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Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:49:20 -0600

 



Drones, AI and Big Data Transforming the Warfare Future

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:24:30 -0600

All blossoming technologies are analyzed for its pros and cons. Drones, Al and Big Data are now frequently used technologies which are changing the way businesses are done. a superficial insight of the major growth challenges faced by these technologies.



Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Advantages and Disadvantages

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:55:00 -0600

Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS) combine two powerful techniques in order to provide the identification of compounds that have low detection limits and potential required for quantitative analysis. Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometer analyses works on liquids, solid and gaseous samples but are primarily restricted to semi volatile and volatile compounds.



Beware Robots Bearing Beer

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:15:42 -0600

For the first time ever a self-driving truck completed a commercial delivery last week. With real jobs on the line, we can no longer relegate robots and A.I. to the realm of science fiction.



MacBook Pro: High Performance at a Price

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:18:50 -0600

Innovation has always been a hallmark at Apple. The new MacBook Pro is no different. Available soon, Mac fans will find the device has many new features and improvements that should keep this laptop in high demand for both personal and business use.



How to Keep Disk Space Free on Your Windows System

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:26:11 -0600

Cluttered and unorganized disk space can cause various performance related issues on your Windows system. There are numerous ways available to deal with the situation. In this article, we can discuss few simple steps to free up disk space on your Windows system.



3D Scanning - What You Need To Know

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:40:35 -0500

3D scanning is a process of capturing digital information of object shape using equipment that has light or laser to measure distance between the object and the scanner. The non-destructive and non-contact scanning technology uses lines of laser light capturing the exact shape and size of the object. The fine details of even the smallest objects are captured and the process comes in handy in so many industries and fields. Some the areas that 3D scans are commonly used include automotive, manufacturing, medical and aerospace.



6 Top Areas of 3D Scanning Benefits

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:39:50 -0500

3D scanning process has proved to be very beneficial in capturing the exact measurements and shape of any given object. It is a technology that has eased production processes in all fields and more people are now embracing the benefits of this sought of scanning where total accuracy of details on an object is needed. It is a process that has actually reduced manufacturing costs and yet offers higher quality parts in the end. Below are some of the top areas the 3D scanning benefits.



Important Tips To Improve Photogrammetry Scanning Quality

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:39:30 -0500

Photogrammetry can simply be defined as the measurement of photographs. It is a process that largely depends on camera positioning around the given subject and light control to create high resolution details of skin and clothing. The scanning can be used for capturing data for various projects including face replacements and CG characters. With so many variables to control, photogrammetry scanning can be overwhelming. There is just too much trial and errors involved to achieve best practices but with a few helpful tips, it is very possible to achieve accuracy and top quality with the process.



What Matters When Hiring 3D Scanning Services?

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:39:11 -0500

3D scanning has proved to be very beneficial to various processes in different fields. The accuracy and precision offered by the technology has not only ensured that only top quality results are achieved in different projects, but has also reduced costs in the processes making it a great option especially for designers and manufacturers. 3D scanners can be attained and used, but if you are not very familiar with the process, especially when dealing with complex projects, it is best that you let the experts come to your aid in achieving your desired results.



Data Center & Server Relocation Planning and Execution

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:14:13 -0500

What is your company blueprint for a successful data center and server relocation planning and execution? Data center movers and server movers have experience in the complexities required for a successful relocation. Working hand in hand with your IT team ensures a minimum of down-time, as well as maximizing performance before, during, and after the move. Selecting a partner with the knowledge of the intricacies encountered during a move can make the difference between a smooth transition and a potential nightmare.



Internet of Things: More Than Just Protected Plumbing

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:58:56 -0500

Las Vegas just saved a ton of money and 300 million gallons of water by installing IoT monitoring devices in its water mains. And that's just one system out of 150,000 in the U.S.



What You Need To Know About Magnet Card Readers

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:21:02 -0500

Magnetic stripe readers or magnetic card readers are devices used in interpreting data found on the magnet stripe of a debit, credit or any other payment card that you might be using. The reader works by using magnets to scan code from different cards. To use the card reader you have to slide it through the slot. You can also hold the card near the reader.



4 Myths About Fiber Optic Cables

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:18:57 -0500

While fiber optic cables have been around for a long time, most people don't fully understand them. Due to this, there are plenty of myths surrounding them. Some of the most common myths include:



Robots Win, You Lose

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 09:54:41 -0500

The job market remains ugly. We're not creating enough high-paying jobs to support the middle class, and we're replacing low-paying jobs with robots. Where does that leave us?



Managed Print Services: It's More Important Than You Think

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 07:59:02 -0500

Managed Print Services, also known as MPS, have become valuable tools that lead to reduced costs and enhanced productivity. Designed to view document and business processes as a whole, there are virtually no limitations to how MPS can be employed in the workplace. Creative thinking and application of sound MPS principles will lead to measurable business process improvements and savings.



Breakthrough Battery Charging Technologies

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:33:41 -0500

Battery chargers are devices that feed electric currents into rechargeable batteries to renew their energy. Protocols for charging depend of the type of battery being used and its size. Some batteries are programmed to tolerate overcharging while being connected to a constant current source.



Importance of Having Mobile Apps for Small Businesses

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:07:14 -0500

SA- A leading Web & Mobile App Development Company in India. Drop a line to hire mobile app developers android, iOS & for mobile app development solutions.



RFID in Libraries - How Does a RFID Solution for Library Work?

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 14:50:01 -0500

RFID systems for libraries are becoming more and more popular over the last decade. And many libraries are considering implement a RFID solution to improve their service and management. Here is a brief introduction to this type of solution for them.



5 Common Problems With Fiber Optic Cables

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:31:50 -0500

Most fiber optic cables are designed professionally and are meant to work effectively for a long time. While this is the case it doesn't mean that the units don't develop problems. Just like any other units, the cables develop problems and it's up to you to identify and fix them. To help you out here are some of the most common fiber optic cable problems:



The Way Google's Material Design Surpassed iOS Design

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 07:50:41 -0500

Google is a type of search engine that gives the facility of browsing from various devices such as the laptop, mobile etc. Recently, Google developed material design so that it can unify the experienced users to use various Google platforms. The aim of this unification is to improve the overall technological experience of a user by making the interaction easier, simpler and more intuitive. Most people believe that the recent material design plan of Google surpassed iOS design.



Top Mobile App Development Solutions Platform

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:18:51 -0500

SA- A leading Web & Mobile App Development Company in India. Drop a line to hire mobile app developers android, iOS & for mobile app development solutions.



Magento 2.1 - Just the Right Features to Empower Marketers and Merchandisers

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:35:52 -0500

Magento 2.1 brought with it a number of appealing changes that ecommerce businesses simply loved. It has all the great features to provide online shoppers with excellent shopping experiences.



Fiber Optic Tools That You Should Have

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:00:10 -0500

You need fiber optic tools for installation and maintenance of your fiber optic cables. The different types of tools that you need for your work are: Splicing tools From their name, these are tools that you use to melt the optical fibers together. There are many types of these tools that you can go with. They include: fusion splice, optic cleaver, heat oven, fiber splice protection sleeves and others.



Taking A Look At Fiber Optic Cables

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:55:37 -0500

Fiber optic cables are used in different areas including: telecommunication, music and medicine. Types of optic cables There are two main types of optic cables: single mode and multi mode fibers. The difference between the two is in the size of the core. Multi mode fibers have wider cores thus allow multiple modes of light to propagate. Single mode fibers on the other hand have narrow cores that allow only a single mode of light to propagate.



Appointment Scheduling Software - The Benefits And Choosing The Best

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:31:49 -0500

Appointment scheduling software helps in managing appointments. This is very important for businesses, including those that are in the service industry because customers and clients are always looking for convenience and do not like waiting in line. With proper appointment scheduling, you are able to see customers and attend to their needs without wasting their time and having large numbers waiting to be served giving you a hard time managing everyone easily.



Tungsten Did the Magic

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 09:12:38 -0500

The narratives about modern "artificial light" will be incomplete without the mention of the element called "tungsten". It solved the problem of which filament was best for a long lasting incandescent light.



The Changing Trends Of Cloud Gateways

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:15:07 -0500

Today's well known Cloud stockpiling innovation is encountering wonderful mechanical headways. That is the reason little to extensive endeavors are pulled in to this innovation. Moreover, various changes likewise have been connected to the cloud door market.



New Concepts in Aircraft - Military Applications

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:58:23 -0500

When you ask someone what they think of when you say 'drone' they will often head straight towards the military when in fact, the commercial drones market is more lucrative. The commercial drones industry is growing by approximately 20% every single year and the industry has expanded as a result. The introduction of high-quality cameras and efficient GPS coupled with sleek design has meant that more people use quadcopters for recreational use than ever before.



Understanding the Cloud

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:24:10 -0500

Cloud computing is on the rise. Consumers and businesses alike are relying on it for storage. The large selection and accessibility make them a must-have when looking for off-site storage.



Questions You Should Answer Before Buying A Drone

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:15:54 -0500

With drones becoming increasingly popular amongst individuals and businesses, new models are constantly being released into the market. Each release comes with the aim to bring improvements in the flying experience. This new technology actually has great potential for different industries and choosing the best drone is what you should be paying attention to in relation to your needs. Whether you are getting a drone for your new flying hobby or for business, there are things that you must take into consideration to end up with the best model. Below are helpful questions you should answer to guide your purchase.



Getting The Perfect Drone For Your Child

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:15:34 -0500

Drones make very popular gifts for children and with so many models available for kids, you will find one that your child will love flying. Drones are generally safe for children and you therefore have nothing to worry about. You can actually improve your family time when you get a drone for your kids complete with a camera to capture those moments in the park or around the house or garden.



Wind, Solar and Surge Protection

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:05:02 -0500

Green energy production facilities are reducing prices by installing improved surge protection devices. These new technologies allow for uptimes to be increased and replacement costs to be reduced.



7 Tips for Choosing the Right Cloud for Your Business in India

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:17:11 -0500

"Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision."- Peter F Drucker. The famous lines by Peter Drucker explain the importance of decisions, better quoted as the 'right decisions', for business transformation and strategic growth.



Magento Conversion Rate Optimization Strategies

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:19:29 -0500

Magento comes with plenty of rich features for online stores to leverage from. Every new release of this product has something new to offer. Recently the 2.



Tips For E-Waste Disposal!

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:18:35 -0500

All electronic wastes, like cell phones, refrigerators, computers, TVs, etc. are collectively known as e-waste. One cannot just throw away these types of waste in the trash. You need to know how to safely dispose of your electronic goods, where your personal data can be stored. Your personal data, like personal photos, password, bank account details, etc., will be ensured by using proper techniques of e-waste disposal.



Tegile: The Leader In The Market Of Storage Arrays!

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:10:12 -0500

This is the technology world with several revolutionary inventions. The influence of technological advancements can be seen on the businesses and their work style as well. Now, every business relies on at least two technologies to ease the workload.



Think Only Older People Prefer Reading Print?

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:40:27 -0500

The idea that printed media is dying out with older generations as younger people favour digital communication is unsubstantiated. Is it just older people that prefer reading from printed copy? A survey asking people about their preferences regarding reading and remembering information raised some interesting points.



Tips on Making Distributed Agile Teams Successful

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:01:45 -0500

In today's modern connected world, it's becoming more challenging to get distributed teams to execute in harmony to meet the project objectives. We look at how this distributed environment can be made more enjoyable and productive.



Servers and Their Types

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:02:27 -0500

In computer parlance, a 'server' is a device that supports and provides functionality for other devices and programs, typically called 'clients'. This is what is referred to as the 'client-server model' in network computing where a single overall computation distributes data, functions and processes across multiple devices and computer processors. Among the many services that servers provide are sharing of resources and data between clients and performing multiple computing tasks.



Methods of Recording Skype Video Calls

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:47:25 -0500

Skype is a software which is worldwide famous for online called/video calls or even live conference. Different people use Skype for different purposes. Today's discussion is about how to record video calls on Skype.



Evolution of Music From a Gramophone to Bluetooth Speakers

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:57:48 -0500

The invention of wireless Bluetooth speakers in today's time is something that is a commendable thing. Now, people can listen to their favorite music anywhere they want and that too wirelessly. Isn't it cool?



High-End VR Headsets in 2016 - Oculus Rift

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:08:34 -0500

In the 1930s science fiction writer Stanley Weinbaum introduced the idea of a pair of goggles (Pygmalion's Spectacles) that let the wearer experience a fictional world. Fast forward to 1987, Jaron Lanier popularized the term "virtual reality". He founded VPL, a company that developed and sold VR goggles and gloves.



Protecting Your IT Assests

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 08:15:35 -0500

A healthy computer system is a vital asset to every organization. Failures, difficulties and security threats can lead to major business disruptions and expenses. The key to avoiding these headaches is proper management of these systems. Unfortunately, the cost of hiring staff dedicated to the management of computer systems puts this strategy out of the reach of many small and medium businesses. The emergence of managed service providers is a solution that can bring affordable, expert management and protection to businesses of any size.



iBeacon With HomeKit - What We Can Look Forward To

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:39:32 -0500

HomeKit is an iOS software framework that will be foraying in iOS 10 and will enable discovery and control of third party connected devices using an iPhone or iPad. It is the central app that will make multiple applications irrelevant for different appliances within the house.



Mobile Analytics - Get Insights Into the Performance of Your Mobile Offering

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:22:58 -0500

The world has witnessed a revolution with respect to mobile technology. Today, mobile phones have become a way of life, helping individuals interact with each other on the go. And they play an equally important role in the enterprise space as well. Mobile technology is enabling enterprises to create stronger customer and employee engagements through rich experiences. Mobility is increasingly being used as a strategy for business transformation, empowering users with cross-platform solutions that eventually drive data driven decisions.



Biometric Revolution In Indian Banking

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:19:39 -0500

More so often Indian bankers are confronted with a perplexing question that whether a person transacting is their actual client or a fraudster. And this issue can better and accurately be answered by biometrics science only.



A Short Introduction to the Revolutionary 3D Printing Technology

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 09:58:55 -0500

This article introduces 3D printing technology.The usage and features of this technology is cited.



Why Technology Should Be Used in the Classroom

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:58:21 -0500

We are faced today with the younger generation that uses gadgets are their means of entertainment and source of fun. No matter how we try to do away with it and let our children experience the childhood we had, it has become a fact that we really have to face.



DB Access Through VR Technology

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:57:51 -0500

This article will make us well-versed with technological aspects of "Virtual Reality" and its applications especially in the field of scientific databases and clinical trials. It also acquaints the readers that VR provides a uniquely different interface to access scientific database, which is a SANDBOX. The article also provides insights into the "digital Eye Bank" application used in clinical trials. Conclusion details few recommendations on the full-fledged scope of VR in clinical trials along with its usage in the areas of Internal Medicine and Surgery.



Teaching Through VR Technology

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:56:53 -0500

Virtual Reality , VR in short is a very advanced technology, which is an integration of computer science, robotics, instrumentation, multimedia, sensors, optics, 3-D technology, etc. Each technology, which converges to form VR, in itself, is very sophisticated and hi-tech. VR is a powerful user interface technology. This current technology doesn't even require physical presence of a person. Information is important and this promising technology provides the best way to visualize it, enabling directly interaction for the user.



Take Control Of Your Storage Media Costs With the HPE LTO Ultrium

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:34:30 -0500

Prior in the month, we shone the focus on the HPE LTO Ultrium capacity media and the Green Tape Tests that guarantee HPE information cartridges are the most solid recorded media accessible. Many individuals remarked that they had not seen this data exhibited along these lines some time recently. Be that as it may, some additionally inquired as to whether I could clarify a smidgen more about what this sort of testing means for everyday tape use and unwavering quality generally.



SD-WAN - AKA A Three Stranded Cord Is Not Easily Broken

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:29:00 -0500

Many of us have heard the adage: "A Three Stranded Cord is Not Easily Broken." Inherently, we understand that this is true. We see this demonstrated for example when we purchase rope: lots of strings intertwined. Over the years as the cords weaken, one may break but the rope still holds. With this basic explanation, you now understand SD-WAN.



Choosing the Right IT Support Vendor

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:03:31 -0500

Signing on the dotted line with an IT services and support provider can be a challenging proposition. With a lot of big market players making their presence felt and various critical factors to size up for making a well-thought-out decision, settling for a right provider may eat up more time and efforts than expected.



Cloud Computing!

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:56:08 -0500

Cloud Computing has revolutionized the way technology is used to share information and resources to achieve coherence, relevance and economy of scale. These three factors are hugely important today when individuals and businesses require being in the forefront of their activities and achieving profits and revenues while reigning in expenditure. This kind of Computing is the method or model of Internet-based computing that provides on demand, processing capabilities as well as data to computers and other devices on a network through a shared pool of resources such as applications and services, networks, servers and storage devices, which...



Tegile: Economical Way To Accelerate Enterprise Applications!

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:01:07 -0500

Gone are the days when companies used traditional flash to handle workload. There are several drawbacks of this conventional storage - you can use one flash for a specific type of workload; you can get the fast performance by spending several bucks, and several others. Tegile is the company of a new breed of innovators which brought its products to reduce the dependency of enterprises on heavy and expensive systems. Its products (hybrid and all flash) are enough to handle any type of workload.



What Tool Helps You Conquer the 7 Biggest File Migration Challenges?

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:42:41 -0500

Many businesses today are looking for ways to eliminate platform migration headaches, Reduce cost, effort, and lost time. Certified Infrastructure and Cloud Services expert offers tips to enhance organizations' file-based NAS and server migration experience with DobiMiner.



Tips for Successful Project Delivery: Customer Engagement, Respect and Communication

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:41:00 -0500

IT providers know that delivering a project experience to customers that will not only achieve all their project goals, but also blow them away, is critical to their success. This article shares tips and advice on how to deliver excellence on even the most demanding IT projects with high customer engagement, respect and professional communication.



Digital Learning - Creating a History in the Field of Education

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:15:02 -0500

Learning has seen a major transition in the last decade. For years, students have been using only textbooks for their study, which actually made the entire learning system boring. Today, printed textbooks have been replaced by digital learning software. Students are now using laptops, tablets and other learning tools instead of textbooks. While students are embracing technology, which has made learning more fun for them, and parents are happy that their children are finding learning interesting, and thus performing better in their academics, digital learning has become quite popular among teachers as well. Today, we see that schools and colleges are introducing eLearning as one of their core forms of learning methodology.



What's Your Printing Policy?

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 07:09:33 -0500

What is a printing policy? Quite frankly, not having one will cost you! A printing policy is a means to help assure that printing done in the least wasteful and most economical manner. This article examines some of the key issues to questions to ask before implementing a print policy.



PCI Compliance Fees: What They Are, and What to Do About Them

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 09:11:42 -0500

Did you happen to find a PCI compliance fee on your statement? Want to find out what it is? Want to discover if it is legitimate? Want to get rid of it? Well then you are just in the right place to get all your questions answered.



Digital Publishing: A Better Way to Read Magazines and Newspapers

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:56:18 -0500

Reading magazines is one of the most common hobbies among women in the age demographic of 18-49. Magazines are the second-highest circulated publications of the publishing industry, with newspapers being the first. Traditionally, magazines were bought from newsstands located at the corner of every city street. However, with a change in trends and digitization influencing most industries, digital newsstands are the new thing that the industry has to offer.



Camera Design Service Vendors Gearing Up for a New Phase With New Standards

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:29:46 -0500

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are now venturing to introduce vision systems that often compromise on performance especially to accommodate standard cameras into their systems. Also, one does have to pay a premium for most of the unused features of the camera. Hence it is important for camera design vendors to opt for custom development of the camera so that they can meet most of the required specifications as and when required. The customer development approach will reduce the cost of the camera, also making it extremely compact with better integration of elements, along with better control over availability and development, and even differentiate the product in the market.



How Much Do PCI Companies Charge?

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:19:53 -0500

There is much more to being PCI compliant than just getting a PCI SAQ filled or going through a quarterly vulnerability scan successfully. There is a lot of work and resources required by the business to go through to make sure the customer credit card data is secured.



Is PCI a Law?

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:15:58 -0500

With the requirements set up by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), a lot of businesses scratch their heads and ask whether PCI is a law. The answer to this question is very short and simple no PCI Compliance is not a law.



JJRC H31: A Super Anti-Wrestling RC Quadcopter

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:27:45 -0500

JJRC H31 is an excellent RC Quadcopter with anti-wrestling ability, waterproof function and strong structure. I think it is ideal for the beginners. The only missing thing is that it does not support long time flight. If you like it, you could have a try!



Biometric Attendance Machine Vs Manual Maintenance of Attendance

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:06:44 -0500

Organizations are exploring every possible way to increase their revenue and control their cost. Time attendance machines are used by all size of organizations to record when an employee starts and ends their work.



Glossary of PCI Terms

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 10:31:53 -0500

In order to be PCI Compliant, you will require a successful scan certificate from an Approved Scanning Vendor. An ASV will certify you that you are up to all the technical requirements. ASVs are enlisted by PCI SSC on the basis of their performance.



How Technology Advancements Has Its Impact on Us

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:04:46 -0500

The advancement of new technology has been taking place since the beginning of human history. The question: are the impacts positive or negative?



Where Do You Go to Get PCI Compliant?

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:36:53 -0500

PCI, also known as PCI DSS which stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, is an industry that runs the standards and the measures of security of businesses that transmit, store, process, and accept credit card information. Organizations that are PCI Compliant don't get much data breaches, which lead to exposure of cardholder data. If you own a business and it deals with credit card payments then you are required to meet the PCI DSS standards. You can become PCI compliant by asking your card brand to lead you through the process.



Do You Need PCI Compliance If You Use PayPal?

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:36:14 -0500

To know whether a PayPal user has to be PCI Compliant, first we should know, from where did the PCI DSS Compliance term initiated. PCI DSS Compliance is a number of requirements set up by major card brands to make the payment card data more secure and free from breaches, as well as to make the transaction process free from any trouble.



Using XAPI to Track and Enhance Training

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 15:15:49 -0500

Ever wanted to capture the whole learning experience of your user, but not sure where to start? In this article I will present on different ways that xAPI has benefited the learning experience and the learning ecosystem.



Customers Get in Touch With New Innovation

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:34:09 -0500

Today technology is changing and we have the ability to chop and change to meet the demands of our world. Some thought towards these changes!!



Recycle Old Computers Thoughtfully to Prevent Bio-Hazards

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 10:49:38 -0500

We live in a world where technological advancement and incredible electronic inventions have revolutionized everything to such an extent that now imagining our lives without these hi-tech mechanisms seem incorrigible. And in such scenario, as the human race keeps on hovering over the sea of changes so does the electronic gadgets and devices. The speed of change now doesn't occur over a lifetime or even over years but rather months.



The New Role of the CIO - Business Transformation Partner

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 08:12:59 -0500

It is becoming increasingly necessary for Industries and Organizations to improve Productivity, Reliability and keep pace with the ever increasing demands. Never before has there been such a pressure on Business-the Production and Engineering departments to keep up to these demands.



Should Everyone Become PCI Compliant?

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:45:56 -0500

In PCI Compliance, there is a lot more to your business than your website. If your business is dealing with credit card numbers over phone, or carries out face-to-face transactions, or holds up records of credit card number; then all of this has nothing to do with your website and it is really necessary for your business to meet up with PCI requirements. Well, now a question might come in your mind that does every business needs to be PCI Compliant; the answer to it has already been given above. In this article you will find answers to the question that trouble you with PCI requirements.



Is PCI Compliance Expensive?

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:43:35 -0500

There are a couple of reasons on which cost of PCI DSS Compliant depends, which includes the type of your business, annual number of transactions, current IT infrastructure, and the existing credit/debit card network of processing and storing data. According to estimations, the largest merchants of nation, categorized as Level 1 merchants (having more than 6 million transactions a year), spent $125,000 assessing the possible required PCI related work and an addition of $568,000 to meet the PCI requirements.



What Is a QSA?

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:42:54 -0500

Since the formation of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards back in 2004, PCI DSS has setup its requirement for financial service providers and large merchants to use QSAs to carry out onsite assessments and to check on Compliance and security. QSA stands for Qualified Security Assessors; it is a designation awarded to individuals by the PCI Security Standards Council, whom it finds qualifying to execute consulting services and PCI assessments.



A Brief Introduction to Artificial Intelligence For Normal People

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:50:12 -0500

Artificial intelligence and machine learning explained in simple terms. Will robots take over the world? Yes.



LI-FI - An Economical and Eco-Friendly Alternative

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:48:45 -0500

With the advances in technology, every day a new idea is being nurtured in some one's mind that might change the way we function. One such ground breaking idea popped in the mind of a brilliant Professor in University of Edinburg, UK, Harald Haas back in 2003. His idea was to use Light Emitting Diodes as a medium to transfer data from one system to another. This topic became widely popular after his TED Talk in 2011.



Data Center, Server, Computer and Laptop Hard Drive Destruction

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:33:18 -0500

A must read article that should add perspective to hard drive destruction, hard drive, and media storage disposal. This article also include some useful data breach information from the Ponemon Institute.



USB Memory Sticks - Advantages Over Disc Formats

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:41:31 -0500

USB Memory Sticks are now most certainly a viable data transfer format that is a serious competitor to CDs and DVDs. Their ever increasing capacity and ever diminishing size makes them an extremely convenient format for distributing extremely large data files for businesses, both internally and externally. This article examines exactly how flexible they are and how they are mass produced.



When Do You Need to Run a PCI Scan?

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:49:08 -0500

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) requires the merchants dealing with credit card holder data to perform regular vulnerability scans, in order to keep their security flaws covered. Merchants often come with a question, "When do you need to run a PCI Scan?" the answer to this question is quite simple.



PCI SAQ (Self Assessment Questionnaire) - What Is It?

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:31:22 -0500

The PCI compliance Self Assessment Questionnaire needs to be completed by merchants every 12 months, and is the most comprehensive way to check if your business is PCI compliant. It's likely that in recent months you've heard of a business suffering a breach of its customers payment card data. It occurs so often now, we all hear about it, and forget about the event quickly.



The Meaning of PCI

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:20:06 -0500

The term PCI stands for Payment Card Industry, and we all are quite familiar with the different types of credit card / payment solution companies available, like Master Card, PayPal, and Visa etc. This article will further discuss how these companies manage their security of card holders' data.



Bose SoundSport Wireless Review

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:31:51 -0500

The Bose SoundSport Wirelesst is essentially an "open" ear-bud style headphone that effectively isolates noise. It is an in-ear headphone designed for those who don't wish to get their eartips jammed way into their ears. Thus the buds remain loosely in your ears, held in place by means of proprietary StayHear tips that are is made in a particular shape, in order to act as a soft seal at the opening of your canal, thereby helping to improve audio performance.



4 Uses Of Fiber Optic Cables

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:00:42 -0500

If you ask many people, they will tell you that they know fiber optic cables for their use in computers. While they are heavily used in that area, they are also heavily used in other areas including: Cable television. I know that you can't get off the couch due to your favorite program. Did you know that you are receiving the signals courtesy of fiber optic cables? Telecommunication companies are now heavily using the cables as they have greater speeds and bandwidth. The cables are also cheaper compared to copper wires.



5 Ways to Extend Your Data Communications Without Limits

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:24:19 -0500

Your network is only as effective as its reach - yet unbalanced signals such as USB and RS-232 can reliably transmit only up to 15 feet, and even balanced Ethernet signals are capped at 300 feet. With a growing range of connectivity platforms, modern data networks require not just compatibility and reliability but also flexibility and expandability. There are many ideal solutions to meet modern networks' data distance needs such as converting unbalanced signals to balanced ones, deploying repeaters to boost signal strength, and implementing hubs for star-configured connections, while still taking full advantage of cost-effective and readily available copper wire. For large systems that go far beyond what copper wires can reach, fibre-optic converters can used to work in both conventional point-to-point and advanced daisy-chain / redundant-ring configurations, giving your data network a boost in distance, ranging from 3 miles to hundreds of miles, and additional flexibility, reliability, and expandability. The use of a Serial-TCP program is another ideal solution for merging serial communication protocols with modern TCP/IP communication, yielding benefits such as widely available infrastructures and greater distance, reliability, and speed.



Protect Your Assets With Optical Isolators and Surge Protectors

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:22:03 -0500

The world of data communication is busy, even noisy. Industrial communication systems, such as balanced RS-485 / RS-422, often require transmission between multiple devices over long distances. While having many devices communicating with each other on the same twisted-pair cable is robust and cost-effective, it also introduces two major challenges: 1) because of the long distances and the surrounding electrical devices/equipment, RS-485 / RS-422 networks are often exposed to electrical noises, remote lightning, and line surges, which can cause transient voltage to run across the serial communication system and the valuable equipment; 2) because multiple devices (nodes) are connected, the ground potential at different nodes could be different, which can cause ground currents to flow through "the path of least resistance" via either the common earth ground or the ground wire. Both voltage and current surges can cause serious damage to valuable, mission-critical equipment such as computers, PLCs, and industrial manufacturing and data processing equipment; these surges can even endanger human lives. Ground loop problems also exist on unbalanced signals that rely on the ground pin being zero volts, such as RS-232 and USB. Optical Isolators and Surge Protectors are the solutions to these problems.



4 Types of Connectivity With Industrial Ruggedness

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:19:19 -0500

Connectivity is crucial for all types of data networks. Data networks evolve over time as technology improves; it is often necessary to connect legacy copper-wired serial communications to modern TCP/IP communications through more advanced media such as optical fiber. Moreover, many different types of data formats, standards, media and connectors are often mixed and used together within a single data network. Examples of different types of standards and protocols include physical-layer standards, such as RS-232, RS-485, RS-422, TTL, USB, and TCP/IP, and higher-level protocols, such as Profibus, Interbus, Modbus, BACnet, and Modbus TCP/IP. Copper wires and optical fibers are typical examples of different media; and there are dozens of different connectors used for machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity and data communication systems, including DB9, DB25, USB type A, USB type B, mini USB, micro USB, terminal blocks, RJ11, RJ45, and ST, SC, FC, and LC connectors for fiber optic products. There are 4 different types of connectivity namely: Serial, USB, Ethernet and Fiber Optic.



The New Era of Computers

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:01:08 -0500

The new era of computers has changed the way people communicate versus decades ago. The digital age has shifted from a traditional industry to an economy that is based on computerized information. The World Wide Web has existed since 1969, and is now globalized, accelerating the flow of information and pushing older forms of media into obsolescence. A computer is an electronic device used for storing and processing data. Almost, everything that is an electronic is made or run by computers. These devices have become a popular way to permanently accumulate collaborative information. Businesses have become dependent on this type of digital machine to store their files, complete daily task, and keep track of payroll. Practically, every home is equipped with some type of computerized mechanism. People are now using these types of electronic devices to share or exchange information, versus the traditional way when people had face to face conversations. The new era of computers has caused people to interact and facilitate relationships by using online dating, social media, and video conferencing.



The Signs of a Great Cloud Computing Consultancy Firm

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:22:22 -0500

Many of us today in the business world are familiar with cloud computing and the purported benefits that it can bring to our companies. From easy to use and increasingly collaborative office tools right through to accounting and inventory solutions, there are more great cloud computing offerings that ever before vying for our attention.



How a Computer Repairs Service Can Save Your Business Time and Money

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:21:30 -0500

IT plays a crucial role in many different types of business today, ranging from start-ups and solo enterprises right through to the huge multinationals that dominate the marketplace. Regardless of the scale and industry of the business, great IT support is often the linchpin that keeps these enterprises functioning as well as they should. A significant part of this aspect of business is ensuring that all IT equipment is running effectively and correctly at all times.



Top 5 Cutting-Edge Telematics Trends to Watch For

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:14:44 -0500

The latest telematics market trends continue to point towards providing in-car connectivity and by 2016 2G network connectivity will be a thing of the past. Therefore, it goes without saying that there's a huge market potential that still remains untapped as far as the telematics ecosystem is concerned.



What You Should Look for in Your Microsoft Office Support Package

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 07:21:20 -0500

For many businesses moving over to cloud computing options, the process can be daunting and present many potential hiccups. Regardless of this, there are many benefits to these new solutions that have meant that companies are making the leap anyway, reaping numerous rewards such as improved efficiency and greater collaboration in the workplace. With that said, often a great level of support is required when initially migrating to these services and in the first phases of getting to grips with them.



Why IT Education Solutions Are Important

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 07:20:34 -0500

Technology affects all aspects of our lives nowadays, from the work we do right through to the way we do it. So much has changed in recent decades that generations at school today are far more adept at using these technological features than preceding age groups, and this trend is set to continue. In education today, IT education is not only about teaching students and pupils what they need to learn to advance in the modern world, but is also about how various tools and techniques can help them learn more efficiently.



Does Your Business Need to Be PCI Compliant?

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:16:40 -0500

Many small-to-medium businesses are unaware of the importance of PCI compliancy and the possible consequences from not adhering to the security protocols that PCI outlines to merchants, nor are businesses often sure if any of it applies to them. If you accept credit and/or credit card payments in your online business, the answer is yes, it does.



What Is the Technology Behind a Touch Screen?

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:15:15 -0500

Have you ever wondered just how the touch screen on your cell phone, tablet, LED television, or any other device actually works? It is amazing to think that we can now issue commands to our devices with the touch of our hand and while this technology might seem new, it has actually been around since the 1960's.



What Is PCI Compliance?

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 15:30:24 -0500

"A problem well defined is half solved" - so goes an axiom. This is what PCI Compliance is about. In general, PCI stands for Payment Card Industry. With the internet explosion all over the world, there has been a growing need for corporations to stay in touch with the customers on the move 24/7, 365 days a year.



What Is PCI Compliance?

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:42:05 -0500

Companies who provide payment services such as debit and credit cards - like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB - receive huge amounts of sensitive data from merchants every day which they need to store, process, and transmit securely. In order to achieve this, these financial services created an independent body to regulate and administer security standards ensuring all merchants keep to regulations to overcome credit card fraud.



PCI Compliance Myths and Reality

Mon, 06 Jun 2016 12:32:52 -0500

All the business organizations and other institutions need to comply by the PCI standards. Also all the card brands need to comply by the standards. Although cards are used at large scale by the business houses and organizations however some myths are still prevailing about PCI compliance.