The humble asperand or @ sign is now a part of the architecture and design collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art. The @ sign has many possible origins dating back to the medieval monks to a unit of measure in 16th century. The Dutch call it the apenstaartje (monkey tail), the Chinese, little mouse. The Russians, sobaka, (little dog) Ray Tomlinson, a legend in the internet/computer circles, then used it to send messages between computers by separating the name from the address.
More info – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/@
This Screen Ruler is a great tool that allows you to accurately measure anything on your screen. This is especially useful when measuring graphics, web page browser sizes or whatever. Screen Ruler can display Pixels, Inches, Picas or Centimeters.
Thanks to Cory for letting us know.
It’s now just part of digital life. If your company has a network with a connection to the internet you can be hacked. This happens in different ways and it can happen to you. Just look a few weeks ago in the Calgary Herald March 18th “Computer Virus Spurs Patient Privacy Scare” The Sunridge Medical Clinic staff first noticed performance issues in January. The results of tests revealed a virus double whammy that resulted in records being accessed. Introducing the Certified Ethical Hacker (C.E.H.)* or as Andrew Jackson of Next Digital prefers to call it is “Penetration Tester.” A C.E.H. is a professional certification provided by the international Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council.)
An ethical hacker is usually employed by an organization who trusts him to attempt to penetrate networks and/or computer systems, using the same methods as a hacker, for the purpose of finding and fixing computer security vulnerabilities.
- Have you noticed a sudden decrease in the efficiencies in your computer?
- Have you noticed a web sites or functions of your computer that aren’t common or can’t be fixed?
To inquire further call Dan -403-686-4357 ext 338 and check out: http://www.eccouncil.org/
As many 10th Ave. View readers know, we at Next Digital offer free network evaluations. We do this for businesses to give them a non-biased look into their network, computer and phone systems. Our evaluation is a professional snapshot of your system compared to industry standards for businesses world wide.
Companies should get this evaluation to determine if their systems are at risk of failure or to consider expansion options if they are thinking of growth.
We look at common risk points that could put your data and company at risk:
- Overall System Quality and Health
- Data Integrity (storage)
- Wireless Network security
- Data Back-up and Restoration
- Virus Protection
- Disaster Recovery
- Power Failure or Brown out survival
The results of the evaluation are written up in a report form and reviewed with you to point out any immediate risk points that need to be addressed or “nice-to-have” items that would improve efficiency, speed and communications.
Any potential changes can be made yourselves using your own internal technicians or we can assist on a step-by-step approach. There is no charge for our network evaluation and no obligations to use our company moving forward. To discuss further please call Dan Brownsberger – 403-686-4357- ext 402