Software as a Service or SaaS Technology Definition and Advantages

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It truly is a more competitive world out there. Businesses know that to be at par with the competition and to grow at a rapid pace, they need to drive innovation within the company and find partner organizations that are cutting edge and would help them dominate the market quickly using practical, simple and cost effective methods.

Rob Purdy, CEO of Carlton Group, a leading edge technology provider, said that in 2011, the IT Channel Planet reported on an IBM survey which said that “mid size businesses are shifting investment priorities more towards innovation and growth and a significant portion of resources are likely to be allocated towards “SaaS” computing. About 70 % of the respondents intended to work with a local channel partner to help meet their technology objectives.”

What exactly is Software as a Service or “SaaS” Technology and why has it become important for businesses?

Information technology research and advisory company Gartner describes SaaS as software thats managed, delivered and owned remotely by providers which could be one or more. The infrastructure and the IT operations that support the applications are also outsourced to the vendor or a different provider. The application that the vendor delivers is an application thats based on one set of data definitions and common code which are then consumed in a one-to-many model by customers at any time. If the software needs to be installed on-premises using the companys infrastructure, that is not SaaS technology.

A Gartner Group estimate put the 2010 sales of this technology at $10 billion and the 2011 sales at about $12.1 billion. By 2015, the IT advisory company estimates that sales figures for SaaS will double the 2010 numbers.

Purdy, citing the Wikipedia definition, said that Saas is “a software delivery model in which software and its associated data are hosted centrally and accessed by users using a web browser over the internet.”

Why are more and more companies choosing Saas? Purdy said the following reasons:

1. He said that many large performance improvement companies have made the decision to migrate their client solutions to SaaS technology because it is much more affordable than traditional software to maintain, faster to implement and in most cases can be fully managed by the end customer.

2. SaaS technology delivers secure, affordable, scalable and easily accessible method to deliver employee recognition performance, loyalty training and even global reward management solutions all on a global scale.

3. SaaS keeps companies competitive. Purdy said, “Companies stand to reap massive rewards by incorporating SaaS solutions into their offerings. Performance improvement companies who do not offer SaaS solutions are less competitive simply because most enterprise level organizations are already using or considering using SaaS technology.

4. Software as a Service or “SaaS” Technology delivers simplicity. “In the words of Martin Henry Fisher, knowledge is a process of piling up facts,” Purdy shared. “Wisdom lies in their simplification. And nothing speaks volumes like simplicity to your customers.”

Gm’s Robot Commercial Depicts Suicide According To Nami

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General Motors robot commercial which was aired during the Super Bowl has aroused various reactions from the audience and most of them were not very happy with what they have seen. According to the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Community the commercial encourages suicide.

After General Motors controversial ad, the company has been bombarded by complaints. But according to the worlds largest automaker and maker of the popular GM Nerf Bars, everything is under control and as a matter of fact – they are also planning to air the same commercial again for the Academy Awards on February 25.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness or NAMI, the nations largest organization that focus on serious mental illnesses, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders has expressed their disappointment with General Motors through their Executive Director Michael Fitzpatrick, who commented, The GM commercial is recklessly irresponsible. How many national organizations does it take to change their minds?

It should be noted that it was not only the robot commercial of General Motors that was considered offensive during the Super Bowl. Even the ad of Mars, Inc. for its Snickers candy bars has also provoked negative reactions from the crowd especially from the gay community. But unlike GM, Mars, Inc. has decided to stop their Super Bowl ad for fear of further offending the public.

Fitzpatrick explained that the traditional marginalization of mental health concerns is rooted in stigma and discrimination. General Motors robot ad that reportedly suggests suicide may encourage some very depressed individuals to commit suicide. Suicide kills. Depression kills. Obsessive-compulsive disorder can kill. But GM sees those kinds of concerns simply as cute, advertising gimmick. What does it say about the companys concern for public health?

In the ad, the robot that was working for GM drops a bolt on the assembly line and was fired because the automakers obsession for quality. The robot search for other jobs but unfortunately got fired again. Due to extreme depression the robot decides to end his life by jumping off the bridge.

The tragic concept of the ads has alerted NAMI to take the necessary step in informing General Motors of the horrible impact it might have on emotionally disturbed individuals who may see that commercial. NAMI has warned GM that the depictions of suicide in mass media in the past have been proven to increase the risk of suicide contagion, clinical term for copy cat suicides.

NAMI also added that the robot ad may increase suicide cases in the country brought about by the fact that there are a high number of unemployed individuals in the country right now. And unfortunately General Motors with its restructuring program has caused many employees to lose their jobs. The ad will be like adding insult to injury.

Cooling a Server Room the Cost-Efficient Way

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As the servers are used constantly, they generate tremendous heat. When this heat increases beyond control, it may lead to damage of the devices and equipment. Being machines, the computers are delicate under the hood and are prone to damage due to carelessness. System crashes, reboots, hang-ups, untimely failures; poor performance and other problems can be created due to abnormal temperatures. Now, one way to keep these issues under control is to maintain the server room’s temperature. Sufficient ventilation, cooling and maintained temperature are the efficient ways to protect computers and servers.

Maintaining the temperature

The computers used at homes and for small offices come with internal cooling devices, which usually keep the desktops and laptops cool. Nevertheless, the server rooms that manage a number of systems do not have sufficient internal cooling systems. They have to be kept cool using an external cooling source, such as portable air-conditioner. Secondly, increased humidity inside the enclosed area can cause corrosion or rust. The maximum humidity level of a server room should not exceed 40 to 50 percent.

Are portable air conditioners good solutions for cooling?

The temperature of the server room should be steadily cool around-the-clock. If the room or storage area is connected to the central cooling systems, they may be shut down during the weekends or sometime late at night, depending upon the company’s working hours. If the cooling systems fail, the computer systems are prone to face the brunt.

Portable air-conditioners keep the server rooms cool, as the temperature can be controlled individually depending upon the outside temperature. There are few air-conditioners that adjust the temperature according to the outside temperature on certain modes. They are self-contained units which do not require permanent installation. Business owners can move these units anywhere as required.

A portable AC used in such places must have condensation tank to manage the humidity level, automatic restart function and proper ventilation to replace the hot air inside the room. These features not only keep the servers cool but also regulate fresh air and keep the machines working continuously. The automatic function keeps the air conditioners working continuously even when there is a power cut or failure.

When it comes to the size of the air conditioners it is never an issue. The server closet of size 9000 to 12000BTU will be sufficient for the unit to fit in. While a 12K BTU unit requires 9 to 12 amps a huge unit of 14000BTU requires 20 amps. The air-conditioner should be thoroughly checked for the necessary requirements before installation.

Would You Make Friends With Your Domestic Robot

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Domestic robots could easily become part of our future landscape. As technology improves and people are more pressed for time, it’s really no surprise. In a January 2012 Persuadable Research survey, 67% indicated they would feel safe and secure with robots doing various tasks in their homes and furthermore, 70% would personalize their robots by naming them. Placing a name upon a robot gives one the sense that robots could become part of the family, in a way, perhaps similar to pets, but with an entirely different function.

Among those who would be willing to buy a robot, nearly half, 43% prefer that their robot be able to take initiative and suggest actions. It seems that people foresee robots as domestic helpers, but also as personal assistants. Imagine, if you will, a robot that takes commands by simply talking to it. It would learn from past tasks and even offer ideas or better ways to do things. If robots had emotions, 37% of respondents think they might even be able to make friends with them.

What would the perfect robot look and sound like? Panelists felt that the robot should not sound too young or too old and the voice should not be too masculine or too feminine, but it should definitely be more humanlike rather than synthesized. It should also look more human than machine and be more roundish than square. Additionally people seemed to prefer a more colorful robot as well as one that could have a more personal design. Lastly, a sense of humor wouldn’t hurt!

It appears that many perceive robots as a possibility and a natural extension of existing smart technology. It is easy to admit that, from the survey results, one could imagine a cadre of robots in fun Apple colors, much like iPods – except much bigger and definitely more expensive. So, what would you name your robot?

These robots would tidy up our homes and workplaces cheerfully. Panelists envision them being able to handle nearly any household task from cleaning windows, 45%, to scrubbing toilets, 41%. They are also being considered for moving heavy objects and providing security for the home.

How To Fully Clean A Virus Off Your Computer

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If you are anything like I am, you have been infected by at least one virus and occasionally have a really hard time removing it. I will show you to remove these tough viruses without having to rebuild your computer or pay someone big money to do so.

Ok so you notice your computer is running very slow. You run your virus scan software and find one or more viruses. You clean them up and your computer still runs slow. You cant figure out why so you run another scan and find out that the same virus is still on your computer. How does this happen?

Basically, there are viruses that will drop into protected system files or startup files that hide within your computer. Sometimes they cannot be removed without rebuilding your computer but there are a few ways around this.

First things first, get a computer toolkit ready to destroy the virus on multiple levels. I recommend a spybot scanner, adware scanner, and virus scan. Plus it always helps to have a strong registry cleaner. Once you have all of these tools ready to go, get them updated fully and download the latest versions of each if possible. After you have updated all of these tools DISCONNECT your internet connection from the computer.

It is essential to disconnect from the internet because most of the imbedded viruses will connect to their host site after the main piece is removed and will download and install itself again without you knowing. Run all of your scan utilities first and restart your computer after they have finished. Once the computer is started up, run the scans once more and restart if the virus is back. If you cannot remove the virus within three restarts, further action is required and will more than likely result in a rebuild.

If you remove it, run a registry clean to remove any leftover tag files. This will also help speed up your computer slightly. Refer to my article 5 Easy Tips To Keep Your Computer Running Smooth And Safe for more computer optimization tips. Restart once more and connect to the internet once more. You should run one more scan to verify the virus is gone. If it is we are ready to go. If it isnt removed you will have to take a couple more steps.
Use your scan utilities to find out exactly where the files are located and remove them from the registry. Be warned that removing registry files can break your operating system.

How Trojan Horse Viruses Can Attack Your Computer

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A trojan Horse virus is so called because of its reference to the Greek legend of Troy. The legend goes that a large wooden horse was left outside the gates of Troy as a peace offering from the Greeks, whom the trojans were at war with. Once inside, the horse burst open to reveal Greek soldiers who then destroyed the city.

trojan Horse viruses are similar because they appear to be a harmless program but once installed on your computer can wreak havoc with a number of viruses potentially hidden in its code. There is a slight difference between a Trojan Horse and an actual computer virus however. Unlike typical computer viruses, a Trojan Horse does not replicate itself.

One type of Trojan is known as Spyware. This type of program is designed to monitor your Internet surfing habits and use that information for things such as targeted marketing.

Another common problem that Trojan cause is the installation of a backdoor. This means that hackers have a hidden entrance to your computer in which they can send you spam, take control of your computer, or even destroy it. These types of Trojans can be very hard to detect and eradicate.

How Trojans are Distributed

You may be wondering how to protect yourself against Trojans. The first line of defense is knowing how they are distributed.

One of the most common ways is via a useful program such as a computer utility. Once you run the program with the hidden Trojan it can do what it wishes with your computer. Another common way to get a Trojan is through an email attachment. Many people receive executable files through email and don’t think twice about running it on their computer. Once the program is run, you have a Trojan. If you ever get an attachment with an .exe at the end make sure you run a virus scan before opening it.

It is even possible to embed an image with a Trojan. Once you view the picture the Trojan has invaded your computer. It is best to never open files, regardless of type, if you don’t know where they came from. Even well-meaning friends can accidentally email you an attachment which contains a Trojan.

Trojans often take advantage of your computer’s operating system and ports which connect it to the Internet. Some Trojans even allow others to take remote control over your computer and steal keystrokes which may just be your credit card number.

Fighting Trojans

Other than being wary of what you open and install, the best defense is an up to date anti-virus program. It is important that you ensure your anti-virus software is always current since new viruses come out each day. You can typically download free updates from the software provider. You should also ensure you have a firewall to protect you while online.

Disaster Recovery Software – a necessity for the success of your business

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There are many instances that can lead to loss of data that can create serious implications on the progress of the business. Fortunately, due to the availability of various disaster recovery software solutions, your business continues to operate in the event of your server failure or during instances of natural disaster. The software helps to back up your data and store it in a secure location. The most beneficial feature of this software is that it allows you to replicate your data on daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis. Further the software automatically compresses your data so that it can be transported across your network in a faster manner. During the process of backup, the software can store the data in two different locations. Either, it will make use of a network, flash, portable and HD-DVD drives or even store the data on File Transfer Protocol servers, which allows you to transfer files in an accurate manner.

Whether you work from home or office, it is essential to provide protection to your data. Disaster recovery software helps to back up a certain file or entire computer as well as offer protection from the entire server. Choosing a best software solution would also allow you to compress information onto an offsite hard drive or multiple hard drives, depending upon the number of computers that you are protecting. Additionally, while choosing recovery software, it is also essential to ascertain that it is novice friendly. Moreover, make an informed purchase by consulting technical support team and downloading a free trial, which gives you the option of understanding the efficiency of the software.

If you search the web, you can easily find various sites that provide the services of disaster recovery software solutions to protect your data from complete loss or damage. However, since all options on the table do not offer the same level of efficacy, it is imperative to ascertain the proficiency of the chosen provider. In order to assure that you are going with one of the best options in the domain, you can simply refer to some of the testimonials that the chosen provider has received from its clients and published on its site. Additionally, you can also refer to some of the case studies published on the site of the provider, which will give you a fair idea of the level of competence that you can expect from the chosen provider.

DishLATINO Packages the Best of Spanish Programming in US

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In the arena of satellite TV DISH Network is a very renowned name. It offers wide selection of programming choices with variety packages. There are more than 250 channels including movies, news and information channels, sports channels, local channels, and much, much more. For the Spanish speaking viewers DISH Network offers excellent programming choices through its unique DishLATINO Packages. These packages have been exclusively designed for Spanish viewers residing in the United States.

If you speak Spanish and reside in the United States switch to the DishLATINO Packages offered by DISH Network and remain connected to your homeland. Dish Latino comes in wide selection of packages and each of them is very much affordable. DishLATINO package offers channels in both Spanish and English. Let’s have a look at DishLATINO Packages.

DishMXICO is available with a price tag of just $19.99 per month. There are more than 55 channels in Spanish and English which include movies, sports, and news, etc. Enjoy programs direct from Mexico through channels like TeleFormula, Univision, TeleFutura, Galavision, and Azteca America. With the pack, the viewers can also enjoy all-digital local channels.

If you would like to enjoy the perfect blend of Spanish and English programming, DishLATINO Dos is the perfect choice for you. By paying just $29.99 per month you can watch exciting Spanish and Latin channels. There are more than 210 channels to choose from which will leave you no chance to feel bore. Notable channels in this pack include Cartoon Network, Discovery Kids, Animal Planet, A&E, Bravo, Cable News Network, DISH Shopping, Horseracing TV, etc. The pack also includes more than 25 HD channels.

Those who dont want to miss any of Spanish and English programming, they should opt for DishLATINO Max pack. More than 255 all digital channels could be watched at just $42.99 per month. This is in fact the best value for your money. Watch everything from movies, sports to comedy shows, and latest news. The movie categories include romance, family, comedy, action adventure, and others. Over 40 HD channels are also included with this package. In addition, there are also all local channels depending on your area.

You can choose any of the above mentioned packages as per your taste and budget. Whatever DISH Network packages you choose, you will get free standard professional installation in up to 6 rooms as well as free DVR upgrade service. DISH Network provides utmost care to its viewers. Switch to this renowned satellite TV service providers and enjoy all your favorite shows, movies, and music even being away from your native land.

The Great Nokia N8-The Perfect Multimedia Handset

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Nokia as a brand are known for the masses of middle range feature phones that they have produced over the years. This image looks set to change with the N8, a high end smartphone destined to compete with the best phones currently available.

One area where the Nokia N8 really excels is in the multimedia department. The manufacturers have obviously spent a lot of time creating a package fit to rival any other phone currently available. The camera immediately stands out on this model thanks to its massive 12 million pixel resolution, a wise move considering the industry standard seems to have settled at the 5 million mark. A major attraction of the camera is the superb standard of optics that it uses. This Carl Zeiss lens gives the photographs a real depth of colour which further enhances the already excellent results. Autofocus means there is never an excuse for your snaps to be blurred, even when lighting conditions are less than perfect thanks to the Xenon flash. High Definition is the word on every bodies lips at the moment, so media fans will appreciate the 720P video capture that looks great either on the phones excellent screen or when connected to a compatible HD television thanks to the mini HDMI socket. The video facility features a light for darker conditions and on the front of the device you will find an additional camera suitable for making video calls.

Storage options are extensive on the Nokia N8 The phone comes with 16GB of internal memory which is more than enough to handle the demands of your average phone user. Those who wish to make plenty of HD recordings, or who have extensive music collections they wish to store will be thankful of the microSD card slot which allow for a further 32GB to be added to the phone. Speaking of audio files, the N8 works superbly as a portable audio player. With regards the user interface, the phone utilises a system call “Coverflow”, which displays album artwork and makes finding your required track easy. There is no need to worry about audio formats as the N8 handles most, including eAAC+, MP3 and WMA. A handy RDS tuner means that should you want to catch up with the local new or radio, the device can handle this task. As you would expect from a phone with such extensive audio feature, a 3.5mm stereo jack allows the user to select their favourite headphones to use with the unit.

The Nokia N8 is more than just the perfect multi media handset. Great connectivity, gorgeous looks and an excellent processor make this handset undoubtedly Nokias best to date.

The Nokia N8 and the Nokia N97 Mini Gold are available now.

Forex Trading Robots – Why Most Automated Trading Systems Sold Will Destroy Your Equity

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There more popular than ever and greedy investors think they are going to get rich quickly with no effort. The reality check is almost all robots will destroy your account equity quickly…

95 – 98% of robots I see on the net have not even been traded!

The track record has this disclaimer on it.

Look for it in the small print if you see it and read it you will understand why it probably will fail miserably:

“CFTC RULE 4.41 – Hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain limitations. Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading. Also, since the trades have not been executed, the results may have under-or-over compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors, such as lack of liquidity.

then of course the statement that makes the track record no use at al in determining profitability:

Simulated trading programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profit or losses similar to those shown”.

Now what is the logic of having a track record that has never been traded and what does it tell you?

Does it indicate anything about the profitability of the system – NO

Of Course it doesn’t and it’s a wonder that these track records are allowed to be used to sell to the public. Most of the time the traders buying the system don’t dig to deep and are generally trusting throw in some good copy and there soon buying the system.

I always read about how these forex robots are sold by ex bank traders etc – there not, there sold by marketing companies looking to tap into the huge market in forex trading products.

You can make money in forex but an automated trading system that has never been traded is not the way to do it. Let’s make one point clear:

Forex trading is NOT as easy as giving a few hundred dollars and buying success in a box – life isn’t like that!

You need to get the right forex education and do your homework – if you want to buy a forex trading system you can find some good ones with track records if you shop around – but never ever buy one with a simulation.

You could trying writing to the vendor and ask for his track record audited over say 2 years and see if you get a reply but don’t hold your breath.

Facts About Mission Style Cabinet Hardware

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Ever heard of the term mission style furniture? Does it have anything to do with religion? Well I thought the same thing when I heard this term. I was under the impression that these were items that came through missionaries who traveled to many countries and their furniture, I assumed, was named so by the natives. Wow, was I wrong. Mission style furniture began as a reaction to the mass production that was happening within the industrial revolution. Quite simply this type of furniture was birthed as an outcome of the industrial revolution and has developed in popularity in the years leading to the present. Mission Style furniture is a collector’s item.

In 1985 it was Joseph McHugh who is known to have used the word ‘mission’. And this mission era dates from 1895 – 1916. But it didn’t stop there. People even now buy and have ownership of mission style furniture. A feature of mission furniture is its unpainted wood, in maintaining with earthly shades and natural prints. These woods include oak and cherry. Mission style furniture is also known by names such as Sickley, and Prairie.

Mission style cabinet hardware is as likened as other cabinet hardware. Mission style cabinet hardware also includes of drawer pulls and latches hinges, which are made with a verity of materials. These being wood, obviously, metal and brass.

Mission Style Log Bins, Library media cupboards, jewelry cabinets, kitchen cabinet crme, Salzburg media cabinet and over cabinet towel bars are consider the wide variety of Mission style furniture.

Choosing of mission style cabinet hardware would need a good eye and keenness to detail. Mission furniture has a tale of its own, its beginnings are unique and in order to hold this originality, one must be careful when choosing fitting. Rich dark woods that have natural color and also designs need to be kept in mind when buying mission style cabinet hardware. Yes these mission style cabinet hardware may come in metals as well. But the metal could be furnished to mirror such wood or patterns. Otherwise, you may lose the authenticity you would look for when changing or refurbishing needed mission style cabinet hardware.

Mission style cabinet hardware can be introduced through ‘arts and crafts designer series’ or ‘Victorian designer series’ which carry many, many kinds of designs in colors that delight the nature palate.

Mission style cabinet hardware, though it may not be authentic, if purchased with care, can help you preserve that ‘mission’ genuineness. Be watchful not to tarnish the image of your valuable furniture by buying cheap hardware.

Create Success Wallace D Wattles Science of Getting Rich book FREE

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Want to know how to Create Success ? Well it all starts with the mind! your thoughts are powerful!

If you want to change your results, create a super charged profitable business, create financial abundance and freedom, work from home, travel more, work less, buy more things…whatever you want… you must change your thoughts and open them up to unlimited potential…that is how you start to open the flow of massive amounts of cash to you.

Now if you want to create success you also need a plan. This plan includes having a goal, a vision, having the proper business tools in your hands and finally it requires action!!

I am passionate about helping others learn and apply the universal laws of success, and YES! there are universal laws that help you succeed. These are laws by which the universe governs itself. It is real whether you believe it or think it is huey. So if you want real success and fast and with the least amount of time and effort, then it serves you well to just accept these laws, learn what they are, how they work and work with them and not against them….see that is the real secret to create success!

If you want to create success start with the incredible teachings of Wallace D. Wattles. The concepts are mind blowing. But the power is that we can create anything we desire—The Law of Attraction is at work for us or against us—always! This book teaches you how.

Wallace D. Wattles wrote the infamous “Science to Getting Rich” book in 1903, the book upon which the movie or DVD “The Secret” is based. This is the little green book that Rhonda Byrne refers to in the beginning of “The Secret” the green book that her daughter gave her, the one that she read, that illuminated her to some ground breaking ideals, the little green book that changed her life—drastically—the little green book that she based her DVD and best-selling book “The Secret” about.

Still don’t believe or never heard of the Law of Attraction and how it can be applied to creating huge success? Look at the positive proof of the new age film “The Secret”…wow, there has never been such a spin on a concept…ever.

In this tiny green book, lie the secret to create success, the secret to opening up the abundance of cash flow into your life. It all starts with your mind; your thoughts, your vision and your awareness.

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Publishing Your Articles with Article Submitter Software

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Article Directories have become very popular for both, the authors who want their articles published and the pepole who are looking for content for their ezines or sites. But this has lead to a huge amount of article directories on the internet, which makes it impossible to submit Your Articles to all of them by hand.

The solution to getting published by as many directories as possible is to use automatic article submitter software. These tools will auto-fill the forms at the article directory sites for You and thus save You tons of time. Article Instant Submitter will also have more than 150 directories You can post to. This will save YOu time and effort searching the net for all of these.

By getting Your article published with a submission software You will greatly increase the chances of getting published on sites or ezines other than the article directory. This will dramatically increase the amount of traffic You will recieve and give You more quality backlinks to boost Your Link Popularity.

Getting Your Article out to all sites possible always ensures that Your article and link is going to be picked up by a search engine spider rather fast than slow. The more listings You create, the higher Your chances of seeing Your website in the search results in just days.

So use an Article Instant Submitter and give Your article all the exposure it needs to become a successful promotion tool for You and to get published more often. This will help You to build reputation online and get Your web-sites listed higher up in the search engines!

Written by Thomas Kraemer I`m Web Marketer from Germany the North of and use Article Marketing to increase my sites position in search-engines dramatically. Find more Infos on Article Instant Submitter at my website:

Podcasting Technology What Is It

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Podcasting: Everyone is talking about it. But what exactly is it, and how does it work? Simply defined, podcasting is the dissemination of syndicated files, either audio or video in content, over the Web for use on handheld audio/video equipment and computers. The term itself is a combination of two words, “iPod” and “broadcasting.” The word refers to both the file that’s downloaded and the technology to transfer it. Keep in mind that an iPod is not necessary for accessing podcasts. A podcast is also known as an audio subscription service. Listeners can subscribe to and download as many podcasts as they want. As a new method of downloading and transferring information, podcasting is revolutionizing the way we communicate. Podcasts differ from streaming video and audio. Podcasts are usually a continuous series of programs, with many episodes featured in serial format. Podcast subscribers can listen to the content on MP3 players or computers whenever they want. Unlike streaming video, no Internet connection is necessary to review the content of a podcast. But, due to their nature as stored files, podcasts can never be experienced live, in real time – again, unlike streaming video.

Podcasters, or people who create podcasts, have Web sites where their content is available for downloading. Can any old Joe start his own podcast? For better or worse, the answer is yes. All a would-be podcaster has to do is put his files on a web server thats accessible to the public. The file should have an internet address (URI). Podcast files can be any kind of files, from a PDF to a text file. The files can contain audio or video content. The would-be podcaster begins to create a series of files, creating a feed or list of URIs, so the entries in the series can be easily found and downloaded. Each entry is usually accompanied by a date, a title and some kind of content overview. The podcaster links the file to an identifiable place on the web server. This place is usually permanent, and its called the feed URI.

The popularity of these informational feeds has grown astronomically since 2004, when podcasting first became popular among bloggers and software developers. Podcasts cover all sorts of subjects, from technology to politics, to art and literature. Apple made podcasting part of its iTunes package in 2005, and last year, Sony Entertainment released a statement saying that its Play station Portable would be compatible with podcasts.

Now, podcasting has become a part of conventional media. The technology is being used by news stations and newspapers around the world, including The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, the BBC, ABC in Australia, and Sirius satellite radio. The popularity of podcasting is expected to continue to grow, as print media becomes a less vital part of day-to-day communication. Check out New Technology TV for more information.

Article Marketing Robot – Internet Marketing – Product Overview

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Article Marketing Robot – Internet Marketing – Product Overview

During our Article Marketing Robot case study, we discovered that Article Marketing Robot is a necessary marketing software tool that can aid any author to help spin and submit their own custom written articles. Article Marketing Robot will also help the author automatically distribute their articles to numerous article directories. This combined marketing technique is designed to drive more traffic to your website and hopefully, if you have the right product at the right price, achieve some sales. Article Marketing Robot is a must have for internet marketing campaigns, it is really three integrated software components in one, the complete package consist of an article spinner (reproduces similar versions of the original article), thesaurus (presents optional words and phrases), and finally the article submitter (their are now over 3000 article directories) in the Article Marketing Robot database. The article software also present the opportunity to preview the articles in the browser before final submission.

Article Marketing Robot – Layout and Design

The latest release version (1.0.7.6) of Article Marketing Robot produces an user friendly instinctive interface. In addition to previewing articles, with a quick glance in the center frame of the screen, the author can examine article submission progress of success/failure status. The author can search for distinct article directories, differentiate and isolate article directories by PR (Page Rank) Ranking or Value, this feature allows you to submit to only the highest ranking article directories if you prefer. You can now view the Quick Result column to verify Sign Up status, if whether or not the article was accepted or published, or did the article encounter failure during the submission process. In addition, the software allows you to confirm your submissions for Live Links placed on the article directories with the option to have the results return in various formats such as CSV, HTML etc.