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Supply chain management software is a term used to describe software that allows businesses to keep track of customer requirement processing, purchase order processing, inventory management, goods receipt and warehouse management, and supplier management/sourcing. The software is a great investment to ensure a better run business in the future.
Good supply chain management software can really help a business run more smoothly. It will use advance technology to help predict what the company or business might need in the future. The software will also be able to help you figure out the supply and demand of your store. The software will ultimately help you save yourself a lot of time.
If you have decided to purchase supply chain management software you should complete a little research before you make this purchase. You will want to ensure that the software is easy to use and has all of the functions that you and your business will need. It is very important to take a look at the different functions that are offered to ensure that it will help you to run your business effectively.
There are a lot of companies that offer supply chain management software and choosing the right one may prove to be a difficult task. There are many options and choosing the right one will take a little time and research. You can begin your research by asking other businesses owners what software they use or you can do some research on the web. To complete your research on the web you should start with a Google search.
Another feature of the software, you will want, is good customer service. New technology can be difficult to learn and can often time malfunction. It is for this reason that you will want to find a company that will make a great product that they will stand by. You can find out about their customer service record by simply looking for reviews on the products that you are looking into.
You will need to complete a simple Google search to find the reviews of the supply chain management software that you are interested in. there may be too many reviews to read through. If this is the case you should read the reviews that are most recent. These reviews will be the most relevant to the times. If the reviews are mostly positive you should be safe in purchasing the product.
When Apple finally released the latest version of iOS 6, it only meant one thing to iOS enthusiasts—time to downgrade their jailbroken their devices.
The latest iOS 6.1.3 version, although stable for ‘vanilla’ iOS devices like the iPhone and iPod Touch, actually provides more problems than advantages for evasi0n jailbreak users. The untethered 6.1 jailbreak more or less unraveled in front of many eyes, including that of the popular jailbreaking team evasi0n, who provided the initial jailbreak software for iOS 6 devices.
Apple’s iOS 6.1.3 update brought in stability and vulnerability changes for many iOS users. The newest firmware corrected several iOS bugs and provided minor improvements to the OS itself. The update provided fixes for both OS performance and stability, improving the operation of the software update feature, device subtitles and the OS itself. Several security fixes were implemented, in addition to some ‘cosmetic’ changes to the Hulu Plus app and added support for iTunes in the Cloud.
Despite the minor and needed changes, these changes caused more harm than good for evasi0n jailbreak users. The latest iOS update caused the popular evasi0n jailbreak to essentially, well, break. The OS vulnerabilities utilized by the evasi0n jailbreak were more or less patched in the update, essentially forcing people with the latest evasi0n jailbreak to downgrade.
The evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6.1 can’t function properly without using the previously mentioned vulnerabilities. Whether this update remains intentional or a ‘much needed’ minor correction is left for users and jailbreak developers to wonder themselves.
Users with iOS 6.1.3 are strongly advised to skip jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 devices, especially if they desire achieving an untethered jailbreak. There’s actually a way to apply a semi-untethered jailbreak to their iOS device, known as the RedSn0w workaround, though they still have to deal with maintaining a semi-untethered device. The evasi0n jailbreak is still considered the better choice for jailbreaking an iOS 6 device, so it’s advised to avoid updating altogether.
And speaking of evasi0n—will they provide a much needed untethered 6.1.3 jailbreak update to their previously released jailbreak? As of this time, the evasi0n team has no plans to effectively patch their previous jailbreak for the current version of iOS 6. In fact, most major players in the jailbreaking world won’t develop a solution to this problem until the next major iOS update is released.
Unfortunately for jailbreaking enthusiasts, they have to wait until these jailbreaking issues are essentially corrected. For those who can’t wait, however, there’s always the option of downgrading their devices to 6.1.2 to use the latest untethered jailbreaking software.
Information Technology or the commonly abbreviated form IT has shaped and changed the business world today. Major improvements and technological advancements have affected business decisions. Our social interactions have improved and widened because of technology. The world is said to have become a global village because sharing of information has become easier and faster. The Sharing of large amounts of information in return leads to understanding different cultures, and their history. Human interaction is improved as tolerance and understanding for individualism is embraced. Economies of the world have singular interdependent systems because language and distance is no longer a hindering factor.
What are the benefits of IT to business?
Successful multinationals companies and small business owe much to information technology. Some businesses owe their existence and profits to it. The obvious outright advantage of IT in business is improved efficiency. Majority of business activities are repetitive and time consuming and require a large work force in some cases. With the introduction of computers and software systems have simplified business processes. Software is uniquely created to handle such tasks in a smooth and efficient manner. It reduces the number of workers needed for a particular task. Processes such as customer record management, filling and call logging can be done much faster by computers and much more accurately. Overhead cost of running business is significantly reduced increasing the profit margin in turn.
Communication between the organization and with customers has become more effective and easier. Costs are significantly reduced and time is saved when acquiring information by using text messages, and emails and get feedback immediately. There are other avenues that businesses use to communicate and advertise to customers. Social media is a phenomenon that businesses are aggressively embracing to improve their business. Social sites such as Facebook, Twitter have proven to be effective tools of marketing and communication between businesses and potential customers. Skype and video conferencing has enabled people to communicate and hold meetings from different parts of the world.
Businesses expansions have been made easier as now business can run open all day every day. Business operations can be undertaken anywhere regardless of the time. Customers can order goods and have them delivered as soon as possible at their convenience.
Information Technology has enabled organizations to streamline their working force. Only relevant and useful employees are hired. Repetitive tasks are left to automated computer systems. Relevant and urgent work such as building customer relationship, creativity and decision making cannot be left to machines.
Customers have been major beneficiaries of the use if It in business. Services and products are of high quality and delivery time has been quickened. Customer information is more accurate and so is account maintenance. Information is kept well and better managed for security and quality control.
A useful advantage of information technology is that nowadays large amounts of data can be stored. Years of data of an organization can be stored and synchronized and b e retrieved easily. It is the way forward for all businesses that are aiming to reduce overhead cost and increase profit margins.
This is a guest post by Donna Boerners who has years of experience in business and marketing industry. She has written unconventional articles about controversial figures such as Charles Phillips Oracle, etc. Follow her at @DonnaBoerners
If the mobile Internet is the newest hot topic, then it began to after the launch of the iPhone in 2007, which was the starting point of a mobile device revolution that was both cultural and commercial. Because it was the first company to launch the Smartphone, Apple’s dominance in this time period has been undeniable and overwhelming. Apple created devices with unprecedented build quality, ease of use and maturity. The inclusion of things such as iTunes also put them ahead of the rest who were struggling to keep up. But now it seems that Apple is slowing down, whilst Microsoft and Google gain momentum.
Apple are creating great items for people who cannot afford them
Many people recognize the excellence of Apple manufacturing, such as with the iPhone 5 and Macbook, but are they really compatible with a large-scale economic crisis? Western competition such as Google, Microsoft and Amazon are able to offer very good and far cheaper alternatives. Asian manufacturers such as Samsung, Asus, HTC, ZTE are creating quality goods that are close to Apple quality whilst still being more reasonably priced.
Where did Apple start to look a little shaky?
The iPad mini showed that Apple was more interested in profits than innovation. It showed that the innovative giant had become stuck in tasteless iteration cycles, and it proved that for the first time they have forgone technological research in the name of profitability with no modesty. This profit hungry attitude is highlighted further in the near sadistic policies they were creating. For example, the range iPhone / iPad connectors were different for each upward iteration. This made the latest models connectors incompatible with the accessories of the previous iPad/iPhone accessories. This is one of the most glaring pieces of evidence that proves that a new policy of “profit/return-oriented design” has been adopted by Apple.
Why did Apple make such a silly decision?
The mobile device producers were in a race for the most powerful processors and screens with increasingly fine resolution. This business strategy has worked well so far for Apple because they have the resources to bulk buy materials and spend billions on research. So then why would they produce an iPad Mini that takes a step back to their iPad 2 specs? The iPad mini was a clear demonstration that Apple were starting to struggle.
Microsoft and Google are taking a bite out of Apple
We are witnessing the end of the period of dominance of Apple; a period that allowed them to reap tens of billions of dollars in profits. This is money that they will really need in order to orchestrate the next revolution. Because if they do not raise the bar significantly once more, then Microsoft and Google are going to chip away at more and more of their market share.
Have Apple finally priced themselves out of the running?
The newest iPhone and iPad devices are very good. Their products are actually a lot better than most of the competition, so that is not the big problem, but their pricing may be. The price difference between Apple mobile products and their competition is no longer justified, because even if the iPhone and iPad are still twice as good, they are unfairly priced at 3-4 times more expensive. Even more disturbing is that it took 5 years for Google and Microsoft to develop alternative offers to the iPad and iPhone. Yet, almost unbelievable, they now have a stronger foothold on most of the niches, which is where Apple cannot (or will not) fight.
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Internet security problems and the solution
For many people the internet offers numerous hours of enjoyment, for others it is a work tool which is utilised on a daily basis to run their business. The truth is that the information age is upon us and the World Wide Web is the epitome as well as the catalyst for this information revolution. However, within the depths of the net lies many potential security issues and loopholes which cause untold problems, especially to those who utilise the web for data sharing.
The media frequently abounds with stories of data loss and the ensuing problems caused to the unwilling victims. With more and more personal data being held by companies big and small, it is perhaps unsurprising that problems occur especially when transferring data from one location to another by processes such as file transfer protocol or FTP. The simple fact of the matter is in many ways that personal data has an inherent value to not only the company who has hold of the data but also those who seek it, by whatever means.
The key to solving the problem involves advanced technology. In essence the solution is provided by utilising software which creates a unified system that delivers unrivalled security and which automates the whole process. Currently many companies utilise various means and solutions to send and receive data, some of which involve human intervention. The new breed of SFTP server software solutions deliver automation which in itself provides the level of security desired and required, by virtue of eliminating the weakest link in the equation, the human. Various options are available and finding the most suitable and effective system is dependent upon a variety of factors including the relevant infrastructure of the organisation as well as their particular requirements.
Although the future may well involve the internet, the fact remains that for many people the inherent distrust that is caused due to the various security breaches reported, leaves them concerned. A secure and reliable system is what is required and one which involves a bespoke and tailored software solution provides the peace of mind desired to ensure the continuation of the internet as it is eminently supposed to be.
Increased competition, global economic uncertainty and more budget-savvy customer – running any type of business under our current trading circumstances is a challenge for even the most determined organisation. Sometimes it can feel as if simply keeping afloat is hard enough, but if you are to stay in business then you need to be constantly considering ways to grow your sales and therefore your profits.
It’s a given that most companies use technology of some kind, whether you have simple software systems and a modest web presence or you use a complex suite of software packages and you are a major player on the internet. Whatever size or type of business you’re in, clever use of technology is a great way to boost your sales.
Start with the basics. Do you regularly send out letters, emails, brochures or quotes? Having templates of all of your documents is not only a great time saver, it gives your communications a professional, consistent feel and your customers will start to recognise your branding. It is also vital to have a customer database, one of the most important and effective marketing tools you need. Here, you can store not only your customers’ contact details, but information about their buying habits, lifestyle, income etc, which will help you to tailor your communications accordingly. Customers will respond far better to marketing materials which feel more personal to them, rather than a catch-all correspondence. You can purchase mailing lists of potential new customers, too. Don’t forget that you need to adhere at all times to the Data Protection Act and to honour any requests not to use details for direct marketing purposes.
If you want to take things a step further, contact management or CRM software will give you extra functionality over simple database software. Contact management software, for example, can offer a reminder when customers need contacting again, while CRM software captures every communication you have had with each of your customers. This is a great tool for your sales team, who can familiarise themselves with every email, letter and phone call your company has had with a particular client before they meet with them.
Generating leads, following them up and converting them into sales can be time consuming and sometimes frustrating. And with an ever-increasing stream of sources for demand, such as via social media, email campaigns, web links and traditional direct mail, you need to be able to keep on top of every request and respond accordingly. Getting the right software in place to manage your leads is a must, so you can brief your sales team with the right information and make sure they are given a well-balanced workload. You can also track how effective your multichannel approach is, seeing which areas are generating the most and the best leads.
From simply storing your customer’s details to managing your whole systems, the right technology can work wonders for your sales.
Dean Winters is an expert in technology marketing. He writes articles with this focus on blogs, websites and printed media.
Task task task. Lots of task on your computer running all the time. Even when your not running a task there is still a task running. Well a process anyway, a process is something your computer is doing in the background or the Foreground.
EVERYTHING IS LISTED HERE! EVERYTHING THAT IS RUNNING ON YOUR COMPUTER HAS A PROCESS THAT REPRESENTS IT IN THE TASK MANAGER!
First let’s take a look at the many different ways of accessing your task manager. There are 3 primary ways for basic users and techs to access the task manager. These 3 ways are popular because they are easy. There are more methods of accessing your task managers for advanced users but……
WE ARE NOT COVERING THE HARD STUFF!!!
First method of accessing the task manager is Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, and then click Task Manager.
Second method is to Press CTRL+SHIFT+ESC.
and finally the third method is to simply Right-click an empty area of the Task bar, and then click Task Manager.
Now let’s look at the two main uses of Task manager. The primary use of task manager by most end users is to simply kill a program that won’t close by normal means.
This is accomplished by Left-clicking on the applications tab
Then Right clicking the desired program to close and selecting End Task.
If this does not close the program you may want to find it in the Processes tab but be careful there are processes running that if closed will dmg your computer’s ability to function correctly. Luckily there is a description of the process usually available although if you are ever unsure ask for a second opinion.
Now find the desired process to be deleted. Right click the process. Select End Process.
Also if you want to kill end all process either directly or indirectly related to that process you would select End Process Tree.
The Second Main use of the task manager is monitoring your computers performance.
Let’s start by clicking the Performance tab.
here you have 2 dynamic graphics of performance of your computer. The first is the CPU Usage – This is your processor you want this low if your not running alot of programs if it’s high while your not doing alot of multi tasking you want to check for viruses and malware and extra processes running in the back ground that might be eating up your resources. The second is the Memory graph – This is pretty much the same as the CPU but it gives more specific numbers. Let’s say you have 5 gigs of memory and you are using 2.5 gigs of that memory but your only running a simple program like Microsoft word. At this point you want to check for Viruses malware or additional process sucking up your juice. These two graphs are great you can really keep an eye on how hard your system is working, and get a feel for how much resources your everday programs take up. Getting a good feel for this will help you in the future.
One day you’ll be typing in notepad and your computer is super slow.
You will see your using 85% CPU usage and 4 GIGS of your 5 GIGS of Ram!!!!!
This should basically make your head explode bright colors.
There is another table of useful information at the very bottom of the performance tab Physical Memory (MB) and Kernal Memory(MB) This is very specific information about how your memory is being used from what’s available to what’s Cached to what’s free.
Here you get all the info from the performance tab plus Disk and Network Performance information. Along with a list of individual programs so you can narrow down where your resources are being used the most. The Task manager is your one stop shop to monitor your computer as well as manager your running programs and processes. Knowing this tool even in it’s most basic form can do wonders for the average end user.
It is nice to be able to ping things it’s fun and easy and gives you the information you need to solve problems or rather diagnose problems quickly. However what happens when your ping is saying your packets are failing and you are hardwired? You also have disabled your firewall, disabled your antivirus and many other steps. You confirmed with your ISP that your service is running and still you are not able to connect to the internet. Further more other computers that are hardwired and wireless are all able to get online through the same router.
WHAT COULD THIS BE!!!!!??!?!!??!????
Well, without even doing this simple test I would probably say bad Ethernet cable or bad NIC (Network Interface Card). Still there is a very simple test that will confirm the answer for you definitively!
It’s called pinging the NIC which exactly what it sounds like and here is how we do it.
Click start at the bottom left corner of your desktop. Next you will type CMD in the field where your cursor is. (you may have to click on run depending on your windows version).
Now you will see a black screen come up.
In the new black screen you will type Ping 127.0.0.1(this number is the address of your NIC card). Now you will get the normal results from a ping, only this time it’s letting you know if your internal NIC is able to send and receive packets.
If it fails – you need a new NIC If it succeeds – you need a new cable
Welcome to part 2 of our on going series on cloud back up. Here we will talk all things security when considering your online back up service provider. There are alot of things to consider but the main thing is to understand what to look for and where to go to find it. Here we will help you out with that from beginner to advance user, understand the basics is key.
Is your data safe in the cloud?
How hard is it for someone to get my data when when I back up my data? Do I trust my cloud back up provider?
These are good questions to ask your self when entering the world of cloud back up.
Many online back up service providers encrypt your files on your PC before uploading them via a secure socket layer (SSL) Internet connection. These files are always encrypted until you need them. Some even use algorithms that are effectively bullet-proof like Blowfish or AES. So without the key that’s connected to your content the files are inaccessible.
There is another option when considering the security of your online backup. Some cloud back up providers allow the end user to have there own key created for there files that are being backed up. However……Losing your key would mean your files can never be accessed.
So there are a lot of options to choose from but if you have doubts about your provider you want to look into there encryption methodology for reassurance that your data will remain safe in the cloud.
Part 3: top 5 http://www.computerrepairservicesusa.com/blog/2692323/
part 1: overview http://www.computerrepairservicesusa.com/blog/26963232/
Welcome to Part 1 of our on going series on all things cloud back up. We will first begin with an overview on what is cloud back up and why should you care? In part 2 of our series we will delve into securing your cloud back up and best practices. In part 3 of our cloud back up series we look at what is a good price for cloud back up. Then finally we will finish off our series with our top 5 unlimited and not unlimited cloud back up choices for today’s cloud back up needs.
Even today there are many people that use these things called hard drives to store tons and tons of super important documents and data in general. There are a lot of options to prevent total data loss in the wake of a drive failure.
You can have your data backed up regularly on an external or internal drive in case your primary fails.
You can set up multiple combinations of a RAID.
but what you should do is none of the above.
You should have your data backed up to the cloud.
Your data will be stored and maintained securely through the net. Easy access, security and reliability.
Concerns like “when my drive fails how much of my data will I be able to retain” are officially stone age mentality!!!
So now that you are accepting of the new world.
How does all this work?
Well you need to start with what is no doubt the hardest part of setting up a new online back up is picking one. There are literally Dozens upon Dozens to choose from.
but never fear! we will be doing an in depth series on data back ups that will go through one of (if not the) most extensive looks into as many of the Online back up offerings available.
Let’s start with our list of what is out there. Here are some popular and not so popular options for online data backup. We will be going into more detail regarding each of these services but for our first overview we will simply state the cheapest option and how much storage that comes with.
- McAfee Online Backup
- Livedrive Backup
- BackUp Solutions
- Carbonite Home
- avg livekive
- carbonite trial
- comodo backup
- jungle disk
- mcafee online backup
- norton online backup
- total defense online backup
- google drive
- vault logix
- penny backup
- cloudberry Lab
- amazon webservices
- storage guardian
- ease us
- instant computer backup
- new kinda
- logmein’s scubby online backup
What’s important to keep in mind is how much data you plan to back up and if it’s worth it to invest in more storage. That with how trusted the service provider is with a good track record is a good foundation to have when beginning your search for the perfect cloud.
THE PERFECT CLOUD
Part 2: security
Part 3: top 5