10 Oct

73 million reasons why TalkTalk will improve its security

IDC Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown
Research Director, European Security Practice

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Last week TalkTalk, the UK telecom firm, finally discovered the official financial penalty as a consequence of the data breach it suffered 12 months ago. The Information Commissioners Office, the UK data protection regulator, levied a fine of £400,000, the highest fine in its history. (more…)

07 Oct

Misys returns to the market

IDC Lawrence Freeborn

Lawrence Freeborn                                 
Research Manager, Financial Insights
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A quick look at IDC’s 2016 Fintech Rankings reveals that just four of the top hundred financial technology vendors are headquartered in London. This is fewer than the five that are headquartered in France, the six in Switzerland or indeed the eight in India. (more…)

06 Oct

Salesforce launches Einstein, is this relevant for Omni-channel Retail profitability?

Ivano Ortis IDC

Ivano Ortis
Associate Vice President, IDC Retail Insights & IDC Manufacturing Insights

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Andrea Sangalli IDC

Andrea Sangalli
Associate Research Director, IDC Retail Insights

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Giulio Raffaele
Senior Research Analyst, IDC Retail Insights

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On September 19th Salesforce has announced the launch of Salesforce Einstein, its proprietary AI suite dedicated to CRM. This follows a string of acquisitions for the company’s SalesforceIQ unit including RelateIQ in 2014, Tempo AI in 2015, and PredictionIO earlier 2016, to arrive at MetaMind (an image analytics and machine learning startup) in April 2016. (more…)

03 Oct

Streaming Analytics: Emerging from its Niche, Thanks to IoT

Philip Carnelley IDC

Philip Carnelley
Research Director, European Software Group

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Big Data is not just about large data volumes. In some cases, Big Data also brings issues of velocity – the speed at which data is generated and must be dealt with: whether to store it: where to store it: and whether to modify before storage. (more…)