Archives for October 2017

Precious Data in the Hands of Technology

Technology has jumped leaps and bounds in the last decade, and data has come of prime importance for corporates to work their magic, but they still need the magical wand to accomplish this. Well they have got it, web hosts from around the world are in a frenzy to deliver state of the art infrastructure for SMB’s and large scale industries to host their data, and this has come in the form of VPS and cloud hosting.

Well, everybody’s heard of computers, hard-drives, etc. to store and execute data and run different programs on it, storing data on the web comes with the basics of VPS that involve the technique of virtualisation that means dividing a single server into multiple servers. Virtual servers host data with other data that is saved on other partitions of the server. In this kind of hosting, resources are shared with data of other clients on that server. This kind of server technology is good for businesses that do not have a lot of data or high spikes in traffic.

VPS servers are the easiest and cheapest way to host data on the web, hosting on VPS renders clients to upload their data, track visitor stats, create new accounts, and work with their personal information like username, passwords, so o and so forth. Clients looking out for Linux or Windows VPS should look at the amount of storage, bandwidth, control over data and personal information, systems support for scripts and databases, ability to install applications seamlessly, create email accounts and much more.

The next step of virtualisation is cloud computing, this technology delivers shared resources to clients on-demand, cloud servers and VPS deliver flexibility, performance, saves capital cost, and much more. Hosting data on the cloud is the modern wave of virtualisation technology as it renders full virtualisation, state of the art management, optimisation of resources, and enhanced automation.

Virtual Private Servers deliver single and independent solutions at lower costs to smaller companies, the cloud VPS also called as Infrastructure-as-a-service deliver managed infrastructure in the form of virtual instances, these components can include capacity, storage, RAM, Processing Power and lots more, clients are given the option to select their own operating system like Windows and Linux, a virtual private cloud or virtual private data center is virtually partitioned from a large cloud setup through a VLAN and is maintained by service providers.

A virtual private cloud is said to be an amalgamation of cloud computing with a virtual private network in place. A virtual private cloud is derived from interconnecting cloud resources with enterprise sites and VPN’s. Therefore cloud computing or cloud hosting is the new wave of the future by providing flexible and on-demand resources, global clients are using this technology seamlessly across various platforms and will continue to do so in the future. This is where cloud hosts are working day in and day out to deliver state of the art services to clients all around the world.



Source by Kelvin Smith

Benefits of Adware Programs

Adware are basically programs that distrupt your computer function by showing annoying symptoms of banners, pop-ups and all sort of ads on your computer.Adware sometimes known as spyware are relatively dangerous when on your computer. It can gather personal data and information and transmit over the internet unknowing to you. People who do many internet transactions,e-marketing,e-commercing or internet banking are highly at risk.

Unknown to many that most internet users (MORE THAN 90%) are infected with adware and spyware.Various tools out there can help you guard your PC from them. Like any human disease prevention is always better then cure.

Getting Infected and Prevention Occasionally when you download certains sharewares or freewares programs from certain sites that are not secured or the author feels that in exchange for using their programs for free, they will advertise some ads to you. Don`t download or stay away from sites that claim to give you a lot for nothing. Oh that wonderous “Oh congratulations your our 1,000,000 lucky winner!Click here to earn your price”. Check that the source you are downloading from are reliable.

Your best preventive measure would be always to have an up-to-date or the latest spyware products. These will act either as a preventive tools blocking websites that contains adware and spyware or act as a removal tool for your already infected computer. It is important to read reviews on certain adware and spyware removal tools before you decide to buy one.Do some research and see what others have to say about them. Some of these programs contain spyware themselves.



Source by Muhammad Haidir

Registry Cleaner – Meaning and Function of a Registry Software Utility

Registry cleaners are designed in the form of software utility for Microsoft Windows operating system. It works to eliminate unwanted or redundant entries found in the Windows registry, thereby enhancing the general performance of the computer system.

Not withstanding, the importance and usefulness of registry repair software has been an issue of deliberation, as some experts tend not to agree to the effectiveness of these programs. Another issue of deliberation among these experts is that utilities such as registry repair fixers are sometimes associated with malware and scareware. But then, registry cleaners have been proved effective as attested by many professional and ordinary computer users.

The Essence

The software under review is used to eliminate non-useful configuration data from Windows registry; such data include leftover information from incomplete software un-installation, invalid entries or settings for malware operation. When a registry repair is used on the computer registry; it scans the registry and select the unwanted entries in order to either erase or repair them.

The Benefits

Registry repair/cleaning software help in the speed enhancement and general improvement of the computer system by getting rid of those entries that produce error in the Windows registry. The size and complexity of the Windows registry make it almost impractical to clean the system’s registry manually. Through the use of registry fix software, the process of scanning for and repairing invalid entries, unconnected links or missing files is automated. This automated process of cleaning the PC’s registry offers great benefits.

Some registry repair programs are equipped with backup and restore feature. This feature offers auto backup of the system registry prior to its scanning and cleaning, this will enable the system to function the way it was before the cleaning was executed, and peradventure an error occurred in the process of the scanning and cleaning. Also, the user can revert unsatisfactory changes effected by the software. If you add or remove application programs from your computer frequently, you will find the registry clean-up software very useful.

Registry cleaners are indeed useful for the maintenance of your PC. However, someone seeking to use the software should exercise care in making choice. The intending user should ascertain the reliability of the registry cleaner he/she seeks to use.



Source by William Smith Chris

Some Popular Markets in Lagos, Nigeria

In Lagos, Nigeria, there are a number of markets that attract a large number of people for various reasons. Some people go to these markets to purchase items because of their relatively low prices while others prefer them for a quality shopping experience. Take for instance a small scale retailer based in one of the suburbs, he or she may visit these markets to purchase bulk items from wholesalers in order to resell at lower prices at a more convenient time and place. If you as a retailer deal in GSM products such as sim packs, mobile phones, GSM recharge cards and accessories the you will naturally visit a market that has a large number wholesalers dealing in such products. In Lagos Nigeria, such places include Computer Village in Ikeja, parts of the Lagos island Market (Idumota) and one end of Saka Tinubu in Victoria Island. This of course is just an example as there are unlimited number of products and services one could deal in.

Here is my list of popular markets in Lagos Nigeria and the Kind of products such markets deal in;

1. Yaba also known as Tejuosho Market currently undergoing renovation it is one of the most modern markets in West Africa with standard facilities and infrastructure. Tejuosho market is a densely populated market, with thousands of shopping units and tens of thousands of customers who patronize the businesses that are resident in the complex on a daily basis. Until 2007 when parts of the market were gutted by fire, Tejuosho market was perhaps the busiest market in Lagos Nigeria after Idumota, Balogun, Oshodi, Alaba Market and seme markets.

2. Alaba International market. The so called largest electronics market in Africa, Alaba international Market is home to the biggest dealers of electronic products in Nigeria. Many of the dealers are big time importers and distributors of electrical and electronic gadgets such as flat screen televisions, generators, home appliances especially refrigerators, fans, air conditioners, even DVD sets, digital satellite dishes and decoders and many more. The market is a beehive of activities on all days of the week except on Sundays when most of the traders go to church.

3. Computer village. Computer village as the name implies is a market that deals primarily in the buying and selling of computers including software and hardware, mobile phones and their accessories. It is home to some of Nigeria’s best phone and computer repair guys with many of them demonstrating remarkable skills in managing, maintaining and repairing phones, computer parts and other related gadgets. However there is a draw back, this market is also notorious for housing some people of questionable character such as touts, pirates, pick pockets and fraudsters. However the market offers many benefits such as affordable prices and quality products but only where such products are purchased from reputable and authorized dealers.

4. Idumota. One of the oldest markets in Lagos Nigeria, this market is the largest market in West Africa and possibly Africa with tens of thousands of lock up shops occupying various buildings in the market. The distinct feature about this market is that it is made up of very many multiple storey buildings some measuring 5 or even more floors. Most of the shops are actually apartment rooms converted into shops. The market is so big that as early as 6 am in the morning it is already recording large volume of transactions.

5. Balogun. Like the Idumota Market, Balogun market is located on the Lagos Island axis. It too is an old market with very many lock up shops however unlike Idumota market it has much fewer multiple storey buildings. Parts of this market extend into Marina and Broad Street (two of the busiest streets in the central business district of Lagos Nigeria).

6. Mile 12. This market is popular for being the hotbed of farm produce and raw foods. Any vegetable or fruit that grows in tropical Africa except those that are alien to Nigerian soil can be found in this market. It is the cheapest market for foodstuff especially vegetables, fruits and livestock other farm produce.

7. Mushin. Mushin market is a market known for having very cheap items when compared with other markets of Lagos Nigeria. The market is both a wholesale and retail market with almost every consumable imaginable available for sale.

8. Oshodi. Known for its rowdiness and large size Oshodi Market is Nigeria’s second largest market after Idumota market. Up until early 2008, Oshodi was a no go area for many pedestrians and motorists as its roads were so jam packed that free flow of traffic was almost impossible. That is a thing of the past following the determination of the Lagos state government to rid the state of rowdiness, lawlessness and disorderliness. Prices of commodities in this market are also relatively cheap.

9. Onyingbo (White sand). This market located in the mainland Yaba axis along with its sister market at Iddo is a prime market in that it serves as a transit point between Lagos and a number of Northern states with foodstuff arriving from Northern Nigeria straight to it through Iddo. Although not as cheap as Ketu Market, oyingbo market has a number of affordable commodities mainly foodstuff and livestock.

10. Alade Market in Ikeja. This market is modern but not as complete as tejuosho. A number of businesses mostly corporate services and retail stores operate in the market offering services such as travel and tour services, bureau de change, resale of consumables and even car hire services exist in this market. Things are relatively expensive owing to its location (Allen Avenue) and proximity to the international airport.

Source by Paul Onwueme

Hot Trends in the Software Development Industry

The software development industry is dynamic. From time to time, new changes in software development are incorporated which makes this industry robust. There used to be a time when more and more individuals prefer job options in the IT sector. In those days, the role of software developer or engineer gained significance. In those days, especially in the software industry there was limited number of technologies. Java, C++ were common in those days. Situations are different nowadays. Chronologically, many new technologies came into existence. These include Ruby, Python, Objective C. Learning a few computer languages does not make one ready for the job market, unless one acquires some extra skills.

Mobile

In recent times, mobile or smartphone has become an indispensable part of an individual. It is used for communication. Nowadays, the businesses across the world, develop websites which are mobile friendly. With the increase in popularity of IOS and Android based mobile phones, companies across the world seek the services of professionals who are expert in app development. Research reveals that employers of corporate firms tend to hire professionals who have adequate exposure in mobile app development.

Big data

IT companies work with big data. They collect huge amount of data for that purpose. When it comes to managing or organizing the data then they find it really difficult to do so. One of the hot trends in the software development industry, from the employer’s perspective is the requirement of data analyst, data scientist, computer system analyst. Those who are directly associated with the IT industry, for them, working with data becomes prerequisite.

Cloud

Often we as computer or mobile internet users tend to save important documents in the storage devices including the cloud storage device. The advantage of using cloud storage to save data is that one can safely choose to fire other hardware where the same data has been stored. The cloud technology introduces the need to hire data scientist and cloud security professionals. The mobile devices along with the cloud technology allows us to seamlessly access data, either for personal use or for professional purposes. With the proliferation of cloud technology there is an increase in the demand for workers who are skilled in cloud computing, cloud security.

Software Development

The IT companies are trying to bridge the gap between the developers and the operations. This is with the objective to serve the clients, customers in a much better way. The Software engineers are very much in demand. These professionals allow a business to bridge the gap between developers, operations and thereby help in the delivery of quality products or services to the customers.

UI engineers

In software development, both front-end and backend development are equally important. The companies feel the need to hire UI engineers who can help in the creation of consumer focused mobile and web applications. The UI engineers play an important part in a software development company as more and more IT companies are creating software that is user-friendly and intuitive.

However, some of the other hot trends in the software development industry include the device mesh, ambient user experience, 3D-printing materials, information of everything, advanced machine learning, autonomous agents and things, adaptive security architecture, advanced system architecture, mesh app and service architecture, internet of things architecture and platforms to name a few.



Source by Chandrasekhar Bhattacharjee