Benefits of emerging technologies in real estate
Real estate is widely regarded as one of the last industries to embrace technology. Realtor lock boxes that facilitated home showings were once viewed as cutting edge. Now, many homes are being purchased sight unseen, something previous generations would have regarded as ludicrous. Baby Boomers liked to kick the tires before purchasing a vehicle and some even wanted to crawl beneath a house to check for any structural issues and signs of termites before making the purchase, believing their own eyes over even a home inspector. The industry has been changing incrementally for decades. Before long, home inspections became commonplace and a certification process for inspectors was established in the…
Business Technology and Tools to Survive 2019
As 2019 looms ahead of us, businesses and organizations around the world are gearing up for another year of technological change, disruptive new trends, and innovative strategies. To make sure that they aren’t left out of the loop, large and small businesses alike are ramping up acquisitions in technology and tools that will keep them competitive for another rotation around the sun.
Cybersecurity Still Isn’t Getting Any Better…
We’ve never been at such technological heights as we are now. We’ve never been more connected, had more data on our hands, or enjoyed the multitude of miraculous digital solutions that we do today. Unfortunately, we’ve also never been less technologically secure.
3 Reasons Why Blockchain Is Good for Your Health
Blockchain might have started out as a ledger system for Bitcoin, but many industries have recognized its applications as a system for secure and efficient data management. Lawyers who represent startups, such as HG attorney Aaron Kelly, report an increasing interest in blockchain technology among clients.
Digital Money: Where Does Bitcoin Come From?
Being financially-savvy is essential for the preservation or improvement of one’s social status. The Encyclopaedia Britannica lists four major economic crises and upheavals that occurred since the Great Depression in the 1930s. Establishing bitcoin was one of the responses of some tech enthusiasts to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. It showed the inherent weaknesses of traditional financial institutions such as banks. Thus, Bitcoin presented itself as novel currency system that would not have the inherent shortcomings of traditional currencies. According to the Center for Alternative Finance – University of Cambridge, there are at least 2.9 million unique users in 2017 that used bitcoin-filled digital wallets. “Mining” Bitcoins Bitcoins is loosely…
5 Software Development Trends That Will Dominate 2018
2017 is behind us. It was the year of chatbots, customer-centricity, and — security breaches. We saw great things being announced and important developments put in motion. We also saw the bad side of tech show its ugly face. Will 2018 be better? It's hard to predict. We know it will be different. And we can certainly look into trends that will shape software development in the coming twelve months.
Cyber Threats Amid Growing Global Tensions
As global tensions continue to climb in the wake of to North Korea’s nuclear activity, many are focused on the physical aspects of a possible global conflict. Unfortunately, what many aren’t focused on are the aspects that are not so physical.
The Blockchain and The Byzantine Generals Problem
Twenty years ago, nobody would have predicted the impact that a popularized global information network would have on society–and even though the internet has only been around for a little over two decades, we still have yet to max out its potential, with wearables, connected home devices, and other Internet of Things (IoT) components just recently becoming popular. Nevertheless our dependence on the worldwide web is easily demonstrated. For example, in 2014, it was calculated that $1.2 million dollars worth of business was done every 30 seconds online, and Pew Research released a report showing that only about 13 percent of Americans don’t use the internet. You would think that…