It’s been nearly a decade since the 2008 market crash, but the wealth management industry is still dealing with elevated consumer caution and the regulatory reforms that followed. Meanwhile, technologically savvy investors are demanding new digital tools. It adds up to major disruption, but there’s big opportunity in digital to help new entrants break in and established companies catch up and lead. It all takes Interconnection – the direct, private data exchange between businesses, and firms appear to know it.
The problem of learning and decision-making is at the core of human and artificial thought, which is why scientists introduced machine learning (ML) into artificial intelligence (AI). AI is a platform or solution that appears to be intelligent and can often exceed the performance of humans. It is a broad description of any device that mimics human or intellectual functions, such as mechanical movement, reasoning or problem solving.
Now that companies are getting a better handle on extracting value from mountains of customer data for their own business operations and marketing purposes, they are taking the next steps in learning how to capitalize on that very same data as a resalable asset. According to Accenture, “…payment providers have a treasure trove of customer data at their fingertips,” and to monetize that data will require that they take “advantage of distinctive data sets and apply advanced analytics techniques” from multiple sources.
It seems as if the world is living in the kind of “interesting times” promised by the infamous Chinese saying. Take Asia-Pacific for example, where a season of uncommonly powerful and destructive storms, like the monster Typhoon Hato that caused Hong Kong to grind to a halt; and Hurricane Harvey in the United States just a few months ago, have cost countries billions in damages and exacted a sad toll in human lives.
Valued at $103 billion in the U.S., the oil and gas industry is also one of the early adopters of the Internet of Things (IoT). Oil and gas companies combine the IoT, machine learning and the cloud for greater management of remote facilities and tank collection sites so they can act in real-time as safety and regulatory issues arise.
The new inter-metro connectivity will be delivered through the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ (ECX), which has been renamed the Equinix Cloud Exchange™ Fabric (ECX Fabric). It will leverage the software-defined networking (SDN) capabilities currently built into ECX to enable any customer to dynamically connect its own infrastructure across Equinix locations or connect to any other customer on the Equinix global platform, regardless of location
While digital creates new possibilities across all industries, it also poses a big challenge to traditional IT models. The very nature of the distributed, dynamic and virtualized infrastructure required to conduct digital business flies in the face of the centralized, manual, physical IT architecture most enterprises have relied on for years.
When one of Datalink’s leading clients asked that we help them re-architect and move their IT disaster recovery (DR) site to a more resilient and state-of-the-art data center facility, we jumped at the chance to make it happen. Our client is a nonprofit medical association that supports more than 125,000 members with timely news, information and resources. Their current DR infrastructure was located too close to their primary data center (within 20 miles) and lacked the up-to-date IT equipment and capacity needed to handle a full failure caused by either system or environmental hazards.
Trying to predict how many Internet of Things (IoT) devices will go online over the next decade is like trying to predict the growth rate of rabbits in the wild. It suffices to say that 2017 could be the year in which IoT devices exceed the total human population, based on a Gartner forecast of 8.4 billion IoT connected devices, or one device for each of the 7.5 billion people, plus just under a billion more to spare.
Equinix SmartKey™ Beta Program Tests the Industry’s First SGX based Hardware Security Module-as-a-Service Powered by Fortanix
Today, we are announcing the launch of the Equinix SmartKey™ public beta program for the industry’s first HSM-as-a-Service, powered by Fortanix, based on Intel® Software Guard Extensions (SGX), a technology for application developers who are seeking to protect application code and data from disclosure or modification.