Will local shopping centers turn into server rooms?

Progressive computerization makes more and more companies need places where they can store their customers’ data. Large companies have their own server rooms, but for smaller companies this would be too costly. However, there is an idea that can solve this problem, and it is installing a server room in local stores.

The idea at first glance may seem a bit crazy, but if you think about it more, it can be quite meaningful. Large-scale stores generally have more space than they can utilize themselves. Moreover, they are electrified, have internet links and air conditioning, and their warehouses are devoid of windows, and this is another plus. Of course, it would be necessary to strengthen the walls and roofs in case of hurricanes and tornadoes, but in many cases this is not necessary as some stores have served as shelters in the past, so they have already made modifications.

Such small server rooms at the back of local stores could be ideal for small law firms, hospitals and other companies that need to store customer and patient data. This would save you a lot of money, as the cost of running such a server room would be incomparably lower than your own.…

Hospitals poorly protect patient data

A study published in the medical journal “JAMA Internal Medicine” shows that hospitals are very poorly protected personal data of patients. Many databases are vulnerable to hackers and the information they contain can be used to steal your identity.

Hackers in recent years have intensified attacks on computer systems, and their purpose is primarily the networks that store people’s personal information. This is the most valuable commodity, as it can serve many types of crime, and the most dangerous of them is identity theft. An offender having full personal data of the victim, may undergo it, borrowing money, etc.

However, it turns out that for cybercriminals the most valuable source of personal data is hospitals. The latest report published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows that institutions are the easiest target because they do not adequately protect their systems. Researchers have detected nearly 1,800 cases of theft of a large number of patients over the past seven years.

There were 1798 such cases, of which 1225 were related to medical facilities, while the rest was related to health care business partners such as insurance companies, hospital cleaning companies, etc. Hospitals were hacked 257 times, with 33 hospitals falling victim to hackers many times.…

Waiting rooms for Uber customers

Developers in Washington support US Uber. In one of the new residential buildings, a special waiting room will be created for its customers. They will be waiting there for their means of transport.

Although in many countries Uber is not a well-liked company, because taxi companies are not able to compete with it in price and service functionality, the United States is quite good. As it was, it is increasingly supported by local developers.

For some time, some San Francisco developers have partially funded the Uber rides for the residents of their blocks, while Washington construction companies have a more interesting idea.

As the Washington Post reports, one of its developers is preparing a waiting room for Uber customers in one of its blocks. This space is simply called “Uber Room” and is a place where customers of the taxi company can wait for transportation, without having to wet in the rain or freeze in the winter. The average wait time for a Uber cab in Washington is 4-7 minutes, so this place can be very useful.

But it is a completely separate space, not part of the lobby. It has an area of ​​24 square meters and will be equipped with sofas and time-saving TVs as well as a separate entrance so as not to disturb the residents of the building.…