The Globalcom StoryWritten by Rajesh Chirunomula
Previously Globalcom used to simply distribute prepaid products in strategic locations in New York. We had four proprietary routes that we had set up and managed, however we saw then that all of us were working long hours with minimal profitability. We sold 3 of those routes, and with profits became a carrier - and since 2001 Globalcom has grown.
We began building directs worldwide, but recently even those margins were quickly dropping, and now to prepare for future we have a new business plan. Globalcom has signed contracts with international carriers in emerging and recently privatized markets to receive their complete A to Z traffic. Some of these carriers have invested millions in licenses, and networking equipment thus quality is of utmost importance.
The carriers that Globalcom has dealt with in past can be best described as Tier 2, or Tier 3 carriers, and quality was not necessarily most important element, it was just rate. Globalcom has exclusive contracts that include SLAs (service level agreements) thus quality is most important element. We can afford to pay more for good quality routes, because our carriers are charging end consumer in their localities much more then market in United States. What this means is that Globalcom is positioned to generate more business, and receive more profits then as average arbitrage wholesale carrier. We have strategic partnerships with carriers worldwide, and our exclusive contracts demand high quality service, with most competitive rates.
Advantages in migrating from ASP to ASP.NETWritten by Balaji
Advantages in migrating from ASP to ASP.NET
ASP to ASP.NET migration can be done by just changing extension from .asp to .aspx. But before transporting or migrate an .asp file to .aspx, you might think twice necessity of changing file. The first advantage is that ASP.NET applications can handle two to three times request per second as compared to ASP applications. This will certainly increase performance of ASP.NET applications. The second advantage will be that all processes are monitored by ASP.NET runtime so that if any one process leaks, a new process can be created in its place. This will help ASP.NET applications to be continuously available to manage requests.
The third and biggest advantage is productivity time for an application. The in-built server controls and event handling helps developers to easily create applications. Moreover, code behind feature in ASP.NET applications separates design page with code page. The compiled execution makes ASP.NET applications much faster than ASP and output caching feature eliminate need to query database each time request is made.