What Facebook’s troubles teach us

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On Monday April 9th 2018, individual Facebook users learnt whether their own personal data was caught up in the haul of 87 million accounts harvested by Cambridge Analytica. Aleksandr Kogan’s thisisyourdigitallife app at the centre of the scandal was downloaded by ‘just’ 270,000 people, but – by exploiting Facebook’s T&Cs and API policies for third-party […]

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Alfresco’s digital transformation platform play

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Alfresco Digital Business Platform is a single, open platform that provides an integrated suite of containerised, auto-scaled microservices for content, process and records management which can be deployed on premise, in the cloud, or in a hybrid architecture. Top takeaways It’s all about the experience now Delivering high-quality digital experiences requires that content or process […]

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Hyperledger Sawtooth – Intel’s blockchain baby comes of age

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The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project gained another 1.0 release this week, when the Hyperledger Sawtooth distributed ledger platform framework reached production-ready status. As we outlined in our report on Hyperledger late last year, Sawtooth is a modular blockchain platform designed to address the scalability, security, and privacy concerns associated with large and distributed validator populations. […]

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Google Cloud AutoML: no longer just bots-for-boffins

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This week saw Google announce early alpha access to its Cloud AutoML service, designed to bring custom machine learning models to the general developer population (i.e. those without any specific deep learning expertise – not just deep learning researchers, or the data scientist community). By Google’s reckoning, that opens up the power of deep learning […]

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IBM Blockchain Platform: Spanning development, operations, governance

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IBM Blockchain Platform is a cloud-based permissioned blockchain platform. It’s based on the Hyperledger Fabric framework and includes the Hyperledger Composer Online Playground for application development; and is integrated with IBM’s own operational management tools, utilities, and support. Top takeaways A playground for developers, a production environment for business Although the IBM Blockchain Platform sports […]

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Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service: Production-ready for beyond PoCs

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Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service is a Hyperledger Fabric-based blockchain platform in the Oracle Cloud, wrapped with enterprise features for improved security, resilience, ease of management, and so on – and outfitted with integration into a raft of Oracle products to enable integration with existing applications, plus REST APIs to help developers build new applications. Top […]

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It’s ML-with-everything, as AWS equips builders for (AI) business

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As much as a conference as wide-ranging as AWS re:Invent can have a focus, last week’s main message was that developers (“builders”, in CEO Andy Jassy’s parlance) need to embrace machine learning techniques in order to deliver the next generation of applications everywhere. It’s AWS’ mission to make that as accessible as possible. It’s fair […]

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OnBase by Hyland: A unified, integrated enterprise information platform

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OnBase by Hyland is a single enterprise information platform for managing content, processes and cases, available on-premise or in the cloud. Recent releases have seen enhancements and feature parity extended across desktop and web UIs, new mobile features including offline access, and more capabilities to extend ‘low-code’ / ‘no-code’ solution designs for the citizen developer. […]

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On the Radar: Redbooth

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Redbooth provides a team-focused content collaboration and task management suite, and an on-premise peer-to-peer file sync and share platform. Its combined offering is born of the merger of AeroFS with Redbooth (and the amalgamation of some of the former’s Amium product capabilities into the Redbooth suite). Who? Previously a standalone collaboration / project management vendor, […]

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