Buy your own car parts

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Posted on 23rd May 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

It’s too bad our auto insurance doesn’t help pay for new car parts. This could save us a lot of money and people might be willing to pay higher insurance premiums; than trying to search for a cheap car insurance plan. At least I would be more focused on a plan the covered a higher percentage of the costs for new parts; since my car is now getting to that age, where I will need to be buying more and more parts for it. Luckily at Buyautoparts.com you can find OEM Car Parts that cost less and then you can have your mechanic install them.

We are getting close to a day where it will be too expensive to drive a car for most people. Some people are already living those days now. Paying for a car is just the start of the money we will spend for the ability to drive. When you figure the car insurance costs, the higher gas prices at the pumps, and now the higher auto parts we have to pay; it makes driving very expensive. So if you are faced with having to repair your car look search the OEM Auto Parts buyautoparts.com and you may save a few bucks. I think something will have to give soon or a lot of folks that are driving now, won’t be on our roads in the next couple of years.

Calibrate your HDTV with Pixel Protector

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Posted on 22nd May 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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I just came across a product that claims to help improve the picture of your HDTV no matter if you have a Plasma, LED, or LCD TV. The product is called PixelProtector and they are The worlds No.1 Pixel Fix solution…since 2006. I have been looking for a product like this to help calibrate our Panasonic plasma TV to help refresh the picture. If you do some searches on how to calibrate your HDTV or prevent screen burn you will see a lot of different solutions. Many of which are pretty technical and cost over $100 or more. With the price of HDTV’s coming down under $500 it is almost better just to purchase a new TV. I have noticed that there are some various ghost images that are starting to stay longer on the screen and the colors just do not seem as sharp. I have read about and researched other products that cost from $50 to $400 that talk about providing ways to calibrate and enhance your HDTV image.
So after some review and doing a little research on my own I decided to purchase the Pixel Protector screen calibration DVD to help me calibrate our two TV’s. I will be looking to write a second review after we receive the product and post our results. I would love to hear feedback on what others have tried to help keep their picture sharp. I am not that technical when it comes to the TV, and the simple setup and calibration instructions look like they will be just perfect for my knowledge level and make the process rather pain free. I ordered the Eco friendly DVD for just under $25 and they also offer a Blu Ray version for just $5 more.

Finding the Dell 5110cn color printer and toner

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Posted on 21st May 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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The latest color printers on the market have come along with print speed and cost of operation. Color printers like the Dell 5110cn have the ability to print at 35 ppm in color which is amazing when you think that the fastest color copiers and printers only a few years ago were printing at speeds of around 15-20 ppm. With the four color printing system the speed and quality is comparable to sending out jobs to be printed. To help decrease your operational cost you can now get dell 5110cn toner at discounted rates and bring your overall cost per copy below seven cents per page. So if you are looking for a high end color printer that is cost effective in total ownership then you may want to consider the Dell 5110cn and look for discounted toner online.

Key Digital Marketing Trends to Apply in 2014

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Posted on 18th May 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

Between each of the three pillars of modern marketing – social, search and content – it is the social aspect that most markers are focusing on. And there is a very good reason for this. 10 years ago social media was barely a blip on anyone’s radar, these days it practically drives commerce all on its own. According to statistics from Mediabistro, 87% of small businesses say that social media helps their operation. As for the big boys, well, 77% of the top 100 Fortune Global companies now have a Twitter account. It’s a safe bet that this figure will be closer to 100% in the coming years.

But as any savvy advertising mind knows, trends in social media are always shifting. After all, it was only in the last year or two that YouTube moved beyond a mere clip site and became a social media platform to rival Facebook and Twitter. Staying abreast of changes such as this is crucial for any marketing operation. With that in mind, here are a small handful of trends in social media marketing that should become present in the coming year.

Less Text, More Images

It’s not a fluke that Pinterest has skyrocketed in popularity in a very short amount of time. Where once it was assumed that a great piece of written content was all that was required for shareability, image-based sites have proven that social media users love the visual as much as the verbal. 2014 will see a continuation in the spike of image-based bits of content that people pass around social sites. To this end, sites like Tumblr and Slideshare should be right up there with Pinterest in terms of popularity.

Mandatory Social Marketing

According to eMarketer three-fourths, of advertising pros planned to concentrate their efforts on social media in 2013. This number will only go up in 2014. Many businesses and companies are already creating entire in-house social marketing departments in order to boost lead generation. There are any number of statistics that can help bolster this point, but one stark stat comes once again from eMarketer: half of all social media users under 35 follow the product recommendations of their friends. It’s this reality that allows for simple metrics that can be put in place to accurately track marketing impact.

The Domination of Google+

Google+ may have had a rocky start when it was first introduced to the masses in 2011, but it turns out that predicting its demise was very premature. The online world has warmed to Google’s SEO platform in a short amount of time, and today it is ranked second behind Facebook in terms of unique users. That’s because the platform’s utilization of various social signals to offer customized search results to each individual user runs like a dream. But it is the fact that Google Authorship is quick becoming the standard for popular shared content that makes this platform the one to beat in 2014.

These are just a few things marketers can count on in the coming year. Other trends likely to rear their heads include the increasing popularity of video-based social sites (besides YouTube), as well as innovation as a direct result of competition between Facebook and Google+.

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Jason Bayless is a professional blogger that gives small business and entrepreneurs SEO advice. He writes for BestSEOCompanies.com, a nationally recognized comparison website of the best SEO companies in the United States.

New VPN service to surf the web

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Posted on 17th May 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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There are numerous stories that are out there on how to securely surf the internet. Many posts that I have read talk about surfing through proxies where your actual IP address is not broadcast but this is only part of the solution. Many companies use VPN’s or Virtual Private Networks that use gateways and secure servers in order to provide a more secure and private connection to the internet. If you want to be able to surf the internet without the prying eyes of your IP provider then check out the Free VPN services offered by Vpnbook.com. They offer free and secure PPTP and open VPN services. There services are able to be offered free through advertising.
You can easily create Free VPN Accounts and then surf from your PC feeling more secure through their encrypted servers. While we are not promoting VPN services as means to cause harm, we do realize that their are privacy holes in your everyday surfing and Free VPN services can help protect you and your privacy.

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Connecting Arris TG862 to Apple Airport router

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Posted on 14th May 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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We just received an updated modem/router from our service provider which is the Arris TG862. It was a nice update but I did not realize that this was also a wireless router as well. The problem is that I just upgraded our 6 year old router to the new Apple Airport router that has the capability to newest wireless protocol AC. So here is what I did in order to keep my Apple Airport router and gain the access to the updated modem from my provider.

We are assuming that you have already unpacked the device and hooked it up to your cable and PC or Mac

1) You need to hook the Arris TG862 directly to your PC or iMac via the supplied yellow ethernet cable. This will then start the whole activation process

2) The modem will take about 10-15 minutes to cycle and get it’s updates. Once it does this your browser should open up to the comcast.com/activate (or your particular cable provider activation website)

3) Once the activation has completed just simply plug in your Apple Aiport router via a ethernet connection (We are guessing this is how you had it connected before the update) and it will take a few minutes to get the MAC address and new IP address for the modem.

4) Click on your airport utility and then click on your home network name and the click on edit

5) Click on Network tab and you will see a drop down box that has probably defaulted to DHCP/NAT mode. Simply select Off/Bridge mode and then update.

6) Wait a few minutes and your Apple Airport will be back online and you should see a green light.

7) You are now back on with the latest and greatest speeds for your network.

 

Drop us a comment if you have issues or have other ideas that may work.

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Flips Audio and the top five most impressive Flips

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Posted on 13th May 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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I just received the new Flip Audios earphones and thought I would start off my writings with a top 5 list. Because of the cool technology that is used to help you share your music through your headphones by simply flipping the ear cups out what better way to showcase their unique benefits than with a Top 5 Flips list:

#5

Coming in at number 5 is a killer whale flipping in the water. In some cases this is seen as a mating gesture to attract mates or send a signal to other whales or predators not to to keep their distance.Flips Audio

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4
In the aeronautics field this is extremely difficult and dangerous to do based on the design of the helicopter. Make sure that you have a spill proof lid on the coffee.
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#3
Rinaldo is one of the most gifted soccer (Futbol in the rest of the world) who can make the ordinary play extraordinary.
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#2
This photo of a motorcylcle flipping over a stunt car is simply amazing. Not only do you have to be in perfect sync but the margin of error is extremely narrow.
Motorcylce Flip
Fly-by: Petr Pilat of the Czech Republic flips over American Kirby

Chambliss as he flies underneath. Photographer Mauricio Ramos created this composite image to show the small margin of error in the stunt

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2085657/Moment-biker-pilot-join-forces-pull-amazing-stunt.html#ixzz2VPKMTeoM

 

 

And the #1 Flip for 2013

Flips Audio. With their innovative technology headphones you can now listen to your music in clear HD or simply flip the earcups out and share your music with your friends. With their Solo 2 Social feature you can have amplified sound that comes from the headphones that is only amplified when you flip the earphones out. Solo 2 Social
I received the Black Flips Audio headphones and the first thing I wanted to do was test out the technology that allows you to share your music through the headset with friends. I was really impressed with the ease and quality. This is one of those features that make you say ” Man, why didn’t I think of this.” With social networks so popular these days where everyone is sharing every part of their lives, sharing your music makes sense. What you see in most cases is that everyone is plugged into their favorite iPhone or android device jamming out to their playlist and when their friends want to know what they are listening to they take out their earphones and let them listen. I’ve seen my kids with their friends standing around all listening to their iTouch’s and then stopping the song to see what each other are listening too.

With the over the ear HD headphones from Flip Audio you no longer have to stop what you are doing to share your music. Just simply put them around your neck and flip the headphones out and you get an great sound that is amplified for everyone else to enjoy. These are sturdy headphones that come with a very durable carrying case and high gloss finish. They are priced at just $120 and are now available on their website or at Walmart. I would certainly recommend checking them out and listening to the sound quality. I have included the YouTube Video below to help you see how cool these headphones are.

Special offer on Flips Audio: If you order before July 16,2013  you can get $10 off and upgraded to 3 Day shipping by using the code below when you check out.This Offer is unlimited in quantity and cannot be combined with any other offers.

Discount Code for Flips Audio: FA0010INT

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Perfect Five ways to Overcome Stress From Technology

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Posted on 9th May 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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Nowadays there are too many gadgets, the surge of technological tools have increased over the years and even children below 3 years old are now being given iPods, Blackberries and all sorts of Smart phone technology that make it easy for people to get overwhelmed with too much gadget use.

This is the same addiction that occurs when gamers of Game of Thrones or Dota. All stars spend around 24 hours in endless game play.

The addiction for these gadgets has increased in the recent years due to the fact that this gaming technology has already created another world for people to concentrate their thoughts in.

There is such a thing as technological stress, this happens to people who use computers for more than 6 hours a day.

Although gadgets make the lives of humans easier, it is not normal to play computer or use the computer for 2 to 3 days straight without taking a break.

A person can get stuck viewing their monitor for 12 hours or more especially if they have high speed internet.

Gamers can get immersed for several years with different games and this can lead them to experience heart problems, eye problems and other muscle and body strain.

An overuse of technology can lead to headaches, sleep deprivation, memory loss, a breakdown of family relationships and poor performance on the job.

1. Setting a time limit:

In order to reduce the stress given by technology there is a need to set a time limit for the use of computers, TV including other high tech gaming system.

One hour would be enough for the television and 2 hours for the computer maximum.

Find a way to stick to this every day and establish a routine.

2. Creating a relaxing zone free of technological gadgets:

Have a space that can be used by the family for relaxing, have a garden or a patio space that people in the house can visit. It must be filled with plants and images that will remind people to relax.

3. Take the time to meditate

Learn meditation skills and set at least 45 minutes to 1 hour to set your mind at ease and to do away with technology use.

4. Exercise

Instead of spending 3-8 hours straight using the computer, take the time to exercise, to walk outside the neighborhood or to sign up for gym membership in order to have something to do.

5. Practice other hobbies

Create a reading group with friends, encourage people to join. Create a group that can contribute something to the community and volunteer your time to be there.

You can just make the group simple, it can be just as simple as a reading club with 8 members, and you can communicate in person and make it a point to avoid using any technological gadget while in their company.

A play station gamer would only take the time to rest if they need to contact Play Station customer support for any query with regards to their games. Avoid being this kind of person, avoid being too addicted to technology that you no longer have a real life.

There are so many methods that could be done, taking a walk in the park, taking up a new hobby like fishing or painting can lessen the use of gadgets and reduce overall stress.

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Cedar Finance and Binary options trading

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Posted on 7th May 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

One of the many reasons online currency trading has seen a tremendous influx of new customers to their binary options site has to do with the fact that it is ultra simple to invest on stock, indices, commodities and currency trading when using their binary options platform. It is so easy that is has become the new envy of traders online that have seen some of their younger players trade bingo and trying their luck on asset investment. There are sites that tend to cater towards more seasonal investors, is the fact that they only have to predict if the value of a certain asset, whether that is stocks in Apple, McDonalds or commodities such as Crude, Gold and Silver, will go up or down during a predetermined period of time. This usually ranges between 30 minutes, one hour, or in the case of some assets, at the end of that specific month.

When an investor forecasts the correct outcome for their binary option, they can earn up to 81% return on their investment, while at the same time there are no commission fees involved either. Additionally, investors at Cedar Finance have the chance to Double their investment and prolong the expiration time of that option in order to double their profits. On the other hand, if their prediction looks to be incorrect, they have the opportunity to minimize their loss by using the Stop Loss feature which gives them the chance to reduce their loss. Cedar Finance provides their investors with weekly analysis of the market, giving them a clear indication of how the market is shaping up for the week, helping them decide which assets are the most popular and easier to predict for the week. One other note that you should consider is that Cedar Finance does not hold any assets in Cyprus which is where many of the online trading companies have their accounts. This is important due to the financial crisis that has hit that country and the ability to get funds out. As with any investing there are always risks and you must be willing to lose any monies that are invested. Always invest with caution and consult a professional should you be new to a particular trading platform.

GoDaddy Hosting Half off Sale on WordPress hosting

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Posted on 5th May 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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OS Migration best practices

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Posted on 4th May 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Marketing |Technology

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windows migrationIn todays fast paced world companies are trying to keep up by having the most up to date technology and platforms to ensure they remain competitive. The traditional ways of IT departments migrating OS systems has changed dramatically. This is because IT departments had to take into account how users were accessing and using IT resources. This could include anything from operating systems, applications, printers, or tablets all with different interfaces and possible platforms. Dell has just released an OS Migration Best Practices Video Series that can be accessed for free and provides four steps outlined by IDG editors for Microsoft OS migration success.

Microsoft has a lions share of the operating systems in the world and with the recent introduction of Windows 8 many small to medium companies are looking at the methods to deploy this to their end users. With the inclusion of Office 360 and their collaboration tools Microsoft understands the importance of multi-device support so IT departments are having to design and implement these new software updates.

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Enjoy your music with BassBoomz

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Posted on 28th April 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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The evolution of music through digital channels has changed how we purchase and listen to music. Thanks to new portable bluetooth speaker like BassBoomz we are now able to take our music and high-def sound where ever we go. Before we get into the newest piece of audio greatness we just received I wanted to put some context on how we got to this point. I found this great infographic that shows the history on how we have listened to and purchased music. Back in the day you would purchase an entire album and then have Boom BOxfriends come over to listen on your stereo. Music became more portable through the introduction of CD’s where we had portable yet limited sound quality players. BoomBoxes became more popular and they started to range in size in and features. When the iPod was introduced this changed the game and would enable consumers to demand more choices and better quality. Where we buy and listen to music has drastically changed and now we are sharing songs across many of the social network sites and there are even specific sites that allow you to share music with like minded people.

While all this sharing and mobility of music has been great for the consumer, having the ability to listen to your newest tunes in high quality sound without the need to have wires and a large device has been lacking. There are more and more bluetooth devices that have entered the market and they range in price and quality. That is why I was interested in trying out the new BassBoomz from the makers of BassBuds earphones. I have a pair of their earphones and the clarity and quality that they produce is very good. I got my metallic blue BazzBoomz and at first I was wondering how this small device was going to measure up to my current JamBox that I use. Once I received the package I had about three seconds to look at it before my three kids swept it away to link up to their iPod touch and test it out. They had it setup in about minute and were blasting the newest single from Gotye. This small blue cylinder produced sound that could be hear from our basement and the clarity and tones where very impressive. I have listed their exact specs below. Without a doubt I can recommend to anyone looking to get a new bluetooth speaker for their iPod, iPad, or any other bluetooth enabled device and want great sound then look at the latest offering from BassBoomz. If you act now they are offering $46 off the US retail price by using the following code: BBZ017532

Here is a picture of our BassBoomz speaker.

BassBooms Speaker

 

 

Highlights

  • Explosive sound quality – twist and release the Bass Expansion system
  • Ideal for your smartphone, MP3 players, tablets and laptops
  • Compatible with all wireless devices with a Bluetooth connection
  • Compatiable with any audio device that has a 3.5mm audio jack output
  • Dual connectivity available – connect 2 BassBoomz together for double the sound
  • Portable and pocket-sized for your music on-the-go!

 

What’s in the box

  • BassBoomz portable Bluetooth speaker

  • USB charging cable

  • AUX cable

Follow them on Twitter at #BassBoomz  and Instagram

 

 

Digital music and BassBoomz

Digital Music infographic courtesy of Daily Infographic

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PHP Development Is Becoming Increasingly Popular

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Posted on 24th April 2016 by Mike in Marketing |Technology

PHP is an abbreviated form for Hypertext Pre-processor which is gaining in popularity because of the wide nature of functions for which it can be used for. Besides it becomes easy for newcomers to learn the basics. Also many more advanced programmers are also turning to PHP development as there is simply no limit to what you can do if the same is used properly.

Where Can PHP be used?

You can use PHP on many of the operating systems, which makes it quite resourceful. You can use it on Linux, MAC OS X Microsoft Windows and even other OS’s.

Advantages Of PHP

It allows the user to choose an operating system as well as a web browser with which you are most comfortable with. Moreover, it also supports any kind of database that you could think of.

As this software is resourceful in nature, it can be used by budding and new programmers along with the more advanced ones. In just a few hours, it is possible for you to master the basics of PHP development. In this way you can easily begin using PHP to your advantage. Moreover, if you are an experienced programmer, you can easily make use of the more advanced features of PHP which will ultimately help you to capitalize on your potential.

In today s software world, Web development is becoming a more prosperous industry. With the Internet and the rise of the computer industry in general is also becoming quite lucrative. It is for this reason that web development is a flourishing industry in which everyone wants to be a part. Hence mastering proper PHP development strategies will be of benefit to you only. You can make use of this development of basic programming as well as many amazing advanced programming which only adds to its possible potential for programmers.

If you wish to be a successful web developer, you will have to master all of the different aspects of computer programming language. Moreover as this industry is growing day by day when compared to any other industry right now, you will obviously having new languages to learn and new programming skills to acquire. Since PHP development isn’t all that new, it is becoming the most sought after method amongst many computer programmers. The resourcefulness of this language gives you a combined and easy learning curve, thereby making it a very desirable language to learn.

Those of you who are quite familiar with the language code, then it will become easy for you to use PHP development to better your skills as well as improving your output. There are always new things to learn on an almost daily basis. It is because of this that you always have to be on the top of your game. It is a fact that the world of PHP development is ever changing and will continue to flourish. It is therefore advisable for you to stay abreast with the new capabilities of this type of programming. This form of development is one of the most effective and simple ways to use programming devices available today.

Mike is a freelance writer who writes on different topics such as technology, business, finance, gadgets. He holds bachelor’s degree in electronics. His famous articles includes article on dex consulting.

Everything that you want to know about ADSL services

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Posted on 23rd April 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

Everything that you want to know about ADSL services

Currently without the use of digital communication we cannot even think about a day which means that we have now depended entirely upon internet services. Although still a few years back there was no internet services and people used to depend on telephone companies. But now, almost every company is offering internet and mobile phone services making it difficult for telephone organizations to strive in the market.

Telephone is now replaced by ADSL service

Nowadays, telecom systems are no longer used unlike a few years back and therefore it has almost become obsolete. The fast web company a lot of time to study and understand the telecommunication market. If you able to research the market completely then you will understand that there is ample scope in the tech savvy tele-market. In order to attract clients today no organization can stick to its old formula of attracting clients and therefore it has to be updated with all the latest technologies and trends of the market. Some companies are still not clear with the modern up gradation and they are thinking about the latest changes in the cut edge competitive market while others are enhancing their old services to meet the rising expectations of the users.

Intense competition in the market

Today all telephone companies offer bands and width and cheap rates to their customers. All of them are now focusing on designing systematic strategies as well as plans to eradicate all kinds of disruption as presently there are so many alternatives that any disruption can throw away a company directly from the market of competition. With the increasing demands many new companies are emerging in the field which means that it has given rise to a huge intense competition in the market. This is the reason why each company is reducing their prices and enhancing the service facilities.

Offers being provided by various telecommunication companies

Companies are now trying the best to satisfy clients and almost all of them are going down on their knees. Even huge MNCs and organizations are now developing network as per the clients demand. This will enable them to attract more and more customers. Several companies are now hiring professional experts to design new tech savvy procedures. In order to mark the future and present scenario, various companies are focusing on hiring of experienced candidates. They know how to understand the clients and design products as per their preferences.

Companies are now always tending to understand the importance of the network for the firms who are using their services. This lead those to use the top quality system to cope up with the work pressure effectively. With time more and more companies are coming up and each of them is trying to provide unhindered and smooth services to attract their clients.

Fastweb Company

Fast web business is an Italian company and it is engaged in dealing with telephone connections. Today, the telecom sector is undergoing rapid changes and with the boon of technology, now almost all companies are undergoing rapid changes. With the advent of technologies the entire meaning of telecom world has changed drastically over the last few years.

Mike is a freelance writer who writes on different topics such as technology, business, finance, gadgets. He holds bachelor’s degree in electronics. His famous articles includes article on fastweb business.

 

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Quickly build and deploy applications with Windows Azure pricing structure

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Posted on 22nd April 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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Windows Azure pricingThis is the second part in a series on the Windows Azure cloud computing platform. Towards the bottom we look at the Windows Azure Pricing structure and how you can take advantage of their 90 day free trial. We will look at some case studies on companies that have been able to quickly build and deploy applications on Windows Azure platform. Whether you are looking SaaS or video distrubtion for training using cloud computing services may be the right solution for you.

Case Study 1 Helping first responders saves lives:

In the full case study you can find all the technical details but in summary here is what Windows Azure was able to do. An IT company was able to use Windows Azure cloud based computing platform to help develop and deploy “MOB Guardian” which stand for “Man Over Board” for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) of the United Kingdom to help them monitor and know the exact location of a man overboard. Because of the global scale and reach of Windows cloud platform two10 degrees was able to deploy the system to over 500 fishing vessels.

Reduced Capital Expenditures for Search and Rescue
Using Windows Azure, two10 degrees avoided a large investment in servers and hosting. The investment would have made it difficult for two10 degrees to provide a cost-effective service. Further, with Windows Azure, two10 degrees customers do not have to pay upfront licensing fees or purchase hardware. “Now, we can provide an affordable, life-saving service. The pay-as-you-go Windows Azure pricing model helps us eliminate barriers to entry for emergency services providers, who are often operating on limited budgets,” says Barnes. … read more at Windows Azure case studies.

 

Case Study 2 Cut costs and improve services in healthcare:

Healthcare systems and providers know that they have to get more efficient in delivering quality care if they are to survive in the new health care reform world. Being able to deliver care to patient in the office and hospital are traditional modes that are now being expanded to virtual spaces. In order to met QOC (Quality of Care) metrics providers are being incentivized on how well they manage their patients and not just simply seeing patients in their office. At STAT Health services they have deployed the services of Windows Azure cloud computing to help them launch and scale various applications that help them better serve their patients while providing better healthcare.

 

Benefits
By building Stat Doctors in the Windows Azure environment, Stat Health Services has saved money on service delivery and enabled its business customers and patients to save money on healthcare. The company has also improved system scalability and reliability, which have improved the quality of patient care.

Cost Savings
Moving to Windows Azure helped Stat Health avoid a US$170,000 initial investment in hardware and software, in addition to saving the company $3,000 per month in video conferencing fees. The company has also enabled significant healthcare savings for its business customers. One customer, Scottsdale Healthcare, calculated that Stat Doctors saved it nearly $115,000 in healthcare costs in 2011—its first year utilizing the service—and the savings continue to grow… read more at Windows Azure

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Your Windows Azure free 90 day trial consists of the following:

  • compute / 750 small compute hours per month

  • web sites / 10 web sites

  • mobile services / 10 mobile services

  • relational database / 1 SQL database

  • SQL reporting / 100 hours per month

  • storage / 35GB with 50,000,000 storage transactions

  • data transfer / unlimited inbound & 25GB outbound

  • media services encoding / 50 GB (input & output combined)

  • cdn / 20GB outbound with 500,000 transactions

  • cache / 128MB

  • service bus / 1,500 relay hours and 500,000 messages

Windows Azure pricing Structure is scalable just like it’s platform. I have included some pieces of information on the various costs but have put a link to their actual cost here. You can also check out the Windows Azure pricing calculator to get an estimate of your usage and the associated costs. When you create your account you will have full control of turning on and off various applications to help manage your budget and application growth. They have three different options listed in the Windows Azure pricing structure which are Free, Shared, and Reserved.

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Create and manage your websites with Windows Azure cloud computing

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Posted on 19th April 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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First what is Windows Azure: Windows Azure cloud computing offers small to large companies the capabilities to deploy and scale websites and applications in short time span that is extremely cost effective.

Windows has started to market their cloud based services and architecture called Windows Azure that has a lot of applications. They are even offering a Free 90 Day trial just for simply trying them out to see the power and scalability. You can see by watching the brief video below that they have actually simplified the process of getting a web site or blog up and running. In the programming world cloud based solutions has become more popular in order to get applications up and running more quickly without a large investment in servers and other IT equipment. We are going to be doing a series of articles on various case studies and benefits of the Windows Azure while they are offering the Free 90 Day Trial cloud computing solution.

 

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Create highly-available, infinitely scalable applications and API’s

Quickly deploy and manage powerful applications and services with Windows Azure Cloud Services. Simply upload your application and Windows Azure handles the deployment details – from provisioning and load balancing to health monitoring for continuous availability. Your application is backed by an industry leading 99.95% monthly SLA. You just focus on the application and not the infrastructure. It’s that good… read more at windows azure.com

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Free 90 day trial for Windows Azure

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Posted on 18th April 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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Free 90 Day trial for Windows Azure



We read an article on what look to be a technology solution offering from Windows called Windows Azure. After doing some research it turns that this technology has been tested and was used for video and web applications during the London Olympic games. Pretty good testing ground to show the scalability and scope of this product. They are now going into a full scale launch and are offering a free 90 day trial.

Here is a quick snapshot of what you can expect

  •  Quickly build, deploy & manage applications.
  • Use any operating system, language or tool.
  •  No obligation, totally free.

Instead of trying to re-write about the all the tools and function we found this quick piece on what it does:

Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.

Always up. Always on.

Windows Azure delivers a 99.95% monthly SLA and enables you to build and run highly available applications without focusing on the infrastructure. It provides automatic OS and service patching, built in network load balancing and resiliency to hardware failure. It supports a deployment model that enables you to upgrade your application without downtime.

Open

Windows Azure enables you to use any language, framework, or tool to build applications. Features and services are exposed using open REST protocols. The Windows Azure client libraries are available for multiple programming languages, and are released under an open source license and hosted on GitHub.

Unlimited servers. Unlimited storage.

Windows Azure enables you to easily scale your applications to any size. It is a fully automated self-service platform that allows you to provision resources within minutes. Elastically grow or shrink your resource usage based on your needs. You only pay for the resources your application uses. Windows Azure is available in multiple datacenters around the world, enabling you to deploy your applications close to your customers.

Powerful Capabilities

Windows Azure delivers a flexible cloud platform that can satisfy any application need. It enables you to reliably host and scale out your application code within compute roles. You can store data using relational SQL databases, NoSQL table stores, and unstructured blob stores, and optionally use Hadoop and business intelligence services to data-mine it. You can take advantage of Windows Azure’s robust messaging capabilities to enable scalable distributed applications, as well as deliver hybrid solutions that run across a cloud and on-premises enterprise environment. Windows Azure’s distributed caching and CDN services allow you to reduce latency and deliver great application performance anywhere in the world.

Start building great apps today!… read more

If you are interested in trying out the functionality you can grab your Free 90 trial of Windows Azure and take it for a spin.

 

 

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Here is a great video showing the simplicity of the power of scaling your website resources based on demand with Windows Azure.

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How to utilize Search engine marketing effectively?

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Posted on 17th April 2016 by Jeff Rogers in Technology

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How to utilize Search engine marketing effectively?

In the present business scenario every organization is looking for more and more customers and promotes their business on websites. For magnetizes numerous customers on your website there are some strategies to imply. One of these strategies search engine marketing is gaining popularity among all. It is a process that entails using the search engine operation for recovering the ranking of the website when users enter some keyword phrases in the search box. If you compare the return on investment in search engine marketing is far better than any other online marketing tools. For search engine marketing the cost is quite more optimal than any other marketing tools on the website. For creating awareness about your product or brand this option is highly effective as it drives copious customers in the search listings.

In a study it has been observed that users mostly prefer 60% of the websites that are on the top of the search list than 20% of the online banners. Google the most popular search engines which are also productive in terms of referrals and other marketing campaign. Thus most of the organizations focus on Google for effective search engine marketing. Except Google there are other search engines like Yahoo, MSN, AOL, Bingo and many others. For effective marketing over different search engines you need to follow some methodologies for meeting the criteria of search engine listings. In order to reach your target audience search engine marketing is truly alluring. It affects on the search results and if any user search for the topics that are related to your niche should find your website on the top of the search list.

So why are you wasting your time and money for online banners or link exchanges, just hire a professional and go for effective search engine marketing. Now you must have a question in your mind that why SEM. Because it is most economical tool for online marketing and the probability of getting positive outcome is high. It is a direct marketing channel on ecommerce medium. Search engine advertising is inclined to engender more attention than banner or sponsored advertising. So users prefer to search the products or services on the search engines they are looking for. The environment is less competitive than other business tools as it is a new trend of promoting your business.

You may prefer in-house or offshore search engine marketing whatever suits with the nature of your business. Most outside search engine marketers are more proficient than in-house ones, so it is suggested to choose outside search engine marketers. In order to stay ahead of your competitors you need the expert’s assistance in this regard as the algorithms and requirements of search engines are on the verge of becoming quite intricate. You can also go for in-house marketers if the developers constantly generate new methods and techniques to keep you in the leading position in the domain of search engine marketing. But if they fail to tailor the fresh algorithms on a regular basis then it may adversely affect on your business.

Mike is a freelance writer who writes on different topics such as marketing, SEO and social media. He holds bachelor’s degree in electronics. He has published more than 500 articles about various topics, including role of guest blogs and social media role in daily life. His famous articles includes article on search engine marketing. He loves to travel and make new friends.

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