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Do you have the right internet connection?

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Your internet connection is dependent on your internet provider’s reliability. Just like cell phones, they too have strong areas and weak areas. Just because you are getting a good deal on your internet connection doesn’t mean you are saving money. Between bandwidth fluctuations, latency, and down time, your company could be losing revenue and production. For example: Say you are paying $60/month for your internet connection. If your internet has a down time of 2 hours/month, and you have 3 employees making $20/hour that need internet for their job duties, then your monthly down time cost is $120, which means $60/month is being spent unnecessarily. What often goes unnoticed and untested is internet latency. Simply, latency is the lag or delay in the sending of your information to its destination. The faster the delay, or latency, the faster the connection. Don’t confuse latency with bandwidth. Bandwidth is the capacity of information being sent. Simply, it is how much data is being sent per second. For example: bits per second (b/s), kilobits per second (Kb/s), or megabits per second (Mb/s).  So if you have bad latency and high bandwidth, your internet connection could be deterring profits and production as well.

In realistic terms, your company’s internet connection needs must be determined accurately (how much data is being sent and downloaded per day) so the right internet package can be determined from the internet service provider. Ultimately technology should be saving you money and knowing the little hidden ways can save you lots of it.

Wireless security and why you need it

There are numerous misnomers about why you need security on your wireless broadcast and what security protocol to use. There are 3 main security options in your wireless router, WEP, WPA, and WPA2. People have been hacking or cracking WEP security for years. This proven flawed security option was replaced by WPA. Although WPA hasContinue Reading

Buying a new computer versus repairing your current one

There is no secret formula, however, there is a cost benefit ratio to consider. How much should you spend to repair your current computer? How much should you spend on a new similar one? The first thing to consider is what is wrong with your current computer? A reputable computer repair company should be ableContinue Reading

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows XP

This post is for everyone that is still using Windows XP as their operating system. The End of Support for Windows XP will occur on April 14, 2014. XP was first released in 2001. After 12 years and 3 operating systems later, Microsoft is pulling the plug on its support for XP and it’s serviceContinue Reading

Hard Drive Formatting for Virus Control

Is it necessary to format your hard drive if your computer gets infected with a virus? The answer is most of the time.  There is software that is designed to pull all the pieces of the virus out, but there are times the virus can self morph when your computer connects back to the internet.Continue Reading

Universal Keyboard Shortcuts

Knowing keyboard shortcuts can save you time and aggravation. For example, you may want to zoom in on a webpage to get a closer look at a photo. Instead of searching your web browser or the program in use for the zoom feature you can press Ctrl (Command for Mac users) +, and to zoomContinue Reading

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Do you have the right internet connection?
Your internet connection is dependent on your internet provider’s reliability. Just [more]
Wireless security and why you need it
There are numerous misnomers about why you need security on your wireless broadcast and wh [more]
Buying a new computer versus repairing your current one
There is no secret formula, however, there is a cost benefit ratio to consider. How much s [more]
Microsoft Ends Support for Windows XP
This post is for everyone that is still using Windows XP as their operating system. The En [more]
Hard Drive Formatting for Virus Control
Is it necessary to format your hard drive if your computer gets infected with a virus? The [more]
Universal Keyboard Shortcuts
Knowing keyboard shortcuts can save you time and aggravation. For example, you may want to [more]