What’s in store for the public sector in 2018?

We’re only a few weeks into 2018 and it’s already been a busy time for the public sector, with cabinet reshuffles and talks of a potential second EU referendum dominating the news agenda.
It’s set to be a significant year for the tech players supporting governments, too, with the introduction of the general data protection regulation (GDPR) also playing centre stage in just a few months’ time. So what should we expect this year from the public sector?

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Public Sector

Innovation in the retail industry in 2018.

I see the coming year as a key 12 months in the history of UK retail. At a time when retail sales are unstable due to geopolitical issues and inflation is seeing price rises outstrip wage growth, it has never been more important for retailers to adapt and improve. The most important word in retail for 2018 should be innovation. Here are five things I see happening as retailers get smarter and use technology more effectively and efficiently.

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Retail Thought Leadership

Cyber insurance: a developing demand?

Cybersecurity is an increasingly expensive threat to business, with Lloyd’s of London recently warning that a serious cyberattack could cost the global economy in excess of £92 billion. Aside from major disruption to infrastructure, there are significant reputational costs of being subject to a data breach, as well as substantial fines – particularly in light of the forthcoming GDPR. With the dangers of cyberattacks on the rise, along with the threat of serious consequential financial damage, many companies are turning to cyber insurance in an effort to protect themselves against the risks.

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AI in the insurance sector, how can it be used?

The potential impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) upon various professional sectors has sparked off lively discussions over recent years. But despite doomsday predictions of computers taking over the world, at present AI is predominantly being developed for businesses to improve efficiency, increase automation and – perhaps most importantly – more effectively manage and analyse big data.

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Implications of IoT on the insurance sector

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the implementation of internet connectivity to all manner of everyday appliances, buildings, clothing, vehicles and other physical ‘things’. From the humble toaster to fully autonomous vehicles and smart homes, everything tangible is gradually becoming Wi-Fi enabled. It has been estimated that IoT will consist of around 30 billion objects by 2020.

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Car insurance in the age of autonomous vehicles

Many column inches have been devoted over the past couple of years to discussions of how driverless cars, trucks and taxis are set to revolutionise road transport. Conservative predictions for the rollout of autonomous vehicles on Britain’s roads generally range from 5 – 10 years and much of the driverless technology has already been developed. The spectre of autonomous vehicles raises many questions for insurers, some of which we will explore below.

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Your media company must look at shadow IT and IP silos

The media industry has gone through an era of unparalleled change, growing into areas and sectors not even imaginable just a decade ago. But as newspapers, TV broadcasters, PR agencies and advertising giants have rapidly grown, the web of IT infrastructure they are caught in has become extremely tangled and messy.

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Five Things Media Companies Can Learn From

2017 was a busy and transformative year for the Media and Entertainment industry, with huge strides made in the delivery and accessibility of digital content.

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Playing the digital media generation game

Keeping pace with changing consumer tastes, demands, interests and expectations of different generation has been a challenge faced by businesses and organisations ever since time began.

But thanks to the technological advancements in the past 10 years, that change has been even faster and more acute. This makes it difficult to predict, hard for incumbents to react to and increasingly problematic for corporate bottom lines.

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Will anyone own content when they can stream?

Cast your mind back 20 years to the mid-to-late 1990’s. It was just two short decades ago but the period since has been an era of huge technological change, particularly around whether to own or stream content.

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