Why Keeping Your Security Software Up-To-Date is Crucial

Sep 22, 17 Why Keeping Your Security Software Up-To-Date is Crucial

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Summary: In order to negate the effects of malware and viruses, you’ll need to keep your security software up-to-date as often as possible. In the case of computer software, and certainly internet security software, technology plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety of your computer. Now, with the rapid advancement in technology, this has become an even more glaring issue as new malware and viruses are constantly being developed to haunt PC owners everywhere. Minimizing the Damage Done by Malware Not everyone has the luxury of resorting to a series of mission critical consoles to ward off the sting of hackers and online hooligans. However, by properly updating your security software, you can potentially minimize the damage done by these individuals. Ignoring this can have serious consequences. Now, once loaded, your security software is only as good as the information available in regards to that patch. For instance, if a hundred new viruses were to come out in the month of February and the last patch that your current security software was released in January, those one hundred viruses could walk right by your computer’s defenses without a trace. And, while you’re browsing the web thinking your software has you covered, you’re actually walking through a minefield without even knowing. Updating Your Software is Key to Keeping Your PC Clean Be sure to always maintain and update your security software as frequently as possible. Most programs will automatically update once a new patch goes live. But, there is the chance that you have to manually click the update button in order to get started. And, if you continue to wait on this, you could essentially be facing the wrath of a new virus that can steal your information, take over your computer or just simply be a nuisance. The experts over at Constant Technologies, Inc., a custom control center furniture company, believes the best defensive strategy you can take to a virus is staying on top of the latest security...

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How to Make Your Smartphone Battery Last Longer Than Normal

Aug 22, 17 How to Make Your Smartphone Battery Last Longer Than Normal

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Summary: To give your battery that extra boost, follow these tips. One of the greatest things about having a smartphone is the fact that it can practically do anything – until it runs out of battery. What makes matters worse is that most smartphone users today will tend to overcharge their battery and even do this multiple times throughout the day even when the battery isn’t at its low point. In order to maximize the life of your smartphone battery, follow these steps. Pay Attention to Charging Cycles Cell phone batteries won’t last forever. They aren’t designed to either. Companies won’t provide you with a battery that’ll work until the end of the time because, let’s be honest, how would they continue to make money on accessories if they did? One of the more important things you can do is to pay attention to your charging cycles. While it might be a bit inconvenient for you, try and charge your battery only when it’s extremely low. If you can, let it charge all the way to 100 percent, or maximum charge. This way, you won’t start harming your battery and letting it die out over time. Turn Off Unused Apps Just by reading this headline, you’re probably already running multiple apps in the background. If they’re not in use, why keep them open? They’re only working against you and draining your battery as you keep your phone running. Furthermore, some of these apps might even utilize location services that activate a GPS system, which is draining your battery even more. Blog submitted by Constant Technologies, Inc.: For the finest network operations center video wall systems, visit ConstantTech.com for more...

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What Portable Battery Charger is Right For You?

Jun 27, 17 What Portable Battery Charger is Right For You?

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Summary: Portable battery chargers are a must for today’s high-powered smartphones. With the heavy reliance of smartphones in today’s culture, having a low battery is more than just a mere inconvenience. Let’s say you’re in the middle of reading important emails and you forgot to bring your charger. You’re straight out of luck. Enter the portable battery charger. Now, these chargers come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and configurations all promising to keep your phone charged “longer than the leading competitor”. But how do you choose perfect model out of a sea of identical products? Breaking Down Capacity When considering a charger, you’ll need to zone in on the most important specifications: the capacity, the amount of voltage it’ll pump out, and the portability. The more capacity the charger has, the larger it’ll likely be – similar to a 24 volt power supply utilized in the aircraft industry. While it might be ideal for a tablet, if you’re only looking for a quick 2-hour boost, you’ll likely choose something that can fit in your pocket or purse. A battery’s capacity is expressed in milliamp hours (mAh). The larger the device, the higher the built-in batteries’ capacity is – due to the fact that they draw in a large amount of power. Depending on what type of device you’re using it for, you’ll likely be able to make a judgment call on what will work best for you. Remember, always temper your expectations and keep an eye on manufacturer claims – you should never expect them to fulfill their promise. Start Pac, an experienced portable power supply manufacturer, offers the best ground power unit...

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How Console Systems and Furniture Pieces are Keeping Up With the Times

Jun 26, 17 How Console Systems and Furniture Pieces are Keeping Up With the Times

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Summary: The advancement in technology has led to significant changes in console construction. Console systems have significantly evolved over the past decade to accommodate all the new and exciting technologies. A much simpler and more streamlined console system is now possible because of fewer appliance and the utilization of racks to essentially hide excess components. Console Developments The design process of a console system requires the company to invest a significant amount of time analyzing and understanding the customer’s needs. For instance, what is the functionality of the system? Is there an emergency operations center design that needs to be prioritized? What equipment is going to go into the console? Furniture systems need to be designed to address day-to-day operational tasks and maintain the flexibility to accommodate extra operators when it comes to a crisis situation. While technology will change in the upcoming years, consoles will usually stay in place for over a decade – and most people overlook this. Constant Technologies, Inc. an established global solutions company, integrates customized display wall solutions and technology furniture from the floor up to meet your needs and specifications. Ergonomics Additionally, there are other factors to consider when designing consoles – such as the human factor. The ergonomics of console design plays a crucial role in the comfort and health of the operator. The primary monitor should be placed in a relaxed position to avoid neck and eye strain. When an operator looks downwards, his or her eyelids are partially shut, avoiding dry eyes over long periods of...

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EDI: Common questions and answers

Jun 16, 17 EDI: Common questions and answers

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Summary: EDI is the act of exchanging documents and communicating electronically with trading partners. Implementation is not difficult, and most organizations should start with the web-based EDI approach before moving on to EDI software. EDI, also known as Electronic Data Interchange is the process of exchanging communications between two trading partners. Here are some common questions from people who are new to EDI: Who uses EDI? Nearly all major industries use EDI, such as retail, finance, automotive, and industrial. Any industry that places or fulfills orders with trading partners will benefit from EDI. What is a trading partner? In EDI parlance, a trading partner is any organization that you either sell to or buy from which requires the exchange of documents. EDI is an electronic exchange of documents from one company to another. What are the types of EDI solutions? There are three EDI solutions available: EDI software, web based EDI and EDI service bureau. EDI software is the method with the most integration with your back office systems. Web-based EDI is a browser based system that involves data entry and does not provide much integration with existing systems. A service bureau conducts most of the EDI operations on your behalf. Is it difficult to implement EDI? Implementing EDI does not have to be difficult. You can treat the implementation as an evolving process and start with a web-based EDI approach and then move on to software that integrates with your in-house systems. The system can grow in complexity as your business and trading partners grow. Written by Act Data Services, Inc. 1-800-ACT-DATA. They are an electronic data interchange (EDI) provider for retail and supplier environments and will handle all aspects of the implementation including vendor...

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