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Despite the growing amount of data in our world, many companies struggle to turn that data into valuable insights because of the lack skilled data scientists. IBM aims to offer a solution through its Watson natural language analytics platform, which the company has already made available to academic institutions such as Northwestern University and the University of West Florida. These institutions are using the platform to train students hoping to get into the healthcare industry to explore and apply the data and statistics from their research to get results in real-time, without having to turn to an external party. By deepening its academic footprint, IBM hopes to provide “citizen analysts” the right tools to quickly and effectively derive value from their data.
The IT security environment has drastically changed over the past decade as technologies like the IoT, cloud computing, and SDN have increased IT complexity. With these changes, so to have security challenges. To combat such challenges, Gigamon released its GigaSECURE security delivery platform last year. GigaSECURE aggregates data, normalizes it and ensures the performance of the security tools is optimized. At RSA, Gigamon announced Metadata Engine for its SDP, which will boost the performance of security and event management systems by improving the speed of detection to help businesses find and expedite responses to breaches.
Gigamon brings big data analytics to security – Network World
Forbes gather’s Gartner’s top 10 IoT technologies for 2017 and 2018, including IoT security, analytics and device management, low-power, short-range IoT networks, low-power, wide-area networks, IoT processors and operating systems, event stream processing, and IoT platforms, standards and ecosystems.
A new raspberry Pi microprocessor has been announced today: the Pi 3 Model B board becomes the new top-of-the-line Pi, with a 64bit 1.2GHz quad-core chipset and 1GB RAM it’s being slated to offer a 50 percent bump over the Pi 2. The Foundation is touting the Pi 3 as opening up “even more possibilities for IoT and embedded projects. The Pi 3 removes the need to buy wireless add-ons, so it’s being positioned for out-of-the-box IoT development and as a powerful IoT hub that can link together multiple in-home connected devices.
Graphene layers (atom-thick layers of carbon) have been lauded for their electrical conductivity properties. A team from the University of Surrey have concluded that graphene layers can absorb 90 percent of the light spectrum and could be used to power “smart wallpaper” and the IoT. The university has manipulated the material so that it can instead absorb 90 percent of the spectrum, making it the most light-absorbent material for its weight to date. The nanometer-thin material will enable future applications such as “smart wallpaper” that could generate electricity from waste light or heat, and power a host of IoT applications.