Archive for the ‘SEMINARS’ Category

Disaster Seminar 12 — But I Like Quick Books

July 6, 2020

I also liked Quick Books.

1. I used it for many years.

2. It was quite easy to use.

3. It worked only on my Windows machine.

4. There was no Linux Version.

Then my machine broke.

1. My version did not work on my new machine.

2. I scrambled to find a solution

3. Open Office proved to be the solution

a. There was a version for both Windows and Linux

b. The downloads were free of charge.

c. The files are identical on both machines.

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Disaster Seminar 11 — Economical Software Solution

June 29, 2020

Open Source Software Products:

1. Downloadable free of charge.

2. Common applications are available.

a. Open Office

1. Word Processor

2. Spreadsheet

3. Presentation

4. Drawing.

5. Rough equivalent to Microsoft Office.

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Disaster Seminar 10 — Cloud Computing Is Not A Solution

June 22, 2020

I have a cloud version of Quick Books.

1. All I need is an internet connection.

2. I can operate on any machine.

3. I do not have to buy multiple copies.

You will lose your Cloud version of Quick Books if:

1. You loose the internet.

2. There is a disaster at the Quick Books facility.

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Disaster Seminar 9 — Application Disaster Crisis

June 15, 2020

A broken machine means new application software.

1. New machine has new, different operating system

2. Your original software will probably not work.

3. New Windows based software is expensive.

4. Even an upgrade is expensive.

Two machines will need two copies of the same software

1. Copyright rules limited use on several machines.

How do we economically replace software on

1. A Replacement machine?

2. The two machines needed to rapid disaster recovery?

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Disaster Seminar 8 — Disaster Preparation Requirements

June 1, 2020

Please keep in mind that:

1. Both machines will probably not be broken at the same time

2. A notebook can operate without 110 volt power.

3. A notebook can be recharged in your car.

As a consequence, to Minimize the impact of a computer failure,

1. The same applications must be on both machines.

2. Current Data must be on both machines.

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Disaster Seminar 7 — Disaster Preparation Goals

May 25, 2020

Our preparation goals must be to minimize the:

1. Preparation cost

2. Preparation time.

3. Time during a disaster without a machine.

4. Recovery Cost.

5. Recovery Time.

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Disaster Seminar 6 — Have prompt access to more than one computer

May 18, 2020

The second computer should also:

1. Be a notebook or desktop.

2. Have the same capabilities as your primary machine.

3. Be easy to maintain in a functionally current status.

Ideally, the second machine should be at a remote location.

For example, it can be:

1. A notebook in your car or storage locker

2. A friend’s machine.

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Disaster Seminar 5 — Pick the best machine for disaster survival

May 11, 2020

It must function on its own without internet access.

It must have:

1. A Hard drive to contain your data and applications.

2. A Printer Port.

3. A DVD reader / writer.

4. A USB Port.

Desktop or Notebook Computers are good choices.

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Disaster Seminar 4 — When Your Machine Breaks

May 4, 2020

When Your Machine Breaks, you will lose access to:

1. Your Data.

2. Your Applications and Programs,

3. Access to the Internet.

All Machines break, even the cloud based machines that
provide you with your computing capabilities.

How does one prepare for a machine failure?`

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Disaster Seminar 3 — Computer Resource Failure Modes

April 27, 2020

Loss of Your Computer Resources results from:

1. Personal computer failure.

2. Remote computer service,

3. Power failure.

4. Internet failure.

5. Software failure.

6. Security failure.

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