Why IT certifications are a great thing to have

As the economy slowly begins to repair itself from the 2008-2009 housing market crash, people are becoming less worried about getting a job and more concerned about getting the job. And in this technologically driven world, many of these people are finding themselves looking into the career field of Information Technology. This is great, as the…

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Cybersecurity talent desperately needed

Hackers are making headlines on a near-daily basis, and for the first time, the cyber threat landscape is truly pervading the national consciousness. In the past year, data breaches have impacted millions of lives. The infiltration of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management alone affected some 21 million people, 5.6 million of who had their biometric…

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Get what you want: Customize your toolbars to suit you

To customize the toolbar in a specific Outlook item, create a new item of that type (e.g., start a new email message). Do not enter any data into the form. From the item’s menu bar, choose Tools | Customize, then click on the Com­mands tab. Modify the toolbar as desired by dragging items from the…

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Why etherchannel may not improve performance for a given operation

Etherchannel is a standard that helps distribute different traffic flows into different links. However, sometimes people wonder why the performance for a particularly large traffic flow many not necessarily be sped up this way. The issue here is that etherchannel doesn’t split up the packets for a single flow of traffic; it simply helps distribute…

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Take advantage of pixel density with HTML 5.1’s srcset attribute

With advances in screen technology (as pioneered by Apple’s Retina display), some devices may actually be able to offer additional resolution within a pixel. To take advantage of the ability to display sharper images, you can use HTML 5.1’s srcset attribute to specify different images for the same layout. For example, following code displays a…

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Make sure your online backup is there when you need it

Online storage can be a great way back up files so that disasters that affect your building don’t wipe out your data. However, just because your data are backed up online doesn’t mean they’re safe.   As an example of how unreliable online storage can be, in October 2014, Bitcasa subscribers received a generic, spam-filter-triggering…

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