Benefits of E-commerce Website for your Business

by Arun 15. March 2012 03:59

The scope of e-commerce has changed forever, with regional boundaries now outclassed, the evolution of Internet has made E-commerce the most effective and convenient way of buying/selling products online. No wonder the E-commerce marketplace has emerged as one of the quickest ways of exchanging goods and services globally.

Over the years E-commerce has grown into a huge industry with US alone generating more than $175 billion in revenues from it, an industry that is growing at a healthy rate of 17%. In the past few years a lot of new e-commerce ventures have stolen the market share from established traditional retailers and more importantly have done the same in no time at all. E-commerce has turned out to be the most efficient way of promoting one’s products online and also ensuring a truly global appeal for the same.

If you are looking for that expansive growth percentage for your business and an unlimited marketplace for your products, then selling your products online is the way forward for you. Here are some of the advantages of having an E-commerce website for your Business:

  • Global reach for your products: Since the whole world becomes your market with e-commerce, the opportunities are immense. An e-commerce website gives you the option of promoting your products world over and in turn ensures massive ROI for your business.
  • Advertises your products 24*7: Having a website to sell your products ensures 24*7 visibility for your products, plus the very fact that these products can be bought from anywhere in the world makes your business a true money minting machine.
  • Economical and efficient mode of Operation: Having a website to sell your products is not only an economical way of doing business as against the traditional methods; it is also one of the most efficient ways.
  • Fast and secure way: Not only is this a fast and secure way of doing business, it also helps reduce delivery time, labor cost etc. and also gives the buyer the all important advantage of buying products from the comfort of his home.
  • Saves time, increases turnover: Having e-commerce website not only saves you a lot of time, the hassle free procedure also ensures an increased turnover for your business.

Having E-commerce website is one of the fastest ways of giving your business that global audience it deserves and the Return on Investments that you have always dreamt of. With the world turning virtual with each passing day, the advantages of using the web to sell your products online are immense, an opportunity that is not to be missed at any cost.

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Benefits of Outsourcing Website Development

by Arun 3. September 2011 09:47

By outsourcing web development, the business requirement of existing web application can be met in a more effective manner. It can considerably reduce cost by eliminating the need to hire full-time website design professionals.

It also enables to meet new challenges and opportunities more effectively.

Web maintenance services are very competent to meet any additional growing requirement or customer demand in more efficient manner.

Economic services and timely solutions can be bonus of outsourcing website development processes to other companies.

They can also help to maintain existing website and applications by updating them and putting accurate information on the websites.

Other benefits which can be expected by outsourcing website development services are updation of new content, enhancing existing applications, search engine optimization of the website, bug fixing and backup of constant technical support.

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CD DVD Data Recovery Software Overview

by Arun 27. August 2011 07:46

Blank CDs and DVDs have been around for quite some time now and their limited life span means that many users will eventually run into accessibility problems. With age come problems to read files from the CDs or DVDs. The only option in this case is to make use of data recovery software to save those files to storage device before they become completely unrecoverable.

Why can files become unreadable on optical media? Burned CDs and DVDs suffer from material degradation. And most disks also suffer from oxidation, not to mention scratches and other forms of physical contacts. The average lifespan of such disks is said to be ten years.

This overview looks at free solutions to recover files from CDs and DVDs.

It should be obvious that data that is not there anymore physically cannot be read by even the best DVD or CD recovery software. Sometimes though files can not be read by the user in Windows, while they are largely recoverable on the byte level. Basically, data recovery software copies every readable byte of the optical disks to another storage device.

IsoBuster

isobuster

isobuster

What the developer says:

It supports all optical disc formats and all common optical disc file-systems. Start up IsoBuster, Insert a disc, select the drive (if not selected already) and let IsoBuster mount the media. IsoBuster immediately shows you all the tracks and sessions located on the media, combined with all file-systems that are present. This way you get easy access, just like explorer, to all the files and folders per file-system. Instead of being limited to one file-system that the OS picks for you, you have access to “the complete picture”. Access data from older sessions, access data that your OS (e.g. Windows) does not see or hides from you etc.

IsoBuster is available as a free and professional edition. The free version has several limitations, largely lack of HD DVD, Blu-Ray and file format support.

The program tries to install a toolbar during installation, make sure to cancel that before continuing. The program is simple to use. It will automatically recognize a CD or DVD that has been inserted into the drive. The sessions, tracks folders and files are displayed in the program interface.

Here it is possible to navigate the menu structure, and extract individual files or files from folders from the disk. IsoBuster displays a Save As dialog and extracts the data to the selected disk.

Several recovery options can be configured in the preferences. This includes the maximum number of retries, sorting criteria, file system specific settings or image files handlings. IsoBuster can load CD and DVD images as well, which is the recommended way of handling recoveries.

CD Recovery Toolbox

cd recovery toolbox

cd recovery toolbox

What the developer says:

CD Recovery Toolbox Free – repair damaged CD disks

CD Recovery Toolbox tool was developed for recovering damaged files from different disk types: CD, DVD,HD DVD, Blu-Ray, etc. You can use it to restore information lost as a result of some mechanical damage of the disk (scratches, chips, different spots on thesurface) or as a result of incorrect recording.

This program is very easy to use. CD Recovery Toolbox supports recovery of CD, DVD,HD DVD and Blu-Ray disks. It begins with the selection of the drive, and the output directory. The program then reads the files from the disk and displays them in a file browser.

Here it is possible to select the root folder, or one of the subfolders of the disk for recovery. A click on Save reads the data from the disk and saves it on the selected storage device.

CD Check

cdcheck

cdcheck

What the developer says:

As your CD and DVD collection grows, there are two important problems you face – do your CDs and DVDs still work? What can you do when a CD or DVD starts to have problems? These are crucial questions since the discs are used to store valuable files like email, home movies, photographs, business/tax records and music. The solution is to use a free program like CDCheck. It can scan most CDs in a few minutes to tell you if the data is OK – this way, you don’t have to find out the hard way that there is a problem. Plus you can use the time it takes for a scan to complete as indicator of the CD or DVDs overall health – even though files may not be recorded as damaged, slower results normally indicate a CD that is on the way out (expect longer times if there are more files on the CD).

If a CD or DVD is showing files with damage or you can no longer read a file in a drive, CDCheck can be switched to recovery mode and make a full sweep of the CD or DVD, recovering lost files along the way. When parts of a file can’t be fully recovered, the program will still recover any salvageable fragments. Many file formats such as Zip, TIFF and JPEG can still be used if incomplete (success of this technique varies, depending on the damage). Most zip tools have a ‘repair archive’ function, and a standard graphics editor can help repair damage to photographs caused by missing fragments.

CD Check is a software that needs to be registered on the developer’s homepage before it is free to use for a lifetime. The program can check a disk for read errors, which the other programs in this overview cannot. The time of each check depends on the disk and the speed of the drive.

The other options are to compare directories, for instance a directory on the CD or DVD with a local directory, and to recover files from the disk. For comparison purposes, hashes are generated.

DVD Disaster

dvd disaster

dvd disaster

What the developer says:

CD, DVD and BD media keep their data only for a finite time (typically for many years). After that time, data loss develops slowly with read errors growing from the outer media region towards the inside.

Archival with data loss protection

dvdisaster stores data on CD/DVD/BD (supported media) in a way that it is fully recoverable even after some read errors have developed. This enables you to rescue the complete data to a new medium.

Data loss is prevented by using error correcting codes. Error correction data is either added to the medium or kept in separate error correction files. dvdisaster works at the image level so that the recovery does not depend on the file system of the medium. The maximum error correction capacity is user-selectable.

DVD Disaster is not a typical data recovery software, as it can be used to prevent data recovery by adding error correction codes to optical disks. To create error correction codes a disk image is required. The program is able to create those disk images and create the codes. Those codes can then later be used to recover files from a disk.

Roadkil’s Unstoppable Copier

unstoppable copier

unstoppable copier

What the developer says:

Recovers files from disks with physical damage. Allows you to copy files from disks with problems such as bad sectors, scratches or that just give errors when reading data. The program will attempt to recover every readable piece of a file and put the pieces together. Using this method most types of files can be made useable even if some parts of the file were not recoverable in the end.

The program can be used as a daily backup system using its batch mode functions. A list of transfers can be saved to a file and then run from the command line to perform the same batch of transfers on a regular basis without having to use the GUI interface. The program supports command line parameters which allow the application to be run from schedulers or scripts so it can be fully integrated into daily server tasks.

Roadkill’s Unstoppable Copier can read data from any kind of disk. It tries to recovery files on a byte level, and can copy files partially because of this. This often means that files can still be accessed, especially if they are not binary.

Abyssal Recovery

abyssal recovery

abyssal recovery

What the developer says:

Abyssal Recovery can rescue corrupted or lost data from damaged, scratched, or defective CD and DVD discs. Abyssal Recovery can copy the files to another destination on your hard drive. Abyssal Recovery will skip the bytes which are not readable from file and copy all other bytes to extract maximum data. You can set the program to copy byte with byte to minimize the losses, or you can set a higher number of bytes to be copied once for a faster recovery.

Abyssal Recovery is a basic CD and DVD data recovery software that tries to rescue data from partially unreadable disks by copying all readable bytes to another storage device. It does not offer an advanced feature set as several of the other recovery solutions in this guide.

Verdict

Two of the tools in this review can be used to prevent data loss. Both CD Check and DVD Disaster offer the means to check data on disks regularly to ensure 100% readability of the data. DVD Disaster even offers a solution if data becomes unreadable.

For disks with corrupt data, IsoBuster is probably the prime choice. Even though it may make sense to use several tools for best recovery results.

Have you encountered unreadable disks in the past? If so, what have you done to recover the data on them?

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WordPress Crawl Rate Tracker Plugin

by Arun 11. August 2011 09:43

With the advent of Google Analytics and other JavaScript based solutions a lot of webmasters have lost the ability to easily analyse log files to see how search engines are interacting with their site. Update: A new version of this plugin compatible with WordPress 3+ is now available here. Google Webmaster Central offers a nice graphing feature so you can see the crawl trends but there is no way to access meaningful data. Studying crawl rate is hugely important because it helps you find out which pages are trusted most by the search engines (especially Google). The more Google trusts a page the greater the frequency it will re-visit that page. If you build a few deep links and see your crawl rate for the target page suddenly increase you can be confident that the links are highly trusted and that you should try to get some more. Today we are releasing a plugin for WordPress that allows you to track crawl activity for MSN, Yahoo & Google from your dashboard. Access crawl data for 3 main search engines See the exact times a spider accessed any page on your site Monitor your crawl rate over time Discover how crawl rate is related to PageRank Download the plugin here.

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