WHAT EXACTLY IS THE METAVERSE?

WHAT EXACTLY IS THE METAVERSE? Recently the term metaverse has become very popular after the social media giant Facebook Inc. re-branded its name to Meta to incorporate all their apps, technologies and products such as the Oculus Quest together under one brand. I believe you’ve definitely heard it or read it somewhere on your social media platforms. So what exactly is the metaverse? The truth be laid out that there is no standard or a universally agreed definition of the metaverse. What proponents of the metaverse do agree on is…

SUPER COMPUTING EXPLAINED

SUPER COMPUTING EXPLAINED Super Computing: refers to the use of parallel processing for running advanced application programs efficiently, reliably and quickly. It’s also known as High Performance Computing (HPC). The term applies specifically for systems that can perform above a teraFLOP (1012 Floating Point) operations per second. It also refers to the ability of a computer to process data and perform complex calculations at high speeds with no latency. For example while a desktop with a 3GHz processor can perform around 3 billion calculations per second it cannot match or compare to…

CLOUD COMPUTING DEBUNKED

CLOUD COMPUTING DEBUNKED Cloud Computing: is an infrastructure or software that provides services (on demand services) over the internet where some decentralized resources managed by servers are shared to users without requiring assistance or permission. Instead of users buying and maintaining physical data centers and servers they access services such as storage, computing power and databases on a pay-as-you go basis from cloud computing providers such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, IBM, Facebook Cloud, Microsoft Azure etc.   Major Characteristics of Cloud Computing Allows for resource pooling: cloud computing…

HOW TO PASSWORD PROTECT YOUR FOLDERS IN WINDOWS

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HOW TO PASSWORD PROTECT YOUR FOLDERS IN WINDOWS Perhaps you might be looking for ways you could use to protect your files from other users. One of the simplest ways is to lock them in a password protected  folder. Below is a simple 9 steps procedure of locking your folder. Procedure Open the Notepad app on your computer. Copy and paste the code below CODE To password protect your folder cls @ECHO OFF title Folder Locker if EXIST “Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}” goto UNLOCK if NOT EXIST Locker goto MDLOCKER :CONFIRM echo…

CHALLENGES OF IoB + THE FUTURE OF IoB

What are the Potential Disadvantages of Internet of Behaviors? The Internet of Behavior security is a critical issue. Nothing is 100% safe and so the internet of Behavior is. There are chances of Data theft and personal information leaks, that may adversely affect the individuals. The abundance of data and insight will be a huge challenge to manage and secure. There will be a greater need for cybersecurity to stop crimes. It is very difficult to draw a clear line between matching users’ needs in the best way possible and…

HOW IS YOUR DIGITAL DUST COLLECTED?

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So How Is Your Data  Collected? In the previous article we shed light on a new trend in IT, the internet of behaviors. In this article we’ll focus on how your data is collected,  Consumer data may be gathered from a range of sources and technologies. For example Cloud computing providers gather and store data in their clouds; Google Cloud, Facebook Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Cloud, Apple Cloud, Amazon Cloud etc. They collect and share user data among them. It includes a company’s websites (through cookies), social media profiles, sensors, telematics, beacons,…

WHAT ARE THE APPLICATIONS OF IoB IN THE HEALTH SECTOR?

APPLICATION OF IoB IN THE HEALTH SECTOR     1. IoB in the Health Insurance Industry      In the insurance industry, IoB may be quite beneficial. Driver tracking tools are already used by insurance companies like Britam and others to track and secure a driver’s conduct. With the help of IoB, they may evaluate the behavior and perhaps determine if a certain occurrence was an accident or a misjudged assumption on the part of the insured. This can help prevent driving under the influence of drugs, and even underage  persons from…

THE INTERNET OF BEHAVIORS

WHAT IS IoB ?      The acronym IoB in Information Technology trends stands for the Internet of Behaviors. The term was actually first coined by Prof. Gote Nyman in 2012; a Psychology Professor at the University of Helsinki in Finland. He developed the concept that behavior can be data mined. He described it as the possibility of obtaining detailed data on customers use and behavior as interact with the internet. IoB is an extension of IoT.  IoB can’t be talked about without the mention of IoT. As elaborated previously the Internet of Things (IoT)…