Entries by ABaker

The Snoopiness of Things

The 2015 Arkansas murder case that depended on smart-home devices, made the news again as the judge in the civil case upheld his ruling that James Bates is financially liable for the death of Victor Collins. The case against the accused was built on, among other forensics, records from Amazon whose Echo device was installed by the scene of Collins’ death, as well as evidence from a so-called smart meter. The smart meter reported inordinate usage of water around the time of death, which led the police to argue that a bloody patio was hosed down.

World Backup Day 2019

Celebrated On March 31st Data is essential to us all.  We rely on it complete even the most basic daily tasks, and yet it is so easy to take for granted. World Backup Day was established to remind us of the importance of data in our lives, and why we must make a sincere effort […]

National Battery Day 2019

National Battery Day is observed on February 18, 2019. Think on that day about the usefulness of the batteries – and charging some up again, if you like. Recognize, just how important the simple battery is to our way of life. In electricity, a battery is a device consisting of one or more electrochemical cells […]

Safer Internet Day!

Tuesday, February 5th is Safer Internet Day.  Being observed on the first Tuesday in February, what started out as a campaign to raise awareness about Internet safety is now celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many of us will go online for gifts such as flowers, candy, cute […]

Tips to Troubleshoot Common, but Annoying Computer Problems

Just about everything requires a computer these days. When your computer works, it’s great. When a problem arises, the first thing to do is try not to panic.

There are many different things that could cause a problem with your computer. No matter what’s causing the issue, troubleshooting will always be a process of trial and error. You may find yourself trying a few different approaches before you can find a solution. Some issues are easy to fix and others may require the help from a professional, but if you decide to try to tackle it on your own here are a few tips.

Tis The Season for Porch Pirates – Don’t Let a “Would Be” Thief Ruin Your Holiday

Technology has made it very convenient to purchase just about anything and have it delivered at our doorstep. Online buying and package delivery has really become the norm for retail shopping. However, especially during the holiday season, there’s an unfortunate piece of news – “porch pirates” – those modern day thieves who steal packages from doorsteps. In a report from Package Guard, it claims that 11 million US homeowners have had packages stolen from their front door or porch in 2017, and those numbers are due to be higher by the end of this year.

The Importance of Server Maintenance

Let’s face it, servers, like any piece of hardware, will eventually need to be replaced, but in the meantime, keep it running until it’s time to replace it. Developing a checklist of the tasks that need to be done regularly can go a long way in ensuring your servers consistently perform at their best. Because servers take care of all your data, it is important to watch and properly care for them. Such maintenance involves constant monitoring and continuously analyzing how the server is functioning. Preemptive maintenance not only reduces server issues, but also may increase the longevity of your server.

Office 2019 for Windows + Mac: What are the Feature Differences?

Below is a consolidated list of features Microsoft has added to Office 2019, as published on their website. OFFICE 2019 FOR WINDOWS FEATURES What’s new in the Office Desktop apps for Windows in Office 2019 versus Office 2016? Word – “Get work done easier” Black theme Learning tools (captions and audio descriptions) Speech feature (text-to-speech) […]

Infographic: The Strategic CFOs Guide to Cloud Technology

The world in which many Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) operate is changing. Increasingly modern organizations are turning to their CFO for strategic leadership and insight on how best to position themselves on a competitive footing. Accordingly, the CFO of today needs a tool-set capable of supporting them in this new role.

Cloud technology offers a fantastic platform for any strategist looking for an agile and robust set of tools capable of driving their company forward into the future.

Below is an infographic which will help you start to approach the cloud from a leadership position, and begin to leverage IT as the strategic asset it can be.