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Originally published on Oct. 22, 2020, on Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Enterprise.nxt, publishing insights about the future of technology.

With edge computing, you no longer have to connect to the corporate data center to access your business data and applications. But that also means a bigger attack surface. In this episode of Technology Untangled, experts explore leading use cases, along with measures to ensure your network and data stay secure.

Everyone’s talking about the edge these days, but what exactly is it? And what happens there?

Put simply, the edge is where data is both created and consumed, explains Simon Wilson, CTO of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, in the U.K. and Ireland. And the network edge is where we connect to create and consume that data. …


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By George Hulme

Originally published on Oct. 22, 2020, on Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Enterprise.nxt, publishing insights about the future of technology.

The global pandemic is a great opportunity for touchless authentication, but facial recognition has many obstacles.

One of the minor and peculiar side effects of the pandemic was a coin shortage that hit nationally over the summer. The shortage was driven in part by fewer people in retail stores and the fact that many of those who did shop in person didn’t want to touch money because they were fearful of catching the virus.

Instead of reaching for cash or even credit cards, consumers want to pay with their phones. Based on a survey of 17,000 consumers conducted in 19 countries this spring, a Mastercard study found that 79 percent of respondents are now using contactless payments, citing safety concerns. And almost as many (74 percent) said they plan to continue paying that way in a post-pandemic world. …


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By Alexey Gerasimov

Originally published on Oct. 20, 2020, on Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Enterprise.nxt, publishing insights about the future of technology.

If you were to imagine the perfect book to describe IT organizations right now, it might be entitled A Tale of Two Clouds.

While industry analysts predict 75 percent of all databases will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform by 2022, what that actually means is really up for debate. Organizations are undoubtedly investing time and money into a mix of both public and private cloud infrastructure. …

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