Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Germany-based Mackevision, a global producer of 3D-enabled and immersive product content. The acquisition will add state-of-the-art visualization capabilities to Accenture Interactive’s digital services portfolio – strengthening its ability to create compelling, next-generation customer experiences and industrial,...

A.P. Moller –Maersk and IBM have announced their intent to establish a joint venture to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade using blockchain technology. The aim of the new company will be to offer a jointly developed global trade digitization platform built on open standards and designed for use by the entire global shipping ecosystem....

IoT technology revenues across 12 key smart city technologies and verticals will grow from around US$25 billion in 2017 to US$62 billion in 2026 at an average growth rate of 11%. According to ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies, while smart meters and video surveillance represent...

Web-scale networking refers to the state-of-the-art technology that is continually being developed by giants like Amazon, Google and Microsoft to create cloud-delivered services that can deliver extremely complex, customized information to thousands or millions – or hundreds of millions – of users, simultaneously, in a fraction of a second, 24×7. Web-scale...

A lack of IT security awareness remains a worrying reality for businesses around the world, according to a recent study of consumers conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. The research found that just one tenth (12%) of employed respondents are fully aware of the IT security policies and rules set in the organizations they work for.  This, combined with...

Acer has launched the world’s thinnest laptop, the new Swift 7 (SF714-51T). At just 8.98 mm thin, the new Swift 7 is an always-connected PC running Windows 10 that’s designed for mobility, with an ultraportable design packing a powerful Intel Core  i7 processor, all-day battery life and a personal, trusted 4G LTE connection. “We’re extremely proud to make the world’s thinnest laptop even thinner with the new Swift 7,” said Jerry Kao, President of IT Products Business of Acer Inc. “Building on the engineering...

Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, a 2 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2016, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. For the year, 2017 PC shipments surpassed 262.5 million units, a 2.8 percent decline from 2016. It was the 13th consecutive quarter of declining global PC shipments, as well as the sixth year of annual declines. However, Gartner analysts said there were some signs for optimism. “In the fourth quarter of 2017, there was PC shipment growth in Asia/Pacific,...

Canon launched three new compact and lightweight Full HD camcorders, the Canon XA15, XA11 and VIXIA HF G21. Delivering first-class optics, powerful sensors and a range of versatile features, these camcorders are perfect for a broad range of video productions. “The ability to capture high-quality video on-the-go in a compact and lightweight form factor is...

Specialized logistics service provider Royal Cargo is leveraging innovative technologies to improve services and better address the needs of its clients. In preparation for the demand in the country for logistics services, the company adopted new technologies and upgrades its systems infrastructure to enhance productivity and efficiency. One new technology that Royal...

Emotion artificial intelligence (AI) systems are becoming so sophisticated that Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2022, personal devices will know more about an individual’s emotional state than his or her own family. AI is generating multiple disruptive forces that are reshaping the way we interact with personal technologies.  “Emotion AI systems and affective...