Wednesday, 31 December 2014

A look into Green Computing for #2015 : From Current to Future Trends

 by Ziuby

The term ‘Green Computing’ is the study and practices that covers the computing lifecycle from cradle to grave. It start from design to manufacturing to use of equipment and then safely disposing-off computers, related devices, networking and communications equipment’s efficiently and effectively with negligible or no impact on the environment.

Current trends of #GreenComputing are towards efficient utilization of resources. Energy is considered as the main resource and the carbon footprints are considered the major threads to environment.

There are several areas where researchers are putting lots of efforts to achieve desired

1. Energy Consumption
2. E-waste Recycling.
3. Data Center Consolidation & Optimization
4. Virtualization
5. IT Products and Eco labeling

The reason to focus and analyze Future Trends is because of growth in computing needs, energy cost and global warming and this shift is great challenge for IT industry. The future of Green Computing in #2015 is going to be based on efficiency, rather than reduction in consumption. The primarily focus of Green IT is in the organization’s self interest in energy cost reduction, at #DataCenter and at desktops, and the result of which is the corresponding reduction in carbon generation.The secondary focus of Green IT needs to focus beyond energy use in the Data Center and #CloudComputing the focus should be on innovation and improving alignment with overall corporate social responsibility efforts.

There are few efforts, which all enterprises are supposed to take care of

1. Certifications
2. Cloud Computing
3. Product Longevity
4. Power Management Tools
5. Leveraging Unused Computer Resource
6. Data Compression
7. Applications

Technology is not a passive observer, but it is an active contributor in achieving the goals of Green Computing. One must make conscious efforts to make the world a better place, in this case the digital world too. IT industry in #India have started to take interest in the ways


Tuesday, 30 December 2014

CPM Vs. CPC Advertising Model for Your Website

by Ziuby

CPM (COST PER MILE) is a per mile based advertising model which pays per thousand impressions. If you have online service website that has regular direct visitors then your website does not get much clicks on the advertisement links. So in that case you can use CPM advertising Model to monetize your website. On the other hand if any website gets more traffic from search engines then the chances of clicking on the advertising links are more. So if your website gets more traffic from search engines then it is good to use CPC (COST PER CLICK) based advertising model.

If your website gets mixed visitors that is equally from search engines and direct visitors then you should consider using both CPM and CPC advertising model on your website. Which model gets more revenue?

CPC advertising model generates more revenue than the CPM for a small scale website or blog. On the other hand large scale websites or blogs can generate more from the CPM based advertising model than the CPC model. It purely depends on the popularity of the website and some other factors like type of visitors, type of traffic, visitors region etc.


Monday, 29 December 2014

A take on Traditional coding v.s CMS tools

by Ziuby

Static websites are very difficult for clients to update without knowledge of HTML, CSS, and FTP. So the developer requires technical knowledge. They are mainly designed and developed to display text on web and not be responsive and they don’t require special kind of hosting. Static websites are costly to make a major change or upgrade and does not support web 2.0 tools very well.

A content management system (CMS) is an application that allows for the creation and editing of content as well as for performing other site maintenance.  It allows you control over many aspects of your web site such as the text, links, navigation, images and documents. When you are working with CMS website, you will need more specific web hosting. Developers don’t need to know HTML, FTP in order to update website, all they need is web-browser and access to admin panel of the CMS system they are using. So the developer does not require technical knowledge. Web 2.0 features are supported by most content management systems. It’s very easy to add a blog, photo gallery, event calendar, shopping cart etc. Extensions (Plugins) can be developed by anyone, and almost free. CMS can be used to make the sites responsive.

Whether you are a highly skilled web developer or new in a web development , you can play a role in creating a web presence to gain your customer. If you want to create Corporate website, personal web content or blog page , instead of handling HTML and CSS coding ,all you need to do is to buy hosting and install a content management system (CMS). It is a computer application that allows publishing, editing and modifying content, organizing, deleting as well as maintenance from a central interface. With the help of CMS,you can have a website which looks highly polished, and displaying the content that you wish to share on your website.


Sunday, 28 December 2014

Data Scientist

by Ziuby

Are you good at #math? Like, really good at #math? Do you also know #Python and, oh yeah, have deep knowledge of a particular industry? If so, these are good times. Then you might have what it takes to be a data scientist.

#LinkedIn just voted "statistical analysis and data mining" the top skill that got people hired in 2014. Glassdoor reports that the average salary for a data scientist is $118,709 versus $64,537 for a #programmer. A McKinsey study predicts that by 2018, U.S. could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 "people with deep analytic skills" as well as 1.5 million "managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions."

So if such new job profiles attract you and you think it's an area of interest for you then start sharpening your skills now. The demand for smart and innovative solutions will always be there from the market. Meeting those expectations is but the only step towards a success.


Saturday, 27 December 2014

Instagram app gets five new filters

by Ziuby

Instagram has reportedly added five new filters to give users more options to experiment with still images.

According to Tech Crunch, each of the new filters has a slightly odd-sounding name. The five filters are called #Slumber, #Crema, #Ludwig, #Aden and #Perpetua.

The Instagram blog says that the filters will soften the image and subtly shift colors to achieve the look and feel the user wants for each photo. The app will also use a preview of the user's actual photo within the filter icons as opposed to the ultra-familiar hot air balloon preview, the report added.

This comes as a great news for people in subscribers of the social media sharing platform.
Instagram already enjoys a strong base of users and with introduction of such new features , it will help them target new audiences. Digital Marketing and Graphic design people will surely enjoy these new filters and see them as an opportunity to enhance their capability.


Monday, 22 December 2014

Facebook dislike button... What do you think ?

by Ziuby

On #Facebook , people post, upload videos and photos for various purpose.
Be it for personal use like photo sharing, thought sharing, or to generate business through digital marketing, face book has provided a platform that caters to almost all the needs of the Digital World.

If person genuinely like their posts and uploads, Like button is the way to express it. Such a positive thing to say that “I like”, has lead to some controversies recently. Terrorist organizations and extremists have now used social media platforms for posting comments to harm the peace of a community People liking those posts have come under the scanner and faced legal action. Avoiding such situations is a must.
Some online community chatter have suggested having dislike button so that  they can avoid to give any kind of response to it .But dislike button psychologically gives Negative impact to a  person you are giving dislike response and can also be used in a wrong way.

Thus the developers coming up with such #innovative ideas must also first think what the impact will be on the social fabric of a country.Security and Ethical behavior are also a major part of #Web Design and #Web Development. A #web solution that finds the right balance between this can surely help to achieve the desired impact and success in the market.  #ziuby

Friday, 19 December 2014

A new way to communicate with Gmail

by Ziuby

The mouse and keyboard were invented before the internet even existed. Since then there are numerous technologies which provide better human computer interaction.

In addition to those technologies, #Google has created a new way for communication i.e. #Gmail Motion by which you can control GMail with your body.

It simply uses your built-in camera and google's spatial tracking technology to detect your movements which is simple for all skill levels.

Those movements will further translated into meaningful characters and commands.Why we are continuing the outdated technologies, if we had Gmail Motion with us.It is not only safe but also healthy and fun.


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Wordpress under attack .. again !

by Ziuby

The popular CMS is under attack again. Attacker have created a third-party plug-in which creates a vulnerability. A security firm Sucuri has reported this vulnerability to Wordpress.
 According to the firm, more than 100,000 wordpress websites are affected by this vulnerability. It was fixed earlier in September but again in December , large-scale attack created new vulnerability. RevSlider is a bundle of Wordpress themes, attacker have added a script which redirects RecSlider to domain to load malware.

 Precautions that on must take to avoid such situations--
 increase  awareness
 user should aware about security threats
 should update patches time to time
 disable potential dangerous plug-in

IT companies giving solutions in the market must keep all the security related issues in mind.Quality and Market success can only be achieved through keeping attention to these crucial points.At #ziuby be it wodpress,drupal or anyother cms's , there is active attention given to the security aspect of development.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Buttons Buttons and more Buttons

by Ziuby

Buttons have got a lot of power in the Web world today.From share button to like button and +1 button , these have revolutionized the way we share our thoughts and content. With new market demands and people becoming tech savvy there are various new types for button hitting the market.

Google has announced that they may introduce a new "buy now" button considering the popularity in online shopping and E-commerce.This button will show up with the search results page whenever a product is available.Users would be able to shop online and purchase products with a single click right through Google's own search result page.

This announcement confirms that there is always a need for innovative web solutions in the market.A big scale company or a small scale company both have equal chance at making an positive impact in the market.