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The future of retail: 4 trends transforming how we shop

The death of retail has been greatly exaggerated, but it's undergoing a historic transformation that is dramatically changing, and ultimately improving, the way we shop in brick-and-mortar stores. Let's do a quick speed round on the four trends that are ...

Security jumps to the top of the CIO agenda

Cybersecurity is racing up organizations’ list of IT priorities, according to the latest annual research by recruitment giant Harvey Nash and KPMG. The CIO Survey 2018, which interviewed almost 4,000 global IT leaders in the first quarter of this year, ...

Survey: What are your company’s tech spending priorities for 2019?

It's that time of year, when technology decision makers are looking ahead to the 2019 fiscal and calendar year. ZDNet's sister site, Tech Pro Research, is conducting a survey to find out where companies are directing resources, and how this compares ...

NEWS ANALYSIS IoT could be the killer app for blockchain

As the number of sensors in vehicles, factory machinery, buildings and city infrastructure grows, companies are looking for a secure and automated way of enabling a mesh network for transactional processes. Blockchain appears to best fit that bill.The total number ...

What Facebook and Google can teach you about DC networking

Hyperscale companies like Facebook and Google, with their billions of users, are part of our daily lives. Behind the scenes, these companies have built dozens of massive data centre networks to meet the needs of their customers. In doing so, ...

Google AI is very good at predicting when a patient is going to die

Having been trained on 46 billion bits of electronic health data from patients, Google's AI is now showing promise in the field of predicting health outcomes for patients. Researchers from Google Brain and Stanford University recently published a paper in Nature detailing their ...