Old, obsolete gadgets piling up? Here are 5 easy ways to get rid of them responsibly

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It’s a little too easy to get excited about new tech, and it can take some willpower to stop yourself from buying the latest gadgets. While there’s no harm in getting swayed by shiny new things, there’s a downside to this obsession– e-waste. E-waste refers to discarded electronic equipment accumulating in landfills without being properly recycled. As per studies, India is now the third largest e-waste generator in the world, behind the US and China.In India, it’s quite common to hand over old things to the local scrap dealer who is always ready to pay for them. We however ignore what happens to these products once they leave our doorsteps. Without proper recycling, these electronics take up precious space in landfills and pose a risk to the environment. To minimize the risk, here’s how you can be creative in reusing your old devices or...

6 Ways to Capitalize on Cloud Computing You May Not Have Considered

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A variety of vendors share some tips and insight. Organizations continue to adopt cloud computing at a record pace. In a new report, the Cloud Security Alliance notes that more than half of organizations now run 41% or more of their workloads in the public cloud. That compares to 25% of organizations doing the same in 2019. This accelerated shift to such digital transformation, of course, remains fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic and the reliance on remote work. Cloud Security Alliance analysts say adoption will just keep growing. So will the diversity of production workloads and use of different brands. To that latter point, the Cloud Security Alliance said 62% of respondents in its March 2021 study, “State of Cloud Security Concerns, Challenges, and Incidents,” have multiple clouds. The most popular one? It’s not a huge shocker:...

5 ways to gain the financial benefits of cloud computing

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Most enterprises are still migrating workloads from data centers to the cloud. Although saving money is generally not the driving force for such migrations, it doesn't hurt if money is saved along the way for better scaling or reliability, or an end to IT capital expenses. The financial benefits of cloud computing, though not as inevitable as years of hype made folks expect, are real. The following are the top five strategies CIOs can use to reap those cost benefits. 1. Avoid lift and shift It gets easier to shift a workload or a set of integrated workloads into a cloud environment with minimal modification. If a cloud migration is motivated by a looming data center lease expiration, a lift and shift of virtual machines (VMs) and data sets may be the only way to meet the deadlines. However, it will probably come with a cost increase...

3 Unconventional Ways to Play Cloud Computing

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Unlike the prevailing market sentiment, we don't think that public cloud adoption is going to kill the demand for networking vendors. In fact, we believe the shift to the public cloud is oversimplified and expect networking firms to pivot their strategic wares to use the cloud as a sturdy growth catalyst. In our view, the hybrid cloud, where enterprises will combine on-premises and cloud infrastructure for workloads, will be the norm. Indeed, networking technology may be undergoing its most radical change since the advent of the Internet. Data is proliferating at an incredible rate, with increased connectivity requirements and distributed networking ecosystems. The solutions enabling faster, higher-quality transmission of services to users and devices anywhere at any time are in the early stages of disruption. From the data center to wireless...