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  • Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained

    Michael Endler
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more. What do the moves mean to you?
  • Wearables, Drones Scare Americans

    Thomas Claburn
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    Google has some public relations to do. People remain wary of tech breakthroughs including care-giving robots and drones, Pew research finds.
  • Experts explain how to avoid big mistakes with Oracle's Exadata

    InfoWorld News
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Although Exadata is Oracle's most popular and mature "engineered system," some customers implementing the database machine are making mistakes that prevent them from getting the most performance out of the expensive product, according to a veteran of many Exadata projects.
  • Microsoft takes Iowa from corn to .com

    Latest from Computerworld
    19 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    Microsoft is building some 1.16 million square feet of new data center space in Iowa.
  • Emirates launches ‘The Emirates App’ to connect globalistas to new experiences
    Jesmond Darmanin
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Emirates airline has increased its mobile presence with the launch of the Emirates App for iPad on the global App Store. The Emirates App for iPad, now available globally on the App Store, allows users to explore destinations and manage their travel on Emirates at a tap of their fingers. Travel aficionados and those curious about the world, can now explore over 130 Emirates destinations on six continents, and learn more about Emirates’ world-class services at a tap of a finger. Customers can directly download the App or visit the App Store and search for ‘Emirates’. The Emirates App for…
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  • Wearables, Drones Scare Americans

    Thomas Claburn
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    Google has some public relations to do. People remain wary of tech breakthroughs including care-giving robots and drones, Pew research finds.
  • Samsung Galaxy S5: My First Week

    Eric Zeman
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    Samsung's latest Android smartphone proves an all-around solid performer -- and can survive a 30-minute dunk in liquid.
  • Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained

    Michael Endler
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more. What do the moves mean to you?
  • Google Trends Adds Email Notifications

    Thomas Claburn
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Keeping tabs on what people are searching for just got a bit more convenient. But Google Trends is still not a serious research tool.
  • Facebook Video: How To Disable Auto-Play

    Kristin Burnham
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    Use Facebook's newest setting to disable auto-play videos and ads on desktop, limit them to WiFi on iOS and Android.
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    InfoWorld News

  • Experts explain how to avoid big mistakes with Oracle's Exadata

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Although Exadata is Oracle's most popular and mature "engineered system," some customers implementing the database machine are making mistakes that prevent them from getting the most performance out of the expensive product, according to a veteran of many Exadata projects.
  • How Cloudera plans to stand out from the Hadoop herd

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:30 am
    Amid all the recent noise about Hortonworks and Pivotal, it's been easy to overlook another major Hadoop player, Cloudera, and the milestone release earlier this month of its own product, Cloudera Enterprise 5.
  • Can we talk? Internet of things vendors face a communications 'mess'

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:31 am
    Vendors will tell you that the Internet of Things (IoT) is here today. We're here to tell you that it isn't. This is your warning label. It's the small print on the prescription that outlines all the nasty complications.The first thing to realize is that many wireless communications protocols that allow home devices to exchange information aren't interoperable.
  • Twitter to promote app downloads in mobile timelines

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    Twitter's new mobile advertising suite lets companies pitch their mobile apps in promoted tweets or place ads inside other apps. The suite combines Twitter Cards, a feature that automatically adds Google Play and App Store links to tweets, and Promoted Tweets, sponsored tweets that appear in people's timelines. Users will be able to download apps directly from their timelines, Twitter said Thursday.
  • IE6: Retired but not dead yet

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:13 am
    Microsoft may have retired Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) last week, but it's still keeping track of the ancient browser's user share on a death watch-like website that's been running for more than three years. IE6 launched in August 2001, about two months before Windows XP shipped. Microsoft issued the final security update for IE6 on April 8, when it patched two critical vulnerabilities in the browser, then retired the browser as its patron, Windows XP, also went to pasture.
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  • Emirates launches ‘The Emirates App’ to connect globalistas to new experiences

    Jesmond Darmanin
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Emirates airline has increased its mobile presence with the launch of the Emirates App for iPad on the global App Store. The Emirates App for iPad, now available globally on the App Store, allows users to explore destinations and manage their travel on Emirates at a tap of their fingers. Travel aficionados and those curious about the world, can now explore over 130 Emirates destinations on six continents, and learn more about Emirates’ world-class services at a tap of a finger. Customers can directly download the App or visit the App Store and search for ‘Emirates’. The Emirates App for…
  • ICT Solutions organising SharePoint Discovery Workshops

    Jesmond Darmanin
    11 Mar 2014 | 3:32 pm
    ICT Solutions is organising a series of interactive discovery workshops focusing on SharePoint 2013, and how this can help make organisations more efficient. ICT Solutions is a Microsoft Gold SharePoint partner, and has deployed SharePoint solutions in a number of businesses in various sectors. The workshops will focus on how SharePoint can help companies tackle common business process issues including; • The secure central management of documents and e-mail on a companywide, as well as, at a team level; • The internal sharing of information and content; • The automation of business…
  • Latest mobile phones sales and usage trends [Infographic]

    Jesmond Darmanin
    11 Dec 2013 | 2:50 am
    This Infographic is produced by Coupon Audit (provides Express coupons) and ITNews This Infographic is produced by Coupon Audit (provides Express coupons) and ITNews .
  • HTC One 2 (unofficial!) 3D concept

    Jesmond Darmanin
    10 Dec 2013 | 11:43 pm
    With the next HTC flagship pinned for a Q1 2014 arrival, TechRadar has been wondering what the Tawainese firm’s next smartphone powerhouse has in store. Taking the rumours currently cirulating the web and adding a healthy dose of creative imagination, they have come up with the following 3D concept.
  • My favourite gadget at the moment: The Belkin Wemo Switch

    Jesmond Darmanin
    12 Nov 2013 | 1:04 pm
    The Belkin WeMo Switch lets you turn electronic devices on or off from anywhere inside–or outside–your home. The WeMo Switch uses your existing home Wi-Fi network to provide wireless control of TVs, lamps, stereos, and more. Simply download the free WeMo app (iOS and Android), plug the switch into an outlet in your home, and plug any device into the switch. You’ll be able to turn that device on or off using your iPhone or iPad. You can even set schedules for your devices and control them remotely using a mobile Internet connection.You can also add additional switches to your…
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    IT Management & Trends Blogs

  • Enterprise Integration Patterns – Part 3

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Transformation patterns When exchanging messages, the sender sends a message in a specific format, for example SOAP or Plain text. The receiver may expect another format for the messages it receives. A possible solution would be to transform the mes...
  • Survey: Understanding the business applications running on System z (Mainframe)

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    (Posted Friday, April 16, 2014) Help us (IBM) to better understand the business applications you are (or have been) running on System z, your IBM Mainframe, by completing a short 5 minute survey! This survey has been designed to help IBM better understand how your IBM System z inv...
  • Top Five Predictions for the ERP Software Industry in 2020

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Each year, we make our predictions for the ERP software industry for the following year . . . However, we thought it might be interesting to think about where the industry might be in several years, such as 2020.
  • Top Five Predictions for the ERP Software Industry in 2020

    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Each year, we make our predictions for the ERP software industry for the following year . . . However, we thought it might be interesting to think about where the industry might be in several years, such as 2020.
  • Your first web app

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    In just a few minutes, you have built a web app in Metrici. In a few more minutes you could share your contacts database with your colleagues, or package your app for others to use.
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    Computer Security News

  • Ensuring security in the digital age

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:02 am
    With more and more transactions taking place online, consumers and businesses must be increasingly vigilant about possible security threats stemming from electronic commerce.
  • Is Data Hoarding Necessary for Lawful Surveillance?

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:52 pm
    The NSA's mass surveillance activities, including the collection of billions of U.S. cell phone records every day , have sparked vigorous debate about whether such surveillance is legal, consistent with democratic principles, or effective in catching the terrorists it ostensibly targets.
  • RUMOR: Xbox One hacked for Homebrew?

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:36 pm
    A chat log that comes from the EFnet lobby #xbonehack has Xboner's claiming next-gen victory Old-time sceners have been chatting recently, and they saying its basically GAME OVER for Microsoft, the Xbox One, is now owned by 'hackers' and this currently unreleased exploit allows to get all keys out of 'silicon die', and the only way out is for ... (more)
  • Teen charged with hacking into friend's Facebook account to threaten girl with rape

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:31 pm
    A 15-year-old Dickinson Township male has been charged with hacking into a friend's Facebook account to threaten a 15-year-old girl with rape earlier this month, North Middleton Township police report.
  • This Is Bad: Heartbleed Attack Targets VPN Service

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    Most of the coverage of the Heartbleed bug has focused on the security problems for websites, but there's another avenue of attack now being exploited by hackers: the Virtual Private Network systems used by many large and small businesses .
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    Oracle Bloggers

  • Themes for NetBeans JPA Modeler

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:37 am
    The latest release, which came out today, of the awesome JPA Modeler plugin for NetBeans (by Gaurav Gupta) provides a theme switcher. Click to enlarge the image below. Not one line of code in the many classes you see above was created by me. Instead, they were all generated from the diagram, which was generated from my database. Get it here:
  • Additional new content SOA & BPM Partner Community

    19 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    AppAdvantage Executive Roundtables - Register for events in North America, EMEA, and APAC Cloud and On-premises Integration for Oracle Applications - PDF Business Process Agility for Oracle Applications - PDF SOA & BPM Partner Community For regular information on Oracle SOA Suite become a member in the SOA & BPM Partner Community for registration please visit (OPN account required) If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center. Blog Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Wiki Technorati Tags: SOA Community,Oracle SOA,Oracle…
  • The Technical Details: April 29 Oracle Solaris 11.2 Launch

    Larry Wake
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:52 am
    You may have already heard that we're going to hold the Oracle Solaris 11.2 launch in New York City in a few days, and that there will also be a live webcast of the event. One of the things that the webcast will feature that won't be part of the live event will be additional technical presentations where Solaris engineers will go into more detail about some of the new features that are being added. VP for Solaris core engineering Markus Flierl gives a quick rundown: <span…
  • Oracle Solaris 11.2 Launch Event and Webcast!!

    19 Apr 2014 | 2:43 am
    On April 29th, Oracle will launch Oracle Solaris 11.2 - Engineered for Cloud. This release adds significant new virtualization, networking, and provisioning capabilities, including SDN and OpenStack, to the unique features already in Oracle Solaris 11, combining the traditional Oracle Solaris strengths of performance, reliability and security with innovation that matters for today's agile data center.  More than just an OS, Oracle Solaris is now a platform designed to take enterprise deployments from "zero to cloud" in minutes rather than days and weeks.Take the…
  • Custom Escalation in Oracle BPM Suite 11g by Vivek Acharya

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    This article is contributed by our guest writer Vivek Acharya. Vivek is an Oracle Consultant working as a Professional Freelancer. He has been in the Design, Development, consulting and Architect world for approximately seven years working in Oracle Practice at IBM,HP,Zensar. He is an Oracle Certified Expert as Oracle Fusion-SOA 11g Implementation Specialist and Oracle – BPM 11g Implementation Specialist. He has experience and expertise in Oracle Fusion – SOA, BPM, BAM, Mediator, B2B, BI, AIA, Web logic, Workflow,Rules,Webcenter,UCM,IDM,Oracle Fusion Applications,SaaS,OnDemand etc. He…
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    MySQL Performance Blog

  • Percona Software in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) release

    Vadim Tkachenko
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    I’d like to congratulate Canonical with the new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) Release, it really looks like a great release, and I say it having my own agenda It looks even more great because it comes with a full line of Percona Software. If you install Ubuntu 14.04 and run aptitude search you will find:Percona ToolkitPercona XtraBackupPercona XtraDB ClusterPercona Server (as part of Percona XtraDB Cluster installation)Percona Toolkit and Percona XtraBackup are up to the latest versions, but Percona Server and Percona XtraDB Cluster comes with 5.5 versions, and it is in line with…
  • How to find bugs in MySQL

    Roel Van de Paar
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Finding bugs in MySQL is not only fun, it’s also something I have been doing the last four years of my life.Whether you want to become the next Shane Bester (who is generally considered the most skilled MySQL bug hunter worldwide), or just want to prove you can outsmart some of the world’s best programmers, finding bugs in MySQL is a skill not reserved anymore to top QA engineers armed with a loads of scripts, expensive flash storage and top-range server hardware. Off course, for professionals that’s still the way to go, but now anyone with an average laptop and a standard…
  • ‘Open Source Appreciation Day’ draws OpenStack, MySQL and CentOS faithful

    Matt Griffin
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    210 people registered for the inaugural “Open Source Appreciation Day” March 31 in Santa Clara, Calif. The event will be held each year at Percona Live henceforth.To kick off the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2014, Percona held the first “Open Source Appreciation Day” on Monday, March 31st. Over 210 people registered and the day’s two free events focused on CentOS and OpenStack.The OpenStack Today event brought together members of the OpenStack community and MySQL experts in an afternoon of talks and sharing of best practices for both technologies.
  • percona-millipede – Sub-second replication monitor

    Mike Benshoof
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    I recently helped a client implement a custom replication delay monitor and wanted to share the experience and discuss some of the iterations and decisions that were made. percona-millipede was developed in conjunction with Vimeo with the following high-level goal in mind: implement a millisecond level replication delay monitor and graph the results.  Please visit for more information and thanks to Vimeo for sharing this tool!Here is the rough list of iterations we worked through in developing this tool/process:Standard pt-heartbeat update/monitorAsynchronous,…
  • Advisory on Heartbleed (CVE-2014-0160) for Percona’s customers and users

    Peter Zaitsev
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Over the last few days, the Percona team has spent a lot of time evaluating the impact of the Heartbleed bug (CVE-2014-0160) for our customers and for the users of our software. We published a formal disclosure a few days ago. However, I thought a quick summary and some additional information would be good to provide for our MySQL Performance Blog readers.First, I want to point out that “Heartbleed” is an issue in a commonly used third-party library which typically comes with your operating system, so there is a lot of software which is impacted. An openly exposed service, which…
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    DaniWeb IT Discussion Community

  • Why us C++ better for system programming than Java?

    20 Apr 2014 | 4:06 am
    Just like the title says, could you give me arguments for it?
  • Firewall not accessing

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:42 am
    Hello, I am facing a very strange problem. Actaully, i have a server in wich Netgear Firewall is attached with a Internet Connection. Since last few days, Internet is working good, when i used it in Laptop with out connecting firewall. But when i tries to connect internet with firewall on my server, its not working. Even i tried to open Firewall settings, firewall login page was not opened. I tried one) and the another one(which was working last time) to open the page, but it displays a blank page. Now, i am not able to open firewall page, and im not…
  • Doesnt accept one question

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:37 am
    Hello the code below will fetch all unaswered questions from the db. But when there is only one question, when next is done, it doest submit, and gives a blank page.If more than 1 questions it works fine. Please help. Thank you <?php session_start(); //uri get from index $qu=$_GET['qu']; $userid=$_SESSION['userid']; if(!isset($_SESSION['username'])) { header('location:../index.php'); } include('../includes/config.php'); $course_id=$_SESSION['courseid'] ?> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0…
  • Need php help D: should be a simple fix.

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:42 am
    Alright I apologize for the completely uninformative title but i had no idea what to call it. Basically I have an array with multiple values and I only want information to be sent from certain forms if a certain value is met in the array. <?php if(isset($_POST['cb1'])) { $cb1 = implode(",", $_POST['cb1']); } else { $cb1 = ""; } ?> <?php if(isset($_POST['cb2'])) { $cb2 = implode(",", $_POST['cb2']); } else { $cb2 = ""; } ?> <?php if(isset($_POST['tutor'])) { $tutor = implode(",",…
  • MUL two numbers of of one byte and then show the result

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:17 am
    I am a new to assembly and i am asked to multiply two 3x3 matrices and then show the given result. I am having problem in multiplication as mov al,5 mov bl,6 imul bl but how to print it?? i know the result will be in ax register but i cannot print it out. Please tell me the correct answer tat what should i do????
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    Phil Windley's Technometria

  • On Names and Heterarchy

    7 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    Summary: Heterarchical (non-hierarchical) naming systems are vital if we are to avoid the pitfalls and dangers of surrendering our rights and our privacy to a tyranny of connected computers and devices that intermediate our lives at every level based on centralized authority. This post explores names and alternatives to names, including the use of bitcoin as a distributed directory that is immune from the problems that hierarchical solutions impose. When I first started using Unix, DNS was not widely used. Instead we FTP'd hosts files from a computer at Berkeley, merged it with a local hosts…
  • Automatically Run the KRL Parser When You Commit Code

    18 Mar 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Summary: Running the command line KRL parser is a pain. Better to have a Git hook do it for you. I'm tired of running the KRL parser from the command line every time I check in code. And based on the number of my students who've had problems with unparsable code that has been checked in, I'm not the only one. I've been meaning to create a pre-commit hook for Git that runs the parser whenever you commit code. I just checked in code to the KRL Parser repo that provides a pre-commit hook that should work for users of Linux and OS X. If someone wants to create a Window's version, I'd be happy to…
  • The Coming Century of War Against Your Computer

    18 Mar 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Read this short post on Intel Processors to Become OS Locked, then listen to Cory Doctorow's The Coming Century of War Against Your Computer. Cory's actual talk is about 45 minutes followed by another 45 minutes of question and answer. As Cory points out, computers exercise a particular intersection of property and human rights that makes for some interesting societal questions. Sometimes, the questions are ones for which we've already got a meatspace precedent that we choose to ignore when computers are involved. For example, can your employer spy on what you put in email because they own…
  • Substitutability is an Indispensable Property for the Internet of Things

    11 Mar 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Summary: Substitutability is a key feature of decentralized systems that give people real choice and build trust. The coming Internet of Things will be limited in what it can provide without it. In a recent update on the Fuse Kickstarter project, I posted a picture showing a possible UI flow for linking the Fuse app to the back end service that provides Fuse with all it's smarts. If you've been following along, you'll know that I propose that the service act as a personal cloud and that the app be built using the Personal Cloud Application Architecture. Here's the initial flow I proposed: The…
  • Coinbase Shenanigans

    6 Mar 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Summary: Coinbase just canceled my bitcoin transaction for being high-risk with no other explanation. Not very nice of them! A while back I started playing with bitcoin. I don't want to mine it, I just wanted some, so I got a wallet and signed up for Coinbase on a friend's recommendation. I linked to my bank account and bought $45 worth of bitcoin. It takes 4 days for the transaction, so I sat back and waited. The transaction cleared, and I got my bitcoin. Yeah! So, I decided I wanted a little more. I bought 1 bitcoin at $560 on Feb 28. Sit back and wait for the transaction to clear. Today I…
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  • The Total Economic Impact of Polycom Voice Solutions for Microsoft Lync

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Lync helped an Organization achieve the following cost savings and business benefits over three years: $452K Employee relocation cost savings$12M Improved productivity and collaboration$15M Total cost savings and benefits$582K Managed services cost savings $2M Phone purchase and installation savings*Commissioned Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Polycom and Microsoft.Request Free!
  • The New Business Case for Video Conferencing: 7 Real-World Benefits Beyond Cost-Savings

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    To gain insight into the real-world use cases for video conferencing, Wainhouse Research conducted a series of interviews with organizations using video conferencing to facilitate everyday business. While the applications themselves are highly diverse, the benefits they provide fall into four broad categories as listed below: Team Building Productivity & EfficiencyCustomer Outreach New Services Enablement This white paper provides insight into the value of video conferencing in today's business environment, and real-world examples of how organizations – large and small – are leveraging…
  • How to Save $18,600 Per Year on Your Credit Card Processing

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Business owners may also choose to use an independent sales organization, which is a credit card merchant broker representing third party processor. These organizations tend to have more lenient acceptance criteria than banks, but they tend to charge more in fees, too. While some of these independent sales organizations are above board, others are known for providing poor service, so it is important to check out a processor's reputation before signing up.This white paper will provide you with the pros and cons involved in selecting a credit card processor.They will also match you up with a…
  • What's the Secret to Getting PPM Easily and Affordably in Four Weeks?

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you find your company in a similar situation, don't despair. Check out this resource to discover a PPM tool that enables you to quickly and cost-effectively introduce PPM into your business, thanks to an easy-to-implement Software-as-a-Service platform.Read on to learn about the benefits you could experience from this technology, including:4 week deployment timeLow upfront costScalability for future changesAnd moreRequest Free!
  • CA Clarity Project & Portfolio Management

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    By leveraging Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions, organizations can gain visibility into projects and improve decision making while balancing costs and driving more business value. And PPM solutions delivered through cost-effective means, such as Software as a Service (SaaS), can significantly reduce implementation and maintenance costs while speeding time to value. But realizing the benefits of PPM technology solutions depends not only on using the right system, but also the right approach. Read this eBook on how you can take a prescriptive approach to a simpler, faster and…
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  • Boost Agent Performance and Elevate the Customer Experience With Speech Analytics

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    With companies experiencing hundreds to tens of thousands of phone conversations with their customers each day, the questions arise: • Do they know what their customers really want and need? • Are their customers happy or dissatisfied with their service? • Are their employees delivering an exceptional customer experience? Much of the data required to answer these questions is contained within phone conversations between contact center agents and customers. Technology is available to automate the process of recording, mining and analyzing these “voice of the…
  • Supercharge Your Web and Mobile Application Development with High-Productivity Hybrid Cloud

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Noted Forrester analyst John Rymer helps take the mystery out of the various cloud platforms available and discusses the tremendous efficiency gains that can be achieved using these accelerated approaches. Forrester refers to this market as “High-Productivity PaaS” (Platform as a Service).The webinar also features a complex-made-simple, real-world example from Don Griest at FICO. FICO is the leading predictive analytics and decision management software company. Don will discuss how the OutSystems Platform is helping FICO rapidly deliver solutions with superior quality and unprecedented…
  • Professional NoSQL--Free Sample Chapter

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    NoSQL databases are an efficient and powerful tool for storing and manipulating vast quantities of data. Most NoSQL databases scale well as data grows. In addition, they are often malleable and flexible enough to accommodate semi-structured and sparse data sets. This comprehensive hands-on guide presents fundamental concepts and practical solutions for getting you ready to use NoSQL databases. Expert author Shashank Tiwari begins with a helpful introduction on the subject of NoSQL, explains its characteristics and typical uses, and looks at where it fits in the application stack. Unique…
  • Newspaper 2.0: Your Guide to RSS

    14 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Let’s say that you are obsessed with Justin Bieber and want updates on his whereabouts at all times of the day and night. RSS makes this fantasy a reality; with the right software and subscriptions, you would receive every relevant  piece of information immediately following publication, delivered to either your mobile device or desktop. Of course, if you are over 14, you probably have other interests – don’t worry, this technology can work for just about anything. With it you can read every article offered by a particular blog, for example. But before explaining how…
  • Big Data Basics

    11 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Amazingly, 90% of the data in the world today has been created only in the last two years. With the increase of mobile devices, social media networks, and the sharing of digital photos and videos, we are continuing to grow the world's data at an astounding pace.However, big data is more than just the data itself. It is a combination of factors that require a new way of collecting, analyzing, visualizing, and sharing data. These factors are forcing software companies to re-think the ways that they manage and offer their data, from new insights to completely new revenue streams.Request Free!
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  • FierceDeveloper

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:20 am
    Discover new devices, read about the latest mobile platforms and operating systems, and access developer profiles in their free, weekly email newsletter. Join thousands of your peers and sign up today!Request Free!
  • Windows 8 Application Development with HTML5 For Dummies--Free Sample Chapters

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    This book offers a primer for building HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript applications for Windows 8. It includes an up-to-date guide for dusting off an aging HTML skill set and adapting to the Windows 8 apps and provides a reference for Windows and .NET programmers not familiar with HTML5. The overall design principles of MetroUI (the new design paradigm for Windows) are discussed. The book also addresses visual design with HTML and CSS, which are the visual design languages to bring MetroUI applications to the screen. Finally, there is a section on using JavaScript for inter- and intra-functional…
  • Smashing CoffeeScript--Free Sample Chapters

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you're familiar with JavaScript and the often-frustrating process of creating complex applications, a nice cup of CoffeeScript can help. CoffeeScript is a programming language that compiles into JavaScript and simplifies the entire development process. Now you can tap the full power of CoffeeScript with Smashing CoffeeScript. This full-color, practical book explains CoffeeScript language, syntax, and processes, and will soon have you producing concise and quality code. Ultimately, you'll create RIAs and mobile apps faster, with less hassle. Gets developers up and running on…
  • Wiley's HTML5 Book Bundle -- A Free 165 Page Sampler

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    This Wiley e-book bundle includes selected materials from 5 recently published titles in Wiley's expansive catalog of titles. The material that is included for each selection is the book's full Table of Contents as well as a full sample chapter for your enjoyment. Titles Include:     Smashing HTML5     HTML5 Canvas For Dummies     HTML5 Foundations     HTML5 and CSS3 All-in-One For Dummies     HTML5 Programming with JavaScript For Dummies Whether you're a seasoned veteran of HTML5 or a newcomer, there are valuable…
  • Smashing Mobile Web Development--Free Sample Chapter

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you're a devoted reader of Smashing Magazine, you know that all development roads now lead to mobile, so desktop-browser-based web developers need to get up to speed and soon. Start migrating your abilities to mobile with this terrific book. It first helps you make the switch to HTML5 and CSS3, before teaching you how to apply those skills to build websites that work across all mobile devices and mobile browsers. Topics include using wireframes and templates, understanding frameworks such as jQuery Mobile, getting up to speed on newer technologies such as Boilerplate, and more. Essential…
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  • The Essentials of Virtualization - Free Kit

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:20 pm
    The Essentials of Virtualization, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Virtualization related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Virtualization research:Top 10 Reasons to Strengthen Information Security with Desktop VirtualizationSeven Virtualization DR MythsWhere to Go Once Your Servers Are VirtualizedRequest Free!
  • BCP Software vs. DIY: How to Make the Most Important Decision in Business Continuity Planning

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Learn why and what you need to take into account to ensure resiliency by downloading this infographic. We take a revealing look at the pros and cons of business continuity planning software vs. the do-it-yourself options available and help you make a case for a solution that provides increased confidence and better outcomes.Request Free!

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    3 Apr 2014 | 3:20 pm
    SAP HANA combines database, data processing, and application platform capabilities in-memory. The platform provides libraries for predictive, planning, text processing, spatial, and business analytics.Request Free!
  • ESG: The IBM FlashSystem 840: Technical Evolution to Deliver Business Value

    2 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    In this white paper, you will learn how this high-speed storage technology has tremendous potential to support I/O-intensive and/or latency-sensitive applications. Discover how a well-chosen, well-implemented flash-based system can have positive effects such as faster response times, lower TCO, smaller data center footprint, or speedier or more frequent application updating.Request Free!
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    Business Technology Roundtable

  • Why Cloud Services Spending will Exceed $174B in 2014

    David Deans
    4 Apr 2014 | 4:49 pm
    The CEOs of leading companies are already striving to create an agile business model -- one that responds quickly to competitive pressures and shifting market demands. Commercial agility often requires a corresponding accelerated business technology deployment. Meaning, the IT requirement is for applications to be provisioned in hours -- not weeks or months.That's a tall order for many corporate IT departments. Regardless, it must be done. More often than not, it's accomplished via a cloud services-based methodology.Savvy executives that proactively migrate their IT infrastructure to a…
  • Open Hybrid Cloud: Private vs Public Debate is Resolved

    David Deans
    26 Mar 2014 | 12:04 pm
    As an informed senior executive, you already know that it's no longer a question of whether cloud service adoption is the right forward-thinking business technology strategy, but rather how you will leverage the abundance of new resources to outpace your competition.More companies will be working within very heterogeneous cloud service environments, thereby putting more pressure on IT organizations that must deal with these additional complexities, according to a recent market study by Cloud Connect and the Everest Group.Their latest market study reveals the increasing influence of cloud…
  • 2014 Business Technology Security Threat Assessment

    David Deans
    3 Mar 2014 | 1:30 pm
    If you thought that cyber security threats were troubling in 2013, then you should brace yourself for the onslaught that's very likely in 2014. A new generation of security threats stemming from progressive business technology trends -- such as BYOD, mobility and cloud services adoption -- will expose organizations to a multitude of new risks.According to the findings of a global security survey sponsored by Dell, the majority of IT leaders around the world say they don’t view these threats as top security concerns and they're not prioritizing how to find and address them across the many…
  • Global IT Spending Outlook to Reach $3.8 Trillion in 2014

    David Deans
    18 Feb 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The top predictions for 2014 business technology investment, according to Gartner Inc., include a focus on disruptions brought about by digital business, the Internet of Things, smart machines and the onset of what they call the Digital Industrial Revolution.That forward-looking view can be balanced by their current IT expense outlook. Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total $3.8 trillion in 2014 -- that's a 3.1 percent increase from 2013 spending of $3.7 trillion, according to the latest market study by Gartner.In 2013, the traditional IT market experienced flat growth, growing 0.4…
  • The Smart Mobile Apps and Open Hybrid Cloud Trends

    David Deans
    10 Feb 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Savvy executive leaders are already prepared for the shift to more progressive business technology deployments throughout the enterprise. Open hybrid cloud architectures, big data analytics and mobile applications are high-growth platforms at the center of this shift.In particular, the emerging mobile applications must be integrated, flexible, and adaptable to constantly changing business conditions. This is the new normal in many fast-paced industries. That being said, are you ready for the mobile data deluge that's inevitable?According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index global mobile data…
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    ExecutiveBrief | Technology Management Resource for Business Leaders

  • Bow to the Inevitable: Opportunities of Moving to the Cloud
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:29 am
    Would you rather avoid moving to the cloud or stay competitive in the market? Read the research on the place of cloud computing in IT industry and learn how cloud can help your organization become more cost-effective, increase security and overall productivity.
  • 6 Essential Guidelines for Making Better Decisions, Virtually
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:09 am
    Are you still struggling when it comes to making strategic decisions? Learn 6 essential guidelines to help your virtual team members overcome some of the greatest challenges of decision-making process, such as time management, proper communication or plan development, and lead your project to success.
  • How Will You Be When Planning For Success
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:54 am
    The plan is in place and you’re ready to go, but how will you engage people to make it happen? Learn expert approaches to involving others into achieving your goals, responding to challenges and enhance your overall project management.
  • Eleven Secrets of SaaS Product Design
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    Smart SaaS product managers always look to establish the connection between the customer and the company as early as possible. Learn eleven Secrets of SaaS Product Design to drive growth at each stage of the customer lifecycle.
  • Android Wear and Content
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:14 am
    Android Wear watch might be a good device for users who want quick and easy access to context sensitive information. But is it really that easy to use? SoftServe’s UX expert Andrii Glushko shares his insights on how to enhance the device-user interaction, ergonomics and content navigation in Android Wear watch.
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  • Nuove opportunità per i nostri Partner

    Eric Moyal
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    E di pochi giorni fa l’annunciodi nuovi prodotti, software e servizi che fanno parte del portfolio Enterprise Networking Mobility. Queste nuove soluzioni permetteranno a voi partner di generare nuovi profitti, incrementare i margini e fornire nuovi servizi che consentono alle aziende clienti di cogliere nuove opportunità nell’ambito della mobility. La mobility non è solo connessione wireless, si tratta di ridefinire il business e l’IT.  Oggi, gli utenti vogliono accedere alla rete in qualunque momento, da qualsiasi luogo e da qualsiasi dispositivo. Oltre alla connessione, sapete…
  • Seminario: Sales & Technical Enablement Sourcefire

    Alberto Degradi
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:29 am
    Il prossimo 17 aprile si svolgerà un seminario presso le nostre sedi di Vimercate e Roma un interessante seminario “Sales & Technical Enablement Sourcefire”. Si tratta di due sessioni contigue della durata totale di 3 ore: – La prima, commerciale, a cura di Stefano Volpi (Formerly Sourcefire Italy Country Manager) che fornirà la contestualizzazione delle Soluzioni Sourcefire nello scenario della moderna Security e Cyber Threat Defense – The Agile Security. – La seconda, tecnica, a cura di Fabio Panada (Formerly Sourcefire Italy Consulting System Engineer) che…
  • Prodotti UCS: tutte le promozioni del terzo trimestre

    Roberto Missana
    11 Mar 2014 | 8:40 am
    Qui di seguito trovate gli aggiornamenti relativi a molto programmi promozionali UCS. I programmi estesi fino al termine dell’anno fiscale 2014: - Tutte le promozioni SmartPlay 7, Expansion Pack e Rack Pack - Programma UCS Advantage - New Account Breakaway - I bundle UCS Invicta fanno ora parte del programma SmartPlay 7 - Il programma UCS Advantage è stato ampliato e include Dell e IBM - Il programma CPU Rebate è stato ampliato con i bundle SmartPlay ed esteso fino al 30 giugno Aggiornamento di SmartPlay 7: ** Esteso fino al 26 luglio 2014 ** Il programma SmartPlay è costituito da due…
  • Brand Protection: l’integrità della rete comincia con l’acquisto

    Eric Moyal
    11 Mar 2014 | 8:26 am
    Desidero portare alla vostra attenzione le politiche Cisco inerenti l’acquisto e la rivendita dei prodotti Cisco. È nostra opinione che i prodotti originali Cisco continuino ad essere tra i prodotti di rete più performanti e di alta qualità presenti sul mercato, un’affermazione confermata dal fatto che, negli anni, milioni di clienti hanno acquistato prodotti originali Cisco per le loro necessità di rete. Il miglior modo per avere la certezza di avere a che fare con prodotti originali Cisco è continuare ad acquistare i vostri prodotti da un Canale Autorizzato Cisco. Riteniamo…
  • Semplici, potenti, affidabili: la nuova serie di switch Small Business Serie 500

    Alberto Degradi
    4 Mar 2014 | 12:47 am
    Vi segnalo un importante aggiornamento di prodotto. La serie di switch gestiti stackable serie 500 si arricchisce degli switch che supportano lo standard Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) (IEEE La gestione energetica è ottimizzata in modo da fornire all’endpoint solo la quantità di energia necessaria ed evitare gli sprechi. Di conseguenza, gli switch sono in grado di supportare dispositivi che necessitano di più energia, ad esempio access point wireless 802.11n dualband, telefoni IP basati su video e telecamere di videosorveglianza. Il valore aggiunto di questa famiglia di…
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  • Top 5 Green Offices

    16 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    We love being a part of the exciting and ever plugged-in tech world as much as the next person, but sometimes it’s nice to just take a step back and decompress from the constant bombardment of flickering screens and information overload. The good news is tech-centric companies are increasingly finding inventive ways to bring the […]Top 5 Green Offices is a post from: Modis The post Top 5 Green Offices appeared first on Modis.
  • Infographic: What’s The Cost Of A Bad Hire?

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    It’s one of the most costly and time-consuming missteps a company can make: It’s the bad hire, and it can happen when you least expect it! Before you start the hiring process, arm yourself with all the right information, and a solid understanding of just how much a bad hire can cost you. Our infographic below […]Infographic: What’s The Cost Of A Bad Hire? is a post from: Modis The post Infographic: What’s The Cost Of A Bad Hire? appeared first on Modis.
  • Modis Supports Team USA at Best of U.S. Awards Show

    Angel Bovee
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:38 am
    Modis and many groups from the Adecco Family recently came together in Washington DC to attend the USOC’s Olympic and Paralympic Summit. The gathering included seminars on career, education, and financial literacy. All of seminars had the goal of helping athletes make a successful transition from the field of play to their next business adventure. […]Modis Supports Team USA at Best of U.S. Awards Show is a post from: Modis The post Modis Supports Team USA at Best of U.S. Awards Show appeared first on Modis.
  • OpenSSL Bug Security Threat and Other Tech Headlines for 4/7-4/11

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    Heartbleed: Cryptobug in OpenSSL A bug within OpenSSL has opened ⅔ of the Web to security issues. Attackers can obtain security keys that will allow them to decrypt sensitive information. The bug has been present in OpenSSL for two years. OpenSSL is the default encryption library for Apache and nginx applications, which run 66% of […]OpenSSL Bug Security Threat and Other Tech Headlines for 4/7-4/11 is a post from: Modis The post OpenSSL Bug Security Threat and Other Tech Headlines for 4/7-4/11 appeared first on Modis.
  • Four Ideas to Revamp Your Resume

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    Resume writing is a discipline where art meets science. In addition to communicating your invaluable work history and education, you need to fit every detail on one page —and in a way that you can get noticed by potential employers. Don’t underestimate this process — it’s tough, and in some cases, you’ll need to push yourself […]Four Ideas to Revamp Your Resume is a post from: Modis The post Four Ideas to Revamp Your Resume appeared first on Modis.
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  • The Best Garbage Disposals

    10 Apr 2014 | 2:05 am
    The best garbage disposals are the ones that remove the waste including any traces of it such as the smell and residue from the grinder. Of late, the waste disposal services going here have a method of sorting garbage into wet and dry garbage so as to make more efficient disposal of them than before. The wet garbage which consists mainly of kitchen refuse like vegetable and fruit peels, meat carcasses, bones and pulp gets dumped into the landfill right away, because it is organic material, and can be decomposed by the natural action of the soil. Biodegradable material is the easiest kind of…
  • All About Portable Air Conditioners

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Portable air conditioners are nice to have in this hot weather. The capacity that is needed is based on how big is the room you wish to cool. It is advisable to get a portable ac that will be handy and convenient for you, and not one which merely has classy features and hardly anything else to offer. Venting is generally done via a window and could be achieved with an adaptor kit which is often enclosed with a portable air conditioner. The best rated portable air conditioner will be thinner than most, which signifies they are able to squeeze into tighter corners, easy to conceal and work…
  • Best Air Purifiers Brands Available

    8 Mar 2014 | 12:04 am
    Air purifiers remove particles of pollutants from your house and they come in three main types. These are the HEPA, ozone generator and electrostatic precipitator. HEPA is short for high-efficiency particulate air and this type of purifier is the safest and provides the most effective technology for air purification. They capture airborne particles and reviews and studies show they effectively remove about 99.97% of the particles. Models that use the electrostatic precipitator, charge particles in the air and then collect them on a metal plate in the purifier that is oppositely charged and…
  • Getting The Best Portable Generator

    13 Jan 2014 | 1:57 am
    Household power is something most of the people take it for granted until when disaster strikes and you are left with no power and a lot of inconveniences. To avoid such a situation the following are some of the best portable generators that you can buy to use at home. Continue to read.. Generac LP3250 – the generator can run most essentials in the house and its power can handle small to medium loads without any complain. The generator has four covered 5-20R outlets and covered 14-20R which is single and a twist lock outlet. The generator is fairly quiet thus good to be used in the house.
  • The Best Bagless Vacuum Cleaner Models

    5 Jan 2014 | 10:31 pm
    When it comes to the best bagless vacuum, here are the best model that will make your cleaning a wonderful experience. These models are: The Dyson DC41 This model is known as a top performer after subjected to professional tests. With Dyson’s well known ball technology which really works according to the experts, this cleaner easily navigates around chair legs, tables and all other furniture obstacles. Besides its maneuverability, it has a powerful suction ability which removes dirt and pet hair from the carpets and bare floors. The Dyson DC41 model usually go through thorough testing…
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    The Practitioner's Guide to Data Quality Improvement

  • Mainframe Data Virtualization – New Technical Paper

    25 Mar 2014 | 5:28 am
    Hi Folks, I recently published a new technical paper on the use of auxiliary processors on IBM System z class machines to support virtualization of mainframe data that allows you to bypass the need for extracting data prior to using that data for reporting and analysis. You can access the paper, which was sponsored by Rocket Software, via this link. Please email me or post comments and let me know what you think!
  • The Emerging Criticality of Automated Test Data Generation

    19 Feb 2014 | 11:19 am
    A few years ago I was working on configuring a test for comparing data transformation and loading into a variety of target platforms. Essentially I was hoping to assess the comparative performance of different data management schemes (open source relational databases, enterprise versions of relational databases, columnar data stores, and other NoSQL-style schemes). But to do this, I had two constraints that I needed to overcome. The first was the need for a data set that was massive enough to really push the envelope when it came to evaluating different aspects of performance. The second was…
  • Scoping the Information Management Practice

    5 Jan 2014 | 8:06 am
    Even if in reality the dividing lines for data management are not always well-defined, it is possible to organize different aspects of information management within a virtual stack that suggests the interfaces and dependencies across different functional layers, which we will examine from the bottom – up.  The lowest level in this diagram, file management, forms the basis for all information management activities, and is often handled intrinsically within the operating system. However, with the growing interest in big data and its dependence on distributed file structures, file management…
  • Business Goals for Information Policies

    3 Jan 2014 | 11:54 am
    Data governance is a practice for ensuring that policies about information acquisition, use, protection, and disposition are defined, approved, and importantly, observed across the organization. Information policies are defined in relation to business policies and must be aligned with the corporate mission. We can consider a variety of areas that are to be governed by policies, including: Organizational data architecture standards Reference data and standardized business terminology Protection of private information and management of security and access control Ensuring levels of data quality…
  • What is an Information Strategy?

    2 Jan 2014 | 6:52 am
    I am assembling some presentations for a client on information strategy and thought it it might be interesting to share some of those thoughts as I develop my materials. This post provides a framing definition of information strategy. A strategy is a plan and set of policies intended to help achieve specific objectives. An information strategy elucidates the way that principles for information use across the organization will help the organization achieve its intended goals. That information strategy spans all aspects of the information lifecycle, including acquisition, management,…
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    RES Software Blog

  • RES Software Solutions Not Affected by Heartbleed Bug

    Bob Janssen
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    You may have read in the media about serious security vulnerability in the OpenSSL libraries nicknamed “Heartbleed”. About Heartbleed The following is a snippet from on the Heartbleed bug. The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some…
  • DIY – Self-Service Password Management

    Michel Roth
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Passwords are the most common form of authentication in the world. They are easy, require little training, and present few technical challenges. However, passwords are also prone to user error and can be one of the most expensive burdens on IT service desks. In fact, Gartner estimates that “in a non-automated support model, password reset costs range from $51 (best case) to $147 (worst case) in labor alone” and that “password reset requests make up 10% – 30% of all help desk calls”. Thankfully, the RES Suite 2014 enables enterprises to offer self-service password management,…
  • RES Software is ServiceNow Certified!

    Diana Wong
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:31 pm
    We are excited to be a part of the ServiceNow ecosystem! Integrating with one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America, with a market cap of more than $9 Billion, we are ready to help meet the challenges of customers seeking that modern enterprise IT Service Management platform. We at RES Software are proud to be a Certified ServiceNow Integration Partner, as we are committed to growing smart and strategic partnerships to better meet the needs of our customers. What do RES and ServiceNow have in common? I would say we share a common mindset around customers. We at RES…
  • Ogres, Onions and Securing Patient Health Records

    Doug Coombs
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    A few great weeks on the road have just come to an end; and with a chance to breathe, comes a chance to reflect. Two things I found myself thinking about on my plane ride from HIMSS were ogres and onions. Keep reading…it makes sense. The Value of Stolen EHR One of the sessions I attended at HIMSS reviewed Florida’s system for evaluating eligibility, and managing access, for healthcare and other government benefits. A key point for me was the number, breadth, and sophistication of criminals targeting healthcare; and the increasing demand for stolen patient records. Estimates varied,…
  • Your Voices Heard – Insight Directly from the RES Customer Advisory Board

    Diana Wong
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Customers are the lifeblood of RES Software so we have been placing greater emphasis on building and sustaining those relationships. Last year we launched the RES Customer Advisory Board (CAB) to complement UserVoice (our forum where customers can enter ideas and suggestions about RES products) and our long-standing, more technically oriented RES Software Valued Professionals. We wanted to gain a different, more senior-level perspective on our technology and its applications. Which we have with our CAB which consists of both business and technical execs from different parts of the globe,…
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    The IJIS Factor

  • The Future of Public Safety Integration (Part 3 of Series)

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    8 April 2014. This blog is the third in a series—Public Safety Software Integration: Past, Present, and Future—that focuses on the increased use of integrated public safety software suites. Our guest blogger for this article is Evan Halperin, Senior Analyst, Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety, Deltek. The IJIS Institute thanks Deltek for their contributions! [...]
  • The Convergence of Justice, Human Services, and Health Care

    24 Feb 2014 | 10:23 am
    GUEST AUTHOR: Paul Wormeli, Wormeli Consulting LLC & Executive Director Emeritus, IJIS Institute In 2006, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that “At midyear 2005 more than half of all prison and jail inmates had a mental health problem, including 705,600 inmates in State prisons, 78,800 in Federal prisons, and 479,900 in local jails. These [...]
  • Public Safety Software Integration, Part 2: Opportunities

    18 Feb 2014 | 10:45 am
    GUEST AUTHOR: Nooshin Rezazad, Analyst, Deltek FEBRUARY 17, 2014: Public safety software suites continue to be a hot area for procurement, as many police, sheriff, fire and other public safety departments look to integrated systems that can be provided by one vendor. Just recently, the state of Delaware entered into a contract with New [...]
  • Public Safety Software Integration, Part 1: Past

    Guest Blogger
    27 Jan 2014 | 7:13 am
    GUEST AUTHOR: Kristin Howe, Analyst, Homeland Security, Justice and Public Safety, Deltek January 27, 2014. This blog is the first in a series—entitled: Public Safety Software Integration: Past, Present, and Future—that will focus on the increased use of integrated public safety software suites. Last year, many cities and counties moved forward with long-awaited projects to [...]
  • Information Technology Spending, Part 3: DHS & DOJ Business Opportunity Trends

    Guest Blogger
    16 Dec 2013 | 9:32 am
    GUEST AUTHOR: Jennifer Sakole, Principal Analyst, Federal Information Services, Deltek December 16, 2013 – Part 3 of 3. In this month’s installment, we will look at trends in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) Information Technology (IT) business opportunities since calendar year (CY) 2011, as well as what to anticipate in [...]
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    The Data Center Journal

  • Open Source Software Beats Proprietary?

    Jeff Clark
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    According to a recent study by Coverity, which deals with software quality and testing, open source software tends to be less prone to code defects than its proprietary competition. Open source took a hit following recent revelations of the Heartbleed bug, but the Coverity study found that more broadly, “open source quality for the projects in the [Coverity] Scan service surpass that of proprietary projects at all code base sizes.” ZDNet summarizes the results of the study: “open source had fewer errors per thousand lines of code (KLoC) than proprietary software.” The report looked at…
  • Banks Are Trusted Most to Protect Data, Poll Finds

    Press Release
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    People are more likely to trust banks to protect their data than politicians, security agencies, mobile phone companies or online and social media providers, according to the findings of a new poll. The survey of peoples’ attitudes to data security and data privacy reveals that, despite several high profile security breaches, 37% of Britons still believe banks can be relied upon to safeguard their personal details. In contrast 18% believe security agencies such as GCHQ can be trusted to protect their data privacy compared with 8% for mobile phone manufacturers, 7% for mobile signal…
  • Nova Corporation Solidifies Plan to Open Large Data Center in Albuquerque

    Press Release
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:04 am
    Nova Corporation, an award-winning Information Technology (IT) company owned by the Navajo Nation, is one big step closer to opening a large data center in Albuquerque.  Nova has signed an agreement with Schott Solar to lease its previously closed factory in Mesa del Sol, and will begin developing the facility into a data center. The main 133,000 square foot building will be put to excellent use:  approximately 80,000 square feet will be dedicated to commercially-available high performance computing and data center space.  Roughly 11,000 square feet is slated for office space, and the…
  • Splunk App for VMware Delivers Insights Beyond Virtualization

    Press Release
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:02 am
    Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced the general availability of version 3.1 of the Splunk App for VMware, which provides comprehensive operational visibility into virtualized environments. This release delivers significant new features, including 200 out-of-the-box reports, the ability to instantly identify outliers for real-time triage and built-in correlation into storage systems including a direct drill down into data from NetApp Data ONTAP. Contact Splunk to get a 60-day free trial of version 3.1…
  • How Big Data Means Big Security Changes: Effective Identity Management in a Data-Driven World

    Jonathan Lewis
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Data is growing at an exponential rate. As one expert recently put it, its growth rate is equivalent to placing a single grain of rice on the first square of a chess board, two grains on the second square and so on. At number 64, the final square would hold a mound of rice equaling a thousand times the annual rice production of the entire world. As companies in all sectors—including health care, finance, retail and government—attack with gusto the problem of how best to monetize this mountain of data, vendors are designing and delivering applications that make it even easier to tap into…
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  • Tomorrow's Internet less resilient, says report

    David Perera
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    The Internet of tomorrow will be less resilient, less available and not as robust as today's warns a think tank and an insurance company. So far, cyber incidents have had effects that are widespread but temporary, or persistent but narrowly focused, says a report published Wednesday by the Atlantic Council and Zurich Insurance Group.  
  • NIST unveils AppVet for mobile application evaluation

    Molly Bernhart Walker
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:27 am
    The National Institute of Standards and Technology released version 1 of a free, open source system comprised of a web application, tools and clients for testing and evaluating the security of mobile applications.
  • Education Dept. wants student aid APIs

    Zach Rausnitz
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
    Application programming interfaces can allow third-party developers to build apps and tools that interact with government data and forms. The Education Department says it's interested both in read-only APIs, which would let tools push out information, and read-write APIs that would let users complete forms through third-party tools.
  • Paper tax returns mostly superseded by electronic filing

    David Perera
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Paper federal tax returns increasingly are a relic of the time before ubiquitous Internet, shows Internal Revenue Service preliminary filing data.
  • DARPA tests drone-mounted WiFi

    David Perera
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Warfare more dependent on the gathering and dispersal of battlefield data has long been in the making, but hobbled by the problem of assuring connectivity – especially at the level of soldiers rather than commanders.
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    Paragon Software Blog

  • Paragon USB plugin for Total Commander [Android] is on testing!

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    Paragon Software invites all interested Android users and IT enthusiasts to join beta testing of Paragon USB plugin for Total Commander [Android] Paragon USB plugin is designed to access NTFS formatted USB disks via Total Commander file manager without root access. With plugin installer you can read, copy or play your media files directly from NTFS [...]
  • Paragon Software launches “Pure Channel” Program to ignite demand, streamline sales cycles and drive profitable business growth for IT channel partners

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
    New Channel Program Focuses on Award-Winning Paragon Protect & Restore Image-Based Backup and Disaster Recovery Product Line for Physical, Virtual and Hybrid Server Environments Paragon Software Group has announced the  Paragon “Pure Channel” Program, an aggressive new go-to-market initiative that will fuel stronger revenues for Paragon channel partners, expedite sales cycles and deliver powerful new enablement and demand [...]
  • Goodbye, Windows XP – see you in the virtual environment

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:16 am
    On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will be terminating its support and technical assistance for Windows XP, including the automatic security update. This marks the end of an era. Are you still using Windows XP? If so, you should know that the end of Windows XP support will provide compatibility problems and security risks for Windows XP [...]
  • World Backup Day 2014

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:57 am
    Paragon Software invites everyone to join the World Backup Day 2014 celebration! We would like to remind our users about the significance of personal data backup by offering the best commercial software for free. March 31st until April 2nd, we are giving away Backup&Recovery 14 Compact on Paragon Facebook! Additionally, the company gives you a chance to win [...]
  • Paragon Software invites Mac users to test its new migration tool

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:17 am
    Join Paragon’s Beta Testing Program to test out Paragon Drive Copy for Mac® OS X Beta – a unique solution for smooth data migration! Paragon Drive Copy for Mac® OS X is an intuitive user-friendly wizard that will help you make an exact clone of your Mac’s disk or any of its volumes to another disk or [...]
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    Enterprise Network Security Blog from ISDecisions

  • Healthcare suffers double the average amount of internal security breaches

    Chris Bunn
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:36 am
    Independent research finds hospitals, care providers and medical insurers experience twice as many internal security breaches in comparison to other sectors. The threat from within rife in the healthcare sector Organisations in the healthcare sector are experiencing double the average amount of internal security breaches, in comparison to all industries. The findings are based on research revealed in our recent report ‘The Insider Threat Security Manifesto’. The research also found that despite IT professionals in the healthcare sector being more concerned about insider threats than their…
  • Securing students access to a school network

    Chris Bunn
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    This Case Study highlights how state schools across Luxembourg utilized UserLock to provide the necessary access control, restrictions and monitoring to help secure students access to a school network and the resources contained within. Key Findings For schools using Windows infrastructure, no native features are available to limit connections and report effectively on historic connections. It is therefore necessary to turn to a third party solution. UserLock is the only software that has this necessary functionality. The most anticipated feature of UserLock from the schools has been the…
  • UserLock Recommendations from your IT Security peers

    Chris Bunn
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:25 am
    When your researching and assessing solutions for the security of your Microsoft Windows and/or Active Directory infrastructure, we know your looking for honest, “tell it like it is” feedback. With the news that from April 14th, LinkedIn will discontinue the Products & Services tab and with it the accompanying product recommendations, we thought this would be therefore a great time to underline some of the recommendations on UserLock from our Company Page that have helped other IT Security Professionals when assessing how to secure their internal Windows network. If you would…
  • Technology Solutions for the Insider Threat

    Chris Bunn
    20 Mar 2014 | 8:22 am
    Nearly 90% of IT professionals believe the ‘insider threat’ is cultural not a tech issue. Only 1 in 10 UK companies are aware they can use a technology solution to actively manage & reduce the threat from within   The vast majority (86%) of IT professionals consider insider threats to be a purely cultural issue, and are not aware that technology can help them address internal security issues, a research report from security software provider IS Decisions has revealed. Despite IT professionals estimating an average of 19% of employees in their organisations are sharing passwords,…
  • A Focus on Insider Threats in Banking & Financial Institutions

    Chris Bunn
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:57 am
    When we talk about cybercrime in the Banking & Financial Sector we tend to focus on external threats, but often organisation insiders are more likely to be the source of cyberattack In fact you could say insider threats pose a greater risk than external threats as your employees already know where the company’s ‘crown jewels’ are. These crown jewels could include the assets that drive cash flows, competitive advantage and shareholder value. Insiders tend to know what exactly resides on the networks and how to gain access to them for the purpose of theft, disclosure,…
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    MarkjOwen's Blog

  • BA Certificaion – IIBA versus PMI

    Mark Owen
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:27 am
    In an earlier post I mentioned an email that I had received from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) about the Project Manager Institute’s (PMI) new Business Analysis certification. Vicki James has done a comparison of the two offerings.You can read it on the Watermark Learning site, Filed under: Business Analysis Tagged: business analysis, CBAB, CCBA, certification, iiba, PBA, pmi
  • Truth…

    Mark Owen
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Best time to review ur own blog posts,or read discussions in LinkedIn, is at 4 AM. This is when u are most cynical/critical! #readslikecrap— Mark Owen (@markjowen) April 08, 2014Filed under: Fun, Social Media
  • I just realised …

    Mark Owen
    27 Feb 2014 | 3:22 pm
    The disadvantage of a whiteboard is that you can't get people's attention by dragging your fingernails over it.— Mark Owen (@markjowen) February 27, 2014Filed under: Fun Tagged: fun, Twitter
  • Competition in the BA Space – IIBA’s concern with PMI’s activities

    Mark Owen
    17 Feb 2014 | 12:28 am
    Just over a year ago I made the move to formalise my Business Analysis skills, and capabilities. To do this I turned to one of the globally recognised associations that support and promote the discipline of Business Analysis – the International Institute of Business Analysis (known as the IIBA). The IIBA have been in existence since 2003, and have created the BABOK (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge). This incorporates current business analysis knowledge, into a framework with associated activities, tasks and techniques. I have found the BABOK a wonderful tool. It has provided some…
  • 10 Steps to Successful Requirements Gathering

    Mark Owen
    6 Feb 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Jordan Hirsh published a great article on the Phase2 website in November last year. Dealing, on a daily basis, with the importance of requirements, I found the article really valuable – to the point of asking if I was allowed to reproduce it on my blog. Fortunately, Jordan agreed … @markjowen Mark, please proceed! Thank you for your interest, I really appreciate it. -Jordan— Jordan Hirsch (@tfish77) January 31, 2014   There’s a common refrain that gets uttered at the end of unsuccessful projects: “The requirements weren’t clear.” Fingers start pointing, blame…
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    Mindtree Blogs

  • Stores must fight Technology with Technology

    Radha R
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    In my most recent blog post I started off by noting how last year, Internet mogul Marc Andreessen proclaimed that the retail store is dead. I will return to him again, and touch upon another point he made: that “software …
  • Redefining What “The Store” Means

    Radha R
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    When retail futurist Doug Stephens put the relatively new eBay Now service to the test in the first episode of his “The Future In Store” video series, he used his phone to order a baseball hat while sitting on a …
  • Ready for Round 2 of the Ecommerce Wars?

    Vijay Balakrishnan
    10 Mar 2014 | 10:34 pm
    In his excellent blog, Retail Prophet, retail futurist Doug Stephens paraphrased Winston Churchill by saying that we are at “the end of the beginning” of ecommerce. But what does this mean? Forrester predicts a 11% compound annual growth rate for …
  • The best retail store is a bank! – Creating transactions from experiences.

    Manish Grover
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:30 am
    The Retail Design Institute’s 2014 Store of the Year award was presented to a concept for Umpqua bank! Some banking myths were definitely broken here. And some furious brainstorming later, here are some similarities with what’s going on with the …
  • OSMOSIS 2013 – My Experiences

    Satish Ramesh Inamdar
    3 Mar 2014 | 10:16 pm
    I have always enjoyed competing on a common platform that allows one to display their technical abilities since my college days. Coding competitions were heart of many such inter-college technical fests that I was part of. More than often I …
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    The Accidental Successful CIO

  • Have A Very Happy Easter!

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    If It's Easter, Then Spring Must Be Here!   Finally! Easter has finally arrived. I hope that you are going to be able to take some time off and celebrate this special season as Spring is just around the corner and Winter is quickly becoming a distant memory! I’m going to take this week off and get some well deserved rest. However, I’ll be back next week with some great new CIO tips and techniques for you. Enjoy this week and we’ll talk again next week… - Dr. Jim Anderson
  • Why Scenario Planning Is A Critical Skill All CIOs Have To Have

    9 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Scenario planning is a skill that every CIO must haveImage Credit Risk is a part of every CIO’s standard job description. However, we all find different ways to deal with it. We like to measure risk by measuring uptime, mean time between failures, and other ways that risk can impact the importance of information technology. However, is it possible that we’re missing the most important measurement of all? Could it be that just by keeping things the same in our IT departments we are creating the greatest source of risk for our companies? The Role Of Scenario Planning So what’s…
  • How A CIO Can Build The Next Generation Of IT Workers

    2 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Building a next generation IT department is hard workImage Credit Yea! The global economy is improving and that means that good things are going to be coming to the IT department because the rest of the company has finally come to realize the importance of information technology. Specifically, since you have the CIO position, it’s going to be time for you to whip the IT team into shape in order to take on all of the new initiatives that the company is going to be preparing to rollout. What this means is that you are going to be given an opportunity to build the IT workforce of tomorrow.
  • Should CIOs Use Contests To Get The Job Done?

    26 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    CIOs know that everyone likes a good contestImage Credit Let’s face it: there are some problems that an IT department faces that despite the importance of information technology are just tough to solve. As the person in the CIO job you’ve got to find solutions to these types of problems, but you also have to manage the time and the cost that it’s going to take to find a solution. Hmm, there’s got to be a better way. How about using a contest to find the answers that you are looking for? Why CIOs Are Using Contests To Solve IT Problems CIOs and their IT departments face…
  • 3 Hiring Mistakes That CIOs Make

    19 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    CIOs need to avoid making these hiring mistakes Image Credit When a CIO makes a hiring decision for the IT department, it can have a long lasting impact on the department. Despite the importance of information technology, the people who work in your IT department are even more important. This means that the person in the CIO job wants to take his or her time when considering candidates and not make a foolish blunder. However, all too often we select the wrong person for the wrong job. Looking back at our hiring mistakes, more often than not it turns out that we made one of the three most…
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    Informatica Perspectives

  • When It Comes to Data Integration Skills, Big Data and Cloud Projects Need the Most Expertise

    David Linthicum
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    Looking for a data integration expert? Join the club. As cloud computing and big data become more desirable within the Global 2000, an abundance of data integration talent is required to make both cloud and big data work properly. The … Continue reading »
  • Utility Executives: Don’t Waste Millions in Operating Costs Due to Bad Asset Data

    Jakki Geiger
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    “Trying to improve the quality of asset data when you don’t have a solid data management infrastructure in place is like trying to save a sinking boat with a bailing bucket,” explained Dean Balog, a senior principal consultant at Noah … Continue reading »
  • What do CIOs think about when integrating Salesforce?

    Ashwin Viswanath
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am is one of the most widely used cloud applications across every industry. Initially, Salesforce gained dominance from mid-market customers due to the agility and ease of deployment that the SaaS approach delivered. A cloud-based CRM system enabled SMB companies … Continue reading »
  • Informatica Community Day Will Surprise You

    Marge Breya
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    Thursday, May 15 is Community Day at Informatica World – and it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Sure, from May 12 – 14, you’ll be immersed in Information Architectures, Cloud Strategies, and Big Data at more than … Continue reading »
  • How Much Does Bad Data Cost Your Business?

    Jakki Geiger
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:21 am
    Bad data is bad for business. Ovum Research reported that poor quality data is costing businesses at least 30% of revenues. Never before have business leaders across a broad range of roles recognized the importance of using high quality information … Continue reading »
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    Application Integration

  • Making IT Lemonade – Out of Lemons

    David Fletcher
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    All too often, the IT environment you’re stuck with is far from ideal. Someone before you picked one system to do one thing, and another person chose a set of applications to take care of another issue. The last guy put half your servers on Linux and half on Microsoft. And of all the things you’ve got, a good share of them don’t play well together. The system has given you a bucket of lemons. You always hear people say “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” It may not be easy, but we have some recipes. Are these the situations you’re facing? You’ve got a little bit of…
  • The Death of Windows XP or is it All Just Evolution? (Infographic)

    Kris Lall
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    Is it true that all good things must end? When it comes to enterprise technology, innovation never really ends. Today’s breakthroughs are tomorrow’s obsolescence. Technology evolves. Think about the applications, platforms, and processes that powered your business over the years. Many of them are gone, but did their replacements kill them off entirely? Or did they improve upon the same fundamental concepts underlying the old systems? Right this moment, Microsoft is poised to end support for Windows XP. But perhaps XP’s demise just represents another stage in the evolution of technology.
  • Infographic: End of Life Support for Windows XP

    Kris Lall
    19 Mar 2014 | 8:55 am
    It’s down to the wire: On April 8, 2014, Microsoft’s support for Windows XP will be coming to an end. That means no more security patches, updates or technical support for the popular operating system (nearly 30 percent of computers are still on XP!). That also means we could see the unleashing of viruses, spyware and other malware for which anti-virus software may not be able to offer full protection. In addition, if your organization is governed by regulatory obligations such as HIPAA and you don’t move from XP, you may find that you are no longer able to satisfy compliance…
  • From COBOL to Mobile: The Evolution of Terminal Emulation (Infographic)

    Kris Lall
    18 Mar 2014 | 8:26 am
    Mainframes, COBOL, dumb terminals, thick clients… There’s enough throwback computer lingo out there to make you yell “HLLAPI!” and don a pair of platform shoes. But as old-fangled as those terms may sound, many of the technologies they reference stuck around long after Studio 54 closed its doors. In fact, several of them are still in use today and play a pivotal role in powering the world’s largest financial institutions, insurance carriers, healthcare providers, and government agencies. It’s true! Every time you check your balance, file a claim, or slide a credit card, you’re…
  • Can You Believe the Predictions? What 2014 Really Holds for Business

    Kris Lall
    25 Feb 2014 | 2:32 pm
    The arrival of 2014 means everyone’s speculating about what the next twelve months have in store. But what, specifically, might the New Year portend for business? And what about the technology sector in particular? By now, scores of tech blogs, news outlets, and industry pundits have published forecasts for 2014, and several common predictions crop up among their analyses. Here, we’ll consider three such predictions and attempt to determine whether they’re totally plausible, marginally possible, or downright dubious. More cloud. Less local storage Will cloud adoption continue to…
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    IT Manager Daily

  • 10 keys for a BYOD policy that won’t get you sued

    David King
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    At first, BYOD was something a few brave companies were giving a shot. Then it became a nice way to get users off corporate devices. Now company phones are rare and BYOD is becoming the norm. What’s the next hurdle for Bring Your Own Device? Keeping it from becoming a legal liability.  The lines between the tech users have for their own personal use and what they use for business is increasingly blurred. And that makes the shared use of a device for business and personal matters a potential legal nightmare. Delicate balance When users are walking around with company information on a…
  • Delivering Enterprise Information Securely on Tablets and Smartphones

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Android, iOS and Windows tablets and smartphones play an increasing role in enterprise computing, providing new flexibility and mobility for workers and IT, but creating new challenges around security. This paper describes these issues and explains how they can be addressed effectively with Citrix BYOD solutions. Click here to learn more!   The post Delivering Enterprise Information Securely on Tablets and Smartphones appeared first on IT Manager Daily.
  • Evolution of IT Disaster Recovery

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    See the timeline of events leading to the start of IT disaster recovery and beyond, and the company that has provided disaster recovery for over 3 decades. History has shown that disasters are on the rise, that hardware and software failures are constant threats and human errors are inevitable. The fact is, we’re always going to need disaster recovery programs. Click here to learn more!   The post Evolution of IT Disaster Recovery appeared first on IT Manager Daily.
  • Heartbleed’s coming for your servers: Protect yourself

    David King
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    The Heartbleed bug made the jump from technology news sites to major media outlets incredibly quickly. The standard advice was for users to change passwords on sites they care about and keep an eye out for suspicious activity. But now there’s some alarming news for IT pros: Servers are also at risk.  Researchers have proven that server keys are vulnerable to attacks via the OpenSSL flaw. Unpatched systems are at serious risk until they’re updated for the bug. While server manufacturers are working on patches for affected servers and tools, you’ll want to check out some…
  • Here we go again: Microsoft sets 1 month deadline for Windows 8.1

    David King
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Just when you thought the Windows XP end-of-life would be the last deadline you’d have to scramble to meet, Microsoft has added a new ultimatum – and this one’s only a month away.  Last week, Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 Update 1, a free update to its operating system. The reviews were pretty solid, but some users had difficulty with the operating system update. All in all, not terrible. But hold on. Now Microsoft has warned that starting next month on May 13, support for Windows 8.1 – the non-updated version – will end. No security updates. No patches. It will be XP…
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    mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

  • 10 keys to a great mobile user experience

    Joe Stangarone
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Summary: Building a mobile app is an expensive and time-consuming task. The problem is, if you can’t give your users a great user experience, no one will use it…and all of that time and money will be wasted. This article will help you avoid that fate. The user interface is one of the most important aspects of a successful mobile app or mobile web app, but it’s just a small part of a much larger picture: The user experience. The user experience encompasses the user’s perceptions and feelings during their interaction with your app. In other words, how does your app make the user…
  • Off-the-shelf application software no more. Tailor mine.

    Joe Stangarone
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Summary: What if application software vendors could perfectly fit their prospect’s requirements? What if application software users could customize their software to fit their ever-changing needs? This article explains how to accomplish both. Whether you’re an application software vendor, or you use application software in your company, you face the same problem: Off-the-shelf application software is never a perfect fit, and it doesn’t automatically adapt to changing regulations and business needs. This creates significant, yet slightly different problems for both vendors and users.
  • Weekly recap: Why your analytics are failing, platform wars, and more…

    Joe Stangarone
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Summary: In this week’s article roundup, we learn the surprising reason why business analytics fail, a coming trend that may make you think twice about building native mobile apps, and much more. Why your analytics are failing you We have more data and better analytics than ever before, yet businesses aren’t seeing the results they expected. What gives? Hint: It’s something most companies have trouble changing. Creating the gold ‘standard’ in cloud computing Organizations have quickly learned that the cloud presents a cost-effective, reliable and just a plain old smart way of…
  • 6 signs that you need a new IT strategy

    Joe Stangarone
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summary: Technology has changed, but many IT departments still operate with outdated or ineffective strategies. Is your IT department one of them? This article lists 6 signs to watch for. Over the last decade, we’ve seen significant changes in the technology landscape. We’ve seen software grow simpler and accessible to anyone. We’ve seen consumer technology surpass business technology and work its way into the business world. I could go on, but the point is this: As advancing technology continues to change and play an increased role in business, IT departments must evolve. photo credit:…
  • What is a user-defined dashboard?

    Joe Stangarone
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Summary: Typical dashboards are inflexible–displaying a pre-determined set of metrics in a pre-set layout. Learn how user-defined dashboards fix this problem, and could save your IT department hours of time. Today, let’s explain a type of web dashboard that could be an important tool in any company’s Business Intelligence repertoire: the user-defined dashboard. What is it, why is it important, and how does it help your company? The user-defined dashboard is a business dashboard that individual users control and customize. Every user controls the data they wish to see as well as the…
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    Information Space

  • Move Over Flappy Bird, 2048 is the Hot New Game

    Paul Haramis
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:59 am
    Simple. Addicting. Frustrating. These three words are what constantly go through my head when I am playing the latest hit game, 2048. This game is available for both laptops and mobile devices and has risen to #1 in the iTunes store for free apps with an average customer rating of 4.5/5.  The concept of the game is very simple. Tiles of the same number combine and double in size. For example, combining two 2s will create a 4, combining two 4s will create an 8, and so on. The goal is to keep combining numbers until the end goal of 2048 is reached. However, the game doesn’t end once the…
  • YTS Replaces Popcorn Time as ‘Netflix for Pirates’

    Jackie Grossman
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    For regular, everyday people, the go-to TV and movie-watching service is Netflix. But, for techies who stay in the know and refuse to comply to “the system” by paying that $8/month fee for entertainment, the alternative was Popcorn Time. Popcorn Time was a free, open source media player that was available on a variety of platforms. It was created by an anonymous group of developers from Argentina and used the bittorrent protocol to stream content. These developers believed that piracy was a problem created by the entertainment industry, an industry that fights against innovation…
  • Coca-Cola Freestyle: The Marriage of Coca-Cola and Informatics

    Theophilus Omodia
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    What’s your choice? Some weeks ago, I walked  into a diner looking for some food. After buying the food I was motioned to get drinks from a nearby dispenser. That dispenser was so lovely  that I thought it was a video game machine. No it was not a video game, it was actually a soda dispenser! Funny enough it has been here with us since 2011.  I thought we should take a deeper look into it. The Coca-Cola Freestyle is a revolution in the world of soft drink vending technology and was built by Italian design and engineering company Pininfarina. It makes use of microdispensing…
  • Mesh Networking is the Future of Cellular Innovation

    Zach Schatz
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    Flashback to the first Carrier Dome showdown between Syracuse and Duke. I was hoping to find a friend sitting in the lower level, but locating a single person amongst the 35,446 attendees would prove to be nearly impossible. Voice calls were incoherent with the deafening volume of cheering fans. Text messaging was unusable due to cellular congestion – not to mention my ever-draining battery desperately searching for reception. Unfortunately, I was unaware that there is, in fact, a way to sidestep cellular service and exchange messages with nearby users via mesh networking. They…
  • What is Emu ?

    Abhilash B Muduvathi
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Online personal assistants like Google Now and Apple Siri have proven to be helpful in many ways. How about your own personal assistant for daily text conversations?  Emu is the answer. Emu is an instant messenger and an assistant. It uses artificial intelligence to bring smarter coordination in your text messages. Using a unique context aware, natural language processing engine, the app lets you schedule lunches, share your location and set reminders, right on the messaging screen without having to switch apps.  Things You Can Do with Emu The recent release of the app supports a host of…
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  • PTA announced Qualified Bidders for 3G/4G License Auction

    Asif Mansoor
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:20 pm
    In accordance with the timelines mentioned in Information Memorandum (IM) for the Spectrum Auction of Next Generation Mobile Services in Pakistan. PTA has announced the names of the qualified bidders for the auction to be held on April 23, 2014. PTA has received bids from four existing Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) on April 14, 2014 […] The post PTA announced Qualified Bidders for 3G/4G License Auction appeared first on InfoZonePK.
  • Warid Voiler – Pakistan’s First Voice based Social Networking Service

    Asif Mansoor
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Warid introduces Voiler – Pakistan’s first Voice based Social Networking Service. You can receive and share interesting updates about your favorite celebrities by listening to their Star kahaanian and exchange exciting messages with them. You can also participate in various competitions and win a great opportunity of having dinner with your favorite Stars! Record your […] The post Warid Voiler – Pakistan’s First Voice based Social Networking Service appeared first on InfoZonePK.
  • Samsung Electronics Announces Earnings Guidance for First Quarter 2014

    Asif Mansoor
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has announced its earnings guidance for the first quarter, 2014.     Consolidated sales:  Approximately 53.0 trillion Korean won                          (Range: 51.0 – 55.0 trillion Korean won)     Consolidated operating profit: Approximately 8.4 trillion Won                            (Range: 8.2 – 8.6 trillion Korean won) The above figures are consolidated earnings estimates based on K-IFRS ※ 2013 […] The post Samsung Electronics Announces Earnings Guidance for First Quarter 2014…
  • Give Your Old Phone and Get New One via Mobilink Phone Trade Program

    Asif Mansoor
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Mobilink has launched Pakistan’s first “Phone Trade Program” enabling its customers to exchange their old cell phones with the latest 3G supported smart phones of their choice by paying the differential cost. The program is aimed at providing Mobilink customers with affordable access to 3G smartphones through a trusted retail channel for exchange of their devices. The newly purchased […] The post Give Your Old Phone and Get New One via Mobilink Phone Trade Program appeared first on InfoZonePK.
  • Zong Launches Lakhpati Offer

    Asif Mansoor
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Zong launches Lakhpati offer for its customers to win exciting cash prizes on daily basis. How to Play? Entering the campaign is very easy. Just send one SMS to 6363 or dial 6363 from your Zong number to get started. Steps: Send START or blank SMS or any other keyword to 6363 or dial 6363 […] The post Zong Launches Lakhpati Offer appeared first on InfoZonePK.
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    Complete IT Professional

  • What Is Manual Testing?

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:24 am
    What is manual testing? It’s a part of software development, but what exactly is it? Find out in this article.What Is Manual TestingManual testing is the process of testing software for defects using manual tests. Testing in general is done to find defects in software before it is released. The manual component means that it is done manually by the testers, as opposed to automated testing, which is where you get another tool to run your testing.This manual process requires the person running the tests (the tester) to pretend they are the end user. They should be able to interact with…
  • What Are The Different Development Environments?

    14 Apr 2014 | 4:20 am
    In the IT world, there are many different development environments that are used, and each of them serve their own purpose. What are they? Why are they needed? FInd out more about them in this article.What Are Development Environments, And Why Do We Need Them?A development environment is an area that includes hardware and software that allows an application, or group of applications, to run together. It’s called an environment because there are many components that are used, such as:ServersSoftware codeConfiguration settingsDatabasesInterfaces to other systemsSo, that’s good to…
  • What Is The Application Support Analyst Career Path?

    10 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    Are you currently in an application support analyst role and wondering what your future career options are? That’s where I started my career. Find out what the application support analyst career path is in this article.As I mentioned above, this is the role that I started my career in, back in 2007. I was straight out of university with a Bachelor in Computing, majoring in Oracle databases. My first role was supporting systems that were developed in Oracle (SQL and PL/SQL).It was an exciting and fulfilling role, knowing I was helping to resolve issues and that I was putting my uni…
  • 10 Great Tips On How To Improve Coding Skills

    27 Mar 2014 | 4:30 am
    As programmers, we should be always looking to improve our skills and how we do our job. In this article, I’ve shared ten tips on how to improve coding skills, which I hope you (and myself too) can benefit from!1 – Read Stack OverflowA great resource for programmers is the website Stack Overflow. It contains a lot of information that programmers find useful. By far, the section that I use most is the question and answer section.There is a large question and answer section on this site that allows users to ask all kinds of programming questions, from which version of a programming…
  • Oracle Java Certification – Your Questions Answered

    24 Mar 2014 | 4:20 am
    Getting an Oracle Java certification is a great way to improve your career as a Java programmer. Whether you’re just starting out in the field, or you’ve had many years experience, getting a certification has many benefits. Read some of the common questions in this article.How Are The Certifications Structured?The Oracle Java certifications come in three different levels, which represent both difficulty and experience required.Associate (Oracle Certified Associate, or OCA) – This is the entry-level Java certification.Professional (Oracle Certified Professional, or OCP)…
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  • How to upgrade Openssl in Centos, Fedora and Redhat to fix the Heartbleed bug

    Alireza Mortazavi
    12 Apr 2014 | 3:43 am
    The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the OpenSSL library which exists in the OpenSSL 1.0.1 source code (from version 1.0.1 to 1.0.1f  inclusive). The bug is not present in 1.0.1g, nor is it present in the 1.0.0 branch nor the 0.9.8 branch of OpenSSL. Some sources report 1.0.2-beta is also affected by this bug at the time of writing, however it is a beta product and I would really recommend not to use it. If you try to update your OpenSSL using “sudo yum update openssl“, you will not get the latest version of OpenSSL which is 1.0.1g. If you run “openssl…
  • Riding the Bulldozer with 6 cores, The AMD FX-6350

    Alireza Mortazavi
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    This is how you can play Crysis 3 with the cheapest graphic card in the market: An AMD 6 core CPU in combination with a SSD hard drive and whoala ! The price to performance ratio of the FX-6350 is good and alongside with a fast SSD hard drive, you can drive beyond the borders. Earlier I wrote about the impacts of the SSD hard drives on the system performance and you can see the results here in the benchmark. I used PCMark Vantage Professional to benchmark the system and the fanless GPU was almost burning during the benchmark and playing Crysis 3. Thanks to the good cooling system of the Green…
  • What is this Heartbleed bug everyone is talking about

    Alireza Mortazavi
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:33 am
    Should you really change all your passwords? The Heartbleed bug refers to an information disclosure vulnerability has been found, and promptly patched, in OpenSSL. OpenSSL is a popular cryptographic software library, responsible for putting the S in HTTPS, and the padlock in the address bar, for many websites. But how the heart bleed !? > Malicious person makes an encrypted (TLS) connection to your server. > Malicious person sends what’s called a heartbeat request, instead of real data, to tell your server to keep the connection alive. > Malicious person sends a only few bytes…
  • Boost your old laptop speed by a SSD hard drive

    Alireza Mortazavi
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    There are not a lot of options for tuning your old laptops hardware in case you don’t wanna strip it to the motherboard. You can change or upgrade your ram with a higher amount or frequency or you can change your fan or use a coolpad. But with a few more hundered boxes you can make it super fast ! Laptop hard disks are 2.5 inch and so does SSD hard drives. They are both sata and match each other perfectly. SSDs are super fast in compare with regular hard disk cause they don’t have any movable part. With a SSD hard drive you can use the power of your CPU and RAM even more, cause…
  • HIMYM Finale Pissed Me Off !!!

    Alireza Mortazavi
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:29 am
    I preferred this scene to be a slap on their face instead of hi5 ! I call the final episode the 9 year laugh and the 1 day cry ! They mixed everything up in the final episode and pissed everyone off. A divorce, a maternal death, an array of terrible wigs and all that could be shown in the last nine seasons were briefed in just 40 minutes. There were a lot of stories in conflict with the show’s resolution.  People wanted a finale that rewarded their loyalty, not a lecture about life’s messiness.
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    About G2 Crowd

  • Act-On raises $42 million; here are some insights on the company’s success from its users

    Molly O'Hare
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    Act-On, a Beaverton, Oregon–based provider of marketing automation software, today announced it has secured $42 million in its latest round of funding from Technology Crossover Ventures and several previous investors in the company. This round follows two successful years for Act-On (3X growth in 2012, 2.5X growth in 2013) and brings the total raised for the 6-year-old company to $74 million.Act-On CEO Raghu Raghavan said that the company will use the investment to expand its sales and development teams, open new offices, and beef up its own marketing efforts.Currently most of Act-On's…
  • Comparing the Leaders in email marketing

    Molly O'Hare
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    Last week we released updated rankings of 13 email marketing products, of which 5 earned Leader status based on high customer satisfaction scores and market presence. More than 300 users of ExactTarget, MailChimp, dotMailer, Responsys, and Constant Contact shared their experiences with these products and scored them in terms of user satisfaction such as ease of use, ROI, email marketing functionality, and more. So how do these products stack up based on what their users say? See the full comparison on G2 Crowd.The post Comparing the Leaders in email marketing appeared first on About G2…
  • Newly updated rankings of email marketing tools

    Molly O'Hare
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    In G2 Crowd's newest crowdsourced business software rankings, the Grid℠ for Email Marketing, reviews from nearly 450 marketing professionals helped determine rankings of 13 products. The reviews include user feedback on ease of use, quality of support, integrations, and specific email marketing features, and the products' market presence also contributed to the standings. The first Grid℠ for Email Marketing was released in November 2013; today's release updates those rankings.Email marketing definitionThe Grid℠ for Email Marketing includes only best of breed email marketing products…
  • Meet the Leaders in marketing automation

    Molly O'Hare
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    Last week G2 Crowd released an updated Grid for Marketing Automation, which included five Leaders - Act-On, Oracle Eloqua, HubSpot, Marketo, and Pardot. These products earned those spots thanks to their high customer satisfaction scores market presence. So how do they really stack up to each other in customer satisfaction, user adoption, ROI and more?  See the full comparison on G2 Crowd.The post Meet the Leaders in marketing automation appeared first on About G2 Crowd.
  • SAP enters the marketing automation space via Adobe; is IBM next to join?

    Molly O'Hare
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:10 pm
    As we have detailed in some of our past posts, marketing automation is one of the hot spaces in enterprise software. In the updated Grid℠ for Marketing Automation, 6 of the 15 products featured have been acquired or are the end result of an acquisition within the past few years. Pardot was part of Salesforce's acquisition of ExactTarget. Eloqua is now part of Oracle. CallidusCloud acquired LeadFormix. Aprimo is now known as Teradata Integrated Marketing Management. SalesFUSION acquired smaller marketing automation vendor LoopFuse. And new developments will bring two big names into the…
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    Accellion blogs

  • More Evidence that Enterprises Prefer Private Cloud File Sharing

    Hormazd Romer
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Blog Image: Recent security questions that have been raised around Box and Dropbox’s ‘enterprise’ or ‘business’ solutions have made many organizations stop and question how exactly they’re sharing their sensitive data. The result of that questioning? Enterprises strongly prefer on-premise private cloud file sharing, due to the enhanced data security it offers. We wrote recently about research from the Enterprise Strategy Group on this topic, and now a new study by Research Now, corroborates those findings. According to the Research Now survey:63% of enterprises prefer…
  • What’s Your Mobile Security Grade?

    Rama Kolappan
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Blog Image: Be honest. How would you rate your mobile security: poor, adequate or excellent? If you answered “excellent” then consider yourself among the elite. Only five percent of organizations we surveyed (in conjunction with ISMG) rated their security policies as such, compared to 75 percent who believe their processes are either “poor,” or “need improvement.”That means, that for the majority of organizations, there’s tremendous progress yet to be made.  Mobile malware is proving to be relentless, growing at a startling rate of 614 percent from 2012 to 2013. Add to…
  • Secure Dropbox Alternative – Private Cloud File Sharing

    Hormazd Romer
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Blog Image: Dropbox threw its hat into the enterprise ring this week when it exited beta, and made its Business solution available to workplaces worldwide. However, despite its claims that the solution is now ready for enterprise use, there are still plenty of red flags being raised about their security protocols and functionality, not least being their public cloud architecture.The ongoing saga of the NSA data collection, started by Edward Snowden’s revelations, clearly illuminates that any data stored by a public cloud service is potentially subject to snooping by government…
  • Getting to Yes Faster – The Mobile Sales Team

    Rama Kolappan
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Blog Image: Accelerating sales cycles, and getting to “yes” faster, is the goal of all organizations and recent survey results indicate that mobilizing the sales team can deliver significant productivity improvements. According to a recent study by Constellation Research, mobilizing a sales team:Reduces sales cycles by 9.5%Increases deal sizes by 1.8%Increases up-sell rates by 8.2% and up-sell revenue by 8.8%Increases cross-sell rates by 16.9% and cross-sell revenue by 13.3%These positive results were echoed in a survey by the Sales Management Association, which found that:23% more…
  • Law Firms Weighed Down by Exponential Data Growth

    Nina Seth
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    Blog Image: IDC estimates that there will be 40 Zettabytes of data on the planet by 2020. That translates to approximately 5,247 GB of data for every person on earth, including you. Therefore, it probably comes as no surprise that the analyst firm in turn predicts that enterprise data stores will grow an average of 60 percent annually. How can IT keep up, to ensure all data is shared and stored securely?Because of this growth, many organizations are essentially drowning in information – with more data to manage than they are capable of handling. Law firms in particular are notorious…
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  • Heartbleed Bug

    Mary Alleyne
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:05 am
    The second week of April 2014 brought one of the biggest online threats of all time that scared the entire online mob… a new bug called “Heartbleed” that has been detected in OpenSSL encryption technology which gives hijackers access to your data.  The consequences of this bug are humongous, including the release of personal data such as passwords and credit card information. OpenSSL use an encryption technology for the protection of users’ important private data which converts alphanumeric passwords, numeric credit card numbers and other important details into encrypted language and…
  • Uninstall, repair or change programs in Windows 8

    Mary Alleyne
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:03 am
    For a long lasting PC and its effective operation, it is important to continually maintain it. With Windows 8, or any other earlier versions of Windows, you should look to uninstall programs that you don’t use in order to increase your system’s performance.  Similarly, programs in your system may sometimes need repairing, which you must monitor and administer, as and when required.  This process ensures your system has enough free space, which maintains its speed. You must be familiar with these features in Windows 8 to enjoy steady performance.  Here is a free guide, that will help…
  • Trojan.Trensil

    Mary Alleyne
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:33 am
    Trojan.Trensil is a member of the notorious Trojan horse group that can cause a great threat to your system.  Trojan.Trensil has been designed by hackers to create a backdoor entry to a remote PC and therefore steal user’s data.  This Trojan horse does everything so smoothly, that it’s hard to detect it manually, until it starts showing pop-up warnings continuously. Impact of this hacking program can result in serious consequences, as it creeps into registry files and keys, and modifies them with infringed and malicious contents resulting in the inaccessibility of important registries.
  • How you can remove Backdoor.SDBot.DGFE worm

    Mary Alleyne
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Backdoor.SDBot.DGFE is a less harmful worm, though have destructive capabilities of make you run for your money.  First glimpse that you got of this worm is in icon form of an image.  And once, it penetrates into system and install itself, users won’t be able to open this image and each try to open it will be notified by system with “can’t open the image” message. After installation this worm creates a new identity in name of “%system%wauclt.exe” file in your system.  At start up point, Backdoor.SDBot.DGFE registers itself with registry keys and gradually gets connected to IRC…
  • Process of recovering data in hard drive crash

    Mary Alleyne
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:03 pm
    An external hard drive is a handy gadget for professionals who deal with large volume data.  It also does provide safe custody to your important data, being a portable back up.  However, a hard drive also is not 100% data loss proof and may crash putting all your important data at risk of missing.  Similar situation can arise with a system hard drive.  There are some techniques which are handy and capable of recovering your data from the crashed hard drive.  Give it a try before panicking. Number of factors can wreak havoc on your hard drive crash and subsequent data loss, software…
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    Marketplace News

  • Financial Institutions Banking on Network Connectivity

    Ben Edmond
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    The financial sector is among the most fast-paced and rapidly evolving verticals in today’s global economy. Like most other industries, banking institutions of varying sizes rely heavily on network connectivity for handling some of their most critical and sensitive tasks. The ability to expand a customer base and generate new revenue streams smoothly and rapidly through ATM and local branch additions is imperative to enhancing market competitiveness in the banking sector.  Bank networks must be able to rapidly scale to accommodate new secure links between banks and ATMs, regardless of…
  • The "Best Service Innovation" in Ethernet Access

    Marina Kvitnitsky
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    I joined Global Capacity 30 days ago as Product Manager.  Just before I started, Global Capacity’s One Marketplace Ethernet was awarded the ‘Best Service Innovation’ Awardby Capacity magazine at the 2014 Metro Connect Awards.  Recently, I was able to spend some time with Ben Edmond, Global Capacity’s Chief Revenue Officer, to discuss his thoughts on the One Marketplace Ethernet Service and why he thought it was the market leader and an innovative service model.     Ben, what makes One Marketplace Ethernet Service a good candidate for ‘Best Service…
  • Exploring the Accelerated Growth of Application Providers

    Mary Stanhope
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Application Service Provider (ASP) is a third-party entity that manages and distributes software-based services and solutions to customers across a Wide Area Network (WAN) from a central data center.  The need for ASPs has evolved from the increasing costs of specialized software that have far exceeded the price range of small to medium-sized businesses. Furthermore, the growing complexities of software have led to huge costs in distributing the software to end-users. Through ASPs, the complexities and costs of such software can be cut down. In addition, the issues of upgrading have…
  • Parting with Frame Relay: From Decision-Making to Migration

    Mary Stanhope
    11 Mar 2014 | 11:00 am
    The key to seeing your business grow stronger and more financially successful in the coming years is simple: invest in adaptable technology that boasts longevity now. Back in the day, older wide area network (WAN) technologies were designed to handle local area network (LAN) traffic that was bursty by nature, as these types of solutions are able to process frames of different lengths. One such solution of yesteryear is Frame Relay, a service designed for transmitting intermittent traffic between the LAN and end-points in the WAN.  Throughout the 90s, Frame Relay services grew in strength…
  • Celebrating a Landmark Year and Looking Forward to a Bright Future

    Global Capacity
    10 Mar 2014 | 3:50 pm
    The numbers have all been tabulated and the message is clear—2013 was a landmark year for Global Capacity. We are proud to announce that we closed last year more with more than 17 percent growth in revenue, largely driven by the demand for simplified connectivity. "We are excited to be reporting record 2013 results highlighted by strong growth in revenues, customers and network capabilities," said Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity in a recent statement. "Our growth is driven by both service provider and enterprise customers who recognize the value of a network marketplace model in…
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  • Plexxi Pulse – Preparing for SDDCS

    Mat Mathews
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Next week our own Mike Bushong heads to the Software Defined Data Center Symposium, an event organized by our friends over at Tech Field Day. The symposium will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center on Tuesday, April 22 from 8am to 5pm. Along with other industry influencers, Mike will be discussing OpenFlow, SDN, software-defined storage and converged infrastructure. While event attendance is limited, you can still stream the live video and see the entire agenda on this page. In today’s #PlexxiTube video of the week, our own Dan Backman highlights the importance of uptime with…
  • There is cost per port and then there is cost per port…

    Marten Terpstra
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Earlier this week, Ethan Banks wrote a very nice article about Mellanox’s dual spine and leaf network in support of a large amount 10GbE access ports. After describing the scaled up network design, he reviews 8 observations about the design, not to point out good or bad, but merely to point out specific points to consider. Fully coincidental (Ethan lives close to us, but I am pretty sure he cannot peek through our windows) we had gone through a similar exercise this week, documenting the choices and limitations of spine and leaf networks. And as always, the conclusions are not ones of…
  • Leadership essentials: Get on the green, then go for the hole

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    The sport of golf is a mathematician’s dream. Players succeed by getting ever closer to the objective. First, you hit the ball from the tee to some point partway down the course. Then you get a little closer with a second shot. Once on the green, you putt the ball towards the hole, getting still closer. And finally you complete the hole by sinking a final putt. Applying this iterative approach to making progress should be natural in leadership, but terms like analysis paralysis are common in corporate vernacular.  Why? First, can you imagine how daunting golf would be if you stood 400…
  • Cisco Classic, Cisco ACI, Arista, and Dual Vendor Strategies

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    That networking gear is expensive is not really a new phenomenon. SDN and bare metal switching have kicked the industry dialogue about cost up a notch, but this has obviously been a focal point for networking buyers for years. And even though things like merchant silicon and software can help drive networking costs down, the biggest driver of lower networking costs by far is competition. This is why most large IT buyers have employed dual vendor strategies over the past several years. The general theory is that the introduction of a second supplier will promote competition between vendors.
  • Plexxi Pulse: This Week in Networking

    Mat Mathews
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    This was a full week for us with three new blog posts heading to the Plexxi website from my colleagues Mike Bushong and Martin Terpstra. These blogs tackle everything from timing technological change appropriately; to something Mike calls “the free ice-cream phenomenon.” I highly recommend giving our three new posts a read before you head out for your weekend. In this week’s PlexxiTube video, Dan Backman answers the question, “does Plexxi support application performance through quality-of-service (QOS)?”  Check out the full video below: Below we wrapped up some of the best Twitter…
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    GlobalDots - CDN, Security and Performance Solutions

  • Amazon cloud is the “dirtiest”, cloud’s next stop is IOT, Cisco builds it’s own cloud…

    Goran Čandrlić
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:12 am
    Greenpeace: Amazon’s Cloud is the “Dirtiest” While Google, Facebook and Apple have improved their infrastructure to receive energy from clean sources such as wind turbines, and solar panels, a cloud giant such as Amazon stands accused (along with Microsoft) of hogging most energy, being the least transparent in terms of infrastructure and owning the “dirtiest” cloud. For the report, Greenpeace looked at 19 of the largest information technology companies — from web giants to co-location providers — covering about 300 data centers. “Despite the recent…
  • Amazon Cuts Down Prices in Response to Google, 10 Most Amazing Cloud-Based Start-Ups and More Cloud News

    Goran Čandrlić
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:17 am
    Amazon responds to Google with Cutting Down Prices “The 42nd set of price cuts in the 8 years of Amazon’s cloud existence, came at the AWS Summit in San Francisco,” reports GigaOM. Their S3 services are now available with 51% reduction on average, the price decreased from 36% to 65%. Their EC2 services are now from 10% to 40% lower in price, and RDS prices are reduced up to 28%. AWS cut in prices is a response to Google’s dramatic cutsin storage prices, while both are pushing to become the low-cost cloud provider. “Amazon has cut cloud pricing 42 times in 8 years…
  • The Great Web Slowdown and What Can We Do About It

    Goran Čandrlić
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Recently, WebPerformanceToday issued a case study called “State of the Union for ecommerce web performance“. The findings are related to speed of ecommerce site and are confirming what we already know – the web is getting slower. While the median top 500 ecommerce website homepages took 7.7 seconds to load a year ago, it now takes 9.3 seconds to load (21% slowdown). There are many reasons for that, but let’s take a look at the infographic below: Infographic source: WebPerformanceToday So what can you do today to increase the load times for your ecommerce store?
  • Amazon cloud turns 8, Google Drive drops prices and more news

    Goran Čandrlić
    17 Mar 2014 | 2:04 am
    Amazon cloud turns 8 Ten years ago in March, Amazon launched its first Internet storage service S3, and today AWS is dominating the cloud market and is even used to build CIA’s enormous secret cloud storage in a contract worth $600 million over 10 years. Amazon Web Service is now an “IT juggernaut” as hinted at GigaOM. On March 14th, the birthdate, GigaOM wrote: “Eight years ago Amazon, the online book seller, announced a storage service for the internet. That S3 service was the first of a slew of cloud-based products that Amazon launched and which, it can be safely…
  • RTMP – Real Time Messaging Protocol Explained

    Goran Čandrlić
    10 Mar 2014 | 2:05 am
    Real Time Messaging Protocol or RTMP is mainly serving for high speed transmission of audio, video and data between flash player and a server. Initially developed by Macromedia, the protocol is now owned by Adobe, and specifications about it have only partially been released for public use. According to those specifications, the RTMP protocol has multiple variations, i.e. the “plain” RTMP protocol, RTMPS which is RTMP over an TLS/SSL connection, RTMPE which is RTMP encrypted using Adobe’s own security mechanism, and RTMPT which is encapsulated within HTTP requests to…
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    Insights in IT Security

  • 4 Things MSPs Should Look For in a Password Management Software Partner

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    In the past few months, I’ve spoken with more and more IT professionals who are interested in growing their business in the rapidly expanding password and security market. For anyone who has done their research, entry into the password management and security realm is a no-brainer. With businesses being forced to adhere to stricter compliance guidelines (HIPAA, CJIS, PCI) and trying to avoid high-profile security breaches that could cost them their reputation and client base, it’s no wonder that the global identity and access management market is expected to be worth over $10…
  • [eBook] Authenticatication as a Service (AaaS)

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The following is the intro to our newest eBook on Authentication as a Service (AaaS): "SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, CaaS…Powered by advancements in cloud technology, the “X as a Service” model has become equally popular among vendors looking for new sources of recurring revenue and businesses attracted by the convenience of services they don’t have to host at their own locations. Here’s another acronym: AaaS. It stands for authentication as a service.
  • So You Want to Sell Password Management Software: Now What?

    7 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you’re an MSP or IT service provider looking to increase your bottom line (and who isn’t?), you’re likely considering a shift to authentication and password management. It’s a smart move. With stricter technical compliance guidelines in nearly every industry and high-profile security breaches (for example, Target and TJX), businesses of all sizes are looking to update their outdated password and security protocols- and fast. The global identity and access management market (i.e. security and authentication) is forecasted to be worth over $10 billion by 2018, and…
  • The Six Things Customers Need from Your Password Management Software Solution

    1 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    With technical compliance guidelines (HIPAA, CJIS, PCI, etc.) becoming more strict and high-profile security breaches hitting the headlines, businesses of all sizes are looking for new security solutions. The result? An identity and access management (IAM) market that’s expected to be worth $10.39 billion by 2018. Well, as a security nerd, I was thrilled about this shift. Finally, a focus on security. Maybe I could introduce a new client (or 10) to the wonderful world of password security. And I won’t lie. I had another recurring thought: cha-ching. I mean, $10.39 billion?
  • Hate Password Security? So Do Your Customers.

    25 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Passwords. Sigh. It’s complicated. For many MSPs, passwords are a double-edged sword. On one hand, they provide some serious job security—clients are always looking for help with password management, and with tighter authentication standards becoming the norm in every industry and market, they’re only going to be looking for more help. The other side of the password security coin? The “I hate passwords” factor. It’s a simple fact: most MSPs dislike some of the complications that arise out of passwords. I know this because I have been an MSP, and I dealt…
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    PagerDuty Blog

  • How We Added Multi-User Alerting to PagerDuty

    Joseph Pierri
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am
    Since we launched our Multi-User Alerting feature last week we’ve received a lot of good feedback and have seen high adoption across the board. Multi-User Alerting was our most requested feature and we wanted to make sure we got it right while maintaining our reliability standards. We’ve made significant changes to our architecture and workflow to lay the foundation for future alerting use cases. Coming Up With a Plan The biggest challenge we faced was the need to restructure our alerting data model to assign incidents to multiple users and allow multiple users to acknowledge incidents.
  • Increasing Quality and Reliability with Continuous Integration

    Ranjib Dey
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    Continuous integration (CI) is a software development practice where members frequently merge their work to decrease problems and conflicts. Each push is supported by an automated build (and test) to detect errors. By checking in with one another frequently, teams can develop software more quickly and reliably. In essence, CI its about verifying the quality of code to ensure no bugs are introduced into the production environment. If there are bugs found in testing, the source is easily discovered and fixed. By testing the code frequently after every commit you can shrink the investigation…
  • Outage Post-Mortem – March 25, 2014

    Paul Rechsteiner
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:44 am
    On March 25th, PagerDuty suffered intermittent service degradation over a three hour span, which affected our customers in a variety of ways. During the service degradation, PagerDuty was unable to accept 2.5% of attempts to send events to our integrations endpoints and 11.0% of notifications experienced a delay in delivery – instead of arriving within five minutes of the triggering event, they were sent up to twenty-five minutes after the triggering event. We take reliability seriously, an outage of this magnitude as well as the impact it causes to our customers is unacceptable. We…
  • PagerDuty and | Conference Calls, Heartbeat Monitoring & More

    David Shackelford
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    PagerDuty sends out webhooks when different events happen on an incident. A webhook is a custom HTTP request that can contain more or less anything you want, posted to an address you specify. It’s a great way to get applications talking to each other without the complexity of a full-blown API. We currently use webhooks to support integrations with HipChat, Slack, Zapier and other tools, and we frequently see customers using this feature to build their own custom integrations. Dave Hayes, product manager at PagerDuty, used webhooks in a previous hackday to create an animated map of PagerDuty…
  • Alert All the Right People with Multi-User Alerting

    David Hayes
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    PagerDuty escalation policies just reached the next level (pun intended). You can now add up to 10 team members to each level of your policies to notify more people about the incidents they care about. Make sure your team’s issues are responded to quickly and resolved in a flash by getting all the right people notified and working together. Alert Multiple Responders at Once In a high severity incident, you want to immediately get all-hands on deck. With PagerDuty’s Multi-User Alerting, you can alert 10 responders in each level of your escalation policy. Critical incident? Alert the…
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    Information Security Buzz

  • Did I Tell You That I Was A Brain Surgeon?

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:15 am
    ‘Did I tell you that I was a Brain Surgeon? – Yes I am – I paid $550 [US] took a weekends course, and now I am ready to operate on any passer-by. However, it don’t stop there as I have also taken the extension courses, and am now also a fully qualified Psychiatrist, and Dentist – and all for an additional $750 [again US] so I am off, and ready to earn massive amounts of money!!!! Right? Of course not – it is just one of those niggles I have got nowadays about the Cyber Security Industry which seems to have become laden with ‘experts’ [a title I would never wish to use myself…
  • New ZeuS Variant Strikes Again With A Valid Certificate

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:03 am
    A few weeks ago, Comodo AV Labs discovered a new variant of the ZeuS Banking Trojan, officially named Trojware.Win32.Zbot.sig. The new variant, predominantly active in the U.S. and U.K., attempts to trick the user into executing by presenting itself as an Internet Explorer document with an icon similar to the Windows browser. This type of rootkit has been around for the last two years; however, this variant executes a particularly dangerous combination: rootkit + malware + valid digital signature, issued to “isonet ag”. This particular combination is not a common occurrence, but it does…
  • How To Prepare For The Unexpected [INFOGRAPHIC]

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:52 am
    Preparing for data loss is critical for all businesses. 93% of businesses that lost their data center for 10 days went bankrupt within a year. 43% that experience a disaster simply never reopen, and only 6% of companies who experience data loss survive in the long term. Having a disaster recovery plan in place will help companies be prepared in the event something happens. Clearly there is a need to realize that equipment failure is a reality, and the only question is when it occurs and how severe the failure will be. Creating a disaster recovery plan involves several steps. The first is to…
  • Cryptzone Survey Reveals SharePoint Users Are Breaching Security Policies

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:43 am
    A study, conducted amongst attendees at last month’s Microsoft’s SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas (USA), has found that at least 36% of SharePoint users are breaching security policies, and gaining access to sensitive and confidential information to which they are not entitled. It also found that, of the 19% of respondents whose organizations do not allow sensitive information to be stored within SharePoint environments, nearly a quarter of them later confessed they knew of individuals who had accessed content that they were not entitled to, demonstrating that users were ignoring this…
  • Programming Language Choice Has Little Effect on Website Security

    David Bisson
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    WhiteHat Security recently released a report investigating whether one’s choice of programming languages affects the level of a website’s security. 30,000 websites under the management of WhiteHat Sentinel were tested to determine to what attacks they are generally prone, how frequently and for what duration, and how they compare with websites coded in other languages. Researchers at WhiteHat Security used URL file extension and HTTP response body headers to classify each website’s language. They then wrote scripts to extract data pieces of each website, including industry, class,…
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    Alinous-Core easy free web programming language

  • Next application is web heat map and motion recorder

    19 Apr 2014 | 12:37 am
    Now, I'm building new application written in the Alinous-Core.The next application is Free and Opensource Website Motion Recorder and web heatmap generator.When you managing a website, it is very important that visitors view your web page until the last of it.When you make a landing page which is promoted by advertisement, it is significantly important.The next application does below.Record the action visitors do, click, mouse-move, scroll page and window resizingArchive the snapshot of the web pageGenerate heatmap of the mouse moveGenerate heatmap of the page scrollI think those functions…
  • Alinous-Core 2.1.23 Released with a new application

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:45 am
    Alinous-Core 2.1.23 Released with a new application, which is Internal SEO Chekcer.This tool is to checkSearch engine robot access logGoogle Webmaster tools' statusWe can use this tool to check if the panda update is applyed to the web page. If the web page's inbound link is not analyzed, or the content keywords is not detected,  there is possibility that Google evaluate the web page low. Recently, the google is very hard to the poor contents, so, even if we write normal contents, it is sometimes evaluated like that.So we have to detect it and optimize the contents as soon as…
  • Alinous-Core Server and IDE updated

    30 Mar 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Alinous-Core server and the IDE updated. In this release,New example to test jquery project addedThe jQuery project is modified to be testableBug fixedServer configuration updatedThe Eclipse IDE is available from network installer of Eclipse.The new server module is available from Alinous-Core server's download page.Next Alinous-Core's development task is to make useful application examples. After making new example application, the Alinous-Core will be updated.We are planning applications belowGoogle Webmaster tool and robot access analyzer for SEOWeb page action recorder for the landing…
  • Let's make your software automated testing available.

    27 Feb 2014 | 1:16 am
    I've almost finished to make tutorial of testing automation for jQuery examples. In this process, I found some of them are not ready for that.The difference between one of testing automation ready and not ready is whether it is accessible with xpath or not.I often use xpath to specify the element in the web browser, so if it is not specified by the xpath, it is impossible to test it by JUnit and selenium, which is out of the web browser.The most easy way to make the web application ready for the xpath is to add attribute which means the identifier of the element.For eexample, this time, I use…
  • View source and checking the drag and drop action

    25 Feb 2014 | 5:30 am
    Last time, I wrote in "Making test automation program for jQuery Rich UI with selenium",In order to take the screen shot, we have to combine the clickAndHold(), "moveToElement(toElement, xOffset, yOffset)", and release(). Then take the screen shot before executing the release().I'm checking it is ok or not.By reading source code of "org.openqa.selenium.interactions.Actions", dragAndDropBy is written like below.  /**   * A convenience method that performs click-and-hold at the location of the source element,   * moves by a given offset, then releases the…
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  • Knowledge Management with CommitCRM

    The CommitCRM Team
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    In your IT services business, as with many other types of business, one of the most important assets you have is the collective knowledge acquired by employees through years of experience and the data harvested about all the work done for your clients over those years. Reinventing the wheel is of course a waste of time and valuable resources and so it is critical to ensure the knowledge within your company is actually stored safely and easily retrievable whenever required. This process of logging, finding and using all this information within an organization, all the lessons learned “on…
  • CommitCRM Launches “Drone Drop” Feature

    The CommitCRM Team
    1 Apr 2014 | 2:10 am
    In the next major release of CommitCRM we have added a very special new feature which takes business automation to new heights. We have been working with a major partner for quite a long time now on something which we believe will make this Professional Services Automation software truly stand out from the crowd… we are calling this feature “Drone Drop“. In the Assets window of the new version you will notice that there is a new button on the More Actions menu and also a link on the Asset Preview tab called Drone Drop. When you click this the Drone Drop window pops up for…
  • How to Grow Your IT Services Business with Outsourcing

    The CommitCRM Team
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:16 am
    So you’ve been working on your IT services business and things are going well, now you’d like to expand and grow your business further, but how can you do it with the limited resources typically available to a small business? Perhaps you are currently a “one man band” or have a small team of technicians and you face problems such as: How do you provide 24/7 coverage? How do you provide expertise in other specific areas? How do you scale on demand for busy periods? How do you minimize the risks associated with hiring? How do you cover vacations? And many others……
  • A Quick Overview of Quick Preview

    The CommitCRM Team
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:50 am
    Quick Preview is one of those little features which many people overlook as it is easy to miss but it is actually very useful and can be found in various parts of the system. It is available wherever you see the little lightning bolt icon and clicking it pops up the quick preview for that particular record which could be for example Account info or Contract info. Particularly useful is the Quick Preview available when creating new records such as (but not only) a Ticket, Asset or Contract as shown in the screenshots below. This allows you to quickly see the relevant details of the selected…
  • 12 Ways to Kill Your IT Services Business

    The CommitCRM Team
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:12 am
    Running an IT services business requires many skills from technical to business to communications and more and there are many minefields to negotiate along the way which could quickly kill your business if not handled appropriately. Here, in no particular order, are 12 ways to kill your IT business… 1. Overcharging – trying to milk your hard-won clients by overcharging for services or hardware. When you’ve earned the trust and loyalty of your existing customers you need to continue to prove you deserve that loyalty and if they start to feel that you’ve cheated them…
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  • Recover your lost data- icare data recovery software with serial key

    6 Apr 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Sometimes we lost our data from hard disk & we need to recovery them. If we do not have a grateful  recovery software so never we recover our whole data from hard disk. You can recover your lost data without any corrupted. Just try 1st time i am sure sure you love this software for its feature.iCare Data Recovery Standard Edition Reformatted partition, memory card, camera/phone card by accident?Corrupted MBR and cannot find your partition or USB not detected?Accidentally deleted partition, partition lost?Drive became RAW, chkdsk reports not available for raw drives?SHIFT+DELETE,…
  • Microsoft Access Full Video Tutorial

    17 Mar 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Now a days Access is a very important office program to create a official or personal database. Maximum people like Microsoft office so that it helps you to learn Ms Access easily. You can learn Ms Access step by step. I hope it is very useful for a computer operator. Just watch or download our video tutorial to learn Ms Access Easily.
  • Stylish Twitter Follower Button For Your Blogger

    9 Mar 2014 | 7:09 am
    Twitter is a most popular social site at now & it helps to collect a large amount of visitors for your blog. So always you want to increase your twitter follower. This widget helps you to increase your follower. This widget is different from another follower widget. Read this post & apply this stylish widget on your lovely blog.Login to your Blogger Dashboard. Select your blog. Select Layout. In the blog layout select Add a Gadget option.. From the list of the Gadgets select HTML/JavaScript widget. In the HTML/JavaScript widget paste following code and save…
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    7 Mar 2014 | 7:19 pm
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    6 Mar 2014 | 6:32 am
    Internet Download Manager is a most powerful & useable download manager tool for windows pc. Maximum internet user use it to download anything. As a shareware software, you can use it 30 days trail otherwise you have to buy it. But now you can active IDM without registration key, Keygen, patch or crack. Just follow our post & Use latest idm when new release. Just enjoy...........At first download latest IDM from you do not open this page so just click this website & paste idm download link.Download trial download manager &…
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  • Fix Crashing Apps after upgrading to Windows 8.1

    Anup Raman
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    There are some issues with Apps not working after upgrading to Windows 8.1 or installing some updates. Try these steps if you face the same issues on your computer. Repair Windows Store Right click on Start -> Select command prompt (admin) Copy the command powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.XML Paste it inside command […]
  • Nokia 1320 Windows Phone 8 – A Buyers Guide and Review

    Anup Raman
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:36 am
    It seems Nokia have started investing heavily on Phablet market. Even though it took some time for them to develop strategy for big screen devices, now they can concentrate more as Windows OS is now more optimized for large screen devices. It is hard not to compare 1320 with 1520, the result being 1320 less […]
  • Fix “You must log into an account that has administrator privileges” Error while upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows Store

    Anup Raman
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:00 am
    Some users are facing problems when upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows Store. On clicking the Windows 8.1 update in Windows store, a message shows up “You must log onto an account that has administrator privileges”. The user is left with no options to proceed further. This article will show you the step by step […]
  • Fix SecureBoot isn’t configured correctly in Windows 8.1

    Anup Raman
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:33 am
    This is one annoying message which is frequently reported in Windows 8.1. The error message appears like a watermark on the desktop, just above the taskbar at the bottom right corner. The error message came after making some changes on the BIOS configuration. A little research on the topic and it was an easy fix. […]
  • Fix Help Tips Pop-up issue in Windows 8.1

    Anup Raman
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:12 am
    If you update to Windows 8.1, you may get several pop up tips to get yourself accustomed to MetroUI. This tutorial in the form of pop up is meant for first time users to get adjusted easily with the new interface. Usually, this is a one time pop up. Once the user completes the tutorial, […]
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