What are Computers?

What are computers right? You may be thinking, isn’t this question a little strange to ask in this century, I mean doesn’t everyone know what a computer is?

My answer to that is NO, asking what computers are isn’t strange at all. Some people press computers already but they may not know fully what they have on their hands or how it can help them on their journey to success.

The thing is almost all of us use computers daily, i mean you are reading this from a computer, aren’t you? However how could we actually define “Computer”? Basically, a computer is an electronic device that manipulates data, stores them, retrieves them and possibly also creates new fresh data.

You know what ‘Data in a computer’ is right? Generally, data is a label for all information processed by a computer such as, but not limited to documents, videos, music or photos.

There is a lot that a computer can do and thanks to that, computers nowadays are by far the most used device for work with digital data.

When talking about computers one might think only of PC (personal computers) however by definition computers are all electronic devices performing any calculations, communications or transactions. For that reason a phone, tablet, various wearable devices, televisions or game consoles are also considered computers.

what are computers?

So how can you use computer technologies today? Find out here..

Yet still a computer that is sitting on our table in the office is most likely what comes to our mind when the word computer is mentioned. Isn’t it?

What are your thoughts on computers? Which do you use in your daily life? How do you use them? What do you think constitutes for data on your computers? Share with me, I want to read from you.

Got any questions? Drop a comment or send me a message.

Ransomware: Protect Yourself

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of Malware transmitted via emails, broadcasts or online links through compromised websites and social networking sites.

The last Ransomware attack took place a week ago and the impact was felt in over 150 countries.

Sighsss..Now that is a lot, don’t you think?

How do i get attacked?

Simple!

Cybercriminals design software that infiltrates your computer on the inside, lock up or encrypt your important documents and data, and then they proceed to threaten you that the data will be destroyed or made inaccessible if you do not pay a ransom after a period set by them.

How do i protect my important files and computers from Ransomware?

  • Always, always, always make sure your software is updated; yes even your Smartphones too.
  • DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT Click on suspicious links mostly offering irresistible freebies and Pop-Ups.
  • Always check the sender details of incoming emails to see if it is a legitimate address, and in cases where a friend’s email has been hacked and is being used to mail you, be extra vigilant. Call them or tweet at your friend if you are not sure they sent the right mail.
  • Be extra vigilant when opening attachments that you are not expecting and those that seem illegitimate. Confirm from sender by phone or tweet if you are not sure.
  • Obvious typos, misspellings, and grammatical errors, especially from emails allegedly coming from your bank or internet service providers, should be treated with suspicion.
  • Stay away from pop-ups on web pages, even if they advertise products that state to remove or protect your device from malware. Do not click those links.

Be Extra Vigilante: Do not be a VICTIM of this Scary Evil! For questions or clarifications, drop me a comment or contact me here.

P.S – Featured image courtesy AVG

Microsoft Know It Prove It Challenge

Hi Friends,

Are you a student? data pros? developer? IT manager?

Or you are simply interested in knowing more about IT generally?

Can you easily pick up valuable skills quickly through video tutorials, assessments, and more?

Accept the ‘Know it’ – ‘Prove it’ challenge, earn unique badges, and display them proudly from the Microsoft Virtual Academy, an organization of technological masterminds who use their skills for good.

The challenges run from April 18 through May 17, 2017.

Join the Agency now!

P.S – Featured image courtesy CTU Training Solutions

Podcasting is a New Favourite

So you want to be a podcaster?

Don’t worry, we got you covered. 

First, Grab this FREE Course from Dayo Samuel, Founder, The Nigerian Podcast Network

Perhaps you are also searching for the perfect platform to run your Podcast? I am here to tell you to choose WordPress! Why?

  1. Ease of Use and affordability
  2. Freedom and Control
  3. Plugins for nearly everything
  4. Great theme design
  5. Search engine optimization
  6. Great support and community
  7. Great foundation for any kind of website😉

Seriously though, WordPress can be anything you want it to be.

Guess what, we have a WordPress community live in Nigeria and we hold regular meetups, we are currently in Lagos, Ile-Ife and Ibadan.  Attendance is mostly FREE of charge, just bring yourself, your WordPress questions, confusions and problems. 

And Yes: Our Meetups are fully backed by the WordPress Foundation. 

Just because i appreciate you a 100% and i love WordPress, i am offering you a  FREE WORDPRESS BLOG SETUP right here. 

Not to forget, we offer FREE WORDPRESS BLOG SETUP right here. Click here to grab your spot

Read more: Audacity to Podcast, WordPress Beginner

Featured image Courtesy Fresh Tech Tips

Jobs in Social Media

Social Media JOBS – What about it??

Learning how to use social media is a walk in the park for those who decide to know how, it can be a little bit confusing but as someone said the other day on twitter, two platforms well executed is better than 5 poorly executed platforms.

Mobile Apps and social networks keep popping up everyday and it is easy to get confused, but you see the truth is businesses and individuals may not be able to manage all their online presence by themselves and this is where you come in.

You already know how well to use social media isn’t it, even if you don’t, like i said earlier, learning how to is a walk in the park if you decide to learn.

Hence, these are jobs you might want to consider doing part-time, and who knows, maybe tomorrow you will become better and earn more money from it, making it into a full time job or business for you.

  • Bloggers – would always be needed
  • Internet Marketing Director
  • Digital Strategist
  • Content Marketing Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Online Community Manager
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Online Marketing Specialist
  • Digital Media Specialist
  • Internet Marketing Manager
  • Community Manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Manager, Digital and Social Media
  • Director of Community
  • Content Manager
  • Social Media Producer
  • Director, Social Marketing and Brand Communications
  • Content Strategist
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Social Media Marketing Coordinator
  • Director of Social Media
  • Digital Media Producer
  • Social Media Strategist
  • Analytics Manager
  • Client Engagement Manager
  • Multi-Media Communications Specialist
  • Social Media Advocate
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Head of Search Marketing
  • New Media Coordinator
  • Social Media Analyst
  • Brand Champion
  • Head of Social Interactions
  • Search and Social Media Optimiser
  • Social Media Monitor
  • Social Media Manager
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Social Media Analyst
  • Social Media Planners

Any of this sound interesting enough for you but you don’t know how to begin? Drop a comment below.

If you have not gone through my FREE ICT guide, download here now, or my last post on online job titles for 2017, click here to explore that, they make for a very interesting discovery.

Please note that when i say social media, i don’t mean you should go ahead trying to specialize in being good at managing all available platforms, you will do best to pick one platform (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, WordPress, Blogger, Wix, Weebly, Snapchat, etc) and focus yourself into being best at managing that.

Still wondering how to fit in, click here to send me a direct message right away and lets get you started!

Read more: Forbes, CIO, Social Media Today.

Featured image courtesy Liberate Media