One of the largest challenges of Industry 4.0 is to manage it. To set a vision, and lead an enterprise to a lasting and digitally-integrated future. Executives and leaders need to understand Industry 4.0, its potential, and its challenges in order to make this happen. This brief article introduces a study unit that provides this unique and valuable knowledge.
E-health refers to health services and information delivered through the Internet and related technologies.
An electronic health record (EHR) is a prime example of e-health. It is a digital version of a patient’s health chart. EHRs are real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to users.
5G is a new global wireless standard after 3G, and 4G networks. It enables a new kind of network that is designed to connect together virtually everyone and everything, including machines, objects, and devices.
Multi-cloud is an approach that uses two or more cloud computing platforms to execute diverse tasks.
A multi-cloud environment could be all-public, all-private, or a combination of both.
DevOps removes the barriers between teams and operations so that they can work together across a software application. It increases an organization’s ability to deliver application and services faster than traditional software development processes.
Digital transformation uses technology to reimagine business processes and customer experiences to meet the requirement of changing markets.
Voice-as-User Interface is a speech recognition technology that allows people to interact with a computer, smartphone or other device through voice commands. Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant and Microsoft’s Cortana are prime examples of VUIs.
This technology uses voice as the primary mode of communication allowing users to initiate automated services and execute everyday tasks faster and better.
Edge computing is the practice of capturing, storing, processing and analysing data near the service consumers or data sources, instead of in a centralized data-processing warehouse. Hence, the data is stored at intermediate points at the ‘edge’ of the network, rather than at the central server or data centre.
Edge computing is not part of a cloud system. Instead, edge complements cloud computing but does not replace it.
Cryptocurrencies are increasingly popular digital currencies and an alternative for online payments. To use cryptocurrencies, one needs to have a crypto wallet. This wallet can be software that is a cloud-based service or stored on a computer or mobile device. A wallet is also a tool through which encryption keys are stored to confirm your identity.
A firewall is a network security device that monitors incoming and outgoing network traffic and decides whether to allow or block specific traffic, based on a defined set of security rules.
A firewall acts as a barrier between an internal trusted network and outside connections, such as the Internet.
XaaS recognizes the vast number of products, tools and technologies that vendors now deliver to users as a service over a network — typically the internet — rather than provide locally or on-site within an enterprise.
Prime examples of Xaas are Communication as a Service (CaaS) and Healthcare as a Service (HaaS). CaaS allows a business to access a variety of communication tools and applications as needed. HaaS allows for easier sharing of crucial information, online consultations, prescription deliveries, and other important services.
SaaS is a method of software delivery that allows data to be accessed from any device with an internet connection and a web browser. In this web-based model, software vendors host and maintain the servers, databases, and the code that makes up an application.
Augmented reality (AR) enhances the real-world setting by morphing the physical environment into a visual one and projecting graphics such as characters and pictures through the user’s phone camera. Through AR, users can control their presence in the real world through a smartphone or another device that supports AR