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 necessity of bundy clocks and labor intensive businesses

Posted by admin on November 11th, 2014 under Technology  •  No Comments

Written by Allied Time

If you own a factory and employ hundreds of employees, paying wages would definitely be one of the biggest concerns that you should pay close attention to. Laborers work on a daily wage, and that means that every hour that they clock in costs money. Now, if you didn’t have fingerprint time clocks or a time machine that can record the hour they punch in or punch out, you are going to have a big problem verifying whether or not your employees have been honest with you and what they put in their daily time records. Paying employees their wages cost a lot of money, and as a matter of fact this would account for a very huge chunk of your expenses. If you do not want to be spending way more than you should, you should invest in an accurate and efficient system of recording your employee’s attendance records. Money does not grow on trees, and that is why you need to be very careful about how you spend it. Although it would be the best for an employer to trust his employees, you just can’t be too careful because you wouldn’t want to lose your investment over incorrect accounting and disbursements. Regardless if you are working on a huge budget or working with the bare minimum, you definitely can’t be reckless with your money. Moreover, you do not want to put your employees in a position that they can take advantage of you as well because the unscrupulous ones will definitely take advantage of you.

Biometric time clocks are the way to go these days. This way, your employees would not be able to punch in for absent ones.

E-commerce and the huge potential it has for your business

Posted by admin on November 11th, 2014 under Business Services, Software  •  No Comments

Written by Act Data Services, Inc. 1-800-ACT-DATA

EDI mapping and Electronic data interchange has made some huge leaps in the business world these past few decades. Never has it been this easy for two business to communicate with each other, and that’s all thanks to electronic data interchange. Imagine how expensive it was back in the day if you had to send a telegram, or a telex in order for you to communicate with someone half a world away. These days, it would not even take you a minute to compose a message and send it to another person ten thousand miles away. If you haven’t gone digital with your business just yet, you are missing out on quite a lot of things. And you need to put an end to that. Get into EDI and make sure that you are making your business as efficient as possible. Having an efficient business means that you are not pulling any dead weight, and neither are you incurring any unnecessary expenses. Get your whole team behind this, and make sure that you have the facilities in place that will give you seamless exchange of information and business electronically. And if you are worried about any complications that might arise, you should not. That’s because there are laws in place protecting e-commerce and its practice has been heavily documented and secured as well. Your information will be in safe hands, and you will not have to worry about any data loss as well because there are several safeguards in place for that too.

If your business needs EDI services, then you have definitely come to the right place for edi software. These guys are experts at what they do.

Best online credit card software

Posted by admin on November 10th, 2014 under Business Services  •  No Comments

Written by SecureNetShop

You might have got a brilliant idea about an ecommerce shopping cart solution. You’ve identified the manufacturer, the carrier and all the other parties. But then comes the payment method. There is a lot of options, but how do you differentiate between them? You could consider the following aspects when making your decision.

  1. The monthly fee

This is of utmost importance when starting off. A lot of payment providers will ask you for a monthly fee. This is not a bad thing, as a lot of the payment platforms have huge costs to bear. The catch is that you have to be sure to know exactly how much that fee represents, and use that fee to make your profit projections for your internet shopping cart.

  1. The transaction fee

Every single payment provider will charge you a transaction fee. Some of them will lower that fee, the more you make transactions. Often times, people tend to go with the lower initial transaction fee. This would not necessarily be beneficial. You would have to compare how much that cost really is down the line. A lot of payment providers have a high initial transaction fee, but that same fee is lowered when you’re making enough transactions.

  1. The popularity

When you’re new, most people might not trust your web site / shopping cart solution. That could be leveraged by choosing a payment method that you trust. You could use that as a stepping stone when you are starting out.

Secure Net Shops offer two kinds of online shopping cart solutions in the form of a website builder and a shopping cart software.

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.

By Word

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.

By Hour

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.