IBM marries on-premises, private- and public-cloud data

IBM has taken the wraps off of another multi-cloud reconciliation stage it expectations will enable clients to oversee, secure and coordinate information regardless of where it dwells – in on-premise, private-cloud or open cloud applications.

Venture clients are looked with the overwhelming assignment of crossing over heritage applications with most recent cloud administration, and many can't simply lift and move, said Juan Carlos Soto, IBM VP of Mixture Cloud Combination. Over that numerous organizations are as of now attempting to oversee at least five cloud situations, frequently from various merchants, and they can't keep up, he said.

IBM's Establishment for Business Esteem gauges that by 2021, 98 percent of associations intend to receive half breed models, yet only 38 percent will have the methods and apparatuses they have to work that condition.

To address a portion of that multifaceted nature IBM Cloud Reconciliation Stage (ICP) is an amalgamation of new and improved IBM cloud parts. Huge Blue says it will let clients safely interface applications, programming and administrations from any seller paying little mind to where those frameworks are, decreasing reconciliation time and expenses while quickening new application advancement.

Explicitly the ICP keeps running on Enormous Blue's IBM Cloud Private condition which can oversee Kubernetes and different holders. The ICP incorporates various existing IBM contributions that incorporate the accompanying.


Google and Maurithuis collaborate on the project

Google and Maurithuis stepped into the project in order to incorporate famous works of the painter Johannes Vermeer into a virtual environment. With the project "Meet Vermeer",  visitors will experience what a virtual museum is. They can physically walk in the virtual museum through the augmented reality and view 36 paintings by zooming them in. In past, Google already worked with Maurithuis on the French project " Arts & Culture". This is the second time that Google and Maurithuis will collaborate on the same project from Paris.

However, five developers from Google will create the virtual exhibition with paintings of Vermeer for "Arts & Culture" project, so that people all around the world can view masterpieces of the painter. The most interesting element for the creation of the virtual museum is visitor's contribution. People can build the museum themselves. For that purpose, they can use a tour creator by Google, Poly Tours. The tour creator allows using formats ar and vr. To view paintings, visitors should have ARCore (Android) or ARKit (iOS) platforms downloaded on their phones. They can also use normal vr mode on phones.

Furthermore, Google developed the Art Camera two years ago. This robot camera is used for providing people with a virtual view of the paintings of Vermeer. More than that, the camera scan and take a photo of a painting on a distance in 1 meter and uses laser and sonar for a good focus. Therefore, it is possible to zoom in the paintings to view them better. However, paintings can be zoomed only outside of the ar platform.

The "Meet Vermeer" project is a brilliant idea to view and enjoy masterpieces of the great painter Johannes Vermeer!


The urge for the health industry to move to E-health

The application of technologies can provide better health care. The government of the Netherlands decided to invest ninety million euros in the improvement of e-health in 2019. It can give better care after old people who need it. Also, people with disabilities and chronical illnesses can benefit from e-health applications such as web apps or Internet messengers, which can be used both by clinicians and patients in order to communicate with each other. Also, it will be possible for patients to see their health records online in medical databases. It will make the living conditions easier for patients.

E-health applications are still not widely used, they will be available for elderly people on a regular basis. In this case, the hardware should be used to provide patients with e-health applications. For instance,  the information with medical records can be stored in computers for a long time, which is an advantage for clinicians.  The patients can also see their medical records. Both medical professionals and patients can have a reciprocal communication with each other when it is necessary with the help of created web apps or Internet messengers.


Cyber Hygiene

Cyber hygiene is the way for data being protected. This helps to protect devices from malware. The data is stored safely from theft and cyber attacks. Cyber hygiene is a sort of instruction and practices, which users of devices can do for the benefit of a system's health and security. There are several practices to follow to protect data and secure functioning devices:

  1. Hardware, software, and applications should be documented. Make a list where you will document it.
  2. From the list, you will see which equipment is not used, software and some apps need to be updated or even uninstalled.
  3. All of the practices for cyber hygiene can be noted down. It can be created a policy for users. The policy might contain information about password changes, software or hardware updates, new installs, back up information, etc.

Users should folow these simple practices to avoid any issues with cybersecurity in future.


Threats of plastic

Most of the companies use plastic for their products and packaging. However, plastic contains toxins, which bring harm to the environment. There are the threats of plastic, which should be taken into account when manufacturing products:

  • It is impossible that plastic biodegrades. Once people throw away any things made of plastic, it will stay in the ground millions for years and only break down into small pieces.
  • Plastic is also dangerous for human health because of toxins that poison people. It results in cancer, birth defects or endocrine disruption, etc.
  • Even small creatures, like plankton, eat plastic because it is also in the water. People use fish as food and different countries, which brings more risks to human health. Besides, fish absorbs the dangerous chemical elements from plastic, which is also a threat to marine species.
  • The same happens to animals. They eat because of thinking that it is food. It is dangerous as animals die because of eating plastic, which does not digest.
  • Plastic cannot biodegrade. Dozens of factories use discard more than 20 millions of plastic. It does not go away. Some factories recycle plastic, but it mainly stays in the ground.

Therefore, manufacturers from around the world should take the situation over. Some of them already looking for ways on how to replace plastic in their products and packaging. We should care about the planet where we live!


New Technology Trend: Cloud and AI Centric Processors

Every week we will be presenting you with the technology trends that we think will be here to stay. This week, we are presenting the Cloud and AI centric Processors

 

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While your phones are not full of AI specific hardware (though they have a little of that), there are places where this specialized equipment is poised to make a considerable impact: cloud and data centers.

Google is one of many that want to leverage hardware to make AI calculations faster. This makes sense if you compare the price of services to the cost of the device. As the price of the equipment drops, the amount of profit that services will make starts to warrant the design of custom hardware. Here, each small improvement in power or speed will translate directly into money saved and earned. It’s no wonder the likes of Facebook and Google are spending so much effort in this arena. Facebook even wants the open source community to help out in its efforts.


A NEW FREE TOOL TO FIGHT MALWARE ATTACKS

 

SentinelOne released Blacksmith, a free Linux tool that can detect meltdown vulnerability exploitation attempts. The Blacksmith tool influences the performance counting feature on modern chipsets. This lets Blacksmith monitor processes to detect malicious behavior. The Meltdown vulnerability generates these patterns during exploitation. Blacksmith reports detected exploitation attempts by email, which allows each admin to take individual action to clean up the exploitation. Linux is one of the preferred world’s supercomputer’s brand, and this makes it a high-value target for attackers. Therefore, it was urgent finding a solution to secure Linux computers from malware attacks and meltdown, since several businesses and working places could have been affected by them.  Meltdown creates a vulnerability that puts Linux powered computers at risk. The flaw is in the kernel that controls the chip performance that allows commonly used programs to access the contents and layout of a computer's protected kernel memory areas. This tool represents one of the safest and most reliable solution to fight malware attacks and meltdowns at a very fair price.


Easy Hardware Trading going green: meeting the standards of EU WEEE Directive

Easy Hardware Trading is active in the green world and the recycling services offered meet the strict standards of the EU Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive. The EU estimated that the waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) will grow to more than 12 million tonnes by 2020. One of the main reason causing this phenomenon is that the production of modern electronics requires the use of scarce and expensive resources that, if not properly managed, can cause environmental and health problems. To improve the environmental management of this mixture of potentially dangerous materials and components, treatment and recycling of electronics at the end of their life is needed.

To address these problems a legislation has been set up and divided into two main Directives: the Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE Directive) and the Directive on the restriction of the use of certain substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive).

The first WEEE Directive was founded in February 2003. The Directive created schemes where consumers return their WEEE free of charge with the aim to increase the recycling of WEEE and re-use. To fight the fast increase waste stream, in 2008 the new WEEE Directive was proposed and implemented on the 13th of August 2012 and became effective on 14 February 2014.

EU legislation restricting the use of potentially dangerous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive) entered into force in February 2003. The legislation requires heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium, and flame retardants such as polybrominated biphenyls) to be replaced by safer alternatives. The updated RoHS Directive became effective on 3 January 2013.

In 2017 a common methodology has been established for the calculation of the weight of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) placed on the national market in each Member State and also a common methodology for the calculation of the quantity of Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) generated by weight in each Member State.

Meeting the requirements of this EU Directives is helping Easy Hardware Trading to show its green spirit to several clients. The meeting of these requirements is hardly recommended to each type of companies with the aim to reduce the electronic waste and being more environmentally friendly.


ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE CITY

Hello, today we want to talk to you about the future. We are already living in the future without realizing it. This is all made

possible with the help of software and hardware constantly evolving.

Artificial intelligence, smart cities and robots:

Here’s how the future applications will be: self-managing and adaptive to our needs, which is the era of digital cohesion – according to the study by Juniper Networks, a company specialized in ethernet network switch. The era of self-aware machines is coming – Juniper Networks stated. The company as an expert in scalable and secure networks, has calculated the advantages of learning machine and AI, virtual reality and augmented reality. Just think about wandering around the city to watch the sky and see the routers in every corner, repeaters, cameras, HUB, SWITCH, ROUTER, all interconnected, which managing the public lightning or controlling the pressure of the sewage system. We can presume that in the near future, we will increasingly find ourselves submerged with AI and smart cities.

Self-managing application

According to Juniper Networks, we are in full Digital Cohesion, an era in which technology can self-manage, adapt to the user’s behavior and enterprise needs. Learning features are incorporated into the chips will greatly increase the intelligence of machinery. At the beginning of 2016, Juniper predicted that 80% of corporate networks have adopted a form of open networking. In the survey, 84% of professionals claim to have self-managing application within the company.

10.3 million devices connected to the cellular network

The 2016 data come from Istat shows that 69.2% of Italian households have access to the Internet at home. The year before, the percentage reached 66.2 percent. There is no reason to believe the trend would stop. Not only villas and apartments will be connected, but also domestic appliances. According to the Internet of Things Observatory of the Milan Polytechnic, the market in Italy has reached 2 billion euros and there are about 10.3 million devices connected by the cellular network.

Robots in companies

The robot will dethrone us. A McKinsey & Company study indicates that more than 5% of human workers will be replaced by computers. Employment contracts will not end up in trash: while the machines deal with repetitive tasks, the technicians will have time to devote themselves to strategic initiatives, or improving competitiveness, increase efficiency and bringing benefits to the business. In the coming years, with the automation of many basic technology activities, several frictions within the IT group will be eliminated, allowing the staff to follow other tasks.


THE ADVENT OF INTERNET ERA IS A REAL HELP FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

 

WWF explained how the deforestation is a real problem since forests produce vital oxygen and 1.6 billion people rely on benefits that forests offer. The advent of internet era helped people to use less paper compared to the past years, simply because nowadays it is possible to work entirely online without being worried about printing pages but just sending emails and documents with a click on a computer. A good example of how technology helps to save the planet are the schools. Nowadays, students are used to working with tablets and computers, instead, make use of the traditional printed books. This simple use of technology helps to reduce the deforestation since the demand for paper will diminish and, subsequently, also the need to cut thousands of trees every day will be reduced. To connect all the computers an important hardware needed is a switch. Schools will also need a router to connect the wi-fi and let students be able to work and study using the computers.