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Create Happy Customers

Our Kenyan cloud hosting infrastructure, located at the best data centers in Nairobi, lets your end users experience your applications the way they were meant to be - fast.

Create Happy Customers

Our Kenyan cloud hosting infrastructure, located at the best data centers in Nairobi, lets your end users experience your applications the way they were meant to be - fast.

Create Happy Customers

Our Kenyan cloud hosting infrastructure, located at the best data centers in Nairobi, lets your end users experience your applications the way they were meant to be - fast.

The 5 Must Have Camping Gadgets of 2021
Cloud Engineering

The 5 Must Have Camping Gadgets of 2021

One of the few holidays that we are still allowed to go on is a classic camping trip. And this means the world is falling back in love with camping and all the magical moments that come with it. But camping in its modern form requires a fair bit of equipment. Unless you are planning to really rough it and fight nature, you will most likely want to be well prepared. So we are going to count down the 5 Must-Have Camping Gadgets of 2021. So that once the new year rolls around and the sun starts shining, you will be fully prepared.

Pop-Up Tent

One of the simplest and most useful gadgets you can buy. Putting up a tent can be a frustrating experience. And there is always the hassle of trying to pack it up again. A pop-up tent removes all the stress and worry. There are a lot of crap products on the market, so make sure you read the reviews to find which popup tents are best for your camping situation.  

Electric Swiss Army Knife

Taking what was already an extremely useful tool and turning it into a fully electronic gadget seems excessive. But has proven to be beyond useful. The electric Swiss Army Knife comes with a mini electric screwdriver, a lighter, and a torch, along with all the normal components. And it is battery powered so you can bring spares.  

Portable Espresso Maker

This one is more of a luxury than anything else. It looks exactly like a thermos, so it takes up very little space. But it can produce quality Espresso meaning you can start your morning off properly with that all-important caffeine hit.  

Portable Wood-burning Camp Stove

This might be one of the greatest camping gadgets out there. It can cook your food. Work as a heat source. Boil water. But it also converts the heat of a fire into electricity allowing you to charge your phone. It’s a safe way to get a fire going without having to clean up after.  

Portable Bunk Beds

Yes, you read that right. Portable Bunk Beds are a great way to get the most out of the space of your tent. Suddenly a four-man tent becomes a six-man tent. Or if you are camping under the stars, its a great way to set up your camping area. Not to mention during the day they can be used as resting areas.
Future Homes: Are Digital Locks Safer Than Conventional Ones?
Cloud Security

Future Homes: Are Digital Locks Safer Than Conventional Ones?

Security is one of the most prominent concerns amongst homeowners all over Australia. No matter where we move to, no matter how secluded or how friendly the neighborhood appears to be, it’s probably a good idea to ensure you, your personal belongings, your family or friends and your home itself are well protected. So, how can you do that? Well thanks to our progressive societal influence, there are tonnes of ways to keep you and your home safe and secure. One of the most important aspects of home security (aside from the old trusty burglar alarm), is ensuring all the potential access points to your home is safely and securely locked uptight.

If you look online, you will see a seemingly infinitesimally large selection of potential locks for your doors, windows, and any other place you can think of. Locks have been an integral part of home security for centuries and therefore, they have undergone a multitude of changes over the years. If you’re looking for more information on all things locked, why not check out Locksmith Central Coast for all your lock-related security needs – all with a wonderful Australian flare.

Over the last couple of decades, however, there has even been a rise in a new more technologically advanced type of lock – the digital lock. No more fiddly keys or having to worry about burglars armed with a few safety pins, digital locks offered up something new, something safer. But do they really? We’re going to explore whether digital locks truly do offer up a more full-proof solution to home security or if they’re just an experimental phase trying to improve upon a largely successful, more traditional security measure.

 

So, What is Better?

Well, unfortunately, that isn’t such a simple question to answer. There are in fact a number of standard door lock problems that people should make sure to keep an eye out for if they’re wanting to maximize their security. But if you’re wanting to make sure that you haven’t picked a faulty lock, it’s probably best to make sure the performance of the lock isn’t being affected by any of those issues first. The first step to finding out which lock is better for you is by doing some online research.

Traditional locks involve a relatively simple, yet often very effective mechanism to ensure your doors aren’t easy to access unannounced. There are a few different security levels on your locks that are beneficial for you to understand. These levels may be different depending on the type of lock, but they often come in three levels. One is the most secure and three is pretty much the least (but still secure), which can also increase or reduce the price. For the lock on your front door, you will probably be best getting a level one lock that can withstand daily usage, however with something like a bathroom lock, a level three would do the trick as it would be used less.

Smart locks are often packaged as high-tech ultra-safe solutions to security, but that isn’t always the case. Many times, most smart locks incorporate the traditional lock mechanism for its security measure and the ‘smart’ aspect mainly comes with how it can incorporate and interact with the rest of your ‘smart’ home. Some smart locks can even let you operate your locks remotely using your smartphone. But unfortunately, smart solutions can also create smart problems. With the technological component of your smart lock, you may not just be at risk of tampering with the internal locking mechanism, but also of hackers attempting to breach the security of the software required to connect your phone and your lock.

 

Digital Money: How The Internet Changed the World of Finance
Cloud Networking

Digital Money: How The Internet Changed the World of Finance

The internet has been arguably the most revolutionary invention of the modern era. I use invention loosely here, as it was really the World Wide Web that was invented, from which the internet as we know it today spawned. The internet has also been disruptive however in a certain way, as it has resulted in absolutely huge paradigm shifts. These shifts have occurred most notable in the world of entertainment, with the changes to the way people listen to music and watch films and shows being huge; the world of consumerism, with the way people shop and sell items transforming in a way that has been very beneficial to the industry of economics; and the world of communication, in which we as humans socialize in a way that would be unrecognizable to somebody born a century ago. However, one sector of industry the internet has really, truly transformed, is that of finance.

 

Information as Money – Before the Internet

 

The wide availability of information online is undoubtedly the biggest cause of the benefits that have come with investing in the past two decades, especially for low-stock investors. Prior to the invention of the web, the investor’s best bet was to get his info from the nearest library, specifically info which refers to financial literature. This would include the ways in which research companies operate when it comes to stocks.

The second-best option for the man of the pre-internet world was to directly contact a research company themselves for the newest financial report, and this would certainly be costly. This was because the postage of financial reports, which are huge in size, would be very expensive. It would also prove costly in time, as the soon-to-be investor would have to wait for the report, which to reiterate would be massive in size, to be printed and sent by the relation department before it could be posted to him as an individual.

 

Information as Money – Today

 

Now, however, a soon to be investor can simply look at a company report, thousands of which are readily available online on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) website. They are usually posted there almost immediately after they are provided by the individual company. After our investor has done this, he can quickly scan them for specific financial statements, as well as topics and keywords if he doesn’t ascertain what it is he is looking for in a specific sense.

In addition to this, the company itself will also host investor relation pages on their websites, where the same reports can be found and analyzed. On top of this, information from presentations tailored specifically to potential investors can also be found, which can arguably be even more beneficial to investors, though some have argued they can be slightly misleading as the company has an obvious incentive to attract investment.

Because of this, there are also many independent websites that compile financial information that is arguably more reliable and often easier to understand for those that are new to finance. It used to be the case that brokers and financial intermediaries have a huge advantage over individual investors as they had the resources to obtain larger amounts of data, but with all those free-to-use websites this advantage has been reduced massively.

There is another surprising way the internet has changed the world of finance, and it’s something we all use every day…

 

Online Banking

 

Probably the most notable change the internet has brought to the everyday man when it comes to financing is the introduction of mobile banking. Through this new method of banking, we can much more easily store and transfer money to friends, family, and business colleagues. In recent years this has been taken a step even further as security levels have been made air-tight despite the ease of online banking. This is even the case for those that allow for the transfer of different currencies from one bank to another. There are many apps today that allow you to do this with a ridiculous amount of ease. Transferwise is out a top pick for this category, with almost every Transferwise review being extremely positive.

Another benefit of mobile banking is the mobility it provides, which allows everyone to transfer money regardless of where they are, provided they are somewhere that has internet, which is pretty much everywhere these days. You could be at a bar with friends and still quickly pay your utility bills or buy some clothes or order takeout. While this isn’t clear on the surface, this keeps the wheels of the economy well oiled and helps keep the world of finance in a place that is secure and forever improving logistically.

Branding Ideas for Cloud Computing Companies
Cloud Servers

Branding Ideas for Cloud Computing Companies

Cloud Computing is an up and coming industry that goes from strength to strength in an increasingly digital age. But as the world turns to cloud computing, there is greater competition in the industry are more firms are popping up everywhere. With increasing competition, even the most advance firms will fail without proper branding and advertising. These are the pillars of a successful business. So below we are going to look into a few simple, yet effective way, a Cloud Computing Company can increase their branding and get their name out there.

Corporate Advertising

Cloud computing benefits everyone from the general public to the largest companies. To this end, it could be a good idea to tailor your advertising towards the cooperate level. This means leaning more on your hardware, prices and quality of service you provide. Any company that hires you will be looking to store a lot of data. If you can create an advertising campaign that aims to get companies to hire you, you’ll soon have your name spread around between companies and find yourself with no shortage of business.

Physical Merch

Corporate conferences, business retreats and street advertising are all excellent ways to get your brand seen. But to improve this it is worth creating some branded physical merchandise. Hats, Mugs, Pen and silicone bracelets can be used for branding to great effect. If people start using or wearing this merch, then you have effectively created free advertisements that will be seen by so many more people than just a simple leaflet. This approach is also a great way to foster good relations with people at conferences. People love free stuff and it will put them in a better mood, which helps with negotiations.

Invest in Art

People naturally gravitate towards fantastical and well-made logos. If your companies logo is garish and difficult to look at, you’ll lose a lot of business from the get-go. To this end, it is an excellent idea to hire out a graphics design firm or independent artist to create a smashing logo that will stand out and grab the attention of anyone seeing it. The more memorable your logo is, the more likely someone is to go to your company when they decide they need cloud computing. So don’t be afraid to splash out on this one, it will be worth it.

The Best 9 Cloud Hosting Services in 2020
Cloud Servers

The Best 9 Cloud Hosting Services in 2020

2020 is said to be the year of the cloud as more and more companies take their work to the cloud. This passage will detail the 9 best cloud hosting services.

Micrososft Azure

The Microsoft Azure is viewed as one of the most extensive cloud hosting services. The biggest plus for the Microsoft Azure is the ability to shift all your business data and apps to the cloud and run them from a single unified platform. This is a bundle that other cloud hosting services fail to offer. Coming in at a cheap $18.95 the Microsoft Azure is perfect for any bigger companies, but smaller companies may find these features to be a little bit redundant.

Cloudways

Secondly, is the Cloudways hosting service. It is quite important to note that Cloudways has started to offer a free month long trial in 2020. This will allow you to test out the product before fully committing. The service also offers the most impressive stretch of features, and is the cloud service of choice for companies like Netflix, Google and Amazon. This is due to its high functioning ability, yet still managing to remain simplistic. Coming at only $10 a month Cloudways is a solid choice.

Hostgater

Next up we have the cloud hosting service of Hostgater. Hostgater offers a stripped back and streamlined service. You can join the Hostgator service for as little as $3.13. This comes with some pretty impressive features. The key is its scalability. If your site can’t cope with the traffic, you can scale up to eight cores and 8GB RAM with a simple click. This simplicity is perfect for any smaller scale business.

CaCloud

Here we have the Canadian based CaCloud. The North American company offers a user-friendly approach with a professional IT insurance which puts this service past the competition. The CaCloud also boasts an extremely slick and modern website, which offers a free migration service. CaCloud offers three separate forms of cloud. The SSD cloud server is the cheapest a $5 and offers 64 GB of RAM. The middle service is the flexible cloud and offers 8 virtual machines with pooled resources, and comes in at $10 a month. Finally, is the private cloud which offers an elite isolated service, which comes at a hefty $658 a month. This versatile service is excellent, and the CaCloud would be an excellent choice.

Clook Managed Cloud Service

Clook is currently the leading UK cloud service provider. The service targets lower-end businesses and companies. Clook takes pride in the amount of money they invest in their support system, this does lead to a higher price of product, but you can sleep soundly knowing your cloud network will be safe. As I previously mentioned this does mean that the product comes at a premium; going over the thirty dollar mark. It is up to you what do you value more the fee or the security?

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is the ultimate cloud server for storing data. DigitalOcean is extremely stocked in its features, with the ability to scale your plan by adding CPU cores, RAM or storage, all on one single system. Priced at $5 a month the plan will provide you with 25GB of storage and 1GB of RAM. This is probably all a little bit overkill for smaller companies, but for bigger businesses then this may be the perfect server for you, offering extreme variety and scalability.

Liuid web

Next is a newer server plan with Liquid Web. The company owns thousands of data centres throughout North America and Europe. As Liquid Web owns its own centres it is extremely quick when coming to repairs and offers a streamlined approach. Liquid Web also has a customer service policy that if your call is not answered within the hour then you will be credited 10x the amount of time over the hour. Also if your website experiences any down-time then you will be credited 10x for the entire amount of the down-time. If there is any fault with your dedicated server then if it is not fixed in 30 minutes, then you have probably guessed, that you will be credited 10x the amount of extra time. With such a comprehensive set of policies, Liquid Web is a really good choice.

Kametera

Kametera is an Asian based cloud company that are making big waves in the industry. The Kametera is completely customizable, with it allowing a client free reign to pick and choose their cloud server set-up. Also letting a client choose from multiple processors. The Kametera also offers a free 30-day trial, meaning you can choose if this is the right server for you. With instant scalability, the Kametera is perfect for any tech-savvy business.

Interserver

Finally, it is the Interserver company. Which offers a free migration service to your new cloud if you choose to move. With migration available 24/7. The Intersever is particularly optimized for WordPress. It is a known fact that WordPress can slow down your website, with Interserver having the ability to counteract this slowness. Interserver is perfect for any beginner, as it is extremely simple to use. The server comes with a high level of security and a dedicated backup system. Simplistic and cheap; like I mentioned this is the perfect server for any smaller start-up company or less tech-savvy business.

How the Cloud is Helping Welding Companies Be More Profitable
Cloud Engineering

How the Cloud is Helping Welding Companies Be More Profitable

Welding is probably the last industry that comes to mind when you think of cloud computing, but many welding companies have actually taken advantage of this new type of computing to make their business run more smoothly and thus become more profitable.

The Cloud

The reason that cloud computing has helped welding companies comes down to the nature of the work involved in welding. It is a craft that really requires the ability to measure your success with different projects, whether it be work on houses or warehouses. Consequently, being able to store analyses on the cloud is a very easy, and therefore efficient, way to do this.

In the past, being able to monitor each welders performance and finished work was often an extraneous task that took up time and resources, making it not really worth it for companies aiming for high profits. The obvious downside is that reputations could easily be damaged by consistent subpar welding works, thus losing profit in the long run. With the cloud, analyses can be stored for every piece of work, so if you are a manager at a welding company you can keep a close check on how your employees are doing. But how does this work?

All managers need to do to monitor employees is to connect to the cloud using an ethernet cable, then they will be given their own login which is secured with a password. That’s it. Then, you can start analysing employee performance via the data that comes through for each employee via their individual serial numbers.

This could also mean that if you are an employee (or just a regular person looking to do some work on your own house, for that matter) you can look at the available information on the relevant cloud storage so you can find a wealth of welding information that will allow you to carry out the work more efficiently. There are of course many ways to store such information, however, which begs the question: Why is the cloud so much more technically efficient?

The main reason is that it gets rid of the need for on-site servers, which require a lot of technical expertise and therefore cost a lot more to use. Things that would usually take up valuable time like software upgrades are done on the cloud automatically, further reducing costs through time reduction.

The Top 5 Social Media Management Tools in 2020 – Full Reviews
Cloud Engineering

The Top 5 Social Media Management Tools in 2020 – Full Reviews

When it comes to the life of a social media influencer, it can be surprisingly overwhelming to keep on top of all the posts that keep your pages relevant. Many companies have noticed the amount of management that goes into running a successful social media page and so have produced some great media management tools, here are our top 5 picks.

 

SocialOomph

SocialOomph is one of the most popular social media devices on the market.  Part of the reason it is so popular is because it is not specific to one platform, meaning you can use it for a number of accounts. This tool offers a number of things. For example, SocialOomph provides page analytics so that you know what reach your page is getting. It also helps to clear out your inbox, as many growing pages can be victim to spam. SocialOomph also offers scheduled posting, meaning that if you post on a strict timetable, you can always post on time. SocialOomph has a lot of free features too, making it a very accessible toolBut if you have the money to spend, you can have access to some very impressive tools.

 

SocialPlanner

This social media planner specialises in scheduling posts. This software can have several posts at once in line to be posted at specific times. This is useful if you are trying to form a regular posting schedule, as posting regularly can increase your outreach tremendously. Sometimes it can be difficult to keep up with this schedule, so this tool allows you to create the posts when you have the time to do so and actually post them when you want them to be posted.

 

Hootsuite

Hootsuite is one of the most popular tools on the market right now due to its versatility and accessibility. Hootsuite is not limited to one social media account and can be applied to up to 3 accounts, meaning that you don’t have to spend money on several profiles.  This tool is really about having no limitations as you can have up to 30 scheduled posts at a time, which is plenty for days of content or even weeks depending on how much you plan on posting. Not a lot of other tools offer the ability to queue so many posts so this may be appealing.  The app also gives you analytics so you know the growth that your social media pages are getting, this is included freely.

 

Buffer

Buffer is unique as it offers chrome extensions that allow users to browse the Web. They also have the unique feature of being able to detect when is the best time to post in terms of social media activity. This means that not only are you having scheduled posts posted for you, but they’re only getting posted at the best times.

 

Followerwonk

Followerwonk is one of the most advanced tools on the Internet as it dives deep into your follower database and compares key phrases that interest your followers.  It also shows you when you gain or lose followers, meaning you can see which content is working and what is not working.

How the Cloud Helps Utility Management Companies
Cloud

How the Cloud Helps Utility Management Companies

The cloud is an extremely useful tool when it comes to keeping a company organised and controlled. Utility management companies can use the cloud as a means to store data safely and with peace of mind that should anything bad happen it can be restored. The cloud is a great addition to any business and can be used is a variety of ways including:

 

  • File sharing – the cloud allows multiple to access important files from a shared drive.

 

  • File storage – it can be used as a means to store large amounts of data on an unlimited storage domain, can also be used to back up and restore the data when required.

 

  • Communication – use the cloud as a means to improve organisation and communication. By giving everyone within your team access to a cloud domain you can share files between co-workers efficiently and safe in the knowledge that your data is secure.

 

When it comes to utility management companies it is crucial that files are handled correctly. Power is an important commodity and even the smallest of errors may prove to be catastrophic. Organisation is a great way of avoiding errors in the workplace, by keeping organised workers are able to focus on their work to ensure that they are working at maximum efficiency.

 

Using the cloud, utility companies can ensure that the simpler tasks are done properly such as client management, or helping people to energie overstappen suppliers, dealing with customer feedback and watching the progress of the company. By ensuring that the basic business tasks are dealt with in an organised manner businesses are able to place more focus on the more complex processes, particularly within the utility management industry.

 

Overall, the cloud as a whole is an extremely effective way of storing data for any business,but within utility management the company itself benefits highly from the organisation that comes with it.

 

 

How Cloud Computing Has Impacted Mobile Games
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How Cloud Computing Has Impacted Mobile Games

Cloud computing has made great advancements the past decade, mostly due to the recent surge in internet speeds with optic fiber broadband being readily available in most areas in the cities of North America. This has made leaps in how games are consumed on-the-go. Cloud computing has allowed server farms, hosting the biggest triple A titles at extreme speeds be streamed over the internet, meaning all that is warranted to play is a device that can connect to the internet at a fast rate of megabytes per second. Cloud computing has also allowed mobiles to be played online, without a user’s data being stored on the device, making online games more fair and harder to manipulate, so your level on AFK Arena is stored safely on the developer’s servers, there are some working codes here for it.

Games can now be considered a service; a streaming service with PlayStation Now for PSPs and PS4’s, even the Nintendo Switch has a similar service, where games are streamed to you, rendering discs and downloads void. The first games as a streaming service came about in 2010 but unfortunately, the broadband speed needed to achieve smooth gameplay wasn’t around, but with big companies such as Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft now offering these services in 2020, it’s easy to assume that with increased broadband speeds across homes all over America, the big companies wanted to innovate with these streaming services.

With the arrival of 5G networks, it could be a possibility, very soon, streaming services could hit mobile phones in a big way. 5G networks allow the latest flagship smartphones to get rates of two-hundred megabytes per second to even a gigabyte per second. This will allow smartphones to stream at a very fast rate. Advancements like 5G and further into optimizing cloud computing is the future of the mobile game industry. It will cut down costs for manufacturers, creating a cheaper, more efficient portable gaming product and might even allow people to take a controller out their bag and play the latest triple A titles on the bus via just their smartphone.

The biggest hurdle now is the cost of running these servers and minimizing input lag. Currently, servers must be close to the gamer, this is to reduce all factors which might cause lag within the game. With latency having such a massive factor in the overall gaming experience with these streaming services using cloud, it’s a massive hurdle to make mobile cloud gaming a viable and wise choice for the consumer. The main difference between film streaming services and the new game streaming services is that latency and lag are key factors in winning or losing. It would be difficult to advertise a product when you could lose an important match, ruining the gaming experience, because someone was closer to the servers than you or have a bit of an advantage due to a better megabytes per second speed.

5G though, not only improves connection speed to up to a gigabyte per second, compared to the twenty megabytes per second of 4G, but also improves latency to a ridiculously low zero point 5 milliseconds, compared to 4Gs average of ten milliseconds. The problem with 5G is that it doesn’t have the range of 4G, so you’d only be able to use it above ground, so no subway and it’s only available in the busiest of areas in metropolitan cities. Meaning 5G cloud gaming on your smartphone might be viable in Times Square, but not in rural New Jersey.

While cloud computing has changed many aspects of mobile gaming, such as data servers for ranking and leader boards in your favorite mobile game, it has unleashed a new revolution in how we consume games for the future, but not without its hurdles. It will allow playing triple A titles while out in your city but might struggle when not using 5G or ultra-fast broadband, and it might be unreliable until the technology advances. Cloud computing could completely change the way we consume games; similar to how Netflix have modernized film consumption, but only time will tell.