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IDC forecasts digital transformation spend to reach US$1.3 trillion this year

January 3, 2018

Worldwide spending on digital transformation (DX) technologies (hardware, software, and services) is expected to be nearly US$1.3 trillion in 2018, an increase of 16.8% over the US$1.1 trillion spent in 2017. A new update to the Worldwide Semi-annual Digital Transformation

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Telecom growth a boon for structured cabling industry: TMR

December 29, 2017

The global structured cabling market has seen an upsurge in demand in recent times due to the employability of telecommunications across a wide array of industries, says TMR Research. TMR’s new report entitled, “Structured Cabling Market – Global Industry Analysis,

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The Digitization Of Taiwan

December 19, 2017

By Paul Barker Taiwan, a nation whose total land mass is just slightly larger than Vancouver Island, has, despite that major geographic size difference, some distinct similarities to Canada. Key among is that each of their closest neighbors — the

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Age of smart testing via IIoT fast approaching, says Frost & Sullivan

December 18, 2017

The emergence of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and its implementation in test and measurement (T&M) is expected to transform the industry, says research firm Frost & Sullivan. The company adds that through digital connectivity the use of test equipment

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Trend Micro predicts increase in IoT vulnerabilities in 2018

December 18, 2017

This year, cyberattacks continued to plague business leaders, with major breaches occurring due to known vulnerabilities. Trend Micro Inc. predicts the trend of known vulnerabilities being used in major attacks will continue in 2018 as corporate attack surfaces expand and

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SogetiLabs says AI-first model for IT critical moving forward

December 18, 2017

Organizations today should place artificial intelligence (AI) at the heart of their digital strategies, according to a new report from SogetiLabs. The last in a series of four qualitative research reports on the topic of Machine Intelligence, ‘AI First: Learning from the

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Zigbee Alliance, Thread Group address IoT industry fragmentation

December 12, 2017

The Zigbee Alliance and Thread Group today announced the availability of the Dotdot specification over Thread’s IP network. According to the two organizations, this is the first time developers can confidently use an established, open, and interoperable IoT language over

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Corning buys 3M’s communication markets division for US$900M

December 11, 2017

3M Corp. today announced that it has entered into agreements related to the sale of substantially all of its communication markets division to Corning Inc., for US$900 million, subject to closing and other adjustments. The business consists of optical fiber

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Gazette’s former print plant to morph into a data centre

December 6, 2017

Montreal-based eStruxture Data Centers today announced the acquisition of the Montreal Gazette’s former printing facility in Montreal, with plans to create a new, 30 megawatts power capacity data centre. The $150 million investment will allow the company to pursue growth,

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IBM unveils what it calls ‘industry’s most advanced server’ for AI apps

December 6, 2017

IBM Corp. today unveiled its next-generation Power Systems Servers incorporating its newly designed POWER9 processor. Built for compute-intensive AI workloads, the new POWER9 systems are capable of improving the training times of deep learning frameworks by nearly 4×2 allowing enterprises