The impact of fast-changing disruption in technology promises to grow and be even more substantial as manufacturers and their suppliers deploy technologies across the entire manufacturing landscape. Software and hardware innovations that we see today position us all to continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

Technology giants are working on Mixed reality (MR), which is a mix of Virtual Reality (VR) that creates a totally artificial environment and Augmented Reality (AR) that uses the existing environment and overlays new information on top of it. Mixed Reality is the technology that integrates all digital information with the user’s environment in real time and this is going to change the way of communication, collaboration and the future of the workplace, merging the real and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualizations, where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time. Consumers get to experience Mixed reality through affordable PCs and head mounted displays (HMDs) that blend the physical and virtual realities in the coming days.  

Secondly, a million dollar question is, could this Personal computer or personalised computers are secured from the cyber-attacks, since cybercrime is on the rise and there is a sense of urgency for qualified professionals to protect data is on the rise. In fact, data security is one of the fastest growing specializations in IT. 

Today, cybercrime costs business as much as US$500 billion a year. The main cause of cybercrime is social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter that are driving new forms of social interaction, dialogue, exchange and collaboration. Social networking sites enable users to swap ideas, post updates and comments and participate in activities and events while sharing their wider interests. In business, organizations are using social media tools and ‘big data’ platforms to build brands and communities which can engage customers in regular feedback dialogues; HR managers look for job candidates on LinkedIn; marketers are initiating campaigns on social networks and technical support personnel use Twitter as a platform to discuss and announce critical issues in real time. But the very ubiquity of social media, its speed of growth and the increasing reliance individuals place, all of which makes them rich hunting grounds for cyber criminals.

Businesses have yet to wake up to the true level of risk posed by social media. Unless companies come to realise that their security perimeters must grow beyond the corporate firewall to encompass social media networks, the global cost of cybercrime will continue to mushroom and is likely to more than quadruple over the next three years, bringing the total cost of data breaches to US$2.1 trillion by 2019.

Hope Roof top computing, which is an emerging technology will address these privacy issues!

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