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.
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.
The Government is being urged to ramp up the adoption of technology in schools, for both teachers and pupils alike, on the back of a new study which shows nearly half of all schools have low levels of digital proficiency and are not tapping into the benefits tech can bring to the learning process.
The vast majority of business chiefs around the world are out of touch with what it takes to lead effectively and for their businesses to stay competitive in the digital economy, with reliance on antiquated leadership approaches undermining organisational performance.
Speculation over who will succeed Daniel Craig as the next James Bond may have been rife for months, but back in the real world it seems that 007 is becoming obsolete as MI5 kicks off a major recruitment drive to build an army of data and behavioural scientists to combat terrorist threats.
Artificial intelligence has been hailed as the saviour of everything from marketing and financial services to healthcare and education but Swedish ferry operator Stena Line is now embracing the technology in a drive to become more environmentally friendly.
Business executives are crying out for greater access to company data "on the go" to power digital transformation, with the overwhelming majority believing that improved mobile access to decision-making data would benefit business outcomes.
Zurich UK has become the latest high-profile brand to open its own data academy as part of the finance giant’s plans to put data at the heart of its business and equip staff with skills for the future.