Businesses will increase their spending on cloud-based technologies in the near future, according to new figures from Gartner. What’s more, cloud will be an industry that will continue to grow faster than traditional non-cloud IT offerings. However, we’re still a long way from seeing cloud become the dominant IT technology.Gartner says that 28 per cent of spending within key enterprise IT markets will shift to the cloud by 2022, representing a three per cent jump from this year. However, by the time we reach 2022, traditional offerings will still constitute 72 per cent of the ‘addressable revenue for enterprise IT markets”.“The shift of enterprise IT spending to new, cloud-based alternatives is relentless, although it’s occurring over the course of many years due to the nature of traditional enterprise IT,” said Michael Warrilow, research vice president at Gartner. “Cloud shift highlights the appeal of greater flexibility and agility, … [Read more...] about Cloud set to dominate IT spending by 2022
Home Features Space Feature 19 September 2018 A faint afterglow in the sky tells of a universe that exploded into being 13.8 billion years ago. But we haven't got the full story of the big bang nailed yet By Joshua HowgegoMystery: How did it all begin? WHEN the curtain came up on the universe, the lights stayed down for a moment. For about the first 380,000 years, a mere instant on the cosmic stage, charged particles buffeted light around the early universe as if in an opaque fog, and not a glimmer escaped. Then things cooled enough for atoms to form, scattering ceased – and light was liberated. Remarkably, we can still see that light. We know from observations of galactic motions that space has been expanding since the cosmic beginning, and that this light has expanded and cooled with it. Now it suffuses all of space, a bath of low-frequency microwaves with a temperature of 2.7 kelvin. Read more: 10 mysteries of the … [Read more...] about 10 mysteries of the universe: How did it all begin?
There's never been a better time to be a PC gamer. Tons of great games. Amazing graphics hardware. Virtual reality. Thinner and fancier gaming laptop designs. But if you're stuck using a standard laptop (or desktop) with only Intel's built-in integrated graphics instead of a dedicated GPU from Nvidia or AMD, finding games that will work well is a little tougher. We tested a wide range of PC games for this updated list, using a few different laptops with seventh- and eighth-gen Intel Core i5 CPUs and Intel HD 620 graphics. These were not especially high-end configurations, but also not bottom-of-the-barrel. Your mileage will vary, depending on your PC setup, so use this list as a general guide. The standard here is that the game installs without errors, and runs smoothly enough for a satisfactory casual gaming experience. My strong preference is for that to happen at full 1080p resolution, but in a couple of cases, I dropped the resolution for better performance. Either low, … [Read more...] about Great games for your nongaming laptop
It's not often that the announcement of a new iPhone -- let alone three of them -- is overshadowed. But by the end of Apple's big fall hardware event on Sept. 12, it seemed like the new Apple Watch Series 4 had stolen the show.Four years and five versions since its September 2014 unveiling, the Apple Watch isn't just among the best-selling smartwatches, it's said to be the top-selling watch brand, period. And for 2018, the company is leaning in to that success with its first big redesign to date. The Series 4 boasts a thinner body, a bigger screen, a faster processor and -- on the high-end model -- a stronger LTE signal, so you can leave the iPhone at home on those early-morning runs. But the price tag of new models has edged up, too, with the new model starting at $400. So how is Apple enticing existing users to upgrade -- and new users to take the first-time plunge? Simple: It's making the Apple Watch a must-have health companion with a first-ever built-in electrocardiogram (EKG … [Read more...] about The EKG feature on the Apple Watch Series 4 may help healthy people too
Can AI survive without public trust? The Foundation for Responsible Robotics thinks that without official quality control, the technology will never truly succeed – which is why it has teamed up with professional services network Deloitte to create a certified mark of quality for machine intelligence technology. Co-directed by Professor Noel Sharkey, the FRR recognizes the positive impact artificial intelligence could have on society, including “monitoring and repairing climate change destruction” and the “early diagnosis of disease”. What is AI? Everything you need to knowDespite the conceivable benefits of AI technology, the FRR believes that “cracks are beginning to appear”, with the gender and racial biases of developers and society at large influencing the way the technology works, as well as issues with privacy causing concern among the general public. Responsible roboticsThe teething problems that AI technology is … [Read more...] about Certification for AI technology could soon be a reality