A new kind of protection for your computer

Posted by elegant on June 19th, 2012 under Software  •  No Comments

No matter what, malicious viruses somehow find its way into your computer. Antivirus software industry is also hard at work finding ways to stop malware attacks. The software virtualization is now dominated by VMware.

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A Sunnyvale, California based startup, Bromium, is testing a new technology to stop malware attacking your computer. Each time you open an e-mail attachment, a browser tab or another application, Bromium’s unique technology creates a temporary, virtual compartment to house that task. If malware try to get into your computer through Adobe Reader holes, the Bromium will dissolve the compartment protecting your computer from malware stealing your key strokes. This is unique because your computer anticipates an attack each time you click on an application.

Another unique feature of Bromium is that it contains only about 100,000 lines compared to traditional antivirus which contains 100 million lines of code. Smaller size allows it to easily harden and secure your PC.

One of the main partners of the technology is Intel. Intel chip technology includes stronger barrier against malware. Bromium manages this function in new Intel chips.

Bromium is expected to come into the market at the end of 2012.

Data-mining to improve patient care

Posted by elegant on May 23rd, 2012 under Development  •  No Comments

Health care experts are overwhelmed by the number of patients that comes through hospital doors. Baby boomers are retiring in droves and will further overload the already impacted nation’s health care system. Here comes the electronic data-mining to assist and improve patient care. Companies that are currently developing data banks in association with health care providers include Microsoft, SAS, Dell, IBM and Oracle.

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The U.S. Federal regulations prohibit patient health information being sharing with third party outsiders without the consent of the patient. But to seek assistance in order to develop data-mining programs may fall under an exception provide in government regulations.

According to Bloomberg, the Seton Healthcare Family in Texas has learned based on computer data-mining that bulging jugular vein is a strong indicator of a patient that was admitted to the hospital with a congestive heart failure is likely to be admitted back to the hospital again.

On the other hand data-mining technology could be a big business for those companies who are assisting with the technology development. They generated more than $30 billion last year and expected to grow to $34 billion this year.

The current administration allocated $14.6 billion in 2009 to encourage adoption of electronic medical records.

Enterprise-software-as-a-service (SaaS)

Posted by elegant on April 23rd, 2012 under Software  •  No Comments

Wikipedia define Enterprise-software or enterprise application software as the software used by a company or a business instead of software chosen by individuals. Some examples are automated billing, IT service management, online shopping, online payments and many others. In a nutshell, it is a collection of programs that comes as a package that handles all aspect of the business.

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The Pleasanton, California based Workday provides a complete suite of business management to include human capital management (organize staff, pay and workforce development), payroll (software-as-a-service), financial management, and higher education over the internet.

The cloud based enterprise-software company Workday is making big news these days. With over $330 million sales a year, the company is getting ready to go public. They have hired Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as lead underwriters for the initial public offering. Workday was founded by two former PeopleSoft executives. PeopleSoft was the second largest enterprise-software company before being acquired by Oracle. Now, Workday could become the second largest enterprise-software-as-a-service behind the industry leader Salesforce.com.

Naturally, Workday resembles PeopleSoft in many ways due to its founder’s connection to the former company and launched soon after the sale of PeopleSoft. Some Wall Street analysts are bullish on the prospect of the intended IPO.

The Benefits of Colocation

Posted by admin on October 15th, 2014 under Web Developing & Hosting  •  No Comments

By Rack Alley

If your Los Angeles company understands the importance of staying relevant in the digital age, then they should also understand why LA colocation is such an important part of doing so. The numerous benefits that go along with this technology virtually guarantee you’ll always stay competitive as far as your hardware is concerned. Even companies with the best products to offer can’t save themselves if they don’t have Los Angeles web hosting that includes colocation.

The major benefit of colocation is the money you stand to save. These companies handle everything you need for your business to be online at all times and available to staff and customers. This saves you all kinds of overhead where your own real estate and utilities are concerned.

What’s more, you aren’t having to pay for staff who can help you look over this hardware at all times to guarantee that it’s up and running. They utilize state of the art technology to keep their rooms at the perfect temperature and, of course, keep those rooms secure.

These are just a couple of the many benefits that are waiting for you when you get onboard with a colocation company. There are also other custom solutions you can depend on too.

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When you’re in the market for a LA web hosting, it doesn’t get any better than Rack Alley. Like any company, you have unique needs when it comes to what a data center means, but Rack Alley understands this, which is why they offer custom solutions to every customer.

How to Pay a Freelance Contractor

Posted by admin on September 26th, 2014 under Business Services  •  No Comments

These days, starting your own business is a lot easier to get off the ground. You used to have to build relationships with people and spend a lot of time hunting for the write services to help boost your business, but the Web has made those challenges almost non-existent. The rise of the freelance economy is a big part of that transition, but you have to know how to work with these contractors.

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If you have freelancers who write, the simplest solution is to offer them a rate per word that is typed. When you contract these types of freelancers, it’s important to review their work to make sure it does not contain too much filler language. Also be sure to set limits on word count, as some writers can get wordy if you let them. If you choose to pay per word, it’s helpful for both you and the contractor to offer assignments in bulk. Keep in mind that it’s reasonable to test a freelancer, but you should be prepared to offer work if you like what they produce. It’s good business for both of you.

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Time and attendance software can help you track an employee’s workload when you’re not physically present to see it. This kind of software can be rigged to take screenshots of the employee’s computer, showing what he or she is doing at a given moment. It can also record keystrokes, so employers can review an employee’s workday and make sure nothing improper was searched. You should protect yourself when paying off-site workers by the hour, as there is plenty of room for time clock fraud.

Tracking Work

The best thing you can do to cut down on time clock fraud is to review every assignment that comes in, and renegotiate rates per project. It can be a laborious process, so many employers will design a budget or post what they consider to be a fair rate. Set your expectations up front, and make sure that the results are measurable. It’s not only crucial to review the work done, it’s important to provide feedback to the employee with the goal of shaping a better worker.

Final Thoughts

Working with contractors is tricky for the newbie. There are entire articles dedicated to what is considered fair price, and books related to hiring practices. It’s not an easy undertaking, but at the end of the day you can be content in the knowledge that you’re building a business for yourself.
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Allied Time sells time and attendance equipment, including the Lathem time clock. Stop time clock fraud and track employee work with products from Allied Time.

Ecommerce and Online Shopping Carts

Posted by admin on September 25th, 2014 under Business Services  •  No Comments

Written by Secure Net Shop

With the dramatic shift in customer buying behavior, consumers take advantage of online stores for their purchases. They find it more convenient, with better price deals, and almost infinite choices.  This is why most businesses are making a huge transfer to online store platforms presence rather than having a physical store. The start-up cost is minimal while the potential to target a larger market is relatively high. Online website services like Secure Net Shop thrive by offering website builders and secured shopping cart services. With its solid platform and high usability, it has created its own niche in the market and is continuously growing.

Ecommerce business solutions can host web shopping cart platforms, allowing savings against time and cost of going through the hassle of setting up a secure server. The main feature here is that you can make use of secured platforms without high fees of maintaining your own servers and paying for security registrations. For business start-up owners who are conservative with cost, they can avoid paying annual fees for SSL technology. Moreover, the data center that houses the network offers security redundancy through its multiple private transit high-speed connections to multiple backbone providers. This makes each online transaction fast and reliable, both for the customer and the store owner. In addition to that, shopping cart providers can also offer its customers 24/7 technical support, web-based administration, and website developers in popular platforms like Dreamweaver and Frontpage. There are several payment gateway hosts that you can find online with their own signature shopping cart ecommerce software. Along with their security features, look for ones that are compatible to your website platform.

Secure Net Shop has been in the website shopping cart solutions and merchant account services business since 1997. Visit their website to know more about their prime website services and feature-rich solutions for ecommerce sites.

Keeping your kids safe online

Posted by elegant on September 9th, 2014 under Software  •  No Comments

The Internet is great for your children’s homework, research and many others. Children these days learn to use a touch screen before they learn to read and write. They are good at playing games on their Internet capable devices more than ever before. But keeping them safe from predators while they are on the Internet is a great concern for parents. Children of all ages need protection while browsing, chatting or messaging friends, and on social networking sites.

What is threatening children safety can be found everywhere on the Internet. Innocent comments among friends on Facebook could bring disaster for the whole family. Stories of bulling on social networking sites and instant messaging that brought harm to children can be found more often. There are thousands of other reasons why you need to use certain software to create safer Internet experience for your children.

Parents can use parent control software to block online time beyond certain time periods, block sites including porn and other harmful sites, and many others. Each child will have his or her separate account which provides easy control for parents. Creating standard user account gives parents control to prevent any other programs being installed. Windows has built-in parent control that gives the ability to control Internet time, games they can play and many others.

NFC and associated software to provide secure ways to pay

Posted by elegant on August 26th, 2014 under Software  •  No Comments

Near field communication (NFC) is a standard that was developed for smartphones and other devices using radio frequency to communicate with compatible devices. With enabling software system it work within a certain distance or within close proximity. The system is in its infancy however, with data breaches becoming increasingly common, the system and associated software can make the NFC a secure way to pay for purchases.

Programs developed with the technology include Google Nexus, running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Android 4.4 contains a new platform support with added security. Apple is soon expected to incorporate it. It can replace current credit card payments providing an added security to the customer. NFC can easily be incorporated into the social networking sites and video gaming especially mobile gaming.

The technology associated software and hardware ties your smartphone or other mobile devices to your bank account and to your computer. By tapping your device in front of a reader you can securely pay for purchases. The smart SIM card in your smartphone can identify you to many enabling payment systems. Look out credit card, many people may not have to carry in their wallets as long as they carry a smartphone or similar device.

What benefits can you get from colocation?

Posted by admin on July 17th, 2014 under Web Developing & Hosting  •  No Comments

Written by Rack Alley

The problem with having to live in a digital age is the fact that data can be generated, stored and lost at just one click. And that can be very scary especially if the files that you are at risk of losing represents millions of dollars in accounts, investments, and purchases. So what does colocation have to offer in order for you to have less risk? Imagine yourself retaining a LA data center coupled with Server hosting Los Angeles, they provide you with colocation, cloud computing and all the other features that you demand. Perhaps the most vital and most important feature that they can give you is the fact that they can give you safety, security and peace of mind knowing that all your files are stored, backed up and secure from just about anything that life can throw at you. Your computers can stop working, your servers crash, and even your entire principal place of business come crashing down in flames. Your data, on the other hand, is safe and sound, ready for syncing or extraction at a moment’s notice. You don’t have to worry about running out of space or actually ever losing your files. That’s because you won’t. Your data will be stored safely and securely, and all you have to do in exchange for that is pay a minimal sum. That sounds like an excellent deal, and if you think you can greatly benefit from this, you should take it instead of having to save everything twice.

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Los Angeles colocation gives you the best of both worlds. Secure data storage while remaining accessible in America’s second largest city.

Cyber threats keep coming

Posted by elegant on July 15th, 2014 under Programming  •  No Comments

Cyber security has been a major problem for many large and small companies. Massive security breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus in late last year and another recent break in Facebook and the US Government made headlines recently. Many large and small companies as well governments and other organizations are not even realizing until sometime later that they have been hacked. It not only provides a dilemma for the company but also make more people vulnerable for fraud. Security breaches grew more than 62 percent in 2013 over 2012, according to some reports.

Many cry out for better detection of data breaches. Some published information reveals that it takes more than three month for a company to recognize that they have been hacked. Fixing loop holes take few more months too. Recognizing actual threat among many thousands of alerts is a big issue. This is why help from a cybersecurity specialist is more important. They install automatic detection systems and prioritize responses to alerts as well as attacks. They conduct global intelligence and use big data to protect companies from cyber threats. Some of the major cybersecurity companies include Symantec, Check Point Software Technologies, Sourcefire, Fortinet, Guidance Software, Websense, CISCO, EMC, and Juniper.

Microsoft fixes Windows 8 issues with Windows 8.1

Posted by elegant on June 26th, 2014 under Programming  •  No Comments

Few months ago Microsoft released Windows 8.1, a freely downloadable update to fix some of the issues with Windows 8. Users were enthusiast as well as relived. Those who already have Windows 8, upgrading to Windows 8.1 is easy. Windows App Store gave the top priority to 8.1 and it is the first app that you will see when you visit the store. The full version of Windows 8.1 will cost $99.99 at Amazon. Transitioning or interface with Windows 8.1 from a tablet to a PC is scalable. The start screen has new larger tiles helping you to see more info. More colors are available for you to customize your start screen. The new Windows 8.1 makes searches much smarter by connecting to Wikipedia for a person or photo search or if you are looking for a place it will show you directions, reviews, hours of operation, and a link to Open Table or you can call them on Skype. What a wonderful help.

Libraries are hidden from view. You can right click Explorer to get them out. Browser is hidden in a three dot bar on the bottom of the screen and works faster.

Cut Costs with the Right Shopping Cart Software

Posted by admin on June 15th, 2014 under Business Services  •  No Comments

By Secure Net Shop

Every ecommerce company has a number of costs they have to handle on their way to turning a profit. Doing business online may seem like a good way to avoid incurring unnecessary costs, but it can still happen if you don’t know what you’re doing. One example of this is paying for shopping cart services. While you absolutely need them if you’re selling an item, it’s easy to raise your overhead on accident at the same time.

The first cost to consider is actually the opportunity cost of going with a specific choice over another. It might involve paying more upfront, but it’s worth it to go with a company that can give you an internet shopping cart with proven results. Otherwise, you risk all kinds of problems down the line.

It’s also essential that the company you choose accepts all types of credit cards. You’ll run into lost sales if customers can’t pay with their preferred method. This is an easy problem to avoid.

On top of all this, you need a secure option. You’ll liable get hacked or otherwise lose important information if your shopping cart software can’t defend itself from those with malicious intentions.

While there are a number of things to consider when buying a shopping cart for your sire, these are the factors that will save you money.

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Secure Net Shop is an industry leader when it comes to shopping cart softwareout there. Every ecommerce company needs a shopping cart on their website, of course, but Secure Net Shop also offers unrivaled expertise and experience.

Value Your Employees’ Time

Posted by admin on June 13th, 2014 under Software  •  No Comments

Written By: Allied Time

With the use of the traditional timesheets, managers always had a hard time in employee time tracking because it was so easy for employees to cheat their way in or out—simply by just asking their friend to do it for them. This was called “punch buddy.” Fortunately for owners of companies, technology has been kind for everyone. Electronic time clocks have been created to make sure that errors will be avoided and that there will be a proper and stabilized system for recording or keeping track of the time employees render in the work place. An employee’s time is very important to keep track of because managers use this as basis for when they compute for the amount that should be paid on the two very special days of the month—paydays! Employees are very sensitive and careful with their time because they know that any deduction in time would lead to a deduction in the pay as well. They try to avoid this situation by being vigilant with the time that they render in the office because they need money to get by. Employees punch in for time in and time out every single workday and it is good to keep an evidence of the time served by working on those stacks of files and paperwork. It is only fair that your employees get paid with the right amount that they truly deserve and choosing tools like time clock online or any time clock for that matter to execute this properly may help you do the trick.

There are many tools that will help company create a safe and secured system for their employees to log in and out of work. There are many available time punch clock and many other products that will do this for them.