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The future of remote work: how technology is changing the way we work

Remote work has been on the rise for several years now, but the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated its adoption at an unprecedented pace. Thanks to advances in technology, remote work has become a viable option for millions of workers around the world. But what does the future of remote work look like? In this article, we’ll explore how technology is changing the way we work, and what we can expect in the years to come.

One of the biggest advantages of remote work is flexibility. With the right tools, workers can work from anywhere, at any time. This means they can better manage their work-life balance, and avoid the daily commute. In addition, remote work can help companies save money on rent and other office expenses.

But remote work also presents new challenges, such as maintaining communication and collaboration between team members who may be scattered across different locations. This is where technology comes in. Collaboration tools such as Slack, Zoom, and Trello can help teams stay connected and work together seamlessly, no matter where they are located.

Another important aspect of remote work is data security. When employees work from home, they are accessing sensitive company data from their personal devices and home networks. This presents a significant risk to the security of that data. To address this challenge, companies can use tools such as virtual private networks (VPNs), two-factor authentication (2FA), and encryption to secure their data and prevent unauthorized access.

The future of remote work is likely to be a hybrid of in-office and remote work. Companies are beginning to realize the benefits of a flexible work environment, and are exploring ways to incorporate remote work into their business models. This could include offering employees the option to work from home a few days a week, or using a distributed workforce to tap into global talent.

In conclusion, remote work is here to stay, and technology is playing a key role in its evolution. As we look to the future, it’s clear that the way we work is changing, and those who are able to adapt and embrace these changes will be best positioned to succeed.

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Digital Money

  • What is digital money?

Digital money or currency is a form of money that only exists in electronic form. Digital money lacks a tangible form like a bill, check, or coin. It is booked and transmitted by electronic codes on computers. As technology becomes more promising, people are moving into the digitized world, including digital payments.

 

  • Detailed explanation of digital money:

New forms of technology now enable safer and smoother use of digital money. Digital money can be transferred and exchanged using technologies such as credit cards, smartphones and online cryptocurrency exchanges. Cryptocurrency refers to a type of digital money protected by cryptography, making it almost impossible to counterfeit or spend time. It exists through decentralized networks based on blockchain technology, which is essentially a ledger stored across a network of computers. The important feature of cryptocurrencies is that a central bank or government does not issue them, which frees them from the hurdle of government interference or manipulation. Digital money is traced back to the invention of the internet. In the first days, there were difficulties in getting the population to use digital money; however, as people become more comfortable with the technology and the technology itself becomes more secure, more people are now willing to use digital money.

 

  • What are examples of digital money?

The most common form of digital money is money held by banks and central government deposits. Institutions hold a certain level of capital to weather economic stress; however, the money is not kept in a safe in any physical location. Instead, it is hosted electronically in the form of digital money. Banks and central governments process transactions involving millions or billions of foreign currencies but do not use physical cash. Another prominent form of digital money is cryptocurrency. As explained above, it is a form of digital money that exists over a blockchain network. Some forms of cryptocurrency include

Ø  Bitcoin

Ø  Ethereum

Ø  Ripple

Ø  Litecoin

 

  • What are the risks of digital money?

Payment fraud is a major risk stemming from the increasing use of digital money. Payment fraud can be committed in many ways. Generally, however, it includes fraudulent or unauthorized transactions made by a cyber-criminal. Some common forms of payment fraud are

Ø  Fraudulent payments

Ø  Illegal payments

Ø  Insider manipulation

Ø  Data theft

Ø  Seizure and criminal offenses

 Since money is not physically transferred, it is impossible to know who is on the other side of a transaction. It offers cyber criminals opportunities to gain access to sensitive information or scam people with digital money.

We @CloudPloys provide cyber security for you to stay secured from the hackers and invasions. Get in contact with CloudPloys today to keep your digitalized payment safe. Stay tuned for more.

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Software Developer VS Software Engineer

Many times people get confused between Software Engineer and Software Developer, maybe because of similar occupation names. However, they are different, their work is different, and their professionalism is different. The difference is like between Security Guard and Bodyguard, both are called security but their work is different. Let us understand the difference between them:

·        Who is a Software Engineer?

A person who applies the philosophy of software engineering to develop, maintain, design, test, and evaluate computer software is known as a Software Engineer.

·        Who is a Software Developer?

A person who builds software with writing code from scratch, which runs across various types of computer is known as a Software Developer. The application could be Desktop app, Mobile app, and Web app.

·        What are the few challenges faced by a Software Engineer and Software Developer?

Software Engineer:

Ø  More increasing demand in the market.

Ø  Dealing with complexity of software always demands new applications.

Ø  Assortment of software systems should be communication with each other.

Software Developer:

Ø  Misinterpreted user requirements.

Ø  Not able to deal with changing requirements.

Ø  Low quality of software.

·  Differentiating Developers and Engineers:

Engineers are team-oriented building tools for software which later are built as applications, whereas Developers are the ones writing the entire program codes on their own. Developers use software tools made by engineers.

·   The world depends on Software’s in today’s era. Both, Software Engineer and Software Developer are important in their particular field. If one cannot build tools to create software, then others cannot write codes to develop applications. We @Cloudploys build applications as per your needs and desires. We @Cloudploys provide best applications built by talented, skilled, and experienced developers. We @Cloudploys are motivated by the desire to achieve. Stay tuned for more information.

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Speckle – 3D open source platform

Speckle – 3D open source platform 

What is Speckle?

Speckle is an open source data platform for the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry to share the ideas and designs of a project into 3D data with others.

What is the AEC industry?

A – Architecture designs the infrastructure

E- Engineering includes civil engineers who oversee construction and maintenance

C – Construction plays a role of coordinating skilled workers and contractors

What is the story behind Speckle?

Speckle is an early-stage start-up based in London. There are two founders, both are Architects and Engineers. It enables them to understand and identify the issue regarding exchange of 3D files from vendors in the AEC industry. They wanted to make it easier by developing an open source platform where they can exchange and collaborate these files.

As engineers, Dimitri Stefanescu and Matteo Cominetti had the skill to start finding the problems and solutions in the AEC industry. They decided to sort out long-standing problems in the AEC industry around sharing proprietary files involving designs and building projects. Speckle provides a process through which it is easier for companies to share information in 3D formats. 

How does Speckle work?

Supposedly, user 1 created a design on Speckle platform. Each user’s various streams are stored by the Speckle online platform, which also refreshes the streams automatically in real time when users make modifications. Therefore, user 2, 3, 4, 5…., etc., can see the design created by user 1, and if the changes are made, it will be uploaded to the server and other users will know what was updated. Using Speckle, Architects, Engineers or Constructors do not have to create the same and same designs repeatedly. If someone has created the designs before, it would have been stored in the server.

Speckle is one of the best online sharing open source platforms. It helps save time for Architects to design the same pattern again. Speckle is also a developer platform on which you can harvest 3D data and use it for productive things like building applications that makes it easier to work with. 

We @Cloudploys keep our clients informed on new technologies and provide required information to understand it. Stay tuned with us for more information!

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Global E-Commerce Logistics Market

The increasing e-commerce activities, boosts the e-commerce sector. Growth of e-commerce startups are expected to drive the e-commerce logistics market over the years. The global e-commerce logistics market provides an entire evaluation of the market. The report offers comprehensive analysis of factors that are leading a crucial role in the market.

What is the global e-commerce logistics market?

Ø  Logistics is the management of the process of obtaining, storing and shipping resources to their destinations.

Ø  E-commerce logistics is the implementation of digital technology in the field of logistics.

Ø  Market is classified into two parts – Domestic and International, referring to the management within and outside the geographical border, respectively.

E-commerce logistics market on the basis of operational area:

Ø  Domestic

Ø  International

Based on the operational area, the domestic area is expected to hold the highest market share. The factors can be attributed to the adapting trend of online shopping and home delivery.

E-commerce logistics market on the basis of service type:

Ø  Transportation

Ø  Warehousing

Based on service type, the market is bifurcated into transportation and warehousing. Warehousing services are defined as the products that are on hold and stored at a secure place. It is expected to hold a significant CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate). However, compared to warehousing, transportation is expected to hold more CAGR. Due to the growing usage of different modes of transport.

What are the benefits and drawbacks of the global e-commerce logistics market?

Benefits are:

Ø  Ease of implementation of e-commerce logistics service

Ø  Increase in reliability

Ø  Real-time insight track

Ø  Enhancement of customer satisfaction

Drawbacks are:

Ø  Lack of awareness of the system

Ø  Concerns over security

Ø  Technological errors in tracking the shipment

Based on the 2016-2020 study period, it is believed that the e-commerce logistics market is likely to be valued at around $3 Trillion at approximately 20% CAGR in 2027. We @Cloudploys provide verified and surveyed information with the best interest of our clients. Stay with us for more interesting and knowledgeable information.

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New Payments Platform

 What is NPP?

NPP stands for New Payments Platform. NPP is an industry wide payment platform for Australia, providing national infrastructure for fast, secure, flexible and high data payments in Australia. It is a real-time low value payment platform.

What is the story behind NPP?

The payment system board of Reserve Bank of Australia reviewed and concluded the need of a real-time low value payment. This review identified opportunities for the Australian payments system to make payment in real-time. After which, the Australian payment network brought together industry representatives to form a “Real-Time Payment Committee”. Committee submitted proposals of NPP based on other international payment systems. Proposal recommended a ‘layered architecture’ for payment clearing and settlement for the new real-time wide range payment service to businesses, consumers, and government. In August 2014, “NPP Australia Limited” was formed to oversee the build, operation and management of Platform and went live In November 2017. At first, it was used among a small number of employees in the financial foundation to test NPP support and then on 13 February 2018, these foundations started rolling out NPP to their customers.

 Which are the organizations that own NPP?

NPP is mutually owned by 13 organizations:

  1.     Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
  2.     Australian Settlements Limited
  3.     Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
  4.     Citigroup Incorporation
  5.     Commonwealth Bank
  6.     Cuscal Limited
  7.     Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
  8.     INDUE Limited
  9.     ING Bank Limited
  10.   Macquarie Group Limited
  11.   National Australia Bank
  12.   Westpac Banking Corporation
  13.   Wise Australia Pty Limited

How does NPP Payment work?

  1.     The payer starts a payment through an online banking portal or mobile phone banking application.
  2.   If payer chooses to use PayID to identify the payee, the payer’s foundation will send enquiry message to addressing services for payee’s BSB and account number linked to PayID. The legal account name allied with PayID will return to the payer for confirmation, which reduce the incident of misdirect and fraud.
  3.   Payer foundation sends a message with all required payment details, related to any overlay service requirement, to the payee’s foundation using its payment gateway. Payee’s foundation clears the payment by checking payment details and sends a response back to payer’s foundation confirming it is able to credit the payee.
  4.   The payer foundation’s payment gateway automatically sends a settlement request to Fast Settlement Service (FSS), which tests that the payer foundation has enough credit funds.
  5.   FSS returns a settlement confirmation to both foundations indicating settlement has occurred.
  6.   After confirmation of settlement, the payee’s authorized deposit-taking institution will make the fund available to the payee.

 What are the benefits of NPP?

Ø  24/7 instant payments

Ø  Real-time line-by-line settlement via RBA’s fast settlement services

Ø  PayID, new and easy way to link financial account

Ø  PayID, easy to remember identifier

Ø  Open access platform

Ø  Overlay services to consumers, businesses, and government

Ø  Secure transaction


 
Due to the changing payment platform around the world, Australia proposed to bring NPP. So what are you waiting for? Be the change around you!

We @CloudPloys provide information and software services, for you to be aware of the new technologies around the world and to develop a new technology for the world.

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Data Analytics – Understand the world around you through “Data”

I think from the title, you might have the idea about what we are going to read about. Exactly, we are going to read about Data Analytics. 

What is Data Analytics? It is the process of gathering all the raw data and analyzing it to determine the pattern and making decisions. However, knowing just this is not enough to understand the whole concept. So, let us dive into the entire concept of Data Analytics.

Concept of Data Analytics: Data Analytics is a wide term as any type of information can be used in Data Analytics, it helps determine the taste and trends of the market. Analyzed information can be used to help make better decisions and growth of business. 

For example: 

  1. Manufacturing Company gathers machine run time and down time. Through that information, they can analyze and determine the hours of workload so the machine works at its full capacity.
  2. Marketing companies use Data Analytic to figure out the demand, supply, taste, trends, and season of the market and then help accordingly to introduce products and services in the market.
  3. Gaming companies use data analytics to determine the need to make changes in game. Such as, to reward schedules for players who play for a particular time which keeps them active in the game.

How to Analyze Data? What is the process?

  1. Determine the data requirement according to the group, such as, by age, by education, by experience, etc.
  2. Collect data through different sources such as, online, agency, existing surveys, or personnel questionnaires.
  3. After collecting data, organize it accurately to analyze it.
  4. Then clean up before data analytics. This process helps ensure there is no error or duplicate data. After cleaning up, it is then used to analyze Data.

 Types of Data Analytics:

  1. Descriptive Analytics: This type, describes the data in the particular period and helps compare it to the past. For e.g. – Comparison of sales between last month and present month.
  2. Diagnostic Analytics: This type focuses on why something occurred. For e.g. – Did the winter season affect ice cream sales?
  3. Predictive Analytics: This type focuses on determining what will likely happen in future. For e.g. – How will an IPL match affect the environment of Covid lockdown?
  4. Prescriptive Analytics: This type suggests a course of action. For e.g. – this summer we should take this action and sales will increase by 15%.

What are the benefits of Data Analytics:

  1. Optimize and improve business performance.
  2. Helps reduce cost.
  3. Helps make better decisions.
  4. Helps analyze trends, taste, and demand of the market.

 Who uses Data Analytics?

Several sectors have adopted Data Analytics. But to name a few, almost every travel, marketing, accommodation, and almost every service industry uses Data Analytics. Manufacturing industries also use Data Analytics to grow business. Health care industries use it to determine the number of patients and revenue of the particular financial year to compare with previous years.

 We @Cloudploys provide accurate information for you to understand the concept. We @Cloudploys provide service of Data Analytics. Data Analytics is crucial for every business and helps grow and reduce cost. Now, it is on you to decide whether to acquire such effective technique or not. Stay tuned for more!

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Can tech help you to manage the cost of living?

Technology has brought several improvements in business. It has brought concepts of automated solutions. The benefits of technology are beyond expectations. It helps improve productivity, revenue, customer relationship, ease of storing and accessing information reduces human error by automation, etc. However, knowing this much does not help conclude. Therefore, let us discuss a few technologies, which affect the cost of living.

1. Cloud Computing: Cloud computing is the storing and accessing data and programs over the internet, instead of your computer’s hard drive and data storage. Question remains the same, how does it affect the cost of living?

  • Cloud computers reduce staffing costs. The staffing cost in the organization is usually high. Because IT professionals are expensive. With cloud computing, everything comes with the package. If there is a malfunction in server or other hardware in cloud computing, it is their responsibility to repair or upgrade it. It does not cost our business anything.
  • Also, cloud computing reduces the cost of hardware. Business does not need to spend much on equipment, which can be very expensive. Cloud computing helps reduce the cost of equipment in case of moving out business to another location.

2. Customer relationship management software: Customer relationship management software (CRM) is a software that has different applications to help businesses manage clients, contacts, customer data, marketing, contracts, sales, etc. It is normally used to manage business-customer relationships and it can be used by businesses of any size. Question remains the same, how does it affect the cost of living?

  • CRM software helps businesses eliminate the possibility of misplace invoices. CRM helps store all invoices and make you chase the bills, which are pending. Therefore, it will help you decrease liability. CRM software is a mixture of many software. Every software has its yearly subscription fees. Therefore, instead of paying for every software and increasing expense, CRM only asks you once a year for a subscription.

3. Business-to-Business integration: Business-to-Business is not a new technological concept. It has been in existence since the 1960’s. It is the integration, automation, and optimization of key business processes that are outsourcing. A good example is receiving orders from customers electronically instead of mail. It makes it easy for businesses to confirm order details quickly with accuracy. B2B integrations also connect external suppliers electronically, which makes it easy for businesses to track down shipments, portfolio of warehouse or distribution centers, and automate warehouses, etc. But, how does it help reduce cost?

As you read above, B2B integration helps keep track of everything electronically, which reduces the need of staff. Therefore, less staff less expense on staffing.

By now, I guess you understood how important it is for technology to grow. Technology mentioned above are just examples of how tech reduces cost. If you go deep into this topic, you will find more technologies that help in managing the cost of living. Investment in technology is considered a one time investment, once you pay for it and then you could use it forever and it never fades away because it can always be upgraded. We @Cloudploys provide help with such software, which will help you keep track of everything in business and reduce cost. We @Cloudploys personally develop these types of software in the best interest of our clients. Stay tuned and contact @Cloudploys for more.

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Deep Dive into Java and Python

What is Java? A multi-platform and object oriented programming language. It is the most used programming language. Sun Microsoft released it in 1995, which was later acquired by the Oracle Corporation.

What is Python? A high-level object oriented programming language. It is preferred for rapid application development. It is one of the fastest programming languages, as it requires only two lines of code.

What are the benefits of using Java?

What are the benefits of using Python?

  • Brief documentation is available
  • Highly skilled and major number of developers available
  • Allow users to create standard programs and reusable code
  • It allows users to perform multiple tasks at the same time in a program
  • Easy to navigate
  • Clean syntax as compared to Java, C++, HTML, etc.
  • Very useful in data analysis
  • It is easy to maintain, as its code is easy to write
  • Comes with a prebuilt library, which makes user development easy
  • Offers database interface to all commercial DBMS systems

 

What are the disadvantages of Java?

What are the disadvantages of Python?

  • The JIT compiler makes the program slow
  •  It has high memory and processing requirements, which increases hardware cost
  •  It does not provide support for low-level programs
  • No control over garbage collection
  • Used in less platforms compared to Java
  • Python is weak in mobile computing and therefore, no use in app development
  • It is dynamic, more errors show up at run time
  • Absence of commercial support

 

But now the question is which is better – Java or Python?

It really depends on the user’s purpose, what type of app development they are looking for. Those who want to develop an application in less time and not involve mobile computing can use Python. Whereas, those who want to develop applications where multiple users could perform tasks should prefer Java. 

Python is for the beginners due to its simplicity, easy syntax, and inbuilt library for code. On the other hand, Java is much more complicated due to its specific goal of allowing developers to write once and run anywhere.

At last, everything comes down to the cost and nature of development. The decision depends on the budget, purpose and scale & scope of development. 

We @Cloudploys provide you accurate information that helps you in determining your final choice. However, it is difficult to learn programming overnight but it is crucial to know where to start and what results to get. Stay tuned with us to learn about tech and grow your business digitally!

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World of Digital Piracy

What is Piracy?

It’s a sort of copying or unauthorized use of somebody else’s work and/or intellectual property. Like streaming Movies, TV shows, etc from an unauthorized source without paying for it.

What is Digital Piracy?

“Digital Piracy” is the same as “Piracy” but on a digital platform.

The internet is a vast space and is used extensively each day. Things, which are expensive, can be found at an all-time low on the internet, thanks to piracy! For example, a game which is on sale for $60 can be found for free. There is another concept similar to piracy called “Counterfeit”. Counterfeit is about creating something that already exists with a minuscule change. Moreover, Piracy is all about breaking code to download the content and upload it somewhere for free.

Is Piracy good or bad?

Some say good and a few say bad! Good, because the value of a few products is so high that it is practically impossible for socio-economic class or bourgeoisie families to relish it. For example, socio-economic class families cannot afford to watch new movies in theaters everytime, as it can be expensive. However, if someone with the right knowledge in the family can download that very same movie from the internet for free, then bingo! But at the same time it is bad, because it is illegal to use, “Piracy” is practically a crime.

What are the threats of Digital Piracy?

Age-inappropriate Content: One amongst all the foremost lethal threats of digital piracy is age-inappropriate content. Since teenagers also have access to pirated content which can consist of materials like – pornography, weapons, drugs, violent and other such content. Such inappropriate content, might cause an adolescent to lose his/her focus from education and might head on to the road of criminal activities.

Virus: Most of the Pirated files might contain viruses, there is a possibility that the downloaded file contain viruses, which can weaken the PC system. It recreates its own file until it spreads into your whole system.

Data theft: Virus and malware are not the only concerns involving piracy. Many files also contain codes which can enter your system once you download it. That code changes your security code and might repay door access to the hacker. While some just steal your information, some will access illegal websites and cause you to be the suspect for it.

Technology has advanced so much that from one click you can download anything you like, enter into someone else’s system, frame others for your criminal activities and much more. 

So one must take alert precautions to stop it! But how?

Ø Only access reasonable digital content

Ø Educate and advocate against piracy

Ø Take strict anti-piracy measure

We here @Cloudploys provide you information, which could clear your views on the matter. Now it depends on you whether you would like to access pirated content or stay safe & away from it.