Cloud Computing
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What is the Cloud?

The cloud is a mystical piece of technology that baffles and amazes the majority of people, But in reality it is just a mass of servers in a warehouse somewhere that is kept nice and chilly.

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IT Support
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Is it plugged in?

I understand that the technical skill of every user is very different. Frankly it is my job to fill in the gaps for those whose interests lie elsewhere but there must be some common knowledge involved when it comes to tech. Now to all the IT literate people out there who either work in support or are asked for endless favours due to your knowledge, you will understand.

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IT Support
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Can we save a Spider?

In the IT support world, you are asked and expected to fix anything with a power cable…I have been asked to look at a kettle before. I’m sure in a few years as kettles get more advanced they will fall under the IT umbrella but at the minute, not so much.

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TeamViewer
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The beauty of TeamViewer

What is TeamViewer?

TeamViewer is an IT professionals golden ticket. TeamViewer allows, once authorised, for an external computer to access and remotely control another computer. So I as an IT professional can receive a call from a client with an issue. If the issue just requires me performing a task on the computer and doesn’t require me taking the machine apart piece by piece, then I don’t even need to leave my seat.

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NAS drive
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What is a NAS?

A NAS drive or Network Attached Storage is quite simply what it says on the tin. It is a storage device that is connected to the network and can be accessed by all the devices on that network. This central point of storage provides many benefits. Generally, if you the buy the write NAS it will have a decent amount of storage in it, Usually several TB.

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ISDN
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What is an ISDN Line?

ISDN or Integrated Service Digital Network is the original high-speed internet development which was the upgrade to the dial-up.

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What is a Proxy Server?

Have you ever pretended that somebody wasn’t in the room and then got someone else in the room to communicate to them on your behalf…That person in the middle is the proxy server. Read More

LAN
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LAN – Local Area Network

A LAN or Local Area Network is a network that is generally in  a close proximity.
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Network Rotuer
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Router VS Switch

What is a Router?

A router is essentially the piece of hardware that connects a network to the internet. It forwards data between networks allowing the communication.

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What is a VPN?

A VPN or Virtual Private Network is essentially a secure tunnel that connects your device, whether that be a desktop, Laptop, tablet or smartphone, to a remote network. The VPN tunnel, once authenticated on both sides, ensures the integrity of the data that is being transferred.

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