Bad Hacking vs. Good Hacking: The Black and White Hats of Hacking

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How Bug Bounty Programs Can Turn Black Hats White

Once upon a time, computer hacking was seen as the hobby of geeks in basements. Early hacking was often done as almost a vanity project, to show the world that the hacker was a highly capable programmer, able to circumvent computer defenses. Early computer hackers even formed clubs, like the Chaos Computer Club which was founded in 1981 in Germany Continue reading

How the IoT and smart meters will transform the energy sector

Everyone knows we need to get serious about energy saving. But before we can start cutting our gas and electricity consumption, we need to know how and how much we are consuming. That is the job of smart meters. These devices are being rolled out all over France, and began with the Linky electricity meter in 2015. There are currently found in around 4 million households, with 35 million more set to be equipped by 2021. On top of that, 11 million Gazpar meters are due to be installed by 2022.  Continue reading

Openness: fuelling digital transformation

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Series – THE NEW CHALLENGES OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS

In essence, companies’ digital transformation is based on openness. “The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend”, said the philosopher Henri Bergson (1859-1941). Opening up is allowing new ideas to come in, shaking up the established order and facilitating dialogue with ‘dissidents’, as this change requires. All this is only possible through a strategy of openness. It’s an essential fuel to move forward and accelerate.  Continue reading

Pleasure: the essential ingredient for a successful transformation

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Series – The new challenges of digital technology in business

The digital wave places people and the group back at the heart of the company. Tackling your digital transformation successfully is above all letting ideas emerge, allowing mistakes and rapidly implementing what works. It’s an approach that is intended to be holistic and iterative, but above all peppered with a spirit of adventure and a necessary dose of pleasure.  Continue reading

Excellence: a requirement reinforced by the digital revolution

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Series – The new challenges of digital technology in business

Customer versatility. Influence of e-reputation. Ambush from start-ups. The digital revolution is deeply transforming the relationship between the company and its customers. What is the key to this new order? It’s ‘simply’ excellence, an essential requirement and condition for a successful digital transformation.  Continue reading

Series – Choosing the human levers to activate for successful digital transformation

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The digital revolution is leading the established public and private leaders of our economy to reinvent their models. In this race for change, the accelerating pace of which can ultimately call a company’s survival into question, the challenge seems to be as much cultural as it is technological, to ensure not only that teams take ownership of change but also that they embody it at every level of the company.  Continue reading

Digital transformation: let’s move up a gear

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The digital transformation of companies and organisations is radically changing processes, interactions with customers and management styles through the complete reinvention of methods as well as strategies. Leading on directly from the white paper Succeeding in your digital transformation and further developing the beliefs it explores, Jean-Claude Lamoureux, co-author of the work and Sopra Steria Consulting Group Executive Director, pursues the discussion with this series of four articles entitled The new challenges of digital technology in business Continue reading

Explore the challenges around ubiquitous interactions

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What are the developments that will lead connected devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) into maturity? An analysis of the market and the directions taken by important players in the sector show that the journey towards Gartner’s Plateau of Productivity will go through some consideration, articulated around cross-interactions and interfaces.

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