5 Simple Tips to Make Strong and Robust Business Continuity Plans

5 Simple Tips to Make Strong and Robust Business Continuity Plans

Business Continuity Plans Today’s organizations need comprehensive and robust business continuity planning for swift and effective action in case of a disaster or crisis. As the trade and supply chain have gone global, businesses today expect crisis response to be in seconds, not in hours, to ensure that the ripple impact is minimized. As organizations go digital, an IT failure can cripple the whole supply chain and business operations, causing extreme losses within hours and…

How the Cloud Is Improving DNA Sequencing

How the Cloud Is Improving DNA Sequencing

DNA Sequencing For many of us, the cloud is part of our daily lives. We use these virtual storage servers to hold our pictures, our memories and our work documents, just to name a few. Cloud storage is also making its mark in the medical industry, with electronic health records making patient care easier no matter where you’re making your appointments. This utilization of virtual information storage is also being used to improve the speed…

Is Machine Learning Making Your Data Scientists Obsolete?

Is Machine Learning Making Your Data Scientists Obsolete?

Machine Learning and Data Scientists In a recent study, almost all the businesses surveyed stated that big data analytics were fundamental to their business strategies. Although the field of computer and information research scientists is growing faster than any other occupation, the increasing applicability of data science across business sectors is leading to an exponential deficit between supply and demand. When a 2012 article in the Harvard Business Review, co-written by U.S. chief data scientist…

Zero-Rating and Data Consumption

Zero-Rating and Data Consumption

Zero-Rating The ordinary mobile user often feels the need to backup their personal files only after they’ve lost it. It’s almost a cliché where a grad student loses their research because a laptop was lost or the father who loses years worth of their kids photos when their phone is stolen. To combat this, cloud services have tried to become easier to use. Everything from automatic uploads to cross platform access has been implemented. However,…

IoT, Smart Cities and the Future

IoT, Smart Cities and the Future

Smarter IoT When we use the term smart cities, a series of frames begin to run in front of our very eyes. The reason behind this is pretty simple; over the last few years, the definition of a ‘SMART CITY’ has changed drastically. However, amidst these series of definitions, two things have remained consistent: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and the Internet itself. Here in this article, the latter is our primary point of discussion.…

Combining IoT Gizmo Kits With Your 3D Printer

Combining IoT Gizmo Kits With Your 3D Printer

IoT and 3D Printing The 3D printer in my cubicle keeps printing name tags without my name and only cube number instead—should I be worried about this? Imagine a future where an “organizational” 3D printer is stationed in every cube. You are working away on a project, when suddenly the printer comes to life. You remotely check it from time to time, just to see what it is printing. As the object begins to take…

The Cloud Isn’t a Security Issue; It’s a Security Opportunity

The Cloud Isn’t a Security Issue; It’s a Security Opportunity

Security Issue In order to stay ahead in today’s competitive business landscape, companies need to constantly innovate. Development teams must continually release new products, features or services and cloud technology, along with agile development practices, make this perpetual iterating feasible. Cloud technology has undoubtedly enabled companies to innovate quickly and frequently, however, historically it’s introduced a myriad of security concerns, often causing development, operations and security teams to become overwhelmed and distracted. Today, though, security…

Why An Inside-Out Approach to Cloud Security Is Your Safest Bet

Why An Inside-Out Approach to Cloud Security Is Your Safest Bet

Cloud Security In September, McKinsey released what might be looked back upon as a seminal survey. It opened the report with a simple, powerful declaration: “The cloud debate is over.” The data told a story that the pace of IT workloads moving to cloud is now at a “material” level and the impact would ripple across the industry. The survey reaffirmed the view of CIO’s and IT executives that security and compliance continue to be…