Author: Richard

Richard is an experienced tech journalist and blogger who is passionate about new and emerging technologies. He provides insightful and engaging content for Connection Cafe and is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest trends and developments.

The shift towards cloud computing and ubiquity of mobile devices within enterprises has fundamentally changed enterprise WAN routing over the last decade. While MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) was one of the most popular enterprise WAN routing solutions for years, its popularity has begun to level off while enterprises look for WAN technologies that are optimized to meet the challenges of modern IT. This has led to a surge in the popularity of SD-WAN with SD-WAN infrastructure and services revenue are expected to experience a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 69.6%. and reach $8.05 billion USD in 2021 according to…

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How to convert Outlook 365, Exchange Server and Outlook.com .OST files into Outlook .PST files If you use .OST files to work with Outlook 365, Exchange Server or Outlook.com and you need to transfer all of the data from these files to a regular Microsoft Outlook data warehouse, i.e., you need to transfer messages, contacts, notes, and reminders to a .PST file, then, unfortunately, Microsoft does not provide any tools to do this. In addition, sometimes Microsoft Outlook may not work correctly with offline data files (.OST files) due to authentication problems with Exchange Server or Windows Domain Controller. You…

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Telephone surveys and unwanted online pop-up surveys are often not the preferred way that the “surveyees” would preferred to be surveyed. They may feel cornered, chased, or inconvenienced, while not feeling that real effort and value are being put into the process on the surveyors side of the equation. But 100% manual surveying, done with little more than paper, pen, and a clipboard is far too slow, mistake-prone, and outdated in the 21st century. To collect, organize, and make “usable” a sufficient quantity of data at a reasonable cost, mobile devices paired with computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) software is…

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Milling is a comparatively easy yet an effective technique of carrying out the CNC process. For anyone out there who is not quite familiar with milling and machining of different metals assumes that taking a sharp cutting tool, rotating it at maximum speed and moving it around the work piece will make it cut like a butter. As compared with steel, CNC aluminium requires much lesser cutting force, therefore, the cutting tool for milling aluminium requires lesser forces and mechanical loading. For the purpose of this post, aluminium and its alloys are referred collectively as aluminium. Aluminium has high thermal…

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Data Visualization is a critical way as well as an ideal formula for the accomplishment of success for an organization in the present dynamic market. Analyzing the information make use of suitable strategies, which can uncover useful information. This information can be utilized by the leaders, with the end goal to settle on better choices, which are driven by information. This is not just recognizing the key information for a given business or division/sector. In addition, it helps to achieve the competitive edge over the others, who are not operating the information/data. Visualization can benefit by breaking down and envisioning…

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There are two terms running hot in the tech world cloud computing and online billing that has a great impact on the financial structure of many companies. Both of these things are automating the financial world and considered as a huge break through on the internet. Until today, both techs were separate and normally either one of them was used by businesses. Tech experts innovated a combination of both and solve a hell lot of problems. It is called cloud billing. Let me elaborate it more. Cloud billing is the combination of cloud computing and electronic billing. Many businesses are…

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An intranet is a valuable business tool that can be used to significantly enhance your employee engagement. However, many businesses can consider intranet portals to be dull or uninformative. When your employees are unengaged your business is at risk of losing time, money and people. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to give your intranet its mojo back and re-engage your employees in the process. Here are our top five tips: Keep your content fresh Sharing regular, informative content is a great way to openly encourage engagement amongst your workforce. This could be the latest company news, information about…

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If the general criteria for industrial tasks best suited for automation is that they be dangerous, dirty and dull, then certain industries must be rolling out the red carpet for automation. Oil and gas in particular has to be enthusiastically welcoming the new robot overlords since the oil and gas industry is pretty much powered by dangerous and dirty tasks. The jury remains out on dull, since there’s so much risk involved in the industry it’s hard to imagine workers not experiencing a slight frisson several times a day, but the point remains: the oil and gas industry and automation…

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Are you a small business owner looking to incorporate technology into your small business? If yes, then there are pros and cons you should know about: Pros of Technology in Small Business Startups 1. Sharing and Collaboration Small businesses usually work closely with their customers to offer them services and products that increase their quality of life. Being able to convert an idea into a finished good or service needs owners of small businesses to collaborate with their employees and vendors. Through instant messenger tools and E-mail, small companies can engage in online collaboration and sharing. Businesses can instantly connect,…

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E-commerce has spread very widely on the web. Everybody’s selling and buying online, and it seems that e-stores are only going to grow and expand. Online shopping isn’t going away any time soon – that’s for sure. If you are one of those entrepreneurs who has just started with their online business and almost launched a website, you probably began small and decided to add an order form instead of a shopping cart on your site. And that’s great because a good order form is all you need at the moment when your business is still new. Photo Credit: rawpixel…

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It’s common for people to apply for a loan. In fact, we are so used to living on credit, we can’t think of any other option when we need money. Personal debt in Australia is very high with average household owning about $250,000 in personal debt. It’s important that you think before you apply for a loan. Bill Baker from Lend Capital say’s “taking out a loan is a big step in anyone’s life. You must show commitment,  long-term financial accountability is required. Taking out a loan can also be a positive growth towards achieving success and ultimately your goals…

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Gambling start-ups face formidable competition in established markets. Entrenched casinos, sportsbooks, bingo parlors and lottery operators have the wherewithal and the clout to keep a tight rein on the market. Market penetration, market segmentation, and product differentiation are but a few key areas where established gambling enterprises dominate the scene. The rapidly evolving gambling arena is peppered with several multinational conglomerates. These include the following casino companies: Las Vegas Sands, MGM Resorts, Genting, Galaxy Entertainment Group, Wynn Resorts, SJM Holdings, Melco Crown Entertainment, Caesar’s Entertainment, Penn National Gaming, and Pinnacle Entertainment. Combined, these casino companies generated worldwide revenue of $69.47…

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Everything is moving into the clouds these days. Businesses are switching from an in-office or a centralized information center to one that meets the needs of the company and provides them with additional benefits not possible with their old systems. Financially, moving into the cloud is a responsible way of cutting expenditures or redirecting funds usually reserved for system maintenance and upgrades. The cloud also offers a means of connectivity not afforded an in-house system. Cooperation on projects conducted through apps such as Google Docs and Office 365 is done in real time, so any changes are immediate. This could…

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Game facilitating trainers are third-party programs users run along with their favorite games to get certain privileges or make progress in game, which otherwise would be impossible. Moreover, such cheat programs are used for unlocking game options or features. This becomes possible due to the fact that trainers are capable of changing a certain game’s memory addresses in the way that satisfies the needs of the one using the trainer. Thus, with the help of the trainer one may take advantage of infinite health, unlimited weapon, endless money, invincibility, and many other cheats in game. How Should I Use Such…

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