Ransomware: A Digital Pandemic – Is There A Cure?

Ransomware: A Digital Pandemic – Is There A Cure?

The Rise Of Ransomware You can imagine the scene: you’ve just completed that business plan and a set of accounts. Finally, it’s done and saved, ready for a final read through and to be sent out to your contact list. And right when you’re ready to click “Send”, the next thing you see on the screen is a pop-up window saying something like “Your personal files have been encrypted”. It also states that if you…

When Sci-Fi Predictions Come To Fruition

When Sci-Fi Predictions Come To Fruition

Evolution of Technologies To paraphrase science fiction author Arthur C. Clark, those who make predictions about the future are either “considered conservative now and mocked later, or mocked now and proved right when they are no longer around to enjoy the acclaim.” The one thing we can be sure about, Clark ventured, is that “[the future] will be absolutely fantastic.” This was in 1964, and in the decades that followed this statement Clark was able…

Facebook Hopes To Extend Internet Connectivity With Solar-Powered Drones

Facebook Hopes To Extend Internet Connectivity With Solar-Powered Drones

Facebook Inc (FB.O) said on Thursday it had completed a successful test flight of a solar-powered drone that it hopes will help it extend internet connectivity to every corner of the planet. Aquila, Facebook’s lightweight, high-altitude aircraft, flew at a few thousand feet for 96 minutes in Yuma, Arizona, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post on his Facebook page. The company ultimately hopes to have a fleet of Aquilas that can fly for…

When Will Women In Tech Become The Norm?

When Will Women In Tech Become The Norm?

Tech Diversity It is well known that the technology industry has been dominated by men, but it is also clear that the industry is working to change that. Diversity in the tech industry, especially where it applies to women in tech, has been a topic of discussion for years. Recently the Washington Technology Industry Association even released an infographic Tech Diversity Champions, designed to push the diversity issue into the spotlight. Michael Schutzler, CEO at…

Intel Looks For Cloud Segment Growth Rate To Accelerate

Intel Looks For Cloud Segment Growth Rate To Accelerate

Intel Corp (INTC.O) on Wednesday reported slower revenue growth at its data center business, which makes semiconductors used in high-end servers, overshadowing a better-than-expected quarterly profit. Shares of the world’s largest chipmaker fell 3 percent in after-hours trading. Hurt by weak demand from enterprises, revenue at the highly-profitable unit rose 5 percent to $4 billion, but lagged the previous quarter’s 9 percent increase and remained below Intel’s annual target of low double-digit growth. “As we…

Augmented Reality – $30 Billion Dollar Industry By 2020

Augmented Reality – $30 Billion Dollar Industry By 2020

Augmented and Virtual Realities Virtual Reality (VR) is real, and it is poised to make VR companies a lot of money. Something that once seemed far off in the future is now here, now you can be completely immersed in a digital world. With wearable virtual reality technology constantly evolving soon we will be putting on our computer like we put on our shoes. Augmented reality (AR), which places interactive overlays of 3D imagery into…

New EMEA Technology Distribution Alliance Opens Its Doors For Business

New EMEA Technology Distribution Alliance Opens Its Doors For Business

EMEA Technology Distribution Alliance DUBLIN, July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Technology Channels Alliance (TCA), announced earlier in the year, has now been formally incorporated in Dublin and is open for business. The TCA is looking to recruit local and regional distributors across EMEA to share information, ideas and best practice – and to drive business for technology distribution channels across the region. Three former members of the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) are founder members…

Microsoft And General Electric Partnership A Big Step For The Industrial IoT

Microsoft And General Electric Partnership A Big Step For The Industrial IoT

Microsoft and General Electric It was recently revealed that Microsoft and General Electric (GE) would partner up to bring GE’s Predix software to the Microsoft cloud, Azure. Predix is an industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform or a cloud-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that will allow industrial machinery to connect to the Internet. Rather than increasing home and personal connectivity where the focus on IoT is often placed, GE is hoping to use the Predix platform to…