Category: Computer & Technology

Advantages of Master Clock Systems

A master clock is a hardware device that obtains accurate time from a hardware reference and synchronizes slave clocks and time displays. The slave clocks rely on the master clock to display the correct time.

Once set, traditional, unsynchronized clocks drift away from the correct time at differing rates. After a relatively short amount of time, they can all display very different times. Correcting individual clocks can be a very time-consuming process which needs to be carried out at regular intervals.

GPS Master Clocks

Master clocks can use hardware time references, such as the GPS system to obtain very precise time. GPS is accurate to one-second in three hundred million years. Therefore, all time displays and slave clocks can refer to a highly accurate, legally traceable source of time. GPS systems require an antenna that is typically located with a clear view of the sky. Alternatively, where antenna installation is difficult, public internet Network Time Protocol (NTP) servers can be used.

Everyone Works To The Same Time

Many organizations can benefit from synchronized clocks. Staff all work to the same time, therefore meetings can start promptly, classes in schools start and finish as scheduled and shifts start and end consistently. Hospitals, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries can accurately log events.

Low Maintenance

Once installed and correctly configured, slave clocks are virtually maintenance free in contrast to high-maintenance stand-alone clocks.

Automatic Adjustment

In many countries, clocks need to be adjusted twice a year to correct for daylight saving time. If a large number of clocks need correcting, it can be very time-consuming. Often clocks are located at height or in inaccessible positions that makes the task even more time-consuming. Additionally, adjustment often takes place well after the event, clocks will therefore be incorrect for an extended period.

Master clocks adjust for daylight saving time automatically, requiring no manual user intervention. Additionally, all clocks adjust at the correct moment so that a continuously accurate time is displayed.

An added advantage is that slave clocks can often be configured to display time in different time-zones, ideal for trading floors and meeting rooms.

Automatic Recovery

Power outages or failures can cause unsynchronized clocks to become inaccurate. Each clock must then be corrected individually. Master clock systems automatically obtain accurate time from hardware references such as GPS. Within minutes of the power being restored, slave clocks will be back up and running. Often no operator intervention is require


Four Shortfalls of IT Delivery

Although the importance and the need for innovation and delivery through information technology have grown in recent years, some of the IT delivery requests do not yield the results and the benefits expected by the customers involved. It is crucial to understand why.

During 2017 we have conducted surveys to get feedback from business units on their assessment of the quality of the IT delivery during the year. The results of the surveys were balanced in relation to the effectiveness of IT delivery, but a few common themes were consistently highlighted which need to be addressed as critical areas of weakness and which will be discussed in this article.

We mainly identified top four shortfalls of IT delivery:

I) Lack of a clear “agreement” between the IT team and the business units:

Often business units will go directly into finding the solution to an issue without thoroughly understanding the problem that is being addressed or the benefits of the solution. In order for an IT delivery to be successful an “Agreement document” needs to be prepared and accepted by the business unit with a clear description of the problem and a clear business case which includes a clear definition of the success factors for the project implementation.

An agreement document does not have to be a long drawn document, as the project document would include the details, but it is required to ensure that the final output of the IT delivery will meet the business unit’s request and ensure that both sides have a common understanding of the problem and of the relative solution. The document should include at least the following items:

  • Executive Summary.
  • Deliverables (outputs).
  • Schedule/Plan.
  • Milestones: The milestones can be of type Customer Acceptance, Progress Measure, External Dependency and Benefits Realization. Milestones can occur beyond the end date of the initiative, especially for Benefit Realization. There should be at least 3 customer satisfaction milestones, at the start, middle and end.
  • Budget and estimated costs.
  • Prerequisites/Dependencies.
  • Risks.
  • Quality assurance: In addition to the standard quality assurance criteria, this section should include measurable success factors and define if an IT delivery is considered successful or not. If a project cannot identify the success factors needed for the successful implementation, the scope of the project could easily change during the implementation and the quality of the final phase of the project could easily be argued as there are no established measures of success. It is essential to have a measurable definition of the scope and what constitutes a successful implementation of the IT delivery.

Without a documented agreement from the business units, IT delivery could easily become less effective or even a failure due to delayed implementation, changes in scope or disagreements on what is expected from the required delivery.

II) Weak Project Management

In general project managers need to be able to manage and coordinate all of the project logistics. Many of the project managers in IT usually focus on the delivery of the technological solution and do not address many other factors that are essential for successful IT delivery such as:

  • Planning (activities and resources)
  • Defining Scope
  • Time Estimating
  • Cost Estimating
  • Developing a Budget
  • Documentation
  • Managing Risks and Issues
  • Monitoring and Reporting Progress
  • Controlling Quality
  • Benefits Realization

While the above list seems to be obvious and is documented in every project management methodology, numerous IT deliveries fail as the project manager focuses on a subset of the above and is not able to balance all of the above responsibilities. The project manager should focus on enabling the business unit’s expectations, delivery dates and should be able to differentiate between scope creep and valid user concerns if he/she wants to improve efficacy and reduce the number of project failures.

III) Lack of adequate Planning:

In general, the performance of successful delivery is directly related to the effectiveness of the planning phase. Unfortunately, many IT teams are not patient and do not take the adequate time to have the thorough plan to achieve the requested goals. The lack of planning usually results in an untimely delivery of the solution, improper scope or objective delivered, and overspending the agreed cost/budget.

Most plans of successful projects had realistic milestones with unrealistic timeline; or they’ll use outdated planning model that has nothing to do with today’s business environment. IT delivery plans need to match with current business unit’s trends, organizational objectives, as well as the end users’ needs. If they don’t, the project will quickly be doomed to fail.

IV) Lack of Clear Communication

Communication is key to the success of any IT delivery. Many IT teams engage with the business unit’s during the pre-implementation phase while gathering requirements and designing the solution and then would disappear for a period of time during the implementation phase… Regular dialogue among executive management, project managers, and end users have always contributed to success in IT delivery. Many business units have mentioned lack of communication as a major factor for the shortfall of IT delivery, they felt left in isolation on numerous occasions and then presented with a problem or solution that has contributed to the failure of the whole objective. For success in any IT delivery, communication flow should be constant between the IT delivery project manager and business units.

In conclusion, for IT delivery to improve you have to carefully address all the four elements listed above. Considering that IT teams focus on the technological solution and sometimes become complacent about executing the agreed deliverables, a tangible agreement document assists in managing the expected deliverables in an effective manner. This saves the two parties significant time and effort in clarifying the expectations and in determining the success of the IT delivery.


Wireless Devices to Make Your Life Easier

Now that digital lifestyle devices, tablets, wireless phones and other internet appliances are beginning to come of age, we need to worry about presenting our content to these devices so that it is optimized for their display capabilities.

Mike Davidson

Wireless devices have made the life easier by many ways. They can be moved easily anywhere and support more users at the same time. With easy installation facility and no cost for cabling infrastructure, you just open the pack of new wireless device and it’s ready to boom.

I think it poses no significance if I write much about the rocking advantages of wireless devices in our lives because every one of us know and accept their worth.

There is vast variety of marvelous devices, but here are some which made our life easier the most.

1. Wireless Headphones

A nomadic person will certainly pick his headphones first of all when packing the luggage for traveling because a journey without any headphones is a bore to death. And if there is a wireless headphone, he will wish for the journey to last for many hours. They may cost more than the traditional headphones but the freedom from tangled cables proves the cost fair. Wireless headphones also have a feature of blocking out the noisy environment.

2. Universal Remote Control

Another smart wireless device that connects to the home Wi-Fi, the universal remote control system is controlled by the free app. It can be used for any device which works on infrared signal like turning on/off TV, air condition. It can automatically turn devices on/off at a certain time.

3. Wireless ergonomic Mouse

A Bluetooth connected computer mouse having the capability of switching between more devices with left and right click swappable buttons, is another device making our life easier. Getting rid of the limited length cord is a striking experience.

4. MobileLite Wireless

No need to connect cables with mobile phones to transfer music, photos, videos and documents. MobileLite Wireless is a device which allows transferring data wirelessly from an SD memory card to a supported mobile device.

5. Wireless Speaker

If you love arranging parties with friends frequently, a good quality wireless speaker is the best choice for you to enjoy the freedom to move the speakers around without any cords. It has two parts, a receiver and a transmitter. The transmitter is connected to the audio output of audio device and the receiver boosts the audio. You can position the receiver where you want the sound to be without any long messy cables.

6. Remote Controlled Garage Door Opener

This motorized device that opens and closes remotely has made our life much easier. Like any other typical wireless device, it has a transmitter and a receiver. The owner transmits a signal of a specific frequency from remote control and the receiver activates the door opening mechanism.

7. Wireless Home Security

Another important benefit of wireless technology is the wireless home security system. You can keep an eye on what’s going in and around your home with the help of a wireless camera. Without having the mess of cables, it can be mounted higher and further away as compared to the wired cameras easily.

8. Wireless Lights

Our homes can be illuminated with a smart way now with wireless light. The variety of wireless light experience as the security lights, motion spotlights, under cabinet lights or the ceiling lights, let you control them remotely from anywhere in the home with adjustable brightness and colors.

9. Mobile Phones

If someone asks me about the most imperative and major contribution of wireless technology, I would say at once, “The Cell Phone”. Used to communicate over long distances without wires, this magical device has made our lives the most trouble free and easy. Remember the time when we used to have a telephone set in our homes and offices, which cannot be carried with us while we were out of station, and when we were hit by a mishap or an immediate chore… We had to wait for a PCO to come by the way, and used to open a telephone diary for dialing the number. Ohh!… That hectic way to call someone. Thanks to the wireless technology that we have the telephone set, the telephone diary and many more in our pockets today. The tablets, the iPhones, the personal digital assistants (PDAs) all the wireless devices are the glory of wireless technology.


LED Screens Have Constantly Defined The Success In The Cluttered Consumer Market

In today’s trend, the advertising industry has emerged as one of the most advanced and constantly evolving components in today’s cluttered digital platform.

It has in fact remained as the most beneficial stand-point for many companies who attempt to advertise their products and services through different methods. In this particular advertising arena, the LED based advertising has also significantly grown metamorphic ally.

The LED based advertising in the format of LED billboard has been predominantly used by more and more advertisers and a plethora of brand owners.

Technical view point of LED Screens

  • Pixel resolution

Pixel resolution has been considered the most important structural component of LED screens; the pixels have become the determinant factor for the following:

Pixel resolution has been an important component for the optimum viewing of the content by the prospective audience. The optimum viewing and the readability of the content is completely governed by the pixel resolution. The pixel resolution to a great extent depends completely on the diodes which are present in the LED screen.

  • What are the parameters to choose the best pixel pitch size?

Like as mentioned above about pixel resolution, the pixel pitch can be considered as an important parameter for the effective viewing experience. The pixel pitch becomes the distance between each LED cluster that makes the pixel and the amount of pixel pitch becomes the ardent factor for the costing of the LED screen.

One can say that if the pixel pitches are small it caters to the less audience and greater the pixel pitches, more the visibility to the vast audience. Furthermore, you can probably increase the pixel pitch depending upon the readability of the audience over the contents which is being fed onto it.

As a classic example, of a P10 pixel module, if there is a 10 mm gap between pixels, one can estimate that it uses 4 times as many LEDs as a P 20 pixel module and that is the reason how pixel pitch becomes a huge impact on the pricing.

  • The prominence of pixel pitch towards the resolution of the screen

Pixel pitch predominantly affects the resolution of the screen and the optimum viewing experience by the targeted audience. However, there are two main components in LED screens which make it an essential component viz. the SMD and DIP LEDs

  • The SMD LED also termed as the surface mount device light emitting diode, has been a type of LED module that significantly uses the surface-mount technology (SMT) which could mount the LED chips on to the printed circuit boards (PCB’s). The SMD LED’s have been the self-contained surface-mounted LED device that has a capacity to function on its own or get plugged to any compatible unit.
  • DIP or the Dual in-line package) LEDs, have been used as a traditional LED lights, the DIP LED have been principally using the chip which is encased in a hard plastic and generally used with 2 straight parallel connecting pins. The DIP chips have been still used today but have been deployed with lower efficiency than the upcoming new LED chips which are commercially used in the modern day applications.

The resolution in a LED is generally measured in lumens and one can typically understand that a LED DIP chip could produce around 4 lumens per LED which is significantly far less than the newer chips.

Benefits of LED screens

  • LED Screens have been a very portable component which could be plugged onto the laptops or the PC so that your content for the advertisements can be easily managed.
  • LED Screens have been an effective instrument for most of the advertisers as they can project their product info through the LED screens.
  • Since the LED Screens use the diodes, it simply helps in for the energy conservation, which uses less power for more picture output.
  • LED Screens can be plugged onto the laptop as mentioned above and thereby brings about a significant impact on the product video which is streamed.

They have been the benchmarks for certain trade conferences and the exhibitions and they have been constantly enticing the audience towards the product presentations with appropriate description through audio presentation.


The Heart of Your Computer

The Central Processing Unit (CPU), the heart of your computer, is located on a single integrated circuit (IC) chip. The IC chip also contains the memory (the data that you have created or captured and stored) of your computer. Some technicians refer to the memory as the brain, but a brain thinks, reasons, and forms ideas, whereas memory, like a library of books, only gives you back what it has.

Most folks know about the IC chip, the most important (and most expensive) component of their computer. Those who do not know that usually learn it when a chip manufacturer (such as Intel, AMD, Nvidia, or other) reports that they will send a software patch to correct a vulnerability in chips they sold or placed in electronic devices, like your computer. Think of a technology vulnerability like a door left unlocked in your house. Someone unwanted might enter your house. A vulnerability in your IC chip provides an opportunity for someone to get access to your memory data, to steal it, mess it up, or lock it up until you pay them a ransom to get a code to release it.

But, remember that your computer has a heart, the CPU, which processes the patches of vulnerabilities. Find out who sends the patches to your computer and how. Microsoft supports your computer that contains a Microsoft Windows operation system. Apple supports your iPad or other Apple product. You may have a Linux operating system and need to get your patches from Redhat or other Linux supporter. Other types of microprocessors exist as well. Check your purchase data to learn about them. When you find the correct one, contact them and find out when they push the patches electronically to their product users. Probably your operating system support company sends a massive electronic push once per month, a smaller weekly push, and (in an emergency to correct a serious IC chip flaw), as soon as the patch exists.

You may leave your computer on all of the time. If you do, your operating system support company regularly sends the patches to your computer. Check your security history file to see which ones you have (you want to see current dates). Contact the sender if you want to know more about the patch. If you turn your computer off at the end of your day, pick one day each week in which you will leave it on to get the patches. Also, say a prayer for your CPU. As long as it has a heart, you have a computer. #Tag1writer


Key Benefits of a Fully Managed Wi-Fi Solution

The rapid rise of new disruptive technology trends – cloud, social media and mobility -has added a new dimension to business operations. Connectivity is now the most critical factor for running a competitive business. How will businesses support these devices? Turning to cloud-based Wi-Fi providers is one way. With an outsourced wireless solution, you can overcome many of the challenges of providing access to an ever-increasing number of mobile devices while keeping pace with wireless technology advances.

Wi-Fi providers that offer a hosted, cloud-based WLAN serve a wide range of businesses. Migrating to an outsourced model for wireless network management makes sense for any company that needs to provide wireless. Let’s understand a few benefits of a fully managed Wi-Fi solution:

Geographically Dispersed Locations

The traditional wireless network uses a physical hardware controller to direct access points. However, if your business operations are distributed across locations, the traditional controller-based configuration is less desirable. In a cloud-based model, wireless LAN services enable plug-and-play capability for devices across all locations.

Ease of Business

The first and the most noticeable benefit of outsourcing WLAN management is the hassle-free access to connectivity. The IT team no longer needs to deal with the stress of network downtime and constant demands for accessibility from users spread across the company.

The entire WLAN ecosystem is managed by the technology partner, who takes care of all the Wi-Fi requirements of the company – from analyzing enterprise requirements, designing and installing a customized WLAN system to day-to-day management and operations of the system.

Risk management

Mitigating risk is important in all areas of business, and managing a Wi-Fi network should be no different. All businesses are concerned with addressing consumer privacy; however, there are unique considerations that must be addressed as they relate to the Internet. Consumer privacy expectations are an important topic in today’s news. It is considered a best practice in implementing public Wi-Fi, so that a user must agree to a Terms of Service (ToS) that usually incorporates an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). This opens them to a serious risk.

Customer engagement

Managed Wi-Fi offers business owners another way to reach their customers. Videos, promotions, surveys, and other types of content can be displayed on the page customers see when they connect to the network, serving as a digital engagement tool for a business to deliver messages. One of the biggest benefits a business receives by offering public Wi-Fi is the potential to develop deeper relationships with customers and the capacity to improve its understanding of customer interests.

Complete visibility

With a fully managed wireless network, companies gain an unprecedented level of visibility and control over the entire network. A cloud based centralized WLAN monitoring dashboard provides deep visibility of the entire WLAN infrastructure and provides application-level and user level control. Managers can control Wi-Fi usage by app category and make quick decisions with weekly or monthly reports.

Dynamic scalability

Managed WLAN services have the added advantage of being highly scalable. Organizations can rely on rapid provisioning and deployment of additional WLAN nodes to match sudden workload spikes.

IT Staffing Constraints

Many companies, especially small- and medium-sized businesses, have insufficient in-house IT resources to manage robust wireless networks. Yet, all businesses must embrace mobility to remain competitive. Service providers can provide the solution you need with access to advanced technology, tools and expertise. If you don’t have sufficient in-house IT resources, you’re still able to leverage critical mobility capabilities. If you do have in-house IT staff, you can refocus their efforts on other projects.

Growing Operations

A major benefit of working with service providers is the ability to scale your WLAN solution as your business grows. When network demands increase, your managed WLAN solution can scale accordingly. The ability to scale is especially critical for organizations that can’t always predict demand, such as when internal staff and outside visitors require network resources for their own devices. Examples include educational institutions, health care facilities, hospitality companies, retail operations and any organization trying to manage unpredictable demand.

The last few years have seen the corporate work culture changing drastically. Employees no longer sit for hours in front of their desktops; mobile devices and laptops allow people to move freely and work from anywhere in the building. This dynamic work culture is perfect for enhancing teamwork and nurturing innovation and an enhanced WLAN ecosystem is an essential component of this new work environment.


Benefits of Network Automation

Network automation is the process of automating the configuration, management, testing, deployment, and operations of physical and virtual devices within a network. Every day network tasks and functions are performed automatically. Using a combination of hardware and software-based solutions, large organizations, service providers, and enterprises can implement network automation to control and manage repetitive processes and improve network service availability.

Today, networks are fully capable of undertaking the following tasks:

  • Discovering topologies
  • Managing bandwidth and finding fast reroutes to implement the best computing paths
  • Performing root cause analysis
  • Updating and installing routes
  • Setting performance benchmarks
  • Updating software
  • Implementing security and compliance

Working together, automation and orchestration simplify network operations involving complex configurations and devices’ management while providing business agility to adapt to an ever-changing environment. You can think of automation as accomplishing repeatable tasks without human intervention, and orchestration as the process of stringing together a series of these tasks to accomplish a process or workflow.

Driving network automation is the rapid expansion of network infrastructure required to support the exponential growth of network traffic generated by video, social media, data, and applications’ usage. Additionally, as computing power continues to decline in cost and virtual computing continues to grow, network automation becomes more available to many businesses. Various types of network automation can apply to local area networks, virtualized environments, data centers, and public and private clouds.

Automation Benefits

For many organizations, the lack of agility to adopt to network changes has become a bottleneck, preventing those companies from deploying a robust and highly responsive data center infrastructure. For service providers, automation is the cornerstone strategy to focus on to increase network agility and reliability while controlling operational expenditures (OpEx) and capital expenditures (CapEx). To improve operational efficiency, margins, and customer satisfaction, service providers can automate routine and complex tasks that may be time-consuming, repetitive, or error-prone. The openness and interoperability of automation support APIs, standards-based protocols, and open-source automation frameworks (such as Ansible, Saltstack, Puppet, and Chef). Service providers and enterprises can leverage those automation frameworks to expedite their network automation migration.

By automating networking features and implementing software products that offer automation, organizations benefit from the following:

Lower costs-Because automation reduces the complexities of your underlying infrastructure, dramatically fewer person-hours are required for configuring, provisioning, and managing services and the network. By simplifying operations, consolidating network services, reducing floor space, and cycling underutilized devices off, you need fewer staff to troubleshoot and repair, and reap power savings.

Improve business continuity-By removing the chance for human errors, companies can offer and deliver a higher level of services with more consistency across branches and geographies. For example, Juniper Networks’ Service Now is a remote, automated troubleshooting client that enables Juniper to detect quickly and proactively any problems in a customer’s network before they become aware of them.

Increase strategic workforce-By automating repetitive tasks subject to human error, companies increase productivity, which helps drive business improvements and innovation. As a result, new job opportunities arise for the existing workforce.

Greater insight and network control-Automation helps make IT operations more responsive to change through analytics. You gain more visibility into the network and understand precisely what is happening in your network with the ability to control and adapt as needed.

Increase business agility-Automation enables companies to develop operational models that improve time-to-market. You can add new services, test new applications, and fix problems. Time to realize improvements is reduced, resulting in greater competitiveness and elasticity, and ultimately, more profits added to the corporate bottom line.

Network Automation: Build or Buy?

Once you’ve decided that you want to automate your network, the next decision is do you do it yourself, outsource, or some combination of both? Answering these questions can help you make your decision:

  • Which network automation technologies are best suited to your needs?
  • Do you have personnel who have expertise in automation technologies?
  • Do you have sufficient personnel resources to deploy automation technologies?
  • If not, does your vendor offer professional services that can assist your team with automating your network?
  • What are the risks of automating, and how do you mitigate the risks?
  • What are the benefits of automating sooner rather than later?
  • Do you know how to begin automating your network?


8 Things to Cover in Your Managed Services Agreements

Outsourcing your IT processes to a Managed Service Provider (MSP) is a great idea. But to benefit the most from an MSP, it is essential that both the parties are on the same page regarding requirements and deliverables.

With an accurate Managed Services Agreement outlining the services provided by MSP, clients can build realistic expectations while covering the MSPs against liabilities.

While creating a Managed Services Agreement, there are certain things which you shouldn’t miss out; let’s go through them in detail.

1. Services

The first and foremost thing to be included in your agreement is the kind of services you are going to provide to the client. Whether it is just management, cloud, support services or a package of all of them; everything should be clearly outlined. It is also important to mention which services are excluded to avoid future complications.

2. Response time

The agreement should clearly define the duration of which you will be responding to an issue brought up by your client. Make sure to specify your business hours and if you will be providing services in addition to those business hours. If yes, then whether extra charges would be applicable for that or not.

3. Responsibilities

Your Managed Services Agreement should clearly account for all the things you will be responsible for during your association with the clients. It should state what responsibilities will be taken up by you in cases of system, hardware or network failures or glitches.

All such scenarios should be pointed out in detail so that the client doesn’t form any misconception about your services.

4. Availability

Your client can build unrealistic expectations regarding the services they will be getting from you. To avoid this, it is very important that you define the realistic services which you will be able to provide them. For example, how fast will you be fixing any system failure or disasters? How often will backups be carried out? It will provide them with a real assurance of your services.

5. Client demands

To avoid getting called for unreasonable client demands, it is important for you to define your system requirements. What that means is, there must be some standards defined in the agreement on the basis of which the client will be able to avail your services. If these set standards are not met, you are not liable to offer your services.

6. Guarantee

Don’t promise more than you can deliver. While confirming your alliance with any of your clients, be sure about your deliverables and abilities. It is best to avoid making false guarantees in order to acquire a prospective client.

7. Performance

Your agreement should document expectations concerning system performance with clarity. It is especially helpful if you are dealing with services related to hardware, workstations and third-party systems.

8. Priorities

It is possible that your clients might trouble you with petty issues and make them seem as urgent. To avoid this scenario, you must define your priorities without any confusion. It gives your client a clear idea of what problems can be stated as urgent and which of them can wait a little longer for solutions.


Laptop Rental Makes Its Prominence As The Most Advantageous Gadget

The laptops have been deemed as the most advantageous gadget for the businesses that are predominantly on their transit, since they are completely portable, embedded with the most upgraded docking stations in them which could enable the business owner to execute multitude of program executions in their ways of conducting business.

The paramount limitation of the high configuration laptops

One of the limitation that most of the high configuration laptops in the recent times is that, when most of the users are specifically looking out for high configuration laptops which could house some of the attributable features in them to carry out the business at ease.

These high configuration laptops comes with high price range and comparatively more expensive than the conventional desktop computers. In this particular situation, the laptop rental becomes the viable option for the business owners to opt for these gadgets for their specific accomplishment.

The rental company have their own stake on laptop rentals

In the recent years, the rental companies have become the popular destinations and a one-stop solution for the many of the peripheral rentals for the business owners to carry on with their business task.

These companies often rent out the laptops for:

· The trade fairs or seminars

· The companies who wish to carry out the employee training on a regular basis.

The rental companies get involved in the finer customizations

The customizations in a laptop has been seen as one of the most prolific parameter for most of the rental companies who deal with numerous users who wants to use the laptop rentals for the finest customizations that they get from the rental companies.

· Moving further, the rental companies often takes care of the entire setup of the laptop in accordance to the specifications that are laid by the business owner.

· The setup could possibly include the installation of certain specific software that is required for certain businesses which makes them to execute some of the applications with ease.

· The setup along with the required technical support is very well carried by the rental companies along with the Laptop Rental to the user.

The tenure of the rental laptops by the rental companies

· In general, the tenure of the rental laptops by the rental companies do last long and in adherence to the requirements of the potential user.

· In fact, the rental companies have no inclusive binding on the duration of the laptops hire in specific.

Some of the most ardent reasons why laptop rentals are considered beneficial for the users

· The users who are quite often technology geeks who want to explore the newest technology in place.

· For start-up companies who want to instantly start off with an interim software project which requires volume based laptops for the developers, programmers to work upon.

· In the recent years, the rental companies have housed in professional laptop experts who would profoundly test for the various compatibilities in the laptop rentals before dispensing it for the rental tenure; this exercise often makes the users completely relieved from any sort of anomalies at the trade conferences or a convention.

· The laptops which are generally considered for renting comes out with more docking facilities where it can be docked to multiple third parties peripheral devise such as the multi-functional printer, overhead LCD projectors in place.


Prospective Reflections on Computers and Technology

The millennium era is the season for information technology, internet and computers. They become the parts and parcel of our daily life. We cannot dream of living without them. In order to honor them, I provide in this article, various prospective reflections on computers and technology.

Here they are:

  • Technology is ruled by two types of people: those who manage what they do not understand and those who understand what they do not manage.
  • Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
  • The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
  • Information Technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can meaningfully talk about one without talking about the other.
  • Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they are basically good and smart and if you give them tools, they will do wonderful things with them.
  • Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem and a big idea turn into an innovation.
  • The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
  • I think it’s fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we’ve ever created. They are tools of communication, they are tools of creativity and they can be shaped by their user.
  • Treat your password like a toothbrush. Don’t let anybody else use it and get a new one every six months.
  • The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I am talking about an organic computer – about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.
  • Computing is not about computers anymore. It is about living.
  • With all the abundance we have of computers and computing, what is scarce is human attention and time.
  • The new information technology – internet and email – have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.
  • Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
  • By the time we get to the 2040s, we’ll be able to multiply human intelligence a billion-fold. That will be a profound change that’s singular in nature. Computers are going to keep getting smaller and smaller. Ultimately, they will go inside our bodies and brains and make us healthier and smarter.

Summing up, those are quite a few reflections on computers and technology that speak boldly on their prospects, importance and efficiency.