Blockchain for Capital Markets: EquiChain Unveils Working Prototype

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EquiChain, a London-based fintech startup, has unveiled a working prototype for a blockchain-powered solution for capital markets, which promises to drive market efficiency and improve global investor access in emerging and frontier markets. The company plans to implement a full end-to-end "execution to custody" pilot in 2017. Founded in 2015 by CEO Nicholas Bone, a former banker who has served...

AT&T plans a national IoT network with LTE-M by midyear

AT&T is accelerating its rollout of LTE-M, an IoT network that’s already being used to track shipping containers and pallets, monitor water use, and connect fleets to the internet. The carrier said Tuesday it will have nationwide LTE-M coverage in the U.S. by the middle of this year, six months ahead of schedule. Previously, AT&T had said LTE-M would cover...

Avaya Surge simplifies security at the perimeter of the Internet of Things

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Avaya, on Wednesday announced a new solution that helps companies mitigate cyber attacks that can occur through IoT connected devices. A unique, security and management solution, Avaya Surge - formerly SDN Fx Healthcare - runs on any vendor’s network to enable companies in any vertical industry to protect valuable data from unauthorized access through IoT devices. Attacks and breaches resulting...

Virginia Tech explores big data analytics to plan for smart communities of the future

We already have smartphones, smart clothing, and smart appliances, but emerging smart cities are still a concept of our imagined future. A Virginia Tech team wants those smart cities to feature zero energy, zero outage and zero congestion. Their tools: big data and interdisciplinary technology. Walid Saad, the Stephen O. Lane Junior Faculty Fellow and assistant professor in electrical and computer...

New Industrial IoT Architecture Launched by Telit

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Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT) announced it is collaborating with Yokogawa, a global leader in the industrial automation and control, test and measurement, aviation, and other business segments, on a brand new Industrial Internet of Things architecture created with the goal of propelling Yokogawa’s business model into a connected future. By combining Telit’s robust...

Embedded Analytics: Analytics as We Know it Today Will Turn Invisible

The close integration of analytics with standard business applications is called Embedded Analytics. Common applications where embedded analytics is used include CRM, ERP and financial systems. Embedded analytics are tuned to work with specific types of data and provide very targeted built-in support for helping to make decisions. A report by Logianalytics found that 94 percent of independent software vendors and 80...

How to automate your app dev process—and improve code quality

As your business grows, it’s increasingly important to understand how to scale engineering processes and methodologies. The amount of time spent on setup, deployment and manually testing code is often ignored by technology teams and managers. Manual server configuration and code quality tests are not only error prone, but they ultimately result wasted time and money.   3 steps to automate...

How big data analytics help hotels gain customers’ loyalty

To attract visitors and to encourage guests to return, hotels have come up with many unique amenities over the years. But until recently, many of these hotel amenities were determined by "gut feel" and manual surveys of customers in which guests were asked which free amenities they enjoyed most. Now, thanks to analytics, the task of determining the right...

‘People Analytics’ Can Save You From Costly H.R. Mistakes

"Data tells a compelling story -- way more compelling than whatever I can articulate," Maia Josebachvili, vice president of strategy, marketing and people at the recruitment software company, Greenhouse, told me. Josebachvilli is like so many others today who are striving to make their workplaces better. And, in that context, she described to me how her team members noticed immediately...

GTX Teams Up with Ideal Prediction, Strengthening Execution Analytics

GTX, the institutional foreign exchange (FX) arm of GAIN Capital Holdings (NYSE:GCAP), has teamed up with Ideal Prediction, helping enable a fortified offering of Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) and advanced execution analytics capabilities for clients, according to a GTX statement. Ideal Prediction is an independent trading analytics and data science company – the union with GTX will look to expand...