Why Automotive Cyber Security Must Improve For Driverless Cars

Henrik Jeberg

When we think of autonomous driverless cars, we usually give them a science-fiction sheen. We think of clean, state-of-the-art vehicles, whisking us smoothly from place to place, silently and without a hitch. The reality, unfortunately, could be different. While driverless cars should theoretically be safer than cars driven by people because they eliminate human error (and don’t use phones or …

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How Can Employers Guard Against CyberAttacks

Henrik Jeberg

Cybercrime is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses today. In 2017 there were 159,700 cyberattacks reported worldwide, exposing more than seven billion data records. These included the headline-grabbing attack on the credit evaluation agency Equifax, where hackers exploited a vulnerability in their application framework, gaining access to personal data belonging to 146 million people around the world. …

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How will Self Driving Cars Disrupt the Insurance Industry?

Jonathan Simnett

Self-driving cars are here. What used to be the preserve of science-fiction is now becoming reality and it has the potential to change everything we have become used to in life. Autonomous vehicles will change the way we travel, socialise and trade. And whilst it is obvious that the existing automotive giants, under threat from new entrants, will need to …

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Is the World Ready for AI Financial Advisors?

Jonathan Simnett

Machines are faster than humans at making calculations. They can be more perceptive. They’re certainly more reliable. The phenomenon of machine learning means that their performance will only improve. We let machines tell us what to watch and what to buy. We have been letting them operate trains for some time now and we appear even about to let them …

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How eCommerce is Adapting to Voice Technology?

Jonathan Simnett

How is the eCommerce industry changing to succeed in an increasingly voice technology-driven world? In less than four years, voice technology for many people, has moved  from a novelty to a necessity. In the US alone, there is a voice-activated device in 13% of homes. Google also reports that 20% of mobile searches are activated by voice rather than by …

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Enterprise Mobility is the Future – the Desktop is Dying

Super Admin

Mobile computing has emerged as the winning platform. According to GlobalStats, mobile operating systems are installed on 55% of all digital devices globally. Only three years ago, Microsoft’s Windows was still the dominant operating system. Now, its share is down to 36%. Because of this shift, businesses want to take more of their activity mobile, taking advantage of all the …

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Big Data In Finance

The Rise of Big Data In Finance

Mike Woods

Rise of big data in finance is impacting everything from customer acquisition, cybersecurity, marketing and productivity. Banks and financial institutions have always known a great deal about their customers. Previously, these reams of information sat in big files, or on spreadsheets and databases. It was used to assess customers’ worthiness for mortgages and loans, but not much else. Today, banks …

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How Mega Deals are Driving Record Values in the Thriving Fintech Sector

Jonathan Simnett

Hampleton Partners’ Latest Report Shows Crypto, Blockchain, AI and Regtech are driving the future of Fintech M&A It feels like there’s never been a time, not even during the City of London’s  legendary Big Bang in 1983, when open-outcry was replaced mostly with electronic screen trading, when technology has impacted so profoundly on the worlds of banking and finance.  How big …

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Cybersecurity M&A

Crunch Time: The Battle for Cybersecurity M&A

Anton Rothe

Cybersecurity M&A market trends 2016 is promising to be another great year for cybersecurity M&A. 2015 delivered 112 deals with almost $10 billion in disclosed value, yet YTD2016 has already seen 93 deals completed with $10.6 billion in disclosed value. Since the summer, we have seen four of the six largest cybersecurity deals completed since 2012: Symantec’s acquisition of Blue …

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