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How AI and Machine Learning Can Help you defend the enterprise from cyberattacks

Security measures have increased significantly in the last several years, and malicious actors have similarly advanced their techniques to keep pace, particularly with advances in attack methods such as fileless malware. Likewise, the security model of ‘serverless’ computing platforms like AWS Lambda are completely different from traditional computers. These itinerant computing concepts are not effectively [...]

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Cyberattacks to Watch for in 2019

Organizations will face cyber security threats in eight key areas in 2019, according to a newly released report from global consulting firm Booz Allen. The firm asked its top analysts to identify the “blockbuster attacks” and threat landscape shifts that could change the face of cyber security this year, and included details in the 2019 [...]

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Benefits of IT Outsourcing: Looking Beyond the Price Tag

Outsourcing was first used by manufacturing companies about 50 years ago and has been spreading across the world and the industries ever since. While the major reason for outsourcing has always been lower costs, is it now increasingly used as a strategic tool necessary to gain a competitive advantage. Notably, Michael F. Corbett, the author of a white paper released by the Economist, argues that, “Outsourcing is no longer just [...]

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Top programming languages to learn in 2019? Developers name their favorites

Developers are most keen over the coming year to learn open-source Python, Microsoft-backed TypeScript, Google-hatched Go, and the go-to language for creating Android apps, Kotlin. The findings come from a survey by developer marketplace HackerRank, which asked 71,000 developers around the world about what languages they know today and what they want to learn this [...]

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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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