SAP Data Targets ‘Customers In The Moment’

Whether you’re fond of big brand stores, bespoke one-off specialist shops, brash brightly lit shopping centers or ubiquitous ‘strip malls’, the world in 2020 has shown us that very often, shopping is going digital. What happens next in this space is not just a question of e-shopping and e-retailing where consumers spend online (although it is that too), it is also a factor of the amount of information organizations use to track our preferences, behavioral habits and spending trends. 

Now that there are multiple ways to buy products, services and interact with a vendor (industry analysts like to call these channels ‘touchpoints’), companies working to connect with customers need to get specific

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Toshiba targets $3 billion revenue in quantum cryptography by 2030

The logo of Toshiba Corp is seen behind cherry blossoms at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan April 11, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp said on Monday it aims to generate $3 billion in revenue from its advanced cryptographic technology for data protection by 2030, as the Japanese sprawling conglomerate scrambles to find future growth drivers.

The cyber security technology, called quantum key distribution (QKD), leverages the nature of quantum physics to provide two remote parties with cryptographic keys that are immune to cyberattacks driven by quantum computers.

Toshiba expects the global QKD market to grow to $12 billion in 10 years with the advance of quantum computers, whose massive computational power could easily decipher conventional math-based cryptographic keys commonly used in finance, defence and health care.

The company is hoping to tap global demand for advanced cryptographic technologies as cyber security has come to the forefront

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