Technology

Tech Apprenticeships: 5 Considerations for New Diverse Candidates

In a tech-driven world, it should come as no surprise that the tech business sector is on a constant upward trajectory across the globe. Governments are heavily investing in the development of their tech industries, and are subsidizing various startup programs while creating educational platforms for aspiring tech professionals. As a result, the global tech sector is continuously expanding, creating new and exciting opportunities for talented individuals and job-seekers in the space. 

The Digital Revolution's Impact on These 4 Growing Industries

We are currently in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), which includes the data and technology used to link people and machines globally. 4IR includes everything from artificial intelligence (AI) to 5G to smart infrastructure.

In a study by the Center for Sustainable Development, Southern Santa Caterina, Brazil, scientists took an in-depth look at how COVID-19 ushered in the 4IR faster than expected. With more people forced to work from home, businesses had to embrace technologies they'd not yet considered. Advances in healthcare saw some of the biggest changes, including telemedicine. 

How IoT Can Vastly Improve Warehouse Management

Almost no one would argue against the idea that Amazon has been the face of innovation in the supply chain and warehouse management field. From the ecommerce giant’s use of an automated robot army, like Kiva smart shelves and order-packing machines, to its intelligent and voice-enabled picking system, efficiency is the name of the game. Unfortunately, it gives the impression that many competitors, especially small-time operations, cannot hope to compete in the space.

New WatchGuard research reveals traditional anti-malware solutions miss nearly 75% of threats

24 June 2021 – WatchGuard® Technologies’ latest Internet Security Report shows that 74% of threats detected last quarter were zero day malware, capable of circumventing conventional signature-based antivirus solutions at the time of the malware release. The report also found that network attacks surged, with a 21% increase compared to the previous quarter and the highest volume since early 2018. With WatchGuard appliances detecting more than 4 million network attacks, corporate servers and assets on site are still high-value targets for attackers despite the shift to remote and hybrid work.

Perforce Automotive Survey: Half Surveyed Are Developing Electric, Autonomous, and Connected Vehicles

MINNEAPOLIS, June 23, 2021 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions for enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, at scale within the SDLC, released the results of a global survey of automotive technology professionals today. Key findings suggest ongoing concerns with software safety, security, and quality; the growing effects of electric and autonomous/connected vehicles on development, and the continuing focus on standards compliance.

Worldwide spectrum experts drive spectrum sharing success at DSA Global Summit 2021

Washington D.C., USA, 10 June 2021 – Sessions over the first two days of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s (DSA’s) Global Summit have highlighted the spectrum sharing lessons being learnt between countries worldwide and the current demand for unlicensed access. Today, on its final day, the Global Summit will explore national spectrum plans and the economic benefits of spectrum.

Mobile trade-in programs return $668 million to U.S. consumers in Q1 2021

2nd June 2021 – Assurant, a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases, today announced findings from its analysis of the mobile device trade-in and upgrade market for Q1 2021. Its Q1 Mobile Trade-in and Upgrade Industry Trends reveals the mobile trade-in industry returned more than $668 million to U.S. consumers during the first quarter of 2021—a 25% increase from $535 million in the same quarter last year. Assurant’s data reflects the significant impact that mobile trade-in programs are having in supporting lucrative 5G smartphone upgrades.

Consumers demand assurances from online trade-ins as 57 percent expect to upgrade to 5G mobile devices in next two years

AUSTIN and LONDON – May 26, 2021—New research launched today by Blancco Technology Group (LON: BLTG), the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, reveals consumer attitudes toward online device trade-ins. It also outlines the revenue opportunity for operators, retailers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Blancco’s study, Online Device Trade-Ins: Building Trust in an Invisible Process, found that 57 percent of global consumers expect to upgrade to a 5G device in the next 24 months. Of these, almost half (49 percent) intend to trade in their old device as part of the process.

Technology companies leaping ahead in DevOps, but Redgate survey shows challenges remain

Cambridge UK, Tuesday 25 May – Having the highest DevOps adoption of all industry sectors, using more database types in development, and moving to the cloud faster are key factors in the strong business performance of the Technology sector over the last year. These are the highlights of a detailed examination of respondents from technology businesses and organizations to the latest State of Database DevOps survey from Redgate Software.

The high number of respondents to the survey – over 3,000 IT professionals took part in this, it’s fifth year – provides an opportunity to uncover insights at a sector level and compare those to the average across all businesses and organizations.

The Evolution of PCBs and Their Future in IoT

Printed circuit boards (or PCBs) are among some of the most important types of electronic components. Circuit boards act as the foundation for most modern electronics, connecting and supporting all the different components of a device.

Internet of things (IoT) devices require PCBs to work. The unique features and designs of IoT devices, however, can sometimes require new PCBs that can meet the unusual needs of IoT tech.

As demand for consumer electronics grows, driven by new markets like the IoT market, these board innovations may become even more important.

Unique Design Requirements for IoT Devices

IoT devices have a few unique needs that may require unique PCBs as a result.