To Infinity and BEYOND

Posted on April 13, 2018

To Infinity And Beyond


Networks in Australia are experiencing rapid growth, thanks to the convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT).

In the next two decades, Australia will see an increase in appliance connectivity through IoT. The facilitation of this technology will see more and more devices seeking an internet connection.

Additionally, there are a number of network advancements happening globally that will provide enormous benefits. But as with all things, however, these technological advancements pose security risks for the future of enterprises across the globe.

Here’s what you need to know...

Quantum computing

As the name suggests, quantum computing is the advent of computers that draw their computational capability from quantum mechanics.

A study from consulting company Accenture delves further into the benefits of quantum computing in each industry.  

Accenture says: “The financial services industry benefits through fraud minimisation and the healthcare industry can benefit from protein folding and drug discovery”

The study reveals even the media could enhance their advertising targets by applying quantum computing to their data collations. These advancements are done due to quantum computing’s ability to ‘decrypt’ any algorithm in minutes, vastly decreasing time spent in manpower and other more traditional computing means.

Cloudification

Cisco Systems predicts cloud traffic is likely to rise nearly fourfold by 2020, increasing from 3.9 zettabytes (ZB) per year in 2015, to 14.1ZB per year by 2020. The report also reveals that around 8 percent of the global workload is sitting in a public cloud.

If used properly and to the extent necessary, working with data in the cloud can vastly benefit all types of businesses and for the most part, looks to become the dominant form of data storage, networking and integration.

Cloudification of enterprise businesses has a number of benefits, particularly focussed on agility.

VISA for example, utilised the cloud when starting to offer mobile credit in order to compete with PayPal. Their finished product was completed in 9 months, which is a remarkable speed in the development of such complex software. This was all enabled by the cloud.

Other obvious advantages are that it’s cost-efficient, has good backup and recovery, storage is limitless and there is easy access to a range of personnel.

Edge computing

Closely related to cloud computing, edge computing works in conjunction with the cloud.

In edge computing, sensors, controllers, and other connected devices collect and analyse IoT data or transmit it to a nearby computing device, such as a server or laptop, for analysis.  When this data processing and analysis occurs at the edge of a network, as opposed to the cloud, the data can be immediately analysed—and put into action.

This immediacy is the core benefit to edge computing.

Not to mention, real-time data analysis, lower operating costs, less network traffic, and improved application performance all attributed to a drastic rise in productivity.

Negatives, however, centralise on the discarding of raw data as only a subset of the complete data makeup is analysed. The question fundamentally becomes: do we need all the raw data?

The main effects on enterprise are in the areas of network management and security. With dispersed infrastructure, how an organisation connects to their platforms requires careful planning and configuration. And with the always on demands placed on IoT, the support and infrastructure means apps, networks, and hardware all need to be bulletproof.  

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