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How Big Data Will Impact Biomedical Research

November 15, 2017 No Comments

Big data has made an incredible advancement in technology over the past couple of years. It has been proven to be effective with it’s ability to find and collect different types of data. Big data has not only helped to pilot the technology behind artificial traffic lights but has specifically shown an improvement in the medical world. Big data has been able to equip doctors with enough data about their patient’s medical history to provide improved beneficial care.

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What To Check When Your Wi-Fi Is Giving You Problems

November 13, 2017 No Comments

Wired network infrastructure in an office is limiting because you don’t have the freedom to move around with your machine when you want to. Installing a wireless infrastructure comes as a relief and you certainly will enjoy the freedom of working at any location of your office and even out in the compound when you feel like it.

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How to Invest in the Stock Market with eToro

October 31, 2017 No Comments

If you have an interest in trading on the stock market but you’ve never had the confidence to go and do it because you’re not knowledgeable – you’ll be happy to know it’s actually a pretty straight-forward process, especially if you’re partnering up with eToro. eToro is a social network trading platform that can help newbies just like you get their foot through the door in the world of stock markets. Read the following helpful guide to get started in the stock markets with the help of eToro.

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Moving data centres north is a move in the right direction

October 25, 2017 No Comments

Nordic governments are committed to attracting and developing the data centre industry and compete with one another by reducing related taxes and providing start-up support. On top of which, the region’s political stability, skilled labour force, reliable grid infrastructure and abundance of electricity from renewable energy sources are all key factors promoting the Nordics’ premier position as a data centre location.

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How to Establish a Small Business Server Room in Six Simple Steps

October 20, 2017 No Comments

Having IT experts to your house to set up dedicated servers on your premises might be a difficult task for small businesses. Also, resources that should help usually assume enterprise and medium-sized installation. It might not work the way it should be for establishing a little server room. However, when you understand the basics, the setup process for a small business will be a simple. Here are the tips to help you get started.

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Social Democracy & Media

October 18, 2017 No Comments

Social media has played a very important role ever since this phenomenon spread to more and more people and has become one of the most powerful tools to promote free speech and democracy. However, if in the past big events like the Arab Spring were helped to grow and flourish through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, the tables turned ever since the US elections and a lot of voices say that it can become a tool for disinformation and manipulation.

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IT Skills That You Will Need to Develop Before Starting Your New Job

October 17, 2017 No Comments

In this digital age, it is vital that you are able to engage with technology. This is a fantastic way for you to appeal to your future employers and to secure a desirable job. It is also a great way for you to make a positive first impression. Whilst many new employees require hours of training, you should aim to get started as soon as possible. It will be much easier to do this if you have an impressive level of computer literacy. The digital world is vast and complex, so you may be wondering where to start. If this is the case, you will need to read on. Below is a list of IT skills that you will need to develop before starting your new job.

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Why Technology Should Be Your First Focus

October 10, 2017 No Comments

Your office has a lot of moving parts. There are employees to manage, tasks to complete and always an unexpected obligation that pops us. Juggling all of this becomes a lot easier when you turn to technology. It helps take tasks off of your plate and improve the rate at which work gets completed. Even if you’re not a big fan of it, or aren’t sure how you feel about it, technology has the power to transform the way you do business. There are many different ways it goes about doing this that you should be concerned about. Be open to hearing why it’s a priority and how you can make it a bigger part of your organization. See why technology should be your first focus.

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7 Technology Gadgets Which Will Change Your Lifestyle

October 6, 2017 No Comments

Tweet Featured article by Rahul Ghundiyal, CEO of RNG SEO Technology is changing day by day and this has changed peoples’ lifestyle. They are now looking to solutions which can provide answers to everyday problems. Due to advanced techniques and improved functionality, there are less human efforts. In this post, check out the seven technology gadgets […]

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3 Reasons Why Your Fear of Self-Driving Cars is Justified

October 5, 2017 No Comments

At any point in recent history, humanity has tried to project what the future might look like. In the past, that’s meant a world filled with robots and flying cars by 2000. With that future having gone unrealized, the present looks at autonomous cars. It’s with good reason, too. They look like they’re on their way. Several cars are already semi-autonomous.

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Lifting and Shifting Enterprise Apps to the Cloud: 5 Rules to Follow (and 1 to Break)

October 3, 2017 No Comments

Download this interesting white paper to learn what to do and what to avoid when moving your apps to the public cloud.

How to Grow Your Business’ Instagram Following

October 2, 2017 No Comments

Setting up an Instagram page for your business is a very smart idea and one which can help you to grow your brand and drive more sales. One of the biggest challenges when creating an Instagram account however is how you can get more people to follow you on the site. After all, the more real Instagram followers which you have, the more opportunity you have to promote your business.

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How the Multiplayer Online Gaming World Has Evolved

September 19, 2017 No Comments

You may wonder what the difference between a MOBA and an actionRTS (or sometimes, ARTS) is, or what on earth DOTA stands for. What you may know, even if you are struggling with all of these terms, is that many of the games in the online multiplayer sphere now are played at a professional level, falling under the broad title of e-sports. But what is it that makes these games so good people want to actually develop professional careers playing them?

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The Benefits of the Collaboration Between Max Polykov’s Noosphere Ventures and FAI Starts Manifesting

September 18, 2017 No Comments

Noosphere Ventures went into a very detailed collaborative deal with World Air Sports Federation (FAI) to make the latter the official technical partner to the former on February 2, 2017. The people that signed the pact were the Managing Partner to Noosphere Ventures, Max Polyakov, and the president and secretary of FAI, Frits Brink and Susanne Schödel respectively. Through the agreement, the body that has existed for more than a century will see its scoring system, digital systems, and event handling, updated.

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The Importance of a Safe and Effective Workplace

September 18, 2017 No Comments

Having a safe and effective workplace is great for every business. No matter whether you’re in construction or in an office, the workspace needs to be somewhere your employees enjoy being in and one that they feel safe being in. Having a safe workspace means adhering to the rules and regulations and always putting safety measures as a priority. Having an effective workspace means having one that your employees like being in – meaning it looks great, is comfortable, and has simple amenities like a fridge and microwave so that they can eat properly.

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IT Pros: How Well Do You Know Them?

September 14, 2017 No Comments

Today’s evolving business landscape heavily impacts roles inside an organization, regardless of where you sit. But no role has been more influenced by this new business reality than IT professionals, who are not only tasked with their core roles and responsibilities of maintaining complex IT environments, but also with educating end-users and solving end-user and business problems, among many other tasks. Further, technologies that drive digital transformation—automation, machine learning, and analytics—are placing additional pressures on IT professionals to develop their skills in these areas. Finally, the looming threat of security breaches forces IT professionals to work long hours to ensure their environments are as secure as possible.

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Too Many Apps? Here’s How to Kick App Addiction

September 13, 2017 No Comments

As a busy mom, you are always looking for tips that will help you stay organized and on top of your endless to-do list. One way that you may have done this is to install a variety of apps on your phone. From the scheduling app and the financial app to the homework reminder app, cooking app, shopping app and myriad other app choices, chances are your phone now has dozens of apps that are designed to be helpful.

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Smart Home Appliances and You

September 11, 2017 No Comments

The recent rumor that iRobot had engaged in talks with Apple, Amazon and Google parent Alphabet to sell the data its Roomba vacuum cleaner gathers caused widespread privacy concerns. Roomba maps homes — the spatial dimensions of rooms and distances between furniture and other objects — and the data it collects would be valuable to any of the major players battling to control the smart home.

Shaping the demand curve to improve asset utilization is a bit like playing Tetris

September 1, 2017 No Comments

Almost every asset, machine or human, in a hospital (such as providers, specialists, labs, pharmacy, operating rooms, infusion center, and diagnostic imaging center) has a defined peak period (“rush hour”) and long periods of underutilization on the same day, leading to a triangular utilization profile. The averaging effect of simple utilization metrics simply does not make sense. Establishing a 75 percent utilization target is meaningless if it is achieved by a 50 percent utilization level for half the day and a 100 percent gridlock for the other half of the day. That is akin to saying that you are at a comfortable temperature despite having your head in the freezer and your feet in the oven! Unfortunately, most appointment setting mechanisms are on a first-come, first-served basis which often leads to the triangular profile characteristic of a losing game of Tetris.

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How to Stay on Top of Customer Service in the Online World

August 28, 2017 No Comments

The number of customers is what makes or breaks any business and the service they receive plays a crucial role in boosting their satisfaction and shaping their behavior. Nowadays, in the booming digital age, numerous interactions with the consumers take place in a vast online realm and what is more, they occur 24/7. Markets are shifting and becoming more consumer-oriented. This kind of information economy is a great challenge for business organizations as they must either adjust or go under.

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How Well-Designed Pop-Ups Are Beneficial When Growing a New Blog

August 24, 2017 No Comments

Creating and launching a blog is an exciting journey. There is so much to consider: the theme, layout, colors, fonts, category titles, widgets, plugins, and the list goes on. What many new bloggers don’t seem to think about, however, is how to capture their readers’ attention and convince them to subscribe or buy, i.e. convert. The truth is that there are many ways to convert a reader, but arguably the most effective and beneficial method is by using pop-ups.

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How to Maximize Your Company’s Profitability

August 24, 2017 No Comments

The biggest problems your business might be facing is its inability to attract more customers and increase sales. If so, there are some simple tactics you can try to generate more leads and convert them into customers. Find out how to maximize your company’s profitability.

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Enterprise Migrations to Microsoft Windows 10: Faster than Previously Projected

August 23, 2017 No Comments

A recently completed Adaptiva survey on efforts to migrate enterprise desktop and laptop systems to Microsoft Windows 10 reveals that enterprises are completing their migrations faster than earlier surveys had projected. In a survey conducted in 2016, a significant majority of respondents (88 percent) indicated that they had barely begun to deploy Windows 10. That group was running Windows 10 on less than 5 percent of their systems.

Africa and Other Emerging Markets Needs Data Centres Fast

August 22, 2017 No Comments

Every day people around the world generate 500 million tweets, post 4.3 billion Facebook messages and make 6 billion Google searches. And these numbers are growing, driven not least by Africa’s and other emerging market’s relatively young population which, in the last 18 months, has seen a huge 47% increase in active mobile social users.

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Edge Computing and The Internet of Things

August 14, 2017 No Comments

Data-intensive applications and technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) require massive amounts of processing power. Without the proper infrastructure in place, this flow of data can have a dragging effect on business operations. As the number of connected things grows—Gartner estimates there will be 8.4 billion connected devices by the end of 2017—businesses face considerable data handling challenges ahead, including processing the massive amounts of data collected by IoT devices in real time. As such, many enterprises are implementing edge computing to combat latency woes and drive a better customer experience.

Expert Viewpoint: 5 Ways to Maximize SharePoint Communication Sites

August 14, 2017 No Comments

If you are here, then you’re undoubtedly curious about one of the most innovative moves Microsoft has made in the last few months. Words like “beautiful” and “dynamic” have been recently used to describe their new SharePoint Online communication sites – and as experts in the field of software consultation, our team could not agree more! Considering the popularity of SharePoint in today’s business world, it is rare to find companies who do not already benefit from one or more aspects of its communication and data-corralling software.

Three Top Strategies for a Winning Company Website

August 8, 2017 No Comments

Whether you’re running an online-only business, or starting a new physical company in the form of a store, stall, center, salon or something else entirely, having an online presence has never been quite as important as it is today. Even if customers aren’t able to purchase goods or services from you online, you can be sure that the internet is probably going to be the first place where your prospective new clients are going to find you.

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: In the New Age of Ecommerce, Fulfillment is the New Battleground

August 8, 2017 No Comments

with Arun Rao, GrandCanalsIn this interview, Arun Rao discusses how to support businesses who are struggling with the “Amazonification” of the fulfillment chain where there are rising costs and rising expectations on delivery times. Read More >>>

How Social Media Can Improve Quality of Life

July 31, 2017 No Comments

We live in a time of drastic change. There used to be a time when life was more or less the same with the advent of time. Of course, minor changes arose here and there, and sometimes even a big change sparked things up. But in this day and age, breakthroughs come and go really fast, sometimes on a monthly basis. And one of the biggest breakthroughs in our modern world is the advent of the internet.

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Artificial Intelligence in HR

July 24, 2017 No Comments

Artificial Intelligence is often thought of as a futuristic luxury rather than a practical solution to commonplace problems. However, over the last several years this technology has begun to gain traction, making artificial intelligence no longer a thing of the future, but of the present. AI now does everything from helping doctors identify trends in medical records to allowing marketers create highly responsive customer service interfaces. With the advent of Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, AI can even be found in our homes and in our pockets helping us with everyday tasks. Perhaps more practical than any other application is the use of artificial intelligence in human resources.

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