Securing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT)

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is changing the enterprise IT landscape. Many facilities are already using sensors, actuators, and other IIoT devices to collect and use data — for example, to monitor and adjust a building’s physical conditions, precisely control manufacturing processes, or even detect and report fires. With connected monitoring and control capabilities, IIoT technology can help organizations become more efficient than ever before.

However, security is a common concern for IIoT. Related subsystems and equipment that are critical to infrastructure operations or revenue generation, such as process control systems, may not have been designed to be connected to the internet and lack security measures for stopping network-based threats. As a result, compromise of an IIoT device could lead to operational downtime, significant loss of production and revenue, or even physical harm to employees or customers. Continue reading “Securing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT)”

Today’s Display Technologies, LCD, LED, OLED, QLED and MicroLED

Display technology has come a long way since the days of CRT displays, anyone of you from the 90s would remember the days when your TV or monitor was still a big hunky box; that was heavy and a testament of how deep your parents’ pockets were, depending how big it was.

Then came the age of plasma displays that were revolutionary, and readily available for purchase. Plasma displays were the next big thing after CRT, it offered TV displays that were flat and wide; it was mind blowing. LCD displays came around the same time, but there was more buzz around plasma displays before LCD took the crown, partially due to pricing and features offered by LCD.

Plasma displays

Plasma displays were great, it offered great brightness and contrast in comparison with LCD displays during those periods. It was relatively cheaper than LCD displays as well. Plasma displays are called “plasma” because it uses small cells containing electrically charged ionized gases, which are plasmas. Hence, this was where you usually hear people saying that plasma displays had “gas” in them. In its simplest explanatory form, the gas is electrically excited to create each pixel’s colour and brightness. There are no backlight panels required like LCDs do. Basically, if you electrically charge each pixel pocket of a plasma display, it glows and shows colour. The colour can be accurately controlled by limiting electrical power and frequency for each pixel. Continue reading “Today’s Display Technologies, LCD, LED, OLED, QLED and MicroLED”

Free Workshop – Artificial Intelligence (AI)

What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? The term of AI is nothing new to us. We have been flooded with conversation, forum, researches, whitepapers and many more on this topic to the extend where human do find it as a threat to human nature.

In a positive view, AI is meant to make our lives easier and smarter as well. Most of the industry leaders are now focusing on developing its own AI research and development to out shine one another. The general idea of AI is to closely imitate or mimic a human behaviour/intelligence in many given situation.

Info Trek would like to bring you our 1st AI workshop in collaboration with AIRA TECH and SKYMIND. The workshop will cover AI, Deep Learning, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, DL4J and Skil-Ce. You can expect to understand the overall various of AI after this preview workshop!

Date : 30th May at Info Trek, Penang OR 31st May at Info Trek, Amcorp Mall

Time : 9am – 1pm

Register a seat with us for FREE now. Limited seats and based on first-come first-serve.

Can you run a factory on Cloud Apps? Is it too risky?

IQMS Oracle

Is it too risky to run a factory on Cloud Apps? Is the business too complicated to bring it up to cloud?

Mission-critical applications such as IQMS enterprise resource planning (ERP), which companies use to run their factories, were once considered the last software that would move to the cloud. It’s too risky, conventional wisdom long held, to run such software over the internet, from a supplier’s data center instead of your own.
“If that software fails, the plant shuts down,” says IQMS CEO and President Gary Nemmers.

Let’s hear from the CEO on why small and midsize manufacturers are ready for cloud now.

Download the case study here.

Develop product expertise with Oracle training and certification to expand your knowledge and drive results. View Oracle courses across various categories comprising Oracle Applications, Oracle Virtualization, Oracle Database 11g and 12c, Enterprise Management as well as Oracle Java and Middleware.

Microsoft Excel : Deadly sins you should not do in Excel (Part 1)

In this series of articles, I will be talking about things you shouldn’t be doing in Excel. No, you will not become power user after reading them. But, you will definitely have more understanding and be able to manuever Excel easier. Follow me around and I will make you realize there are a lot of things you’ve been doing may not necessary is good, and of course I will follow with some solution for a quick fix.

I once read this article from an author Kay Boogaard, she too wrote about thing you should know about Excel. In the article she mentioned that she met her husband who he converted her from a person who would rather lock themselves in the phone booth full of mosquitos than having her eye crossed starring at the rows and columns in Excel into an Excel lover. People start hating Excel reason is because they do not understand why Excel behave in such and things always turn out the other way around. I can totally relate that because majority of us are self-taught Excel user. And when you are a self-taught user, you may not necessary learn or use it by googling “Excel 101” or “Do’s and Don’ts with Excel”. You dive right into the worksheet, and when things don’t seem right, you google it only when you’re in trouble. Continue reading “Microsoft Excel : Deadly sins you should not do in Excel (Part 1)”