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Mastercard R&D boss says Facebook digital currency has ‘good intentions’

Ken Moore said Mastercard believed the social network was trying to remove some of the challenges around cryptocurrency Facebook’s new digital currency has “good intentions” in wanting to remove some of the challenges around cryptocurrencies, a Mastercard executive has said. The social network has announced plans to launch its Libra digital currency as part of… Read More


Video: 5G and the Intelligent Edge at Cloud Expo Asia
Is the 5G market ready for mainstream deployments and how much business value can be created for the enterprise by 5G, compared to existing technologies?   At Cloud Expo Asia Hong Kong, Techerati caught up with David Turkington, Head of Technology, APAC at GSMA, to learn about the impact of intelligent connectivity at the wireless... Read More

Pushing the high street to the edge
In a world where immediacy is the big consumer model, there’s no time for the latency that occurs when data travels to and from remote data centres or the cloud In the last year alone the UK has seen the struggle, decline, and collapse of iconic high street retail brands such as BHS, Toys R... Read More

IBM reports mixed Q2 earnings as slump drags on despite cloud growth

Red Hat’s financials to be incorporated into updated cloud forecast in August IBM reported quarterly earnings this week showing strong cloud growth despite revenue slumping for the fourth quarter in a row, to $19.2 billion. The cloud and cognitive software division, buoyed by 5 percent growth to $5.6 billion in sales, represents Big Blue’s strategic… Read More


Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium: On the frontline of today’s cyber battlefield
Ahead of her presentation at Cloud Expo Asia Singapore in October, Dr Vivy Suhendra, executive director at the Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium, dives deep into the consortium’s work to shore up Singapore's cyber resilience Cyber security is a constantly evolving field, and rapidly so. We need to not only keep pace with cyber threats in the... Read More

Microsoft inks $2bn cloud and 5G deal with AT&T

The two companies will also work together to develop “intelligent” edge computing applications Microsoft has announced a “multiyear strategic alliance” with AT&T to develop cloud, AI and 5G technologies. Under the deal, AT&T will integrate Microsoft 365 across its organisation and migrate non-network infrastructure to Microsoft Azure. AT&T will also provide Microsoft access to its… Read More


How digitally-driven enterprises can foster data instinct and culture

In the first part of this article, we discussed the need for digitally-driven enterprises to foster data instinct in their employees to truly harness the benefits of new technologies and analytics tools. Alongside this, we highlighted the cultural changes that will be key to making these initiatives a reality. In this second part, we’ll look… Read More


Think of your business as a game and the rest will make sense
Interest in gamification has ebbed and flowed. But a new radical approach to gamification has emerged -- gamification as a business strategy. Techerati spoke to the digital transformation expert spearheading this new approach to understand why and how modern the enterprise should seriously consider thinking of its business as a game. History of gamification According... Read More

Amsterdam halts data centre construction until 2020

Space, energy, and regulatory concerns prompt suspension of data centre construction The municipal authorities in Amsterdam have suspended the construction of new data centres, despite the city claiming to be Europe’s largest data centre hub. The Dutch capital has seen an influx of facilities in recent years, thanks to the city’s favourable taxes and relatively… Read More


Wi-Fi 6 vs. 5G: What is right for your organisation?
Should businesses opt for Wi-Fi 6, 5G, or both? D-Link's Paul Routledge explores the connectivity options available to businesses in 2019 and beyond 2019 will be a landmark year for wireless connectivity and IoT, with the launches of Wi-Fi 6 and 5G making headlines across the globe.  In a world where access to the Internet... Read More

AI and cyber security: Separating hype from reality
Is artificial intelligence revolutionising cyber security or is it just another brick in the wall? Pascal Geenens, security evangelist for Radware, thinks there’s cause for caution when it comes to AI If we’re to believe the most enthusiastic backers of AI-led cyber security, trained security specialists could soon be replaced with sci-fi like defences that... Read More

Intel announces availability of Loihi neuromorphic chip for compute-intensive AI

The company has also combined 64 Loihis into a powerful neuromorphic system Intel has made its neuromorphic chip Loihi available to the research community two years after the specialised semiconductor was unveiled. Loihi’s architecture is inspired by the properties of biological brains and can process information up to 1,000 faster and 10,000 times more efficiently… Read More



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