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Cloud Competition Intensifies – Rapid Growth Ahead for Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform

By A.R. Guess

by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, “A new LogicMonitor® survey of nearly 300 industry influencers predicts that enterprises will migrate the majority of their IT workloads from the data center to the cloud by 2020. Fueling this transition will be the 20.8 billion IoT devices Gartner predicts will come online, and the […]

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Face authentication and the future of security

By Zenobia Hegde

Apple’s iPhone X has given us a glimpse into the future of personal data security. By 2020 we’ll see billions of smart devices being used as mobile face authentication systems, albeit with varying degrees of security. The stuff of science fiction for years, face recognition will surpass other legacy biometric login solutions,such as fingerprint and iris scans, because of a new generation of AI-driven algorithms, says Kevin Alan Tussy, CEO of FaceTec.

The face recognition space had never received more attention than after the launch of Face ID, but with the internet now home to dozens of spoof videos fooling Face ID with twins, relatives and even olives for eyes, the expensive hardware solution has left many questioning if this is just another missed opportunity to replace passwords.

Face Recognition is a biometric method of identifying an authorised user by comparing the user’s face to the biometric data stored in the original enrolment. Once a positive match is made and the user’s liveness is confirmed the system grants account access.

A step up in security, Face Authentication (Identification + Liveness Detection), offers important and distinct security benefits: no PIN or password memorisation is required, there is no shared secret that can be stolen from a server, and the certainty the correct user is logging in is very high.

Apple’s embrace of Face ID has elevated face recognition into the public consciousness, and when compared to mobile fingerprint recognition, face recognition is far superior in terms of accuracy. According to Apple, their new face scanning technology is 20-times more secure than the fingerprint recognition currently used in the iPhone 8 (Touch ID) and Samsung S8. Using your face to unlock your phone is, of course, a great step forward, but is that all a face biometric can do? Not by a long shot.

While the goal of every new biometric has been to replace passwords, none have succeeded because most rely on special hardware that lacks liveness detection. Liveness detection, the key attribute of Authentication, verifies the correct user is actually present and alive at the time of login.

True 3D face authentication requires: identity verification plus depth sensing plus liveness detection. This means photos or videos cannot spoof the system, nor animated images like those created by CrazyTalk; and even 3D representations of a user like projections on foam heads, custom masks, and wax figures are rebuffed.

With the average price of a smartphone hovering around £150 (€170.58), expensive hardware-based solutions, no matter how good they get, won’t ever see widespread adoption. For a face authentication solution to be universally adopted it must be a 100% software solution that runs on the billions of devices with standard cameras that are already in use, and it must be be more secure than current legacy options (like fingerprint and 2D face).

A software solution like ZoOm from FaceTec can be quickly and easily integrated into nearly any app on just about any existing smart device. ZoOm can be deployed to millions of mobile users literally overnight, and provides […]

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Information Builders helps companies leverage blockchain’s potential with launch of iWay 8

By Zenobia Hegde

At Blockchain Expo North America, Information Builders, a provider in business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data management solutions, announced the launch of iWay 8, its suite of solutions for data application creation and business-to-business (B2B) integration.

The latest version enhances usability, facilitates IoT data for big data insights, and offers integrated support for permissioned blockchain applications, enabling companies to speed up implementations and capitalise on the technology’s potential.

The launch of iWay 8 includes a new version of iWay Service Manager (iSM), which provides support for permissioned blockchain applications, enabling organisations to efficiently realise the benefits of blockchain. The technology lays the foundation for a quickly deployable, easily maintainable, service- and event-oriented blockchain architecture, as well as a mechanism to make configuration more intuitive.

iSM can acquire messages from external entities, existing applications, or other sources, process them and share the results into another application through Information Builders’ blockchain integration.

Unique blockchain benefits include:

Reduced development time and cost by incorporating iSM into the blockchain workflow
Integration with peers on the network and the ability to transfer posts and queries between peers and iSM
Enhanced workflow process visibility with real-time exchange of events and documents

In addition, when coupled with Information Builders’ WebFOCUS BI and analytics platform, iWay simplifies and accelerates the integration of enterprise blockchain applications, allowing companies to act on information more effectively.

Along with blockchain support, iWay 8 offers new functionality for integrating IoT and big data and making this information available for consumption and analytics. With data management technology that natively ingests, cleanses, unifies, and integrates big data from IoT, the solutions ensure high-quality data that users can quickly act on to drive the business forward.

Additional features of iWay 8 include:

Intuitive design time: A modern and user-friendly design time environment that expedites development and enhances usability
Collaborative team development: Multiple team members can collaborate on application development, regardless of physical location, while ensuring the integrity and control of the artifacts
Microservices: iWay provides all the capabilities companies need to support a microservices architecture, enabling them to reduce costs and increase agility

Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders, said: “iWay 8 provides the functionality organizations need to make large amounts of information available for consumption and analytics – a critical capability given the growing volume of data generated on a daily basis.

Its modern, user-friendly design time environment and collaboration features empower users to be more efficient and effective and reduce the time involved in turning raw data into insights. These capabilities, paired with iWay’s blockchain support, position companies for success as we enter the next frontier of information management.”

Visit our website for more information on how iWay handles blockchain integration.

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Wuxi DSP Technologies will officially release China’s first Internet of Things (IoT) embedded artificial intelligence (AI) chip

By IoT – Internet of Things

The “2018 IoT and Embedded AI Chip Platform and Eco Strategy Conference” will be held on December 8, 2017 at Intercontinental Hotel Beijing Beichen as one of the sub-forums at the “2017 IoT Developers Conference”. As the leading provider of IoT chipset platforms, Wuxi DSP Technologies will release its latest IoT embedded AI chip at […]

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Information Builders launches iWay 8 to help companies harness blockchain potential

By Zenobia Hegde

At Blockchain Expo North America, Information Builders, a provider in business intelligence (BI), analytics, and data management solutions, announced the launch of iWay 8, its suite of solutions for data application creation and business-to-business (B2B) integration.

The latest version enhances usability, facilitates IoT data for big data insights, and offers integrated support for permissioned blockchain applications, enabling companies to speed up implementations and capitalise on the technology’s potential.

The launch of iWay 8 includes a new version of iWay Service Manager (iSM), which provides support for permissioned blockchain applications, enabling organisations to efficiently realise the benefits of blockchain. The technology lays the foundation for a quickly deployable, easily maintainable, service- and event-oriented blockchain architecture, as well as a mechanism to make configuration more intuitive. iSM can acquire messages from external entities, existing applications, or other sources, process them and share the results into another application through Information Builders’ blockchain integration.

Unique blockchain benefits include:

Reduced development time and cost by incorporating iSM into the blockchain workflow
Integration with peers on the network and the ability to transfer posts and queries between peers and iSM
Enhanced workflow process visibility with real-time exchange of events and documents

In addition, when coupled with Information Builders’ WebFOCUS BI and analytics platform, iWay simplifies and accelerates the integration of enterprise blockchain applications, allowing companies to act on information more effectively.

Along with blockchain support, iWay 8 offers new functionality for integrating IoT and big data and making this information available for consumption and analytics. With data management technology that natively ingests, cleanses, unifies, and integrates big data from IoT, the solutions ensure high-quality data that users can quickly act on to drive the business forward.

Additional features of iWay 8 include:

Intuitive design time: A modern and user-friendly design time environment that expedites development and enhances usability
Collaborative team development: Multiple team members can collaborate on application development, regardless of physical location, while ensuring the integrity and control of the artifacts
Microservices: iWay provides all the capabilities companies need to support a microservices architecture, enabling them to reduce costs and increase agility

Gerald Cohen, president and CEO, Information Builders said, “iWay 8 provides the functionality organisations need to make large amounts of information available for consumption and analytics – a critical capability given the growing volume of data generated on a daily basis.

Its modern, user-friendly design time environment and collaboration features empower users to be more efficient and effective and reduce the time involved in turning raw data into insights. These capabilities, paired with iWay’s blockchain support, position companies for success as we enter the next frontier of information management.”

Visit our website for more information on how iWay handles blockchain integration.

Comment on this article below or via Twitter: @IoTNow_OR @jcIoTnow

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