Healthcare, Technology

Coronavirus: Where The World Got it All Wrong

Image by cromaconceptovisual from Pixabay Coronavirus has succeeded in exposing inadequacies and shortcomings in our daily lives. As a result of the inadequacies, billions of people worldwide were under lockdown, thousands have died, and more are still dying.  Governments, businesses, and individuals have been thrown into confusion, facing an uncertain economic future. The world, whether developing or developed, was completely unprepared for COVID-19 despite our technological advancements in the areas of AI and machine learning, hence, we are suffering the consequences direly.  The coronavirus pandemic also exposed our ill-preparedness in how we have been handling our supply chains as well as security and privacy. A rundown of the following three very important sectors will bring to light where we failed and also a pointer as to what needs to be done since this may not be the last time we will be facing viral diseases. Technological advancement BlueDot, an artificial intelligence company, was able to notice that something ominous was in the offing and, therefore, went ahead to alert the world of a cluster of “unusual pneumonia” cases occurring around a market in Wuhan, China, about the midnight of December 30, 2019. The company likened the symptoms to those of the SARS, an…

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Technology

How to Avoid Buffering When Streaming Videos

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay  Internet streaming is an everyday common practice for almost every person. The technology of today has come to such a remarkable point that everything is at our fingertips because of smartphones, laptops, and computers.  Every tech-savvy or even just a regular user who streams videos on browsers, whether they are using Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome faces some streaming problems on each browser while streaming even if its once in a blue moon. As online streaming has become a common pastime and people binge-watch TV show seasons thanks to Netflix and other streaming services. It is very frustrating when you are watching a movie or even a short video and your video starts buffering in between the watch session.  It ruins the immersion that you had in a movie or a TV show. If you want to watch videos in high resolution like 4K, you must first ensure that you have an internet plan with the speed that can support 4k video streaming.  You must choose Mediacom internet plans that fit within your budget and are capable of providing enough download speed that you can stream videos in the resolution you want.  These are the…

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Marketing

7 Things That You Should Experience About Facebook Yourself

Image by Simon Steinberger from Pixabay Everyone has made a Facebook account once in their life, and like everything on the web, Facebook continues to grow to create a space for people from all walks of life. It has a variety of content like memes, photographs of your friends, and videos that you might like and can download using Facebook Video Downloader.  While you can easily Google things about the site, there are a few things that you must experience Facebook to understand.  1. Community  With a world population of approximately 7.8 billion, you can’t afford to be isolated, and that’s why Facebook is your stop to feel like a part of something bigger than yourself. Almost all of us have heard the phrase “everybody is on Facebook these days” at least once in our life, and it’s true.  With Facebook, you have the opportunity to connect with people from all over the world. The joy of connecting with an old friend can’t be put into words.  Users have been talking about the way Facebook connects people for years, but to understand how it feels, you need to log in and find your old friends.  2. You’re one-stop for content. There is content…

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Marketing

Top 6 Payment Gateways That You Can Use For Your New e-commerce Website

Image by Mediamodifier from Pixabay  What Is A Payment Gateway? A payment gateway is a merchant service, an e-commerce application service provider provides it to the user. The provider authorizes the credit cards (that can be easily generated on Credit Card Generator) or direct payments processing for e-business, online retailers, bricks and clicks, or traditional brick and mortar.  A bank usually provides the payment gateway to its customers. But, given that it is a separate service, it is also possible to be provided by a specialized financial service provider.  The applications mentioned below are the top six payment gateways one can use for e-commerce websites. 1. PayUmoney The PayUmoney is an award-winning payment gateway. The award was for its innovative and modern technology, which solved a lot of problems that were faced by the other portals. It is a branch of the company PayU India.  It is a payment solution for people and unregistered enterprises in India. It is a payment gateway for websites and purposes.  A lot of companies both registered and unregistered opt for this mode of payment. One of the most important reasons why PayUmoney is successful is that it does not require the user to give…

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Why PPC Won’t Boost Your Organic SEO

Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay  Search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM), are two concepts that throw people into confusion, however, this needn’t be so. While both of them are sometimes erroneously used interchangeably, there is a wide gulf between them. Organic SEO is undoubtedly the best marketing strategy for long-lasting results, if you actually want to work towards your website ranking high in organic results for your targeted keywords as well as getting free traffic, having industry recognition, and enjoying all the benefits of SEO, you don’t use PPC. It may be true that with PPC you can still get targeted traffic from search engines, what you have to consider are:  Will that be long-lasting? And, will you have to pay through your nose? PPC comes with heavy costs. You must pay for the “perceived ranking” and once the amount you have deposited runs out, the traffic disappears. Another thing you need to take into cognizance is that costs can quickly add up. If you fail to constantly monitor and optimize your campaigns to make sure you get a return on investment, the money you have invested could be wasted.  You must allocate budget for PPC campaigns which is…

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Technology

Cybersecurity: How the “New Normal” Can Impact Your Business

Image by Katie White from Pixabay  With attempts at easing lockdowns globally and an envisaged victory over the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s proper to take into cognizance the cybersecurity impact on your business. Expectations are rife that after the victory the world is heading into a “new normal” in the way society will be organized and the way business will be conducted.  While the main preoccupation of individuals as the COVID-19 pandemic raged on has been how to protect themselves and their families from the virus and how to hold on to their jobs, for business owners, it has been a different ball game altogether. You must have focused on how to beat the pandemic without doing irreversible damage to your economy in the process. This could have led you to take all sorts of decisions that included remote working, telemedicine, outsourcing, and online marketing. All these measures taken to sustain the life of your business are in order, but you probably didn’t take the cybersecurity risks involved into consideration. As the world is grappling and fighting to overcome the pandemic, it’s expected that a “new normal” way of conducting businesses and even living, will be the order of the day. Measures such as…

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