digital divideOpen in a New Window

Bryan FiteJoin Bryan Fite as he explores the differences between IT and OT — and why they need to work together for the benefit of their organisation.


Are you ready to capitalise on new digital business models? Or will you be the next Kodak?Open in a New Window

Andrew ThomsonBT and BearingPoint are working together to help customers stay competitive during the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Here’s how they’re doing it.


How the need for flexibility is changing professional servicesOpen in a New Window

Simon WarnerThe latest tools and tech will only get professional services workers so far. Here’s why you have to build your IT solutions around the workstyles of your people.


Your cyber security journey: Stage one — ‘Denial’Open in a New Window

Mark Hughes Discover the first stage on your cyber security journey — ‘Denial’. What is it? And how do you move on? BT’s President of Security, Mark Hughes, explores.


Ethical hacking supports connected car securityOpen in a New Window

Martin Hunt Hacking and vulnerabilities through connectivity are here to stay. And, the sooner we use ethical hacking to adjust to this new normal, the better.


There’s no agility without security in professional servicesOpen in a New Window

Simon WarnerTechnologies like cloud services offer professional services clients more agility than ever. But here’s why suppliers need to focus on cyber security first.


How organisations like yours are fighting cyber crimeOpen in a New Window

Global ServicesSee our new infographic to discover how organisations like yours can fight cyber crime in 2017.


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 […]