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E-Commerce

E-commerce: features and developments

Online shopping, digital advertisements, electronic customer databases, and intelligent inventory systems: all this has revolutionised the trade and changed the buying behaviour of customers. The internet and computer-based systems form the basis of e-commerce. From the perspective of companies and consumers, electronic commerce has many advantages, but also a few downsides. New trends are now...

Functional Specification

Functional specification: All project requirements at a glance

Have you heard of a functional specification before? Functional specifications and specification sheets are often used especially in the software sector. They are essential tools for completing projects on schedule. The functional specification is prepared by the contractor and essentially contains the client’s requirements. Moreover, the functional specification document includes detailed plans...

PaaS - Platform as a Service

PaaS: platform as a service at a glance

Cloud services are becoming increasingly important for companies. In addition to software and infrastructure that can be booked via the provider's cloud (SaaS and IaaS), cloud-based platforms for developing new applications (PaaS) are also becoming more popular. Companies can make their self-developed software available on these platforms without having to set up the necessary infrastructure...

Everything you need to know about IANA

IANA: admins of the internet

A unique address is needed for a letter to reach the right person by post. It is similar on the internet. The network equivalent of a postal address is an IP address. One of the tasks of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is to coordinate the worldwide pool of IP addresses, and thereby contributing to an integral part of millions of people’s lives.

What is the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP)?

Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP): what’s behind the Whois alternative

For years, a successor to the domain query protocol Whois has been in development. For several reasons the protocol, developed at the same time as the internet predecessor ARPANET, is no longer regarded as modern or up-to-date. But now the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP) is being hailed as a promising candidate to fill this gap. But in what way is this Whois alternative different to its...

Cloud computing

Cloud computing – what’s behind it?

Cloud computing is not just an IT industry buzzword, it’s a model that many companies already employ effectively and profitably into their organisations. A large portion of IT infrastructure is no longer managed on-site. Instead, the required services can be rented via a service on the internet. Here we provide a cloud computing definition and explain exactly how it works.

Virtualisation

Virtualisation: an overview

In this article we will give a definition of virtualisation, and look at in which cases virtualisation technology can be used. Furthermore, we will also look at the forms of virtualisation which everyone should be familiar with, with a specific focus on corporate environments.

File server

File server: Definition and basics

Many companies perceive file management as a tiresome duty. But a well-organized file management system is one of the most important factors for smooth business operations. A possible solution for maintaining maximum control of all saved data is a local file server. We show you what this server model involves.

Private Cloud

What is a private cloud? More control and security for your business

Should data and processes be handled in a private or public cloud? If a company wants to use cloud computing, they first need to choose one of the many providers available. Using the personalised services offered by a private cloud, companies can address a wide range of business related and operational challenges. Separating operations also makes a private cloud more secure than a public cloud.

Golang

Golang: the simple programming language from Google

Google is best known for its search engine, but also for services like AdWords, Maps, or Gmail. Since 2012, the mega-corporation has had its own programming language in its product range: Go. Also known under the name Golang, it has drawn attention to itself through its simplicity. But how does it differ from established representatives like C++ or JavaScript? And when does it make sense to...


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