February 24, 2010

Wireless Internet communication is something that most of us use at some point. You may have heard terms such as 802.11 followed by a letter such as a,b,g or n. 802.11 simply refers to a set of wireless protocols for carrying out wireless transmission. The letter refers to a particular type, generation or version of wireless transmission and offers improvements over the preceding generation. We will examine the latest, 802.11n and determine if it makes sense for you.router Read more

Android Phones

February 24, 2010

Have you heard of an Android phone before? Perhaps you have heard of the Verizon Droid. This is one example of an Android-based phone, but what exactly does “Android”mean? Why are Android phones becoming so popular, and why are they seen as a competitor to the iPhone?Android
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Free Anti-Virus vs. Non-Free Anti-Virus for Home Users

February 24, 2010

With so many different anti-virus programs to choose from, some of which are even fake as shown in one of our previous articles, how do you know what to get?  Here are some of the differences between the free and paid anti-virus applications available to home users.  Note: this article is only directed for home users. There are lot’s of subtle details businesses and organizations need to consider, including the license for free software. Emerson Technologies would be happy to help your organization find the right anti-virus program to fit your needs. Use this article to think about how your home computer is setup.Computer Virus Read more

Power Strip vs. Surge Protector

January 28, 2010

If you have electronic items, then you know what a power strip is. A power strip plugs into your wall outlet and allows you to plug in multiple electronic devices. The outlets in your house or office likely have room for two devices. Well, if you need to plug in more than two devices you can use a power strip and plug in many more. Some people think that a surge protector is the same thing as a power strip when in fact this is not true, even if they both appear to be the same. Read more

What Exactly is 3G?

January 28, 2010

3G and even 4G are words that are casually tossed around in the tech world everyday, and are recently showing up in TV commercials for cell phones. Most people don’t know what it really means other than a “faster” connection than phones that aren’t 3G. There are a lot of misconceptions I have heard about 3G cell phones that I would like to clear up. First, 3G does not mean you have 3gb or even a 3mb download rate. All 3G really means is 3rd generation. The different generation of cell phones refers to the wireless technology they use to stream data from the cell towers to the actual phone. Without getting too technical, think of each generation as a better and faster way to transmit data. Read more

Last Minute Gift Ideas

December 16, 2009

It’s that time a year again when it’s panic and mayhem in the stores. Everyone is frantically running around trying to get their Christmas shopping done (unless you’re like my Aunt who gets her Christmas shopping done in June). Well it doesn’t have to be that way. You can order excellent items online fromA mazon and ThinkGeek or pick a particularly cool item from Radio Shack.
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Identity Theft: What Can I Do?

November 17, 2009

One of the biggest computer concerns people deal with is identity theft. Identity theft can be anything from using someone’s credit card to stealing money from their bank account. In the technical world we live in, many people wonder what they can do to help prevent identity theft. There are many preventative measures you can take to ensure your computer is not exploited for identity theft. Read more

Windows 7: Should I Upgrade?

November 17, 2009

Windows 7 has been out for almost a month now and for the most part has gotten positive reviews. I have been asked by a lot of people if they should upgrade their computers to the new operating system. The short answer is no, but for some users it does make sense.windows7 Read more

Cloud Computing: The Next Generation of Computing Power

August 19, 2009

Cloud ComputingThis article is a technical overview to Cloud Computing. Cloud computing is a very broad and technical topic. To discuss the specifics of how Cloud Computing fits into your organization, give us a call at Emerson Technologies today.

What is cloud computing? Perhaps you’ve heard of it. Cloud computing is really the next generation of computing power. Cloud Computing isn’t a new fad that will be around for a limited time. It’s a new way of thinking about your company’s computing needs. Cloud computing is essentially having various parts of your company floating out on a “cloud” somewhere on the internet. There are three different levels of cloud computing. Read more

More than ROI: Alternate Ways to Define Digital Signage Success

May 13, 2009

The impact of digital signage can be more far-reaching than traditional
measurements based on financial return.

By Bryan Meszaros

When most people think of digital signage, the first thought that runs through their
minds is advertising. Indeed, it’s common today to see screens in supermarkets,
banks and retail environments. In these venues, the typical network strategy is to
drive sales and create a call-to-action by displaying a mixture of content designed
to showcase various products, promotions and services.
While there’s nothing wrong with this approach, there are alternate ways in which
digital signage can generate success for both traditional and non-traditional
environments. Read more

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