Read about the latest developments in the ICT industry and interesting articles. Here are a few you don’t want to miss.
Einstein was right after all!
An international team of researchers from ten countries led by Michael Kramer from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, has conducted a 16-year long experiment to challenge Einstein’s theory of general relativity with some of the most rigorous tests yet. Their study of a unique pair of extreme stars, so called pulsars, involved seven radio telescopes across the globe and revealed new relativistic effects that were expected and have now been observed for the first time.
Cyberattacks increased by 50% with Africa the most targeted region
Last year, the number of cyberattacks recorded was record-breaking, with a 50% increase in overall attacks per week on corporate networks compared to 2020. In fact, in 2021, the world witnessed one of the most serious vulnerabilities on the internet, with millions of attacks per hour attempting to exploit the Log4J vulnerability in what’s been dubbed a cyberattack pandemic.
Africa experienced the highest volume of attacks in 2021 across five surveyed regions. Across the continent, an organisation had to contend with an average of 1 582 cyberattacks per week, which is a 13% increase from 2020.
Five top storage trends for 2022
With 2021 behind us, we look at the storage market to see an exciting 2022 ahead of us. Cyber resilience, AI, supercharged application and workload performance and availability, and reduction of OPEX and CAPEX in today’s world of hybrid cloud and containers – all of these come together to frame up the next 12 months. Understanding these enterprise storage trends will give you an advantage and help you formulate your strategic IT plan going forward. Read what is coming your way in 2022.
Technologies that will reinvent our digital future in 2022 and beyond
2021 was a year of recovery and resilience, and one that brought extraordinary shifts in the way we live and work. Technology has been an important pillar throughout it all, helping the world to connect and collaborate, as it transformed the fundamentals of healthcare, commerce, education and financial services across the global economy. Going into 2021, we predicted that a few key technologies would shape the future of business as organisations strove to become digital at heart. These included Hybrid Cloud, Edge, 5G, Intelligent Work Solutions and AI/Automation technologies – all of which accelerated the pace of digital transformation and brought some major opportunities and shifts in the way organisations do business today.
As we head into 2022, we’re living in a do-anything-from-anywhere economy, enabled by an expanding data ecosystem. It is estimated that 65% of global GDP will be digital this year. The article looks at the technology shifts that will transform businesses in the region.
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