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Setting Up Ultra Budget Video Surveillance in No Time

Video surveillance is ubiquitous and – more interestingly – comes handy in IT maintenance and diagnostics. Also, watching your rigs, boxes and wires properly blinking/hanging is a pure delight! Let’s see how we can setup simple video surveillance in no time, and on a very tight budget. 

Privacy In Windows 8.1 – How To Disable Telemetry Data Collection

In our previous guides we explained how to get rid of Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade offers and how to disable telemetry data connection in Windows 7. In addition, we provided a list of updates that track user activity and send telemetry to Microsoft. Naturally, some Windwos 8.1 users may want to disallow telemetry data sending as well.

Privacy In Windows 7 – How To Disable Telemetry Data Collection

Windows 10 has tons of nice features. Still, some people stick to Windows 7 or 8.1 for the sake of privacy. However, this kind of conservatism doesn't make much sense. While the problem isn't that big, it’s still there on Windows 7 and 8.1.

We have already described which updates can be removed from Windows 7 and 8.1 for privacy concerns in a separate guide. This guide will explain how to disable some system options to prevent certain data collection by Microsoft.

Turning Your Laptop into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

Normally, we don't use laptop's Wi-Fi to create an access point. Still, it might come handy if we want to quickly create a hotspot and share an Internet connection with our friends and family.

If we have friends hungry for Wi-Fi Internet access and there’s a wired Internet connection, then we can start...

Remote Access to a Headless System: 10 Things to Consider

Headless of course means no physical display is attached to the machine. “Headless” naturally also applies to machines in the cloud. In this illustrated guide we’ll show that when it comes to no-display boxes, there are pitfalls and best practices worth keeping in mind.

How to Disable Windows 10 Update Offers in Windows 7

Microsoft is sending updates urging to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Obviously, not every person wants those. Also, Microsoft is pushing updates that enable user activity tracking.

Simply put, these updates don't bring security fixes or any additional functionality. You could as well skip or uninstall them without compromising security.

We’ll explain how to get rid of such updates and stop Windows Update Manager from offering them again.

Optimizing Windows Startup Performance Using Autoruns

It’s not uncommon that with time Windows may take way too much time to start up. One of the reasons for bad startup performance are the applications that are launched during boot up.

Help Desk Software Review and Comparison

As already described in our previous article, help desk or service desk is a way to organize company workflow. The main goal is to make work process uninterrupted and smooth by fixing all problems within a company or with customers. This could be achieved by using a special software - the core of the service desk. Functions of service desk and how it should work are well defined in ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) which is used in ITSM (IT Service Management). Many companies are marketing their solutions in this niche. There is a wide range of functions offered by such systems. Some of the solutions are simple and easy to deploy, while others require expert knowledge and are very flexible and mostly intended for huge companies with thousands of employees. This article will cover some of both kinds. There’s a lot to be considered when choosing the right solution, so we hope this article is a good start.

Help Desk Solutions

Help desk software is a set of tools for streamlining the processing of support requests from clients. Often a client with a specific problem submits a request to be handled by someone responsible for that specific area. So, this technician has to resolve the issue. The idea behind help desk software is to centralize and collect all such requests in one place, so that the help desk agents process all user requests through this system.

Remote Access for Accountants

Accounting is a broad set of practices aimed at organizing financial information of a company, including sales to clients, procurement, assets depreciation, etc. in a manner appropriate for adequately managing corporate finances, filing required papers, etc. Today this line of services deals with minimum printed papers or entirely dispenses with them. Hard copies have been replaced by electronic documents. Computers, mobile devices, the Internet and remote access are the technologies involved. Let us take a look at how remote access software can be used (and is increasingly being used) by accountants.