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Archive for November 2011

Cloud Computing is the rapidly growing technology that’s gaining in popularity world wide. The concept is simple: Applications and data can be stored remotely on other servers, “the cloud”, and can be accessed from any computer with Internet access. Most of you already use cloud computing but are probably unaware of it, and a good example of this is having a yahoo, hotmail or gmail account. All your emails are stored elsewhere but you can still access them from any computer. This technology has been around for years, but it’s only till recently that companies have started using it more after discovering the potential it holds for many other things.

Several organizations use cloud computing and virtual servers to run their applications. This saves them the cost of purchasing the actual software. Most cloud computing services are charged based on the “pay as you go” model whereby you only pay for the resources you use; others however charge a flat rate regardless of the amount of usage. Cloud computing also reduces hardware costs as you can use servers on the cloud to carry out the tasks you need. It’s a great revolutionary technology and is spreading like fire through all sorts of organizations!

Despite the immensity of this cloud computing era, there are however various concerns about the security and privacy of the data stored on the clouds (remote servers).  These issues are normally dealt with the private cloud solution provider. They should be reliable for ensuring secure access and prohibiting unauthorized access to their servers. Having said this, it’s probably a mission looking for the right providers of cloud computing facilities. Adequate research has to be carried out to find out the reliability and trustworthiness of any private cloud provider before making a deal and letting a third party handle any confidential company information.

If you’ve had any experience of using cloud computing services, do leave a comment and tell us about your experiences!

–          Millie

Web Analytics comprises of a set of tools and programs that help website owners track the traffic sources and types, for their websites. Good analytics software can tell you the following about the visitors to your website: the number of visitors, the demographic details about the visitors (where they come from), how they landed on your website (could be through search engines, via backlinks on other sites or blogs, emails etc.), it also tells you the average time a visitor spends on your website, what pages of your website are most popular (by counting the number of page views) and so on.

All this statistical information can be really useful for webmasters and online marketers who can use this data to streamline and optimize their SEO efforts, and to improve on the quality of traffic they receive. SEO companies use web analytics to track the improvements of the quality of traffic a website gets, normally after they’re done with working on putting in meta tags and proper keywords onto a website.

Web Analytics software or tools normally summarize all this data and display it in the form of a chart or diagram to make it easier for users to understand it. The most popular web analytics tool, which can be used for free, is Google Analytics. However, there are several other companies out there that provide these services too. And considering that the choice is wide, it can be a daunting task to decide which are the best web analytics tools to use in order to track your website and receive the exact results you want. It is therefore wise getting a web analytics review first from a credible organization to help you decide. Also, carrying out an analytics software comparison between a couple of analytics tools can help you decide which is better but this can be a time consuming task indeed.

Users of web analytics tools can belong to either one of these two categories: users who want to track their own website, or users who want to track their competition and beat it down! Some analytics tools also list the keywords that a website uses to pull in traffic and so knowing a competitor’s keywords can give you the upper hand. It’s all about gaining competitive advantage in a world that never ceases to produce competitors! Anyway, if you’ve come across or carried out any web analytics reviews, then please do share your knowledge by leaving a comment! 😉

–          Millie

Tablets are the new revolutionary technology that brings to you the convenience of sharing, staying connected, being productive and having fun all the time. They are basically smaller ‘mobile’ PCs that come in a variety of sizes starting from a mini 7” handheld device up to 12” of convertible PCs. Tablets have become very popular over the past few years, and they still continue to rise in terms of popularity, functionality, speeds, flexibility and innovation.

Not only can tablets be used at home for entertainment (sharing photos, watching videos, streaming music, chatting online via IM or Skype) or for educational purposes (it has been proven to be of great help to students who’re stuck with their homework!), but these devices have spread into the business environments like fire. Using a tablet, you can be able to view and edit Office documents, have a browser and email facilities, get access to corporate servers, view e-books, e-magazines, marketing reports and articles, access Software as a Service from providers, have access to Google maps, and subscribe to stock information, news and other required updates. Ain’t it amazing??

More so, with your tablet running on the Android platform, you can install an app called Kloud which will be enable you to access your information and data from virtually anywhere in the world. Kloud basically syncs all your documents, images, music files, e-books etc. with your Net’s devices. You can get more information on this from the website for Net’sGo.

So basically, imagine having everything at your fingertips, wherever you are! Communication can never be as easy as this! In fact, you could look at it like being a CEO for yourself: C for Communication; E for Education and O for Operations – be it anything, a tablet really gives you what you ask for.

I’m sure now that I’ve rumbled on enough about these tablets; you want to know where you can get one from? No worries – I’ll let you in on that as well! You’ll get the perfect piece of integrated technology from Kaser, who have a variety of options you can choose from. Do have a look and get one for yourself today!

Have a productive day! 🙂

–          Millie

Outsourcing IT has been a very popular trend over the past couple of years and enterprises are finding it really beneficial to contract third parties and leave it to them to manage their business processes more effectively and efficiently. Apart from these, other benefits include cost control, improved quality of service, added competitive advantage, flexibility, access to special expertise and knowledge and so on. However, as a provider of IT support solutions, there are many factors that have to be considered in terms of security, integrity of data, supporting platforms and environments, and so on. Satisfying clients with cost-worthy services should be the main aim and to get to the point of being trusted with data confidentiality is a whole different story.

Top IT outsourcers in the Fortune 500 list work to combat these challenges and succeed to provide IT remote support services. This is a field with high demand and competition is tough. In order to support these service providers they need state-of-the-art remote support hardware and software that would facilitate them to improve the business processes of other organizations. One such organization that strives to provide these is the Bomgar Corporation who showcases one of the best Remote Support Solutions.

Many organizations are focusing on differentiation as a way of getting and sustaining the competitive edge that will take them forward and it’s important to use these resources and maximize on the available opportunities. Does your organization outsource IT or are you a provider of support systems for other enterprises? Do comment on your views over this matter and share with the readers the importance of having a good Remote IT Support Solution.

– Millie

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