For this week’s tech recap, we look at: AI, DevOps vs Mobile DevSecOps, Cloud-Native, Facebook and Digitization of Businesses.

aiAI is a game changer, and it promises us endless possibilities, but how far can it go? Today, it can go as far as predicting rain in only a few hours’ time.

In this week’s tech recap, we are excited to learn more about AI and short-term predictions, Transforming Mobile DevOps into Mobile DevSecOps, Cloud-Native, The latest on Facebook and Digitization of Businesses.

AI can predict if it will rain in two hours’ time.

Artificial intelligence today can tell whether it is going to rain in the next two hours, research suggests.

Scientists at Google-owned London AI lab DeepMind and the University of Exeter partnered with the Met Office to build the so-called nowcasting system.

Traditional methods use complex equations and often forecast for only between six hours and two weeks’ time.

The AI system can make more accurate short-term predictions, including for critical storms and floods.

This is a great development, especially for areas that experience flooding. This is how this AI system works.

Transforming Mobile DevOps into Mobile DevSecOps.

Mobile developers are mostly focused on adding new features and functionality to their apps.

An Appdome global survey of more than 10,000 smartphone consumers released in August 2021 showed that nearly two-thirds (63%) of consumers say they value security as much or more than features when it comes to mobile apps.

Nearly three-fourths (73%) said that they would stop using a mobile app if it left them unprotected against attacks.

The survey revealed a big shift in consumer sentiment.

For the first time in recent history, consumers are on the security team’s side!

They expect strong protection from threats and fraud. But meeting these expectations is extremely challenging for development teams, because DevOps and security are so often at odds.

Why Cloud Means Cloud-Native

Cloud computing makes resources available on demand — fill out a web form or submit an API call and infrastructure is available in minutes. It’s hard to overstate just how different that is from the infrastructure timeframes typical of traditional data centers.

In the IT world, fast infrastructure access reveals lethargic software lifecycle practices.

In the old days, that didn’t really matter. Taking weeks to get a new release put into production means little when hidden by 24 week ‘expedited’ infrastructure provisioning.

This is why Cloud means Cloud-Native.

The latest on Facebook:

U.S. lawmakers from opposite sides of the aisle agree on virtually nothing these days. The exception is when the topic is Facebook.

Republicans and Democrats grilled Antigone Davis, Facebook’s global head of safety, on Thursday (30 September), in a hearing before the Senate Commerce subcommittee on consumer protection.

Antigone, who testified by video, was called to answer questions about Instagram’s impact on the mental health of teens and Facebook’s efforts to build more products targeting children.

This is how the hearing went.

Digitization of Businesses

Digital transformation requires talent as the world adapts to the growth in technological innovations—the needs and expectations of the business change, which directly affects employees.

There will be new business objectives across organizations after the crisis that will require IT to adapt to new technology roles and develop new skills.

Now, how can businesses ensure that their tech talent can adapt effectively to digital transformations?

Take a look at this article we put together earlier this year on a digital ready workplace for more understanding.

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