What Is Open Source Technology?

On January 8th, 2013, wrote:

If you have ever looked for software online, then you have probably heard of open-source software (OSS). Most people associate this with free software, but that’s not what OSS really is (though most versions are free or very affordable). Open-source software is software for which the source code is available to the public—meaning there is an entire community of developers that can add to the code or fix bugs. In fact, the plug-ins and add-ons developers constantly create for OSS technology is one of the most popular reasons users rely on it. What is OSS? OSS refers to technology that has its source code open and ready for changes. Most closed software hide the source code so that developers can’t modify and tinker with it. The source code is the programming that creates all of the features, the interface and everything else for the program. You can think of this as the bones, blood and muscles behind the human body – Read the full article

How To Choose A Business Software Selection Consulting Service

On October 23rd, 2012, wrote:

Software consulting services help identify the unique software demands of your business and discover the ideal solutions. Choosing between business software is a matter of weighing a variety of crucial factors, including functionality, ease of use, price, and future viability. Finding the right fit for your business can help you improve the efficiency of your operations, reduce risk, and improve adaptability to present and future technological developments. But how do you choose the right consulting service? Business recommendations and bias All consulting services should be eager to get into the gritty details of your business and business plan. Any serious service will offer a business review, taking place in person or over the phone, to determine the specific demands of your business. This interview can also help eliminate inefficiencies in the software end of your business and streamline as many processes as possible. Good consulting services also know that the software you’re selecting has to be adaptable and will cope – Read the full article

Five Fantastic Internet Security Tips

On March 30th, 2012, wrote:

The Internet has become an increasingly dangerous place, at least if you consider all the people who use it for malicious intentions. It’s important to be aware of the vulnerabilities of the Internet, and to know what you can do in order to protect yourself. So here are five fantastic tips for Internet security.   Back up your data This is the best way of protecting your data. Vital information such as invoices, E-mails, and documents should be backed up on a daily basis if possible. Backing up regularly will ensure that whenever your computer system – or the server – crashes and loses data, you are left with a backup copy. It is very easy to back up data. A small amount of data can be backed up in a CD, an external hard drive, or a cloud service. Antivirus protection Every computer needs to have up-to-date and credible antivirus software installed on it. This software will keep your – Read the full article

Are Companies too Scared to Adopt Cloud Solutions?

On January 24th, 2012, wrote:

Cloud computing solutions are the latest popular development in technological advancements. However, a number of businesses still fear that adopting these solutions would not be in their best interests. So what are the major concerns held by businesses and are they well founded? Concerns on Security, Implementation, Reliability? Research has suggested that the main concerns surrounding cloud technology include security worries alongside adoption or implementation difficulties and reliability. The truth is that while SaaS (Software as a Service) can be exposed to a number of vulnerabilities and dangers, such as those listed, the services are all protected with high security measures in order to ensure that ultimate safety and security of data is maintained. This means that a number of businesses could be needlessly rejecting cloud computing solutions based on unfounded or misguided concerns. (Editor’s note: Be sure to check out our post on the best cloud computing services and apps for small businesses!) Security of Data and Information Perhaps – Read the full article