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Among the tasks of the Philippines-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is to “help accelerate the pace of developing improved rice varieties around the globe to feed a growing population, estimated to reach more than 9.6 billion by 2050”. To this end, IRRI has – for instance – helped sequence 3,024 rice varieties from 89 countries (via the collaborative, international research program called 3,000 Rice Genomes Project, or 3K RGP), with the “massive dataset” now considered as a “a powerful resource for understanding...

Nowadays, the term “cloud computing” is being bandied around so ordinarily, mentioned not only in more formal IT-related settings but even in informal musings as posted in blogs or social networking sites. The “cloud” is, indeed, now part of the daily lexicon, no matter the context. For all of its popularity, however, the cloud continues to be misunderstood,...

The majority of business decision makers admit that their organization will suffer an information security breach and that the cost of recovery could start from around $1 million. This is according to a new Risk:Value research report from global information security and risk management company, NTT Com Security. While 54% of those surveyed say information security...

The global 3D camera market registered an estimated revenue of $1,321.5 million in 2015, and is expected to reach $19,893.0 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 50.2% during the forecast period. Among different application segments of 3D camera, professional camera is estimated to dominate the global 3D camera market, with approximately 66% share in 2015. The increasing...

Veloxity published a new infographic, “Customer Care: 8 Tips to Keep Customers Happy”. Building on the concept that a successful business is dependent upon customer satisfaction, the infographic reveals data from Veloxity, which states that 89% of consumers chose a competitor after having a bad experience with a similar provider in the industry. The company...

The healthcare industry is undergoing an information revolution as regulations encourage a transition from document-based information to electronic health records (EHRs) and protected health information (PHI). As hospitals and healthcare organizations adapt their processes to embrace the revolution, a new IDC InfoBrief, commissioned by Ricoh Americas Corporation,...

Over half (57%) of companies admit that the information security incidents they experienced in the last year had a negative impact on their reputation. The average cost incurred per incident by small and medium-sized businesses was more than $8,000, while the damage to enterprises exceeded $200,000. These were the findings of a joint study  by Kaspersky Lab and...

Almost six in ten (58 percent) smartphones sold in Q2 2015 were 4G-enabled, according to the latest global smartphone sales data from GfK. And with a major operator launching 4G services in India at the start of this month, 4G is now available in all key countries. GfK forecasts 4G smartphone penetration to continue to grow at the expense of 3G, which is currently...

Enterprises cannot keep pace with the digital change in the future as new digital demands from the so-called information generation affect their operations. This is according to “The Information Generation: Transforming The Future, Today”, a study conducted by Institute for the Future and Vanson Bourne involving 3,600 business leaders across 18 countries from...

Technological innovations are reshaping the future workplace and giving rise to “Supertaskers,” a generation of workers that are able to use multiple technologies to manage and perfectly carry out various tasks simultaneously, according to the 2014 Cisco Connected World Technology Report (CCWTR). The CCWTR reveals that the workforce demands of Generation X and...