Useful Steps When Adopting a New Technology for Your Business

Every year, there are lots of new technologies for businesses and organizations. However, determining whether a technology is worth trying is a big deal. That’s why some businesses are a bit reluctant when it comes to adopting new technologies into their systems. Well, while these new ways of doing things are good, how you adopt them determines whether you succeed or not.

A smart individual and especially business owner will always rely on technology that can assist with everyday activities, especially ones that can augment efficiency in the office tenfold.

With that said, let’s just move onto the 5 steps that will help the most.

5 Steps To Know

Step#1: Identify the Work or Purpose that the Technology Addresses

Technologies have many roles to play. Some are meant to help make the production process efficient and effective. On the other hand, others are made to help in reaching out as many customers as possible. Before you adopt a new technology, you need to find out the work it does. What problems does it address?

Humans in general should be both accepting and appreciating all the new benefits that technology gives us.

If you succeed to answer the question of what problem are addressed correctly, you’ll be ripe to move to the next step.

Step#2: Establish an Internal Team to Get Details about the Technology

Your staff members should get a chance to dig deeper to find out what the technology does. You should, therefore, form a team that comprises members from various units of your business. Give them time to try it out and prepare a report.

Their opinion is very vital and will determine whether or not you’ll adopt a new technology for your business. Encourage them to give all their opinions even if they are unpopular or against the technology you are planning to adopt.

Step#3: Seek Advice Externally

Get external advisers to give you a picture of what it means to have such a technology in your business. You are probably not the first one to try it out. Some people might have tried it and they, therefore, know what the technology can do for you.

Early adopters have enough experience to advise you accordingly. Learn from them before you decide whether or not to adopt the technology.

Step#4: Identify Risks and Quantify Them

Every technology has its good and bad side. You should find out the risk posed by the use of certain technology and try to quantify it. If the risks are minimal and do not pose any threat to your business, then you can consider adopting it for your business. Don’t let the good side be the only reason to have that technology in your business.

Step#5: Introduce It Gradually

You can’t get a new technology and incorporate into your system once. The process should be gradual. At each phase, you need to be making evaluations of whether you are gaining or losing as a result of having the new technology in your place.

New technologies can be invigorating or intimidating depending on how you assess it and adopt into your organization. It’s good to analyze every new technology and give it time before it’s given sensitive roles in your business.

All in all, learn to embrace technological changes but be careful to adopt the ones that make sense for your own business only. That is the best tip anyone can give you.

Technologies That Have Taken A Leap in 2017

While the last decade has seen great leaps in digital technology, things seem to have been greater in 2017 than we have ever imagined in the world of technology. Smartphones, multi-touch tablets, and other technologies have indeed transformed the way we live and work.

Which technologies got your attention this year? The following are are a few of these technologies that have seen great improvements in the first half of 2017:

Robot Chef that Cooks at a Tap of a Button

You are probably not hearing this for the first time if you are a fun of enjoying many recipes. Everyone knew that 2017 would welcome a new chef that can cook any of about 2000 dishes on the press of a button. Are you familiar with this technology? Well, if not then you need to learn about it.

Creator Moley Robotics has been doing a great job to come up with a robot that does the work of a chef. This technology has indeed seen great leap in this amazing year of 2017.

Cicret Bracelet

Cicret Bracelet can do many things. Unlike the old ones that most of us wore for beauty purposes only, this amazing digital technology of 2017 can read your emails, use social networks and also check weather among many other things. Indeed, there are all right reasons why this amazing innovation has been gaining popularity since the start of this year to date.

Over the last months, a working prototype has been going through tests. In no time, we are sure that every feature intended to be incorporated will come to reality.

Volvo’s Self-Driving Car

Congestion on roads and the stress of driving after a tiring day has been a concern for many. But who imagined that we would one day switch our cars to autopilot just like planes? Well, that idea has finally come to fruition. If Volvos are not already in your place, then get it right that this year won’t end before the self-driving Volvos start operating on your roads.

It’s, of course, great to switch on your vehicle and simply sitting back to relax as you wait to arrive at your destination.

Cowarobot R1

This modern day smart suitcase senses your steps and follows you without having to direct it. Its unique design allows you to enjoy walking without having to worry about your luggage. You only need to charge it, and you’ll be ready to use it. If you haven’t seen it near you, then it might be around the corner because, indeed, 2017 is a great year for this amazing digital technology.

Surely, 2017 has a lot to offer when it comes to advancements in technology. Things will no doubt get better as we get deeper into this great year of technological improvements. Probably we are just getting started for many other surprises that will make things pretty easy for us.

Technology Adapts To The Needs Of Humans, So Appreciate It

It’s pretty sentimental to talk about old technology that we remember from our childhood. Whether it is that first Sega genesis you got on your 8th birthday or the first house alarm system that you would always trigger accidentally in your old house, it just seems like those days are ages ago. And maybe they are, but what makes technology so special in our hearts? Perhaps it is the fact that as we mature and advance as a species, technology is right there with us, aiding us and making sure that we progress with the best and newest gear available.

This leads us to be able to save more peoples lives with better medical equipment, listen to our favorite songs with some pretty high definition audio systems, or even fly a drone with a camera in it to get a birds eye view of the landscape. We live in a society where convenience is a must and technology only assists in that spectacle that we seek so often. Just take a look at your daily routine for example. What used to take a long time in shaving down that beard, now takes five minutes with the use of these high tech beard trimmers. Same can be said for women and their lady razors or epilators as they call them.

What The Future Holds

Life is much easier and perhaps more bearable now, and that is directly the result of technological advancements. It’s even more fun now too with all these incredible innovations coming out such as the android powered TV by Xiaomi. There is no doubt that we are still far away from developing truly life changing technology, but we are definitely on the right path and while it may take time, we have already made significant advances when you just look back 30 years. Who knew the internet would take off as much as it did and become the information haven that it is today? You would not be reading this article had it not been for these advances.

If we could back in time and tell ourselves that we would be able to fly actual hover boards, like Back To The Future predicted back in the 1980s, you would think that we are crazy. But we are actually there and these things do exist, while they are still not as cool as the one in the movie. But that’s the thing, one day and pretty soon they will be. So the next time that you are using one or in the presence of one of these major technological wonders, take a step back and appreciate it for what it is. Think about how long it took to develop such a progressed culture, and be excited for what the future holds!

Samsung Launches High Capacity SSD

The South Korean electronics giant Samsung has recently launched its latest range of high-capacity Solid State Drives (SSD) worldwide. Codenamed PM1633a, this latest 15.36TB storage drive is being claimed as the world’s largest-capacity SSD. It will ensure elevated accuracy and high-geared performance.

The 15.36TB SSD is formed on a 12 GB/s serial attached SCSI (SAS) interface devised specifically for enterprise storage systems and features four times increased storage capacities than the existent memory drives in the market.

The conventional storage drives measure 3.5 inches. The smaller size of PM1633a, 2.5 inches form factor, allows twice the number of usual drives to be stacked in the standard 2U rack of 19 inches.

The gigantic 15.36TB of memory on one SSD has been made possible by an ingenious combination of V-NAND (vertical NAND) chips, each one rated at 256 Gigabits. The sixteen layered 256GB dies have been combined in one 512GB unit. 32 such V-NAND memory units combine together to form one 15.36TB storage drive.

A Big Improvement To Older Chips

The technology had been brought to life by the use of third generation V-NAND based 256GB chips. Constructed in 48 layer cell-arrays, V-NAND chips serve as the basic unit for the PM1633a. whose efficiency and stability in performance has been made possible due to this technology. Previously released PM1633 was constructed using the 32 layered cell-array based 128GB V-NANA chips.

PM1633a is rated at 1 DWPD, which is a measure of the number of drives written per day. The metric serves as a unit of reliability and reflects the better ownership cost for the enterprise storage systems. 1 DWPD refers to the fact that a massive 15.36TB of data can be written onto this memory drive each day. This results in improvement of the cost of ownership because PM1633a can write up to 10x more data as opposed to the typical SATA SSD.

PM1633a also features random read speed of 200,000 IOPS. The write speed of PM1633a can go up to 32,000 IOPS. On the other hand, the sequential read/write speeds of PM1633a can vary up to 1200 Mbps. Thus, PM1633a is 1000x more powerful in terms of the IOPS values than a conventional SATA SSD. PM1633a encompasses a 16GB DRAM. Samsung has also released a customized firmware to access NAND memory in large quantities simultaneously.

Privacy and data protection are the top-most concerns of the modern-day enterprises. Thus, the latest SSD drive by Samsung PM1633a comes with a state-of-the-art metadata protection tool. PM1633a also contains a restoration tool for data recovery.

The Senior Vice President of the Memory Product Planning and Application Engineering Team, Jung-bae Lee expressed the company’s stance in his statement released to the media:

To satisfy an increasing market need for ultra-high-capacity SAS SSDs from leading enterprise storage system manufacturers, we are directing our best efforts toward meeting our customers’ SSD requests. We will continue to lead the industry with next-generation SSDs, using our advanced 3D V-NAND memory technology, in order to accelerate the growth of the premium memory market while delivering greater performance and efficiency to our customers.”

The storage options in this range will include 48GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB and 7.68TB.

Hands On With The Leica SL Mirror-less Camera

Leica, a renowned German optics company joined the mirror-less ILC market with its T (Typ 701). The device however failed to rouse the user interest and was not much acknowledged because of its minimalist design and very few physical buttons. The company has recently disclosed its full frame mirror-less SL system comprising of the Typ 601 ILC and three well-matched lenses- Apo-VarioElmarit-SL 90-280mm F2.8-4, Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-90mm F2.8-4 ASPH and Summilux-SL 50mm F1.4 ASPH.

Leica’s SL is the first autofocus full-frame mirror-less camera with finest EVF seen till date and its basic control system makes it a treat to use.


The new SL may seem to channel the design of the medium format S SLR and 35mm R SLR line-up but in fact it is an absolutely innovative design with a state of the art blueprint. The body comes in the classic black finish with aluminum and anodized cut. To make the grip strong yet comfortable, Leica SL Typ 601 ILC uses a textured material. The device is resistant to dust, moisture and splash. The use of gasket makes it convenient to shoot in harsh weather.

The SL weighs 1.9 pounds and features a 4.1×5.8×1.5 inches HWD, which can be made even larger with the use of vertical shooting grip.


Leica SL Typ 601 ILC encapsulates 2GB buffer memory allowing you to capture 24 MP pictures at the rate of 11 frames per second. For 4K and full HD videos, it is 24/30 and 120 frames per second respectively. In addition you can instantly save your shots in JPEG and RAW DNG formats to one or both of the available memory card slots. The perfect blend of high-speed performance, premium quality resolution and the brisk auto focus give you the unmatched professional photography experience. The camera does not support optical low-pass filter which means you can click exceptionally sharp images.


The Leica SL camera features the largest electronic finder with 100% view, 0.8x magnification and 4.4 million pixels for incredible clarity. The device also supports in-built +2/-4 diopter compensation.


The Leica SL Typ 601 ILC supports a huge battery of 7.2 V with 14 Wh capacities. The device packs the similar capacity as a typical DSLR but since it needs to power many displays it is graded at a reduced life of 400 shots. But practically it lasts longer than the graded rating. The relative charging time is around 190 minutes.


This brand new Leica SL will cost you $7450 for the body only. It is definitely pricey and costs more than twice the Sony A7s. The company however aims to meet the expectations with Leica SL Typ 601 ILC’s high-speed and high-end features and functions.


The Leica SL features all the usual cable connections including Micro USB 3.0 port Type B, Flash Sync Socket, Type A HDMI 1, 4 and Multi connector socket for audio adapter along with 3.5mm jacks.


The pervasive and feature-set Leica SL combines speed and optical conduct that ensure high-quality professional photography in the most challenging situations.




Samsung Developing Robots To Replace Cheap Chinese Labor

The South Korean ministry of trade, industry and energy has granted electronics major Samsung a million dollar finding to build affordable factory robots which can perform convoluted tasks usually carried out by adept human hands.

As per Government statement, the $14.8 million investment is meant to assist the manufacturing sector to compete with cheap labor readily available in China. Samsung has been given an assignment to develop Precision Robots, which are usually imported from foreign countries and are rather costly. The South Korean Government expects Samsung to carry out the assigned task by the end of 2018.

As per the statement released by the ministry on behalf of the South Korean Government:

“Once affordable robots reach the market and we more widely used, it can lead to the creation of smart factories and bring about far-reaching innovations to the manufacturing sector.”

Samsung, along with its many Smartphone manufacturing competitors, relies on cheap labor to produce and assemble many of its devices including Smartphones and other consumer electronics. The increased labor wages have led prominent tech companies from around the world to face diminished profit margins. This seems the principle reason behind Samsung’s move towards automated factories.

Metro UK had previously reported that Samsung is taking another step towards an automated-dominant world. The electronics major has now confirmed that it is in collaboration with the South Korean Government to build precision machines that would potentially be able to replace the human workers

According to IFR, there has been a significant rise in the requirement for robots in the past few years, which apparently means that many industries are eager to deviate from manual human work to automated robots. In its report, IFR has interpreted that

“In 2014, robot sales increased by 29% to 229,261 units, by far the highest level ever recorded for one year. Sales of industrial robots to all industries increased compared to 2013. The automotive parts suppliers and the electrical/electronics industry were the main drivers of the growth.”

Merely 10 percent of all manufacturing operations are consummated by robots; however the figure is expected to rise to 20% by 2025.

According to Wired Magazine, Samsung also has intentions to develop motors, controllers, precision machines and sensor encoders using automated plants.The South Korean ministry has also claimed that if the project is successfully realized, Samsung will cater blueprint of bulk-produced, six-axis vertical enunciate robots which ultimately will decrease the labor reliance to make consumer electronics.

Previously Apple supplier Foxconn Technology Group had also hinted of its intentions to use robots and other automated equipment and machinery to carry out 70% of its assembly line work.

The Government wants the home country to become a robotics powerhouse- a corner which has long been occupied by the neighbor country, Japan.

The question is will the tech giant be able to build robots to successfully develop consumer electronics? What will be the influence of this move on the manufacturing sector of the country? What consequences the economy will face with replacement of labor with the automated machinery? Is this destiny of any(or all) other industry(s)as well? A little wait will reveal the facts but for now huge hopes and expectationshingeon the South Korean company’s output for the effective future change.

XIAOMI Launches Android Powered MI TV3 With 60-Inches 4K Display

Famous China-based consumer electronics manufacturer Xiaomi, has recently unveiled an affordable lineup comprising of a few outstanding products including a two wheel vehicle, a slim TV and the Ninebot Mini.

Mi TV3 is said to be the replacement of 48-inchesMi TV 2S, released earlier this year.

Mi TV3 uses one of the finest panels from Samsung and LG and is essentially frameless. The device features a 47-inches full HD display with 1920×1080pscreen resolution. The 8.4 mm frame makes Mi TV3super slim and gives you unmatchable clarity from any angle. Mi TV3 also encapsulates DTS and Dolby stereo which ensure best quality audio experience. You certainly cannot miss any scene with a 178 degrees wide viewing angle. Mi TV 3 combines paramount LCD displays from the leading brands in the world, Samsung and LG
The device features an in-built Mi Box to offer thousands of TV shows and HD movies. The Mi TV 3 assimilates SMB, Airplay, DLNA and Miracast. The device also supports mirror videos and images from your handset or PC. To furnish smooth streaming, TV 3 uses the 2×2 dual aerial, 2.4 GHz /5GHz dual WiFi channel.
The Mi TV 3 is the prodigious gaming beast. The device is powered by Qualcomm’s advanced Snapdragon 600 quad-core 1.7G processor along with Adreno 320 GPU. It also features a 2GB DDR3 memory with 8GB of eMMC 4.41storage. You can hook up your gaming controller and headphonesvia Bluetooth 4.0 and you are set to score.

You can truly experience the 3D display in your home entertainment now. With your free pair of 3D glasses get your TV experience alive.

The use of 2G DDR3 dual channel memory along with an 8GB eMMC high speed flash memory has enabled Mi TV3 to become the first of its kind. You can run 1080 p HD videos and huge, graphics-heavy games just the right way with the dual channel memory. eMMC high-speed flash memory apps on the other hand ensure convenient multimedia storage and gaming.

To shake the speed, M TV 3 integrates 802.11 a/b/g/n MIMO technology aided Wi-Fi which will let you experience the most seamless streaming you have ever wished for.

Now you can enjoy an amazing surround sound experience with Mi TV 3 individually separated speaker chamber and in-built Dolby and DTS 2.0 backing.

You can precisely run and play videos and music from the external hard drive on Mi TV3. In addition the device also supports various HD formats including MKV, MP4, MOV and AVI.

Forget the hassle of having to deal with a huge control with more buttons than you can keep track of. With a simple 11 button control, you can now enjoy intuitive and natural navigation with the unmatchable remote revolution.

Mi TV 3 is claimed by Xiaomi to be the fastest TV in the world. You can now instantly switch channels with its in-built Mi Box.

For your convenience, there are quite a few smart display modes available including Cinematic, Vibrant, Standard, Sports etc. which will present a captivating visual experience to your eyes.

This phenomenal Mi TV 3 experience will cost you around RMB 999 (€138, $157).