Government must help pave way for new business technologies

29 November 2017

The top three technologies that are set to move from the fringes to the business mainstream over the next five years are artificial intelligence, blockchain and the IoT, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

In its Disrupting the Future report, it highlights how firms and the government must pave the way for the adoption of cutting-edge technologies in order to tackle the barriers that businesses are facing.

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Bristol overtakes London as UK’s smartest city

29 November 2017

Bristol has overtaken London to become the country’s leading smart city, according to the latest UK Smart Cities Index

Now in its second year, the index is compiled by Navigant Consulting on behalf of Huawei UK.

It is based on evaluations of 20 cities and their strategies, key projects and overall readiness in using digital technology to improve crucial civic services from transport infrastructure to healthcare.

The researchers say Bristol’s move up the rankings is a direct result of it taking “significant strides” to extend its innovation programmes and more closely integrate these into the city’s overall strategy.

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IoT deployments will be “obsolete” without infrastructure and security updates, warns Cradlepoint

17 November 2017

How IT pros plan to implement IoT. SOURCE: STATE OF IoT 2018, CRADLEPOINT

How IT pros plan to implement IoT. SOURCE: STATE OF IoT 2018, CRADLEPOINT

IoT adoption is growing globally with 69 per cent of organisations having adopted it or planning to do so within the next year, according to Cradlepoint.

But in a study carried out with Spiceworks, the wireless solutions specialist found that 40 per cent still have have serious concerns around cyber security.

It reveals that despite the rise of high-profile IoT attacks, nearly half of the organisations surveyed plan to rollout IoT deployments on existing enterprise networks, and 57 per cent prefer to manage their own IoT device security.

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Healthcare IT pros run the risk of flatlining when it comes to dealing with cyber attacks

17 November 2017

Seven per cent of the IT pros surveyed did not know what operating systems their medical devices were running on.

Seven per cent of the IT pros surveyed did not know what operating systems their medical devices were running on.

The healthcare industry is leaving itself open to cyber attacks because of poor network knowledge and practises, according to a new study by Infoblox.

In a survey carried out in July, the network intelligence specialist found that 26 per cent of healthcare organisations questioned would be willing to pay up in the event of a ransomware attack.

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