Monthly Archive:: July 2013

Charles Darwin is a celebrated English naturalist and explorer whose theory about man’s evolution has gone viral. In fact, his textbooks are also historical records of what he calls the prehistoric times of mankind. In his theory, all species of life descended over the times from a common ancestors. He also argues that the branching pattern of the evolution is an aftermath of a process called natural selection in which the species’ struggle to exist resulted in its selective breeding.   Contrary to this, the evolution of the internet is not as argumentative as this. In fact, over time, man has devised a more uniform history of how this internet technology came to be. 1950’s: The Conception The internet, at par was designed to generally connect

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Whether you are a swinging single professional, a newly married couple hoping to put down roots or expecting your first child and are in need of more space, buying your first home is both exciting and daunting. This is the biggest purchase you will ever make and the longest financial commitment you will ever take on—30 years in most cases. Buyer’s remorse is all too common, and while there are no guarantees against it, there are some ways to minimize the risk. Here are some important considerations to help you in making this important decision. Crunch Those Numbers No one knows your finances better than you do, and just because you qualify for a certain amount of money on a pre-approval, does not necessarily mean

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No software developer likes limitations, so finding the right cloud host provider that facilitates “out of the box” solutions is necessary for killer, innovative apps. Even if the developer is a coding whiz kid, there is always that time when a little help from other developers is needed. If you choose the right host provider, the host will have developer support for any language. Microsoft .NET and PHP are common, but what if you want to build the next mobile phone app? The developer needs to know Java for Android and Objective C for Apple products. The best cloud host has a variety of developer skills, so any language can be supported. Resources for Developers It’s not enough just to offer phone support from other developers.

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Every businessperson has an idea of what attributes a successful entrepreneur possess.  Through personal experiences and professional relationships, you begin to develop your own definition of what an entrepreneur does, the qualities needed to be effective, as well as the means by which the entrepreneur is successful.  This in part aids in defining the characteristics a successful entrepreneur possess by which you model your behavior and approach. In your analysis you may discover these characteristics are needed to withstand the toughest times while being able to capitalize on opportunities during prosperous seasons. Characteristics of an Effective Entrepreneur  An entrepreneur has a key responsibility in the organization and management of a business.  Due to the risks involved in taking on business operations, entrepreneurs must possess a combination of

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When looking for a new PC for their home or business, many people are now opting for to look for refurbished Macbook Air and Macbook Pro Deals. There are of course many benefits to choosing refurbished over brand new but for many people, the quality of refurbished products, together with the financial savings are all the convincing they need. However, if you’ve decided that refurbished Macbook Air and Macbook Pro deals are the best option for you then there are a few ways to ensure that you get the best deal, both practically and financially. Research There is no doubt that when it comes to any kind of technology, Apple pretty much rules the roost. However, there are also critics of the company too. From

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When it comes to cloud computing services, many business owners find certainties as elusive as real clouds. They read the studies that say they can save time and money with cloud storage providers, and yet without a firm grasp on the services and expenses involved, many cloud users end up overspending and getting discouraged about the benefits they’ve been led to believe the cloud services will bring to their companies. Like any new venture, perfecting cloud services requires some trial and error, but a few rules can help you compare costs and determine the best plan while staying on budget. Starting Out You’re most likely to overspend when you first start using cloud services, yet it’s a good time to do so. If you’re planning

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According to Forbes Magazine, video marketing is the future for 2013 and beyond. Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Ask, and all the other main search engines have begun to give increased weight to websites with relevant video content. If your website has a video about your brand, product, or identity, then you will automatically rank higher on search engines. With millions of other brands and pages all vying for the top spot, it is no surprise that so many people are turning to video marketing to increase the rank of their websites. While video marketing can be a highly effective way to promote yourself or your brand, if your target audience cannot even see your video, then your time and efforts spent making the video will be

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Search engine traffic is a non-intrusive method of Internet marketing. The concept behind Search Engine Marketing (SEM) is based on the searches entered by a user on the Web through either a text box or by clicking through a directory hierarchy.  This “hunt mode” means that the searcher may very well be somewhere in the buying cycle, something marketers want to capitalise upon. They want to tap a searcher at the exact moment he is seeking some knowledge or solution.  They want to effectively use both paid and organic SEM. Their attempt is to benefit from a dialogue with a searcher; whether that searcher is facing a crisis, is in need of information, or is ready to purchase. SEO, an art of optimising a site

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When you’re slaving away at an unfulfilling job, freelance work is the greener pasture. Away from demanding and unappreciative bosses, grueling hours and endless busy work, everything will be perfect, right? Well, maybe. Freelancing is a great option for many, but only if they’re aware of what they’re getting into. Make note of these issues, and plan to avoid them before they steal your freelance dreams. No Guarantee of Steady Work   Image via Flickr by Martin Terber When you work for an employer, all the legwork of bringing in business falls to them. Freelancers aren’t just responsible for doing the work, they’re also in charge of finding clients, negotiating fees and keeping clients happy. Many people who excel in their jobs aren’t savvy at

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It’s easy to take memory storage systems like writing for granted, but thousands of years ago, human beings had to rely on impressive feats of memorization to retain information. Back then, if you wanted to have access to a poem, for instance, you’d either need to memorize it yourself, or else find someone who had already stored it away in their heads through painstaking practice. Given how much data we all process these days, that sort of memorization is no longer an option. Nobody can remember everything, and luckily, we don’t have to! We have come such a long way when it comes to the technology of recording our thoughts that our smartphones now work as a kind of external storage for our brains. Regardless

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It is a natural instinct that we always incline to the products that sells with fabulous offers and discounts. Be it a product or a service, everyone wishes to make a profit or a gain out of it. CDs and DVDs has become the trend in today’s era that releases various types of media files in the market. It is seen that there is a high demand for the CD market, especially in the music industry. CD Duplication is an essential task for the media companies, musicians, music bands and similar professionals into this industry. Hence, they look for the companies that offer discounts and offers to get affordable service at reasonable cost. Whenever one hear about cheap CD Duplication services, one jump to rely

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As your business grows, you may find services and devices you once used no longer fit your technological needs. You also may realize it’s time to upgrade your computer operating system, find new payroll software and revisit whether your website can handle all your increasing traffic. Because your website is so important in raising awareness of your brand – and in generating leads or sales – it’s critical that you have a reliable domain registration provider. That’s why you may want to consider upgrading from a free domain registration provider to a professional service that understands how to protect your domain name. To transfer your domain registration, follow these 3 key steps: Search for a Reputable Provider. Talk to other small business owners you know

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Use of automated answering machine is probably one of the worst modern business practices that any firm can adopt. Many potential clients and customers are usually turned off when they call a certain business and all they get is a machine response where they have to press certain buttons for information on various aspects of the company or the company’s products. You could lose a lot of potential clients or even your existing clients if this is what you do. Nowadays, many customers prefer to have one on one contact with a representative of the company when they make a call to a company. It is therefore necessary to have messaging services for your company around the clock since there will be clients and potential

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If you are lucky enough to have a company car as part of your job then you’ll already know that you can’t always drive it exactly as you like. What is the company policy? Before you drive your company car you should familiarise yourself with you company’s policy on company cars. You’ll need to take into consideration things like: How many miles you are allowed to drive? Insurance restrictions Where you are allowed to drive? What should you be using the car for? These vary from company to company. Some might charge for extra miles travelled, others might not let you do anything other than drive the car to meetings. Obey the Highway Code This should be obvious but a lot of people take advantage

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Many educationalist today, vote against the implementation of online teaching techniques and modalities in the education system as they consider the offline education models and policies to be more credible and trustworthy. Though there are a good number of people who stand against the integration of online teaching techniques in the education system, you cannot deny the benefits which are offered by online education. Today, most of the courses are being offered online and most of the students prefer to undergo distance learning courses instead of classroom teaching as it provides them an opportunity to invest time in other things of their interest. The implantation of technology in the education system has changed the way teachers impart knowledge and education to the students. The students

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The cloud offers ease of configuration, use and maintenance running your own offers flexibly in configuration, software version and optimization — and this is especially so for databases. A database running in the cloud is simply that — it is a database that a user has implemented within a cloud environment to use, typically in software development projects. There are two common cloud database deployment models: you can run databases on the cloud independently, or you can buy access to a database service. A database service is a commercial service that is available on the public market based on a multi-tenancy (or shared service) model, in the words of Judith Hurwitz, President and CEO with Hurwitz & Associates, a consulting firm that focuses on how technology solutions

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When you consider launching a new brand, one of the first things you should think about is the domain name you’ll use. But, choosing that name isn’t as easy as it might seem at first. You’ll want something that’s easy for consumers to find, so avoid more than one dash in a URL. Similarly, consider spelling. It might be cute to intentionally misspell something to make your name a little more unique, but if it means consumers can’t find your brand, you’re going to miss out on a lot of business. However, there are a lot of myths and half-truths surrounding the process. You may think you know everything about domain registration already, but have you considered all the facts? Here are the three biggest

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One of the most popular and result yielding career paths in modern times happens to be Search Engine Optimization (SEO) marketing. Those who are into digital marketing and the internet will fancy this career choice the most. However, it must be noted that not everyone is cut out to be a search engine optimization executive as you will be requiring few skills. Here are some tips to help you decide if you’re cut out for a role at an SEO company. Writing If you happen to show proficiency in writing, then working with Google, Bing and Yahoo is probably for you! You will need to exercise top-quality writing skills while generating content. You need to understand that the number one reason content fails to rank

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Every day you hear about a new major corporation jumping into cloud computing and dedicating a substantial portion of its IT budget to switching core tasks to the cloud. With the NSA, AT&T and PayPal generating headlines, it’s easy to overlook the impact the cloud can have on smaller businesses. After all, the popular image of a multinational corporation investing millions of dollars in cloud computing doesn’t resonate with the owner of a small but growing car dealership in the Pacific Northwest or a brand-new digital marketing firm nestled in the heart of the Midwest. A business doesn’t need hundreds of servers to benefit from the cloud. As long as the services fit the needs of the business, the cloud can help in any endeavor.

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I recently travelled the big wide web to get some facts for a paper I was writing and came across some amazing facts that I wanted to share! Technology facts, the weird, the strange and the wonderful, let us begin! The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute 1 in 6 people used the Internet in north America in 1999 There are 260 million people using the Internet right now The very first ISP was Compuserve which is AOL and still exists today Telnet is one of the oldest communication forms on the Internet and today it is used to connect to MYSQL databases and more. The number of Internet users in the United Kingdom rise by 75% each and every year. An average

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