The Irish Data Protection Commission - the lead privacy authority across the EU - has revealed that employee gaffes remain the biggest threat to companies’ data systems, with cybersecurity incidents accounting for just 3.5% of breaches.
London’s speciality insurance and reinsurance firms are planning major investments in technology – especially in robotics – in an effort to ensure they retain their status as leaders in the global insurance market.
Health and care organisations across Cheshire have partnered with data analytics specialist Qlik to develop a raft of predictive tools, designed to enable frontline staff to better identify and support patients at highest risk of health deterioration.
Enhancing data and the quality of decisions are two of the top strategic priorities for credit management professionals in the next three years, according to a new study, which reveals nearly three quarters (72%) of executives believe there is also scope for future improvement of data analytics at their current companies.
As the clean-up from Storm Dennis continues, the Met Office has revealed it is getting a new supercomputer - which will be one of the most advanced data gathering and information crunching systems ever - thanks to a £1.2 billion hand-out from the UK Government.
Businesses’ quest to adopt a data-driven culture is being hampered by a failure to extract the data insights decision makers need to turn their dreams into reality and, more worryingly, senior management’s misunderstanding of data strategy.
The vast majority (74%) of companies have finally woken up to the potential value of their data yet most (80%) still pass the buck, insisting that accountability for data strategy rests with technology leaders.
Nearly two-thirds (65%) of IT security decision-makers have admitted their business is complacent about the protection of its customers’ data, despite most acknowledging that a data breach would have a serious impact on both revenue and customer trust.
Transport for London is expanding its data strategy with plans to run a pilot on how Londoners are using microtransport - vehicles such as electric scooters, e-bikes and e-cargo bikes - as part of plans to develop future transport needs.