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Search more effectively with Google operators

Advanced web search with Google operators

Google is the most popular search machine in the Western world and handles billions of search requests daily. What few users know, however, is that Google has a number of specialized commands to help searchers find what they’re looking for as quickly as possible. These operators are entered into the search bar along with keywords or search terms. Website operators can also gain valuable...

QFD - Quality Function Deployment

QFD: What’s behind Quality Function Deployment?

Before launching your new product, you should make sure that it will be well-received by customers. You can use Quality Function Deployment (QFD) to see which direction the product development should move in. The QFD method can also help you to improve an existing product and make it more successful in the long run.

Binary code

Binary code: what do you use the binary system for?

Computers use binary code which is made up of all “ones and zeroes”. But why? Why don’t PCs and smartphones work in the decimal system that we are all used to? The answer can be found in the technology as well as in the sheer elegance of the binary system. It is a lot simpler than many people think. Can you perform calculations with binary code too?

What is a backup?

What is a backup and how does it effectively protect your data?

Technical issues, hacker attacks, and malware can lead to costly and serious data loss at any time. To minimize the risks, it is recommended that you perform regular comprehensive backups. It is important to have a suitable backup strategy that properly meets your specific requirements.

Dark data

Dark data

You may have heard of dark data – data that exists in secret. Nowadays, organizations collect and store more data than ever before. But only a small portion of that data is actually analyzed – the tip of the iceberg. The remainder is referred to as dark data. Our article explains how such data is created.

What is a software house?

What is a software house?

A complete IT infrastructure costs time and money and requires competent expert knowledge. In order to save costs and benefit from the experience of real IT specialists, many companies use the services of a software house. A software house is an IT service provider that offers complete IT solutions tailored to companies in addition to software and hardware. We explain how a software house works.

The new TLDs (top-level domains)

What is a TLD (Top Level Domain)?

What should you do if your desired domain has already been taken? The range of available .com or .org domains has gotten smaller over the years. Now there is a solution to this problem: new top-level domains! Instead of using complicated and unclear abbreviations, choose short and concise domains from the new TLDs. Local companies can especially profit from nTLDs.

What is ITIL v4?

ITIL v4: a portrait of the fourth edition of the IT service framework

The ITIL framework provides those involved in IT service management with important input for the most efficient and customer-oriented process design possible. ITIL v4 is the fourth edition of the guide, which was developed in the 1980s on behalf of the British government. What processes does ITIL v4 describe? And how does the current edition differ from its predecessor?

What is an add-on?

What is an add-on and what does it do?

Add-ons can hardly be kept away from today’s browsers. They expand your browser with additional features and give you the chance to customize it to your own needs. In this article, you can find out exactly what add-ons are and what you can do with them. Do you know the difference between add-ons and plug-ins? You’ll learn more about that, too, in this post.

An Overview of SaaS (Software as a Service)

What is SaaS (software as a service)? An overview

Software as a service, or SaaS for short, is an increasingly popular option for cloud computing. With SaaS, you use software over the Internet instead of installing it on your hard drive. This offers considerable advantages, especially for companies. As with other cloud services, there are also various concerns about data security. What exactly SaaS is, where the advantages and disadvantages of...


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