Computer systems by design are programmed to take a set of inputs and process them arithmetically or logically to generate an output. The term itself computer systems has multiple definitions. Computer systems can refer to a single computer and its components, a network of computers all linked together in an office or an operating system such as the Microsoft windows server that allows for simple interactivity with the computer’s hardware.
The Colossus was the world’s first electronic computer system. It was developed by code breakers during World War 2 to decrypt German transmissions. However the development of this computer system has always been top secret. The development of ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) computer system in America at the same time to create firing tables for the military led to the creation of IBM and the world’s first operating system FORTRAN.
Computer systems such as Colossus and ENIAC were capable of single tasks. Modern computer systems can perform multiple tasks in multiple locations simultaneously. It is considered that modern computer systems have evolved from the SAGE computer system developed by the USA during the cold war with Russia. Unlike these giants modern computer systems are compact light weight and extremely fast.
The internet itself can be considered a computer system. From its beginnings as ARPANET in the late nineteen sixties until its first real commercial use in the early nineties this computer system can now be found in nearly every household. The human race is now at the brink of creating artificially intelligent computer systems. It is estimated that by 2020 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet, creating the biggest computer system on the planet. Objects, animals and eventually even people will be connected to this computer system. It is theorised that one it could be used by an AI to compute the best course of action. Many computer specialists such as Bill Gates and scientists such as Stephen Hawking have reservations about these intelligent computer systems. Remember HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
For a long time businesses only had the option of a server to underpin their IT. Well maintained servers perform well and provide the support businesses need. That said they are often physically bulky, needing a dedicated space, and they come with infrastructure and support costs.
If you are a small to medium sized business that is planning a server installation of a new server, whether they are brand new or part of a system upgrade, you must make sure they are installed and managed correctly.
Server installation is a big job and one that needs careful planning to keep downtime to a minimum. If the server installation process takes longer than it needs to, it will cost your business time and money, neither of which you can afford to lose.
CryptoLocker has cost Business an Estimated $3M USD
CryptoLocker and other viruses often hit the headlines for the disaster they bring both to businesses and the individuals. Although it is clear that being locked out of your computer is distressing and unpleasant it is only when you realise the far-reaching implications of Cryptolocker that you realise the extent of the damage and the problem.
It’s Monday morning, you have an important meeting in the next few hours which was booked last minute therefore haven’t had time to plan.
You sit at your desk, poised to start your preparations. You start your computer and you hear a loud beeping sound as your computer crashes. All the data you require for your meeting is on the hard drive and there is no back up of these files. Your biggest concern is a failed hard drive which contains your crucial data.
Never miss a Business Call again with Voice over Internet Protocol!
VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol facilitates voice communications similar to an ordinary phone. Skype is arguably the most famous VoIP system in the world. Hosted systems, however, offer a range of features that allow you to take calls, providing you have an internet connection. This includes taking calls on smartphones and mobile devices. Providing you have a mobile network you can take VoIP calls while on the move.
Office 365 will considerably boost your Productivity
Microsoft’s Office 365 is its world-famous office suite of applications made for the mobile age. Since its inception in mid-2013, it has been warmly received by industry, worldwide. Embracing Office 365 will give you more flexibility, productivity, and give you the capability to complete work while travelling. You will increase your business agility and with it, business profits.
Computer file encryption viruses such as Cryptolocker pose a very real threat to your business. There are many varieties and when one of these viruses takes hold it can be very difficult to remove them. One of the latest incarnations of viruses is known as ransomware. Here you are locked out of your files or system until you pay a fee, often thousands of pounds.
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