2020 Youth in Data Delegate Adekoya Femi interviews Ram Dhulipala, Leader of the Digital Agriculture Theme at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), as part of the 2020 Youth in Data Digital workshop which took place alongside the virtual CGIAR Convention on Big Data in Agriculture.
LI-FI – An Economical and Eco-Friendly Alternative
With the advances in technology, every day a new idea is being nurtured in some one’s mind that might change the way we function. One such ground breaking idea popped in the mind of a brilliant Professor in University of Edinburg, UK, Harald Haas back in 2003. His idea was to use Light Emitting Diodes as a medium to transfer data from one system to another. This topic became widely popular after his TED Talk in 2011.
Data Center, Server, Computer and Laptop Hard Drive Destruction
A must read article that should add perspective to hard drive destruction, hard drive, and media storage disposal. This article also include some useful data breach information from the Ponemon Institute.
USB Memory Sticks – Advantages Over Disc Formats
USB Memory Sticks are now most certainly a viable data transfer format that is a serious competitor to CDs and DVDs. Their ever increasing capacity and ever diminishing size makes them an extremely convenient format for distributing extremely large data files for businesses, both internally and externally. This article examines exactly how flexible they are and how they are mass produced.
When Do You Need to Run a PCI Scan?
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) requires the merchants dealing with credit card holder data to perform regular vulnerability scans, in order to keep their security flaws covered. Merchants often come with a question, “When do you need to run a PCI Scan?” the answer to this question is quite simple.
PCI SAQ (Self Assessment Questionnaire) – What Is It?
The PCI compliance Self Assessment Questionnaire needs to be completed by merchants every 12 months, and is the most comprehensive way to check if your business is PCI compliant. It’s likely that in recent months you’ve heard of a business suffering a breach of its customers payment card data. It occurs so often now, we all hear about it, and forget about the event quickly.
The Meaning of PCI
The term PCI stands for Payment Card Industry, and we all are quite familiar with the different types of credit card / payment solution companies available, like Master Card, PayPal, and Visa etc. This article will further discuss how these companies manage their security of card holders’ data.
Bose SoundSport Wireless Review
The Bose SoundSport Wirelesst is essentially an “open” ear-bud style headphone that effectively isolates noise. It is an in-ear headphone designed for those who don’t wish to get their eartips jammed way into their ears. Thus the buds remain loosely in your ears, held in place by means of proprietary StayHear tips that are is made in a particular shape, in order to act as a soft seal at the opening of your canal, thereby helping to improve audio performance.
4 Uses Of Fiber Optic Cables
If you ask many people, they will tell you that they know fiber optic cables for their use in computers. While they are heavily used in that area, they are also heavily used in other areas including: Cable television. I know that you can’t get off the couch due to your favorite program. Did you know that you are receiving the signals courtesy of fiber optic cables? Telecommunication companies are now heavily using the cables as they have greater speeds and bandwidth. The cables are also cheaper compared to copper wires.
5 Ways to Extend Your Data Communications Without Limits
Your network is only as effective as its reach – yet unbalanced signals such as USB and RS-232 can reliably transmit only up to 15 feet, and even balanced Ethernet signals are capped at 300 feet. With a growing range of connectivity platforms, modern data networks require not just compatibility and reliability but also flexibility and expandability. There are many ideal solutions to meet modern networks’ data distance needs such as converting unbalanced signals to balanced ones, deploying repeaters to boost signal strength, and implementing hubs for star-configured connections, while still taking full advantage of cost-effective and readily available copper wire. For large systems that go far beyond what copper wires can reach, fibre-optic converters can used to work in both conventional point-to-point and advanced daisy-chain / redundant-ring configurations, giving your data network a boost in distance, ranging from 3 miles to hundreds of miles, and additional flexibility, reliability, and expandability. The use of a Serial-TCP program is another ideal solution for merging serial communication protocols with modern TCP/IP communication, yielding benefits such as widely available infrastructures and greater distance, reliability, and speed.
Protect Your Assets With Optical Isolators and Surge Protectors
The world of data communication is busy, even noisy. Industrial communication systems, such as balanced RS-485 / RS-422, often require transmission between multiple devices over long distances. While having many devices communicating with each other on the same twisted-pair cable is robust and cost-effective, it also introduces two major challenges: 1) because of the long distances and the surrounding electrical devices/equipment, RS-485 / RS-422 networks are often exposed to electrical noises, remote lightning, and line surges, which can cause transient voltage to run across the serial communication system and the valuable equipment; 2) because multiple devices (nodes) are connected, the ground potential at different nodes could be different, which can cause ground currents to flow through “the path of least resistance” via either the common earth ground or the ground wire. Both voltage and current surges can cause serious damage to valuable, mission-critical equipment such as computers, PLCs, and industrial manufacturing and data processing equipment; these surges can even endanger human lives. Ground loop problems also exist on unbalanced signals that rely on the ground pin being zero volts, such as RS-232 and USB. Optical Isolators and Surge Protectors are the solutions to these problems.
4 Types of Connectivity With Industrial Ruggedness
Connectivity is crucial for all types of data networks. Data networks evolve over time as technology improves; it is often necessary to connect legacy copper-wired serial communications to modern TCP/IP communications through more advanced media such as optical fiber. Moreover, many different types of data formats, standards, media and connectors are often mixed and used together within a single data network. Examples of different types of standards and protocols include physical-layer standards, such as RS-232, RS-485, RS-422, TTL, USB, and TCP/IP, and higher-level protocols, such as Profibus, Interbus, Modbus, BACnet, and Modbus TCP/IP. Copper wires and optical fibers are typical examples of different media; and there are dozens of different connectors used for machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity and data communication systems, including DB9, DB25, USB type A, USB type B, mini USB, micro USB, terminal blocks, RJ11, RJ45, and ST, SC, FC, and LC connectors for fiber optic products. There are 4 different types of connectivity namely: Serial, USB, Ethernet and Fiber Optic.
The New Era of Computers
The new era of computers has changed the way people communicate versus decades ago. The digital age has shifted from a traditional industry to an economy that is based on computerized information. The World Wide Web has existed since 1969, and is now globalized, accelerating the flow of information and pushing older forms of media into obsolescence. A computer is an electronic device used for storing and processing data. Almost, everything that is an electronic is made or run by computers. These devices have become a popular way to permanently accumulate collaborative information. Businesses have become dependent on this type of digital machine to store their files, complete daily task, and keep track of payroll. Practically, every home is equipped with some type of computerized mechanism. People are now using these types of electronic devices to share or exchange information, versus the traditional way when people had face to face conversations. The new era of computers has caused people to interact and facilitate relationships by using online dating, social media, and video conferencing.
The Signs of a Great Cloud Computing Consultancy Firm
Many of us today in the business world are familiar with cloud computing and the purported benefits that it can bring to our companies. From easy to use and increasingly collaborative office tools right through to accounting and inventory solutions, there are more great cloud computing offerings that ever before vying for our attention.
How a Computer Repairs Service Can Save Your Business Time and Money
IT plays a crucial role in many different types of business today, ranging from start-ups and solo enterprises right through to the huge multinationals that dominate the marketplace. Regardless of the scale and industry of the business, great IT support is often the linchpin that keeps these enterprises functioning as well as they should. A significant part of this aspect of business is ensuring that all IT equipment is running effectively and correctly at all times.
Top 5 Cutting-Edge Telematics Trends to Watch For
The latest telematics market trends continue to point towards providing in-car connectivity and by 2016 2G network connectivity will be a thing of the past. Therefore, it goes without saying that there’s a huge market potential that still remains untapped as far as the telematics ecosystem is concerned.