Government of Bermuda Accepts Tax Payments in USDC Stablecoin

Bermuda has become the first country in the world to formally accept tax payments in the USD Coin (USDC) cryptocurrency. According to a press release issued by Circle, the development is part of a new initiative by the government to support USD-based stablecoins. The USDC digital currency is backed by both Circle and Coinbase. One USD Coin has the equivalent value of one dollar.

Salesforce – Einstein Analytics

Most of us may have heard of Salesforce in our organizations. We may have even worked on the Salesforce tool. So, what is the buzz about Salesforce?

Salesforce is the pioneer in using cloud technology in the CRM system. It is a popular and leading customer relationship management (CRM) tool used by many organizations. It is so popular and user-friendly that it is used by start-ups as well as fortune 500 companies. When Salesforce was launched, it started as a tool that people in sales used to track their accounts, opportunities, leads, and financial information. It helped to create projections and follow up with their customers. Today, it is used in various industries to track their customer interactions, predictions, analytics, reports, and to manage customer accounts and information.

Hackers are Embedding Crypto Mining Malware in Music Files

Hackers are using advanced obfuscation techniques to embed malware in music files. According to Cylance, strains of malware have been found embedded in WAV audio files. They appear uncorrupted and play just fine, although some generate static noise.

Once the files are downloaded or opened, malicious code containing the XMRig Monero CPU miner is executed. The malware is reported to consist of two main components, a Least Significant Bit (LSB) stenography code, and decoders to execute the worm.

ITIL V4 and Its Integration in Today’s Business World

Businesses have undergone significant developments in the last couple of decades. The dynamics of doing business, whether it is marketing products and services, advertising, and selling products and services, everything that we traditionally followed has changed. The enormous transformation in the business world has led to most organizations embracing agile framework, lean methodologies, changes in the infrastructure, and not to forget the wide acceptance of the digital business model. The constant changes in the business environment have led to advancements in the IT Service Management purview.

Which Cloud Certification Should You Pursue: AWS, Google, or Azure?

On the surface, AWS seems to be winning the public cloud race with a market share of 33%. In contrast, Microsoft Azure, AWS’s closest rival, has a market share of 16% while Google Cloud, the other significant contender, has a market share of 8%.

That is according to a 2019 Q2 report by the Synergy Group. With such numbers, it would be easy for one to believe that AWS certifications are, by extension, the most valuable. A logical conclusion, but it might not be necessarily true.

eDiscovery Market Expecting Revolutionary Growth

According to the new market research report “eDiscovery Market by Component (Software (Processing, Review and Analysis, Identification, Preservation and Collection, and Production and Presentation) and Services), Deployment Type, Organization Size, Vertical, and Region – Global Forecast to 2023″, published by MarketsandMarkets, the global eDiscovery market is expected to grow from $10.8 billion in 2018 to $17.3 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 10.0% during the forecast period.

NetOps Meets DevOps: The State of Network Automation

Modern agile development practices, microservices, containers and cloud infrastructure have combined to empower application developers to innovate faster and update applications more frequently than ever before. This adoption of agile development and operational strategies requires more scalable and flexible infrastructure teams and processes, ensuring that production network, Layer 4-7 application services and applications can scale as needed. Therefore, development and test resources are ready whenever requested.

Facebook Libra Project Losing Its Grandeur?

MasterCard, Visa, eBay, Mercado Pago, and Stripe have pulled out of the Libra Association. The news comes barely a week after PayPal announced that it would forgo participation. The Libra panel was initially made up of 28 companies, each set to control a network node.

Increased regulatory scrutiny has dogged the Libra project since its inception and so the future of the project seems bleak at the moment. U.S. regulators, in particular, fear that Facebook will become too powerful if allowed to handle user funds across the world. There is also trepidation among major economies such as India which are looking to ban cryptocurrencies altogether. At the heart of Libra woes lie major data privacy concerns.

RightScale: See the Latest Cloud Trends

RightScale was recently acquired by Flexera, a provider of technology asset management solutions that help enterprises gain insights on how to optimize spend and reduce risk. The same RightScale cloud industry research team that has been producing the State of the Cloud Report for the past eight years has joined Flexera, and has again conducted the annual State of the Cloud Survey and prepared the resulting analysis for the RightScale 2019 State of the Cloud report from Flexera.

Innovating in Endpoint Security

One of the greatest challenges to protecting a business against cybercrime is the shape shifting nature of security threats. Innovation is not the sole domain of the good guys: cyber criminals are constantly finding ingenious new ways to tunnel into consumer, enterprise and institutional IT systems. They are increasingly professional, more aggressively funded, and better-equipped than ever to exploit any weak link in the security chain.

Achieve Total Cost of Operation Benefits Using Cloud Computing

A core reason organizations adopt a cloud IT infrastructure is to save money. The traditional approach of analyzing Total Cost of Ownership no longer applies when you move to the cloud. Cloud services provide the opportunity for you to use only what you need and pay only for what you use. We refer to this new paradigm as the Total Cost of Operation. You can use Total Cost of Operation (TCO) analysis methodologies to compare the costs of owning a traditional data center with the costs of operating your environment using AWS Cloud services.

Server Security Lies Deep in Hardware

Replacing servers is often delayed. Confronted with competing business priorities, limited budgets and personnel, and a sense of comfort as current servers reliably hum along, delay is easy to rationalize. Yet, delays are not without risk and trade-offs. Cases in point are two circumstances that small and midsized enterprises (SMEs) should seriously consider and, in our opinion, initiate action now.

With Indian Job Market Declining, Isn’t It Time for Indians to Look Into Virtual Cloud Freelance Jobs in the US. What an Opportunity!

Many skilled Indian professionals are finding ways through the internet to providing high-level, professional freelance gig services inside the United States. The jobs are Human Cloud virtual freelance gig jobs, where parties can live in their home country (such as India) but provide highly skilled services to American businesses.

Future Proof Your Business With Network Services

At Comcast Business we understand your customers’ needs are changing. Today’s customer is looking for a holistic IT solutions provider that can provide cloud-based network services and outsourced infrastructure. That’s why Comcast Business offers a reliable, experienced, and respected industry channel program for partners looking to add network services to their portfolio. With the Comcast Business Solutions Provider Program, you’ll be able to sell a full line of small and mid-market business products from Comcast to your customers.

Five Steps to Modernizing your Data

You like to stay focused on building great software, but there are always distractions from supporting sales opportunities to assisting with customer deployments and troubleshooting existing installations. With so much time spent maintaining the status quo, few cycles remain for modernizing your technology, streamlining internal operations, delivering new customer value and broadening your customer base.

The Ultimate Guide to Data Retention

“Data retention” is now everyone’s concern, and its scope goes far beyond what data to retain and for how long. Not long ago, data retention programs were the province of a handful of specialists in the legal and compliance departments. Organizations knew they had to retain certain documents for a specified number of years to meet legal and regulatory obligations and that was about it.

Do Freelancers Earn More than US Workers? With Next Gen, Human Cloud Freelance Gigs Looks Even Brighter

Today the freelance market for skilled workers is out performing 70% of traditional jobs according to CNBC.  By 2020, over 40% of the US workforce will be freelancing. The fast growth of the freelance market is driven by the Human Cloud. We believe the fastest growth in the Human Could is the gig market.

Exponential Growth in Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Market

According to the new market research report “Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Market by Component (Hardware and Software), Application (Remote office/branch office, Virtualization Desktop Infrastructure, and Data center consolidation), Organization Size, Vertical, and Region – Global Forecast to 2023″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the global HCI market size is expected to grow from $4.1 billion in 2018 to $17.1 billion by 2023, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 32.9% during the forecast period.

Human Cloud Freelance Gigs for Professional Services – The Gig Economy is Changing   

I was reading an article by “techcloud link” on the Communal News website claiming: accountant and bookkeepers solutions can benefit your firm; that the cloud saves time and increases production and mobility. They also claim the cloud helps professionals to service their clients better, and that it promotes business growth.

Accelerating Network Verification with Intent Based Networking

In the new digital enterprise, IT organizations must adapt their infrastructure to rapidly changing application demands. They must deploy and manage complex hybrid cloud platforms, secure the enterprise against advanced cyber threats and deliver end-to-end quality of user experience for mission critical applications. The complexity of the enterprise network makes it a leading challenge for IT to deliver the agility, reliability and security required by most organizations.

The Human Cloud Experiencing Robust Growth Inside the Gig Economy – Human Cloud Gigs are Here to Change

The Human Cloud is a sub-segment of the gig economy that includes firms that match workers to work through an online/digital platform such as Communalmp.com. This is a sub-unit of the freelance industry where all work arrangements are established and completed via a single digital online platform. The Human Cloud had very robust growth in 2019 with total sales of $126 billhttps://communalnews.com/2019/09/16/are-gig-economy-platforms-changing-the-worlds-job-structures/ion so far is changing the traditional job world.

How Cloud Accountant Solutions Can Benefit Your Firm

Accountants and bookkeepers have something very important in common with the rest of the world. These professionals now rely on the cloud as one of the most valuable technologies at their disposal. There’s no question cloud technology has permeated every area of business. In the United States, for instance, cloud services company RightScale found hybrid cloud adoption rose from 58 percent in 2015 to 71 percent in 2016.

Providing Technical Support Using Your Cloud and Blockchain Skills Makes an Excellent Freelance Gig

‍One of the most highly desired freelance gigs is technical support. Many companies have websites, with the vast majority on tradition IT networks. The world of the internet is moving much faster then small business can keep up with. Also, with the cloud and mobile applications exploding, the trifecta of need for technical support is very large and growing. Businesses are hiring technical support engineers to manage the software, network, and other applications that are related to the computer systems of an organization.

High Paying Freelance Gigs for Those Looking to Have Long Freelance Careers

To attain higher paying freelance gigs you should focus on markets that are growing and require unique skills. Even if you are just a beginner posting freelance gigs, or want to find other opportunities and platforms to offer your high level of service, here is a short list of skills that are in high demand, that can easily be turned into outstanding freelance gigs:

Exponential Growth in Telecom Cloud Market

According to the new market research report “Telecom Cloud Market by Type (Solution and Service), Application (Billing & Provisioning and Traffic Management), Service Model (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS), Organization Size, Vertical, and Region – Global Forecast to 2021″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the telecom cloud market size is expected to grow from $10.92 billion in 2016 to $30.79 billion by 2021, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 23.0% during the forecast period.

Workplace Mediation and How It Can Have a Positive Impact on Employee Morale

It’s unfortunate to think that disputes between employees can occur in a professional workplace, but with so many personalities and opinions congregated in small working environments it’s understandable why these can occur. They should be dealt with in an appropriate and efficient manner but even internal policies can be unhelpful to finding a suitable resolution.

ISO Standards: A Necessary Tool to Ensure Quality and Protect Against Corruption

Few frameworks have had the reach and impact that the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has had in streamlining quality standards in an increasingly globalised international economy, as well as providing companies with an opportunity to secure a competitive advantage in their industries. Increasingly widespread, ISO standards have gradually established themselves as a guarantee recognized by all, from customers to public authorities and companies themselves.

Top Resources for Studying and Passing Microsoft SQL Certification Exams

Nowadays, the IT professionals prefer the Microsoft certifications and exams due to their popularity among the employing organizations. The tests cover varied technology areas, including Windows Server, SQL Server, Dynamics 365, Microsoft Azure, and more. So if you are thinking about taking a Microsoft exam to get an in-demand certificate, we recommend you the 70-463 test.

Algorithmic Trading Market Seeing Explosive Growth

According to the new market research “Algorithmic Trading Market by Trading Type (FOREX, Stock Markets, ETF, Bonds, Cryptocurrencies), Component (Solutions and Services), Deployment Mode (Cloud and On-premises), Enterprise Size, and Region – Global Forecast to 2024″, The global algorithmic trading market size is expected to grow from $11.1 billion in 2019 to $18.8 billion by 2024, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.1% during the forecast period.

Advertising with a Freelance Gig Business Platform – Making Digital Advertising Easier Than You Think!

Digital advertising is changing and becoming more and more based on the platforms of a few companies using the following advertising methods: social media, influencers, marketing, web analyst, blogs, news, podcasts and digital marketing. How does a small company or business compete on these massive platforms? It’s easy. Hire a specialist who understands the gig economy.

The Biggest Challenges with Cloud Backup and Cloud Disaster Recovery

The last few years have seen some big changes in backup and disaster recovery. As with almost every other aspect of IT, the cloud is making its presence felt. Integrating the cloud into a backup and disaster recovery strategy involves rethinking many of the ideas on how organizations go about managing these processes. In this essential guide you’ll learn about some of the challenges around cloud backup and disaster recovery including:

Avoid Top 5 Mistakes When Developing a Mobile App

With the ever-expanding prospects of the mobile app development business, you must be thinking that it would be really great to have a mobile app which can help you to achieve phenomenal financial success. However, even if you are all set to come up with an app of your own, you must learn about the common mistakes associated with the process so that you can steer clear of them.

Benefits of Freelance Gig Economy for Employers

The biggest ways the freelance gig economy benefits businesses:

What is a Freelance Business Gig? Workers are the most flexible option for gig employers. They can often level the playing field with larger more well established competition, by providing access to very large, talented, diverse, and highly skilled resources from around the world, at affordable prices. Gig workers allow for flexible scale and deployment opportunities, leading to a more efficient use of working capital.

A Guide to Enterprise Network Monitoring

Organizations (large, medium, and small) are starting to recognize the hefty costs they are paying for network management tools. No doubt the tools have essential functionality, but is it justifiable to spend so much on them? Traditional enterprise solutions, such as those from the Big 4 (HP®, IBM®, Cisco®, CA® Technologies), are typically packaged and priced so ambiguously that you often don’t realize the amount of money you’re shelling out to purchase them. IT budgets are getting leaner so network administration teams are looking for more economical solutions. It’s definitely not resourceful to purchase “enterprise solutions” that charge you for more than what you really need.

The Power of the Hybrid Cloud Strategy: Addressing the Breadth of Enterprise Workload Requirements

Cloud computing has become an integral part of business strategy and IT architecture for enterprises over the past decade. The use of cloud has become pervasive as enterprises seek to adopt new business models, extract valuable insights from massive amounts of data, handle demanding workloads, deliver new products at scale and speed, and gain competitive advantage.

Strong Growth in WiFi Chipset Market

According to a new market research report published by Credence Research “ WiFi Chipset Market (By IEEE Standards (802.11ay, 802.11ax, 802.11ac Wave 2), By Band(Dual Band, Tri-Band), MIMO Configuration (SU-MIMO, MU-MIMO), Product Category (Smartphones, Tablets, PCs)) – Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2019 – 2027”, the overall WiFi Chipset market worldwide was valued at $16.34 billion in 2018 and is set to grow with a CAGR of 5.14% during the forecast period.

How Will Business Deal With the Gig Economy? Which Businesses Will Benefit and Which Ones Will Lose?

The gig economy for business is not much different than any transformational disruptive technology. There will be many winners that achieve an early foothold in the new technology, gaining a significant advantage.  Then there are those who will not be affected at all. There are also companies and industries that will possibly face significant disadvantages for decades.

NVMe, RDMA, and Other Emerging Technologies – A Technical Primer

Over the past decade, enterprise-grade non-volatile “flash” storage has gone mainstream. While not exactly inexpensive, enterprise flash prices have finally dropped to the point that talk of the “all-flash data center” no longer generates quite as much eye-rolling as it once did. Spinning disk capacity is still relatively low-cost, but the technical barriers to greater HDD density and performance are mounting. The vast majority of data centers will house a mix of flash and spinning disk for some time, as organizations deploy both technologies according to their requirements.

Busbar Protection Market Surging

The global busbar protection market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.10%, from 2018 to 2023, to reach a market size of $4.31 billion by 2023. The addition of new transmission & distribution line along with the refurbishment of the old transmission & distribution line is expected to drive the busbar protection market during the forecast period. The adoption of the HVDC technology and huge investments in smart grids and energy systems offer a huge opportunity to the busbar protection market during the forecast period.

Power Management System Market Energized

The global power management system market was valued at $3.77 billion in 2017 and is estimated to reach $5.26 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 6.88% from 2017 to 2022. The increasing demand for energy efficiency in the manufacturing sector, increasing installation of renewables in the industry, and rising adoption of IoT and cloud-based platforms are driving the power management system market globally. The shale oil & gas boom in North America provides an opportunity for growth in the power management system market.