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Preston Gralla
Mar 13, 2017
Bill Gates has a modest proposal: Tax robots to slow the growth of automation and fund the kinds of important jobs our economy ignores, such as caring for children and the elderly...
Mar 10, 2017
Having just spent much of the day browsing through Wikileaks’ latest batch of documents from the intelligence community — in which government agents discussed ways to circumvent...
Amazon Web Services Service Health Dashboard for Feb 27 to March 5 (source: AWS)
Mar 7, 2017
When Amazon's S3 cloud storage service at Amazon's US-EAST-1 data centers went down, things went bad. Very, very bad.How bad? Popular sites such as Quora, Business Insider,...
Winnie Tung is Honorary Professor at  The University of Hong Kong's Department o
Mar 6, 2017
Late February, the Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po presented his first budget address for Hong Kong. The most eye-catching aspect was his promise to reserve $10 billion for...
Afraid of AI taking your job? Yep, you likely are
Feb 28, 2017
Despite the promise that robots and artificial intelligence actually could help many people do their jobs better, most simply aren't buying it.And a lot of people are still afraid...
Feb 24, 2017
When I start at a new company, I make a point of meeting with key personnel from the departments that have the greatest potential for security risk, including operations,...
Calculate the true cost of cloud migration (source: iStock Photos)
Feb 21, 2017
While there are a number of things to consider when you're contemplating a move to the cloud, cost is certainly high on the list. But calculating the cost of a migration is harder...
Martin Mackay
Feb 20, 2017
Cloud computing, big data analysis, software-defined networking and information security – all the hot jobs of today (and tomorrow) are driven by the application economy. The...
Feb 17, 2017
As the natural successor to cloud’s status as the primary disruptor of IT, all signs are pointing to edge computing as being best placed to drive the next era in today’s digital...
Rob Enderle
Feb 13, 2017
Earlier this week I read “Donald Trump is the Singularity,” a column by Cathy O’Neil in BloombergView’s Tech section. This piece argues that the new President would be a perfect...