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Compliance reality check: do we really know where sensitive data sits?

Knowing where data sits. It’s probably the biggest challenge of any business. In order to fully leverage data you need to know where it sits. If you want your knowledge workers to waste less...

Evolutions in healthcare and cybersecurity threats – go beyond compliance

Among the most sensitive types of personal data are census data, data regarding religion, data about sexual orientation, financial data and, obviously, healthcare data. Many of them are protected by specific laws and regulation across...
Manufacturing concept

Digital transformation in the manufacturing industry: challenges and accelerators

The manufacturing industry is one of the industries which moved rather slow from an enterprise-wide and certainly ecosystem-wide digital transformation perspective. Industry 4.0 offers multiple benefits - enhanced productivity is just the beginning (The Boston...
The 12 Industry 4.0 Smart Industry and other national industry transformation programs in the EU as of March 2017 - source and more info

How the EU wants to boost manufacturing and industry transformation

On March 23rd 2017, EU countries convened in Rome for the Digital Day. The goal: enhancing cooperation between EU Member States to further drive the single digital market and prepare society and industry to...
Society 5.0

From Industry 4.0 to Society 5.0: the big societal transformation plan of Japan

What better place to present a vision for a 'super-smart society' to the West, which you call Society 5.0 than Germany, the land of Industrie 4.0 or Industry 4.0? That's exactly what CeBIT 2017 partner...
IoT trends concept

Internet of Things evolutions: 20+ IoT trends for 2017

A look into some of the main IoT trends for 2017, based on research, observations and different sources. In March 2017, market research firm Ovum released a list of essential Internet of Things trends for...
Industrial Internet of Things security concept

Industrial Internet of Things and security: challenges, solutions and evolutions

In our overview of (evolutions in) the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) space, cybersecurity concerns were mentioned as the number one challenge to IIoT adoption.  Others see security risks as the second most important...
GDPR compliance concept

Four practical GDPR concerns in marketing – and beyond

By now you've probably heard it enough (hopefully): GDPR is coming fast and it's more than time to act. The road towards compliance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is not an easy exercise...