The Diverse-Less Tech Industry – Change Never Happened in a Silo

If corporations have mission statements, goals and initiatives that they work toward achieving in their own systems of operation, shouldn’t hiring employees simply involve sourcing individuals who can help achieve corporate goals? Seems simple enough. I’m sure there are many more complexities to consider but at the core of it, this is the reason why new positions open in companies. A resourceful skillset is needed to help the company achieve it’s mission, goal or initiative.

Looking at the current hiring trend within the IT industry, it is obvious that there are more layers to this issue than the simple prospective pondered in the paragraph above. Read More

Avoiding Digital Probate

Many of my friends are professional musicians, just like my saxophonist grandfather.

It’s a tough life. For all but the top few, it means barely scraping by, in exchange for opportunities to do what they really love – opportunities that are diminishing year by year.

Musicians inhabit the same world we do, however, and that means they have all sorts of digital connections.

In fact, they’re more likely than most to use mobile banking, so they can deposit checks from their gigs instantly. Read More

Samsung Goes Light With Notebook 9

Samsung Goes Light With Notebook 9

Samsung has released its 9 series of notebooks and tablets. One of note is the new 15 inch Notebook 9.

The 9 is an extreme “light weight” in its class, coming in at just 2.7 pounds. One of the lightest to date of any 15 inch tablet.

Android fans will find much to like about the device.

The chassis is sleek and thin. The design is simplistic in a silver case. Read More

CakePHP: An Overview

CakePHP: An Overview

CakePHP is an open source framework for PHP. It is original and extensively supported framework. This framework is based on the MVC (Model – Views – Controller) like architecture which is both dominant and easy to interpret. CakePHP utilizes well-known software engineering concepts and software design patterns, such as convention over configuration, model-view-controller, active record, association data mapping, and front controller.

CakePHP was established in April 2005, by a Polish programmer Michal Tatarynowicz. Read More

Choosing Your Power Cable Accessories

There is a wide array of power cable accessories available in the market and if one has to name a few of them then heat shrink tubing, PVC caps, insulation tape, inline transition joints etc get included in the list. However, while choosing the right set of accessories, it is wiser to follow the checklist given below:

• Voltage: Buy an accessory whose voltage is similar to that of your application.
• Raw materials: Ensure that the raw materials used are of top quality. This can be checked from the package of the item you buy.
• Usage: Ensure that the accessory you buy really fulfils your requirement.
• Price: Remember that price is not directly proportional to quality and this means that a higher price necessarily need not mean top quality of the item.
• Certification: Ensure that the item you buy is licensed and fulfils the regulatory requirements as to the quality standards.
• Certified manufacturer: Ensure that the manufacturer of the item has the ISO certification.

The items that you buy have to be used in the suggested manner. Read More

Film Radiography is Declining in Industrial Testing Applications

DODGED THE DIGITAL DILEMMA

The shift from analog to digital technology has given a new lease of life for NDT applications in the industrial radiography market, thus, broadening the scope beyond traditional applications. Digital X-ray systems are proliferating with increased acceptance across all industry verticals, including highly regulated and traditionally conservative aerospace and automotive industries. The most significant contributing factor for this paradigm shift to digital X-ray systems is the cost-saving, which is 5-6 times more (in both computed and direct radiography) when compared to film-based systems. Read More