Changing Network locations

Changing Network locations

Network Locations Rarely do networks remain the same.  Whether they grow or shrink, by virtue of adding or upgrading equipment.  It may also be based on ones personal or business needs, or to increase security. Another consideration could be, changing rooms that offers a better security, climate control, or requires more outlet for higher power consumption.  Another could be related to limit any encroachment on a family’s living space, or the initial location may now not offer the best environmental…

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Wire Management

Wire Management

Wired or Wireless What a great paradox.  You want the most security available, even though you may not be working with State Secrets.  So, what’s the best way to go? Well, as any techie, and even our own DominoEffect.Net reps will confirm, there are a serious amount of customers that have pretty much said, “From what I read, wireless is the easiest to crack!”  First, most likely none have ‘read’ a damn thing on the subject….

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Laptop or Desktop

Laptop or Desktop

Real Estate • Portability • Monitor These, like numerous other points, need to be addressed.  If this is the only machine you’ll have and use?  Will you need a rather large display, or will you utilize more than one Monitor? Can your Real Estate (room, desk, workstation) handle what a desk top requires (keyboard, mouse, monitor, and computer, to only mention bare necessities)? As a laptop is what most taught as the all-in-one unit, it…

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Getting the Point

Getting the Point

Paw Bump! You learned your lesson and created different accounts on your PC’s.  Making sure that each user, and their files, don’t get mixed in with others and you’ve set each Account up properly.  Meaning, one Admin and the rest as Regular Users, also known as Standard Users, right? Realistically, though, some of you may not get a Paw Bump, but other may need a right cross! How’s your Setup? If after reading the first few…

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Staying Alert

Staying Alert

Don’t Fall Asleep at the Wheel Just because a system seems to be running smoothly, or is, ‘working well enough for this project to be completed’, doesn’t mean it will not let you down when you need it most.  Computers were designed to handle tasks in a manner that still eludes most consumers.  Think about it.  Who drives computer manufactures to build in more speed, faster handing of data, and able to handle opening and…

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Hard Wired or Wireless

Hard Wired or Wireless

Hard Wired When planning a Network, one should first consider the environment.  Can I use wires, and are there ways to run physical connections throughout my proposed location?  Second; which type of cable will I need?  Are these wires staying inside of walls, or run through drop ceilings or in areas open to the workers? Different Types of Jackets Jackets, simply put, are what the wires are protected by.  There are shielded and unshielded (typically…

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Planning Network Security

Planning Network Security

What Level of Safety is Needed? One of the most important questions that needs to be asked before a Network should be established.  Equally important, will the Network’s security need to be kept Up-To-Date? Security Levels A rather obvious concern for a typical Company.  But, what is meant by Company?  A company that has a single employee and is run from one’s spare bedroom?  Or, were you thinking of one that has one hundred plus…

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