Recently I had an issue while importing few thousand images and documents into the Sitecore Media Library. I had the following settings in Web.Config: <!– UPLOAD AS FILES Determines if media should be uploaded as files or as database blobs. Default: false –> <setting name=”Media.UploadAsFiles” value=”false” /> <!– MEDIA – USE ITEM PATHS FOR URLS [...]
Apple has built its reputation on innovation, on breaking the mold, on thinking outside the box. But can they keep their outsider ethos when they are the standard instead of the new technology on the block? If recent and continuing developments with the Apple App Store for iPhone and the iPod TYouch are any indication, [...]
Mozilla’s Firefox web browser is a serious competitor to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, despite initial skepticism from techies that anyone could break the stranglehold Microsoft had developed on the browser business. Sure, it helps that Firefox is “partnered” with the mega-giant Google for some financial backing, but it takes a big shield to stop a big club.
Cloud computing or computing in the cloud is now one of the latest happening trends in the business world and the “next big thing” after Web 2.0. According to a 2008 paper published by IEEE Internet Computing “Cloud Computing is a paradigm in which information is permanently stored in servers on the Internet and cached temporarily on clients that include desktops, entertainment centers, table computers, notebooks, wall computers, handhelds, sensors, monitors, etc.” In other words, we can say that this is about increasing an organization’s or user’s capability by using different applications from some external servers without investing much on its own infrastructure and maintenance of local servers. Rather the organization/user pays for raw computing power. Here the word “cloud” is used as a metaphor for internet.
The basic architecture of this cloud computing is a massive network of interconnected servers where the web applications reside. The user accessing these applications need not be aware of the physical location of the application’s computer. This not only reduces the cost of installing licensed software at the end user’s computer but also saves the cost associated with deploying, maintaining and upgrading of different business technologies.