Warning Signs That It’s Time To Replace Your PC

Whether for work or for fun, chances are you’ve run into a situation or two where you just want to throw your PC through a window. This, among other things, is a warning sign that it is time to consider updating your computer. An outdated PC will have issues running software, will be slow, and may experience more frequent crashes. Updating your computer may seem like a hassle and an expense that you just don’t want to bother with, but it can save you tons of stress and time. It is particularly important to update an old PC if you are using one for work, as an outdated model that is no longer functioning properly can severely limit your productivity. While there is a lot that a professional PC repair or tune up can do for you, every computer has a limit and will eventually need to be replaced.

Warning Signs That It’s Time To Replace Your PC

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20 Types Of Watches You Should Know: The Ultimate Guide To Modern Watches

Since ancient times, watch has been a very useful tool for mankind. It’s used to ensure the smooth flow of life go on without a hitch. For example, movements of trains and airplanes are impossible to be correctly scheduled and timed without a functioning watch. Without a doubt, this little timepiece that we always take for granted has very enormous effect on our everyday life, even if we don’t realize it. But do you know there are many types of watches? All 20 watch types can be grouped into three major separation: watch movement type, watch display type and watch function & style type. As all of them serves a different purpose, it’s very important to know about it. With that, we will be able to choose the right type of watch for our need. Here is the list of the 20 types of watches.

ITSM Future readiness survey 2017

Much like any other industry of today, IT service management (ITSM) is an ever-changing and continually-evolving discipline. This makes it challenging to observe and analyze trends, and to understand what the future of ITSM will be like. Add to it the responsibility of consistently providing high-quality services and you’re left with little spare time to focus on anything but your work. For example, have you ever stopped to think about how government regulations like the new Australian immigration policies will affect the recruitment into IT? How will the emerging technologies like Cloud and artificial intelligence change ITSM in the future?

That’s why we at ManageEngine collaborated with ITSM.tools to conduct an ITSM future readiness survey 2017, in order to discover what the future holds for ITSM. The survey consisted of 10 questions covering 5 key areas of:

  • Working in IT
  • The impact of politics on IT staffing
  • New technology
  • Best practice, and
  • Meeting service expectations.

 To avoid drifting away on to the usual discussions about workflows, processes, practices, etc. we decided to keep the questions focused on the above five areas. The survey, that garnered responses from more than 300 ITSM professionals, posed questions pertaining to the trends and events that are likely to shape the future of IT and yielded some interesting findings like: 

  • 82 percent of ITSM professionals believe that working in IT will become more challenging.
  • 63 percent of ITSM professionals believe that the existing global political scenario is adversely affecting IT recruitment.
  • Only 08 percent of ITSM professionals formed a negative opinion of the Cloud, based on the widespread outage of February 2017.

The full report analyzes the responses to more questions and attempts to explore what the ITSM of tomorrow will be like, and how it will affect the ITSM professionals. The survey report thus aims to help IT teams in understanding and preparing for, the future challenges and opportunities that await the ITSM industry.

This infographic lists all the data points with brief takeaways to help you gain a quick understanding. However, this is barely scratching the surface as the full survey report analyzes the findings in much greater detail. The report presents a rationale for the existing scenario and future trends and goes on to paint a picture of the future of ITSM that you can use to become future ready. Click here to read the full report for free.

Cell Phone Cost Comparison Timeline

The cellular phone has dramatically changed how we communicate, and it has connected us more than ever before. While cell phones are now must-have devices, they weren’t always as accessible. Previously, their high cost made them more of a status symbol than a standard, everyday tool.

So how did we get to this point? This cell phone timeline takes you on a tour of the modern cell phone, from that first call on a New York City sidewalk in 1973 to the feature-packed smartphones of today and tomorrow.

Cell Phone Cost Comparison Timeline
Cell Phone Cost Comparison Timeline Created By: Ooma.com

1.4 Billion Smartphones

Smartphones are taking over the world. There are over 1.3 Billion smartphones on the planet. 67% of people admit to checking their phone frequently to check email and play with apps even when the phone has not been ringing.
44% of people say they sleep right next to their phone to make sure that they don’t miss anything from their phone. Society has never been so connected to technology.
Among adult social media users ages 18 and older, 30% say that at least one of their accounts is currently set up to include their location in their posts.

1.4 Billion Smartphones

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Guide to Securing Your Apartment’s Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi, the wonderful technology that lets us connect to that vast World Wide Web without also being connected to the wall. Of course you want it to be fast and easy. But if you also want it to be secure, then you’ll have to make sure your system is setup properly.

Even if you’ve rented a utilities-included apartment, you’re likely setting up your Internet service yourself. So here’s a step-by-step guide to setting up secure Wi-Fi in your apartment.

How to Secure Your Apartment Wi-Fi
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Is Your Apartment in One of the Best or Worst Cell Coverage

Cell service is an important consideration when moving to a new city. We knew this back in 2014, when we first looked at how cell coverage in the U.S. affects apartment life.

But in the past three years, so much has changed because of technology and infrastructure development. The updated data continues to show that not all locations are equal when it comes to data speeds and signal range.

Is Your Apartment in One of the Best or Worst Cell Coverage Cities?
Is Your Apartment in One of the Best or Worst Cell Coverage Cities? Created By: ForRent.com

How SSO Software Works and Why Single Sign-On Is Important

Single sign-on, or SSO, is one of the best solutions for managing account access and mitigating the problems caused by the growing number of apps and logins. When applied at an enterprise level, Avatier SSO has had a meaningful impact on businesses by reducing SaaS licensing costs by 30%, eliminating redundant processes, and streamlining workflows for onboarding and offboarding.

Let’s break down what SSO means and how it can benefit your company.

Single Sign On: How SSO Works and Why It’s Important
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What is Bitcoin – All you need to know

With the Bitcoin price so volatile everyone is curious. Bitcoin, the category creator of blockchain technology, is the World Wide Ledger yet extremely complicated and no one definition fully encapsulates it. By analogy it is like being able to send a gold coin via email. It is a consensus network that enables a new payment system and a completely digital money.

It is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network that is powered by its users with no central authority or middlemen. Bitcoin was the first practical implementation and is currently the most prominent triple entry bookkeeping system in existence.

Beware of the confusingly similar Bcash, BCH, Bitcoin Cash project.

Safety in Cyberspace for Your Family

Keeping the children safe in the digital world is an upmost priority for the new-age parents. The smartphone addiction is a real thing and with the kids being glued to the screen they are easy to get exposed to the harmful side of the Internet say bullying, sexting, pornography or identity theft.

The Infographic will list some real dangers the child may face and tips for parents to tackle these challenges.

Safety in Cyberspace for Your Family

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What Makes Passwords Secure?

Passwords are hacked in a variety of ways and for a variety of reasons.

Sometimes the hacker is someone you know. It could be a “frenemy” who wants to access your information. If so, he or she might be able to guess your password if you use one that’s as obvious as your dog’s name or child’s name. Also, an insider may be able to access your account if the answers to your password recovery questions are known.

If a hacker is unknown to you, a brute force attack is the most common strategy for cracking your password. In this method, a program systematically tries every password combination until it gains access. That is why the simpler your password is, the easier it is for someone to gain access.

What Makes Passwords Secure
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Who Did You Say Is Listening to My Cell Phone Calls?

Have you ever wondered how secure your cell phone calls are, or wondered if someone could eavesdrop on what you were saying?

It’s not just a question for the paranoid. It’s a question that everyone should ask, and here’s why.

Anyone with your cell phone number has the ability to hear your calls, read your texts and track your location (even if GPS is turned off).

Who is Able to Listen to My Cell Phone Calls?
Who is Able to Listen to My Cell Phone Calls? Created By: Ooma.com