DataLakes: Bringing Big Data to Your Organization

With the creation and management of DataLakes, companies will grow up to 317% due to the exploitation of large amounts of data supported in better decision making and the development of more competitive companies.

With the objective of overcoming the challenges of administration and handling large amounts of information in organizations, today there is the implementation of what is called DataLakes.

The DataLakes are repositories of large amounts of data that help companies generate additional value in operation and organization of all this information.

By 2020, it is expected that there will be 40 Zettabytes of information, meaning each inhabitant of the planet will contribute 5,247 GB of information. These data will be generated by what is called IoAT (Internet of All Things) – sensors, intelligent cities, etc., through the mobile teams and interactions with the Internet of the people and in the organ

With the creation and management of DataLakes, companies will grow up to 317% due to the exploitation of large amounts of data supported in better decision making and the development of more competitive companies.

With the objective of overcoming the challenges of administration and handling large amounts of information in organizations, today there is the implementation of what is called DataLakes.

The DataLakes are repositories of large amounts of data that help companies generate additional value in operation and organization of all this information.

By 2020, it is expected that there will be 40 Zettabytes of information, meaning each inhabitant of the planet will contribute 5,247 GB of information. These data will be generated by what is called IoAT (Internet of All Things) – sensors, intelligent cities, etc., through the mobile teams and interactions with the Internet of the people and in the organizations.

However, the sector faces several problems today: more than 80% of information is not used for decision making, which is called “blind spot.”

The cost of storing information in Data Warehouse, relational databases or SAN-type infrastructures is highly costly and scarcely scalable. To grow 20% of the shelf space, projects are carried out with a duration of 3 to 6 months.

DataLakes architectures ensure that the organization collects information from internal or external data sources at rest, On the move or in data warehouses to be processed and exploited so that the organization is able to react and make decisions before things happen.

It will get companies more competitive and organizations with more capacity for reaction in the face of the vertiginous changes in the Information Technology sector and also in our society.

Today’s large IT companies like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Netflix have developed technologies to collect, safeguard, process and exploit their data. These technological tools have been evolving and have led to other sectors showing significant benefits.

One of them is the growth of up to 317% of companies that support their business in the exploitation of large amounts of data in DataLakes architectures.

All that data universe called Big Data will be the differentiating variable of success, since all decision-making processes are supported in as much information as possible, giving a competitive advantage to organizations that have the ability to analyze and understand the largest amount of information. The cost savings in DataLakes architectures vs Data Warehouses is 15% of what organizations currently invest.

How do companies spend?

Big Data tools are helping organizations understand the tastes and buying habits of their customers. With DataLakes, they offer great discounts in the major moments to increase their sales, turning sales into personalized experiences.

How do they operate?

Big Data implementations lead organizations to make decisions in terms of their value propositions and operations, seeking to make their productive processes as effective as possible.

An example of these implementations is in the monitoring of gas or energy networks to understand the state of the network and consumptions in real time to maximize their distribution and provisioning of the service, even detecting problems before they happen.

How to minimize risks or seize opportunities?

Identifying unusual events, anomalies or incidents that can be exploited or controlled by the organization is a fundamental implementation of analytical models of large amounts of data.

Understanding how your organization works, allows you to predict and counteract computer attacks, fraud and service failures. Anomalies or incidents that can be exploited or controlled by the organization is a fundamental implementation of analytical models of large amounts of data.

Are We Prepared For The Progress of a Virtual Reality?

Technology has revolutionized connectivity through new trends such as virtual reality. From there, we pose a great challenge to stable and adequately support all this technology connected to the network, which can include videos in 360 degrees that allow us to observe and explore the content from different angles.

However, we must consider the impact of these technologies on vertical markets, providing substantial benefits to society. Virtual reality has the potential to revolutionize areas such as education and training methods in different industries.

Video games, travel, movies and discovery experiences are some of the current applications of content for virtual reality technologies that primarily focus on entertainment. Also, some of the challenges in which companies are working combine a sense of being present with the ability to interact with the environment and communicat

Technology has revolutionized connectivity through new trends such as virtual reality. From there, we pose a great challenge to stable and adequately support all this technology connected to the network, which can include videos in 360 degrees that allow us to observe and explore the content from different angles.

However, we must consider the impact of these technologies on vertical markets, providing substantial benefits to society. Virtual reality has the potential to revolutionize areas such as education and training methods in different industries.

Video games, travel, movies and discovery experiences are some of the current applications of content for virtual reality technologies that primarily focus on entertainment. Also, some of the challenges in which companies are working combine a sense of being present with the ability to interact with the environment and communicate through body language and voice.

From the technological perspective, there is a huge investment in these platforms by technology companies like Google and Facebook, reflecting the optimism that the leaders of the industry have in this emerging technology. It means that new content and services will be available very soon.

This is the case of other big companies like Disney, Which is currently working to obtain equipment that supports the creation of special content for a range of surrounding films. Likewise, YouTube has just expanded its video service with special live broadcasts.

But what are the impact and how should virtual reality work properly in wireless networks?

Intelligent network

Networks must be much more programmable and intelligent. All the resources in the infrastructure need to be organized together to deliver the desired experience to the end user.

The network needs to be adaptable and configurable to the applications; it needs to know the moments in which the highs in the traffic will probably occur and be able to develop and reveal in real time the capacity and necessary connectivity.

The answer to the difficulty of the increase in the demand for the network is to turn around this complication and to evolve to what would be a network on demand. Connectivity, class, and quality of service need to become on-demand resources that can be tailored to the needs of the user.

When that underlying network is ready, we can test the increase in demand, and then the future of virtual reality will be promising. If we pay attention to what this represents for the network, we will realize that there is a lot of previous work to be able to incorporate this type of technology in productive environments.

The accelerated shift to more engaging content will revolutionize the network and be supported by technologies that are ready to be marketed to industry investors. One example is that Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise provides networking and communications services and enable users to transform their operations.

Not only do we need significantly faster connections, but a new fully programmable cloud architecture to handle huge capacity and low latency, with agility to instantly react to changing application needs. The new business models will be equally transcendental in an increasingly digital society.

How to Migrate Communications to the Cloud and Increase Business Competitiveness

Migration to the cloud is an indispensable requirement for the competitiveness of any company. According to an IDC study, it is estimated that in 2017 the cloud market will grow 36.6 percent compared to 2016 and will reach approximately 152 million dollars at the end of the year.

This high growth indicates that many companies that have on-premise PBXs today, as well as the Contact Centers, are wondering if the time is right to migrate to the cloud. Migrate to the cloud would offer the goal of overcoming the different business challenges they face, such as improving the efficiency of the processes and the experience of the users.

Migration to the cloud is now an essential requirement for the competitiveness of any organization. However, be

Migration to the cloud is an indispensable requirement for the competitiveness of any company. According to an IDC study, it is estimated that in 2017 the cloud market will grow 36.6 percent compared to 2016 and will reach approximately 152 million dollars at the end of the year.

This high growth indicates that many companies that have on-premise PBXs today, as well as the Contact Centers, are wondering if the time is right to migrate to the cloud. Migrate to the cloud would offer the goal of overcoming the different business challenges they face, such as improving the efficiency of the processes and the experience of the users.

Migration to the cloud is now an essential requirement for the competitiveness of any organization. However, before making the transition, companies are encouraged to consider these five basic points during and after the change:

Evaluation

Evaluate your current technological environment and determine the requirements and needs of your business.

Choice of solution

Choose the appropriate carrier-class solution with integrated unified communications and omnichannel capabilities.

Migration tools

Select a platform that provides integrated migration tools (for example, network evaluation, open APIs, configuration and activation of plug & play and integration capabilities).

Create a model/plan

Build timelines, activation methods, and contingency strategies.

Selection of trusted partners

Select a service provider that provides support before, during, and after migration. It is necessary to define all the business plans together. In this way, all the equipment will be aligned to the needs of the business.

A safe trip to the cloud

Before uploading communications to the cloud, it is necessary to know exactly which applications can be migrated and to define the phases of the change, since doing everything in one step would be very complicated and possibly risky.

During this planning phase, it is necessary to consider:

Focus on what can be improved

Companies should not focus only on current procedures, but also identify what they can do better, just because the PBX developed 20 years ago endured certain characteristics, does not mean that’s the way they should work today.

Review of the functionality of unified communications based on the needs of the people

It is important to understand the needs of the fixed and mobile work teams; contact center agents, supervisors and administrators; partners and external customers to make communications more productive and effective.

Alternatives to improve the performance of the contact center of a business

Identify the weak points in the contact center systems to overcome them with the migration to the cloud. This will give the CC the opportunity to focus on the core business And solve problems of the operation, such as close sales, improve the user experience, among others.

Migration tools required

How can the supplier make the process fluid and not interrupt business as usual?

Importance of APIs to integrate existing systems

It may not be feasible to migrate the entire current communications environment in one step, so these APIs allow for a gradual migration approach of equipment, sites, functions, product lines or systems over time.

Importance of APIs to import historical data

This is particularly important for contact centers that need data to improve their customer service.

Integrate PBXs into applications

For example, add telephony to CRM systems.

Through these councils focused on planning, selecting technology partners and the right tools, companies can simplify their transition and eliminate any disruption to their business.

In addition, they can benefit from the significant business benefits of cloud communications, such as cost savings, scalability, increased efficiency, productivity and more flexibility. All this with the aim of enhancing the workforce, improving the customer experience and increasing sales.

UPS Contributes Humanitarian Aid and Community Safety

From providing assistance with its logistics experts to United Nations agencies to having vaccine tracking programs and drones delivering medical supplies, The UPS Foundation, UPS’s philanthropic arm, is contributing greatly to humanitarian aid and safety At the global level. This year, The UPS Foundation will provide $14.1 million to fund and support these initiatives around the world.

Preparing, responding and helping communities recover from natural disasters and other humanitarian crises that arise in the world are tragedies in which UPS and UPS Foundation can help save lives by contributing their expertise in logistics, medical care solutions, and global reach.

Among the initiatives, The UPS Foundation works with Gavi, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization and Zipline, a California-based robotics company to take advantage of the use

From providing assistance with its logistics experts to United Nations agencies to having vaccine tracking programs and drones delivering medical supplies, The UPS Foundation, UPS’s philanthropic arm, is contributing greatly to humanitarian aid and safety At the global level. This year, The UPS Foundation will provide $14.1 million to fund and support these initiatives around the world.

Preparing, responding and helping communities recover from natural disasters and other humanitarian crises that arise in the world are tragedies in which UPS and UPS Foundation can help save lives by contributing their expertise in logistics, medical care solutions, and global reach.

Among the initiatives, The UPS Foundation works with Gavi, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization and Zipline, a California-based robotics company to take advantage of the use of drones to deliver life-saving drugs, vaccines and blood in communities, starting with Rwanda.

The UPS Foundation is also working with UNICEF to launch Visibility for Vaccines (ViVa), An innovative tracking system that allows the early identification of possible lack of inventory and surplus vaccines.

the United States, ViVa will help communities around the world ensure the supply of life-saving vaccines by reporting on alerts when there is either a shortage or a surplus of inventory and will allow for corrective action.

Another focus of 2017 is the expansion of the UPS Foundation’s Humanitarian Expert on Loan program, which offers UPS executives loan for long-term assignments with NGOs to provide logistical support and technical assistance.

In 2016, The UPS Foundation began working with Logistics managers to strengthen supply chains in emerging markets for organizations such as Gavi, The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Program.

Other humanitarian organizations receiving financial aid this year include:

• The American Red Cross, to assist with the Annual Disaster Giving Program with food and shelter following disasters, as well as the disaster preparedness campaign Home Fire Preparedness Campaign and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center Disaster Resilience.

CARE USA, to assist with training workshops for CARE logistics managers, as well as the pilot launch of a raw material tracking system.

Good360, To support the technological improvements of the DisasterRecovery360 platform and the development of disaster advice and help kits.

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), to support the organization’s long-term recovery initiative and funding program for long-term recovery.

Operation Hope to support the Disaster Recovery Fund to help disaster survivors with financial recovery solutions as well as the Financial Recovery Preparedness Program for small businesses.

St. Bernard Project, Inc., To support the National Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lab (DRL), which provides assistance to all communities affected by disasters.

UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, to support the organization of global fleet management and the provision of emergency preparedness training.

US Chamber of Commerce Corporate Citizenship Center to assist in the expansion of the Saglam Kobi Business disaster resilience project in Turkey and the launch of the Connecting Business disaster resilience program in Mexico.

United States World Food Program, To support the Zero Hunger National Supply Chain SCAN program and other initiatives.

The UPS Foundation will also provide funding that will help extend the reach of the UPS Road Code for Safe Driving Training program for young people, a major company global community safety initiative that was first presented in 2009.

The program is offered in the United States with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and worldwide with youth development organizations. Volunteered by UPS and based on the company’s safe driving methods, the program is available to youth ages 13-18. At present, more than 36 thousand adolescents have participated.

The program operates in Canada, China, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom and United States. This year, UPS is expanding the program to the United Arab Emirates. These funds are part of the UPS Foundation’s commitment to global volunteering.

Mobile Security: It Is Increasingly Difficult to Prevent Attacks

The Growing Threat of Mobile Device Security Breaches conducted by Dimensional Research sponsored by Check Point Software on mobile security, reveals that almost two-thirds (64%) of the 410 managers polled doubt that their company is able to prevent a mobile attack.

The 20% of respondents, however, said their company has already suffered a security breach via mobile devices, while another 24% did not know whether the devices of their employees were being violated.

94% of computer security professionals has also expected that the frequency of mobile attacks increases rapidly over the next year. However, only 38% of respondents said that their company uses a mobile solution from different Enterprise Mobility Management security solutions to protect against attacks.

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The Growing Threat of Mobile Device Security Breaches conducted by Dimensional Research sponsored by Check Point Software on mobile security, reveals that almost two-thirds (64%) of the 410 managers polled doubt that their company is able to prevent a mobile attack.

The 20% of respondents, however, said their company has already suffered a security breach via mobile devices, while another 24% did not know whether the devices of their employees were being violated.

94% of computer security professionals has also expected that the frequency of mobile attacks increases rapidly over the next year. However, only 38% of respondents said that their company uses a mobile solution from different Enterprise Mobility Management security solutions to protect against attacks.

That mobile malware proved to be the most common type of the mobile attack. 58% of respondents in fact registered malware attacks against mobile devices of their company, 54% of phishing exploits SMS and another 54% of network attacks Wi-Fi or exploit man-in-the-middle. 41% also reported the theft of credentials and keylogging exploits against cell.

The movable violations are also expensive. 37% of respondents said that the cost of a moving violation for their company would be more than $100,000, while 23% stated that it would cost more than $ 500,000. These costs are similar to those estimated for a violation desktop PC or laptop, showing the amount of sensible data stored on mobile devices and the ease of access they offer to corporate resources.

Over 60% of respondents then cited the lack of resources (both budget and personnel) as the primary concern for not having implemented a security solution for mobile devices. However, 62% of companies are allocating more resources to the mobile security initiatives than in previous years.

It is clear from this survey as security professionals are struggling to protect the growing number of the mobile device in their endowment. It’s a question that needs to be addressed urgently, given the strong increase in mobile attacks that are expected during the next year.

Since the use of the mobile devices is increasingly popular in today’s enterprise, they must protect them all (both of properties and those BYOD ) with a holistic solution that blocks malware and network attacks and prevents data loss and theft of credentials without affecting the user experience.

The Increasingly Close Relationship Between Bitcoin And Dangerous Ransomware

The reluctance of governments to close the Bitcoin virtual currency has allowed the rapid growth of ransomware, the latest being the most deadly WaanaCry. But, all that could change if the United States or China will change the priorities in the field of law enforcement.

The availability of Bitcoin has, in fact, made the crypto-ransomware business model successful and profitable, fueling a wave of cyber crime every year since 2012 has seen at least double the number of new families of malware that allow extortion.

Unless governments do not put in place measures to close the anonymous source of funding, the F-Secure Labs warn that this exponential growth will likely be limited only by the ability of consumers to buy Bitcoin.

The Bitcoin have survived and thrived during the last US presidential administration. If

The reluctance of governments to close the Bitcoin virtual currency has allowed the rapid growth of ransomware, the latest being the most deadly WaanaCry. But, all that could change if the United States or China will change the priorities in the field of law enforcement.

The availability of Bitcoin has, in fact, made the crypto-ransomware business model successful and profitable, fueling a wave of cyber crime every year since 2012 has seen at least double the number of new families of malware that allow extortion.

Unless governments do not put in place measures to close the anonymous source of funding, the F-Secure Labs warn that this exponential growth will likely be limited only by the ability of consumers to buy Bitcoin.

The Bitcoin have survived and thrived during the last US presidential administration. If the US pursues all forms of potentially illegal payments, the growth of ransomware could be demolished. Otherwise, we expect to see at least double the new ransomware family that we discovered in 2017.

In 2012 there was only one family of ransomware variant known, according to the State of Cyber Security 2017 report by F-Secure. In 2015, it were 35 and in 2016 even 193.

Chinese companies have made substantial investments in large server farms needed to undermine the digital currency. The result is that 42% of all Bitcoin transactions in the past year took place in Chinese parts, according to the analysis conducted by the New York Times.

F-Secure also pointed out that the Shanghai Composite Index, one of the most important financial indicators of the country, is linked at times to the price index of Bitcoin.

While blockchain offers a better visibility on their markets, government officials in China will probably have little financial incentive to hamper the Bitcoin market in any way. The US government, however, has shown little interest in legitimizing the virtual currency as an investment.

Government officials in the US and Europe could cause great damage in the availability of Bitcoin with a relatively simple change. It might take that into Bitcoin exchange accounts are linked to a physical address. Currently, it takes minutes or seconds to open a Bitcoin account. This requirement would require being emailed an activation code before the account can be opened.

The financial exchanges would hate this change. But given the hundreds of millions of dollars that are extracted every month, it would be appropriate. If you exclude this or another similar step, the exponential growth of malware families that diffuse threats seem to be the only other option.

Your Voice Will Now be Signing Your Documents

Companies in the financial sector and the real sector can already count on the biometric voice authentication system, whereby people can sign documents only with their voice and without their physical presence.

Through a call from a fixed or cellular telephone, the process can be done in no more than two minutes to process credits, enter into contracts, manage promissory notes, among others, and with a security of 88% when verifying the identity.

This technology for “voice signature” offers a degree of sophistication in detail that does not allow imitations and applies to all sectors that require authentication and signing of documents by their customers.

In addition, it generates savings on stationery, printing, storage, transport, and physical expenses associated with the physical promissory note, as well as savings in travel time, since documents can be securely signed from anywhere.

At the moment when the signature of the persons is required, they are called by telephon

Companies in the financial sector and the real sector can already count on the biometric voice authentication system, whereby people can sign documents only with their voice and without their physical presence.

Through a call from a fixed or cellular telephone, the process can be done in no more than two minutes to process credits, enter into contracts, manage promissory notes, among others, and with a security of 88% when verifying the identity.

This technology for “voice signature” offers a degree of sophistication in detail that does not allow imitations and applies to all sectors that require authentication and signing of documents by their customers.

In addition, it generates savings on stationery, printing, storage, transport, and physical expenses associated with the physical promissory note, as well as savings in travel time, since documents can be securely signed from anywhere.

At the moment when the signature of the persons is required, they are called by telephone, and the voice of the person on the other side of the line that is going to sign a document must coincide with that of the recorded record, because no voice is equal to another. The security level of voice authentication recognizes a user even when they encounter diseases that change the tone of the voice.

These technologies are subjected to tests of environments with exposure to noise, recordings, imitators and altered voices that fail to deceive the system because the biometric characteristics are unique and non-transferable.

Unisono in Latin America will be one such company that will adapt this process. Besides, private and governmental entities worldwide have begun to implement this type of systems.