Having Computer Skills Is No Longer a Choice: It Is a Necessity

Human lifestyle, with the advancement of modern day civilization, has become increasingly dependent on having computer skills. Today, if we look at advancement in every aspect of our everyday life, ignorance in basic as well as specific technical skills is real problem.

In order to keep pace with the fast growing requirements of modern times, it has become essential to possess an array of computer skills. Students are expected to have computer skills almost from the beginning of their education.

Whether you are a beginner in learning computer skills or already have some skills, there is always room for improvement. One good approach is to evaluate your current skill level by taking one of the free tests available that measure computer skills. One is even provided Here.

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Understanding the Cloud

Cloud computing is on the rise. Consumers and businesses alike are relying on it for storage. The large selection and accessibility make them a must-have when looking for off-site storage.

They provide scalability, global accessibility, a wide selection of prices, and security. Individuals or businesses trying to expand or improve their storage can, and usually do, choose cloud above other options.

The cloud simply puts your storage somewhere else. Instead of keeping it on a local system, such as your own home computer, you have it available through an online storage system. The storage is in another system housed and maintained by a separate company.

These companies make sure that data remains secure and accessible for their clients to avoid leaks or security risks if someone were to gain access to the system. You can keep all files, photos, and whatever else you upload on the cloud storage without fears. Continue reading

Can I Fix My Computer By Myself?

We all know that sinking feeling when our computer just won’t cooperate. It is running slow, it won’t load videos or pages in a timely manner or it’s picked up some type of malware, virus or bug that is making it impossible to use properly. Perhaps it just crashed all together.

While we all use computers we aren’t all adept at fixing them as that takes a different kind of mindset that a lot of us just don’t have. However, never fear as there are some things even the most computer un-friendly person can try before hauling the machine over to the professionals.

With most things that plug in (and yes, even laptops have to be plugged in at one time or another) the thing most people do when it’s not running properly is simply unplug it and try to fire it up again. Continue reading

Computers Through The Ages

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are both names that are synonymous with computers. Well, at least they are with modern computers but they were just building on an idea that came along in the 1800’s and continued to grow throughout time.

What used to be huge machines that took up all sorts of room and did only rudimentary (to our standards) work, we now hold in our hands and of course technology is only advancing further all the time.

So, we go back in time, to an Englishman named Charles Babbage who, most say was born just too early for his ideas. He originated the concept of a programmable computer and because of this is known as the father of the technology.

He invented the first mechanical computer back in 1833 which was an analytical engine. The input of data and programs was to be provided to the machine through punched cards. The output had a printer, a curve plotter and a bell and it could punch numbers on cards that could be read at a later date. His idea even had an arithmetic logic unit, control flow and integrated memory, which would have been, had it been made, the first ever design for general use.

All of the parts for Babbage’s machine had to be made by hand and unfortunately his idea never reached fruition as the government cut his grants and he ran out of money. His son, Henry Babbage did make a simplified version of his dad’s idea though, in 1888 and he successfully demonstrated that it worked in 1906.

All of these ideas made way for the analog computers which used direct mechanical or electrical models of a problem as the basis for the computation. But, they were not programmable, they weren’t accurate and they weren’t very versatile. Something had to change.

The first programmable electronic computer was ENIAC which was fast and flexible and was completed in 1946. The program was designed by the states of its patch cables and switches. Someone would write a program and then mechanically set it into the machine with a manual reset of the patch cables and wires.

It was a far cry from what we have today in the way of computers as it took up 1,800 square feet and weighed a hefty 50 tons. Imagine hauling that around in your pocket!

Technology kept progressing and today we can do almost anything from a tiny device we carry around with us. Incredible. What is next? Stay tuned!

The 2 Biggest Mistakes People Make On LinkedIn

Though social media isn’t some shiny new marketing toy, lots of marketers get tripped up when using it. Sure, these folks know how to put together a tweet or publish a status update, but they get overwhelmed when they’re trying to navigate the unwritten “rules” of these platforms to be successful. And when they get overwhelmed, they slip up – just like the rest of us when we’re learning something new.

But with just a little know-how, these common slip-ups can be avoided, and then these marketers can be on their merry way to building relationships with their leads and customers on social media. In case you’re one of these marketers or you just want a little refresher on what not to do on LinkedIn, keep on reading. We’ll walk you through three of the most biggest mistakes people make on LinkedIn and give you tips for avoiding them.

Mistake #1: Blasting LinkedIn Groups With Irrelevant Content Continue reading