KPMG UK appoints new Technology, Media and Telecoms head and chair

KPMG has appointed Ian West as its new UK head of its Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice, effective immediately. Alongside West’s appointment, the firm has appointed David Elms as chair of TMT.

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Raising quality standards with the 4.0 Industrial Revolution

Technological progress has now spawned an era of digital transformation. The transformation was brought about through digitisation as analogue information was converted to digital data.

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KPMG and Cylance form alliance to proactively secure enterprise endpoints

KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, and Cylance Inc., the company that revolutionised endpoint security by delivering AI-powered threat prevention, announced an alliance to protect enterprises with predictive AI-based security solutions and specialised services.

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ERM Advanced Telematics completes development of anti-ransomware solution for vehicles

International automotive technology provider ERM Advanced Telematics has completed development of an integrated hardware-software product that protects vehicles against ransomware and other cyber-attacks.

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Rise of the smart city will come with the car’s death

Some people like change, some people don’t like change, and when it comes to building anything most fear the cars that come with it. Antony Savvas considers whether his local paper will ever be free of parking fears, let alone full of brave new world attitudes to smart cities.

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Upstream Security raises $9 million Series A funding to secure connected cars and fleets

Upstream Security, a cloud-based cybersecurity platform provider for connected cars and autonomous vehicles, announced the closing of US$9 million (€7.64 million) in Series A funding. This has been led by CRV (Charles River Ventures).

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Stars of Scotland’s technology sector recognised at Digital Tech Awards

ScotlandIS, the body representing Scotland’s digital technologies industry, has announced the winners of the 2017 Digital Technology Awards. The awards, now in their seventh year, celebrate the growth and success of Scotland’s digital technologies industry.

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Driverless vehicles: The future of car ownership is Pay-As-You-Go

Once the preserve of science fiction, commercially available autonomous vehicles (AVs) will soon be a reality. AVs are currently being tested on UK roads by major vehicle manufacturers including Nissan, Volvo and Ford, and 2019 is being cited as a realistic year for launch in some limited geographies.

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Australia bids to help establish Hypercat as new global standard for IoT and smart cities

An alliance of Internet of Things (IoT) industry players, corporates and government, has launched Hypercat Australia as a technology standard to support the development of smart cities.

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Nine out of 10 IT security leaders surveyed to maintain or increase IAM spending

Results of a new study show European CIOs, CISOs and IT Security managers are looking at consumer identities, improving customer experience and operational efficiencies as part of their planning but believe digital transformation could only achieve its benefits if security is improved.

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Collaborative innovation in the Internet of Things

The internet of things can appear double-edged. By connecting billions of devices, it is generating a great volume and variety of real-time data that makes it possible to create insight, improve services and deliver better outcomes for citizens, cities and business.

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Major new smart city strategy report published

The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) and Hypercat have published the interim Smart Strategy for Old Oak and Park Royal, the UK’s largest urban redevelopment.

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UK’s 300-strong HyperCat consortium bids for ‘unlikely’ lead in global race to build smart cities

House of Lords, London, UK — The UK has launched a smart city initiative designed to give Britain a lead in the global smart cities race. The #HyperCatCity programme’s collaborative approach and open standards aim to make it faster and easier for developers to deliver smart city solutions that improve the lives of citizens. 

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