VR means business: How organisations can harness the power of virtual reality

Evidence is building that virtual reality (VR) has the potential to supercharge corporate training, says Justin Parry, co-founder and COO of Immerse.

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Consumers would trust their energy suppliers more if they offered access to transparent cost breakdown

Lucid has unveiled new research which demonstrates a trust and transparency gap between consumer and supplier within the UK energy sector. The report, delivered in partnership with PwC, found that 74% of consumers would have greater trust in their energy supplier if they were offered access to a more transparent cost breakdown.

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IoT Tech Expo: Why the convergence of IoT and blockchain is driving transport and logistics

Recent reports suggest that major growth in the use of blockchain for IoT means the market is set to be worth more than $3 billion (£2.21 billion) by 2024.

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Levelling the playing field: how tech organisations can tackle the gender gap and promote workplace diversity

Where are all the women in tech? Research by PwC suggests just 15 per cent of current employees in STEM roles are women. Mary Hunter, winner of the IAMCP’s 2018 Women in Tech Leadership Award and the Nottingham Post’s Businesswoman of the Year,

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Digitalisation and the food and beverage industry

Wikipedia, the world’s largest free-content encyclopaedia, now has more than 41 million articles in 294 languages. If printed, the English articles alone would form an impressive, but unrealistic 2,512 volumes.

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Over 20% of Brits would shockingly replace MPs with robots

The automation of work, including the use of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), is expected to rapidly increase. In fact, recent research by think tank ‘Centre for Cities’ found that one in five jobs in Britain will fall victim to automation by 2030.

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Predicting the future

The fourth industrial revolution is well underway and as state-of-the-art technology drops in price, many more industries are benefiting from smart factories. As a recent PwC survey found 72% of companies expect to achieve advanced levels of digitisation by 2020, the reach of these technologies is only set to increase in 2018.

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Cyber threats are still being ‘brushed aside’ even after WannaCry and NotPetya, says AlienVault global survey

Just 16% of IT security professionals believe that their bosses and company boards have taken a greater interest in their roles as a result of the WannaCry and NotPetya cyber-attacks of 2017. This is according to new research conducted by Unified Security Management and crowd-sourced threat intelligence specialist, AlienVault. The research, which surveyed 233 IT professionals

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SecureLink confirms opening a Cyber Defence Centre (CDC) in China

SecureLink – Europe’s independent cybersecurity and Managed Security Service provider, confirmed it is opening a Cyber Defence Centre (CDC) in Shanghai, China. Laws and regulations covering cybersecurity and data protection are rapidly increasing globally.

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Scared about supply chain cybersecurity? 5 reasons you aren’t scared enough- Part 2

We saw the 1st reason of supply chain cybersecurity in the Part 1 yesterday. Now we see the remaining reasons today. In today’s world, “common criminals, organised crime rings, and nation-states leverage sophisticated techniques to launch attacks that are highly targeted and very difficult to detect,”

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Three steps to IoT adoption for health insurers

Over the last couple of years, consumers have got on board with the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable technology in a big way, says Simon Perry, insurance expert, GMC Software.

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PwC deal extends Sierra Wireless’ reach into North American industrial C-suites in search of IoT ‘magic’

Talking exclusively to IoT Now at its 5th annual Innovation Summit in Paris today, René Link Sierra Wireless‘ chief marketing officer (CMO) and senior vice president of Corporate Strategy, tells Jeremy Cowan that when you put together the three ingredients of Device, Cloud and Connectivity flawlessly “something magical happens”.

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PrecisionHawk selects Sierra Wireless to enable drone safety and traffic management

Sierra Wireless, a provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT),has announced that PrecisionHawk has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime® MC Series embedded modules to enable global LTE connectivity for its Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety (LATAS) platform.

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A pan-European response to cybercrime is critical

Cybercrime has become a well-financed global industry. Cybercriminals are very resourceful: they are increasingly operating as syndicates, conducting research and buying services from each other. In addition, says technology writer Bob Emmerson, threat surfaces are growing in line with the billions of connected users and devices.

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PwC and GE Digital form global strategic alliance to help firms harness power of the Industrial Internet

PwC and GE Digital have formed a strategic alliance to help organisations harness the power of the Industrial Internet – the integration of physical machinery with networked sensors and software – to lower costs, improve asset reliability, reduce risk and help drive profitable growth.

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How VGVs play in the IIoT world

Machines on the plant floor will soon actively identify problems, determine a course of action, execute, and measure those results – all without human interaction.

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