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Why AI Could Be Your Next Doctor

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IDC’s recent Health Insights report on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cognitive Computing adoption in Asia/Pacific believes that the healthcare market – hospitals, life sciences/medical devices/health insurance companies – will be one of the significant early movers for acceptance of the technology in the region. The report, entitled ‘IDC PeerScape: Cognitive/AI Practices for Healthcare in Asia/Pacific’ outlines the best practices for …

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US Cities Embrace Digital Technologies to Become ‘Smart’

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Los Angeles, New York, Chicago are the smartest cities in the US, based on a recent ABI Research Smart Cities report. Cities were evaluated across various metrics such as deployment of LED streetlights, smart meters, renewable energy, electric mobility, smart parking, mobility-as-a-service (MaaS), vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies, smart waste and first-responder communications. “New York has the highest deployment of LED streetlights …

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IoT Impacting IT Infrastructure from Edge to the Cloud

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A recent report from 451 Research found that the massive amounts of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) is already having a significant impact on enterprise IT. In the latest Voice of the Enterprise: IoT – Workloads and Key Projects, analysts found that organisations deploying IoT are planning increases in storage capacity (32.4%), network edge equipment (30.2%), server …

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New NZ Contract and Commercial Law Act

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On 1 September 2017, the New Zealand Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017, came into force, bringing together 13 commercial statutes into one. While not substantively changing the law, the new Act makes laws more accessible and user-friendly for modern audiences, and to ensure consistency across various statutes. The Consumer Protection website provides a list of the original statutes that …

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Sydney’s ‘Future Street’ project to showcase IoT to public

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The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) and the Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ) recently announced a collaboration to build the street of the future in Sydney’s CBD. The installation – The Future Street – is to be part of AILA’s national Festival of Landscape Architecture, a four-day celebration on conceiving, reimagining and transforming …

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Australian Manufacturing surges in August: Ai Group

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Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) recently reported a surge in domestic manufacturing, with the nation’s Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) reporting six of its seven activity sub-indexes expanding last month, with production (up 2.4 points to 61.4) and new orders (up 8.5 points to 64.3) especially strong. Commenting on the report, Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said: “A particularly …

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Five AI Myths to steer clear of

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Gartner Research warns of getting caught up in the current hype about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and believing some of the things being said about it; so it published a paper to ‘bust’ some of the more common AI ‘myths’ getting around. Hype isn’t always a bad thing. Within limits, it fosters attention, investment and innovation. A little bit of hype …

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New certification to improve managed Wi-Fi network performance

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Wi-Fi Alliance recently introduced two enhancements for Wi-Fi Certified Vantage program to elevate the user experience in dynamic, managed-network environments ranging from large-scale deployments in venues, airports, and subway stations, to enterprise and service provider-managed residential networks. Wi-Fi Vantage devices will soon include functionality to enable quick, secure authentication and consistent, quality connections in Wi-Fi networks through two new Wi-Fi …

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Record Ethernet Switch Port Sales

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A recent Dell’Oro Group report stated that the Ethernet Switch – Layer 2+3 market posted the highest growth in two years, as sales grew 7% year-over-year (YoY), driven by a surprising rebound in the Campus Switching market. Both Multi-gigabit (NBASE-T) and 100 Gigabit Ethernet shipments surpassed one million ports in Q2 2017. Notably, 100 Gigabit Ethernet grew ten-fold YoY, driven …

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Australian economy grows 0.8% in Q2: ABS

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Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows the Australian economy grew by 0.8% in seasonally adjusted chain volume terms during Q2 2017. In Q2, domestic spending increased 1.0%, driven by a 0.7% growth in household consumption, with expenditure on food, clothing and household furnishings increasing. Dwelling construction grew a moderate 0.2%, with growth primarily in New South Wales …