Article: Edge computing critical for businesses to harness data for dominance

Cloud, Data

Edge computing critical for businesses to harness data for dominance

Intel’s new report, ‘The Edge Outlook’ identifies edge computing as a critical factor that companies must harness to navigate and understand data for current as well as future business needs. The edge computing is claimed to make it possible for every single object to store information and for that information to be extracted and used in real time.

Technology use has grown exponentially during the pandemic, generating new, unprecedented volumes of critical business data. This data will be central to the digital transformation of many businesses, but many organizations are facing very real data processing challenges. For example, it’s impractical to send the sheer volume of data now being created back to the cloud for processing due to latency issues. This is where edge computing can play a critical role in driving efficiencies and underpinning the future growth of business, as per Intel.

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Article: How blockchain is providing the foundation for the next generation in cybersecurity

Blockchain, Cyber-Security

How blockchain is providing the foundation for the next generation in cybersecurity

Blockchain as a means of securing data is being used by Barclays to secure fund transfers. Lockheed Martin, a massive US defense contractor, uses blockchain to implement cybersecurity protocol measures in engineering systems, supply chain risk management and software development. It speaks volumes that the security of some of the most dangerous weapons in the world can be trusted to blockchain.

Even the US government itself, recently conducted a report to analyze how blockchain could be used to better secure their network, having concluded 84% of all government agencies fail basic encryption standards.

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