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Series 2: What have we learned?

This series has been a wild ride! We've spoken to some of enterprise tech's brightest brains this season, and one thing they weren't short of was opinions! Innovation is coming thick and fast, and we've discussed 5G, supercomputers, AI, computer science, digital transformation, zero trust, blockchain, IOT, energy innovation, quantum computing, mixed reality, and everything in between. But there were a few topics that cropped up time and time again. So... what have learnt this season?

Mission to Mars: How far can we push the edge?

In space, there's no room for error and no time for hesitancy. Astronauts depend on crucial communications from mission control just to stay alive. But the further you travel from Earth, the longer it takes to send and receive messages. And with sights firmly set on Mars, how do we overcome the 20-minute communication lag to the red planet? The answer, take an all-knowing supercomputer with you to do the big calculations and make the tough calls instead.

Virtual Reality: AR you seeing this?

Who needs reality? VR has placed fantasy kingdoms, alien planets, and more just a headset away, and AR is allowing us to augment the physical world through our smartphones, giving us the power to make better decisions and even catch a Pokémon or two. But are VR and AR just a passing craze? Or are these other realities set to become inseparably intertwined with the way organisations interact with customers and clients?

Quantum Computing: Superposition or qubit too far?

Quantum computing is enigmatic, thrilling, and almost impenetrable from the outside. If you're not a scientist or a mathematician, it's easy to get swept up in the hype. But are these spooky phenomena and mystical properties obscuring us from asking the important questions?

Blockchain: What is it good for?

Thanks to the perfect storm of slow news cycles, big marketing budgets, and Elon Musk's tweets, blockchain has been hyped beyond belief... and it's also been made way more complicated than it needs to be. So, what's blockchain actually good for?!

Energy Innovation: Time to stop idling?

Global leaders are determined to combat climate change and lead the planet to "net zero". But how can energy-hungry organizations find real solutions in technology, when technology itself is a part of the problem?

Zero Trust: An impossible goal?

“Trust no one,” sounds like the tagline for a paranoid spy thriller, but when it comes to protecting your company, cybersecurity experts say it might just be sound advice. But how deep does the rabbit hole go? How can you implement Zero Trust Networking Architecture in your company? And most importantly, will your CEO be locked out of their email?

Covid & Digital Transformation: Too much, too soon?

Digital transformation has been the most overused buzzword in the technology industry for the last four years, and yet it's all we can talk about. After that shake-up of 2020, the dust is slowly starting to settle and organisations all over the world are asking themselves one simple question: what the tech happens next?!

Smart Cities: Where are they?

The modern city is changing. With 66% of the population expected to be living in cities by 2050, it's no surprise we're focusing our transformative efforts there. But if the tech's already here, what's the hold up?

AI & the Future of Work: Do we have the right tools?

The future of work is changing, fast. AI is making waves in all kinds of industries, but despite the incredible results we're able to achieve, when it comes to the world of work, there are a lot of misconceptions...

Supercomputing: An exascale-sized challenge?

Supercomputers are big, they're noisy, and they use more energy than a small town. They don't look like much from the outside, but the inside tells a different story! Supercomputers are helping us solve some of the world's biggest problems, and they could be coming soon to a desktop near you...

5G: Do you want that slice to go?

Super-fast data transfer, ultra low latency, and high bandwidth don't seem to justify the astronomical cost of implementing 5G, especially when consumers aren't willing to pay for it! Single use cases, exciting as they may be, don't justify the means. But could 5G as an enabler of other tech be the real value we're seeking?

5G: Build it, but will they come?

5G has got a bit of marketing problem. Depending on who you ask, it's either a revolution happening in the telecommunications space or a load of hot air! Networking kit has never been so divisive, whether it's fear-mongering vandals tearing down cell towers, rumours about governmental espionage, or skepticism about the astronomical costs of implementation. So, is 5G worth the hassle?

Coming soon, Technology Untangled Series 2

AI, Everything as a service, Hyper Converged Infrastructure, The Edge (not that one), Containers, the Internet of Things, Apple, PC, VPNs, Virtual reality, Augmented Reality, Self-Driving Cars, Networks, WiFi, 4G, 5G, Quantum Computing, Chess Computers, Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Supercomputers, Smart Cities, Hyper Automation, Extended Reality, Enhanced Connectivity, Net Neutrality, Big Data, Data Mining, Voice Recognition, Robotics, Smart Industry 4.0, Blockchain, On-Prem, Off-Prem, Chatbots, Augmented Reality, The Cloud, and all in a pandemic? Technology Untangled is back for a second series.

2020 Untangled: The year everything changed?

2020 wasn't the year that anyone expected. Did anyone have a global pandemic on their bingo card? Our organisations have changed, in some ways irreversibly. Through the tumultuous tide of compounding crises, strong leadership has been vital. So, how did they do it?

Digital Ethics: How can we make tech a force for good?

The tech world is at a tipping point. From data analytics to AI, the last few years have seen an explosion in emerging tech, and it's only accelerating. But are we pausing to think: just because we can, should we?

IoT: Is this the fourth industrial revolution?

An infinite number of devices, sprawling networks, and an astronomical amount of data: the Internet of Things is set to change the way we live and work forever! From agritech to deep space communications, and... fitness collars for dogs?

Edge: Are we there yet?

Much like it's namesake, the lead guitarist, keyboardist and backing vocalist of U2, the Edge is a hot IT topic that's as profuse as it is perplexing.

Containers: This decade's biggest innovation?

If you've read any tech blogs in the past few years, you'll certainly have seen rapturous exaltations about containers and Kubernetes. But does this decade's big innovation live up to the hype?

Hyperconverged: Does one size fit all?

Of all the buzzwords bandied about, hyperconverged infrastructure (or HCI) is quite possibly the buzziest of them all. Why? Because it’s revolutionary.

Sustainability: Can tech ever be environmentally friendly?

Climate change is front-page news, and rightly so. We've collectively got ourselves into this mess, so can tech help us innovate our way out of it? And how does your organisation play its part?

Everything-as-a-Service: Is your organisation ready?

What do organisations and IT departments really need in order to digitally transform and be competitive? Buzzwords and benefits are bandied around but as-a-Service is suffering from a serious lack of clarity! Michael Bird untangles the radical aaS revolution - a journey that starts with Salesforce, makes a few stops on the hybrid cloud highway, and culminates on the precipice of the digital age. We tackle cloud architecture and infrastructure with Paul Kennedy, to explore how you can get the best of both worlds and achieve the perfect trifecta: scalability, simplicity, and speed. Scott Thomson and Reuben Melville explain the new consumption model, from agility to utility billing. Plus, Tony Clement discusses the challenges organisations are facing to stay innovative and competitive, and why real transformation comes from within.

AI: Should you start looking for a new job?

Is artificial intelligence really going to change the way we live and work, or are the supposed possibilities no more than seductive PR? In this episode, alongside chief technologist Matt Armstrong-Barnes, we trace AI's technological leaps from Alan Turing to AlexNet via Dartmouth University. We map out the innovations impacting organisations right now by untangling strong and narrow AI, machine learning, deep learning, and artificial neural networks. From cybersecurity to big data, we ponder the good, the bad, and the uncanny side of AI; how to tread the ethical tightrope; and identify implementation tactics applicable to organisations of any size.

Introducing: Technology Untangled...

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