With the meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos in January 2013, cyber security is officially no longer solely a technology or IT department concern. In this Financial Times article, Eric Openshaw and Jolyon Barker discuss ways to make headway against the growing cyber threat.
Catastrophic security breaches are feared to be imminent. The looming impacts range from stolen intellectual property and the inability to conduct business, to significant brand erosion and lost competitive advantage. The message for executives trying to make sense of what it means to company IP, data and operations is that the game has changed and it’s time for leadership and attention from the top.
Eric Openshaw and Brian Shniderman of Deloitte believe that the subject of mobile payments demands closer scrutiny. In this Financial Times guest column, they examine how trust could potentially shape new relationships in the mobile payments ecosystem. Read more.
With widespread uncertainty keeping expectations for a global recovery low in 2013, we might assume the sky is falling on enterprise IT spending. Yet Gartner predicts 4.2 per cent growth in global IT spending for 2013. Read this Financial Times article by Eric Openshaw and Paul Lee to find out why IT spending appears to be picking up despite the uneven economic outlook.
For an increasing number of people, mobile is an integral part of their personal and professional lives. As wireless broadband coverage reaches more parts of the world, the number of innovative mobile-based products and services increases.
New technologies and form factors are changing the way work gets done. Workers today expect more, not just from their devices, but from the applications and information they use—simplicity, usability, elegance—not always the hallmarks of enterprise IT.
Search “visualisation” on the Internet and you can fritter away hours on the latest mash-up-data as art, statement, experimentation. But for business, the power of visualisation is to make sense of the disparate often unstructured data - the “Big Data” you keep hearing about - to inform decisions, indicate actions and create shared understanding.
Many don’t realize, as they tap their smart phone to conduct increasingly complex transactions either for work or personal use, that cloud computing power makes their mobile choices better, easier and faster.
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