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Help! I've Spilled Coffee on my
reprinted with permission from the HP Small Business
It's late and you're
struggling to stay awake at your desk, so you decide to make
yourself a cup of coffee. A few more hours of work ahead and the
coffee will perk you up. Then, oops, there it is, all over your
laptop, ruining your evening. The coffee has drained into the
machine. The damage could be irreparable.
And worse: you may
actually be in danger of being electrocuted. Since data travels
between the laptop's components via an electrical current, if any
liquid comes into contact with the components while the power is on,
it will short out the traces between the circuits. Everything can be
affected — keyboard, motherboard, memory and processor.
So what should you do
if the worst happens?
Don't panic. By acting promptly, you
can usually prevent significant damage. If your laptop is running on
battery power and isn't connected to an AC outlet, quickly press the
power button to shut the machine down. Then remove the battery.
If the machine is
connected to a power outlet, unplug it. Important: you must do this
immediately once the spill has occurred. If the power is removed
quickly enough, the electronics inside will be undamaged. Then
remove the battery.
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5 Dos and Don'ts
of Network Management
reprinted with permission from the HP Small
Keeping your business running smoothly
means having a network that's stable and secure. But even
minor oversights and errors can cause big problems;
cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated, and they're
increasingly targeting smaller businesses that aren't as
likely to have the security that a large enterprise would
security doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. There
are a few relatively simple dos and don'ts you can follow to
help ensure your security bases are covered.
Here are our top five:
Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 -
by David Tan, Chief Technology Officer,
CHIPS Technology Group LLC
Lost in all the hype about the recent
Windows 7 is the excitement around the simultaneous launch of
Windows Server 2008 R2. There are probably a few reasons this
launch has been so overlooked. First, as I mentioned, it came
hand-in-hand with the desktop launch. Clearly, Microsoft's
marketing team doesn't plan any "I'm a Windows Server"
commercials to go along with their current "I'm a PC"
campaign, so the masses will often not know about the server.
Second is the naming convention. This is the second time
Microsoft has chosen to stick the R2 moniker at the end of a
server product name (Windows Server 2003 R2 started the trend)
for some unknown reason. I realize they probably don't want to
go through a rebranding campaign every 18 months, but R2 does
add much excitement to a product launch. Make no mistake
however; Server 2008 R2 is a substantial new product release
with a wealth of outstanding new features, and something to
certainly get excited about.
He's standing on top of a
Used with permission
of Joel H. Weldon & Associates,
Have you ever wondered about the word
"discipline"? What images does it conjure up in your mind?
Doing what you have to do? Toeing the mark? Keeping your nose
to the grindstone? Putting restrictions on your behavior and
actions? Setting limits? If these are some of the negative
connotations you would assign to the word "discipline," then
you'll really enjoy hearing the story of Stuart Jenkins, and
you may find it quite an eye-opener.
"Mrs. Jenkins," the
grade school teacher announced to Stuart's mother, "your son
will never graduate from high school, let alone attend
college. It's because of his dyslexia, you see, he's learning
Stuart sat in the
slow class in the one-room schoolhouse in a little town in
Nebraska where everyone knew everyone. The worst part was not
that the town labeled him "dumb" and "stupid." The worst part
was that Stuart believed the labels. Until, that is, the day
that everything changed.
Quote of the Month
One resolution I have made, and try always to
keep, is this: To rise above the little
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