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Abdul B. Subhani Accepted Into Forbes Technology Council

Abdul B. Subhani, President & CEO of Centex Technologies, an information technology consulting company based in Killeen, Texas, has been accepted into the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives.

Subhani joins other Forbes Tech Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on Forbes.com.

Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch approach to community management perfected by the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes. As a result, Forbes Council members get access to the people, benefits and expertise they need to grow their businesses — and a dedicated member concierge who acts as an extension of their own team, providing personalized one-on-one support.

“It is an honor to be selected as a member of the Forbes Technology Council.” Subhani said. “I am looking forward to contributing to the council with my peers addressing cybercrime and security issues.”

Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome Abdul into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world.”

For more information about Forbes Technology Council, visit https://forbestechcouncil.com/. To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit forbescouncils.com.

All About Crypto Currencies

In the modern day world cryptography is used to create coins and secure transactions. Crypto currency is a form of digital currency that works as a medium of exchange. It runs on blockchain technology and is used to secure the transactions as well as to verify transfer of assets.

Bitcoin is the most commonly known crypto-currency which was created in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto. Apart from Bitcoin there are hundreds of other virtual currencies. Often referred to as Altcoin, some other crypto currencies are Ethereum’s Ether, Litecoin, Ripple, Augur etc.

What Are Crypto currencies?

‘Crypto currency’ as the name suggests is a virtual currency that uses cryptography for security reasons making it difficult to forge. What once started as a humble beginning has come a far way now as cryptocurrency have taken over the world. Everyone is talking, investing and trading in them.

Reason for Popularity of Cryptocurrencies –
Besides soaring value of Cryptocurrencies, the following reasons are propelling its popularity across the globe:

  • Easy To Transfer – With crypto-currencies, it is easier to transfer funds from one party to another. The whole process is quicker and less costly as processing fee is minimal. Also, it has facilitated immediate settlements.
  • Can’t be Counterfeited Easily – There is no need to worry at all as crypto-currencies are virtual. They cannot be counterfeited easily which in turn minimizes the risk of fraud.
  • Access To Everyone – People who have access to internet or mobile phones can own their cryptocurrency wallet and leverage the benefit from anywhere round the world.
  • Universal – Though each country is coming up with their own guidelines for Crypto-currencies, they can be operated universally as they are not bound by exchange rates, interest rates etc. of one specific country.
  • Highly Secured – You are not required to share any personal or transactional details. Create a proxy ID to prevent theft of your sensitive and confidential data.

What All Can You Do With Crypto-currencies –

  • Buy Goods – A lot of merchants now accept crypto-currencies as a mode of payment. So you can use them to buy goods.
  • Invest – Though investing in Cryptocurrencies is considered as a risky preposition, people worldwide are putting their money in it. For some, it has proved to be a great investment opportunity as people who invested in cryptocurrencies at the right time have made millions out of it.

Future Of Crypto-currencies –

“I am personally excited for the future of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in general. Current innovations such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and others are just the beginning for this technology that can help revamp many industries. There is plenty of opportunity in this space.” – Chalmers Brown, Forbes

Given the advantages and the growing popularity, cryptocurrencies have a bright future and tremendous potential of growth in near future. They have opened up a plethora of new opportunities, brought along a revolutionary change in the market and are expected to become a part of mainstream financial system very soon.

For more information, call Centex Technologies at (254) 213-4740.

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Pervasive Computing: Benefits And Considerations

15th May 2017

Pervasive computing is an emerging technological trend that works on the principle of enabling internet connectivity in everyday objects with an aim of improving their functionality. Also known as ubiquitous computing, it involves embedding microprocessors in electrical appliances, cars, lighting systems, wearable devices etc. to minimize the need to interact with computers. The users can access the internet any time through these network connected devices.

Considerations For Implementing Persuasive Computing In An Organization:

  • Define goals

Firstly, you need to have a clear idea in your mind about the usage and purpose of pervasive computing in your organization. Determine the features it should have and the functionality you want the devices to serve. Also, identify the type of devices that will be connected to the network. You can consider implementing a pilot project to test the results of pervasive computing before executing it throughout the organization.

  • Understand the work environment

This step involves three aspects. First, gather information about the type of network and bandwidth available in your area. Make sure there are no connectivity issues in any part of your office. If you are planning to incorporate Wi-Fi connectivity, check if there are problems in getting coverage for the entire building.

Second, analyze the costs involved in the project. If your business activities involve massive data sharing and constant internet connectivity, you may need to evaluate the capital investment required for pervasive computing.

Third, determine the type of devices needed, i.e. if you require a laptop, tablet, wearables or any other type of internet compatible system. Also zero-in on the other important aspects such as the device’s screen size, in-built and expandable memory, stand-by time etc.

Address the potential security issues

Network security is one of the major concerns of IT professionals which gets further aggravated with the use of internet connected mobile devices. Therefore, you should identify and resolve any potential security vulnerabilities to prevent your entire network from getting compromised.

Choose the right software vendor

There are a number of wireless software companies offering solutions for implementation of pervasive computing. However, you should choose only the reliable provider who has experience in handling wireless technologies. The products it provides should have strict security features and be updated frequently.

Centex Technologies is a leading IT security consulting company serving business firms across Central Texas. For more information, you can call us at (855) 375 – 9654.

Google Now On Tap – What Is It?

June 9, 2015

In an attempt to enhance search experience for mobile users, Google has once again come up with a remarkable innovation called ‘Now on Tap’. At Google I/O held this May in San Francisco, the company previewed this smart upgrade to Google Now, a feature that will be available in the upcoming Android M.The basic idea behind Google Now on Tap is to enable the users to access information as and when needed, without having to leave the app they are using.

What Is It Exactly?

Essentially, Now On Tap takes the power of Google Now to a whole new level. It will be a core part of your Android operating system that will connect every element of your mobile device with Google’s extensive database. Rather than being a full screen app, Now On Tap will have a card-like interface that will appear on top of whichever app you are using, providing information relevant to the current content on your mobile screen. For instance, if a friend sends you a message about going for a movie, you can quickly tap and hold the home button to invoke Google to read reviews, watch trailer or buy online tickets without closing the app.

How Google Now On Tap Works?

According to Google Now’s product director, Aparna Chennapragada, Now On Tap will scan the words that you are presently viewing on your mobile screen and identify the relevant terms in it. Then, it will search these terms on Google, come up with the most contextual information you might need and present it in a card like format.

Just as with Google’s all other apps, the functionality is not limited for Now on Tap as well. It can provide information on anything and everything right from music, people, movies, restaurants, places and a lot more. Now on Tap will even work with voice search, with the user saying ‘ok Google’ from any screen or app in his phone. Let’s say you are listening to a song on your phone and you want to know about its singer. You simply need to say ‘Ok Google, who is the singer’ and you will automatically get the answer without the need to mention the name of the song.

The rollout is expected to come around the third quarter of 2015 alongside the release of Android M, according to official sources from Google.

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