In April 2016 the European parliament passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the most important reform in the European legislation on the protection of personal data for the last twenty years. As of 25th May 2018, the same rules will be enforced on all EU member states. Importantly, both EU and non EU companies and organisations will be directly concerned by the new law, from the moment they collect, process, or store personal data belonging to European citizens. Continue reading
It used to be that only geeks loved gadgets, but since ‘Internet-connected’ device, otherwise known as the Internet of Things (IoT) arrived on the scene, the IoT is now embraced by everyone. 2016 really was the year that consumer IoT really took off. Devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo have captured the public’s imagination. According to research, Amazon Echo has sold around 5.1 million units in the two years since launch, and those sales doubled in the years 2015-2016. And the IoT love affair continues as the latest figures from VoiceLabs expect to see 24.5 million unit sales of Amazon Echo and Google Home in 2017. Continue reading
Often to be found at the heart of the largest companies and organisations, the Digital Factory stands out thanks to its original way of working. Its innovative work organisation methods, including short decision cycles, less hierarchy and more autonomy for teams, stimulate creativity and reduce time to market. The start-up mentality abounds! Continue reading
The Military Programming Law raised cybersecurity standards to a whole new level. What real effect has it had on Operators of Vital Importance and their Systems of Vital Importance (SIIV)?
Adopted by the French government in 2013, the Military Programming Law (or LPM) requires certain economic and public operators to safeguard their IT systems of “vital importance”.
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2017 will see the rise of ransomware attacks on mobile and connected devices, cyber security experts have warned. Continue reading
When it comes to Big Data, some see it as the beginning of a new world. But others are frightened of what it represents; namely, a gigantic volume of data. If one thing is sure, it’s that Big Data is at the heart of some of our biggest concerns today. Our ecosystem, brimming with personal information systems (smartphones, tablets, etc.) and connected objects, is sending the volume of available data into exponential growth, to the point where human intelligence alone simply isn’t enough to process it anymore.
New connected service offers aside, digitalisation is pushing Property and Liability insurance companies to take up their position in the new emerging ecosystem to become key players. But which pathways will lead them there? Continue reading
Here I outline the four main elements in the “transformational team” equation: agility, innovation, curiosity, and pleasure. This is a new way of working, with a team often comprised of original and iconoclastic IT profiles. In this article, I offer a few examples of the profile types which could be used to build a new transformational team. Continue reading
When it comes to security, digital transformation brings about new demands and new risks. To enable users to adopt these new services in total confidence whilst fully understanding the data risks for the company, a global approach should be put into place. Here I set out the 5 golden rules that I would recommend to new IT Security Managers (ITSM). Continue reading