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The Benefits of Bootstrapping: 6 Things You Need to do in Order to Succeed Without Investors

Have you ever seen the show Shark Tank? If you haven’t, it is a reality show that features various inventors and business owners pitching their businesses to a panel of entrepreneurs (sharks). The goal is to strike a deal that exchanges entrepreneurial funding for a percentage of the business.
Shark Tank is immensely popular, and when a plucky business owner strikes a deal with one of the sharks, the music swells and the audience is led to believe that this is the beginning of their success.
It makes me cringe.
I have been working as an entrepreneur in Los …

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How Remote Work is Driving the Adoption of More Secure Authentication Methods

As the remote work wave advances, companies have had to grapple with new cybersecurity challenges, one of which is authentication. Employees’ reliance on traditional means of authentication like passwords and shared secrets has been a burden to companies due to how easy they are to hack and intercept. Here is how remote work is driving the adoption of more secure authentication methods.
Password-based authentication does not verify identity but only the knowledge of login credentials, hence, they are more trouble when employees work from home.
The consequences of a cyberattack from a leaked, stolen, or shared password could be disastrous; …

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3 Strategies to Be More Productive in 2021

Deep down, I think we all want to be more productive at work and with life in general. It feels good to get things done and it feels even better when we enjoy the spoils of our efforts. We are well into the first quarter of 2021. It’s time to check our goal progress and see how far we’ve come. Here are three strategies to be more productive in 2021.
Continue in your progression in 2021 and beyond.
Start Going to Bed and Waking Up at the Same Time Every Day
Doing this was a game-changer for my professional life. It …

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Edge AI brings new uses to IoT devices

AI at the edge brings intelligence to IoT equipment, unlocking new automations and capabilities within devices such as ATMs, cameras and machine sensors.

During a session at Microsoft Ignite 2021 on March 3, Charles Ferland, vice president and general manager of edge computing and communication services providers at Lenovo, and Oscar Pallarols, global commercial director at Cellnex, discussed their latest applications of edge AI. Cellnex, a Spain-based operator of wireless infrastructure, uses Lenovo technology to help power its devices.
The simplest definition of edge computing is that it’s “computing capabilities outside of the data center, closer to where the data is actually …

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Overcome common IoT edge computing architecture issues

Developers and engineers have improved the technology behind IoT edge computing architecture, but architects still must overcome challenges that have plagued organizations since IoT technology first emerged.

Long before “internet of things” became part of IT vernacular, organizations connected embedded systems, hardware and software, such as office printers or scanners, to move data. Technology has progressed to bring high-performance computing into small, inexpensive embedded devices in accordance with Moore’s law. Advancements over the years have led to very small IoT devices that compute at the edge of networks, and edge computing that extends the cloud closer to data sources.
Despite …

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Operation IoT interoperability: Testing device compatibility

In any heist movie, the only way to pull off the crime is to ensure each person does an assigned task and trusts each other enough to work together. IoT interoperability requires a similar setup that must be put to the test to ensure everything will operate smoothly in production.

Developers must confirm that multiple IoT devices, software applications and networks continue to perform their tasks and run together seamlessly, or even work at all. With more than 21 billion IoT devices online by 2025, according to Norton, the importance of IoT interoperability testing will continue to escalate.
Interoperability tests can determine …

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Distributed Ledger Technology’s Role in the Future of IoT

Illustration: © IoT For AllThe Internet of Things (IoT) is growing exponentially. Connected devices, systems, and gadgets bring the full power of the internet to consumers and businesses. There’s always room for improvement, though — and distributed ledger technology (DLT) is the natural next IoT evolution.IoT devices are here to stay — for a very long time. International Data Corp. (IDC) predicts that, in 2025, 75% of the 55.7 billion devices will link to an IoT platform of some sort. Though it’s ever-expanding and innovative, it’s not all-powerful. These billions of devices will need more security and efficiency.The decentralized nature …

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How the Internet of Things Impacts Marketing: 5 Things You Should Know

Illustration: © IoT For AllIoT is already making a significant impact on marketing. When used together with big data coming from real-time transactions, IoT has the potential to change the customer experience.As IoT listens to customer concerns and responds immediately, it helps your business add value to products/services. Here are a few of the key ways IoT affects marketing:1. Enhanced Customer ExperienceIoT helps your customers to understand better your products, services, and operations. A demo for customers may not satisfy you, and thus, you are likely to use IoT to promote customer engagement. IoT is bound to get …

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Theme Parks in the Post COVID Era: AI and IoT based Transformation

Illustration: © IoT For AllCovid-19 threw the world for a loop in 2020. It was also the year when roller coasters and rides in theme parks literally ground to a halt from enforced lockdowns. Some entertainment venues put in their best efforts for a cautious reopening with limited capacity to implement safe distancing measures. But safely embracing the new normal demands more than manual checks for temperatures and safe distancing norms.It is about time to tap into the magic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) for a viable solution to keep the fun and fantasy of …

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Enabling Edge AI

This week we saw a big announcement that gets us further on our hybrid cloud journey—one where cloud strategies will also include edge and hybrid investments and companies can extend compute and AI (artificial intelligence) to the edge of the network.Microsoft introduces Azure Percept at its Ignite digital conference this week, which is a platform with added security for creating Azure AI technologies and solutions on the edge. The end-to-end edge AI platform includes hardware accelerators integrated with Azure AI and IoT (Internet of Things) services and pre-built AI models—for vision capabilities including object detection, shelf analytics, …

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