Every day, 95% of British households boil their electric kettle – 40% of houses doing it at least 4 times a day – helping us drink 100 million cups of tea a day. There is no more British routine.
Digital SMEs: Separating the chit and the chatGPT
ChatGPT and other large AI-based “generative language models” are taking the world – and our news feeds – by storm. As Beta versions of the software are made available to the general public, observers are getting excited about the capabilities and the vast array of potential applications. But what does this mean for small businesses?
Proteggere le pmi – come potenziare le loro difese contro gli attacchi informatici
L’attacco informatico subito il mese scorso da uno dei fornitori della Toyota ha costretto l’azienda ad interrompere la produzione di quasi 13 000 veicoli in Giappone. Il costo globale degli attacchi informatici ammonta a 6 000 miliardi di dollari l’anno ed aumenta ogni anno.
Keeping cities safe by booting up digital defences
City governments play a vital role in ensuring public safety. People and their property need to be protected from crime and violence, natural and man-made disasters and – increasingly – cyberattacks. Yet, over recent years, cities have been scarred by many tragedies.
Is tourism turning the tide?
After six decades of consistent growth, the unprecedented shock of the global COVID-19 pandemic saw tourism come to a near complete standstill. Two years on, there’s still huge uncertainty for the tourism sector. What lies in store for tourism in 2023 and beyond?
Growing pains: Remote work will not solve housing affordability in big cities
The rise of remote work could still entice people to move out of big cities. But as a general trend, the price of housing in and around cities has continued to rise since 2020. What should policy makers do?
Can smart cities help achieve the SDGs?
Cities will be central to getting the SDGs back on track. Their proximity to local businesses, residents, and civil society also means they are uniquely placed to mobilise collective action towards the SDGs. But 70% of OECD cities have still not achieved more than two SDGs.
Blindar a las pymes: ¿cómo reforzar su defensa contra los ciberataques?
Cyberattacks can spell disaster for businesses of all sizes, but especially smaller firms. The median cost of a ransomware attack can amount to up to USD 1.2 million, and up to USD 1.6 million in the case of computer data breach. Urgent action is needed to support SMEs in better preparing and managing digital security risks.