Month: October 2018

All About Computer Networks

All About Computer Networks

General
Over time, computers have become an indispensable part of a business. Computer installation, support and maintenance are services that all organizations require. As businesses grow, the number of computers in the organization also increases. It becomes imperative to establish a systematic way to connect these computers so that they run smoothly. Therefore, computers are interconnected in several ways. This is the concept of a computer network. What is a computer network? A computer network can be understood as a number of computers connected together to share resources. The most common shared resource is the Internet. Other resources can be printers, file servers, etc. Computers on the network can be connected via an Ethernet cable or wirelessly via radio waves. Now we will see how ...
What is hosted software?

What is hosted software?

General, Software
One thing you may have heard lately is the phrase "hosted software". What exactly does this mean? How is it different from normal software? This article will try to explain hosted software and some of its benefits over traditional commercial software. Traditional Software Production We should start by explaining how standard software gets to your computer. The first programmers write code. This becomes a CD, which you can use to install the software. This CD is replicated and packaged in a large manufacturing plant. The finished software packages are sent to several stores through a distribution network. Once in the store, you can go buy the software and take it home or to work. The software must be installed on your computer. Finally with the software installed you can start using i...
Computer Security: Time to Get Serious?

Computer Security: Time to Get Serious?

Security
Cybercriminals, disgruntled or neglected, malicious crackers and rogue nation-states lurk on the Internet in search of valuable information to steal from organizations and individuals with relative impunity. Cybercrime remains a low-risk, high-profit crime. Is it finally time to take seriously the need to stop the threat? Absolutely Yes! How can individuals or businesses improve digital security? You can do this by taking a few basic steps, right now, to improve the security of your computer and your network. Listed below are some low-cost measures: 1. Businesses, organizations, and individuals should develop and use a security plan to protect all information assets and devices. Treat your plan as a business process and follow best security practices. 3. Increase the level of se...
Satellite Internet Home – Now you can get rid of dialing!

Satellite Internet Home – Now you can get rid of dialing!

Internet
Although most people in America live in cities or urban areas, there are still a good number of people living in rural communities. Even if you enjoy the slower pace of life in the countryside, you still need to have high-speed Internet access. The home satellite Internet provides the means to do this. Until recently, if you lived in the country, you had to endure the telephone connection to the Internet. The infrastructure for DSL or cable doesn't extend much beyond the densely populated areas, so that's out of the question. But today you can live in the country and still have broadband Internet. By subscribing to the Internet via satellite, you no longer have to endure slow dial-up Internet access. The speed of a satellite connection is up to 10 times faster than dial-up. With that...
A Brief History of the Modern Computer

A Brief History of the Modern Computer

Computer
First programmable computer The Z1 originally created by the German Konrad Zuse in his parents' living room between 1936 and 1938 is considered the first electric programmable binary computer. The first digital computer Abbreviation for Atanasoff-Berry Computer, ABC began to be developed by Professor John Vincent Atanasoff and graduate student Cliff Berry in 1937 and continued until 1942 at Iowa State College (now Iowa State University). On October 19, 1973, U.S. Federal Judge Earl R. Larson signed his decision that Eckert and Mauchly's ENIAC patent was invalid and named Atanasoff inventor of the electronic digital computer. ENIAC was invented by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly at the University of Pennsylvania and began construction in 1943 and was not completed until 1946....