With growing social media popularity among the millennials, each day new users are being added to the pool of an existing database of million users on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, etc. A new form of marketing is taking shape and is here to stay – Influencer marketing, where in brands are reaching out to influencers across different platforms to promote their products and services. In 2018 alone, the money spent by brands on sponsored posts on social media was expected to be $8 billion. For Brands finding influencers apt to endorse the brand in terms of brand personality, high level of engagement on posts and the budget becomes a time-consuming process. Moreover, with the rise of “pseudo” influencers, who pay money to get followers and an influx of influencer marketing agencies often prizing speed over quality, i.e. prioritizing any match over the appropriate match. It’s no surprise that even though the number of branded contents has tripled since 2017, the number of “likes” on those posts have remain constant. In other words, 19 of 20 pieces of content pieces get little to no engagement.
Gone are the days when people planned their trips according to their budget, sight-seeing options, and cultural activities, this new Indian generation is fuelled by the hashtag wanderlust. Social media has normalized it to a point that, according to a recent survey by Ixigo, 36% Indian millennial chose their destinations based on its “Instagrammability.” While major players in the digital travel space focus on the second stage of a trip; booking tickets and creating itinerary, but there’s a cluttered space left in the first stage, that is, motivating people to travel and planning. With Ghoomo.com, we plan to de clutter that digital space.
More businesses now use the cloud to store their customers’ data. As with all new technologies though, hackers will look to exploit any security vulnerabilities they can find. Furthermore, a number of high profile attacks have taken place against cloud storage systems in recent years.
In this article, Head of Operations at payment gateway and merchant services provider Total Processing, David Midgley, examines why businesses have moved to cloud storage options, why cloud storage have been vulnerable to attack and how to make cloud storage more secure going forward. Continue reading “CLOUD STORAGE: HOW THEY BECAME A TARGET FOR HACKERS”