Third-party libraries are necessary evils; they offer domain expertise, faster development and cost benefits in application development. It is not surprising that roughly 80-90% of all applications are comprised of third-party libraries and that 50-60% of the code in an application comes from third-party libraries. They are unavoidable because they make the product development process more efficient and speed time-to-market.
Recent experience has taught us just how devastating software security breaches can be. The losses of the worst software security breaches can be measured in billions of dollars. And it’s not just a company’s reputation that suffers.
Digital Transformation has become a trending topic for organizations across the globe to enhance their operational processes, customer experience, and business models using technologies such as social, mobile, analytics, cloud, and cognitive computing. Digital Maturity is key to outperforming competitors in this technological era.
The typical smart home is comprised of internet-connected or Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, which enable the remote monitoring and management of appliances and systems. Some of the most popular IoT applications in the home include security and lighting, according to a survey of 7,000 consumers across seven markets conducted by GfK in 2015. (See Figure 1.)
The rapid growth of online video has created tremendous new opportunities for content providers and mobile network operators (MNOs) to engage with customers and create new revenue streams. However, even although video content is a dominant component of many providers’ online strategies, they face multiple challenges to deliver video to their customers. At times, delivery becomes even more challenging when trying to figure out the key enablers to keep their viewers engaged. And, on top of media streaming, the revenue generated by ad insertion is growing fast and it is vital to push ads based on the viewer’s tastes and needs.
“Start now to reach for your movie scheduled in the next one hour as there is heavy traffic in the usual best route”. “2 days remaining for your journey to begin”. “Please be prepared to receive showers on your way to work”. “We have customized your news feed based on your past interests!”. “There is a suggested action item for you in this email. How do you like to respond?” What would we do without alerts like these that help make our life simple in this busy and hectic world! How do they happen though? Simple! They’re just a replication of the human intelligence and thought process, and help machines “learn” the way humans think.