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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 the most promising, and the most disruptive. [1] [1] By Jason Hiner on ZDNet

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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, found almost half of organizations (49%) now consider it a key priority, a jump of 23% compared to last year. [1] [1] By Jim Mortleman on CIO

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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 of connected Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and devices is expected to leap from 21 billion this year to 50 billion by 2022, according to recent data from Juniper Research. [1] [1] By Lucus Mearian on ComputerWorld

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Moving fast without breaking data: Governance for managing risk in machine learning and beyond

Immuta is a startup providing a data management platform for data science. In this GDPR era, when everyone should be conscious about what they do with their data, a data management platform sounds like a good idea. That may help explain why Immuta just raised a $20 Million Series B round to help build its platform. [1] [1] By George Anadiotis on ZDNet

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Digitalisation: The Unavoidable Key to Unlocking Future Opportunities

With local businesses facing a ‘perfect storm’ of data sources, manipulations and stores, there is a growing imperative to act now based on this new paradigm. The combined forces of the Internet of Things (IoT), which brings vast and untapped data sources, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine-to-machine learning, requiring new disciplines in terms of process and governance, and blockchains, where perhaps all our asset registers will be stored, mean that organisations must consider how their businesses will be affected. [1] [1]…

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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, they have changed the rules of the game to keep pace with the demands for data. [1] [1] On DataCentreNews

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World Cup 2018: The tech security challenges around the big event

One of the biggest sporting events in the world has arrived in the form of the 2018 FIFA World Cup taking place in Russia, with 32 nations competing over the next month in a tournament which is expected to be watched by billions of viewers around the globe, on television, mobile and online. [1] [1] By Danny Palmer on ZDNet

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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 work using big data and deep-learning methods to predict the fate of inpatients. [1] [1] By Liam Tung on ZDNet

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