The Benefits Of Preventative Maintenance For Your Technology

hhI see on a daily basis the benefits of preventative maintenance and what happens to those who make the costly mistake of thinking they are saving money by choosing not to purchase a maintenance agreement on their technology investment.

Although it may seem less expensive each month to only call your technology company when you have a problem, over the long term this is most certainly not the case. Doing so can increase your IT support costs exponentially because small problems can quickly grow and cause catastrophic effects across your network resulting in large IT support and repair costs.

These unexpected costs will also likely come at the worst time possible because that’s just the way it goes. Having smaller regular maintenance payments you expect and budget for is a much better plan for all.

In addition you need to calculate the cost of downtime for Business. What does an hour, a day, or even a week cost your company in terms of lost revenue and damaged relationships with your clients?

Let’s take for example your network

Choose a Temperature Sensor for Housed Electronics

daAll electronic systems, to include portable consumer products and even precision commercial devices, are susceptible to damage from the extremes of both cold and heat. If they’re not adequately protected, the components will be easily damaged by temperatures that don’t adhere to the guidelines set forth by the manufacturer’s suggestions. Anyone who questions this should check the owner’s manual for any particular electronic and see what it has to say.

There are many ways one can use to make sure a safe operating temperature range is kept including installation of a 120 mm fan kit, or proper size. The best choice is dependent upon the type of system and the components included. A sensing device is the newest and most impressive element to any modern setup. Temperature sensors bring several bonuses.

Temperature Sensors

Even in programmable options, temperature sensors are of a great benefit to anyone who has a 120 mm fan kit and wants to only run it when necessary to save on electricity. This is a great “green” addition to any setup. Many wonder how IC temperature sensors compare to other types; to include

The Growing Importance of Technology in Our Modern Lives

jjoAs it is always stated, that technology has made living much more comfortable in the present scenario; instead technology has a vital role in shaping the world to make it comfortable for us human beings. It is not just a phenomenon of today but it has been a persistent phenomenon since the world exists. Technology with its consistency has not just comforted people during their daily routine but has also shaped up people’s life for their betterment. The working time of people has lessened because of the advent of technology, as in ancient times people used to work for hours and the output was less but these days people can sit back and let the machine do the same amount of work within minutes.

It has not just made people comfortable but has also made their life simpler to live. Being diverse in nature it has brought employment to ‘n’ number of people. Youth these days brainstorm their mind to think about an innovative technology which would be highly acceptable in this world, then they use their manpower to give

Technology’s Changing Our Lives in These Challenging Times

I really don’t know what has become of my beloved Garden City! The alluring and lush greenery has been rudely replaced by towering cement blocks or shimmering glass covered buildings. While the gardens and parks have made way for some unplanned apartments blocks that are meant to house the teeming millions who throng to this once pensioner’s paradise for work. That aside, the lakes and ponds have all dried up too, and have been replaced by arid waste land, or any number of the previously mentioned concrete monstrosities. It was all terribly regrettable and so disappointing!

Furthermore, the cool and enlivening climate has died quite an unnatural death too! Gone are the pleasant summers, the timely and rejuvenating monsoon season, or even the cool and invigorating winters. Now, more than ever, the city seems to be moving towards one homogenous season, with some minuscule variations that range from simply being hot, hotter or hottest. To make matters worse, the traffic and infrastructure scene is an absolute nightmare in Bangalore City too. While the pollution, dust and smoke only seeks to exacerbate the problem. I blame planning or the lack thereof for this most terrible situation,

5 Ways Of Improving The Quality Of Your 3D Prints

3D printers allow you to see all the angles of your product. While 3D printers are known to give high quality prints, this isn’t always the case. The cool thing is that you can improve the printing quality of your machine if you aren’t satisfied with it. Here is a guide on how to go about it:

Get a high quality machine

In most cases the poor quality of your prints is due to a poor, cheap printing machine. There is nothing that you can do to improve the quality of the prints other than replacing your current machine with a new one. Older machines also give poor quality prints. If you aren’t sure of whether you should replace your machine, ask a professional to help you out.

Center the build plate

The center area of the build plate maintains the set build temperature while the edges of the plate get cold. The center is also wrapped and accurately leveled. Since the edges of the plates get cold with time, prints made at the edges are usually warped. To avoid this you should place the printing parts at the center of the build plate.

6 Interesting Things You Should Know About Fiber Optic Cables

While fiber optic cables have been around for long, few people know about it. Here are 6 things that you should know about them:

They have a solid history

Although, many people started hearing of these cables in the 1990’s they have been there since 1870’s. Just like any other technology, the cables have been growing and improving everyday and they will continue being made better.

They are green

To protect the environment, companies have been coming up with harmless products. Fiber optic cables are one of the harmless products that consume just minimal amounts of light to transfer data from one place to another. Due to the low energy required, low levels of carbon dioxide are released thus the environment is protected. The low energy also means that the cost of running the cables is low which saves money to network owners. The users also have a great experience.

The cable uses light

Most of the data cables known to mankind use power to transfer data, but this isn’t the case with fiber optics. The units use light thus there is no heat involved. Absence of heat means that the

3 Reasons Modern Farmers Are Adopting IoT Technology at an Astounding Rate

It seems like everything today is touched in some way by the Internet of Things.

It is changing the way goods are produced, the way they are marketed, and the way they are consumed. A great deal of the IoT conversation has revolved around transformation in industries like manufacturing, petrochemical, and medicine, but one industry that has already seen widespread adoption of IoT technology is often overlooked: agriculture.

Of course, many of us are very familiar with some of the efforts that have been made to optimize food production. As populations continue to grow, there has been a serious and sustained drive to increase the crop yield from our available arable land. Some of these efforts have not been particularly popular with consumers (i.e. pesticides, GMOs).

With the advent of new technology and the Internet of Things, farmers are finding new ways to improve their yields. Fortunately for us, these new ways are decidedly less disturbing than toxic chemicals and genetic manipulation. Using sensors and networked communication, farmers are discovering ways to optimize already-known best practices to increase yield and reduce resource consumption.

If it’s surprising that the agricultural industry would be technological innovators,

The Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Nothing is going to change the way we live our lives more than the Internet of things, artificial intelligence and robotics. While these technologies will make life a lot easier and businesses more efficient and profitable there is a huge flip side as well. This has to do with employment prospects and if some prominent scientists are to be believed artificially intelligent machines might one day turn on their creators and destroy all humanity.

The Internet of things is expected to connect people, data, processes and devices on a gargantuan scale by the end of the decade – a whopping 50 billion connections. Before one starts worrying about the prospects of humanity being at risk from a take-over by machines, one needs to figure out how the opportunities presented by the Internet of things are put to optimal use, which in itself will require some doing.

The biggest existential threat to us will not be from sci-fi movie like scenarios where artificially intelligent machines and robots will rebel against humans, but by the security vulnerability that this mass scale convergence could give rise to. A less than perfectly designed system could for example impact upon

Stay Updated Subscribe to the Latest Technology Blog

If you want to survive in this cutthroat competition in the market, you should stay updated. Especially, when you are in the field of technology, every single hour, there is one of the other update on gadgets or operating systems i.e. software. While it is difficult to keep your eyes on various sources, the best way to stay updated is to subscribe to blogs that cover tha latest information on technology.

Whether you need technology updates for personal or professional use, the latest technology blogs serve the purpose. Such blogs cover the latest news from the electronics companies, product launches, gadget reviews, and many more stuff that you want to know on day-to-day basis.

Staying updated in technology helps you in many ways. If you are an individual, technology blogs update you with the latest gadgets in the market. You may simply search the latest reviews that talk about pros and cons of electronic devices. The reviews can give you idea about which product is better to buy today, and what precautions you should take while using it.

If you run an IT company, subscribing to blogs on technology can help you learn the

Last Minute Checks Before Deploying Your Website

As a developer myself, I am fully aware that it is all too easy to miss something before concluding that a bug is fixed. To help prevent, or at least reduce some regression errors from occurring, I have put together this checklist which can be used to run through as a final sanity check before releasing the change to a production environment.

Different Web Browsers.

Today there are many different web browsers which are used to view web pages. Each one interprets the HTML in mostly the same way, but there are subtle differences. The HTML standard has evolved in parallel to the web browsers, making it a challenging task for the browser developer companies to keep up. This has lead to some browsers not supporting all features. It is important for a web developer to keep track of the most used browsers and know which versions are used by their end users. The most common browsers today are Chrome, Internet Explorer versions 9 to 11, Firefox, Safari and Opera. It is a safe bet to support at least the first three of these to guarantee the robustness of the website .

Different User

How to Build Your First Mobile App & Make the Business Big With Apps

There has been a rapid explosion of apps for the past few years and this craze is especially centred towards youngsters. As the number of smart phone users are increasing, the downloading of apps is also increasing. Apps attract millions of people and thus are experiencing a tremendous growth.

App is an abbreviated form of the word “application”. Application in this case refers to a software application. An app typically refers to software used on a smart phone or mobile device such as the Android, iPhone, etc. Apps allows access of all the important information to customers at their fingertips. The fact is, now days a business cannot well flourish without its own app, no matter what the business is.

Importance of Using Apps for the Business:

  • Builds Loyalty
  • Reinforce Brand
  • Increases Visibility and accessibility
  • Exposure through mobile devices
  • Connects to more customers
  • Make fast and large sales

Planning is the first step in any management process. So with little planning and research one can establish an app. Steps for the same.

1. Define goals: Having a clear perspective as to what purpose the app will serve is very important. It is not about going into the

Tips to Effectively Outsource Programming and Other Services

This article briefly discusses basic tips on how to outsource IT services effectively. It also includes the key to successful hires, particularly in programming.

Startup businesses usually tend to be ambitious with their operations that they take on every possible task out there. The desire to be competitive pushes them to get all willing clients, but oftentimes, they lack the expertise and time to get to work on it. They lose the ability to follow through as a result. So they consider outsourcing to lighten their load.

For centuries, wages between countries differ and now companies can discover cost advantages. With outsourcing, you can find an abundant skilled labour force available around the globe and any business can be economically efficient. But what is the point of outsourcing? You get your money’s worth it.

Successful outsourcing means reduced costs and maintained, if not better level of quality. When you outsource programming, for example, it is best to outsource non-core functions so you can free up time and resources. This allows you to focus on marketing, business development, and other core functions that impact your ultimate goal. Here’s how to effectively outsource IT services:

What Do We Know About Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the hot topic in the technology industry and we’re left to wonder why every industry insider is frenzied about it. As new as it may sound, IoT is not a newly born technology but the one that’s been here for some time. Kevin Ashton, co-founder of Auto-ID center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, conceived it in the early 2000’s. Ashton was one of the pioneers of IoT, which he developed when he was working for a P&G project that involved linking RFID information to the internet. The concept was simple yet powerful enough to storm the whole IT industry.

What is Internet of Things?

Ashton wrote an article in 1999 for the RFID journal which said:

“If we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things-using data they gathered without any help from us — we would be able to track and count everything, and greatly reduce waste, loss, and cost. We would know when things needed replacing, repairing or recalling, and whether they were fresh or past their best. We need to empower computers with their own means of gathering information, so they

The 4 Major Benefits of Using an Android Television Box

The only time that you sit in front of the television at home is when you intend to spend your leisure time getting entertained by watching movies, videos, fiction programmes, news, educational information, etc. The television has been entertaining people since the time it was introduced and is continuing to do so. Television is a major part for all households where all family members whether big or small have something to gain from it. Television is connected to cable switches that allow the streaming of channels and accordingly letting us watch our favourite programmes.

We are all inclined towards the changing faces of technology and with every up gradation, we are adjusting ourselves and getting a grip of what is new. All this while we used Android as the operating system for our mobile phones by never thought that it would be readily available on the large screen of out television. Well, it did take over our thoughts and thus, there was the introduction of the Android TV box. It looked just like the standard set top boxes but had the quality to perform better things. The following tasks can be performed with an Android TV box

How To Remove Windows 7 From a Dual Boot Computer Running Windows XP

The process below describes the case where a computer is running a dual operating system, Windows XP and Windows 7. It is the case where Windows XP was installed initially on one partition, and Windows 7 later installed on the same hard disk but different partition.

In order to remove Windows 7, you must first back up your data that you want to keep. Then, delete the Windows 7 partition by accessing it from the disk management utility.

Right click on the Windows 7 partition and delete it. At this point, you end up with Windows XP as the only operating system installed on the hard disk, with the second partition without any data.

This doesn’t mean you are done with the complete process. To show you that, restart the computer and while booting you will be presented with a list of the same two options you had before removing the Windows 7 operating system.

The only difference now is, when you choose the Windows 7 option, you will not gain access to an operating system. The computer will display an error message like, OS is missing, or other errors.

To resolve

Mastering Your Resources

The most valuable thing you have as a CAD draftsmen is your resources.

A resource by definition means a supply that can be drawn on when needed.

To the CAD draftsmen resources can mean many things, and gaining an understanding of what is available to you is key to your success. There are two types of resources that you need to be aware of. The first would be those that are already created, and can be used immediately. The second are those that you create yourself based on information that you encounter along your own path of learning. One of the biggest upsides to the information age is that of readily available knowledge if you are willing to take the time and effort not only to seek it out, but just as importantly to organize it into an information set that you can readily access to support the needs of the work that you perform. This can be done in several different ways. There are many easy to use software platforms available just for this purpose. Some at no cost available on the internet, and those that you can purchase. An example of a free

4 Keys To An Efficient Help Desk

One of the greatest things we’ve gained from our clients is the means by which critical part handles play in running your help work area at crest proficiency. When you give the help they need, and you do as such rapidly, you set your place as their go-to master for innovation administrations support.

Helping Your Help Desk

So what does the majority of this mean for the administration of your help work area? You should make certain you have an arrangement set up for ensuring this essential purpose of contact can address those approaching issues immediately.

The key to idealizing your help work desk, start with these four standards for genuine proficiency.

Everything Is A Ticket

Tickets are the guard to the majority of your most vital information, so this is by a wide margin the most essential guideline. Each occurrence and solicitation ought to be logged to catch all work performed, whether it’s huge or little, dire or schedule.

Despite whether its solicitations, occurrences, issues, occasions, or change administration, it happens in a ticket. Inner solicitations, cautions, messages, telephone calls, entry asks for… all go in

Keeping Up With Tech Trends

With the continuing evolution of technology, it’s not surprising how trends are constantly changing as well. A big number of companies try to create new trends or keep up and ride with the current ones as they create new tech startups that will hook the public and keep them wanting for more.

Take Flappy Bird for example. Although the application was released May of 2013, it made huge waves in 2014 and even became the most downloaded free game in the Apple App Store. It even earned $50,000 a day! After feeling guilty about it’s addictive nature, the creator of the game removed the game from application stores. But that gave opportunity for other developers to create their own application that was similar to it. So not long after that, hundreds of flappy bird-like applications were created and released in the application stores. But now it seems like the hype has died down and flappy bird will now just become another tech trend faded memory.

If you’re one of the companies that are making plans now for a new tech trend or you’re simply just making drafts for a new one, make sure you pay

Tips and Tricks Quieting a Personal Computer

The good news is that there is definitely a market for products like rubber case fan mounts that quiet the computer. The main part that makes noise within a computer is the cooling compartment, and thankfully there are many products that can quiet it and make the cooling much more efficient. This in turn protects the computer and lets it last longer.

Unfortunately, there isn’t much that can be done to quiet a laptop. While they are the most popular type of computer, they are also the loudest. To make matters worse, many try to quiet it by muffling the bottom where the fan is located and then the computer overheads. In the case of a laptop, explore the various manufacturers and how they engineer their products to stay quiet.

Anyone who has a desktop computer, however, should have plenty of easy ways to keep it quiet. With the right amount of time, effort and money one can soon have a quiet and efficiently operating machine.

Replacing Blowers

In the average computer there are between four and six fans to disperse the heat it generates. It can get extremely loud and annoying. Consider