first_imgCustomers from across Asia thronged to the inaugural RSA Conference Asia Pacific in Singapore. The conference also served as a platform for hosting 13 government officials from ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) for a round table discussion on cybercrime. This was the first time ASEAN senior officials had met with a technology vendor on this topic.RSA’s Executive Chairman Art Coviello and Chief Information Security Officer Eddie Schwartz led the session, which focused on the changing security landscape and how governments can work closer together to battle against the rise of cybercrimes. It was a rare glimpse into a very sensitive topic, and it was great to hear that governments are joining forces to learn how to deal with this new landscape.The strong interest shown by the ASEAN members and large turnout for RSA Conference Asia Pacific (twice what we anticipated) reinforce one thing: The deep desire and need to come together to share and learn about security in Asia Pacific. Art’s keynote address struck a chord with the audiences when he outlined how leveraging Big Data approaches to security can help make the much-needed intelligence-driven security model a reality for organizations in the face of growing and sophisticated cyber attacks.Art also pointed out that many organizations today operate IT security models that rely heavily on traditional perimeter-based defenses, making it nearly impossible for them to anticipate or spot unknown threats. An intelligence-driven security model, on the other hand, leverages Big Data analytics for pervasive monitoring, threat information sharing, and intelligent controls and is designed to allow for more rapid detection of attacks and shortening an attacker’s dwell time within a breached enterprise.The crowd was very interested to hear Art’s five major recommendations for security practitioners:Create a transformational security strategy – Practitioners must look critically at their budgets and design a plan that transitions the existing infrastructure to an intelligence-driven approach that incorporate Big Data capabilities.Create a shared data architecture – Due to the many sources and formats of data, create a single architecture to allow all information to be captured, indexed, normalized, analyzed, and shared.Migrate to Big Data controls – Migrate from point products to a unified security architecture using open and scalable Big Data tools.Strengthen Data Science skills – Security leaders should add data scientists or outside partners to manage the organization’s Big Data requirements.Leverage external threat intelligence – Augment internal analytics programs with external threat feeds from as many sources as possible to help get a composite view of threats.Lastly, Art concluded his keynote with a call to action for governments to extend their information sharing among networks of countries to help facilitate the tracking and capture of adversaries. He also mentioned that governments should develop rules of conduct around intellectual property and create enforcement mechanisms to ensure all nations adhere and most importantly, eliminate the prospect of destructive attacks and cyber warfare.In his 2009 RSA Conference San Francisco keynote Art had said, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”Looking back, the statement could not be more true. The only way to have a shot at managing current cybercrime activities is if governments, organizations, and individuals come together to fight it as a community, before it’s too late.last_img read more


first_imgToday, EMC releases the State of IT Transformation – the results of an analysis of more than 660 Transformation Workshops we’ve conducted with CIOs and their direct reports.  These global organizations are evaluating their current state, assessing gaps, and prioritizing actions they can take to create a digital-ready IT organization that the business needs. Here are the major gaps they want to close in the 2016-2017 timeframe.  How does your organization compare?Cloud InfrastructureIT organizations want to be cost-competitive with external service providers and are looking for cost efficiencies by virtualizing, standardizing, and developing hybrid cloud architectures.  The good news:  over 90% of the participants are in the evaluation or proof of concept stage in having a hybrid cloud architecture, and 70% have targeted 2016-2017 to have hybrid cloud ready for production-level apps.  On the other hand, 91% currently have no organized, consistent means of evaluating workloads for hybrid cloud – but 70% expect to close that gap within the next 18 to 24 months.Operating Model and Service StrategyService Catalog and PortalThe first step in becoming a business-focused IT organization is determining what the business wants.  The top gap identified by all companies, regardless of geography or industry, is their ability to provide and manage user requests through a service catalog and self-service portal.  While the majority has no self-service portal and/or an underdeveloped service catalog, 80% plan to close that gap in the short term.Resource ProvisioningWhen it comes to automation, infrastructure provisioning is the most basic service, and the foundation for many other more complex or business-focused services.  In an ideal environment, the infrastructure layer would be completely elastic and be able to grow and shrink on demand in order to meet the needs of the organization.  Not surprisingly, the goal of 77% of participants is to be able to provision infrastructure resources in less than a day, or dynamically when needed.  More surprising:  over half of the participants reported that they are currently taking between a week and a month to do so.Financial ManagementFor the business to evaluate and compare internal vs. external IT services, transparency of costs is a must have.  When it comes to recovering IT costs, 87% of participants still rely on a yearly allocation-based recovery, or a project-by-project recovery.  Most want to be able to charge the business back for services actually consumed, but only 5% are able to do this today.ApplicationsA critical part of digital transformation is empowering and accelerating application development.  The top gaps identified here are in software development times and platforms.  82% of organizations do not have a modern, scalable, infrastructure-independent application framework on which to rapidly and consistently build mobile-friendly, cloud-native apps.  Perhaps due to the lack of a modern development framework, 68% of participants take 6 – 12+ months to complete a new software development lifecycle.  To net it out:  almost all have a target to reduce software release times by 75-90% in the 2016-2017 timeframe.Industry HighlightsFirms in the healthcare industry identified the most opportunities for improvements in their IT transformation, but they are also the most interested in improving.  While they scored themselves the lowest in more areas of transformation (64%) and identified the most areas as having gaps that they needed to close (58%), they also aspire to becoming a “demand-focused” IT organization in more areas (71%) than any other industry.The financial services industry scored above average in most areas of their transformation.  Nearly 40% have a fully supported, documented IT transformation strategy and roadmap.Retail is the top performer in desktop virtualization with the top 20th percentile having well above 60% of desktops virtualized.  They also have a majority of their applications built on a scalable, infrastructure-independent application framework.Telecommunications is a leader in network virtualization with the average organization more than 40% virtualized and the top 20th percentile nearly 80% virtualized.Top performers in government had more than 20% of their production apps in a hybrid cloud and had reached nearly 100% in compute and application virtualization.View the full State of IT Transformation report and see how your organization compares.last_img read more


first_imgIf your organization is struggling with how to keep your enterprise data secure in the cloud, you aren’t alone. As I spoke with customers at the recent RSA Conference in San Francisco, how to migrate applications and data to the modern data center and still retain effective security was the number one topic on their minds.The fact is, the modern data center poses some fairly new security challenges and there is no rule book on how to meet them. In the absence of a model, even in security, we are learning as we go.What should you consider security-wise as you take this crucial step to move your data center operation to the cloud?First realize that there are security tradeoffs in the modern data center. The biggest is a loss of visibility. When you access data and applications in a traditional, on-premises data center, security can analyze every step to guard against threats. When data is moved into the cloud, however, some of that visibility is lost and we need to find new ways to achieve the required amount of insight.IT has to rely on alternative safeguards and trusted technologies for securing its resources. It needs to establish a new level of trust–the foundation of the modern data center.My advice is to begin by evaluating which apps and data to migrate to the cloud. Do you really want to migrate your most proprietary information? Or does it make more sense to focus on information that, while important, won’t make your company go away if you lose access to it somehow? A cost-risk analysis that evaluates savings and efficiencies against your particular security risks is critical.Next, evaluate processes to protect the migrated data. Optimal disaster recovery plans and identity and access management processes are central to a modern data center security program. You also need to update your data policies to address things like version control. You can’t have your cloud-based databases look fundamentally different from your on-prem databases. Having multiple data versions not only makes it hard to perform security investigations when needed but also means you have to expend resources to protect multiple versions.And it is important that you carefully review your SLAs to determine what your cloud provider is responsible for and what you are responsible for should your data be lost or stolen.The modern data center is not simply a building that you can just go and buy. It is also a mindset. The right balance of tools, technology, policies, work flows and more is unique to each situation. It is complicated and you need to consider lots of different factors, including changing some of your business processes. You shouldn’t try to implement your modern data center by yourself.To put it plainly, I’m sure I could watch a YouTube video on how to take out my own appendix but I’m not going to do it; I’m going to go to a doctor that knows what they are doing and has done it many, many times.Overall, you need a vendor who understands the cloud to guide your security efforts as well as to supply the trusted technology to create and maintain a safe and effective modern data center. You don’t want to make the investment to move to a modern data center only to have inferior technology turn your security infrastructure into Swiss cheese.Look for providers whose solutions have been evaluated by an independent third party laboratory that tests and ranks them. For example, cloud products from EMC and its strategically-aligned business entities, including RSA and Virtustream, are rated according to NSA or federal government criteria.Choosing the right partner with the right security practices and world-class support will help you build the solid foundation of trust crucial to support the modern data center.last_img read more


first_imgBig data analytics powers new possibilities for businesses of all kinds, which is why Dell EMC is announcing the Analytic Insights Module.  We’re helping customers break down the barriers they often experience between the business and IT to help both sides work better together, while providing the tools needed to achieve business outcomes faster and more efficiently.Watch thePartners Healthcare customer video here.By combining self-service data analytics with cloud-native application development, insights surfaced by data analytics teams can be shared with application developers for monetizing intelligent, data-driven applications.Gather More Data with Deep Awareness, Security and GovernanceThe Analytic Insights Module goes beyond basic Hadoop appliances in terms of data analytics and the user experience.  The unique Data Curator, Data Governor and Data and Analytics Catalog build on the value of the integrated Data Lake by providing a single view of ALL discovered, indexed and curated data sets.  This includes structured, unstructured, and streaming data both within the Data Lake and selected external sources, which helps   organizations recoup up to 80% of the time they previously spent finding, wrangling and cleansing the data before analysis could even begin. The Data Curator enables the access to more data for analytics with its powerful data discovery capabilities that capture operational, technical and business metadata upon ingestion.  We’ve designed the indexing capabilities to profile, identify, enrich and unify data across the enterprise. The Data Governor addresses a big customer challenge and delivers end-to-end data-centric security and visibility, traceability and availability of data, tracking the lineage of where data moves, who accessed it and when – for complete and trusted visibility.  IT teams are able to ensure corporate governance by defining fine grain data centric security which identifies precise data access for employees and not one byte more than what’s needed to do their work.Analyze Data via Self-Service to Reveal Actionable Insights FasterEveryone wins!  Data analytics teams can get to work in minutes with an on-demand, self-service experience – all within security and resource quotas defined by IT to ensure there’s no disruption to the enterprise infrastructure. With the freedom to stand up independent workspaces, access their tools of choice and ingest data sets based on authorization polices; data analytics teams can focus on rapidly generating actionable insights with high business value.Data analytics is a team sport, which is why collaboration is an essential element to achieving successful business outcomes.  Data analytics teams can securely share and reuse published data sets in the Data and Analytics Catalog across the organization for identifying opportunities for new business processes and applications.  This saves the expense of time typically spent finding, assessing, blending and wrangling data.  The value of trusted data increases the more it’s used across the organization.Act on Data Insights to Monetize on the Business Opportunity By combining data analytics with application development into a single hybrid cloud platform, Analytic Insights Module provides organizations the ultimate environment for transforming actionable insights into new processes, disruptive business models and enhanced customer experiences.   Data analytics teams can easily collaborate with application developers for operationalizing new insights into data driven applications of all kinds – customer facing, dashboards and reports as well as embedded systems.  Native Hybrid Cloud’s “it just works” experience bridges the gap between application developers and IT operators, letting developers do what they do best, write code.Insight driven applications generate more data which can be integrated back into analytics processes to provide even greater insights.  Keeping data, analytics and applications together, gives organizations a competitive advantage because it sets the stage for a continuous, virtuous cycle.  The faster organizations can move through this cycle, the greater their advantage.Learn more about Analytic Insights Module and how it can help your organization.last_img read more


first_imgNew VxRail and SmartFabric solution is a major Partner opportunityEveryone knows data is growing fast – but the pace of change is accelerating. Anything that helps major enterprises keep up with this explosive growth is sure to be in big demand. What’s needed are scalable network fabrics capable of supporting extreme data consumption and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) – and the first place people should look is right here. Dell Inc. is the leader of the overall converged systems market, with more than twice the revenue share of its nearest competitors.[1]New solutions, big opportunitiesTo address the major market opportunity of data growth, on Nov 6th we’ll be announcing major additions to our HCI offer. They include a software-only release of VxRail with OS10 SmartFabric Services. From December this will be built into RTS hardware – and then, in January next year, Partners should be aware of the new 4.7.100 release to web for current customers as well as in new RTS hardware.The new VxRail release offers performance improvements, increased efficiency and configuration flexibility, and simplified lifecycle management, while SmartFabric Services automates up to 98% of the network configuration steps for HCI environments. Other SmartFabric features include the ability to ability to form VxRail clusters automatically, to operate networks as HCI user, through VxRail Manager, to integrate with VMware applications, and to ensure elastic network provisioning.Our strength in HCI is well known, and the breadth of the solutions we offer is trusted and proven. According to IDC[2], we are the #1 leader in hyper-converged systems. Selling Dell EMC HCI will position you as a thought leader in cloud, deepen your relationships with your customers, and earn you significant revenue and rewards.Our joint engineering relationship with VMware in the manufacture of VxRail appliances is unique, and makes this an even more powerful proposition. They are the best option for customers that have standardized on a VMware environment and are looking for the fastest possible IT outcomes. Their popularity is what makes them a quick sales cycle, enabling you to tap into a product opportunity that is meeting urgent and growing cloud transformation needs.To find out how to take advantage of this significant market opportunity, register for the VxRail webcast today (airing on Nov 13 at 1pm EST). For updated marketing assets, visit the VxRail Knowledge Center- vxrail.is/everything[1] Source: IDC Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, 2018 Q2[2] Source: based on IDC WW Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, 2018 Q1, June 2018, Vendor Revenuelast_img read more


first_imgChanging trends and surveillance technologies are creating powerful new solutions across safety, security, and day-to-day operations for these six leading industries.Surveillance is rapidly changing across the world, and the technology supporting it is getting pretty complex fast. Gone are the days of analog cameras and single-person control rooms. Today, effective surveillance spans an interconnected, intelligent ecosystem of high-definition imaging, multi-modal sensors, data-sharing networks, and powerful analytics—a combination resulting in insights derived from digital images and video, otherwise known as “computer vision.”Industries from just about every vertical are leveraging advanced surveillance technologies to protect employee well-being, safeguard communities, and improve overall processes and services, but perhaps none more than these six key industries where surveillance solutions are achieving some of the most impressive results around the world.EducationJust ten years ago high schools were one of the primary users of surveillance cameras. Today, however, we see nearly every division of education integrate and adopt new surveillance technologies in order to keep students, faculty, and employees safe—whether that’s from vandalism, theft, or a potential active-shooter situation.On college campuses, surveillance is more than just a tool for safety. It’s become a powerful recruiting device and persuader for students and parents who are increasingly conscientious of campus safety. In fact, popular sites such as US News & World Report include campus safety as part of their college rankings, referencing safety data compiled by the U.S. Department of Education.State and Local Government (SLG)When it comes to government, surveillance is largely about safe communities. From small-scale town-wide initiatives to major country-wide overhauls, state and local CIOs are leveraging quicker, smarter, and more secure surveillance infrastructures in order to keep their communities feeling safe and to meet the rising demand for more efficient interaction and information transfer. According to a recent IDC report, intelligent transportation and data-driven public safety leveraging video surveillance and street lighting represent a quarter of spending by smart cities this year.For many state and local governments the top priority is modernizing mission-critical legacy systems to support integration with newer, more secure infrastructures, and government leaders are seeing the successful impacts right away. For example, 78 percent of those who have deployed cloud-enabled solutions say they have lowered their asset-investment threshold and improved their ability to innovate. That includes decreasing response times to criminal activity and emergencies, deterring criminal and gang activity, providing digital evidence and documentation, and improving safety on roads and sidewalks.Effective SLG surveillance includes counter-terrorism, and when it comes down to it, it’s about creating an environment where the community as a whole can feel safer, knowing police and other emergency responders are equipped with the best tools to react and respond quickly.TransportationBranching out from state and local government, the transportation industries that create and connect these communities share several of the same problems. Mass transit—including trains, subways, buses, planes, etc. all have crime. Theft, assault, vandalism, and terrorism are most effectively prevented and stopped with intelligent end-to-end engineered surveillance systems that not only document current crimes but deter them in the future.When it comes to airport security, the first thought that tends to come to mind is Customs and Border Protection, but it’s about so much more—including safety and crime prevention at TSA checkpoints, baggage claim areas, tarmacs, and terminals.Transit systems are also incorporating computer vision to improve surveillance for traffic incident management, first-responder alerts, analyzing behavior of travelers, and helping to eliminate overcrowding during peak travel hours. For example, busy subway systems can leverage people counting to alert engineers when trains have reached capacity.HealthcareHealthcare as a leading surveillance market may come as a surprise to some, but a remarkable determining factor that consistently comes out of industry surveys as to whether healthcare employees leave or stay in their positions is how safe they feel in the workplace. This is critical in such an extremely competitive industry where one of the largest challenges is attracting and retaining highly qualified employees—employees who need to feel safe walking around the hospital, being with patients, and walking to and from parking lots often in the middle of the night. Computer vision is also being deployed in healthcare facilities to help identify workplace-comp fraud and undue claims as well as to help prevent theft of prescription drugs.An up-and-coming surveillance use case in healthcare is remote patient monitoring and digital patient sitters. Video surveillance and computer vision help provide round-the-clock virtual care to those that need it most while helping to minimize overcrowding in hospitals, giving patients the freedom to be at home versus a hospital bed. The right visibility of those patients in turn helps caregivers administer the best care possible.Casinos and EntertainmentCasinos are unique in that they differ from most other industries in one major way: strict surveillance requirements are legally required to be fulfilled before business doors can even open. Because so much surveillance technology becomes a business line item, budgets are set aside. That being said, it becomes the utmost importance for casinos to invest in the right technology that’s reliable and consistently operating for business continuity.For example, since each gambling table is required to have three cameras covering it at all times, losing one camera can force a table to shut down. A lost table means lost profits. Now consider if a larger percentage of cameras fail, then the entire casino floor or even beyond would be required to shut down. Issues with surveillance hardware or software can translate to substantial losses for a casino business.RetailMany modern retailers are using video surveillance in some fairly straightforward use cases like traditional loss prevention, but some are leveraging edge-to-core-to-cloud architecture and hybrid strategies to stand out from their competitors in a way that is anything but traditional.Classic loss prevention is a cornerstone of all retailers—looking for stealing either internally or externally and reducing the amount of loss that occurs so that every dollar saved goes towards the bottom line. Retailers are now able to use computer vision not just to identify losses that are actively occurring, but to predict complex patterns like customer insights. For instance, what kind of display will engage a customer the most, or for warehouse-style retailers, what are the risks associated with stacked items that may potentially collapse and cause injury and a lawsuit?End-to-End Surveillance from Camera to Core to CloudA recurring pattern across industries comes down to the difficulty in deciding what kind of technology stack and surveillance solution is appropriate for a particular organization and how to navigate the complexities of testing, validating and deploying an integrated system. Ideally, the solution needs to be flexible and scalable enough to solve today’s problems while effectively preparing for problems that may arise tomorrow—whether that’s terrorism, vandalism, theft, or a potential active-shooter situation.  And on the flip side, what opportunities can be had from this new age of computer vision, whether it’s automated traffic alerts, virtual sitters, or customer-retention programs?That’s where Dell Technologies IoT Solution for Surveillance comes into play. As the number one surveillance infrastructure provider in the world, we’re transforming the way surveillance technology is delivered with an open, holistic and integrated platform, offering customers their choice of devices, software, and analytics. Our lab-validated solutions built on Dell and Intel® technologies combined with our expert strategic consulting services and backed by the Dell EMC Global Services and Support team equip organizations across all industries—from public to private sector—with the right solutions, skill sets, and services needed to meet their surveillance needs today and well into tomorrow.For more information, visit:  www.dellemc.com/surveillancelast_img read more


first_imgDell Small Business recently partnered with another big proponent of small business, American Express, to provide professionals the technology solutions to successfully run their businesses and be productive anywhere.Beginning in February 2019, American Express Business Platinum Card® Members will have access to Shop Dell benefits and receive up to $200 in annual credits to make Dell purchases. The partnership equips small business owners with the best technology and solutions to suit their business needs and growth, and enables them to stay productive while experiencing incredible travel.With this added benefit, Card Members can choose from a number of reliable solutions to run their businesses, including our recently announced devices at CES 2019. This includes the new Latitude 7400 2-in-1, the smallest 14-inch commercial 2-in-1 and the world’s first PC to use a proximity sensor, which will be available starting in March. In addition, the new XPS 13, available today, is the world’s most powerful 13-inch laptop in its class designed with a top mounted 2.25mm innovative HD webcam.American Express Business Platinum Card is also offering Platinum Global Access from WeWork, providing Card Members the option to work in more than 425 locations in 100 cities in 27 countries countries around the world.These partnerships continue to showcase Dell’s commitment to its small business roots. Starting out in Michael Dell’s dorm room more than 30 years ago at The University of Texas at Austin, the company developed from a simple idea, and grew to impact millions of people and bring valuable technology to those who need it the most. Today, the Dell Small Business advisor program delivers free expert one-on-one support to guide small businesses on their technology needs and purchasing decisions, enabling small business owners to have the proper infrastructure in place to scale with limited budget and resources.Every small business has the potential to impact the world because the biggest ideas often come in small forms. Small businesses hold the key to the nation’s economic growth. In fact, the largest business sector in the U.S. is micro businesses, that make up 92 percent of all U.S. businesses according to the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO).With the combination of reliable technology, flexible workspaces and financial support, small businesses are set up on a strong path with the proper solutions and resources in place.last_img read more


first_imgAs an open water swimmer, it pains me to see so much waste and plastic floating around in our seas and oceans. Did you know, in some places, plastic particles already outnumber plankton by 26 to 1.That’s not good. Not for marine life. Not for the planet. And ultimately, not for us.What we’ve been doingLuckily, there’s much that we can do and it fills me with joy to see that many individuals and companies are taking steps to avoid waste altogether.I, for one, am proud that we, as Dell Technologies, have already achieved our 2020 sustainability goals in 2019. Some highlights:We recovered 2 billion pounds of used electronics two years ahead of schedule.100 million pounds of sustainable materials were used in our products since 2014.We reduced the energy intensity of our product portfolio by 64% since 2012.Laptop efficiencies were improved: on average, a Dell laptop requires only $3 in annual electricity costs to operate.It doesn’t end there. While these big projects and numbers are impressive, changing the world often begins with trying out new things on a smaller scale before you upscale them. For example…Since 2017, Dell has produced 125,000 boxes per month using pollution ink. Indian based Chakr Innovation has developed a technology that captures 90% of the particulate matter emitted from diesel generators and converts it into material that can be used for commercial products, such as paint and ink. That really is ‘Innovating out of thin air’.What we’ll continue to doBut there’s still so much more that we can do!As Dell Technologies, we’ve listed our objectives for the future in our 2030 Vision, stating that….We protect our planet and inspire our customers and partners to do the same.We accelerate the circular economy by collecting plastics from coastal areas and bringing them back into the economy by using them in our packaging.For example, we’ll continue to work with suppliers to collect, process and mix plastics with other recycled material to create molded trays used for packaging select products. These trays are 25% ocean-bound plastic and 75% recycled PET, using no virgin materials. It’s also fully recyclable itself.We also established a closed loop for recycling gold from e-waste which we put back into new motherboards. Urban mining is crucial, as the environmental impacts of recycling gold are 11times lower than mined gold!As an individual, you can do a lot too. Not use plastic cups anymore when you take your coffee. At our Montpellier site for example, we’ve banned all single-use plastic altogether.We all know we’re not there yet. But it’s hopeful to see we’re making progress.Let’s all keep it up!For us. For our children. And for our seas and oceans.last_img read more


first_imgConnected Cities: 5G will allow us to enable our cities to be smarter and therefore safer. Cities can monitor traffic and pedestrian patterns and be alerted to anomalies to keep our streets and cities safer. We have already created a smarter city solution for the City of Las Vegas in collaboration with VMware. Cutting the Cord: Everyone wants to cut the cord and save money with their cable company. You will be happy to know 5G will bring about speeds that are just as fast (or faster) than current wireless (and new wireless is coming but that is another topic for another day). It’s possible that many people could run their connected devices solely from 5G. Keep in mind, there are still a lot of wires running 5G itself, just not in your home. Connected vehicles: Connected and eventually autonomous vehicles are in our future. Already, you can sit at an outdoor cafe in Palo Alto enjoying an ice cream and watch many of the big tech companies operating their autonomous vehicles, with a person behind the wheel for safety. Not that I did that. Things Not Yet Found on the Internet: There are many ways that 5G will change your life that we aren’t ready to share. Did you know that delivery of services such as Uber and Instagram needed 4G, because their apps didn’t function well on a 3G network? In a sense, 4G made Uber and Instagram “happen.” I would guess many people don’t remember what is was like before you could Instagram story your entire day or have a car pick you up in 2 mins flat by pressing 2 buttons. 5G isn’t just ‘faster internet,’ rather, it’s a complete rebuild of the network — so the possibilities are endless.I know that we are #5GReadyNow as we help the biggest Telcos build the 5G network from the core to the edge. Still, many of these applications will be an evolution over time and are #5GFuture. 5G also holds many possibilities beyond those listed here. I can assure you that we are working on things at Dell Technologies that you may not yet know that you need by building the infrastructure to run the network and manufacturing the hardware to run on it. If you are interested in reading more be sure to check out our entire 5G blog series. 5G is cool. It’s all the buzz these days in the tech business world and for consumers. You’ve seen it on every single telecom commercial as they race to 5G, and you’ve heard about how ‘fast your cell phone will be.’ I can assure you 5G promises much more than a faster cell phone. But what exactly is 5G and what will it mean for you?Here are the top 5 ways I believe 5G will impact your life:Telehealth: There are many use cases that could save lives via faster diagnosis. For example during the Golden Hour a connected ambulance could rapidly diagnose a patient who has had a stroke, acute CHF or MI within the first hour of the incident. and let’s not forget the potential of remote surgery — it sounds crazy, but it’s coming. When you need an operation by a specialized surgeon but cannot physically be in the same location, 5G has the potential to bridge the gap remotely.last_img read more


first_imgJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tributes are pouring in for South Africa’s Oscar-nominated anti-apartheid jazz trombonist and composer Jonas Gwangwa, who has died at the age of 83. With driving music that fired up Black South Africans’ resistance to repressive white minority rule, Gwangwa left the country rather than submit to apartheid censorship. Other prominent exiled musicians included Hugh Masekela, Abdullah Ibrahim and Miriam Makeba. Gwangwa was praised by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa for his creative genius and dedication to the freedom of all South Africans. Ramaphosa said in his tribute that Gwangwa’s musical activism was so potent that his home was bombed by apartheid forces in 1985.last_img read more