The app, which was initially planned to launch nationally in around mid-May, is still being trialed on the Isle of Wight, and is not expected to meet its delayed official launch date on 1 June. And yet, from its early days, the technology was pitched as an essential pillar of the country's response to the COVID-19 crisis – a prime example of tech for good, and of a national push to relieve the NHS. … [Read more...] about Contact-tracing app: How much difference will it really make?
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ST Engineering's president of cybersecurity systems group, Goh Eng Choon, said: "The threat landscape is evolving very rapidly and we must be prepared for challenges to come in the post-quantum computing era. While QKD technology can be used to secure digital communications, it can also be used to mitigate future quantum computers being used to exploit and maliciously target weak links and disrupt the global encryption ecosystem. … [Read more...] about Singapore researchers tapping quantum cryptography to enhance network encryption
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Unlike the 2008 financial crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic is unique and not something companies have seen before. As a result, enterprises are going to accelerate digital transformation efforts. Benioff also noted that Salesforce is seeing strong bookings and pipeline figures even as the company cut its revenue outlook for fiscal 2021 due to the COVID-19 uncertainty. … [Read more...] about Salesforce CEO Benioff: ‘In a moment of crisis, you need to invest through it’
How the enterprise has adapted to COVID-19 disruptionPeering into enterprise technology investments and implementations, the story is clear. Instead of data leading strategy, plans, and processes, it followed the centuries-old industrial practices of lean automation. Lean automation is linear, defined, rigid. The only lever to pull is the one that drives profitability and does more with less. The data, even in the age of machine-learning-driven automation, is simple and contained to a handful of data points and 1–2 metrics. The coronavirus demonstrated immediately from shutdown to treading water to reopening that our over-optimized businesses failed. There was no elasticity because the process defined the data, rather than data defining the process. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 didn’t break your business. Data did.