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Cyberwar: A guide to the frightening future of online conflict

What is cyberwar? At its core, cyberwarfare is the use of digital attacks by one state to disrupt the computer systems of another in order to create significant damage or destruction. What does cyberwarfare look like? Cyberwar is still an emerging concept, but many experts are concerned that it is likely to be a significant component of any future conflicts. As well as troops using conventional weapons like guns and missiles, future battles will also be fought by hackers manipulating computer code….

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How SMBs can maximize the benefits of IoT initiatives

In 2017, Tech Pro Research reported that 38% of its survey respondents said their companies were currently using IoT devices. Another 16% said that they were planning an IoT rollout in the next year, and 24% were considering IoT use. Most of these survey respondents were using IoT for environmental monitoring and sensors for their buildings. [1] [1] By Mary Shacklett on TechPro

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IBM scientists have captured 330TB of uncompressed data into a tiny cartridge

In a new world record, scientists at IBM have captured 330 terabytes of uncompressed data — or the equivalent of 330 million books — into a cartridge that can fit into the palm of your hand. The record of 201 gigabits per square inch on prototype sputtered magnetic tape is more than 20 times the areal density currently used in commercial tape drives. Areal recording density is the amount of information that can be stored on a given area of…

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Public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud: What’s the difference?

Cloud computing has transformed from a niche solution to the standard way of running IT in the enterprise. The biggest question today is often which type of cloud to run: public, private, or hybrid. Much of the momentum today is around hybrid. To help you better understand the hybrid cloud, let’s quickly break down the differences between the three types of clouds. [1] [1] By Jason Hiner on ZDNet

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Why BMW is betting on the cloud

In 10 years, when autonomous driving is mainstream, we’ll have a fundamentally different relationship with our cars and driving in general. Every major car company is fully aware of this, but not all are reacting to this change with the same degree of urgency. Earlier this month, BMW hosted its Innovation Days at its technology office in Chicago, where the company showcased the current state of its connectivity services and laid out its vision for the future. [1] [1] By…

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SA’s Top 10 FinTech Firms to Keep an Eye on

Don’t be left in the dark with what’s disrupting the financial services industry in South Africa. The FinTech (Financial Technology) sector is experiencing explosive growth in the country. It is revolutionising the financial services landscape and it has created a new marketplace for innovation. It is revolutionising the financial services landscape and it has created a new marketplace for innovation. [1] [1] By Gugu Lourie on TechFinancials

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Adobe steps up AI-powered personalization efforts with Adobe Target

Adobe is adding artificial intelligence-powered personalization tools to its premium version of Adobe Target. Kevin Lindsay, head of product marketing for Adobe Target, said the platform will be able to provide real-time in-store offers, boost engagement and scale across screens. Adobe Target is the company’s personalization engine within its experience cloud. [1] [1] By Larry Dignan on ZDNet

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Why ‘experiental’ marketing will be a massive IT challenge

In the 1989 comedy Back the Future, Part 2, Marty McFly travels into the high-tech, space-age future of 2015 where he encounters, among other dazzling wonders, a shark hologram advertising Jaws 10. That kind of advertising is called experiential marketing, where consumers are deeply immersed in a brand in a way that’s novel, emotional and memorable. [1] [1] By Mike Elgan on ComputerWorld

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Microsoft’s ‘commercial cloud’ services gain steam

Microsoft’s goal of reaching an annualized commercial cloud run rate of $20 billion by the end of its fiscal 2018 is looking not just doable, but almost impossible to miss. Yes, the biggest contributor to Microsoft’s $23 billion in for the fourth quarter and its $90 billion for fiscal 2017 remained its More Personal Computing division (Windows, devices, and gaming). [1] [1] By Mary Jo Foley on ZDNet

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