Blog posts by Alexei Balaganski

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Cybersecurity Awareness – Are We Doing Enough?

It’s October and it means that we are having the European Cybersecurity Month again. ECSM is the European Union’s annual campaign dedicated to promoting cybersecurity among EU citizens and organizations. To be completely honest, I do not remember it being much of a thing in previous years, but apparently, in 2020, cybersecurity awareness is much more important for the European Commission and not without, ahem, a very big reason. I have always had mixed feelings about the whole notion of “awareness”. On one hand, raising awareness is basically what we analysts...

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The Story of Edge AI

Whether you are a firm believer in the bright future of Artificial Intelligence or somewhat of a skeptic like me – you simply cannot ignore the great strides AI technologies have made in recent years. Intelligent products powered by machine learning are everywhere: from chatbots to autonomous vehicles, from predicting consumer behavior and detecting financial fraud to cancer diagnostics and crop harvesting. There is however a major factor limiting even further applications of AI and ML in almost any industry: AI algorithms are very computationally intensive and until quite recently,...

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Oracle Delivers on Earlier Cloud Promises

Back in February (oh, how time flies! Just to think that it was right before the  beginning of the  COVID-19 pandemic…) I wrote a blog post looking at Oracle’s ambitious plans for developing  its  cloud strategy and expanding  its  worldwide infrastructure footprint. The post was titled “ Will 2020 Be the Year of Oracle Cloud? ” and just five months later the company has already demonstrated that it  does not just  finally  have   a  promising  vision for Oracle Cloud, but also a...

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The Latest Twitter “Hack” Raises Inconvenient Questions

It looks like the whole world is currently talking (at least, tweeting) about the latest large-scale Twitter hack. High profile accounts of the likes of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos, as well as companies like Apple or Uber, were suddenly promoting a cryptocurrency scam. At first, they referred to a specific crypto-related website, but as it was quickly taken down, the hackers switched to spreading multiple Bitcoin addresses, asking people to send money to them to get a double amount of their investment back. Even though this type of scam is nothing new and...

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Cybersecurity of Tomorrow: Delivered Entirely From the Cloud

As businesses embrace the Digital Transformation and become increasingly cloud-native, mobile and interconnected, the corporate network perimeter is gradually disappearing, exposing users to malware, ransomware, and other cyber threats. Traditional perimeter security tools no longer provide adequate visibility, threat protection, and scalability, nor can they offer convenience and productivity for users on the go. In a crisis, a cybersecurity strategy is a matter of survival The previous paragraph summarizes what KuppingerCole, along with many other industry experts, has been...

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AI Landscape: More Complicated Than You Might Have Thought

I’m by no means an AI expert. Sure, I’ve been following the topic with much curiosity ever since reading an article about thinking machines back in 1990. Also, having a degree in mathematics sometimes helps to understand certain technicalities behind product labels. Still, I’m neither an AI developer nor a data scientist – I’m just an industry analyst whose primary job is to understand what new technologies and services appear on the market and to explain them to people who know even less than I do… Dispelling Myths When it comes to the recent...


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