Posted on July 6, 2008 by Qurratulain Akhtar
VoIP is comparatively new concept in Pakistan, and thus is hot now a day. Almost everyone is talking about it. The reason for so much attention is nothing, but the advantages it’s bringing. For instance, transmitting more than one telephone call over the same broadband connection to add an extra telephone line, conference calling, call forwarding, automatic redial, and caller ID etc, that’s charged by telecom companies normally, is all within it’s package.
Other than this, the only thing required for VoIP is the internet connection, and you can have video conferencing, even. Since it’s an emerging concept here at our end, so things are not like developing countries, where there are many security issues related to VoIP. There’s a competition as well, you can see some VoIP reviews here. After cellular revolution, I think, we’ll soon be going to have VoIP revolution as well.
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Posted on May 17, 2008 by Qurratulain Akhtar
The growing technologies are definitely making the world a global village. But at the same time there are areas still as backward as they’ve been some hundred years. Not going too far, but here within our IT sector: we develop latest software to meet the growing demand of the highly industrialized states, but at the same time a huge number of our people don’t have access over basic technical education. While having a discussion with one of an IT specialist we’ve come up with some innovations within technology, whereby industries are going on web and reaching the targeted customers. For instance, let’s take the Semantic Web technology, i.e. I’m looking for Texas apartments, and had an email conversation with a friend regarding this, and that conversation shows me some related search results within it. You might have noticed it using your gmail ids. Well, this is the one end of technology we’re getting benefited from, but the other end along with some other non technical parameters is not letting a common man have his basic needs fulfilled. Or in other way, these are the facilities we’re availing, but the speed with which economies are getting worse for a common man, I don’t see the maximum utilization of all the structural development (claimed) we’re doing. Not a pessimistic thought, but the negativity lies somewhere.
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Posted on October 6, 2007 by Qurratulain Akhtar
It was about one year back when I decided to move this blog of mine to a .com domain, unfortunately being inexperienced at that time I couldn’t complete that project but that taught me many lessons including the importance of Online Backup. In fact the major failure of that project was that I relied on much on hosting company and didn’t have any backup. Hosting company’s site got hacked and I lost all my efforts. I’ve been a bit lucky that I’d all the data in HD, but I’d have left with a “Just Another WordPress Blog” if HD had corrupted.
Well, by that time onward I started being a little careful about my other sites.
Online backup is what you need if you’re in blogging or any other Internet business. The reasons to have online backup are very simple, i.e. you don’t need to hire for this, and your data is stored offsite on a secured data center, which is answerable to you. Further it reduces the probability of theft or misuse of your data.
Though backup is necessary for every site, but specifically talking about blogging I think it’s more than crucial as your blog contains your best write ups, memories and your worthy views, that should always be on a safe place and should be accessible to others, and for such, nothing is worth more than online backup. So being Internet people generally and bloggers specifically keep your views, memories and above all your precious words safe and sound on a reliable remote server and have happy blogging.
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