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Avoiding Downtime Via Computer Support

  • Posted on September 18, 2017 at 10:48 pm

One of the things that operations managers would loathe is downtime. A downtime in business can be defined as a situation wherein operations could not continue. One of the leading causes of business downtime is the failure of equipment, specifically computer equipment. For example, if your offices email servers would go down then interoffice communication would usually cease. Even simpler, printer malfunction could lead to downtime as you wait for the paper jams to clear up.

Thus, businesses are often in the lookout for methods to be able to curb the downtime. A way that they would be able to do that is by contacting a Computer support firm. Computer support firms can help you solve this issue through a variety of ways such as:

24/7 support:

More often than not, breakdowns happen in times when people are not actively monitoring the situation. This would occur late into the shift and would often cause troubles the next day. If you have contacted a computer support firm to provide you with round the clock service, then you would not have to wait until the next day to detect or even fix the problems.
They could easily monitor your systems even if your own staff is not actively checking or guarding them. This would lead to a quicker response time than having to do next day fixes, avoiding he lengthy down times that managers hate.

Expert assessment:

Another common cause for downtime is the assessment and investigation that occurs whenever an issue is found. Usually operation is stopped as the IT experts would have to do a thorough checking on how the problem came up.

By contacting a computer support firm, you would be able to bank on their expert knowledge of handling the various computer systems. This means that investigation and assessment time is narrowed down as they would already have prior experience in solving various computer issues.
The help of the computer support team streamlines the time needed to be able to provide a solution for your computer problems.

Quick access to parts:

Lastly, a computer support company would have a much wider network from which to access replacement parts and accessories for your busted equipment. Usually, in house purchasing would have to go to a single supplier and hope that they have the parts that are needed for the fixes.
A computer support partner would have more options as they would usually have more connections.

Know About Ecover Software And Their Limitations

  • Posted on September 18, 2017 at 8:20 pm

Ecovers can increase your sales and create a visual expression for your product. Your software or ebook can have good competitor in the market but a better ecover design can give your product more credibility.

Plenty of ecover designing software are available on web for download and use. These software have following points in favour of them:

One does need script language and design skills to design ecovers through software.
You can design unlimited ecovers by buying full version of a ecover design software.
You can get a full functioning software just by one time investment.
An ecover design software can quickly generate 3D effect on a 2D graphics.

In spite of their advantages, ecover software has few limitations:
Ecover designing software can come as plug-ins. You need to have original photo editing software for that. Like, you need to buy Adobe Photoshop first before using Photoshop plug-in scripts to make ecover.
If you cant design the face of the ecover image, it is better not to use ecover design software. No ecover software can design the face of the ecover. You should have the design knowledge to design it yourself or take help from other people.
Output in ecovers can be obtained in limited number of standard shapes. Changing shapes from software output will be difficult for you if you dont have the custom shapes.
Different software may have different using guidelines. If the user manual is too complex, you wont be able to use it as per your needs.
Different website owners can buy and use the same ecovers. Different software designed ecover output may be similar to look and get less attention from buyers.

For shoe-string businesses and for baby boomers, my suggestion is try an ecover design software. Beware of the above limitations of the ecover software before you purchase one.

Ms Sql Server Database Corruption May Cause Access Violation

  • Posted on September 18, 2017 at 5:26 am

Are you facing Access Violation error in MS SQL Server? Are you unable to access the database and its objects? Access Violation is a situation where application can not access the data because the data is either damaged or the application does not own the data. In both the cases, your database remains inaccessible and unusable. This behavior may lead to significant data loss and needs to be fixed.

In a practical scenario, consider:
In MS SQL Server 2008, a query contains the following clauses:
Union all
Group by
Inner join

The database query uses parallel execution plan.
You execute the query.

In this case, you may come across an Access Violation. Additionally, you may encounter the below error message:

Location: xbmp.cpp:2038
Expression: 0 != pxteBitmap
Msg 3624, Level 20, State 1, Line 2

A system assertion check has failed. Check the SQL Server error log for details. Typically, an assertion failure is caused by a software bug or data corruption. To check for database corruption, consider running DBCC CHECKDB. If you agreed to send dumps to Microsoft during setup, a mini dump will be sent to Microsoft. An update might be available from Microsoft in the latest Service Pack or in a QFE from Technical Support.

Msg 0, Level 20, State 0, Line 0

A severe error occurred on the current command. The results, if any, should be discarded.

After the above error, database can not be accessed. In order to gain access of your SQL Server database, you need to carry out SQL Server Recovery by fixing this behavior.

Cause

As stated in the error message, you may have encountered such situations due to application malfunction or database corruption. Database corruption may occur after virus infection, unexpected system shutdown, operating system malfunction, and other similar situations.

Resolution

Consider running DBCC CHECKDB command to get your database repaired. It is an inbuilt utility in SQL Server that checks integrity and consistency issues of MDF (Master Database File).

However, if this tool can not fix the problem, third-party software are always there for your help. These are advanced tools, which methodically scan entire database and ensure absolute SQL Recovery in most of the database corruption situations.

SQL Recovery is the most efficient tool to ensure absolute recovery of your damaged database. The software works well with Microsoft SQL Server 2008, 2005, and 2000. It restores all database objects such as tables, reports, forms, queries, stored procedures, triggers, and constraints.

Considering a Career in Computer Programming

  • Posted on September 18, 2017 at 2:53 am

As long as technology continues to develop, the demand for trained and skilled professionals in the IT sector will continue to thrive. Businesses and industries are always searching for professional programmers in departments like administration, security, and management. The growth of the Internet has seen a rise in wireless operations, networks, and client/server developments. With technology rapidly changing, the need for computer programming jobs is expected to increase to fulfill the growing demand.

As a programmer, your responsibilities evolve continuously. When choosing a , look for a course that is up to date with latest developments, advancements and equipment. In order to succeed, programmers need to constantly brush up their skills and knowledge in the field. Job applicants can also enhance their chances in the competitive job market by becoming certified in various languages. Many computer programming degrees also train their students for relevant certifications. So, what exactly do computer programmers do? In short, they develop the instructions and languages that computers need to function smoothly. These functions could range from a short program to a lengthy process that could take a few years to create and implement. Programmers are also responsible for testing systems for errors and resolving issues and problems that may crop up. This process involves the use of complex technological codes or languages. Most programmers know and specialize in a variety of languages. Programmers may also be called to write manuals and instructions for other program users of a particular system or mainframe.

Many computer programmers work on a contractual basis or independently as consultants. Companies that require professionals specializing in a particular language or application may then outsource the job to computer programming consultants. Contracts could run into a few weeks to more than a year so commitment levels on such jobs are extremely demanding and high.

Programmers can be categorized into applications programmers or systems programmers. Applications programmers are those that create and modify programs for a specific purpose or cause. Systems programmers on the other hand work on a larger scale and deal with developing computer networks and operating systems. They are responsible for the effective functioning of computer hardware as well. With the rise in software packages, a new breed of software development programmers has emerged. They work with other programmers in order to create customized or packaged software such as games and other programs used for financial management and educational purposes.

Computer programmers account for nearly one and half million jobs and the numbers continue to grow. Computer programmers are required in telecommunications, management, education, the government and finance, to name a few. If a is what you think you want to do, you can be sure of one thing – there’s a bright and lucrative future for such candidates.