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Future applications of quantum computing may include

Quantum computing, as an emerging technology is facing lot of serious challenges related to the fragility of its data; but many researchers are working to push the technology.

Future applications of quantum computing may include: -Business Optimization: Providing improved solutions to complex optimization problems found in supply chains, logistics, modeling financial data, and risk analysis; -Materials and Chemistry: Untangling the complexity of molecular and chemical interactions leading to the discovery of new materials and medicines;
- Artificial Intelligence: Making facets of artificial intelligence such as machine learning much more powerful; or
- Cloud Security: Using the laws of quantum physics to enhance the security of private data in the cloud. For more information, please visit www.ibm.com/ibmq.

IBM has adopted a new metric to characterize the computational power of quantum systems: Quantum Volume.

I have a pleasure to recall that, Quantum Volume accounts for the number and quality of qubits, circuit connectivity, and error rates of operations. IBM’s prototype commercial processor offers a significant improvement in the Quantum Volume. Over the next few years, IBM aims to significantly increase the Quantum Volume of future systems by improving all aspects of the processors, including incorporating 50 or more qubits. Experts can learn more here: https://ibm.biz/BdiaQe.

The fragile nature of quantum information

Challenges are very serious when it comes to the nature of quantum information. In effect, due to the fragile nature of quantum information, increasing the computational power requires advances in the quality of the qubits, how the qubits talk to each other and minimizing the quantum errors that can occur. For those who are unfamiliar, the inherent computational power of a quantum processor to solve practical problems depends on far more than simply the number of qubits.

Universal Quantum Computing Processors

In our ever-connected data-driven era, the Qantum Computing is a great hope for the humanity, science, innovation and R&D, in terms of streamlined access to data and insights, solving complex problems. A set of companies such as IBM is pushing the momentum forward with great initiatives and capabilities. IBM is pushing the momentum building its most powerful universal quantum computing processors. The first upgraded processor will be available for use by developers, researchers, and programmers to explore quantum computing using a real quantum processor at no cost via the IBM Cloud. The second is a new prototype of a commercial processor, which will be the core for the first IBM Q early-access commercial systems. One can observe that,with the introduction of two new processors for IBM Q, the company is building the foundation for solving practical problems in business and science that are intractable even with today’s most powerful classical computing systems.

The optical communication within the Laser Technology Market

For those who are unfamiliar, Optical communication is a form of communication that uses light as a platform for transmission of data. Laser technology devices are used as high-speed transmitters in analog and digital fiber networks. It enhances the transmission speed of data at rates that are 10 to 100 times faster than the traditional method, i.e., radio. The optical communication is expected to hold the largest share in the Laser Technology Market during 2017-2022, according to Research and Markets.

The laser technology market for gas laser

Analysts predict that, the laser technology market for gas laser is expected to grow at the highest rate between 2017 and 2022. For those who are unfamiliar, Gas lasers are suitable for applications in which efficient beam quality, single mode operation, and laser beam with long coherent length is needed. Gas laser helps to prevent the damage of high-volume active material and allow quick heat removal from the laser cavity. According to Research and Markets, these properties of the gas laser make it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications such as making holograms and reading of bar codes.

Both sides of the Laser Technology Market

Steadily, one can observe that, enhanced performance over the traditional material processing techniques is one of the major factors fueling the growth of the Laser Technology Market. Moreover, the increasing demand from the healthcare sector and shift towards production of nano and micro devices are expected to generate a demand for this market. According to Research and Markets, the key restraining factor for the growth of this market is the regulatory compliances. The firm also announces that, the laser technology market is expected to reach USD 15.38 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 5.2% between 2017 and 2022.

Nanofiltration (NF) technology in our ever-industrial age

Numerous surveys and data indicate that, Nanofiltration (NF) technology is the fastest-growing technology segment in the membrane separation technology market, owing to increasing usage to separate trace amounts of salts and other dissolved solutes from already treated water to produce ultrapure water for the electronics industry. According to Research and Markets, these properties make it suitable for a wide range of applications such as water & waste water treatment, medical & pharmaceutical, industrial processing, and food & beverages.

Membrane Separation Technology Market

The stakes are widely prominent. In effect, the scarcity of pure water has provided opportunities for membrane separation technology for brackish water purification, and increasing purity standards. Stringent environmental regulations too are leading to an increased demand for water and wastewater treatment, which is further expected to drive the membrane separation technology market. The major restraint in the membrane separation technology market is the high requirement of capital investment which makes it difficult for new players to enter the market. The global membrane separation technology market is projected to reach USD 28.10 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 7.2%. - Research and Markets.

Industrial printers held the largest size of the RFID and barcode printer market in 2016

For those who are unfamiliar, Industrial printers in manufacturing industry are used for applications such as address labels, apparel tagging, apparel tags, asset tracking, automotive labeling, incoming goods labeling, item identification. Logistic tracking, pallet labeling, paper/pulp labeling, price labeling, price ticketing, product and service information, and product fact tags are the applications in which these printers are used to print the labels and tags in the manufacturing industry. Research and Markets predicts that, Industrial printers will hold the largest size of this market by 2022, due to the increasing demand in developing countries and the need for real-time information pertaining to the exact location.

The most exciting regarding RFID and barcode printer market

The stakes are steadily promising within the RFID and barcode printer market in our digital ever-connected era where the e-commerce is transforming behaviors and habits. Then, as the most exciting, we considerkey factors driving the growth of this market such as the e-commerce industry; rising demand for extracting data in various manufacturing, retail, transportation and logistics industries; and elimination of human errors. However, numerous surveys indicate that, poor quality of print in barcode and RFID labels and tags are restraining the growth of the RFID and barcode printer market. According to Research and Markets,RFID and Barcode Printer Market will reach $4.8 Billion by 2022.

Little is known about the commercial market for Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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For those who are unfamiliar, the concepts of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are 60 years old, but only recently have the vast datasets, raw computation and storage power aligned to harness the utility of these concepts. In effect, technological innovation has finally reached a level that the practical implementations of training complex computer neural networks to mimic the human brain are finally starting to become practical.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already used in a wide range of applications including web search systems, marketing recommendation functions, financial trading programs and autonomous vehicles. Future applications for AI are limitless. According to Research and Markets, while Artificial Intelligence (AI) has captured public attention in both positive (Google's DeepMind beat the 18-time world Go champion) and negative (50% of the workforce will be unemployed by robots with AI) ways, little is known about the commercial market for AI.

The global workforce management software market for 2017-2021

The most interesting is to see that, the growing need for the management of workforce diversity is a key factor boosting the adoption of the workforce management software market. Several vendors such as ADP, Ceridian HCM, Kronos, Oracle, SAP, and Ultimate Software have established a sizeable market presence in the workforce management software market. According to Technavio Research, Global workforce management software market is projected to grow to USD 7,520 million by 2021. Among top vendors, we have:ADP, Ceridian HCM, Kronos, Oracle, SAP, and Ultimate Software.

Virtual Reality (VR) facilitates collaborative learning

Many analysts across the world believe now that, Virtual collaboration is already the norm in the current world, whether through email, basecamp, Google docs, or other virtual spaces. For those who are unfamiliar, Virtual Reality (VR)takes the collaboration further by providing a common space that looks and feels like a shared room, giving the feeling of sharing a physical space with other users. For instance, a virtual space to collaborate in the education sector will allow students from different regions to interact and collaborate with each other. In effect, a student studying fifth grade in India can share a space with a student of fifth grade in the US and can collaborate in real space, which surpasses email or video conferencing.

Virtual Reality (VR) in medical training

Very exciting to see that, the use of Virtual Reality (VR)in medical schools has become popular for instructing and educating young students. The VR platform provides medical students an interactive method to learn and understand various aspects of medical education. From the institution's perspective, the use of Virtual Reality (VR)saves huge time and resources, as it does not have to go through the traditional training process in many aspects. Students will be more comfortable in dealing with virtual scenarios, as it allows the higher probability of trail and errors, due to which students can repeat the process as often as required.

K-12: the use of Virtual Reality (VR) at this stage can strongly influence their overall personality

It is steadily clear that, within the K-12 segment, the appropriate application of VR will take time as educators have just realized the benefits of VR from a technical and immersive learning perspective.
‘’ It is extremely important for educators to understand that K-12 students are young and in their formative years, and the use of VR at this stage can strongly influence their overall personality,” says Jhansi Mary, a lead analyst from Technavio, specializing in research oneducation technology sector.
According to Technavio Research,the global VR in the education market is expected to reach USD 1,700.66 million in 2021, growing at a CAGR of more than 55%. Regionally, North America is expected to dominate the market due to the growing investment and higher adoption of technology in the education sector. Based on the product segment, the VR content segment is expected to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period, owing to its inherent requirements and the high demand in the learn…

New and Advanced SAMSUNG ARTIK™ Platform Products

Based on the reality that, security and interoperability are critical to enabling next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) products that can connect to, and work with, many different devices and services,new and advanced SAMSUNG ARTIK™ Smart IoT platform products put at the core of stakes: -New end-to-end enterprise-grade security enhancements, -Easy-to-use, secure services for device onboarding, device and user management, edge node management, and secure OTA updates, - The ability to make it easier and faster for companies to deliver secure IoT solutions, - The capabilities of connected products, promote secure interoperability, and elevate the value of customer solutions that depend on the interoperability of things. You can find more information about the SAMSUNG ARTIK™ platform and development tools at http://artik.io and http://artik.cloud.

Internet of Things (IoT) Market in Smart Infrastructure, Cities, and Buildings

I have a pleasure to recall that, Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are anticipated to make a substantial impact upon physical infrastructure, cities, and buildings. In effect, improving the operational effectiveness and efficiency, safeguarding assets, and establishing new value-added services are the fundamental goals of establishing Smart Infrastructure, Cities, and Buildings. Then, intelligent use of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies will be the key to continuous improvements in the areas of process automation. The use of Big Data and Analytics tools will be key to transforming data captured into actionable information.

Advances in lighting technology

Steadily, one can observe that, the market is witnessing rapid advances in the lighting technologies. For instance, in the architectural market, LED lighting technology dominated the market in terms of revenue contribution in 2016. Many analysts forecast that, LED lighting will emerge as the major revenue contributor in the architectural sector by 2021. In effect, with the technological transitions in the market, consumers are inclined toward product enhancements that are aimed at better efficiency and power-saving capabilities for decoration in the architectural lighting market.

Energy-efficient and environment-friendly lights

Very interesting to see that, with the increasing awareness of the green technology, manufacturers are focusing on energy-efficient and environment-friendly lights. This has been one of the major developments in the lighting industry. On this momentum, China has already set a roadmap for phasing out the use of incandescent lamps and increase the use of LEDs as incandescent lamps use a lot of energy as compared to LEDs.

Interest in 3D bioprinting has been gaining momentum in recent years

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Very exciting to observe that, Interest in 3D bioprinting has been gaining momentum in recent years, both in the academic and commercial settings. According to Research and Markets, between 2014 and 2015, the market welcomed numerous 3D bioprinting companies, and new start-ups, spin-outs, and subsidiaries are continuing to emerge. The futuristic goal of providing solutions for regenerative; fabricating organs for transplant is fueling key excitements.
Given certain market trends, analysts forecast that the global market for 3D bioprinting will reach a value of $1.8 billion by the year 2027.
3D bioprinting can be defined in a variety of ways. For example, 3D bioprinting as the deposition of living cells in a spatially controlled manner in the absence of any pre-existing scaffold and in more than a single layer.

The global animation industry

The global animation industry is on an exciting curve, and the animation industry is indentified as one of the world's fastest growing industries. In effect, the rising demand for animated entertainment due to the increase in broadcasting hours by cable and satellite TV along with the growing popularity of the Internet is at the core of stakes. According Research and Markets, the global animation industry was worth USD 244 billion in 2015. The firm also reveals that, the leading markets are the United States, Canada, Japan, China, France, Britain, Korea and Germany.
Co-production increases and the animation studios in China and India have become popular co-production partners of studios in Europe, Japan, and North America.

Incorporation of SLAM technology in Virtual Reality (VR) in Education Sector Market

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Very exciting to see that, the global Virtual Reality (VR) in Education Sector Market incorporates SLAM technology. For those who are unfamiliar, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) is a popular and important autonomous mapping and navigation technique in mobile robotics.
This technology was mainly used in NASA robots for creation of unknown environments maps. In addition, given its high accuracy feature, it is used in their positioning devices. According to Research and Markets, 13th Lab, a Swedish company implemented the first SLAM for consumer devices and continues to be the unchallenged leader in this field.
Like other technologies that have improved collaboration and social learning, VR also plays a vital role in meeting students' learning needs. As the technology is personalized, it provides a platform to students to apply their knowledge and learn effectively without the fear of being discriminated. Virtual content ensure an immersive learning experience to students, …

Aerospace and defense technologies

I have a pleasure to recall that, Orbital ATK’s Defense Systems Group is paving its way as one of industry leaders in providing innovative and affordable precision and strike weapons, advanced propulsion and hypersonics, missilecomponents across air-, sea- and land-based systems, ammunition and related energetic products.

Lockheed Martin is leading the industry team charged with developing Orion under contract to NASA

For those who are unfamiliar, the Orion spacecraft is launched by NASA's Space Launch System and built to take humans farther into space than they've ever been. Lockheed Martin is leading the industry team charged with developing Orion under contract to NASA; while Orbital ATK’s Attitude Control Motor uses a solid propellant gas generator with eight proportional valves to steer the LAS in the event of a mission-abort scenario.

NASA has taken up the challenge of not just opening up space exploration

It is steadily obvious that, withthe Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System, NASA has taken up the challenge of not just opening up space exploration, but making it as safe as possible for astronauts.

Orbital ATK has been working with Lockheed Martin and NASA to leverage the company’s extensive advanced propulsion and controls capabilities deployed in other mission critical applications to provide steering thrust that can be reliably operated in an instant as part of the Orion crew-escape system. Orbital ATK also produces the main Launch Abort motor, providing the necessary thrust to pull the crew module safely away from the vehicle. These items have been in development for many years, and will be ready to support the first Space Launch System flight late next year.

Successful Development Test for the Orion Launch Abort System Motor

Very exciting the successful development Test for the Orion Launch Abort System Motor by Orbital ATK. Test demonstrates attitude control motor design meets human-rated requirements. In effect, Orbital ATK has completed another milestone in the development of the Attitude Control Motor (ACM) for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System (LAS). The successful ACM test demonstrated the motor’s power to steer the LAS during a mission-abort scenario.
One can also observe that, this recent test is part of a design, analysis and test series focused on qualifying the ACM for crewed-flight missions. Initial data from the test show the motor is very capable of fulfilling its critical role in the Launch Abort System.

IBM Dedicated Hosts, a new virtual server offering

At the core of stakes, we have more precise placement control over cloud workloads. I can observe that, a Dedicated Host is a physical server with workload capacity entirely dedicated to a single client’s use. Dedicated Host can be ideal for enterprises transitioning to a public cloud environment who require exact control and visibility into where their data and workloads reside to meet compliance or security needs.
You will be able to select where your Dedicated Host is located within an IBM Cloud data center. This level of control can help users in heavily regulated industries overcome barriers to cloud adoption. For example, clients in the health care industry may require precise information on where data is stored so that they can meet their compliance standards. With Dedicated Hosts, users will be able to provide auditors with more precise information on how and where their workloads are running. 

For more information, visit: https://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/

First, here is what blockchain vendors need to do now

I have a pleasure to recall that, Vendors, such as BitNation, Modum, MultiChain, and Riddle&Code, will need to drive interest in blockchain for technology end users and create awareness of how it can be applied in varying applications across many different sectors. They will need to address issues associated to immutability, scale, cost, and privacy, as well as clarify the legal uncertainties surrounding smart contracts. Above all, they will need to tackle misconceptions about what blockchain can enable and its limitations.


Blockchain as a nascent technology needs to overcome numerous obstacles

While blockchain undoubtedly holds great transformative potential, the technology itself needs to overcome numerous obstacles. In effect, as a nascent technology, it is not immune from vulnerabilities, and unknowns may bar the way to growth and maturity.


There are currently more than 1,500 startups on the blockchain scene

There are currently more than 1,500 startups on the blockchain scene. But not all are public. Some blockchains are permissioned and private, while others are of a hybrid nature or run by a consortium.  Not all distributed ledger technologies are blockchains either, as the goals and objectives of the various participants are compelled by other imperatives.

In addition to transactions, here is how blockchain technology can also be used

Steadily, one can observe that, the emergence of blockchain-based applications is driving substantial investment in IoT-oriented projects. ABI Research finds there to be great promise for the technology to alter and transform established industries beyond fintech. In addition to transactions, blockchain technology can also be used for communication, identification, ownership, and device management.
With continued architecture improvements, blockchain technology is expanding into smart contracts that both people and machines can be leverage.

Eye Recognition Will Rival Fingerprint Sensors for the Future of Biometric Banking

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In its latest biometric technologies market data report, ABI Research forecasts that fingerprint sensors in smartphones will surge to reach a 95% penetration rate of smartphone shipments by 2022. According to the firm this will prompt new opportunities for biometric technologies, such as eye recognition, to be utilized as part of novel identification and payment applications for both the banking and governmental markets.

“While enterprise markets aggressively adopt vein recognition technologies in physical access control applications, eye recognition technologies will soon be one of the most secure modalities for consumer electronics authentication and secure mobile payments,” says Dimitrios Pavlakis, Industry Analyst at ABI Research.

The Asia-Pacific region are aggressively driving new implementations in biometric technologies

Steadily, one can observe that, biometric technologies are extending their reach in consumer electronics, while OEMs in the Asia-Pacific region are aggressively driving new implementations.
Many analysts converge their views on an exponential growth in mobile banking and payment apps as banks and financial organizations prove to be less timid when embracing new biometric implementations. ABI Research finds that OEMs and service providers are now actively targeting the emerging IoT, smart home, and automotive segments as future growth areas for biometrics.

Biometric blockchain capabilities

Dimitrios Pavlakis, Industry Analyst at ABI Research reveals that, Vein recognition workforce management software and access control solutions in the enterprise market show an impressive 18% five-year growth rate, boosted by market leaders like Fujitsu and Hitachi.
Innovative startups like HYPR are paving their ways in improving biometric blockchain capabilities, while wearable pioneers like Nymi are triggering a domino effect with heart rate-empowered payments.