Article: Edge computing is now more relevant than ever

Cloud, Data, Software

Edge computing is now more relevant than ever

The necessity to deliver infrastructure, application, and data resources to edge locations will accelerate the deployment of new, cloud-centric edge and network solutions, maintains IDC. These will provide much quicker processing to satisfy increasing digitalisation efforts. Edge will also provide a critical building block for business resilience, providing all-important scalability, flexibility and agility.

Enterprises must build resilience and transform to survive and thrive in the digitally-powered world we now operate in. Edge offers up accelerated response times and a route to enhanced service quality and new business models. There has never been a better time to move to the edge.

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Article: API Management: What CIOs Should Know

Open Source, Software

API Management: What CIOs Should Know

“Many of our customers want to go to this future where they actually have an API economy and an API catalog and they expose data across all the silos of their company,” Charles Lamanna, corporate vice president for the low-code application platform at Microsoft, tells CIO.com.

Using an API gateway or other API management solutions with a low-code platform “unlocks tons of opportunity, because developers can build those microservices and publish them for other developers to consume, and citizen developers can consume them via the Power platform,” Lamanna says, by way of example.

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Article: Here’s how blockchain could transform higher education

Academia, Blockchain

Here's how blockchain could transform higher education - Tech Wire AsiaHere’s how blockchain could transform higher education

Blockchain, a buzzword with revolutionary potential, is a public ledger that automatically records and verifies transactions. Also known as distributed ledger technology (DLT), it is the fundamental building block that powers Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other virtual currencies. Then there are all the other ways DLT could transform various industries, with much of its potential uncovered amidst the pandemic. Even the education sector is reaping the benefits of blockchain technology these days.

  • Improve record-keeping
  • Records of education achievements
  • Seamless payments
  • Teaching and storage space

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Article: Why consider an open source data catalog

Data, Open Source, Software

Why consider an open source data catalog

A majority of companies struggle with wrangling and organizing their data. More than 60% of respondents surveyed in O’Reilly’s State of Data Quality 2020 said they suffered from too many data sources and inconsistent data, making that the most common data quality issue cited. The second was disorganization in data stores and a lack of metadata, which nearly half of respondents cited.

A data catalog could help resolve such problems. A data catalog uses metadata to create an inventory of data assets held by an organization. Users can search a data catalog for the data they need, organize it, manage it and understand its lineage. As such, it helps support not only data discovery, but data governance as well.

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Article: Despite layoffs, IBM still leads in blockchain innovation

Blockchain

Despite layoffs, IBM still leads in blockchain innovation

Facing the repercussions of several rounds of layoffs, IBM director of public relations Holli Haswell said that the “blockchain business is doing well” and that some changes were made to the unit to “continue to drive growth. IBM maintains a strong team dedicated to blockchain across the company. We changed some resources, but we remain committed to blockchain technology, ecosystem, and services. We see blockchain as a driver for our cloud business.”

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Article: Here’s how blockchain will combat the plague of fake news

Blockchain, Content Integrity

Here’s how blockchain will combat the plague of fake news

In fact, as blockchain gains credibility, it is being piloted for uses never before considered. Groups, as varied as newsrooms, nonprofits, major corporations, and start-ups, are all eagerly pursuing the technology to create distributed, transparent networks for reliable media and digital information.

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Article: Blockchain and its Implications for the Insurance Industry

Blockchain

Blockchain and its Implications for the Insurance Industry

The core benefit of blockchain is that it builds trust between parties sharing information. The information shared is encrypted as an electronic list of records or blocks. It cannot be erased, which helps to ensure trust between users. Once information is recorded, it cannot be changed without changing all of the records, which also provides for secure transactions between users. We’ve observed how this would be valuable to the life insurance industry, as it helps to ensure information is accurate, secure and trusted.

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