Edge computing is coming, and businesses aren’t ready

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Almost three-quarters (72%) of IT leaders are already using edge computing to provide innovative services, according to Intel.   Klaus Vedfelt / Getty Images From ultra-connected autonomous cars to low-latency AR, VR and gaming: to remain competitive in the digital age, businesses will have little choice but to fully embrace the new opportunities that come with the deployment of edge computing, according to a new report published by Intel. Almost three-quarters (72%) of IT leaders are already using edge computing to provide innovative services, according to the chip giant, whether that is to create new products, open new revenue streams or boost efficiencies.  "Businesses can no longer afford to ignore the edge," says the report, stressing the...

Fortanix Confidential Computing and Data Security Solutions Now Microsoft IP Co-sell Ready, Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fortanix® Inc., the data-first multi-cloud security company, today announced new and expanded security offerings available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. Customers can now take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management. Fortanix is also now Microsoft IP Co-sell ready. Fortanix Data Security Manager, a unified platform for protecting enterprise data across cloud and on-premises environments, is now available in Azure Marketplace for the first time. Fortanix Confidential Computing Manager, one of the first solutions for end-to-end management of secure enclaves, is now available as an Azure Managed Application. Both products are now designated as “Microsoft Preferred...

Quantum computing is so last-decade. Get ready to invest in the final frontier… teleportation

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If 2020 had you wishing you could say “Beam me up, Scotty,” you’re not alone. You may be one tiny step closer to getting your wish… in a few decades or so. Scientists from Fermilab, Caltech, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Calgary achieved “long-distance quantum teleportation” in mid-2020, they confirmed in an academic journal article published last month. It’s another step toward realizing what’s often called quantum computing, and also toward understanding physics on a different level than we do now, perhaps well enough to someday teleport humans. And while there is no ETF specifically for that yet, here are some broad guidelines for thinking about how to invest in very nascent technologies. For starters, it’s good to understand the broad contours of the industry supporting the idea. A...