Snapshots are kind of like the character cousin Eddie from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation movie. They’re not the Clark Griswold that backups are, but they have their charm. Snapshots are primitive, utilitarian creatures, easy-to-use and happen in the blink of an eye. Often called the “poor man’s backup”, snapshots can save you in a pinch, cost less than backups, but like Cousin Eddie, they come with some glaring flaws despite our awkward love for them.
Casinos use everything from facial recognition to RFID chips in their poker chips for security, and there are some technologies that casinos use in the same way as any sophisticated hotel or resort. Mobile apps for customer service and check-in enable guests to go straight to their room, thanks to NFC door locks, where they can set the temperature and lighting, order room service or book show tickets.
dinCloud is a cloud services provider that helps organizations rapidly migrate their IT infrastructure to the cloud. We focus on business provisioning, which includes the migration of desktops, servers, storage, networking and applications to a Virtual Private Data Center. We provide subscription based services that will help with reduced costs, transparent pricing, enhanced security, control and productivity.
A common trend is occurring in businesses today. Businesses are no longer able to thrive in the marketplace with just a few product offerings. They have begun diversifying their portfolios in order to stay competitive. Mergers and acquisitions are no longer the exception—they are now a crucial component in a business’s strategy.
On June 1st, Microsoft announced the general availability of SQL Server 2016, which it called the world’s fastest and most price-performant database for HTAP (Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing) with updateable, in-memory columnstores and advanced analytics through deep integration with R Services.
How cloud technologies will enhance home-based medical care for seniors
Imagine a physician turning on a tablet to check in on a 70-year-old diabetic patient whose vital signs and other pertinent health data are being transmitted to the doctor’s office via the cloud by a wearable device attached to the patient’s wrist. No need for the elderly patient to travel to the doctor’s office, or have the patient admitted to a hospital unless it is really necessary either.
To attackers, databases are the new banks; they want to break into them, because that's where the valuable information is. If you're using SQL Server, you benefit from the lowest number of vulnerabilities of any major database over the last six years (according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, compared to systems like Oracle, MySQL and SAP HANA).
With cloud adoption on the rise in the senior care industry, with more than half of US-based senior care providers using the cloud today, it should come as no surprise that technological innovation is starting to seep into many of this industry’s functions. The growing popularity of private cloud solutions in senior care is an indicator of the overall modernization taking place in the industry.
On a recent visit to a senior care facility, I was struck by the gradual but prominent integration of modern technology. In an industry that has been slow to evolve its practices, innovation is starting to seep in. So much so, that the impact was noticeable when compared to how things worked just a few years ago (when I visited a similar facility).