NETWORK WORLD–5G wireless holds much promise for manufacturing facilities, largely for its speed and low latency, so a few early adopters are buying into the technology, but its pervasive use in factories is still years off.
Interest in machine learning and AI for SCM is increasing as companies envision a more predictable, automated future for logistics and distribution.
Data science democratized: What used to take data scientists months to prepare may soon be put together in a few days by data-astute business users.
Bad data is big issue for artificial intelligence, and as businesses increasingly embrace AI, the stakes will only get higher. Here’s how not to get burned.
Since the 2013 Target breach, it’s been clear that companies need to respond better to security alerts even as volumes have gone up. With this year’s fast-spreading ransomware attacks and ever-tightening compliance requirements, response must be much faster. Adding staff is tough with the cybersecurity hiring crunch, so companies are turning to machine learning and
Researchers at top university and corporate labs around the world are in a furious race to create the first practical, usable quantum computer. Quantum computers — which use quantum bits, or qubits — are capable of running computations impossible for existing technology. It promises to open up new possibilities in areas like medical research, artificial
Sonatype’s crown jewel is its database of descriptions of over 1.2 million open source packages. “If that is lost, it could be an existential outcome,” said Wayne Jackson, CEO of the Fulton, Maryland-based software supply chain management company. To shut down any such leak quickly, Sonatype monitors the web for any indications that its data
In the wake of reports about Russian involvement in fake news and hacks against political targets leading up to the recent presidential election, scholars and security experts are calling for federal action.As of Sunday, 158 scholars have signed an …
The city of Lewiston, in north central Idaho, has a population of around 32,000 and an information systems budget of around $800,000 a year.But it wasn’t too small for attackers. For example, the city council meetings, streamed online, were being wa…
For those who ordered early, the long-awaited Oculus Rift starts shipping today, the HTC Vive is expected to officially ship April 5, and Sony’s Playstation VR is slated to arrive in October. Virtual reality headsets aimed at the consumer/gamer market are finally becoming a reality.
This summer, Facebook finalized its $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR, a virtual reality headset maker. The purchase promises to usher in a new era for virtual reality-more immersive, lower cost and simply more usable than ever before. In fact, even though the Oculus Rift and similar devices have not hit the market yet, companies
New virtual currencies a risky bet for corporations Virtual currencies have been in the news lately, with Bitcoin in particular gaining attention from an influx of new users and acceptance at thousands of retailers. But should all treasury groups consider using virtual currencies? If so, what are the risks? OkCupid, an online dating service, readily