Our CEO John Lynch was recently announced as a winner of Finance Monthly’s 2014 CEO Awards. And to share in the excitement that we’re feeling here at Maytech, here’s a lightly edited excerpt from the Q&A interview with John from the CEO Awards edition of Finance Monthly...a publication that goes out to over 115,000 subscribers in 85 countries around the world.Continue reading →
Perhaps more than any other mainstream sport, cricket is obsessed with stats. The likes of football and tennis may have recently started a serious love affair with all things arithmetical and analytical in the last couple of decades, but cricket fans have been poring over stats and data for more than a century.Continue reading →
Do you have a credit card or debit card? Do you have any loyalty cards? Does your business accept card payments? Does your business handle cardholder data in any way, shape, or form? If you answered yes to any of these questions then PCI DSS affects you.
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When Microsoft completed its acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business in April of this year neither party was legally allowed to discuss details about the deal in public leaving experts and commentators to speculate about how things would change.
What is known is that Nokia devices Lumia, Asha and X series would all now fall under Microsoft's umbrella with design teams, supply chain, accessories, employees, developer relations and most ofNokia's manufacturing plants and testing facilities coming over as well.
In addition, as the largest producer of smartphones and one of the last nations to approve the deal, the Chinese government revealed 310 patents Microsoft could use to extract licensing revenue from Android device makers.Continue reading →
When you think of CGI it’s easy to picture exploding buildings and destroyed cityscapes but outside of Hollywood the technology is actually being used to help put up amazing constructions rather than flatten them.
The use of CGI is widespread in the construction industry but unlike the typecasting it suffers in Hollywood, the construction industry employs CGI technology in various areas of the project process, from design to construction to marketing.Continue reading →
The NHS has presented the world of healthcare with an enigma.
On the one hand, Britain’s National Health Service has been rated as the best healthcare service in the world. This was the finding of an in-depth study by The Commonwealth Fund who found that the NHS “outperforms all countries” in managing chronic illness, using health information technology, communicating with patients, and acquiring customer feedback from patients.
But at the same time, the NHS is in dire straits. £20 billion needed to fix it during massive cuts across the country. Debates over the merits and dangers of privatisation. A pawn in numerous political manoeuvrings.
What happens when the proverbial doctor gets sick and needs treatment?Continue reading →
Most people will be familiar with online banking. Most people know their way around a mobile banking app. Even more people would have used their credit or debit cards to purchase something online.
But not everyone would have heard of Instant Banking. Touted as a quick, secure and simple solution to processing payments on the Internet, Instant Banking is an Internet payment method based on online banking.Continue reading →
The NHS is in trouble.
£2 billion pounds’ worth, according to healthcare bosses.
The demands of an ageing population, higher NHS pension costs, rocketing population growth and numerous other forces are conspiring to make the 66 year-old healthcare service buckle.
Suggestions for saving the NHS range from charging patients £10 for each GP appointment, all the way to radical cuts in NHS budgets. But one idea being launched by a small government body may end up actually saving the National Health Service.Continue reading →
A data breach in the Australian immigration department has exposed thousands of asylum seekers to an increased risk of persecution if they are returned to their countries of origin.
The incident occurred back in February when the personal details of almost 10,000 asylum seekers being held in detention in Australia were inadvertently published on the immigration department’s website. The details included names, date of births, locations in detention and nationalities.
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Much has been said about how big data is transforming businesses and industries around the world. Much has been made of how it is being deployed in everything from tennis tournaments in SW19 to the construction of energy efficient cities.
More than just a buzzword, big data is the undisputed star of modern technology. But what of the big companies harnessing it’s power to revolutionise their business and products? They are the bandmates that provide the music for big data to do its big solo.
Their successes make big data the star it is and it’s about time somebody praised them for a change. Which is exactly what we’re going to do with a look at some of the big companies that are using big data best…Continue reading →