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Technology

Technology

Top Five TED Talks To Make You ‘Rethink’

Now in its 6th year, TEDxGlasgow will return to the SEC Armadillo on 1st June 2018 to showcase the very best and most current ideas being generated in Scotland and beyond today.

Ranked as one of the top TEDx events in the world, with over 2000 delegates expected to attend, a host of international experts, new voices and famous faces, including Kirsty Wark, Karen Dunbar and Dr Adam Rutherford, will explore everything from the dark side of the universe to the future of robotics, the importance of the arts to gender identity and so much more under this year’s theme of ‘Rethink…’

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Knight Rider Becomes Reality

Roddy Cairns

The self-driving car - as famously depicted in the David Hasselhoff TV series Knight Rider – is fast becoming reality.

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‘Legal Tech’ Will Become More Than the Sum of Its Parts in 2018

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2017 was a breakthrough year for legal technology in terms of broad acceptance and adoption of particular applications. Propositions such as automated document review packages, enhanced “know your client’”offerings, and data analysis/visualisation tools are now commonplace. Software has made a big impact on the delivery of legal services, and will continue to do so but we believe 2018 will be a year of “multipliers”.

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Could Augmented Reality Save the High Street?

Graeme Bradshaw talks tech and the high street
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Has Global Cyber Awareness Month put the Spotlight on the NIS Directive?

Callum Sinclair

As we come to the end of Global Cyber Awareness Month, and notwithstanding recent high profile cyber attacks, the spotlight still seems firmly fixed on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK Data Protection Bill, and the significant impact they will have on data protection law.  Taking nothing away from the importance of GDPR, it is perhaps surprising that there has not been more discussion about the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (the NIS Directive).  However, depending on your business, it could be just as important. 

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IT Security – a Health and Safety Issue: October update

Following on from our last blog the Health and Safety Executive (“HSE”) has now approved a new cyber strategy in line with its 2017/18 business plan.

At this time the strategy focuses on cyber attacks on operating systems known as Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) in major hazard industries. The new threat posed by intentional cyber security attacks lends additional risk in this already high risk arena.

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From Modernisation to Westernisation – China Does it its Own Way

Almost exactly one year after launching our China Desk, our chairman Philip Rodney and I touched down in China earlier this year for ten days cram-packed with meetings with contacts and clients.  It was an extremely fruitful trip, split as to half in Beijing and the other half in Shanghai, and it highlighted to us the incredible potential and tremendously exciting opportunities that exist in China in general, and for Chinese-Scottish business relations in particular.

It is over 11 years since I lived in China, and the scale of the changes since then are truly dizzying.  It

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IT Security - a Health and Safety Issue

The global malware attack which petrified the NHS has thrown into sharp relief that IT security is a health and safety issue.

Ransomware such as that used in the attack on the NHS and others works by blocking access to data until or unless a ransom in paid. And as we have seen, even if paid there can be no guarantee that access will be restored.

It can easily be imagined that if an organisation has no access to vital health and safety documentation such as risk assessments, lone worker systems and the like, that can only heighten operational health and safety risk.

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Cyber Security - Prevention is Better than Cure

My colleague Neeraj Thomas in his previous cyber security blog wrote of the old adage that “prevention is better than cure” when it comes to managing cyber security risk.

In the 2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index, IBM found that sixty per cent of all attacks were carried out by insiders, i.e.

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TEDx Glasgow Awards – Shortlisting the Very Best ‘Ideas Worth Doing’

Sam Moore

As one of TEDx Glasgow’s partner organisations, we were delighted to host the shortlisting of the final candidates for the first ever TEDx Glasgow Awards. From a list of thirty eight qualifying ‘Big Ideas’, TEDx Glasgow had the tough initial job of selecting just ten to take forward to their panel of judges.

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