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Cloud Robotics


Cloud robotics has been slowly gaining global attention. The field involves the integration of cloud computing technology in robots, using the internet to alter a robot’s capabilities, mainly by off-loading computation and providing services on demand. With this concept, robots are set to become more productive and efficient, meaning that the diverse requirements of end…

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Big Data & Healthcare


Healthcare seems to be primed and ready for big data. Consider the patient demographic data, medical reports, recommended treatment, retention rates and treatment success rates. All this information could help identify and assess patterns and develop interpretations. Over the past few years, companies such as IBM have started to invest heavily in the healthcare industry…

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Transitioning to the 3rd Platform


The 3rd Platform, simply put, is the next phase of the IT revolution. IDC, amongst other industry analysts, have based their 2014 predictions on the 3rd Platform, which is the emerging platform for growth and innovation based upon the pillars of mobile computing, cloud services, big data and analytics, and social networking. According to Frank…

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Big Predictions for 2014


The $110 billion technology services sector will be looking towards SCAM in the upcoming year. Of course, this is no new trend – silos, social networking, cloud services, analytics and mobile computing (AKA SCAM) is coming together and will end up accounting for 89 percent of new technology spending growth in 2014, according to IDC….

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Gartner’s 2013 Hype Cycle


This year’s version of Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies focuses on “the evolving relationship between humans and machines… due to the increased hype around smart machines, cognitive computing and the Internet of Things.” According to Jackie Fenn, the Gartner fellow who developed the concept of the hype cycle: “There are actually three main trends…

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