What is Software As a Service (SaaS)?

If you have cable television service you are already familiar with software as a service though you may not know it. Every time you purchase a pay-per-view program, you are using a SaaS option. Instead of buying tickets to an event or purchasing a movie to keep in your home, you are purchasing the right to view the program during a set time. Now translate that knowledge to the computer industry and you have a foundation for understanding what SaaS means.

Instead of buying a software program outright, installing it, and maintaining it a company can opt to rent time on a server that has the software installed. This saves storage space, personnel resources, and financial resources.

Few companies are large enough to have a dedicated IT staff or to maintain their own servers. Renting time on a server to access software makes sense for small to mid size companies. This is a truly cost effective measure not to mention ecologically friendly measure.

When you buy a software program, you get a box, packaging protection, and plastic covers that all have to be disposed of. Then you have to dispose of the program you are replacing as well as the outdated manuals. An employee has to take time away from their other duties to first uninstall the old program and then install the new one. In effect, you have just thrown away the money you spent on the first program and the payroll for the employee to complete a redundant task. If you have a private garbage collection company, you have just wasted room in your dumpster. Consider completing this process with a dozen or more programs a year.

Renting time on a server to access the programs you used to buy and install gives the server company the headaches of upgrades, maintenance, and organization. They purchase the program and the rights to allow a set number of users to access it. They buy the upgrades and install them. They deal with the trash. You pay the rent.

This is especially beneficial if you want to change programs. Look at it this way, your company currently uses a moderate level accounting program. Fortunately, your company has grown; unfortunately, the changes your growth caused overwhelms your current accounting program. Now you have a choice. You can shop around for a new accounting program and purchase the one that best fits your needs or you can locate an online SaaS provider and compare the cost of renting only the accounting modules you need against buying the entire program.

This is not a no-brainer. In fact, business managers will need to compare not only the fixed monetary costs vs. the variable monetary costs but also many other factors such as security vs. accessibility and ease of use. However, for many small to mid size companies it may turn out to be the ideal solution.

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Oracle Trader – Amazing Trading Method that Practically Prints Money

As you probably know, there is far too much worthless junk in the FOREX industry that doesn’t work, being sold by people who suck at trading.

Harsh, but true!

It is extremely RARE for a highly successful trader to put together a very practical, profitable, yet simple trading strategy and software tool that everyone can profitably implement. And it’s even more rare when it’s a groundbreaking strategy that has practically spawned its own category of trading!

Now he is holding a 90 minute “peak behind the curtains” educational Webinar to teach in depth this amazing strategy.

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Here are the traders’ comments from his live trade room:

* David L: this is great… 100 pips!

* Michael K: in at 111.80 (market spiked 75 pips down in 10 seconds!)

* David W: I got 75 pips!

* Keith N: 96 pips with safe, 90 medium trigger

* Michaela A: 72 to 82 pips on multiple accounts!

* Bob G: I got +80!

* Marion B: 47 pips on 1st half and 67 pips on 2nd half……I believe now!

* Tim H: 56 pips!

* Michael P: 87 pips – great finish to a slow week!

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You know… aside from the fact that it’s making me a ton of money, what I love about Dustin’s strategy and his software is that it is PROVEN to work, and he is a bona fide expert.

Dustin’s strategy stands head and shoulders above the rest with a track-record over five years long! That’s why you need to click this webinar link and register for one of the three time slots he has opened up on Thursday, January 13th.

The event is called ‘A Closer Look at OracleTrader: Predicting and Profiting in the Forex Market‘ and it’s a real eye-opener!

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Don’t miss the Q&A session at the end – these sessions alone are worth their weight in gold because he holds nothing back and can answer nearly any question you throw at him – so clear your schedule, hold your calls, and pay VERY close attention to what he shares with you.

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Wireless Connectivity – How To Set Up A Netgear Wireless N Router

There are times when the learning curve in this technologically challenging information age can seem like a mountain range. Once you conquer one peak or obstacle and you think you are the smartest fellow on the planet, another task presents itself and you are off to the medicine cabinet for another blood pressure tablet. I thought it would be a good idea to document the recent experience I had when trying to access the internet on a new laptop in a friend’s home using a modem and a wireless router. The reason is that I would have liked it if someone had previously documented the same experience for me. It sure would have saved me some time.

The Netgear Rangemax Wireless N Gigabit Router WNR3500 is a fine bit of gear. I have previously used this hardware to connect an entire household to the internet. Wireless routers are essential for any home network that combine wireless and wired network connections. It was used previously with the operating system Windows XP with an iPstar Satellite Terminal iCON Series Modem. The setup was easy because all I had to do was install the software and follow the instructions. It was a piece of cake.

I was working with a newly acquired Acer laptop emachines E727. I was trying to use the router to access the same wireless internet connection using Windows 7 Home Edition as the operating system. I tried to install software using CD version 2.0 I received with the router but the error message I received stated that I had a compatibility problem with the version of Windows I was running. I spent quite a bit of valuable searching Google for a software upgrade to solve the compatibility problem. I had no luck and so as a last resort I contacted the ‘Netgear Support’ number.

It is a good idea to confirm that you actually have an internet connection so initially I connected an Ethernet cable from the modem to the RJ45 Ethernet port on the laptop. Once the broadband internet access was confirmed I connected the laptop to the modem through the router. The modem is connected to the router via an Ethernet cable from the modem to the yellow access point marked ‘Internet’ on the router. I have another cable running from ethernet output connection 1 on the router to the RJ45 Ethernet port on the laptop.

On the bottom right of the laptop there is the internet connection icon next to the speakers icon. When I moved the mouse over the icon it showed an old internet connection name. It was therefore necessary to log in to the router to change the settings. This was achieved by typing in the browser window.

The default values for the Netgear WNR3500 are;

Username: admin
Password: password

Under ‘Setup’, go to ‘Wireless Settings’. Go to ‘Wireless Network’.

Go to the ‘Name (SSID)’ field and delete the previous entry value. Enter a new name in the field for ‘Name (SSID)’ using a name that you will recognize. This value could be something as simple as your surname. It can be a value of your choice and must be up to 32 alphanumeric characters. It is important to remember that this ‘Name(SSID)’ must be assigned to all wireless devices on your network and that this value is case sensitive.

Go to the ‘Region’ field and select your region from the drop-down list.

Go to the ‘Channel’ field which determines which operating frequency will be used. I entered channel 11.

Go to the ‘Mode’ field and select the desired wireless mode. The default is “Up to 145Mbps”, which is the neighbor friendly mode.

Under ‘Security Options’ I use ‘WPA-PSK [TKIP]’. This is an acronym for Wi-Fi Protected Access with Pre-Shared Key. Use WPA-PSK standard encryption with TKIP encryption type. This is purely a bit of useless information for the useless information department.

At the bottom of the page under ‘Security Options(WPA-PSK + WPA2-PSK) Passphrase’, enter a word or group of printable characters in the passphrase box. The Passphrase must be 8 to 63 characters in length. Use something that you can easily remember. If you cannot think of anything, use your mobile phone number.

Click ‘Apply’ to have your changes take effect and the router will update. When the router has updated, return to the internet icon at the bottom right of the page and left click. You should have the new ‘Name (SSID)’ as the internet connection. If everything has gone to plan, you can remove the cable and browse the internet, wireless style. It is the only way to go!

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