Rabobank and IBM solve the GDPR test data problem

One of the requirements for the new GDPR regulations that come into force in a few weeks’ time is that organisations will not be allowed to use production data for testing their IT systems: if there is anything personally identifiable in that data then the company will face very heavy fines. There are a number

How AT&T are taking network management forward with Shell

Towards the end of last year, global data services company AT&T announced a new five-and-a-half-year deal with Shell to provide managed communications and network integration services for the global oil firm. I managed to catch up with the guys at AT&T to understand more about this significant deal and ask them a few pertinent questions.

How to access AI

It’s clear that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a big part to play in the success of Robotic Process Automation (RPA). In fact, the combined forces of AI and RPA now has its own marketing term of ‘Intelligent Automation’. And, of course, AI can also provide huge amounts of value in its own right. But people

Making cities smarter through outsourcing

There have been three outsourcing deal announcements over the previous few weeks that have all had some connection to the development of Smart Cities. The concept of Smart Cities is not a new one, but so far we have not seen too much real progress in this area, maybe because the city authorities are still

Atos deliver Workplace platform to EuroMaint

In the 21st century world of workplace mobility, there are three P’s – People, Place and Platform. The client provides the first two of these, with the third increasingly provided by an outsource provider. Which is exactly the case with the deal between EuroMaint AB, an independent supplier of maintenance services for the rail transport industry, and Atos,

Atos to help the ESA exploit satellite data

Now, this is an interesting deal. Interesting not just because it involves satellites and Big Data, but because it goes beyond the normal supplier-customer confines of an outsourcing deal. The deal is between Atos and the European Space Agency (ESA) and is to deliver and operate the Copernicus Data and Information Access Services (DIAS), which is where