Tag: Data

Alarming Report: Microsoft collects & stores personal behavioral data on a large scale via Office 2016/365

Alarming Report: Microsoft collects & stores personal behavioral data on a large scale via Office 2016/365

Cyber Security, Technology
A new impact assessment shows privacy risks Microsoft Office ProPlus Enterprise. On behalf of the Ministry of Security and Justice, Privacy Company carried out a DPIA on DPIA on Microsoft Office ProPlus (Office 2016 MSI and Office 365 CTR). At the request of the Ministry, they published a blog about the findings. The SLM Rijk conducts negotiations with Microsoft for approximately 300.000 digital work stations of the national government. The Enterprise version of the Office software is deployed by different governmental organisations, such as ministries, the judiciary, the police and the taxing authority. The results of this Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) are alarming. Microsoft collects and stores personal data about the behaviour of individual employees on a large scale...
4 Sources of Data Every Business Needs to Consider

4 Sources of Data Every Business Needs to Consider

Business
Data analysis helps businesses study their processes and performance, but a problem remains: What data should businesses collect and analyze, and how should the collection occur? The following five sources of data are critical for businesses looking to know more about themselves, so they can eventually know more about the competition. Customers Customer data is easily the most valuable type of data you can gather. The more you know about your customers, the better equipped you are at marketing and selling to them. Each of your customers is unique, and it is impossible to gather data on every one of them. Fortunately, by collecting information about even a small portion of your audience, you will be more prepared to compete in your market. Acquiring customer data is popular, so bus...
80% of UK business leaders worry about where their data stored in the cloud

80% of UK business leaders worry about where their data stored in the cloud

Business, Mobile, Technology
IBM may have its head in the cloud with their latest European Iaas capabilities going live today, but a new survey from the tech giant digs deeper into data security concerns. As ever, cyber security is a persistent concern for would-be cloud customers, with 57% of IT decision makers citing it as the main barrier for adoption. Indeed, 90% of UK IT decision makers expressed concern that their firm will be the target of a malicious attack. This fear may well prove justified, given a recent CA Veracode survey which found just 50% of business leaders were knowledgeable about the risks posed by software flaws. In the same survey, just one in three respondents had heard of WannaCry ransomware which infected Microsoft PCs in 150 countries during May. Encouragingly, IBM found that just 9%...
Airtel launches new broadband Internet service

Airtel launches new broadband Internet service

Broadband
Telecommunications service provider, Airtel has unveiled its newly introduced Unlimited Data plans to boost mobile broadband connectivity. According to airtel, the plan will empower and create more prosperity opportunities for telecoms consumers as well as boost mobile internet broadband connectivity. The Home Broadband Service, allows customers to share data with colleagues, friends and family members with and the new package will empower telecoms consumers to have access to unlimited internet service at reasonable cost. “Airtel is committed to pioneering innovation, superior data experience and affordability.“Our new Unlimited is truly unlimited as we have stretched the threshold to deliver up to 100GB to telecoms consumers so that they can empower more people within their circle of

Government Technology Trends to Watch in 2014

Governance
The top 3 tech policy trends that will demand attention from state and local leaders this year. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr famously said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” I tend to agree with him, but as we enter the New Year there are three interrelated technology issues that we can’t ignore. They’ll demand more attention from state and local leaders in 2014. Data Analytics Governments are great at collecting information, but they often do a lousy job of using it eff ectively. Dropping prices for storage and high-speed computing have put sophisticated analytics capabilities within reach of more public agencies, potentially giving policymakers new tools for spotting trends, allocating resources and modeling the impact of decisions. But