36 Articles in the category Trends


  • The Power of Pictures: Salesforce announces image recognition capabilities for Marketing Cloud

    Salesforce announced its new marketing product Einstein Vision for Social Studio. It provides image recognition capabilities to Marketing Cloud’s social media products, thus enabling the power of pictures to drive business insights.Social Studio already provides business insights from words on Twitter, however social media is no longer primarily text-based, it has become a visual environment. According to Deloitte, in 2016, 2.5 trillion photos were predicted to be shared online. By introducing Einstein Vision for Social Studio, Salesforce now allows companies to find out and understand how product images are being used online....read more
  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality: Differences, Similarities and Uses

    With all of these new technologies evolving every day, you will have heard of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) as being the next big revolutionary techs. The two appear quite similar at a first glance, so you may be wondering what the difference is between the two. Pokemon Go is probably the first thing that springs to mind when you think of AR and when thinking of VR you’re most likely thinking of amusement park rides or video games. We’ve taken a more in-depth look at the two industries to understand the main differences. ...read more
  • IoT and Security: Could Blockchain Be The Answer?

    The internet of things is already a massive part of people’s lives and it’s only going to further enmesh itself into daily routines. If you think that the IoT still hasn’t crawled into your life, then all you have to consider is whether your car is linked to your phone, or whether your TV is capable of streaming directly from Netflix. These small, yet useful tools make routine easier and faster. ...read more
  • What is a Blockchain? Origin, Definition, and Present Trend.

    With the advent of the first fine of Ripple Labs (creator of XRP) in 2015 by the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network for violating laws regarding money laundering, it is safe to say that cryptocurrencies are now mainstream.2009 saw the first cryptocurrency launch, namely Bitcoin. Although it’s taken the industry a long time to acknowledge it, now everyone is talking about blockchain technology. It’s gone so far that the European Parliament has voted in favour of a hands-off approach towards regulation of blockchain tech. Sweden is also in the midst of trialling a new land registry that uses blockchain....read more
  • Hybrid Cloud: What is It and What Does It Do?

    Cloud computing has been a hot trend for the past few years whether it be public, private or hybrid. But what exactly is the Hybrid Cloud? Essentially, the term refers to an environment that combines both private and public cloud services. Due to its flexibility, resource automation, and its low cost it is a very popular model. Add to that the way it maximizes containers and its testing and development benefits and it becomes even more clear why. ...read more
  • Top 9 Most Popular Programming Languages in 2017

    If 2017 is the year that you decide to broaden your horizons and learn a new programming language to add to your professional profile, then it can be a bit overwhelming choosing which one. There are so many hot languages being talked about at the moment, ranked by different metrics whether they be StackOverflow questions, GitHub projects, or Google results. ...read more
  • How AI Is Changing The Online Retail Industry

    Artificial Intelligence is the next big thing in tech, however it’s already all around us; from the news you see on social media, to Alexa and Siri. It wasn’t going to be long until retailers sunk their teeth into this new tool and trend. Retailers have been following the same steps in recent years, with enhanced websites being made more user friendly and attractive, to easier access to payment methods and now they’re focusing on AI. The retailers that aren’t getting on board with this from the on-set, will be playing catch-up over the next few years, that’s for sure!...read more
  • The Internet of Things: Hackers Attack

    By 2020 it is projected that the world will have over 24 billion IoT devices. When we discuss IoT, we mean all the devices that are accessed through the internet via IP addresses and that communicate with it. These devices can range anywhere from printers and copiers, to coffee makers, blenders, lighting and climate control systems.This projected growth has a number of exciting benefits which will alter our way of life on a day to day basis. Looking past the “cool” factor of having a smart home, the benefits are actually there in terms of energy efficiency, cost, etc. However, in light of the high profile cyber-attacks carried out in the last few months, a lot of questions have risen, particularly in regards to the security gaps of the IoT and the future. What is there to do about it?...read more
 

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