Driving Digital Transformation by Democratizing App Development
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AWS Debuts Amazon GuardDuty For Cloud Threat Detection
Amazon Web Services kicked off its annual re:Invent conference on Nov. 28 announcing the new GuardDuty managed threat detection service. The GuardDuty service is enabled via the AWS Management Console that helps cloud users to manage their deployments. The GuardDuty system analyzes API calls made to running virtual resources in a customer’s account, to help detect anomalous activity that could be indicative of a potential security risk.
Smartphone Shipments Will Fall To Phablets By 2019
Phablets — smartphones and tablet hybrids like the Galaxy Note — are expected to overtake smartphone shipments by 2019, according to IDC. Through 2021, phablets, which have screens between 5.5 and 7 inches, are projected to outpace total market growth to reach 1 billion shipped units, representing a compound annual growth rate of 18.1 percent.
Samsung Develops ‘Graphene Ball’ To Speed Up Battery Charging
Samsung Electronics’ research arm has successfully synthesized a “graphene ball” that can be used to make lithium-ion batteries last longer and charge faster, the company has said. Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) said using graphene ball material to make batteries will increase their capacity by 45 percent and increase their charging speed by five times.
5G To Reach 20 Percent Globally By 2023
Networking giant Ericsson has predicted that 5G will reach 20 percent of the global population as of 2023, with 1 billion subscriptions to be held by then. Ericsson’s latest Mobility Report states that 5G will be deployed across metro and dense urban areas initially, with the first commercial networks to go live in 2019 as early deployments are predicted in South Korea, Japan, China, and the United States.
Amazon Officially Unveils Alexa For Business
Amazon’s market-leading cloud business has introduced Alexa for Business, a set of tools for using the Alexa voice-activated virtual assistant at work. Speaking at Amazon Web Services’ annual re:Invent conference in Las Vegas on Thursday, Werner Vogels, Amazon’s chief technology officer, talked about new tools for managing the use of Alexa devices within companies. There are new integrations with Microsoft Exchange, RingCentral, Salesforce and SAP Concur and SuccessFactors software, among other things, Vogels said.
Just Half Of Companies Believe Their Leaders Are Digitally Literate
Only half (53 percent) of surveyed business technology professionals believe their organization’s leadership is digitally literate, according to ISACA’s new Digital Transformation Barometer research. The research, conducted in the second quarter of 2017, surveyed 4,164 information technology, security and business executives, managers and professionals from a wide range of industries, company sizes and global locations, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America and Oceania.
North American Smartphones To Chew Through 48 GB Per Month In 2023
According to Ericsson’s latest “mobility report,” the company expects data traffic from smartphones to grow at a rate of 37 percent by 2023 in North America. Specifically, the company predicts that the average North American smartphone user will consume 48 GB of data per month in 2023, up from just 5.2 GB per month in 2016 and 7.1 GB per month in 2017.
Mobile Strategy Creates Dynamic Digital Transformation
There’s no question the growth of mobility in the enterprise creates a more dynamic and efficient workplace, but what about the long game? How is a mobility strategy – one being properly implemented – helping to transform the enterprise’s digital standing as a whole? In a recent survey launched by IFS, 200 IT professionals and executives shared glaring evidence that furthered proof of enterprise mobility not just being a cornerstone of digital transformation, but a key catalyst to its growth as a whole.
Microsoft Azure Cloud Becomes More Location-Aware
Microsoft on Nov. 28 unveiled Azure Location Based Services, a set of APIs that allow developers to add location awareness to their cloud applications. Azure Location Based Services marks a major milestone in the both the cloud computing and Internet of Things technology markets, according Sam George, director of Azure IoT at Microsoft. “This is the first time that a cloud vendor has integrated a location service directly into their cloud service,” George told eWEEK.
AWS Aims To Accelerate IOT Adoption With New Services, OS
Referring to “IoT” one of the more legitimate “buzzwords” in the industry, Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy introduced a series of new Internet of Things services, including a new operating system for devices that run on microcontroller units (MCUs).
US Banks Can Save US$594 Million Annually Going Paperless
The time has come for financial institutions to require active digital banking users to ‘opt-in’ to paper statements. A decade ago when digital banking was new, financial institutions played it safe by asking for volunteers to turn off paper, and they gave uncertain customers the choice of becoming a “double-dipper” by receiving both paper and digital statements. One unintended result is that today nearly one-third of active digital-banking customers continue to receive both paper and digital checking account statements. In the US, this costs financial institutions an estimated US$594 million annually.
Appdome Extends Its Platform To Accelerate Unified Endpoint Management
Appdome, the mobile industry’s first cloud hub for mobile app integration, has announced the immediate availability of its Mobility Suite, a new service offering that provides never before seen integration options for third party and custom mobile apps being deployed within enterprise mobility management solutions.
Banks, Telcos Lead Digital Transformation Charge
Across 14 industries, the telecoms and banking sectors are the most mature in the drive for digital transformation. This is according to Ovum’s latest ICT Enterprise Insights program based on primary interviews with over 6 300 enterprises globally, asking senior ICT executives to rate their organizations against nine steps identified by Ovum as key to digital transformation.
T-Mobile: Digital Transformation Has To Start With Your Employees First
For T-Mobile, digital transformation starts within and any artificial intelligence efforts need to start with employees before facing end customers. That’s one takeaway from Scott Tweedy, vice president of strategic transformation at T-Mobile. We caught up with Tweedy to talk shop. Here’s a look at the key lessons.
Most Consumers Would Cease Doing Business With Companies Hit By Data Breach
A majority (70 percent) of consumers would stop doing business with a company if it experienced a data breach, according to a survey of more than 10,000 consumers worldwide conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Gemalto. In addition, seven in ten consumers (69 percent) feel businesses don’t take the security of customer data very seriously.
NFL Bets On AWS For Machine Learning
The National Football League will use Amazon Web Services as its standard machine learning and analytics provider to boost the performance of the league’s player statistics platform. The announcement is just the latest customer win AWS has touted at its re:Invent conference, following similar cloud deals with Time Warner and Intuit.
We’re Cracking Down On Android Apps With Those Annoying Lockscreen Ads
Google has quietly updated the monetization section of its Play Store app developer policy with a new section on ‘lockscreen monetization’. As noted by Android Police, ads that appear on the Android lockscreen have grown out of hand lately. Most users expect the lockscreen to be free of adware and used sparingly for notifications. But some apps, including once-reliable ones, have been abusing the lockscreen notifications to serve ads.
Prepare For A Worldwide Digital Transformation
Mobility, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and big data analytics are among the most important technologies in the digital economy today, says the OECD’s latest report on international science, technology and industry. These fields, the report says, are enabling a future of “smart everything”, while empowering businesses, consumers and society as a whole.
How To Streamline An Enterprise Collaboration Ecosystem
Industry analysts project that the enterprise collaboration market will balloon from $7 billion in 2015 to $49.51 billion by 2021. This is to say nothing of the unknown but substantial value of the shadow IT in the space.
Decision Time Is Here For Blockchain, But Are Enterprises Ready?
Blockchain — the purportedly immutable global database — has been in the headlines for several years now, and it’s looking like 2018 will be the year that IT and business leaders have to decide whether to move forward in a serious way with it. That means, of course, committing both budget dollars and peoples’ time building out capabilities. It also means — and this is a huge part of it — getting organizational buy-in to the approach. The rise of blockchain-savvy disruptors may help push the issue, but until that happens, business and IT leaders may resist the idea of tearing up current processes embedded within current infrastructures.