Lighted Ways Technologies: 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Web Application Firewall as Opposed to Intrusion Prevention Systems

Internet security will always be a major source of web services problems that a need for next generation of products that secures web applications is more of a ‘sine qua non’ than a simple requirement. What’s needed is a new approach in managing this Web Application problem (WAP).
Web application firewall
Fig. 1: how web application firewall works | Source: https://blog.xeonbd.com

Friday, June 15, 2018

Encore Analytics, LLC Listed in AWS Marketplace for the U.S. Intelligence Community

Encore Analytics

Tacoma, WA., June 15, 2018 - Encore Analytics, today announced the company is now listed in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace for the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC). AWS Marketplace for the U.S. IC is designed exclusively for the 17 intelligence agencies to evaluate, purchase, and deploy in minutes via 1-Click® a broad array of common software infrastructure, developer tools, and business software products, with the categories of products and vendors growing over time. Encore's Empower software is a cloud-based analytical tool that uniquely integrates earned value, schedule, work authorization, integrated master plan and other key performance data to enable proactive management of complex projects.

“Empower provides the IC Community with unprecedented insight into the performance of their large programs. With existing contract deliverables and data-driven metrics, program stakeholders at all levels can quickly assess the current state of a project or portfolio and then drill down to specific problem areas for in-depth analysis,” said Gary Troop, CEO of Encore Analytics, LLC. “We are extremely pleased and proud to be among the elite group of technology vendors to be listed in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace for the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).”

AKA Enterprise Solutions Recognized as Finalist for 2018 Worldwide Microsoft Dynamics Finance and Operations Partner of the Year Award

AKA Enterprise Solutions
New York, NY, USA, June 15, 2018 - AKA Enterprise Solutions, a Gold Certified Microsoft Dynamics Partner and cloud consultancy, today announced it has been named a finalist for the 2018 Microsoft Dynamics Finance and Operations Partner of the Year Award. The company was selected out of a global field of more than 2,000 Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations partners throughout the world for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. This is the 9th time AKA has been recognized as one of the top three Dynamics Partners worldwide.

“We are honored to be recognized again by Microsoft for our Dynamics Finance and Operations business and humbled to be included with global integrators Accenture, Infosys Ltd, and Hitachi Solutions,” said Alan Kahn, Co-CEO of AKA Enterprise Solutions.

New Research Benchmarks Digital Excellence Across Public Utility Websites

Connective DX announces the publishing of the 2018 Utilities Digital Experience Index which spotlights emerging digital experience best practices and trends for the top 16 US-based utilities as ranked by JD Power's in 2017.
Utility Digital Experience Index

 Portland, ORE. (PRWEB) June 15, 2018 - Connective DX has released a new research report, the Utility Digital Experience (UDX) Index, which evaluates, benchmarks and spotlights best practices among public-facing utility websites. The report reviews user experience across the top 16 US-based utilities as ranked by JD Power (2017).

The research uses an objective, rigorous evaluation of data and observation to help utilities:

Identify trends and best practices for digital engagement.
Uncover emerging digital practices that top utilities are adopting.
Prioritize digital investments and customer experience initiatives.
Colin O’Neill, primary researcher and VP of Experience Design at Connective DX, conducted the research with a goal to provide utility marketing and technology teams with an informed view of the current state of their public-facing digital experiences.

Mediafolio Technologies Announces General Availability of SingleStep Intelligent Training Platform

SingleStep leverages digital context to deliver a just-in-time training experience
Mediafolio Technologies

Seattle, June 15, 2018 - (PRWeb)The SingleStep intelligent training platform was released for general availability this week by Mediafolio Technologies, a Seattle-based firm specializing in display control software and mobile platform development.

SingleStep uses context to deliver timely, instructional content to first-line workers – enabling them to provide more consistent, on-brand services while spending less time learning directly from supervisors.

For hospitality: intelligent training, just in time

The company is currently focused on bringing its solution to the hospitality industry, where first-line workers are required to carry out detailed multi-step tasks repeatedly and consistently. “I’ve worked in hospitality for a number of years and have observed both the need for more effective training and the growing use of more sophisticated technology,” says Matt Kowalczyk, President of Mediafolio Technologies. “SingleStep integrates with the existing infrastructure to identify where workers are and what they need to do next – so its platform can deliver bite-sized instruction for each task as it is being completed. This micro training experience is more effective, less costly, and ultimately leads to guest services that are more consistently on-brand.”

The Five Tenets of Modern Marketing Strategy

“Management of the operational effectiveness of sales and marketing seems to be as daunting as any continuing endeavor, but nevertheless, organizations of all sizes and business types are overhauling their policies by concentrating on specific areas of optimization.”
Core competencies in marketing

Organizations, regardless of types, are taking the initiative of advancing their formal processes to improve their effectiveness and meticulously engage more by focusing on core competencies of effectual marketing. While the notion of “knowing your customer” still holds true, present modern marketers knew that there are two common denominators to work on in understanding customers. First, is the typical demographics and the second is the client’s Digital Body Language (DBL) - actionable act serving as the main predictor of how a prospective buyer/s is/are going to buy, as well as the traits that may pinpoint the qualities of that prospect. Understanding the core competencies in marketing, aside from the advantages of placing into practice automation technology as part of your business infrastructure, modern marketing’s best procedures can be instituted that will set the tone for new promotional endeavors, at the same time capitalizing on your marketplace site, marketing technology, and social media interactions. These will help organization shift away from manual, labor-intensive processes to improve the productivity of the marketing division and, assessing marketing’s ROI (Return on Investments) to ensure future success, all with the ultimate aim of maximizing enrollments, increase in revenues and reducing the timeline of the sales cycle.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Business Benefits of Converged Network Adapters (CNAs)

The Business Benefits of Converged Network Adapters (CNAs)
Converged" network adapter diagram |  Source: https://en.wikipedia.org
A series of network adapters offer an industry-driving implementation of hardware-based, realistic Converged Network Adapter (CNA) that totally offloads FCoE and the iSCSI SAN traffic. It integrates an extensive set of 10 GB Ethernet attributes making the best of virtualized SDDC (Software-Defined Data Center) driven by an SDN (Software Defined Networks).

Consistently, not all networking adapters possess the same potentials. It is here where some Ethernet adapters specified as having “converged networking” link attributes to iSCSI storage or Fiber Channel to the server is often misleading. This is where hardware-based true CNA provides all the virtualization potentials and fulfillment of the system in a 10 GB Ethernet adapter. Likewise, it provides hardware-based storage protocol offloads making it a clear leader in Performance, Reliability, and Control and at the same time delivers every single thing conceivable in the present and future needs.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

7+ Best Rear-View Backup Cameras Reviews [2018]

There are many variants of the Best Rear-View Backup Cameras on the market today. There are some brands that are using Bluetooth connection to send video to the driver while others used wired connection. Some best backup camera with night vision are also in demand today.

Backup camera system will be mandatory for all vehicles leased or sold in the United States by 2018. This is fully galvanized by the decision of the NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration), and part of the 2007 Driving Safety Act. This decision was sparked by the mounting number of injuries and even deaths caused by accidents, from reversing vehicles in the past years.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Establishing iSCSI Adapters and SAN Storage with ESXi

Setting up iSCSI Adapters and Storage needs certain level of requirements that must be met before an ESXi can work properly, foremost is to of course follow its basic needs and then follow the best practices in installing and configuring its software or hardware iSCSI (Internet Small Computer Systems Interface) adapters to gain access to the SAN (Storage Area Network).

How to set up basic software iSCSI for VMware vSphere

After setting up the adapters, create a data store on iSCSI storage after which an iSCSI initiator should also be set up, configured, and authenticated before ESX/ESXi can find the iSCSI storage, as recommended below;

• Configure networking for the VMkernel in software and dependent hardware iSCSI. In such cases, network configuration verification by utilizing vmkping utility is an utmost necessity. In hardware iSCSI, configure networking characteristics, typically an IP address, default gateway and subnet mask in the host bus adapter (HBA).

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Avantree 4 Port Desktop USB Charging Station Organizer

Avantree 4 Port Desktop USB Charging Station Organizer - Buy on Amazon
• Docking Station & Charger In One: Featuring 4 smart USB ports, this sleek-looking unit neatly stores AND charges up to 4 smartphones / tablets at once! Also works with cameras, headsets, speakers & more.
• Lightning-Fast Charging: Includes superior, 8-amp power output to quickly fuel up your smartphone or tablet. Charges TWICE as fast as the original factory charger for the iPhone 6 Plus!
• Award Winning, Space-Saving Design: Silicone surface has varied-sized slots & soft removable bumpers so you can fit all your devices (works best with thin or no cases). Cords are tucked under unit for a clean, neat look.
• Universally Compatible With All Devices: Works with the latest iPhone 6 & Samsung Galaxy models as well as many older versions of smartphones & tablets. (Lightning cable NOT included)
• 24-Month Warranty: Buy with confidence! This risk-free purchase is backed by a 2-year, no hassle product replacement warranty.

Kei Project Katana Samurai Sword Shift Knob Shifter

Kei Project Samurai Sword Shift Knob
Katana Shift Knob Automatic
Kei Project Katana Samurai Sword Shift Knob Shifter - Buy on Amazon

Ever wanted to be like a samurai? Well now you (sorta) can! The Samurai Sword Shift Knob is fully constructed of steel for durability, with polyester fabric weave and nickel plated brass accents. These are perfect for those who are ready to hit the track or those who want to style out with their show cars!


• Fits threads 8x1.25, 10x1.25/1.50, and 12x1.25
• Weight: 510 grams
• Height: 6 inches

Keyless Push Button Start System for Classic & Custom Cars

Push Start Button Without Key
Keyless Push Button Start System for Classic & Custom Cars - Buy it on Amazon

About the product:

The Push Button Start system completely eliminates your vehicles ignition switch and lets you securely operate your vehicle with just the push of a button! Professional quality RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device) solution that provides proximity controlled automatic operation of your entire ignition system, just like the world’s finest luxury vehicles. Simply carry one of the systems digital RFID “iTags” with you. As you come into proximity of your vehicle, The system verifies your identity, authorizes your ignition and with just the “Push of a Button” your engine roars to life!

AdvanTech, Inc. announces its proprietary Micro Low Energy Bluetooth (LEB) RFID Solutions for the Healthcare Industry and Educational Institutions

ANNAPOLIS, MD., December 31, 2017 - Low Energy Bluetooth RFID provides wide functionality and immediate data for Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) without the high cost, intrusive specialty readers and antennas. The micro beacons address the historic limitations of Passive RFID including very limited signal reception through metal, water and thick concrete walls / floors.

AdvanTech has developed the in-house technical expertise to design the appropriate beacon form factor: micro readers that don’t require wires for power and network connectivity. The company’s back-end read point controller software incorporates user-defined business rules to determine specific actions, generate automated alert messages, and compile performance statistics to identify areas for operational improvements.

10+ Best Reasons for Businesses to Build up Protection and Reduce Risk with App and Desktop Virtualization

Critical Corporate Cyber Security Risks

There are 10 reasons to strengthen security protection with app and desktop virtualization, along these lines;

 1. Workplace mobility and flexibility support-

Today’s enterprise workforce, mobility is fundamental. A growing number of people often works at customers or partner locations, at homes, on the road and in other workplaces outside of their offices. Wherever these people work and no longer bound to office desks, their productivity now rest on the ability to access apps and data, as well as share information, collaborate or join meetings, anywhere and at any time. Flexwork is becoming a key enterprise approach as organizations are moving jobs to different resources, times, and locations to ensure it is done at the right time, in the right place and by the right people. Moreover, flexwork can incorporate everything from desk-sharing programs and teleworking to transfer of business processes or even entire departments. Visible benefits gained from these are growths in productivity and business operations continuity, in addition to a reduced real estate, labor costs and travel expenses.

Data Security and Risk Management Solutions with Apps and Desktop Virtualization

"Data Security + Risk Management in IT consumerization is inevitable, as a variety of laptops, smartphones, and tablets, including those enterprise provisioned and individually owned endpoints devices, enter the environment." - Lightedways Tech
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By the way initiatives of BYOD (Bring-your-own-Device), flexwork, and mobility increased in popularity, IT risk profile has significantly changed. The ways of collaborating and working environments now need new strategies to managing risk leading organizations to weigh things entirely in new perspectives: giving its people the flexibility needed for most favorable business efficiency while guaranteeing the safety measures and compliance needed by the business in its operation.

Operating at its maximum competitiveness and performances, organizations need data security analysts to access organization’s resources in more locations and in many more ways than in the past. But surely that is not some easy tasks primarily because the resulting proliferation of work locations, access methods, and types of workers has broken off traditional security policies to the brink.

IT consumerization is inevitable, as a variety of laptops, smartphones, and tablets, including those enterprise provisioned and individually owned endpoints devices, enter the environment.  The multiplicity of devices has led to excessive and superfluous complexity and to the same extent lots of combinations of apps, configurations, and the operating system has wiped out the consistency model of the corporate-managed device.