A digital twin is a model of a product, service or process. Pairing the virtual and physical models allows researchers to analyze data to prevent problems before they happen. This can reduce downtime and assist in the development of new products and services.
New technologies often emerge slowly, existing alongside current ones. For example, in the field of communications, the telegraph didn't make the postal system obsolete. People just used them for different purposes. Similarly, newspapers used telegraphs to send and receive urgent information from reporters in the field. However, political commentary and human interest stories could be transmitted more affordably via the post office. Today, disruptive technologies do often immediate make older tech obsolete. Let's look at a few examples of technologies that may become obsolete in our lifetimes.
For over half a century, enterprise data centers have been stored and processed vital information for businesses. Though they have evolved with every technological advancement throughout the years, these technical environments are finally feeling the effects of disruption in the technology world.
Due to changes in areas such as hardware/software, telecommunications, artificial intelligence (AI), and operations, traditional data centers are being forced to keep up in order to continue playing such a huge part in data management. The question, of course, is this: what do the infrastructure and operations managers need to do in order to set their enterprise data centers up for success in the future?
In the digital age, information security is often the most important aspect of your business. It’s easy to feel out of your depth, but these issues have to be faced. One of the biggest sources of information breaches or data theft is users within a company. You have great employees, but the majority of them are not computer security experts. In order to help them avoid some of the most costly mistakes, you want built-in protection in all of your computers and systems. That is where some of the latest innovations in user authentication can help.
Quantum computing technologies may soon provide protection from “mega-hacks” that expose huge amounts of sensitive information, like credit card numbers, health records, and high-value intellectual property. These costly cyber attacks put pressure on military, governments, institutions, and businesses to develop new ways to keep data secure during transmission.
This article explains what quantum computing is and how it is reshaping the data security landscape. Quantum entanglement, super-positioning, and quantum key distribution (QKD) are also reviewed in order to show how quantum information science can be used to create ultra-safe networks.
Network security is still one of the most important and most challenging aspects of running a modern business. Sensitive data is everywhere, and there are a lot of nefarious groups that can make huge money from stealing it. Chances are that you’ve already made some pretty big investments to protect your business from such leaks, but there’s a major issue that is overlooked by most companies today: encryption gaps.
If you are looking for ways to increase productivity and save money, taking the next step toward better telecom and technology management is the perfect way to do so. What are the next steps you ask? Well, it really depends on your organization, your specific environment and needs, and your previous experience with telecom and technology expense management.
Our “Next Steps for TEM” Quiz is a great place to start in figuring this out!
Being a business owner is not an easy role. The success of your organization relies on the decisions you make, especially when it directly affects your financial outlook. From the small investments, like whether or not to provide a coffee maker in the break room, to the larger commitments, such as whether or not to expand office space, the pressure is on you to cultivate a thriving operation.
Network security is important, but you already know that. For any business, the risk of exposing protected data is always one of the great fears. Big, impressive companies have fallen from grace over data breaches, and it can feel impossible to remain safe.
One of the reasons the battle is so uphill is because the biggest threat to your security is not external. Your own vetted users are the greatest obstacle between you and safe data. Today, you’re going to see strong examples to highlight this point and learn how to nip the problem in the bud.
Virtualization is one of the ultimate buzz words in enterprise technology. The IT experts speak of it with a light in their eyes and enthusiasm. Every sales pitch mentions it at some point, and in all fairness, virtualization is a large topic with many exciting applications.
The simple truth is that enterprise operations require at least some level of virtualization, and taking control of your virtual destiny is extremely important. It’s also a changing landscape. Microsoft has introduced the Windows Virtual Desktop, and it’s the biggest change to the game since the PC. Maybe.
When you manage a department, there are a lot of decisions that need to be made. From branding to office locations and target markets to marketing strategies, you need to do a lot of research in order to figure out what your path is going to be. An important part of this strategizing process is making sure that you are developing the right partnerships.
Who you choose to do business with could make or break your organization. Your best bet is to make sure that the vendors have been vetted by a reliable source and have a track record of success.
With the amount of personal data being exchanged across numerous platforms these days, it is no wonder that data security is becoming a huge topic of conversation in the business world. We are seeing an increase in cyber incidents and/or data breaches, which is exposing consumer data by the millions. Additionally, some companies sell their customer’s information, which may prove troublesome without proper disclosure and leave the organizations open to lawsuits.
This is why privacy security regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), have come to pass. Both aim to protect the consumers’ personal data with a set of compliance guidelines.
When you hear AI, do you still think of a beyond the scope of reality science fiction movie? Or maybe you think about that Will Smith movie? Interestingly enough, AI, or artificial intelligence, plays a much larger role in our lives than we may realize.
Not only is AI being used by businesses to streamline workflow, but individuals are using it personally everyday. Ever heard of Alexa by Amazon? Digital voice assistants, such as Alexa or Google Home, have built-in AI technology to interact with consumers, without the users having to lift a finger.
Part of keeping a budget is figuring out what parts of your business are pulling their weight and which areas can afford to trim some fat. For IT, that often comes down to equipment and services. If you’re spending money on something you don’t use, it might be time to cut it from your life. For too many businesses, fax machines sit somewhere in limbo. They still get used, but can you really justify the money? You’re about to get solid answers to that question.
There is a new, growing trend in the world of IT. Hyperconvergence is a word that is gaining steam and getting many IT managers excited. It’s a new approach to managing data centers that is so revolutionary, even small businesses are getting into the game. Take a minute to learn about hyper-convergence. It might be just the hook you need to transform your own tech infrastructure into something more powerful, more competitive and more affordable.