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Digital Economy

The future will be smart and connected

(by Peter Pellegrini)

We live in a digital world where new technological advances are not announced every year, but every day. We are beginning to see how this revolution is transforming our society. However, other potential benefits and threats are only now coming into view. Therefore, it is more important than ever to understand what “digital transformation” and “digital economy” mean and what they bring to people’s lives.

No longer if, but when

(by Rudolf Sedmina)

Cyber security is not just an IT challenge; it has become a core business challenge. CEOs need to act now to implement a strategic approach to cyber preparedness that will not only protect valuable data, but also enhance the company’s agility and better position it for growth down the road.

Don’t confuse cybernetics with security

(by Ivan Makatura)

Today, people are dependent on information. Not just people who are addicted to their smart phones. There is more information than ever before and information is processed ever faster, in huge volumes, and in electronic form. 

How long until a robot takes your job?

(by Štefan Lukáč)

For those of you who are too lazy to read on, here is the answer: you will lose your job the minute the cost of R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) doing your work is less than six of your salaries. Not such a difficult calculation.

Digital transformation of the economy: will Slovakia embrace the change?

(by Tomáš Petovský)

Smart phones, smart watches, smart homes, smart cars – things almost unheard of ten years ago swiftly became inseparable parts of our everyday lives. Technology is seemingly overtaking the role of policy-makers in forming society.  And regulators are often only limping behind.

Sustainability needs will drive future disruptive innovations

(by ING Bank)

Innovations that disrupt established businesses have been with us for centuries, but many future examples will be driven by the sustainability challenges the world faces. 

How can we benefit from Big Data without generating regulatory concerns?

(by Lucia Batlová)

The potential of Big Data is in its capacity to aggregate an enormous amount of information at an incredible speed, and to convey knowledge to predict social behavior, increase security and improve industrial performance. Big Data impacts every field, from intelligent transportation, smart cities, smart manufacturing, to smart health solutions and resource efficiency.

We are building an alliance of honest and fair digital companies

(by Ján Hargaš)

The Slovak IT community has recently become more vocal and integrated in calling for better government IT services. Besides openly pointing out and criticizing several overpriced IT projects, the IT community started coming up with specific proposals on how to deliver better services and how to improve the eGovernment strategy. Slovensko.Digital is the platform which managed to unite IT experts, establish communication with the government and gain the support of the public. We talked to its Chief Executive Officer Ján Hargaš.

Software asset management is an ongoing program, not a project

(by Peter Gerstbrein, Martin Sedláček)

Gartner forecasts worldwide IT spending on software will rise from $326 billion in 2016 to $391 billion in 20191, which represents approximately a 20% growth. This directly correlates with the increase in software audits of vendors who have not traditionally performed this type of activity. Software vendors have introduced more mature compliance programs and methodologies to uncover license non-compliance, resulting in large fines for customers.

Kings are able to protect their possessions

(by Mario Púš)

The adoption of efficient contactless technologies is growing and will be used by everybody in the future. People have started using contactless payment cards, smart cards, biometric identity cards, and passports that use RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology at a frequency of 13.56 MHz.

How and why to create your own dress style?

(by Marco Mirelli)

Do you want to feel perfect while impressing those around you? Why is it important for a modern man to create his own original style? Professional image counseling is explained by Miriam Lisa, the chief image consultant for Marco Mirelli – Image House for Men.

Ethical principles and behavior in the digital age

(by Katka Benešová, )

Ethical behavior is a core attribute for professional accountants. Our global survey “Ethics and Trust In a Digital Age” examines the attitudes to ethics among 10,000 professional and trainee accountants, and over 500 senior (C-suite) managers.