What is 5G? Fifth generation wireless technology (5G) is the latest generation of digital cellular network, engineered to increase stability, speed and decrease latency of wireless network. 5G improves the mobile network to interconnect peoples as well as interconnect and control machines and devices. Data transmitted over wireless broadband connections can transmit at multi-gigabit speeds, with peak speed as 20 Gbps theoretically. This speed is not given for one user but when we use this speed practically minimum speed can be 100 Mbps to one user for data transmission. The 5G wireless broadband speed is more faster than 4G LTE broadband speed. Latency, or the time it takes device to communicate with wireless network is 1 ms or lower for real time feedback. How does 5G work? 5G networks use a system of cell sites that divide their territory into sectors and send encoded data through radio waves. Each cell…

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What would you think of as the key factors that might determine whether decision making happens on the bottom, middle or the top rung of the corporate ladder? Perhaps the first guess would be naturally that the topmost of the managerial hierarchy is blessed with the role of deciding solely about all kinds of corporate decisions. Which is in fact, proven wrong as the modernized world is more willing to accept the ideas of the so-called insignificant lower tier employees who play a major role in creating the workflow of the company to lead towards success. However the answer to the previous question often lies in the hands of the technology methods that a company uses commonly. If taken into account, there are two distinct facts that influences this process; The Usage of an ERP Software Effective Data Network The Usage of an ERP System Enterprise Resource Planning software is…

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Another chapter of the success story of the iHack series unfolded on the 26th & 27th of October 2019 as iHack 5.0 at the University of Colombo School of Computing Premises. This 24-hour inter-university software development hackathon was organized by the ISACA Student Group of the University of Colombo School of Computing for the 5th consecutive time in order to provide students a platform to explore innovative ideas and collaboratively implement software solutions. This hackathon was conducted under the theme ‘Think – Code – Build’ providing students an opportunity to demonstrate & improve their software development & problem – solving skills. Once the initial registrations for iHack 5.0 opened, teams from different state & private universities submitted their proposals which were then reviewed by industrial experts. Once all proposals were reviewed the top 15 teams were selected to compete at iHack 5.0. Team registrations were opened at 8:00 am on…

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User Experience has become a jargon that we hear from almost every field, up to a point where we fail to take into account how much importance it holds. One common misconception is that UI (User Interface) or the design and UX are the same. If you are one of those people who believed that lie, let me quote the tech lead Dain Miller to clarify it to you. “UI is the saddle, stirrups & the reins. UX is the feeling you get being able to ride the horse” Dain Miller (Web developer) We cannot continue the conversation without mentioning the pioneer of UX, also the one who minted the jargon itself “User Experience”, Don Norman. Apple company hired Don Norman as its first User Experience Architect in 1993. Later, he formed the Nielsen Norman Group (NNG), alongside his colleague Jakob Nielsen in 1998, to help designers and other companies…

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What is Virtual Reality? Virtual – Meaning: “Being something in effect, though not in actual or in fact” (15th Century)-Douglas Harper Etymology Dictionary In simple terms, VR is a computer-generated simulation or replacement of one’s environment. e.g. You put on a headset. It blocks out your world view and substitutes the digital world that is designed to fool your senses. From the point of your brain, you’re somewhere else; it’s a form of mental Teleportation. VR is an approximation of our reality that is digital, but not the reality itself. Currently, VR has become an immersive extreme to Gamers, 3D Artists, Architectures and real estate agents, teachers & students and even Astronauts. What is Augmented Reality? Augment is from Latin Word: Augere Meaning: “To increase” or “To add” Augmented Reality is also known as Mixed Reality is a different beast from Virtual Reality. This is because its main purpose isn’t…

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