Why Are Hackers So Interested In Your Medical Data?

Why Are Hackers So Interested In Your Medical Data?

The Interest In Medical Data The term “hackers” might bring to mind visions of dark basements, powerful computers and people with nefarious goals stealing credit card or government data. Most of us, however, don’t associate a hacker with the theft of medical data, but there are a growing number of hackers who are choosing to collect medical data instead of potentially more lucrative information. Why are these hackers so interested in your medical data, and…

Messaging Service ‘WhatsApp’ Has Tough Week

Messaging Service ‘WhatsApp’ Has Tough Week

WhatsApp shutdown in Zimbabwe This week Zimbabwe was rocked by national protests against government corruption, economic collapse and the long-tenure of Mugabe, now 92. The response of the government was to shut down the messaging service WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook. It is also alleged that they limited the access to the Internet for most of the day. The protests were largely organised and mobilized over WhatsApp and social media. Hashtags such as #ShutDownZim,…

How Cloud Technology Is Boosting Business Success

How Cloud Technology Is Boosting Business Success

Boosting Business Success In a research study by HyTrust, it’s apparent that adoption of public cloud services is accelerating in all verticals, and it’s not expected to slow down any time soon. Says Eric Chiu, president of HyTrust, “Without much fanfare, this critical technology advance has become woven into the basic fabric of organizations. The potential of virtualization and the cloud was always undeniable, but there was genuine concern over security and skepticism regarding the…

Moving Medicine Forward: The Internet of Medical Things

Moving Medicine Forward: The Internet of Medical Things

The Internet of Medical Things By now the Internet, and by extension the Internet of Things (IoT), is not an uncommon part of our daily lives. Everyday items such as TVs, security systems and fitness accessories or wearables are being connected to the Internet in ways previously unimaginable. However, increasingly the possibilities of the IoT extends beyond mere convenience and could become vital to our health. Unlike our households, phones and businesses, the healthcare industry…

Economic Arguments For Cloud-Based ERP

Economic Arguments For Cloud-Based ERP

Cloud-Based ERP If your business has reached the point where an ERP system is necessary and it’s time to decide which type of implementation is best for your business, there are a lot of factors to consider before taking the plunge. The two main discrete options for an ERP implementation are either an on-premise or cloud-based solution. On-premise solutions are privately hosted on your own local servers and network and managed by your internal IT…

Big Data Solutions For The Gaming Industry

Big Data Solutions For The Gaming Industry

Big Data, The Cloud and Gaming Big Data plays a major role in gaming, an industry valued at over $90 billion today. With the gaming industry more competitive than ever, developers are trying to understand player psychology and behavior to ensure games are constructed in such a way that players find their “flow zone.” Ensuring gamers keep coming back through game optimization, refining factors which encourage titles going viral, and additionally monetizing games through in-game…

The Fully Aware, Hybrid-Cloud Approach

The Fully Aware, Hybrid-Cloud Approach

Hybrid-Cloud Approach For over 20 years, organizations have been attempting to secure their networks and protect their data. However, have any of their efforts really improved security? Today we hear journalists and industry experts talk about the erosion of the perimeter. Some say it’s squishy, others say it’s spongy, and yet another claims it crunchy. Are they trying to say the perimeter is changing, or that the perimeter no longer exists? In the context of…

CompTIA Certifications Fare Well in New IT Skills and Salary Report

CompTIA Certifications Fare Well in New IT Skills and Salary Report

New IT Skills and Salary Report DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/— Skills certifications from CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the technology industry, are the most popular credentials among information technology (IT) professionals, according to a recent survey on tech skills and salaries. The 2016 IT Skills and Salary Report published by Global Knowledge, a leading professional development and IT training provider, found that 35 percent of certified IT professionals reported holding one or more…

Cloud Computing Transforming The Financial Landscape

Cloud Computing Transforming The Financial Landscape

The Financial Landscape Cloud computing is slowly infiltrating the financial industry, and though some of the more cutting-edge institutions have already adopted a few FinTech advances, the modernisations in store for the sector are far greater. Shrouded in conservative and outmoded practices, banks could do with a kick in the pants, and see just what technology could be doing for them. Progressive startups and financial entrepreneurs are already leading the way, and the results are…

Cyber-attacks Means It’s Now Time To Up Your Security

Cyber-attacks Means It’s Now Time To Up Your Security

Time To Up Your Security The internet has well and truly revolutionised modern life and while it’s brought with it many positives such as a surge in IT-related jobs and improved communication, it’s also caused a considerable amount of security issues that simply didn’t exist a decade ago. Viruses, bots, hackers and scammers are constantly poised to carry out malicious online activities – hence why web hosts and bare metal servers from 100TB constantly focus…