There are networks. They need managed. We have network managers, and they manage networks. But it the world does all this mean? Networks Your computers and devices have a network. Your phones, printers, tablets, speakers, fax machine, desktops, webcams, laptops, servers, monitors, routers, and the other devices all need to be able to be used together, to communicate with each other, or operate at the same time. Many pieces of hardware communicate via different protocols, … [Read more...] about Network Managers and Network Management Explained
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I know I need to protect my website so it can keep serving you safely well into the future, so I take precautions. Protecting your business or personal website is an essential question for every website owner. News reports constantly reveal the risks posed by leaving a website unprotected and vulnerable to malicious attacks and hackers. You may be asking yourself "What protections are necessary to protect my website? Are the strict precautions taken by larger businesses necessary for smaller … [Read more...] about How Can I Protect My Website?
1. Stand-Alone Wearable Technology Wearable technology looks to be making yet another series of technological leaps in 2017 with new smartwatch models coming out from both Samsung and Apple. Apple’s new wearable models will be 100% waterproof, able to recognize four different types of swim strokes, and able to use an onboard GPS without a phone being present—a huge benefits for distance athletes. The Samsung Gear 3 will likewise be able to operate more independently of smartphones with built-in … [Read more...] about Our Top 5 Technology Predictions for 2017
Windows 10: Windows 10 will be more popular than Windows 8 has been so far. It will be released during the middle of 2015 and will improve on some of the features that Windows 8 premiered while reintroducing some items from Windows 7 that were missing in Windows 8. Windows 10 will feature, unlike Windows 8, the normal-looking start menu in the bottom-left corner of the screen. This is what we have become used to over the last 20 years. While Windows 10 is being … [Read more...] about Technology Predictons for 2015
For the last year, I have been using Google Docs as a replacement for Microsoft Office applications whenever possible. What is it? Google Docs is a free set of online productivity applications from Google, including a Word Processor, Spreadsheet and Presentation Program. What are some advantages of Google Docs? Google Docs can be accessed from any computer with a web browser and Internet access. Simply login to your free account and begin creating documents, spreadsheets or … [Read more...] about Google Docs Can Be A Useful Replacement For Microsoft Office
If you are a business owner, you probably have very busy periods, when it seems almost impossible to get anything done followed by very slow periods when you are wondering how to fill the day. The busy periods are tremendous fun can be challenging as well. The main problem with being super-busy all the time is that we only have the time and energy to focus on the immediate task at hand, whether this is the current job, the next job or the next day. In effect, we are working "in the … [Read more...] about Are you working in your business or on your business?
A frequently-asked question by my clients is whether a DSL connection, cable connection or fiber-optic connection is optimal for their home or business. In the Central Contra Costa County service area which I service regularly, the choice for DSL is ATT, while Comcast and Astound offer cable connections. The phone company, ATT, is also beginning to roll out and offer fiber optic-based services. In most cases, I prefer the reliability and stability of the DSL connection. While DSL connections … [Read more...] about DSL or CABLE or FIBER?