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  • Technology or time, which is better?

    IT Management & Trends Blogs
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    Today I had to go to the bank. A normal thing you might think. After all I used to go to the bank all the time. I would go there to withdraw money, I would go there to deposit money. I would go there to send money to other people. I would even go to the bank to pay bills and also to get loans.   Yet, even though I still do all of those things I almost never go to the bank any
  • Types of business apps to install

    XBASE Technologies
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Mobile technology like phones and tablets has become essential for businesses of all sizes. If you have a smartphone or tablet, you are not only more mobile, but can also be more productive. While these devices are being integrated in higher numbers, it really is the apps that enable users to do more. The question many business owners ask however is what apps should they invest in if they want to be able to attend to business on their device. Here are five types of apps you should have on your device. 1. File creation, management, and collaboration Many small to medium businesses are…
  • The Key Factor to Consider When Choosing An IT Solutions Provider

    Potknox Blog
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    Choosing an IT Solutions Provider is no joke, whether you’re a big company (and your every move is being watched), or a small company (where every seemingly invisible move can cost a fortune). There is no dearth of literature on the factors to consider when choosing an IT solutions provider, but most of these focus on the company as whole. Hidden under the reputation and performance history however, is a team of developers who are currently employed to satisfy every individual client’s needs. You may know everything you need to about the company itself- but how much do you know…
  • Apple Picks Aerohive For ConnectED Program

    Network Computing:
    Lee Badman
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    A WLAN vendor wins a big role as an Apple partner in a federal effort to deploy WiFi gear and iPads in underserved schools. But will the grandiose program end up being a boondoggle?
  • 5 Network Monitoring Essentials You Can't Live Without

    Network Computing:
    Vess Bakalov
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Network and infrastructure monitoring tools must help IT professionals measure performance but also deliver new services fast. Here's what to look for.
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  • Boost Business Productivity with Microsoft’s New Price Plan on Office 365

    Jesmond Darmanin
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    A recent survey by Boston Consulting Group revealed how 62% of employees working in small and medium-sized enterprises use mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to access their email, which is up from 39 percent just three years ago. The research also found that the more technology-oriented small and medium businesses using modern technologies such as the cloud grew their revenue 15 percentage points faster than their counterparts using less technology. Based on these potential opportunities, Microsoft has released three new Office 365 plans aimed at the small and medium sized…
  • Vodafone announces launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Jesmond Darmanin
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    One of the most anticipated launches of the year – that of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – is just around the corner. Vodafone today announced that it will be offering both these products in store from Friday 24 October. Given the iconic status of the iPhone it is not surprising that interest has been very strong in Malta, with Apple fans waiting eagerly to get their hands on the iPhone 6 as soon as possible. “Interest was evident quite a while back when the iPhone 6 was launched in other countries, with Vodafone customers asking about its availability in our retail outlets and…
  • Microsoft Unveils the Future of Windows

    Jesmond Darmanin
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    SAN FRANCISCO — Sept. 30, 2014 — Microsoft today unveiled its next Windows operating system, Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early Technical Preview for the PC available October 1st, highlighting advancements designed for business, including an updated user experience, enhanced security and management capabilities. The company also introduced the Windows Insider Program (WIP), kicking off their largest ever open collaborative development effort to change the way Windows is built and delivered to best meet the needs of customers. Program participants will receive the technical…
  • New Microsoft Dynamics CRM breaks down silos between marketing and sales

    Jesmond Darmanin
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    New Microsoft Dynamics CRM breaks down silos between marketing and sales Company announces new Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015, updates to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online service and Microsoft Dynamics Marketing to help marketers and salespeople collaborate more effectively and deliver amazing customer experiences. Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) has just announced that Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 as well as updates to its Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Microsoft Dynamics Marketing services will be generally available in the fourth quarter of 2014. The new updates revolutionize the way…
  • HSBC Bank Malta launches free mobile banking

    Jesmond Darmanin
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    HSBC Bank Malta has just added another major channel to its online banking experience. The Bank’s customers, who to date have enjoyed Free Personal Internet Banking , can now enjoy mobile banking, simply by downloading the free Mobile Banking App from Apple Store or Google Play straight to their iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ smartphone. The app allows users – once logged in – to view their account balances, details and history. They can also transfer between their own accounts, including their credit card, as well as pay bills, send and receive secure messages, and view currency and…
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    IT Management & Trends Blogs

  • Cloudy with a chance of data fails

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Let me tell you a little secret, I am not a big fan of the cloud. Yet I do use it. The cloud does have some use but like real life clouds it is vaporous and liable to fade away when conditions are not advantageous.   I am pretty sure you all know what the cloud is but let me recap just for my own sake. As far as I am concerned the cloud is simply another name for third party
  • Create & Maintain DRP – BCP Documentation

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    When creating documentation, simplicity is always best. If the documentation process is too complex, difficult or overly time-consuming, it will not get done, or, even if you complete it once, it will not be maintained. Specific individuals must be t...
  • Technology or time, which is better?

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    Today I had to go to the bank. A normal thing you might think. After all I used to go to the bank all the time. I would go there to withdraw money, I would go there to deposit money. I would go there to send money to other people. I would even go to the bank to pay bills and also to get loans.   Yet, even though I still do all of those things I almost never go to the bank any
  • Mighty morphin CPU ranger

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:35 pm
    This could be the power ranger of the tech. world. The super hero of gadget kind everywhere. An idea I had pop up from somewhere in the wobbling mass of protein jelly I call a brain. I would be interested in learning what you think.   It started with an earlier article I wrote concerning that we have perhaps too many gadgets and that some of those gadgets could be used for more
  • Skills vs Skillz

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    I remember in my childhood a magazine that I used to love reading. It had crazy caricatures, weird stories and off the wall comics. In short it was a Mad magazine. One of those comics, one of my favourites, was called "Spy vs Spy" and it was about a black spy and a white spy battling it out in an endless struggle to one up each other.   This is not so much different from the
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    Computer Security News

  • Computer Hackers Attack Cleburne After Dog Shooting

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:43 pm
    The FBI is investigating a cyber attack on the city of Cleburne that shut down the city's website and appears to be motivated by a police officer's controversial shooting of a dog, the mayor said Wednesday. "We're under attack as we speak," said Cleburne Mayor Scott Cain.
  • Retail's response to Apple Pay and Google Wallet gets hacked before it arrives

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    If the retailers backing the CurrentC mobile payment system hope to topple NFC-based technology like Apple Pay and Google Wallet , they may need to improve their safeguards for your data. CurrentC is now warning people in its beta program that "unauthorized third parties" swiped some of their email addresses.
  • White House cyber-attack blamed on hackers working for Russian government

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Hackers have attacked and breached one of the White House's computer networks, leading to part of the system being taken offline, a US official has said.
  • Mysterious cyber attack breaches White House computer network

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    Following the many data breaches that have hit U.S. retailers , financial institutions and even the government , the White House has also confirmed that an unclassified computer network used by President's Obama's senior staff had been breached by hackers , The New York Times reports . However, it's not clear why hackers attacked the White House, or at least such details have not been divulged yet.
  • DEC to make TV appeal for funds to tackle Ebola 'catastrophe'

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    Father who disappeared in the middle of a Broncos game FOUND safe 112 miles away 'in a Kmart parking lot' after five-day search 'He's threatened to kill me... I'm so scared': Girl, 11, wrote online plea for help hours before 'grandfather shot her, her mother and himself dead after she revealed he was abusing her' 'They are stupid little girls': Father of Denver girl, 16, who tried to sneak into Syria and join ISIS insists his daughter realizes she made a mistake Ferguson police chief's future left uncertain as report claims he's being forced to step down but he insists he's staying put Molten…
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  • Intel panel chairman: ISIS directive to Australian recruits fueled DHS ... - Fox News

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    Fox NewsIntel panel chairman: ISIS directive to Australian recruits fueled DHS Fox NewsRogers linked that information, along with other intelligence, to the announcement made Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security boosting security at federal buildings across the U.S. He warned there has been a sea change in the ISIS strategy and more »
  • George Brandis: attorney general must approve prosecution of journalists under ... - The Guardian

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    The GuardianGeorge Brandis: attorney general must approve prosecution of journalists under The GuardianThe attorney general will have to approve any prosecution of a journalist for reporting on special intelligence operations, a move George Brandis says is aimed at quashing the “entirely false story” that the government's new security laws could lead to Attorney-General to be responsible for press prosecutions over securityThe Australianall 53 news articles »
  • Gunmen take woman hostage, shoot security guard in NE Houston food store - KHOU

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    KHOUGunmen take woman hostage, shoot security guard in NE Houston food storeKHOUHOUSTON – Houston police said two men took a woman hostage and shot a security guard while trying to hold up a food store on the northeast side. According to the Houston Police Department, it happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Big City Food ...Armed robbers use customer as human shield, shoot security guard in the legKTRK-TVPD: Robbers shoot store security guard in leg, use customer as human shieldKPRC Houstonall 3 news articles »
  • Can the Federal Protective Service meet new demands for heightened security? - Washington Post (blog)

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    CBS LocalCan the Federal Protective Service meet new demands for heightened security?Washington Post (blog)In another incident two years earlier, government investigators successfully smuggled bomb-making materials into 10 federal buildings protected by the service that house national security or law enforcement agencies, according to the Government ...Bags, IDs Go Unchecked, Security Absent, Despite Heightened Terror Alert At CBS LocalFederal buildings beefing up securityWJXT JacksonvilleFed Building Call for Heightened Security May Include San DiegoNBC 7 San -Hot…
  • GOP Senate Candidate Says Poor People Can Just Retire Early If Social ... - Huffington Post

    29 Oct 2014 | 7:26 pm
    GOP Senate Candidate Says Poor People Can Just Retire Early If Social Huffington PostBATON ROUGE, La. -- Bill Cassidy, the Republican challenger to Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), suggested during a debate Wednesday that residents of a desperately poor Louisiana parish could retire early to enjoy their Social Security benefits, even if the ...and more »
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    Oracle Bloggers

  • Introduction to Oracle BI Applications with ODI

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:24 pm
    By Laura Garza, Principal Instructor for Oracle University Often when teaching Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA) with Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), I get many questions concerning: 1) The different OBIA repositories, 2) Selecting an OBIA offering and Functional Area and 3) ODI terminology and how it relates to OBIA. The Different OBIA Repositories: - The Oracle BI Application Oracle Data Integrator repository contains the OBIA specific prebuilt ETL logic. - The Oracle BI Application Components repository contains the repository for the Configuration Manager and Functional Setup…
  • Set-up a 12c Service Bus Infrastructure by René van Wijk

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:15 pm
    In this post, we will show how to create automation scripts in order to set-up middleware environments. Preparation In the example, we will use the following software Oracle JDK Fusion Middleware Infrastructure (fmw_12. which can be obtained from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud Oracle Service Bus (fmw_12. which can be obtained from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud First, we have to decide which directory structure we are going to use. Below an example is given in which the binaries (that create the run-time) are separated from the configuration.
  • サン・スパークカップ日本代表×ブラジル代表(1995年8月9日)

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    日本ブラジル修好100周年記念 サン・スパークカップ日本代表×ブラジル代表(1995年8月9日)サン == Sun Microsystemsスパーク == SPARCのことです。SPARC は今も進化中で OOW2014 でもセッションがありました。Database In-Memory の機能も追加される予定です。以下のセッションなどをご参照ください。Why Oracle Database Runs Best on SPARC and Oracle Solaris [CON1966]how Oracle implements software in silicon for Oracle Database
  • Webinar(Nov 11):How to Save Time and Cost with Nimble Storage SmartStack for Oracle with Cisco UCS

    Zeynep Koch
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    When: November 11, 11am PST/2pm EST Panelists: Michele Resta, Director of Linux and Virtualization Alliances, Oracle, John McAbel, Senior Product Manager, Cisco and Ibby Rahmani, Solutions Marketing, Nimble Storage  For CIOs and IT managers, continuously tuning IT infrastructure to support evolving environments, rapidly provisioning more resources to support growing database environments, maintaining services levels and staying within budgets, especially in rapid growth environments is hard. To address these challenges, Nimble Storage, along with Oracle, and Cisco offers a converged…
  • Webcast: Inventory Period Close - Stuck Transactions

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Webcast: Inventory Period Close - Stuck Transactions Date: November 5th, 2014 at 1:00 pm ET, 12:00 pm CT, 11:00 am MT, 10:00 am PT, 6:00 pm, GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00) This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional Users who want to learn more about the standard datafixes available for the Inventory Module. The Standard Datafix Note 568012.1 outlines over 2 dozen data issues and their solutions. Newly created content includes the datafix directly downloadable from Note for more rapid resolution. The new datafix notes include an identify script, root-cause patches…
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    MySQL Performance Blog

  • Facebook MySQL database engineers ready for Percona Live London 2014

    Tom Diederich
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    With 1.28 billion active users, Facebook MySQL database engineers are active and extremely valuable contributors to the global MySQL community. So naturally they are also active participants of Percona Live MySQL conferences! And next week’s Percona Live London 2014 (Nov. 3-4) is no exception. (Register now and use the promotional code “Facebook” to save £30!)I spoke with Facebook database engineers Yoshinori “Yoshi” Matsunobu and Shlomo Priymak about their upcoming sessions along with what’s new at Facebook since our last conversation back in April.Tom: Yoshi, last year…
  • MySQL and Openstack deep dive talk at OpenStack Paris Summit (and more!)

    Peter Boros
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    I will present a benchmarking talk next week (Nov. 4) at the OpenStack Paris Summit with Jay Pipes from Mirantis. In order to be able to talk about benchmarking, we had to be able to set up and tear down OpenStack environments really quickly. For the benchmarks, we are using a deployment on AWS (ironically) where the instances aren’t actually started and the tenant network is not reachable but all the backend operations still happen.The first performance bottleneck we hit wasn’t at the MySQL level. We used Rally to benchmark the environment. We started 1,000 fake instances with it…
  • How to deal with MySQL deadlocks

    Peiran Song
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    A deadlock in MySQL happens when two or more transactions mutually hold and request for locks, creating a cycle of dependencies. In a transaction system, deadlocks are a fact of life and not completely avoidable. InnoDB automatically detects transaction deadlocks, rollbacks a transaction immediately and returns an error. It uses a metric to pick the easiest transaction to rollback. Though an occasional deadlock is not something to worry about, frequent occurrences call for attention.Before MySQL 5.6, only the latest deadlock can be reviewed using SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS command. But with…
  • MySQL & Friends Devroom FOSDEM 2015

    Frederic Descamps
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    You can already feel the cold of February coming slowly… you can also smell waffles, fries and see a large amount of beards walking around with laptops… you are right, FOSDEM is coming! And as every year, the MySQL Community will also be present! For the 4th year in a row, I’ll perpetuate the organization of the MySQL & Friends Devroom.FOSDEM 2015 edition will be held January 31 and February 1 here in Brussels. The MySQL & Friends Devroom is back on Sunday from 9 a.m. What is FOSDEM? It stands for the “Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European…
  • MySQL 5.6 Full Text Search Throwdown: Webinar Q&A

    Bill Karwin
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Yesterday (Oct. 22) I gave a presentation titled “MySQL 5.6 Full Text Search Throwdown.” If you missed it, you can still register to view the recording and my slides.Thanks to everyone who attended, and especially to folks who asked the great questions. I answered as many as we had time for during the session, but here are all the questions with my complete answers:Q: Does Solr automatically maintain its index against MySQL? Do you have to hit the Solr server with a specific query to keep the index ‘warm’?There are several strategies for updating a Solr index. In my…
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  • The Power of Community Comes to Life at SAP’s TechEd

    Susan Scrupski
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Marilyn Pratt and Craig Cmehil, both SAP rock stars, embody the spirit of SAP TechEd. Walking down one of the cavernous halls at the Palazzo hotel in Las Vegas, we approached one of my Enterprise Irregular (EI) colleagues, David Dobrin.  Dobrin looked surprised to see me and said, “What are you doing here?”  I said, “I’m here to learn!” Yes, I attended my first SAP TechEd this week and this is where learning happens.  TechEd is in four cities around the world this year: Shanghai: March 13–14, 2014, Las Vegas: October 20–24, 2014, Berlin: November…
  • Social Business: Pining for the Fjords!

    Susan Scrupski
    5 Dec 2013 | 11:47 am
    “I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it…  It’s dead!” So, which is it dead or not dead?   There is so much confusion in the market about what “Social Business” is, it might as well be a dead parrot (too).  And there is no shortage of people who come at this conversation with a perspective that simply adds more confusion based on their orientation or specific economic agenda. No one knows this struggle better than I.  I had lost the battle to preserve “Social Business” for its original owner, Muhammad Yunus, who by-the-way is trying…
  • WIIFM on Working Socially?

    Susan Scrupski
    14 Nov 2013 | 6:00 am
    Let’s be honest: change bites!  Most people do not like change.  Change brings uncertainty, a loss of security and control, a fleeting feeling of helplessness, and even panic.  Helping large organizations embrace disruptive change is a tall order.  What’s needed are roadmaps, play books, guidance, intelligence, patience, and a little inspiration.  But, change can be positive.  And, guess what?  If done correctly, it can be painless and enjoyable especially when you’re working with social software. To that end, Change Agents Worldwide offers a variety of services to…
  • Stop ‘Yer Sobbin’ – Texas Remix

    Susan Scrupski
    26 Oct 2013 | 12:47 pm
    So, I feel compelled to blog a little this weekend addressing the angst that is circulating around the social web on the death of e20/social business/etc.  I’m not going to dazzle you with brilliant insights on what’s happening, why things are difficult, why change has been hard to do.  I’ve chronicled a lot of these details on this blog over the years.  Having really been at the epicenter of some of the largest organizations who have been working on social transformation, I’ve been able to bear witness to all the challenges in doing this important work. The recent…
  • How Do Enterprise Buyers Research New Software?

    Susan Scrupski
    16 Oct 2013 | 2:13 pm
    A few weeks ago, I wanted to know what role “social” plays in researching enterprise software.  Every one of the billion dollar companies that responded to my inquiry said that blogs, social networks (from Twitter to LinkedIn), and online forums weighed heavily in their initial research and opinion formulation process.  Of course, the traditional research houses (Gartner, Forrester, IDC)  are still the strongest sources of unbiased insights and strategic guidance on large enterprise software.  But, the emphasis on searching social sources for initial inquiries confirmed what I…
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    DaniWeb IT Discussion Community

  • Bucket Sort with timing

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:39 am
    I have wrote this code but it shows me only the timing not the values, can any bady tell me where is the problem? import time import random def procedure(): time.sleep(0.60) # measure process time t0 = time.clock() procedure() print time.clock() - t0, "seconds process time" #BUCKET SORT (up to 30) def bucket_sort(lst): bucket, bucket1, bucket2 = [], [], [] #The three empty buckets #Populating the buckets with the list elements for i in range(len(lst)): if lst[i] in range(11): bucket.append(lst[i]) elif lst[i] in range(21): bucket1.append(lst[i]) elif lst[i] in range(31):…
  • How to initialize a DBGrid with code?

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    I am trying to create a form dynamicly and thus I need to initialize my DBGrid with code. { Connect the DBGrid to the database. } procedure TfrmRemoveRecord.InitDBGrid(); begin dbgList.DataSource := dmProgramDatabase.dsrCaches; end; But I get an access violation error.
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    30 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    My name is Vishnu.I'm 24 years old.Now I'm study in Cisco Networking.And also ready to take a Cisco Exam.
  • java help

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    create a program that will calculate the current grade in a classroom. The program should ask for 5 grades as well as the total point value per grade available
  • Ned help Java Program

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:08 am
    I would like to create a class for finding the voltages of 1, 2 or even 4 batteries. The Class can be called BatteryVoltage with a default voltage value of 1.5 (AA Battery) Must allow the user to find the total voltage of batteries when installed as a single,double, or quadruple set. Must be able to set the voltage to calculate Must input the kind of battery (String name)
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  • Fuse App Launches

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Summary: Two important announcements about Fuse: the apps are available now and we've launched a forum for discussions around Fuse. I have two important announcements regarding Fuse. One is likely to be much more exciting than the other, but both are important, so please read the entire post. First, we're excited to announce that apps are available (finally!) for Fuse for both iOS and Android. Thanks to our Kickstarter backers for helping to get this done and especially to Alex Olson for making it all happen. We're excited to have you download them and try them out. A few notes: The app…
  • Self Sovereign Authorities and the Epic Struggle for IoT

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Summary: I finished reading three things this week that all tied together in my mind and so I wanted to mention them. One is a full-length book, but the other two are short essays. This post describes them and my thoughts about how they relate to my earlier post on the CompuServe of Things. I finished reading three things this week that all tied together in my mind and so I wanted to mention them. One is a full-length book, but the other two are short essays. Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation by John Ferling—I'm a fan of early American history and have read a lot…
  • Extending and Using Fuse

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    Summary: Fuse is the most open, extensible connected-car system available. Extensibility is the key to Fuse giving people better control over their data, being interoperable with a wide variety of services and things, and being able to adapt to future changes. Fuse is a connected car system. You might have noticed that there are a bunch of connected-car products on the market. There are several things that set Fuse apart from other connected-car products, but there's one that's especially important: Fuse is extensible. When I say "extensible" I don't just mean that Fuse has an API, although…
  • Building Docker on Centos

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    Summary: Here's some instructions on installing the latest version of docker on Centos so I don't forget. I couldn't find a single place with good instructions on getting the latest Docker installed on Centos. Sure I could use Ubuntu, but where's the fun in that. I found lots of places with partial solutions, but nothing that just walked me through it. Consequently, I am writing down what I did. Maybe this will help someone else. The first step is to get some version of docker installed. Fortunately, docker is available via yum on late-model Centos installations, but it's old. There are…
  • Fuse with Two Owners

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Summary: I recently did an experiment with supporting multiple owners in Fuse. This post describes how the introduction process works between the current and prospective owners and discusses some design principles that I learned about using subscriptions. If you've followed my posts on the Fuse Architecture, you'll likely recognize this picture: The architecture uses a pico to represent each vehicle, as well as one for the owner and one for the fleet. This organization provides essential communication pathways and establishes a structural representation of ownership and control. I've also…
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  • A Marketer's Guide to Analytics

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This paper is designed to give managers and other marketing professionals an introduction to applying analytics to marketing so you can significantly improve outcomes. It explains not only why you need to make this shift to analytically driven marketing strategies and plans, but also how you get started and what kinds of tools you need to develop and execute plans. You'll learn about building an analytical framework for marketing that will help you: Increase response rates, customer loyalty, and ultimately ROI, by contacting the right customers with highly relevant offers and messages. Reduce…
  • Exploring the Need for Private Online File Sharing Solutions

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Hundreds of millions of users have adopted public cloud storage solutions to satisfy their Online File Sharing and Collaboration (OFS) needs. With new headlines on cloud privacy issues appearing almost daily, the need to explore private alternatives has never been stronger. Join ESG Senior Analyst Terri McClure and Connected Data as we take a look at:Business drivers behind OFS adoptionHow organizations can benefit from on-premise deploymentsEmerging private OFS solutionsThe Transporter Genesis private cloud appliance that delivers the OFS experience that employees want with the on-premise…
  • Uncover the Truth About Hybrid Clouds

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
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    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    SAS and Hadoop are natural partners. Hadoop provides distributed storage and processing power. SAS treats Hadoop as just another data source and complements it with data management, data discovery and advanced analytics. This paper highlights two ways you can work with Hadoop data from within a familiar and interactive SAS Analytics environment: Either with the graphical user interface of SAS® Visual Statistics Or streamlined programming via SAS In-Memory Statistics for HadoopRequest Free!
  • The Center of Performance: Enhancing the App Experience for End Users

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    In today's technology-rich world, customers and employees expect the highest level of application performance. Failure to provide access to applications that consistently perform well at any time, from anywhere, and on any device, often leads to declines in productivity, customer satisfaction, revenue and market share, and brand reputation.Request Free!
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  • Five Keys to Marketing Analytics Excellence

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    In marketing, you can't necessarily observe and measure interactions, responses and outcomes with the naked eye. Instead, you have to build a solid, defined plan with diagnostic metrics. Learn how USAA (which provides insurance, banking, investment and retirement products and services to US military members and their families) used analytics from SAS to evaluate its marketing efforts and return impressive results.Request Free!
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    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • How a Strategic Data Center Helps You Face Future Technology Challenges Head-On

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
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    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • A Solid Data Center Strategy Starts With Interconnectivity

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The challenge is that companies vary hugely in scale, scope and direction. Many are doing things not even imagined two decades ago, yet all of them rely on the ability to connect, manage and distribute large stores of data. Is your company able to scale IT quickly? Do you have the agility you need to meet rapidly changing plans and forecasts? This report analyses the benefits of a solid data center strategy, download this report now to see how interconnectivity can be an advantage for your IT infrastructure.Request Free!
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  • 10 Critical Questions Manufacturers Should Ask Before Choosing a Cloud-based ERP Solution

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    SaaS, also referred to as “On-Demand” or “Cloud Computing”, eliminates many of the barriers that keep companies from implementing or upgrading their software, and can help you reduce costs. More importantly, it enables you to focus on your core business operations instead of managing IT. Cloud-based ERP, therefore, may be right for your business, but where do you start? This white paper contains 10 questions to ask when considering a Cloud-based ERP solution.Request Free!
  • How Modern ERP Can Support Greater Customer Experience

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    They will have to build customer-centric values into purchasing decisions to reduce the current emphasis on costs. Partnering with suppliers will also be beneficial to deliver customer experience. Last but not least, manufacturers will have to rely on the critical support of modern IT. An open and modern ERP will be an essential tool to improve customer experience, but to become truly customer-centric they will have to combine technology and processes with an embedded customer-oriented culture at all levels of the organization.Request Free!
  • How to Successfully Select An ERP System in Eight Simple Steps

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you're looking for your first ERP system or looking to upgrade from an existing system, the evaluation, selection and implementation process is a long-term strategic decision for your organization. Download this white paper now to learn about 8 simple steps to successfully selecting an ERP system.Request Free!
  • Understanding ERP Deployment Choices

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    In this increasingly competitive environment, the ERP deployment choice is a significant advantage for companies seeking an agile response to constantly changing and often-volatile market conditions. In particular, cloud-based ERP systems are increasingly seen as an effective means for companies to economically deploy new ERP or expand IT operations as their commercial reach broadens globally.Companies now need to evolve quickly, which means being able to move some or all business operations to an existing or new ERP instance quickly and inexpensively, anywhere in the world.Download this…
  • Improve Scheduling, Production, and Quality Using Cloud ERP

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    ERP functionality delivered “from the cloud” avoids the complexity and costs that often accompany on premises ERP implementations, and typically provides a much more favorable total cost of ownership, compared to legacy on premises deployment. Companies subscribe to the software features that they need and can add new ones as business requirements change, without buying additional servers or storage to support new functionality. The ERP features are the same as for an on premises ERP system, except that it is hosted and maintained on the Cloud provider's infrastructure.Request Free!
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    Free IT - Storage Magazines and Downloads from

  • The Successful Cloud Enabled Enterprise - Your Journey to the Cloud Infopaper

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    And there's good reason for that. Cloud computing offers the promise of cost-effective capacity on demand—anytime, anywhere, and on any device.But taking advantage of the cloud's many benefits isn't as simple as signing up for an account. Like any other IT tool, it has to be used strategically. Making the move requires an end-to-end strategy designed to maximize the benefits of the cloud for your unique business needs. This info overview will help you do just that.Request Free!
  • 10 Critical Questions Manufacturers Should Ask Before Choosing a Cloud-based ERP Solution

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    SaaS, also referred to as “On-Demand” or “Cloud Computing”, eliminates many of the barriers that keep companies from implementing or upgrading their software, and can help you reduce costs. More importantly, it enables you to focus on your core business operations instead of managing IT. Cloud-based ERP, therefore, may be right for your business, but where do you start? This white paper contains 10 questions to ask when considering a Cloud-based ERP solution.Request Free!
  • Data Center Networking

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Today's data center must meet a number of business requirements and overcome several design obstacles in order to truly achieve resiliency. This guide will provide the reader with key concepts for designing a standards-based data center fabric to meet the requirements of today and tomorrow.Request Free!
  • Enabling Cloud-Scale Data Centers

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    These include:Support for network and storage convergenceSupport for virtualization, automation, and customizationEase of network provisioning, configuration, and managementLow powerVery scalable, efficient, and high-performance fabric-based architectures can be built and deployed using open, interoperable and industry-accepted approaches. From high-density 10GbE to high-density 40GbE, to support for virtualization and convergence, as well as redundancy and multi-path capability, open industry-accepted solutions are gaining a foothold in building cloud-scale architectures.Request Free!
  • Are Browser Updates Driving Your Support Team Crazy?

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Did you think switching from Windows client apps to lighter weight web-based apps would solve your application development, deployment and maintenance problems? If you did, but problems associated with constant browser updates, compatibility issues, and security holes are causing headaches, you need to learn about application virtualization with XenApp.Attend this live webcast to learn how XenApp:Efficiently manages your browser-based apps with app virtualizationReduces common security challenges associated with web-based appsDelights your users with faster performing web appsSpeakers:Yvonne…
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    Business Technology Roundtable

  • An Assessment of Public Cloud Storage Offerings

    David Deans
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Earlier in the year, Gartner forecast that by year-end 2016, more than 50 percent of global companies will have stored customer-sensitive data in a public cloud platform. These services can scale very quickly, which has made them very popular for applications that have a requirement for flexibility.Cloud storage offers organizations significant cost and agility benefits, but can pose some security, privacy, accessibility and performance challenges. Therefore, a big part of selecting a best-fit cloud storage provider is investing the time to perform the research to fully understand its…
  • Strategic Leadership in the Digital Business Economy

    David Deans
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    Most forward-looking CEOs have already made their move to prepare for the future that they foresee – where business technology is a key deciding factor for them to attain ongoing commercial prosperity. This new digital-propelled environment will profoundly change business processes, along with the need for accelerated tech-savvy human capital development across all industries.Those leaders that catch the next wave of Internet-driven market development will reap the rewards of the expanding Global Networked Economy. They’ll achieve a quantum boost in performance. And they’ll reach their…
  • How to Procure Web-scale IT Infrastructure Expertise

    David Deans
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Here's the challenge. Your CEO won't accept anything less than a world-class IT infrastructure that meets the expectations of his most informed Line-of-Business leaders. If you're the CIO and you don't want to rely upon public cloud service providers, then are you ready to deliver the caliber of IT services that they can provision?Take a moment. Consider the implications. Ponder the impact of your actions.All the leading public cloud services providers routinely design and assemble their own data center infrastructure components, due to their extreme needs for scale and cost control.
  • How to Overcome the Cloud-Savvy IT Talent Shortage

    David Deans
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Senior executives at large multinational enterprises are already demanding that their CIO has a plan in place to ensure that they can effectively procure public and private cloud services for their organization. In smaller companies, some IT managers are now expected to acquire the knowledge and skills to perform a similar role.Are they prepared? To find out, let's review a current IT resource assessment.According to the findings from a recent market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), European IT departments still need to make significant improvements before they have fully…
  • The Evolving Role of Savvy Business Technology Leaders

    David Deans
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    As the chief executive at your company, if you discovered that you had some major financial standards compliance issues within your organization, would you be concerned about the risks associated with that exposure?If your designated outside auditor had bypassed your internal finance department and chose instead to work directly with your individual Line of Business leaders, would you want to know why? Moreover, would you intervene?Yes, it's a rhetorical series of questions. And I think we all know the answers.Did you know there's a movement that's already in progress that could impact your…
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  • Software Adoption Incentive: grandi vantaggi per i partner

    Michele Dalmazzoni
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Per tutto l’anno fiscale 2014, ci siamo concentrati sulle metodologie per abilitare voi Partner ad affinare le vostre strategie nel fonire servizi “software lifecycle” in un mercato sempre più incentrato sul software. Ora abbiamo messo a punto nuovi modi per perfezionare le vostre abilità nel ciclo di vita del software. Abbiamo incominciato questo percorso con il Software Activation Incentive (SAI) grazie al quale potete possono ottenere sconti consistenti per ogni lead qualificata segnalata. L’incentivo nasce nel 2013 ma è possibile usufruirne ancora attivando le licenze Cisco…
  • Enterprise Networks: l’evoluzione della rete verso il cloud e il mobile

    Giorgio Campatelli
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:52 am
    Questa settimana si prospetta ricca di novità: parlando di Enterprise Networks ad esempio si annunciano lanci importanti per supportare la transizione verso il Cloud & il Mobile World. Le novità includono nuove piattaforme, servizi di gestione che aiutano i reparti IT a costruire una rete più agile, automatizzata e adatta alla velocità del business di oggi. Gli annunci toccano anche la soluzione Cisco Unified Access che agevola la mobilità dei dipendenti e della rete grazie alla strategia “un’unica policy, un’unica gestione, un’unica rete”. Con la…
  • Buone vacanze!

    Elena Cugliandro
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    Per il mese di agosto il Blog andrà in vacanza. Auguriamo a tutti Buone Vacanze. A risentirci a settembre. La redazione      
  • Cisco leader nella video collaborazione

    Michele Dalmazzoni
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    Lo attestano 3 importanti società di analisi. Siamo prossimi alla chiusura estiva ma volevo segnalarvi una buona notizia che riguarda le nostre soluzioni di video collaborazione. IDC, Forrester e Gartner, tre dei maggiori analisti del settore, hanno analizzato le offerte dei principali player di mercato, decretando la leadership di Cisco. I tre studi ai quali mi riferisco sono i seguenti: 1)      2014 – Gartner MarketScope for Group Video Systems. Nell’analisi si assegna a Cisco un rating “strong positive” come leader nel mercato Video. Inoltre ci indica leader nei sistemi…
  • Cisco Partner Ecosystem: l’evoluzione del programma di canale

    Eric Moyal
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    Prima della chiusura estiva volevo fare un veloce sommario dell’evoluzione del programma di canale, il Cisco Partner Ecosystem che include il nuovo Cisco Solution Partner Program e la nuova generazione del Cisco Channel Partner Program che vi consentità di evolvere i vostri modelli di business per cogliere nuove opportunità, interessare maggiormente i clienti e accrescere i profitti. IoE creerà opportunità senza precedenti per tutti noi. L’evoluzione del Cisco Partner Program va proprio in questa direzione: vi permetterà di cogliere le tante possibilità che l’IoE aprirà e le…
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  • Our Favorite Geeky Jack-o’-Lanterns and Downloadable Templates!

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    With Halloween this Friday, we’re in the pumpkin carving spirit at Modis! After browsing the internet for some inspiration, we’re astounded at the creativity and skill involved with some of these pumpkin designs. We started out by pinning some great examples on our Pinterest board, narrowed down 6 of our favorite geeky jack-o’-lanterns and even created carving […] Our Favorite Geeky Jack-o’-Lanterns and Downloadable Templates! is a post from: Modis The post Our Favorite Geeky Jack-o’-Lanterns and Downloadable Templates! appeared first on Modis.
  • Top IT Schools and Tech Education Options

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    Over the past several years, there’s been a dramatic rise in online tech education. With the increased availability of online learning resources, a movement to make computer science and coding affordable has also occurred. Startup companies, traditional universities and nonprofits alike are now offering free online courses as a non-conventional way to educate the tech workforce. These […] Top IT Schools and Tech Education Options is a post from: Modis The post Top IT Schools and Tech Education Options appeared first on Modis.
  • Live Q&A with Alyssa Nicoll Recap and A Code School Giveaway!

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    In our second live question and answer session, Linus Sebastian of Linus Tech Tips chatted with Code School Content Creator, Alyssa Nicoll about her particular path into programming. Her transition from the psychology field into programming and her various passions within the coding world were just two of the many discussion topics in the Q&A: One of the […] Live Q&A with Alyssa Nicoll Recap and A Code School Giveaway! is a post from: Modis The post Live Q&A with Alyssa Nicoll Recap and A Code School Giveaway! appeared first on Modis.
  • Unemployment Down in 31 States in September Regional Jobs Report

    Devon Stiles
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    Since August, 31 states reported a decline in unemployment rate according to the Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today. 42 states and the District of Columbia also reported unemployed rate decreases as compared to September 2013. As previously reported, the national unemployment rate dropped to […] Unemployment Down in 31 States in September Regional Jobs Report is a post from: Modis The post Unemployment Down in 31 States in September Regional Jobs Report appeared first on Modis.
  • Three Innovative Ways to Recruit Developers

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    Diversity in your coding workforce is a must. Beyond the different types of programming language-specific specialists you need from project to project, having developers from a wide range of backgrounds can have a positive impact on your team. If you’re eager to broaden your candidate pool and find top developer talent outside of the usual […] Three Innovative Ways to Recruit Developers is a post from: Modis The post Three Innovative Ways to Recruit Developers appeared first on Modis.
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    The Practitioner's Guide to Data Quality Improvement

  • Response to David Teich’s Critique

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    I was pleasantly surprised by a negative review of my recent TDWI webinar with Cray on Evolution of Big Data, and prepared a comment to be posted to that site. However, for some reason that person’s blog thought my comment was spam and refuse to post it, so I am happy to share my response here. First, at the risk of pushing people to another website, here is the negative review. My response: Interesting feedback, and thanks for posting the review. I am happy to reflect on your critique, particularly in relation to my experiences in talking to those rabid Hadoop adopters who can barely…
  • The Internet of Things and the Need for Sense-Making

    10 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    My casual monitoring of data management buzz phrases suggests that, as an industry, we are beginning to transition our hysteria over “big data” to a new compulsion with what is referred to as the “Internet of Things,” (IoT). Informally, the IoT refers to the integration of communication capabilities within lots of different uniquely identified devices that effectively creates a massive network for the exchange of data. These devices can range from vending machines to sensors attached to jet engines to implanted medical devices. Naturally, absorbing the data from the proliferation of…
  • 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…
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    RES Software Blog

  • Good Partners Make All the Difference

    Diana Wong
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
      Finding good partners is the key to success in anything: in business, in marriage and, especially, in investing - Robert Kiyosaki       I found this to be so true in … Investing – I get great advice and picks from my retired father-in-law who watches CNN Money and CNBC religiously, and reads […] The post Good Partners Make All the Difference appeared first on RES Software Blog.
  • Are You Ready to Remodel the People/Technology Connection?

    Tracey Mustacchio, Chief Marketing Officer
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    Once upon a time, people sat at their desktops and took what IT gave them. IT, after all, had a monopoly on technology; and technology was more of a useful toolkit than a life-and-death necessity. The world is very different today. Technology is now critical to everything everybody does, every day. Therefore, people need access […] The post Are You Ready to Remodel the People/Technology Connection? appeared first on RES Software Blog.
  • Healthcare IT and Empowering the End User in an NHS World

    RES Software
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    By: Ward Priestman Healthcare IT Consultant, Priestman Consulting If ever you needed proof that the Government’s Tech Fund was having a positive impact on healthcare organisations’ engagement with technology, this year’s Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology Expo (HETT) was it. A lot busier than previous years, IT professionals and clinicians alike were looking for ideas for how […] The post Healthcare IT and Empowering the End User in an NHS World appeared first on RES Software Blog.
  • The ABC’s of Activating RES Software Licenses

    Guido Drissen, Support Engineer
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Activating licenses is one of the steps you need to do in every new configuration or when licenses are added in an already existing configuration. The activation process for RES Software solutions is fairly straightforward (like most things, once you’ve done them at least once), but we still receive questions about expired licenses, especially during […] The post The ABC’s of Activating RES Software Licenses appeared first on RES Software Blog.
  • VMworld 2014 – Complements of RES Software

    Lou Donofrio, VP of Product Management
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Last month, I was one of the 22,000 people who attended VMworld 2014. While RES Software was a sponsor and exhibitor in the Solutions Exchange, I was able to roam as an attendee at the keynotes and sessions. My goal was to learn some great new ways that the RES IT Store could continue to […] The post VMworld 2014 – Complements of RES Software appeared first on RES Software Blog.
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    The IJIS Factor

  • Defining Open Standards

    Guest Blogger
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    This month the IJIS Factor Blog has Robert Shumate returning as a guest blogger. Read more of Shumate’s blog posts in the eight-part procurement series earlier in the year. While almost everybody agrees on the value of open standards for helping achieve interoperability, there continues to be considerable debate about how best to define [...]
  • Building on the Zeitgeist of Sharing

    Guest Blogger
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    It appears that the sharing of assets has become a primary and quite common strategy for filling our daily living needs. What was once the province of more affluent people who chose to invest in time-sharing vacation homes has now been extended far beyond this lifestyle to everyday actions. It has become evident to many [...]
  • Improving IT Procurement Series Part 8: Contract Oversight and Management

    Guest Blogger
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    This is the last of an eight-part series on procurement practices in information technology. This series is authored by Bob Shumate, a Member Emeritus of the IJIS Institute and the chair of the IJIS Institute’s Procurement Innovation Task Force. The material in these articles covers the findings of the Procurement Innovation Task Force and offers [...]
  • Improving IT Procurement Series Part 7: Negotiating a Contractual Agreement with the Selected Supplier

    Guest Blogger
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    This is the seventh of an eight-part series on procurement practices in information technology. This series is authored by Bob Shumate, a Member Emeritus of the IJIS Institute and the chair of the IJIS Institute’s Procurement Innovation Task Force. The material in these articles covers the findings of the Procurement Innovation Advisory Committee and offers [...]
  • Improving IT Procurement Series 6: Evaluating Responses to the RFP and Selecting a Supplier

    Guest Blogger
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    This is the sixth of an eight-part series on procurement practices in information technology. This series is authored by Bob Shumate, a Member Emeritus of the IJIS Institute and the chair of the IJIS Institute’s Procurement Innovation Task Force. The material in these articles covers the findings of the Procurement Innovation Task Force and offers [...]
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    The Data Center Journal

  • Predicting the Big Data Landscape

    Al Nugent
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    In the time since I co-wrote Big Data for Dummies (Wiley, 2013), there has been an explosion in the interest around big data (and big analytics and big workflow). Although that interest, and concomitant marketing, has been exploding, big data implementations have proceeded at a relatively normal pace. Now that we are closing out 2014, I thought it appropriate to reflect on the state of big data and offer some predictions for its evolution. Two facts substantiated by the current adoption rate are the following: Big data is not a single new technology but a combination of existing and new…
  • Renewed Interest in Climate Change to Influence Data Centers?

    Jeff Clark
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    As energy guzzlers, data centers are often targets of concern or even scorn in light of concern over environmental issues related to energy production and consumption—particularly, among some groups, climate change. According to Peter Judge at DatacenterDynamics, renewed interest in reaching some form of international climate-change agreement could spell trouble for data center operators. Although greater energy efficiency can be better for business as well as the environment, the difficulty is accurately measuring it, complicating the task of setting efficiency goals and enabling companies…
  • Emerson Network Power Announces Research Facility to Advance Thermal Management Technology for Data Centers

    Press Release
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today provided details on an innovative data center research space that will be built in Ohio to advance research and product development of data center thermal management technologies and controls. The 38,500 square-foot Emerson Innovation Center, also known as “The Helix,” is slated to open on the University of Dayton campus in Ohio in late 2015. The research and development space will expand the ability of Emerson Network Power’s…
  • vXchnge Partners With TechLAB Innovation Center to Accelerate and Empower Next-Generation Cloud Services Companies

    Press Release
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    vXchnge, a carrier-neutral colocation services provider dedicated to improving the business performance of its customers, today announced its partnership with TechLAB Innovation Center, a Silicon Valley-based, full circle ecosystem committed to helping cutting-edge technology start-ups across the globe accelerate their businesses, preparing them for growth, including acquisition and IPO. Through TechLAB’s selective program, targeting businesses in the IT (software and hardware), telecom, wireless, and healthcare IT industries, companies are mentored and nurtured by a team of veteran…
  • Twitter’s “Strong Financial Quarter”

    Jeff Clark
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    According to CEO Dick Costolo in a press release, Twitter “had another very strong financial quarter,” with net earnings just shy of $7 million in 3Q14 compared with a $17 million loss in the same quarter a year earlier. That is, if you buy the company’s non-GAAP accounting. On a GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) basis, the company lost a net $175 million, nearly tripling its $64 million loss year over year on just over double the revenue: $361 million for 3Q14 compared with $169 million in 3Q13. At the start of the trading day following release of its third-quarter…
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    SMP Updates

  • Digital Media Strategies 2015

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Digital Media Strategies Date: 9-11  March 2015Location: Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, Greater London, N1 9AGDigital Media Strategies takes place 9–11 March 2015 at Kings Place, London. It brings together a global audience of over 450 sen...
  • Flipboard Introduces Topics; Powered By The Millions Of Curators On Flipboard

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:42 pm
    34,000 Topics Let Readers Go Deep on Any Interest While The New Daily Edition Creates a Single Place to Catch Up Every MorningThird Generation of Flipboard Also Introduces a New Interface Designed Specifically for Phones    &nb...
  • Mindjet Releases 'Predictions,' a New Crowd Analytics Capability in SpigitEngage

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:21 am
    New Module Helps Businesses Make Better Decisions Using Crowd-Predicted Quantitative DataLONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired) -  Mindjet, the global leader in SaaS solutions for enterprise innovation management, today announced the release o...
  • Cloud Computing Places IT Firmly in Control, Says Verizon 'State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014' Report

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    More Enterprises and Government Agencies Migrating Mission-Critical Workloads to the CloudNEW YORK/PRNewswire/ -- Sixty-five percent of enterprises are now using cloud technology, services and solutions as part of their IT infrastructure, accordin...
  • Nextbit Unveils the Future of Mobile

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Google Ventures and Accel Partners-Backed Company Releases Next Step Toward Ambitious Vision of Transformative Mobile Experiences, Is Available in Limited Beta Exclusively on CyanogenHALF MOON BAY, CA--(Marketwired) - Nextbit, a company reimaginin...
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    Paragon Software Blog

  • Paragon Software releases New Hard Disk Manager 15 Suite and Pro editions

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    New features include embedded Recovery Media Builder 3.0, file-level backup and restore for virtual containers, agentless protection of Hyper-V guest machines. Windows 10 users get a free update with the release of the new platform. We’re happy to announce the release of Paragon Hard Disk Manager (HDM) 15 Suite and Professional – complete, all-in-one data management [...]
  • Paragon Protect & Restore 3.5 for businesses of all sizes protects data and restore objectives in virtual and physical environments

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    Unified, scalable protection solution for heterogeneous IT infrastructures now with enhanced performance, a new powerful deduplication mechanism, the most efficient Exchange database backup and recovery, protection of virtual machines hosted by Microsoft Hyper-V, Paragon’s proprietary patent-pending data processing techniques and more! Paragon Software Group releases  Paragon Protect & Restore 3.5 – an advanced backup and disaster [...]
  • Paragon Boot Camp Backup Beta is on testing!

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:09 am
    Paragon Software is happy to invite all interested users to test the beta version of the upcoming Paragon Boot Camp Backup! The only solution to back up Windows under OS X provides sector-level backup, incremental imaging, selective restore and much more under OS X 10.10 Yosemite! More key features and benefits Become a beta tester and download the [...]
  • Paragon Software invites their ExtFS for Windows’s users to participate in the survey

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    To gather typical usage scenarious of the product in order to provide better solutions Paragon Software kindly invites all users of ExtFS for Windows to participate in a short survey! We really  hope our users make use of the product and enjoy its convenience. We will be happy to know more about our users’ experience as [...]
  • Hard Disk Manager 15 Preview is available for a free 90-day evaluation!

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:37 am
    A complete data management tool for physical and virtual storage with maximum flexibility for SMBs and enterprises Paragon Software released a free 90-day trial of Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 Preview, a complete data management solution with flexible physical and virtual backup formats for businesses. HDM 15 supports the right backup formats for a variety of tasks [...]
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    Enterprise Network Security Blog from ISDecisions

  • Why Monitoring Shared Folder Access is so vital for this Law Enforcement Division in Court

    Chris Bunn
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    A division from a well-known government law enforcement agency needed to better track the usage of sensitive files presented in the prosecution of major criminals. The division deals with high profile cases such as murder, fraud and serial sexual assaults, serving over 1,000 employees including civilian members and police officers. Their work supports major investigations by efficiently processing, organizing, indexing, and ultimately disclosing to the courts, large quantities of information derived from investigations. Databases currently hold some 600 sensitive files that include evidence,…
  • Protecting Outlook Web Access and ActiveSync on Exchange with UserLock

    Jean-Noël Haas
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    To meet the demands of a remote and mobile workforce, today most companies offer employees access to their company mailbox from outside the office. This is most likely accomplished by either using Outlook Web Access (OWA) with a web browser or by using their phone with an ActiveSync mail client. Because these two common ways to access an Exchange mailbox are both based on the Microsoft web server IIS (Internet information Services), organizations can use the IIS agent introduced with UserLock 6.0 to protect these IIS sessions and help control access to company email outside of the office.
  • Mitigating Credentials-based-attacks from Social Engineering

    Chris Bunn
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    Following the recent CERT research on unintentional insider threats from social engineering, IS Decisions share their experience on how organisations are helping prevent security breaches that stem from credentials-based-attacks. Unintentional Insider Threats from Social Engineering The CERT Insider Threat Center recently published its research on unintentional insider threats focusing on the use of phishing and/or social engineering as a means to implement malware or gain access to credentials. They determined that many incidents initiated through phishing and other social engineering are…
  • Windows Security Authenticated Users: How to start taking internal security more seriously

    François Amigorena
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    On average, a total of about 1,200 internal security breaches occur in UK businesses every single day. In the US, the figure is over 2,500. These figures are based on recent research in which 500 IT decision makers whether they had had an internal security breach in the last year. Yet despite this huge prolificacy, they also told us that insider threats are not top of their list of security priorities. In fact they come a fairly distant fourth, after viruses, data loss and hacking. So for IT managers, internal security is a lesser priority than data loss, despite the fact that the most common…
  • How to make your school network secure from the inside

    François Amigorena
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    IT infrastructure is the backbone of a modern educational institution. From the largest secondary boasting thousands of pupils to the smallest primary with a mere hundred pupils, accessing the network is as much a regular a part of a student life as school dinners. Every day, pupils up and down the country log on to upload course work, download reading material and chart their academic progress. And it is not just the pupils that rely on the IT infrastructure. Staff members, including teachers and administrative teams, all use the network to store vital resources, share classroom material and…
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    MarkjOwen's Blog

  • How to Explain Big Data to your Grandmother

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Solink recently published an infographic with the title “How to Explain Big Data to your Grandmother“. It was put together for The Grandma prize, at Montreal’s Internatonal Startup Festival. To claim this prize, you have to break your idea down to … Continue reading →
  • 8 tips from Paul Newman on being a Business Analyst

    10 Oct 2014 | 1:05 am
    Paul Newman, – actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver, auto racing team owner, and auto racing enthusiast, and … Business Analyst guru. What?!! BA Guru?  Yep…draw closer and I’ll tell you why… Paul Newman was president of “The Actor’s … Continue reading →
  • Simple advice – How to Make Ugly Slides Beautiful

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:14 pm
    This slidedeck presents some fantastic tips on turning slides from dull to wow. I really like this one. Related articles The 10 Best Social Media SlideShare Presentations of 2014 20 Inspiring SlideShare Presentations Every Marketer Should See How to Strategically … Continue reading →
  • Collection of interesting infographics for those touring the world

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    In a slight diversion from my usual subject matter, here’s a collection of interesting infographics that has made about the following popular travel destinations: London Paris Amsterdam New York Rome Brazil Carnival Dubai Moscow London go back to top of … Continue reading →
  • The BA is the least knowledgeable about Agile

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:07 am
    According to VersionOne’s 2013 State of Agile survey, Business Analysts rank as the least knowledgeable about Agile. I sort of understand this, but it really shocked me when I saw it. As you can see in the image above, the … Continue reading →
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    Mindtree Blogs

  • Embracing Disruption: IGD Convention 2014 Roundup

    Balaji Narayanswamy
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    In the not-too-distant past, the traditional practice of making 2-4 trips to the supermarket each month was still very much the norm. But omnichannel commerce has changed that drastically. According to IGD Chief Executive Joanne Denney-Finch, today’s average shopper makes 24 trips per month across channels to buy grocery items. IGD champions the cause of […]
  • Apple Pay: A Tipping Point, or More of the Same?

    Vijay Balakrishnan
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Apple Pay Day arrived with the usual media fanfare that accompanies Apple events. So…now what? We wait. The mobile payments industry has undergone several rounds of technology improvements over the past few years, with players like Google Wallet and ISIS Mobile Wallet (now Softcard) taking their own unique approaches. But one thing is common among […]
  • Style & Substance: E-Commerce Innovation Evening

    Anshuman Singh
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    When it comes to ecommerce for food & grocery, one size clearly does not fit all. This could not have been more apparent than while going through some great entries for the Ecommerce Innovation Award. Last week, we met at the 15th floor of the incomparable Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London. It was very tempting […]
  • Agile – Principles over practice – Part 3

    Dwight Kingdon
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    A couple of weeks ago I posted Part 1 of my “Agile – Principles over practice” blog where I introduced a key reason for Agile failures – prioritizing practices over principles. Last week I followed up with Part 2, which focused on the challenges of communication and collaboration in an Agile environment. I’ve learned that […]
  • 3 Stages of FATCA Testing and Quality Assurance

    Raman Suprajarama
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:06 am
    In my last blog I talked about 5 quality challenges affecting FATCA compliance. Now let us see how to address them. The following three-stage approach for FATCA quality assurance pack is designed to identify any gaps in the implementation process, report issues to stakeholders and enable informed decision-making. Stage 1. Test planning and design to […]
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    The Accidental Successful CIO

  • How CIOs Deal With Mobile Disruption

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Mobile disruptions can happen at any timeImage Credit As CIO, because of the importance of information technology, you need to get ready to deal with the disruptions that that arrival of even more mobile technology is going to create. The customers that your company serves are going to expect to be able to interact with the company using their mobile phones more and more. Will you be ready? This Changes Everything One of the biggest impacts that the arrival of new mobile technology is having is that how various groups communicate is being fundamentally altered. As the person in the CIO…
  • What A CIO Needs To Know About Throwing A Proper Retreat

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you are going to throw a retreat, then do it wellImage Credit Every CIO is looking to solve the same puzzle: what do they have to do in order to get the most productivity out of their IT department? It turns out that sometimes the solution to this puzzle is to temporarily forget the importance of information technology and take the IT department out of the company and go on a retreat. However, if you do a poor job of throwing a retreat, then it will all be for naught. How can a CIO make a retreat create the results that he or she is looking for? Breakout Sessions The first question that…
  • New Book: Technology That Every CIO Needs To Know About

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    Technology That Every CIO Needs To Know About As the CIO of your company, it’s your job to stay on top of all of the different forms of technology that the company uses to accomplish its business goals. This task is made even harder by all of the changes that are always occurring in the various technology fields. As the CIO you need to understand how to pick the correct type of database to be used on projects. You need to watch the rollout of other large-scale IT projects and learn from them: what went right and what went wrong. What You’ll Find Inside: THE 7 STAGES OF BIG DATA…
  • 3 Ways That CIOs Can Do A Better Job Of Hiring The Right Person

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    When A CIO hires someone, they want to do it correctlyImage Credit When you have the CIO job you realize that your success rests not on the importance of information technology, but rather firmly on the shoulders of those people who are on your team. What this means is that the process of hiring someone is a critical step in your career. Hire the right person and you’ll move forward, hire the wrong person and you may stumble or even be asked to leave the firm. How can you go about doing this correctly? Interview People, Of Course In all honesty, the interview is the least effective way…
  • How Can CIOs Prevent Their Team Members From Burning Out?

    8 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    CIOs need to get their team members to take a chill pillImage Credit Isn’t it the dream of every CIO to have a fully committed team? A team that understands the importance of information technology and what you are trying to accomplish as a team, has fully bought in to that dream, and is aggressively working to achieve your goals? It turns out that there is a dark side to this dream. You need to be aware of what that dark side is and how you can deal with it before it causes your team to burn out… The Downside of Having An A-Team At first glance, having a totally committed team would…
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    Informatica Perspectives

  • If Data Projects Weather, Why Not Corporate Revenue?

    Stephan Zoder
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Every fall Informatica sales leadership puts together its strategy for the following year.  The revenue target is typically a function of the number of sellers, the addressable market size and key accounts in a given territory, average spend and conversion … Continue reading »
  • Getting Value Out of Data Integration

    Guest Author
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    The post is by Philip Howard, Research Director, Bloor Research. One of the standard metrics used to support buying decisions for enterprise software is total cost of ownership. Typically, the other major metric is functionality. However functionality is ephemeral. Not only does … Continue reading »
  • Is it Enterprise Architecture or Wall Art?

    Amar Nadig
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:10 am
    Just last week, I visited a client for whom I had been consulting on-and-off for several years. On the meeting room wall, I saw their Enterprise Architecture portfolio, beautiful graphically designed and printed on a giant sheet of paper. My … Continue reading »
  • Not Just For Play, Western Union Puts Hadoop to Work

    Murthy Mathiprakasam
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Everyone’s talking about Hadoop for empowering analysts to quickly experiment, discover, and predict new insights.  But Hadoop isn’t just for play.  Leading enterprises like Western Union are putting Hadoop to work on their most mission-critical data pipelines.  Last week at … Continue reading »
  • Has Hadoop Crossed The Chasm? Thoughts About Strata 2014

    Todd Goldman
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:01 am
    Well, it’s been a little over a week since the Strata conference so I thought I should give some perspective on what I learned.  I think it was summed up at my first meeting, on the first morning of the … Continue reading »
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    Wikibon Blog

  • #BigDataNYC and Wikibon Capital Markets Day is Almost Here

    Jeff Kelly
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    The biggest week of the Big Data calendar is here. Kicking off tomorrow #theCUBE is live at #BigDataNYC 2014 for two days of continuous coverage. We’ll be interviewing Big Data practitioners, thought-leaders and technologies live from the Hilton Times Square in New York City. Watch live coverage at On Thursday (10/16) afternoon, tune in to catch my presentation to capital markets professionals on the state of Big Data in the enterprise, the implications for IT heavyweights (Oracle, SAP, Teradata, etc.) and what savvy investors need to consider when placing their…
  • HP Invests in Hortonworks to Jumpstart its Transformation

    Jeff Kelly
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    HP and Hortonworks deepened their relationship last week, and the deal says a lot more about the former than it does the latter. The news is that HP is investing $50 million in Hortonworks for about a 5% ownership stake in the company (Hortonworks’ Series D valuation is estimated at $1.1 billion) and a seat on Hortonworks’ board. HP will resell the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and provide Tier 1 support to customers. The two companies will also work together to certify the HP Vertica analytic database on YARN. For Hortonworks, the investment and partnership is in keeping with its…
  • People & Relationships Just as Important as Data for New CDOs

    Jeff Kelly
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Organizations are increasingly coming to the realization that data is a core strategic asset, the new source of competitive advantage. Success in today’s economy is predicated on how organizations leverage data as much as any other corporate function. The challenge organizations face, then, is how to leverage this asset to its maximum potential in ways that are as efficient as possible and also minimize risk. This is no small feat. It involves data itself (identifying and managing sources of data), technology (tools and systems to ingest, process, store, analyze and share data), governance…
  • Catalogic Software (Who?) Taps Ed Walsh as CEO

    David Vellante
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    Ed Walsh, the CEO whiz kid is back doing what he does best – running a product company. This time he’s landed at Catalogic Software, a firm many people have never heard of—but probably will over the next several months. Walsh is a storage industry veteran who is best known for taking small, relatively unknown product-focused companies that need clearer strategy and execution chops, building a team, pointing them at a problem, gaining traction and then selling to a larger player who needs to fill a gap. Walsh touts an impressive list of successful exits as a CEO, including Avamar (EMC),…
  • Memory Matters

    David Vellante
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:22 pm
      The “big four” megatrends of cloud, mobile, social and Big Data are putting new pressures on IT departments. These high level forces are rippling through to create demands on infrastructure as follows: Cloud – Amazon has turned the data center into an API. This trend is forcing CIOs, as best they can, to replicate the agility, cost structure and flexibility of external cloud service providers. Unlike outsourcing of the 1990’s, which had diseconomies of scale at volume, cloud services have marginal economics that track software (i.e. incremental costs go toward zero). This trend…
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    IT Manager Daily

  • Agency issues first-ever data breach fine: $10 million

    David King
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was not impressed with phone carriers’ data security practices. So the agency took the unprecedented step of issuing a fine for the breach: $10 million in total.  Two carriers with the same ownership and management, TerraComm and YourTel, collected customer information to determine eligibility for the Lifeline discount cell phone program. Some of the info they gathered included addresses, social security numbers, drivers license numbers and paystubs. But what they did with this information violates just about every rule of safe data storage…
  • Five critical business trends leading executives in IT are addressing

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    In CEB’s 2014 Top Insights Report, discover five critical trends that are shaping the business, and how the best companies are addressing key functional challenges to drive performance. This white paper addresses the five critical trends that have been identified across 2014 through research and conversations with thousands of executives in organizations around the globe. All of these changes have significant implications for executives managing their functions. Many executives often recognize change too late or misunderstand the implications of those changes for their teams. Unfortunately,…
  • VoIP: A Cost-Effective Next Generation Communications Solution

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    With the emergence of VoIP solutions, communicating has never been faster, more accessible, and more cost-effective. Voice Technology can bring together an existing telephone network, computer system, and BYOD gadgets such as tablets and smartphones to form a flexible and versatile communications structure. And since VoIP solutions can be taken advantage of as a service, there is no need for investing in massive and expensive infrastructure. Let BuyerZone help you sort through all your options and provide you with free price quotes from several qualified vendors so you can compare and find…
  • Get Productive! Boosting Your Productivity And Getting Things Done eBook (usually $14.99) FREE for a limited time!

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    For anyone who’s felt valuable time frittered away in checking emails or answering wrong phone numbers, or listening to a coworker giving you a minute-by-minute account of their previous night’s date, help is finally here. Your time is, indeed, your own. And this handy guide, written by a leading executive coach, shows you how to retool your brain, reclaim your schedule, become a master of each minute, and make yourself more productive. Click here to learn more!   The post Get Productive! Boosting Your Productivity And Getting Things Done eBook (usually $14.99) FREE for a…
  • iPad CTO Kit: including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions. Click here to learn more!   The post iPad CTO Kit: including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers appeared first on IT Manager Daily.
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    mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

  • 5 more dangers of spreadsheet overuse (part 2)

    Joe Stangarone
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summary: While harmless if used correctly, spreadsheets can create all types of business problems when misused. The bad news: Spreadsheets are often misused. Learn how businesses unknowingly misuse spreadsheets, and the risks they face as a result. What if I told you that dangerous software has crept into your company? It’s infiltrated your employee’s computers. It drains productivity, leads to data errors, and could even put your entire business at risk. It’s almost impossible to control. photo credit: Eelffica via pixabay cc What is this dangerous software? Spreadsheets. When misused,…
  • We’ve gone responsive (and why you should too)

    Joe Stangarone
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Summary: Responsive design is more than just the latest buzzword. It’s a design principle that you must apply to both your business website and your web applications. Learn why it’s so important, and a couple of easy options for making your site and apps responsive. Regular readers of this blog might notice that the site looks different today. We just redesigned our site from the ground up! Besides the modern look and feel, we took this step for an important reason: Responsive design has become a necessity. In fact, we didn’t stop with our site. We recently made both our…
  • 5 big challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders in 2015 (part 1)

    Joe Stangarone
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summary: As business technology goes through a fundamental shift, the role of the CIO is changing. In the coming years, CIOs will face new challenges and take on new roles. The most successful CIOs are those that recognize and adapt to these changes. In this article, we explore 5 such challenges that CIOs must face in the near future. Some view it as an opportunity. Others view it as a risk. Whatever you call it, no one can deny that it’s happening: Business technology is undergoing a major shift. Driven largely by the explosion of data along with the rise of mobile and the cloud, the role…
  • Why your spreadsheet data belongs in a database

    Joe Stangarone
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    Summary: If your business still relies heavily on spreadsheets, here are 6 difficult questions to ask yourself. If you can’t answer all of these questions with absolute certainty, it’s time to consider the benefits of moving your data away from spreadsheets and into a database. Does your company or business department rely on spreadsheets for reporting, decision-making, budgeting, or any other mission-critical tasks? If so, see if you can answer these questions: How many employees have access to these spreadsheets? How many employees have edited these spreadsheets? Have any of…
  • Weekly Recap: 11 best practices for BI, top technologies for business transformation, and more…

    Joe Stangarone
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Summary: In this week’s article roundup, we learn why businesses must pay attention to the coming war for developers (if they hope to stay in business), how enterprises are shifting to a new platform, and more. 11 best practices for Business Intelligence BI gives businesses virtually limitless potential. It lets them transform immense volumes of data into organization-benefiting intelligence. The problem: These projects often fail. Learn the tips and best practices to keep your BI project on the right track. The coming war for developers The emergence of mobile, analytics and cloud…
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    Information Space

  • Ebola: A Social Media Epidemic

    Megan Minier
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Ebola is a term we’re all familiar with. Whether you pick up a newspaper or turn on the television, there’s a fairly good chance you’re going to witness some sort of discussion about the disease. If you have an active online presence, however, all you have to do is open your Twitter app or log onto Facebook to see a unique spin on the current event. Is social media causing unnecessary fear in certain individuals? Or is it making a mockery of the deadly disease? Meme Culture There are countless graphics circulating aimed at Ebola. Internet users create memes to attract attention…
  • Hack Hunger and Homelessness in Syracuse: November 8-9

    Billy Ceskavich
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    In the midst of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we often overlook those less fortunate than us — we forget about the 3.5 million homeless Americans for whom the more pressing question of the day is if they’ll find something to eat, not how much. To address this pertinent issues, Centerstate CEO and the Syracuse Technology Garden have worked together to organize Hack Hunger and Homelessness (#HungerHack), a 24-hour civic hackathon aimed at combatting local homelessness. From Saturday, November 8 to Sunday, November 9 all are welcome to join this civic hackathon in an effort to leverage…
  • iSGO: The Pulse of Graduate Life at the iSchool

    Aravind Gopalakrishnan
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    For most graduate students at the iSchool, a typical day consists of attending classes, working (and procrastinating) on assignments, bumping into friends in the hallways, and prepping for the odd exam. Once in a while though, grad students need opportunities to socialize, have fun and perhaps even learn something new. The iSchool Graduate Student Organization (iSGO) aims to fulfill this need, by organizing professional and casual events throughout the year, and bringing students together. While iSGO’s board members are a very social and cheerful bunch, there is a lot of hard work…
  • Startup Roundup: Golden Gear MMA

    Hikari Matsuo
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    While most kids were outside playing with their toys, Dan Goldberg was in the gym diligently practicing the combat martial art, Muay Thai, at only 12 years old. Day in and day out, Goldberg would suffer injuries, some minor and others major. Some injuries would be so severe that he would have to miss fights in order to recover. Instead of dwelling on bandages and bruises, Goldberg said, “These injuries can be easily prevented with the proper gear. There have to be others out there with similar, or the same experience.” His entrepreneurial thinking and innovative ideas gave birth to his…
  • Data Roundup: Data Science Projected the Ebola Outbreak and More

    Sam Edelstein
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    Big data and analytics are buzzwords that have companies in almost every industry trying to capitalize. Though there are real benefits that can occur when data-driven approaches are adopted, many employees have an emotional response that keeps them from embracing these new strategies. McKinsey writes about three common concerns that employees have – “it’s too hard”, “I know better”, and “I don’t trust you”. The article also looks at how to minimize the concern. Data in Medicine There is a lot to be gained from using data analytics in…
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  • The Top 10 Haunted Houses around the World

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    From presidential palaces in Colombia to film centers in the Philippines, the most normal places are not always as they seem. In honor of Halloween, Pakistan’s best real estate marketplace,, guides you through the world’s top 10 haunted properties. 1. Lawang Sewu, Indonesia: A landmark of Semarang, Central Java, and Lawang Sewu (which translates […]
  • Lumia 730 Dual SIM Now Available in Pakistan

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Microsoft Devices Pakistan announced the availability of the Lumia 730 Dual SIM in Pakistan. With a wide angle front facing camera, affordable price tag, and sleek, pocketable style featured alongside integrated Microsoft experiences, Lumia 730 lets people easily capture and share more of what they want. The Lumia 730 combines a slim, vibrant style with […]
  • Mobilink becomes Fastest Growing 3G Service of Pakistan

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mobilink 3G customers have reached 1 million mark rendering it as the fasted growing 3G service in Pakistan. Mobilink hit the 1 million mark within 90 days of commercial launch which is the fastest uptake of 3G services of any cellular operator in Pakistan. Mobilink’s 3G services were launched in July this year and continue […]
  • Ufone Offers 50 GB Mobile Internet only in Rs. 5

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Ufone has offered 50 GB data only in Rs. 5 from 12 AM midnight to 10 AM morning. This wonderful offer is for both 2G and 3G Ufone customers. This Mega Internet Offer from Ufone is the industry’s first offer in which Ufone is giving 50 GB in just Rs. 5. How to Subscribe? Dial […]
  • and Easy Taxi Present the E-Commerce Transport and Automobile Conference 2014

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Easy Taxi and Carmudi recently held the E-commerce Transport and Automobile Conference 2014, to promote and educate the general public about the benefits, success, and growth of ecommerce in Pakistan through the recent years. The conference was a showcase presenting the ecommerce growth in Pakistan that is revolutionizing the automobile and transport industry holistically. The […]
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    Complete IT Professional

  • 5 Ways To Improve Your Software Developer Salary

    Ben Brumm
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Software development is a popular career choice for those in the IT industry. If you’re a software developer, learn a few ways on how you can improve your salary in this article.This article is a part of my salary improvement series, which has covered a few roles already. I’ve gotten some of the data from Payscale and performed my own analysis on it, giving you some actionable advice on how you can improve it. What Is The Average Software Developer Salary?So, let’s start with the figures.The average software developer salary in the US as of October 2014 is…
  • 4 Ways To Improve Your Database Administrator Salary

    Ben Brumm
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Are you a database administrator? Do you want to know how to improve your salary? Read this article for some information and advice on how to improve your database administrator salary.What Is The Average Database Administrator Salary?I’ve done some research on salary information in the US, and based on the information provided by Payscale and have found:The average salary for a Database Administrator (DBA) in the US as of October 2014 is $68,000.This includes all levels of experience of database administrators, as well as technologies. Let’s have a look at some related roles to…
  • 5 Simple Steps For How to Become a Programmer

    Ben Brumm
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Are you interested in becoming a programmer? I’ve explained the process to become a programmer in five simple steps in this article.The Steps on How to Become a ProgrammerA programmer is someone who writes code for software. It’s an enjoyable job, and also very popular. It’s the kind of role that many people associate with working in IT. Whenever I tell people I work in IT, many of them ask if I’m a programmer.So, I’ve decided to summarise the steps that are involved in becoming a programmer in this article. Note that while the title of the article mentions…
  • 8 Simple Steps For How to Become a Database Administrator

    Ben Brumm
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Are you interested in becoming a database administrator? Does this career path excite you? Learn how to become a database administrator with the simple steps in this article.What Is A Database Administrator?First of all, before we get into the steps for becoming a database administrator, let’s learn what a DBA (database administrator) actually is.A database administrator is responsible for the databases for a particular company. They may be responsible for a single database, or a number of databases, depending on the size of the company and the number of other DBAs involved.A DBA is…
  • Evernote – A Better Way To Take Notes At Work

    Ben Brumm
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    I’ve been using Evernote for a while to take notes at work, and I’d like to share how it has improved my working life and how you can benefit from it.Before Evernote – Using Pen and PaperWhen I first started working in the IT industry, I took a lot of notes. I went to meetings and took notes, and also just took notes about things at my desk.These notes were about things I needed to do, brainstorming, discussion points from meetings, websites, and all kinds of things. Pen and paper worked for me… for a while. Until the books started filling up. Until I was in a hurry…
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  • Why Data Loss Happens - and What to Do About It

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    All hard drives will eventually fail. Its what businesses do to ensure they recover their data that matters. Here we look at the key causes for data loss and how it can be prevented.
  • Web Roundup: Is Technology Costing You More Than You Realize?

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    As technology innovations surge ahead, some apps are falling short on the security side of things. Read about this and more in this week's roundup of the Web's top tech stories.
  • Multiplexing: An Intro to How it Works

    26 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Ever wondered how all those emails, pictures and tweets can travel over the Internet without clashing with each other? In this article we’ll take a high-level look at the technique that makes this possible.
  • Unix/Linux Shells 101

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Shells are powerful and highly versatile tools for Unix and Linux. There are numerous shells with different abilities out there, and they are highly customizable to fit your needs.
  • 12 DNS Records Explained

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    DNS can be a little daunting. We'll show you how it works by dissecting the most common DNS records.
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  • Easy Way to Reduce Eye Strain While Using Your Computer

    The IT Bros Team
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:35 pm
    If you’re like me you probably stay up late at night working (or playing) away on the computer. The later and darker it gets the brighter your monitor can seem and this can put a strain on your eyes. Not to mention that it keeps you awake longer when you’ve basically got a lamp shining into your eyes. Here’s a simple way to reduce eye strain. I use a program called f.lux which basically gradually reduces the brightness of your monitor as the day progresses. The program is completely free which is a huge bonus Step 1 Download f.lux here and install. Step 2 Launch f.lux and…
  • Outsourcing Your Software Development Needs – Make Outsourcing Work

    The IT Bros Team
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    As a start-up owner you have to keep your overheads competitively low to weather periods of slow growth and provide your client base with competitively priced products/services whilst enjoying a reasonable standard of living. To keep overheads low whilst accessing top talent, outsourcing is likely to be the best way to have your start-up’s software development needs met; however, as you’ve probably come to realise, opinions are divided as to what’s the best option for start-ups – in-house developers or software development agencies? To give you an idea, here are a few of the commonly…
  • The Cheapest Stock Photo Site (My DepositPhotos Review)

    The IT Bros Team
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    I run various websites and online businesses and am constantly in need of stock photos. I’ve looked around everywhere for the cheapest stock photo site and now I get the majority of my stock photos from The images start at $1 for the smallest ones (usually sufficient for my needs) and they have generous monthly subscription plans if you need a lot of images frequently. Most other sites seem to have much higher fees on both a per image and subscription basis. I recently got a daily subscription plan and have been very happy. I can download 10 images / day of any…
  • Remove U2 “Songs of Innocence” Album From iPhone

    The IT Bros Team
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    These are the official instructions from Apple on removing the U2 album “Songs of Innocence” from your iTunes library: 1. Go to 2. Click Remove Album to confirm you’d like to remove the album from your account. 3. Sign in with the Apple ID and password you use to buy from the iTunes Store. 4. You’ll see a confirmation message that the album has been removed from your account. If you downloaded the songs to iTunes on your Mac or PC or to the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you’ll need to delete them manually. Source:…
  • Windows 9 Release Date

    The IT Bros Team
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    There is no official release date from Microsoft for Windows 9 just yet but a leaked document from May 22 obtained by Myce shows the preview release date being in Q2 – Q3 2015. According to ZDNet Microsoft will deliver a Windows 9 preview by late September or early October. Stay tuned for updates! Incoming search terms:Windows 9 Release DateThe post Windows 9 Release Date appeared first on TheITBros.
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  • Casey Quinif: G2 Crowd Member Q&A #7

    Daniel Honigman
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    For our latest member Q&A, we feature Casey Quinif, a sales professional at a Florida-based technology company. He discovered G2 Crowd while researching competitors, and liked it so much he became active in our community right away. To be considered for future Q&As, all you have to do is post about five to seven business software reviews on the site, and email dhonigman-at-g2crowd-dot-com to get the process started. Read the Q&A after the jump. Name: Casey Quinif Hometown: Atlantic Beach, Fla. Position/Company: Sales at Swyft Technology Twitter handle: @caseyquinif LinkedIn…
  • Top 10 Dreamforce Vendors, listed by G2 Score

    Daniel Honigman
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    Last week during Dreamforce, we announced the creation of a special G2 Crowd GridScape for Dreamforce 2014. On Friday, we published a final list of the top Dreamforce vendors, listed by their customer satisfaction rating. On G2 Crowd, satisfaction is only one factor in a vendor’s “G2 Score”; their market presence is another. We have ranked the top Dreamforce vendors, as determined by their G2 scores. The top non-Salesforce-owned products at the conference, ranked by their overall scores, are: 1) Dropbox Tied at 2) Evernote, DocuSign Tied at 4) Box, Act-On Tied at 6)…
  • Top 10 Dreamforce Vendors, listed by user Satisfaction rating

    Daniel Honigman
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    At the beginning of the week, we announced the launch of our very first special-edition Grid (pictured at left; click to zoom), based on the list of this year’s Dreamforce sponsors. We went through the list, and the ones with 10 or more reviews made it onto our first GridScape for Dreamforce, as covered here by VentureBeat. One of the great things about our Grids is the fact they update in real time. This means that with each new review, they update and normalize accordingly. During the show, some new players appeared on the Grid, including, Cvent, RingCentral,…
  • Megan Montgomery: G2 Crowd Member Q&A #6

    Daniel Honigman
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    For our latest Q&A, we feature Megan Montgomery, an administrator and marketer from the city where everything stays weird: Austin, Texas. To be considered for future Q&As, all you have to do is post about five to seven business software reviews on the site, and email dhonigman-at-g2crowd-dot-com to get the process started. Read the full Q&A after the jump. Name: Megan Montgomery Location/Current hometown: Austin, Tex. Occupation: Administrative & Social Media Specialist, Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust Twitter handle: @rheavon LinkedIn profile URL:…
  • G2 Crowd’s Ryan Abramson wins episode of TNT’s ‘On The Menu’

    Daniel Honigman
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Here at G2 Crowd, we’re not only about providing the best business software review platform; we’re about pursuing our passions as well, as they often lead us to great places. Ryan Abramson, a member of our community development team, is passionate about cooking. This passion led him to participate in an episode of TNT’s “On The Menu” reality show. Luckily for us – and fortunately for Denny’s – Ryan’s a heck of a chef. He not only won the episode + a prize, but his dish, Apple Danish-Stuffed French Toast, will be featured on the…
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    Accellion blogs

  • Keeping Data Safe in a World of Insecurity

    Yorgen Edholm
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Blog Image:  All businesses run on data, whether it's retail transactions, technology solution product specifications, or patient information in a hospital. Its what makes organizations in all industries run, and its one of the most valuable assets of any company.Unfortunately, the security of data is getting less and less sure, as recent security breaches such as the iCloud scandal of stolen celebrity photos or the phishing scheme that exploited Dropbox to steal user credentials illustrate. In a world where inadvertent leaks and malicious data hacks are compromising millions of files…
  • From BYOD to WYOD: Get Ahead of Wearable Device Security

    Paula Skokowski
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Blog Image:  Wearable technology is the new “it” thing. From FitBit, to Google Glass, to Samsung Galaxy Gear, and now the Apple iWatch, users are literally arming themselves with the latest gadgets. This is particularly true among early adopters who are counting the days until the release of the Apple iWatch.While early adopters used to represent only a small number of technology trendsetters, a 2014 study found that of individuals aged 18 to 44, 56% say they have been the first among their friends, colleagues or family members to try a new product or service. With…
  • Best Practices for Remote Wipe on Mobile Devices

    Vidhya Ranganathan
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    Blog Image:  Remote wipe has become a fact of life for enterprise IT as more organizations adopt Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies and as more employees acquire a wide variety of smartphones and tablets. Mobile device management company Fiberlink Communications Corp. reported that it wiped 51,000 devices in the second half of 2013, and 81,000 devices in the first half of 2014, according to the Wall Street JournalThere are several reasons why an enterprise might want to remote wipe the contents of a mobile device, especially if that mobile device is known to be storing confidential…
  • The Home Depot Breach: What’s at Stake?

    Vidhya Ranganathan
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Blog Image:  Retailers love to earn the number one spot for holiday sales or profit margins, but lately some big names are holding a leading role that is considerably less desirable. Home Depot recently took the number one spot for the biggest data breach in retailing history when an estimated 56 million customer credit cards were compromised. The advancements of cyberhackers means that all retailers are at risk of a digital attack on their POS systems, and the likelihood of another attack being announced in the near future is high. The true fallout from this attack remains to be seen,…
  • The Apple-IBM Alliance: Illuminating the Future of BYOD

    Yorgen Edholm
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    Blog Image:  The mobile revolution, while firmly embedded in the consumer world, is now beginning to hit its stride in the enterprise world. This can be seen in the recent announcement from Apple and IBM, whose strategic alliance to develop joint solutions leveraging Apple devices and IBM software is an important next step for how enterprises consider mobile technology.Ginni Rometty, IBM’s CEO, described the partnership as combining two complementary sets of assets, stating that IBM has the big data, the analytics capabilities, the integration work, and the cloud. On the other hand she…
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    Marketplace News

  • Maximizing Your Ethernet Footprint Requires Multiple Access Technologies

    Mary Stanhope
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    No single network has the reach to provide connectivity everywhere. To make up for the inevitable gaps in coverage, Service Providers need to take full advantage of the wide range of technologies available to connect customer locations.  Ethernet over Fiber is quickly becoming the preferred service of enterprises for reliability and scalability. The challenge is that, right now little over 40 percent of commercial buildings in the US are covered by fiber. Therefore, using other access technologies is the best option to get connected. Near ubiquitous services like TDM allow Service…
  • What’s the Value of a Network Marketplace for a Multi-city Enterprise?

    Ben Edmond
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Whether it’s a branch office a few towns over or a connection thousands of miles away, expansion is the ultimate goal in business. Companies are constantly striving for geographical growth, which is often easier said than done; finding seamless, affordable and reliable connectivity to support multiple locations and business applications—regardless of location—can be a challenge. Network marketplaces, such as Global Capacity’s One Marketplace, offer businesses the ability to connect locations without worrying about qualifying, contracting and managing multiple carriers. If you are an…
  • Global Capacity Connects Mile High Tech Market

    Ben Edmond
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Denver is known as the Mile High City, as it rests about 5,000 feet above sea level; the technology market in the Rocky Mountain metropolis, however, seems to be rising even higher than that. The Denver area now has the nation’s seventh-fastest growing tech sector and, according to a recent report from the real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle, Denver is among the two dozen U.S. metro areas most conducive to expanding early-stage tech companies. The Colorado capital and its suburbs are also home to dozens of Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000 companies, including tech firm giants like Eventus…
  • Back to School for Marketplaces and Simple Connectivity, Part Two

    Mary Stanhope
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last week, we offered a little refresher course—in honor of the beginning of the school year—on the marketplace model.  Simply put, a marketplace disrupts “business as usual” offloading transactional processes done by people to simplify the connection of buyers and sellers and delivering services.  This week’s part two segment covers the ABCs of Global Capacity’s One Marketplace and how this award winning marketplace of networks addresses the inherent challenge of simplifying the buying of network connectivity services.  Connectivity buyers and sellers alike are…
  • Going Back to School for Marketplaces and Simple Connectivity

    Mary Stanhope
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    It’s hard to believe, but summer is winding down, and the school year is starting up. It is a time for teachers to review; go over concepts from the previous year to re-establish a foundation for building new knowledge and experience. The perfect time of year to cover the ABCs of Global Capacity’s One Marketplace and how this award winning marketplace of networks addresses the inherent challenge of simplifying the buying of connectivity services.  To truly understand how Global Capacity delivers on the promise of simple connectivity, you must first understand the marketplace model.
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  • The Power of Correlated Visualization

    Marten Terpstra
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I am sure our work environment is not all that different from many others. There are large whiteboards everywhere and you cannot find a meeting room that does not have circles, lines and squares drawn on them. Some of our favorite bloggers have written blogs about network drawing tools and aids. Probably not restricted to just networking folks, but we certainly love to visualize the things we do. Out of all the customers I have visited, the amount of them where one of us did not end up on a whiteboard can probably be counted on one hand. It is not surprising that we are drawn to diagrams of…
  • Conformity as an inhibitor to strategy

    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Early in life, we are all made acutely aware of the power of peer pressure. Most of us probably attribute it to a deep need for belonging. But what if that deep sense of belonging is less about social acceptance and more about how we are psychologically wired? In fact, the pursuit of conformity goes beyond mere social dynamics; it is rooted in how our cognitive selves. While this plays out in very obvious ways for individuals, the dynamics actually hold true for organizations. And for companies, the stakes might be even higher. A guy named Solomon In the 1950s, an American psychologist named…
  • Networking’s atomic unit: Going small to scale up

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    The major IT trends are all being driven by what can probably best be summarized as more. Some of the stats are actually fairly eye-popping: 40% of the world’s 7 billion people connected in 2014 3 devices per person by 2018 Traffic will triple by 2018 100 hours of Youtube video are uploaded every minute Datacenter traffic alone will grow with a 25% CAGR The point is not that things are growing, but that they are growing exceedingly fast. And trends like the Internet of Things and Big Data, along with the continued proliferation of media-heavy communications, are acting as further…
  • Plexxi Pulse—Challenging the Value of the Public Cloud + DemoFriday

    Mat Mathews
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    Plexxi recently teamed up with Colovore, Piston Cloud Computing and King Star Computers to publish a whitepaper that challenges the assumption that the public cloud is inherently cheaper than the private cloud. Though the rapid speed of deployment and reduced capital expenditure has made services such as Amazon EC2 very attractive, the study shows that the rate of cost increase is often higher than that of a self-hosted private cloud solution. Brandon Butler recently reported on the paper’s findings for Network World. We hope you were able to tune into DemoFriday today on SDNCentral. Our…
  • Network Engineers, Pay Attention to Big Data

    Marten Terpstra
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    You have probably realized we are having a Big Data kind of week here at the Plexxi blog. And for good reason. The amount of development and change in this big bucket of applications we conveniently label “Big Data”, is astonishing. Walking around at Hadoopworld in New York last week, I initially felt somewhat lost as a “networking guy”. But that feeling of “not belonging” is only superficial, the network has a tremendously important role in these applications. The challenge is that many “networking” folks don’t quite understand or realize that yet, but contrary to…
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    GlobalDots - CDN, Security and Performance Solutions

  • Akamai Edge14 Report, StreamZillas’ new CDN, VCL for Drupal & Fastly and more news

    Goran Čandrlić
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    2014 Akamai Edge Conference Report Akamai Edge is the premier event for Internet innovators, tech professionals and online business pioneers who together are forging a Faster Forward World. GlobalDots attended the 2014 Akamai Edge Conference, spanning from October 6th (pre-conference) to October 10th.   The conference included a showcase of Akamai’s new products and solutions. CEO of Akamai, Dr. Tom Leighton the opened the event, focusing on the IoT, calling it a hyper-connected world. Followed up by inspiring presentation of Red Bulls Media House CTO Andreas Gall, the conference…
  • Dyn Launches Intelligence Tool, OnApp Expands its IaaS and more news

    Goran Čandrlić
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    Dyn Launches Internet Intelligence Tool With Unique Perspective On iOS 8 Internet Impact Dyn launched a new Internet Intelligence platform that allows customers to look at the routing that makes content delivery possible and see the performance between transit providers that impacts customer experience. Using the tool to look at Apple iOS 8 release gives a global view of the event and what is happening at any moment. Understanding where the iOS 8 download is being served from is the first step and using the specific download URLs, a map can be built that shows the location of each CDN POP and…
  • Email Terminology Explained

    Goran Čandrlić
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    GlobalDots offers a unique email delivery product that helps companies of different sizes to ensure that their emails are delivered to recipients inboxes at all times. As one of the last marketing channels that one company can truly own, email deliverability can have significant impact on the company revenue and profits. To find out more about GlobalDots Email Delivery product follow this link. In this post we’ll discuss different email delivery terms to help you navigate the topics with ease. If you need any additional explanation, our experts are always at your disposal.
  • Emerging Threats In Cyber Security, Dyn Releases 2 New Mobile Apps and More News

    Goran Čandrlić
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:55 am
    Sandvine and PeerApp Collaborate to Demonstrate Virtualized Content Caching Solution PeerApp, the developer of Internet content caching technologies and the creator of award-winning UltraBand transparent caching solution, announced that it would be collaborating with broadband solution providers Sandvine and Dell to showcase the Industry’s First Virtualized Content Caching Solution at IDF 2014. The IDF or the Intel Developer Forum was held at San Francisco from September 9-11 and the Companies showcased the joint solution at Dell’s Booth #920. This joint solution would leverage…
  • New Video CDN from Limelight, War on Piracy Debate, Mobile Malware Trends and more news

    Goran Čandrlić
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    Limelight Announces New Digital Content Delivery Solution for Media and Broadcasters Limelight, the provider of digital content delivery, announced availability of the Limelight Orchestrate™ (“Orchestrate”) solution for Media and Broadcasters, basically allowing broadcasters and media content owners to deliver broadcast-quality video to online audiences faster and easier. The Orchestrate solution for Media and Broadcasters offers a powerful cloud-based solution that reduces content publishing complexity and speeds time-to-market. While more people still watch video on their TV’s than…
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    Insights in IT Security

  • IT Security Horror Stories: The System Access Isn’t Remote!

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    A Chief Technical Officer working for a large firm had gone to an out of city board meeting and left a junior technician in charge of monitoring the network. The rest of the employees had left for the day and the tech was working tirelessly testing the installation of a new Windows update when the network traffic monitor began to pick up some strange FTP traffic coming from a network backup server. The technician assumed the server had become infected with malware of some sort, remotely accessed the system and set it to sleep mode so he could deal with it later.
  • Preparing for the Passwordpocalypse

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    This picture is only slightly exaggerating the situation. The script reads like a bad horror story for business owners. In a dark room a disgruntled ex-employee sits down in a comfortable chair. He logs into a critical network, while is employers remain unaware of his access to the account. Perhaps they were too careless to bother changing the passwords. How it got to that point doesn’t matter, because that’s where the horror begins…
  • [New eBook] The Sky is Not the Limit: Secure Your Cloud-Based Infrastructure

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you haven't seen it yet, we've written a new eBook called “The Sky is Not the Limit: Secure Your Cloud-Based Infrastructure". It provides an overview of why cloud security is so critical for any business intending to rely upon a cloud based infrastructure. Here’s a sample of what to expect from the eBook:
  • We are the Botnet. All email will be assimilated. Resisting is Futile.

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Click the banner above to download the full PDF.   Let’s start with the big numbers people love to read about… There are around 200 billion emails sent every given day. That’s a lot of emails. For those of you who are unfortunate enough to not have a good spam filter it probably isn’t a surprise that 80-90% of those emails are spam.
  • 6 Tips for Thoughtful Thanksgiving Teleworkers

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this tip sheet we provide useful advice for those of you who plan on teleworking through the Thanksgiving holidays. For the plain-text version of the guide, simply read on.
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    PagerDuty Blog

  • 100 and Counting: Aruba Networks Now a PagerDuty Platform Partner

    Vivian Au
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    We’re excited to announce that Aruba Networks has joined PagerDuty’s partner ecosystem, officially marking our 100th platform integration. Big welcome to Aruba, and big thanks to PagerDuty’s community of builders and customers for helping us reach this milestone. Identify security attacks and whales Aruba Network’s ClearPass access management system gives companies visibility into activity in their network. By integrating with PagerDuty, ClearPass customers can know about network security issues immediately to reduce customer impact. “Integrating our solution with…
  • Blameless post mortems – strategies for success

    Julie Arsenault
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    When something goes wrong, getting to the ‘what’ without worrying about the ‘who’ is critical for understanding failures. Two engineering managers share their strategies for running blameless post mortems. Failure is inevitable in complex systems. While it’s tempting to find a single person to blame, according to Sidney Dekker, these failures are usually the results of broader design issues in our systems. The good news is that we can design systems to reduce the risk of human errors, but in order to do that, we need to look at the many factors that contribute to failure – both…
  • rm –rf “breast cancer”

    Angela Chapman
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    At PagerDuty, we pride ourselves in supporting the everyday hero, so naturally, we take it upon ourselves to give back to the community. Each year, we’ve actively participated in Movember so this year we decided to unite together to support other causes that we are equally passionate about. One of our beloved employees is a breast cancer survivor so we wanted to rally around this cause by creating more awareness and help support those who are fighting back. Last Wednesday we celebrated Breast Cancer Awareness Month by putting a spicy spin on our weekly Whiskey Wednesday tradition with…
  • PagerDuty @ #FS14

    Vivian Au
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    Last week, we attended New Relic’s FutureStack14 conference and it was a great opportunity for us to connect with our friends over at New Relic and PagerDuty customers. PagerDuty’s FS14 on-call survival guide Unlike most conferences held in hotels or conference centers, FutureStack14 was held at Fort Mason, a former army post, and offered attendees great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Lew Cirne delivered a keynote around their vision of making software more delightful for their customers. On average, we spend around 6 hours in front of software each day but we’ve all…
  • A Duty To Alert

    Vivian Au
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    Guest blog by Tim Yocum, Ops Director at ComposeCompose is a database service providing production-ready, auto-scaling MongoDB and Elasticsearch databases. Compose users trust our team to take care of their data and their databases with our intelligent infrastructure and smart people ready to respond to alerts 24/7 to take care of any problems. That’s part of the Compose promise. But we think there’s a lesson to be learned by our users from how we handle those alerts. Growth creates complexity A typical Compose customer has two major parts to their stack, their data storage and…
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    Information Security Buzz

  • Best Security Practices for Data Recovery

    David Bisson
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Managing the risk of a data breach in today’s environment of mounting digital threats on assets and proprietary data is an ongoing battle for many businesses. The Ponemon Institute’s 2014 Cost of Data Breach study found that the average cost of an organization’s single data breach is $5.9 million. While most businesses have a dynamic, layered security practice in place, third-party data recovery vendors continue to be the exception. Featured Download: Social media access at work. Do your employees know the rules? There are many reasons businesses need to protect themselves from a…
  • How to Start Making a DDoS Response Plan

    David Bisson
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Some organizations exhibit strange behavior today when it comes to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. DDoS assaults are becoming more common, increasingly sophisticated, and more costly all the time. Yet organizations continue to rely on the same dated firewall solutions they have always used to protect themselves. Featured Download: Social media access at work. Do your employees know the rules? It’s clear they need a new strategy to update their DDoS response plan. However, developing such a plan can be a difficult proposition, particularly for organizations that have spent…
  • Every Employee Needs to Understand Cyber Security Risks

    David Bisson
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    A cyber security expert has told a House of Lords committee that a basic understanding of cyber security among all company employees is critical. Relying on a few cyber security professionals to protect company networks cannot provide the level of reassurance and safety that modern businesses require. Hugh Boyes, cyber security expert at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), gave evidence to the House of Lords Digital Skills Committee on Tuesday, 28 October, 2014. He stressed the need for continuing professional and personal development on the subject of cyber security.
  • More Efficient Data Back-Up Turns Employees into Sloppy Savers

    David Bisson
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    A European study by information storage and management company Iron Mountain has discovered an unexpected downside to advanced data back-up and storage capability. The research revealed that employees have become more casual in their approach to saving documents, confident that, if required, they can call on IT support to help them retrieve missing data. In a series of in-depth interviews with senior IT professionals in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK, Iron Mountain found that IT teams are frustrated by the casual approach to storing data but are doing nothing to change…
  • Majority of IT Security Professionals Still Naively Rely on Perimeter Security to Protect Against APTs

    David Bisson
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    A new survey from Lieberman Software Corporation has revealed that 78 percent of IT security professionals are confident that firewalls and anti-malware tools are robust enough to combat today’s advanced persistent threats. These findings highlight the fact that while cybercrime is on the rise, many organisations are still dangerously relying on outdated perimeter security solutions to defend against the latest threats. The survey, which was carried out at Black Hat USA in August 2014, also revealed that 22 percent of those surveyed do not think that tools like firewalls and antivirus…
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  • A Report in Time Saves Nine

    The CommitCRM Team
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:21 am
    One of the most common tasks you are faced with in your IT business (besides switching things off and on again) is generating reports on all sorts of different things such as daily tickets, monthly charges, charges by employee, quotes, opportunities, new accounts and much much more. It can be a somewhat less than exciting process having to create and run these reports on a regular basis and it uses up your valuable time which could be spent on billable tasks. Well those days are now over as along with the release of version 8 of our Professional Services Automation (PSA) software, there is a…
  • Health Matters for IT Service Technicians

    The CommitCRM Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    When your work involves long periods sat in front of a computer, sooner or later something will go wrong and your health will suffer if you don’t take steps early on to prevent the damage. When your job or business involves providing IT services to companies and/or individuals, you get the added problems associated with dealing with impatient or angry customers who of course are always right, even when they are very wrong, and who don’t care that they woke you up in the middle of the night because they couldn’t find the ON switch on their printer when they had a really…
  • Add Structure to Your Accounts with Structured Notes

    The CommitCRM Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:47 am
    CommitCRM certainly isn’t exactly short of places to enter data about customers and there is a wide array of boxes and forms designed to enter all manner of information. However there is a pretty much infinite variety of data which could be collected and stored about customers and sometimes you may find yourself trying to put a square peg in a round hole. Fortunately there is now a solution for the square peg problem – Structured Notes! The ability to easily store your custom Account data is what a Structured Note provides. Your Structured Note sections can contain any text data you…
  • Web Interface Updates in Version 8

    The CommitCRM Team
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    In the latest version of our PSA software (version 8) we have added a bunch of features including some which existed in the desktop app and some which are entirely new to both desktop and web. Timers have been added and are clearly a useful addition for technicians on the road who need to accurately log time for the work they are doing. Just like with the timer in the desktop app you can convert the logged time into a Charge. The Timer can be activated from various places such as under Accounts, Tickets or Contracts and can be started and stopped whenever needed. A very popular new feature in…
  • Much Ado About To-do

    The CommitCRM Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    When you need to get things done, you can’t go wrong with a good old trusty to-do list which helps you organize what needs to be done and by showing what has been done so far, also helps keep you motivated. To-do lists can take many forms but fundamentally are pretty much the same, whether they be written on paper or on a computer, however when they integrate with other systems or functions they can become even more useful. So without further ado we present to you the all new To-do Lists feature in version 8 of CommitCRM! What do you do when you add a new Account to your CommitCRM database?
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    A Tech Journey

  • Fix CD/DVD Drive isn’t Recognized by Windows

    Anup Raman
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:56 am
    Rarely, we come across problems related to CD/DVD drive. Even if there is an issue, it is mostly related to its internal mechanism. But there are cases, when these CD/DVD drive is not getting recognized by the computer even when the drive is working fine. If you come across a situation where you cannot find […]
  • Fix Error Code 80072EE7 on Windows Phone

    Anup Raman
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    This is the error message on Windows Phone Outlook error Last updated recently We can’t connect at the moment. Wait a little while, then try again. If you keep getting this error, make sure your server settings are correct in Settings > Email + accounts. This may be because your mobile date connections are turned […]
  • Install WhatsApp on your PC or Mac

    Anup Raman
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:23 am
    WhatsApp is a cross platform instant messaging App which now supports all major mobile OS like Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbian. It is estimated that one million users register on WhatsApp every day. WhatsApp is designed for installing on mobile OS, not for Windows or iOS. You can install it on a PC or […]
  • BlueStacks App Player – Run Android on Windows or Mac

    Anup Raman
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    With the increased usage of mobile devices, Android is now one of the most used operating system in the world. Most users are now increasingly becoming dependent on mobile apps either for gathering information, work purpose or for entertainment. This may lead to some of us wondering if there is any way these Apps can […]
  • How to Save Power by running PC efficiently

    Anup Raman
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    A normal desktop computer use power anywhere between 60 and 300W. The wide variation can be attributed to presence of additional devices, for e.g, a powerful External Graphics Card can take the power consumption to higher levels, while computers which use inbuild Graphics consume less power. Computer monitor is another component which consume lot of […]
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  • 40 Logos with Hidden Messages [Infographic]

    Sumanth Veera
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:48 am
    One special thing about every brand company in common is the Logo they use. Most popular brands like FedEx, Amazon etc..; contains a hidden meaning or message within their logo. For example within the FedEx logo, you can see a hidden arrow between the E and X. Similarly , the Amazon logo has an arrow (but it’s not hidden) which points from a to z, which means that amazon can provide anything from a to z on their portal. The logo actually plays a huge role in the success of a company. That’s one of the reason why graphic designers and logo creation services became so expensive…
  • Why We Should Sleep More [Infographic]

    Sumanth Veera
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    Apart from eating and drinking, there is one other main thing that we should focus on to maintain our health. And that’s Sleeping. Sleep is an important part of our life, a majority portion of life will be spent in sleep (Just do the math and you will know it). Sleep helps our body and mind to relax, refresh and rejuvenate ourselves, so that we can be active during day.  But now a days, most people are suffering from sleeplessness and this condition is increasing everyday. This sleep deprivation is really harmful to both our mental and physical ability and this can show some negative…
  • Mythemeshop SociallyViral WordPress Theme Review

    Sumanth Veera
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:04 am
    SociallyViral WordPress Theme Review: If you are a frequent reader of Facts`n`Fakes, you might have noticed already that we recently altered the entire look of FactsnFakes with a new theme change. We even took out our logo and settled for a clean and simple one. We took various aspects into consideration and finally decided to give Mythemeshop’s (Mythemeshop is a famous WordPress Theme Vendor) SociallyViral theme a try and that’s the best decision ever, we took in a while.From the day we installed SociallyViral theme, our traffic doubled both in terms of search engine and social…
  • How to use same mobile number for Whatsapp in PC and Mobile

    Sumanth Veera
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:27 am
    Earlier we wrote a guide about how to install WhatsApp on PC, with and without Bluestacks. It’s a detailed guide about installing WhatsApp with the help of Bluestacks and without Bluestacks. Bluestacks is a Windows Operating System based Software which helps us to run Android applications and games with ease on our desktop PC or a Laptop. WhatsApp is a free android messaging application that enables us to send unlimited text, audio and picture messages for free. Even though we explained every bit about installing WhatsApp on PC, we forgot to give you the solution to the main problem.
  • Interesting Things To Know About [Infographic]

    Sumanth Veera
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am is now one of the top 3 eCommerce giants in the world. Actually it’s the number one eCommerce company. When compared with other eCommerce sites, the product prices on Amazon are relatively cheaper and better. So why not learn a few facts and interesting things about The infographic shared below has depicted a lot of interesting things about Let me tell you a couple of interesting things about Amazon. spent more than $158 on Google search ads in the year 2013. The number of apps and games published on are almost 25000.  To know…
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    Certification Magazine

  • New IBM big data certification introduced at Insight 2014 event

    CertMag Staff
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    If you had a nickel for every datum in your company’s cloud, then you could probably build the Great Wall of China out of nickels. Several times. Only, what if you really did have a nickel for every datum? It’s an idea whose time has come, and it’s at the heart of the hue and cry about big data. Companies collect and store oodles of information, a historical trend that, with the advent of searchable digital storage media, could very well be a money-making genie in a bottle. Corporations are racing to unleash that river of gold, and there are a wave of certifications to help…
  • A guide to wireless standards for CompTIA Network+ candidates

    Emmett Dulaney
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    We’ve looked at some of the wireless networking related topics that appear on CompTIA’s Network+ certification exams (both the current N10-005 exam and the upcoming N10-006) in other articles. To finish that topic, the focus this month is on wireless standards and what you need to know about them to pass this certification exam. Much of this information is excerpted from the CompTIA Network+ Exam Cram.802.11 represents the IEEE designation for wireless networking. Several wireless networking specifications exist under the 802.11 banner. The Network+ objectives focus on 802.11a, 802.11b,…
  • Dear CertMag: Which certs will help me become an IT security specialist?

    Wayne Anderson
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
     Dear CertMag  is a weekly feature that addresses common questions about certification and related IT issues. Have a question? Send an e-mail to editor (at) certmag (dot) com.Dear CertMag: I graduated National Diploma: Information Technology (Support Services) from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. I am currently working for Eskom as an Assistant Information Security Analyst. I also did the Cisco IT Essentials 1 and 2, CCNA 1, 2 and 3 certificates. I like Information Security a lot, and I would like to be an Information Security specialist. What certifications should I…
  • Oracle’s new recertification policy: A calamity of Biblical proportions?

    Matthew Morris
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
    The Oracle Certification Program recently announced a significant policy change. A number of certifications related to older releases of the Oracle database now require candidates to recertify in order for their credentials to remain active. The policy affects 11 certifications for release 9i and older that will require action by Nov. 1, 2015. Another five certifications for release 10g will require action by March 1, 2016. You can find more information at Oracle’s Recertification Policy Questions page. What I have seen of the early reaction to the announcement from the Oracle community has…
  • One in a million: CompTIA A+ passes certification milestone

    CertMag Staff
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    The Million Man March didn’t actually have a million men. And the cave people in Raquel Welch’s One Million Years B.C. couldn’t have actually lived on Earth 1,000,000 years before Christ (look, they didn’t call the movie One Million Years BCE, so shut up). There really are, however, 1,000,000 CompTIA A+ certification holders. Not only that, but the lucky individual who turned the counter from 999,999 to 1,000,000 is in line to receive some pretty sweet prizes.CompTIA has not yet publicly disclosed the winning CompTIA A+ cert holder’s identity, or even formally…
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    ALL4OS - News, tips, reviews, and more.

  • Add Google AdSense Ads Code to WordPress Post After n Characters

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Are you making money with Google Ads as what you expected? Adding Ads at the beginning or at the end of the post will not gives give you improvement on the clicking numbers. However, inject Ads into the post contents after words can boost your CTR rate significantly. Add the code below to your WordPress […]
  • Still need DOS? Create a Bootable MS-DOS or FreeDOS USB Drive

    13 Oct 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Does we still need DOS for somethings? Yes, if you are still using Ghost for backup and restore. Or you need data recovery software work only under DOS. BIOS updates, firmware-updating utilities often require you to boot into DOS and run the utility. However, it is extremely hard to find a floppy disks with MS-DOS […]
  • Disable built in PDF Viewer, use Adobe Reader to view PDF in your Firefox, Chrome, or IE

    9 Oct 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Firefox, Chrome, and the latest version Internet Explorer now have a built in PDF reader. The built-in PDF viewer is enabled by default. It allow users to view PDF without installing Adobe PDF reader. However, the built-in viewers are not compatible with all PDF files. Some PDF files have special arrangements or contain extra functions […]
  • Properly Delete Extra Partitions on USB Drive using DiskPart

    3 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Windows does have a Disk Management tool for simple disk management operations. For USB drive or logical drive, if the drive already has more than one partition, Disk Management will not allow you manage extra partitions on removable storage devices, unless you deleted all of the partitions and make a new, full size partition. Disk […]
  • Quick trick for Missing Forwards calls to Google Chat Option in Google Voice Account

    28 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Forwards calls to Google Chat is an important option for people who are using Google Voice as free VOIP solution. In order to able to receive calling, forwards calls to Google Chat option must be activated so the VOIP adapter can acts as a Google Chat to receive calling, eg: OBi Devices. Without that, the […]
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    Secure Data Recovery Blog

  • Is Microsoft Gaining More Traction in the Cloud Storage Industry?

    Allie Angelo
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    On Monday Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, spoke in San Francisco about Microsoft’s cloud efforts. Over the past few years Microsoft has been trying to get ahead in the increasingly popular cloud storage niche. Following behind the top companies in theRead the Entire Article...The post Is Microsoft Gaining More Traction in the Cloud Storage Industry? appeared first on Secure Data Recovery Blog.
  • 7 Data Recovery Tips: Being Prepared for Data Loss and What to do if it Occurs

    Allie Angelo
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    There’s no denying that technology has made our lives easier, and as it continues to advance we’re given more automated and up-to-date ways to do most anything. One of the best advances technology has given us is a way toRead the Entire Article...The post 7 Data Recovery Tips: Being Prepared for Data Loss and What to do if it Occurs appeared first on Secure Data Recovery Blog.
  • Celebrity iCloud Data Theft Underscores the Need for Password Security

    Anna Bauman
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Over Labor Day weekend, hackers posted hundreds of nude celebrity photographs to the image board, including personal images of actress Jennifer Lawrence, supermodel Kate Upton and Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander. The photographs were apparently stolen from Apple's iCloud,Read the Entire Article...The post Celebrity iCloud Data Theft Underscores the Need for Password Security appeared first on Secure Data Recovery Blog.
  • Data Recovery: How to approach three common HDD failure scenarios

    Frank Lambright
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Hard drive failure happens to the best of us. How we prepare for and react to this failure will define how quickly we can recovery from disaster. One way to prepare for the worst is to understand the types of hardware hard drive failure and your options for each. To help, we discuss three of the most common hard drive hardware failure scenarios. Read the Entire Article...The post Data Recovery: How to approach three common HDD failure scenarios appeared first on Secure Data Recovery Blog.
  • Data Recovery: Common factors and approaches

    Frank Lambright
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Some of our worst days begin with the loss of data, especially when it is caused by a failed hard drive. What can you do when the inevitable happens at the most inopportune time? Here are a few factors that result in hard drive data loss and a software-based option for self-recovery.Read the Entire Article...The post Data Recovery: Common factors and approaches appeared first on Secure Data Recovery Blog.
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    Hi-Tech ITO » Hi-Tech ITO Blog

  • 5 Powerful PHP Frameworks for Agile Application Development

    Rahul Vyas
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    PHP development is one of the highly popular and increasingly outsourced services for developing exceptionally strong web application. There are numerous PHP frameworks available, to make app development for businesses, easy and agile. Using PHP framework also allows users to obey the set development standards and keep the code organized. Selecting the right PHP framework is crucial for developing a feature rich high quality application. Learn how PHP Frameworks are used to develop quality application. Here we list some of highly popular and widely used PHP frameworks for agile application…
  • Mobile App Development – Are You Doing It Right?

    Chirag Shivalker
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Smart devices are increasingly becoming an inseparable part of our lives. For the modern consumer smart phones, tablets and other such mobile devices is the preferred medium, for surfing, shopping, banking, browsing, playing games, etc. Businesses have hence realized how important it is for them, to cater to these consumers. As a result, for many businesses today, mobile app development is the top priority. Mobile App Development is the right strategy for your business, however the question is – Are you doing it right? Are you flying blind and aping others? If yes! Then pause and think.
  • ASP.Net Configurations Every ASP.Net Developer Should Discern

    Chirag Shivalker
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    A lot of codes are written to prepare sophisticated applications, which ensure that task of application development process becomes adept and stress-free when it comes to test, debug, preserve, and lengthen the application. This is especially true in Windows Forms applications developed utilizing .Net 2.0, where standard design configurations have evolved over years. But surprisingly all these configurations are in the same way applicable and beneficial within ASP Dot Net applications. It has now become quite convenient to write real codes in .Net languages comprising of Visual Basic .Net and…
  • Number of Websites Hits a BILLION: New Site Registered Every SECOND

    Chirag Shivalker
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    Number of websites hits a BILLION, says a leading daily newspaper. Year 2014 marked the 25th birthday of Internet. Born from an idea published in a technical newspaper by Mr. Berners-Lee; the European computer scientist. Mr. Berners-Lee invented or you came up with this innovative idea of accessing files from linked computers – which paved the path for global phenomenon called “Internet” and “websites” that changed lives of billions on this planet. Year 2013 can be considered to be a mile stone as the web grew from about 630 million websites at the start of the year to over 850…
  • After Apple; Now Its Nokia’s Turn! Nokia All Set to Lure the Users with its Dual Boot Power Ranger Phones

    Rahul Vyas
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:03 am
    War of Smartphones seems to be endless! After the epic battle between Apple and Samsung; it seems there is another tiff in the way. With Nokia planning to make an entry on the scene with a Super Advanced Smartphone; it looks that this competition will now take a new turn! Well, the purpose of talking about this technological Tug-of-war was a recently discussion. Some of my techno-freak friends were busy praising their phones; this discussion turned into a heated argument wherein a friend said that Nokia’s concept phone Power Ranger is the next big thing after iPhone 6! We at Hi-Tech ITO…
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  • The One Language A Data Scientist Must Master

    Matt Reaney
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    When business leaders read about (and tackle) Big Data, there is a lot to take in. The field is developing so dynamically that many of the industry buzzwords will not have existed until a few short years ago. Just a short list of some programming languages is enough to make most business leaders dizzy. R, C, Python, Java, Julia, Scala, Ruby ….. just a few of the languages that our grandchildren might be learning at high school. There will be many others; you can be sure of that. There is one language in which every Data Scientist should be fluent: Business As recruiters, we, of course,…
  • The Data Behind Deep Space Exploration

    Anuradha Santhanam
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:18 am
    The space race began decades ago, but it has now reached unprecedented new levels that are scaled on a near-daily basis. Back then, it was nations getting into space. Now, that has transformed to what level of space nations can cross. With each nation’s every attempt (successful or otherwise) to cross newer, farther frontiers in space, come larger and larger volumes of data. The number of earth-gazing satellites has nearly doubled in 2014 alone. Open Data: The Final Frontier? Certainly, the instruments used to record this data are incredibly advanced. But the fact remains that there is…
  • How a Coder Became the CEO of One of America’s Fastest Growing Companies

    Artur Lapinsch
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:36 am
    We got in touch with Jeff Thorness, CEO and Founder of Forte Payments, through the FinDEVr Conference in San Francisco. As Founder of the company he bootstrapped the venture from inception in 1998 to a 115-people operation in 2014. Over time the company has become a leader in omni-channel payments processing and also has consistently ranked among the Inc.5000 “America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” in the past 7 years. Who are you and what do you do? I’m Jeff Thorness, CEO and Founder of Forte Payments. I’d say I’m a coder by trade who has taken on the responsibilities of a…
  • Enlitic – Healthcare and Big Data Amalgam – Picks up $2M in Seed Fund to Propel Diagnostics Innovation

    Eileen McNulty
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:49 am
    Enlitic, a San Francisco-based startup that is tapping Big Data to innovate in Medical Diagnostics, has landed $2 million seed round at VentureBeat’s HealthBeat conference on Monday. The round was led by Amplify with participation from Data Collective. Utilizing machine learning to carry out accurate medical diagnostics faster, the young firm, started in August, wants to provide the tools that allow physicians to fully utilize the vast stores of medical data collected today, regardless of what form they are in – such as medical images, doctors’ notes, and structured lab tests to…
  • Data Breach Spree Far from Over, New Study from California Attorney General’s Office Reveals

    Eileen McNulty
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:15 am
    Marking out the current status of Data Breach scenario in California, attorney general, Kamala D. Harris has released a report noting that the frequency is far from getting over anytime soon. “We are increasingly adopting technology that is putting our data in systems that are ripe for penetration,” Ms. Harris points out. She further added, “We have not sufficiently inoculated ourselves. The bad guys have figured out where the vulnerabilities are and learned there is much to be profited and gained from exploiting them,” reports NY Times. Statistics show that an increase of 28 percent…
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    Geeks On Site

  • Important tech terms!

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Do you ever find yourself confused when you hear terms like UI and UX? Or maybe you’re all about downloading the “latest apps”, but you’re not totally sure what “app” actually means. It’s time to start learning some of today’s most important tech vocabulary. Here are the definitions of 10 tech terms that you hear on the daily: The Internet vs. the Web -Internet, is millions of computers interconnected in a global network, these can talk to each other to send and receive data around the world in the instance of a second. -Web is the system where some of that data is kept in the…
  • Mozilla accidentally left email addresses out in the open!

    3 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Email addresses and encrypted passwords of around 97,000 users who tested early builds of the Bugzilla bug tracking software were left exposed for three months following a server migration. The new data security breach resulted from database dump files being left in an unprotected location on a server for around three months beginning May 4th. The files had been generated during the migration of a testing server for early builds of the bug tracking software, according to Mark Côté, the Bugzilla project’s assistant lead. Users of, the official Mozilla bug tracker…
  • Microsoft Office VBA macro viruses are BACK!

    4 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    The VBA (Virtual Basic for Applications) Retro Macro Viruses are back. These were a plague in the late 1990s involving infected Word and Excel files. Users opening an infected document were exposed to malicious code that infected Windows PCs.   This time these viruses are using social engineering to trick users into opening infected attachments with “trojan codes.”   VBA macros were extinct in recent years, thanks largely to security improvements in their chief target: Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel.  Now they’re getting a second wind as a…
  • The importance of having firewalls!

    8 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    Firewall is a software or hardware device that protects your computer from being attacked over the internet by hackers, viruses, and worms. This may occur either at a large corporate network, or simply at a small home network; both have the same security issues. Having a firewall in each company’s internet connection allows the business to setup online rules for the users. For example, with the firewall the company can control the access to certain websites, giving it the control of how employees use the network. These are the different ways of how a firewall controls the online activities:…
  • Important Computer Maintenance Steps!

    27 Jun 2014 | 8:56 am
    Taking care of the basics on your computer is essential if you want your machine to run smoothly and live a long and healthy live. There are certain tasks that you still need to do in order to have a good relationship with your Windows computer and keep your computer running at top speed for several years. -Download and maintain anti-virus and anti-spyware software on your computer. Even though anti-virus tools used to be the most known prevention software required to maintain a healthy computer, anti-spyware has become even more important over the years. -Do a registry cleanup regularly to…
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    Xperts InfoSoft Pvt. Ltd.

  • Why It Is Crucial to Hire an Experienced iPhone App Developer?

    Katie Stanfield
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    With all the latest updates that iPhone is introducing to the world, they are making very good efforts in moving towards the new heights in the world of Mobile Application development and are enjoying the wonderful benefits of its success and popularity. This is the main reason why companies hire only professional developers. Also there are various other advantages of hiring a skilled and experienced iPhone App Developer. Let us have a look at the various benefits that hiring an expert will give you: 1.  Technical proficiency: The developer who is intelligent and has worked on various other…
  • Meet the New Facebook Social Media Market Trends

    Anna Brown
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    There is no doubt in the fact that Facebook is one of the best social media marketing platforms on the Internet. Everybody knows that Facebook keeps on changing their algorithms and their page layouts to provide their users with something new every time. Sometimes it is the way that it looks like; for example they are advertising very simple layouts showing a bigger focus on the posts that are visible in the news feed. And at the other time they will add some other options on how you can market your posts. Facebook Social Engagement is the best way to grow your social circle these days. If…
  • Responsive Web Designs and Adaptive Web Designs are NOT the same

    Anna Brown
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    We all know that there is a lot of stuff about websites, web designs, how to make it and how they are going to help you and a plethora of things that you can do with these websites. With the changing trend in the market web designs are also changing with the rapid speed. Now you will find a variety of web designs in the web world. There are adaptive website designs, there are responsive website designs. It has created confusion among common users and various web designers. They think that both types of website designs are the same but in actual they are different. People generally use the…
  • The New Android 5.0 Will Be Called As Lollipop

    Katie Stanfield
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Here comes the new update from Android which was expected to be start with the alphabet “L” has now been released and it will be called “Lollipop”. The research has finally given the name to Android L to Lollipop. Speaking about this we will also add that this Android Lollipop will also get introduced with Nexus 6 which is a big screen smart phone from Motorola. With this, there is also 8.9 inches tablet introduced by HTC. If we look at Google I/O, Lollipop is considered as the largest and the most ambitious release that has been done on Android till date with over…
  • How SEO Companies In India Are Beneficial For You?

    Anna Brown
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and every business whether small or large one is running for SEO services for improving their search engine rankings. The importance of good search engine rankings is similar to a shop that is most popular in the market for their products and services. The highest ranking you have for a particular keyword the more reliable you are. Hence, businessmen are ready to pay a good amount for taking their websites to the topmost positions on the search engines. If we talk about internet marketing, SEO is considered as one of the best ways for promoting your…
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    Solve Ltd » Blog

  • Cloud Computing Data

    Solve Ltd
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
  • Cloud Security: How Vulnerable are You?

    Solve Ltd
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Are you afraid of the Cloud? If your business or organization is like most, you probably depend on the Cloud for a wide variety of applications. From back-up storage to cloud-based applications to remote worker options, the Cloud is a powerful, convenient tool. However, there are also many potential pitfalls. In today’s world, any data stored in a Cloud-based system is potentially vulnerable to prying eyes. Foreign governments, domestic agencies, malicious hackers, corporate rivals and a host of other groups could potentially be interested in infiltrating your organization, and your…
  • 4 Things you Must Know about Microsoft SharePoint

    Solve Ltd
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    If you run a business in which team projects are essential to achieve and maintain a certain level of success, you know how important it is to make sure each member of that team is on the same page. And one of the best ways to do that is to have a program like Microsoft SharePoint at your disposal. In a nutshell, Microsoft SharePoint allows you and your team to easily share files with each other, and it enables each member to enjoy secure access to crucial files. But these basic but essential elements just scratch the surface on what this Microsoft product is all about. In order to get a full…
  • Cloud Computing And Business

    Solve Ltd
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Here’s a great infographic regarding the Cloud IT services available through SolveLtd. The Cloud is a great way to utilize your computer resources through a secure system without a major investment. Check out some other great benefits below.  
  • 7 Advantages of Outsourcing IT through Managed Services

    Solve Ltd
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:06 am
    As you look at your choices and decisions in outsourcing different components of your IT operations, consider the advantages of outsourcing IT services through managed services. When the outsourcing is completed for the right reasons, the outsourcing will help your company expand and save money. Here are ten other immediate benefits your business can expect by outsourcing IT services through Managed services. 1. Cost and Efficiency Saving IT functions can be complicated and in some cases the size of your company can prevent you from performing your IT at a consistent and reasonable cost.
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    XBASE Technologies

  • BCP technology – when to upgrade

    29 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    When it comes to business continuity plans, many companies need technology in order to support their plan and systems such as backups and recovery. While this technology may be in place to support current continuity needs, there will come a time when this needs to be upgraded. The issue is how to know when an upgrade is really necessary? Here are five tips that can help you determine this. 1. New technology and systems offer increased resilience When it comes to continuity and the systems supporting it, businesses need to ensure that they are resilient. This means implementing hardened…
  • 5 Posts you should be sharing

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Social media has come to play an important part of an overall marketing strategy for many small to medium businesses. An essential component to any social media plan, regardless of the platforms you use, is the creation of content to post onto these networks. When it comes to content, many businesses tend to rely on 2-3 different types, which can get a little boring. To help, here are five types of content you should be sharing on social media. 1. Selfies The 2013 “word of the year”, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, has become so popular it’s no mean feat to avoid…
  • Types of business apps to install

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Mobile technology like phones and tablets has become essential for businesses of all sizes. If you have a smartphone or tablet, you are not only more mobile, but can also be more productive. While these devices are being integrated in higher numbers, it really is the apps that enable users to do more. The question many business owners ask however is what apps should they invest in if they want to be able to attend to business on their device. Here are five types of apps you should have on your device. 1. File creation, management, and collaboration Many small to medium businesses are…
  • Perfect posts on Facebook

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    When it comes to businesses on Facebook, one of the holy grails is crafting the perfect post that sees engagement factors like views, shares, likes, and comments maximized. For many, finding the perfect post is nearly impossible, but there is a ton of data out there that could help point you in the right direction. In fact, a recent study by TrackMaven highlights a number of factors that could help you create a great Facebook post for your business. About the study TrackMaven focuses on providing digital marketers with competitive intelligence. The company commissioned a study that looked at…
  • Benefit of HR modules for ERP

    10 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    For every business there are multiple keys to success. One of the most important is your staff. If you manage your employees in the right way, and offer them the information and systems they need to do their jobs, you could see business running smoothly and profits on the rise. This is often easier said than done though, as it can be a real challenge to effectively manage employees. That’s where Enterprise Resource Planning, or more specifically Human Resource modules, can help. What are Human Resource modules? ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning, is a suite of integrated business…
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    IAO IT Solutions

  • Cisco Aironet 1200 Series 1242AG AIR-LAP1242AG-A-K9 108 Mbps Lightweight Wireless Access Point

    IAO IT Solutions
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    Vendor: Cisco Type: Wireless Access Points Price: 75.00 1x Off Lease Good Working Condition Cisco Aironet 1200 Series 1242AG AIR-LAP1242AG-A-K9 Lightweight Wireless Access Point Cisco Aironet 1240AG Series IEEE 802.11a/b/g access points deliver the versatility, high capacity, security, and enterprise-class features demanded by WLAN customers. It is designed specifically for challenging RF environments like factories, warehouses, and large retail establishments that require the antenna versatility associated with connectorized antennas, a rugged metal enclosure, and a broad operating…
  • Brocade Foundry Networks J-BXGMR4 8 Port 1000Base-SX SFP Management Module for BigIron JetCore Series New Open Box

    IAO IT Solutions
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Vendor: Brocade Type: Network Switches Price: 500.00 1x New Open Box Brocade Foundry Networks J-BXGMR4 8 Port 1000Base-SX (SFP) Management Module for BigIron JetCore Series Brocade' BigIron Layer 2 and Layer 3 Switches provide next-generation, hardware-based Layer 2/3/4 switching and multi-protocol routing on a single Chassis device. Enterprises and Internet service providers (ISPs) can use BigIron to build very high-performance, end-to-end packet networks that provide the Quality of Service (QoS) needed to support delay-sensitive traffic. The BigIron family includes the following: BigIron…
  • HP 3Com AP2750 3CRWX275075A 802.11G 54 Mbps PoE Managed Wireless Access Point

    IAO IT Solutions
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:55 am
    Vendor: 3Com Type: Wireless Access Points Price: 50.00 1x Off Lease Good Working Condition HP 3Com AP2750 3CRWX275075A 802.11G 54 Mbps PoE Managed Wireless Access Point  The AP2750 utilizes standards-based integration with the Wireless LAN switch and/or controller for plug-and-play installation. Configuration details for all MAPs are centrally distributed for consistency and accuracy resulting in simplified initial deployments and easier management. Automated network controls at the wireless switch improve MAP coverage and service by optimizing RF gain, assigning radio channels, load…
  • HP 3Com Superstack II 3C16611 24 Port 10/100 Mbps Rack Mount Managed Network Switch

    IAO IT Solutions
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    Vendor: 3Com Type: Network Switches Price: 25.00 1x Off Lease Good Working Condition HP 3Com Superstack II 3C16611 24 Port 10/100 Mbps Rack Mount Managed Network Switch The SuperStack II Dual Speed Hub 500 provides the power of shared 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet with the flexibility to connect 10 Mbps Ethernet devices or users in the same hub. The 10/100 auto-sensing capability on each port provides transparent support for 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps shared connections, automatically detecting the speed of the attached PC NIC and channeling the data to the appropriate segment. An internal 2-port switch…
  • RSA SecurID ND308 Scorpio-X Multi-Factor Authentication Appliance

    IAO IT Solutions
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Vendor: RSA Type: Security Appliances Price: 250.00 1x Off Lease Good Working Condition RSA SecurID ND308 Scorpio-X Multi-Factor Authentication Appliance 
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    Potknox Blog

  • Remote Campus Recruitment for Startups: How to Make it Work
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    In our post 7 Problems Startups Face With Campus Recruitment, we explored the major issues that hold startups back from conducting this exercise. In addition to it being a relentless use of time, money and effort, for small to medium sized companies, going anywhere further than Tier I or Tier II cities is near impossible, given the amount of resources they would have to dispatch. Through our own experience, however, we have discovered that it’s not only possible for startups to delve into this large pool of talent, it’s easy, no matter how funded or unfunded you may be. With…
  • Why SaaS Providers Need To Focus on Customer Service
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:14 am
    Customers are staring at their computer screen, trusting that they can navigate your carefully set up website- sifting through the various messages you are trying to convey- till they finally reach what they are looking for. They cannot touch or feel anything, and are just hoping that when you say you have “the best product in the market”, you really do. They trust testimonials, the list of clients you have displayed, and the first five links they find when they type your name in Google. But what if they hit a stumbling block? Customer Service has taken on a whole new meaning in…
  • The Key Factor to Consider When Choosing An IT Solutions Provider
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    Choosing an IT Solutions Provider is no joke, whether you’re a big company (and your every move is being watched), or a small company (where every seemingly invisible move can cost a fortune). There is no dearth of literature on the factors to consider when choosing an IT solutions provider, but most of these focus on the company as whole. Hidden under the reputation and performance history however, is a team of developers who are currently employed to satisfy every individual client’s needs. You may know everything you need to about the company itself- but how much do you know…
  • Are Your In House Screening Tools Failing You?
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    Using Skill Tests- either online or offline- to screen coders and programmers and shortlist them for interviews is hardly a new practice. Technical recruiters all over the globe use them in some form or the other, never relying entirely on resumes and interviews for such a skill-based role. A large number of them- especially in startups, as we’ve discovered- still depend on in-house tools, which begs the question, is that really the right move? Related: What Good Is A Coder Who Can’t Code? As recruiters, we use Screening Tests to test the coding and programming skills of a…
  • The Latest, Smartest Anti-Cheating Mechanisms
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:52 am
    Jack is going through the Java test scores of the 100 or so job applicants who took the online screening test he created with Potknox. 30 candidates scored above 80%, 12 above 90, and 2, a whopping 100%. He is tempted to call in those two- Drake and Josh- for interviews, immediately. But then he sees something strange. At the 33rd minute of the test, a generated screenshot shows Jack that Drake was looking at Wikipedia to answer an MCQ question. At the 47th minute, he notices Drake is having a telephone conversation with someone and noting down what he is being told. At the 56th minute, Drake…
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  • Eliminate Software Development Backlog by Becoming a Power Programmer

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    At, Nathan Bowers wrote an interesting article about the importance of quantity over quality when you’re crafting code:            The ceramics teacher announced on opening day that he was dividing the class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio, he said, would be graded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right solely on its quality. His procedure was simple: on the final day of class he would bring in his bathroom scales and weigh the work of the "quantity" group: fifty pound of pots rated an…
  • How to Sharpen your Software Development Skills

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    When it comes to software development, you know that the more experience you have and the better your skills are, the more efficiently you’ll be able to execute changes, fix bugs and write new functionality and usable programs. An experienced developer can’t afford to trial and error his or her code and getting to that point takes time and education.. We’ve already discussed ways to become a better programmer, but it’s time to look at some fundamental skills that can help you get there. Sometimes developing your skills is as simple as returning to the basics.
  • Why the Mainframe is Still Relevant: 4 Reasons to Get COBOL Education

    14 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” - Mark Twain  As Client Server Technologies surged in the mid 90’s, the mainframe was predicted to be dead at or near the turn of the century. The debate still carries on throughout the world of IT. That debate has two sides. On one side are those who believe that the mainframe is obsolete and enterprise organizations are running into massive handicaps and maintenance drag with their legacy systems. On the other hand, the supporters claim that enterprise companies and government organizations are so reliant on…
  • 4 Reasons to Consider Classroom or Live Virtual IT Training

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    When you’re just starting out in the world of software development, it can be tempting to rely exclusively on self teach methods. After all, there are a number of great resources available to you. From to Code Academy and Stack Overflow – seeking answers to your technology questions and educating yourself about the development language you’re using is simpler than it has ever been. But are these efforts enough to land you a career in software development? Or to help you become a better IT professional? We’re not so sure. Here are four reasons why…
  • 5 Ways to Become a Better Programmer

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    “Learn to work even harder on yourself than you do on your job.” – Jim Rohn. For many working in software development, no matter what platform or language they’re programming within, they rely heavily on their employer for their professional development. While there’s nothing wrong with taking a reactive approach to your own professional development, relying on an Enterprise organization to create programs and offer training courses that are designed to improve your skills doesn’t have to be the only way to improve your coding skills.   There are…
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