A guide: How to better manage your personal information

Today, information is being collected at a rapid pace. If you don't take the right steps to protect your information, you could suffer from a breach that would endanger your private banking and other personal information. Therefore, you need to manage it with the right tools and strategies. But this can seem overwhelming at first.

Luckily, it doesn't have to be. If you use the advice below you can have peace of mind and be efficient while using your information in the best...

How big data and AI will revolutionise healthcare and help prevent heart attacks

There is new research, data, and expert opinions which show that the potential of big data today now goes beyond the business sector. In a Forbes article, it was mentioned that big data could even prevent heart attacks.

In relation to this, the American Health Association conducted a Health and Tech and Innovation Forum to discuss how big data would offer transformative technologies to not only encourage the healthy lifestyle to communities but also help find ways to prevent illnesses...

Why organisations need to get ready for security automation

Data protection has always been a top priority for businesses. If the wrong person gets ahold of your clients, your business practices, or your internal structures, they can easily topple the business that you've built. However, as we've moved further into using technology and the internet for business, attackers have also moved on, and cyber threats are becoming more common and more dangerous. Security automation is the up-and-coming answer to this. Here's some information on...

Why the solution to ransomware may be predictive analytics

Ransomware is quickly becoming a problem for both businesses and personal computer users. It is also becoming more sophisticated; users may not even have to click or download something to become victim to this scam. Ransomware can spread between networked PCs and servers quite quickly, which leaves the owners of these machines at the mercy of hackers demanding money for access to the owner's’ most valuable files.

As these threats to steal information and hold technology...

IoT and wearables: Making sure your enterprise OS transition is not short sighted

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Gartner has predicted that by 2020, 20 billion connected things will be in use. While the consumer side of the Internet of Things has made up most of the conversations surrounding the IoT, it is within the enterprise that IoT stands to make the most revenue.

While digitising common devices certainly drives the imagination, the IoT also has the potential to drive entirely new business models, particularly in wearables. However, many enterprises are...

What all businesses should know about rapid mobile app development

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Considering the rapid growth of the mobile app market, it’s no surprise that so many businesses would spend time and resources developing their own apps to capitalise on the trend. Companies see the potential, not just to create apps appealing to customers but for use within their own organisations. This, combined with the growing bring your own device (BYOD) movement, can turn businesses into well-oiled machines, efficiently increasing...

The four pillars of BYOD security

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By now it shouldn’t be a surprise that almost every bring your own device (BYOD) discussion will have some mention of security. In all honestly, most discuss it almost exclusively. After all, security is still the biggest roadblock keeping many employers from fully allowing personal devices inside the office. Yet instead of discussing all the problems and different threats that can arise, it may be worthwhile to discuss the most important factors to...

Is COPE the answer to the shortcomings of BYOD?

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Bring your own device (BYOD) was supposed to be all that a company needed. In an era where mobile devices are in high demand, businesses had to face the reality that employees were bringing their personal smartphones and tablets to work. Their solution was BYOD, an officially sanctioned policy allowing workers to use their personal devices for their jobs. More freedom meant happier, more productive workers, while companies no longer had to worry about the costs...

Why businesses should not be scared of BYOD

Simply mentioning the idea of bring your own device (BYOD) is enough to make some business owners tremble. Sure, there are many touted benefits to having employees use their own devices at work (greater productivity, more job satisfaction, reduced costs, etc.), but even all those advantages are not enough to convince some companies to adopt it.

BYOD is definitely trending upward, with roughly half of all organisations adopting it, but those that are staying away often feel like their...

How Apple Pay Differs From Other Mobile Payment Services

You better get used to paying with your phone. It’s already a popular method of making purchases in places like Japan and even some countries in Africa, but in the U.S. it hasn’t caught on quite as quickly. While so-called tap-to-pay methods have been around for a number of years already, Apple’s recent announcement of their own mobile payment service, called Apple Pay, has sent a new wave of excitement through the technology community. Services like Google Wallet and...