Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery is Not Just for Earthquakes

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I was at an NZ Computer Society breakfast a while ago, where the speaker talked about disaster recovery.  He had been booked long before the Christchurch earthquakes, but his topic was more than timely. Statistics I was interested to hear the speaker quote a statistic that 90% of businesses that lost data would go out of […]

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Networking is Not Complicated

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What is Networking? When you get together with your friends, you are networking. When you go to a party and meet new people, you are networking. When you use online media to communicate with others, you are networking. Computer networks work along the same lines.   They relate to a group of computers which are linked […]

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A Simple Explanation of Servers

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How many times have you heard the term “the server is down” or “the server failed”? Many times most likely.  In today’s technologically savvy world, we have all become familiar with the term “server” but few people outside the Information Technology world truly know what it means or can accurately describe it. Servers are everywhere […]

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How Does My Computer Work?

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Have you ever wondered how computers really work? The basic idea is quite simple.  A computer can count up to two.  That’s right!  One, two.  Or, actually, zero, one. This can interpreted as yes/no or light on/light off.  And messages moving at a speed we can’t imagine are being sent to make words, pictures, pages…. This […]

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Twitter Glossary

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Tweet:  A message sent via Twitter. Avatar: The small photograph of yourself on your Twitter homepage. Follow: When you choose to add someone to your list of people whose tweets you want to see. De-Follow:  When you decide to stop following someone on twitter.  On other social network sites it is called ‘defriend’.  Hashtag. Tagging an individual […]