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Competitive Business Strategy: Data Analytics

September 10, 2014 |

In the modern competitive business environment, data analytics is standing out as key difference maker, delivering consistent better performance over more traditional business strategic or operational practices. Key drivers of this success has been the rise of cloud services and the SaaS model that has allow for rapid and low cost adoption and management of systems to handle data at the scale needed for analysis. This has also served to lower the barrier of entry, opening the flood gates for a greater number of businesses to engage in the practice.

The high level of interest and excitement surrounding analytics is leading to a proliferation of market projections and forecasts. According to Forbes, the data analytic software market is projected to grow from $2.2 billion to $3.4 billion by 2018. That forecast also turns into an expected spending of $8 million on big data-related initiatives from an average business, just this year. … Read More

Getting To Know Software Defined Radio

July 15, 2014 |

Are you interested in staying ahead of the curve when it comes to interacting with the latest in electronic technologies? Are you the early adopter amongst your friends looking to gain experience with the new and unique as soon as possible? If so, then it might be time to get involved with Software Defined Radio and its related enhancements. While new developments and advancements are discovered each day, SDR promises to offer several benefits to countless industries. Below is a list of frequently asked questions for those who have yet to experiment with Software Defined Radio:

What is the Purpose of Software Defined Radio?

The main intention of SDR development is to do away with all of the complex analog parts located within a traditional radio system. Instead, they are replaced with software that can accomplish the same task.

What is SDR Capable of in terms of Modulation?

It … Read More

5 Benefits Of Using Technology To Create Online Forms

February 25, 2014 |

If you own a business, chances are your customers or clients will have to fill out a form at one point or another. There are various forms that need to be filled out for a multitude of reasons including insurance, legal, medical, applications, or even simply a new customer/client form. All of this paperwork can easily become a hassle. However, thanks to new technologies, online forms are becoming more and more popular. Here are 5 benefits of using technology to create online forms.

1. They Allow for HTML Designs, Without Requiring Experience

Your business forms don’t have to be bland black and white sheets of paper. By using an online form for your business you will be able to add html to create a beautifully designed form. Not sure how HTML works? No problem! It is easy to use html codes without programming thanks to the easy-to-use themes and templates provided by … Read More

Using Virtual Private Networks In Windows 7

January 26, 2014 |

Information transmitted over the web can be protected by the use of VPNs. This allows the VPN users to create  a virtual tunnel which enables them to access the internet safely, hence engage in safe communication, exchange data and other information, irregardless of internet insecurity. This paper details very easy steps of creating a VPN connection on Windows 7.

The first step is to determine the VPN type and client compatible with Windows 7.

On the start menu right click Computer  and go to properties

Select the system Type from either the 32-bit OS or the 64-bit OS. You will be required to remember this when looking for the correct VPN type and client.

Visit VPNLUX service provider to sign up for a free trial or one of the packages that suits you most, for example Double VPN provides … Read More

Necessity Of Archiving Lotus Notes

December 21, 2013 |

The process of archiving emails and other notes is actually meant for protecting and storing certain data. The archived data is stored on a separate database, which is similar to the local hard drive or any other server. Archiving Lotus Notes helps in reducing the storage size of the email file. Archiving can be said as one of the best space-saving operations that are provided by different email applications. Lotus Notes mailing is one such application that allows users to archive their mails.

By archiving mails, one can easily retrieve different types of data and important information without damaging the performance of their database. The process is very beneficial, especially if the inbox full and unable to receive mails. Users will be provided with an option to archive mails that are not needed by them, but yet important. Sometimes, users face trouble in archiving their mails due to the need of … Read More

Xbox One vs. PS4, Which Console Is Better?

December 12, 2013 |

The PlayStation and the Xbox have been duking it out in the universe of gaming for a few years now. Every now and then both consoles have been releasing games that have captured the imaginations of gamers worldwide. Now, these two gaming icons have respectively released the PS4 and the Xbox One.

Which is better: The Xbox One or the PS4? Gaming Performance

The PS4 draws first blood when it comes to fluid gaming. The controls and responsiveness of the PlayStation 4 trumps its Xbox counterpart. It is easier to navigate and control the game when playing with the latest offering from PlayStation. On the other hand, the Xbox has a neat voice command feature, but there are times when the game is unresponsive to the voice command leading to a frustrated gamer. Both consoles offer slick and fantastic graphics for the games that are currently available.

Design … Read More

The MetaTrader 4 For Beginners: How Expert Advisors Can Empower Your Trading Experience

December 11, 2013 |

While many other trading applications may have been designed and utilised since, the MetaTrader 4 remains the most enduringly popular on the existing market. There are numerous reasons for this, although the single most important is the application’s ease of use and its capacity for allowing quick, efficient and real-time trades.

Despite this, however, it has always been necessary for users to have some understanding of the MetaTrader’s core programming language (MQL4). A proprietary scripting language, it enables traders with the required experience to develop their own expert advisors (EA’s) and customised technical indicators.

How the EA Builder Negates the Need for MQL Code

While this successfully taps in to the rising trend of algorithmic trading, however, historically it has been difficult for novice traders to optimise their use of the software. The development the EA Builder is set to changes this dramatically, however, as it … Read More

Peer To Peer File Sharing Explained

December 11, 2013 |

Sharing files has been around as long as the internet has been around. There are a number of different ways for individuals to share files on the internet. One of these is through the use of email attachments. Email attachments are useful, however, it is hard to send large files this way. For this reason, peer to peer file sharing was born. The ability to share files on the internet is necessary and file sharing companies were created to fill in an important gap.

Peer usage sites

The basics of a peer to peer site is that anyone who signs up for an account on the website is a peer. Peers are then able to work through the site with the same privileges. Peers are able to upload files from their own computers, tablets, or mobile phones in order to be shared across the interface. Peers are able to download files … Read More

Utilising CAFM Software For Asset Management

November 20, 2013 |

As the horizons of an organisation expand, often its payroll, facilities requirements and asset portfolio grow too. What was once a very simple portfolio of assets can quickly become challenging to manage, particularly as more and more classes are added to it. Classes from office equipment to industrial machinery and corporate artwork to fuel stores; planning and managing an organisation’s is no easy task.

It is little wonder then that more and more facilities and corporate asset managers are turning to computer aided facilities management (CAFM) to meet the evolving demands on their organisations.

Traditionally, CAFM solutions were only implemented by large companies, with vast portfolios of assets to manage. As providers bring down prices, however, CAFM is becoming accessible to organisations of all shapes and sizes. Moreover, organisations in almost any industry or field can benefit from facilities management technology as both tangible and intangible … Read More

4 Most Popular Video Formats On The Internet

October 30, 2013 |

Videos are plenty on the internet and it has become one of the most popular sources of entertainment for the surfers. Movies, musical videos, sports and other genres are watched by millions on their computers, laptops and tablets and the huge success of video websites like YouTube is noticeable by everyone. Thus, this article takes a look at the six most popular and viewed video formats among the users.

1. MPEG

MPEG stands for Moving Picture Expert Group that is a compression standard specially created for moving images. In this data is compressed into small bits that are easy to transmit and are then decompressed.  At present, MPEG has three types of compressions standards: MPEG-2, MPEG-1, and MPEG-4. Apart from these MPEG-21 and MPEG-7 are also being developed.

2. AVI

AVI stands for Audio Video Interleaved and is a highly familiar format among people. It … Read More

Is Windows Server 2012 Worthy Of An Install?

September 27, 2013 |

Windows is a brand synonymous with business, and has been for some time—but is it worthwhile to pick up the new Windows Server 2012?

The Tech Spec

First, let’s take a look at the raw, unbiased specifications which are inherent in this new server from Windows:

To begin with, there are four editions of Windows 2012/Windows 8.  These are, in order of complexity and enabled features, Foundation, Essential, Standard, and Datacenter.  Below we’ll go into a bit more detail as to which edition is right for you; the specifications listed below are all for the Standard variety unless otherwise noted.

The server comes with a memory limit of 4 terabytes (64 gigabytes for the Essentials variety, and 32 for the Foundation model) as well as an unlimited server limit for the Standard and Datacenter versions (the Essentials model has a limit of 25, the … Read More

Product Life Cycle Management In The Cloud

September 19, 2013 |

We live in a technologically able world and this is the en route to growth and development of business in the corporate sector. The corporate giants and globally placed organizations employ varied software and technical widgets to cope up with the fast paced work as well as their hectic schedules. Product lifecycle management (PLM) is one such solution that drives informative strategy into business and helps one to flourish and scale to new heights.

The cliché behind cloud based PLM solution is nothing but building of a intelligible and lucid data structure by means of unifying systems. PLM solution is also touted worldwide as an enterprise strategy that allows organizations in different parts of the global connect and work as a team. The team can work efficaciously in order to carry out the wholesome function of a task, starting from designing to producing, supporting and retiring the products alongside netting the best and proven … Read More

Security Patch Issued to Internet Explorer 8

August 28, 2013 |

Millions of internet users choose Internet Explorer as their web browser. Often issued as standard with Microsoft computers and laptops, it may not have all the bells and whistles of Chrome and Firefox, but it’s still a popular choice.

However, a recent security issue rendered one version of Internet Explorer a security risk to the Department of Labour when it gave hackers the chance to embed malware within a Department of Labour web page. Any employees using the site with Internet Explorer were susceptible to the so-called ‘Poison Ivy’ Trojan, which additionally allowed more malware onto the site.

As soon as the issue became apparent, Microsoft reported that they were working ‘around the clock’ to rectify the issue. Those who used Internet Explorer 8 were asked to install a quick fix-it patch while a long-term solution to the problem was researched.

The bug in question has been known to also target defence, aerospace and security … Read More