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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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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Business, Technology

CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currency): A Possible Revolution in Money

Image by WorldSpectrum from Pixabay  CBDC may eventually turn out to become a revolution in money in the post-COVID-19 world. Before the idea of a central bank digital money started gaining ground, the cryptos have been around as virtual or digital currencies. Taking into consideration that the global mobile payment market is presently estimated at US$816.50B and with the projections that it will reach over US$5.5T by 2025, the way we carry on transactions with money is set to undergo a mammoth revolution with the intended introduction of digital currencies by governments around the world. However, unlike the cryptos that encountered very stiff opposition from governments and some large corporate bodies, it seems the CBDC will enjoy their patronage. The main reason governments around the world were very equivocal in the opposition cryptos encountered is the fact that cryptocurrencies were not meant to be regulated.  The seriousness governments are attaching to CBDC is the reason why about 80% of the world’s central banks are exploring the possibility of adopting the digital currency. It’s on record, however, that China has gone very far on the project, having been working on it since 2014, when Xiaochuan Zhou, who was the Governor of the People’s Bank…

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Marketing, Technology

Effect of Adblock on Advertisers and Publishers

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay As a human, you rely on the senses of sight, touch, taste, smell, and feelings to carry out a lot of activities and this plays out a great deal in marketing. To a larger extent, you will not go for a product you have not seen and this is where Adblock immensely affects advertisers and publishers. Seeing is believing and this makes the impact of Adblock very important. While advancement in technology and digital marketing have effectively rendered traditional forms of advertisement obsolescent and ineffectual, Adblock is thwarting the efforts of advertisers and publishers who had to recourse to online marketing to take advantage of the far and wide reach of social media as a means of generating revenue. Despite the fact that pop-up Ads can be distracting when going through content, they are undoubtedly the best ways advertisers and publishers can use to reach their prospective customers online. Adblocks are thwarting these efforts by practically making it impossible for potential customers to see the Ads, hence depriving them of their expected source of revenue generation and ROI. The Statista reports that The average global adblocking rate in early 2018 was estimated at 27 percent. These browser extensions…

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Technology

How to Best Secure Data at Rest, in Use, and in Transit in the COVID-19 Era

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  Taking into consideration that internal and external cyber threats are on the rise especially with this COVID-19 pandemic, it’s necessary for you to put all measures in place to adequately protect your data at rest, in use, and in transit. The world has got to a situation where businesses depend on data to carry out transactions.  Ordinarily, the best and safest option would have been not having any data, but this is not tenable in the technology-based world we are living in. It, therefore, becomes a very important task for your IT team to come up with hardcore strategies that will ensure your data, whether at rest, in use, or in transit is secured. Cybercriminals set out to hurt your business through information theft and whether you want to believe it or not, the consequences of information theft can be utterly destructive. It’s, therefore, very important for the survival of your business, that you pay attention to how your sensitive information can be protected. Once your information has been stolen, you should gear up for identity theft. The information that has been stolen can be used for corporate or even government espionage as well as a lure…

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Healthcare, Technology

How Privacy And Security Concerns Are Impacting Coronavirus Contact-tracing

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The world expects the telecoms to play a vital role in the control of coronavirus through contact-tracing apps that should be used to mitigate its spread, this is, however, proving to be a tough nut to crack. Contact-tracing, as seen by a lot of people, is fraught with privacy and security issues which may undermine this much-needed avenue of fighting COVID-19. We need right now to put in everything we have got scientifically into mitigating the spread of coronavirus as a body. We shouldn’t be divided, but is that really possible?   Without any doubt, telecommunications has a great role to play in contact-tracing especially where we deploy apps that can monitor the spread of the virus. However, this can only be feasible where nations, corporations, and individuals are on the same page. Incidentally, that is not what we have on the ground now. While we believe that contact-tracing will go a long way in redeeming the situation we have at hand, there are concerns from varying quarters as regards the privacy and security of the people. Fighting the coronavirus pandemic in Asia  A vivid example of the use of contact-tracing in the fight against the spread of…

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