File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is an easy way to share files.  For those of you with Windows 2000 or Windows XP, setting up an FTP server is actually pretty easy.  Here are some steps to help you set one up on your computer.  By the way, if you are using Windows 95/98, there is a completely different method that is not covered here. Got to Add Remove Programs Click on the Add remove Windows Components tab Click Internet Information Services and then details Check File Transfer Protocol. Windows will also…

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The Internet changes everything it touches and touches almost everything.  Worldwide e-commerce revenues are expected to reach $2.7 trillion.  $721 billion of which will take place in the US.  The companies generating this revenue are called Internet companies.  These companies face new challenges as well as opportunities.  The Internet has changed the way companies interact with their customers. It has also made customers more price sensitive because of the large supply of products with little or no differentiation.  Internet companies need to be able to price competitively and make a…

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Dave Roger created the Electronic Commerce Network (ECN.W) 18 months ago to solve the problem of internet transaction processing.  Due to a lack of talent in the industry, IT personnel with experience with transaction processing were in high demand.  In order to save companies money, ECN.W provides transaction processing for clients so that they do not have to go to the expense of hiring experienced IT personnel. ECN.W is seeking additional capital in the way of loans, but the new investors require more information in order to grant these loans. …

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Definition of RAM A computer is made up of many components.  One of these components is RAM which is short for Random Access Memory.  RAM is also known simply as memory.  Think of RAM as a desk.  Each application you open is stored in memory.   Many operating system files also reside in memory.  The processor only works with data stored in memory.  If needed data is not found in memory, it is retrieved from the hard drive and put in memory for the processor to use.  It takes a very…

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How to convert Binary to Decimal 128 64 32 16 8 4 2 1 Total Value 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 255 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 158 Above you can see the number 10011110.  To find the decimal equivalent, simply add the value of each place containing a “1”. 128+0+0+16+8+4+2+0=158 How to convert Decimal to Binary 128 64 32 16 8 4 2 1 Let’s take the number 245 and convert it to Binary. …

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An editorial in eWeek covered the congressional hearings regarding a new tool developed by the FBI called the “Carnivore surveillance system.”  The Carnivore system was developed to fight cyber crimes such as terrorism, fraud, and child pornography by obtaining the e-mail messages of suspects.  The system, when attached to a segment of an Internet Service Provider (ISP), will proceed to filter through every message passing through that segment to find messages addressed to or sent from the suspect.  Thousands of private e-mail messages will be examined by the system to…

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Information security seems like more of a human problem than a technological one.  Certainly, we spend a lot of time thinking up new technological solutions to security problems while continuing to fail at the simple things like creating secure passwords. We humans control the technology and create the data.  Therefore, I think it is important to understand how to motivate others to work with data and technology securely.  There are a lot of theories and strategies for motivation and many who have covered the topic in more detail and with…

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As we have learned in our text, Recruiting is one of the activities of the human resource department and is defined as the process of attracting qualified applicants.  This article sheds light upon another way companies can find qualified people to fill positions.  Recruiting is a costly process, so the human resource department looks for better ways to find employees. Employers from Santa Clara County in Silicon Valley are always looking for workers and are not satisfied with simply looking at resumes.  Some businesses in Santa Clara County have decided…

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I was out for a birthday lunch today and a friend asked what a pixel is. After fumbling around for a good description, I figured I would put the more refined version here for you all to read. The smallest part of the video monitor display is a tiny rectangular or square dot called a pixel. The word pixel is a combination of two common words, picture, and element. A pixel is best described as a relative, rather than discrete unit because the physical size of an individual pixel is…

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Steve Jobs has been instrumental in the evolution of the computer as we know it today.  Steve Jobs co-founded Apple computer and marketed the first graphical user interface for computers.  This easy to use operating system finally made computers user-friendly and created new applications for the computer. Philosopher and sociologist, Erich Fromm, provides a good definition of a rebel and a revolutionary.  He classifies a rebel as a person who disobeys authority without having the choice to obey, saying, "if he can only disobey and not obey, he is a…

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