Archive for January 2018

From Industrial Revolution to Network Time Protocol: History of the 8 Hour Workday (Part 1)

Once upon a time, civilization was largely based on a rural, agrarian society. But as the industrial revolution occurred, countless human beings migrated to cities to seek work in factories and manufacturing centers. Unfortunately, these factories were rife with human rights abuses, child labor exploitation, dangerous working conditions, and more. Since there are plenty of…

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Time Synchronization: Why It’s Crucial In The Healthcare Industry

Time synchronization is critical in all industries, but especially the healthcare industry. This is because medical professionals rely on synchronized timeservers to ensure medication is taken correctly and that patients are brought to operating rooms at the correct time. Precision Time Protocol, or PTP, was originally standardized in 2002 and is used to synchronize clocks…

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