When was the last time you thought about all of the technologies being created these days? More importantly, have you wondered how such advancements can benefit your business? If not, it's time to slow down your pace and take a moment to laser-focus on all that technology has to offer you. Some of the primary advantages you can gain by leveraging today's latest technologies include:
Here are two of today's most highly successful companies that are producing and using technology to the max. Your business can do the same!
Intellect Enterprises is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intellect, a trade association in the United Kingdom for the IT, telecommunications, and electronics industries. It is an ISO9001-certified company certified by the British Assessment Bureau that provides copyright protection, source code validation, and software escrow services.
With copyright protection, a date- and time-stamped copy of the client’s original materials (artwork, fashion designs, music scores, software applications, and Web sites) can be stored. In the event of a copyright dispute, Intellect Enterprises’ proprietary software provides the needed proof regarding the original creation date and time. Due to the proof, competitors are not able to state that their company created the software first.
Source code validation ensures that the source code and related materials deposited into escrow will produce the software that the end user expects them to produce. Intellect Enterprises affirms that the source code in escrow is usable for the stated purposes, indicates what skills are needed to use the software, and provides confirmation that all required documentation is present.
Software escrow provides source code protection for both users and software developers and guarantees access to a software application’s source code if a release event should occur. Having a company’s software protected by escrow ensures the continuity of the business should an unforeseen catastrophic event occur within the company’s physical infrastructure.
Valeriano Bedeschi and David Vincenzetti founded Hacking Team in Milan, Italy, in 2003. The company, which received venture capital funding in 2007, provides software technology to intelligence communities and law enforcement agencies worldwide, enabling those entities to be on the offensive rather than the defensive.
Encryption is widely employed in modern digital communications as a means of protecting users from eavesdropping. It prevents intelligence and law enforcement agencies from monitoring individuals and groups in order to prevent threats to a country’s security and crimes from occurring.
Hacking Team, which states the company employs less than 75 people, has developed a remote control system (RCS). This product's design evades encryption through the use of an agent installed directly on the device to be monitored. The information that is collected on monitored devices is collected by stealth methods. Transmission of the collected data from the device being monitored to the Remote Control System server is untraceable and encrypted.
Hacking Team does not sell its RCS product to private businesses or individuals. The company’s only customers are government agencies. Hacking Team will not sell its software to agencies or governments suspected of human rights violations, to those governments, or to countries blacklisted by the United States, European Union, United Nations, NATO, or ASEAN.
As you can clearly see, technology is advancing at a rapid rate, and if your business doesn't start to take advantage of it, you may find yourself closing your doors. Many of your competitors are already using advanced technology, and you need to too. Whether you're a small retail shop operating on the Pacific Coast or a government agency working undercover to take down methamphetamine manufacturers in the Bluegrass State, it's time to put your money where it needs to be—technology that works!
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