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How You Can Best Help The Workforce in The Coronavirus Crisis

Photo Credit: U.S. Pacific Fleet Flickr via Compfight cc IT leaders are known to always be on the hot seat, working under pressure, but the coronavirus pandemic has taken it to another dimension altogether. Being in charge of technology for your organization has always not been easy as you don’t know when a serious crisis is brewing but what we have currently is that everybody was hit at the same time with little or no room for preparedness.  Everybody is right now trying to work remotely as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. There is no doubt that the transition in working habits that are bordered on technology and culture must have to be going through a lot of stress and you need to put in place a huge amount of effective change management in these very tough circumstances.  How are you going to handle the fact that people must work from environments not conducive to work? There must be constraints in the workspace, some people may need to work from home where there are kids especially now that schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.  You must have been having difficulties focusing on the mental well-being of your…

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How a Cyber-attack Could be Your Launchpad

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay In most organizations, the CISO has always been at the receiving end of any cyber-attack while this may seem to be the ideal thing to do, it is not always the right thing and the fact of it all is that in the overall, the CISO may even use the experience garnered from such an attack to update. It’s highly probable that having been the victim of a cyber-attack may actually go a long way in enhancing your CV. In the cybersecurity world, the past decade has been fraught with questions on whom to blame over a data breach or cyber incident. When such things happen, the victims usually want to hold somebody accountable for their perceived loss which should be expected.  What, however, happens in most cases is that chief information security officers (CISOs) and chief information officers (CIOs) are given the boot, occasionally, the CEO is shown the door too. While these actions may placate the aggrieved, it’s not always correct that their actions or inactions are directly responsible for the breaches. A situation that quickly comes to mind is that of one of the world’s biggest credit score agencies, Equifax, that experienced a catastrophic…

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Capitalizing on Risk Assessment Analysis and BIA for More Precise and Focused BC Plans

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  It’s quite true that the process involved in the development of business continuity and disaster recovery plans go through a lot of stages, but you can’t kick start them without taking into cognizance the vital contributions of BIA (business impact analysis) and risk assessment analysis. Once you have taken the two into consideration, you can then go ahead to formulate strategies that will enable you to handle the various hazards, risks, possible perils, and threats to critical business processes identified in the BIA and risk assessment analysis.  If you are able to accomplish this, what you come up with is a completed business continuity plan. It’s important that you focus on the relationship between business impact analysis and risk assessment analysis, in order to fully comprehend the highly important process of developing business continuity/disaster recovery strategies, for you to eventually build your watertight BC/DR plans. BIA data The areas you can deploy the results of a BIA to identify include:  The most crucial business functions and processes to be recovered and reestablished after you might have experienced a disruptive event. Resources your organization needs to effectively sustain your key operations, such as email, a suite of office…

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Benefits Of Artificial Intelligence With Python Language

Photo Credit: skoop Flickr via Compfight cc When thinking about your subsequent AI project, there will be chances that you will be confused about which language to pick. The list might include Prolog, Python, LISP, C#, etc.  Which one to pick, also depends on factors such as ease of code, developer experience, personal preference, etc. In the current times, the language that is gaining popularity is Python. The benefits of Artificial Intelligence with Python are massive.  Python is an interpreted & high-level programming language that emphasizes on RAD or rapid application development.  Why this language has gained such momentum especially in AI is listed as follows: Fewer codes  When talking about Artificial Intelligence pros and cons, the pros definitely outweigh the cons. AI comes with a lot of algorithms.  So why do you think the benefits of AI with Python increase? Testing becomes a lot easier with Python.  Easy writing & execution of codes is possible with this language. Even with the 1/5th code, Python can integrate a similar logic in contrast to OOPs languages.  The approach of this language is interpreted which is why it merges well with the features of artificial intelligence as well. This approach enables checking…

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Exploiting Telemedicine’s Full Potentials in Battling COVID-19 Pandemic

Image by Alexey Hulsov from Pixabay  Hospitals, medical and health centers ideally should be the places the sick and ill alike visit for succor and treatment but with the ravaging COVID-19, shouldn’t we start considering telemedicine? The World Health Organization (WHO), governments, medical practitioners, and health workers around the globe have all been calling for remote working and far-reaching social distancing among other measures as a way of trying to contain COVID-19 surge. A visit to a hospital clearly depicts the reason why you should totally avoid it now unless it’s absolutely impossible to do otherwise. Usually, our hospitals are filled up with patients and caregivers who are not medical practitioners but have simply come to help them in revitalizing the patients, all these people are usually in proximity with the patients, where bacteria and viruses can easily be transmitted.  Since it has become imperative that a visit to the hospital these days can be a sure way of contracting COVID-19, the most obvious measure to turn to urgently is telemedicine. Telemedicine which is also known as telehealth or e-medicine is all about digitally and remotely delivering healthcare services, which include examinations and consultations by the use of telecommunications infrastructure.  With telemedicine, patients…

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How Technology Can Help While The World Battles Coronavirus

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The continuing global spread of the coronavirus scourge is seriously putting businesses on the bad spot and it means that without any appreciable effort at terminating the spread, businesses will have to come up with out-of-the-box ideas to stay functional. The major concern everybody is facing is if the level of global advancement in technology has prepared the business world for such mammoth upheaval in the way and manner we conduct our day-to-day businesses.  Technology has to come in to help tame the spread unless we either want to all die off. This will be the case if we lack basic amenities that we need from our companies for our daily living due to closure of businesses or if we have to dare the consequences and go on as if nothing has happened in order to ensure the amenities are there.  There is no need to overemphasize the fact that businesses are in for the very real probability that urging employees to go into the office, is all we need to heighten the risk of spreading coronavirus. This is where all the latest advancements in technology will come to the front burner as the world grapples with…

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