The United Nations estimates that 60 per cent of the global population will be urban by 2030, and as people flock to cities over the world, an increasing number of urban areas are exceeding 10 million inhabitants - reaching megacity status. Today there are 33 areas that meet the definition of a megacity from London and Cairo, to Beijing and São Paulo. By 2030, experts say … [Read more...] about A focus on infrastructure: are we really ready for the rise of the megacity?
IT infrastructure used to be relatively simple, even when it comprised mainframes that took up the entire floor of a building. Over the years, however, technology has evolved to the extent that even specialists have trouble keeping up with the dizzying array of network components and concepts, from software-defined networking to containerisation.In the race to keep up with the … [Read more...] about The infrastructure challenges of tomorrow
SPAM CALLS are getting worse. A lot worse. According to an annual report from Truecaller, a Swedish appmaker which specialises in community-led caller ID and spam blocking, the number of calls marked by users or its systems as spam shot up from 5.5bn calls in 2017 to a whopping 17.7bn this year. The worst stats come out of Brazil where a staggering 81 per cent increase has left … [Read more...] about Spam calls have exploded during 2018