Archive for October, 2012

Cloud Computing Do’s and Don’ts

October 31st, 2012 Leave a comment
Cloud Computing Do's and Don'ts

Cloud computing is something of a dominant force in today’s IT enterprise and business world: much of the discussion in conferences and IT board rooms is about the pros and cons of the cloud and how it can apply to their particular business. Cloud computing is a powerful force that, used correctly, can increase an organization’s efficiency and reduce the cost of your IT infrastructure. Handled poorly, however, cloud computing can be an immense detriment to your organization’s productivity and ultimately be harmful in the long run. To help you avoid these issues, here are some general do’s and don’ts… View full post »

How Secure is your Cloud Provider?

October 26th, 2012 Leave a comment
How Secure is your Cloud Provider?

Since the cloud is becoming one of the principal areas of development for businesses, many companies are offering the chance to access file remotely from various locations. A lot has already been said about the potential benefits of the cloud and the role it can play in future development but what many companies are starting to ask is: how secure is my data? In this article, I hope to give you more information to help you answer that question. Security is probably the main area of concern for those interested in the cloud. This is a new worry for development businesses… View full post »

Top 5 Network Management Apps For Android

October 23rd, 2012 Leave a comment
Top 5 Network Management Apps For Android

Sometimes it can be rough being a sysadmin on the go- many of the calls sysadmins get asking for help are when they’re stuck somewhere without access to a computer. When you’re stuck in a train without your laptop and your junior sysadmin floods your inbox with panicked emails about the mail server not responding, sometimes it can be helpful to have something to act as a backup. Enter your Android phone! With the host of Android apps available that relate to network management, you never have to be without some form of remote control over your servers. Here are… View full post »

The Dangers of Cloud Computing – Staying Informed

October 20th, 2012 Leave a comment
The Dangers of Cloud Computing - Staying Informed

As more and more businesses move towards cloud computing, there are some pitfalls we have to look out for. Most business desktop computers depend on the Internet or Web hosted applications to run such as Google Docs, Amazon Cloud Storage or Dropbox. Employees depend on access to these services to check email, share documents and get work done. It makes sense for people that manage multiple devices to move all of their documents to a cloud service where everything is always accessible, but there are some serious implications that you should consider before moving all of your data to the… View full post »

10 Things Your Android Phone Does to Make Life Easier

October 17th, 2012 Leave a comment
10 Things Your Android Phone Does to Make Life Easier

We all want our lives to be simpler. These days, our portable devices should be helping us with our daily tasks and assisting us with things that stress us out. We have all read the “top 10” lists for different kinds of apps and games, but what if you just want to know about some simple things that your Android device can do to make your life easier? Never fear, this list of apps will help you relax and make it through your day. 1. Executive Assistant The best way to stay organized is to have all of your… View full post »

Book Review: The Cloud Computing Bible

October 14th, 2012 Leave a comment
Book Review: The Cloud Computing Bible

By Barrie Sosinsky Cloud computing is one of the buzzwords that has taken the Internet by storm in the past couple of years, and it seems to show no signs of slowing down. There are a great deal of different cloud services out there and it seems that new ones are popping up every day. The urge to get involved in cloud computing is huge, especially for the IT cost savings and ease of use it can potentially provide, but for someone just wading into the cloud computing foray, all of the different services, acronyms, and applications involved in cloud computing… View full post »

Creating a Simple Drop-Down Menu with jQuery

October 10th, 2012 Leave a comment 1 comment
Creating a Simple Drop-Down Menu with jQuery

If you have learned anything about JavaScript, it is most likely that you have heard about jQuery. jQuery is a powerful tool for creating dynamic effects with JavaScript and can be used with CSS to create many different kinds of navigation systems on your Web sites. In this article, I will show you how to create a drop-down menu using jQuery and CSS. Creating the HTML First, we create the HTML for the menu structure. We will use <div> tags with the HTML list tag <li> to create the top level and submenu items. <div class="menu"> <a class="links" >My… View full post »

Google Fiber: What 1 Gigabit Internet Means For Enterprise Networking

October 8th, 2012 Leave a comment
Google Fiber: What 1 Gigabit Internet Means For Enterprise Networking

The buzz from Kansas City has been crazy these past few months as Google has both unveiled and begun implementing its landmark Google Fiber project. For those who haven’t yet heard of it, Google Fiber is Google’s ambitious new project that has just launched in Kansas City that provides 1 gigabit upstream/downstream speeds to neighborhoods in Kansas City. Google and its spokespeople are confident that this will lead to new online innovations in Kansas City, and they’ve already begun to roll out benefits to local schools and other organizations that could benefit from the service. Not only does Google envision… View full post »

Top 5 Cloud Computing Backup Solutions

October 2nd, 2012 Leave a comment
Top 5 Cloud Computing Backup Solutions

The cloud isn’t just a nebulous buzzword: it’s a robust infrastructure that can be extremely helpful to you and your business. Offsite backup is one of the things that cloud computing can do extremely well. With the rise of fast connections in businesses, offsite backup no longer has to be relegated to the arena of backup tapes that get shipped off to another facility once a month. Here are a few of the different business cloud backup services available to you – let’s see how they stack up and you can choose the one that fits your company’s needs the… View full post »