Busting The Myths And Understanding The True Potential Of Blockchain
There has been much excitement about the disruptive potential of blockchain technology, but there is also much confusion. Some people think blockchain is used only with Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies or that it’s only used to enable nefarious, anonymous online transactions. In reality, blockchain is one of several key technologies — along with the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence and fog computing — that are revolutionizing businesses and transforming entire industries. Read Maciej Kranz bust some blockchain tech myths on Forbes. You can dig deeper into CTOvision reporting on these topics in our Blockchain and Cryptocurrency section. See:
- Blockchain and Sex Work: How the Technology is Gaining Traction
- Blockchain in Plain English
- OODAloop nails it again with reporting on Bitcoin price manipulation
AMD CTO: We Now Have A ‘Razor’s Edge’ To Fight Against Intel
AMD, the second-largest chipmaker after Intel is betting big on 7nm instead of 10nm. While Intel is facing delays, AMD is quietly going about its plans to win market share in the server space with its new EPYC server CPUs. It is also riding high on the success of its Ryzen desktop CPUs. With Intel say that it will deliver its new 10nm chips only in summer of 2019, AMD CTO says that their 7nm chips are ready to fill the gap. Read the full interview with AMD CTO, Mark Papermaster on his company’s future chip designs on CRN.\
Apple to Embrace iPhone X Design With New Colors, Bigger Screens
Like every September, smartphone watchers are watching out for news from Apple. While there will be no big bang releases from Apple stable this year, sources indicate that Apple is planning on introducing new 5.8″ and 6.5″ OLED iPhones. The new iPhones will have extra speed and camera improvements. Apple will also be launching a 6.1-inch LCD version with aluminum slides, new iPad Pros, and Apple Watches with larger screens. Read more about Apple’s September launches on Bloomberg.
Alphabet’s Plans for a China Comeback Go Beyond Google Search
Even as Google employees are protesting against Google entering China with a stripped down censored version of Google Chrome browser, the company’s top honchos are betting their every single penny to enter the world’s largest market after shunning it for over a decade. Raymond Zhong takes a look at the obstacles Alphabet will be facing in its efforts to establish a presence in China in search, smartphones, autonomous cars, etc. on New York Times.
A hypothetical question for all CTOvision readers: During the Cold War we would not let Lockheed or Boeing or Northrop Grumman sell advanced weapons to the Soviet Union or People’s Republic of China. In fact, we still restrict those firms and what they can sell to our adversaries (not that they would want to, they are patriotic companies). Now that we are in information war, shouldn’t we review the restrictions on what can be sold by American companies to closed societies like PRC, Russia, Iran, DPRK?
How Leading Organizations Are Leveraging The Internet Of Things
The Internet of Things (IoT) is more than a technical network of connected devices and systems; it is a potential source for unlimited business value and opportunity. The challenge is being able to identify and act on the information and capabilities that IoT delivers. Only about half of executives in a recent Forbes Insights survey of 700 executives feel they are making progress with their Internet of Things efforts. Read how top tech companies are leveraging the IoT technology to streamline their business processes on Forbes.