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Drone in military activities, and civilian activities

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I have a pleasure to recall that, a drone is an unmanned and is more commonly known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aircraft systems (UASes). A drone is a flying robot that is remotely controlled or flown autonomously and works in conjunction with onboard sensors and GPS systems.
Until recently, the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were largely adopted in military activities such as anti-aircraft target practices, intelligence gathering, weapons platforms etc. Drones also have applications in wide range of civilian activities ranging from search and rescue, surveillance, traffic monitoring, weather monitoring and firefighting.

Total revenue from the mobile Internet of Things (IoT) and LPWA solutions value chain

Currently, the most exciting is to recall that, connectivity comprises only nearly 14% of mobile IoT and LPWA solutions revenue and it is unclear how operators will successfully generate value beyond this. Research and Markets anticipates that, total revenue from the mobile IoT and LPWA solutions value chain (which consists of hardware, connectivity and applications components) will reach USD200 billion by 2025 and, that, there is significant value beyond connectivity.

Telecom and IT vertical dominates the managed security service market

One can observe that, currently, telecom and IT vertical dominates the managed security service market. According to Research and Markets, this is attributed to high amiability of telecom and IT industry towards evolving network technologies to support internal and external business operations and relationships with stakeholders. The firm also revealed that, the global managed network services market was estimated USD 39.24 billion in 2016 and expected to reach USD 60.87 billion by the end of 2021, with a CAGR of 9.2% from 2015 to 2021.

Managed Network Services in our ever-connected era

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For those who are unfamiliar, Managed Network Services offers simplified and robust network to support enterprises in rapidly changing technical environment. These services help the organization to ensure optimal network performance to support increasingly demanding service performance needed to support business operations. Managed network service providers offer fool-proof network with 24/7 availability, flexibility, and scale up high performance to the organizations. Managed network services comprise technical expertise, sophisticated monitoring & management tools, and refined processes to ensure that all the devices attached to the organizations network infrastructure are proactively monitored and managed. Increasing demand of managed network services across all the industry verticals is result of economic advantage that it offers to the business. Apart from focusing on network management issues, it helps the businesses to strategically focus on their core operation to streamli…

Current excitements regarding the global emerging display technology market

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With Technavio, one can observe that, the global emerging display technology market was valued at USD 13.73 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach USD 40.87 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 24.38% during the forecast period. Factors such as inherent advantages of OLED displays drive the market. Several benefits of OLED display such as low power consumption, eco-friendliness, bright picture, and flexibility have prompted manufacturers to adopt OLED technology across various devices. There is growing adoption of OLED in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, which will be a major factor for the growth of the market.

Future applications of quantum computing

According to IBM, future applications of quantum computing may include: 
Drug and Materials Discovery: Untangling the complexity of molecular and chemical interactions leading to the discovery of new medicines and materials;
Supply Chain & Logistics: Finding the optimal path across global systems of systems for ultra-efficient logistics and supply chains, such as optimizing fleet operations for deliveries during the holiday season; 
Financial Services: Finding new ways to model financial data and isolating key global risk factors to make better investments; 
Artificial Intelligence: Making facets of artificial intelligence such as machine learning much more powerful when data sets can be too big such as searching images or video, etc. Cloud Security: Making cloud computing more secure by using the laws of quantum physics to enhance private data safety.

The release of a new API (Application Program Interface) for the IBM Quantum Experience

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It is very exciting to learn that, the release of a new API (Application Program Interface) for the IBM Quantum Experience enables developers and programmers to begin building interfaces between its existing five quantum bit (qubit) cloud-based quantum computer and classical computers, without needing a deep background in quantum physics.
An upgraded simulator on the IBM Quantum Experience that can model circuits with up to 20 qubits. The IBM Quantum Experience enables anyone to connect to IBM’s quantum processor via the IBM Cloud, to run algorithms and experiments, work with the individual quantum bits, and explore tutorials and simulations around what might be possible with quantum computing.

Classical computers Vs quantum computers

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While technologies that currently run on classical computers, such as AI, Blockchain, to name a few, can help find patterns and insights buried in vast amounts of existing data, quantum computers will deliver solutions to important problems where patterns cannot be seen because the data doesn’t exist and the possibilities that you need to explore to get to the answer are too enormous to ever be processed by classical computers.

Commercially available universal quantum computing systems

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Definitely, IBM is working on commercially available universal quantum computing systems. The company announces that, “IBM Q” quantum systems and services will be delivered via the IBM Cloud platform. In the first half of 2017, IBM plans to release a full SDK (Software Development Kit) on the IBM Quantum Experience for users to build simple quantum applications and software programs. IBM aims at constructing commercial IBM Q systems with ~50 qubits in the next few years to demonstrate capabilities beyond today’s classical systems, and plans to collaborate with key industry partners to develop applications that exploit the quantum speedup of the systems.