Archive for October, 2011

Send Fax via Email: Is it possible?

October 27, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More

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Ever tried sending fax via email? If you answered “no”, then read on. Since I’ve been blogging for a while, well since 2008, I’ve already tried this kind of service here.

This service really gives more flexibility in terms of sending and receiving fax messages while at the same time reducing the cost on buying fax paper rolls. On the brighter side, we’re also helping the environment through minimized use of paper.

Fax from Google DocsInternet fax like InterFax offer sap fax services which enables a user to conveniently fax documents directly from a SAP system such as purchase orders, sales invoices, and account statements.

Cloud-based SAP fax solutions such as these easily integrates with SAP and handles all fax delivery issues eliminating as mentioned earlier hardware and software, maintenance and admin costs and manual faxing thereby boosting productivity because you can take care of your business while the system does the rest of the task.

Among the many features of SAP fax is that it can fax any printable document from just about any SAP module, broadcasts faxes up to 20,000 recipients, receives faxes and delivery notifications within SAP, simply and smooth setup using SAP’s Fax and Paging/SMS interface amongst others.

With the right technology in place, we can always be productive in every way we do. Send and receive fax via email now!

Embedded Technology through AdvancedMC

October 11, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More

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The existing and continued successful implementation of Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA is largely attributed by the Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) design.

For designers looking for the ultimate computing power in a small form factor, Advanced Mezzanine Cards (AMCs), a form factor defined by a PCI Industrial Computers Manufacturers Group (PICMG)standard, has already established itself on the market as a versatile and powerful embedded product. For use in both ATCA and MicroTCA Systems , AdvancedMC offer serial interfaces and support different transport systems such as, PCIExpress, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Serial Rapid I/0 and SAS (Serial Attached SCSI)/SATA (Serial ATA). AdvancedMC modules are the key for building MicroTCA platforms, to extend the value of AdvancedTCA platforms and to enable proprietary platforms with the necessary functionality.

AdvancedMCRanging in size from single (74mm x 183.5mm) to double (149mm x 183.5mm), AMCs are flexible, powerful and simple to integrate and therefore enable system vendors who use them in MicroTCA or AdvancedTCA platforms to adapt their solutions to applications demand very easy.

ATCA is a standard that is quickly experiencing tremendous acceptance in the market as it addresses the requirements of the TEMs and carriers.

The telecommunications industry is beginning to embrace this new economic reality, utilizing AMC modules to augment ATCA platforms, which will drive growth, both in revenue and profitability.

Moving to the Cloud?

October 11, 2011 | By | Reply More

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MySQL databases running on cPanel environments are easy to move from one to the other during site migration and as a web developer myself, I really find it smooth and almost error-free but that’s as long as you know that both source and recipient is of the same MySQL version among other parameters to consider.

On environments such as the cloud, migration of MySQL databases can sometimes be a pain. Although cloud hosting environments offer scalability and high availability, the differences between Linux servers running MySQL databases is totally different from cloud hosting servers. However, the presence of a pluggable storage engine for MySQL databases on a cloud hosting environment makes possible what is called a cloud database.

plug and play cloud databaseCloud databases are simply databases housed in a cloud host system, to be exact, cloud databases can be MySQL databases running in the cloud. Xeround offers such system of migrating MySQL databases into cloud hosting environments without altering any code changes to your existing applications. This means, Xeround will be the new database housing MySQL database into a cloud database without any changes in coding, thus, retaining all settings from your existing MySQL databases.

With this, you’re running your software in MySQL system on a cloud environment giving you more scalability and high uptime or availability which is fairly known on cloud services.

Since your MySQL database remains untouched as you transfer into Xeround, for example, this makes it seamless to transfer from one cloud hosting server to another like Rackspace, Amazon EC2 and Heroku interchangeably.
Xeround is designed as a native cloud database thus this database solution is vendor agnostic – meaning it can run on any cloud service provider.

A good database -as-a-service provider should be easy to set up with your highly available database in the cloud in a matter of minutes without any code changes to your applications, or simply plug-and-play, no architectural or code scaling considerations needed like memcached or sharding, automated database operations and configurations must be available, no vendor lock-in and must be pay as you go without provisioning requirements.

Understanding Real-Time Analytics

October 10, 2011 | By | Reply More

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In order to understand enterprise customers better and make better and quicker business decisions, in-memory analytics is implemented especially on CRM (Customer Relations Management) settings.

By technical definition, real-time analytics is the use or the capacity to use all available enterprise data and resources when needed. It normally consists of dynamic analysis and reporting based on data entered into a system less than one minute before the actual time of use.

ActivePivot real-time olapAn example of real-time analytics is ActivePivot which is a robust tool and powerful object-based Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) tool that provides real time analytics capabilities through its transactional engine and multi-threaded processing capabilities.

Real-time push technology which powers most real-time analytics tools allow for timely decision making as based above since the aggregated data from simultaneous multiple sources enables fast navigation and slice and dice filtering.
Most real time analytics tools also allow queries to run continuously in order to generate real-time alerts on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) set by the tools or the companies themselves. As a result, faster and better decisions are made using complex business logic.

In a CRM model, real-time analytics can support instant refreshes to corporate dashboards to reflect business. In a data warehouse setting, real-time analytics supports unpredictable, ad hoc queries against large data sets. In scientific analysis usage, it can be used to track a hurricane’s path, intensity and wind field hours in advance.
Real-time analytics is also known as real-time data analytics, real-time data integration, and real-time intelligence.

Discovering Reader’s Pulse through Online Polls

October 4, 2011 | By | Reply More

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Creating content that suits a specific online audience is really difficult. It’s called targeting the right readership that would read your online content. Publishing online content is a herculean task thus knowing your audience and what they want is basically on powerful way to finding out what your reader wants and consume on a daily basis.

Running an online survey is one and there is basically countless online surveys software that can be utilized for such purpose. Online polls however can be used to pulse the reader’s quick opinion on a question related to an issue or fact. This enhances reader engagement on a website thus making them part of a voting scheme and counting their opinion on something makes them feel important.

Online polls provides information which may not be in depth but a tip of the iceberg information on what they feel about a topic and writers can make something out of these gathered data into new posts or articles. This provides a readily available sample data for research purposes or article enhancement and lots of other things.

Online polls shape the way websites gather opinions and this form actually works better than lengthy surveys that most people online dread engaging in.