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Cloud Expo Asia and Data Centre World, Hong Kong announce 2019 exhibitor lineup

North Asia’s leading technology business event stack, Cloud Expo Asia, Cloud & Cyber Security Expo, Big Data World, Smart IoT Hong Kong and Data Centre World, is returning for its fourth edition on 22 – 23 May 2019 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre The annual free-to-attend event expects to receive over 12,000 international… Read More


IBMs global blockchain payment network goes live

The blockchain-based network will settle cross-border payments using Stellar Lumens (XLM) and the US dollar stable coin IBM has announced that its global payments network IBM Blockchain World Wire is now in limited production. The announcement was made at financial services and FinTech conference Money20/20 Asia. IBM Blockchain World Wire is a real-time global payments… Read More


Q+A: Hitachi Vantara on the changing IoT, big data and AI landscape
In conversation with Hitachi Vantara experts Jonathan Bowl and Wael Elrifai at Big Data World and Smart IoT 2019 IoT, analytics and AI are not exactly new technologies. But now that companies have incorporated them in to their business processes, to various degrees, why are so many failing to achieve the outcomes they expected? Last... Read More

Top three tips for safeguarding your network when deploying IoT

Ken Hosac, VP of IoT strategy and business development at Cradlepoint, identifies some of the most effective ways to capitalise on IoT’s benefits while mitigating the security risks Love it or loathe it, the Internet of things (IoT) is here to stay. Gartner’s latest predictions suggest the number of IoT devices will hit 14.2 billion… Read More


Myspace says all music uploaded to site from 2003 to 2015 has been lost

Users fear millions of breakout tracks from artists in their early years have been lost forever Early social network Myspace has apologised after admitting to losing music uploaded to the site since its founding in 2003 until 2015. In an announcement to users, the Californian company said “any photos, videos and audio files you uploaded… Read More


In the era of big data how can we safeguard data integrity?

With the right data lineage tools, ensuring data integrity in a big data environment becomes far easier Multi-dimensional is something of an understatement when it comes to describing the beast of big data. However, the dimension that outweighs all others – so much so that it’s even in the name – is volume. With the… Read More


IBM secures nationwide blockchain deal with French court clerks

In a pilot, involving four court clerks and IT providers, the NCC was able to decrease the time to update the registry from several days to a single day IBM and the National Council of Clerks (NCC) have announced the development of a blockchain-based commercial court network for legal transactions. Clerks operating in commercial courts… Read More


Report questions success of UK cyber security programme

The National Audit Office says it is also unsure whether the programme is value for money as it reaches its mid-point It is unclear whether the UK’s strategy against cyber threats is value for money due to failings in the way the Cabinet Office established its current programme, a report has claimed. £1.9 billion was… Read More


Facebook under criminal investigation for illegal data-sharing

The social network is accused of sharing private data with around 150 companies Facebook is under criminal investigation in the US over the alleged sharing of user data with some of the world’s biggest tech firms, a report has claimed. At least two manufacturers of smartphones and other devices have been asked to submit records… Read More


Emotional fitness app FIKA announces three corporate partner openings

Fika hopes to combat mental illness through app-based proactive emotional exercise Fika has announced three openings for corporate partners as it rolls out its new app-based emotional fitness tool across UK universities. The Fika app helps young people build confidence, emotional resilience, empathy and interpersonal skills to help them at university and in the world… Read More


Are you missing the low-hanging fruit on your data tree?
You could be closer to becoming a data-driven business than you think. That’s because chances are, you’re already generating data and you just need to know where to find it, how to aggregate it, and how to use it to create real value within your business. Start with the quick wins and there will be... Read More

The future of blockchain with 10Clouds
Maciej Cielecki, CEO and co-founder at 10Clouds and Dennis van der Vecht, Blockchain Account Executive at 10Clouds discuss blockchain history, use cases and what lies ahead For companies looking to incorporate blockchain solutions beyond crypto, what need to be the initial considerations? Dennis van der Vecht: As CoinDesk’s director of research beautifully stated “Blockchain technology,... Read More


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