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PwC’s Health Industries team is launching a webcast series to explore how digital is impacting the health and pharma environment. The series will include debates among industry experts on topics such as trusted data, privacy, new regulations, devolution, health and social care integration, digital hospitals, interoperability and the Internet of Things.

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The world is in
http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/the-taxation-aspects-of-digital-data

< The beta blog | 15 Jun 2016

The taxation aspects of digital: data

Data is changing business and typically, the collection and use of data takes place throughout a business’s operations, often dispersed throughout the organisation and slipping under the radar of tax and other functional departments. Our guide addresses the ways in which the evolving response of fiscal authorities could affect the tax position of your business.

The world is in
http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/smart-home-technology

< The beta blog | 07 Jun 2016

Smart home technology - Internet of Things or Indifference to Things?

Despite there being a lot of hype around the technology advances in the connected home, in reality consumers aren’t as interested or excited in smart home tech as you might have thought. This highlights the battle that energy companies must face if they are to shift a

The world is in
http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/innovation-jumpstart-making-innovation-second-nature

< The beta blog | 06 Jun 2016

Innovation Jumpstart: making innovation second nature

The challenges faced by utilities firms continue to multiply: climate change and population growth are putting pressure on natural resources; increased competition and regulatory change are forcing organisations to become more customer-focused; while new technologies ar

The world is in
http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/cross-border-trade-online-how-brussels-plans-to-change-the-rules

< The beta blog | 06 Jun 2016

Cross border trade online: how Brussels plans to change the rules

Should online retailers be able to stop someone from overseas buying from their site? On 25 May 2016 the European Commission set out proposals to ensure people and businesses can seamlessly transact online with fair competition and protection, wherever they're based. Th

The world is in
http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/innovation-in-the-energy-utilities-sector

< The beta blog | 25 May 2016

Innovation in the energy utilities sector

The unprecedented pace of change in the energy utility sector makes innovation more important than ever – but also creates a new challenge to understand what innovation means today. Truly innovative companies are using disruptive thinking, cutting-edge technologies an

The world is in
http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/the-challenge-of-information-overload-in-the-digital-age

< The beta blog | 24 May 2016

The challenge of information overload in the digital age

The huge opportunities of a digital, connected global marketplace are tempered by the challenge of keeping pace with new information in a world that doesn’t switch off. How does an entrepreneur or small business find the time to embrace the digital world in a way that improves their focus?

The world is in
http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/digital-tax-compendium

< The beta blog | 13 May 2016

Taxation impacts arising from new digital business models

Digital is transforming how businesses operate, not just in making it easier to do current business, but also creating new business models with associated challenges to existing legal, regulatory and taxation frameworks.

The world is in
http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/industrial-iot

< The beta blog | 13 May 2016

The industrial Internet of Things demands a new operational blueprint

The industrial Internet of Things is set to dwarf the consumer version, but getting it right will be about more than new technology

The world is in
http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/personalisation-of-healthcare

< The beta blog | 07 May 2016

The personalisation of healthcare

From wearable monitors and fitness apps, to telehealth and remote patient monitoring – these technologies are enabling ‘activated patients’ to become more demanding about their healthcare choices and decisions about treatment.

The world is in
http://www.worldinbeta.com/blog/value-of-patient-data

< The beta blog | 07 May 2016

The value of patient data

Sharing of data will be key to embracing a fully digital health ecosystem. However a balance needs to be struck between data access, availability and integrity. Current technologies haven’t allowed us to strike this balance, however a new technological innovation known as Blockchain finally will.

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