Portion of tech workforce depends on training

One of the most vital aspects of technological transition in the workplace is ensuring that employees are ready to make the next step. Data-driven strategies are only so effective without a flexible staff. Tech engineers and IT managers are doing their best to educate employees about the many intricacies of cloud computing, the bring your own device (BYOD)…

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Understanding the difference between the control and data planes

You may frequently hear the terms “control plane,” “data plane,” and “forwarding plane” in reference to router architecture. These terms are fundamental in networking, but they can be confusing, as the second two are generally used interchangeably, and the distinction between control and data planes can have some gray areas. Basically, the control plane is…

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Tech jobs aren’t just about software

If you’re looking for a technical job, you may think that working at a large software developer or a start-up is your only hope of finding employment. Increasingly, however, this is not the case. Organizations as diverse as retail chains and banks are looking for top tech talent to run their networks, decide how their…

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The state of freelance work in the tech sector

There can be plenty of comfort in a full-time job. Perhaps the most appealing aspect is the security that comes with it. Employees like to go home knowing that they have a sustainable position that can support themselves and their families. This kind of employment can also involve a dependable group of colleagues and collaborators…

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How the Heartbleed vulnerability affects Cisco products

The Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL, disclosed in April 2014, affects not only web servers, but many other server and client programs and devices, including a number of Cisco products, such as various switches, ASDM, TelePresence, video phones, and WebEx. One of the reasons behind the Heartbleed bug’s seriousness is that exploits using it don’t typically…

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Thwart sneaky denial-of-service attacks with SYN cookies

Hackers have various ways of bringing down your servers with TCP requests. The most plain, vanilla denial-of-service (DoS) attack, known as a HTTP DoS, simply floods your server with multiple requests until it’s no longer able to handle legitimate traffic. However, hackers can use a sneakier denial-of-service method, known as SYN DoS. In this case,…

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Tech jobs may become ideal for non-traditional workers

When most people think of technology jobs, they think of people in cubicles working on code. This isn’t exactly an incorrect image – most jobs have cubicles and most people work on-site – but tech jobs offer unique opportunities. The number of a given technical worker’s responsibilities that can be handled from home is actually quite large.…

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Uses for Flex Connect mode in wireless APs

One option in Cisco wireless access points is “Flex Connect” mode, which can be thought of as a hybrid between an autonomous AP architecture and one that’s centrally managed. While this mode allows the AP to be managed by the wireless LAN controller (WLC), the AP can still work even if it loses connect to…

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The quickest way to save a configuration in IOS

The basic way to save a configuration in IOS is to type “copy running-config startup-config”; this can be abbreviated to “copy run start”. However, you can use a much shorter abbreviation: Simply type “wr”, which stands for “write” as in the “write memory” command. Keep in mind, however, that, even though “wr” works, it’s still…

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Microsoft, the Cloud and You:

Written by: Patrick Riley President of Riley Technologies, LLC dba: New Horizons of Wisconsin Mobile technology has exploded over the past 5 years but storage has always been a concern. Recently, technology has taken another leap and we can now use something other than just our local hardware devices for storage. Rather than storing data on your…

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Local Business Leader Awarded Volunteer Of The Year

Positively Pewaukee names Sheila Jilot 2014 Volunteer of the Year April 17th, 2015 – Sheila Jilot, Director of Operations for New Horizons of Wisconsin was named the 2014 Volunteer of the Year for Positively Pewaukee at the 24th Annual Wisconsin Main Street Awards in De Pere Wisconsin. Sheila’s contributions include managing key areas of the…

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New Horizons Awarded Top Training Company

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers has again earned a spot among the Top 20 Information Technology (IT) educational companies in the world for the seventh straight year since the award was first established in 2008 by the leading website TrainingIndustry.com. This prestigious award recognizes New Horizons’ excellence in leadership and innovation in IT training, breadth…

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