Wearable technology such as Google Glass, Apple's iWatch and Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is beginning to gain traction with consumers. What seemed too futuristic only a few years ago is now becoming mainstream. But is there a role for wearable tech in business? And more importantly, can your company gain an edge by introducing wearable tech? The short answer is yes; our business IT experts explain.
A few weeks ago, the world celebrated International Data Privacy Day. The goal of the day is to draw attention to all the personal information you own, and make sure it is secure as it can be. Most of us know to strengthen passwords and log out of sensitive accounts, but not many people know how to spot a fake app. And with apps for everything these days, knowing the difference between a real app and a fake app may prove to be a very useful skill indeed.
Sure, your business uses cloud services—Microsoft Office 365 for example, or perhaps you even have StorageCraft Cloud Back up for your Office 365. But what about your IT infrastructure? Is it in the cloud? Many businesses are still reluctant to completely move to the cloud because they think they are too big, or the process will be too complicated. The truth is—moving to the cloud now will make things less complicated later. And unless your business is larger than a bank, you are not too big.
The end game for many technology start-ups is to sell to a large company, or go public to facilitate growth. LinkedIn is hardly a start-up anymore, but it has now done both—going public in 2011, and then selling to Microsoft this year. But it was only last week that Microsoft completed its acquisition of LinkedIn after winning a bidding war with Salesforce.com.
They both tell decent jokes, they both stream BBC4 if you ask for news, and they give recipes and random facts with ease. They can quickly tell you how to get somewhere, play you a song and will never forget your birthday. These are voice controlled smart assistants after all—and the longer you have them the better they know you.
There are some IT terms that are no longer “IT”. In fact, they are now mainstream words used by youth and adults alike in everyday conversations. Some of these words are so commonplace, that you may even be surprised to know have their roots in IT! Here are top 5 tech words you will hear used by more than just your IT company.
You may have seen the news last week about a former employee of Ofcom recently offering his new employer a significant amount of sensitive data he had stolen from the regulator. Apparently he took nearly six years of sensitive data given to Ofcom by TV companies, and offered it to his new employer. Senior management at the new employer then alerted Ofcom.
Wearable computing may not quite rival the luxury brands yet in terms of fashion statements, but wearing devices is on the rise. In fact the IDC predicts 112 million wearable devices in just three years’ time. What does this mean for businesses? Believe it or not, it may mean your network crashes, your office connectivity grinds to a halt and a virus causes an IT meltdown. But this rosy picture doesn’t have to be your company. Below are the top 5 things to consider as wearable devices become mainstream: