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Cloud Computing: Five Key Business Trends to Look Out For

Cloud computing established itself in 2018 as an essential platform for many businesses looking to build innovative services. However, there’s still progress to be made before the operating systems on the cloud can truly be seen as a business-as-normal activity. Will we get to that point in 2019? Five experts give their views on the [...]

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Using the Cloud to Cut Costs and Keep Them Low

Tin is expensive – and too many IT managers still spend their time and resources managing under-utilised infrastructure assets. Estimates suggest server utilisation can be as little as 20 percent and sometimes even lower. Let’s think of underutilisation in another way. If your company needed 20 new smartphones, would you buy 100 and keep 80 [...]

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Internet of things

When discussing the problem of Internet of Things security, some are quick to place the blame on the users. Consumers, they say, don’t know enough about the connected devices they’re installing in their homes and workplaces; they don’t understand that these need updating like computers and smartphones, and forget that the kettle or fridge is [...]

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5G Mobile Edge Tests Completed By Global Tech Giants

Cisco, Huawei, Nokia, Ericsson, Dell, and HP have announced their successful 5G interoperability trials in partnership with mobile edge technology provider Alef Mobitech and an unnamed “tier-one global mobile carrier”. The tests, which used the Alef edge computing platform, were completed across New Jersey, Sao Paulo, and Mumbai. According to Alef, the tests show its [...]

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Smartphones Undergo Major Changes to Reach New Age Groups

With competition as tough as ever in a highly penetrated smartphone market, there is a stronger incentive than ever to seek out new audiences for connected device. That means stretching out to demographics into which smartphones haven’t made major inroads, in part because they are too complex. Recently, two companies have taken divergent roads to [...]

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Top Programming Languages: Apple’s Swift Surges in Popularity while Python Falls Back

Apple’s Swift for developers building iOS apps is now the 10th most popular programming language, while Python has dropped out of the TIOBE index’s top-three rankings. Only in September Python entered TIOBE’s top three behind Java and C, but the company’s October index places Python in fourth spot, behind C++. Python nonetheless has grown in [...]

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AI Is Fueling Smarter Collaboration

Artificial intelligence meets unified communications — and the result is improved data access and ability to predict events. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are reaching into a growing number of applications, systems, and business processes. Unified communications (UC) platforms, which power much of the collaboration in enterprises today, is one of them. While [...]

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Meet the Malware Which Hijacks Your Browser and Redirects You to Fake Pages

The RIG exploit kit, which at its peak infected an average of 27,000 machines per day, has been grafted with a new tool designed to hijack browsing sessions. The malware in question, a rootkit called CEIDPageLock, has been distributed through the exploit kit in recent weeks. According to researchers from Check Point, the rootkit was [...]

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What is Artificial General Intelligence?

An Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) would be a machine capable of understanding the world as well as any human, and with the same capacity to learn how to carry out a huge range of tasks. AGI doesn’t exist, but has featured in science-fiction stories for more than a century, and been popularized in modern times [...]

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How Smart Contact Lenses Will Help Keep An Eye On Your Health

Health tech: Researchers are working on combining sensors with off-the-shelf contact lenses for a range of medical applications. For a pair of organs that are in direct contact with the world from the moment a person wakes up to the moment they go to sleep, your eyes are remarkably resilient. They face dust and dirt, [...]

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