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Georgina Park

I am a marketing enthusiast in my twenties who loves travelling, sports and socialising. I recently returned from a round the world backpacking trip and currently keep dreaming of sandy beaches!
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Data Transfer At The Speed Of Light

Posted on October 20, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

These words, uttered by the inestimably brilliant Albert Einstein, have been the cornerstone of the world of science fiction.

From flying cars, to lightsabers, to deflector shields, to cyborgs, to dilithium crystal-powered warp drives...science fiction has dazzled us with tantalising possibilities that were extremely improbable.

Until now.

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Are Smart Watches Set to Take Over?

Posted on October 19, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|


If there is one thing that seems to be gaining traction in the world of tech it would have to be those natty little devices that are becoming almost unavoidable in all forms of technological media – the smart watch. Now, you’d be forgiven for thinking that these Star Trek-esque gadgets were dreamt up only yesterday given the amount of hype that is currently surrounding them. You’d be forgiven, but you’d be wrong.

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Is the Great Firewall of China Threatening Business?

Posted on October 17, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

What is the Great Firewall of China?

The Great Firewall of China refers to the way that the Chinese government in order to control its citizens’ internet usage. These measures restrict the information that people can read and post online about any subject that the government believes to be threatening.

The restrictions affect almost every person that uses the internet in China, including businesses whose employees need to access the web for their work.

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Maytech vs Game of Thrones: Who Are We Describing?

Posted on October 12, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

You may not realise it, but Maytech’s solutions have a lot in common with our favourite TV show, Game of Thrones. How is this possible? There’s no computers, data transfer or file sharing in Westeros, so how could these two things possibly be similar?

Many of our solutions share very similar character traits to some of the leading protagonists in Game of Thrones. Don’t believe us? Then see if you can guess who we are talking about:

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Using Big Data To Predict The Weather

Posted on October 11, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

“Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.” – Mark Twain, American author and humorist

The weather.

For many millennia, the weather has been a central character in human civilisation. It plays such a huge role that a great deal of effort has been expended in trying to predict it...simply because of the great influence that it has on absolutely every facet of life.

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The World’s Largest Data Centres

Posted on October 09, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

On the 3rd of September 2014, the world came to an end...for all of 20 minutes.

Why?

Facebook was shut down due to an issue with an infrastructure configuration in its data centres, and its 1.23 billion users were cut off from their friends and networks of contacts.

The reaction across the web to Facebook being down for 20 minutes shows how critical a role data centres play in our day-to-day lives...particularly with the vast amount of fast file transfer interactions happening each second. And to celebrate this role, this blog post will look at 5 of the top data centres in the world.

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If You Don’t, Your Employees Will (Hint: You Don’t Want Them To)

Posted on October 07, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

If you don’t take care of your customers, someone else will.

This is a tried-and-tested mantra of business, proven over millennia of people doing business with each other. And the businesses that thrive are those who realise that not only is the customer always right...but if they don’t take care of her, she will find one of their competitors who will.

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How Spotify Used Big Data to Change the Music Industry

Posted on October 05, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

It wouldn’t be controversial to say that since launching in 2008, Spotify has turned the music industry upside down.

In 2014, the streaming service offers more than 20m songs to 40m active monthly users. Last year, it delivered 4.5 billion hours of music across the world. And since May individual plays on the streaming service are even taken into account by the Official Charts Company.

The success of this very 21st-century brand is a great advert for the power of big data. According to Jason Palmer, lead engineer at Spotify, the company “strives to be entirely data driven”. He said:

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Harnessing Unusual Data from the World's Biggest Telescope

Posted on October 04, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

Scientists are utilising the power of big data to find answers to some of the universe’s biggest questions.

Under the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project, a joint venture between ten different countries, scientists are seeking to find how the first stars were formed and what dark energy actually is.

The collaborative enterprise will see thousands of satellite dishes and antennae being built in desert areas in South Africa and Australia. The project is due to begin in 2020 and the data that will be produced by the project is 100 times greater than the traffic that is currently being produced on a global scale.

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Quatrix: The Easiest Way To Send Files Securely Online

Posted on October 03, 2014 by Georgina Park |Leave a comment|

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

The data transfer industry has been dramatically transformed in the last few years. Businesses used to use old, clunky FTP sites when Dropbox transformed the market with its simple file sharing package. And the inevitable happened…employees were revolting against the old and wanted new and shiny.

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