What Should You, As A Business, Charge?

wsyaabOf the many skills needed to stay in business, knowing how to set fees for your services is one key to successful marketing. Yet the underlying methods and issues on setting fees are too often unfamiliar to service providers, consultants, and other entrepreneurs.

Pricing plays a central role in how much (or little) you earn for the work you do, and in the psychological subtleties of your business relationships. Set prices too high, and you may lose valuable business. Lowering prices may garner you assignments and projects you’d otherwise miss. But too-low prices can also translate to working unnecessarily long hours, to earning less than you should for your efforts, and, in the worst case, to earning less than you need to turn a profit.

According to Launchscore.com, a site that offers startup business data to fledgling entrepreneurs, pricing is a major, major factor in the success of any regionally focused business. Basically, if you don’t price it right, you could fail before you begin.

FUNDAMENTAL STRATEGIES

There are several strategies you can use to set fees, ranging from asking for the going rates to raising your rates until clients say ouch. But …

Posted in Money at December 15th, 2015. No Comments.

Recovering Data with RAID Recovery

RAID or Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks is a giant leap in the sphere of data storage and data recovery. RAID technology was developed because of the rising costs of high capacity drives in the servers for storing data. Added to it was the fact that the amount of data that needed to be stored was also increasing. In today’s world, where everything is computerized and the servers are getting overloaded, buying more and more high capacity drives is out of the question. The solution to this problem is the incorporation of raid hardware.

As the acronym RAID suggests, raid recovery uses an array of low cost drives to replace singular high capacity drives, mostly for redundancy and protection. This is because a collection of these inexpensive drives has greater capacity than a single costly drive or large capacity storage device and also can recover easily from system hazards like a circuit problem. In cases of a system failure in the server environment, raid recovery can easily be performed without shutting down the system. The success of the data recovery depends on the version of RAID that is used. Over the years, different versions have come on Read More…

Posted in Business at December 10th, 2015. No Comments.

Internet Still A Thousand Times Bigger Than We Would Have Thought

What is changing now that’s relevant to this discussion is the communications infrastructure. It may not matter how much capital Cisco, US West and others invest in the next stage of high-speed Internet access. Instead, it will be the smart group of vendors, telcos, ISPs and, yes, military conversions that will drive the next generation of global networks. For example, it is no secret that submarines can already communicate with optical transmission up to 4000 miles, and have been able to do so for some time. Could this mean that optical amplifiers will play a big role in the next-generation Internet? The “magic” will come to the applications that require high-speed access and microbrowser capability.

Too many corporate intranets are already tied to costly, slow portals that get bogged down in messaging traffic, much like AOL can with consumers on a busy e-mail day. However, as this generation of AOL “newbies” gets used to online services and begs to have the Web subsume their growing data appetite (more – for less money!), will these end-users really want to have their telephone, mail, TV, movie rental, virtual meetings and classroom-based education bogged down on one portal?

Posted in Business at December 3rd, 2015. No Comments.

Calculating Internet Costs Of Email

Taking the free hours included in the basic rates of America Online (AOL), CompuServe, or Prodigy and considering a daily mail exchange of 10 minutes a day, times five days a week, times four weeks, I get an on-line hour count of 3 to 4 hours per month. Now, before the flame mail starts again, this assumes that users are composing and reading messages off-line.

The extra 20 percent I added (taking the total to $12 to $14 per month) for perusing other areas of these services is predicated on the typical usage of a bunch of these nontechie users here at my office. Several of you suggested my math wasn’t based on an apples-to-apples comparison. Well, if you run any of the commercial services for 40 to 50 hours per month, yes, you are likely to get a whopper of a bill. I’ve had my share of $200 CompuServe bills in the past, but in my experience, most folks won’t use the services like this.

Of course, it is possible that they will. Give a user a free (or company paid-for) account and the old who-cares-what-the-charges-are attitudes appear. But this is pretty rare,

Posted in Business at November 30th, 2015. No Comments.

Keeping Your Data Storage Safe

There are usually indications that should alert you to the fact that the storage locations for you files may be in a dangerous position. There are sounds that will signify to you that if you do not take the chance to have a proper back up for your documents then you might have to resort to the services of computer data recovery.

The first sign that you should watch out for is the presence of sounds that do not seem normal. These include sounds like clicking and scratching. When you hear these, you need to take appropriate measures to have your documents stored in other locations as well. Usually, you may notice too that the computer may shut itself down unexpectedly. This is an indication that soon, you might lose your hard drive.

A hard drive recovery service can help.Also, when you suspect that you might have lost some files, or even worse, if you have water damage on your hard drive, read this, and then contact an expert as soon as possible. Resorting to issues like refrigeration may just result in even more complications. Consequently, trying out some recovery methods that have not been proven to work will only make the work of computer data recovery a hard nut to crack. You may make the process even harder by trying to get to the hardware parts of the storage system.

Server data recovery comes as a result of loss of data. Data loss is one of the worst nightmares one can experience especially for the person who uses their computer all the time. In the present world, computers are a very essential part of everybody’s life, from the businessperson Read More…

Posted in Business, Money at November 26th, 2015. No Comments.