As we head into 2018, a trio of issues is coming together to produce a perfect storm of cyber security concerns that promises a boom for spending on cyber security vendors and managed service providers.
As one of the Government’s preferred IT suppliers, having secured a place on the new Technology Services 2 (TS2) Framework, Transputec is delighted to learn that the UK Government is about to launch a consultation on new measures to employ more SMEs. These include using transparency to encourage large businesses to employ more SMEs in the supply chain and improving visibility of opportunities available to companies like Transputec.
The first big tech news story of 2018 is a tale that has apparently been ten years in the making. The news just now emerging is that a flaw built into Intel chips, which are vital to almost all PCs and laptops, as well as other technology, makes them vulnerable to the computer’s kernel being hacked.
Gone are the days when an HD TV and a whirlpool bath were enough for the discerning business traveller. Like every other sector, the hospitality industry is being propelled by Artificial Intelligence and the power of the Internet of Things. This means that interacting with a team of hotel staff that are all robots or booking into a ‘Space Suite’ may well become the new normal for hotel guests. So, hold off planning your travel schedule for 2018 before checking out some of the most tech-savvy business hospitality around the world…
Every year I say that making predictions is a hazardous business, and I then proceed to put my neck on the line again with a couple more. So, buoyed by a couple of successes this year, here I go again!
Disruption of banking industry and blockchain – Definitely came to pass
Widespread adoption of voice control technology – Mostly came to pass
Explosion of AI applications – Mostly came to pass
Another day, another futuristic brainwave from Elon Musk. It’s not easy keeping up with the whirlwind industrialist’s ventures, but if you’re a Tesla enthusiast, like me, you are probably following the projects of the iconic electric car maker’s CEO closely.