Category: New Trends

Preventing and/or Recovering from WannaCry Ransomware Attack

You don’t want to be a casualty of any ransomware threat, including WannaCry. This cyberattack hit over 300,000 computers in 150 countries. Most of the victims were in Asia, although systems in Europe and the United States were also affected. Consider yourself lucky if you did not boot up to a screen that demanded a $300… Read more »

Solid State Disks Gain Capacity Advantage Over Hard Disks

Until recently one of the factors that hindered the penetration of flash memory-based Solid State Drives (SSDs) into the corporate datacenter was their capacity deficit with respect to Hard Disk Drives (HDDs). Only months ago, at a time when 4TB hard drives were well established as commodity products, 1TB seemed to be the top of the range… Read more »

Increasing Database Efficiency in 2017

Building a database is one task. Its maintenance is another. With advancements being made in the areas of continuous integration, informatics and data visualization technologies, it is important to remember that data integrity and quality are the underlying factors that improve operational efficiency. Here’s a look back at why we started using databases and how we… Read more »

Tech Trends to Expect in 2017

Mobile Devices

As 2016 draws to a close, technological development is advancing at a rapid pace. Businesses must keep up to date with the latest tech trends which could transform several markets in 2017. Here are five of the most life-changing we can expect to see over the next year. 1. Big Data Getting Bigger Although Big… Read more »

SSDs vs. M.2 Drives: What You Need to Know

As SSDs (solid state drives) become more widely available to the public, at even 2TB sizes for laptops, a new trend develops in the world of data storage hardware: the M.2 drive! This has caused quite a bit of upheaval for computer users everywhere. For example, Apple’s latest versions of the Macbook Pro utilize the M.2 drive… Read more »

Hybrid Disk Drives Ease The Transition From HDDs to SSDs

Since its introduction more than a half century ago, the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) has been the king of data storage. For decades this technology provided a combination of high capacity, good performance, and low cost that was unmatched. But now there’s a challenger in the arena, the Solid State Disk (SSD). Why SSD technology is starting… Read more »

5 Tech Tools to Transform Learning

With technology’s constant changes, how can a teacher stay current and keep students interested? Here are five tech tools that can be used to create engaging educational content for the new school year. 1. Virtual Reality (VR) Technology When subjects, such as calculus and chemistry, are difficult to understand, students can become easily distracted or… Read more »

Virtual Appointments: The Future of Healthcare

Doctor’s appointments for most people are dreaded inconveniences that interrupt their daily routines. Whether they must leave work in the middle of the day or secure a babysitter for a few hours, often times they are more of a hassle than anything else. It is likely that the inconvenient nature of doctors’ appointments are part… Read more »

Technology and Schools: The Future of Education

Certainly everyone has heard stories of the “good ol’ days” where students walked 15 miles through a foot of snow to attend school. Upon arriving, students were expected to read long books and write tedious reports by hand. Members of older generations who tell these tales of their youth would be shocked to enter a… Read more »

The Impacts of 5D Storage on Big Data

Storing data for a lifetime is now likely thanks to five-dimensional or 5D storage. Scientists at the London-based Univeristy of South Hampton made a technological data storage breakthrough when they produced a five-dimensional retrieval and recording method using extremely agile laser writing and nanostructuring in glass. This glass-based storage technology can solve IT pain points,… Read more »