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Your Wi-Fi Connection Is Never Secure or Safe

03 February 2018

Your Wi-Fi Connection Is Never Secure or Safe

Newer software brings spying on Wi-Fi networks to the masses

Simple hacker-derived software lets anyone sitting next to you at your local coffee shop Wi-Fi hot spot watch you browse the Web and potential assume your identity online.

The iPhone X is a gorgeous fully-functional smartphone with a bright future

13 November 2017

The iPhone X is a gorgeous fully-functional smartphone with a bright future

The iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10) is a hugely important device for Apple. Not only is its release coinciding with the 10th anniversary of arguably the most important tech product of the last decade.

The iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10) is a hugely important device for Apple. It’s the first iPhone in four years to undergo a major redesign. The iPhone X starts at £999/$999 for the 64GB model and £1149/$1149 for the 256GB version

The Characteristics That Separate Banking Leaders from Banking Laggards

04 October 2017

The Characteristics That Separate Banking Leaders from Banking Laggards

Business executives will need to work with IT more closely than ever before, supporting technology.

Bain Research believes this problem is larger than IT; it is a strategic business challenge as well as a great opportunity. Technology executives now have a platform and an environment in which company leadership is keen to listen and support IT initiatives.

Business executives will need to work with IT more closely than ever before, supporting technology recommendations and gaining a clear understanding of the challenges and opportunities that technology affords.

Working together, they can move quickly to bring their banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions forward into the rapidly evolving digital age.

Global Banking Outlook 2017 (Ernst & Young Global Research, 2017)

04 October 2017

Global Banking Outlook 2017 (Ernst & Young Global Research, 2017)

The 2017 Ernst & Young Global Research Banking Outlook Survey of senior executives at almost 300 banks across the globe, indicates that risk and regulation will continue to dominate management’s agenda over the next 12 months.

Leading banks are looking beyond compliance to optimize their businesses and improve financial performance.

Uncertainty is no excuse for inaction. The report recommends that banks should take steps to  “keep customers safe” and “make things better for their customers.”

A10X Fusion processor-graphics combo chip for iPad Pro

16 June 2017

A10X Fusion processor-graphics combo chip for iPad Pro

Apple's new six-core A10X Fusion combination chip that puts a processor and graphics on the same semiconductor chip. Apple made the announcement at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California.

Apple made the announcement at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California. The new A10X Fusion processor has six processing cores, including three high-performance cores and three high-efficiency cores. The chip will be used in the new iPad Pro tablet. Apple said the tablet would have 40 percent faster graphics performance than predecessors.

Maintaining the tricky balance between outsourced and in-house

02 June 2017

Maintaining the tricky balance between outsourced and in-house

Worley Parsons CIO Brian Adams was halfway through a process of sending commodity IT services to an external provider, and the resources contractor struggles to keep up with a downturn in the market.

He revealed a simple test he uses to decide what goes out and what stays in: “The basic premise I work with is to ask ‘are we bringing additional value to our shareholders and to our bottom line by doing this ourselves’? And if the answer to the question is yes, it is something we should be doing. If the answer is no then we have got to be looking at alternative ways of doing it.”

What is the Gig Economy and the Human Cloud?

31 May 2017

What is the Gig Economy and the Human Cloud?

On-demand jobs offer companies all the benefits of employees without any of the costs of paying benefits for them, are just the best work that desperate people can find.

A gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. The trend toward a gig economy has begun. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors.

Recommendations for Effective Digital Transformation in the Banking Sector

30 May 2017

Recommendations for Effective Digital Transformation in the Banking Sector

Going digital doesn’t have to mean millions of dollars n new investment  or a major IT upheaval. Large investment will be necessary in some areas, but in general, many of the elements Banks need to transform digitally may already be in place. Banks must find ways to leverage their digital assets better and invest in targeted ways.

Advice from McKinsey's Tunde Olanrewaju.

Artificial Intelligence Briefing- The Impact of AI on Work

29 May 2017

Artificial Intelligence Briefing- The Impact of AI on Work

While AI technologies are still in their infancy, it won’t be long before every organization is forced to develop their own AI strategy in order to stay competitive.

Those with the HR teams, training program, organizational structures, and adaptable staff will be best prepared for this fast-approaching reality.

Artificial Intelligence is already forcing leadership teams around the world to reconsider some of their core structures. Fundamentally. organizations need an AI Strategy to stay completive

AI is Eliminating Middle Management and Changing the way Corporations are Organized

29 May 2017

AI is Eliminating Middle Management and Changing the way Corporations are Organized

The End of the Middle Manager-- What does this mean for you? If you’re a middle manager now, you aren’t doomed to early retirement. But you must be prepared to make two crucial investments.

If you’re a middle manager, you aren’t doomed to early retirement or an imminent layoff. However, you must be prepared to make two crucial investments. Middle management were invented to bridge this gap and make sure that information and projects were flowing from the execution level (rank-and-files) to the leaders (executives) and money was being made along the process curve.
 

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