How Dependent Should You Be on Technology?

Technology is one phase of life that has come to stay. There are new advances in technology that keep growing with time. Generally, technology has been known to make life easier for humans, whether by hastening up a processor by totally eradicating the need for another process. This has made it quite addictive for many people according to the US-Reviews.

In recent times, questions are been asked as to whether human’s level of dependency on technology is not too much as some people cannot seem to have a life outside of this. These questions are asked from a wide range of categories in other to have an unbiased note to it, even cell phone brand reviews were also consulted.

What does technology do?

Technology has slowly crept on us and now affects virtually every sphere of human life.

In the social sphere,

Before the advent of technology, there was a greater depth of relationship between people. People would meet up to catch up, play games, have actual conversations with each other to decipher each other. With technology, however, the statistics of this have dropped. Although it seems to aid instant communication between individuals, the depth of this communication however is questioned. People would rather have shallow phone calls than meet up, have fun with their phones than have fun with actual humans. This has led to a form of shallow depth of interaction between people.

With a rise in technology, there has also been a simultaneous rise in the rate of cyber-bullying causing more social harm to people. 

In the entertainment sector,

This is one area where the impact of technology can be strongly felt. Entertainment, with technology, has taken a new turn with more ways of being entertained. There is more focus on a passive means of entertainment … Read More

Tools For Helping Your Manage Your Organisation’s GDPR Compliance And Security Measures

Tools For Helping Your Manage Your Organisation's GDPR Compliance And Security MeasuresIt has become even more important to be able to prevent data breaches since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect.

Of course, you should have been concerned already about the privacy and freedom of your customers, being susceptible to regulatory action, and being able to protect your reputation in case a security incident were to occur, however, they have taken on increased significance now.

More than ever the public is increasingly aware of what their rights are when it comes to their personal information, and organisations have long been warned about data breach threats. Regulators have responded by increasing maximum penalties when legal requirements are not met.

So whether you are still working on your GDPR compliance, or are confident in the measures you have in place, you will always need to look for ways that your compliance processes can be streamlined. That helps with managing problems in a more efficient manner and also helps you keep current on the threat landscape which is continuously and rapidly changing.

The following are six tools that you can use to help with achieving GDPR compliance and managing your information security processes.

GDPR Data Breach Support Service

For all organisations, it is challenging to report a data breach within the 72-hour notification deadline set by the GDPR, and as the threat of breaches continues to grow, it is something you may need to deal with in the very near future.

However, your job is made a bit easier by the GDPR Breach Support Service. A management team made up of cybersecurity and information experts, barristers, lawyers and data protection officers (DPOs) at GRCI Law, our sister company, will help you to respond quickly to security incidents and in compliance with the requirements of the GDPR.

Data Flow Mapping Tool

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Tips on how workers can manage technology, and not let it manage them. Workplace productivity is being eroded by constant technology-based interruptions because people don’t know how to manage it properly.

Office workers’ attention is being diverted every three minutes by answering the phone, being alerted to an incoming email, responding to an alert on their BlackBerry, reacting to an instant message, or clicking on internet-based distractions such as YouTube or Facebook. These distractions consume much as 28% of an average knowledge workers’ day (Basex research).

As we receive more and more e-mail messages and other technology-based interruptions, it can feel like being hit by a digital deluge Without the skills to manage e-mail and other devices effectively, many people are wasting time just trying to keep up instead of gaining productivity through technology.

These tactics for distraction management can significantly increase your productivity:

1. Turn off the alarm or visual alerts

You wouldn’t let the postman empty a mailbag on your desk 50 times a day and you certainly wouldn’t let them ring a bell with each delivery. That’s exactly what you are doing if you check each e-mail when it arrives. Turn off the alarm or visual alert and take control of your e-mail and your time.

2. Learn how to turn off or manage alerts on mobile devices

As more and more people synchronize their phones and mobile devices they are being distracted by email alerts, meeting reminders at all sorts of inconvenient times. These alerts can ensure you are being distracted at home as well as work!

3. Treat e-mail like regular mail

Try to check your e-mail at regular times in the day, i.e. early morning, mid-day and late afternoon. Even if you receive a high volume of e-mails, you shouldn’t check more … Read More

Ancient history reminds us of people who have traveled and explored the world. Even up to this day, man never stops exploring the universe. These travelers just wouldn’t stop trying to find out some discoveries that they are also willing to share to the world. When before, men use natural instruments to guide them in their travel, today men created the GPS technology to help them track their travel and location more accurately.

Almost all of the best places in the world have already been explored (or so we thought). Man’s intellect has led into the discovery of the instrument called compass. With the use of navigational compass coupled with the ability to read maps, man can already find his away around in case he gets lost or is not familiar with a certain place.

With the introduction of Global Positioning System technology, compass and map reading somehow made a little back seat. Just a little background information, though, GPS technology was once conceived for use only in the military. In 1980s, however, this technology was already shared to the public.

Today, in recent times, tracking one’s position or location is very possible and doable with GPS satellites feeding the receiver with data. Aside from physical location or position getting tracked, GPS also has the ability to accurately track speed during the travel. With the basis of the speed being tracked, GPS can also provide details of arrival time.

Some GPS units are also loaded with maps depending on the purpose; it can be a GPS receiver for driving, sailing, hiking, flying, cycling and jogging. If you have a GPS unit that isn’t loaded with your specific map then you can easily purchase and download that particular map online. There are even maps that are provided for free … Read More

Moving to Cloud Hosting from Dedicated Hosting: All You Need to Know

Cloud Hosting has evolved to become the preferred choice for many websites due to the wide range of benefits offered by Cloud Hosting providers. In the current market, website owners have multiple hosting options available like Shared Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, VPS hosting, Cloud hosting, etc. with each type offering certain benefits and drawbacks for different websites. A decision to move your website to another hosting type is difficult albeit an important one. Hence, it is important to understand the pros and cons of making the move. Today, we are going to talk about things that you need to know before moving from a Dedicated Hosting plan to a Cloud Hosting plan.

Before we begin, it is important to note the primary difference between Dedicated and Cloud Hosting:

In Dedicated Hosting, you have a complete web server along with its resources dedicated to your website. Hence, you can choose the configurations and host your website with as much computing power as you need. On the other hand, in Cloud hosting, all the resources required to run and maintain your website are distributed across a network of virtual servers. There is no single server that hosts your website.

With this understanding, let’s look at some aspects that you must consider before moving to Cloud Hosting from a Dedicated Hosting plan.

Feature Comparison

Moving to Cloud Hosting from Dedicated Hosting: All You Need to Know

Summing Up

Remember, before you decide to move to Cloud Hosting, assess your requirements carefully and check if they align with the features offered by the plan. Consider the following questions that you might want to ask the Cloud Hosting provider:

  • Do you own and manage the Cloud infrastructure?
  • What kind of storage architecture do you use?
  • Do you provide assistance for the migration?
  • What is your website backup policy?
  • What is the uptime assurance and what measures do
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