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Tuesday, 12 August 2008 22:33

Is your organization looking for solutions to business problems such as lack of trained resources, delayed executions, inability to keep up with rapid technological changes or labor shortage? h3 Technologies is a full service provider of technical resources, specializing in information technology and financial solutions in the business areas of:

h3 Technologies is a full service provider of technical resources, specializing in information technology solutions in the business areas of:






Commercial software products

Our Staffing service can provide solutions to all your staffing and resource issues through unsurpassed service, rapid turnaround and cost-competitive services.

Our clients rely on us for the following essential services:

Software Development & Support

Contract Staffing

Contract-to-Permanent Staffing

Permanent Staffing

We qualify candidates through strict adherence to the traditional and time tested process of multi-point contact, in-person interviews, tech-checks, E-Verify and reference checks. Our recruiters develop a strong understanding of a candidate's skills, preferences, strengths and weaknesses to ensure the best match for each assignment, as well as to help them further their career. We are strongly committed to ensuring every client we support and every employee with which we work a positive experience with h3 Technologies.

Areas of Expertise

We specialize in the practice of software development, consulting, recruiting and resource management and apply this expertise across a breadth of technology stacks. Categorized below are some of the skills we have provided to our client.

Java/J2EE Technologies

.Net Technologies

.Net Technologies

BigData and Cloud computing

Reporting and Business Intelligence

Mobile and cloud application development and support

Open Source Technologies

Financial Services

IT Hot News
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Monday, 11 August 2008 22:13

US-based Equifax buys stake in IT company NettPositive

IANS 7 Dec 2012, 12:51US-based information solutions provider Equifax has acquired controlling stake in Bangalore-based NettPositive firm, which specialises in analytics and business intelligence solutions, for an undisclosed sum.

Infosys reveals factors that may hurt FY13 growth

ET Now 7 Dec 2012, 14:57Reports from brokerages such as UBS, Nomura and Barclays say that there is a risk to the company's organic growth guidance based on recent conversations with Infosys CEO SD Shibulal and CFO Rajiv Bansal.

Infosys FY13 revenue outlook under threat: UBS

Reuters 8 Dec 2012, 15:26Infosys' dollar revenue growth outlook of 5 percent for the year ending March 2013 could be under threat, chief executive SD Shibulal was attributed as saying by UBS in an investor meet.

IT stocks take a beating again

TNN 7 Dec 2012, 05:56Shares of IT companies took a hit again on Thursday, seemingly in reaction to Cognizant indicating its growth next year would be about 4 percentage points lower than that this year.

MphasiS Q4 profit jumps 14.3%

PTI 6 Dec 2012, 13:21HP-owned IT services firm MphasiS reported 14.3 per cent year-on-year jump in consolidated net profit at Rs 209.31 crore for the fourth quarter ended October 31, 2012.

Cognizant's regulatory filing sends tremors across IT industry

ET Bureau 6 Dec 2012, 12:17Regulatory filing triggers fears that revenue growth could fall from at least 20% forecast earlier.

Cognizant expects slower growth in 2013

TNN 6 Dec 2012, 00:55Cognizant has sent out early indications that the $100-billion Indian IT industry is headed for slower growth next year.

Facebook to replace Infosys on Nasdaq 100 from December 12

PTI 5 Dec 2012, 12:21Social networking giant Facebook Inc is all set to replace Indian software major Infosys Ltd to become a part of the Nasdaq 100 index from December 12.

Mahindra Satyam knocks HC door

TNN 5 Dec 2012, 02:36Mahindra Satyam, the erstwhile Satyam Computers Ltd, on Monday approached the AP high court urging it to quash the recent provisional attachment order issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that attached Rs 822 crore of its funds lying with various banks in Hyderabad.

TCS units get CCI approval for restructuring

PTI 4 Dec 2012, 18:45The Competition Commission has approved the restructuring of the two subsidiaries of country's largest software exporter Tata Consultancy Services.

IT company MphasiS acquires US-based Digital Risk for $200 million

ET Bureau 3 Dec 2012, 11:04Bangalore-based IT company MphasiS has acquired Florida, US-based data analytics company Digital Risk, for $200 million (about Rs 1100 crore) in an all-cash deal, a senior executive of the company said.

Data scientists: Next big opportunity for India

TNN 19 Nov 2012, 19:09After the success of India's software and BPO industry, the next big thing is likely to be Big Data where US multinationals are looking at the Indian market, with business proposition worth $150 million to be created in the next few years.

Written by Administrator
Monday, 11 August 2008 06:00

Out of the box, Joomla! does a great job of managing the content needed to make your Web site sing. But for many people, the true power of Joomla! lies in the application framework that makes it possible for developers all around the world to create powerful add-ons that are called Extensions. An Extension is used to add capabilities to Joomla! that do not exist in the base core code. Here are just some examples of the hundreds of available Extensions:

  • Dynamic form builders
  • Business or organisational directories
  • Document management
  • Image and multimedia galleries
  • E-commerce and shopping cart engines
  • Forums and chat software
  • Calendars
  • E-mail newsletters
  • Data collection and reporting tools
  • Banner advertising systems
  • Paid subscription services
  • and many, many, more

You can find more examples over at our ever growing Joomla! Extensions Directory. Prepare to be amazed at the amount of exciting work produced by our active developer community!

A useful guide to the Extension site can be found at:

Types of Extensions

There are five types of extensions:

  • Components
  • Modules
  • Templates
  • Plugins
  • Languages

You can read more about the specifics of these using the links in the Article Index - a Table of Contents (yet another useful feature of Joomla!) - at the top right or by clicking on the Next link below.

Component - Joomla! Extension Directory Components

A Component is the largest and most complex of the Extension types. Components are like mini-applications that render the main body of the page. An analogy that might make the relationship easier to understand would be that Joomla! is a book and all the Components are chapters in the book. The core Article Component (com_content), for example, is the mini-application that handles all core Article rendering just as the core registration Component (com_user) is the mini-application that handles User registration.

Many of Joomla!'s core features are provided by the use of default Components such as:

  • Contacts
  • Front Page
  • News Feeds
  • Banners
  • Mass Mail
  • Polls

A Component will manage data, set displays, provide functions, and in general can perform any operation that does not fall under the general functions of the core code.

Components work hand in hand with Modules and Plugins to provide a rich variety of content display and functionality aside from the standard Article and content display. They make it possible to completely transform Joomla! and greatly expand its capabilities.

Module - Joomla! Extension Directory Modules

A more lightweight and flexible Extension used for page rendering is a Module. Modules are used for small bits of the page that are generally less complex and able to be seen across different Components. To continue in our book analogy, a Module can be looked at as a footnote or header block, or perhaps an image/caption block that can be rendered on a particular page. Obviously you can have a footnote on any page but not all pages will have them. Footnotes also might appear regardless of which chapter you are reading. Simlarly Modules can be rendered regardless of which Component you have loaded.

Modules are like little mini-applets that can be placed anywhere on your site. They work in conjunction with Components in some cases and in others are complete stand alone snippets of code used to display some data from the database such as Articles (Newsflash) Modules are usually used to output data but they can also be interactive form items to input data for example the Login Module or Polls.

Modules can be assigned to Module positions which are defined in your Template and in the back-end using the Module Manager and editing the Module Position settings. For example, "left" and "right" are common for a 3 column layout.

Displaying Modules

Each Module is assigned to a Module position on your site. If you wish it to display in two different locations you must copy the Module and assign the copy to display at the new location. You can also set which Menu Items (and thus pages) a Module will display on, you can select all Menu Items or you can pick and choose by holding down the control key and selecting multiple locations one by one in the Modules [Edit] screen

Note: Your Main Menu is a Module! When you create a new Menu in the Menu Manager you are actually copying the Main Menu Module (mod_mainmenu) code and giving it the name of your new Menu. When you copy a Module you do not copy all of its parameters, you simply allow Joomla! to use the same code with two separate settings.

Newsflash Example

Newsflash is a Module which will display Articles from your site in an assignable Module position. It can be used and configured to display one Category, all Categories, or to randomly choose Articles to highlight to Users. It will display as much of an Article as you set, and will show a Read more... link to take the User to the full Article.

The Newsflash Component is particularly useful for things like Site News or to show the latest Article added to your Web site.

Plugin - Joomla! Extension Directory Plugins

One of the more advanced Extensions for Joomla! is the Plugin. In previous versions of Joomla! Plugins were known as Mambots. Aside from changing their name their functionality has been expanded. A Plugin is a section of code that runs when a pre-defined event happens within Joomla!. Editors are Plugins, for example, that execute when the Joomla! event onGetEditorArea occurs. Using a Plugin allows a developer to change the way their code behaves depending upon which Plugins are installed to react to an event.

Language - Joomla! Extensions Directory Languages

New to Joomla! 1.5 and perhaps the most basic and critical Extension is a Language. Joomla! is released with multiple Installation Languages but the base Site and Administrator are packaged in just the one Language en-GB - being English with GB spelling for example. To include all the translations currently available would bloat the core package and make it unmanageable for uploading purposes. The Language files enable all the User interfaces both Front-end and Back-end to be presented in the local preferred language. Note these packs do not have any impact on the actual content such as Articles.

More information on languages is available from the

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Saturday, 09 August 2008 07:49

Areas of Expertise

We specialize in the practice of recruiting and resource management and apply this expertise across a breadth of technology stacks. Categorized below are some of the skills we have provided to our client.

Java/J2EE Technologies
Oracle Technologies
.Net Technologies
Business Analysts/ Quality Assurance/ Database Administration
Health Informatics Software Development(Electronic Medical Records, EPIC, etc.)

Oracle Application/SAP ABAP/BW/ BASIS/ FI/CO/ MM/PP/ PeopleSoft HRMS

Technology Stacks

Development Lifecycle

Specialized Areas

Web Technologies

Project Management

EAI ( Enterprise Application Integration)


Functional Analysis

EIP ( Enterprise Information Portals)

Database Administration

Technical Architecture

Network/Desktop Support


Quality Assurance

ERP ( Enterprise Resource Planning)

Data Warehousing

Software Configuration Management

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

Value Proposition

Our Value proposition to our clients is made up of several essential success criteria while offering IT staffing services.

Experience :

Our professionals understand the technology challenges that companies face and have the skills to provide qualified resources to our clients. We specialize in the practices of recruiting, staffing and resource management. We apply this expertise to a variety of technology stacks by aligning ourselves with our clients technology standards.

Quick Turnaround :

Our average response time to a job requisition is less than 2 business days. We achieve a quick response by developing access to a local, readily available consultant pool. In some instances or with some special skills, we utilize the services of sub-tier relationships. We have identified key partners that specialize in niche technology areas.

Mature Processes :

Our recruitment process, training programs, and employee benefits package allows us to recruit the best and brightest consultants for each and every engagement. We have developed best practices, methodologies, and information systems that help us better manage our relationship with our consultants.

Reliability :

Our staffing and project methodologies were developed so the client needs are met before, during and after each engagement. We have developed methodologies and techniques to find the right resources for our client's needs. We have secured repeat orders from our clients which attests to our quality service.
Joomla! Features
Written by Administrator
Friday, 08 August 2008 23:32

Joomla! features:

  • Completely database driven site engines
  • News, products, or services sections fully editable and manageable
  • Topics sections can be added to by contributing Authors
  • Fully customisable layouts including left, center, and right Menu boxes
  • Browser upload of images to your own library for use anywhere in the site
  • Dynamic Forum/Poll/Voting booth for on-the-spot results
  • Runs on Linux, FreeBSD, MacOSX server, Solaris, and AIX