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Look how mobile is driving commerce – globally

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Posted on 5th Oct 2012 by in Telecom

There have been quite a few stories recently highlighting the importance that mobile plays in commerce nowadays. Whether research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research showing that sales through the mobile channel on the UK’s high streets now account for every £1 in £10 spent, the news that Oktoberfest drinkers in Munich will […]

Is virtualization a security risk? The CIO verdict

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Posted on 17th Aug 2012 by in Enterprise

As part of our recent look at CIOs’ views on all things security, we asked the world’s IT leaders for their views on virtualization. As one of the most successful technologies of recent years, virtualization was simply too big a subject to ignore. It is commonly accepted that virtualization brings with it some element of […]

Security vs Convenience: What are today’s CIOs prioritizing?

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Posted on 24th Jul 2012 by in Enterprise

In the latest of our posts looking at results of our recent CIO Research project we’re focusing the debate of security versus convenience. Many still consider the two to be mutually exclusive, but does this necessarily need to be the case? I blogged on this topic back in March, following a similar article by Per […]

Who has the X Factor?

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Posted on 16th Jul 2012 by in Enterprise

In the latest of our posts looking at results of our recent CIO Research project we’re focusing on multi-factor authentication. 38 percent of the CIOs we spoke to as part of our study said that recent, high-profile data breaches experienced by other organizations had prompted them to increase their own security budget. This in itself […]

EMV can eliminate fraud, not just shift it

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Posted on 12th Jul 2012 by in Corporate

You always see us say on this blog that EMV chip technology is more secure than magnetic stripe, and prevents payment fraud and use of counterfeit cards.  Well we don’t just say it – the stats confirm it.  Since the UK has implemented EMV, fraud has dropped steadily every year, and many other countries have […]

To BYOD or not to BYOD – A CIO headache

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Posted on 11th Jul 2012 by in Enterprise

The next in our series of blog posts looking at the security issues affecting CIOs in the modern era focuses on the rise of personal internet devices being used at work. In fact, there’s a good chance you’re reading this post on a personal device, perhaps on an enterprise internet connection? It’s something we’re all […]

The evolving role of the CIO in security

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Posted on 9th Jul 2012 by in Enterprise

Chief Information Officers are always faced with the same balancing act when it comes to security. On the one hand, they must maintain sufficient control over their IT resources to protect assets and sensitive data, while on the other hand, they must ensure controls are not so stringent that employees are discouraged from embracing IT and technological innovation, or attempt to bypass them completely.

How much control do CIOs have over confidential information shared by their executives? – Question from Ardaman Kohli

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Posted on 28th Jun 2012 by in Enterprise

Following on from our recent post on who is responsible for the security function, here is the second in our series of posts revealing the results of our research into the attitudes of CIOs. Next on our agenda is the above question from Ardaman Kohli. It’s true that it doesn’t matter how secure CIOs themselves […]

Is Facebook Secure Enough for Kids Under 13?

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Posted on 7th Jun 2012 by in Corporate

This week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook is working on technology that would let children younger than 13 years old use the site under parental supervision.  This would be a dramatic change from the current setup, where you must be at least 13 years old to sign up and use the network. CNN […]

SMS is still a winner: Why Eurovision is wrong to ignore the joy of text

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Posted on 30th May 2012 by in Telecom

On Saturday night, Informa’s Camille Mendler tweeted her frustration that UK viewers of the Eurovision Song Contest could not enter their votes by text. In questioning the decision, she referred to SMS as Europe’s ‘most ubiquitous and cheap communications method’. Research from Camille’s parent company, Informa, has today proved unequivocally that this assertion was correct. […]