Technology

As Edge Computing Gains Steam, We Must Balance Benefits With Security Risks

The overriding premise behind setting up a business is to make handsome ROI and this occasions cutting unnecessary costs. Edge computing comes on this basis to shift focus more to the source of data as a way of improving response times and saving bandwidth. Since you have to move closer to the source of data, there is always a high probability of jettisoning your otherwise well-articulated security measures. What most businesses fail to put into consideration is the absolute need to balance the accruable benefits with the potent security risks. If you are involved in the ongoing back and forth between centralized and decentralized IT, you must have begun to see the limitations of a centralized IT. You probably have also started questioning the rationale behind having hundreds or thousands of industry-standard servers running a host of applications in consolidated data centers.  This is not helped by having new types of workloads and distributed computing. If you sum up all of these with the fast pace of IoT, you definitely have a good cause for the observable rise in edge computing. The new realization now is that processing at the edge brings compute closer to data accumulation and hence the…

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Technology

6 Amazing Top Applications of IoT (Internet of Things)

Internet of Things (IoT) is so widespread nowadays that it’s more than likely that you’ve either seen the phrase or heard the phrase once or twice before. What the phrase means, and your understanding of it has been brought up for questioning one time or the other.  However, the internet of things, or IoT, could be a system of computing devices that are interrelated, they can also be mechanical or digital machines. Even objects, animals, and people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) fall under this group, inasmuch as, they can be able to transfer data over a network without the need of human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.  According to Whatis, a thing in the internet of things can be a person with a heart monitor implant, a farm animal with a biochip transponder, an automobile that has built-in sensors to alert the driver when the tire pressure becomes low or any other natural or man-made object that can be assigned an IP address and is able to transfer data over a network.  The entire concept of IoT seems ambitious, as it intends to fit a wide variety of needs of people and tasks. This is where this article comes…

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Marketing, Technology

Benefits and Risks Associated With Edge Computing

In 2017, it was discovered that around 10% of enterprise-generated data was being created and processed outside a traditional centralized data center or cloud. By 2025, however, Gartner predicts this figure will reach 75%, this is a clear case that edge computing is gaining steam. For a business to thrive, the outright mindset will be to make huge returns on investment and to this end, it’s expected that there will be concerted efforts at cutting costs especially those that are considered irrelevant. Another way to cut costs is by reducing waste such as is seen in bandwidth and that’s where edge computing comes in. Apart from the pressure on resources that are brought to bear by bandwidths and networks, some other driving forces that are responsible for the expected growth in edge computing include a growing scale of projects, an increase of IoT devices, and the need for quick data analysis across multiple IoT use cases.  If you also consider the fact that Intel founder Gordon Moore, says that by 2040 the world’s energy production will not support our computing capability, you will see a good reason for edge computing coming along to fill any possible void that will be…

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Nature

3 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Cockroaches

This may be had to digest, but the fact remains that cockroaches are among the dangerous animals we have notwithstanding the fact that there is an outcry to look into cockroach milk as the next superfood. They belong to the group of the most dynamic and resistant species of living organisms.  Roaches somehow, are spread over 4,000 species and are known to have been existing before the Jurassic era, about 280 million years ago. Such an ancient organism! They can cover a speed of three miles per hour. You can then imagine the rate at which they could be spreading their buddy germs to humans. Although there are a lot of cockroach foggers, powders, and gel baits available, in this article we’ll discuss how you can use simple home remedies to reduce cockroach infestation. This will come in handy if you belong to the group of people who will not want to use pesticides or any type of spray altogether.  Cockroaches have no difficulty in holding their breath for up to 40 minutes. All these facts establish the hardcore nature of the roaches and eliminate the chance that you can easily wash them away by ordinarily flushing in a toilet…

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Business

Outstanding 2020 Entrepreneur: 5 Things You Must Focus On

The Q4 of any year takes its toll on any entrepreneur for two main reasons. The first is that you have to take stock, find out all the areas you’ve underperformed, broken even, or made returns on your investments. The second is that you start preparing for Q1 of the next year in order not to be caught with your pants down. Funding is one of the major problems an entrepreneur has to contend with and according to a U.S. Bank study, an amazing 82% of businesses fail because of cash flow problems. To become an outstanding entrepreneur in 2020, you need to harness all your positive points and focus strongly on the following five things. 1. Cybersecurity About the most important thing, you should focus on as an entrepreneur in 2020, is the issue of cybersecurity. Cybercriminals are daily upping their heinous acts and don’t spare anybody, they even prefer to target businesses that will give them the least resistance. Since any attack that is directed at you may cripple your business as well as hurt your customers, vendors, contractors, and other third parties, you must not take this threat with a pinch of salt. In focusing on cybersecurity,…

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Business, Technology

How to Best Safeguard Your Customers’ Data From Cyberattackers

Your customer is the best asset you have and should be roundly protected from any form of harm. With the unceasing onslaught by cyberattackers on governments, businesses, and individuals, the least you can do is to go to any length to ensure that your customers’ data are safeguarded. A quick recap of some very ugly incidents in 2019, will bring to the front-burner why safeguarding your customers’ data must be your uppermost priority. In May, a surveillance contractor for US Customs and Border Protection suffered a breach, and hackers stole photos of travelers and license plates related to about 100,000 people.  A destructive strain of ransomware called LockerGoga has specifically been victimizing industrial and manufac­turing firms. As if that is not enough, in March, a research report from the threat intelligence firm Kaspersky, says that computer maker Asus disclosed a supply chain attack sometime in the second half of 2018 that had compromised the company’s Live Update tool to push malware to almost 1 million customers. We can go on and on as this is just the tip of the iceberg. The important thing to note here is that it’s now more necessary than ever to put serious measures in…

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