Will the blockchain train ever arrive?

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Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology developed to support bitcoin, will revolutionize how enterprises across multiple industries increase the security, speed, and accuracy of financial and data transactions while reducing costs. Or maybe not. For all the money being spent on blockchain development by organizations and investors — not to mention the blockchain-related jobs boom that […]

Will cloud drive the data center to extinction?

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A Gartner analyst has declared the data center dead. This might come as news to CIOs who currently are managing in-house data centers for their enterprises, but Gartner research vice president Dave Cappuccio predicts that most existing in-house data centers are on their last legs. “By 2025, 80% of enterprises will have shut down their […]

Don’t be a victim of “AI washing”

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As enterprise interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning increases, software vendors are rushing to meet market demand for AI-based solutions. So much so that by 2020, “AI technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service,” according to research and consulting firm Gartner. This might actually be causing problems for […]

F is for fitness trackers

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This post is part of a continuing series, “Digital: from A to Z,” that explores what it means to be “digital” from A to Z, broken down into individual blog posts diving deeper into various subjects. Check back regularly to see continuing posts as I work my way through the alphabet and let me know: What’s […]

Defensive strategies for protecting IoT

When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), there are already billions of the tiny connected devices and they’re creating game-changing opportunities for a variety of companies. But IoT’s promise could be derailed by its risks. Building a secure IoT future will require the efforts of all industry participants, from those that make IoT […]

The Internet of Thing’s biggest vulnerability isn’t security

There will be 20.4 billion connected devices —  or “things” — in use around the globe by 2020, more than double the 8.4 billion connected things this year, research firm Gartner, Inc. predicted in February. Impressive numbers, no doubt, though somewhat misleading — if you assume that all the devices that need to be able to […]

Gartner looks into its public cloud crystal ball

Things are looking rosy for the public cloud from where IT research giant Gartner sits. Others, however, see the private cloud doing just fine. Gartner expects the worldwide public cloud service market to grow 18% in 2017 to total $246.8 billion. That’s up from $209.2 billion in 2016. IaaS is expected to grow 36.8% in 2017 […]

Enterprises to invest heavily in IoT

The rate of growth in the deployment of connected devices worldwide will increase slightly in 2017 as both consumers and businesses embrace the Internet of Things (IoT), a new study shows. Research firm Gartner said it expects 8.4 billion IoT devices to be in use by the end of this year, up 31% from the estimated […]

The Internet of Things (IoT): A consolidated market definition

A market segment, which contains the word ‘things’ is evidently going to become prone to a variety of interpretations and this is definitely the case with the Internet of Things (IoT.) Nevertheless, the market for IoT in healthcare has been forecasted to reach a very significant market size, for instance $117b by 2020 according to […]

You say ‘virtual,’ I say ‘digital’

In a recent post I explained how past, present and future trends in the development of storage technology makes the question “Where is my data?” pretty meaningless. With the rise of clouds, the same could be said of the question “Where is my computer?” Now the network itself is getting the same “software defined” treatment. It used to […]