When it comes to lead generation, the biggest challenge you’ll ever face is quality. Quite often, you end up generating plenty of leads, most of which never convert. Some marketers hardly convert 1% of their leads! It can be really frustrating considering that you probably spend a lot of time and money generating those leads. [Read more…]
One of the advantages online casino players have over those who insist on visiting a physical casino venue is that of their improved odds of winning. Many elements come together to account for these improved chances of winning, one of which is the fact that a bigger sample size actually working in favour of the player over the house. To put it simply, the longer you play at an online casino, the better your overall experience becomes, something which translates into better winning odds. [Read more…]
On one of his many speaking gigs he does around the world, business coach JT Foxx loves to make reference to a picture of some seemingly random dude whom chances are you and everybody you know haven’t heard of or even have the faintest idea of who he might be. This fellow is very well-known in the internet world however, particularly amongst those who are into the Internet Marketing field. [Read more…]
Web design is not equivalent to rocket science, and there are hundreds of how-to’s all over the internet at your disposal 24 hours a day. With enough effort and drive to get the job done, most competent professionals have the ability to create a successful website design.
Do you have to create a slow-mo effect in your amateur video? That’s cool. Slow motion effects are great to show special scenes with more poise for better understanding for viewers. There are special slow-mo cameras to create such masterpieces. However, those advanced cameras are usually too pricey. However, you can stop worrying about such price issues as Movavi Video Editor will help you to achieve that desired effect without a special camera. It’s a cutting edge video editor and it can easily slow down video without burning your pocket. [Read more…]
Many people look at success as a balancing act and to others, it is pure luck. However, one thing that most will agree with is that hard always pays. You have to put in place everything necessary to do well at school, at the workplace or even in a sporting activity. Luck is a happenstance and is unheard of in academia. There are no two ways around it. Now, with regard to what this post is all about, students are gifted differently and this is what determines who excels and who doesn’t at the end of a school term. It is also agreeable that if you must do well in academics, it has to be out of sheer dedication and determination. It would, however, be wrong to rule out a few instances where despite having everything to help you do exceptionally well at school, nothing ever works. This can be due to difficulties one experiences when it comes to handling a subject like accounting. You may have attended all the lectures and taken down the most important note but it never reflects. The question thus is; have you tried out accounting homework help? [Read more…]
It’s easy to assume that there’s a strict binary choice when it comes to IT support: either you outsource to a third party or keep your own IT support team. In recent years, the dominance of cloud computing has made it easier and more cost-effective to switch to external support, and yet many businesses dislike the idea of losing their entire onsite team. [Read more…]
The world of IT is a fast moving one. There is always something new to learn about and take advantage of. For example, more people are realising that they can benefit by using a virtual machine in the workplace.
Before I go into detail about the benefits, it is probably best if I briefly explain what a virtual machine (VM) is. By far the easiest way to think of it is as a 2nd PC that is resident on your hard disk, server, in the cloud or on a remote server. This 2nd virtual PC is sandboxed from the rest of your system. This means that it works independently, a fact that brings me to the first benefit of virtual machines.
You can run multiple operating systems
Because you can run multiple virtual machines on one server allows you to run multiple operating systems side-by-side. This is great if you want to try something out in more than one operating system. It is ideal for software developers, but can also be beneficial for other businesses. For example, you may want to see if your workers work more efficiently when you use another operating system.
You can run virtual machines on any x86 standard computers. This means that they are compatible with all of the software you could possibly want to use.
Each VM is isolated
Despite the fact that you are running multiple virtual machines on one physical computer each one is separated from the other. It is almost as if each of them was running on its own physical machine. This has the potential to protect your system from IT attacks.
More robust systems
This is great news because if you want to you can have several copies of your system on one physical server. If one gets corrupted in some way you can very quickly switch to another version. This means that your business need not suffer extended periods of downtime. You will need to keep your backup virtual machines up to date to fully benefit from this feature.
You can learn more about the importance of creating robust backup systems for your business from this article. It is quite in-depth, but is well worth a read, especially if you do not yet have a proper system in place.
If you set your virtual machines up in the right way they can be highly portable. You can run them virtually anywhere, which means you can take them with you. It is really easy to copy or move them. This means if you have workers on the road they can work in exactly the same environment as their colleagues in the office. It is also great if you like to let your people work from home on occasion.
You can create virtual components for your machines. This is part of the reason you can move your virtual machines to different computers and servers, so this capability is important.
As you can see there are many potential benefits of using virtual machines for your business. Once you get the hang of them you can take things to the next level and start to build a virtual infrastructure. An approach that can revolutionise the way you work.
Each year, we as a species attempt to do better and be better versions of ourselves. For at least the first three months of the past year we were dedicated to changes we committed to making for the better and as time went on, we usually realized that we either overestimated ourselves or what we reached for was impossible from the get-go.
Encrypting a laptop seems more like something from the movies than a step you’d take yourself, and it’s probably not necessary for any of your personal devices. However, any laptop used for work should be considered a candidate for encryption.
Essentially, encryption is another level of security. It converts your data into a kind of code, and authorisation must be provided to view that data in its useable state.
So, why should you encrypt your business laptops?
Encryption goes beyond passwords
People generally prefer using laptops instead of desktops thanks to the degree of freedom they provide. That’s understandable – the problem is that laptops are also a lot easier to steal than desktops, and, since laptops are often used in coffee shops or carried from home to office, there’s a far greater potential for theft.
This is a real problem with laptops that contain sensitive information. If your laptop is stolen, a password just isn’t good enough. Someone can still gain access to your data by:
- Using a guest account
- Using a different operating system
- Removing the hard drive and installing it on another device
Passwords are fine as first-level defence, but they’re only really useful when the device they protect is still in your care.
Encryption makes stolen data worthless
While passwords restrict access to your device, encryption can make what’s on that device impossible to read. Even if a hacker were to use extremely sophisticated software to steal your data, they would find it useless since malware cannot decrypt data. Similarly, most thieves do not have the capability to decrypt data. So, losing a laptop might mean having to replace the device, but it won’t mean suffering from data loss or, even worse, a data breach. Consider it a vital step towards protecting your business.