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Business travelers in China may soon check in to their hotels with facial recognition

Business travelers staying at select Marriott hotels in China may soon be able to check into their room with a quick scan of their face, according to a Wednesday Reuters report. As noted in the report, the international hotel chain is testing facial recognition technology in its check-in process at two separate hotels in Hangzhou and Sanya. [1] [1] By Conner Forrest on Tech Republic

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Being prepared is key to mitigating cyber attacks

In an age where cyber criminals are a dime a dozen, and the threat landscape more complex than ever, it pays to prepare and be always on guard. This means being up to date with the strategies and tricks used by cyber adversaries, and investing in monitoring solutions as well as preventive tools to try to avoid falling victim to these attacks. [1] [1] On IT News Africa

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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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