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IT Simplified: Network Firewall

A firewall is a network security device, either hardware or software-based, which monitors all incoming and outgoing traffic and based on a defined set of security rules it accepts, rejects or drops that specific traffic.A firewall establishes a barrier between secured internal networks and outside untrusted network, such as the Internet.

History and Need for Firewall

Before Firewalls, network security was performed by Access Control Lists (ACLs) residing on routers. ACLs are rules that determine whether network access should be granted or denied to specific IP address.But ACLs cannot determine the nature of the packet it is blocking. Also, ACL alone does not have the capacity to keep threats out of the network. Hence, the Firewall was introduced.

How Firewall Works

Firewall match the network traffic against the rule set defined in its table. Once the rule is matched, associate action is applied to the network traffic. For example, Rules are defined as any employee from HR department cannot access the data from code server and at the same time another rule is defined like system administrator can access the data from both HR and technical department. Rules can be defined on the firewall based on the necessity and security policies of the organization.

From the perspective of a cooperate business, network traffic can be either outgoing or incoming. Firewall maintains a distinct set of rules for both the cases. Mostly the outgoing traffic, originated from the server itself, allowed to pass. Still, setting a rule on outgoing traffic is always better in order to achieve more security and prevent unwanted communication.

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IT Simplified: Intel vPro Technology

Intel vPro is an integrated suite of business-class technologies with built-in stability, performance, and security tools. This platform helps businesses of all sizes to scale quickly, pivot faster and manage the IT environment of the company. 

Intel vPro is a amalgamations of the below technologies:

1.    Security Powered by Intel® Threat Detection Technology (TDT) within Intel Hardware Shield: 

•    Identify threats, detect abnormal activities and remediate them while off-loading security workloads to the GPU.
•    Identify unauthorized changes to hardware and firmware by providing visibility into how the OS and BIOS use hardware protection.
•    Prevent memory corruption and malware injection by isolating different workspaces and reducing attack surfaces.

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IT Simplified: IT Operations Management

IT operations management (ITOM) refers to the administration of all technology components and application requirements within an organization. ITOM includes the provisioning of IT infrastructure, capacity management, cost-control activities, performance and security management and availability management for all IT infrastructure and assets.

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IT Simplified : Mixed Reality

Mixed reality is the next wave in computing followed by mainframes, PCs, and smartphones as per Microsoft. It liberates us from screen-bound experiences by offering instinctual interactions with data in our living spaces and with our friends. Online explorers, in hundreds of millions around the world, have experienced mixed reality through their handheld devices. Mobile AR offers the most mainstream mixed reality solutions today on social media. People may not even realize that the AR filters they use on Instagram are mixed reality experiences.

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How COVID-19 has pushed companies over the technology tipping point—and transformed business forever

In just a few months’ time, the COVID-19 crisis has brought about years of change in the way companies in all sectors and regions do business. According to a new McKinsey Global Survey of executives, their companies have accelerated the digitization of their customer and supply-chain interactions and of their internal operations by three to four years. And the share of digital or digitally enabled products in their portfolios has accelerated by a shocking seven years. 

Nearly all respondents say that their companies have stood up at least temporary solutions to meet many of the new demands on them, and much more quickly than they had thought possible before the crisis. What’s more, respondents expect most of these changes to be long lasting and are already making the kinds of investments that all but ensure they will stick.

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Semiconductors

A semiconductor is a computer chip that serves as the brain of anything that’s computerized or uses radio waves. It handles complex thinking such as arithmetic and data storage that is integral to cell phones, tablets, kitchen gadgets, laptops, video game consoles and automobiles.

In vehicles, dozens of individual semiconductor chips are used to control everything from engine temperature to alert drivers of the need for an oil change. The types of chips produced by semiconductor companies can be categorized in two ways(As per the integrated circuits or functionality of the chip).

Usually, chips are categorized in terms of their functionality. However, they are sometimes divided into types according to the integrated circuits (ICs) used.

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How business leaders keep remote workers connected, secure and productive

Over the last few years, the business world has been slowly moving toward more remote and work-from home employee policies. Then COVID-19 hit—and as most businesses shut down offices, those plans went into warp speed.

Today, many organizations are faced with workforces that are nearly 100% working from home. And, surprisingly to some, businesses that were more prepared for this transformation are seeing many benefits in productivity and employee satisfaction in this work-from-home age.

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Health Industry?

In today’s post-Electronic Health Record(EHR) health environment, the amount of data generated by digitization is staggering. Dozens of systems feed data across healthcare organizations daily, and IDC predicts that health data volumes will continue to grow at a rate of 48% annually. Yet, despite advances toward becoming a data-rich and data-driven industry, medical errors are still the third-leading cause of death in the US alone.

 

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Artificial Intelligence can now Debate with a Human.

Project Debater an Artificial Intelligence can now debate with humans.

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Think about it, we are talking about an AI that can take on expert human debaters by responding to arguments using unscripted reasoning to persuade an audience to consider its position on a controversial topic. IBM’s Project Debater is a language-reasoning AI system that is built to facilitate intelligent debate.

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How SDN can help SMBs to Manage Large IT Environment

Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Hyperconvergence can help IT managers of SMBs to manage the infrastructure efficiently if proper preparations are done.

There are many SMBs in which the IT guys upgrade to a better storage quickly, for example, a HPE server and storage area network was installed for virtualized environments, but that company had to upgrade to EMC storage solution to support its growing virtualized environment.