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Synchronous, Asynchronous, Isochronous. What Does it Mean?
Synchronous, Asynchronous and Isochronous are all methods used to transfer streams of data. This article uses waveform diagrams to explain the difference. More ...

Network Servers
A server is a computer in a client/server network that provides services or roles on a network and provides a central location for administration of the network. More ...

Computer Number Systems Made Simple
Humans use a decimal based number system. The decimal numbering system uses the ten characters 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, and 9 to represent numbers. The binary system used by computers has only two characters; 0 and 1. More ...

Network+ Certification Exam Tutorial - How And When To Use Virtual LANs (VLANs)
From your Network+ exam studies, you know that switches forward broadcasts, and that sounds great, but that's not always a good thing. A switch can have anywhere from 12 ports to 80 or more, and by default all hosts connected to that switch are going to be in the same broadcast domain. More ...

Overview of Cloud Computing
Cloud Computing is a way accessing and storing data over the Internet instead of on a computer hard drive. It is also provides dynamically scalable infrastructure for data, file storage and applications. More ...

What is a Proxy Server?
A Proxy Server is a piece of software that works at the Application layer of the OSI model to increase the security of a network. A proxy server acts as an intermediary between the internal network and external networks. More ...

Computer Networking Basics
A basic network consists of two or more computers connected to each other by cable. Computers that are connected to the network can send messages or email back and forth, and can share data, applications, and peripherals. More ...

Servers - Racks, Blades and Towers
Unlike tower servers, offices that use rack servers which traditionally come in 1U, 2U, 3U, 4U or 6U are installed in racks. The numbers that give names to the rack mounted servers precisely indicate the number of Us they occupy in the racks. More ...

Cloud Service Models
Before an organization migrates any piece of their business to the cloud, they need to understand who is in control of those resources. There are a variety of cloud service models that offer the cloud consumer a number of different options. More ...

A Complete Explanation of Cloud Computing
This article provides a complete explanation of cloud computing; virtualisation, cloud computing models, cloud deployment models, cloud delivery models, cloud metering and billing, and the future of cloud computing. More ...

Satellite Broadband Internet Service
Satellite broadband internet service transmits and receives signals between a ground dish antenna and a geosynchronous satellite. A geosynchronous satellite orbits the Earth with a period equal to the Earth's rotational period and therefor appears motionless, at a fixed position in the sky. More ...

Basics of Bluetooth Technology
Bluetooth is a wireless technology for short range communication. Bluetooth provides functionality to detect nearby Bluetooth devices, and in order to mitigate interference, implements frequency hopping. More ...

NRZ, NRZI, Manchester Encoding, What Does it Mean?
NRZ (Non-Return-to-Zero), NRZI (Non-Return-to-Zero Inverted), and Manchester Encoding are terms for the shapes and voltage levels of digital electronic signals. This article also explains Manchester decoding. More ...