This infographic by UK Web Host Review shows just how important having the right hosting provider is. The speed in which your website loads can make a huge difference to your bottom line and also the overall customer experience.
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Completed in Q3 of 2013 by Opsview, this survey explored management of network technologies and standards. Over 250 respondents from around the world provided insight into core network functionality including SNMP, *flow technology, syslog management and preferred hardware vendors. Results showed that respondents were mostly concerned about network stability in their monitoring services, versus performance and user misuse. 68% of surveyed respondents use Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) traps in their network environments; with over half using V2, as opposed to V3 and V1. Netflow from CISCO held the majority of respondents’ results at almost seventy five percent, versus sflow and jflow barely making up the remaining twenty five percent. Just over half of the surveyed respondents were monitoring syslogs with the majority of these using Open Source syslog monitoring tools. CISCO was also the clear winner of preferred hardware vendors with almost 75% of respondents indicating that was their preferred vendor choice. Over half of these indicated that an overwhelming majority of their network environment uses CISCO equipment. In addition, it was evident that while the majority of respondents backup their network configurations, nearly a third does not, meaning if a device failed all their network configs would be lost and would need to be reconfigured without a reference. In conclusion, the majority of respondents surveyed (82%) use some form of network monitoring service and use a combination of monitoring tools.
IT certification is the best way to advance your career. More than half of managers say that their staff is more effective after IT certification. And a happy boss is definitely a good thing. But on a more personal note, over 30 percent of people report more job security with an IT certification, and 60 percent say they love working in IT. On top of job security and job satisfaction, 77 percent say that IT certifications have raised their salary. Many jobs in IT have average salaries over $100,000 per year. For example, A CCNA certification would qualify you for an IT Director position where you could earn over $150,000 per year. Becoming a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) could land you a job as a Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) making over $170,000 per year. Other job titles include Systems Administrator, Project Manager, Information Security Analyst, Network Engineer, and Security Architect. Getting certified in any one of the top seven areas of IT certification is sure to boost your confidence and further your career. Consider becoming part of the IT community by getting certified in Project Management, CISSP, CEH, CCNA, Security+, A+ or Network+. And check out this infographic to see how other job titles compare.
If you are like me, you didn’t know bat survey’s even existed. However, the guys at Arbtech have done a great job at educating readers with this really interesting infographic that simply lays out what a bat survey is and why you might need one. The infographic is a straightforward flow chart design which asks important questions like will the habitat of the bats be affected by a housing development etc.
The guys over at Arbtech have created this really interesting infographic about bats and how they can affect housing planning applications. I don’t know a great deal about bats, but after reading this infographic I feel much more educated on the subject. For example I didn’t know that there are eighteen species of bats in the UK and that the Greater Mouse-Eared bat is considered extinct!
The over-50 crowd of today is nothing like previous generations. Retirees and boomers right now are far more active, more involved, and better with technology than their parents or grandparents were and business and service providers are moving to keep up with them. If your idea of a pensioner is a grey-haired woman sitting in a rocking chair, you need an update. She and her friends are getting involved in all types of activities and they have interests that would surprise you. Information compiled by APIA Insurance.