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Unlocking laboratory data with cloud computing: Interview Special

Technology company Ovation are working on technologies designed to allow regional and community providers to unlock some the dark data in their laboratories and to allow for regional labs to share and commercialize the data.

EU's tough new data protection rules

Apo - The European Union introduces tough new data protection rules next month to give people more control over the way their personal information is used online, as Facebook is grilled over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

MyFitnessPal data breach affects millions

A new disclosure suggests the MyFitnessPal data breach affects millions of Under Armour users, with the personal details of around 150 million users disclosed.

Interview: How businesses can deliver value from their data Special

The amount of data collected 24/7, 365 days a year continues to grow exponentially. The ability to utilize that information for various purposes is a key opportunity for many businesses Liaison Technologies explain how.

Interview: Data with a location component is increasing in value Special

Modern marketers rely on data to better understand consumers and leverage insights, and as beacons, smartphones and connected devices become more prevalent. This means data with a location component is increasing in value. Santiago Giraldo explains more.

Egyptian telcoms undergoing major transformation

Cairo - The U.S. company Avaya has begun working with Intraconsult Telecom, based in Egypt, to help organizations in the North African country achieve their digital transformation objectives.

EU: new rules will make data breaches 'very expensive' for firms

Washington - EU justice commissioner Vera Jourova warned Wednesday that data protection scandals such as that currently engulfing Facebook would become "very expensive" for companies from May under new EU regulations.

Confirmed: Salesforce is acquiring MuleSoft for $6.5 billion

Salesforce has officially announced it's acquiring data integration platform MuleSoft in a deal valued at $6.5 billion. MuleSoft provides tools for companies to connect their data sources with apps and devices in cross-cloud environments.

Current privacy practices will work in an autonomous world

For those developing autonomous and connected technology, and who see considerable value in collecting and analyzing data, a new approach might be needed if consumers are to continue to ‘buy into’ their personal data being used for such purposes.

Will business intelligence negate the need for data scientists?

A controversial study notes how Business Intelligence tools advance, giving rise to self-service analytics, is there still a need for data scientists? This is the context of improved algorithms that yield quicker and simpler results.

Use of data storage platforms for decentralized apps: Interview Special

With the rise in blockchain-based platforms and apps, a common problem arises for developers in terms of where to securely store and manage their sensitive data. One solution comes from the company Fluence.

Construction needs to become data-driven for future success

To remain competitive and to be fit for the future, the construction sector needs to embrace data driven technologies. According to different analysts, this includes maximizing the potential of the Internet of Things.

Two months left to submit plan for Canada's Smart City Challenge

Ontario - Infrastructure Canada's long-awaited "Smart City Challenge" is now in full swing across the country and already, communities and green-groups are gathering input and ideas from citizens for their funding bid to the federal government.

Why location data sharing needs fundamental rethink

Consumers are voicing concerns about the way companies are using their location data. According to HERE Technologies, this is prompting a rethink in readiness for new services such as autonomous cars and drone deliveries.

Google announces new cloud APIs for healthcare services

Google's announced an expanded set of cloud services aimed at the healthcare sector. The company wants to organise medical data by addressing "significant" interoperability challenges. It will use AI and new analytics APIs to assist medical teams.

Why businesses need to consider data center modernization

For many businesses data center modernization is becoming a necessity as business operations expand and more employees work remotely. Specifically modernizing data centers can make businesses more agile.

How to reduce the risk of healthcare data loss: Interview Special

The amount of data flowing in and out of hospitals is massive, and this puts it at risk from cyberattack. MediaPro’s Colleen Huber, Director of Cyber Education Strategy looks at what healthcare organizations can do to protect themselves.

German court finds Facebook oversharing user data

Frankfurt Am Main - A German court has found Facebook is breaching data protection rules with privacy settings that over-share by default and by requiring users to give real names, a consumer rights organisation said Monday.

Cisco: Cloud datacentres to power 94% of workloads by 2021

Cloud datacentres will serve up to 94% of Internet traffic by 2021, according to a new report from network specialists Cisco. The company found demand for hyperscale public and private clouds will drive demand to "as-a-service" offerings.

How companies boost internal digital security

The need for user accounts, passwords and answers to security questions is at an all-time high in companies given the multiple forms of digital access and information. A new report sets out ways for improved protection.

Op-Ed: Facebook seeks to gather more data about its users

Facebook has patented an algorithm which, according to the filing, seeks to collect data about its users in terms of their apparent socioeconomic 'class'.

Interview: Secure shopping online made easy Special

Token is a mobile app that enables you to shop securely by disguising your payment details. To understand how this works, and the advantages for businesses and consumers, Digital Journal spoke with Zohar Steinberg.

Essential Science: The future of policy making?

Data-driven science, the interdisciplinary field of scientific methods, is increasingly being used by governments and businesses to develop policy and strategy. We look at some examples.

European business needs to get smart about data protection

Businesses operating within the European Union need to make a number of changes in order to meet a new data protection regulation coming into effect on May 25, 2018.

Report: 60% of enterprises to rely on cloud SaaS by 2019

Digital transformation is creating a "new world order" in IT as more companies transition to the cloud, according to a new report. 60% of enterprises will have abandoned their on-premises systems to operate primarily via SaaS before the end of 2019.

Samsung offers 'retail-as-a-service' rentable IoT pop-up store

Samsung's announced a connected pop-up store solution that will be available for retailers to rent. Retailers will be able to hire a "Connected Space" when they want a pop-up brick-and-mortar location "infused" with data collection and analysis functions.

Interview: Mining companies use data analytics to beat corruption Special

"The proliferation of technology over the past several years has been a huge boon to companies fighting corruption," said business advisory firm BDO to Digital Journal. Mining companies are using cloud data analytics to turn the tide against corruption.

Bill Gates backs holographic beamforming market

Holographic beamforming is a new communications technique, superior to other methods for delivering ultrafast data. The technology has attracted the interest of Bill Gates who has selected one start-up for funding.

Google steps up Android privacy protections with new warnings

Google's announced it will step up its Safe Browsing protections on Android devices to provide more warning when apps steal your personal information. The alerts will include potentially risky apps that weren't installed through the Play Store.

Telecoms and finance lead digital transformation strategies

The telecoms and finance industries are leading the charge towards digital transformation, according to a study of digital strategies at thousands of enterprises.
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