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Recognize And Understand Home Networking Components
If you have not decided already,you will soon want to network your two or more computers in your home. You want to be armed to the teach with knowledge of just what it takes to connect your computers to one another.
Cisco CCNA / CCNP Certification Tutorial: Frame Relay End-To-End Keepalives
One of the first things you learned about Frame is that the LMI also serves as a keepalive, or a heartbeat - and if three consecutive LMIs are missed, the line protocol goes down. There's a limitation to LMI as a keepalive, though. The LMI is exchanged only between the DTE and the closest DCE. The LMI is therefore a local keepalive that does not reflect any possible issues on the remote end of the virtual circuit.
Is Your Computer a Sluggish Starter?
Does your computer seem to be intent on driving you crazy? Sometimes it seems that we wait for what seems like an eternity for the computer to boot up so we can do something. What in the world could that computer be doing for so long between the time you press the 'On' button and the Windows screen finally showing up? Of course, once Windows does load up it usually takes a couple more minutes of clicking and grinding before the mouse pointer finally changes from hourglass to arrow. ...
Megabytes, Megabits and All the Rest
Megabytes, Megabits... What's the difference? Well, a lot, actually. Very often people use the terms bits and bytes interchangeably when they mean very different things. This week, we'll spend a few minutes discussing what all this mega-, kilo-, tera- and bits and bytes stuff actually signifies.
Cisco CCNA / CCNP Certification Exam Tutorial: Dialer Watch
Dialer Watch is a vital part of your CCNA and CCNP studies, particularly for the BCRAN exam, but it's one of the most misunderstood technologies as well. To help you pass the CCNA and CCNP certification exams, here's a detailed look at Dialer Watch.
Network Cabling: Available Options
As their IT consultant, your small business prospects and clients will need you to explain the different network cabling options available to them.
Computer Training - Keeping Your Computer Running At Its Best
Keeping your computer running at its best requires one to maintain all aspects of the computer, all the time. Besides being a cautious user, there are many other ways to keep your computer running fast, whether it is old or new. This does not require any upgrading of computer hardware, only maintaining everything within the operating system. The following applies mostly to Microsoft-based operating systems.
Benefits of Wireless Routers
As download speeds continue to increase a greater number of broadband users are downloading heavy content items such as entire films. This is because the time it takes to complete such tasks are shortened. It is also the case that several computers sharing the same broadband connection may accessing the Internet simultaneously, therefore creating a situation in which these machine must be connected to the point at which broadband enters the premises.
How To Build Your Own External Hard Drive
An External Hard drive can come in handy for backing up files or freeing up some disk space on your PC. The only problem is they can be pretty expensive. An easy alternative is to buy a drive enclosure for about $20 and build your own using an internal hard drive.
Basics of RGB and CMYK for Ink Jet Printing at Home
In the world of home ink jet color printing, there is some confusion concerning CMYK color and RGB color. Many photo enthusiasts don't realize what kind of color space their digital cameras output and are confused when it comes to printing images off of their home ink jet printers. They hit print and wonder why the printed image looks different from what they see on their monitor.
Computers- The Essential Tool Of The 21st Century
There are computers everywhere. Whether we realize it or not, we use computers all the time. In this day and age, a person is more reliant on his computer than anything else – especially his personal computer or the PC.
IT Project Governance And Prince2 Project Management: How To Keep Major IT Investments On The Rails
In today’s fast-changing information economy, IT project governance has emerged as one of the most vital corporate responsibilities. The relentless pressure to innovate whilst simultaneously driving down costs means that organisations are increasingly ‘betting the farm’ on the successful development and deployment of new IT systems. However, the business environment now evolves so quickly that the original assumptions on which projects were based can often become fatally undermined ...
Checklist On How To Revive A Dead Computer
Its not something we like to think about but your computer will fail, if you keep it long enough.It may be a simple problem,such as the floppy drive not reading the disk to a major system crash.
Network Security - The Real Vulnerabilities
Scenario: You work in a corporate environment in which you are, at least partially, responsible for network security. You have implemented a firewall, virus and spyware protection, and your computers are all up to date with patches and security fixes. You sit there and think about the lovely job you have done to make sure that you will not be hacked.
Creating an Information Factory
"Q: How many interpretations of systems development are there? A: How many analysts and programmers have you got?"
- Bryce's LawINTRODUCTIONBack in the early 1980's, Japan's MITI (Ministry of International
Trade & Industry) coordinated a handful of Japanese computer
manufacturers in establishing a special environment for producing
system software, such as operating systems and compilers. This
effort came to be known as ...
Understanding the IRM/MRP Analogy
"You must first plant the seeds in order to harvest the crop. Unfortunately,
most companies tend to eat the seed and then there is no crop to harvest."
- Bryce's Law
The Ten Common Myths of I.T.
"A company runs on information, not data."
- Bryce's Law INTRODUCTIONYou've heard them all before. They particularly arise whenever
quality work is required or when organization and management control
is imposed. Of course, I'm talking about the ten common myths of
I.T. Ten common rationalizations people in the Information
Technology world turn to whenever their authority or professionalism
is challenged. They are ...
Stopping Case Fan Vibration For Computers
I will be discussing the three best solutions which I
always use myself to lower excessive vibrations of case
fans, and the ways anybody can lower their decibel levels.
Is Your Computer Rugged Enough? What is a Rugged PC?
The dictionary defines the word "rugged" as "robust" and "hardy," or "strongly built and constituted." The latter is what we generally mean when we refer to a computer as "rugged." However, there are no simple, universally accepted definitions as to what makes a "rugged PC" rather than just a computer that's well built or durable. So let's take a look at ruggedness as it applies to computers. How rugged does a device have to be? What are the trade-offs in terms of cost and weight?
Colocation Facility Cooling System Considerations
Most companies know to find a colocation facility that has good Internet service and Internet provider and carrier options. However, cooling systems are often overlooked. Most servers now are made to operate at normal office conditions, which mean that two environmental factors should be met:The temperature should stay between 72° F and 76° FThe humidity should be between 45% and 60%, with 45% idealCooling units must be on continuously, so servers will not ...
Dual Core Laptops: This Isn't Your Last Year's Laptop!
The laptop world is seeing double. The next evolution in
laptops is dual-core technology. Dual-core processors are
quickly raising the laptop experience to the next level
and laptop users are benefiting from the extra boost in
AMD vs. Intel: Which Chip Offers More Bang for Your Buck in Gaming PCs?
Computer enthusiasts have long known of the ongoing rivalry between Intel, the processing giant, and Advanced Micro Devices, or AMD. Since the early nineties, Intel and AMD have vied for technical dominance in the computer hardware field and in relation to computer gaming. For many years, AMD was like the “kid brother” of Intel; the latter held a seemingly insurmountable lead in terms of market share, and the former simply eked by and scrappily etched out a place in the industry for ...
Clutter Here, Clutter There, Clutter everywhere!
Top 5 little known tricks to improve the performance
of your PC. 1. TAKE OUT THE TRASHJust because you don't see it lying about doesn't mean it
doesn't need to be emptied. If you use your computer daily
you should do this at least twice sometimes 3 times every
day.2.Get rid of uneccessary e-mail messages.This again is another simple but over looked memory drain
on your system.Especially if they contain personal information.You want to ...
HDCP - The Worst HDTV Consumer Nightmare, or the Best Digital Content Protection?
Why HDCP? As far as the content industry is concerned, all channels of distribution - whether it be through over-the-air signals, Blu-ray or HD DVD, and cable and satellite HDTV, need to be secured.Now, digital HD content delivered though DVI and HDMI represents the highest quality video available today. While great for the end-customer, it's also great for counterfeiters who can use DVI and HDMI connections to get at a perfect video signal.This is the background to ...
Xerox - Its Journey with Ink
Chester Carlson inventor of xerography founded the Haloid Company on April 18, 1935. The company manufactured and sold photographic paper! It was based in Rochester New York.
How To Protect Your Computer System Against a Power Surge
The spring season is in bloom. For most, it represents a time of warmer temperatures and relaxation. But unfortunately, it can also mean strong storms including lightning strikes. As these storms are now appearing on a more frequent basis, is your computer system protected? A power surge can cause a computer system to crash and can also cause data loss by causing the read/write heads to malfunction. It can occur as one large surge or multiple spikes over a period of time. The following ...
Dealing with Technical Support - 10 Useful Tips
Most people who work in an office environment, buy computer products, or have a computer at home have had the “fun” experience of dealing with technical support. It’s not always the easiest, or most pleasant, experience but hopefully this article will help you make the best of the situation the next time you call. Below you will find a list of things to keep in mind the next time your computer breaks down.
Epson Yesterday and Today
Epson started as watch making company Seiko Epson Corporation, Japan. Epson was established in 1961 to manufacture precision parts for Seiko watches, back then it was called Shinsu Precision Manufacturing Company.