Ethical Background on Information Technology as a Profession

Ever since the birth of the godsend of the millennium which we all fondly refer to as the Internet, there has been a constantly burgeoning need for people specializing in information technology. The effects of the consistent progresses achieved in this arena have proven to be beneficial for many people; with provision of more and extensive job opportunities for numerous individuals being among the most essential. IT specialists today: out and about The rising demand for competent IT specialists has also caused the proliferation of practicing professionals all over the world. And while skill is generally a key factor in gauging the competence of individuals, employers should as well be particular about the work ethics instilled in the employees they hire. Code of...

Why a SIM Only Contract Offers Consumers Greater Flexibility

If you already have a mobile phone that you like and really don’t want to change, then a SIM only contract is the way forward. The SIM card is the small rectangular chip which, when inserted into your handset, provides all the information you need to get it working. What the SIM card represents is your contract with the mobile network service provider which allows you to use your existing handset with their services for the total length of the contract to which you have agreed. The contract that you sign up to could be for as little as thirty days, which makes it ideal for someone who wants to hold onto their existing handset until the latest model is released, as a kind of stop gap measure. There are also annual, twelve month contracts available for those who...

Leveraging iPad POS to Streamline Operations

Store owners can use the iPad POS to streamline operations by incorporating the NCR Silver software and hardware. This will enable the store to cash, credit card, PayPal, and checks as payment for purchases, scan barcodes, and have customers sign directly on the touch screen. The solution enables the store owner to keep track of inventory, monitor overall sales as well as sales of particular items by the day, week, or month, and analyze the data to improve management. The solution also helps in mobile sales increasing flexibility. Transactions The NCR Silver solution for the iPad POS ensures that the store can accept payment in any mode – cash, check, credit card, or PayPal. The secure and encrypted credit card reader can be connected to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod...

5 Helpful Cloud Computing Security Tips

For businesses, 2013 will undoubtedly be the year of cloud computing. The positive word of its benefits for companies are spreading like wildfire. Naturally, though, there are the worrywarts who seem to always stick their wrench in something good and who believe that businesses that switch over operations to the cloud are essentially handing private and privileged information to pirates on a silver platter. In fact, it is quite the opposite and, in many cases, businesses that keep their information on storage servers on-site, opposed to the cloud, are more at risk for breaches by pirates. Businesses that do switch over to the cloud are actually quite protected, because the security measures are incredibly advanced and stringent. However, it is still recommended...

How to Determine the Worth of Your Website

A website can serve many purposes. It can be promotional ground for a business, or it can be a virtual retail location itself. In many cases the website is the business, but in all cases it is an asset. Like any other asset, your website has a value, and it is important to understand that value. However, this is a figure that is difficult to calculate. Websites come in all shapes and sizes, they can work toward many different ends, and there are numerous factors that go into determining their worth. Follow these guidelines to help determine the worth of your website. First, forget about how much you have invested in your website. The money that you have personally spent on developing your site has absolutely nothing to do with its worth, as worth is not a...

Samsung Leads Apple in Smartphone Customer Loyalty Survey

Apple has dominated the world of personal technology for quite some time now. It’s almost impossible to remember a time when the MacBook wasn’t the go-to laptop, and the iPod and iPhone have always been the industry leaders in MP3 devices and smartphones. Each new Apple product announcement is met with huge anticipation and expert guesswork, and every new release is incessantly reviewed and analyzed, all while fans line up around the block and put their names on massive waiting lists with the hopes that they’ll get their hands on one. But after a recent announcement from Brand Keys, it appears that valuable consumer loyalty may be lagging. In fact, Samsung has leapfrogged past Apple in two major categories. The news broke in this year’s...