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  • Banks and GPS may use selfies to identify people, say experts

    Banks and GPS may use selfies to identify people, say experts

    Selfies could be used as part of online banking and doctors' appointments in the future, new research claims. According to a report from Sony Mobile and futurology firm Futurizon, the rise of the self-portrait photos will continue and will be...

  • Making 2017 the turnaround year for e-commerce

    Making 2017 the turnaround year for e-commerce

    Europeans will be spending over €500 billion on online purchases this year, but only a miniscule amount of that will be going to Maltese businesses since less than 14 per cent of them are currently selling anything online. So what needs to change,...

  • Electric passenger plane in near future

    Electric passenger plane in near future

    The co-founder of a project that saw a solar-powered aircraft complete the first fuel-free flight around the world this year expects electric passenger planes to operate in just under 10 years. Bertrand Piccard, who along with fellow pilot Andre...

  • Upgrading to a state-of-the-art cloud payroll system

    Upgrading to a state-of-the-art cloud payroll system

    Until a few decades ago, payroll processes were handled manually. Payroll processing was one of the first business areas to attract attention for software systems deployment. DataByte were among the forerunners for delivering payroll software...

  • Artificial intelligence in recruitment

    Artificial intelligence in recruitment

    Recruiters are ever on the lookout for innovative techniques to attract and assess quality talent. An example of this is gamification, the use of game mechanics to attract a larger audience – but this is just one small part of the revolution that...

  • Technology for the people

    Technology for the people

    For companies to survive, they have to invest in technology. One has to have a vision and then find the better technology partner to help them reach that vision. This is what Fexserv Financial Services did to introduce their Myney mobile payment...

  • Diamonds (and data) are forever

    In the James Bond song Diamonds Are Forever, Shirley Bassey sings the praises of the longevity of diamonds. She admires how these precious gems “lustre on” after love ends. If, as Bassey observes, diamonds are forever, then data could be too.

  • Not in the shopping bag

    Not in the shopping bag

    Shopping on a small screen used to be a bother. But as consumers spend increasingly more of their time glued to their smartphones, retailers are getting savvier with offering apps that ease browsing, suggest the right products and simplify the...

  • Spreading untruths

    Spreading untruths

    We have entered the era of post-truth. It is an era in which fake information has considerable influence over people’s perceptions and beliefs to the detriment of factual and credible information. Many people no longer want objective information –...

  • Apple to replace batteries for some iPhone 6s after unexpected shutdown

    Apple to replace batteries for some iPhone 6s after unexpected shutdown

    Apple is to replace faulty batteries in some iPhone 6s handsets that cause the smartphone to "unexpectedly shut down", the technology giant has said. The iPhone maker is asking any users of the 6s who have encountered the issue to visit an Apple...

  • Taking off, and then what?

    Taking off, and then what?

    As manager of Takeoff business incubator, what have you seen improve in our start-up landscape in the past few years? And conversely, what has not improved that much notwithstanding the work put in? I was managing Takeoff between October 2014 and...

  • Key features of a leave management system

    Key features of a leave management system

    Leave management systems can sometimes be an afterthought in many organisations. Some use a paper-based system, others just mark the day in their calendar, if at all. This practice brings to mind a lot of questions, especially when it is asked...

  • Gamification in recruitment

    Gamification in recruitment

    The selection process in the world of recruitment has remained unchanged for decades, but is it the best formula to identify the most suitable candidate for an open vacancy? It is worth questioning age-old practices to see if they are the best...

  • Someone is trying to break the internet

    Someone is trying to break the internet

    The internet is under siege. On October 21, 2016, a massive distributed denial-of-service attack was launched against the company Dyn, whose servers play an important role in monitoring and rerouting internet traffic. This distributed...

  • Information is key

    Any experienced businessman knows that business is not merely about having a product but also about knowing how to build a rapport with your public audience, with the intention of getting them to consume the product subconsciously. Companies need...

  • A showcase for innovation

    A showcase for innovation

    Since the first edition of 2011, how have the eBusiness Awards developed and in what way do they recognise and promote innovation and ideas? Ever since the first edition in 2011, our aim was to create a channel that recognises and showcases the...

  • Ongoing learning

    Ongoing learning

    MITA, the public sector agency that is driving Government’s ICT policy, programmes and initiatives in Malta, has engaged Information Systems Limited to provide Skillsoft’s eLearning programmes in project management, IT and technical skills for 12...

  • Why go looking for a plumber, when they can come to you?

    Why go looking for a plumber, when they can come to you?

    A soon-to-be launched online marketplace which seeks to make it easier than ever to find a plumber, electrician, photographer, designer or other professional has registered over 500 service providers to its database. Kwotani, which literally...

  • Instagram to launch online shopping trial

    Instagram to launch online shopping trial

    Instagram is to begin trialling online shopping from within the photo-sharing app, the social media site has said.Beginning in the US next week and involving an initial group of 20 retailers, posts to the Facebook-owned site from brands including...

  • Windows 10 update to include 3D photo compatibility

    Windows 10 update to include 3D photo compatibility

    Microsoft today announced a free update to its Windows operating system that lets users take photos and edit content in three dimensions, in a bid to raise excitement for its declining computing business. The Windows 10 Creators Update, coming in...

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