Embedded World 2018 is finally in the books, and we thought it would be a good time to provide a little recap of the event from our perspective and a peek at the booth we hosted during the exhibition.
There have been a lot of changes to disaster recovery since I started my career in IT years ago. Back then, the hardware stored things and the software moved backups to tape. It was a simple if somewhat stilted environment. It also took forever, as anyone who did fulls on the weekend can tell you. An all weekend backup window can really put a damper on things. Like when tapes need to be changed. Of course, that was before the cloud.
IoT is everywhere. And now, it seems as though IoT technology is starting to move into the retail industry. With the official opening of Amazon's first Amazon Go store, the technology used to keep the store functioning has been widely talked about since Amazon first introduced the concept for Amazon Go. Amazon has been the prime example of how the integration of IoT can revolutionize the retail industry. With IoT becoming more and more widely adopted across various industries, we're taking a look into the rising role of IoT in the retail industry for some retail IoTherapy!
Before Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) there was legacy BIOS. You may hear us throwing around the term "legacy BIOS" all the time. Although sometimes we use BIOS and UEFI interchangeably (or sometimes at the same time), the actual term we should be using now is UEFI firmware. UEFI is the successor to legacy BIOS and there's a reason why it is preferred firmware initialization infrastructure.
My car performed an over the air (OTA) update of the infotainment system last week. It was really cool! It was performed when I got home and parked the car. I didn't have to waste time, sitting in traffic, going to the car dealer. There was nothing to plug in or wirelessly connect to. It just updated itself.
Cloud computing has been all the rage in the technology world, but a new way of computing has started to emerge. Could we be looking at at a new technological advancement? Some people certainly believe so. If you haven't heard about edge computing, we're here to give you a simple break down of what it is and why tech companies are working towards providing support for edge computing.
Hurricane? Tornado? Fire? Not a problem! If you have a Disaster Recovery site (DR site), that is. A DR site is a location that a business uses to recover and reconstruct its IT operations and infrastructure when its primary facility is not accessible. Inaccessibility can be caused by a number of factors, whether it be a natural disaster or by a network or hardware failure. A DR site is crucial because it keeps an organization running, and ensures that the company does not get brought down to its knees during an unforeseen mishap.