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Retailers will connect 12.5bn business assets, such as products, digital signs and Bluetooth beacons, to IoT platforms by 2021, according to a new study from Juniper. And the researchers say this figure is expected to rise from 2.7bn in 2016, representing a 350 per cent increase. Then authors predict that RFID (radio-frequency

The economic value of transformation could be worth as much as $20 trillion or more than 20 per cent  of global GDP according to research outfit International Data Corporation (IDC). However the majority of companies at still at the start of their transformation journey say the analysts. Sign up for

Swinburne University of Technology and Adobe have partnered in the delivery of a digital transformation curriculum.  Swinburne is also rolling out Adobe Marketing Cloud. And the uni says it will also broaden the breadth of its digital advertising technology major and minor curriculum to incorporate the Adobe Marketing Cloud platform.

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A jump in security spending is being driven by a new focus on enhanced detection and response capabilities, rather than prevention only techniques, according to Gartner. Gartner is forecasting worldwide spending on information security to reach $90 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.6 percent over 2016, and to top

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Microsoft Teams is now available to all Office 365 business customers following a successful trial. Teams is a chat-based collaboration tool for businesses that creates a digital workspace. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The product is a rival to Slack, which took put a full-page ad in the

Sources within Airbnb have confirmed what industry analysts have speculated for years – Airbnb is not a lodging company. Sure, they offer more guest rooms worldwide than any hotel company and have turned this into a massively profitable business (while launching entirely new business models for smaller entrepreneurs to pursue).

For the leader of a company with strong positions in cloud computing and machine learning, Pegasystems CEO Alan Trefler is unusually blunt about both. On cloud computing, he warns, “There’s an unprecedented amount of hype and bull and exaggeration that’ going on in the market”. Meanwhile on machine learning, Trefler

Today, cloud computing is eating enterprise data centers, as more and more workloads are born in the cloud, and some are transforming and moving to the cloud. But there’s another trend that will shift workloads and data and processing and business value significantly away from the cloud. Sign up for

Ask Kodak. Or ask Nokia. Sometimes digital disruption is spectacular, as anyone who ever bought an iPhone or downloaded Instagram can agree. Other times — especially in the world of hard physical assets — the change is less obvious but no less profound. The impact of digital transformation is explored

IBM tells a nice story about Watson and oncology in India. The country has a paucity of oncologists — roughly 2000 in fact — to cover a population of 1.3 billion. Get cancer in India and your chances of receiving specialist care are, in relative terms, almost non-existent. Enter Big