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Charles Brett

Charles Brett
Charles Brett is a business/technology analyst consultant. His specialist areas include enterprise software, blockchain and enterprise mobility tech (including metering). Specific industry sectors of interest and experience include finance (especially systems supporting wholesale finance), telecommunications and energy. Charles has spoken at multiple industry conferences, has written for numerous publications (including the London Times and the Financial Times). He was the General Chair of the bi-annual High Performance Systems Workshop, 2005. In addition he is an author and novelist. His Technology books include: Making the Most of Mobility Vol I (eBook, 2012); Explaining iTunes, iPhones and iPads for Windows Users (eBook, 2011); 5 Axes of Business Application Integration (2004). His published novels, in the Corruption Series, include: The HolyPhone Confessional Crisis, Corruption’s Price: A Spanish Deceit and Virginity Despoiled. The fourth in The Corruption Series - Resurrection - has is now available. Charles has a B.A. and M.A in Modern History from the University of Oxford. He has lived or worked in Italy, Abu Dhabi, South Africa, California and New York, Spain, Israel, Estonia and Cyprus.


Organisations and IT can't agree on cyber security

Organisations and IT can’t agree on cybersecurity

NTT Security has released its fifth annual Risk:Value report. Titled 'Risk:Value 2019, Destination Standstill. Are you asleep at the wheel?' (registration required) it shows...
Cyber security gulf grows between business and IT

Cyber security gulf grows between business and IT

NTT Security has released its fifth annual Risk:Value report. The report focused on people outside of the IT function in order to understand how...
Cyber criminals are winning the skills battle

Cyber criminals are winning the skills battle

Security vendor Symantec has warned that businesses are losing the skills race against cyber criminals. The warning comes in the latest Symantec High Alert...
Riltok banking trojan hits Europe

Russian banking malware Riltok hits UK, France and Italy

Russian mobile banking trojan, Riltok has spread its wings and is now targeting users around the world. The news comes from Kaspersky which claims...
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UK workplace IT issues productivity loss worth £4bn says report

Workplace IT issues are creating a £4 billion productivity 'black hole' in the UK through lost working hours, according to new research from Capita. ...

Q2 Solutions and the application of blockchain in clinical research

Q2 Solutions (Q2), a clinical trial laboratory services organisation, has conducted a sample tracking proof-of-concept (PoC) using distributed ledger technology (DLT or blockchain) in...
Keeper Security launches BreachWatch

Keeper searches Dark Web for password breaches

Keeper Security has released BreachWatch, a utility which searches the Dark Web for login credentials exposed through a public breach. BreachWatch is available as...
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Salesforce makes email marketing smarter with new Einstein AI innovations

Salesforce has announced new Einstein AI innovations for Marketing Cloud. The enhancements will enable brands to increase customer engagement with relevant and timely email...
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Accelo expenses module is generally available

Accelo has completed the work on its expenses module but has yet to launch the new release. Accelo believes that its module should stop...
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Blocksyte + Caroli introduce blockchain traceability for olive oil

Blocksyte, a blockchain supply chain application company focused on the food industry supply chain, and Caroli, a producer of high-quality, extra virgin olive oil...
SafeBreach warns of critical vulnerability in PC-Doctor

SafeBreach warns of critical vulnerability in PC-Doctor

SafeBreach has released details of a vulnerability in PC-Doctor, a support tool used by several PC vendors including Dell. The software allows end users...
How SNIA is using Open Source to speed up storage standards

How SNIA is using Open Source to speed up storage standards

Developing a storage standard has always been a long, arduous and contentious process. It is the same for most standards. However, with the speed that...
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What to make of Facebook’s Libra?

On June 18th Facebook 'announced Calibra and Libra (though they will not be available until 2020). This is either a momentous event or an...
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New but familiar player in Service Desk Software – SolarWinds

Following a slew of acquisitions, SolarWinds has launched a Service Desk solution. Solarwinds is a brand familiar to IT leaders with a wide range...