Emerging Technologies In Greener Networks Analysis

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Emerging Technologies in Greener Networks

Emerging Technology
Emerging technology refers to technology that has the capacity to either refine the existing technology enabling it to be better or using the existing technology as a basis for evolution in technology (Rotolo, Hicks, & Martin, 2015). New technology may result from a number of changes for example the convergence of previously separate technologies to create one new technology or the divergence of previously related technology into individual technologies. However, it is important to note that, whether by convergence or by divergence, emerging technologies are only useful if the newer technology is deemed more efficient that it predecessor. Emerging technologies
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One such example is the homomorphic encryption which has been embedded into cloud computing, an emerging technology too. Homomorphic encryption allows for data to be in ciphertext form while transmitting it. When retrieving the encrypted data, it is necessary to decrypt it after which it goes back to plain text form. The recent cloud computing technology has been able to incorporate homomorphic encryption but with one disadvantage, it is impossible to search homomorphically encrypted documents until they are decrypted (Gentry et al, 2013). With the introduction and use of cloud computing, the network itself becomes the computer and enables the owner to access it from any geographical location. The installation of free Wi-Fi networks in public spots to enhance flow of information especially in developing countries and enhancement of the collaboration between human beings and robots has been a major leap in the IT …show more content…
The unique smart phone capabilities such as the interactive interfaces, Global Position Systems (GPS), internet browsing, Wi-Fi and reliable Intel processors, pioneer hospitals have slowly begun incorporating the use of smart phones into hospital processes. Common devices used are the iPhone, iPad Air (tablet device) and the BlackBerry due to its built-in features that make it a secure device. Such hospitals have been able to create local networks that allow the mobile devices to access and update hospital’s patient records, view and make use of laboratory results and view patient history (Agrawal, 2009). Additionally, the mobile devices have enabled medical specialists to provide advice to patients without having to be at a common geographical location, create and send medication prescription to the pharmacy. That is for the health care

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