10 December 2014

Challenges & Opportunities of Mobile Cloud Computing

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Mobility has gained critical dimensions in today's world. With mobility being such an integral part of the lives of today’s generation, it is no surprise that mobile computing has rapidly developed. Mobile computing and cloud computing have been amalgamated into an excellent technology called “Mobile Cloud Computing” which incorporates cloud computing into mobile environment and eliminates performance related issues.

All technologies have their own set of opportunities and challenges at the preliminary stage and mobile cloud computing is no exception. As the technology develops, the present challenges are sure to be overcome.

Let us have a sneak peek into the opportunities and challenges offered by a mobile cloud:

The mobile cloud offers several opportunities to any enterprise. They include:
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Real time data availability:
This is perhaps the most important of all advantages of computing on a mobile cloud. Users have access to real time data whenever and wherever they desire. The data uploaded on the mobile cloud is managed by a third party i.e. the service provider of the cloud which makes it easy to update and access data in real time. Another benefit is that it can be accessed by a number of users at the same time.

Flexibility:
Flexibility is an outcome of real time availability of data. Data can be accessed from any location as long as your device is connected to the “world wide web”. Not only can you access data but also applications that are present on the cloud.

Flexibility not only manifests itself through ease of access but also in implementing new technologies and changes without much cost and risk. Since there is no compulsion of a hardwired office, there is enough room to implement and change things along with the ability to revert back to the original system whenever wanted.

SEE ALSO: Cloud Computing: Five Ways It Can Help Your Business

Multiple platforms:
Mobile cloud computing provides access on several platforms unlike many traditional applications which are platform specific.

Having seen the opportunities that mobile cloud technology has introduced the world to, let us have a look at some challenges that stare it in its face:

Security:
One of the major concerns of cloud computing, mobile or otherwise is security. The issue gets magnified when it comes to mobile cloud computing because users share much sensitive information on mobile devices which can be of both personal as well as professional nature.

Connectivity:
One prerequisite of using mobile cloud is good internet connectivity. Before you opt for such services, make sure you have a reasonably fast internet connection. It may be a frustrating experience when you want to access important data but are out of connectivity temporarily.

There are no two ways about the fact that mobile cloud computing has provided a new opportunity for development of mobile applications because it allows mobile devices to maintain a slim layer for user applications and transfer all computation and processing to the virtual environment i.e the cloud.

The limitations mentioned above may prove to be critical factors determining the use of the mobile cloud. However with continuous advancements in technology, it is very likely that solutions to these challenges become apparent in near future.
 Deney Dentel
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Deney Dentel is the CEO at Nordisk Systems, Inc., a managed server virtualization and cloud computing service provider company in Portland, OR. Deney is the only localised and authorised  IBM business partner in Pacific.
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06 December 2014

The Real Price Comparison Between CDN Providers

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You can't always believe the hype when it comes to picking your content delivery network provider. You know that if you go to Amazon, MaxCDN or Fastly you will see price comparisons that really don't tell you much at all. The chart is there, but the details of the CDN comparison are missing. That is why it is so striking that CDNsun lists a CDN comparison chart that puts their real prices against the real cost of the other two leading providers.

Once you see the prices side by side you can see why so many people are choosing CDNsun over all the rest. By themselves, Amazon, MaxCDN, and Fastly look like great deals, but put them against the cost of CDNsun and it becomes hard to see how you could choose anything but CDNsun when looking at direct cost comparisons.

To do a real CDN comparison you have to know what you need.
CDN comparison
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Everyone can dress up the cost for a 500GB account.
The base comparison between each content delivery network runs at:

CDNsun  $20     MaxCDN  $39     Amazon  $60     Fastly  $60

At the 500 level there are certain assumptions made, first is that Amazon and Fastly will bring in people for whom brand association is going to beat research. These are the customers who may a content delivery network, but really don't know what they are capable of doing so rather than research the possibilities they will go with the one with the branding of being cheap and fast – Amazon or Fastly. Anything with CDN in the name will be seen as too high tech and they won't even look too closely. Those who know about how to do a CDN comparison will have no fear about looking at the details of CDNsun or MaxCDN. If you want a solid CDN, then you have to go with a provider that is a dedicated content delivery network.

If you need dedication, you need more room for traffic – so what's the real cost?
Here is where the CDN comparison begins to get interesting. You can clear up the playing field by showing the Fastly prices with Amazon in the same column because there is no difference in cost between the two. The pricing is as follows:

1TB          CDNsun  $40         MaxCDN  $79         Amazon & Fastly  $120
5TB          CDNsun  $180       MaxCDN  $299       Amazon & Fastly  $600
10TB        CDNsun  $340       MaxCDN  $499       Amazon & Fastly  $1200
50TB        CDNsun  $1600     MaxCDN  $2560     Amazon& Fastly  $4400
100TB      CDNsun  $3000     MaxCDN  $4810     Amazon & Fastly  $7400

If you know what you need, then picking the right tier is easy. Getting the same amount of traffic for less on a reliable content delivery network is what you should be looking for. The brand name recognition they may have isn't something that your web customer's will ever be aware of; but your ability to keep your costs down is something they will notice right away. Between CDNsun and MaxCDN the closest, the number of points of presence will be the determining factor here.

It’s why they can offer the service so cheaply
In the content delivery network world, the number of PoP you have is what will determine how much of a cost savings you can pass onto your customers. CDNsun beats the rest in any CDN comparison because they have developed a way of providing everything that you need that is efficient enough on their end for them to be able to pass the savings onto you. It is that simple. CDNsun knows how to be a content delivery network that delivers 1st class service.
Rizwan Ahmad
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This article is posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of cyberockk.com, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology world.
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05 December 2014

Better Technology Ideas for Your Small Business

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If you now run your own small business, you should know that remaining in the know regarding emerging technological trends can help you run your business more expertly. In fact, there are a plethora of technological devices you can implement right now to make the daily operations of your small business run smoothly and improve your conversion rates. Here are four technologies to get your conversion into the 20th century started.
Better Technology Ideas
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Internet Marketing 
In the past, traditional forms of marketing such as radio, TV, and print ads were the standard in terms of advertising. These days, however, the rise of the internet has led to the increasing popularity and efficacy of online advertising. Websites, blogs, videos, vlogs, and other online media can be incredibly effective ways for you to reach members of your target market, and build a bigger base of loyal customers. With this idea in mind, it's a good idea to develop and implement a sound internet marketing plan. It might be worth it to talk to an internet advertising agency to find your weak points and set up a good plan for your business’ online presence.

SEE ALSO: Purpose and Features of Mobile Cloud - An Insight into New Technologies

eSignature
eSignature is likely one of the best technological inventions that has gained prevalence over the last 10 years. With eSignature, you and your employees do not have to be physically present when your clients sign contracts, and other important papers. Rather, everyone uses a technological database to record signatures that are signed electronically, and these signatures are just as binding as those completed in the traditional way. In addition to saving time, eSignatures save paper.

Cloud Services 
Cloud services are yet another wonderful technological device that empowers small business owners to get more work done. With the cloud, you and your employees will be able to log onto the internet from any location. This means that when someone has a brilliant idea, or is inspired to complete an important project, they don't have to trudge back to the office, or wait until the next day to get it done. As long as they have a PC or electronic device with internet capabilities, they can work from home, a train, while on vacation, etc.

Digitalize Your Records
If things continue moving in the technological-based direction they have been for the past several years, it seems that the digitalization of records will become increasingly common. This is a good thing, since paper copies of important client records can be lost or stolen and files packed with important documents can be dangerous to safety. With these realities in mind, you should know that using technology to create digital records is a great way to keep your small business running smoothly and effectively. According to Vital Records Control, all you need is a scanner to get started on a small scale.

These days, more and more people are becoming inspired to launch out on their own and create small businesses. If you're going down this road right now, you should know that using the best technology available is a great way to make your small business function as effectively and expediently as possible. To ensure you're using the best technology ideas out there, be sure to implement some or all of the strategies outlined above. Good luck!
Rizwan Ahmad
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This article is contributed by Brooke Chaplan and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of cyberockk.com, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology.
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04 December 2014

Top 25 Business Schools in India

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When you talk about top MBA schools in INDIA the first thing that strikes our mind are the IIM’S.. It’s probably a myth that “ALL THE IIM’S  ARE PRIME INSTITUTES WHEN IT COMES TO BUSINESS ACEDEMICS “ , but this is not true… There are few IIM’S at the top  of the tree agreed due factors like  excellent infrastructure , good faculty members , providing high class placement  and etc.
Top 25 Business Schools in India
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In comparison to such prime business institutes , there are some major universities  like:

1.  XLRI Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur
2. Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi
3. S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai
4. Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon
5. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi

These universities have also developed some features as that of the IIM’s and in fact according to 2014 report, these colleges are at higher rank compared to other IIM’S branches in terms of top business schools in India.

Here are the list of top 25 Business Schools in India:
Rank 1) Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)
Rank 2) Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC)
Rank 3) XLRI Xavier Institute of Management, Jamshedpur
Rank 4) Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi
Rank 5) Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK)
Rank 6) Indian Institute of Management Indore (IIMI)
Rank 7) S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR), Mumbai
Rank 8) Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon
Rank 9) Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi
Rank 10) International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi
Rank 11) Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai
Rank 12) National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai
Rank 13) Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad
Rank 14) Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai
Rank 15) Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD)
Rank 16) Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB)
Rank 17) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune
Rank 18) Vinod Gupta School of Management (VGSoM), Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-KGP)
Rank 19) T. A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal
Rank 20) Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJSSoM), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)

The number of good quality business schools has increased to a handsome amount when you compare it to the numbers present a decade ago , this has motivated students to take up business courses like MBA to a larger scale as the number of colleges have increased and so as the number of seats available.

The business studies program will build a strong foundation for those who wish to move on to further study and training in specialized business areas.  It will also provide practical skills for those who wish to move directly into the workplace.

Students will gain knowledge and skills that are relevant across all disciplines.  They will be able to apply what they learn in other subject areas to their study of business, as well as to transfer the knowledge and skills they acquire in business studies to their work in other areas.

To get into  Mba School is a tough task to achieve, one can get appear for Cat exam, Mat, Ibsat, etc. after graduation

We can also get all the information about each and every  business school across India on the website www.collegedunia.com which is a hub of education institutes and provides you with all the details regarding the college you wish to choose ..

Leave your comments and suggestions below.
Rizwan Ahmad
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This article is posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of cyberockk.com, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology, internet, blogging etc.
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Hold Up! Read This Before You Download Free Templates for Your Digital Signage Solution

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Sometimes, we can be all about the bottom line and the final product that we forget to consider some critical issues along the way. For instance, when designing your digital signage solution, you can download free templates, start developing content and describe your captive audience, all the while forgetting some basic and critical parts of the entire sign: the screens.
 Download Free Templates for Your Digital Signage Solution
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A little tech talk
There are certain terms associated with digital signage screens that can sound a little complicated, but they are not really. These are:
Aspect ratio
Resolution

You cannot overlook these elements of the screens that you will be using in the slightest. You can think of them as the foundation of the house that is your final content. So what exactly are they?
Aspect ratio is the width of the image area divided by its height. You have probably seen 16:9 on the specs of your high definition screens, right? Well, that’s what it means. On the other hand, the screen resolution refers to the number of rows and columns of pixel that it will use to create the image. It indicates as width by height e.g. 1280x768 represents a large-screen display.

So what’s the big deal?
As mentioned earlier, the aspect ratio and screen resolution are the foundation on which your content stands. So what would happen if the content did not come with these aspects in mind?

One thing that could happen is that the digital signage software will stretch or smash the still images in your content to fit in the window. That is definitely not a good look for you. You could also get black bars around videos as your software tries to fill up the blank spaces left on the window while keeping the video images in their original size.

SEE ALSO: 4 Ways to Instantly Improve Ecommerce Conversions

What you are trying to achieve with your digital signage is communication of both your product and your brand. This poor appearance of your signage can be harmful to your brand so it is not a matter play around with.

How do I do it?
Well, the important thing is to make sure that throughout the entire content design process, you take into account the aspect ratio and screen resolution. Your digital signage software comes with several places where you can make these adjustments to suit your display. Just remember the settings, right down to the smallest digit, so that all the slides have exactly the same dimensions.

Some of the digital signage hardware like the media players may also require you to define the aspect ratios and resolutions of each slide in your display.

Most displays come with their own default resolutions and aspect ratios. As much as you can, keep your content within these default settings for optimal function. Different displays have different resolutions, even though they may appear similar, so you may need to experiment with your content to see how it looks on each screen before setting everything up.
 Mark Peter
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Mark Peter is a digital signage expert specializing in the hardware. He is also a blogger and moonlights as a TV repair guy. To download free templates click the link.
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02 December 2014

NHL 16 Side Stepping Ideas To Increase Speed And Agility Of Players

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Ice hockey is one of the most cherished sports carried out in America as well as Canada. The fan base is strong in North America, moreover, over the past few years; the sport has won several millions of fan in those two regions and far beyond that. Currently, the international ice hockey foundation includes of 70 member nations, regulate and organize the Olympic sport.

Since the IIHF is regarded as the governing control of international ice hockey, the NHL, or national hockey league is known as premier league, comprising of exclusively skilled team members.  NHL 16 hockey game is arriving with new side stepping ideas.
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People who are dropping Olympics and comes forward to watch NHL hockey must understand the differences taking place between the international game as well as the most famous game in North America. The NHL 15 series of the hockey game was missing some astonishing game models as well as features. That is by playing the Xbox version; you can feel variation in game appearance and feel. Since, some modes are missing that makes it a side step in some means, but on the whole the games have improved a lot but these things are highly welcomed.

NHL 16 New Idea For Game:
The NHL 16 Game needs side stepping features so as to avoid puck. However to play hockey game, one of the most usual moves involves stepping around the player by incorporating agility and speed.  Whereas in NH 14, you are struck with the similar path and incapable to quickly change from the path. So the upcoming NHL 16 game decided to include stepping ideas to play the game without any complications and then you can able to reach your target in a hockey game.

By implementing NHL 16 Side Stepping Ideas would permit you to gain many things. First one is that you can follow-up of the hit or support to the hit after a pass so as to neglect massive late hits. On the other hand, you can walk around the player while racing for the puck rather than being stuck behind their fizz. In addition to that, you can brace for the hit or else spin or side step next to the dump or shot.

Side Stepping is ordinary one in hockey. Nobody will stand there each time and takes a massive hit. They always move out of the way to hit the game. So it is essential to carry outside stepping ideas into the hockey game. Specifically the X button on the Xbox is like a square button for PS3. It permits the players to make use of two vital one touch dekes in times of not having puck and they would have juke moves which could be employed in the run to get inside and outside of the guard.

In fact, employing the juke to dodge being damaged after you avoid puck so there arrives the idea for NHL 16 Side Stepping Ideas. Through this idea, the players have more control over playing hockey. This is one of the crucial steps taken for the players to race safety to avoid puck.

As per nhl16game.com , the NHL 16 is expected to release in September 2015 with more amazing feature. The cover vote of the game might also start in May 2015.

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Rizwan Ahmad
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This article is posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of cyberockk.com, He is a tech blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on this site to the different topics related to technology, Pc games, internet etc.
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