Saturday , 23 February 2019

Can smart cities really save us all

smart cities

Smart cities, and the components which comprise them, will save us all time – and a new study puts the total at 125 hours per citizen per year. The study, put together by Intel alongside Juniper Research, found that 125 hours, or 15 working days, will be claimed in four buckets. Mobility, such as smart …

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12 Ways to Increase Hotel Security

Even when hotels have strong security policies and procedures in place, they are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, break-ins, theft, fraud, and other crimes. That’s why it’s vital to take precautionary measures and continually evaluate security programs. “Having robust security in place means a better, safer, guest experience,” says Chad Callaghan, principal of Premises Liability Experts and AH&LA security consultant. “When department managers and other employees think more about safety and security, you can prevent a lot of theft and minimize dangers.” Inadequate security has repercussions beyond guests losing belongings to theft. Hotels can be held liable for the criminal acts of third parties. Civil litigation against property owners and managers has become commonplace ever since Garzilli v. Howard Johnson. And hotels are still targets of lawsuits because of theft and injury. Before becoming AH&LA’s security consultant, Callaghan spent 35 years with Marriott International. As the vice president of global …

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Co-Management

Co-management is the deep integration between ConfigMgr and Intune that enables you to easily begin begin moving traditional, domain-joined and ConfigMgr-managed solutions to a deployment of Azure Active Directory and Intune with #Just4Clicks.  An organization can move any workload, at any speed, at any time – based entirely on that organization’s unique needs. Here are a few of the features I’m talking about that you instantly have once you turn on Co-Management: Compliance policies and Conditional Access.  This is a BIG one (I’m sure you’ve heard about it) and it’s available for use right now.Conditional access enables you to ensure any device requesting access to corporate data is compliant with your policies and can therefore be trusted in your network. Intune is the only EMM solution that can set the conditional access policies for Office 365 across Windows, iOS, Android, and Mac. A wide variety of real-time actions, like remote factory reset or wipe for a …

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How hospitals are keeping patient data secure

Given the wealth of sensitive personal data healthcare organizations process and store, it’s no surprise that hospitals, medical offices, and other healthcare systems are prime targets for cybercrime. In 2014, an estimated 85 percent of large healthcare organizations faced a data breach, and one in five of those breaches cost the organization more than $1 million to rectify.1 Due to the costs a data breach can inflict on the operation, as well as the patients it’s entrusted to care for, healthcare organizations have become more vigilant and determined to battle cybercrime—and their efforts underscore important steps any business can apply to improve data security. Step #1: Ensure you’re using devices with multiple layers of security The problem: For the sake of efficiency, some healthcare operations favored the status quo rather than adopting new technologies designed with advanced security features.2 Many doctors’ offices, for instance, relied on pre-printed prescription pads, which stand particularly …

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Internet of Things security primer

The Internet of Things (IoT) provides convenience, comfort, and cost savings through a vast and growing collection of connected devices ranging from HVAC systems and printers to fitness trackers, medical devices, and automobiles. And not surprisingly, those benefits are attracting the attention of businesses big and small. “The alluring promise of an improved bottom line will encourage businesses to focus on IoT,” predicts HP Chief Technology Officer, Shane Wall. “It can lower operating costs, increase productivity, and help businesses expand into new markets or offer new products.” While it is true that IoT devices can help businesses drive improvements in areas such as operations, staff performance, and the customer experience, a serious issue bubbles below all of that promise: security.   Source : http://www8.hp.com/us/en/TechnologyAtWork/internet-of-things-security-primer.html?flexfield10=031705

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Don’t overlook your monitor

For some, the term “tech innovation” brings to mind new PC form factors and unique printing methods. But high-tech innovation doesn’t stop at hardware—it also includes displays. In recent years, display innovation has produced heightened resolution, connectivity, functionality, and ROI. Displays are sleek, stylish, more robust, and thoughtfully aligned with today’s dynamic, agile, and collaborative work spaces. Designed to drive work teams, the latest iterations of this oft-overlooked, but critical technology can boost your performance, productivity, and efficiency. Source : https://h41369.www4.hp.com/taw/article/ID/GB/TAW_001219?hprpt_id=TAW_001219

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