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The Unquestionable Benefits of Using a Password Manager

Allegedly, most humans can remember about seven (plus or minus two) things in our short-term memory. When it comes to passwords, though, I certainly have...

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Say Goodbye to Batteries and Hello to Supercapacitors, But Not Quite Yet

Owning a mobile phone can be a lot like being in a bad relationship. Your first six months are great: Everything works the way it should, you are excited by all the features...

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What You Need to Know About Ushering in the Age of WiGig

The technology world is known for its love of acronyms, catch phrases, and buzz words, and the latest addition to this trend is "WiGig." What is this trendy new tech word...

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How the Open Source Revolution is Taking the World By Storm

The phrase "open source" has been a buzzword floating around in the tech world since the concept first came into being and has become a part of the everyday vernacular...

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The 7 Hottest Information Technology Programs in the US

Whether you are fresh out of high school and looking to earn an IT degree, or are a veteran programmer looking to move your career up to the next level, getting an education...

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Internet of Things Has Arrived: Here's How to Stay Safe

Maybe you have heard the phrases "Internet of things" or "Internet of everything" and the very thought of controlling virtually everything in your home through the Internet...

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The 7 Silicon Valley Alternatives Tech and IT Pros Should Work

When we think of high-tech locations, Silicon Valley is the first to come to mind - and with good reason, as it is the place to be if you want a high-paying job in the...

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5 Cloud Computing and Networking Trends in 2014

This year has been an amazing year for the networking world and even more so for cloud computing. And that trends looks like it will continue, as small and mid-size...

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Is Graphene the Silicon of the Future?

Everywhere you look, we are surrounded by a vast array of chips - integrated chips, circuit chips, computer chips... even this big bag of potato chips next to my keyboard. While most of the world is familiar with silicon...

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The Aftermath of the Heartbleed Bug and It's Effect on Digital Security

Whether you work in the world of digital security or not, you have probably heard about the ominous heartbleed bug. Maybe you saw it screeching across your television screen...

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If Passwords Can't Keep Hackers Out, Where do we go from here?

It seems that we see some large, multimillion-dollar company get hacked every other day in the news, with followup stories about how sensitive customer information was stolen...

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How Sony's New Tape Storage Technology Will Revolutionize Data Centers

Remember those golden days of giant floppy disks? No? Well, us old-timers do - we used to have to walk two hours in the snow...

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Becoming an IT Expert with a Cisco Certification

So you have decided that you want to pursue IT professional certifications and have even chosen which one you want to add to your resume namely, a Cisco certification...

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9 Programming Languages Every Programmer Should Know

Are you a developer looking to boost up your skill set, beef up that resume with an eye for the future, or want a sure-fire way to impress the boss? For programmers, keeping...

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5 Ways to Gain Experience for Entry Level IT Positions

Today I want to talk about entry level IT jobs and how you can break into the exciting world of Information Technology without having any previous "real world job experience". It is...

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How to get Started in the IT and Data Security Field

Are you looking to switch career paths and get into the ever fascinating data security field? Maybe you have a background in the tech industry, or perhaps this is your first foray...

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Building and Setting Up Your Very Own Home Web Server

Whether you want to back up or share files, stream audio and media from different devices, or even host your own website, setting up a home server is a simple solution that you...

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The World's Top 7 Data Centers

In this blog post, we are going to discuss data centers and their role in an organization and highlight the world's top seven data centers. What is a Data Center? Data centers are buildings or facilities that companies...

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The History of Silicon Valley's Networking Legend: Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems is a household name that has become synonymous with networking. It is hard, in fact, to even have a conversation about network technology such as routers...

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Google's Project Loon vs. Facebook's Web Drones

Ever since Cyberdyne's Skynet failed to become self-aware and launch an all-out war on all of humankind, tech giants Google and Facebook have seemingly been racing to pick...

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5 New Careers Dominating the Information Technology World This Year

While many industries in the United States are experiencing fluctuations in employment rates, one thing seems for certain: IT jobs, especially in specialized fields, are...

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End the Cabling Nightmare! Organizing the Cables in Your Server Room

If there is one thing I love, it is spaghetti. In fact, the only thing I love more than a plate of spaghetti is a second plate of spaghetti. But spaghetti has its place...

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Google Fiber: Its Progress So Far and Where It's Heading

When the sentient robot invasion of 2042 occurs - you know, the one where robots and computers become self-aware and (for some reason) decide they want humans as their stupid...

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What Your IP Address is and What it Means

We take so many things for granted in life air, food, water, the Internet. We go through life not asking how things work until they stop working. Think about it do you know how...

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11 Essential Personality Traits Your IT Manager Should Have

When it comes to hiring an IT professional, we tend to think in terms of skills, experience, and education. We ask questions about what areas of information technology they specialize in...

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9 Ways Not Having an In-house IT Professional will Ruin Your Day

Maybe I am a bit biased when I say this, but not having an IT professional can (and will) ruin your day. Aside from being kept abreast of the latest Star Trek convention news and the...

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Understanding Transceivers

There is often a lot of confusion when it comes to transceivers, especially when discussing a server transceiver. Many times they get confused with transponders, a topic that I will tackle in an upcoming blog post.

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Transceiver vs Transponder: What's the Difference?

In a recent blog post, we discussed transceivers and their role in mobile devices as well as in a server environment. While the article was insightful, it raised some questions...

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5 Resume Tips for the Aspiring IT Professional

Whether you are looking for your first job, were recently laid off, or are content with your current employer, it is never a bad idea for individuals - particularly IT Professionals...

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The Benefits of Hosting Your Own Server For Your Small Business

From time to time, I run into a friend or individual starting their own business or who's been outsourcing their hosting to an outside company. Inevitably the question arises...

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The Top Tips for Creating Passwords that Stop Hackers in Their Tracks

If you are a small business owner or one of the many IT Professionals around, then you are no doubt familiar - or should be - with the importance of password security...

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7 Things your Small Business Website Needs to Succeed

Do you run a small business website and find yourself lacking in the success department? Is your website doing okay, but you aren't sure if there is some more you can do...

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Server Memory Explained

In this blog post I'm going to discuss how server memory works, as well as the difference between server memory and desktop memory. I will talk about some of the common myths regarding the role of memory in a server environment...

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Server Memory vs CPU: What's more Important?

It is an age old question - as old as computers themselves: what is more important, server memory or CPU? Answers go back and forth, depending upon who you ask...

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The Importance of IT Security for your Business

When it comes to IT security for your company - and business server safety in general - there is plenty of talk about techniques you can employ, equipment you can purchase...

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Top 10 Holiday Gifts for the IT Professional

The holiday season is fast upon us, and with so little time left before Christmas Day, you may find yourself scrambling to grab those last minute holiday gifts. If you have an IT professional...

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