VirtualInfocom Web Promotion Services:



Web site promotion means listing your website at top position on leading search engines like Google, Yahoo And msn. With proper web site promotion in leading search engines. Web site promotion is achieved with effective optimization of your website for top listings in search engines. This process is termed as Search Engine Optimization. To achieve best results, the web site promotion must be done in Internet’s Best Search Engine’s Google and yahoo. There are other best search engines like AllTheWeb, Altavista, AOL, HotBot, Lycos etc. Your web site promotion is done in these major search engines as well. Internet Marketing Services: We deploy a multi-stage programming and search engine submission in order for your web site to gain top position in the search result lists, proper positioning and unique brand identity. Over the last several years Internet Market has become a very popular subject. Small wonder since the internet is by far the largest intercommunication phenomena since the invention of the telephone. However, internet market is very different that the traditional marketing practices established during the past few decades. Marketing experts are still trying to figure out all of the technical aspects of the internet and it will take a few more years until fixed models are established. If and when this occurs, all companies are left to their own devices to maneuver for positioning. This represents a significant opportunity for smaller and medium sized companies who do not have the huge marketing budgets of larger competitors. Today, becoming an industry segment leader via the internet is not a factor of how much money you are able to poor into your marketing budget for the next several years, the most important factor will be the expertise level of your internet marketing SEO consultant.

SEO Solutions:

It is not an intelligent idea to make a pretty website and just place it among millions of others. If you want your website to be functional & generate good business, it should figure on the first page of every major search engine. SEO is the process of making your website more search engine friendly by assigning relevant keywords and link-building. We would research the most searched keywords in your industry and accordingly design your content to drive relevant traffic to your site from major search engines & directories.

Dynamic Websites:

In the present scenario most of the business websites have Web Pages dynamically built so that user interaction could be made. It’s usually required for online shopping carts and all. Such Dynamic pages are usually built with the programming language like ASP, PHP. sites are sites whose contents are stored in the database and the codes takes out the stored database. Technologies used at VirtualInfoCom for developing the Dynamic Website are like ASP, PHP, JSP, and many more also. We know that the general purposes of the companies are to produce revenue by reaching more and more people and informing them about the products and services.

Basic advantages of Dynamic websites are as under
  1. In dynamic websites one can add and manage anything according to ones desire without anybody else’s help
  2. New pages and sections can also be added to the site
  3. Management time of the site can be changed
  4. Administrator can send emails to its visitors
  5. Quoting and estimating sales information can also be handled here
  6. Newsletter subscription and product notification can be asked

Web Marketing:

The most effective way for business promotion is web marketing. Web marketing is a way of promoting goods and services online. It may involve almost all major activities and services. Web Marketing helps the marketing activities. Mostly web users use search engine for product and services. Web Marketing increases the sales and even open market that may be impossible or away from our reach. This in total expands your Organizations brand in the area where you could have only thought but this makes it a reality. There are several benefits of the Web Marketing which may include Cost reduction, and accessible.

Website Redesign, Maintenance and Support:

The main problem with website maintenance is that often people pay for their website to be designed, because they do not have the skills to design it themselves. This means that they cannot maintain the website that has been designed for them by a professional website designing/maintenance company. The best way to tackle the problem of maintaining your website is to get a good website maintenance agreement within your website designing package, or find another website designing company that can maintain your website for you. You may already have a web site that is not performing as you originally intended, or may be experiencing problems and is riddled wih bugs and dead links. Whether they are design related problems or coding we can help you by giving your online venture a facelift and adding new exciting features.
If you already have a web site and want someone else to maintain and update the site on a regular basis, we can help you. We can work with existing web site layout, format, structure and file organization and implement updates as required. We can help you with suggestions on how to make the best of your web sites. How to improve, bring users to the site and convert them to paying customers. Our professional team is ready to complete your website maintenance needs, below is a partial list of some website update areas we service.

  1. Modification and Addition of Website Content
  2. Image Manipulation and Addition (client supplied images)
  3. Newsletter & email list maintenance
  4. Update announcements, articles, etc.
  5. Replace images i.e. pictures & graphics
  6. Adding/removing pages
  7. Website Design Changes
  8. Shopping cart product updates or additions
  9. Shopping cart price changes
  10. Shopping cart Specials or Sales

Solar Storm Warning



March 10, 2006: It's official: Solar minimum has arrived. Sunspots have all but vanished. Solar flares are nonexistent. The sun is utterly quiet.

Like the quiet before a storm.

This week researchers announced that a storm is coming--the most intense solar maximum in fifty years. The prediction comes from a team led by Mausumi Dikpati of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). "The next sunspot cycle will be 30% to 50% stronger than the previous one," she says. If correct, the years ahead could produce a burst of solar activity second only to the historic Solar Max of 1958.

see captionThat was a solar maximum. The Space Age was just beginning: Sputnik was launched in Oct. 1957 and Explorer 1 (the first US satellite) in Jan. 1958. In 1958 you couldn't tell that a solar storm was underway by looking at the bars on your cell phone; cell phones didn't exist. Even so, people knew something big was happening when Northern Lights were sighted three times in Mexico. A similar maximum now would be noticed by its effect on cell phones, GPS, weather satellites and many other modern technologies.

Right: Intense auroras over Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1958. [More]

Dikpati's prediction is unprecedented. In nearly-two centuries since the 11-year sunspot cycle was discovered, scientists have struggled to predict the size of future maxima—and failed. Solar maxima can be intense, as in 1958, or barely detectable, as in 1805, obeying no obvious pattern.

The key to the mystery, Dikpati realized years ago, is a conveyor belt on the sun.

We have something similar here on Earth—the Great Ocean Conveyor Belt, popularized in the sci-fi movie The Day After Tomorrow. It is a network of currents that carry water and heat from ocean to ocean--see the diagram below. In the movie, the Conveyor Belt stopped and threw the world's weather into chaos.

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Above: Earth's "Great Ocean Conveyor Belt." [More]

The sun's conveyor belt is a current, not of water, but of electrically-conducting gas. It flows in a loop from the sun's equator to the poles and back again. Just as the Great Ocean Conveyor Belt controls weather on Earth, this solar conveyor belt controls weather on the sun. Specifically, it controls the sunspot cycle.

Solar physicist David Hathaway of the National Space Science & Technology Center (NSSTC) explains: "First, remember what sunspots are--tangled knots of magnetism generated by the sun's inner dynamo. A typical sunspot exists for just a few weeks. Then it decays, leaving behind a 'corpse' of weak magnetic fields."

Enter the conveyor belt.

see caption"The top of the conveyor belt skims the surface of the sun, sweeping up the magnetic fields of old, dead sunspots. The 'corpses' are dragged down at the poles to a depth of 200,000 km where the sun's magnetic dynamo can amplify them. Once the corpses (magnetic knots) are reincarnated (amplified), they become buoyant and float back to the surface." Presto—new sunspots!

Right: The sun's "great conveyor belt." [Larger image]

All this happens with massive slowness. "It takes about 40 years for the belt to complete one loop," says Hathaway. The speed varies "anywhere from a 50-year pace (slow) to a 30-year pace (fast)."

When the belt is turning "fast," it means that lots of magnetic fields are being swept up, and that a future sunspot cycle is going to be intense. This is a basis for forecasting: "The belt was turning fast in 1986-1996," says Hathaway. "Old magnetic fields swept up then should re-appear as big sunspots in 2010-2011."

Like most experts in the field, Hathaway has confidence in the conveyor belt model and agrees with Dikpati that the next solar maximum should be a doozy. But he disagrees with one point. Dikpati's forecast puts Solar Max at 2012. Hathaway believes it will arrive sooner, in 2010 or 2011.

"History shows that big sunspot cycles 'ramp up' faster than small ones," he says. "I expect to see the first sunspots of the next cycle appear in late 2006 or 2007—and Solar Max to be underway by 2010 or 2011."

Who's right? Time will tell. Either way, a storm is coming.

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Internet Gaming



Internet gaming took off only after first person shooters came into vogue. Games such as Quake could be played over the internet (or any other network) & this increased the popularity of these games as well as other online multiplayer games. Multiplayer capability is now the norm in all FPS & RTS games. Online gaming also includes a genre called simply ’Internet Games ’.

Action Games
As the name suggests, action games have everything to do with fighting, guns, killing bad guys & saving the world. Action also happens to be the most well-known of all genres and the most controversial at the same time. While gamers & developers go gaga over the latest action games, they also come in for a lot of flak from the media for promoting violence.
The action genre has many sub-genres. A few of them are:
a) FPS: Probably the most famous of all genres. FPS stands for First Person Shooter. It places you in the boots of the main character of the game. And only lets you see the game from his point of view. This gives you the feeling of actually being in the game. The FPS genre can be further sub-divided into the following:
1. Stealth: These games are based on the ability to sneak around without being seen by opponents. They are different from traditional FPSes because they place more emphasis on sneaking around rather than on an all-guns-blazing approach.
2. Old School: These feature the run-and-gun type of game play. Action in such games is fast paced, with tons of enemies.
3. Tactical: These games place emphasis on tactics, strategy & teamwork. In many ways, these are the exact opposite of the run-and-gun type of games.
4. Military/War: These are military games, based on the art of war. Examples are- The Medal Of Honour series and Call of Duty. As the player, you are placed in various war missions, which may not enable you to single-handedly save the world, but are nonetheless important in the ultimate outcome of the war.
5. Survival Horror: These is a relatively new sub-genre in FPS gaming. Here, the player is placed in a scary situation. Usually involving ghosts or monsters; the sole objective of the game is survival. Naturally, the basic game play consists of running and gunning, but puzzle-solving elements are also usually built into the game.
b) TPS: TPS stands for Third-Person shooter. Games in this category are similar to FPSes in most aspects, except that instead of giving you a first person view, it places you ‘outside’ the body of your character.
c) Platform: This genre consists of games where the player has to move around on, or jump to and from, a number of platforms. At the same time, one also has to fight enemies and collect objects to successfully complete the game.
Strategy games place the spotlight on the player’s thinking & decision-making abilities. That’s why some people call strategy games “the thinking man’s game”.
The strategy genre can be further sub-divided into:
a) Puzzle: Puzzle games involve solving puzzles, which could involve logic, pattern recognition, and strategy. These games are extremely popular because of their simplicity and ease of use. Tetris, Minesweeper and Solitaire are examples of puzzle games.
b) RPG: RPG stands for Role-Playing Game. They generally involve long, intricate plots with an emphasis on character development. As the game progresses, the characters gain various abilities & can achieve feats. The gamer has to choose which feats to acquire so as to complete the game.
c) Real-time Strategy Games: As the name implies, the action in such games takes place in real-time—that is, the state of the game is constantly changing. Hence the player has to always be on his toes and keep modifying his strategy to match changing environments. These are known as RTS games In short, and have become extremely popular today.
d) Board Games: Board games are simply digitized versions of classic board games. Games such as backgammon, chess, and checkers have all been made for computers, as you’re probably aware.
e) Sims: ‘Sim’ is short for ‘simulator’. Sims are simulator games that usually put their focus on strategy.
Adventure games are characterized by exploration, puzzle solving character interaction & emphasis on narrative. Games belonging in this genre have fantasy, horror, mystery as well as comic elements in them.
The standard adventure games died out when 2D was replaced by 3D. Today, most adventure games are a mix of a number of genres. For examples, Prince Of Persia: the sands of time is a mix of action & adventure elements, with a third person view.
There are exceptions, though. Games such as Myst continued to be popular even in the 3D era. But the fact remains that adventure games are no longer major players in the gaming industry.
Simulators are games that focus on accurately recreating a real life situation in as possible. Realism is the most important factor here, with every attempt made to make the game as true to real life as the software and hardware can allow. The craze for realism has been taken to incredible levels today, with some games to realistic that they can be used to train professionals in their respective fields! This genre is sub divided into:
a) Flight Simulators: Flight simulators, obviously, try and re-create aircraft and their controls. They attempt to copy the controls found on an aircraft-commercial or otherwise-as well as the difficulty in actually flying one. Microsoft Flight Simulator is an excellent example.
b) Racing Simulators: Racing simulators are based on accurately re-creating racing environments. This category includes not only car races, but virtually any kind of race, take boating, for instance. The most popular games in the sub-genre are naturally of the car racing variety, with games based on F1 and rallying among the most popular.
c) Combat Simulators: These take the realistic elements of simulators & adapt them into a combat style game. Here, defeating your opponent in the ultimate objective, but it can only be done if you have a good knowledge of how to operate the machinery the gamer is given, in realistic condition.
d) Sports Simulators: The objective here is very simple- to recreate the playing condition of a particular sport in the most realistic way. Of course, that’s easier than done! Sports simulators tend to be the most difficult to make, with a lot of effort going in to make them realistic, without making them confusing or unwieldy for the gamer.
MMOG stands for massively multiplayer online game. Online gaming has really taken of at present, with broadband internet becoming a reality for a large number of people. Not only do we have the (usually online) games where a few players take on each other, we now have MMOGs, where thousands player can be online simultaneously in a simulated environment.
The most popular MMOG are::
a) MMORPGs: MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) are the most popular types of MMOGs. They follow the client server model, where the gamers running the client’s software is represented in the online world they inhabit via an avatar. The online world is hosted on a server that is usually owned and by the game’s publishers. The most popular MMORPGs are Ever Quest-II, World of War Craft, The Matrix Online, and Star War Galaxies. India, too, has been bitten by the MMORPG bug with Ragnarok being popular among Indian gamers.
b) MMOFPS: this is a massively multiplayer version of the traditional FPS. Although the idea of having thousands of gamers online in an FPS game sounds enticing, it has proven to be difficult to it into practice. One major problem has been the fact that, by the very nature, the games require fast reaction times; thus, hosting a server in a centralized location means increasing lag times for gamers around the world, there by rendering the game unplayable.
c) MMORTS: The third & probably least popular category of MMOGs is the MMORTS, where RTS stands for Real Time Strategy. Once again, it incorporates the offline elements of a regular RTS & adapts them for online play with thousands of gamers.

Mobile Games are the latest developments who have occurred in the digital world. Ever since mobile phones could do more than just phone calls, mobile have taken off. The industry has seen a boom ever since the advent of GPRS, with its ability to transfer large amount data wirelessly. The games focus more on the game play, and developers try to make the games fun and addictive enough to entice customers. With the games priced any where between Rs 15 & Rs 150, the game developers & network providers are laughing all the way to banks!
The advancement in computer technology and console gaming has revitalized the entire gaming experience. Newer technologies are pushing the boundaries of our gaming experience. We take a look at what the future has inn store for the hardcore gaming enthusiast.
Gaming, as an industry, has travelled a long way in a very short period. And in the two decades that games have been developed on a really commercial scale, PC and console gamings have been the favored areas for further development.
Just a few years ago, no one thought a physics simulation chipset was a viable proposition. Storage technologies such as Blue-Ray and HD_DVD were just on the drawing board. The only dictum that held true was Moore’s Law, and if that continues to hold true, in less than a decade we will be using gaming rigs that run at speeds of over 50 gigs.
Is the present scenario a situation from which we can predict the gaming technologies of tomorrow-considering the leaps that technology takes, particularly in areas such as graphics and display technology? Perhaps, let’s take a look at technologies that have run as by, and the newer ones on the threshold, and thus gauge where the gaming industry to headed, we have started with the more feasible and down-to-earth, and then embarked on flights of fancy!

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