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The concept of digital acceleration (clearly a child of digital transformation) has grown exponentially in the past couple of weeks. Nothing unexpected, considering the huge demand for technology solutions that the novel coronavirus pandemic generated on a worldwide scale. Nonetheless, as most businesses moved digital transformation to the top of their to-do list, many have stumbled upon the harsh reality of technology adoption: It takes crucial know-how to do it right.
Working with software development companies has become one clear long-term solution for this dilemma. The industry knowledge, expertise and technology capabilities they bring to the table often just can’t be matched by in-house operations. And, what’s more, outsourcing IT services has proven to be a faster and more cost-effective way of developing high-quality products, even in industries as complex as healthcare.
So, can software development companies be the answer to your digital acceleration process? Let’s answer that question by taking a look at three roles they play in this framework.
1. Technology Discovery And Adoption
Digital transformation is a lot more than moving legacy processes into the digital realm. It requires a detailed analysis of the needs, context and opportunities of an organization and its people. Only then can you hope for some form of digital transformation. With acceleration in the mix, things are a little different.
When time is of the essence, software development companies play a crucial role in technology discovery and adoption. Simply put, they show up knowing what’s working in the market right now and, based on your information, are able to determine whether that would work for you, too.
In my experience, this happens a lot with artificial intelligence, cloud computing and data
Seagate’s latest DataSphere event allowed the company to talk about their shipping 18 TB HAMR HDDs and soon to come 20 TB drives as well as their CORTX open source intelligent object storage software. CORTX software is used on the Lyve Drive Rack for up to 1.7 PB of object storage.
According to recent data from Wells Fargo analyst Aaron Rakers using data from Trendforce and TrendFocus, enterprise solid state drives (SSDs) generally cost $185/TB and nearline hard disk drives (HDDs) cost about $19/TB, so enterprise SSSDs have a 9.7X price premium in $/TB, that has been relatively constant, as shown below. This disparity in prices for storage capacity is the primary reason that mass storage in data centers uses high capacity HDDs.
Seagate Technology’s primary business is building and selling HDDs, although it has some business with enterprise SSDs in partnership with Intel. The companies HDD business generated $2.3 B in revenue in CQ2 2020, while enterprise data solutions and SSDs generated $195 M. The company sold mostly to OEM’s (74% of their business). Seagate sold more HDDs than any of the other HDD vendors through CQ2 2020 (44% of total shipments compared to 37% for WDC and 19% for Toshiba).
Seagate sold even higher percentage of nearline (high capacity enterprise) HDDs at about 52% of the total CQ2 2020 nearline HDD shipments. Large capacity HDDs, including nearline HDDs show the greatest growth in HDD shipments compared to legacy applications such as personal computers and consumer electronics where SSDs or network storage are gradually displaying HDDs. The average sales price (ASP) for HDDs has been increasing with the increasing percentage of shipping higher ASP, higher margin, nearline
The criminal group behind the REvil ransomware operation has deposited bitcoin worth $1 million on a Russian-speaking hacker website, as part of a drive to recruit more members.
Posting to a forum on the dark web, the group announced that it had deposited the $1 million to prove that it had the financial means of employing new recruits. It also announced that it’s specifically looking for new “affiliates,” who would be responsible for hacking organisations with ransomware.
The REvil ransomware group operates as part of a new breed of ‘Ransomware-as-a-Service’ (Raas) enterprises. Their core team of developers design the ransomware, while the so-called affiliates infect devices with the malware. The developers receive a 20-30% cut of the proceeds of any successful ransomware attack, while affiliates receive a 70-80% payout.
As the gang’s post explains, it’s currently looking for people with “experience and skills in penetration testing.” In other words, it’s looking for hackers.
Ransomware On The Rise
The use of ransomware has grown exponentially in recent years. One September report from cyber-security firm Bitdefender found a 715% increase over the past 12 months alone.
The impact of ransomware has also been heightened since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, with one recent attack targeting a firm that sells software used in clinical trials. Another ransomware attack, in Germany, resulted in a patient dying last month after she had to be moved to a hospital in another city.
The $1 million deposit provides clear insight into just how lucrative this business of disrupting computer systems really is. The REvil gang deposited bitcoins worth $1 million in an electronic wallet hosted by
Drivers are More Likely to Wear a Mask Than Drive Without Using a Cell Phone, According to Survey From National Safety Council and TRUCE Software
ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 6, 2020
During the 10th anniversary of Distracted Driving Awareness Month, NSC and TRUCE find far too many risky behaviors – and an unwillingness to let them go
ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — According to a survey released today by the National Safety Council and TRUCE Software, drivers remain persistently unable to disconnect behind the wheel, even 10 years after Distracted Driving Awareness Month brought increased attention to a persistent roadway killer, and nearly all states have some form of legislation prohibiting certain types of distractions.
In the survey of 2,001 registered drivers ages 25 and older across the country, 76% of respondents said they are rightly “very willing” to wear a mask in public – but just 62% are “very willing” to obey a state law preventing cell phone use. The finding speaks to a long-standing behavior change dilemma: Many people will correctly take steps to mitigate immediate risks to their safety – especially if they believe the measure will be temporary, such as wearing a mask – but widespread behavior change that can drive down chronic safety incidents, such as motor vehicle crashes, often takes much longer.
Since October is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, NSC and the observation’s lead sponsor TRUCE – a company dedicated to decreasing workplace distraction and improving worker safety – are urging employers to enact distracted driving policies at their workplaces to compensate for many drivers’ unwillingness to adhere to state laws. Further,
Irvine, California – ( NewMediaWire ) – October 2, 2020 – Bliss Drive Media, an SEO, and digital marketing company offers top-notch SEO services. The company assists organizations and websites in increasing their SERP (Search Engine Result Page) rankings and overall traffic.
Bliss Drive, led by Richard Fong, an industry-expert, promises comprehensive marketing services to all their customers. As a website’s digital marketing partner, Bliss Drive offers quantifiable results that aim at more than mere online exposure.
Richard Fong, the Founder-CEO, believes that result-driven SEO strategies are capable of helping increase a website’s online presence. His company is centered around the primary goal of acquiring better customers to eventually boost sales and profits.
What Does Richard Fong’s Bliss Drive Offer?
Richard Fong ’s brainchild, the Bliss Drive, focuses on offering customers an assortment of SEO-related services. From targeted keyword searches, website structuring, and link building to blog curation and in-depth market analysis, Bliss Drive provides more than ordinary SEO services.
Bliss Drive has expressed concerns over several marketing agencies resorting to outdated SEO practices like SEO stuffing, content spamming, thin content, and content cloaking to impress customers.
However, Richard Fong thought of it with prospects in mind. He believes that SEO is as dynamic as Google’s algorithms. Thus, it is beyond necessary to work upon the following essential elements:
● Boosting Conversions
● Driving Traffic
● Gaining Authority
● Increasing Revenue
● Achieving Low Bounce Rates
Fong says that if these factors are achieved, the website is bound to rank high on Google’s SERPs.
Richard Fong: All you Need to Know about the Founder and CEO
Richard Fong, an SEO-expert who has studied, analyzed, has worked in the SEO domain for over a decade. Moreover, he has very dynamic and futuristic views on SEO. His views are purely experience