Monday, 25 May 2015
Saturday, 23 May 2015
Building a dashboard for your customers? Need a quick and easy way to share stuff with your team? Check out the new keen/dashboards on Github and get up and running super quick with great-looking, customizable dashboard templates.
Each template is composed of a minimal set of custom styles built on top of Bootstrap v3.2, covering some of the most common dashboard use cases and layout configurations.
Access the project here.
Thursday, 21 May 2015
Rainmeter displays customizable skins, like memory and battery power, RSS feeds and weather forecasts, right on your desktop. Many skins are even functional: they can record your notes and to-do lists, launch your favorite applications, and control your media player - all in a clean, unobtrusive interface that you can rearrange and customize to your liking. Rainmeter is at once an application and a toolkit. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity.
Access the software here.
Monday, 18 May 2015
The Open Vulnerability Assessment System (OpenVAS) is a framework of several services and tools offering a comprehensive and powerful vulnerability scanning and vulnerability management solution.
The actual security scanner is accompanied with a daily updated feed of Network Vulnerability Tests (NVTs), over 35,000 in total.
All OpenVAS products are Free Software. Most components are licensed under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL).
Access the software page here.
Saturday, 16 May 2015
Friday, 15 May 2015
Data centers seldom meet the operational and capacity requirements of their initial designs. The principal goals in data center design are flexibility and scalability, which involve site location, building selection, floor layout, electrical system design, mechanical design and modularity.
Access the research by Michael A. Bell here.
Thursday, 14 May 2015
This white paper by Fortrust available here examines several key criteria as they relate to service delivery from a data center or colocation provider. Specifically, this paper examines the importance of factors such as risk mitigation, operational processes and service assurance, combined with maintenance and lifecycle strategies that directly contribute to high availability service delivery.
Use this checklist available here to aid in the process of selecting a new site for the data center. When visiting potential building sites, print the checklist off and take it along to record impressions and comments on the building and/or its location.
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Sunday, 10 May 2015
A sparkline is a small intense, simple, word-sized graphic with typographic resolution. Sparklines mean that graphics are no longer cartoonish special occasions with captions and boxes, but rather sparkline graphic can be everywhere a word or number can be: embedded in a sentence, table, headline, map, spreadsheet, graphic. From Edward Tufte's book Beautiful Evidence.
Access the post here.
The bullet graph was developed to replace the meters and gauges that are often used on dashboards. Its linear and no frills design provides a rich display of data in a small space, which is essential on a dashboard. Like most meters and gauges, bullet graphs feature a single quantitative measure (for example, year to date revenue) along with complementary measures to enrich the meaning of the featured measure. Specifically, bullet graphs support the comparison of the featured measure to one or more related measures (for example, a target or the same measure at some point in the past, such as a year ago) and relate the featured measure to defined quantitative ranges that declare
its qualitative state (for example, good, satisfactory, and poor).
Its linear design not only gives it a small footprint, but also supports more efficient reading than radial meters.
The bullet graph consists of five primary components:
- Text label
- A quantitative scale along a single linear axis
- The featured measure
- One or two comparative measures (optional)
- From two to five ranges along the quantitative scale to declare the featured measure’s qualitative state (optional)
Access the specification here.
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Friday, 8 May 2015
Standard Bank has built what is widely seen as the country’s best data centre, but according to industry sources it is bleeding money.
Read the article here on MyBroadband.
Read the article on MyBroadband here.
iBacsTel has brought to you the GPRS and SMS-enabled Remote Printers. These patented devices use either GSM or GPRS mobile network to connect to a network provider to receive and process information remotely and convert that information in to complete orders. The devices are able to receive the orders remotely through an SMS or the Web and can process the orders as they arrive. The devices work as two-way communication tools as they can also send verification back to an SMS or Web Server with confirmation information for a particular order sent to the devices.
Access the product page here.
Access the product page here.