Digital Signatures and Certificates

When we think of VPNs, often our first thought is that of encryption of the user data. But adversaries or those intent on reading the data could However an attacker could record a conversation and then replay the replies between to participants. What we need to do is to be able to ensure the source of the data is genuine, and that is where digital signatures and certificates comes in.

To construct a Digital Signature, public key encryption systems must be in place. The construction of the Digital Signature entails applying a hash function to the message by concatenation of the message with a known secret key and then applying a mathematical function which will produce a fixed length output known as the digest. Read More

Choosing the Ideal Power Bank

Choosing the Ideal Power Bank

There are many names that can be used to refer to a portable battery and they include power backup, pocket power cells, fuel banks, portable chargers, battery packs and so on. Regardless of what you decide to call them, they are still the same thing. The aim is to charge the tablet or phone without necessarily having a power outlet.

They come in all sizes. There are smaller sizes that are ideal for the smartphones and the bigger sizes that can cater multiple charges and are ideal for charging your tablet.

There are some that have cables while yet others include multiple ports to allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time.

For smartphones and tablets

There are many reasons as to why you need a portable battery for your gadgets. Read More

The Agile Initiate Project Phase

Going from concept to initiate

The initiate phase has three inputs that originate from the concept phase, namely desired outcomes, project charter and an initial capability list. In the initiate phase we have closer conversations with the customer to ‘hear the voice of the customer’. We should have a value management team that works to flesh out the product backlog. This includes defining success criteria and the Minimum Viable Product (MVP).

Product vision

If the product vision is unclear its worth investing time now to pin it down. Read More

3-D Printing Could Make Your Next Home 40% Cheaper

My father’s dream was to build his own house.

However, building a house in India was an incredibly complicated affair.

First, you had to buy a plot of land. Next, you had to get an allocation from the government for all the materials you needed to make a house – cement, steel rebar, piping, you name it.

It was all in short supply because of India’s socialist economy, along with a quota system to dole out the limited quantities then available. And then to get your water, sewage and electricity connected… Read More

Apple’s New Products – Get Ready for Red

Apple's New Products - Get Ready for Red

Apple wants you to see “red”, and hopefully buy one too.

The tech giant is releasing a new red phone hoping to capitalize on a vibrant color scheme that could appeal to its huge base of consumers.

The red phones are available in both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models. They feature a crimson aluminum finish.

The phones come in 128GB and 256GB storage variations. Read More

Impact of Digital Transformation and Trends

Impact of Digital Transformation and Trends

How companies will transform by adopting these technologies:

A digital transformation strategy is to create capabilities to fully leverage the possibilities and opportunities in new technologies and to make a faster and better impact. This is a strategy which businesses should adopt if they want to evolve and survive.

Digital technologies like cloud computing, analytics, mobile computing, social media, and IoT, 3D printing, drones, artificial intelligence, and robotics are creating a huge impact on businesses.

Companies need to adopt these technologies in their operations by engaging their customers and empowering their employees with the necessary skills. Read More

5 Mistakes to Avoid While Installing Network Cables

5 Mistakes to Avoid While Installing Network Cables

If you have shifted to a new home or soon shifting your workplace to a new building, you are probably already thinking of installing network cables as one of the first tasks. But wait, till you read further. Whoever said that “learn from the mistakes of others”, must have been a genius.” So, let’s just utilize the suggestion practically and have a look at the most common mistakes made while installing network cables, to avoid doing it ourselves.

Using Separate Cables for Voice & Data

If you ask any relevant person about their biggest mistake while network cabling their home or workplace, you will get to hear it as one of the most common answers. Read More

The Risks and Benefits of Shadow IT

The Risks and Benefits of Shadow IT

Shadow IT is the term used for personal technologies (BYOD), applications, and software or services supported by a third-party service provider, instead of an organization’s IT provider or technology department.

Over the past several years, Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) technologies have been core drivers of innovation (and disruption). Read More