More and more devices are becoming payment methods. Here is the infrastructure and preparation that will demand.]

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Paul Davey

Managing and protecting the growing role of IoT in payments

The Internet of Things (IoT)is on a path of incredible growth. IoT devices are expected to...

Keeping up with developments in the payments sector involves a lot of talent. Here are the skills that the sector needs the most.

5 min read

Article

Luay Naib

Worth their weight in gold: the talent and skills the payment sector needs the most

In payments, legislation, technology, and consumer habits mean that new skills are required all the...

Here’s how new methods of payment go from radical to commonplace, and what payment companies and FinTechs can learn from that.

7 min read

Article

Paul Davey

Payment Accepted: why payment innovations succeed (and fail)

In 1982’s ‘Blade Runner’, which is set in the distant future of 2019, Harrison Ford’s character...

Payment tech moves rapidly, which involves many successes and failures in a short period, and a struggle to tell what will thrive and what will fail.

4 min read

Article

Carmen Keating

Making them pay: innovations in payments and what they mean for business

Payment technology perfectly fits the well-used metaphor of a swan. It’s calm and elegant on the...

Rising demand has put pressure on datacentres, leading Cisco to introduce a new approach to network control. Fiona McLeod looks at what skills organisations will need to implement ACI.

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Article

Fiona McLeod

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

As the world has moved increasingly online over the past couple of years, data centres have found it...

Advances in payments security and strategy are making fraud increasingly difficult. Here’s how the future of payment security looks.

5 min read

Article

Paul Davey

Security and fraud in payments

Fraudsters might look at the direction of travel in payments and start to feel optimistic. After...

AI is becoming an increasingly important part of any payment offering. Here’s how it’s changing the sector.

5 min read

Article

Paul Davey

The growing role of AI in payments

Without wishing to sound utopian, AI can make payments better for everyone in every way. From now to...

Technology is changing what telcos can and should offer their customers, and what consumers will come to expect from their operators. Here’s how.

5 min read

Article

Chris Secker

Pick’n’Mix: The changing relationship between telcos and consumers

As technology advances, it is changing telco offerings, business models, and customer relationships...

The Metaverse promises to fundamentally change the way we use the internet. Where are the opportunities for telcos, and what’s just hype?

4 min read

Article

Tom Mitchell

The Metaverse: cutting through the hype to find the opportunities 

What is the Metaverse? It might be an interface, it might be a virtual reality, or it might well be...

 The amount of data in telecoms is on an exponential curve. We look at what that means for telco businesses.

5 min read

Article

Julian Frankum

What the future of connectivity means for telcos and consumer data

Connectivity is accelerating. - By 2027, the average mobile device in North America and Western...

Telco operators need to anticipate the developing threats in cyber security. A reactive strategy is always too late. Here are the top five areas to prioritise.

5 min read

Article

James Foster

Secure network: Telco’s 5 cyber security priorities  

As telco innovates, the cyber security threats get more complex and more numerous. New technology...

Telco is constantly changing, and operators are always diversifying their offerings. Read how the changing landscape is altering the sector.]

5 min read

Article

Stuart Wilson

Shaking it up: Diversification in the telco sector

What it means to be a telco is in a state of constant development. What operators offer, and how...

A short guide to the skills that telcos need the most right now, how to use them, and where to find them.

5 min read

Article

Dean Kelly

Frontline: the telco sector’s most in-demand skills

If a telco business isn’t driving change, then it’s behind all of its competitors who are. It’s not...

We answer a common question from companies who aren’t sure what they need from their cyber security hires.

5 min read

Article

Jacqueline Chaw

RPI  Advice: “What should we be looking for in our next cyber security appointment?”

“We’re trying to bolster our cyber security, but we’re not sure exactly what we should be looking...

In the post-pandemic labour market, cyber security talent is especially hard to retain. Here’s how to keep the leaders and experts your business needs.

6 min read

Article

Badr Khafif

“I quit”: Cyber security’s talent drain and how to plug it

Three factors have combined to make this one of the hardest ever times to staff and run a cyber...

Learn what skills you need in your business to address your cyber security vulnerabilities.]

4 min read

Article

James Foster

Finger in the dam: spotting cyber security skills gaps in your business

Cyber security is a lot like a dam. A dam holds back huge volumes of water, and if any gets through,...

How organisations can identify and fix common cyber security weaknesses.

3 min read

Article

Jacqueline Chaw

5 cyber security gaps and how to close them

Some cyber threats are sophisticated and well concealed, infiltrating organisations and bypassing...

Learn why your own team are undermining your cyber security, and how to solve it.

4 min read

Article

Badr Khafif

Human error: Why employees are your biggest cyber security threat 

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and cyber security’s weak link is almost always...

A look at the latest technology and concepts in cyber security.

5 min read

Article

James Foster

Cyber security innovations roundup

Cyber criminals constantly look for and find new ways to attack businesses, so your cyber security...

Businesses need to think carefully about how they use data — just because you can do something with data, doesn’t always mean you should]

6 min read

Article

Hugh Williams

Are you adding value, or just intruding? Data’s ethical dilemma

In business data, the tension between ‘can’ and ‘should’ is only getting stronger. There’s more...

Businesses can’t afford to treat data and technology as ‘an IT problem’. Here’s how to make it accessible to everyone.

5 min read

Article

Graham Packer

Digital democracy: how to make technology and data accessible to everyone 

Data and technology are not an 'IT' problem. At least, they shouldn't be. In an age where every...

Here are the skills and the roles that your company needs for your business intelligence, analytics, and digital transformation projects.

6 min read

Article

Michael Hodson

Talent checklist: the skills you need to make BI, BA, and data initiatives a success 

As the role of data in business expands, so do the number of roles and the variety of talent and...

Business Intelligence and Business Analytics have a lot in common, but they’re far from the same thing. Learn which your business needs.

4 min read

Article

Michael Hodson

Business Intelligence vs Business Analytics: Adopting the right platform for your goals

To the unfamiliar ear, Business Analytics (BA) and Business Intelligence (BI) sound like they could...

Having business data is always a good thing, but overwhelming amounts of data can do more harm than good. Here’s how to avoid that.

6 min read

Article

Graham Packer

Too much of a good thing? The impact of data overload

In business, data is a lot like water — absolutely essential for survival, but when there’s too much...

Business intelligence is in demand, but most projects fail. Here’s what’s causing that failure, and what you need to do to avoid it.

5 min read

Article

Hugh Williams

Sink or swim: Understanding BI's high failure rate and how to make your project a success

The amount of data available to businesses is enormous, and as companies seek to harness that...

5G is changing the landscape, and 6G is on the horizon. How can telcos capitalise, and what does it mean for consumers?

8 min read

Article

Chris Secker

Telco, transformed: How operators are monetising the latest innovations

How much do consumers really care about connectivity? As long as people can use their mobile devices...

It takes more than technology to create and implement a data strategy. Learn how to foster a strong data culture in your business.]

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Article

Hugh Williams

Running before you walk: Steps to a successful data strategy

A tech solution won’t transform your organisation’s approach to data, any more than a new pair of...

Adapting to the Future - What is Web 3.0?

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Article

Tom Mitchell

Adapting to the Future - What is Web 3.0?

In the technology world, jargon is commonplace - differentiating those in the know from those who...

The C-suite is growing, and new roles emerge as technology advances. Learn what technology leadership you need in your business.

7 min read

Article

William Parker

C-Suite: the technology leadership roles that every business will need

Company leadership used to be the trio of Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and...

The race towards 6G has begun, but are telcos in Asia focused enough on 5G? How can they capitalise on both licences?

5 min read

Article

Mothi Rajendran

6G ready? First, what about 5G?

It seems like the ink is barely dry on the contracts for 5G frequencies, and already prospecting has...

What is IoB, and how can businesses use it to offer a better customer experience? RP International look at the opportunities, risks and moral challenges.

5 min read

Article

Hugh Williams

Digital dust: how Internet of Behaviour is changing data

Like fingerprints on surfaces, or footprints on the ground, when we interact with digital, we leave...

Automation is efficient, but it can alienate your users. Learn how FinTechs can make sure automation doesn’t hurt their customer experience.]

6 min read

Article

Julian Frankum

Impersonal finance: FinTech’s customer experience challenge

Automation saves money, reduces fraud, prevents human error, and speeds up financial processes. With...

Are people the missing ingredient in your data strategy? RPI explore the challenges of bringing people & data together to make digital transformation succeed.

5 min read

Article

Hugh Williams

Human behaviour: why people and data don’t mix

What’s the not-so-secret ingredient that’s missing from your data strategy? People. They are always...

Carrying too much digital baggage? RP International’s Andy Roberts explains why businesses need to take their digital transformation back to basics – starting with their next project.

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Article

Andy Roberts

Back to basics: what are you really getting out of your transformation strategy?

Before Andy Roberts joined RP International as Project, Programme Delivery & Transformation Senior...

RP International are delighted to share an exciting announcement about their acquisition by The MCG Group

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Article

Stuart Wilson

RPI Acquired as Cornerstone Technology Business for The MCG Group

Stuart Wilson, "I am delighted to share this announcement which marks a very exciting next chapter...

From 5G to connected cars, telecommunications are at the heart of our transforming society. Stuart Wilson, CEO and Founding Partner at RPI, shares his experience of the evolving Telco industry.

9 min read

Article

Stuart Wilson

An interview with Stuart Wilson, CEO and founding Partner at RPI

When Stuart Wilson founded RPI with Julian Frankum in 1998, it was at the start of the mobile...

With the recent company rebranding from the notorious Facebook to "Meta", Zuckerberg is asking us to think not of the past, but rather focus our sights on the future. "Beyond", is this an ostentatious attempt at brand recovery? Or the footprints of a pioneer making their first steps into the metaverse. Either way, it leads us to question exactly what lies ahead in the world of social technology.

4 min read

Article

Tom Mitchell

Into the Metaverse?

With the recent company rebranding from the notorious Facebook to "Meta", Zuckerberg is asking us to...

 Organisations need to embrace data at board level if they want to drive value through data. RPI’s Hugh Williams, BI, Data and Analytics Senior Consultant at RPI, explains what’s holding data strategies back and how the right leadership recruitment process can help.

6 min read

Article

Hugh Williams

Data direction: the influence of data at board level

Data is no longer a differentiator. Businesses now need data simply to survive in today’s commercial...

CTOs can wear different hats – here, we outline the four CTO personas we see as being increasingly important in a tech-driven business landscape.

4 min read

Article

William Parker

Defining CTO: Which CTO persona are you?

First emerging in the 1990s, the definition of ‘Chief Technology Officer’ is constantly evolving as...

CTOs and Senior IT leaders need to stay abreast of the latest trends surrounding data collection and analysis. Here’s 5 of the top trends RPI have identified for 2022.

3 min read

Article

Hugh Williams

Top 5 Data trends CTOs need to be aware of in 2022

Data and analytics will become a central aspect of businesses Businesses generate vast amounts of...

FinTech in APAC is booming – and it’s creating a digital skills shortage. RPI's Principal Consultant, Michael Hodson  discuss the most in-demand candidates and explains how global talent holds the solution.

4 min read

Article

Michael Hodson

FinTech in APAC: the most in-demand skills

The FinTech sector in APAC is booming. Demand for FinTech Apps – ranging from payment methods to...

o secure your business against cyber threats, you need to integrate cyber security skills into every aspect of your organisation. Here’s our guide to making cyber a success.

5 min read

Article

James Foster

A step by step guide to integrating cyber security

There is far more to cyber security than technology and architecture. To make cyber security...

In our latest blog we explore why you need business intelligence and data analytics at leadership level to deliver new opportunities.

4 min read

Article

Hugh Williams

Why you need business intelligence and data analytics at leadership level

The rise of business analytics and data intelligence has changed the way businesses operate. Just...

Are you an interim or permanent CIO, CTO or security leader looking to develop your own fractional portfolio? We share key insights from RPI’s latest webinar.

7 min read

Article

William Parker

Building a fractional portfolio: Key insights from RPI’s latest webinar

Are you an interim or permanent CIO, CTO or security leader looking to develop your own fractional...

RP International look at some of the Cyber Security threats that are on the rise in 2021, and the Cyber Security skills that businesses need to protect themselves against them.

6 min read

Article

James Foster

Security alert: the cyber threats on the rise in 2021

Cyber Security is a problem without a single solution. Businesses can’t ‘buy in’ the answer: there’s...

What are the 7 traits Technology Leaders need to succeed? Here’s a list of 7 traits that are arguably fundamental to a Technology Leader’s success.

5 min read

Article

William Parker

The 7 traits Technology Leaders need to succeed

Have you read Stephen Covey's coveted '7 Habits of Highly Effective People'? When I dusted it off...

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