Our Take on 5G and Multi-Access Edge Computing

Why investors should be tracking 5G and MEC closely As we are entering 2020, it is safe to say that the 2010s were a decade of great digital transformation, enabled by cloud computing, broad automation, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), 4G, smartphones, mobile apps and social media. Companies such as Zoom, Uber, ByteDance and…

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Shifting Consumer Needs Create Market Opportunity

Integrated live web communications meet consumer demand and grow revenues Technology today has a way of going from fiction to table-stakes in no time. Once something truly innovative is introduced, it is mere months before consumers cannot imagine (or tolerate) a world without it. Having been involved in the communications industry for nearly 45 years,…

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The Cybersecurity Arms Race Continues

More and more businesses need real-time threat intelligence Last month was National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but that does not mean we can stop thinking about it now. Quite the opposite. As a private investment management team, we are seeing an increase in valuations and interest in cyber security related tech companies. Some of the recent…

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Welcoming the World to the International Convention Centre Wales

Following several years of planning and two and a half years of construction, the International Convention Centre Wales opened its doors this Quarter to welcome the world to Wales. After an incredible team effort, the state-of-the-art £84 Million meet­ings and events venue at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales, welcomed its first customer…

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Martello Incorporates AI to Continue Growth

As with all waves of new technology, we should keep in mind that they do not nec­essarily replace the need for a human touch. Case in point — technology from Ottawa-based Martello incorporates Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning. But rather than eliminate resources, the features complement human expertise and extend the reach of IT…

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Funding Round Accelerates Growth For Hut Six

UK firm Hut Six received a vote of commer­cial confidence during the latest Quarter in the form of a successful funding round. The cybersecurity training software created by the company has been generating solid revenue growth since inception. That growth was leveraged into a successful influx of £450,000 through this new equity fund­ing round. Existing…

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Insights Into AI Investing From Alacrity Global

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a strong trend today in terms of technology innovation, start-up company focus and investment firm interest. Much hype can be found in the typical investment pitch-deck being circulated. But the term “AI” has become so common, even overused, it can often be misleading and unnecessary as a value-add to these materials.…

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Solace “Event Horizon” Will Simplify Event-driven Applications

Portfolio firm Solace announced recently a set of new products, partnerships and community-building efforts called “Event Horizon” that are designed to give large organizations everything they need to transform the applications that underlie their business operations and customer interactions into ones that function in real-time and are “event-driven”. In effect, it is a next-generation digital…

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Lota.Cloud — Helping Reduce Cloud Chaos and Sticker Shock

No one would deny the growth of cloud computing over the last decade. The concept of computing equip­ment and applications being hosted by third-party providers in off-site data centres around the globe (i.e., “in the clouds”), all accessed via the Internet, seemed worrisome to many when first proposed, but has since been proven and adopted…

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