Thursday, September 7, 2017

What Is IoT and How Will It Enhance Businesses

    Everyone must have heard the word Internet of Things by now, but do you know what it really means. IoT stands for the connection of devices ( other than your standard computers, smartphones, laptops and tablets ) to the Internet.  Cars, business equipment, kitchen appliances , tracking devices that can all be connected through the Internet of Things. In the next few years to come more devices will be on that list. It is also defined as the interconnection thru the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects enabling them to send and receive data. You can control such things like your smart TV, refrigerator and air condition thru your tablet, smartphones and computers. IoT is all about sensors.
   

Here are several advantages:

1. Everything will be easy to find – No more need for barcodes when you are doing your inventory management.  All of your devices, equipment and even products will all be united into the same network. You can now update numbers any time you want. You will have the capability to look into those benchmarks at any moment.

2. Make Your business operations better -  As I said IoT is all about sensors. These really tiny inventions can be attached to anything , that means even your coffee cup and  to your devices in the office. It will record and send data back into the cloud. You’ll have more feed back on how your products and equipment are being used.
3. Your company can make better products  - We now have smartphones that can do so much than an ordinary cell phone. Expect much more from the Internet of Things. Everything has started to evolve with the entry of smart watches. Expect a lot of things to happen, you may have smart yoga mats or even a smart badminton racket. You might think it’s weird but it’s going to happen whether you like it or not. The thing is that businesses will have the opportunity to create better and smarter products that consumers can be connected to.

4. Services will be automated  - If you are in the cargo business or even shipping  business , you can now  place Iot sensors on vehicles  and even packages and it will magnify visibility of your supply chains. This will definitely improve your transport operations especially if you have cargo that is high priced. The sensors that have been placed can reveal changes in temperature, light, features and data . It certainly is useful for alleviating risks that are caused by delays and other factors.


5. Huge amount of data - Sensors that have been placed as components of IoT devices  and it can create data that can be stocked and then analyzed as a portion of existing analytics. It will develop new kinds of findings. Any program including distribution, edible materials, shopping can send previously unavailable data information about temperature, movement, vibration, light and other perceivable conditions across network connections to data storehouses.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

What’s New With Huawei

   Huawei has launched Kirin 970 chipset with Artificial Intelligence Capabilities. It comes with a dedicated neural processing unit, an 8 core CPU and a 12 core GPU. Included with it is 5.5 million transistors. Huawei has called this the future of smartphones. Since they have come out with this, they have beaten both Samsung and Apple  because they are the first to release a chi set with Artificial Intelligence. It has always been a race among this three giant Smartphone Companies. I hope that it just works out fine.
    
   What is Artificial Intelligence? It is a branch of computer science dealing with the simulation of intelligent behavior in computers. It has the capability to imitate human behavior. Now we have a computer system that is able to perform task that normally require human intelligence. It could do such things such as virtual perception, speech recognition, decision making and translation between languages.  If this is the case a lot of people would like to get their hands on this smartphone. Artificial Intelligence will create heavy demands on computing performance energy efficiency and device cloud synergy. When all these demands are met, there will be better intelligence experience. There will be now a lot of fusion abilities across both chipsets and the cloud. According to Sao Yang , President of Strategy Marketing At Huawei Consumer Group, He said in November 2015 that the intelligence of the superphone will continue to evolve  and develop itself into digital intelligence . It will have the ability to empower us to interact with the world.

     Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group said last Monday that Huawei is committed to developing smart devices into intelligent devices by building end to end capabilities that support coordinated chips, devices by building end to end capabilities that support coordinated development of chip, devices and the cloud. The company has claimed that this chipset can process 2,000 images per minute which is faster than any chipset in the market today. Media reports have been saying that the upcoming Huawei smartphones Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro’will house the Kirin 970 chipset and it is expected to have 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. It is said to be powered by 4,000mAh battery and would run Android Nougat OS.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

What Is Cloud Computing and How Does It Work.

   Cloud Computing is a method using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store and process data. It does not use a local server or the hard drive on your computer. The cloud is a metaphor or what we call a symbol. It is an implied comparison of what areal cloud does.  It makes data accessing mechanisms more productive, effective and reliable. It depends mostly on the sharing of resources to make it more rational. The nice thing about cloud computing is that it allows companies and individuals to use and utilize a computed resource like a virtual machine, storage or an application. It is like consuming any utility like electricity. Using cloud means that you don’t need to build any kind of infrastructure in your house. This is quite costly.
   You may not know it but you yourself might be using cloud computing services already. It is possible you are using cloud computing because you are using online services like sending emails , editing documents, watching your favorite show whether TV or movies. You may be even be listening to music, storing pictures, files and even playing games. Cloud Computing can make this possible because it can be working behind the scenes. Companies that are just starting and those that have been there for quite a time have been using Cloud Computing.  There are so many things that Cloud computing can accomplish.

   Here are several things that it can do:

1. Keep data, back it up and recover data.
2. Useful for streaming audio and video.
3. It can be a source to host websites and blogs.
4.  It can bring and deliver software on demand.
   Kinds of Cloud Computing services:

1. SaaS - It allows users to interact with software that is hosted on the cloud and not on the platform or in the infrastructure it is running on.
2. PaaS - It allows users to position and develop applications.
3. IaaS - It is the infrastructure that runs and powers the cloud.
     Using these three kinds of services  can help companies save on time and cash in positioning, maintaining hardware and software. They keep users connected and work is done in a collective manner.

 Here are the Different Kinds of Cloud Deployment:

1. Hybrid Cloud - It is composed of two or more different cloud infrastractures. It can be  private, community or public. They are unique entities but they are tied together by standardized or proprietary  technology that allows data and application portability.
3 Private Cloud -This cloud infrastructure is for the exclusive use of a single company or organization. It can be managed by one entity, third party or both of them. It can function on or off premises.
3. Community Cloud  - The cloud  infrastructure is for the exclusive use of a particular community of consumers  from organizations that have common concerns. It  can be owned managed, and operated by one or more of the organizations that comprises the community. It can function on or off premises.
4. Public Cloud  - This cloud infrastructure caters to the general public. It can be owned, managed and operated by business, government organization or a combination of both. It functions on the premises of the cloud provider.

    Cloud computing services all work in a different way and it all depends on the provider. Most of them  provide a friendly based dashboard. This way, it makes it easier for IT professionals and developers to order resources plus manage their accounts. There are some Cloud computing services that have been designed to work with REST API’s  ( based  on Representational Transfer Technology ). It is an architectural style and approach to communications f ten used in web services. It also works with a command-line interface ( CLI ) giving developers a lot of options.

Monday, August 28, 2017

How Computer Technology Is Expanding

    Computer advancement has been on the rise and there has been much improvement since five years ago. Now the hardware in computers has changed tremendously.  There was a time that we had 1mb hard drive and then 256GB hard drives. Now we have 500GB - 1 Terabyte of hard drive. One terabyte of hard drive is the maximum you can have for a laptop. For a Desktop PC you can have even three terabytes of hard drive. Everything just keeps on expanding. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring but everything just keeps improving. Take for example the graphic card.. Now you have the high end GPU: Nvidia GEForce GTX 180 TI. It could be used for gaming. I find the price level a little bit high at $699. It has a good gaming performance. You also have the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64which will cost $499. There is the AMD Radeon RX 580. It gives you a very good 1080p performance. The price is just $380. For the entry level GPU, you can have an AMD Radeon RX 460. It is good for 1080light gaming and it cost only $114.99. It all depends on what is your screen resolution. You can still use The old 256, 512 or 1 GB GPU MB card. Just be sure that you have the right resolution for it. Before we use to have the 4 bit later the 32 bit and now the 64 bit.
     From Old to New Software  -  Microsoft, Apple and even Google are always coming out with new software and operating system . Microsoft came out with Windows 95 in April 24, 1995. We have gone through Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8. It’s now Windows 10 and we are in the year 2017. Their Operating system keeps on changing. They are trying to constantly improve their operating system.  Microsoft wants to improve their operating systems. Their goal is to get a better performance each time they come up with a new operating system.
   Computer Software and how it is advancing

1.  Computer Data Storage and Data Processing - Over the last ten years there has been a big improvement in data storage. There was a time that we could not store over and process at the same time. We used to have only 256 MB system for computer memory. Today we can have over 30GB that our computers can manage effectively. This is because Microsoft has developed a computer technology that can handle several applications that can be running at the same time. You now have several alternatives to keep your data. You can use an external drive, a backup software or even use Cloud storage. There are many ways that you can manage your storage. These developments are so helpful.

2., Internet Apps-There are so many internet apps that we can use now.  It all started with Internet Explorer, Netscape and now Google which is the widest search engine that is being used . With the new apps like skype and viber that gives us the ability to get in contact and talk with people. Not only that, because we have cameras we can see the people whom we are talking too and do teleconferencing. We now have waze on our smartphones that can direct us where to go. All these apps are enhancing computer technology and this will continue as the years go by.

 3. Watching videos and streaming - You can do this now because of Netflix and iflix  plus other entertainment apps. Your computer can be hooked up to your television and music equipment. Ten years ago you would never imagine these things happening.

4. How the gaming industry has grown - The gaming industry has grown leaps and bounds. Before you can only play a game with yourself.  Now you can play games with people you don’t even know and they are located in different countries. This is because software advancement has gained a lot of grounds. There are software engineers now that are so good in making games and they are selling it for a profit.

5. What Social media and networking has achieved - The biggest social media is facebook and this has allowed persons to get in contact with friends that they have not seen for a long time.  Networking was not heard about a decade ago and it is now a norm. People use this for their businesses. Social media and networking has allowed a lot of interaction among people whether you are friends or just trying to earn a living.
  

    Computer hardware in the late 80’s and going in to the 1990’s was so massive and hard to carry around. With the advent of the laptops, tablets and smartphones everything has become so handy. Today you can get the kind of laptop and tablets depending on the size you want. Just know what kind of configuration is desirable for your purpose.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

What Is Responsive Design and How Is It Beneficial

    Responsive Web design is a design approach aimed at creating sites that uses flexible layouts, flexible images and cascading style sheet media queries. It gives you the most favorable viewing experience. The end result of this kind of design is that web pages can be detected on the visitor’s screen easily. It is called responsive because you can view it on a tablet, smartphone, laptop and desktop with clarity and it will fit in properly.  The layout will change itself accordingly to whatever screen size is being used.
   There are many benefits that can be obtained by this kind of design :

1. Easy to build –   Creating this type of design is easy, because the development of this design takes less time.  It fits all types of devices. You don’t need to build a website specifically for your mobile website or for your desktop. It becomes a one for all type of design. With one website you enhance your business without consuming a lot of time.
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2. Assures the user superior quality experience – Because it is easy to read and navigate, you can be sure that the user will not leave your site right away. What makes it really appealing is because everything is simplified. Reading is easy and so is navigating from page to page.  If your site is hard to use and everything seems so laborious, the user will leave your site and go to your rival’s site. You will definitely lose your client. You website is used to market your product, so you need to enhance it  When you have a website that provides superior quality experience, your visitors will keep on coming back to your website. It is because they liked what they experienced.

3.  Having a great seo – Search engine optimization is all about maximizing the number of visitors to your website. This is a process wherein your website should appear high up on the list of any search engine, especially Google. Your main goal is to get more traffic to your website.  You must integrate content with search engine optimization. Responsive web design makes it easier for Google to list your website  and make it show nearer to the top.  It doesn’t matter what configuration or format the user is searching from. Responsive Web design gives stronger backlinks and the bounce rates can be easily converted into higher search rankings. With a Responsive Web Design you will avoid duplicating your content.
4. Maintaining your website will not be costly– Because responsive design uses a standardized testing system, you are assured that you will have an optimal layout on every kind of screen. It will not benefit any person to have different desktop and mobile sites. If you do this, you will have two content strategies, two administrative interfaces and you probably have to hire two design teams. This will give you a lot of problems. Having a responsive design is the best because it fits into all types of devices. You can now devote more time to developing content and marketing.


5. Increase in Mobile traffic– At least fifty percent of traffic that go in to well-known websites come from mobile devices. It is a must for everyone who has a website that provides services or products to be visible on smaller screens. When I say visible, I mean that the website can fit into smaller screens so that the user will not encounter any problems. Responsive design has become the standard because of it’s adaptability and the development cost is lower.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

What Kind of Features Do You Need For Your Next Laptop



     Laptops are still more expensive than Desktops. What makes it more useful is it’s portability. You can tag your laptops wherever you go.  Desktops can be used only in homes and offices. There are a lot of laptops out there in the market, so it is necessary to choose one for yourself that will fit your needs. You need the most important things when choosing your laptop. Tour specs must be the right type that will fit your needs . Everything now is about speed, long battery lie and a very reliable keyboard.
   Here are some Essential features that you will need.

1. 7th Generation Kaby Lake Processor - The brain of the laptop and any other computer is it’s processor. Your apps will depend on how your laptop will perform. Performance is very important that’s why you will need a reliable RAM ( Random Access Memory ). The RAM will increase the speed of the system. The most well known processor now is the Kaby lake processor. This will suit the needs of both students and professionals. It is so useful for visual arts and engineering. You can use this processor for 3D and videoi rendering Video r4ndering is the procedure by which the computer processes information to produce and display an image.

2. Laptops are lighter - You can carry it around . If you want it to be portable it should be a t least 13 inch and weighing 3 pounds or less. You can just put it in your backpack. You just have to make sure that it is safe and does not bump anything,

3. Strong and sturdy - Make sure that your laptop can last you for a long time. Look at the Mil-Spec of your laptop. Mil-Spec computers are designed for the most extreme environments and iost challenging computing applications. It is subjected to specialized testing to meet various standard and certifications.

4. Higher Resolution Standards -  A 1920 x 1080 or higher resolution screen will make you see your work in a more delightful way. If you don’t mind spending more you can get 4k ultra screens HD display that have outputs  3840 x2160. I find this too much though


5. Biometric Security Features – Data is very important. With this feature you can be secured that your data is safe. There are many cyber thieves out there wanting to steal your data and that is why you must keep it safe. You must have biometric security protocols, facial recognition and finger access scanning.

6 USB TYPE-C / Thunderbolt 3 Ports - USB Type-C ports features  a new and smaller cdfonnector shape that is reversible . It is easier to plug in. USB –C cables gives significantly more power . This way they can charge larger devices such as laptops . They can give you the double the standard of transfer speed of USB 3 at 10Gbps. Thunderbolt 3 uses the same USB Type –C connector and it is compatible with the Type-C devices . It can add support for faster Thunderbolt 3 peripherals.  With this device you can power up to two 4k monitors  using a single wire .You can use a portable backup drive at the speed of an internal Solid State Drive or to link up to an external video card for gaming,

7. 8GB of RAM - The standard for mainstream system now is 8 GB of RAMand you can go up to 16GB of Ram if you want to. Multitasking becomes easier with 8 GB of RAM.

8. Solid State Drives – Solid State Drives are 300 percent faster than mechanical hard drives. You will boot faster using an SSD. You can open your applications in half the time. Your browser r Word document can open in less than a second.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

What You Should Know Before Making Your Own Podcast

   Wikipedia defines podcast as an episodic series of digital audio files which a user can download and listen to. It is often available for subscription so that new episodes are automatically downloaded via web synchronization to the user’s own local computer mobile application or portable media player. There are several apps like Stitcher, SoundCloud and Spreaker which allows anyone with a smartphone to listen to your podcasts. Just by using your smart phone and with these apps you can make your own podcasts and this is why podcasting is so important for social marketers. If you can’t reach your audience with your blog, another way to do it is through podcasting.
    Here are some ideas:

1. You must set out a viable plan for your podcasts  -  Part of your plan should be to get a reliable podcasting webhost. It does not cost that much. The cost can range from $5 -$10 a month. Know what episodes should come first and make it in a methodical and systematic matter. You must make make podcasting a monthly undertaking. Determine how many episodes will you have each month. Treat your podcasts like a blog and make a calendar of content for it.  Make a list of your episodes and it must be synchronized. When everything is done in a systematic manner, it will be easier for you to make and record your podcast.

2. Get A Good Microphone  - Don’t invest in a cheap microphone but buy a microphone that is of quality. Remember that you want to be well heard by your targeted audience You have to get the message out clearly. If you have a quality microphone, editing becomes easy.

3. Have an attractive cover Image and introduction – A good graphic designer can do this for you or if you know a thing or two in graphic designing you can do it yourself. Everything counts in podcasting. First impression really counts. Just by your cover image and introduction, your audience can get the essence of what you are trying to relay to them.
4. Follow a set standard format – Doing this will keep you in place and you will not get thrown off from your topic. Every topic must have an introduction, body and conclusion. It's just like a business letter, it has an introduction, body and conclusion. Have a list of important points so that you will not be thrown off from the topic at hand.

5. Getting to know your audience -  You can site examples during your podcasts  or even do just a bit of storytelling. This will help you develop a personal attachment with your audience. Be able to relate your experiences to your audience. Don’t try to be perfect because no one is perfect. Show them who you really are and this means even your liabilities. Everything becomes personal, this way you can earn their confidence. Be who you are and this is very important.

6 Your audio files must be edited –You can hire someone to edit your files. There are also free editing tools but I would get the more up to date editing tools. You can check out their prices online. The editing tools will improve, enrich and compress your audio files. This way your will have  a desirable quality when it is being streamed online.

7. Podcasting can promote your blog – You can refer your audience to your blog if they want to find out more information. They might want to get in touch with you.  Your podcasts can make your blog known. You can also give out your homepage but  the links must be brief.
   

What Is IoT and How Will It Enhance Businesses

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