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Zak Goldberg is a Law & Business Graduate from the University of Leeds who has chosen to follow his aspirations of becoming a full-time published writer, offering his expertise on all areas of law, finance and business.

What Are Remote Telemetry Units And How Do They Work?

While you may not have heard of remote telemetry units (RTUs), these contemporary devices are becoming increasingly commonplace in a host of industries including telecoms, IT and logistics. These devices also embody the principles that underpin the Internet of Things (IoT), as their essentially smart units that collate and transmit large swathes of data in real-time. Let’s clarify the precise definition of RTUs and its underlying technology, while also asking how they work. What Are Remote Telemetry Units? Quite simply, an RTU is a smart device that monitors and reports real-time events as they occur at a remote site. This enables project and network managers to oversee multiple sites simultaneously, regardless of their purpose or geographical location. There are also different types...

The Innovative Technology Behind The Health Sector

The health sector is under constant pressure and faces challenges like never before. Growing numbers of patients combined with a lack of funding mean that continuing to provide a premium service puts enormous strain on the individuals who are on the frontline. There may, however, be some light at the end of the tunnel for the health sector and here we examine how innovative technology is helping it shine. How Patients Access The Service The way the public access healthcare is starting to change dramatically and this is down to the way the health sector is beginning to use the internet and other communication technology such as mobile phones. For example, the National Health Service (NHS) now has an app library that can be accessed by anyone. The library holds a catalogue of “digital tools”...

The Benefits Of Managed Security Services For Online Businesses

Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) are third party providers of expert security services. They work by offering security services either in-house or remotely, overseeing everything from setting up security processes to ensuring smooth day-to-day running. Online businesses need to be on top of their security to prevent data hacks and breaches and using an MSSP creates an easy and reliable way to do so. There are many reasons why every online business, from e-commerce to retail, can benefit from using an MSSP. Offer Expertise Access to well-versed security experts is the main benefit of using an MSSP. Though your company may have its own team who deal with security issues, enlisting the help of people who have worked in the industry for longer and whose sole focus is online security ...

Will The Krona Lose Its Appeal As ‘Carry Trade’ Currency?

The Swedish Krona has long been regarded as an effective carry trade currency, or a currency which is borrowed with low interest in order to invest in an asset (bonds/currencies are a popular choice) which has a higher chance of providing a greater return. Due to a variety of economic factors, the Swedish krona’s appeal as a trading currency is now in question, and it could be the case that other currencies become more attractive for traders looking to take advantage of carry trade currencies. Riksbank The Swedish central bank recently announced that it would be keeping interest rates at -0.5%, and would be ending its bond program. This suggests that significant changes ore on the horizon for the Swedish economy, or at least the way the krona will be regulated and valued in the future. The...

How Students Can Make Money By Selling Unwanted Items

Going to university is more expensive today than at any other time. The cost of tuition fees for each academic year is typically around the £9,000 mark in England. For a 3-year undergraduate degree, leaving with a debt of over £27,000 for fees alone is a huge amount to pay off. Factoring in maintenance loans to cover the cost of living sees that debt soar further. According to the IFS, student debt levels in the UK are rising to over £50,000 after graduation. With that in mind, students are having to make the most of what money they do have and earn a little to pay for essentials on campus. Getting a part-time job is one way of covering costs, but what if that isn’t enough? An alternative way of raising funds to pay for food, textbooks, stationery, gadgets and the like is to sell unwanted ...

Could Brexit Affect Courier Services In The UK?

With Article 50 triggered earlier this year, the wheels are now in motion for the UK’s exit from the EU following the historic referendum back in June 2016. But with still so much uncertainty surrounding what Brexit will mean for the UK, have things gotten any clearer since the official process of withdrawing has begun? In this post, we’ll look at some of the consequences that Brexit has had on businesses so far and the possible long-term effects it could have on how UK courier services operate. The Brexit-Effect Regardless of the arguments for and against Brexit from both the Leave and Remain camps, the outcome of the referendum resulted in many questions from business owners about how the UK would cooperate with the remaining countries in the EU. By leaving the economic and political par...

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