Steve Golding, Business Development Director, Public Sector, CenturyLink

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How Technology Can Reimagine the Delivery of Local Services

As the most successful parties celebrates the outcome of last week's local government elections, the in-trays of the newly elected councilors will already be quickly filling up. How we can deliver more services for less? In what ways can we harness technology to prevent the culling of key local services? How can we empower citizens to self-help? These questions have already confronted incumbent counsellors for some time and will almost certainly pose new challenges to those recently selected to represent their local communities.

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Retail Redefined: How to keep up in a changing world

The world of retail is changing fast. Technology is redefining what has always been among the most adaptable of British industries. Robots. Drones. Augmented Reality. Virtual Reality. Checkout-free stores. Automated smartphone payments. Chatbots. These are all future advancements shaping the aisles, shelves, stockrooms and shopfloors of retailers nationwide.

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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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