Thursday, September 29, 2011

What to lookout in an Android tab?

Android too has hit the tablet market with a vengeance, with tablet sales soaring al across the globe. Their cost on the lower side of the scale has been tempting users to find this as an alternative to the iPad as well as other netbooks. Android tabs generally come with a capacitive touchscreen which are non responsive to any stylus. Most of the android tabs are running on Gingerbread 2.3.
Most of these tabs comes with 256MB to 1 GB of RAM and an average processor speed of 800Mhz.
Android 2.2 and above has flash which is generally required by most users for their work. Google market place is exclusive and is available only to few manufacturers which comply with its terms and conditions. In case of a google marketplace you can have access to thousands of applications which are both paid as well as free. Android tabs are trying to take on the iPad, however it remains to be seen whether they overcome their drawbacks and are successful in doing so.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What effects does Cloud Computing have on information technology?

The ever growing advancements of information technology is focussing on reduced infrastructure, greater applications, storage space and cutting down on costs. Cloud computing has garnered an immense amount of attention of late, it is increasingly also being used for mobile computing. Cloud computing can also be confused for web hosting, however they both have different technologies.

What is cloud computing?. Cloud computing helps us in accessing software, data services and storage services without investing in IT infrastructure or software over the medium of the internet.Involving third party hosting these in large servers. Cloud computing solutions are being used by topo notch companies like Amazon, Yahoo,Google and Microsoft.

This is of three types software as service(SaaS, platform for service (PaaS) for developers and Infrastructure as a service(IaaS). Cloud computing seems to have remarkable effects on information technology.It offers to bring down the costs which are otherwise spent on manpower or infrastructure.Offering easy expansion it gives you the flexibility of using more resources if you are expanding your business.It has gained its brownie points in being environmental friendly.

It would be unfair to call this technology as the answer to Information technology issues. It's security as well as privacy is questionable. Maintenance of sensitive and encrypted data,recovery over loss of data and accountability are issues that have been raised with its gaining momentum.The end user today wants to protect his privacy and avoid abuse or be monitored by someone.

Increasingly being deemed as the answer to all IT requirements,it has to pass the litmus test to be adopted for IT requirements globally.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Custom Software Development

Custom software development is the process which involves development of any unique software for any specific organisation. Most software which are developed are projected to cater a wide market of millions. This type of software is generally free or can be available as commercial off the shelf (COTS) software.

There are many companies dealing in custom software,as termed as bespoke software it can be developed by the company itself or outsourced to another organisation. The initial development of bespoke software involves all the departments of any company like marketing, sales, development, research and engineering. Since this software is primarily made to cater to the various requirements, every step of development involves accommodating nuances. This also involves modifying any previously built programs which is immensely time and labour consuming.

Custom software development helps in increasing the efficiency as well as the productivity of any organisation. It helps in overcoming the security issues as there is more control over access. It also helps in further expansion of business and generating more revenues. This software development can certainly lend any organisation a competitive edge however it also has the cons of unavoidable costs and risk at times. Organisations all around the globe are investing in offshore resources for the development of custom software. Investing in appropriate custom software development can make your business prosper.