Internet and cloud security and protecting your devices such as desktop PC, mobile phone or the tablets is a continuing matter of concern.
Most account providers have reacted and request a minimum length of passwords with capital letters, numbers and eventually even special characters to increase security.
Because long passwords are more difficult to remember, it is often suggested to create passphrases that easy to recall and strung the words together to form a long password.
For instance, “the sun shines bright” becomes “thesunshinesbright”. Continue reading “What is a secure password?” »
Our daily life is ever more impacted by technological advances including innovations of information technology (IT) and virtual environment in our private life and at work. One of these advances includes the automation of data integration and processing.
Wikipedia defines automation as “the use of machines, control systems and information technologies to optimize productivity in the production of goods and delivery of services.” Continue reading “Benefits of Automating IT and Cloud Applications for Businesses” »
The Internet has become vital for the global economy with more than one billion users around the world using it for working and socializing. Wireless technology allows using the Internet anytime and anyplace.
The Internet of Things (IoT), also known as machine-to-machine (M2M), is one of the hot topics in business technology.
Many technology sectors will benefit from the IoT including mobile network operators, fixed broadband providers, cloud service providers, mobile app developers, sensor and wireless infrastructure sellers, and Big Data infrastructure and analytics providers. Continue reading “The Internet of Things – New Possibility for Businesses” »
Each day, the world creates on ocean of 2.500,000,000,000,000,000 bytes (2.5 quintillion) of new data.
Managing this ocean of data is challenging for businesses.
A study form Oracle from July 2012 states that 93% of surveyed executives in Northern America believe that they are losing revenue prospects by not gaining sufficient overview about all available information that they need to understand their business field and market flows.
There is continuous development of software that allows for better collecting, filtering and sorting of information. Improved visualization techniques make the complex data easier to be understood—turning data into information and information into insight—it can offer significant competitive advantages.
Decades ago, most business was conducted face-to-face and most companies got to know their customers in a very individual way. Today’s business Continue reading “Big Data – Big Difference in Marketing” »
Most traditional databases use Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) to handle relational data. RDBMS generally work well and it is a mature technology that keeps developing. Using this approach for data management is a good choice, if the data size permits it and the data type is relational.
But what if your data are not relational or you are dealing with a huge amount of data, so called Big Data? What if you are unable to save it in an RDBMS?
Than the solution is NoSQL databases. Continue reading “NoSQL databases – Beyond Traditional” »
Network devices produce high amount of information, so called ‘Big Data’. Most of this information is used for statistical analysis of user behaviors and for getting insight into web site performances.
Network data is also recognized to be of high value for real-time security and defense strategies to create tactical, self-defending networks. One of today’s hottest topics is the potential for Big Data technologies and techniques to help address information security (InfoSec) problems.
Combining virtual infrastructure that modern companies use, Big Data will improve organizations’ capability to react rapidly to cyber threats and to adjust their infrastructure to immediately improve the cybersecurity and defend attacks. Continue reading “Big Data – A Future Strategy for Tactical Security Networking” »
‘Flat files” are described as a plain or mixed texts and binary files with normally only a single record per line or can also be ‘physical’ record a such as a tape or disc.
Flat-file databases (DBs) are very basic types of data storage tools in DB and CMS systems used for creating lists on mobile phones or as storage of a high-scores list in a simple video game. They are ideal for small data amounts that needs to be human readable or edited by hand.
Flat file databases are also used as data transfer tools to remote servers although they get more and more replaced by XML (Extensible Markup Language) files which not only contain but also describe the data. Continue reading “Flat-File Databases – Simple but Limited Database Solutions” »
More and more enterprises use Apache Hadoop for business analytics.
Apache Hadoop provides a platform to process Big Data that are generated on a daily basis. It is an open-source software framework for data-intensive distributed application in the cloud. Prominent users of Hadoop include Google, Facebook, IBM, Akamai, ebay or Amazon.
Hadoop enables to interact with huge amount of date on multiple of computation-independent computers. Continue reading “Hadoop Distributions: Needed Change to Improve Big Scale Business Software” »
The “Prisoner’s Dilemma” has had a profound influence on defining the likelihood to project outcomes in economics, evolutionary biology and, of course, game theory itself.
To the surprise of theorists who have studied the “Prisoner’s Dilemma” for decades, in May 2012, Freeman Dyson (Princeton University) and William Press (University of Texas) publicized a before unknown tactic to solve the question of the “Prisoner’s Dilemma” which promises that one player will have a better outcome of the ‘game’ than another player. Continue reading “Game Theory – Innovations to Solve the Prisoner’s Dilemma” »
Nowadays, every business is a digital company and every client and employee is a content producer. Today’s companies use ever more wireless and mobile across many different industries – including government, healthcare, media and administration – data is becoming vital for most business operations.
The global developments of the web, telecommunication infrastructures and networking capabilities transform business operations. It allows the rapid deploy of data center operations, application nodes and networks worldwide. This directly affects communication pathways and marketplaces but is currently challenged by ever restricted bandwidth and speed limits. Continue reading “The Need of Global Data Solutions for Businesses” »