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The three emerging IT technologies

In this rapidly advancing digital age, information technology is evolving from being a reactive organization with limited agility to be a predictive business enabler that foresees and anticipates business needs. So, the key in developing this competence is streamlining IT processes and working smarter, not harder. With this in mind, the author, Rose de Fremery, tech writer, takes a look into three technologies that are transforming business and IT operations today. These technologies are Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Automation. Read more about these technologies at: https://it.toolbox.com/article/3-technologies-that-are-transforming-business-and-it-operations

 

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Mobile applications and its importance in workplace

Nowadays, work environment needs flexible, effective, and dependable technology that allows employees to do their jobs, particularly in distribution and retail industries. But, with access to mobile apps that connect employees to a real-time look into inventory and orders, distributors and retailers are able to fulfill the need of every customer. Mobile apps can now connect employees to real-time business data, operations, and analytics and hence organizations can better forecast inventory need and deliver on increasing customer demand. Read more at: 

https://www.business2community.com/business-innovation/work-place-optimization-through-mobile-technology-02169425

 

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A new way of combating cyber security

Cyber security exists although there remains some threat. So, organizations now adopt never trust, always verify approach to cybersecurity to help protect your data robustly. This approach offers substantial benefits to organizations and businesses. Nowadays, employees generate endless amount of data every day, safeguarding this level of security may sound like a challenge. This article explores how zero trust helps secure your data. Read more at: 

https://it.toolbox.com/blogs/anthonyortega/2-ways-to-get-the-most-out-of-zero-trust-data-security-012419

 

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How Edge Computing is Changing Cloud Utlization

Nowadays, edge computing power of cloud is changing how Internet of Things devices and applications work as systems. This article explores some ways edge computing will change cloud utilization.  They are: Faster Decision Making, Network Load, Sharing Security and Disconnected Decision Making. Read more at: 

https://it.toolbox.com/blogs/davidgillman/4-ways-edge-computing-changes-cloud-utilization-012219

 

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How IoT is changing our lives

The vital concept of connectivity is moving beyond mere laptops, smartphones, and mobile devices as we observe its penetration into cities, homes, markets, farming, cars, wearables and more, connectivity is making each of them smarter by a great margin. This innovative advancement has come here to stay. Read how IoT is changing our lives at: 

https://it.toolbox.com/blogs/ankitkumar/internet-of-things-the-bright-wave-of-the-future-121818

 

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IoT data and Artificial Intelligence

It is a fact that the Internet of Things produces a lot of data for companies. So, dealing with this massive amount of data is both a large task and a continuous process for organizations. But, now most companies have some idea about the potential value of IoT data for their operations and IoT data which keeps streaming in, artificial intelligence is a natural choice for analyzing and making sense of them. Read more at: 

https://it.toolbox.com/blogs/davidgillman/stream-analytics-is-becoming-real-time-ai-121318

 

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Know all about insider threat prevention strategy

Data breaches nowadays are creating a lot of buzz. It is a fact that a new event happens every week, and even though organizations rightly fear an attack from an external source, internal threats also pose a hidden risk, accounting for a substantial number of data breaches. According to reports, it is found that 90% of organizations feel vulnerable to insider attacks. This article gives us some tips to develop an insider threat prevention strategy. Read more at: 

https://www.business2community.com/cybersecurity/10-tips-for-protecting-your-companys-data-against-insider-threats-in-2019-02148779

 

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Upcoming trends in cyber security

Cyber security has become important for any organization and in 2019, it is expected that the cyber security industry will identify and employ new ways of using user behavior analytics to better address security threats, both internally and externally, through next-generation solutions and wider adoption. They are: mass adoption, use of machine learning and artificial intelligence etc. Read more at: 

https://it.toolbox.com/articles/2019-cybersecurity-trends-security-threat-detection-will-incorporate-machine-learning-and-artificial-intelligence

 

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Automating repetitive work

Smart work is vital for any business as you and your employees can focus on more important tasks. Sometimes, new businesses struggle from lack of time and resources to grow their business proficiently. Automating tedious and repetitive tasks through software can save time and thus progressing overall productivity as automation means automating one or more work processes with the help of technology to reduce or eliminate human intervention. To know more about automation, read at: 

https://www.business2community.com/small-business/why-automate-your-business-02132048

 

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New Employment Trends of 2018

Today’s human resource leaders use technology extensively. They find skilled talent as well as engage and satisfy existing employees by leveraging technology. So, modern HR professionals must have equal competence in reasoning, fiscal acumen and office automation. This article explores the following entries reveal some employment trends that are emerging: 1. Telecommuting Is Growing in Popularity, 2. Leveraging Competitiveness to Increase Productivity, 3. Dealing with Domestic Violence Is No Longer Off-Limits, 4. Employers Are Finding Innovative Ways to Close the Talent Gap and 5. Employers Are Providing Pay Transparency to Increase Worker Satisfaction. Read more at:  

https://www.business2community.com/human-resources/5-trends-for-promoting-worker-satisfaction-02118880

 

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How Robots are Still Behind Us

In today’s world, where technology is playing an important role, most of us fear about future. It has been noticed how robots have already stated taking place of humans resulting in humans to lose their jobs. Not only in factories but robots have also taken over sports, medicine and more. However, we humans do have some skills that is tough for robots to beat us in. Below are few of them:

  1. Creativity: A piece of art, music, a new recipe and more reflects our creativity. Thus, even though robots can replicate what already exist, it still fails to create something new.
  2. Physical Skills: There are some routine jobs which needs to be done quickly and involve out flexible physical skills. Though robots are developing yet they haven’t reached the stage where they could help us in doing our routines.
  3. Empathy: Now a days, robots can successfully analyse our emotions but a small change of ton still confuses the program. That empathy, caring nature is still missing.
  4. Flexibility: Few decisions are needed to be made from our gut feeling. However, robots miss that. They are only able to make decisions from the data that they have read.
  5. Technical Maintenance: Robots are still machines. They require planning, designing, implementation and management. These skills can only be provided by humans. Maintenance can only be done by humans. 

In the end, even though robots can take over few of our jobs, still they will always work under us rather than against us. 

Read more at https://www.techworm.net/2018/08/jobs-robots-will-take-from-humans.html

 

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Decoding the Mystery of Perfect Ads!

Advertisement is one of the major ways through which businesses can attract customers. A lot of money and time is invested in order to create ads. However, these days a helping hand has come for rescue and is successfully able to attract customers by presenting customized ads. Machine Learning Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning have come into play. With the help of these technologies, customized ads can be created based on the current searches done by customer. For example, you recently searched for “affordable mobile phones”. These learning algorithms tracks it down and soon starts displaying mobile phones ads presented by various companies. Other than that, Data Mining also plays an important role in this. Among various data that is available on world wide web, data mining algorithms browser and stores valuable data. 

Read more about this at https://www.techworm.net/2018/06/how-machine-learning-algorithms-help-businesses-target-their-ads.html

 

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Looking at Inventions of 2018

Innovations and Inventions do not stop for anyone. They are always surprising us with something new. Due to them, the world is moving towards future at a tremendous pace. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and more are taking over various jobs and easing our life. 

Following are the most astonishing tech inventions of 2018:

  1. Crypto Anchors: They are digital footprints that helps to check product’s authenticity. They can either be codes or small computers embedded in a product and linked with blockchain.
  2. Omron Robots: Omron Robots are robots that are gradually taking place of factory workers. They not only lift heavy objects but also move at a rapid speed and can freely navigate the environment. 
  3. Myo Armband: This can be used both in video games and during surgeries. They hold the sensors in place.
  4. AI Microscopes: They found their application in studying underwater life. They can monitor sea creatures 24x7 providing us important data.
  5. Earprint: It is a new biometric identification device what send sounds to one’s ear. This sound is echoed back and this echo is different for every person.
  6. Online Supermarket: Online market is the major attraction for everyone. Sit at one place and order from anywhere makes our lives easy. Though this is not new but it has gain more attention.

Read more at https://www.techworm.net/2018/07/most-astonishing-tech-inventions-2018.html

 

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Stop That Data Breach!

Data is the utmost important thing for any company or individual. Data Breach is an incident that happens when sensitive, confidential or otherwise protected data is been accessed or disclosed in an unauthorized manner. Many companies intentionally or unintentionally expose and leak consumers and commercial data. According to the Breach Level Index (BLI), many organizations fails to safeguard their databases. 

For any person or company, any such incident can be confusing. In such situation, there is a need of a standard policy which must be followed. Following are few steps one should consider in order to save guard the data in case you are at risk:

  1. Isolate – Isolate the machine from rest of the network if a particular hardware is on risk.
  2. Document – It is important to keep detailed records of everything you do from the moment data breach is discovered.
  3. Photograph – Photographs can help in solving digital data breach.
  4. Interview – Any person directly or indirectly involved with the systems that were breached should be interviewed.
  5. Use Your Knowledge – Learn and take steps.

To know more about it visit:  https://www.techworm.net/2018/04/first-5-steps-when-faced-with-a-data-breach.html

 

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All About IT myths

For nearly two decades, integration of modern technology and IT infrastructure has proven its impact as it has paved the way for communications with customers to become easier, for employees to have a better working dynamic, and the organization to have a stronger information security system. It has also helped in expanding a company’s research capacity. These technology developments are aimed to provide essential growth within a company and not every business can adapt as quickly, thus resulting in the birth of IT myths. This article confirms and debunks some common IT myths. Read more at: 

https://www.business2community.com/infographics/these-6-technologies-will-fix-your-poorly-designed-service-desk-system-infographic-02114992

 

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Importance of IoT in automobile industry

According to Wall Street Journal, millions of cars are rolling off dealers and with built-in connectivity, automobile companies are gaining access to unique amount of real-time data that in turn allows them to track everything from car location to how hard it is braking and whether the windshield wipers are on or not, leading to a potential beyond vehicle operation and automaker information. These days, new vehicles have a robust tracking technology that dynamically tracks the vehicle’s movements. This valuable location analytics offer understanding the patterns of the driver like where they are going based on past habits, time of day, route taken, etc. Read more at: 

https://www.business2community.com/digital-marketing/the-future-of-digital-marketing-the-automobile-02111359

 

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Some ways to make your organization secure against cyber attacks

The data breaches and attacks are on the rise, so the organizations cannot have a weak defense to secure themselves against these cyberattacks. Because of this, cyber-attacks, business leaders and IT experts establish cybersecurity methods to protect the organization. Here is a list of some tactics that can help shore up your company’s cybersecurity like data encryption, hardware security, strong passwords, a good firewall, anti-virus security, mobile device security and many more such things. Read more at: 

: https://www.business2community.com/cybersecurity/10-ways-to-boost-your-businesss-cybersecurity-02106827

 

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Impact of automation in HR process

Improvement is a non ending necessity for any business to survive in this competitive industry. It is well known that bringing right technological change in business cuts the cost of production specially when the human labor costs too high and are replaceable with technology. In various surveys, it has been found that HR spends most of the time in transactional jobs such as data entry and minor mathematical calculations. These tasks can be automated by bots and this human resource can be provided proper certifications and they can be utilized for better tasks. There was a survey done in an organization. They implemented technology which improved the onboarding time of people from 120 minutes to 3 minutes. And the man power can be used for more important tasks such as decision making.

Read more at https://www.informationweek.com/big-data/ai-machine-learning/how-ai-and-intelligent-automation-impact-hr-practices/a/d-id/1332484?

 

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How technology helps in relocating your home

Packing and moving your living space is quite a headache. Especially in India, most of the people try to find someone providing the cheap shifting services and hence get trapped as they do not provide safety to your good, thus resulting in an expensive net cost. Thankfully, technology is again helping humans to get a fair deal in terms of safety of good and proper quotation of charges. Some of the reallocating companies have started to use AI based softwares that can quote exact amount to be charged from customers based of the quantity and nature of goods, destination, path to destination, floor of new location, whether lift is present or not and many more relevant factors. These softwares also helps to find the price for the goods so that they can have an insurance of that amount. Customers can also use the GPS technology to track their goods while they are being shifted to a place too far.

Read more at https://www.analyticsinsight.net/relocation-industry-working-algorithms-comprehend-consumer-needs/

 

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Applications of Python

Python Programming language is already quite famous for its power and simplicity. It has become an all-in-one programming language because of availability of so many libraries and frameworks which makes python extensible to many areas.

The top 6 application areas of Python are as follows :-

1. Business

2. Scientific / Numeric

3. Education

4. Gaming

5. Web and internet

6. GUI applications.

Read more at https://www.technotification.com/2017/11/python-applications.html

 

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