During the past decade, server virtualization has become a mainstream way for businesses to gain more efficiency from existing physical infrastructure. Desktop virtualization takes this further, offering independence from the traditional work station. This technology is still in its infancy and is limited to certain use cases – and one such case for desktop virtualization […]
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AI in education – trends and implications
While artificial intelligence (AI) is yet to permeate our lives on the scale seen in blockbuster movies such as I, Robot or Minority Report, it’s already widely deployed in numerous industries such as the gambling, car manufacturing, online gaming, technology, retail, health care, and financial services industries. One sector it is tipped to disrupt next is education, long […]
How to make the most of cloud computing
You only need to look at the explosive growth of services like Microsoft Office 365, Google’s G Suite and Amazon Web Services for evidence of the trend for towards cloud computing. Businesses have a unique opportunity to achieve tremendous cost-savings and revenue growth in this brave new world while developing future revenue opportunities for their […]
What’s disrupting manufacturing?
The world is in the midst of what many are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and digital technology is upending every sector of the economy. Nowhere is this more obvious than in manufacturing, where everything from planning, design, and preorder to supply chain, sales, and post-sales are benefiting from an extreme digital makeover. Here are […]
The future of two-factor authentication
After years of lectures from security experts, businesses have finally begun to accept that a password alone isn’t enough to secure a corporate computing account. Enter two-factor authentication (2FA). It strengthens security by using an additional login method, such as fingerprint scans or facial recognition. Two-factor authentication is becoming increasingly important as passwords fall victim […]
Overcome the struggle of using tech in the classroom
Bridging the digital divide between what Marc Prensky coined digital “native” students and digital “immigrant” teachers will mean a rethink in education as the pace of technological change picks up. Fundamental to this shift is the way teachers view technology as something new and innovative, while their students just regard it as a normal part of everyday […]
Are robots the teachers of the future?
A global shortage of teachers in some of the most disadvantaged parts of the world could soon be overcome by the creation of digital teachers. Take Will, a teacher with a difference. Will is an artificially intelligent digital avatar with a human face (and head), who takes primary school students through their paces on energy use. Created by […]
Does classroom technology hurt or help student learning?
It’s a question steeped in anecdote and teacher frustration: does technology help or hurt learning in the classroom? Given the complexity of schools and the nuances of learning, the answer is a resounding “it depends.” How technology is used and for what purpose will determine its effectiveness. In other words, does the pedagogy come before the technology? […]
6 edu-tech trends for the classroom of tomorrow
Technology and digital innovation are changing the educational environment and the way students learn. This rapidly evolving landscape is accelerating digital transformation for teachers, schools and administrators alike, with the promise that technology will help students succeed. Here we look at some of the trends – including artificial intelligence (AI), gamification and coding – that […]
5 reasons why workstations still matter
Modern manufacturing is all about innovating with digital prototyping and technologies like 3D printing – all of which require a high degree of raw computing power. Workstations are ideal for providing this resource, where their large processing power can crunch complex formulas and graphics, while a screen provides a valuable visual interface for an engineer […]