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Technology Innovations That Are Influencing Career Opportunities

From smartphones and tablets to our trusted laptops and PCs, new technologies are constantly interacting with us, making the significant part of our private lives and our jobs impossible without. Implementing latest technology and recognizing which new trends in the tech world are on the rise, can make or break whole industries these days and unfold a whole plethora of possibilities for new entrepreneurs and individuals alike. Let us dig through some of the topics we are going to hear about even more in the world of business. Cloud computing and Cloud service Unavoidable to that extend, that we can argue whether or not to call cloud-based technologies a new thing in the first place, cloud computing has a first place on our list. Cloud services are here to stay and we will hear a lot about them in the following years. First experienced through public clouds, such as the one of the Google or Apple, cloud industry is now growing 22% per year and cloud technology is embraced in the form of more private clouds and hybrid clouds by large variety of companies to cut costs in human resourcing and make whole business faster. If tech people need to keep...
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Modular Data Centre and Containerized Computing

When it comes to storing a large amounts of virtual data, there is one, universal obstacle to cross and that is the question of the storage space. While we live in a twenty first century, up until recently, many companies were resorting to the classic brick and mortar structures, and many still do. The construction of this kind of storage room can be extremely exhausting and it could last quite some time. However, there is one problem that seems more pestering that even these two aforementioned and that is - the fact that it is extremely expensive to construct a building that has all the things necessary in order to store and protect these data cashes. This very reason is the fact that most of the modern informational based companies and services are resorting to the alternative ways of storing data. Amongst these methods, one stands out and that is the use of storage containers as a cheap and effective server rooms. IBM was thinking outside the box In a survey conducted by IBM only about 12 percent of data center operators were interested in modular build. However, when the word spread about the actual possibilities of such concept made quite...
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8 Points to Consider While Buying First 3D Printer

3D printing is a relatively new industry. However, many different types of 3D printers are already available on the market. 3D printing enthusiasts buy a 3D printer in the heat of the moment and later regret. The 3D printing industry is advancing very rapidly. But, do not expect miracles to happen with your first 3D printer. 3D printers that can print objects on demand are now affordable. If you have patience and are okay with using limited materials, then you can buy the decently priced models available for sale. These take several hours to build an object and can usually work with two types of thermoplastic, namely PLA and ABS. The best consumer 3D printers cannot print objects bigger than a loaf of bread, but they print with amazing clarity, strength, smoothness, and finish. They are very useful for printing household objects such as small spare parts that are difficult to find in retail shops, or personalized salt-and-pepper shakers. Here are 8 points to consider when buying your first printer.1. What are you? Depending on whether you are a tinkerer or a designer, you can choose and buy a 3D printer that exactly suits your needs. Tinkerers are attracted to 3D...
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Marketing Trends Every Entrepreneur should Know

Big Data is changing the small business world. Small businesses are doing things never previously imagined, and because of that they are finding ways to thrive and compete while battling competition with greater resources and size. The increased ability to make the most of money and resources provided by big data offerings such as Hadoop as a service is a driving force behind this. Big data is making an especially big impact in small business marketing. Traditionally this has been an extremely important, yet difficult area, for small businesses to thrive. It can determine success or failure depending on how well it’s done. Big data should be behind everything these companies do. In the past, big data was only feasible for big companies with large amounts of liquid capital necessary for installing enormous infrastructure, equipment and software. With big data services in the cloud, any size business can now take advantage. With affordable prices and low upfront costs, small businesses can scale the data to whatever size they need. Additionally, with many companies that provide cloud as a service you only pay for what you use. There’s no worry about wasting money on packages and services that go unused. An important...
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Google I(nventions)/O(ffers) Annual Showcase: The Review

Every year developers and experts from Google organize a conference in which they present their latest technological achievements and plans that should be implemented in the next period. Google's people do not leave anything to chance and meticulously prepare every conference. Following Google I/O has a hypnotizing effect on the brain because it is unbelievable that one company has developed and still is developing such outstanding projects which look as if they have just been taken from a science-fiction movie. At this year's conference, the main hits were the new version of the Android OS, improved versions of the Google Car and Google Glasses combined with the Google wearable computing gadgets. Google has positioned itself not only as a leading search engine and browser, with its Google Search and Google Chrome, but it also proudly walks hand in hand with Apple when it comes to smartphone apps and OS. Also, the newest Google craze is indulging into the field or robotics and making the Google Robot.Google Glasses and Android WearWhen you have as many products and lines as Google has, the most natural thing is unifying them into a Google centre on the users body. Google Android Wear is a smartwatch that gives...
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Interview with a Computer Technician

I am a computer technician in the music/retail industry and have worked in this field for the past 15 years. My job is to troubleshoot, develop and program websites. One common misunderstanding involving my field of work is that just because I am a computer technician, I am not solely working with computer hardware or even software.On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rank my job an 8. At times, there can be a lot of pressure to get a certain job completed. My ranking would be higher if the end users would give me more information regarding the errors they experience because then I could get the problems solved more quickly and be less stressed.I do enjoy working with computers. I feel that it is my calling to the extent that this is what I have been called to do, at least for the moment. If I could have more contact with internationals, or even be in another country, I think I could be in my true calling, but I'm content in what I do now.I do not have a degree; everything I have learned in this field has been self-taught and experience-driven. In fact, when looking for...
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Interview with an Online Technical Writer

This is a true story as told to LatPro.com, the worldwide leader in providing online employment resources for Hispanic and bilingual professionals. LatPro is the largest diversity employment site in the U.S. and the most complete personal career advancement service for Latino and bilingual professionals. I am a consultant technical writer in the transportation industry, and have worked in this field for the past 32 years. Currently, I am reviewing and editing maintenance documentation for commuter railroad cars. This documentation can take the form of descriptive information about what is being maintained, procedures about how to maintain this equipment, and parts lists of what would have to be replaced or repaired. The work itself is very detail oriented. The maintenance procedures are especially important as the safety of the maintenance workers is dependent upon how well the procedures are written. Most people I have met do not seem to have a clue as to what a technical writer actually does. There are so many facets to technical writing that it is easy to be misunderstood. I could be writing about Navy airplanes or financial software, and everything in between. I have always loved what I do, so I would definitely rate...
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The Benefits of Site Audits

As a website owner, you have may have already considered the benefits of undertaking a site audit to assist with your Search Engine Optimisation. Perhaps you have been sitting on the fence for a while and feeling a bit undecided about whether it's really worth it? Below you will find details on what a website audit is, and what benefits it can offer to you and your business. Hopefully this will guide you through all you need to know and may even give you some tips on how to complete some of the audit yourself. A website audit is generally undertaken by an independent auditing specialist or SEO expert, and focuses on the different components and functionalities of a website. A concise audit will also evaluate content, rankings and the overall quality of your website, amongst other aspects. The company or individual undertaking the audit, should be a proven expert in the Search Engine Optimisation field. A site audit is vital for the following reasons: The analysis will give you an overview and strong insight into new graphic and strategic ideas for your site. The audit will ascertain any current problems with your site that may be affecting your website rankings,...
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The Secret of URL Shorteners

Someone sends you a link in an email and it looks something like this: https://www.reallylonglink.com/extrabit1/anotherbit2/anotherbitsbrother/anotherbitssister/anotherbitsmother/anotherbitsfather/anotherbitsaunt/anotherbitsuncle%/ Someone else sends you this link: bit.ly/AB4i7j Which one would you click on? Both of these links lead to the same website and the same page, in fact they are exactly the same link. So what gives? Well the first link is what you will see in the address bar when you visit the website, the second link is an abbreviated version of that address. Why would you need to shorten links? Most link shortening tools came into existence when Twitter came along with their 140-character limit. Without these tools it would be impossible for most of us to share our daily news, tips and tricks. However there are those who have been in operation for a lot longer than that. Whilst Twitter was probably the catalyst for many URL shortening tools, shortened URLs can now be found on almost every Social Media site and are regularly used within emails and mobile devices. Lets face it, a short link looks and hell of a lot tidier, and the propensity to click on said link would be a lot higher. Maybe its just me, but I get...
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VPS Hosting For Dummies - What Is CPanel VPS Hosting?

cPanel VPS hosting is the use of a single partitioned server to behave as if it were many servers.  These virtual machines act the same as several physical computers – except that they are actually all contained in 1 single server. cPanel, derived from “control panel”, is an interface system that allows one to easily monitor and adjust the settings of a VPS, or Virtual Private Server. Indeed, the cPanel interface is specifically designed to meet the needs of the administrator and to make the job easier.  Combining the CPanel interface with a VPS hosting system can greatly increase the efficiency and ease of running websites. CPanel VPS Hosting - What is "VPS Hosting?" VPS Hosting, or Virtual Private Server Hosting, is basically the use of an outside server to store and protect your work.  These servers are usually kept in cooled and isolated rooms designed to protect them from weather, people and power outages.  cPanel makes it possible to access and even change the information within a server through any outside device so long as it is connected to the internet.  One has the ability to access their server using a Mac, Linux or Windows operating system as long as...
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5 Reasons Why You Should Use WordPress For Your Website

WordPress is undoubtedly one of the most popular tools at disposal for bloggers. However, a lot of people are unaware about the fact that this tool can also be used to make a top-ranking website. “WordPress” reduces your hours into minutes and pain into pleasure. It is indeed one of the most user-friendly website builders that is loved by everyone. So let’s take a look at the 5 solid reasons why you should choose “WordPress” for your website: - Flexible Open Source  The main pillar and foundation that makes up WordPress is open source. The developers on the WordPress database regularly add and update the features and functionality such as plug-ins, comments, trash boxes, installation facility, posts, galleries and various other things. This helps to update the contents of site as per industry’s requirement. This is where WordPress act as magic box, which reduces your workload. Another benefit of WordPress is that there are numerous developers, which in case of any threat to the system close it down quickly. Content Management In WordPress content management system tool helps you create and update web pages very easily. With just few simple steps one can easily add pictures, contents, events etc. to its...
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How to Market Your Blog Online

A well thought out blog sit alone on the web without proper marketing. Successful Blogging have many different strategies to get traffic to their sites. Paying attention to their advice can help the blog reach viral status. Gaining the attention of search engines is a priority for bloggers. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the most crucial part of marketing a blog. Ranking higher on a search engine is going to bring in the most visitors. Many successful bloggers dedicate whole websites to SEO. Researching this aspect of marketing a blog is beneficial to gaining a readership. SEO is all about keywords and their placements because that is how a search engine is going to find a website. Consider the name of the blog, the titles and subtitles placed within the blog and actual content. Do not overrun a blog with keywords because they should be placed naturally. Writing exceptional quality reviews or articles is like providing an introduction to a blog. Content sites are an excellent place to post these articles. Leave backlinks to the full blog where readers can continue their research will drive traffic back to the blog. Posting pictures on sites like Flikr and then having a backlink...
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Want a Bad Website? Here's How...

Most know that it's crucial for a business to have a website, but why do so many businesses go to the effort of having websites, but bad ones? Sure it takes time to design and run a site, and it also takes money unless you're able to barter for services, but a poorly designed or poorly managed website can actually hurt your business. Here are a few of the biggest mistakes that businesses should take care to avoid... Fancy without foundation. Look, you can have all the bells and whistles in the world but it won't make a lick of difference if you've overlooked a solid foundation. If you have a physical storefront it should be very easy to find your pertinent information such as location, phone number and days and hours of operation. Think this sounds simplistic? Plenty of businesses fail in this regard. You can also have the latest social media trackers and widgets galore but if you have to choose between the two skip flashy gimmicks and instead invest in a solid writer and photographer for your web content. Seriously, you could have the best product in the world but if you are describing them in pedestrian terms...
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Are Mobile Apps Taking Over the Internet?

It might be hard to imagine a world where links and URL’s are a thing of the past, but mobile applications have changed the way people are accessing information.  Thanks to the popularity of the Apple iTunes store and the Android app market place, mobile device users are finding it more convenient to simply use an app rather than to open an internet browser. Mobile devices are just more practical when you consider how people are using apps.  Say I want to find the nearest hotel.  I simply pull up an app that already knows exactly where I am and it will tell me not only how far away the hotel is but also how to get there.  With an internet browser I would first have to know where I am and then type in that location to find a nearby place to sleep. With people using apps for both practicality and entertainment the numbers are skyrocketing for how many apps are being added every day.  And for every app that does not yet exist there is an army of app developers scrambling to fill that gap in this every growing marketplace. So are the days of the internet numbered?  Is...
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