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AskVideo.com Player

AskVideo Player is a Tutorial-Video Player that lets you Download & Stream HD Tutorials from AskVideo.com. No account is needed to...

November 30, 2014 by ASK Video

The4xJournal

The4xJournal software allows you to journal your forex currency trades. Some features include: -Note entry for each currency pair you...

April 8, 2014 by The4xJournal

Ideal bedtime reading for IT pros: Safari Books Online

I've recently discovered that Safari Books Online is a great way to keep myself up-to-date on the ever-changing world of IT. For US$60 a month, you get over 20,000 books online, covering the latest programming tools and languages, the newest software packages, and even useful books on soft skills such as:Savvy: Dealing with People, Power and Politics at WorkWhy are some people so hard to work with?

April 30, 2012 by

KeyBlaze Typing Tutor

KeyBlaze typing tutor software is designed to assist with learning to touch type, 10 key and speed typing. Perfect for people of all...

May 30, 2013 by NCH Software

Professional Certification for UK Software Architects

In light of recent comments made about the underlying validity of software architecture on ZDNetUK, I was interested to chat yesterday with Matt Deacon who is Chair of the UK Chapter of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA UK).Deacon told me that a newly launched IASA Certified IT Architect (CITA) programme for the UK will now be delivered in partnership with Skills Matter Ltd and in association with Microsoft UK.

April 8, 2010 by

No accounting software for Linux?

The key issue in evaluating the open versus closed source argument with respect to mid range financial software is organizational philosophy, not software features - if you've got the skills, the courage, and the organizational support, open source is simply the smarter choice - and if you don't, it isn't.

November 24, 2008 by

Marc Benioff: Marketing maverick's journey from Apple to Salesforce

In this Super Techies interview, tech star Marc Benioff talks with CNET News.com's Dan Farber about his career as a business entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. Benioff discusses his early work as a programmer for Apple; honing his sales and marketing skills with industry mogul Larry Ellison at Oracle; and his current role as CEO of Salesforce.com, providers of on-demand software services.

March 27, 2008 by

Hot tech jobs in Singapore

Jobs in higher demand are still in core technology areas like software development, but Singapore will increasingly need people with both technical skills and business domain knowledge to help drive the economy.

February 4, 2008 by

2007: How was it for outsourcing?

Government continues to shun colossal outsourcing contracts in favour of selective sourcing, while businesses display growing confidence in software-as-a-service -- however sustained skills shortages have plagued deployments, sparking interest in offshore options.

December 27, 2007 by

Virtual labs and education

Yesterday, I asked for people to share their thoughts via a guest blog on virtualization in Ed Tech.   Guest blogger Erik Josowitz provided us with the following (thanks, Erik).  Feel free to talk back or submit your own guest blog with some specific experiences or implementation details. Virtualization is great tool but, like any Swiss-Army knife, success with it depends on the task at hand. One of the places that people get into trouble with virtualization is when they try to use out-of-the-box virtual infrastructure with non-technical audiences. Virtualization is a great solution but often is not a complete solution.In education we've frequently seen challenges that look like appropriate places to implement a virtualization solution, only to find that the end-result is not fully usable by the intended audience. One example is providing hands-on lab environments to support application training. Success in the workforce today depends on high-level application skills and there is no better way for students to attain those skills than through hands-on use of the software applications. Many educational institutions provide computer lab environments to help support their student population and provide access to necessary software applications. Many of these lab environments have become the source of IT management problems as they become virus-ridden, get subverted as distribution sites for pirated software or music, or just plain have the normal IT management issues associated with a shared resource in a public environment. For many institutions their student population brings with them their own PCs which solves one problem but creates another. The lab issues diminish but the problems of providing secure access to software (and software licenses) often takes its place.The answer, we've found, is virtual lab management - using virtualization to deliver secure computing environments as a shared resource. Virtual labs allow administrators to serve up a clean and unchangeable environment for each student - in the lab or on their own PC - on-demand. This makes it easy to provide access to applications that students either can't afford individually or that their home PCs cannot support. It makes it simple to track and monitor lab usage and to control the use of resources so that systems are not subverted into file servers. Virtual lab management sits on top of virtualization (from Microsoft or VMware) and tells it what to deliver and to who. It makes it easy for non-technical users to select the types of applications they need from a menu and to gain access to those environments without needing to understand virtualization, networking, hosts systems or anything about how it gets delivered. Best of all, virtual labs make it easy to manage capacity. By scheduling time in the lab environment the shared resource is managed for maximum utilization. If more capacity is needed it is simple to add additional resources to the system. The end-users simply see an increase in availability.Virtualization may not be a panacea for educational institutions, but for a subset of problems, a centralized virtual lab may enable technology administrators to focus their time and attention on enabling learning rather than administering systems.

December 19, 2007 by

Hot tech jobs in Singapore

Jobs in higher demand are still in core technology areas like software development, but Singapore will increasingly need people with both technical skills and business domain knowledge to help drive the economy.

November 22, 2007 by

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