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Before we go into details of goal centric design let us look at one of the most important part of modern software design named abstraction. In brief abstraction is nothing but selection through examination of certain aspects of the whole requirement of the software project. Abstraction determines aspects of the requirement and isolate and rank the aspects on the basis of their importance. Thus through abstraction an analyst can identify more important and less important aspects of the project. So in the world of objects, abstraction helps us to focus on the role that each object plays within the software application. Let us take the example of an ERP system. Suppose I am the person who is developing payroll and marketing modules.
In the organization lets say that there is an employee named S and he is the marketing manager of the organization. When working on the payroll module I will only concentrate on S’s salary structure, attendance, leave, medical facility etc whereas at the time of development of marketing module I will concentrate on the targets, achievements, client handling, team performance etc of S. So if S is an object of the system it has two different goals and that leads to two completely different abstractions. So here specific objects, like Employee object or Marketing Manager object, represent abstractions in the application. But definition and usage of appropriate objects is important. So in the requirement analysis phase of the application it is important to identify goals and requirement of each object.
In this stage certain objects become redundant too. Thus Goal-centric design is the first step in the methodology for object-oriented architecture. The objective of a goal-centric design is to examine the goals as well as the requirements of the application and develop the appropriate abstractions. These steps are not concerned with the physical design of the application hence sometimes they are called the logical design steps. Goal-centric design involves the following steps: a) Describe the objects b) Define relationship between objects c) Validate each object with respect using scenarios. Professionals with proper domain knowledge should be appointed at this stage. The design team should have prolonged sessions with these professionals. Because these experts have in-depth knowledge of the application domain and can help the design team to develop appropriate abstractions and thus identifying appropriate objects. One should not distract these experts with too many technical concepts or jargons. It is better to understand the requirement in a simple language. All interactions should be properly documented so that none of the team’s abstraction is lost. Once this phase is over the design team will have the complete document that fully describes the probable objects, which need to be used in the application with their associated scenario. In a later stage at the time of implementation the objects may be combined, split or modified.
The following paragraphs summarize the work of SEO experts who are completely familiar with all the aspects of SEO. Heed their advice to avoid any SEO surprises. What can you do if your keywords are too common? Is there anything that can help? Well, for a start, including misspellings in your meta tag keywords could help you to get visitors who don’t know how to spell or those who type too fast – this traffic is just as good as any other, after all. How many people do you know that use a dictionary when they don’t know how to spell a word? I certainly can’t think of many. Including misspellings will help you to some extent, but it probably will not provide you with a drastic improvement in traffic especially considering that many search engines now have built in spell checkers so that if a user spells a word incorrectly it asks “Did you mean ?” You can use tools like WordTracker to find out which misspellings are the most popular, and target those. Try to think on the same level as your users, not always like a webmaster. Thinking like the average person will make you more successful – you should constantly remind yourself to think like the average person when you’re trying to pick what words people will use to find you. If you can get into the mind set of a lay person and think “What would I type into the search box if I was looking for the content on this web page?
” You probably come up with the key words that are most important. Think of each group within your audience and try to come up with realistic search queries. Entering each word from these queries into your meta tags should help you substantially in terms of increased search engine traffic. One of the things that will set you apart from the rest of the world is learning the special language of your trade. When you learn about your chosen trade, you start using acronyms and other words that would be foreign to most people, but mean something to the people who would be searching for you. Words that people outside your industry would search for aren’t the same as ones that people inside it would search for – targeting jargon words can help you to get highly-targeted traffic with little competition. Sometimes the most important aspects of a subject are not immediately obvious.
Keep reading to get the complete picture. Another thing that will set you apart is using words that someone unfamiliar with your trade would use in an attempt to find content regarding your trade. You can’t target your site only to those who already know a good deal about what you have to offer. Your content probably won’t be fresh to people who are experienced in your field so you are much more dependent on your products at that point. If, however, you are able to target people who know little or nothing about your particular trade, you will be able to generate a good deal of traffic and probably move a sizable amount of inventory. One last, but very important, method of providing good key word is to discuss the subject of your site with others and observe their reactions to your language. If they seem to suddenly understand what you are saying, that phrase may be a good one for your key words.
Talk to your friends, your family, and other web masters about your subject and see what language is generally associated with your subject. This language is generally the correct language to use when generating your key words. The most important thing to keep in mind when attempting to come up with unique key words is that there are huge groups of people out there who are interested in your goods but have not been targeted by other sites. These markets (known as niche markets) are basically ripe for the picking. If you can come up with a group that would be interested in your product but has not been targeted thoroughly by your competition, you will be able to drastically increase your traffic and/or sales. The ability to identify and target niche markets is an art and it can be developed by any truly dedicated marketer, but you have to be observant and patient in order to come up with valuable niche markets. After all, you are attempting to do what nobody has done before! As an SEO, you will constantly be fighting with your key words.
You will be trying to come up with more interesting or unique key words, and you will be trying to implement them more smoothly into your web page. The fact of the matter is that this takes time and practice. You have to get thoroughly engrossed in the community surrounding your market. Check out some forums relating to your market, look at the common forms of media coverage such as magazines and books. There are possible key words everywhere just waiting to be exploited for the sake of increases in your traffic and sales.
There's a lot to understand about SEO. We were able to provide you with some of the facts above, but there is still plenty more to write about in subsequent articles.
Spyware has become a prominent factor in using the internet. To keep your computer free from spyware and working well as well as to protect your private information it is necessary to install one or more spyware tools. Spyware can and will strike a computer system as soon as possible which means users must immediately install anti-spyware software upon connecting a computer to the internet. Some forms of spyware work fairly silent and do not have many adverse side effects while others have a mission to bombard to aggressively with pop ups email advertisements. Once current spyware infected files are fixed there is a process you can take your computer through that technicians say will arm your computer against spyware. Start by downloading the latest software updates from your software provider and get in the habit of regularly checking for new updates. You computer should also have a secure personal firewall running, especially for users with a direct internet connection. Without a firewall your computer is open to threats including hackers, spyware, viruses and more. For Windows users it is advised you have the Service Pack 2 which has a built in firewall along with other vital updates.
For other users or alternate firewalls there are several free for downloading. With a firewall established users should run Spybot Search and Destroy, a spyware scan and removal tool. Spybot is well known and trusted by many computer users because of its effectiveness at catching and fixing thousands of known spyware problems. Always run Spybot or any other spyware tool with the latest updates and perform scan regularly. A second spyware scan tool recommended for use along with Spybot is AdAware.
Using two spyware tools together will assist in finding all spyware threats, as one program is incapable of catching them all. Although spyware is a threat it is still important for users to update and run their anti-virus tools regularly. Also try downloading Firefox to use as your browser as opposed to Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer has many spyware and other types of threats targeting it while Firefox is known as a much more secure, less vulnerable browser. Performing each of these tasks on your computer will greatly help in protecting against spyware and other invasive internet threats. The results found in the spyware scans may surprise your but the performance of your computer after spy files are found and prevented will be worth the cautious efforts.
Microsoft Great Plains is main Microsoft Business Solutions accounting package for the US market, where multicurrency issues are rare. However even US companies may have branches in foreign countries where they use Great Plains. Microsoft Great Plains is also in use in Spanish speaking Latin America (in Brazil both: Navision and Microsoft Great Plains are present), UK, Australia, Canada and South Africa. When you first think about multicurrency – you probably have in mind the revaluation question. Currency triangulation – which was the need when European currencies were fixed to Euro is not an issue any more. 1. Sales and Purchasing multicurrency – when you are selecting accounting package with multicurrency, you need first understand if it has multicurrency on the Sales and Purchasing modules level, not just in GL. The problem behind is like this. When you have sales in foreign currency – you will probably get the payment later on when currency may potentially lose some value against your functional currency (like US Dollar or Euro – however in our days Dollar is very good candidate to do so, but this is outside of the scope). Then – even if you do have payments upfront in foreign currency – you probably don’t plan to convert this currency to functional for repatriation, you probably keep it in the local bank and so your foreign money is subject to fluctuation in comparison to functional currency 2. Unrealized and Realized Gains and Losses – gain or loss is unrealized when transaction is not yet settled (like payment is not received and not applied – but you would already like to know if you have unrealized gain or loss). When transaction is settled – then realized gain or loss might be in place – this is simply the difference of what if you would get immediate payment and got payment now. 3. Revaluation – this is when you decide to recalculate your Sales, Purchasing transaction and post realized and unrealized gains or losses. As the result you usually want GL transaction to be created 4. GL Multicurrency – is simplified version. You may have transactions entered directly in GL with foreign currency selected – in this case it is subject for possible revaluation. 5. Microsoft Great Plains Multicurrency – it is on the level of the following modules: GL, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Sales Order Processing, Purchase Order Processing, Bank Reconciliation, Project Accounting. So it is full-featured multicurrency. Happy implementing! if you want us to do the job - give us a call 1-630-961-5918 or 1-866-528-0577! help@albaspectrum. com
How to Write Your First Ebook Writing your first ebook may seem like a daunting task. But like many projects, it won’t seem so bad when it’s broken down into manageable chunks. Not all projects are successful, so don’t be too disappointed if your first ebook isn’t a best seller. Whatever the outcome of your first ebook, you can at least say ‘You did it’. Like many things in life, what often seems impossible can be attained with the right attitude and the right equipment. It could be a marathon run, climbing a mountain or finding parking space at the supermarket. If you want to play golf, you will need clubs, balls and some practice. There’s no guarantee you will become another Tiger Woods but you will become a golfer. If you want to write an ebook, you will need a computer, software and some directions. Assuming you have a computer and software or access to them, here are some directions. Establish Your Reasons Your reasons for wanting to write an ebook will have a major impact on your success. It may be for financial gain, promoting a business, advancing your career, education, self satisfaction or something entirely different. Whatever your reasons, write them down. It will help to motivate you if the going gets tough. Choose Your Subject There are countless subjects that you can write about. It’s wise to choose something you have an interest in or knowledge of. It is worthwhile spending time on this. The more you know about your subject, the easier it will be to write about. Choose Your Title After you’ve chosen your subject, you’ll need a title for the ebook. It’s worth writing down a few different ones before deciding on the one you’ll use. This will help to keep your focus and may give you some other ideas. The title should give a clear indication of the content in your book. A catchy title may help to sell it, but remember to balance this with clarity to keep it in context. I’ve written down two examples. Feel free to use them if you have a sense of humor. A Clubbers Paradise - Golfing in Ibiza 20 Minutes Late – The Future of Trains Choose Your Audience The subject and style of your writing will determine your audience. Decide who your desired audience will be. Age, gender, culture, social background and education are factors you may want to consider. What you write should be targeted at your desired audience. Write Your Thesis Statement Although it’s possible to write your ebook without a ‘thesis statement’, it is not recommended. If you are unfamiliar with this term, there are many sources available that will provide you with all the details you need. Unfortunately, there are some differences of opinion that may lead to confusion. The ‘thesis statement’ deserves a separate article of its own but for now I have written a general definition of a thesis statement for ebooks. This may leave the door open for criticism but is a small price to pay if it removes some of the confusion. More importantly, it will give you a base on which to start. Only use it as a guideline. If you want a more specific definition, Google is a good place to start your search. A thesis statement is a sentence or two written to clearly show the reason(s) for your ebook and what you expect to write about. Although I have referred to this as a general definition, keep in mind that your actual statement should be as specific as possible. Think of it as the foundation for your ebook. It should contain the following: 1) Your subject 2) Your opinion on the subject. 3) A supporting reason for your opinion 4) The significance of 1), 2) and 3) Create Your Document Now that you have the foundation, you can begin writing. A standard application like MS Word is a good choice. While you are writing your document you can revise your thesis statement at any time up until it is published. This provides a good degree of flexibility. Choose the format and layout of your document, including chapters, headings and introductions. Dependent on your subject, you may wish to add photographs, anecdotes or testimonials that keep the reader’s attention. Since an ebook is generally read from a screen, you may want to break up the text more than in a printed book. Experiment with a few different fonts and look at other ebooks for ideas you can use. Spell check and save your document regularly. MS Word has an auto recovery feature. This is useful if you don’t save the document on a regular basis and later experience a system crash. Always backup your document. As a precaution you should also keep a copy on another media such as CD. Choose Your Ebook Format This is a personal choice. You may decide to create an executable (.exe) file or a Portable Document Format (.pdf) file. By no means an exhaustive list, here are some points to consider before you choose. EXE files are compiled using an ebook compiler EXE files may offer features that are not available with PDFs EXE files can only be read on a PC EXE files don’t require any other software to be read EXE files are easy to open, easily branded, and good viral marketing tools EXE files may be susceptible to viruses although some compilers offer virus protection More information on the better compilers can be found at http:// ebook-site. com/ebook-compilers. html PDF files can be created using Adobe Acrobat PDF files can be created with several other 3rd party applications. PDF files are an industry standard PDF files can be read by both PC and MAC PDF files require Adobe Reader to be read PDF files are highly unlikely to become infected More information on PDFs can be found on the Adobe website Create Your Ebook Create your ebook in your chosen format. Congratulations you are now an author.
Why Reinvent The Wheel? For software, be it a database, operating system or any other application, whatever you need, chances are something very similar has already been written. Having located something similar it is usually very easy to adapt it to your own needs. This is a process that works with both commercial software and with open source software, and provides many benefits including reduced cost, time and risk. An Interruption The standard life cycle of a typical software development project can be summarised as perception of need, systems analysis, requirements definition, design, implementation, testing, installation, maintenance. Variations on this are possible, such as prototyping and rapid application development. However all variations go through each of these stages in some form. By interrupting the process after the requirements definition stage it is possible to short-circuit much of the rest of the process. Given the requirements it is often possible to find some existing software that provides most of the desired functionality. To do this it is necessary to have a wide appreciation of contemporary software in many fields. Target systems for re-use are often found in unexpected places. Re-purposing existing software will usually take less time, cost and risk compared to writing new software from scratch. Provided that a software application can be found that meets most of the requirements for the new system, then adding the extra functionality will involve less time, cost and risk. If a business case can be made for developing a new software system, then a stronger business case can be made for re-purposing existing software. Two Examples Here are two examples from my own experience. The first was a conference billing and booking system for Warwick University, the second a database to track and gather statistics at a disability advocacy service. Conference Billing and Booking In the mid 1980's Warwick University wanted to computerise its conference booking and billing system, which up until that time had been paper based. As a consultant, having analysed their requirements, I concluded that what they were looking for was very similar to a hotel management system. After a search for suitable suppliers, Innsite (now RedSky IT) were selected. Innsite had a modular suite of programmes that would do everything that Warwick required except for booking facilities such as meeting rooms and AV equipment. They were happy to write a module especially for Warwick's needs. This solution turned out to be more cost effective for Warwick than having their own system written. Complaints Database Recently I was approached to fix problems with a database used to track complaints in a disability advocacy service. The database had been written in house several years previously, the developer had left and the documentation was missing. It quickly became apparent that replacing the database was going to be easier that trying to fix a database that was running under an unsupported database system. After a workflow analysis and requirements definition for the database it became apparent that what was required was very similar to a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database. A search on Sourceforge, the home of many open source software projects, turned up several CRM systems. The solution chosen most closely matched the requirements, was most mature and was easiest to adapt to the clients needs. The solution is based on a MySQL database with an interface written in PHP, both of which are also free software. The simplest way of providing the necessary platform to run the solution on was to install XAMPP, a single package that provides an integrated set of Apache web server, MySQL database and PHP web programming interface. Summary Interrupting the standard life cycle of a software development project after the requirements have been defined, to locate existing software that meets most of the desired functionality, can reduce the time, cost and risk involved in delivering a working product.
As broadband Internet becomes more mainstream, one of the most common questions we get is: which is better, cable or dsl? The answer to that question is not so definite. Many factors come into play when deciding which high-speed connection to choose. Regardless of which you choose (DSL, Cable, or even Satellite) it’s going to be a ton better (and faster) than that ancient dialup modem you’ve been using. Not to mention, your Internet experience will be much more enjoyable. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) Just like your existing dialup modem, DSL uses your existing copper wire phone line to deliver data at high speed. To qualify for DSL, you need the following: a phone line a DSL modem (which normally comes with the service) an Ethernet card or an available USB port ( most DSL modems allow both connections, but Ethernet is recommended). a phone company (ISP) that is offering DSL service (e. g., Verizon) One important factor that will influence your DSL connection is the distance between your home or office and the phone company’s central office. The farther away you are from the central office, the signal becomes weaker, thus a slower connection. With that said, DSL is not as available widespread compared to cable. You’ll need to contact your local phone provider to check availability. Speed wise, depending on the package you choose, DSL can range from 128 kbps to 3 Mbps. Generally, the faster your connection the more expensive your service will be. You can expect to pay around $25-$30 a month for a 768 kbps connection, which is roughly 13 times faster than a 56k dialup modem. ::Pros:: Relatively cheaper than cable Dedicated line, so speeds are almost guaranteed You can talk on the phone at the same time while surfing the net ::Cons:: Slower speeds compared to cable Speeds drop the farther away your home/office is from the central office Not available in all areas Cable Internet Cable Internet gets our recommendation. Cable, which you can probably already tell, uses the coaxial cable that your television uses. To qualify for cable internet, you need the following: a cable modem ( which normally comes with the service) an Ethernet card or an available USB port (most cable modems allow both connections, but Ethernet is recommended) a cable company offering cable Internet (e. g., Adelphia) Unlike DSL, cable Internet does not depend on the distance between your home or office and the central office. However, unlike DSL, cable connections are typically shared among your neighbors. Although, most cable companies provide pipelines with huge bandwidth that this rarely becomes an issue. Speed wise, cable Internet typically ranges from 3 Mbps to 10 Mbps, up to 3-4 times faster than DSL. However, expect to pay more for the service - $40-$50 per month. ::Pros:: Faster speeds than DSL More widespread than DSL Distance does not affect speed ::Cons:: More expensive than DSL Line is shared with other users With all that said, you need to think about what type of user you are. If you are a heavy Internet user and downloader, you would highly benefit from a broadband connection. For the light users who use the Internet just to check emails, are probably better off with a dialup. However, if you are willing to splurge some cash on a broadband connection, then by all means, upgrade!
Essentially, the plan addresses the who, what, where, why and when of recovery. Goal number one is to reduce the risk profile of the business. Goal two is to be well prepared so the impact of any disruption is minimized. Overall, the objective of the plan is to effectively minimize the chances of disruption and, if there is a disruption, to quickly implement the recovery and get the business or organization working again. The "why" is to maximize business continuity and minimize damages to company assets. Ultimately, the goal is to protect the organization from the key risks identified and to effectively implement the recovery strategies.
The "what" is a clear, detailed, but focused business continuity and disaster recovery plan, a plan that provides a successful road map to minimize business interruption and maximize business continuity. The "who" refers to the teams. The recovery effort is focused through teams. While the Emergency Management Team is the leader of the recovery efforts, other teams could include: IT, telecommunications, facilities and power, customer relations, public relations, billing, customer service, and human resources. The "where" is, of course, company facilities, but it's also other alternate sites, location of all employees and the ability to find and communicate with employees. Effectively organizing and deploying employees is the most fundamental requirement for successful recovery. And finally, there is the question of "when." Unfortunately, hackers, hurricanes, fires and other risks seldom follow our agenda.
The "when" we can control is the "when" of lowering the company's risk profile by implementing solutions before the problem develops. "When", of course, also has to do with the priorities of the recovery. These hopefully would be in place as a result of selecting effective strategies. If you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there. The business continuity and disaster recovery plan is the road map to get you to your destination of minimizing risks, mitigating damages and reducing your risk profile. Bob Mahood Midwest Data Recovery Inc. midwestdatarecovery. com 866 786 2595 312 907 2100
Although a monitor makes some of the least difference in terms of your computer's speed, it can make some of the biggest differences in terms of comfort and productivity. This guide aims to give you the details you need to know to choose the best monitor for what you need it for. LCD flap panel monitors have become all the rage, in a matter of just a few years, the old CRT monitors have nearly become obsolete, expecially on new computers. The old monitors are not bad. There is much to be liked, especially in terms of value for money, and in terms of performance. But you can't fight the change. We will focus on the LCD flat panel monitors as there is often more to be considered. Firstly there is the connection to the computer. Older monitors utilised a VGA cable that carried the signal from the computer to the monitor. The signal that goes along there is an analogue signal and it can become slightly degraded, and is just an old technology. Many flat panel monitors support this old style, but that is usually just for backwards compatibility. The newer cable type is a digital kind which is designed to be used for LCD monitors. The performance from this newer kind is better, but if you are upgrading an old computer, make sure your computer can run that monitor. Secondly is the screen resolution. This is how many pixels can be displayed on the monitor. The higher the resolution, the more can be fit on the screen. This means clearer images with much smoother textures, but it also means that things appear smaller as an increase in resolution does not increase the physical dimensions of the monitor. Usual nowadays is 1024 x 768 or even 1280 x 960. Computers used to have 800 x 600, but that has all but disappeared, except on very old computers or those that are not maintained properly. I run 1280 x 960 as it gives room for a lot of working space on the monitor, but with less than a 19 inch monitor, 1024 x 768 would be more suitable. Screen refresh rate is another factor that comes into play. CRT monitors used a process of changing the pixels on the screen to show the new images, updating from top to bottom in lines, at a certain rate per second. With that old style 60MHz (60 refreshes per second) would be the minimum before the screen started to flicker. LCD monitors do not have this problem and will look fine at 60MHz. When running games a refresh rate higher than that is required, often up to 85MHz or more. Make sure the monitor you plan to use supports at least 60MHz at your desired resolution for normal use and 85MHz if you want to play games. A specification that is new for flat panel monitors that didn't effect CRT monitors is latency. Although the refresh rate may be high, the table of little dots that make up the LCD panel take a small time to change, that change is the latency. Obviously if this latency is too high it is possible that you get shot in games before you even know it, which is no good. Latencies have improved, but only monitors claimed with 8ms latency have been really good for games. Latencies tend to be exagerated and a latency of 8ms actually averages out to 12ms. With most ratings multiply by 1.5 to get an average rating. The actual brightness of the screen can vary from spot to spot on the screen. Certain monitors have obvious bright parts and dull parts while others are more consistent. Most have some variation, but the less, the better. Name branded monitors tend to give better results than cheaper no name brand versions. Extras like little speakers are not worth talking about much. They have limited use and I would rather have seperate speakers and keep the monitor simple. After considering these, you should have enough to make a good purchase decision. Remember that a little extra money spent on a monitor is a good investment, and unlike many other computer parts, upgrades are not needed that often.
One of the best decisions you can ever make is to attend a computer training school. As I've written in several other articles, you have to ask the right questions before writing a check or taking out a student loan, but when you find the right school you are indeed on your way to a successful career. There's a big difference between attending a tech school and excelling at the classes, though. Whether you just "float through" the school or really work hard is totally up to you. From my personal experience at such a school, I'd like to offer you one simple tip that will quadruple your chances of success at the school and in the job market. Get there early and stay late. When I attended a tech school years ago, I admit I was surprised that most of my classmates had what I call the "junior high school" mentality - they would get there late and leave as soon as class is over. Guess what? You're no longer in junior high. You're attending this school to create a career for yourself.
Get to class early, get some extra study and work in while you're waiting for class to start, and then stay after class! The most important part of your computer school studies is getting hands-on experience with the technologies that you're learning. If you're taking a Cisco class, you need to work with a router or switch as often as you can. If you're learning a software program, you need to work with that program in the school's labs as much as possible. Reading books alone will not teach you everything you need to know. The best time to get extra work in is after class. You may not be able to work in the computer labs at night if the school offers night classes, but odds are there are very few people in there during the afternoon. You need to be one of those people. Doing only what is required of you is not the path to excellence. You need to go beyond the requirements of the school and invest the extra time and effort into your career.
I speak from experience - there is no field in the world that rewards individual effort more than the IT field. Develop the habit of going "above and beyond" today, and this will pay huge dividends for you in the future.
NOTE: Please take time to read on - it may be vital for your PC's security. If you are not in the mood, just save it or print it out for later reference. A recent research revealed that 80% of the computers today is infected with these dangerous spyware and most of the users not aware of it. (Your computer could fall into this lot too.) The most dangerous fact is, even though the anti-virus software is running, these software can even inactivate them and take over your PC. Have you experienced any of the following? Awsome popups comes out of nowhere, when browsing the web Home page reset to some other site How can this happen? - The components installed when viewing certain sites, starts up and running as soon as it's finished installing (or after the page is completely loaded) and with every windows startup since then. Their job is to collect information and report (or transfer) it to an external computer. What is deceptive software? (Reference: microsoft. com) Spyware and unauthorized adware are two examples of "deceptive" software. Deceptive software includes programs which take over your home page or search page without first getting your permission. There are a number of ways deceptive software can get on your system. A common trick is to covertly install the software during the installation of other software you want such as a music or video file sharing program. Whenever you are installing something on your computer, make sure you carefully read all disclosures, including the license agreement and privacy statement. Sometimes the inclusion of adware in a given software installation is documented, but it may appear at the end of a license agreement or privacy statement. Sometimes deceptive software gets silently installed on your system without any warning at all. If you use Internet Explorer as your Web browser, this can happen if your Internet Explorer security setting is set to its lowest value. Make sure to keep this setting at the medium level or higher. Doing so will help you control what is being installed on your computer. Have you ever had an experience where you were repeatedly asked to accept a download even after you said "no"? Creators of deceptive software often use such tricks to get you to load their software. If this happens to you, do not click "yes". Instead, try to close the Web page that first asked you to accept the download by hitting the "X" in the corner of the window. Alternatively, quit Internet Explorer and restart it to begin browsing the Internet again. If you visit a Web page that continually displays these tricky pop-up windows, that Web site may not be worthy of your trust. Your computer may be infected by now, but you may not know. Just have a checkup with a software specifically designed for it, to know the status of your computer. You must clean infections once you find it and the game is not over yet. The spyware might reinfect your PC. So it's highly recommended that you run a firewall on your system after the clean up. This will allow you to monitor every single communication occurs with your computer and block the ones which you feel unnecessary. The firewall acts as a barrier between your PC and the external world (Internet / Network). A good spyware detector recommended by most people is, http://noadware. cjb. net and it shows you all the infections and potential dangers in great detail. It's free to scan but not to clean. It's a good idea to have a scan even you have no idea of cleaning, since you know the status of your PC in great detail. This gives two advantages. Firstly, if there are minor infections and if you have a fair knowledge on registry settings and how to edit them, you may have a try to clean them up. Secondly, if it shows that there are major infections, you can avoid using credit cards and doing other confidential stuff, until you clean it up later. You must run a firewall. In many new operating systems (eg. Windows XP), there is a built-in firewall. Google search on how to activate it. Others may try one at http:// download. com You may have a question by now. What is the purpose of these spyware? Even though we cannot give an explicit and clear cut answer, we can safely state that every thing boils down to the urge of more profits. How? The spyware collects all your personal information and transfer it to an external computer. The information is reviewed by a software in the receiving computer and then deleivered targeted popup ads to your PC. There are many things that spyware does in addition to this. The most dangerous of those is that collecting the credit card numbers. If you have some technical knowledge on your PC, here's a technical explanation on what trouble does the spyware cause. 1. An extra process is running to monitor and log your activities in your PC. 2. Constant transfer is taking place between your PC and the spyware writer's computer. The first process in it self is an unneeded process and it contributes to slow down your PC. Second is the most harmful. It transfers logged info to the external PC (spyware writer's PC). Then the external PC transfers targeted popups to the infected PC. This, in addition to slowing down your PC because of these extra processes, it also slows down the internet connection, as the bandwidth is shared. In short, PC with a spyware is like a dumping ground for snakes. Once its there and up and running, it can do almost anything with your PC. Please pass this on to all you know. The most risk is for people who use Internet Explorer, as it is the most popular web browser and that very fact has drawn more attention of many malicious software developers.
Files proliferate quickly on personal computers and, without a bit of planning, users can end up hunting through a long list of miscellaneous files with names that seemed sensible when they were created, but now appear very mysterious. Windows automatically saves new text files in My Documents and graphics files in My Pictures unless you tell it differently - great for knowing where your files land, but not so great when it comes time to find them again. A little planning will help you create an easy to use organizational system for all your documents. Using nested folders is an easy way to organize your documents. Do you use your computer for both personal and business projects? Think about creating a separate folder for "Personal" and "Business" documents. Within these folders, divide into additional categories. In the "Personal" folder, you may find a mishmash of letters to friends and family, letters to the editor of your local newspaper, complaints to companies about unsatisfactory products, downloaded recipes and website pages about a variety of topics, and so on. A "Correspondence" folder could be divided into more folders labeled "Friends and Family" and "Business Correspondence"; the "Friends and Family" folder could be further subdivided into folders for each individual, assuming you correspond regularly; you could add a "Miscellaneous" folder for those you correspond with infrequently. If you communicate via email, you could also copy and paste or download your own emails and the responses you receive, particularly where the letters contain valuable information. Your "Friends and Family" folder may also be a good place to store personal photos.
Take a good look at the website downloads and miscellaneous files you've gathered. Do you have a lot of recipes, or information about vintage cars or alternative energy resources? Create broad categories, and then subdivide; "Alternative Energy Resources" suggests several subcategories: "Wind", "Solar", "Biodiesel", etc. On the business end, you may have correspondence, project notes, background materials, finished and in-progress writings, and a variety of financial files. A number of organizational options present themselves; in terms of financial files, do you want to group them all together in a single folder and subdivide as necessary? Or do you want to keep the financial files with the corresponding project files? Say you do freelance work for several companies, and have a variety of files for each company. One method of organizing is to create a "Freelance" folder, then a folder for each client; subdivide each of these into "General Information", "Projects", "Invoices", "Correspondence", and so on. The "Invoices" folder for each client could be subdivided again by year, and contain all invoices you've sent the client. "Projects" folders could be subdivided into "New Projects", "Work in Progress", "Done but not Sent" (for files you need to submit), and "Sent". This not only helps you saves finished files, but allows you to organize your work as you do it. In the "Freelance" folder, you may also want to provide a "Financial Summary" folder containing one or several files which summarize the financial information for all clients. While you're planning your file organization, also give some thought to how to name your files. It helps to create a systematic way of naming files. Invoices, for instance, could include "Invoice" plus the name of your client, the project, and the date submitted: "Invoice Harvard Stephen Crane 10-20-2005". Correspondence about the project could be labeled "Correspondence Harvard Stephen Crane 10-20-2005". It's easy enough to rename existing files to fit into your new organization plan; in Windows, simply right-click on the file's icon, scroll down to "Rename", left-click, then type in the new name. Don't forget to back up your files! Burn a CD to save your information and free up your hard drive in the process. And apply the same type of planning with your backup files as you do on your hard drive. A little organization can make your life on the computer a whole lot easier.
In this short FAQ style article we would like to introduce you - software developer, programmer, database administrator into Microsoft Great Plains Integration tools and options Microsoft Great Plains is main Microsoft Business Solutions product for US mid-market. Historically Great Plains Software designed Great Plains Dynamics and Dynamics C/S+ as multiplatform application and the integration was possible via Great Plains Dexterity or Dexterity-based end user tools, such as Import Utility and later on via Integration Manager. When Microsoft Windows platform won the OS market (the last battle was in 1997 with PowerMac) Great Plains recommended OLE Server approach: Continuum for VB and Delphi and new Microsoft light programming technology - VBA (Visual Basic for Applications), which was integrated into Dexterity application - Great Plains Modifier (requires customization site enabler license). Since then Great Plains Dynamics/eEnterprise integration techniques use Microsoft technologies. 1. Microsoft SQL Server approach. This integration technique uses SQL stored procedures and views to pull data from your legacy or third party application and push it into Great Plains. The nice thing about MS SQL Server - it has linked server technology - you can establish the link to virtually all ODBC ir OLEDB compliant databases: Oracle, DB2/Unidata, Sybase, Ingress, Lotus/Domino, Pervasive SQL/Btrieve, Ctree/Faircom, Microsoft Access, Foxpro to name a few. You can schedule your integration as maintenance job or DTS package. However keep in mind that Great Plains tables structure is rather complex (it has master records, summaries, historical, work, open tables) and you should probably verify your stored procedures business logic with Great Plains source code (DYNAMICS. DIC with Dexterity procedures and functions scripts - in regular DYNAMICS. DIC these are stripped out - not every MBS partner has source code subscription - so do your selection work) 2. Great Plains Dexterity integration with Great Plains process server. This is more advanced and recommended approach, however it requires advanced Dexterity programming skills and access to the source code. The idea behind is simple - you populate so-called triggering custom table and then check it from Dexterity custom application every 5 seconds or so. If the record is there - then you process it. Processing is usually Dexterity source code stored procedure call. Great Plains uses similar logic when you post the batch and see the status in Process Monitor window. If you don't have source code - you can try to do the best guess with Microsoft Great Plains Software Development Kit (SDK) 3. Great Plains Integration Manager. This is end user tool and is easy to use. However - it uses Great Plains as OLE Server and calls Great Plains forms behind the scenes. As the result - it is very slow - we recommend using integration manager when you have up to one thousand transactions per day. 4. eConnect – it is type of Software Development Kit with samples in VB. Net. Obviously the development environment should be Visual Studio. Net. eConnect will allow you to integrate master records - such as new customers, vendors, employees, etc, plus you can bring transactions into so called Great Plains work tables (eConnect doesn't allow you to bring open or historical records - you need to post work records in Great Plains, the same limitation applies to Integration Manager above) eConnect is rather for ongoing integration. It was initially created for eCommerce application integration to Great Plains. Happy integrating! if you want us to do the job - give us a call 1-866-528-0577! help@albaspectrum. com
All firms of all sizes in all areas of business want the best candidates for the jobs they have available. However, in recent years, the employee-candidate paradigm has been reversed. Because of a shortage of talented candidates, there is more competition between companies for the talent that is available. So, rather than the job candidate having to sell him or herself to the company, the Hiring Manager's responsibility is to "sell" the quality, financial stability, and advancement opportunities of the company to the candidate. It is now essential that firms revise their recruiting procedures and do not let the best candidates get away. Some simple adjustments should be enough for your company to stop those high quality candidates from going elsewhere. Quick Response Once you decide to fill a position, be committed to that decision and make hiring decisions quickly. View the hiring process like a project and ensure you meet your goal of hiring the "best candidate" in the shortest amount of time. Indecisiveness, time delays, budget reviews, etc., send a message to the candidate about the company's lack of focus. If you wait two weeks following an interview to make an offer, your ideal candidate may have already accepted a job offer from elsewhere - even from one of your competitors. Streamline the Hiring Process Do you really need second and third interviews ? If you ensure that all the participants in the hiring process are available for the first interview, then decisions can be made quickly and effectively, ensuring that your firm has a better chance of recruiting the top talent. If You Want The Best... If you want the best...then you will need to pay the best. It may not be what most companies want to hear but it happens to be true. Don't misjudge the pay rate, benefits, perks, etc., necessary for the best quality candidate to accept the position; don't play games with lower than market rate offers. Keep abreast of changing salary scales, and price your jobs competitively. If you don't know what the current market rate is, hire a recruiter who does and who can advise on all aspects of the recruiting process. Get The Right Help Bringing a professional recruiter in at an early stage will help prepare your company for the hiring process. A top-notch recruiter will ask the right questions to help you identify your company's needs and will also help you identify human attributes (personality, communication skills, corporate culture, etc.) that the "right" candidate should possess, including "must-have" attributes and "preferred" attributes. Choose a recruiter to work long term and they will soon be attuned to the exact needs and requirements of your company. Include the recruiter on your company's hiring team. A preferred recruiter is very helpful in structuring job descriptions so they stand out. And finding the recruiting angle that will draw superstars and in presenting the job offer to the candidate so it will be accepted. In addition to recruiting top talent, good recruiters possess skills to help candidates evaluate and accept good offers. This “third-party-input” to the candidate during the decision is critical to avoiding turn down and defusing counter offers. With a streamlined recruiting procedure and the right approach to the top candidates, your firm will be one of those getting the best talent while your competitors are still wondering how that perfect candidate managed to get away.
Microsoft Dynamics GP is new name for Microsoft Great Plains and first wave of former Microsoft Project Green. You probably have the impression that Microsoft is leveraging all the set of its technologies:.Net, MS SQL Server, Sharepoint, Visual Studio, Active Directory, MS Exchange, XML Web Services. The fact that Microsoft has several ERPs: Microsoft Great Plains / Dynamics GP, Microsoft Navision / Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Axapta / Dynamics AX, Microsoft Solomon / Dynamics SL, Microsoft CRM / Dynamics CRM makes the Project Green realization direction to turn to the thin client interface as the bridge between database structures of ERP solutions. Business Portal realizes this strategy. Microsoft idea goes deeper, but the format of small article dictates the rules of genre.
• From Reporting & Analysis to Transactions Entry. Microsoft has wisdom and ability to launch technical solution not as a technical solution itself, but also as a probe to be the future market guide. Look at eConnect, primarily created for eCommerce developers to connect to Great Plains objects – Customer, Sales Order, Invoice. Now eConnect is the middle connection level for Dynamics GP, Integration Manager and Business Portal.
Initial idea of classical (non Microsoft) Business Portal of 1990th was primarily reporting and analytics. When Microsoft released MS CRM as Web Interface – the idea to move transactions to the web became popular • From Analysis to Workflow. The idea of Microsoft as we see it is to make it invisible for the user to judge – where is say, Microsoft CRM, Business Portal or where is Sharepoint. Sharepoint is the platform for workflow and document management, and being integrated into Business Portal it can compete with traditional workflow management tools, such as IBM Lotus Notes Domino. • Human Resources. Probably, if you are customer – you don’t want to pay full price for concurrent user license – if the user is your manufacturing or service employee, in this case you should purchase relatively inexpensive Business Portal user license and utilize employee self service. • eOrder fate. eOrder was legacy IIS product and it will be rewritten in. Net web services platform. • Screenshots. If you read this article at albaspectrum website you should see screenshots, otherwise please contact us for details Happy implementing, customizing and modifying! If you want us to do the job - give us a call 1-866-528-0577! help@albaspectrum. com
Trying to figure out a stream in banning one email client or another is no easy job. As soon as somebody rises up saying Outlook is bad, somebody else comes saying it's good and the other one is bad. And the story goes on and on. On one hand, email clients like Outlook Express and (even more) MS Outlook do a really good job when it comes to user friendliness. What email client allows you to use more options on the agenda, bell ringers, flag wavers and contact managing tips than MS Outlook? The ease of use perfectly molds on human indolence. That means I would never question about Microsoft Outlook being or not a good email client if it comes together with my Office pack that comes together with Windows that comes together with my computer. Here is another red flag: MS Outlook is not free as long as I'm paying for my Windows license. This should count when choosing an email client. Moreover, everything is so easy to install with those cute wizards, and installing sessions are ready within minutes. Until... well, until I spend enough time online, using email, starting to receive viruses, worms and other creatures that do bad things to computers. If you ever had to do one of the following when using Outlook or Outlook Express: try very hard not to click on a message subject that looked suspicious; anyway, not without using a small trick (that used to work for me): pressing Shift, selecting the suspicious messages and then hitting Del, try hard not to select some very good and very important messages together with the suspicious ones, accept phone calls from extremely upset clients accusing you of infecting their computers with God knows what worm (personally got in trouble with BugBear), working on an extremely low system because an efficient AV is doing its job scanning, updating, warning, locking etc. delete all your Outlook contacts in order not to become infectious for friends and clients in case your computer somehow got infected, ...then you know what it's like. Both Outlook and Outlook Express, while different applications, with no related history, have security as their weakest link. And that's why some people switch to other email clients that are said to be more secure. It is true that most worms are today Outlook dedicated because Outlook has both more users and more security holes. It is also true that Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates set security as a top priority back on 17th January 2002 (it's been almost two years by now). While I don't mean to ban Outlook or Outlook Express, I'd like to choose the best for me, and the best doesn't seem one of the fore mentioned, at the moment.
Laptops are expensive. Therefore you need to take real good care of it. And laptop maintenance is not a one time thing. It should be a regular exercise. To prevent your notebook's LCD from becoming smudged or dirty you should clean it regularly. We recommend spraying a diluted window cleaner onto a soft, non-abrasive cloth and then lightly wiping the screen with it. It might be simpler to just spray the detergent directly on the screen but it’s not recommended as the fluid can trickle down into the bezel at the screen's bottom which could in turn damage the computer's circuitry. When it comes to getting rid of dust, dirt and food crumbs off the keyboard, a vacuum cleaner's brush attachment is ideal.
There are handheld vacuum cleaners, specifically intended for PCs that can remove the dust and food from in between the gaps on the keyboard. But if you’re traveling, a vacuum cleaner would be quite cumbersome. In such cases, you can use a canned aerosol cleaner to spray a blast of air between keys. And in case you spill something on the keyboard, you should immediately switch off the laptop and place a towel over the keyboard, and turn it upside down to drain the fluid and prevent it from leaking into the computer's circuitry. And if you happen to travel a lot, your laptop is only as good as its battery. Luckily, most laptops today use lithium ion batteries that aren't afflicted with the memory-loss problems of the older nickel-cadmium batteries. However, in time it’s inevitable that your notebook's battery will lose its ability to fully hold a charge. So, make sure that you replace the battery every 18 to 24 months. However, if you don’t use your laptop often then you might not need to change the battery so frequently.
One way to make sure that your battery lasts as long as it can is to reduce your screen's backlighting. Also, configuring your power settings so that the display shuts off after inactive periods can significantly increase the life of a battery. However, there’s more to the maintenance of a laptop than just making sure that the exterior is clean and neat. When using it, always remember to keep it in a cool environment. A laptop computer generates a lot of heat and too much heat can damage the internal circuitry. So always try and keep your laptop in a well-ventilated and cool environment. Also it’s important to ensure that the fan grills on the sides, back, or bottom of the machine are not blocked while it’s in use. Also, LCD displays are fragile devices that need special care. So as much as possible, avoid touching or playing with your LCD screen.
And clean the screen only with the approved cleaning materials. Another risk to your laptop is viruses. So make sure to get hold of an anti-virus program and keep it updated. Buying an anti-virus one-month and not updating it regularly makes the whole process useless. Your laptop could be exposed to hundreds and thousands of new viruses every month and if you don't update your virus definitions then some viruses will go undetected by the program. And to make the whole process less complicated, most anti-virus programs have automatic update methods, so that you don’t have to remember to do it manually.
And always use a firewall on your Internet or network - enabled laptop. Also block out all the unnecessary ports and close all loopholes to prevent a hacker or virus from entering your hard drive. And whatever you do, don't drop your laptop. And finally always keep it safe inside a carrying case, especially when moving it or traveling.
You’re Invited... Visualize your article going out like a party invitation The implied message: "If you like this, come on back to my website to see what else I’ve got to show you." People who read articles online scan for information of interest. Articles with a fun or warm person-to-person approach have an edge that a purely mental message can’t match. Novelty, humor, and wit are hard resist. Intangibles (novel point of view, personality, depth of knowledge) are more appealing than the information itself. Readers who follow your link are willing to give your website a chance. They wonder if they’ll find lots more of whatever they liked about your article. Success with article marketing depends on how consistently your personality shows through. Anyone who’s spent time online knows there are a zillion places to buy any product or service. An enterprise stands out by being unique and relevant. When the website navigation and copy are carefully designed, the article reader could become a repeat visitor or buyer. Article marketing is a five-step process to get your message out What can you say that’s interesting, original, and uniquely yours? Who wants to know that? Know your buyer. What ezines and websites do they follow? Can you distill your message into a useful article? (Self-serving sales letters won’t fly) How many relevant places can you find to post it? There’s way too much recycled content online. Anyone who sends out fresh, in-depth articles on a topic will be noticed - and appreciated. Unsure if you can? Find anything you need to make your articles succeed http:// promotewitharticles. com THE FAME PART 1. People assume you’re an expert on subjects you write about Shoot for consistent messages and delivery, so you become a trusted voice. 2. You share samples of your wisdom Articles are long enough to reveal your perspective and savvy. That sets you apart from competitors in the public mind. 3. Reach targeted audiences with precision The Internet excels at reaching small groups through specialized ezines and websites. Narrow niches are passionately interested in on-topic expertise. Articles appearing there reveal you’re an "insider." 4. Continuous article output builds name recognition and anticipation People start watching for your next article. 5. Your reputation can grow quickly Within a few days of posting, your message appears all over the Net. 6. Build relationships with editors and webmasters As you send consistently high-quality material, they’re more eager to present it to their readers. 7. People seek you out with requests and opportunities When they need services/products related to your savvy, who will they think of? 8. Search engine listings make you easy to find Before writing articles, Google showed 100+ references to my name. Now it’s more than 1200 and growing - just from articles. 9. Readers trust you because you’ve helped them Sharing your knowledge without hype or manipulation builds credibility - the prerequisite for any transaction. 10. You needn’t be a great writer, just a well-informed one Offer specific tips, top-10 lists, how-I-solved-it stories. THE FORTUNE PART 11. Marketing is about standing out, and article authors stand out Sharpen your competitive advantage as a recognized known quantity in a very large pond. 12. Every article posted mentions your website in the signature box at the end These result in greater Page Rank (Google’s measure of site popularity), links, and higher search engine ratings. Let search engines send business your way. 13. "Own" the search terms and keywords where you shine Write repeated articles around a specific theme. 14. Search engines love content - and reward it Articles provide keyword-rich content for your website and other related sites. 15. Articles increase your website traffic 16. Enhanced credibility lets you sell more products/services 17. Become sought as a Joint Venture insider Your articles appear among well-known authorities, so you’re invited to participate in additional profit-making activities. 18. Develop a massive list of places that accept and publish your articles The momentum and benefits build over time. 19. Articles remain posted online a long, and keep on working Unlike ads, there’s no cost to post articles. And people trust them more. 20. You keep getting better and better Your writing, promotional know-how, and professional skills grow, the longer you use them. That enhances your respect in your field. Reap Rewards for the Long Term Articles boost your professional identity - online and off. Think beyond a single article to a series that reinforces all your marketing efforts http:// promotewitharticles. com/strategy100.html Don’t you deserve the fame and fortune that posted articles can bring your way? Start writing. Keep posting them far and wide. And stay alert for fame and fortune. © Lynella Grant, 2005
It's becoming common knowledge the next big thing in Internet Marketing is video. Already many internet marketers have started doing this and there conversion rates are jumping from 2% to over 10%. So what exactly are they doing with these videos? Putting it simply they are replacing the written testimonial with video testimonials. Which would convince you to buy more? 1) A testimonial in a big yellow box written by someone you don’t know, telling you how great the ebook is and how much they have earned Or 2) A video created by the Publisher, showing you invoices of how much he/she earned by using the methods outlined in the ebook. It’s obvious that the conversion will be much higher for number 2). With this high conversion rate we can increase product price by 50% and increase profits further. This is the power of video. The big boys are already doing this, its easy for them, they have made huge sales with there products. So they simple get their clickbank or paypal receipts and demonstrate them on video. But the small fish can’t do this because they haven’t made the sales so they can’t prove on video how much they’ve made, which effectively won’t allow them to increase their conversion rates. Well there is a simple way they can do this and it’s all about breaking even. The key ingredient in all this is, psychologically customers do not think of cost. If you have a video showing your clickbank receipts, all the potential customer is seeing is how much you’ve made. If you produced a clickbank cheque worth 8,000 for the month of May, the customer automatically assumes you made $8,000 profit selling your product. Roughly 80% will never stop and think that you spent $7,000 on costs to promote your ebook. They will see what they want to see, $8,000 in product sales. If a potential customer can see exactly how much you have earned using your product it will give him the confidence to do so and ultimately lead to purchasing the product. In part 2, I will show exactly how you can make huge sales numbers, blast your conversion rates over 10% by breaking even and producing videos.