• The use of big data has come under the spotlight amid concerns that individuals’ private information is being misappropriated on a commercial scale. Elisabeth Jeffries assesses the business implications as the EU prepares to update its data protection legislation

  • Someone has texted to say that they’ve sent me an email. Really? It might have taken me time to email back, but I’d have got to it. Weirder still was my initial reaction: I checked my voicemail. Why? Was I expecting a message on there asking me to check for a text asking me to check my email?

  • Firms have a vast amount of data available to them from a huge range of sources. Business intelligence tools are designed to help them sift useful information from all this material, but, as with any tool, they should be used intelligently to achieve optimal results

  • The rate at which Africa has adopted mobile phones in the past decade speaks volumes about the region’s economic potential. Now that well over half of the population have access to a handset, mobile connectivity has not only transformed how people communicate – it also signals a leap forward for business

  • Chris Kennedy on cloud computing’s opportunity to enhance its image by helping organisations to combat online payment scams

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