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Using wireless networks

cables19108619.jpgIf you have a laptop, MP3 Player, Xbox, or another WiFi device, you know the importance of using wireless networks. Wireless networks are highly advanced from the old wires of the past. You no longer need to string wires to every device when you want to access the internet. Now, most devices come with WiFi technology so all you need to do is coordinate them with your network and you can use the device to connect to the internet anywhere within the signal range. Bluetooth is one technology that is a wireless device. They allow cell phones to broadcast to them within a short range.

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The best ways to backup your work and protect your network

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The biggest threat to your data can actually be anyone from your family or yourself while using the computer. You or anyone can push a single button on the keyboard by mistake and destroy anything from a single file to an entire disk. It's so important that you take the necessary steps to protect yourself from losing your work. Whether you at home or at work, taking the time to protect yourself and to back up your projects can prevent you from having to redo the work all over again.

It's very important that you practice safe computing habits so backup your work whether you are using a computer at home or at the office. If you receive a document in your email inbox that needs changes, save it first on the computer drive. Avoid making changes or editing your document directly from your email because you will lose your changes. You can attach the finished document once edited to a new email and send it back to the sender that way.

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Best Dish Network Deal

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Like many companies, satellite companies are in constant competition with each other. Independent sales dealers use the same programming for companies like Dish Network or Direct TV as well as the same pricing. However, independent dealers often offer free equipment and tout better customer service. For this reason, there are always deals to be found, and most of them include free installation and free equipment.

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Why can I only see some files on a remote computer in my network?

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You may only be able to see some files on a remote computer if you are running windows XP. By the end of this article, you should know the basics of why this happened and a few ways to work around the issue. However, all solutions are a little deep and you will need to understand your computer fairly well to make sense of the issue.

You may have more than one computer at home. In this case you have probably networked them together. The network makes it possible for you to gain access to the hard drives on all the computers while sitting at one computer. You may set the permissions on the machines so that not all of the files are shared.

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How do I extend the reach of my wireless network

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If you are getting a weak signal from your wireless network and are having problems being dropped from the internet or a slow running internet than it most likely means that you need to rethink your wireless connection. Improving the signal you get for your wireless network is the best way to extend the reach of your wireless network. Here are some tips to have your wireless connection work the way you need and want it to.

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Wireless networks and inter office systems

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Wireless networks and inter office systems are rapidly growing in business and companies all over. The convenience of these systems makes it easier to deliver messages world wide from office to office as well as connecting all your computers to one another. Let's take a look at wireless networks and inter office systems.

A wireless network uses radio waves, just like cell phones, televisions and radios do. Here is how a wireless network functions:

A computer's wireless adapter translates the data into a radio signal and then the antenna transmits it. A wireless router receives the signal and then decodes it. It then sends the information to the internet using an Ethernet wired connection.

The best part of a wireless network is if you already have several computers networked in your office, then you can create a wireless network with a wireless access point. If you have several computers that are not networked, or if you want to replace your Ethernet network, then all you are going to need is a wireless router.

A wireless router is there to help you to charge wireless signals to connect your computers to one another. This works for a printer and even the internet. Most routers cover about 100 feet in all directions. If you have a large office you can buy range extenders or repeaters to increase the range of the router. Many people user wireless networking to connect computers in there home. There are many cities that use this technology to provide a cheaper internet access to its users.

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The benefits of micros systems for restaurants

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Micros systems have been around since 1977. In recent years, though, they have become increasingly used in restaurants. There are many benefits of micros systems for restaurants, which make them a great asset to any restaurant, no matter how big or small.

One of the key benefits to micros systems in restaurants is that they are fairly easy to learn and use. The micros systems are mostly touchscreen computers. Generally, touchscreen computers are more accessible, allowing users of every skill and knowledge level to use them. The touchscreen, because it is fairly simple to use, will probably require less employee training since it, in a way, walks the user through the various services offered by the system.

Their straightforward design allows workers in a restaurant to see and point at exactly what they want. For example, a server can easily place an order to be sent back to the kitchen. The server finds the ordered item on the computer and touches the screen. This will usually bring up another screen or menu, asking for specifics (like quantity or if some part or ingredient needs to be omitted or if extra is wanted). Not only does the touchscreen micros system make this easy, but it can also be done quickly. Just a few touches here and there and the order is sent.

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Executing data migration in a cost effective way

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Data migration is something that companies will have to do at some time. There are many challenges and factors that go into data migration and how it is done. Because it can be quite a time-consuming and sometimes overwhelming process, the cost of data migration can be high. However, once these challenges of data migration are understood, companies and organizations will do a better job executing data migration in a cost effective way.

Before understanding the challenges companies face when undertaking such a task, it important to have a clear understanding of what data migration entails. Data migration is, to put it simply, the transferring of data to a different computer, format, or system. This is typically done with programming, however it is also sometimes done manually (if someone does do your data migration manually, expect a hefty pricetag due to the tedious nature of the job and the long hours).

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Setting up secure networks at your business


Now that you have so many computers you are beginning to think that you want to set up a wireless network so that you can access the internet or the network from anywhere in the office or from the privacy of your home. Using a wireless network allows you the freedom of movement when it comes to rearranging your office as well because you do not have to worry about being connected to the network through a variety of cables. When you choose to set up a wireless network in your office there are some things you need to keep in mind. But when it comes to actually setting up the network you are going to want to make sure that the network is secure. Some people think that wired networks are more secure than wireless networks but if you take the proper safety measures to protect your wireless network there is no reason why your wireless network can't be just as secure as a wired network.

Here are some tips to help you set up your wireless network in your office.

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Wireless network protection


If you have ever been working on a computer using a wireless network, changes are you have it protected. If not, you know the frustration from hackers since they can bog down your computer. If anything, hackers can be stealing your passwords, tracking your keystrokes and even inserting viruses. If you use your computer for online bill payment, banking or really transmission of any personal files, you want to be protected. With all the identity theft nowadays, it is essential to be protected!

Most computers come with a basic password protection to your wireless network. However, there are many other types of software you can download to protect yourself even more.

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How to set up a wireless network


Many people are installing wireless networks as they enjoy the freedom to surf the net, send e-mail all while walking around the house. Laptops and other devices can connect to the network and people are no longer confined to one room. Wi-Fi network hubs range between 150 feet and 300 feet.

How do I set it up?
Make sure all your devices are able to talk to each other. Networking a Mac and a PC can be linked together with the proper equipment. Having a wireless access point and cable/DSL router is the starting point. You can usually find one devices that plugs into you cable or DSL modem. You can purchase devices from Linksys, D-Link, Netgear and others, starting at about $100; they often throw in a few Ethernet ports too, so you can connect a nearby printer or PC using a standard Ethernet cable.

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Infrastructure for wireless networks

For those of you who have absolutely no idea what an infrastructure is we are first going to explain infrastructure before we actually move on to wireless networks. To start with an infrastructure is basically the structural elements that support the framework for something. Basically what this actually means is that the infrastructure is the main things that provide the support or the capability for a specific structure. Basically what this means is that without these certain elements then the structure in question could not actually exist.

Now let's move on to wireless networks. For those of you who are unaware of what a wireless network is the first thing that you need to know is that a wireless network has to do with computers and computer equipment. But it is actually basically just what it sounds like a wireless network is a bunch of computers that are hooked up to a central location in your office, but this is actually accomplished without wires.

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Infrastructure for wireless networks


For those of you who have absolutely no idea what an infrastructure is we are first going to explain infrastructure before we actually move on to wireless networks. To start with an infrastructure is basically the structural elements that support the framework for something. Basically what this actually means is that the infrastructure is the main things that provide the support or the capability for a specific structure. Basically what this means is that without these certain elements then the structure in question could not actually exist.

Now let's move on to wireless networks. For those of you who are unaware of what a wireless network is the first thing that you need to know is that a wireless network has to do with computers and computer equipment. But it is actually basically just what it sounds like a wireless network is a bunch of computers that are hooked up to a central location in your office, but this is actually accomplished without wires.

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Tips for finding a reliable network in your area

Here are some important tips for finding a reliable network in your area. Are you trying to find the right cell phone network for your new service? These tips should be able to help. Because finding a reliable network is key, when you are looking at cell phone services.

Tip #1

Look around. There are many good networks out there. The key is finding the one that will work well for you. In different areas, there will be different networks that have their services set up with more coverage. However, there are some larger companies that tend to be set up to cover more areas than others. You really need to start by doing some looking around.

Here are a few different

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The latest protection for wireless networks


If you have a computer or laptop that uses a wireless network, you should be concerned with protecting your equipment. After all, technology these days is expensive, and the last thing you want to happen is your technology to be ruined because of some rotten scammer or hacker. No one wants all their private, personal, important information to be stolen or spread around the internet. And so it's a good idea to use protection on your wireless network. Here are some suggestions for the latest protection for wireless networks.

1. Use an internet firewall. An internet firewall helps screen out hackers, scammers, spam, viruses, and worms before they reach your office or wireless network from the internet. If you use Windows XP or Windows VISTA, you already have a firewall that is turned on by default. If you're not sure if you have one or not, trying searching for the program under the "search" option on the windows bar.

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Reviews of technology, which are really reputable?


When it comes to buying the latest gadgets, you want to make sure that you will be getting your money's worth. Some gadgets are simply not worth the hype. While others are hidden gems that may not be advertised as heavily as inferior products are. What you really need is a review that you can trust. Reviews are excellent tools to use to ensure that the product that you are interested in is really going to be something that you will enjoy. Product reviews allow you to benefit from someone else buying and trying the product first. Still, many people are not willing to trust technology reviews. After all, how can you know which ones are reputable and which ones are simply trying to look reputable? Fortunately there are a few things that you can look out for as you read through your reviews.

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How to determine which wireless network provider has the best service?


When it comes to choosing a wireless network provider, you want to be able to trust the service that you will be receiving. After all, the service of your wireless network provider can play a large role in the success and efficiency of your business. It is also important to keep in mind that wireless network provider service encompasses many different aspects. Consumer support is not the only service to be looking for. Listed below are more of the services that you should be looking at as you determine which wireless network provider has the best service for your needs and budget.

Coverage

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How to change a small office network (wireless)


Changing your small office network to a wireless network is a task that may seem daunting at first, but once you have the convenience of a wireless network you will be glad that you made the effort to make a change. Exactly how you change a small office network to a wireless network will defer depending on the equipment, software, programs and wireless service provider that you choose. However, the steps are generally the same and below you will find one example of the steps needed to change a small office network to a wireless network.

To begin, you will need a base station (also called a router) and a network adaptor for each computer in your small office network. "Wi-fi" products are among the most commonly used when it comes to setting up a wireless small office network. You can purchase base stations and network adapters from major computer retailers, office supply stores, or electronic stores. Most base stations and network adaptors come with instructions for set up. Once you have followed the instructions for set-up, you can start configuring your network. Configuring the network is what distinguishes a computer from simply being wireless and a small office network of computers that are connected to be able to interact and transmit information to each other wirelessly.

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Choosing a wireless network for your office

Now that you have so many computers you are beginning to think that you want to set up a wireless network so that you can access the internet or the network from anywhere in the office or from the privacy of your home. Using a wireless network allows you the freedom of movement when it comes to rearranging your office as well because you do not have to worry about being connected to the network through a variety of cables. When you choose to set up a wireless network in your office there are some things you need to keep in mind.

Here are some tips to help you set up your wireless network in your office.

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7 tips to network your technology

There is no point in having a network if it is not usable. Take a look at these tips when you are setting up your network. They will help you make sure your network is usable.

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The first thing you need to do decide which type of network you want: wired or wireless. If you have a fairly large area to cover, it would be a good idea to get wireless. That way you don't have to deal with a ton of wires. If you choose to go with a wired network, you will be dealing with cables. A wired network would be a good option if all of the computers and devices on your network are in the same room. Wired networks perform faster than wireless networks, although wireless networks are more accessible and mobile. Decide which type of network will work best for you.

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6 tips to creating a usable network

Creating a usable network is essential in order for the purpose of a network to work. Networks are set up to share and send information from a device (such as a computer) to another device. Networks consist of at least two devices (one of them is a computer). Networking has increased communication between people. If you have a network, you need to make sure it is usable and make sure you keep it usable. Here are some tips on how to make your network usable:

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Wireless Networks

One of the most amazing technology advancements is the development of wireless networks. Wireless networks allow people to communicate quickly and efficiently. They allow communication through words and sound to spread quickly without the use of cables.
When people hear the words "wireless networks", they often think of wireless Internet. That is one kind of wireless network, but not the only one. There are many others that often get overlooked.
Wireless networks have been used for quite a while now. Wireless networks were used way back in World War II. They would send data through wireless signals. They would send battle plans across the Atlantic Ocean.
There are many different wireless networks. Some include the radio, telephone, satellites, cell phones, and wireless Internet.

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Options for Networking

Networking deals with the communication between computers. Networking must involve at least two devices (one of them being a computer). Networking allows computers to exchange and/or share information.
There are mainly two types of Internet networks that are available: LAN or WAN. LAN stands for Local Area Network. This network does not cover a very large area and can only provide networking for a fairly small number of people. Peer-to-peer networks usually occur within the LAN network. Peer-to-peer networks can share their resources with others in the LAN network. These networks are usually seen in small businesses or homes. Computers can be joined together by a cable, or they can all be connected to a network hub.
WAN stands for Wide Area Network. This wireless has a much bigger range than LAN. WAN can either cover a large domestic area or it can have international coverage. Companies that have offices in different countries use WAN to network their computers.

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If I let my neighbor share my WiFi can they see my network traffic?

If I let my neighbor share my WiFi, can they see my network traffic? The short answer is `maybe'. It all depends on how you have set up your network and what kind of protection you are using. If you have not taken precautions, more people than just your neighbor could be monitoring your traffic.

The term `WiFi' is a contraction of "wireless fidelity" and is commonly used to refer to wireless networking technology. There are many ways you can set up a wireless network and all of them will have a hub and/or switch and/or router. The key differences between these devices will determine whether others can see your traffic.

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What is Skype and how do I use it?

Skype is a peer-to-peer Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network. This means you are able to transmit voice communications over the Internet. Skype works on all popular operating systems including Windows, Mac, Linux, Pocket PC and many Cell phones. It was founded in 2003 by a couple of entrepreneurs, Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis. The Skype Group has since been acquired by eBay as of October 2005.

Skype is a little piece of software that makes it easy, fun and cheap to communicate with people around the world. If both you and the person you are communicating with are on Skype, it's free. This includes chatting, voice and video conferencing. Skype generates revenue by offering features such as making and receiving calls to and from landline and mobile phones, as well as voicemail and call forwarding. Skype is available in 27 languages and is used in almost every country around the world.

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If I let my neighbor share my WiFi can they see my network traffic?

If I let my neighbor share my WiFi, can they see my network traffic? The short answer is `maybe'. It all depends on how you have set up your network and what kind of protection you are using. If you have not taken precautions, more people than just your neighbor could be monitoring your traffic.

The term `WiFi' is a contraction of "wireless fidelity" and is commonly used to refer to wireless networking technology. There are many ways you can set up a wireless network and all of them will have a hub and/or switch and/or router. The key differences between these devices will determine whether others can see your traffic.

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How to set up a small business network.

You have 2 basic options to begin with, wired or wireless network. Once that decision is made then you have greatly reduced the myriad of options, but there are still a lot of products our there for the small business network.

Wired vs. Wireless

A wireless business network can be used when installing wires can be very difficult or expensive. Also, you will find a wireless network is the easiest to install because it is a matter of a couple of cards, a router and you are ready to go. However, there are some disadvantages.

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How do I install additional network protocols like ipx or netbeui?

TCP/IP, IPX, and NETBEUI are all protocols that you can run a network with. The World Wide Web internet communicates using the TCP/IP protocol. This means a computer must also use this protocol if it wants to communicate using the web. However, you can install and use IPX or NETBUEI on your personal network. The advantages of using IPX or NETBUEI are that they do not require all of the hardware that TCP/IP requires and they can be easier to set up.

If you are only using a few computers and printers on a small local area network, then IPX or NETBUEI may be the best protocol for you to use. You will have to evaluate your specific needs.

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Causes of ERP Failures

ERP is the acronym of Enterprise Resource Planning. Multi-module ERP software integrates business activities across various functional departments, from product planning, parts purchasing, inventory control, product distribution, to order tracking. ERP has transformed the way multi-billion dollar corporations conduct their businesses. Successful implementation of ERP systems could save tens of millions of dollars and increase employee satisfactions, customer satisfactions and sustain competitive advantages in every-changing marketplace. Corporate executives are often perplexed by the stories that how reputable corporations (Hershey Foods, etc.) have failed miserably and lost ten of millions of dollars in their ERP endures.

The failures of ERP projects are preventable if we can identify the common causes of the failures regardless the companies and industries that implement them.

An ERP system is the combination of ERP software, the business processes that the ERP transforms, the users of the ERP system, and the computer systems that run the ERP applications. The failures of a ERP project is often the result of the failures in one or more of those four components. The failures in computer systems (hardware and operating systems) are much easier to identify and to fix, so we'll examine the failures in software implementation, business process and user acceptance.

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Technology – Simplifying our lives or pushing us to our limits?

Although the convenience of modern technology has simplified our lives on many levels, it has increased the pace of work and life, creating additional stress on how, when and where we do what we do. It’s easy to see just how soon we can reach our threshold as it can all get to be too much.

I love technology and pride my self on the fact that I can easily maneuver the operations of just about any electronic gadget without reading the instructions. I spent 22 years, half of my life, working for IBM, a household name in the technology industry. After leaving as a Vice President and launching my own Life and Career coaching business, I’m hearing a very common message from my clients which should be cause for concern. People are simply burnt out. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to tackle the constant demands of life and work. Perhaps, the expectations have become too high.

Armed with our wireless internet connections, laptops, PDA’s, cell phones and blackberries, we can’t seem to ever get away from work. The expectation seems to be set that we are “on demand” all the time. The boundaries between life and work have become very blurred. While we can work when and wherever we want, we should all heed caution as our society is headed towards increased numbers of people suffering from depression and plain old burn out. In the end, we only have ourselves to blame. Each of us has to be accountable for our own choices and the consequences of those choices. We have to know when to take a stand and say, enough is enough!

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3 Tips for Improving Your Communications

As a manager, you have so much to do and so little time to do it. You know communicating with your staff is critically important, but how can you make it easier? Here are 3 techniques you can use:

* Because I said so isn’t always enough A leader’s power comes from his/her followers. If your staff rejects your directives, you’re toast. Here’s how you can work out your differences with a staffer who fails to follow your instructions.

- Confront the issue. Meet with the employee to discuss what’s going on. Don’t be afraid to ask for his/her perspective. Example: “Joan, this report isn’t what I asked you to do. Can you tell me what happened?”

- Be quiet. Once you’ve asked the question, resist the urge to put words in her mouth. Remain silent until she answers the question completely.

- Give in for now. If you have the luxury of time, let the employee prove you wrong. Example: “If I let you do it your way and it doesn’t work, will you agree to rerun the numbers?”

- Share power. Encourage the employee to suggest solutions to the impasse. Example: “How are we going to keep this kind of misunderstanding from occurring in the future?”

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Do you want your own fully programmable ERP? - Part 1

We are in a transition phase in the Managerial Administration models of any company or Government, because three factors are summing for that:

1. The new powerful business Information Technologies and its more and more smaller costs, like ERP, CRM, BI, etc.,

2. The creativity of the new MBA to generate value and its corresponding engineering - for example, Feedback Control System - in the administrative and managerial fields,

3. Several different layers in the companies in what refers to its managerial and administrative automation levels.

This created not very orthodox solutions, and one of them is the installation of a Front-End System above the Transational System already existent in your company that -by any reason - cannot be substituted by a "pure" ERP System.

Inside the existent tools and for reasons that will be exposed, we used the IBM Lotus Notes software for that purpose, briefly Notes as it's widely known.

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Nine Advance Networking Skills for Seasoned Networkers

A seasoned networker knows the real meaning of networking --being organized, efficient, effective, and, of course, work the event to its fullest. Attending networking groups after so many years can tire and drain anyone’s excitement. Especially since these situations are not social events. It is easy to have one foot in the event and the other some place else. A major challenge for all networkers is to be there with both feet.

What propels someone to advance networker? Is it the number of events or the number of years they attend? No. Is it the delicate balance and expertise on how they work the event? Yes.

Here are nine techniques that raise networkers skill level:

1. Business cards. If you are networking for a new job or career, there is nothing inappropriate about having a business card with a tag line of what type of job or company you are seeking.

Basic networkers learn that wearing an outfit with two pockets is important for the business card shuffle. Advance networkers think of those pockets as their in-box and an out-boxes.

Aware networkers hand business card exchanges differently. They don't ask for the card until they know something about the person’s functionality and there is a match. No match, no card. When you receive someone’s card; receive it gently with both hands, stop and read it. This shows respect. Respect to who they are and what they do.

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How To Implement E-Business Solutions Successfully

Getting your business processes online is not an easy job! According to Gartner Group, a renowned research firm, a full 75 percent of all e-business projects fail due to poor planning and unrealistic expectations of new technology. The productivity gains and cost savings promised by e-business solutions are often lost not because of the technology itself but because of improper management of their implementation. In most of the cases, when a massive e-business solution installation goes wrong, the management of the business is to blame. Failure to understand the scale of the project, oversimplification of the project, inappropriate expectations and lack of resource commitment are few of the mistakes made by management that debilitate the implementation and use of the systems.

Pitfalls of E-business solutions installation process

A large distribution company has decided to use a new online supply chain management solution. The people – those who were supposed to use the system – were quite skeptic about the ability of the system, as they did not have enough knowledge and had very little or no training in using a similar system. As a result, it took over a year for the company to bring the solution to its full operation. Productivity suffered severely. The final implementation cost came out to be several times more than initial budget. A large number of companies are reporting to face similar difficulties with the implementation of their e-business solutions.

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Publishers' Top Web Site Blunders

If you publish books, then it's tempting to lead put those books front and center when structuring your web site. However, if your company has a theme connecting the books you publish, you'll attract more traffic and sell more if you create an informational site on that theme that also sells books rather than a blatant sales site.

Why do I say this, given that few publishers create their web sites around this principle? Understand that most of a publisher's potential book buyers are not on the Internet in search of a book. They are hunting for information. If they are consciously looking for a book, they would search at Amazon or another online bookstore rather than do a general web search.

And if they're looking for information on, let's say, cat diseases and they get to your site and see that you are selling books, they may immediately back out and click to the next site that might have some free information about cat diseases. But if they get to your site and see that you're a portal for information on cats, they will probably stick around long enough to understand that what they really need to do to get the best answers to their questions is to buy one of your cat health books.

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Five Tips to Become a Soundbite Genius

1. Speak in soundbites to everyone.

Getting key phrases for concepts and ideas across clearly is central to all communication. As a fun practice try to shave off any extraneous details during conversation in your everyday life. In Errol Morris' film *Fog of War* former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara said, *Never answer the question that is asked. Answer the question you wish were asked.* Begin to train yourself to speak only what you want others to hear. In this way you'll be shaping other's perception of you-which is the essence of good media.


2. Answer the first interview question with your sermonette.

In a 1989 interview on the NPR show Fresh Air veteran TV journalist David Brinkley said, *Everyone of them [his guests] will arrive in the studio with some little sermonette in mind, and determined to deliver it. So one thing I do is first ask them a dull, boring question like, what do you think about this. And let them deliver their little sermonette. And then we get to the hard core of what we're there to talk about.* Your first and last points have the most impact so plan and deliver your sermonettes no matter what you're asked.

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When is enough: Enough?

Keeping your Business Website Fresh and Unique:

Google PR, SE optimization, Keywords, Content, and More Content.

That is the beauty of the information hi-way. It is like taking a
road trip for the first time. The excitement, the unknown, and the
mystery. Searching but not knowing exactly what lies ahead.

As I travel the information hi-way, I wonder: When is enough: Enough?

We continually add new content and information to our websites. Each
day presents a new problem, a new solution, and a new revelation.

I, like many Webmasters, have become obsessive about my WebPages.
Each day I evaluate, and re-evaluate the content of my site.

Have I added enough links?
Do I have enough articles?
Do I have enough information to keep my visitors attention?

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7 Essential Web Site Maintenance Strategies

Maintenance of your web site is an absolute necessity if you want to keep it from becoming stagnant and losing visitors. It can be compared to a garden that is not weeded, it soon disappears from site as a result of the weeds blotting out the sunlight. Maintaining your web site means continuously updating it with fresh content, keeping it free from errors (ie broken links, sloppy code) to maintaining a high position in the search engines.

Let's look at the 7 essential strategies for web site maintenance:

1. Check for broken links - broken links will annoy visitors making them click elsewhere off your site, thus losing a potential customer. Businesses that once linked to your site, may have closed down, thus causing broken links to appear. Check for broken links on your site at least once a month.

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Simple Changes To Make Your Web Site Sell

So you have a web site, you have traffic, but it doesn't... well ... sell? But what can you do about it? Often some very simple changes to your web site can mean the difference between success and failure. Based on my own experience and extensive testing of what works and what does not, here is a quick list of simple changes you can make to turn your site around and rapidly improve your profit levels.


1. Are You Grabbing 0pt-Ins From Every Corner Of Your Site?

It is as true now as it ever has been - a large proportion of your profits will come from a list of subscribers that sign up at your web site. Very few people buy first time -that's why it's so important to attempt to initiate some sort of ongoing relation with them. And that's where email usually steps in.

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Buyer Beware: Web Hosting, Registration, and Site Building "All in One" Package Nightmares

Starting out in any type of online marketing or Internet business can be confusing and overwhelming. There are so many different aspects of a start-up: domain name registration and purchase, Web site host purchasing, and of course, the "building" of the Web site itself. This leaves many consumers looking for an easier way to purchase everything in one place, both to save money and to save time.

This has led to the rise of "total packages" by many hosting and Internet development companies, where everything is included: domain-name registration, software for design of a site or an online method of building a site, professional design of the site, and of course, the hosting. This is quite popular as it whittles down the process of getting a site up and running for many new to the Internet and online marketing.

However, with the convenience of Web-hosting packages of this sort, there also can be inconveniences. No road is paved "with gold" and this type of registration, hosting and design package deal is no exception. There can be problems that surface later on when purchasing a Web design and hosting package that also includes registration. These problems usually present themselves in the following forms:

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It Wasn’t a Tornado or an Earthquake; it was an Email. Managing the growing risk of critical data loss.

With spring upon us, summer just a few weeks away, and a new season of severe weather swirling into motion, now is the perfect time for a business to consider what a natural catastrophe such as a tornado or flood would do to its operation.

Oh, and emails too! It is hard to fathom mentioning “malicious emails” as one of the catastrophes to consider when designing a Disaster Recovery Plan, but it is the truth.

It doesn’t have to be an F5 Tornado or the Flood of ‘93 to be considered a major disaster anymore. Businesses can officially include “malicious emails” that show up disguised from “grandma” as one of the top threats on the list. With the growing number of computer viruses, as well as the number of cases where data has been damaged as a result of unauthorized access, never before has a company’s health been so at risk.

For example, on June 14th, 1999, eBay executives, employees, traders, investors, the media, and the world watched as eBay stock value plummeted by $4 billion dollars. The devaluation occurred because of an all-day (22-hour) outage on its auction site. Executives at eBay estimated that the impact included a drop of $3 to $5 million in sales. Every hour that eBay was down resulted in an estimated $200,000 in lost sales.

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Creating A Network That Works

Do you ever stand in awe of those people who seem to know everybody and everything? I know I do! Regardless of what you're looking for, these people have their finger on the pulse of the 'Net and know where to find it. Their network of resources and people is incredible! Yours can be, too. It's actually very simple to create a network that works to bring you business, offers feedback and provides those resources that we all need to have.


---- Make A Wish List

The first step in creating a network that works is making a list of what you want. Go ahead, think of the perfect situation where you would have anything you needed at your fingertips. For example, if you have a Web design business you might find it very helpful to create associations with people who offer services that compliment yours. Why? Because if these people are heavily involved with the process of getting a Web-based business up and going, they could send you many leads and that could turn into paying clients.

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Connections Matter

Knowledge is power and sharing it can build even more capability for the person sharing and the organization. Yet, this concept can be a hard sell to those who have been raised on the belief that giving away their knowledge is surrendering power.

Changing Behavior is the Big Challenge

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7 tips To speed up your PC

Did you know that very soon after you start using your computer it begins to slow down and loses that responsive,

"fresh out of the box" sort of feel.

You only bought your new super-speed, top of the range computer a few weeks ago. You start surfing the internet, downloading a few new programs to try out and today you're working away and you notice it just doesn't seem as fast as it was before.

If that's ever happened to you, then there are a few things you should know which I'll be covering in this article that will get the pep back into your PC.

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SSI: Why and How to Use Server Side Includes What Every Webmaster Should Know

If you are a webmaster or a website owner and have not yet used server side includes (SSI), I am about to make your life soooo much easier. SSI can save you a lot of time updating your site. Set them up right at the beginning and you will be forever grateful that somebody thought up SSI.

In this article we will look at what SSI is, why it makes life so easy, and exactly how to set up SSI on your website...and then I'll share two little bonus tricks I've discovered.

What is SSI?

SSI actually covers a number of features to improve your website. I am going to speak here of just one critical improvement, referred to as an "include" file.

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Internetworking: Cabling Cisco Devices

In this article, you will learn about how Cisco devices are connected to a network.

One of the most common cable endings for connecting Cisco devices is UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair). UTP is a cable that has four pairs of wires twisted inside it to eliminate electrical interference. UTP cables are connected using RJ-45 connectors that have eight connector pins. The data equipment that is used for internetworking is classified as Data Terminal Equipment (DTE e.g. router interfaces) and Data Communication Equipment (DCE e.g. A WAN connects DTEs through DCE network).

UTP cables are used in many configurations and for different purposes, to form an internetwork including: Straight-through, Crossover and Rollover. The applications of UTP include: Serial transmission, Integrated Service Digital Network (ISDN) connections, Console connections and Modular & fixed interfaces. A discussion on these follows.

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Dr Pepper Your eMail

If the post office delivers mail to to a box on your porch or on a stick out front, you probably check the mail every day. If you have a box at the post office, it is a given te=hat you get in the car and visit the post offeice every day. With eMail, you can and should, check your mail on a daily basis, at the minimum. Better yet, Dr Pepper it.

Dr Pepper was first introduced at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. The same place Hamburgers and Hot Dogs were first served on buns and where the ice cream cone was introduced.

It was in 1924 when the Dr Pepper people discovered research proving that sugar provided energy, duh, and that the average person experienced a letdown during the normal day at 1030a, 230p and 430p (a sugar LOW).

That was the origin of Dr Pepper’s most famous advertising slogan, "Drink a bite to eat at 10, 2, and 4."

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10 Classic Ways To Successfully Use Autoresponders

1. Use your autoresponders to conduct simple polls.

Your polls can give you valuable information that you can use to make your ezine, site or product better. They can also help you to make decisions concerning making changes to your product, site, or ezine.

You can also make your ezine more interactive by running a poll in each issue and then publishing the results in the following issue.

Using polls in this way will help you to increase your readership as your readers will be interested in seeing the results of the polls you've run.

2. Use your autoresponder to deliver an email course that shares with your visitors the benefits of owning your product.

To create your course, you could use your articles as the main content of your course or you could use them as a guide to making your course.

You could also use questions you get from your visitors and customers to write a course that your visitors would be interested in and that increases your sales.

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Are You At The Mercy Of Computer Geeks?

Many business owners are sabotaging their business without even realizing it. They are completely out of the loop when it comes to all technology aspects of their operation such as websites, computers and software. They become completely dependent on their technical people and naively believe that things are "being taken care of".

This "head in the sand" approach is very dangerous. Here are just a few scenarios of what can happen:

* Your webmaster is the only person who knows the username, password and other improtant settings for your website. If the webmaster suddenly stops responding to your phone calls or e-mails (which I've seen happen many times), you would have no idea how to hand off the website updates to another person.

* Your programmer no longer wishes to work with you. When you hire a replacement, it turns out that there is no documentation for the program, the code is unreadable, and it will be cheaper for you to buy a new program than salvage this "sinking ship".

* The software that was developed for your business theoretically does all that was required, but there is one big problem: it is sitting idle because it is so confusing that nobody wants to use it.

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