SPOTLIGHT ON SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY: DOCKER

Introducing Docker the modern solution for all developers with deployment problems in applications.

Docker essentially use a container system that separate one’s application with the infrastructure its build on. By offering this, docker system not only increases the portability of the system but also reduces any environmental issues caused when deploying an application. It also helps duplicate and widen the scope of application across multiple servers.

Dockers will save your day by:

  • Accelerating developer on-boarding, setting up a complex developer system within a few mins.
  • Eliminating any app conflicts, because Dockers have so many containers it helps multiple versions exist side by side. Also, it’s easy to start and stop applications with Docker commands.
  • Docker helps you run containers in multiple environments. Therefore, the software shipping is made easier, which can also include being able to ship the infrastructure and software.

Now what are you waiting for? Dive in and get acquainted.

You’ll soon realise just how much Docker can improve your software development and application deployment.

To find out more about Dockers check https://www.docker.com

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The Edge

Edge computing has saved an entire industry today, countering the major concern of reduced efficiency affecting management operations.Edge computing today is closing towards accelerated response rate computing time and thus positively processing the data analysis.

Edge computing not only brings data storage and computation closer to the target, it saves bandwidth as well. Being able to save bandwidth indirectly translates into saving money, less data traffic = lower bills. Edge computing is the new trend in the techno world, competing all the sophisticated, high powered computers which are bound to reduce the latency.

The current status of Edge computing is being powered by the fast growing development of internet of things the (IoT). It is very likely that in the future, it will form an undefined niche in many distributed cloud services.

There are so many example of in our every day life wherein gadget are being controlled using IoT. To begin with, there are drones making deliveries for Amazon. It (the gadgets) directly communicates with the enterprise IoT platform and conduct peer-to-peer exchanges. There is every increasing rise in the use of storage, sensor, computer, and advanced AI capabilities. Not just Amazon, but these following companies have also invested in IoT;

  • Samsung
  • Apple
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Philips

 


The Biggest Technology Trends in 2020 To Get Ready For

We are amid the 4th Industrial Revolution, and technology is evolving faster than ever before. Companies and individuals who do not keep up with some of the major trends in technology run the risk of being left behind. Understanding key trends will allow people and businesses to prepare for and take advantage of opportunities. As a future-oriented business and technology, it is my job to look ahead and identify the most important trends. In this article, I share with you the seven most imminent trends that everyone should be ready for in 2020.

AI-as-a-service

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most transformative technological developments of our time. Most companies have begun to explore how they can use AI to improve their customer experience and streamline their business operations. This will continue in 2020 and, as people become increasingly used to working alongside AIs, the design and deployment of our AI-based systems will remain an expensive proposition for most businesses.

Currently, these platforms, provided by the likes of Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, tend to be somewhat broad in scope, with (often expensive) custom-engineering required to apply them to the specific tasks an organization may require. During 2020, we will see wider adoption and a growing pool of providers that are likely to start offering more tailored applications and services for specific or specialized tasks. This will mean no company will have any excuses left not to use AI.


Apple releasing trio of 5G iPhones in 2020

The target of the iPhone maker is to ship at least 80 million of the new 5G iPhone models in a bid to overtake embattled Chinese tech giant Huawei, CNET reports.

CALIFORNIA: Apple is rumored to be preparing its first 5 G iPhone for next year, and according to the latest Nikkei report, a modem for the upcoming model will be designed by Qualcomm. Apple is likely to launch three iPhone 5G-enabled models in 2020. The aim of the iPhone manufacturer is to ship at least 80 million new 5 G iPhone models in a bid to overwhelm Chinese tech giant Huawei, CNET reports.

The purported 5 G iPhone models are said to use the Qualcomm X55 modem chips. It was speculated earlier that Apple would have its own modem chips for its iPhone lineup in 2021.


How 5G Will Save Your Life

The difference between life and death could be faster networks. It's not that hyperbole. Nor is it a teenager's statement that refreshes their social media pages desperately, hoping to obtain more "likes" on their posts. Faster connectivity might have revolutionized sectors that we may not even have considered linked. In the past, tech shortages avoided innovation. But now everything is changing ... because of 5G. Qwake, a start-up based in San Francisco, has developed C-Thru. C-Thru was originally intended to assist CEO Sam Cossman to navigate his expeditions through volcanic craters filled with smoke. Now, it helps first responders to save lives and keep themselves secure.

C-Thru is an augmented reality headset, according to a new Cnet story. Built-in thermal imaging and a 5G connection will help firefighters see-through black smoke to locate victims more easily. “The way we used to look for people was almost as if you were blind,” said Harold Schapelhouman, fire chief of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District. “Firefighter after firefighter, from older … to some of the newer [and] youngest, all looked through that system and went ‘wow’ … This is it, this is what we’ve been looking for.”

It's a life-saving application made possible with next-generation wireless technology. The key is that 5 G networks are sublimely fast. When fully deployed, they should be a 100x to 200x improvement over existing 4 G networks. According to Digital Trends, the difference would be like streaming a single 4 K movie and streaming 400 8 K movies, at the same time. And that's great. Amazing, actually, when you consider what can be done with that speed. But that's not the only thing 5 G has going for it. The real game-changer is low latency or lag.

The time for human reaction is 200-300 milliseconds. So the current 4 G "ultra-broadband" is a big improvement at 100-200 milliseconds. But 5 G is going to reduce latency to a millisecond. This means that developers of the software can simulate live code interactions. Here's how 5 G stands for improving real life, in real-time...

  • Cars will be able to self-navigate. also, they`ll be able to communicate with traffic lights and other vehicles.
  • It could even mean the end of traffic.
  • Technicians will able to remotely operate heavy machinery in locations unsafe for humans
  • It could bring an end to industrial accidents.

So why don't we see more of these great innovative products if we have 5 G already? That's because some technical limitations still exist. But they're temporary as well. 5 G operates at mixed frequencies using the millimeter-wave technology. Unfortunately, the range of these signals is limited to 300 meters. The weather can also disrupt connectivity and cause havoc, even something as small as leaves blowing in the wind or rain. Signals are often unable to pass through walls. Network providers would need to install multiple new transmitters every 200 meters in every direction to build a 5 G wireless network capable of reaching everywhere. While the possibilities offered by 5 G are exciting, in development it is still a new technology. And many companies are committed, sooner rather than later, to bring it to life.

Accenture, a global consulting firm, estimated that telco companies could spend $275 billion by 2025 to snuff up their networks in 2018. The capacity of 5 G networks, on the other side, is enormous. A 4 G network could serve 1 million phones per 500 square kilometers comfortably. But the same number of devices over 1 square kilometer could be served by a 5 G system. This makes 5 G ideal for dense urban centers, industrial settings, universities and campuses in hospitals. Start-ups like Qwake are banking on that ability... This firm in San Francisco is working to perfect C-Thruwith the Verizon (VZ) First Responder Lab. To work magic, the present model utilizes a small laptop plus heat sensors. Thick smoke and gasses obscured objects become silhouettes that first responders can see. Future variants of the helmet will add location monitoring as well as an AI to assist filter the most vital information through sights and sounds. Then the first responder becomes a human walking sensor.

 


New Tech Update: Siemens integrates analysis software SAS in IoT platform

The SAS open source software for streaming analysis will be included by Siemens in the MindSphere Internet of Things Platform (IoT). Analysis access is available for use by IoT cloud-based users, which can speed up the introduction of machine education and artificial intelligence in the IoT environment according to both parties. These solutions are expected to be available later this year. Siemens and SAS will collaborate to engage new and existing customers and enable almost real-time integrated IoT peripherals, beginning with streaming analysis. Companies focus on manufacturing, health care, energy suppliers and transport organizations, as well as in the field of intelligent towns.

Mindsphere

MindSphere is Siemens ' open, cloud-based IoT operating system connected to the digital world by objects (' things '). The open platform as a service (PaaS) forms the basis for new business models such as preventive maintenance, management of energy data and the optimization of resources. MindSphere, therefore, forms the basis, according to Siemens, for new business models such as those for manufacturers who use their specific machine-and process knowledge, and to develop innovative customer-oriented applications, solutions, and services. For example, this enables them to monitor machines at various locations. Machine parks, for example, need to have limited downtime.


Old tech reveals personal data of past owner

Did you wipe all your data properly before getting rid of your computer hardware?

In order to discover how well businesses wipe data on end of life devices, Researcher Josh Frantz from Rapid7 purchased 85 used IT hardware including computers, flash drives, phones, and hard drives from businesses. In total, he paid $600.

Astonishingly, only two devices were wiped properly, and three devices were encrypted. He was able to retrieve 214,019 images, 3,406 documents, and 148,903 email messages from all the devices he purchased.

In an attempt to sift through all these data for potentially private information, he used Python script and PowerShell to identify social security numbers, dates of birth, credit card numbers, and phone numbers. He ended up collecting 611 email addresses, 50 dates of birth, 41 Social Security numbers, 19 credit-card numbers, 6 driver’s license numbers, and 2 passport numbers.

So, how much do these data worth?

To research further about the black market value of the data, Frantz was surprised to learn how cheap it is to buy people's information on the Darknet. Social security number cost around $1 apiece, while full documents cost around $3. It is obvious to say that data leakage is so common that it has driven down the cost of the data itself.

How to safely dispose of your IT hardware?

From this experiment, we learned the importance of wipe your data properly before dispose of your hardware.  At Easy Hardware Trading, we offer IT hardware a second life so it has always been our priority to have professionals wipe out all the data in the devices when we receive used hardware.


The Internet of Things

What is " The Internet of Things"?

Nowadays, “The Internet of Things” is a very popular and increasingly growing topic in the world. The concept is new and complex. The main idea is that any of devices can connect to each other with the use of an on or off switch, which is also called "The Internet of Things" platform. All of the shared data transfers through that platform between connected devices. In the process of data transfer, people also help to create a connection between devices. For example, you are in a hurry for a very important meeting but gets into a traffic jam. Your car navigator in the phone reacts immediately to the situation and sends a message to people that wait for you at the meeting. It is a perfect scenario, isn't it?

How does it work?

In fact, "The Internet of Things" gets more discussions around the concept than it is actually applied for daily use. But this is just a matter of time. Some companies already work on the implementation of "The Internet of Things" to their businesses. In several years, people might start living a "smart" life in their "smart" houses and more than that, "smart" cities. Imagine, you are going back home from a nice time spent with your friends. You have an electronic watch on your wrist and press on the screen. Simply, your electronic watch sends a signal or notification to your house to start preparing for your come. The house immediately turns on the heating in rooms, a boiler heats the water for a warm shower and the kettle starts boiling water for tea in the kitchen. This is how a "smart" house will look like in the near future.

The same will happen to cities all over the world. The infrastructure will be improved and made better for the living conditions of citizens. For example, the number of traffic jams will decrease because people get informed quickly about it so that they know which road not to drive. This is just a small drop in the ocean of changes and improvements, which should be awaited ahead.

"The Internet of Things" in business 

"The Internet of Things" is also very important for companies, which operate in a B2B sector. If manufacturers produce their products by embedding sensors, it will help them to know whether there are any problems with products. In such a way, issues with products will be detected on an early stage and fixed accordingly. Sometimes, a problem is not exactly with a specific product, but with distribution and supply chain. This is also something that can be found out immediately with a help of sensors embedded in products. For sure, this is quite expensive to use "The Internet of Things" for a lot of businesses and consumers. However, it is a big step towards the future.