As businesses and public sector organizations across the EMEA start to get to grips with the WannaCry ransomware attack that first emerged on Friday, wreaking havoc in the UK's National Health Service, one of the few sectors to benefit from the attack is, of course, the cybersecurity sector, with UK-based security firm Sophos plc up 6.8% in Monday morning trading. Elsewhere, French carmaker Renault, which had had to halt production at many of its factories to shield them from the attack, said that 90% of its plants were up and running again.
T-Mobile Netherlands says it will become the first Dutch operator to turn on a nationwide NB-IoT network when it flicks the switch at the end of May.
Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) is introducing some new analytics offerings, trumpeting what it describes as their "new machine learning capabilities." One of them, Nokia Autonomous Customer Care, can interact with voice-activated "intelligent assistants" such as Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa, allowing an operator's disgruntled customers to, for example, shout obscenities at a speaker rather than being put on hold for eternity in the usual fashion.
A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.