Consumer Technologies Hitting Hard on Traditional it

By: jaya sinha

With technological innovations coming their way, the meaning of traditional IT is totally getting a makeover. The innovations are needed to make the life easier for consumers but are differing from what traditional IT used to earlier in its contextual meanings. The tech world is driven by power from mini gadgets including all functionalities like Intel's Atom or mini laptops with extreme processing capabilities. The feature will list the various technologies that have totally redefined IT and are somewhat destroying the original context:

1. USB flash drives: These days USB is becoming a very common way to transfer large chunk of data from one place to another. A user can get a USB in the price range of Rs.300 to 2000, depending upon the brand name and capacity to store data. You can easily carry all the files of your computer in a USB. USB comes with storage capacity of 4GB to 64GB. Carrying data in a USB without any protection could be a big risk. A simple method to minimize this risk is encryption. Encrypted data in a USB is safer than that of data without encryption. Organizations shout teach their employees to encrypt data or to provide company-sanctioned flash drives that are preconfigured with security standards like encryption. Secondly, a user can easily attach this tiny device to your server to copy all data in it.

2. Instant messaging software: Instant messaging software is being very common these days. There are several IM software in the market like Yahoo Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk etc. Recruits in several organizations are using this software to communicate with each other. But, they are not aware that they are sending organizations secrets over internet. This can be an invitation to hackers. According to a recent research, more than 20% business man is using these IMs to share confidential data. It is advisable to either use IM with full security policies or avoid spreading company's secrets through IMs.

3. Smartphones: There are many smartphones in the market these days. Some major players in the smartphone market are Apple iphone, NokiaE51, Motorola RIZR Z10, Palm Treo 700p, RIM blackberry 8800, 8820, 8830, Samsung SCH-i730, Toshiba Portage G900 etc. These smart phones bring technology in hands rather than on their desk in the form of PC. You can easily run your business over a smartphone. Because it enables you to check your mails at any time which opens up a ton of privacy, regulatory, and security issues for you data.

4. Web mail with GB of storage: Mailing software like Gmail, Yahoo, Rediffmail, Hotmail etc provide a gigantic space to store data. The fact is these mailing softwares are less secure than corporate mail servers. These software use indexed method to send data which means data transferred takes place through several different servers. To avoid this problem you should now exchange plug-inns like Mimosa that allows you to store different attachments separately.

At the ending note, we can say that the consumer technologies these days are altering their original meaning of IT and these consumer technologies are used for a destructive way rather than using it for a constructive way. It is advisable to use technology from its safer side.

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