The Google Science Fair is a golden opportunity for all the science lovers out there. If you think that you would love to know the mechanism behind how your father’s iPhone 5 is technically configured or how do volcanoes erupt hot lava from within the core of the Earth even though there are no visible signs that the core would be so hot or if you’re mesmerized that what exactly was the comet that injured so many people across Russia yesterday then you might just have the fervor and passion within you to attempt to replicate the existing natural phenomenon or to make something new altogether.
A firewall is a software/hardware tool that is used to protect a computing device from malware/other malicious software or Trojan horses’ intrusion. These external threatening agents often attack a computing device when it is connected to another external computing device that may be affected with a malware. This connection may be via a network etc.
Firewall prevents unauthorized access to a computing device by checking every message transfer to and from the computing device. It restricts any message transfer that does not comply with the defined security standards embedded in it. Firewalls protect a computing device throughout its connection to the internet by continuously monitoring all its activity.
A Database is a physical organization of files that collectively form a data bank. This data-bank has the provision of being able to be accessed by software instances for information retrieval and storage. An instance of a database however, is a virtual structure that is a copy of the entire database environment. This includes the tables within a database, the RDBMS environment and other functions associated with it. Each instance is a separate environment that manages the respective data associated with it for the database users. Every database is associated with one or more databases instances. This helps in easy and timely modification of data and does not involve accessing and running through all the data organized within a database.
The entire cyberspace is virtually moving over the cloud. What the future holds in it for the present and prospective cloud users is anxiously being tracked. “Hybrid Cloud Computing” is the term coined for the future trends of present day Cloud Computing. Quite a lot has been said and written about the reduction of usage of physical resources as a result of conversion over the cloud. This is one of the main reasons why the future of cloud computing is considered very bright as it eliminates the need to user servers. The prosperity of businesses and the incorporation of latest technologies in their organizational structure is being made very flexible and convenient with the help of migration over the cloud.
Data Modeling is the arena that is responsible for handling the management of data within an organization. In the simplest of terminologies, data modeling refers to the way in which data is maintained within a database. Data, as mentioned by Teorey and Lightstone in their book ‘Database Modeling & Design: Logical Design’ (2005) “is the smallest named unit of data that has meaning in the real world”. With respect to each corporate arena all data that has meaning for it is integral to it. The better managed the data of an organization is, the better is its overall performance and operation.
Present day technological advancements have given a new meaning to the structure of knowledge management. The social web or web 2.0 as it is commonly referred to as nowadays, is a new domain of knowledge sharing and management that was nonexistent a few decades ago. These modern inclinations towards knowledge sharing and management on a social perspective have become increasingly popular as it has lasting effects that are crucial to an organization’s business environment.
|Google purchased Android in 2005 for a small, undisclosed amount of money.||In the year 2005 when Google chose to make the Android company as part of its own the outside world of smart phones was overwhelmed by existing giants like iPhone and Microsoft. It was in their acclaimed presence that a noisy inclusion into the market might not have been able to bloom to its fullest. The publicity it would have gained would have involved severe comparisons with tried and tested counterparts. Any lacking on the part of Android would have been severely shunned and may have resulted in the breaking down of the entire launch sequence of it. It was in the light of these thoughts that Android, embedded with, wireless connectivity, social networking service, Google short messaging service, ability to locate the owner’s location and preferences silently made its way through to its present strong position. More >|
Every time you bought a new Smartphone or any other handheld device you always would know at the back of your mind that this would no way be able to substitute for your loyal computer system. This was primarily because though you could read email, access social networks via your handheld devices but all the major applications would not run on these techies. Therefore reliance on your loyal computing system would never end. Microsoft has now brought to you a solution that is a combination of usability and portability perfected with the complete facilities of a Personal Computer: Microsoft Surface Pro.
Usability is the key of matters in the current times. The extent to which a software can be taken advantage of by its users and the more convenient the using of a software is, the more usable it is called
Formally Usability is often used interchangeably with a number of terminologies as stated in the following statements that have been taken from the User Experience White Paper (2011):
“The term user experience is often used as a synonym for usability, user interface, interaction experience, interaction design, customer experience, web site appeal, emotion, ‘wow effect’, general experience, or as an umbrella term incorporating all or many of these concepts.” (User Experience White Paper, 2011)