Cyber Hacking

Foul play: cyber hacking in sport

Over the years, cybercrime has developed, grown and intensified. Though our ability to counter the attacks has improved, this complexity and sophistication of attacks is ever-increasing. [Read more…]

AOC PERFORMING ANYWHERE

Connecting for a smooth and seamless performance at lower cost

By: Jonathan Brasnett, Head of Global Mobility

Mobile working is already second nature. Smart organisations know that employees, who can work anywhere, get more done. This demand for mobile working saw global mobile data traffic grew in 2013 by 81 per cent* with predictions of a 750 per cent increase** over the next three years.

 
Seamless, secure connectivity is vital to keeping people productive and prepared, but mobile costs are escalating along with the vast amounts of data being consumed. The question is: how do you enable your employees to connect easily anywhere and do so while keeping mobile spending under control? Well, that’s where we come in. [Read more…]

Pressing the flesh at the Cisco Live ideas factory

Innovative technology: the Asian markets

By: Annabella Yau, Managing Director, North East Asia, BT Global Services

One of the most exciting parts about my job is experiencing the wealth of different markets across the globe; specifically in China, Hong Kong and Korea. People all over the world are keen to be (and stay) connected, and we’ve all got a multitude of devices and ways to connect — whether that’s at an industry event using our smartphones, or at an airport through the wi-fi, or in the office, using video, audio and IM.

We live in an era where we’re more connected than ever before. With constantly changing technology, making sure we’re effectively and securely connected has become a complicated process. We need to see IT as an art, rather than a science. Keeping up with the global pace means using the technology we already have, innovating where we can, all in an attempt to stay ahead of the curve. [Read more…]

Dave Dunbar, GM, Flexible Working Services

What mobility strategy?

By Dave Dunbar, Head of Advise Anywhere, BT Advise UK

Mobility used to be all about minutes and tariffs. It used to be a commodity, pure and simple. Things have changed.

The Mobility ecosystem is evolving at a frightening pace. Your devices and PC’s have gone feral. They’ve gotten out, met with their much more rebellious consumer focussed cousins and formed a brand new tribe. Right now, we are in a transition phase between a past where devices, data and applications were owned and controlled by the enterprise and a new reality where enterprise solutions will sit within a much more diffuse and distributed cauldron of functionality. [Read more…]

Robin Farnan, Managing Director, BT Financial Technology Services

BT Netrix HiTouch keeps traders in control

By Robin Farnan, Managing Director, BT Financial Technology Services

We recently attended TradeTech in Paris where it became evident that a new approach to trading is emerging – one that requires a range of execution styles from pure high-touch, to broker-assisted hybrid to pure low-touch electronic/algo. Success now depends on effective real time collaboration that allows you to pull all your expertise together instantly and transact business in multiple asset classes across the whole trade cycle – pre-trade, trade, and post-trade – using a range of execution styles.

You need a unified trading environment where you can interact, collaborate and trade compliantly across organisations and the globe, using reliable, effective communication tools underpinned by an agile technology infrastructure that is cost effective and resilient and which helps you stay compliant. [Read more…]