• Just what the doctor ordered: why data security has never been more important for healthcare organisations
    by admin on 2020-09-28 at 10:28

    Imagine: the computer system at your GP’s office has been hacked, and now a complete stranger, potentially working for a nation-state, has access to your personal medical information. This includes your insurance records, address, national insurance number, and any financial information stored on the office computer. It’s a nightmare scenario – but it’s more common

  • Meetings and work frustrations are killing creativity in marketing
    by admin on 2020-09-28 at 10:19

    Why do you work in marketing? I’m willing to bet that among the many phrases that just popped into your head, “I get to work creatively” was in there somewhere And that’s no surprise. According to our recent Workfront Global Marketing Report, for 40% of UK marketers, the skill they most value in their role is

  • Sell-Side Technology of Tomorrow: Cross-Asset Trading Solutions for the Front Office
    by admin on 2020-09-28 at 10:13

    What will the future of cross-asset trading solutions look like? The answer isn’t simple. What form the cross-asset solutions will take in their end state is yet to be determined. But now—with adoption of cross-asset trading technology on the rise in some asset classes and stages of the trade lifecycle on the sell side—is the

  • From passwords to biometrics and beyond: a brief history of authentication
    by admin on 2020-09-23 at 10:59

    At any given moment, millions of authentication instances are performed around the world Most often, by entering a password. More and more, however, are performed with biometrics or with the help of a unique object, specific to the user. And it’s not only humans who authenticate themselves: machines are now authenticating on a massive scale, too.   How did it all start? And where

  • Food waste reduction: The time for talking is over – now is the time for action!
    by admin on 2020-09-23 at 10:36

    “Waste not, want not” has perhaps never been so fitting as when looking back to the panic buying witnessed across supermarkets following the Covid-19 outbreak Food producers now need people to restock – in the UK consumers are being encouraged to eat more steak because expensive cuts of meat used in restaurants are going unsold,

  • Virtual Roundtable: Digital Transformation from Edge to Cloud
    by admin on 2020-09-22 at 10:18

    DX Virtual Roundtable In this roundtable session, experts from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and their services arm, HPE Pointnext, discuss the biggest changes they’ve witnessed over the past year as businesses have adjusted to the challenges of the pandemic. Featured speakers: – Dr Tom Bradicich – VP & Hewlett Packard Fellow, HPE – Peter Mansell –

  • Russian surveillance tech startup NtechLab nets $13M from sovereign wealth funds
    by Rita Liao on 2020-09-29 at 04:53

    NtechLab, a startup that helps analyze footage captured by Moscow’s 100,000 surveillance cameras, just closed an investment of more than 1RUB billion ($13 million) to further global expansion. The five-year-old company sells software that recognizes faces, silhouettes and actions on videos. It’s able to do so on a vast scale in real time, allowing clients

  • Exotec raises $90 million for its warehouse robots
    by Romain Dillet on 2020-09-29 at 04:00

    French startup Exotec has raised a $90 million Series C round led by 83North, with existing investors Iris Capital and Breega also participating. Other existing investors include 360 Capital. The company has been working on semi-automated warehouses for e-commerce clients. The system is based on tiny robots called Skypods. They roam the floor and go

  • XtalPi lands massive $319M SoftBank-led round C to continue its high-tech drug discovery
    by Devin Coldewey on 2020-09-29 at 00:09

    XtalPi, an American-Chinese biotech firm that focuses on AI-assisted drug discovery, has raised a $319 million round C from a slate of enthusiastic investors led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund. It joins numerous others with 9-figure rounds in what is clearly a valuable and competitive space. XtalPi works with major pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer that need

  • Indonesian fintech startup BukuWarung gets new funding to add financial services for small merchants
    by Catherine Shu on 2020-09-29 at 00:02

    A month after completing Y Combinator’s accelerator program, BukuWarung, an financial tech startup that serves small businesses in Indonesia, announced it has raised new funding from a roster of high-profile investors, including partners of DST Global, Soma Capital and 20VC. The amount of the funding was undisclosed, but a source told TechCrunch that it was

  • Microsoft outage leaves users unable to access Office, Outlook, Teams
    by Zack Whittaker on 2020-09-28 at 23:58

    Microsoft said it’s investigating an authentication outage with Office 365, preventing users from accessing some of the company’s most widely used services, including Office.com, Outlook.com, and Teams. The company’s status dashboard said the issue started at 2:25pm PT, and has impacted mostly consumer users across the globe for the last few hours. Some government users

  • Gillmor Gang: Over 2 U
    by Steve Gillmor on 2020-09-28 at 23:19

    The pandemic shook up our (and virtually every other) video news production process as Zoom became the focus of our daily lives; slowly but surely we’ve altered the production process to reflect Zoom’s easy onboarding and semi-casual approach to virtualized meetings and conversations. We now use a series of interweaved services to broadcast the live

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