• Posted on 2018/04/24 10:44

    Information Technology (IT) professionals have recognized the importance of disaster recovery for decades. High-profile Internet worms, natural disasters, and other high-profile security breaches all serve as reminders of the need to plan properly for disaster recovery and other business continuity issues. Disaster recovery applies mainly to corporations and other large organizations, but the same basic principles apply in home networking, too. What is Disaster Recovery? Disaster recovery involves a series of actions to be taken in the event of major unplanned outages to minimize their adverse effects. In networking, disasters can result from events such as computer malware electric power failures hacker attacks underground cable cuts or failures fire, flood, earthquake, and other natural disasters at a facility mistakes in system administration The related concept of business continuity involves insuring that an organization's critical business processes, including those utilizing IT systems, can be maintained in the event of a disaster.

  • Posted on 2018/04/18 10:45

    When I wake up, the first thing I do is reach over for my smartphone and check for emails I might have received overnight. During breakfast, I catch up on current events via my tablet. Whenever I have downtime at work, I check my bank account online and make any necessary transactions. When I get home, I fire up my laptop and web surf for a few hours while streaming movies from my smart TV. If you’re like me, you’re connected to the Internet all day. This is why it's imperative to protect your devices and data from malicious software (malware). Malware is a wide range of software applications developed with a malicious intent. Unlike legitimate software, malware is installed on your computer without your consent. Malware can be introduced to your computer in a form of a virus, worm, Trojan horse, logic bomb, rootkit, or spyware. Here are the

  • Posted on 2018/04/15 10:44

    One of the most convenient aspects about the Web today is that tasks that formerly used to be somewhat tedious - such as filling out, creating, or editing PDF forms - can now be done within the Web browser, rather than purchasing proprietary software that can be expensive and hard to use. In this article, we'll take a look at free sites you can use to edit PDF files, create PDF files, and sign PDF files (one of the most common uses of these file types) simply and easily by using a few simple sites. You'll definitely want to bookmark this material, and keep it in mind for future PDF tasks you need to complete. How to Find PDF Files Online   If you are trying to find PDF (Adobe Acrobat) files on the Web, there's a number of ways that you can accomplish this. You're going to be looking

  • Posted on 2017/10/30 10:29

    Most broadband Internet connections stay "always on" - keeping you online at all times. Home network owners often leave their router, broadband modems and other gear powered up and operating constantly, even when not using them for long periods of time, for the sake of convenience. But is it really a good idea to keep home network equipment always connected? Consider the pros and cons. Advantages of Powering Down Home Networks Security: Powering off your gear when not using it improves your network security. When network devices are offline, hackers and Wi-Fi wardrivers cannot target them. Other security measures like firewalls help and are necessary but not bulletproof. Savings on utility bills: Powering down computers, routers and modems saves money. In some countries, the savings is low, but in other parts of the world, utility costs are significant. Surge protection: Unplugging network devices prevents them from being damaged by electric power surges. Surge protectors can

  • Posted on 2017/10/28 10:15

    Leave your computer on all the time, or shut it off when it's not in use; does it really make a difference? If you've been asking yourself this question, then you'll be happy to hear that you can choose whichever way you want. You just need to understand the ramifications of your choice, and take a few precautions to ensure you get the longest life you can from your computer. The most important precaution is to add a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply), no matter which method you choose.  A UPS can protect your computer from many of the dangers it's likely to face. The Things That Can Harm Your Computer All of the parts that make up your computer have a limited lifetime. The processor, RAM, and graphics cards all experience aging caused by, among other things, heat and temperature. Additional failure modes come from the stress of cycling a