7 Things About The Cloud You Need To Know

The Cloud is a nebulous phrase that since it’s naming in 2006 by Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, has lead to many head scratches and blank stares. “What is the cloud” gives over 3 million search results, and every single one is a different definition. For our followers, we will risk the potential witchhunt and define the ‘cloud’ in a reasonable, common sense way. So what who cares? Cloud business is expanding so rapidly that market projections show a shift in over $1 trillion in spending. It’s a big deal. The Cloud is a global network of servers. That’s it. The cloud is a massive network of servers connected through the internet. The cloud is not a physical entity, but the data within the cloud is located in massive data centers across the globe. If you use gmail, drive, dropbox, facebook, twitter, pretty much […]

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You Kids Get Off My Lan! 5 Tech Terms You Should Know

As technology races ever faster into the future, so does the terminology used to describe it. Many, we know implicitly, firewall, virus, open source. Many are often vaguely defined. Many are  hot topics at dinner parties and nobody’s really sure what they’re talking about. Now you can know what you’re talking about with a list of 5 essential terms in information and technology. This list is nonexhaustive. [For convenience, we’ve abbreviated the definitions for skimming]. LAN : Local Area Network. So this isn’t rocket science. It’s a localized grouping of computers, which are connected via wired or wireless signal. A Lan is typically constrained to a single building or a small grouping of buildings. Too Long, Didn’t Read: A localized group of computers that can talk to each other. SERVER: A frequently misunderstood word at social gatherings, at its most basic, a server is software. […]

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A Bright Future for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things varies from  a personal plant assistant  to innovations in the restaurant industry, and everything in between. Your phone links to your thermostat, your refrigerator, and your car. We are embarking on a wild ride into an increasingly collaborative world. So, what is coming next? What do people think about the Internet of Things? A majority of people can’t define the Internet of Things(IoT). In August 2013, the Internet of Things spiked as a search term through Google. Since then, it has become a very actively searched definition, but the definition remains nebulous at best. For the sake of ease, the Internet of Things can be (loosely) defined as the network of interconnected devices used in daily life via the internet. The IoT is snowballing, fast. Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, GE, IBM, and more are investing into […]

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