Tieto digitalises the financing processes of Finnfund

The Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd (Finnfund) is procuring a case and document management solution from Tieto. The system will be deployed during 2016. It will digitalize financing-related processes and make related information easier to find and manage throughout its life cycle.

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UK government launches IoT hub

Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, has confirmed a new interdisciplinary Research Hub to drive forward UK research in the Internet of Things (IoT). The PETRAS consortium of nine leading UK universities will work together over the next three years to explore critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability, and security.

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Covata and T-Systems deploy encrypted file-sharing for Barmer GEK

German health insurer leverages Safe Share, Covata’s end-to-end encrypted data-centric cloud sharing solution, to enable high-security data exchange.

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Agreement on Commission's EU data protection reform will boost Digital Single Market

The European Commission put forward its EU Data Protection Reform in January 2012 to make Europe fit for the digital age (IP/12/46). Recently, an agreement was found with the European Parliament and the Council, following final negotiations between the three institutions (so-called 'trilogue' meetings).

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Wipro makes senior appointments

Wipro appoints TK Kurien as Executive Vice Chairman; Abidali Neemuchwala as CEO & Member of the Board.

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Linux Foundation to advance Blockchain technology

New open ledger project to transform the way business transactions are conducted around the world.

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Pivotal bolsters its Cloud Native Platform team with acquisition of CloudCredo

Addition of highly sought-after Cloud Foundry experts and Intellectual Property to better enable enterprise adoption of Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

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Dimension Data predicts digital transformation as high on the corporate agenda

Dimension Data has released its IT predications for the next 12 months, and digital transformation is high on the corporate agenda because it’s already reshaping the competitive landscape.

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Analytics, acceleration and agility will disrupt software in the enterprise market in 2016

451 Research has released its 2016 Software preview report, Software 2016: Analytics, Acceleration and Agility, highlighting the key challenges facing this evolving sector.

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Claranet’s managed network measures up to River Island’s growing demand for digital

Operating globally as an ecommerce retailer and a high street fashion brand with over 350 stores internationally, River Island is a forward-looking company building on 60 years of heritage. Still privately owned by Bernard Lewis and his brothers in London, River Island wanted to ensure its historical brand leads trends in retail by introducing digital technologies into stores to improve overall customer experience.

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Few companies have evolved into truly digital organization

Only 7 per cent of organizations have successfully allied digital technology capabilities with the ability to quickly self-organize and forge partnerships to drive digital initiatives.

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Fujitsu predicts the future

Regina Moran, CEO of Fujitsu UK & Ireland, has shared her predictions for the tech sector in 2016.

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Europe outpaces global online viewing on mobile devices

Ooyala has released its Q3 2015 Global Video Index, showing mobile video consumption in Europe hit 53 percent of all online video plays in the region, surpassing the global trend of 45 percent in Q3 2015. The trend indicates particular regions are further along in the adoption of mobile phones and tablets as a primary screen for video consumption as mobile continues to grow across all markets.

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Tieto signs partnership agreement with Temenos

Accelerates digitalization in banking sector.

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Videos

Christoph Berentzen, Divisional Head API & Open Banking at Commerzbank, provides a fascinating insight into the organisation’s decision to move away from the traditional IT approach of batch processes, file transfers and the like to an API-powered architecture as a crucial part of its digital transformation roadmap.
Or Lenchner, CEO, Bright Data, discusses the growing importance of ESG data, outlining the challenges of accessing, collecting, collating and analysing the many available data sources, and suggesting that improved government guidance and regulation is the way forward, along with the right analytics solution.
Richard Hoptroff, Founder and CTO (Chief Time Officer) of Hoptroff, discusses the importance of developing the accurate time solutions on which more and more digital applications rely. The company’s pedigree in the financial sector means it is well placed to meet this demand across many industry sectors, including IoT, aerospace, defence, media, autonomous vehicles and smart cities.
Rob Elder, Vice President Data Centers, Bulk Infrastructure AS, discusses the current energy price spike and the impact it is already having on the global data centre industry - with a particular focus on how location is becoming an increasingly important factor for end users.

Expert Opinions

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Under pressure from big merchants and watchful regulators, the two mega app stores Apple and Google made concessions last year that gave merchants monetisation options outside of their stores. For example, in June 2020, the European Commission opened an anti-trust investigation to “assess whether Apple's rules for app developers on the distribution of apps via the App Store violate EU competition rules.”