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The top 3 disruptive FinTech technologies to watch in 2018

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is widely expected to limit the amount of data companies can use for data mining, but new research suggests that it will actually be a boon for the FinTech industry. One result of the GDPR is that businesses will have access to honestly ...

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Will blockchain run afoul of GDPR? (Yes and no)

As the EU prepares to roll out new data protection regulations this month, concerns are emerging that they could dissuade businesses from rolling out blockchain-based projects because the online transaction technology might innately break the new rules. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) targets citizens’ personally identifiable information (PII), ...

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Blockchain will be the killer app for supply chain management in 2018

This year, blockchain testing programs will evolve from pilot tests to real-world platforms, and supply chain management is among the industries the distributed ledger technology is set to disrupt. In January, Maersk and IBM announced a joint venture to deploy a blockchain-based electronic shipping system that will digitize supply chains and ...

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AWS adds default encryption to leaky S3 buckets

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has finally addressed multiple data breaches resulting from unencrypted S3 buckets, adding basic protections to its cloud storage service. The AA, Accenture, Verizon, Dow Jones and even the WWE are among a spate of companies that have suffered data leaks because they haven’t secured their S3 ...

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How the cloud underpins Lush’s entire digital strategy

Lush is a cosmetics retailer specialising in a number of products including soaps, bath bombs and face masks. It has recently pushed itself into the digital world by developing a new app called Lush Lens and a virtual assistant called Lush Concierge. We caught up with Lush’s Ryan Kerry, its ...

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You need a cloud exit plan, even for AWS, Google, Microsoft, or IBM

The cloud computing infrastructure market—IaaS, PaaS, and private hosting—continues to consolidate around the four major providers, as they maintain or even grow market share at the expense of smaller providers. AWS has continued to grow its revenues more rapidly than the overall market. In other words, AWS is the one ...

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You need a cloud exit plan, even for AWS, Google, Microsoft, or IBM

The cloud computing infrastructure market—IaaS, PaaS, and private hosting—continues to consolidate around the four major providers, as they maintain or even grow market share at the expense of smaller providers. AWS has continued to grow its revenues more rapidly than the overall market. In other words, AWS is the one ...

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