The Sensible Computer Security Checklist

The Smart Computer Security Checklist You Should Complete Today.

Cybersecurity issues were dominating the news last year, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Between hackers stealing data left and right and malware locking computers for a ransom, the internet becomes a dangerous place.

You can’t afford to click the “Remind Me Later” button when a new security update pops up on your screen anymore. Here is a quick PC security checklist you can knock out in a couple of hours. Stay on track by checking off all the items on this list.

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Warning Signs That It’s Time To Replace Your PC

Whether for work or for fun, chances are you’ve run into a situation or two where you just want to throw your PC through a window. This, among other things, is a warning sign that it is time to consider updating your computer. An outdated PC will have issues running software, will be slow, and may experience more frequent crashes. Updating your computer may seem like a hassle and an expense that you just don’t want to bother with, but it can save you tons of stress and time. It is particularly important to update an old PC if you are using one for work, as an outdated model that is no longer functioning properly can severely limit your productivity. While there is a lot that a professional PC repair or tune up can do for you, every computer has a limit and will eventually need to be replaced.

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7 Altcoins That Can Replace Bitcoin as Mainstream Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin will be the gold standard of cryptocurrency for the foreseeable future. However, it is possible that Bitcoin will be found, for some reason as yet unknown, to be insufficient for the uses of the future. It does have a number of flaws, including:
the low number of transactions possible per minute,
the high amount of electrical energy needed for mining, and
the possibility that some entity may find a previously unsuspected exploit and game the system.
We look at 7 Altcoins that could potentially replace as the number one cryptocurrency in future.

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Global Parking Management Market 2017 Trends and Forecast Analysis

The global parking management market was valued at US$ 4,432.7 Mn in 2016 and is projected to increase at double digit CAGR of 10.75% to reach an impressive value from 2017 to 2026. The government segment in the global parking management market is estimated to account for majority revenue share of 61.4% in 2017.

Global Parking Management Market: Segmental Snapshot

By application: Commercial segment accounts for highest market share and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 11.4% between 2017 and 2026.

By parking facility: Off-street segment is estimated to register highest CAGR of 10.9% over the forecast period.

By component: The first five-year cumulative revenue (2017-2021) of the hardware segment is projected to be US$ 16,574.8 Mn, which is expected to increase rather significantly over the latter part of the five-year forecast period.

By solution type: Valet parking management segment is estimated to register a CAGR of 11.9% during the forecast period.

By region: The market in the Americas accounted for highest revenue share in the global parking management market in 2016, and is expected to register a CAGR of over 11.1% between 2017 and 2026.

Global Parking Management Market: Competitive Analysis

The research report on the global parking management market includes profiles of some of the major companies such as Amano McGann Inc., Kapsch, Siemens AG., SKIDATA, Xerox Corporation. Other prominent players such as Cisco Systems Inc., Cisco Jasper, Deutsche Telekom AG, Gemalto NV, HCL Technologies Limited, IBM corporation, IPS Group, Inc., MSR-Traffic, Nedap Mobility Solutions, Orange Business Services, Oti (PARX), Parkeon, SWARCO AG, and T2 SYSTEMS.

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Global Library Automation Service Systems Market Revenue from software expected to increase US$ 9,310.8 Mn between 2016-2026

The global library automation service systems market was valued at US$ 1,696.8 Mn in 2016 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 3.34% from 2017 to 2026. The open source systems segment in the global library automation service systems market is estimated to account for major revenue share of 71.6% in 2017 owing to increasing number of vendors providing free automation software with features and tools similar to commercially available software at comparatively lower costs.

Global Library Automation Service Systems Market: Segmental Snapshot

By Type: The open-source systems type segment is estimated to account for highest revenue share among the type segments and is expected to register a CAGR of over 3%, owing to increasing number of individual developers and increasing availability of freemium library automation software.

By Application: The school libraries segment is projected to account for largest revenue share, whereas, the public library segment is expected to register a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period.

By Region: Among various regions, North America is expected to be the largest library automation service systems market during the forecast period; whereas the market in Europe is expected to register the highest growth rate during the forecast period. Factors attributed for high growth in Europe are high adoption rate of library automation service systems by top universities and agencies in this region. The market in Asia Pacific is expected to register a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period.

Global Library Automation Service Systems Market: Competitive Analysis

Key players profiled in the global library automation service systems market report are Ex Libris Ltd., Sirsi Corporation, Innovative Interfaces Inc., Capita plc., Infor, PTFS Inc., OCLC Inc., Agent Information Software Inc., Library Automation Technologies Inc. (LAT), The Library Corporation, PrimaSoft PC Inc., Equinox Open Library Initiative, LIBSYS Ltd., Book Systems, Inc., and CR2 Technologies Limited.

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Global Piezoelectric Proportional Valve Market is Growing at US$ 1,107.1 Mn During 2017 to 2026

The global piezoelectric proportional valve market was was valued at US$ 651.6 Mn in 2016 and is projected to reach US$ 1,107.1 Mn in 2026 at a CAGR of 5.5% from 2017 to 2026.. The 0–2.0 bar type segment in the global piezoelectric proportional valve market is estimated to account for major revenue share of 43.6% in 2017 owing to factors such as high availability, less energy consumption, and high efficiency and performance levels when compared to conventional/solenoid proportional valves.

Global Aerogel Market: Segmental Snapshot

By type: 0-2.0 bar segment is estimated to register a CAGR of 5.8%, thereby accounting for highest revenue share among all the type segments.

By application: Industrial segment is estimated to register a CAGR of over 5.9%, thereby accounting for highest revenue share among the application segments.

By region: The market in Asia Pacific is expected to reach at a CAGR of over 6.3% between 2017 and 2026.

Global Piezoelectric Proportional Valve Market: Competitive Analysis

The research report on the global piezoelectric proportional valve market includes detailed competitive analysis on major companies such as HOERBIGER Holding AG, Festo AG & Co., DTI Motors, Duplomatic MS S.p.A. P.IVA, PARKER HANNIFIN CORP., ASCO Valve, Inc., and AirCom Pneumatic GmbH.

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The Impact of IT Security on Small Business

In a world with multinational corporations making hundreds of millions – if not billions – every year, you may feel safe and secure as a small business – why would you be a target?
The reality is 43% of cyberattacks focus on small businesses, while only 14% of owners rate their ability to control or prevent cyber threats as “highly effective”.
That’s a recipe for disaster. But if you’re thinking you can’t afford to get better protected, the unfortunate reality is that you can’t afford not to get your cybersecurity in order and up to speed:
• The average cost of a data breach in Australia is $2.13 million USD.
• Even a tiny incident can end up costing you $100,000+ in lost revenue, fines, and recovery of lost or stolen assets
• 60% of SMBs go out of business in six months or less following a cyber attack
Consider it the cost of doing business in our digital, ultra-connected world. You benefit from greater convenience and reach, but you’re at risk of greater danger as a result.
Want to see the real impact of IT security on small businesses? You don’t need to be scared, but you most definitely need to be aware.

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Global Portable Fridges Market is expected to reach US$ 3,480.7 Mn in 2026

The global portable fridges market was valued at US$ 2,792.8 Mn in 2016 and is projected to register a CAGR of 3.8% from 2017 to 2022. The compressor portable fridge segment in the global portable fridges market is estimated to account for major revenue share of 66.7% in 2017 owing to features such as lower battery consumption and lesser noise as compared to other types. Also, it comes with temperature control knob, which is a major factor driving demand for compressor portable fridges currently.

Global Portable Fridges Market: Segmental Snapshot

By type: Compressor portable fridge segment is estimated to register a CAGR of over 3.5%, thereby accounting for highest revenue share among the type segments.

By application: Automotive portable fridge segment is estimated to account for highest revenue share among the application segments, registering a CAGR of over 4% over the forecast period.

By region: The market in North America accounted for highest revenue share in the global portable fridge market in 2016, and is expected to record highest CAGR of over 4.2% between 2017 and 2022.

Global Portable Fridges Market: Competitive Analysis

The global portable fridges market includes detailed competitive analysis on major companies such as Arb Corporation Ltd., Dometic Group, Sawafuji Electric Co., Ltd., Living Direct, Inc., Whynter LLC, Newell Brands, Haier Inc., Indel B. s.p.a., Evakool, DP Refrigeration Ltd., Fridgefreeze Inc., and Gourmia.

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2026 US$ 2,30,433.2 Mn: Global Electric Vehicle Battery Pack Market is expected to reach US$ 2,30,433.2 Mn in 2026

The global electric vehicle battery pack market was valued at US$ 53,745.7 Mn in 2016 and is projected to reach US$ 2,30,433.2 Mn in 2026, with a projected CAGR of 15.8% from 2017 to 2026. The Lithium-Ion battery segment in the global electric vehicle battery pack market is estimated to account for the major revenue share of 67.2% in 2017.

Global Electric Vehicle Battery Pack Market: Forecast

The electric vehicle battery pack market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into lithium-ion battery, NI-MH battery, and others. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into PHEVs and BEVs. On the basis of region, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.

Global Electric Vehicle Battery Pack Market: Competitive Analysis

The electric vehicle battery pack market includes detailed competitive analysis on major companies such as Panasonic Corp., Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd, Optimum Nano Energy Co., Ltd., LG Chem Ltd, Guoxuan High-Tech Co, Ltd., Tianjin Li Shen Battery Co Ltd, Automotive Energy Supply Corporation, Samsung sdi Co, Ltd, Lithium Energy Japan, and Primearth EV Energy Co Ltd.

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