Category: Technology

What is Software Product Line?

It is a set of software systems, that manage a set of features satisfying the specific needs of a particular market, which are developed from a common set of core assets in a prescribed way.

Here every manufacturer has long used analogues and engineering techniques to create a product line of the similar products. This product lines is important for development of the paradigm which allows companies to realize the order of the magnitude and improvements in time to market and also to cost, quality, productivity, and also to the other business drivers.

They are also emerging as variable and also enable the rapid market entry, flexible response and also provide a capability for the mass customization, means it has the ability to create many variations of the product. This is the big advantageous for both software as well as for the manufacturing companies. Here the key to the mass customization is to capitalize the commonality and to effective managing of variations in the product line. It is also capable to mass production, create many copies of the same product for example it can create some thousands of manufacturing parts at same time for same product. So it is a big advantage for every manufacturing companies in the world.

It is different form the previous efforts, this is the predictive and also opportunistic software to reuse.

10 Things to Check in a Website Before Launching

Got a website designed for your business and everything is ready for launching? If so, check your entire website once whether all the things or elements in it are working properly. This is especially important when you are launching your website with expensive marketing drives. Before you present your website to visitors, you need to check certain things in it.

Here are the 10 things to check in a website before launching:

1) Find whether a favicon icon is created for your website. If not, create one for your website as it helps users bookmark the required webpages easily.

2) Check if title on each page is unique and if it correctly describes the full content on that page itself. These page titles are very important for search engine rankings, bookmarking, etc.

3) Make sure that everything like links, scrollers, buttons, application, forms on your website is working properly. Broken links can make your website seem unprofessional. Therefore, be careful in checking with links.

4) See whether your website opens in all browsers are not. It is mandatory because not all users use the same browser to open your website.

5) Facilitate the user/visitor to open your website in mobile app/browser.

6) Check whether your website loads fast. If it does not, get it optimized.

7) Set up Google analytics in your website to track the number of visitors visited to your site.

8) A significant thing is to check for spelling and grammatical mistakes in your website content. Poor website content can ruin your business fame.

9) Check if meta information is added on each webpage.

10) Set up “page not found – error page” for the page which is not in your website. This will help visitors know that it is not available in the website. Else, you can facilitate the visitor with redirect feature to give a direction to them.

The above 10 things are the most important things to check before website launching. (more…)

What does Cloud Computing Really Mean?

Cloud computing is a technology that offers services like maintaining data and applications for processing by using the Internet and remote servers to the end users. It allows consumers and businesses to access these data and applications on any computer without installation of hardware or software using the Internet.

Cloud computing involves a single computer where multiple server computers over a network are combined together. Here the cloud acts as a virtualization of resources– networks, servers, applications, data storage and services – where the end user can access on demand. These resources are managed and provided by service providers.

The term cloud refers to Internet, but when computing is added the meaning gets bigger and blurred. Cloud computing is a way to increase capability without investing in new structure, training new personnel, or licensing new software. Cloud computing offers service like subscription-based or pay-per-use that, in real time over the Internet which extends IT existing capabilities.

Yahoo email, Gmail, or Hot mail etc. are the examples of cloud computing where you can store data in your personal folders, sent these data in the form of emails and can access these data and applications on any computers. The only thing you need is an internet connection. Cloud computing technology provides efficient computing by centralizing storage, memory, processing and bandwidth.
Application, storage and connectivity are the three segments of cloud computing and this each segment serves or offers a different purpose for businesses and individuals.

The main benefit of cloud computing to the end users or consumers is to get the benefits of using software or hardware like sending emails etc. Instead of buying software and hardware, server and email management software is all on the cloud (internet) and is totally managed by the cloud service providers yahoo, Google etc. (more…)

Importance of Good Content in Your Website

Most businesses design websites to present their information on products and services, intentions, goals and objectives to their website. The content in the website furnishes the useful information. Good content delivers the right information to the readers.

Overall, content is the king in the website. It can make or break the website. Content in your website is, thus, the most important aspect of your website. If you provide meaningful and knowledgeable content in the site, users can understand what you want to say and this may turn visitors into buyers.

Wrong content may drive users of your site to another site and they never come back to your site. It is, therefore, very important to keep right content in your website and the content should be related to everything of your business.

Make sure that your content is everything and you utilize it to create a site that is informative, useful, and engaging to your viewers to keep them coming back in the days to come. There are many different elements that your content needs to provide to your viewers.

For your best website, you should consider the following:

  • Make sure that the keywords which you are using for your website are SEO friendly so that search engines can easily pick up your website to rank it in search results.
  • The content you provide in the site should be brief, strong and should convey the message to visitors.
  • People always seek to know what you are offering at your site. Provide them all the information with proofs to know about your business. Give them a chance to learn about your business, what you do, and how it benefits them.
  • Always keep simple and engaging content in your site so that your business can get visitors’ attention and it gives them a reason why people should invest in your business.
  • People want content that is free from errors and user-friendly. Therefore, use regular English to write the content.
  • Always take the help of professionals to create creative content.
  • The content you provide should be factual and trustworthy to visitors.
  • Always update the information in the site regularly because visitors like fresh and updated content.

You should consider these points when you are going to place content in the website. (more…)

What is Server Monitoring Service?

Every company wants a perfect website or a server for their business because this website represents the guarantee of quality and trademark of their business in the World Wide Web. So, many companies take interest in competent design, content and good paid hosting. So many companies spend on these elements because more users attracts towards their website which can increase their sales which in turn results business revenues.

website monitorOnce the website is designed and done, website or server owners don’t even think about update of the information in their websites even though they are aware of the need to update of the information and link so on. If all these updates not done by website owners, then it is an unreliable. Unreliable service will drive away the users to other websites because they are not getting the information what they want.

We all know that internet has a very complex structure like a pyramid:

  • Network- on the Internet, your website is located somewhere in a particular computer and connects to other computers including visitors via a network.
  • Hardware server- It is exactly that particular computer where your website is shown.
  • Software server- It is a computer program running on a hardware server accepting visitors’ requests and giving away content, there are many servers and the most popular is web server, however you may be heard of FTP server, SSH server, MAIL server, TELNET server and so on.
  • Application- Your unique content like website, blog, service, photo gallery, files and the things you want to share to the visitors.

If any failure happens at any of the above levels, then visitors will not get any content or get it broken. So, you need to know, where the failures are occurred otherwise you lose visitors, customers and money.

However, we all know that it is impossible to run failure free service due to a nature of internet and the technology complexity. But it is possible to get notified if something is wrong and fix it as soon as possible. So, all companies want to monitor their network and hardware. Most data centers monitor and provide 100% or close up-time. But they monitor network and low-level hardware only. And the remaining thing relies on you. It is your job to make sure your web server is up and returns no errors. So, this complex job can be delegated to a third-party server monitoring services.

Server monitoring services are intended to test targets (web servers, file servers, mail servers and so on) from the different parts of the world providing website owners with instant alerts on failures. These services monitor almost all types of servers and send out notification messages by email, SMS, instant messaging, RSS and even a phone call. (more…)