The rising amount of IoT devices has opened the market for edge computing. According to Cisco, IoT devices will generate 507.5 zettabytes of data. The growing amount of data generated by IoT devices is difficult to manage and analyze. Edge computing allows connected devices and sensors to transmit data to nearby computing infrastructures. The computing infrastructures will then process the data and send it back to the IoT devices. Edge computing allows users to access information quicker and more efficiently. According to a report by the BI Intelligence, 5.6 billion […]
Many IT professionals still follow DoD 2220.22-M as their standard for data destruction. Unfortunately, what they may not recognize is by solely using the manual they put their companies data at risk. As an alternative IT professionals should use the NIST Special Publication 800-88 Rev 1. We created an infographic to compare the two and demonstrate the top four reasons the NIST Standard is better than the DoD manual for data destruction.
When managing a data center, you tackle a number of things, including data security, scalability, and infrastructure maintenance. As an alternative to a traditional data center, many companies are deciding to migrate to the cloud. Before you make a decision evaluate which cloud infrastructure would work best. There are three basic cloud options: public, private or hybrid. Each infrastructure has its pros and cons. In this article, we provide an overview of the three cloud storage options. The Public Cloud The public cloud is a third-party hosted cloud computing environment. […]
In 2011, IBM created Watson, a supercomputer, to compete on the game show, Jeopardy. By 2013 the AI was being used commercially helping with medical treatments at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. IBM eventually made the Watson platform accessible to everyone. Developers are now utilizing Watson to customize granola bars, provide health advice, and to personalize online shopping. It should not come as a surprise that the technology company would use the same AI to help IT professionals. According to IBM.com, the platform provides companies with artificial intelligence capabilities that […]
The Toxic Truth of CRTs CRTs (Cathode Ray Tubes) for a time were the standard for television and personal computer screens. Now the CRT monitor has become obsolete. Recycling a CRT monitor is not the easiest process. Companies must be careful when disposing of CRTs due to the lead located in the funnel glass. These materials in the CRTs are considered hazardous. Disposing of the funnel glass comes at a cost. Unwilling to pay, some recyclers choose to dump the monitors in landfills or export them to other countries. After […]