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Gartner’s Technological Trends for 2019
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Gartner released a second segment of the annual Gartner trends. The previous one concentrated on strategic forecasts, but this one has focused on technology trends. Here is what Gartner thinks will happen in the world of technology in the coming year: 

 

Autonomous things 

There has been spiking investments in autonomous things for years. There is a race to the autonomy of all kinds among the most prominent companies around the world. Autonomous things will be supported by various technologies such as IoT and AI. 

 

AI 

Gartner says that by 2022, 40% of new app...

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Analysis
How to Protect Yourself Against Social Engineering Attacks
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Social engineering is the most dangerous vector of attack that is available to hackers. It can be executed through a phone call, an email phishing attack or a physical intrusion into your building by an individual claiming false credentials. 

Social engineering involves the art of manipulating employees into doing things that are related to security such as revealing confidential information or giving away personal computer access. Instead of using computer systems or networks, social engineers utilise psychological tricks on employees to gain access to small pieces of information....

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Analysis
Main Reasons for a Failing Digital Workplace
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Nobody likes to fail: failure makes you feel uncomfortable, inadequate and embarrassed. At your workplace, it can lead to demotivation, write-ups or even termination. As an employee or a manager, failure is not fatal, and when you permit yourself to fail, at the same time, you are giving yourself an opportunity to excel. 

Compared to other major initiatives, the procedure for creating digital workplaces has various opportunities to fail. However, attempting to avoid or eliminate failure at all costs can be more detrimental and can result in expensive mistakes. If your company is...

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Practical Advice
How to protect data in the cloud
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The endorsement of cloud data storage has greatly enabled innovation, creativity, and peer collaboration. Many people enjoy its accessibility and resourcefulness. However, cloud security measures are often neglected, and most companies expect the service providers to be accountable. Many businesses only protect their credit card information and personal data. They do not prioritise on investing financial and other appropriate resources to protect critical information. As a result, some companies encounter problems when combating security threats while others suffer great losses in...

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Analysis
How to Build a Water-Tight Cybersecurity Strategic Plan
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As an IT expert in a management position, cybersecurity should be one of your top priorities. Implementing new security measures in your organisation comes with some challenges, but is a big step towards protecting your organisation. Here are tips that can help you to run a cybersecurity project smoothly: 

 

Do Thorough Research before You Start 

It is vital to learn from people with experience in your road to creating a leadership-level security plan. Since you are likely to be the leader of cybersecurity in your company, you will have to study resources from other...

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Practical Advice
Development and Implementation of Security Policy
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Almost every day you hear about a new industry or company that was attacked by hackers. These information breaches have great impacts on an industry's bottom line and may lead to permanent damage to its reputation. That means it is essential for organisations of all sizes, be it small or large, to be proactive to protect the firm and its customers' information. One of the largest information technology security vulnerabilities for organisations to deal with originate from its employees. So how does the company create a security awareness culture that encourages its...

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Analysis
Cyber hygiene: All you need to know 
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Cyber hygiene is the practice of keeping your organisation's computers and devices in good working order and adequately protected against the threats of malware, hacking and viruses. It's a form of risk mitigation, and having a cyber hygiene routine in place is as essential to the health of your IT system as brushing your teeth with toothpaste twice daily is for your dental health. 

You can keep your system as healthy as possible by following these steps: 

 

Put a cyber security framework in place 

Adhere to a cyber security framework which is a coherent plan to...

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Analysis
Eliminate Bandwidth and Latency Problems
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The need to process data faster is the main reason why edge computing is becoming popular by the day. Cloud computing is now viewed to have a slow latency compared to edge computing, and that is why it is popular. Its low latency in processing information is the reason why important data is handled at the edge of the network. 

 

Benefits of Edge Computing 

With so many people aware of the internet today, a large percentage of people have based their daily activities on the internet – enterprises even more so. But to fulfill all tasks in a timely manner, internet...

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Practical Advice
Changing Passwords Frequently could breach your Security System
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It is a common assumption that changing your password more frequently offers tight security to your system; the truth seems to be different. Instead, frequently changing your passwords weakens your security systems. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s Technologist, Lorrie Cranor and other security experts believe that a very strong password is enough to keep a system secure, compared to changing passwords frequently. This, however, does not mean that the passwords should not be changed, it only suggests that passwords be changed after a long period of time and not...

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Practical Advise
Overcoming Your Smartphone Addiction
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Smartphones can be used to achieve several day-to-day activities such as working, getting in touch with loved ones, accessing knowledge through the internet or snapping your photos, just to mention a few. However, these fantastic gadgets have a way of holding your attention, and even rewire your brain to increase your phone dependency. For instance, if the "ding" of your phone makes you drop whatever you are doing or low battery warning leaves you anxious, then you are probably suffering from phone addiction.

Smartphone addiction negatively affects your social, physical, and...

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