Republic Day of INDIA

Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act as the governing document of India.

India enforced its Constitution and became a Republic on 26th January, 1950. A lot has changed since then. We have made progress in every field, and the country stands as one of the fastest growing economies. 

As we celebrate our 69th Republic Day this year, here are pictures from the past to the present showing how we celebrated Republic Day over the years: 

Dr. Rajendra Prasad being sworn in as the first President of India on 26th January, 1950.


The first Republic Day Parade in 1950.


Rare Photos of First Indian republic day celebrations on 26 Jan 1950

King Tribhuvan of Nepal as the guest of honour for Republic Day in 1951.


Units of Defence Services participating in an impressive parade held on Republic Day, in 1951. The President of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad taking the salute at the March Past.


Artists from West Bengal performing the Lama dance during the 1956 parade.


A fountain at the India Gate illuminated on Republic Day- January 26, 1957.


The Parliament House, New Delhi, illuminated in 1958.


The Indian Railways tableau of the 1959 Republic Day Pageantry.


Reception held by the Indian High Commissioner in Pakistan, Rajeshwar Dayal, on the occasion of India’s 10th Republic Day at Karachi in 1959.


President Varahagiri Venkata Giri with the guest of honour, Mr. Josip Broz Tito (President of Yugoslavia), and the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1974.


IPS Kiran Bedi leading Delhi Police during the Parade in 1975.


President Shri F.A. Ahmed with Sea Cadets Republic Day Contingent of 1976 in New Delhi.


Dr. Patrick J. Hillery, President of Ireland, as the guest of honour at the parade in 1978 with Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, the President of India.


Photographs of folk dancers, who were to participate in Republic Day Parade, taken at Rangsala on January 22, 1981.


President Giani Zail Singh with Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, President of Nigeria, the guest of honour at the parade in 1983


One of India’s mainstream defence system, the Bofors Gun, on display during the 41st Republic Day parade in New Delhi in 1990.


President Dr Shankar Dayal Sharma, and Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao with the the guest of honour, Dr. Nelson R. Mandela, President of South Africa at the Republic Day parade in 1995.


The Prithvi Missile system on display during the 47th Republic Day parade in New Delhi in 1996.


The guest of honour, Mr. Jacques Chirac, President of France, at the Republic Day parade in 1998.


Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with the guest of honour, King Birendra Bir Bikran Shah Dev, the King of Nepal, at the Republic Day parade in 1999.


The chief guest of the Republic Day Parade in 2003, the visiting President of Iran, Mr. Syed Mohammed Khatami, being introduced to the Service Chiefs by President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.


The Border Security Force’s motorcycle-borne Janbaz team displaying its skills during the 55th Republic Day Parade in New Delhi in 2004.


Balloons carrying the Indian National Flag float across the Rajpath skyline during the 55th Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi in 2004.


Members of the Indian Army’s Gorkha regiment during a Republic Day parade.


Indian Air Force fighters refuel mid-air during the parade in 2005.


Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his wife Smt. Gursharan Kaur with the participants of the Republic Day Parade in 2008


Republic Day parade 2012


US President Barack Obama, the guest of honour, at Republic Day parade 2015.


For the first time, this year Republic Day will be graced by 10 Chief Guests, the representatives of the ten Heads of ASEAN. This is quite a diplomatic decision considering India’s strategic Look East Policy.


Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia

Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha of Thailand

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc of Vietnam

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte of Philippines

President Halimah Yacob of Singapore

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei

President Joko Widodo of Indonesia

Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith of Laos





Happy Republic Day!

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Apple iPhone since 2011: Making cost vs. launch price

Apple iPhone X


Apple iPhone 8 Plus made a debut this year and is priced at Rs 89,000 (base price). IHS Markit estimates its manufacturing cost around $370.25. The handset has been launched at $999 (base model). Some of the key specs included are Apple A11 processor, 5.8-inch all screen OLED display with 2436×1125 pixel resolution, 12MP rear wide and telephoto camera along with 7MP front-facing camera, wireless charging and Face ID.

Apple iPhone X has been one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year. It is according to Apple — the most advanced phone launched by the company. Unsurprisingly, the company is charging a premium for it. However, like always has been the case with Apple, the manufacturing cost is always a source of curiosity as companies needs to make profits out of its devices.
We have compiled the data provided by IHS Markit, revealing how much did it cost Apple to manufacture an iPhone and for how much it was launched.

Apple iPhone 4S

apple-iphone-4s-32gb-extralargeApple iPhone 4S came out in October 2011 at Rs 34,500 and was one of the slimmest smartphones at that time. IHS Markit estimated the manufacturing price of the device as $196. It’s selling price was $649 (base model). Some of the basic specs include 3.5-inch Retina screen with 960×640 pixel resolution, 8MP rear camera, VGA front camera, A-GPS and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity. The smartphone was launched along with iCloud and iOS 5.



Apple iPhone 5

imageApple iPhone 5 was launched in September 2012 at a starting price of Rs 45,500. According to IHS Markit, the smartphone’s manufacturing cost was around $207. It was sold for $649 (base model). It’s key specifications are 4-inch Retina display with 1136×640 pixel resolution, 8MP rear iSight camera, 1.2MP front-facing camera and better battery.



Apple iPhone 5S

s-l500Apple iPhone 5S made a debut in 2013 and was priced at Rs 53,500 (base price). IHS Markit estimates its manufacturing cost as $194.85. The handset was launched at $649 (base model). Some of the key specs included are Apple A7 processor, 4-inch Retina display with 1136×640 pixel resolution, 8MP rear iSight camera and 1.2MP front-facing camera.


Apple iPhone 5C


Apple iPhone 5C was launched in September 2013 along with iPhone 5S. It was priced at Rs 41,900 (base model). IHS Markit estimated the manufacturing price of the device as $173.45. It’s selling price was $549 (base model). Some of the basic specs include 4-inch Retina screen with 1136×640 pixel resolution, 8MP rear camera, 1.2 front camera and Apple A6 processor.


Apple iPhone 6

5838550cv11dApple iPhone 6 was launched in 2014 at a starting price of Rs 62,000. According to IHS Markit, the smartphone’s manufacturing cost was around $211.50. It was sold for $649, $749 and $849 for 16GB, 64GB and 128GB storage variants. Its key specifications are 4.7-inch Retina display with 1334×750 pixel resolution, Apple A8 processor, 8MP rear iSight camera, 1.2MP front-facing camera and better battery.


Apple iPhone 6S

imageApple iPhone 6S made its debut in 2015 and was priced at Rs 62,000 (base price). IHS Markit estimates its manufacturing cost as $211.50. The handset was launched at $649 (base model). Some of the key specs included are Apple A9 processor, 4.7-inch Retina display with 1334×750 pixel resolution, 12MP rear iSight camera and 5MP front-facing camera.


Apple iPhone 7

imageApple iPhone 7 was launched in 2016 at a starting price of Rs 60,000. According to IHS Markit, the smartphone’s manufacturing cost was around $224.80. It was sold for $649 (base model). Its key specifications are 4.7-inch Retina display with 1334×750 pixel resolution, Apple A10 processor, 12MP rear iSight camera, 7MP front-facing camera and better battery.


Apple iPhone 8


Apple iPhone 8 was launched in 2017 and is priced at Rs 64,000 (base price). IHS Markit estimates its manufacturing cost as $247.51. The handset was launched at $699 (base model). Some of the key specs included are Apple A11 processor, 4.7-inch Retina display with 1334×750 pixel resolution, 12MP rear iSight camera and 7MP front-facing camera.




Apple iPhone 8 Plus

produk5141709271224242iphone-8-plus-jakarta-black-bApple iPhone 8 Plus came this year and is priced at Rs 73,000 (base price). IHS Markit estimates its manufacturing cost as $295.44. The handset was launched at $799 (base model). Some of the key specs included are Apple A11 processor, 5.5-inch Retina display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution, 12MP rear wide and telephoto camera along with 7MP front-facing camera and wireless charging.

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The 12 Laws Of Karma


What is Karma? Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton’s law of ‘every action must have a reaction’. When we think, speak or act we initiate a force that will react accordingly. This returning force maybe modified, changed or suspended, but most people will not be able eradicate it.

This law of cause and effect is not punishment, but is wholly for the sake of education or learning.A person may not escape the consequences of his actions, but he will suffer only if he himself has made the conditions ripe for his suffering. Ignorance of the law is no excuse whether the laws are man-made or universal.

To stop being afraid and to start being empowered in the worlds of karma and reincarnation, here is what you need to know about karmic laws.

1. The Great Law

  • “As you sow, so shall you reap.” This is also known as the “Law of Cause and Effect.”
  • If what we want is happiness, peace, love, and friendship, then we should BE happy, peaceful, loving and a true friend.
  • Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us.

2. The Law of Creation

  • Life doesn’t just happen. It requires our participation.
  • We are one with the Universe, both inside and out.
  • Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state.
  • Be yourself, and surround yourself with what you want to have in your life.

3. The Law of Humility

  • You can’t change something if you refuse to accept it.
  • If what we see is an enemy, or someone with a character trait that we find to be negative, then we ourselves are not focused on a higher level of existence.

4. The Law of Growth

  • “Wherever you go, there you are.”
  • For us to grow in Spirit, it is we who must change, and not the people, places or things around us.
  • The only given we have in our lives is ourselves, and that is the only factor we have control over.
  • When we change who and what we are within our hearts, our lives follow suit and change too.

5. The Law of Responsibility

  • Whenever there is something wrong in my life, there is something wrong in me.
  • We mirror what surrounds us, and what surrounds us mirrors us; this is a Universal Truth.
  • We must take responsibility for what is in our life.

6. The Law of Connection

  • Even if something we do seems inconsequential, it is very important that it gets done as everything in the Universe is connected.
  • Each step leads to the next step, and so forth and so on.
  • Someone must do the initial work to get a job done.
  • Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significance, as they were both needed to accomplish the task.
  • Past, Present and Future are all connected.


7. The Law of Focus

  • You cannot think of two things at the same time.
  • Because of this, when our focus is on Spiritual Values, it is impossible for us to have lower thoughts such as greed or anger.

8. The Law of Giving and Hospitality

  • If you believe something to be true, then sometime in your life you will be called upon to demonstrate that particular truth.
  • Here is where we put what we CLAIM that we have learned into actual PRACTICE.

9. The Law of Here and Now

  • Looking backward to examine what was or forward to worry about the future prevents us from being totally in the here and now.
  • Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, and old dreams prevent us from having new ones.

10. The Law of Change

  • History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path.

11. The Law of Patience and Reward

  • All rewards require initial toil.
  • Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil.
  • True joy comes from doing what we’re supposed to be doing, and knowing that the reward will come in its own time.

12. The Law of Significance and Inspiration

  • You get back from something whatever you have put into it.
  • The true value of something is a direct result of the energy and intent that is put into it.
  • Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the Whole.
  • Lackluster contributions have no impact on the Whole, nor do they work to diminish it.
  • Loving contributions bring life to, and inspire, the Whole.

Enjoy! & Keep Doing your Good KARMA!


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Getting Your Computer Fixed: A Complete FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions About Getting Computer Service

Deciding to get your computer fixed by a professional might seem like the easy choice over solving the problem yourself, but that doesn’t mean it comes without concern.

Data privacy, time and cost for services, and the seriousness of the problem are the most common topics of questions I get from my readers when they’re deciding to get their computers fixed.

Most of the more specific questions I’ve gotten over the years are below, along with my answers:

“I need access to my files RIGHT NOW! How do I get them off? Are they even still there?”

This is easily the most common, and completely understandable, question that I get. No matter what your plans are regarding how or where to get your computer fixed, your important data is priority one.

I’m working on a complete set of tutorials for this exact task but they’re not quite ready. In the meantime, the following short explanation and links to some helpful information on other sites should help.

The most important thing to understand is that most computer problems do notimpact saved files, like that resume you just finished updating, or that paper for school you need for class tomorrow morning. So, aside from the relatively rare situation of a physical hard drive issue, your files are probably fine – just out of reach for the moment.

To the “how to get them off” part, most computer problems that restrict access to your files fall in two camps, each with its own solution:

If your computer is not totally incapacitated, try starting it in Safe Mode. Once there, you may even be able to use your computer temporarily, but if not, you can at least copy the files you need onto a flash drive or disc so you can then use them from another computer.

It’s really easy.

If your computer won’t even start in Safe Mode, or even won’t turn on at all, you can still get your files off but you’ll need the help of another computer and a relatively cheap tool like external hard disk casing or cable. jp jw pj ws js rj rp rw ri cp jp jw pj ws js rj rp rw ri cp jp jw pj ws js rj rp rw ri cp md.ic.iYiPedxI5fs-l300

“Is this problem even fixable, or is it so bad that I’ll need a new computer?”

Obviously, the answer to this question has almost 100% to do with the nature of the problem with the computer, something you probably don’t know yet since it hasn’t been looked at.

In general, however, the majority of computer problems are fixable, meaning a new part and some repair time is more likely the outcome than needing a brand new computer. Also, as I mentioned in my answer to the last question, it’s relatively rare for a computer problem to impact your files.

All that said, and even though you may not know the cause of the problem with your computer, there are usually some clues as to how bad the problem is and what might be the solution when it’s all said and done.

If you have any kind of computer but it’s turning on and Windows at least tries to start, there’s a decent chance that this is a software problem, not a hardware problem. Software problems are easier to solve and usually just involve some time with a computer repair tech.

If you have a laptop or tablet computer that doesn’t come on all the way, or at all, you might get lucky and just need a new battery or power adapter. If that doesn’t do it, you may be dealing with another type of hardware problem, meaning you may need a new computer. Unfortunately, these types of computers don’t have a lot of replaceable parts.

If you have a desktop computer that won’t turn on at all, some of the hardware may be to blame but chances are that the individual piece of hardware can be replaced, fixing the problem.

Another thing to consider is repair cost vs new computer cost. If your computer has a major problem, or you’ve been considering a new computer anyway, or maybe both, sometimes choosing not to have the computer fixed is a smart choice.

“How long will it take to get this problem fixed and how much might it cost?”

The answer to these questions depend almost completely on the problem and is one of the very first questions to ask any repair service you’re considering doing business with.

“What if they have to reinstall everything on my computer to fix it? Won’t I lose all my files?!”

Absolutely not. Backing up your files is, or should be, the repair technician’s first priority when your computer shows up. Considering how important your files are, this should most certainly be one of the things you ask about, just to be sure.

Don’t get me wrong – if the problem caused a loss of some or all of your files, which is what happens with serious hard drive issues, then your files wouldn’t be around to save. However, if your files are able to be safely copied off, they can be and should be.

After fixing your computer, even if a complete reinstall of Windows and your software was required, you should be given a disc or flash drive with your files, or told where on your computer your previous files are now saved.

“If I do end up needing a new computer, do I lose my files or can they be transferred to my new computer?”

Yes, your files can be transferred from your old computer to your new computer. If you happen to purchase your new computer from the same place you got your old one fixed, they may even do it for you for free.

If you’d like to or need to, tackle this on your own, recent versions of Windows include something called Windows Easy Transfer that makes the process really simple. You can read more about that feature on Microsoft’s site here.

“Do computer repair techs snoop through the files they find on a computer? I can’t imagine paying someone to violate my privacy!”

Has this ever happened? I guarantee you the answer is yes.

Is this a rampant problem? No, I don’t think so. I’ve owned and worked in computer repair shops for many years and I’ve never seen a deliberate violation of privacy.

Aside from picking the best possible repair shop you can (see the next question), and hoping that a great repair shop means honest business practices and a great staff, there’s little you can do about this potential problem.

If you’re lucky enough to have full access to your files prior to dropping your computer off, you could always copy the files off to a flash drive or disc and then remove them from the computer. Honestly, though, you probably run a bigger risk of accidentally deleting something important than being a victim of identity theft or a privacy violation.

“How do I choose which computer repair service to go with?”

This is always a tough one. You do a quick search and 25 places come up, all with different reviews, sometimes conflicting ones.

This discussion got so big that it got its own piece!

“I have a question you didn’t answer!”

I’d love to grow this FAQ to include even more questions and answers about getting computer service.

Just comment in this page for more on contacting me about your specific question, which I’d be happy to include here for everyone else, too!

Thank you!

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New Research Says Talking To Yourself Can Improve Your Brain

Talking To Yourself Can Improve Your Brain

You’ve probably seen someone talking to themselves and thought they were really weird, right? Well stop thinking it and start saying it to yourself, because people who talk to themselves are actually pretty brilliant. Why?

They organize their thoughts better.
That’s right. Those who talk to themselves are better at organizing their thoughts and processing more than one thought at a time. They focus on saying their thoughts aloud in the hopes they can get a better grip on them. They actually have greater mental clarity as a result.

They have a better memory.
People who say things out loud to themselves are likely able to memorize and recall things better than those who don’t. It’s a way of reinforcing a thought inside of your brain.

Their brains are more efficient.
Some studies have indicated that talking to yourself helps you think quickly and with clarity. They found that when people talk to themselves at the store, they find what they need quicker than those who didn’t.

They achieve their goals.
People who talk to themselves, particularly about their goals, are more likely to achieve them than those who don’t. Saying it out loud helps create a laser-like focus on your goals and gets you closer to them.

Start Talking…!!


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Why can’t SMBs have the big kids’ toys?

Small and medium-size businesses need to compete despite smaller budgets and fewer resources. How can they get their hands on the technology they need without breaking the bank?


In a volatile and competitive world, small and midsize businesses understand that technology is important to success. Two-thirds of SMBs see technology as a primary factor in pursuing business objectives, according to a CompTIA report, while 31 percent rate it as a secondary factor. And the SMB Group found that 72 percent of SMB decision-makers feel technology solutions can help them significantly improve business outcomes or run their businesses better.

However, understanding technology’s importance and having the wherewithal to act on that understanding are different things.

“SMBs need to compete, but they face budget and resource constraints when managing their IT environments,” says Bob McKenna, global SMB marketing manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Despite these constraints, SMBs are getting their hands on the tools they need to forge ahead. How are they doing so? First, it’s worthwhile to consider the factors that are driving SMBs to invest in new technologies.

SMB IT investment drivers

small business concept hand drawing on tablet pc“New customers often approach us after a security breach or when a server goes down,” says James Haggerty, principal at technology consulting and services firm Westminster Information Technology. Both instances force an SMB to rethink its IT strategy, due to security risk or the cost of downtime.

McKenna adds three items to the list of technology purchase drivers: “The driving force for purchase is often a new branch, a new workload, or an IT modernization upgrade.” Of those three factors, increased workloads most often influence new investments.

That’s not necessarily a matter of company size, McKenna notes. It’s also about the types of workloads a company is running. If an SMB uses IT as a competitive advantage or strategic asset, they move to newer technologies much more quickly. Some workloads, such as data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT), force technology modernization on their own, says McKenna, because old systems just can’t handle those tasks.
Some workloads are latency-sensitive. “Take a point-of-sales system, for example,” McKenna says. You want to capture the transaction quickly and authenticate it quickly. You need a reliable and efficient set of systems to do so, and that’s another upgrade driver.

On the other hand, an SMB that uses IT for support alone won’t look to upgrade as long as everything works. Between budget limitations and an “if it works, don’t fix it” mindset, there isn’t a burning desire to upgrade just because new technology is available. However, the sun-setting of old infrastructure can make SMBs decide to upgrade. According to a Spiceworks study, end-of-life was listed as a factor in buying new technology by 70 percent of respondents.

Getting past budget and resource constraints

Despite the obvious limitations, many SMBs are keeping up with—and sometimes even surpassing—the technology deployed by much larger companies. Here’s how.

Invest in scalable IT

bigstock-cute-little-girl-in-the-classr-51215545A number of enterprise vendors have come out with prepackaged, scaled-down versions of their products, says Haggerty. This enables SMBs to “buy into” an infrastructure and then expand as the company grows.

A key strategy is scalability, meaning the ability to start small with systems that easily grow to handle additional demand such as more users and workloads. And much of the ability to scale comes from the cloud.

Use Hybrid IT

imageThe Hybrid IT approach, where technology resources exist both on premises and in the cloud, is uniquely suited to scalability. The setup enables SMBs to retain their existing systems while scaling up as needed.

Need a place to put a new workload? Need to store tons of data and then analyze it? Need lower latency with other cloud-based systems? Then moving off premises is the way to go. This trend can be seen in the RightScale State of the Cloud Report, which revealed that 61 percent of technical professionals are looking to the cloud to provide greater scalability.

As midsize companies have bought into Hybrid IT, smaller businesses (with fewer than 100 employees) have not. While the majority of small business owners (62 percent) trust the cloud, Salesforce’s Connected Small Business Report shows fewer use cloud-based technology services to its full potential. Only 10 percent have more than 50 percent of their technology in the cloud.

“Small businesses are still a bit apprehensive about the cloud,” says Haggerty. Part of the reason is that the cloud shifts capital to operating costs. The accounting department may see that as an advantage. However, cloud services are subscription-based; SMBs worry that they’ll spend too much each month per person, and that’s unsupportable.

Again, scalability comes into play here. Being able to expand your cloud use as you grow can help scale costs as well. You buy capacity as need and revenue grows.

Define your IT priorities

imageCherry-pick the technology purchases that have the biggest impact, says McKenna.

Unlike enterprises, which have much larger budgets, SMBs need to choose one or two things they can do over the next year. They cannot compete in every facet of business, so they have to focus on one, be it operations, marketing, or some other competitive dimension.

This can be a problem, or a blessing in disguise. Being forced to focus really helps in budget choices.

“One of our clients is a law firm that’s very concerned with high availability,” says Haggerty. Because the firm has briefs that are due and deadlines to meet, it is under tight time constraints that can’t be moved. That could have meant a lot of technical decisions, but it didn’t have the budget or attention to shepherd several projects.

The law firm decided to focus on setting up a 15-minute backup and restore window using redundant servers. It can also fall back to the cloud if necessary; while slower, that can keep the firm up and running.

By focusing in on high availability, the firm could buy into the same technology that enterprises use, despite a smaller budget and fewer resources. In the end, it all came down to choosing one important project and then moving forward with it.

Another facet of thinking smarter is focusing on “low-hanging fruit” technologies. A lot of the toys that big companies are using may be out of reach, says Haggerty. “However, redundancy and scalability? SMBs can get their hands on that without spending a lot of money,” he says.

Take advantage of new functionality

Staffing1_924x520_acf_cropped-1Two new factors are making it easier for SMBs to get their hands on new technologies, says Haggerty.

First, new equipment can accomplish more. For example, unlike years ago, a server can perform many functions rather than one, and it can do it faster. That enables SMBs to spend less when upgrading old technology.

Second, newer technologies are often easier to manage, typically from a central point of control. This advantage enables an SMB to grow without the expense of adding new IT staff to support that growth.

Rent expertise

Hand with calculator. Finance and accounting business.SMBs have trouble hiring people who can take advantage of the enterprise-level technology. Nobody can know every technology, after all.

“An IT manager at an SMB may not be familiar with how a scaled-up data center works, and that can limit their vision,” says Haggerty.

This can lead an SMB exec to make less-informed decisions that cost the company a lot down the road.

How they get past this? By bringing in a partner.

iStock-640307998-e1499153557336_1040x585_acf_croppedA cloud partner can educate SMB IT managers, help them plan and implement new technology, and provide ongoing support. Partners may also provide a bundled set of services, including software and systems management. Bundling really helps, says Haggerty, because it often brings down both the purchase cost and ongoing licensing fees.

“Many SMBs are thinking strategically,” says Haggerty, “not just trying to patch holes and upgrade old equipment.” By limiting their risks using the tips above, technology investments pay off in the long run. If it means playing with the big kids’ toys, too? That’s all the better.

Getting the tech your SMB needs: Lessons for leaders
  • Start small with a hybrid architecture that can scale as the SMB grows.
  • Focus your IT budget on one or two projects that can make a difference rather than trying to do it all.
  • Use new, more versatile technologies to help get more done with less.
  • Find the right cloud partner to bring expertise to the table and save costs.
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Future Apple iPhones expected to come with dual-SIM support and upgraded modems.


After predicting that Apple may release two new iPhones with OLED displays, Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI analyst has now predicted that these iPhones which are predicted to be launched in 2018, would also support dual SIM slots. Apple’s first iPhones with dual SIM slots would also have the dual SIM and dual standby (DSDS) facility.

According to MacRumours, the analyst said that the smartphones are expected to come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X20 modems and Intel’s XMM 7560. These would be an upgrade from Intel and Qualcomm’s previous models, which were Qualcomm’s MDM 9655 and XMM 7560, respectively.

Now both the chipsets will have a higher baseband from 2×2 MIMO technology to 4X4 technology, thus increasing higher transmission of LTE or wireless connectivity.

Meanwhile, as mentioned before, the dual SIM support may support dual SIM and dual standby as well. Thereby, both the SIMs can be used actively.

Additionally, it has also been predicted that the chipset in the iPhone will support LTE connection for both the SIMs. The same LTE SIMs are expected to provide better connectivity.

According to the analysts, Intel would supply most of these chips, which account for 70 or 80 percent of them.

This can be good news for those who carry around with two phones due to lack of dual SIM facility in iPhones; this can prove to be a better alternative.

Apart from dual SIM, it has also been predicted that from now on, both the phones would support Face ID as a feature to unlock the iPhones. Previous report tells that if the Face ID becomes popular it would take over Touch ID.


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