We are back after a short break ! For this month of march, I prepared you a resume of IT news since january, enjoy 🙂
TOP 1: Kyriba the new French unicorn for CFO
Kyriba is a cash management software hosted in the cloud and for companies. A world leader in its field, currency hedging, this start-up has captured the attention of the British private equity fund Bridgepoint, which now holds a majority stake in Kyriba for a modest $1.2 billion. This start-up is not the first in France to be so successful, let’s hope that many others will follow suit.
TOP 2: A look back at the CES in Las Vegas in January 2019.
52nd edition of this exhibition dedicated to high-tech innovation and digital technology was once again successfully held. Companies have outdone themselves to present some incredible innovations, each most incredible than the other. Some examples:
- LG presented a roll-up TV (available in 2019 but as far as the price is concerned I prefer not to talk about it).
- The power watch matrix, a connected watch that charges thanks to solar and thermal energy…
- Acer Swift 7 still pushes the limits of the thinnest ultrabook that exists.
- An interpreter function added to Google Assistant, you can converse in 27 different languages.
This is only a sample, we are looking forward to discovering the innovations of 2020!
TOP 3: The introduction of 5G in Europe.
5G project will finally be launched in Europe. Indeed, the European Union announced its decision in January to officially release the 3.5 GHz band, a decision that should see the light of day in 2020. Well, it’s true that there’s still a little work to do, until then we’ll have to settle for the 4G or for the unluckiest of the 3G !
TOP 4 : The blockchain, a partnership affair.
The blockchain system appeared at the end of 2014, and really was a success with the arrival of the Bitcoin. This is not the first time we have talked about blockchain in Top IT but how to miss this technological feat that has not finished making people talk about it. Indeed, after stabilizing last year, companies specializing in this sector realized that unity is strength and decided to create consortia.
Hyperledger and Ethereum Alliance announced their partnership to develop blockchain technology. Case to follow:)
TOP 5: Microsoft and its memory security problem.
A Microsoft engineer revealed in February that 70% of all security bugs are related to memory security. These security errors are the delight of hackers who seem to take advantage of these vulnerabilities. These bugs occur when the software accesses system memory exceeding the size and memory address allocated. However, don’t panic either, Microsoft publishes patches to fix these problems. But an attention to this problem is still required.
TOP 6: Using robot to neutralize chemical weapons.
Thousands of tons of chemical weapons had been immersed in the ocean until the late 1960s. However, in 1997, a treaty was signed by 165 countries around the world to control these weapons, obliging the United States to neutralize these chemical weapons. To do this, until this year, these dangerous operations required artisanal labour. A solution that wasn’t the most ideal, but thanks to the PCAPP factory in Colorado, this work is now being done by robots, and they were able to neutralize 100,000 chemical weapons in February.
Technological progress at the service of the human being !
I let you wait until the end of April for a new edition of the TOP IT News 🙂