Surveillance And The Internet Of Things

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Surveillance And The Internet of Things  The internet has been used for surveillance ever since its widespread adoption two decades ago. Hundreds of companies make huge profits by monitoring, recording and collating all our information, before either selling it to governments who want to pry on citizen’s lives or corporations who want to learn about

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How Cloud Has Transformed Collaboration

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How Cloud Has Transformed Collaboration Cloud collaboration refers to the way that documents, spreadsheets, and other files can be shared and co-authored by multiple users. As the technology has developed, it has become possible to upload, comment and edit files at the same time – thus offering a highly efficient way of working to businesses

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Five Weird And Wonderful Pieces Of Wearable Tech

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Five Weird And Wonderful Pieces Of Wearable Tech Although mainstream news sites carry a constant flow of articles about smart-watches, fitness bands and health monitors, anyway from these conventional devices there is a thriving industry producing unique and fascinating wearable gadgets. Here are some of the more interesting devices available on the market today: Golf

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Russia’s New Data Storage Law: Protecting Information Or Silencing Dissent?

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Russia’s New Data Storage Law: Protecting Information Or Silencing Dissent? News broke late last week that Russia’s lower house of parliament had passed a law which required all internet companies operating inside the country to store Russian citizens’ personal data with the borders of its territory. The law is scheduled to come into effect on

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Why Are Some Businesses Reluctant To Adopt The Internet of Things?

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Why Are Some Businesses Reluctant To Adopt The Internet of Things? Although personal users are beginning to embrace the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) with vigour (Gartner predict there will be 26 billion installed units by 2020), businesses have been slightly less enthused by its potential – why? Security The most stated reason by professionals is

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The Hybrid Cloud: Four Things To Consider When Choosing A Provider

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The Hybrid Cloud: Four Things To Consider When Choosing A Provider A hybrid cloud is blend of public and private facilities which allow a business to use and manage some of its own in-house resources whilst also having some provided by external suppliers. After emerging in 2013, this form of cloud computing is now one

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Wearable Tech – Will It Ever Be Fashionable?

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Wearable Tech – Will It Ever Be Fashionable? Wearable tech is taking over the world, and in that sense, it’s already fashionable. As we noted last week, the sector is expected to grow from $14 billion in 2014 to $70+ billion in 2024. But what about ‘high-fashion’? The catwalks and runways of London, Paris, and Milan? Can

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Survey Suggests Data Loss And Unauthorized Access Are Key To Internet Of Things

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Survey Suggests Data Loss and Unauthorized Access Are Key to Internet of Things The high performance network security, enterprise, and data centre firewall company Fortinet have just released the results of their latest survey and found that data loss and unauthorised access are the most important issues facing the internet of things today. The survey,

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5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth

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5 Ways The Internet of Things Will Drive Cloud Growth The Internet of Things is the latest term to describe the interconnectivity of all our devices and home appliances. The goal of the internet of things is to create universal applications that are connected to all of the lights, TVs, door locks, air conditioning, and

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Big Data Privacy In Europe And North America

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Big Data Privacy in Europe and North America As we have frequently discussed here on CloudTweaks, the usage of big data around the world is growing exponentially. Businesses, individuals, and governments are all increasingly reliant on the insights it provides, and are progressively basing decisions, policy, and strategy on the output they receive. Nonetheless, big

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