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Cloud Computing Gains Critical Mass Despite Uncertainty About Its Definition

Cloud Computing

F5 Networks recently surveyed 250 companies’ senior IT Personnel about Cloud Computing, and one thing remains consistent – IT managers cannot come together regarding the consensual definition of the term. In fact, the survey represented no less than six separate definitions of cloud computing, and participants could not designate which was “right.”


What is Alfresco?

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You may have heard some talk around the office cooler about Alfresco. What is it? What does it do? Most importantly, how will it benefit your business?

Simply put, Alfresco is an open source alternative for enterprise content management(ECM.) ECM, then, is everything and nothing at once. It’s the pretty much an all-purpose term referring to how an organization delivers content and information. Think of a brand being the book cover, and enterprise content management is all of that ooey-gooey information inside of the book. It’s the reality behind the image of a brand. This can be anything from public domain content to employee emails and instant message sessions. So, yeah. Your company probably has a whole lot of enterprise content. And it needs to be managed.


What is Liferay? Everything you need to know.

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What is this Liferay you’ve no doubt been hearing about from colleagues/friends/acquaintances/even a few enemies? Yet another confusing Internet platform to make life and business more difficult? Don’t worry. It’s not that bad. Webrulon is here to give you the lowdown on Liferay and what it can do for you and your business. And we’ll do it in baby steps.


Do you Need a Virtual Private Server?

Virtual Private Servers

A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a simulation of hardware by a host operating system that allows another operating system to run on it.  Simply put, this allows web developers to host multiple “virtual” servers on just one physical server. To a developer, the benefits seem readily apparent:

Each virtual server, or “private” server, are separated from one another  and only accessible via the host server. This means only the host server can access the RAM, CPU, Disk Space, Network throughput etc. For instance, a server may have 2GB RAM, 100GB of disk space, and 2 x 2GHz processors, with 10 VPSes on it.  Now depending on what VPS software you go with on the host, each virtual setup either share hardware resources, or have guaranteed access to 200MB RAM, a disk space limit of 10GB, and an effective CPU of 400Mhz. This, of course, is oversimplified a bit in order to help you get the idea.


WordPress Plugin Corner: The WordPress Super Cache

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As we all know, WordPress is a popular blog/CMS choice. One of the great things about WordPress can also be the worst. Dynamic is a great way to describe the platform. This is great most of the time, except when you are getting a ton of page views. Every time a page is accessed, its pulls a dynamically created page. That can be very taxing on your server. Thankfully WordPress has great plugin expandability.


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