Intrigued about what’s on the horizon in the tech world? Gartner has just released its highly anticipated list of the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2024, and Artificial Intelligence is notably at the forefront. With AI-centric trends claiming 4 of the 10 spots, let's take a deeper dive into each trend's impact and potential for transformative change. 📌 AI-Driven Trends Democratized Generative AI: Gartner projects that by 2026, more than 80% of enterprises will have incorporated GenAI APIs, models, or deployed GenAI-driven applications in production environments. This represents a substantial uptick from the less than 5% using it in [...]
I hear this type of question often when I am talking about quantum computing. It is fascinating because the approach to the answer is not apparent. In most cases, it depends on the customer’s situation — its challenges, needs and goals. The same question can be heard during conferences. There are some tries of providing the results during sessions. I saw many times comparison to the classical approach. The tricky part was that in the discussion came out that it was a brute-force approach. It is not something you would like to see because this is not a state-of-art approach [...]
This text summarises the discussion with Radosław Taraszka about tracking and onboarding new technologies to organisations. He inspired me to summarise my approach in one post. What are the most crucial characteristics of emerging technology you want to onboard to your organisations? It is simple. It needs to deliver value to the organisation. When verifying it, you need to remember about your organisation’s environment. As an example, let’s use blockchain. It offers enormous potential, but finding a good place to adopt this technology in all organisations is difficult. It also needs to find an opportune moment. When I was working [...]
In mid-August, something fascinating unfolded with Chrome, and it's something most of us probably overlook - the application change log, especially when it's related to a web browser like Chrome. With the installation of Chrome 116 on your machine, you'll now be tapping into the world of quantum technology 🧩, specifically quantum-resistant cryptography. Google is steadfastly advancing its strategy to protect data against potential attacks by quantum computers. Version 116 has added support for X25519Kyber768, a mechanism that establishes symmetric secrets. It's a hybrid blend of X25519, a widely-used elliptic curve algorithm in TLS today, and Kyber-768, a quantum-resistant Key [...]
The year 2022 was very challenging for the global energy market. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its long-term consequences affected households, businesses and entire economies. Everyone can see and feel the rising costs of electricity generation and fuel. The German electricity grid, where Russian gas flow has stopped, is a great example of a strongly affected area. New, more eco-friendly ways of producing energy and heat, along with the faster adoption of electric vehicles, caused the risk of power grid overload and local power cuts. The mentioned situation happened in southern Germany this month. Similar problems might soon occur in [...]
When I am teaching about the cloud and especially when I am showing cost optimization, I am presenting an example of Troy Hunt Have I Been Pwned cost saving case. Troy by using Cloudflare as a caching solution and moving traffic outside of Azure, managed to reduce the cost of infrastructure below 1 USD per month. At the end of 2018, when he was describing this case, his page was supporting 141M monthly queries of 517M records. This is a brilliant example of how you should work with your cloud solutions. Source: https://www.troyhunt.com/serverless-to-the-max-doing-big-things-for-small-dollars-with-cloudflare-workers-and-azure-functions/ Looking at the latest news from Troy- [...]
This time I am sharing a video that has been recorded with Scott Hanselman. Together with Piotr Rogala we conducted an ask me anything session with Scott. I believe that there is no need to introduce Scott to anybody. Just grab a coffee and a nice watching.
Check out the movie in which Alex Frankel will give you an introduction to the Bicep project. It is a new way of deployment of resources in Azure – it aims to drastically simplify the authoring experience.
Azure Cognitive Services is one of prebuild products that allows us to add AI to our application very quickly. You can develop AI features without the required help of a data scientist. In most cases, you are using the cloud version of this service. When just after creating a service, you can connect to is by library or API. When to use containers? In some cases, this is not enough. You would like better control your data, smaller latency, higher throughput, or improved scalability. These characteristics are the most important for me when I think about moving those services to [...]