Antivirus Software – The Defense Mechanism Of Your Business

Viruses have become very sophisticated these days, how could Anti-Virus lag behind? The latest face off between virus writers and antivirus makers has led to the release of many new viruses on the net on a daily basis. To counter them, antivirus makers have to constantly come up with latest release that you need to update on your computer. The threat compounds if you own a business and do all your business transactions on the internet. It becomes extremely important to ensure that you have a safe and strong defense system to safeguard your computer from the external threat.

For your convenience and knowledge, we have listed some advantages of having Antivirus software just in case you are having second thoughts:

Protection from Virus.
Defense against Malwares, Spam’s and spywares.
Your data will be secured.
Your computer’s performance will be optimum.
Antivirus Support – The savior in desperate times

There are many other benefits, but we have only listed a few of the most important benefits of having antivirus software installed. All these software’s have their own antivirus technical support team to ensure you do not face any hiccup during the entire experience. Some of the functions of the Antivirus tech support team are mentioned below:

Help in installation of the software.
Assist in up gradation of database.
Scan your entire computer system to check if there are viruses in the computer.
Quarantine the infected areas and delete the viruses.
The antivirus support team is available 24/7; all you need to do is give them a call as soon as you run into any difficulty. Companies today give too much importance to the tech support team because they are the ones who help in maintaining the right image of the product in the market. The various ways of seeking help from them are:
Phone – You can directly give them a call and they will guide you.
Email- you can drop them a mail and they mail you the solution back.
Live chat – there are forums wherein you can log in and chat with them live and get the solution to your problems.

So, in the end what we are saying is:

Your antivirus is your assurance towards data security. You can transfer all your worries to the antivirus tech support team and sleep peacefully. You can sit in the comforts of your house or office and get all your issues resolved with accuracy and precision. They will also guide you towards what you need to do in case you face the same issue in the future. The world of internet is a dynamic world and increasingly it is being used for getting much work done. More and more companies are using this platform as a medium to get all their financial transactions done. Under these circumstances, the threat of virus is even more prominent since you are constantly keeping your doors open for them to come inside and create havoc. The only protection you have is the Antivirus software.

The writer is an antivirus tech support team expert at WeTechies LLC,a company offering tech support for computers. Call 1-800-986-4205, connect with a live technician remotely, and get your issue resolved instantly while speaking on the antivirus technical support number.

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Importance of Tech News

We are living in a technology driven society. In this society, we should keep us updated with the latest technological inventions. We must try our best to get the latest tools, gadgets and software to execute multiple tasks with our least possible efforts. To make us aware of these tools, gadgets and software, many dedicated news portals, blogs, websites, magazine, tabloids, journals, and newspapers have appeared to the scene. They take important roles in the dissemination of latest information about technology.

There are a significant number of websites and blogs offering us latest tech news. We get to know about the latest gadgets, software and apps along with the right platforms to run them. Now we can travel faster and reach our desired destinations within a very short span of time. Doctors can get information about the latest machines and tools. They can use these to cure their patients. Alongside, they can give end-to-end solutions to some diseases that were incurable for last few decades. Besides, they let us know about the newly invented computer languages, new application software and latest database management systems. With the aid of these, businesses can execute a number of business activities that help them in better business management. They can perform well in their core competencies and create steady bottom lines for their companies.

Based on their information, we take some important decisions to make our life more comfortable and hospitable. We get to know about the probable risks and recent malware attacks that can help us in happy and safe internet browsing.

Significant benefits of tech news

Help us grow well

Tech news makes us aware of the latest inventions and technological advancements. We use them in our personal lives and business purposes. Many news items help us make our life more comfortable- as we start using these technologies in our own purposes. Sometimes, dedicated tech media bring out news on business management software and database management system. These help businesses perform well in their core competencies. As the consequence of these, they can grow well to become a globally recognized company or business entity.

Help us stay safe and happy

As these media include updated information about hacking, malicious attacks and dangerous “call to action points”, we become aware of these. It helps us in safe browsing and secured transaction.

Save money and time

As we are informed about the latest technological trends, we can make some changes in our operation and production process. Using latest tools and methodologies, we can cut down our production costs and execute a number of activities quickly and easily. This helps us save our time and money.

Daniel Mcbreen is a professional writer. He is interested in writing articles on Tech News.

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Do High Tech Acquisitions Make Sense?

I was reading recently about the proposed merger between StorageTek and Sun. Two major technology companies, one making a comeback from bankruptcy and the other mired in a long slump, with several years of negative predictions about their business prospects.

I am not an insider and don’t know the specific details of this merger. It seems to make at least some sense, as Sun has not historically been strong in Storage, which is StorageTek’s forte. Sun has been Private Labeling storage systems from a company here in San Diego for the past several years (probably doesn’t bode well for that supplier!). So having Storage Technology in-house could be a big plus for Sun. The analysts have generally panned this deal, however. They don’t think it does anything to reignite Sun’s growth, which is what they’re looking for. I don’t have enough solid knowledge of the situation to decide whether it’s a good idea from a strategic perspective or not.

What I do know is that it probably will fail.

ODDS AGAINST IT

Predicting failure is a pretty big statement for someone with limited knowledge of the specifics of the deal. But I can make that statement because numerous studies have shown that 40-80% of all mergers fail. That’s a whole bunch of investor money down the drain. And in High Tech, it seems like it’s very hard to find an example of a really good merger or acquisition.

Of course, there are examples to the contrary. Computer Associates built a huge business and shareholder value with an aggressive acquisition strategy, over a long period. Cisco Systems has made many acquisitions of smaller technology companies, purportedly with great success. They profess to have the “secret sauce” on how to make acquisitions a success-and maybe they have. These are two high profile examples of large companies succeeding with M&A as a major part of their strategy. But for every Cisco or Computer Associates, there’s probably 10-20 who have failed with a prominent M&A strategy. Symantec made claims like Cisco for a long time, but recently ended up unraveling a number of their acquisitions. The recent HP-Compaq mega-merger hasn’t panned out too well (especially for one former rock star CEO name Carly!).

TOUGH FOR THE UNINITIATED

So how do deals usually work out for the “average” company that might make an acquisition every couple of years or so? Not very well, in my experience.

I have been involved in numerous acquisition projects, both as a consultant and on the inside of an acquirer. I spearheaded one project internally which led to acquisition of a software company, which I then had to integrate into my business unit I was running at the time. You know what? The buying is much easier than the integrating!

And this, I believe, is where the great majority of mergers and acquisitions fail. People at the top fall in love with the “deal”–the strategic fit, the potential boost in short term revenue, the new products added to the portfolio, and generally with the “numbers” of the deal. Investment Bankers and M&A consultants emphasize the financial terms and other “hard” aspects of the potential deal–to the near exclusion of the “soft” factors of the deal. Most of all, I think it’s easy for senior management to become “deal-junkies”–quickly addicted to the adrenaline rush that comes with deal making. Unfortunately, all of this tends to obscure a really important fact. In High Tech, when you acquire a company, you don’t really gain ownership of the people–the key factor that makes a company in our business a success or failure.

MANY PATHS TO FAILURE

The integration of the two organizations and their employees is almost always an afterthought. No one gives much thought to this aspect until Senior Management has already decided they want to do the deal. Then it’s time to start to figure out how two, often disparate, cultures will mesh. In reality, these steps should be reversed–the cultural fit should be studied very closely at first, then other factors of the deal should be examined. IF THE CULTURES DON’T FIT–USUALLY YOU HAVE A DISASTER ON YOUR HANDS. It won’t matter how well the numbers work, how much cost you can take out, or how much geographic or product synergy you envision. It will be a disaster.

Sure, there are many other ways an acquisition can turn out badly. Let’s list a few:

Integration of MIS: There have been many good companies that have struggled (or even choked to death) trying to integrate incompatible back office systems

Product Integration: This is especially true in the case of software companies. A software company “takes out” a competitor. They then spend the next five years trying to integrate the two code bases. Or they kill one of the products, alienating the user base they just acquired. This one occurs over and over again.

Overlapping Brands: The HP-Compaq merger is a good example of this problem. HP paid a huge price for Compaq, and much of the value was in the Compaq brand. Did they need another brand–and what have they done with it since the merger? To this day, I don’t know which brand of computer I should consider buying–HP or Compaq. They kept both, and haven’t segmented them in any meaningful way. This causes confusion as well as duplicitous expenditures. What’s worse, many times one of the brands is simply ditched–which is the equivalent of throwing millions (or billions!) of dollars out the window after your purchase.

Dueling Managements: This is symptomatic of that really funny deal, the “merger of equals”. No one decides who will run the company until after the merger is final. This results in an internal “struggle to the death” for control of the company for the next year or two, while the remaining competitors run past.

Channel Conflict: Maybe both companies have large dealer networks with a lot of overlap. Or the acquirer is primarily a direct seller, and the target primarily sells through the channel. These issues can be some of the toughest to manage. If done poorly it will lead to large, sudden revenue reductions.

Exit Strategy for the Target: Often times there doesn’t even need to be “cultural” people problems for disaster to strike. If the acquired company views the deal primarily as an opportunity to “cash out”, there will be a mass exodus of key people to the nearest beach, people that you need for the acquisition to make sense. Or worse yet, they stay and become working zombies until their obligation runs out. It’s pretty hard to put effective “golden handcuffs” on everyone.

IT’S THE PEOPLE, STUPID

There are many more ways to failure than I could list. But they are all minor in scope compared to the likelihood of the “culture clash”. To begin with, all of the people in the company being acquired are “freaking out”. Will I have a job? Will I being doing the same thing in the combined company if I keep my job? Will I have the same benefits? Who will I report to? I’ve heard the managers in the new company are raving lunatics who eat their young! In the acquiring company often the same fears exist to a slightly lesser extent. All of this leads to suspiscion and distrust between employees of the two companies.

A proposed merger is an opportunity for the rumor mill and imaginations to run wild. Key talent is now open to exploring what opportunities might be available in the outside world. Sometimes the brain drain might start almost immediately, well before the deal is even consummated. So the problems begin early on. The stage may be set for failure, and the ink isn’t even dry on the merger agreement. All the while the guys in the Executive Suite are toasting themselves with Scotch, and patting themselves on the back. Eventually they get around to forming a committee to look at “integration issues”. But management focus usually doesn’t really shift to this potential culture clash until the merger is consummated–and the fires have already start. Productivity crawls to a halt, while new turf battles emerge. People you don’t want to lose are leaving left and right. The guys in the suits don’t know what hit them–until the wall of fire is too high to extinguish.

ACQUISITIONS CAN WORK–BUT SHOULD COME WITH A WARNING LABEL

I hope that all of this doesn’t come off as negative to the extreme. It’s only meant to caution. There are actually many good scenarios that can lead to successful acquisitions. Software companies who look to buy to fill a hole in their product line or acquire technology to quickly jump on an emerging market segment, as an example. These types of deals can make tremendous sense, if executed properly. I’ll talk about more about acquisitions scenarios and success factors in a future column.

But in Software and other High Tech markets, product cycles are short and differential advantages are fleeting. As a result it’s all about the people, since differential advantage needs to be continually re-created. So the next time you think about making an acquisition to solve a business problem or accelerate your growth–think about the people first.

I’d like to hear about your M&A experiences–drop me a note.

Copyright 2006 PJM Consulting

Phil Morettini is the Author and President of PJM Consulting, a Managment Consultancy to Software and High Tech Companies. Phil is a senior technology executive with extensive experience as a CEO and VP-Marketing & Sales. PJM Consulting executes special, strategic projects and can also supply interim senior management in General Management (CEO, COO, Division Manager), Product Marketing, M&A, Distribution Channels and Business Development. You can contact Phil on the PJM Consulting Website at: http://www.pjmconsult.com/data/news.htm or via email at info@pjmconsult.com

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Tech Support Software For IT Service Providers

Tech support software is a gift to IT service providers. Unlike other businesses, an IT company deals with many queries of a technical nature regarding its products. Unlike ticketing, billing, or similar problems, a person working in an IT company needs to deal with queries regarding slow download speeds, non-functioning software, installation problems, and so on. They need a specialized system for dealing with queries, and providing step-by-step troubleshooting directions to customers.

Customers will call in or e-mail to have their problems resolved. IT helpdesk software will manage all the queries. It will send all the queries to appropriate departments, so that they are all answered effectively and efficiently. It provides better customer service and is good for the company. This investment will give you long-term dividends. It is an investment that is worth making.

If you are a small or medium sized business dealing with communication systems and you cannot afford to invest in call centers, you need the help of IT helpdesk software. There are many types of IT helpdesk software available in the market. So if you are looking for one, you need to compare several of them to decide which one fits the requirements of your business.

There are some basic features that all IT help desk software have. It generates trouble tickets in response to queries. These tickets are in the form of bulletins and every customer has his/her own bulletin board. The queries are directed to the specific department. The software also shows whether the query has been solved, pending or in progress.

Second feature that this IT helpdesk software has is known as FAQ boards. When a query is sent to the technical staff, they resolve it immediately and post the solution on to the database. So next time a customer has a similar query, they can look up the FAQ boards for solution.

Virtual conferencing is another great feature of many tech support software. This system allows tech support mechanics to connect to customers online, and provide real-time solutions to their problems. This allows staff to view and even control the user’s PC from a distance. This way, staff can troubleshoot without having to travel to the user’s location. Not only is this option less expensive, it also saves a lot of time. It enables technicians to deal with the queries and problems of many more clients.

A variety of features, easy user interface and cost effectiveness have made tech support software popular with IT companies and IT professionals.

Sonny Castro is an online marketer and entrepreneur who specializes in online niche products. His new product, the insanely popular Three Pillars Help Desk is now available. For more information, please go to: http://threepillarshelpdesk.blogspot.com

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High Tech Toys We Can’t Turn Off – How to Write Articles on Personal Tech

If you don’t think personal tech is important then obviously you don’t watch the stock market during the day or CNBC news. After all, one statement from Steve Jobs and Apple’s stock skyrockets, along with the entire tech sector; and later in the day; “lo and behold” if the entire the entire Dow doesn’t post a strong gain. Consider if you will, just in the recent past, we’ve had the iPhone, the new Kindle, and all these new smart phone all-in-one gadgets.

Yes, it seems sometimes high-tech toys are something we just can’t turn on. They are getting to be as American as apple pie. Everyone wants to get in on the latest new thing, and the early adopters will pay a premium for the high-tech toys of the future, that is, if they can get them in their hot little hands today. Perhaps, it is for this reason that I recommend that online article authors that like to talk about and discuss technology spend some more time writing personal tech articles.

Over the last couple years I’ve written nearly 50 articles on the topic, and it is amazing how much traffic they get, it’s just cool. People want to know about personal tech. It is one of the most highly searched terms on Google. Of course, if you’re going to write personal tech articles you need to know a few things. People want to know the juice. They want to know all about the good stuff, and the problems.

They want a real product review, not a bunch of hype, and not a lot of talk about the color. They want to know the particulars. They want to know about the software, they want to know about the speed, the conductivity, the interface, the RAM, the operating system, and they want to know when it will become obsolete, and what comes next. They want side-by-side comparisons of all the competing products.

Most of all, they want to know where to get one!

If you can write online articles to give this information to the public, they will eat your articles up, refer them to friends, and there is no way you can stop them from going viral on the Internet. Trust me, it’s happened to me a number of times. I hope you will please consider this.

Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank. Lance Winslow believes in shopping for the best smart phone; TMobile Phones

Note: All of Lance Winslow’s articles are written by him, not by Automated Software, any Computer Program, or Artificially Intelligent Software. None of his articles are outsourced, PLR Content or written by ghost writers. Lance Winslow believes those who use these strategies lack integrity and mislead the reader. Indeed, those who use such cheating tools, crutches, and tricks of the trade may even be breaking the law by misleading the consumer and misrepresenting themselves in online marketing, which he finds completely unacceptable.

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Massage in Bucharest

Recognize it! You’re busy! And so must be! That’s what life is like! But you want more than that, you want to do more for yourself and massage can help. Because massage makes more than a simple relaxation of the mind and body. It keeps your body in shape and gives you enough energy to make you enjoy a longer life better than you do it today.

Massage releases stress. At the moment, stress is a universal evil. Every time you are late, every time you avoid a car in traffic, every time you have trouble working, stress is doing his job. Each time adrenaline increases heart rate and cortisone levels and organs respond to the measure. You will be in a state of nerves and constant agitation.
When there is no release of stress, serious problems such as an upset stomach, hypertension, sleep disturbances, chest pain, or existing illness may worsen.

Some of the changes that may occur are: Anxiety, lack of concentration, depression, permanent fatigue, muscle or bone pain, sexual dysfunction, excessive sleep or insomnia

All these stress-related problems can be diminished and some can be totally eliminated by massage. The researchers concluded that a massage session can lower heart rate and blood pressure, relax your muscles and increase endorphin production. The massage also releases serotonin and dopamine and the result is a general relaxation, both physical and mental.
Our body care must be at the top of the priorities.
By adding the massage to your routine you will look much better and you will be much healthier and relaxed. Massage can improve your vitality and mood. Massage can prepare for a long and beautiful life.

Our masseuses personalize each massage session according to the needs of the individual.
Our massage parlors offer a variety of relaxation styles and techniques to help you. Apart from relaxing, massage can be a powerful ally in reducing pain, increasing energy levels, improving mental and physical performance

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After a massage session, you will see how the mental prospects are enriched, the body allows easier handling, better pressure resistance, relaxation and mental alertness, calm and creative thinking.
When you have the impression or force yourself to stay straight, your body is not actually aligned properly. Not only does the posture look bad, but it forces some of the muscles to go muddy all day, while others become weaker. After a long time, the incorrect position may cause other drops. For example, internal organs press on what affects digestion, breathing ability is also diminished, which means that much less blood and oxygen reaches the brain and hence all sorts of other complications.

Massage allows you to return your body to the track. Allowing the body to make healthy and accurate movements is one of the greatest benefits of massage. Massage can relax and restore muscles injured by bad posture, allowing the body to position itself in a natural, painless position.
Apart from posture, there is also anxiety. One of the signs of anxiety and stress can also be heavy breathing. When the body begins to breathe too little and deeply instead of breathing at a natural rithm, it is impossible for one to relax. One reason may also be that the chest muscles and the abdomen get tightened and the air gets harder.

Massage plays an important role in learning the body how to relax and how to improve breathing. Respiratory problems such as allergies, sinuses, asthma or bronchitis are a group of conditions that can benefit from massage. In fact, massage can have a positive impact on respiratory function.

Many of the muscles in the front and back of the upper part of the body are breathing accessory. When these muscles are tight and shorten they can block normal breathing and interrupt effective breathing natural rithm. Massage techniques for stretching and relaxing these muscles improves breathing function and breathability. Massage leads to an opening of the chest as well as structural alignment and nerve dilatation that are required for optimal pulmonary function. A good way to treat respiratory problems with massage is the taping made in Swedish massage. When done on the back, along with vibrations, it can detach the mucus from the lungs and can clean the airways for better later function.

Massage not only relaxes muscles, but helps people become aware of daily stress levels. Once the body recognizes what really means relaxation, the mind can rest easily relax before the stress becomes cornice and harmful. This will help you enjoy a balanced life. Massage controls breathing, allows the mind to re-create relaxation before the occurrence of chronic and harmful stress and increases the level of energy.