Whether you are looking for information technology news or are simply interested in the information technology industry, there are certain facts that you should know. These facts will help you understand how technology has changed the way we do things.
Big data is not a fad
During the last few years, a lot of hype has built up around Big Data. It has become a hot topic amongst entrepreneurs and businessmen. It is said to have the ability to transform business operations. It can help to digitize new formats of information.
Despite the hype around Big Data, it is not a fad. It has become a necessary tool in business operations. However, there are certain characteristics that make it a real challenge.
First, the data is coming faster and faster. In fact, it is expected that the volume of data will double every twelve months. This means increased privacy concerns and data management issues.
Data volumes are exploding faster than ever before
Throughout the past two years, more data has been created than at any other time in history. This has changed the data landscape as companies have never been able to store such vast amounts of data. And because the world is becoming more digital, companies have more access to potential insights than ever before.
While data volumes have been exploding, so has the technology required to handle and analyze them. Data mining has been around for years, but now the process has been made more sophisticated because of advances in technology.
Google searches hit the billions every month
Having an understanding of Google search statistics can help businesses optimize their marketing efforts. The numbers can help you better understand the web traffic you’re attempting to generate, as well as help you understand which trends to follow in order to increase your conversion rates.
One of the first things to know is that Google has the largest market share of all search engines. In fact, it accounts for nearly 90 percent of global searches.
Google searches are made using desktop, mobile, and conventional channels. A typical session takes an average of 54 seconds. This length depends on what the searcher is looking for.
Amazon’s robot workers skyrocketed in less than five years
During Prime Day, one of the most important shopping days of the year, injury rates at Amazon fulfillment centers spiked. This is despite the company promoting the safety of its robotic technology.
According to Amazon records, a robot is responsible for 75% of the 5 billion packages that the company processes every year. Robots are also responsible for identifying 65% of Amazon’s inventory.
However, records also show that Amazon has made many attempts to improve safety at its fulfillment centers. These efforts include a new “pinch-grasping” robotic system that could one day replace human workers in its warehouses.
The Apple Lisa was the first commercial computer with a GUI and a mouse
During the early 1980s, Apple introduced the Apple Lisa, which was their first personal computer with a graphical user interface (GUI) and mouse. The Lisa was a big, beige box with a built-in monitor. It was aimed at the business market. The computer incorporated a powerful Motorola 68000 processor.
The Lisa is known for its multitasking capabilities, as well as its graphical user interface (GUI). The Lisa Office System was a groundbreaking application. It included seven GUI applications. This system was quickly forgotten as MacWrite took over.
ENIAC was the first computer in the world
During World War II, a secret project was developed to create the world’s first computer, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC). A portion of the machine is currently on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. The machine was designed to speed up tedious calculations.
The project was funded by the US Army. Its design was led by John W. Mauchly, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Mauchly’s interest in computers was a result of his dreams of using electronics to help him predict weather. He started working on the project in 1943.
Claude Shannon invented the digital circuit
Claude Shannon was an American inventor and electrical engineer who helped lay the foundations of digital communications. His work influenced technology for decades. In 1966, he was awarded the National Medal of Science. He was also awarded several honorary doctorates. He died in 2001, at the age of 84.
During his childhood, Claude Shannon became interested in problem solving and electronics. He began to build his own telegraphs to send messages to friends. His interest in math led him to pursue a mathematics degree at the University of Michigan.
People listen to music more than ever
Using the Internet to stream music isn’t a new concept, but it has recently come under the microscope as the industry attempts to recoup its losses from declining sales. Online music services such as Pandora and Spotify have shown considerable success at convincing consumers to pay their monthly subscription fees. Streaming music available ‘on demand’ over the Internet has the potential to be the final nail in the coffin of a long standing industry.
The latest figures show that two-thirds of teenagers now listen to music on a regular basis. In fact, 80% of consumers have upgraded to better quality streaming services.