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Tech Outlook for 2019: Growth and Consolidation

Tech M&A has reached record levels in recent years and the outlook for 2019 is similarly robust. There are headwinds, such as global economic uncertainty, rising trade and tariffs wars as...
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Performance Management and Empowering Managers

Has something gone wrong with Performance Management — that branch of Human Resources that the HR body the CIPD defines as: “the activity and set of processes that aim to maintain...
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Why You Should Care About The Security Of Your Mobile Apps

Much of our activity today revolves around mobile apps. We use mobile apps for everything from hailing cabs to ordering food. We even trust them to handle our payment information and...
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Funding and investment outlook for UK tech companies still favourable

Last year was a remarkable period for funding in the UK tech sector. It attracted more venture capital investment than anywhere else in Europe, with £6.3bn in funding from investors. We...
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How digitising customer care can prepare telecom operators for a shifting market

It’s a scenario many people know all too well – trying to find a sensible way through your operator’s online customer care services and eventually giving up and contacting the call...
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IBM/World Wire, SWIFT/R3, FIS/WorldPay

The electronic payments world is heating up as software providers like IBM (with World Wire), SWIFT/R3 (with gpi Link) and FIS/WorldPay all seek (to misquote the Heineken ad) to connect ‘the...
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Is Microsoft’s reality for AI really that different?

With the cacophony of announcements around Artificial Intelligence (AI) from many of the leading software vendors, you’d be forgiven for believing that each presents a unique direction to be investigated. The reality...
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Shopin harnesses customer data to launch retail intelligence platform

Retail organisation Shopin has released its patent-protected artificial intelligence (AI) engine to democratise customer data. The organisation leveraged more than 3.5 billion purchase data transactions, 30 million SKU connections and 67,000...
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Mitigating business disruption during a litigation dispute

Being party to a litigation dispute is not always simple. It is likely to be time consuming and it is almost always going to be costly. This is the case whether...
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CIC Healthcare: Two key talking points to watch out for in 2019

“Are we seeking to transform or are we just coping?” A poignantly asked question by Christopher J. Ross, CIO Mayo Clinic, in one of the opening keynotes of the 2019 HIMSS...

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How to change case in Excel

You may well know that in Word you can change the case of your text very easily. What was originally all in lower case...
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Malware is totally under control

At the Panda Security user conference, PASS2019, held in Madrid, attendees were told "Malware is totally under control." As statements go its about as...
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Salesforce Ventures refills funding bucket in Europe with $125

At Salesforce World Tour, London today Paul Smith EVP & GM UK announced a new $125 million Salesforce Ventures fund to invest in European cloud based...
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Natero acquisition slots into Freshworks

Freshworks has announced the acquisition of customer success platform vendor Natero for an undisclosed amount. The customer success technology dovetails neatly into the marketing,...
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Dragonchain patent for blockchain loyalty system

Dragonchain has received a USPTO patent for a blockchain loyalty system which tracks and monetises time. The product described in the filing corresponds to the...
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BanQu signs up RSM Spain for supply chain transparency

BanQu, a for-profit/for-purpose blockchain-as-a-service software company, has secured a strategic partnership with RSM Spain, the Spanish member firm of RSM International. The latter is...
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CloudBees scores US$10 million from HSBC

Enterprise DevOps vendor, CloudBees, has received a US$10 million investment from global banking giant HSBC. This is the latest significant investment in CloudBees who...
Immense Solutions secures $4.6 million in funding

Immense Solutions secures $4.6 million in funding

Intelligent mobility software provider, Immense Solutions, has raised US$4.6 million in a series A funding round. The funding round was led by Amadeus Capital...
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Kai Waehner explains why you need Kafka

The Apache Kafka summit was held in London last week. Kafka was originally designed to solve the problem of high volume and throughput at...

Calastone’s blockchain-based DMI goes live

Calastone has gone live with its blockchain Distributed Market Infrastructure (DMI). The technology underpinning Calastone's network has migrated to a blockchain-enabled market infrastructure. This...
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HPE buys Cray for $1.3 billion

Supercomputer stalwart, Cray Inc, has been bought by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The offer of £35 per share values Cray at $1.3 billion and...
Alexis Richardson on why the CNCF is growing so fast

Alexis Richardson on why the CNCF is growing so fast

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is holding its annual European conference in Barcelona this week. Alongside the CNCF conference is KubeCon, a project that...
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FLETA testnet claims 15,000 TPS

FLETA, a Korean blockchain platform, is aiming to create a sustainable DApp ecosystem. It has announced the release of its beta testnet with its...

Marconi adds Diffie and launches its Mainnet for scaling complex networks

Marconi, creator of a networking and blockchain protocol using programmable packets, has launched its Mainnet platform. This multi-cloud application platform provides ways to build...