The Internet has grown as a system since its original launch. The amount things that one can do on the Internet has increased in the last two decades. People are always on their home computers, laptops, tablets, iPads and now even on their phones. Whether it is to look up a showtime for a new movie, a new recipe, or even a quick search of Google for a research paper, people are always on the internet and are constantly searching the web. But have you ever asked yourself if you are using the best internet browser?
At JMOR we are not going to start selling you shoes; yes, are clients may have feet but we are A Technology Company. Our firm is not one to jump on bandwagons; we will continue to do what we have been doing for years: professional Computer, Network, IT Support and Repair Services delivered right the first time.
Today, an article was posted on ComputerWorld.com describing how over 7,000 FTP (File Transfer Protocol) sites were hacked, including the New York Times. The hackers stole credentials and personal information regarding the workers of these sites. This came as a shock to these sites, who clearly believed that their security systems were powerful enough to prevent such a breach. It also seems shocking to us, the readers, as one would think that a large, prominent company like the NY Times would indeed have powerful and thorough enough security measures to prevent such a thing from ever happening.
Over the holidays, I had a chance to converse with some of my extended family about my current job. I explained to them about the JMOR Connection and mentioned our new backup solution. Being mostly businessmen and women, my relatives unanimously identified with the importance of having a good backup system in their respective companies. I had a chance to reiterate the points made in this article and though I don't think I made any actual sales right there, there were all very impressed. My uncle even remarked that he wanted to take a second look at his current plan because it seemed "too cheap to be true." I laughed at this because I completely understood his point. In this struggling economy, many people get so focused on saving money that they forget to make sure that the service that they're buying is actually effective. To me, it seems pointless to employ a budget backup solution if it doesn't actually work when you need it to. I think some of those that do this figure that it's worth the risk because they subscribe to the "it won't happen to me" mentality. However, disasters DO happen and when they do, when are people ACTUALLY expecting and ready for them? In my experience, the worst things usually happen when you least expect them to, so I think it's a good idea to keep that in mind the next time you are thinking about adopting a sub-par protection service just to save a couple bucks. I'd rather pay a little more and not have to worry about my data being secure in case of emergencies.
Congratulations to George Rochette for being our first contest winner!
For the price of a cup of coffee, Mr. Rochette was able to get a brand-new, 24 inch HD television. Mr. Rochette was happy to receive such a great prize and be a part of this new, exciting experience.
The contest was hosted by LThe JMOR Conneciton, Inc and Longfellow's Coffee, a small coffee shop right near our office in Kinnelon, New Jersey. To enter the contest, all one needed to do was visit the coffee shop and receive a card with instructions on how to enter from our website and provide a valid email address. Though only person was awarded the TV, we gave ten other participants a free cup of coffee as a consolation prize. Many seem to enjoy Longfellow's coffee, as Mr. Rochette himself noted that it was better than Dunkin' Donuts. Having tasted the coffee myself, I would wholeheartedly agree with him.
Overall, our first contest was a very positive experience and we look forward to having more of them in the future. Make sure to keep checking JMOR.com for more updates. Congratulations again to all of our winners and a big thanks to Longfellow's for participating with us and making delicious coffee!
During last week’s episodes of The Walking Dead, I saw a trailer for an upcoming television show that depicted men undergoing intense physical training. “Hmm, this is probably a show about MMA fighters or something cool like that,” I thought. It turns out that the show was actually about, wait for it, arm wrestling. I laughed and lamented the fact that there must be a serious shortage of ideas for something like that to actually be an upcoming television program, on a solid channel like AMC nonetheless. Later that night, I read an article (http://www.businessinsider.com/cord-cutters-and-the-death-of-tv-2013-11) about how Time Warner Cable had lost over 300,000 subscribers in 2013, then saw another article which stated that in 2013 Google had to delete over 200,000 links that contained pirated shows or movies. Seeing these things made me wonder if television as a media could be dying. The user comments in these articles seemed to echo this sentiment.
Unless you’re one of the 10 people that doesn’t watch Youtube videos, then you’re most likely aware of the recent changes to your favorite video hosting site. Youtube has now fully merged with Google+, meaning that in order to post comments on videos you must create a Google+ account and post using that. I can see two major reasons behind this, and here is why they are both flawed.
I'm sure that you've seen some websites that you felt were poorly designed and failed to meet your expectation. I've seen plenty of these (unfortunately) and as someone who writes content for websites, here is a list of things that a good website should accomplish.
One thing I’ve learned over the years is just how important it is for your computer(s) to have a good anti-virus software or firewall. My family and I ultimately lost our first two desktops due to viruses, ad-ware and spy-ware. At the time, none of us knew how deadly a virus could be or how prevalent spy-ware is on the internet. I remember that we even had a computer technician come and “fix” our computer, only to have it become infected a month later. We learned our lesson and now all our computers, including laptops have been thoroughly protected. Still, it was very frustrating to lose those first couple; we lost all of our data and files and of course had to pay more money to get a new one.