Windows vs. Mac? Windows vs. Windows? What’s the Real Battle?

There are some among us who actually remember a world without Windows. Microsoft Windows was announced to the world by Bill Gates on November 10, 1983, as a graphical user interface for MS-DOS. Remember MS-DOS? If not, ask someone who has hands-on experience with it....

4 Network Security Basics Everyone in Your Organization Should Know

Computers aren't just meant to process information. They're built to share information. Where there are even one or two computers in your office, you have a network. Even a desktop computer connected to a printer is a network. Network security enters the picture at...

3 Razor-Wire-Sharp Advantages of Cloud Computing

When computer experts -- and increasingly, ordinary computer users -- talk about the "cloud," they're not talking about the scientifically-described "visible mass of minute liquid droplets, frozen crystals, or particles suspended in the atmosphere."  Move over, fluffy...

What is the Cloud? And Why Aren’t You on It?

A friend tells you they've moved to the cloud. You ask if they're "okay." Outside the context of computers, your friend's statement sounds stranger than a sudden move to the Mohave Desert. But in conversations about computing, "the cloud" is all the buzz. So, grab...

Malware Protection: It Starts with These Simple Do’s and Don’ts

Malware ("malicious software") is software that makes life hard. It's purpose: to damage or disable computers and computer systems. Malware comes in a variety of types, with names that are often pretty sinister-sounding, if not downright nasty: Adware, Trojan Horse,...

5 Big Advantages of Cloud Storage for Your Business

The history of cloud computing and cloud storage starts way back in the 1960s when an “intergalactic computer network” was proposed. And to most people, such talk was purely science fiction. And it pretty much was. It took another three decades for many people here in...