Friday, December 14, 2012

Computers: Build Like a Tank, Built for a Tank

 While we talk a lot about web security here, and how to secure your hardware from viruses and other digital threats, sometimes your physical hardware needs some extra protection from the elements as well. Embedded boards and other computer hardware is very fragile and can break at the smallest bit of rough handling, or even from extremes in temperatures. So what do you do if you have to bring a computer into a hostile or unforgiving environment?

Fast Wel is a company that touts themselves as experts on creating "Reliable Solutions for Harsh Environment and Mission Critical Applications." A manufacturer of VME single board computers and embedded applications that must face brutal conditions, Fast Wel knows exactly how to create tough computers and computer equipment that can handle even the most savage of situations.

Fast Wel's trusted products are a staple in the armed forces, as they are reliable and known for being able to withstand temperatures of -40C to +85C. In addition to the products' impermeability to temperature, the products are also up to 90% non-condensing, which protects the computers' vital insides from extreme humidity.

To learn more about these unbreakable computers, other services Fast Wel offers, or to contact Fast Wel directly, visit them online at:

Friday, November 30, 2012

Run a Virus Scan on Your Computer Today

Cyber attacks are all over the place this week, the last week of November 2012. Not only are scammers out there trying to get a hold of credit card information or steal your identity, but the recent turmoil in the Middle East has given sponsorship to many hackers for-hire. These hackers simply hack millions of e-mails, sites, servers and computers because the money is there.

Anarchists are a big problem as well right now. These rogue hackers make a mess of the internet and computers just to get out their anger at the state of the Country, society, or life in-general.

With the elevated risk level for viruses and attacks, be preemptive and run a scan of your computer today.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Be Afraid of Your Factory Parts

Perhaps it has happened to you... You have just bought a brand new laptop and have been using it for about a month. None of your files have been backed up, because the computer is only a month old, nothing could break on i----... (and everything goes black)

This is not an uncommon story. The truth is that computer manufacturers put very cheap factory parts into their computers -- especially in laptops. The reason for this is because the manufacturers want to be able to sell the computers in-store for the cheapest price possible. While this can cost you less at the time of purchase, it can drive up the cost of parts and labor which are an inevitable need in nearly all brands of laptops today.

Parts People, which specializes in laptop repair in Austin, have scene the aforementioned scenario play out many of times in their over 10 years of working on computer hardware. Considered experts in replacing laptop parts for Dell computers, Parts People wants the world to know that the parts inside your new laptop may hold out for a while, but they truly are ticking time bombs that will go sooner than later.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Smart Laptop Repair

Computers are not infallible; they will often make mistakes and sometimes they might completely break on you, putting your business and personal work on hold until repairs can be made.

Knowing the hassle that desktop and laptop repair can cause, where you go and who you trust to fix your computer is becoming more and more important these days. The most popular choice is to just buy an extended warranty from the electronics store that sold you the computer in the first place. It is quick and it is easy, and you know you will always be just down the street from a location. The only problem with this is that you do not get direct service and may be competing with hundreds of other customers to get repairs completed first. When the time comes to finally fix your computer, the staff may be cutting corners or using cheaper replacement parts.

If you want to be sure that you will have 100% reliable and quality service, you will have to move out of the electronics store and use a trusted technician. is a fan-favorite. Dell laptop parts experts, they use only certified Dell Parts for replacement, and never sneak in a cheaper, lower quality part.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Web Security

As a professional blogger, I am on the internet 24 hours a day. Constantly, I am logging into and out of various blog accounts all day long. 100% of my life is spent on the internet. So, it is only natural for me to often forget that it is a dangerous place and threats lay waiting at all times. This weekend, one of those threats pounced. I got a virus that locked up my computer and disabled it for the entire weekend. A friend of mine did the repairs and got me up and running again, but also gave me some great advice that I would like to pass on to my readers. Taking care of a virus once it is already on your computer is not the way to build a solid defense. One must take extra steps to boost the protection on one's network to ensure that no virus get even close to your hard drive. By building a virtual security shield, you can ramp up your defenses and feel more confident that you are well protected. Companies like Solera Networks are network security companies that are more pro-active than others. With Solera, you don't simply install their software and then only speak with them when a problem arises. Solera Networks actively monitors the threats that are constantly coming in and then works to deny the threat, and also to protect against its return. Additionally, this active watch also protects against advanced persistent threats -- those nagging little errors that never seem to go away. Long-story Short, I learned that simply installing an antivirus program and updating it regularly doesn't work. If you truly want to be protected, you need to enlist the services of a proven web-security firm like Solera. Visit to get protected.