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Has cloud killed the in-house data centre?

As worldwide spending on cloud services skyrockets towards $141 billion by 2019, traditional in-house data centres seem to be evaporating. In 2005, 90% of data centres were enterprise-owned, but by 2020 IDC believes we can expect a 50-50 split with service providers. By 2021, there will be 15% fewer data centres compared to 2015, as […]

Error message: mistakes secret to coding success

Source: Pete Wilton, Goldsmiths, University of London Giving students the confidence to make mistakes when they are learning to write computer code could enable them to become more successful coders, research from Goldsmiths, University of London suggests. The research was presented by Dr Matthew Yee-King at the recent IEEE Global Engineering Conference (Educon 2017) in […]

Seven things companies should know about AI and sustainable business

Article by: Dunstan Allison-Hope, Managing Director, BSR; Jacob Park, Director, Sustainable Futures Lab, BSR; Michael Rohwer, Associate Director, Information and Communications Technology, BSR Artificial intelligence (AI) is advancing rapidly, thanks to ever-more-powerful computing, massive growth in the availability of digital data and increasingly sophisticated algorithms. The world’s largest technology firms are investing billions to develop […]

Biometric advancement predictions for 2018

Article by: Tom Harwood, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder at Aeriandi “As it stands, it is estimated that between 30 percent to 50 percent of all fraud incidents are initiated with a phone call, meaning telephone agents in contact centres are particularly vulnerable to social engineering and manipulation. Web-based security measures have evolved much faster […]

ANSecurity’s technical director warns of potential security breaches

Criminal services expand As predictable as day follows night, 2018 will see more high profile breaches impact large and well-known companies. What will be less visible to the public will be the activities of Crime-as-a-Service (CaaS) which will expand, allowing more focused criminals to rent resource for ransomware campaigns that may never be exposed to […]

Biometric security predictions for 2018

Can biometrics replace any existing authentication technology today? Yes, biometrics can replace existing authentication technology today but there is a lot of work to be done and additional security layers are needed to be commercially viable. For example, I do not regard FaceIT from Apple as secure due to twins and printed masks that have […]

Data – the most important force in society today

Data is the most important force in society today and the flood of data generated by intelligent, connected machines is the lifeblood for the future of technology innovation. This force inspires us to imagine and deliver data-rich innovations based on artificial intelligence (AI). At Intel, we not only see the future, we’re building it. From […]

‘Tis the season to do predictions: The 2018 cybersecurity landscape

Every year around this time all the security businesses and analysts leap for their crystal ball and attempt to predict what we should be worrying about in the coming 12 months or more. And the sad reality is that not a lot will change as there is not much need for the cybercriminal community to […]

Enabling transformative change with accessible technologies

Leading up to International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities, we’re unveiling a new video series celebrating six individuals who are using accessible technologies to help transform their lives. We’re excited to start today with a video about Andrew, an eight-year-old boy with dyslexia […]

The story behind Microsoft’s earnings: digital innovation in the cloud

We at Microsoft have announced our first quarter earnings. One big takeaway is that we exceeded our goal to meet $20 billion in commercial cloud annualised revenue run rate. This exciting milestone represents our continued delivery of new cloud technologies and our customers’ digital innovation. Across major industries — from finance and energy sector to […]

The real advantage of moving your security controls to the cloud

It is not exactly news that most security controls, particularly those that are traditionally thought of as network-centric ones (versus endpoint-centric ones), are moving to the cloud. Many think that this is occurring because of the massive economies-of-scale enabled by cloud providers’ multi-tenancy architectures, the shifting of hardware and software deployment, upgrading, and administration from […]

What you can learn from recent cyber attacks targeting school systems

Just after the school year commenced, Steve Bradshaw, superintendent of the Columbia Falls, Montana, schools got a menacing text from a number he didn’t recognise. The cyber thug behind the message made a myriad of threats – including physical harm to district students and staff and releasing their personal information – unless a ransom was […]

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