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Making cities smarter

Making cities smarter

Apr 12, 2016

The pace of urbanization globally is unprecedented - by 2050 nearly 66% of the world’s population is expected to be urban. The ability to effectively manage this rapid urbanization is critical. Cities must find new ways to increase the efficiency of existing and new infrastructure and services to a level never previously achieved. Technology holds the key to maintaining and improving the economic and environmental health of a city by enabling it to evolve ‘smartly’. Such smart city technology can involve finding ways to relieve pollution or congestion using sensors and data analysis or i...

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The economics of disaster recovery

The economics of disaster recovery

Mar 08, 2016

Companies increasingly need constant access to data and the cost of losing this access – downtime – can be catastrophic. Large organizations can quickly find themselves in the eye of a storm when software glitches strike. It can result in lost revenue, shaken customer loyalty and significant reputational damage.

In August 2013, the NASDAQ electronic exchange went down for 3 hours 11 minutes, causing the shutdown of trading in stocks like Apple, Facebook, Google, and 3,200 other companies. It resulted in the loss of millions of dollars, paralyzing trading in stocks with a combined va...

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How the cloud is changing the way we do business

How the cloud is changing the way we do business

Feb 16, 2016

Most of us today use Dropbox, iCloud and Facebook - we have become accustomed to the idea of storing our personal data in the cloud. But the cloud is also driving a quiet revolution in the way we work and the way businesses are run.

It is no coincidence that the fastest growing company in 2016 will be Amazon Web Services - a cloud computing company. It is said the cloud is to computing what the grid was to electricity generation in the 1920s and 1930s - soon, people won't recall the time when they didn't flick the switch to get access to computing as they do for power.

Cloud computing offers a...

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The cloud and the working revolution

The cloud and the working revolution

Feb 09, 2016

Record numbers of people in the US and UK now work from home. Automation is threatening jobs. More and more workers are being monitored with trackers. We are all likely to need to work for longer. It is clear that the industrial revolution, when successful businesses were built on economies of scale, standardization and a strict hierarchy, is over. We are now in the digital revolution whereby technological advances are fundamentally changing the way we live.

Many of these changes are being driven by the cloud – it is no coincidence that the fastest growing company in 2016 will be Amazon Web Se...

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Emerging with the cloud

Emerging with the cloud

Jan 13, 2016

Inequality is one of the key challenges of our time. In developed and developing countries alike the poorest half of the population often controls less than 10% of the wealth. It is a universal challenge that the whole world must address. In September last year the United Nations adopted 17 sustainable goals to tackle some of the toughest global problems by 2030 including poverty, hunger, health and education. Many of these goals will be realised by working to reduce the digital divide, the gap that divides the rich and poor in terms of information.

Although global data traffic is c...

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