Saturday, December 17, 2011

Learning on the Go: Benefits of Online Training Programs

Improving the employees' performances is one of the main concerns of the management team. With increased productivity, the company can earn more and expand. One of the teaching methods that companies can use is an online training program. An online training program has several benefits that traditional teaching can't provide.

Setting up a seminar for the entire company may be a tedious task since the schedule must be compatible with everyone. One of the benefits of online training programs is its flexibility. Since most of the modules are supplied over the Internet, the employees can access them anytime, anywhere. An online training program eliminates the hassle of finding the right time for the learning process. Rather than fitting it into their schedules, employees can do it whenever they have time. Some online training programs can be done during breaks in the office while some can be done as take-home assignments.

Another benefit of online training programs is its cost-effectiveness. Compared with traditional classes, they offer cheaper expenses since there are minimal requirements. The company doesn't need to spend much on supplies like books and modules since these can be uploaded online. With just a computer and an Internet connection, the employee can do the modules at home. An online training program also eliminates the need to travel and a big venue for external training sessions, helping the company save on additional expenses.

With just a click of their mouse, employees can access their online courses. The company can also set up a forum where in the employees can input their ideas regarding the lessons. This is helpful for companies that have several employees designated in different locations. What's even better is that the resources for the training can be reused and updated for future trainings. An online training program like CRM online training also allows employees to learn at their own pace and preference. As long as the company's operation will not be at stake, employees can complete the training at the time most convenient for them.

iPad Application Development - Technology at Your Fingertips

iPad is the next generation device with mind boggling applications that will tremble your experience towards technology. iPad is an Apple product that has brought out number of applications for unbelievable work that can be done using its features that are made at par perfection and capture the ultimate specialties that everyone wish to have. iPhone we can say I an intermediate device between iPhone and a PC. It has all the functionality similar to iPhone accept the calling. Though it supports all the apps of iPhone but iPad application development companies thinks that iPad specific apps will allows you to take the advantage of the entire extra feature which it has. iPad not only supports the applications that have been designed for iPhone or iPod Touch, but it also runs those apps that are made especially for it. Apple apps whether it's for iPhone or iPod touch can be adjusted to get a better look and feel in iPad. iPad with its feather touch screen functionality and high definition graphics which makes the apps accessible on finger touch creates a great impact on people.

With the increasing use of iPad applications now days it has become an incredible device to do business and at the same time entertain the customers with its highly mobilized interface and awesome usability. Because of its multi functional and enhanced features iPad has become popular among all age groups. Whether it's corporate or the small entrepreneurs everyone is efficiently using highly customized iPad applications to gain momentum in their work process and maintain client's database securely.

Introduction to Drupal

Drupal is an open source CMS (Content Management System) platform that empowers individuals, teams and communities to easily and quickly build, deploy and manage websites. The websites usually contain content that can be any combination of text, graphics, audio and video etc. A CMS provides a number of features that simplifies the process of developing and managing websites, including the following:

It provides a tool set for authoring, publishing and managing the contents of the websites.

It provides an administrative interface.

It provides a database repository for the content and a mechanism for associated information

It provides a component for creating and managing the menus and navigational elements.

It provides a component for user management.

It provides a security framework.

Drupal was written by a student of Dutch university, Dries Buytaert. The word Drupal was derived from the Dutch word "druppel" which means "drop" (druppel: "a drop in a water droplet"). The project was initially written by Dries for sharing messages and events with his friends but soon it turned into an open source project in 2001 which expanded the features of CMS on web. The project worked widely, ranging from personal blogs to the large/complex corporate and government sites. The source code of Drupal is written in PHP and distributed under GNU General Public License. The most interesting part is that, Drupal is compatible with all the operating systems and, free to download and use. Drupal can run on any platform that supports both, a web server capable of running PHP 5.2 or higher (the web server could be Apache, Microsoft IIS, Lighttpd, nginx) and a database such as MySQL, Postgre SQL, Microsoft SQL Server, SQLite, MariaDB, MongoDB etc. (For Drupal-7 the database must be MYSQL 5.0 or higher, PostgreSQL 8.3 or higher etc.) There are many versions like Drupal-5, Drupal-6, Drupal-7 etc but the version Dupal-6 and Drupal-7 are only active and are maintained now a days, the version 5 is not used any more. The version 7 was released on 5 Jan 2011 and the versions 6.22 and 7.2 were released on 25 May 2011. The next version 8 is under development and will be released soon.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Origins of Laptop Brand Names

As is known to all that there are many famous laptop brands in the world, such as Acer, Apple, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Thinkpad and so on. But how many people know how these brand names are created? Let us talk about this.

Lenovo named itself "Legend" when it was founded in 1988. But it proved to be a stumbling block when Lenovo planned to enter international market. "Legend" had been registered by almost all European countries and it covered fields from PCs, food, and automobile to clothes. As a result, Lenovo changed "Legend" to "Lenovo". "Novo" is a Latin root and it means innovation. "Le" is a part of "legend" and owns the meaning of "legend". The whole word "Lenovo" has the meaning of innovative legend. It is reported that Lenovo tells the world that Lenovo will leave the world a legend with the innovative minds.

In 1992, IBM developed a portable computer but it racked all the company members' wits about how to name it. One day, when the workers gathered again to discuss how to call this new computer, the project leader suddenly threw a pad with a word "THINKPAD" on the envelopment. And then someone cried out "Thinkpad! Thinkpad is a pad can think. It is the best name!" Finally, Thinkpad started its legend in the PC market.

HP was founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in the garage and HP later on became the most successful company in Silicon Valley. It was said that Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard had a debate about the name. Bill Hewlett wanted Hewlett-Packard while Dave Packard stuck to Packard-Hewlett. So they decided to flip a coin. Hewlett won at last and the company was named as "Hewlett-Packard". The name was shortened as "HP". HP means innovation, innovation and innovation.

Users who know Dell will surely know how this name is generated. Dell traces its origins to 1984. Michael Dell created PCs Limited when he was just a student at the University of Texas. He created a selling miracle and an epoch-making business pattern when he was only 18 years old.