Tag Archives: Productivity
IObit’s Smart Defrag is a wonderful free program. One of the biggest performance-draining issues with your Windows’ PC will be file system fragmentation. Simply put, “disk fragmentation leads to system slowdowns, PC crashes, slow startups and shutdowns.”
Imagine your computer’s hard drive as your home. When your home is neat and orderly, with everything in its place, you are able to perform at your best, finding what you need quickly and efficiently. However as you become messier and disorganized, tossing your shoes on the living-room floor, instead of in your closet, and placing that screw driver under the kitchen sink, instead of returning it to the tool box, it will take increasingly longer to locate these items when needed.
From time to time, we all need to clean the clutter. The same is with our PCs. Information gets tossed around on our hard drives, fragmenting the data and slowing down the performance, while attempting to locate your scattered information in a timely manner.
IObit’s Smart Defrag is an excellent program that automatically defragments your PC for you. Set it and forget it! Smart Defrag allows you to easily configure a single or multiple defragging, optimizing schedules. I have been using Smart Defrag for over a year or more now on over 75 workstations and servers and it has proven instrumental in maintaining healthy running PCs. I highly recommend it. It is free, easy, simple and smart!
The digital divide might best be described as the difference between zero and basic to advanced technological familiarity among techies and non-techies and the increasing importance this plays in day to day life. Evermore it is instrumental to acquire even the most fundamental understanding of technology in the home and workplace, or risk falling seriously behind.
Falling behind technologically can a have some rather concerning ramifications. At home, it could mean exploitations via the Internet and personal computer, not having the right software protection in place, out-of-date software, disabled protection, to loss of other personal information or identity theft.
At work, it could mean not knowing how to use productivity suites, Internet, email, various document types or not understanding equipment: computers, desk phones, cell phones, wireless access points, copiers, fax machines and the like. This leaves you ill prepared for promotions or simply maintaining your foothold on the job. From the front line staff to upper level management, they struggle with some of these same challenges.
Catch up if you need to, ask for help, self-initiate, take opportunities, make opportunities, take a class, read a book, seek out free online tutorials, do what you need to do to keep up and always push forward. Because just like anything neglected, this will catch up to you and could possibly stop you dead in your tracks. Advancing technology waits for no man! Which side of the digital divide are you standing on?