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The Benefits Of Having A Computer Network In Your Office

  • Posted on June 10, 2018 at 10:44 am

So, we have all heard about computer networking, and we are familiar with such terms such as LAN (Local Area Netowork), Ethernet, and others. But what exactly is a network, and how can it be beneficial to have one implemented in your business? Let’s take a quick peek and see if we can find a few answers.

In essence, a network is a way of interconnecting a group of computers that are usually close to one another. The main purpose of creating a network is to simplify and allow the flow of information and resources among different computers and their users. The first known computer network was created to benefit the United States Department of Defend in the late 1960’s so that information could be exchanged in an easier, quicker, and perhaps more secretive manner.

There are three main methods in which computers are connected today: through Ethernet, which is a physical cable that attaches to each computer, which involves the use of bridges, routers, hubs, and switches; fiber-optics, which allow for greater distances between computers, with quicker communication between them; and one of the most popular, the Wireless LAN connection, which involves only a small router and no wires at all, as the name suggests.

One great benefit that many offices frequently take use is office e-mail. Instead of making phone calls, scheduling a meeting, or trying to make an announcement, supervisors may quickly jot down a memo and disperse it to whomever they need to see it–the whole office, or an exclusive group of employees. This also allows for the secure transmission of confidential information, such as financial records, which in turn cuts down on unnecessary paperwork.

Having a network in the office also allows for several conveniences. One such is a document repository. This creates a space for public folders, which can be accessed through the exchange server.

Public folders may contain items that all employees may need to access, like the employee handbook or vacation schedules. This can make it easier to bring on new employees, as they will have many helpful hints right at their fingertips so that they will not have to run to a supervisor every time they forget what to do–they can simply look it up!

Electronic time clocks are also very useful to employers. Clocking in and out is often done through a secret pin number and an electronic fingerprint reader. While we would all love for our employees to be wholly honest citizens who would never have someone clock in or out for them, this is an added measure to prevent such behaviors.

All in all, an office computer network provides many benefits and conveniences to its users as it helps in streamlining communication among all workers.

Best Graduation Gifts for Gadget Lovers

  • Posted on June 10, 2018 at 6:18 am

Okay, the kid finally made it through school. Graduating high school is a wonderful accomplishment. Praise your kid by giving gifts that he’ll cherish forever. It took a lot of effort, not to mention money, to get him or her through the ordeal. Unfortunately it may have taken more money than you planned and now there isn’t much left for a gift. Here are some recommendations for today’s generation of gadget savvy grads that will save you enough money to pay for the gas to get to the ceremony.

Earbuds for MP3 Players Skullcandy earbuds have a high cool factor and only cost around $25. are also cool, they come in colors and are even cheaper at $19.95. Sennheiser CX300-B earbuds get good marks for audio quality and cost just under $50.

USB Flash Drives USB Flash drives can come in handy for the high school grad going off to college or a college grad heading into the real world. They can be used for backing up documents or transporting files to and from the library. You can get an 8 GB drive like the for around $30 or the SanDisk 8 GB Cruzer for just under $50. Many 4 GB drives go for even less at around $20.

Bluetooth Headsets A Bluetooth headset is not only a practical and economical gift, it could just keep someone from getting a ticket. Many states now have laws that make it illegal to talk on a phone while driving without using a hands-free device like a Bluetooth headset. You can even go a step further and get a stereo Bluetooth headset that makes it possible to listen to music in stereo on your phone or MP3 player. The is a popular Bluetooth headset that gets high marks from users. It costs around just under $50. The Motorola HT820 is a stereo headset that costs around $40.

Keychain Photo Frames Load up a keychain photo frame with pictures of the family and you’ll have a nice personalized gift for around $29.

Gift Cards for Gadgets For more flexibility, consider a $50 gift card from someplace like or .