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Do You Know Domain Registration?

Do You Know Domain Registration?

When it comes to Domain Registration, it is a sure thing that everyone is familiar with it which is www(dot). Domain Registration has two types:
  1. interNIC domain: .com .net .org.
  2. Country specific domain: .com.my .com.cn .com.sg.
The difference between The interNIC and country specific domain are as follows:
  1. The interNIC domain is usually cheaper
  2. The interNIC one is easy to register while country specific domain needs to have the company registration number to be registered. Such as.com.cn .com.sg.
Some people buy it for investment. They publish their domains in the domain auction portal like godaddy.com. Sometimes a good domain name can sell for as much as USD $9,000 or even USD $20,000 or more.
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How to Build a Success Ecommerce Business?


It is a sure thing that every company must in E-commerce in the near future. Why?

Because with the development of technology and society, the new shopping way has replaced the traditional one. If you prefer to build an E-commerce Website, here are some tips you need to plan:
ie. PayPal, iPay88, MolPay, etc...
ie. charge by item, by weight
tips: many success ecommerce owner spend at least 8 hours in a day in their online marketing activities.
  1. What tools do you use to collect money? 
  2. How do you charge for the postage?
  3. Must work full-time, not part-time?
Some people may curious about that, why should I take it as a full-time job instead of part-time?
Because there are 90% customers treat it as a part-time job and It turned out to be a failure. If you are willing to devote 100% of your energy to business, or find an expert to be responsible for it, the success rate can be achieved 80% - 90%. Therefore, if you want to be succeed, please don’t regard it as a part-time job, invest 100% or recruit the right person to manage them, in this way,you are very close to success.
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MIUI Goes Open Source

MIUI Goes Open Source

MIUI Goes Open Source

If you're into Android rooting and modding, chances are you will have heard about the popular replacement ROM known as 'MIUI.' In-case you haven't, MIUI is a ROM by Xiaomi, a Chinese tech company, and is based in Android Gingerbread v2.3.7. Unlike your typical version of Android, this ROM provides you with the awesomeness of Android amazingly combined with the great look and feel of iOS, providing a unique user experience.
Now, for the first time, MIUI has gone open-source and can be found on GitHub. These are a couple of MIUI applications and the ROM. That's not all, expect more source to be revealed in the near future.
This ROM was originally designed in Chinese, and was not intended to be translated or be available for people in the other parts of the world, so a big advantage of it being open sourced is that the modding community will take it upon themselves to translate it and also make it available for many new devices, like the hundreds that CyanogenMod supports, which is at present the most popular ROM available for android yet.
Now that its open source, we're probably going to see some crazy mods and what not.
website: https://theultralinx.com/2012/02/miui-open-source/ 
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With Open-Source Software, You Don't Have to Start From Scratch

With Open-Source Software, You Don't Have to Start From Scratch

As an entrepreneur, you always have questions to answer: “How do I efficiently manage my people?” “How can I keep track of my projects?” “Where do I start with my website?”
It can all feel pretty overwhelming, but luckily, there’s a fantastic resource you can use to solve an abundance of entrepreneurial problems: open-source technology.
It all began in the '90s when there was a big push to create operating systems to make using new computer technology more efficient. Companies saw the value in these operating systems and acquired creators such as Linux to write the code.
Then, when the code was written, databases were created to store the information that was relevant to the company. Finally, the era of applications that execute functions within an operating system began, which brings us to open-source software.
Open-source software allows you to customize applications to suit your business’s needs. Companies can take a developer’s open-source environment and build on top of existing platforms to create a customized solution at a relatively low cost.
Gauging open-source software. With 86.3 percent of companies in non-technical segments adopting open-source software, it’s pretty clear that it can be leveraged to benefit your business. However, as with any new technology, you should always understand the pros and cons of utilizing it before making any decisions.
A big advantage of open-source software is that it reduces supplier risk. OneVentureBeat post put it really well: “Selecting innovation involves risks.” But with open-source software, your customers know that your product and community will endure.
What’s more, open-source software saves you money because many are entirely free. WordPress, for example, lets you build your company website with little web-design knowledge. Even big brands such as The New Yorker, Sony Music, Xerox and Best Buy use the platform.
Not only is open-source software free, but it’s also readily available. This may seem like a good thing, but remember the code is available to everyone, your competitors included. Economically, however, it’s still a better choice, and it’s just as effective as the licensed software that costs an arm and a leg.
Lastly, like anything in business, you need the right people. If you’re going to leverage open-source software, you need team members who really know how to use it and understand your business’s needs. If you don’t have the right people to customize and build on open-source tech, you’ll simply be moving in circles.
Which path will you choose? After you’ve looked at the pros and cons, you have to decide how you’re going to leverage this great resource -- and don’t be afraid to get creative.
Elasticsearch, for example, used open-source software to build something entirely new: a cheap, light search technology that provides companies with actionable, real-time insights from almost any data source -- structured or unstructured. Before you can start revolutionizing the business landscape, however, you have to decide which path you’ll walk down when using open-source software within your startup:
1. Enabler. Open-source tech can be used to help you execute what you already do and assist your preset processes to become more efficient as a whole. Think of it like using an HR or customer-relationship management system to better manage the company structure you already have in place.
2. Business model. You can also use open-source tech as a foundation for building your own apps or creating a new product. This allows you to make money off of existing tech by using open source as a key ingredient with which to build a software model. A word of caution, though: Using open source as a business model only works if you keep building and adapting the tech.
Whether you use open source as an enabler or a business model, it’s a gift. Use open source to differentiate your business or simply to get your business up and running quickly from a relatively advanced stage.
The available options are organized, low-cost and sophisticated -- you don’t have to start from scratch, so why would you? Entrepreneurs have enough to do already.
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Embracing open source An expert look at the cutting edge of corporate technology

Embracing open source An expert look at the cutting edge of corporate technology

Open source solutions have changed the way people think about software and hardware alike.
As defined by Don Duet, head of the Technology Division at Goldman Sachs, "Open source is fundamentally the ability to take intellectual property and make it broadly available. People can look at it, enhance it, change it, incorporate it into their own solutions and really enable that IP to become much freer and much more able to create value over time."
In other words, open source computing lets users get the most out of their IP. They have the flexibility to apply the framework to several applications without starting from scratch.
"Open source has changed dramatically in the last several years. We've thought about these changes in three major categories: Variety, volume and velocity."
DON DUET
Variety speaks to how open source used to be confined to software – programming that could be improved or adjusted to fit different business needs – but has now evolved into hardware IP, like specs, servers, and data center designs.
Volume speaks to the amount of open source content that's available, which has grown astronomically in the past few years. Major growth in volume is largely due to the fact that open source IP isn't just created by individuals anymore – it's created by huge corporations, too.
Open source also must be viewed in terms of velocity, or how quickly it develops everyday use-cases. Duet says that open source is now fully permeated in technology, and points to the rise of the Internet of Things – made possible by the ability to analyze disparate data sets on a massive scale – as a triumph of open source philosophy. 
As Duet mentions, open source began as a software innovation for individuals, but has now become a major asset for large companies like Goldman Sachs.
On June 22, 2015, Goldman Sachs took a leap forward in open source software by joining the Linux Foundation’s Open Container Initiative, a coalition of technology firms working to establish open industry standards for software containers.
A lightweight alternative to virtual machines, containers allow automation of application deployments. Instead of replicating a full compute stack, containers are highly available, horizontally scalable micro-services that can run on any server regardless of the underlying hardware. The container bundles all requirements and dependencies needed to run a process, delivers them to the cloud, and relies on cloud infrastructure to make sure that the service level agreements are met.
The Open Container platform leverages two elements native to the Linux O/S: Control groups which determine the size of available storage, compute and network resources; and kernel namespaces which ensure container isolation. As a result, multiple containers running as isolated processes on a server can share the same kernel and executables.
Containers are more efficient than virtual machines because they represent a fundamentally different architectural approach. We have found they yield several dramatic efficiencies:
  • Quick iterations for our software development lifecycle: Provisioning time has been reduced from hours to minutes or seconds.
  • Improved utilization: We can multiplex our infrastructure to allocate enough resources for any given process and for the exact duration it requires.
  • Automated business continuity and failover: Machine-readable application modelling allows higher-level declarative statements to be intelligently handled by a platform; when a machine is lost, we resurrect the process it ran on a different machine or datacenter and update the runtime dependencies to ensure continuity of the applications and services it supports.
  • DevOps efficiency: Standardizing process descriptors and embedding application owner knowledge into the application model provides a consistent, traceable link throughout the product lifecycle and runtime management.
  • Infrastructure updates: By decoupling the application owners from infrastructure, platform owners can now update the underlying OS version, hardware specs and other components autonomously.
The story of open source doesn't end with software, however: Open source hardware is now an irreplaceable piece of the IT puzzle. For Goldman Sachs, the Open Compute Project (OCP) – originally developed at Facebook – represents the future of efficient hardware deployment.
The OCP is a community formed on the open source software model to drive the design, operation and management of server, storage, network and data center hardware and management. It consists of engineers from both the vendor and client communities. 
Our goal is to create designs that are vanity-free, low in cost and use significantly fewer parts. At the same time, by keeping the management of these components simple and similar, we encourage designs that can scale to high-performance computing (HPC), cloud and other large deployment use cases.
RANJEEV, ENGINEER, GOLDMAN SACHS DATA CENTER PRODUCT GROUP
The OCP is organized into eight tracks: Server, Storage, Data Center Design, Networking, Hardware Management, Certification, Open Rack and Solution Providers.
A track is basically an open forum for vendors and clients.
"We typically have two meetings per month: One is a high-level hardware management meeting, the other is the working track meeting for the multi-node management spec," says Ranjeev. "We have 10 to 15 people who are regular participants, and of course others come and go for shorter periods of time. Like the OCP community, we have both vendors and clients, representing financial institutions, social networking companies and so forth. Clients come up with the wish lists; vendors explain what can and can’t be done and the costs for each feature; and collectively we agree on the feature set."
Goldman Sachs has already started deploying OCP hardware in both its dynamic computing and compute farm environments. The firm is also writing a common hardware management framework.
Open source is already a powerful business asset, but part of its beauty is how easy it can evolve with changing business needs.
Duet isn't ready to predict the future just yet, but he is confident that there are bright years ahead for open source.
"Open source has changed so much in the last several years. Looking forward, one thing that we think is going to be a constant is the impact that it has."
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Selecting network configuration software for automation

Selecting network configuration software for automation

This week, bloggers look into choosing the right network configuration software for an automation project, endpoint security and the future of SD-WAN as a stand-alone service.

Ivan Pepelnjak, blogging in IP Space, explored what network configuration software is best for automation. Ansible,Chef and Puppet are commonly cited network configuration software options, with Salt becoming increasingly commonplace and CFEngine used occasionally. According to Pepelnjak, most network engineers prefer Ansible. Chef and Puppet focus mainly on configuration and state management and don't make changes unless necessary and tend to manage dependencies -- such as creating groups and then accounts within a group.
In Pepelnjak's view, managing configuration and soft state services is a good goal but doesn't go far enough. Among network configuration software, Ansible is unique, aiding in device provisioning, validating network topologies, upgrading software, helping with compliance and generating reports. Engineers can often get started more quickly with Ansible, learning the basics in a matter of hours. "Maybe it's just our mentality, or maybe we have to do things a bit different because of the huge blast radius of our mistakes. In any case, Ansible (which is just a generic automation/orchestration framework) fits better to our way of doing things," he said.
Read more of Pepelnjak's thoughts on network configuration software.

New developments in endpoint detection and response

Jon Oltsik, an analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group in Milford, Mass., reflected on a 2016 project where he interviewed 30 enterprises about endpoint security strategies. At the time, Oltsik came up with a concept he termed a continuum of endpoint tools, with advanced threat detection at one end and endpoint detection and response (EDR) on the other end.
Based on the interviews, Oltsik and his colleague guessed that 75% to 80% of the market would steer toward advanced protection, while the remainder would pursue EDR. He also predicted that vendors would work to bridge the gap with combined offerings.
Now, in 2018, Oltsik said that the hypothesis has mostly played out. ESG research indicates that 87% of organizations are planning to buy comprehensive endpoint security suites and 28% of cybersecurity professionals identified EDR as the most attractive feature of the offerings. He projected that EDR will now undergo additional market segmentation. Traditional EDR, anchored by on-premises infrastructure, will continue as a niche market for high-security industries. A lighter, "trigger-based" version of EDR -- one that collects data when a behavioral anomaly occurs -- will appeal to purchasers in the midmarket, he said.
Managed EDR may also appear, with subsegments, catering to companies that want full EDR capabilities but lack personnel to oversee it. "Rather than default to a product, security managers really need to assess their needs, resources, and skills before making an EDR decision. There will be a lot of options to choose from, so CISOs must choose wisely," Oltsik said.
Dig deeper into Oltsik's predictions about EDR.

Streamlining with SD-WAN and network functions virtualization

Mike Fratto, an analyst at GlobalData in Sterling, Va., said he's heard commentary about stand-alone SD-WAN disappearing, instead becoming just another feature on routers and firewalls. Although he said many vendors will eventually consolidate features like these into a single appliance, he does not see the end of single-function SD-WAN devices.
That's because enterprise IT teams like bespoke products and many teams like the ability to swap out older stand-alone products for newer offerings as they become available.
Second, the shift to software-defined everything will let enterprises rely more on virtualized instances of SD-WAN. This will permit companies to consolidate network functions into fewer appliances.
Third is the fact that enterprise IT teams are often loath to replace tried and true systems with new options that may not be as capable.
"What enterprises want -- what they would pay for but will likely never get -- is an environment of deep management integration across multiple vendor products which could ultimately reduce operational overhead, unlock more efficient workflows, and generate significant operational cost savings along with way," Fratto said. "Here's where managed service providers have a unique advantage, provided they dedicate the resources to creating a portal that integrates the management functions across vendor products," he added.
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IFTTT App Brings Easy Task Automation To Your Android Device

IFTTT App Brings Easy Task Automation To Your Android Device

IFTTT App Brings Easy Task Automation To Your Android Device
There are apps and services that can practically reinvent the way you do certain things, but you had no idea they existed. One of them is IFTTT, formerly known as If This Then That, which is a powerful tool for managing tasks and social activities. Until recently, IFTTT was available only to web and iPhone users, but from now on can download it also on any Android device.

Just like on other platforms, IFTTT for Android allows you to create recipes that you can program to perform various tasks automatically. For instance, it will immediately update your Facebook profile as soon as you publish a tweet, share a photo you've uploaded to your Tumblr blog on Google+ or send a starred e-mail to Evernote.

IFTTT offers plenty of customization options for both the recipes and messages that are posted along with selected content and encourages you to experiment with different combinations. If you're a heavy social network user or have a popular fanpage, you can use the service to reach all your friends and fans at once, with just a few taps on your phone's screen.

FTTT for Android takes advantage of software's openness to integrate its functionality deep into the system. As a result, it bears a few features exclusive to Google's mobile platform. It can trigger selected actions based on device settings, location, notifications, texts, photos, and more. To save your precious time and effort, the app can automatically activate silent mode when you connect to your office Wi-Fi network or send a message to your spouse when you'll be heading back home.

Intrigued? Take IFTTT for Android for a spin and see how much easier your life will get.
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