Summary: Network operation centers are designed to handle a variety of complex tasks that are meant for teams that are light years ahead of their time.

 

Today’s network operations centers are hardly what they were decades ago. Technology has advanced and evolved to the point where plenty of functionalities are now automated. The latest in visualization and communication technology has come together to create a center that’s calibrated to handle the most complex tasks.

 

Mission Critical Tasks for Everyday Use

 

Network operations centers, which were once reserved for the highest levels of government, military, and high-end businesses, are now considered standard infrastructure for a variety of different mission critical tasks such as: traffic control, telecommunications monitoring, communication networks, transportation traffic monitoring, and more. Furthermore, the network operations center video wall that’s usually integrated within the command center comes loaded with an abundance of features that are easily accessible to any specialist.

 

If you live in a medium-sized city, chances are your local law enforcement is utilizing some type of network operations center that can handle every task needed for the police to keep an eye out for crime and other misnomers. Moreover, these network operation centers are more capable than the original versions at NASA – which is quite a step up in regards to technological advancement.

 

Final Thoughts

 

If you’re looking to incorporate a command center or network operations center for your business – which is now more accessible than ever – it’s important that you understand the costs, issues, and other important factors that play a crucial role in the success of the center. You’ll want to consult with a professional integration company or a designer such as ConstantTech.com, which specializes in creating custom command center furniture consoles and more. Otherwise, you’re throwing caution to the wind – which you know could be the biggest financial mistake that you could ever make.


There is a growing part of the population that is investing in cryptocurrencies. Some investment advisors are suggesting that the average investor allocates a small single digit percentage of their portfolio to something like Bitcoin. However, you need to be careful, because much like cash, once someone gets a hold of your coins, it is gone for good. Here are some ways you should safeguard your coins:

Private keys

Your private keys are the gateway to your wallet and your coins. Make sure not to store or place your keys in any public storage space. For example, don’t store your address and keys in a text file on your computer. If you do, make sure to encrypt the document with a password. There is malware that exists just to capture and transmit the wallet address and private keys.

Two-factor

You should use two-factor authentication on every service that you use online. When buying and trading cryptocurrencies, make sure that there is two-factor on every part of your transaction. In most cases, the services you want protection on would be where you buy the coin, your email account, and any exchanges you use for trading.

Offline storage

Some people use something called a paper wallet. Basically, you generate a new address and transfer all your funds to that address. However, you don’t create a digital wallet of that address. Instead you have the details on paper or stored encrypted so that you can create wallet when you want to withdraw or transfer.


Choosing a PC laptop is not easy. There are so many different specs that you can choose from. However, the first and most important part of the purchase process is to narrow down the Processor you want. The processor (or CPU) is the brain of the computer and will determine what you can and cannot do on your laptop. Here is a breakdown of what kind of CPU you will need for specific use cases:

Workstation & Gaming

If you want to use the laptop as a workstation or for average gaming, then you can use anything from an Intel Core i5 to an i7 series chip. The deciding factor is what you need to do and how much you are willing to spend. You can expect battery life of three to eight hours.

High-end Productivity

Intel Core i7 U Series or an AMD Ryzen Mobile 7 are the best two processors for High-end productivity users who also want battery life. For example, you can get as much as 17 hours with laptops using these processors.

Thin

When you want an extremely small form factor then you will need to get a laptop with a mobile processor that targets the ultraportable market. Intel dominates that space with the Intel Core m, Core i5, or i7 Y Series. AMD will launch a rival for these laptops during the year.

Productivity

Normal productivity users will place more importance on battery life than outright power. The Intel Core i5 U Series and AMD Ryzen Mobile 5 fit the everyday productivity mold quite nicely.


When you buy a computer with Windows 10, or first boot up after an OS upgrade, there are some things you should do (and change) immediately. Here are some of most important:

Enable system protection and create a restore point

The first thing you want to do is enable system protection and create a restore point. When you install software and new devices, things can go wrong, and the best method of recovering from that is to have a restore point that you can apply. Just remember to create a restore point before you install any new apps or add new hardware.

Enable file extension and hidden files

This is the first thing that power users do when the set up a new installation. However, even normal users can benefit when they can see the extension of the file they are about to open. For example, when a virus changes an image to an executable, you will be able to tell immediately.

Set a PIN

One common mistake is to disable the login screen. Without the login screen there is no security, and if your computer is stolen, you can lose all your data to a thief. Make the login experience easier by setting a pin instead of a password; it is secure and easy.

Windows.old

When you come from an upgrade, there will be a folder with the name “windows. Old”, which contains all the operating system files from the previous installation. Once you have a stable system and will not revert to the older OS, you can delete the folder and recover a lot of disk space.

 


Thanks to Bitcoin, not a day goes by without some news from the Cryptocurrency world. However, a lot of people don’t know or don’t understand how cryptocurrency and the blockchain works. Here is a quick primer on the blockchain, the entire technology on which cryptocurrency is built.

When dealing with virtual currency, the biggest stumbling block is the confirmation of stake and existence. For example, in a real-world transaction, when someone gives something to another person, both people are party to the transaction. However, when the currency is virtual, confirming the transaction id harder. The solution to the problem and one that presents several other advantages is the blockchain.

The easiest way to describe the blockchain is as a ledger of all transactions. There are two ways the blockchain operates. When someone confirms a block, it becomes read-only, and nobody can change it. Also, the block is distributed across the entire network of nodes. When a new happens in the network, like a coin transfer, it is only available to the recipient when the block is confirmed, which can take as long as 15 minutes.

With the distributed nature of the blockchain, it is secure from corruption. Unfortunately, this very same technology makes it theft easy. Much like cash, when you lose it, it is gone forever. Which is why it is very important that owners of bitcoin secure their wallets.