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What I Learned by Spending Three Days with 20 High-Powered CIOs

October 21, 2016 No Comments

I recently spent three days in a closed room with 20 CIOs discussing the tech industry landscape and the growing importance of technology in improving business strategies and unleashing competitive advantages. Everyone in attendance agreed on the value of this subject, but people’s viewpoints varied widely about the best ways of getting there. What everyone agreed on is that what got us here won’t get us there. All of the gathered tech leaders were members of Trace3’s Client Advisory Board, which meets annually to share some mutual problems and discuss a range of suggested solutions.

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The Dangers of High Tech Cars No One is Talking About

October 20, 2016 No Comments

As cars become saturated with more onboard tech, the potential for dangers involving such vehicles has increased in step with these advancements. While you may have taken a driving safety course to prepare you for taking your high tech car out on the open road, this may not prepare you for what could happen to your high tech car at a moment’s notice as control is stripped out from under you. In fact, you may not be in as tight control of what your car does as you might think.

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Infographic: What if you started work on your house but without a full set of tools?

October 18, 2016 No Comments

More storage software will be needed as businesses add Flash, file, object and software defined to their IT infrastructure. Are you properly equipped?

DEF CON: Where Have All the Black Hats Gone?

October 13, 2016 No Comments

DEF CON is one of the most controversial conferences in the world. Only at that annual event have arrests been made, legal threats shut down presentations and zero-day attacks been anted in Texas Hold ’em games. You start with chat rooms on AOL and dive deeper into IRC. You may meet people playing peer-to-peer games such as Quake. Those people share information, and, before you know it, you’ve downloaded software over peer networks and you’re sharing cracks. This is your hidden world, and your friends are handles with no name, age or location.

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Facts About the Internet That You Never Knew

October 11, 2016 No Comments

In the world today, people use the internet for different purposes. Actually, some people cannot do without the internet and technology as well. Programs have been created through the internet in a bid to make life easier for everyone. In revolutionized countries actually, nothing can go on without the internet. For some people, you can actually say that the internet is your life.

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Worried about your Business Website Getting Blacklisted? Avoid these Black Hat SEO Tactics

October 7, 2016 No Comments

When hiring an SEO marketing company, ensure it only uses White Hat SEO tactics because trying to outsmart search engines with Black HAT tactics could not only lead to the lowering of your ranking in search engine results pages, but it could also cause your website to be banned.

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What Changing Times Mean For IT Admins

October 5, 2016 No Comments

Just as writing has come to mean texting, blogging or any form of digital writing, the cloud today means one or all of the three Cs: computing, connectivity and communication. And just as nearly all thought to putting pen to paper has disappeared, all reference to the natural cloud is long forgotten. The three Cs have altered the way we consume services. The adage, “change is the only constant,” holds true in the IT landscape like no other, forcing IT admins to constantly learn new skills and make strategic decisions.

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Guidelines for Successful Systems Integration

October 4, 2016 No Comments

Given the ever-increasing competition in today’s business world, it is necessary that businesses have systems that work synchronously. Companies that do not have their systems in sync may incur asignificant cost as well as extensive resource consumption. Those enterprises with multiple Information Technology (IT) systems also showcase inefficiency, confusion, and decreased productivity. It is, therefore, important to integrate the numerous IT systems in a business to reap total benefits and stay ahead of the game.

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What You Need to Know About Industry 4.0

September 27, 2016 No Comments

Nearly 200 years after the first industrial revolution, the world is at the start of a fourth revolution. One that offers a great promise and many benefits. This revolution is known as industry 4.0. Today’s technology — big data, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) — is driving this new industry. It promises to make productization faster, create better profit margins, and give companies a competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive environment.

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6 Ways to Maximize Value Creation for a Carve-Out

September 22, 2016 No Comments

There are many challenging opportunities and deal structures in the mergers & acquisition market, but perhaps none as complex as the carve-out. Though complicated, these deals provide many benefits which justify their increased effort. For buyers, these acquisitions can lead to higher gains and therefore better return on investment. Sellers, on the other hand, eliminate a less strategic piece of their business enabling them to focus on the company’s core strengths.

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7 Coolest Educational Math Apps for your kids

September 21, 2016 No Comments

Math can be tricky and it gets even trickier when you have to remember the concepts you learnt years back to help your kids. The quizzes, equations and puzzles can be a bit daunting, especially when you have your own deadlines to meet. Well, homework is part of parenting and you will agree nothing feels better than seeing your kid understand a concept out of the classroom. Luckily, you can now leverage technology to help your kid become the math superstar in class.

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How Technology Can Improve Your Performance as an Administrator

September 19, 2016 No Comments

If there is one fact that can hardly be disputed it would be that all business administrators utilize technology in some form or another within the capacity of their jobs. From cell phones to videoconferencing hardware and software, technology has become an integral part of what it is they do. In fact, you don’t need to be an administrator with an online business degree with a focus in technology from Arizona State University to use technological innovations within the course of your work.

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Mobile Security Risks – a Threat in the Workplace

September 15, 2016 No Comments

Mobile apps have become an integral part and dire necessity to millions of people and working professionals worldwide. The level of convenience offered by these devices is also one of the primary reasons for the phenomenal rise in demand and popularity for Apps. These devices have become inevitable to people in their homes, offices, businesses, traveling, hotels, health, banking, and many others.

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Optimizing Your Site for a Global Audience

September 15, 2016 No Comments

Your company website represents everything about your brand – mission and goals, products and services, trustworthiness and professionalism. If you are serious about building a brand that is recognized worldwide and is proudly supported by not only the company staff but its intended consumers as well, then optimizing a website fit for a global audience should be of utmost priority and a benefactor of your personal and financial resources. Here are six ways on how you can achieve that and more.

How to Evaluate Your Outsourced IT Resources

September 14, 2016 No Comments

Outsourcing your IT resources like flash storage doesn’t mean you can now rest back on your laurels and watch while the work is done. While you may not be doing “the work” itself, you have now signed up for intense management and problem-solving. Ensuring that your outsourcing is a success means constantly monitoring the risks and rewards that could come about in the future and that are already happening.

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What’s Big Data Missing? Agility and a Little of that Human Touch

September 8, 2016 No Comments

In today’s Big Data and Business Intelligence landscape, the amount of data continues to increase at exponential rates in every industry – from healthcare and financial services to retail and marketing. In the past two years,more data has been created than in the entire previous history of the human race. And it’s happening at organizations of all sizes – a one-year old startup has more data today than a Fortune 50 company had 20 years ago.

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Technologies that Will Shape the World 20 Years from Now

September 6, 2016 No Comments

If history has taught us anything, it is that predicting the future will forever remain an art form as opposed to a precise science. The world is evolving rapidly and constantly, with trends coming and going in a matter of years. Within the last few decades, technology has taken the lead and become the fastest growing industry in the world. In fact, it has advanced more in the past couple of decades than it has in centuries before, and there is no sign of it slowing down.

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Smart Offices on the Rise: The Benefits of Integrated Intelligence in the Workplace

August 30, 2016 No Comments

The total market size of smart offices is expected to reach more than $43 billion by 2020 according to recent research by MarketsandMarkets. This growth in spending is designed to help companies improve efficiency, while also reducing overhead costs. Typically, IT spending has been reserved for maintaining legacy software systems and implementing cloud storage systems, but the relatively new technological concept of intelligent workspaces are quickly gaining momentum and helping making modern offices even smarter.

The Three Ways Operations Execs Can Cut Through the Hype in the Automation Software Market

August 29, 2016 No Comments

Marketing hype has always made selecting enterprise software challenging, but business process automation has been a particularly challenging market for end users to navigate for three reasons. First, the capabilities and benefits of the early wave of process automation products have been over-touted. Second, there are no two automation products that are exactly alike, and thus defining and comparing them is difficult.

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3 Unbeatable Reasons Why Digital Signage Is The Way To Go For Your Budding Business

August 24, 2016 No Comments

As a business owner, there always comes a time when it is necessary for you to increase your footprint in order to increase the rate of footfall at your store, which by extension increases your gross sales, having a positive impact on your profit. In such a case, you must seriously consider the power of advertising to increase your reach. This decision must be driven by evidence based information on which medium has the best Return on Investment, ROI, otherwise your efforts will be dead in the water.

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Quench Your Thirst for Innovation with Smart Vending Machines

August 24, 2016 No Comments

It’s peak summer season and vacationers are basking in the sun, soaking up rays by the pool and sandy beaches, with an ice cold drink in hand. While many of us are enjoying carefree vacation mode, sipping a cold libation on a hot summer day, resort hotels, airports, sports venues, health clubs, public transit stations and entertainment centers are busy as ever, actively replenishing their supply of cold beverages and snacks, to meet the increasing consumer demand during high season.

How Computers Are Changing Driver’s Safety

August 24, 2016 No Comments

Computers are being implemented in several ways to make driving a safer venture for all of us in the future. There are several technological features in vehicles that are currently and will be used in the future to make the vehicle you purchase the safest it can be for your family.

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Apple Buys Turi: Why It Matters

August 24, 2016 No Comments

In early August, Apple announced that they were purchasing a Machine Learning startup named Turi, in a reported $200M deal. This move slipped under the radar of most analysts, but it is important, both for Machine Learning and for Apple. Here’s why this deal matters. The story begins with Carlos Guesterin, a professor at Carnegie Mellon, who created an Open Source toolkit for Machine Learning named GraphLab, which enables data scientists to easily create and deploy ML-based applications and web services.

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eSports: On a Rapid Rise in Australia

August 22, 2016 No Comments

On the 13th of August 2016, the Brisbane Arena welcomed 2,000 people with another 10,000 tuned in online to watch a video game competition. The competitive video game that pulled in such figures was League of Legends (LoL) and the competition was the Oceania Pro League Finals. The winner won the opportunity to represent Australia at the World Championship Qualifier in Brazil.

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S.O.S. – The Wild Messenger Marketplace Has Chatbot Developers Calling for a Single Operating System

August 22, 2016 No Comments

There’s little doubt that chatbots will have an immense impact on the user experiences that businesses are able to offer, and that customers will both enjoy and come to expect. However, the big question of which messenger platforms will deliver these chatbots has yet to be settled, and as the landscape stands now, there are more widely-used messengers out there than most companies could possibly support with separate bots.

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Prefabricated or ISO container – which way for ultimate data centre flexibility?

August 22, 2016 No Comments

It is clear that traditionally built brick and mortar ultra-high performance data centres in African environments are increasingly a thing of the past. Prefabricated facilities represent the future of data centre design worldwide. That said, what exactly is a prefabricated data centre?

7 Tips for selecting the best Mobile Application Development Companies

August 16, 2016 No Comments

The process of developing digital products is cumbersome and tricky. Finding the expert to develop the application is very simple but the app development firm is difficult. By picking the wrong company, you will have poor designs and delays. This will cost huge sums of money. You need information when making these selections. Use the strategies below.

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Wearable Devices a Key to the Management of Chronic Health Conditions

August 16, 2016 No Comments

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic conditions account for about three quarters of all American deaths, and 86 percent of all health care costs. Managing conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and others is a costly epidemic, and one that doctors are continually trying to find new ways to deal with.

What your Taxi App needs at the start of its development?

August 15, 2016 No Comments

Technology has had an impact on our lives on a massive scale. We interact with it in our day to day lives as if it were human and in a way it is now impossible to separate technology from us. A simple example is of our smartphones. We just can’t live without them, can we? It is the first thing we wish good morning to by going through the updates, be it social media or emails! Also, there has been an explosion of smartphone applications which are just too irresistible! These smart apps help us order food, shop for clothes, book airline tickets and more just at the touch of a button thus making our lives quite simple.

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The Olympic Torch is Burning, But Survey Finds IT Pros Are Still in Training

August 11, 2016 No Comments

The 2012 Summer Olympics in London was the most watched television event in U.S. history. NBCUniversal aired 3,500 hours of programming across its multiple TV channels and websites. Sounds like a huge number – until you compare it to this year’s Summer Games in Brazil. By the time the Olympic flame is extinguished, there will have been 6,755 hours of programming. Roughly two-thirds of those will stream online via websites and mobile apps. IT organizations can expect a lot of that online viewing will occur over their enterprise networks. And yet, many are not ready.



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