Recent information has come to light that Facebook planned to use its Android app to track the location of its customers. This was to allow political advertising and invites to dating sites to ‘single’ people. One would have thought (given recent events) that Facebook would have been more careful with user data.
Voluminous and complex sets of data that traditional data processing application software are inadequate to deal with them.
There are two main fields of investment which have arisen as goals for the end of 2019: cloud migrations and moving away from Windows 7.
Software developers are building new cloud-based software with such ease that there are warnings of future headaches for IT teams responsible for infrastructure and operations. A recent Gartner study found that by 2025, 70% of IT infrastructure teams will be unable to support the business. Only ¼ of IT Infrastructure leaders would have teams with the right skills and working practices to support the requirements for IT operations.
Recent technical advances make disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) possible. However, what is DRaaS and how can we implement it?
In the 21st century – especially the last few years – there has been a conflict between innovation and everyday IT operations of a business. It is easy to get overwhelmed with trying to implement new technology, ensure that runs smoothly whilst introducing more tech.
When I first came across the term digital transformation, I assumed it meant using technology in the workplace. I hadn’t considered the impact that digitisation is having in the business world. We all use a computer; I thought this was enough. I didn’t understand what this term really meant and the impact it is having.
The UK police are using technology and copious amounts of data to predict crime. Thousands of anonymised reports of previous offences allow police to be deployed where crime is predicted to occur over the next 24 hours. The time and place of previous criminal activity helps to determine future offences. Kent Police are at the forefront of this with their system PredPol.