• AI boosting the fourth industrial revolution June 5, 2020
    In association with Huawei Technologies Emerging technologies are driving a new industrial revolution across the entire planet and artificial intelligence (AI) has undoubtedly become the main force, which will release their full potential. The focus of AI is now shifting from consumer applications to industrial applications. Industrial AI will be the foundation of digital transformation […]
  • Robots on the dole June 5, 2020
    Robots are being used to do jobs humans can’t but what happens when the pandemic comes to an end? We get some input from LogoGrab CTO Allesdandro Prest. Also catch up on the news including Trump vs Social Media, Zoom’s booming quarter and, of course, SpaceX. To never miss an episode of TechRadio subscribe, comment […]
  • Ready or not, we’re on our way to the Windows Virtual Desktop June 5, 2020
    Talk about timing. With the coronavirus forcing a telecommuting sea change — we went from corporate workers begging, usually unsuccessfully, to be allowed to work from home to businesses insisting that they do so — Microsoft released its latest and best desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) program, Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). I have foreseen the move from old-style fat-client desktops to DaaS for […]
  • JDK 15: The new features in Java 15 June 5, 2020
    With Java 14 having reached general availability 17 March, work continues on the successor, Java 15, due 15 September 2020. The latest proposal eyed for the platform, as of 1 June 2020, is the deprecation of the RMI (Remote Method Invocation) Activation mechanism.  Java Development Kit (JDK) 15 provides the basis for the next version of Java SE […]
  • What is pretexting? June 5, 2020
    Pretexting is form of social engineering in which an attacker tries to convince a victim to give up valuable information or access to a service or system. The distinguishing feature of this kind of attack is that the scam artists comes up with a story – or pretext – in order to fool the victim. The pretext generally casts […]
  • GitLab 13.0 emphasises security June 5, 2020
    GitLab has released version 13.0 of its devops platform, which integrates tools for software development, deployment, and project management. GitLab 13.0 adds a number of new security and collaboration capabilities. GitLab combines the Git open source distributed version control system, continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD), and planning and collaboration tools. GitLab 13.0, announced 22 May, adds the following […]
  • Enterprise Ireland invests €6m in new equipment for third level research June 4, 2020
    More than €6 million in funding has been awarded to 37 applicants from across the third level sector as part of the Capital Equipment Fund. Administered by Enterprise Ireland through the Technology Gateway and Technology Centre Programmes, the fund provides industry with access to critical, leading-edge equipment and infrastructure which will help them to build […]
  • Prepaid Financial Services reports spike in smart payments June 4, 2020
    In association with Prepaid Financial Services Prepaid Financial Services (PFS) has added a premium business current account product to its prepaid offering, which is also available through Fitbit Pay, Garmin Pay and Google Pay. Between February and April 2020, the fintech firm recorded a 107.28% spike in usage of its smart payment solution. Off-the-shelf prepaid […]
  • Wireless upgrades from Cisco, Aruba, Juniper to help businesses safely reopen June 4, 2020
    Cisco, Aruba and Juniper are unwrapping new applications and services aimed at helping organisations safely re-open their facilities when due to the COVID-19 pandemic permits. In Cisco’s case, the company is adding applications to its DNA Spaces mobile location services platform that uses Wi-Fi analytics to let customers see how spaces are being used in real time.  […]
  • IT skills to master for a better post-pandemic job June 4, 2020
    Work environments may look dramatically different when the Covid-19 pandemic abates, and IT teams will have to continue to adjust technology services to meet the shifting needs of organisations. While much is still unknown, network pros can be learning new skills even during the pandemic, so they will be better prepared for what comes next. […]