Collaboration tools: a comparison of the best solutions

Collaboration tools: the best apps for better productivity

 

The bigger your business, the more difficult it is to manage all the different teams and projects. It’s especially difficult if not all employees are located in the same place – this is when planning resources and communicating quickly becomes a gigantic task. Collaboration...

 

Joy of Missing Out

JOMO: The mindful countertrend to FOMO

 

JOMO (joy of missing out) is the antithesis of FOMO (fear of missing out). Younger people especially are discovering the joy of missing out for themselves. They’re enjoying the moment, instead of chasing after trendy events and comparing themselves to others on social media. JOMO...

 

Video conferencing

Video conferencing: How to make virtual meetings a success

 

Flexible working models are hard to imagine without video conferencing. Employees from different locations can meet easily for personal exchanges on a digital platform. But which software is recommended for optimal video conferencing? How can you make video conferencing more...

 

Skype alternatives

The best alternatives to Skype: 13 free applications for video calls

 

For millions of people around the world, video chats and conferences are an essential part of daily life – for both work and leisure. When it comes to video telephony software and applications, Skype is by far the leader of the pack. In fact, many people are unaware that there’s...

 

Promote your website

Promoting your website: crash course for beginners

 

There are well over one billion websites worldwide. If you’re a newcomer and want to improve your online presence, you need a well-thought-out strategy and a lot of patience. But solid online marketing efforts can give a website the desired reach. From SEM, to display, to mobile:...

 

The best TeamViewer alternatives

Alternatives to TeamViewer

 

You don’t always have to use the market leader – this also applies to remote access. TeamViewer is still the most widely-used solution for remote management and online meetings, but there are numerous alternatives on the market which can be considered. We present some serious...

 

How to identify phishing e-mails and protect your data

Identifying phishing e-mails: the telltale signs at a glance

 

Scammers send out dubious e-mails attempting to obtain sensitive data from internet users every day. This is known as phishing and isn’t just annoying; fraudulent e-mails cost millions each year as internet users fall victim to them. We reveal how to identify phishing e-mails and...

 

HPKP: What is behind the public-key pinning extension for HTTP

SSL/TLS certificates play an increasingly important role in the transmission of sensitive data. They guarantee that data packets reach the desired addressee without any detours. Problems only arise when internet users are deliberately redirected by invalid certificates from dubious certification bodies – a scenario that can be prevented using so-called HTTP public key pinning (HPKP).

Deep Learning: When the human brain becomes a model

Deep learning, along with machine learning and artificial intelligence, is one of the main buzzwords in information technology. In discourse, though, the terms often get mixed up. What are the differences? What is the relationship between the methods? We provide you with an overview, show you how deep learning works, and what practical applications are possible.

For when the going gets tough: the IT disaster recovery plan

For businesses, a reliable IT infrastructure is just as integral to day-to-day operations as competent management, productive employees, and reasonable working conditions. A server outage is able to paralyse an entire company. Adequate preparation can help prevent some of the most common errors from occurring; unforeseen risks, however, will always remain a factor. In order to be on top of your...

Creating an Excel drop-down list

If you regularly use spreadsheet programs to process large datasets, you will welcome anything that helps. This is where drop-down lists in Excel come in. These allow you to conveniently add content with just one click so you don’t have to type the same thing again and again. We show you how to insert a drop-down in Excel.

How to calculate time in Excel quickly and easily

You can use the SUM function to quickly add up several values. But if you want to calculate hours in Excel, you first have to adjust the format of the cells. The format has to be correct, otherwise you’ll encounter problems when you add up more than 24 hours. In that case, your total could be missing an entire day. We’ll teach you how to add hours in Excel and avoid common mistakes.

NoSQL: The trend toward structured data storage

NoSQL is a growing trend in the world of data storage. This should come as no surprise: NoSQL databases are considered more flexible, more powerful and more functional than traditional database models. For example, they are now the preferred database model for big data applications. But what is NoSQL and what are the advantages or relational SQL databases?

Reverse DNS (rDNS): Explanation and Function

Although address management on the internet is highly complex, it is clearly regulated by the Domain Name System. The system ensures that clients and servers can easily communicate with each other. It also allows reverse DNS checks which can find the hostname for any IPv4 or IPv6 address. This article explains how this works, and for what purpose these requests are made.

Programming paradigms: What are the principles of programming?

The two elementary programming paradigms – imperative and declarative – can best be described as fundamental programming styles. Thus, they are not the “programming styles” of individual programmers, but fundamentally different technical approaches for programming software code. In this article, we examine the programming language paradigms including their subsidiary forms.

Rotate your screen – it’s easy!

There are different reasons for why you might want to rotate your computer screen. Some users rotate their screen to use it as an upright, vertical display. Others have done this by mistake. Luckily, Windows 7, 8, and 10 offer an easy fix for adjusting display settings. You might even be able to use shortcuts on your PC or laptop to rotate your screen.

Web Services: Services from Machine to Machine

Many applications that run on your home PC or smartphone rely on data from the Internet—more precisely, from servers. One way for devices to communicate with each other is through web services. The technology is based on standardised formats such as HTTP, SOAP and XML. But how does it work?


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