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Guest blog: Daniel Thomas,  Director at Compare The Cloud Twitter: Compare the Cloud LinkedIn: Daniel Thomas Original article posted on Compare the Cloud: The technology landscape in the year 2025 [line] It is easy to predict what is coming up for the next year but thinking further out is always a challenge.  In this blog post I am going to look at advances made in 2015 that will impact us in 2025. Quantum...

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Asia leads the world in Cloud Readiness Index 2016 But the Asia Cloud Computing Association study shows growing cloud divide between APAC countries. Asian countries top the new Cloud Readiness Index (CRI) 2016 released by the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA). The CRI places Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia above markets such as Germany, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US), showing that Asia economies...

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It’s official. Driverless cars will be tested on Britain’s motorways from next year. George Osborne wants to see the country “lead the world in new technologies and infrastructure”. The Chancellor has previously stated “driverless cars could represent the most fundamental change to transport since the invention of the internal combustion engine". These measures are expected to position the UK as one of pioneers of the driverless vehicle...

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Last month’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES) showed television fans have lots to look forward in 2016. Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) TVs, which switch off pixels during dark scenes, heightening contrast to unprecedented levels, grabbed many headlines. High Dynamic Range (HDR) was a phrase commonly heard on many manufacturers’ stands. HDR will make screens even more vibrant, and shadows even more complex. And Samsung announced unveiled its...

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What will the world’s roads look like by 2020? In the top 10 cities for traffic congestion, rush hour journeys take twice as long on average. Emissions are forcing governments to take drastic action. It’s clear something has to give. Enter the smart car At CES 2016 Toyota unveiled plans to deploy Livio’s SmartDeviceLink (SDL). SDL is a system for connecting drivers to their vehicles via apps, voice...

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The DigitalCentre2020 concept incorporates many aspects. From data and smart technology, to infrastructure and driverless cars. While resources such as blogs and white papers tell a story, sometimes video is the best medium for communicating this vision. With that in mind, here are a series of vlogs. They feature Ricky Cooper, VP at Digital Realty, one of the world's leading data centre providers and a Steering Committee founding...

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connected consumer goods

Many people by now have some level of awareness of The Internet of Things (IoT), if not first-hand experience. Most newspapers have featured stories about connected products. Washing machines that send notifications when a part needs renewing. A kettle that boils based on your estimated waking time. Lights that switch on when you arrive. So what’s the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) all about? Simply, it’s IoT...

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autonomics

The way computers manage themselves is being redefined. Here's why. Back in 2001, IBM launched its model of autonomic computing. It was based on the human body’s autonomic nervous system, which regulates unconscious bodily functions. The type of things that you do without thinking about it, such as breathing and digestion. What’s changed is the advance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cloud computing. Autonomic computing was traditionally...

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Data world

It's time for data centres to start reimagining the future – today. Because next-generation business requires next-generation infrastructure. Faster connections, more secure networks and increased power. Fast-forward to the year 2020 and view the future of the data centre in a Digital Centre era: (click for larger version or download pdf, 1mb) ...

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This year, 72 billion wearables have been shipped worldwide. By 2019, this is forecast to reach 156 billion. The resulting explosion in data volumes will ask serious questions of data centre infrastructure. So what's the answer? Google Trends showing increase in searches for “wearables” The early days Smartbands were many people’s introduction to wearables. Measuring things like heartbeat, sleeping patterns, movement. All great, but mainly appealing to the health and fitness...

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