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Is it possible to generate income from Internet of Things Data?
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Making money from the Internet of Things (IoT) data is still in its infancy, but showing signs of future promise, if handled correctly. The data company Evything works closely with some top brands, including Nike and Coca Cola, to monetise data in ways to suit the customer, without in any way compromising customer information by selling it on to third parties.

Some of the ways information can be gathered and analysed to produce additional sales and monetisation include:

  • tracking goods and products already purchased, so customer contact can be initiated at times they are no longer in use
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Network Segmentation: Critical Factors and Benefits to Consider
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Whether you are in the process of setting up a small or big business networks, you need to consider issues related to security, efficiency, and traffic. This also applies to your home network, and one way of addressing these issues is by implementing network segmentation. 

1. Security Benefits
Network segmentation comes with a couple of security advantages. The first one is that you will have segments that are not sharing traffic, meaning that in case one computer gets compromised in a specific segment, it’s not going to automatically grant the hacker or attacker free access to...

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Who Will Benefit from Smart Metering?

Most people are conscious about their energy footprint and would like to reduce their expenditure on energy as much as possible. Smart metering is a technology that has brought into play some basic concepts that can help users to control and manage their energy consumption. The concept behind smart metering was to offer real time metering information that can help consumers and suppliers to manage energy in a better manner. 

Almost real-time information about energy consumption
With intelligent features, smart meters are going to replace the old systems (analog gadgets). The features...

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Of the Internet of Things and the Chip
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10 years have passed since Apple first introduced the iPhone and much advancement in technology has been witnessed. Memory chips and processors have been developed into smaller units with more functioning capability. Most of these advances have been effected in a bid to catch up with the needs of consumers. Chip makers have seen much pressure to make smaller chips which are also powerful. 

The Internet of Things is a new era that has just dawned to offer a new whole experience and a unique array of products. In the coming decade, it is predicted the tech industry could produce...

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Enhanced Data Safety With New MarkLogic 9 Technology
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Database landscapes have developed over the years giving birth to complex systems that can secure huge volumes of data. MarkLogi’s new release of the NoSQL database, which is set to be released before the end of 2016, will come with numerous features that should advance data safety and management. One of the main features that have been introduced includes the Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) encryption system. 

MarkLogic has placed its bet on the need for companies to transmit data from different enterprise silos, a process that calls for the application of...

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Microsoft Working To Release Their Popular Database Software on June 1
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Microsoft has been working tirelessly to make a mark in the tech world by releasing a new SQL database, which is set to be launched on 1st June, 2016. This is a revolution that will offer companies a better way of managing their data, not forgetting the sync properties that will be availed for one to work on the same server with other Microsoft products. Its commercial release is a step that will help enterprises get better space and capability to manage their businesses. 

Companies waiting to embrace the SQL Server 2016 have been eagerly waiting for this to arrive. Unlike its...

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Google Launches New Plans With the Open Stack Hybrid

OpenStack, a Google’s cloud computing platform has released yet another universal update of its code, which is a vital aspect that has deepened the relationship between the platform and Google’s public cloud. Google confirmed that the release of OpenStack will serve as a backup option for OpenStack Cinder in the public cloud. While this is not large software, it serves a significant role that will make the platform better. 

Save everything easily

The Google’s OpenStack block backup layer works with drivers to communicate to various storage providers. The system also...

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What can metadata reveal about out private online lives?

The term metadata is used to describe data that tells us about other data. These packets of information are not detailed but can help to build up a picture of what a user is doing over a period of time. For example, your metadata will reveal how many phone calls you made in the last day and how long each lasted, but it wouldn't record the conversations. It could also show certain areas of your hard disk, like file names, the amount of data in each and when they were last revised – but metadata could not display any of the content they contain.

Metadata is a major part of law...

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The problems you may encounter with virtualization
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Virtualisation has its share of pitfalls that you need to learn to avoid, or at least lessen your exposure/risk. There is a massive number of features and functionality to choose from, and making the right choice can be difficult.

Virtual machines are very easy to build and create when compared to all you need to do to commission a physical server, but VM on-demand has a price. Storage resources are easily consumed by your virtual machines that have become orphaned. Those are the ones that are not associated with a hypervisor, and/or the ones that are “zombie” machines...

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Free Online Courses in Big Data Provide Ways to Get Great IT Jobs
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Training data scientists is demanding in the world of IT and Big Data developments have meant there are insufficient qualified workers within the field. Waiting for qualified data scientists with PhDs would be tantamount to refusal by business users to take advantage of all the benefits opened by Big Data.

Big Data providers reckon there are six figure salary talent gap vacancies at this moment, with more employment opportunities than qualified workers possessing the ability to develop, administer or analyse data. Vendors of Big Data solutions have recognised the gap in the...

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