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12
dec

The hottest cryptocurrency in China is not bitcoin

China’s cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been left out of bitcoin’s historic rally in recent months, thanks to the Chinese government banning initial coin offerings in September and then shutting down all major domestic exchanges. But it didn’t take long for them to find something new to pour their money into. That turned out to be OneCoin, designed by Chinese tech company Xunlei.

https://qz.com/1152564/the-hottest-cryptocurrency-in-china-isnt-bitcoin-its-onecoin-make-that-lianke-by-xunlei-xnet/

12
dec

MyRepublic expands OpenStack-based private cloud

MyRepublic is continuing to build out its OpenStack-based private cloud, with the Internet service provider preparing to launch a site in New Zealand next year. The Singapore-headquartered ISP launched in 2011 then expanded its operations to New Zealand in 2014 and Indonesia in 2015. MyRepublic launched in Australia in late 2016 with a focus on selling National Broadband Network services. It was as part of its Australian launch that it first rolled out OpenStack.

https://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/631138/myrepublic-expands-openstack-based-private-cloud/?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=taxonomyfeed

11
dec

When Data Becomes a Burden Application Monitoring Tools Are a Must

These days, companies in many industries use multiple applications in the course of their normal daily activities. Each one of these applications can produce quite a bit of data each month. For all but the largest corporations, collating and analyzing this data can prove fairly difficult. Though it might not seem intuitive to everyone, the best way to reduce confusion is to use an additional helper application called a software monitoring application.

http://www.satprnews.com/2017/12/09/when-data-becomes-a-burden-application-monitoring-tools-are-a-must/

11
dec

Western companies on stage with authoritarians for China’s online marketplace

As a rising China seeks a bigger say in how global rules are shaped, to match its weight as the world’s second largest economy, no area is as vexed or as crucial as the internet.
Just how vexed was on display this week as senior executives of the United States’ biggest technology companies shared the limelight at China’s World Internet Conference with the Communist Party’s top authoritarian theorist, Wang Huning.

http://www.smh.com.au/world/western-companies-on-stage-with-authoritarians-for-chinas-online-marketplace-20171205-gzyto9.html

11
dec

A layman’s guide to Ethereum: how it works and why it matters

While Bitcoin has been the landmark of cryptocurrency, Ethereum too has emerged from the shadows in the last few years as a worthy competitor. Proposed by Vitalik Buterin in 2013 and launched in 2015, Ethereum has taken the application of blockchain technology to new heights. While Ethereum is a cryptocurrency, it is not the same as Bitcoin. We take you through the basics of what Ethereum is, how it works, and why it matters.

https://yourstory.com/2017/12/laymans-guide-to-ethereum/

7
dec

Australia’s stock exchange is moving to a blockchain style system for trade settlements

Australia’s equity market the ASX has decided to replace its CHESS system to record changes in shareholding with distributed ledger technology found in blockchain. The global equities exchange community has been watching the ASX as it develops and tests a system to cut the cost of transactions, and make them faster and more secure. Blockchain uses computers with advanced encryption to keep track of transactions, giving confidence to both buyers and sellers. Transactions of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin are tracked used blockchain.

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/the-asx-is-replacing-its-chess-share-clearing-system-with-blockchain-technology-2017-12

7
dec

Intel reveals superfast AI facial recognition over 5G

Intel and Foxconn have demonstrated use cases for AI facial recognition cashless payment technology using 5G-ready applications.
A new collaboration between Intel Corp, Hon Hai Precision (Foxconn) and Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) sees the launch of a multi-access edge computing (MEC) platform which can process payments in just 0.03 seconds.
At a demonstration, Intel revealed residential access control, facial-recognition retailing, a virtual shopping service, a pay-via-face identification entertainment service using advanced facial recognition technology and artificial intelligence (AI) based on MEC.

https://www.cbronline.com/news/intel-reveals-superfast-ai-facial-recognition-5g

7
dec

Wie is de Software Innovator van 2017?

Wie treedt in de voetsporen van SAP Nederland en gaat er op 18 januari vandoor met de Dutch IT-channel Award voor ‘Software Innovator of the Year 2017’? Vijf partijen zijn genomineerd: Citrix, Commvault, Oracle, Red Hat en (opnieuw) SAP.
Citrix is genomineerd vanwege de sterke propositie van dit Amerikaanse softwarebedrijf in werkplekoplossingen. Citrix, opgericht in 1989 en inmiddels vergaand gespecialiseerd in virtualisatie, netwerken en SaaS, begrijpt als geen ander dat vooral ‘digital natives’ een werkplek niet meer zien als een fysieke plaats, maar als iets virtueels en digitaals.

https://dutchitchannel.nl/589188/wie-is-de-software-innovator-van.html

7
dec

Software AG en Siemens werken nauwer samen rond IoT

Software AG en Siemens gaan een samenwerking aan voor het versterken van het Internet of Things (IoT)-besturingssysteem MindSphere.
MindSphere is een open en cloudgebaseerd systeem en ondersteunt industriële bedrijven bij hun digitale transformatie. Het biedt een ontwikkelplatform voor een klantenbestand, waarin bedrijven hun eigen toepassingen en diensten kunnen integreren om IoT-innovaties aan te jagen. Software AG voegt componenten van zijn Digital Business Platform toe aan MindSphere. Dit helpt klanten om flexibel en efficiënt miljoenen sensoren en devices te integreren en te beheren zo beweren de partners.

https://dutchitchannel.nl/589177/software-ag-en-siemens-werken-nauwer-samen-rond-iot.html

7
dec

Is networking becoming cool again?

The modern-day role of central IT in the enterprise is to support and empower developers in the business units. About 20 years ago there was a big wave of networking innovation, spurred by the Internet age. It gave birth to huge networking companies like Cisco, Juniper, and Ericsson. Then, the pace of innovation just kind of stagnated. However, the recent acquisition of Viptela by Cisco at $610M and even more recent acquisition of VeloCloud by VMware at an estimated (whopping) value of $1.4B have changed the game, and they definitely suggest that virtualisation is setting the networking market on fire again.

https://www.itproportal.com/features/is-networking-becoming-cool-again/