When it comes to having and leading an Agile team, finding the balance between taking on a traditional management role and letting a self-organizing team more forward on their own front is a tough thing to do.
Welcome to the cloud! Cloud computing has become a hot topic in IT circles in recent years. Cloud computing is all about keeping your information, data and files on a secure server in a central location, giving you access from a variety of devices.
Anyone who works in advanced science or technology has heard the term “high performance computing” or HPC. This otherwise confusing terminology refers to scaling up ordinary computing power to perform high-level operations.
There was a day and age where job applicants only had to concern themselves with what was on their resumes and pretty much nothing else. In today's Internet age, however, social media is a big factor and is becoming even bigger as people look for work in the challenging economy.
Whether it is what one perceives as an innocent picture or comment that was meant in jest, what individuals say on their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ accounts, and other social media sites is being more closely monitored.
According to one CareerBuilder survey of approximately 2,000 hiring managers and human resources professionals, 37% of HR managers reported using social media sites to attain more information on prospective candidates as part of the background checks process. Meanwhile, another 11% said they would be doing likewise soon.
For those businesses that may just be starting out or have been around for a while but are newer to social media, social media background checks need to be done w…
Parents always expect the best out of their children, and so does the employers from their employees. For instance, parents buy their kids a smartphone, and expect them to do well in their academics. Similarly, an employer issues smartphones to their employees to ensure that they excel at work, and contribute towards maximizing profits in the business.
However, when expectations are not met, or if you sense that there is something inappropriate concerned to their activities or behavior, then the need to monitor their cell phones arises. In addition, if you suspect that your spouse is giving your share of time and attention to another person, you are certainly left with no option but to monitor their activities.
Role of Mobile Monitoring Apps
The best method to monitor on someone is throughmobile monitoring applications. These apps make your task of monitoring simpler like never before. The application fulfills the spying requirements of distinct individuals accurately. It not only save…
In today’s high tech world, networking occurs as much on computers as in “real life” social situations. Social media has opened up a vast new frontier for people to connect with others. Before the advent of social media, people generally networked at social gatherings like mixers, fundraising galas and similar events. Of course, such “face-to-face” networking is still important and common, but social media allows possibilities that did not exist before. One of the problems with older networking models is that often the same people showed up at all the events.
The percentage of the population that is active in community events tends to be rather low. On the other hand, almost everyone these days uses social media.
Vast reach of social networking
According to the latest stats, Facebook alone has more than 900 million active users worldwide with the number continuing to grow. Twitter and Google+ also have large numbers of active users that cross all demographic categories.
They say you’ll be able to measure your fame when people start imitating you or making a fool out of you.
Let’s take Justin Bieber for example. Bieber, a Canadian teen star made famous by Usher and YouTube, has been mocked and targeted by Internet critics and bloggers all over the world. He’s been victimized everywhere, from YouTube (where millions of parody videos of his music videos are uploaded and viewed every day), to television (with shows like South Park and Saturday Night Live among others), to online blogs and forum sites (where you can find thousands of posters and photos about him). Everyone has something bad to say about Justin Bieber and I’d rather be selling laptops online than counting off all the “Bieber is gay” posters on Google images. But despite all the mockery, Bieber even takes the time to thank everyone for making him more famous by saying: “So I wake up today to almost 15 million on Facebook, over a billion views on YouTube and 6 million of the greatest fans on…
The PC world has grown into gigantic proportions. Computers have evolved at a lightning pace and have developed into super-fast and highly-intelligent machines. And yet, the average user is confounded and confused by so many things that keep happening on a daily basis with his/her PC. That is totally understandable given the fact that everyone making use of the PC is not a techie or a geek. However, the answers to these so-called techie mysteries are quite simple and straight-forward. Here is a brief compilation of the most sought-after mysteries and questions with their solutions.
1. Why does a PC making grinding sounds?
Ans: There are many reasons for this and all of them augur bad news! The simplest reason could be the fan in the CPU is spinning off the kilter. The most common reason is that your hard drive is about to die. It would be good to back-up your drives immediately when you hear these sounds.
2. Why are some programs already running when the PC is started?
It is a fact that nowadays smartphones have become the perfect medium for abusing, threatening, sending adult messages, exchanging company secrets, and hacking confidential data. So, in case you suspect that your child, spouse, employee, or a colleague has become a victim of any of these threats; there is a silent solution to help them! With the advanced technology for mobile security, you too can become a detective or an investigator just like an FBI or CID agent to keep a non-stop eye on the target smartphone irrespective of yours and device’s location. In this article, you will be introduced to a smart spy application with which you can easily become a remote detective.
Introduction to the Smart Spy App
It is Mobile Spy, the next generation spy program that allows you to track the smartphone of a suspected kid, spouse, or employee to record any evidence of abuse or threat. The app monitors SMSs, calls, photos, videos, GPS location, emails, sites, and contacts list.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and the primary rate interface (PRI) services that come with the infrastructure have given offices many different options when it comes to real time digital communications. Some of the features of these services can be integrated into an office so that problems are more quickly solved and communications become more efficient and cost-effective. These ways to maximize real time communications in the office can rely on intrinsic features of the technology or they can involve carefully chosen suites of applications that work together.
Session initiation protocol (SIP) forking is a feature of many business VoIP services. SIP forking allows a single digital channel to be forwarded to multiple destinations. This can be used to send a call from a single phone to multiple other devices. If an employee is not at a particular station to answer a phone, then the signal can be forked to a cell phone or another location until the employee receives the call. Thi…
Today’s smartphones, such as the ones available at Dialaphone, are being used for a variety of real world applications. Businesses and organizations are seeing how they can capitalize on the availability of this technology and make it applicable for their needs. Given the portability of mobile devices, it is easy to understand the pull towards the use of these devices. Recently, the iPhone has been given a new task. Passengers riding on the American train system, Amtrak, will begin seeing employees using iPhones. The iPhones have been repurposed to be used as ticket scanners. They can also be used to print tickets as well. Prior to the adoption of the iPhone system, Amtrak was still using an archaic hole punch system that was difficult to monitor. In fact, now, the incidence of errors should be significantly reduced.
According to the company, the initial pilot of the program for a few routes was so successful, that the use of the iPhone will be expanding for use by over 1,700 conducto…
In this guest article Leslie Miller shares us her experience with Windows OS. We have all suffered with Windows operating systems. Up until now they were, generally speaking, counter intuitive to say the least. Finally, Windows 7 looks like a real operating system that actually does something to make life easier. For once, it makes sense and, with a minimum of effort, can be set up to simplify your work. What is especially nice is the fact there are numerous configurations, so you have your choice of how you want to set it up.
I installed my own OS from disk, so I got to make selections as opposed to having to accept the factory settings and work from there. I have seen those who put the bar, running along the top, to hold their most frequently used programs. I prefer to use the task bar at the bottom. It is less likely I will make an unintended choice. I tend to move quickly around the desktop and, when I have worked on computers with the top display, I have ended up doing so…
Due to the buzz around the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, we've been treated to many variations on the pros and cons for tablets and desktops. However, the coverage tends to leave out what may be the single most useful feature of Microsoft's next-generation operating system: Windows To Go.
Essentially, Windows To Go puts a fully bootable Windows 8 installation on a USB drive. You'll carry around your OS and plug it into whatever device you need to use. If it's the first time you do so, the PC will configure all of the relevant device drivers, and store the necessary settings on the USB drive for next time. Unsurprisingly, Microsoft is marketing this feature toward enterprise customers who might otherwise question the need to upgrade.
Creating a Windows To Go drive wasn't one of the features available for hands-on testing via the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Sean Gallagher of Ars Technica provided a way to 'build your own,' but admits that it's "a task …
Blackberry smart phones have really captured the market and they have been doing it in from a long time. All the smart phones of blackberry have some excellent features, and here is another one hitting soon in the market. The set is blackberry curve 9320 that would attract many of the people and definitely the blackberry users. Like all of the other smart phones, the blackberry curve 9320 has a speedy performance rate and a sleek and well-finished body. These types of handsets are just perfect for office use and basically look good when a person is wearing a formal outfit. Blackberry curve 9320 has an elegant look that would look great in your hands.
Specifications of blackberry curve 9320
Device type: Blackberry curve is a smart phone with a nice design and come with the operating system of blackberry OS.
Physical body and display resolution: The Physical body of the blackberry curve is 2.44 inches that makes it easier to hold and has a display resolution of 320x240 pixels.
There are nearly 150 million smartphones out there in the world, according to new figures. Thanks to record breaking sales figures by Apple for the iPhone 4S by the end of 2011 there was almost a 50% increase in the number of devices up on the previous year.
The research by Gartner Inc. claims the figures rose during the final quarter of 2011 thanks to the 30 million plus iPhone 4S' sold by Apple. The results led to Apple becoming the third largest vendor of mobile phones in the world. They also became the top smartphone vendor, with nearly a quarter of global sales in the fourth quarter. Over the rest of 2011, Apple took a fifth of the share of the smartphone market.
The UK and wider Western Europe along with North America were the driving forces for the figures, says Gartner. Up until the launch of the iPhone 4S sales were a little slow. Suddenly the spiked as we all ran out to buy the new device.
Worldwide, mobile device sales figures reached 476.5 million in the fourth quarter…
This is a guest article by Shubra Sinha about Understanding Linux for 312-38: Network Security Administrator Exam. Linux, a free Unix-type operating system, was created in 1991 by Linus Torvalds, a student at the University of Helsinki. He started Linux by writing a kernel, which is the heart of the operating system. He created Linux with the assistance of developers around the world.
Linux has been released under GNU General Public License and its source code is available to everyone without any cost. Therefore, anyone can work on it, change it, or enhance it. Many companies and individuals have released their own versions of operating systems based on the Linux kernel. Basic services and device drivers used by all other programs are provided by the Linux kernel.
Some features of Linux are as follows:
Multi-userMultitaskingGraphical User Interface (GUI)Hardware supportNetworking connectivityNetwork serversApplication support Advantages of using the Linux operating system: