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Live, From New York, It’s Object Storage!

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March 14, 2019

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  • John Sloan

Tape is still around and still can make sense for archival cold storage but media companies need their archives to be warm and object storage fits the bill. A recent example of a move to object storage comes from NBC’s Saturday Night Live.

Deploying Quantum Encryption in the Satellite Industry

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March 7, 2019

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  • Ian Mulholland

As we continue into the age of quantum mechanics, organizations using encryption must begin to consider a future where these methods will no longer be sufficient as a means of protection. Satellites, which regularly use end-to-end encryption, could find themselves one of many susceptible targets.

Problematic IT Processes for Computer Systems Design and Related Services – IT Governance, Performance Measurement, and Security Strategy

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January 31, 2019

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  • George Goodall

Info-Tech’s IT Management & Governance Diagnostic provides industry-level insights on the challenges of IT departments. We use a concept known as “service gap” to compare the rated importance of a particular IT process with its effectiveness. Use this data to review the existing IT strategy. Ensure that it includes initiatives that adequately address these shortcomings.

Flat-Earthers, Canaries, and AI in Media

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January 28, 2019

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  • Eric Cabral

There are unintended consequences to poorly designed artificial intelligence. As interactions with AI become more prevalent in peoples’ day-to-day lives, AI is beginning to influence society. There is a movement of people who believe the earth is flat and an AI that was poorly designed is the cause. Flat-Earthers are just the canary in the coal mine. IT needs to monitor AI to ensure there are less unintended consequences in the future and less people believing the earth is flat.

Telecommunication Has the Edge in the Internet of Things but Lacks the Winning Strategy

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January 8, 2019

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  • Rajesh Parab

The IoT market space has shown great potential for growth. Telecommunication has a natural advantage to reap most of the benefits and growth. However, many telecom players do not have the best strategy and large tech giants may leapfrog ahead in the competition.