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An IBM team of scientists used a luminescent polymer to demonstrate the concept of Bose-Einstein condensation, which the company says could lead to advances in building quantum computers. Researchers aim to develop a computing system that makes use of optoelectronic architecture to process big data 50 times faster than existing technology, IBM said Tuesday. During an experiment, polymer film-light interaction formed bosons that IBM scientists believe can be used to create optically interconnected supercomputers. "It's really a beautiful example of quantum mechanics where one can directly see the quantum world on a macroscopic scale," said Thilo Stoferle, a physicist with IBM Research. IBM says the discovery may enable high-performance analytics in areas such as  business intelligence, financial modeling, grid management and weather forecasting. The research appea... (more)

Rohini Tendulkar: Systemic Effects of Cyber Attacks Widespread

Systemic impacts resulting from cyber attacks on securities exchanges will rapidly grow because of the financial system's reliance on technology, Rohini Tendulkar of the International Organization of Securities Commissions' research department has told Reuters. Tendulkar has authored a paper in partnership with the World Federation of Exchanges to examine how the interconnected nature of exchanges could extend impacts of attacks beyond the initial victim, John McCrank reports for Reuters. Fifty-three percent of exchanges who responded to the survey said they suffered a cyber at... (more)

Brian Whipple: Companies Must Address CIO-CMO Gap to Grow

Respondents to an Accenture survey of 650 executives say inconsistencies between chief marketing officers and chief information officers pose threats to a company’s ability to serve customers and grow. Accenture polled 400 senior marketing and 250 information technology executives in 10 countries for the “The CMO-CIO Disconnect” report, which found that one in 10 executives consider current CMO-CIO collaborations as performing well, the company said Thursday. Brian Whipple, global managing director of Accenture Interactive, said C-suite executives must address collaboration issue... (more)

Report: Big Data Market Poised for Continued Growth

A MarketsandMarkets report forecasts that use of big data technology will have an annual growth rate of 25.52 percent and its global market value will potentially reach $14.87 billion by 2018. The report categorizes the big data market by products and services, regions and vertical sectors as well as analyzes market drivers and restraints, MarketsandMarkets said Wednesday. Needs such as business process upgrades, the rise of unstructured data sources and the demand for predictive analytics are among the factors the firm expects to fuel growth for the market. MarketsandMarkets sa... (more)

John Sims: SAP Targets Operators for Cloud-Based Mobile IP Service

SAP AG has introduced a cloud-based service offering for telecommunication carriers to interconnect rich communication services on any mobile device or network. The company designed an Internet Protocol multimedia subsystem to support its mobile services and allow end users to share videos, messages and files anywhere, SAP said Tuesday. "As today's mobile consumers persistently seek out the latest innovation and best possible user experience, operators must support cutting edge IP-based services to remain competitive," said John Sims, president of SAP Mobile Services. Sims add... (more)