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Apple to Build First China Data Center to Comply With Law

Apple to Build First China Data Center to Comply With Law

22 Jul 2017 comment

Apple will establish its first data center in China to speed up services such as iCloud for local users and abide by laws that require global companies to store information within the country, according to Bloomberg.

French VC Bets on Banks Upping Security

French VC Bets on Banks Upping Security

22 Jul 2017 comment

Partech Ventures, the French venture capitalist that has raised about $1 billion in 18 months, is betting on data-security demand from banks with an investment in a U.K. startup, predicting London will remain Europe’s prime financial hub despite Brexit, according to Bloomberg.

Lenovo CEO Vows to Hit Online Sales Target or Quit

Lenovo CEO Vows to Hit Online Sales Target or Quit

22 Jul 2017 comment

Lenovo’s Yang Yuanqing asked for patience as he tries to get China’s top PC maker growing once more, but for the first time publicly vowed to step down as chairman and CEO if he doesn’t deliver on a critical sales goal, according to Bloomberg.

Hungarian MOL Chose IBM for Business Transformation Partner

Hungarian MOL Chose IBM for Business Transformation Partner

21 Jul 2017 comment

IBM announced that MOL Group, oil and gas conglomerate, has tapped their technology services to boost its operating efficiency and drive business growth in an integrated way.

Bitcoin Community Cheers as Miners Back New Scaling Framework

Bitcoin Community Cheers as Miners Back New Scaling Framework

21 Jul 2017 comment

Bitcoin backers celebrated as the community embraced a new mechanism to improve usage and allow it to scale, boosting confidence in the virtual currency and sending prices back near record highs, according to Bloomberg.

Law Enforcement From US and EU Take Down Sites for Drug Trafficking

Law Enforcement From US and EU Take Down Sites for Drug Trafficking

21 Jul 2017 comment

Months of preparation and coordination have resulted in the takedown of two of the largest criminal Dark Web markets, AlphaBay and Hansa.

The EU Consumer Climate Remains Friendly

The EU Consumer Climate Remains Friendly

21 Jul 2017 comment

The positive mood among European consumers has also continued into the second quarter of 2017. After the nine-year peak at the beginning of the year, the consumer climate has remained at a high level for the EU 28 and closed at 19.1 points at the end of June.

CEE and Notebooks, Main Drivers of the EMEA PC Market Recovery

CEE and Notebooks, Main Drivers of the EMEA PC Market Recovery

21 Jul 2017 comment

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks and workstations) continued to improve in the second quarter of 2017, with a stable performance of -0.6%. A total of 15.9 million units were shipped, according to IDC.

AZOP is Rapidly Preparing for the Implementation of the GDPR Regulation

AZOP is Rapidly Preparing for the Implementation of the GDPR Regulation

26 Jun 2017 comment

We continue with our big topic of GDPR regulations, and the answers to this topic were given by the Director of the Data Protection Agency Anto Rajkovača. According to him, AZOP will get some new powers as well, and the Agency continuously undertakes a series of measures and actions focused on organizational and personnel staffing and on providing sufficient resources to be ready to carry out all its tasks.

Apple Hires Sony's 'Breaking Bad' Team as TV Push Gains Momentum

Apple Hires Sony's 'Breaking Bad' Team as TV Push Gains Momentum

18 Jun 2017 comment

Apple hired two former Sony television executives who oversaw the development of acclaimed shows like “Breaking Bad” and “The Crown,” further evidence that the technology giant is getting serious about producing its own video programming, according to Bloomberg.

Gartner: AI Could Turn Some Skilled Practices Into Utilities

Gartner: AI Could Turn Some Skilled Practices Into Utilities

10 May 2017 comment

CIOs have a major role to play in preparing businesses for the impact that artificial intelligence (AI) will have on business strategy and human employment, according to Gartner. They predicts that by 2022, smart machines and robots may replace highly trained professionals in tasks within medicine, law and IT.

Apple to Build First China Data Center to Comply With Law

Apple to Build First China Data Center to Comply With Law

22 Jul 2017 comment

Apple will establish its first data center in China to speed up services such as iCloud for local users and abide by laws that require global companies to store information within the country, according to Bloomberg.

French VC Bets on Banks Upping Security

French VC Bets on Banks Upping Security

22 Jul 2017 comment

Partech Ventures, the French venture capitalist that has raised about $1 billion in 18 months, is betting on data-security demand from banks with an investment in a U.K. startup, predicting London will remain Europe’s prime financial hub despite Brexit, according to Bloomberg.

Lenovo CEO Vows to Hit Online Sales Target or Quit

Lenovo CEO Vows to Hit Online Sales Target or Quit

22 Jul 2017 comment

Lenovo’s Yang Yuanqing asked for patience as he tries to get China’s top PC maker growing once more, but for the first time publicly vowed to step down as chairman and CEO if he doesn’t deliver on a critical sales goal, according to Bloomberg.

MTS trials live Licensed Assisted Access

MTS trials live Licensed Assisted Access

20 Jul 2017 comment

Together with MTS, the largest mobile network operator in Russia, and Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, Ericsson has conducted the first successful live trial with a commercial small cell product of Rel-13 Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology in Russia.

Ericsson builds end-to-end NB-IoT system for Chunghwa Telecom

Ericsson builds end-to-end NB-IoT system for Chunghwa Telecom

17 Jul 2017 comment

Ericsson will build a NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) system for Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s largest integrated telecommunications services company, enabling the island to take its first steps toward joining the Internet of Things. Chunghwa Telecom will use the system to trial a range of IoT devices and applications in its laboratory.

BT and Vodafone Face Bidding Restrictions in U.K. Wireless Sale

BT and Vodafone Face Bidding Restrictions in U.K. Wireless Sale

12 Jul 2017 comment

The U.K.’s communications regulator plans to limit the amount of wireless spectrum BT and Vodafone can buy at a coming auction, a long-awaited decision that risks being appealed, according to Bloomberg.

eMarketer Announces Launch of Benchmarks

eMarketer Announces Launch of Benchmarks

20 Jul 2017 comment

eMarketer announced Benchmarks, a new tool that enables marketers to instantly evaluate and compare their campaign performance against a collection of reliable industry benchmarks.

SEAT Breaks New Ground in Training for Industry 4.0

SEAT Breaks New Ground in Training for Industry 4.0

30 Jun 2017 comment

SEAT has introduced a training programme centred on the future challenges facing Industry 4.0. Aimed at all the 14,000 employees, the company has designed a programme to make workers aware of the real meaning of the Industry 4.0 concept in an entertaining, interactive way, as well as the importance of people and their continuous training at the core of what is known as the fourth industrial revolution.

Facebook Enlists AI and Human Experts in New Push Against Terrorism

Facebook Enlists AI and Human Experts in New Push Against Terrorism

19 Jun 2017 comment

Facebook has hired more than 150 counterterrorism experts and is increasingly using artificial intelligence that can understand language and analyze images to try to keep terrorists from using the social network for recruiting and propaganda, according to Bloomberg.

IBM Mainframe Ushers in New Era of Data Protection

IBM Mainframe Ushers in New Era of Data Protection

17 Jul 2017 comment

IBM unveiled IBM Z, the next generation of their transaction system, capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day. The new system also introduces encryption engine that makes it possible to pervasively encrypt data associated with any application, cloud service or database all the time.

Microsoft Creates New AI Lab to Take on DeepMind

Microsoft Creates New AI Lab to Take on DeepMind

16 Jul 2017 comment

Microsoft is setting up a new research lab focused on artificial intelligence with the goal of creating more general-purpose learning systems, according to Bloomberg.

IBM Revamps Computer Network Unit Around Watson AI Platform

IBM Revamps Computer Network Unit Around Watson AI Platform

15 Jul 2017 comment

IBM is revamping its Global Technology Services division, which helps customers run their computer networks, to rely more heavily on artificial intelligence, according to Bloomberg.