The world of IT is changing

By Friday, January 10, 2014 0 Permalink 0

What I love about working in the world of technology is that it is ever changing; it is a never ending learning curve and there is always something new and exciting to learn about - you will never get bored! An interesting observation I've recently had is how graduates perceive IT careers; from discussions I've had it is ...

Sleep Tracking Gadgets

By Sunday, June 9, 2013 0 Permalink 0

If any of you read my previous post you'll know my opinion on how gadgets are starting to become an integral part of our every day lives. One recent trend I've seen is an ever increasing number of gadgets hitting the market to help monitor sleep. We live in a society that's craving information & with ...

Leading a Digital Life

By Sunday, May 26, 2013 0 Permalink 0

Although I am starting to become known as 'Gadget Girl' when I look around I see it's not just me leading a "digital life", every day I see more and more aspects of my everyday life becoming bound to technology (...and the fact that you are reading this means your the same!). We are all woken ...

Are wearable gadgets on the rise?

By Sunday, March 3, 2013 0 Permalink 0

I've now been using the Nike+ FuelBand for a couple weeks; for those of you reading that haven't come across this gadget before it tracks your all-day activity (and encourages you to be more active!). Some of the things it tracks includes how long you have been active, number steps taken, number of calories burnt ...

Hadoop in “Plain English”

By Tuesday, April 10, 2012 0 Permalink 0

In a nutshell Hadoop is.... An opensource java framework bringing compute as physically close to the data as possible. Hadoop basically constists of two parts: Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Hadoop MapReduce Plain & Simple... What is HDFS? It will take a file and split it up into many small 'chunks', it then distributes and stores these ...