Development of Smart Cities Becoming a Reality

Development of Smart Cities Becoming a Reality

Development of Smart Cities Smart cities are slowly becoming a reality; slowly on a global level, but for those cities determined to implement the necessary smart infrastructure, connected technology is often very rapidly impacting industrial, commercial and residential environments. Municipalities determined to implement smart technology both to save money and improve the lives of residents believe that initial capital outlay will show positive returns in both drawing leading businesses to the area and improving overall…

Data Breaches And Concerns Over Password Storing Methods

Data Breaches And Concerns Over Password Storing Methods

Data Breach Concerns Data breaches have been plentiful over the past few years, and companies have lost millions of dollars and the faith of their users. However, the biggest in history may have just been discovered. Yahoo recently announced that they underwent a major data breach that will have some serious implications. It is believed that the attack occurred sometime in 2013, and it is said that over 1 billion user accounts were compromised. It…

Through the Looking Glass: 2017 Tech and Security Industry Predictions

Through the Looking Glass: 2017 Tech and Security Industry Predictions

2017 Tech and Security Industry Predictions As we close out 2016, which didn’t start off very well for tech IPOs, momentum and performance has increased in the second half, and I believe that will continue well into 2017. M&A activity will also increase as many of the incumbents will realize that they need to inject new DNA into their stagnant cultures and flat to declining revenue numbers. Cyber Security Market Expands My first prediction, which…

How VoIP Can Help Grow Small Businesses

How VoIP Can Help Grow Small Businesses

VoIP Small Business Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, could potentially save a small business a substantial amount of money if deployed and utilized correctly. VoIP is a way to take analogue audio (usually in the form of a phone-call) and convert it into digital data that can be transmitted via the internet. Services like Skype and WhatsApp have already utilized a personalized version of the technology, but it can also be employed by businesses,…

Predicted IoT Economic Impact – $3.9 and $11.1 Trillion By 2025

Predicted IoT Economic Impact – $3.9 and $11.1 Trillion By 2025

Predicted IoT Economic Impact The Internet of Things (IoT) is already a multi-billion dollar industry with global reach, and it’s expected that over the next five years businesses will spend close to $6 trillion in the IoT arena. With the technology driven by data, enabling organizations to analyze and optimize operations swiftly and efficiently, IoT tech is recognized as a vital part of digital transformation changing not only how data is collected and stored but…

Cyber Security: McAfee on IoT Threats and Autonomous Cars

Cyber Security: McAfee on IoT Threats and Autonomous Cars

IoT Threats and Autonomous Cars Autonomous cars are just around the corner, there have been controversies surrounding their safety, and a few doubts still hang in the minds of people who don’t like the idea of a computer driving their car. However, the biggest news stories surrounding this topic have been to do with how safely the cars are driving, not how safe they are from cyber-attack – the McAfee Threat Predictions 2016 Report warned…

Companies Looking To Capitalize on Martech

Companies Looking To Capitalize on Martech

Capitalizing on Martech According to research conducted by Walker Sands Communication, at least half of US marketers intend to spend more on marketing technology in the coming year. Already the industry receives billions of dollars from venture capitalists investing in new tools and services, and with over 3,800 vendors it’s no surprise that experts expect martech adoption to continue to accelerate through 2017. However, though it’s predicted that companies will more readily spend money on…

Cyber Criminals Are Business People Too

Cyber Criminals Are Business People Too

Cyber Crime Business You’re on the morning train on the way to work and take a look at the guy next to you. He’s clean-cut, wearing a crisp suit and holding a leather briefcase just like dozens of others. Just another worker headed to the office, right?. Yes, but not in the way you think he is. That person is going to work but rather than creating reports and spreadsheets, he’s part of a criminal…