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IT has revolutionized

Without doubt, IT has revolutionized the operations of businesses, with constant advances in Tecnology becoming a formidable force in how businesses, offices, factories, plants and executive suites now operate.

The images that 'Information and Business Technology' bring up are computers and the Internet. Of course, words like 'network,' 'server,' 'router,' Ethernet,' and 'VOIP' also come into the picture.

Interestingly, 'Business IT' is neither new, nor has it always referred to computer-related issues. In fact, Information technology is as ancient as the human brain, certainly if one viewed the brain as an information processor, which it is. Information Technology is a very credible science that traces its roots to the earliest human attempts to communicate and store data.

 

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Information Tecnology

Information Tecnology has evolved into a career. As a profession, it has become very diverse, and IT workers now specialize in different fields. These fields include software development, hardware development, application management, desktop services, server administration and network administration.

Let us look at a few IT career cadres.

The Chief Information Officer is the person with overall responsibility for all the IT and computer systems that back up an organization's corporate goals.

The Chief Technology Officer is the career person saddled with the responsibility of setting all the technology goals, objectives and policies within the organization.

 

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Systems Administrator

The Systems Administrator is the person who configures and manages the systems in a computing environment that is composed of multiple users. In many respects, this person is the organization's general systems trouble shooter, as he is the one who is expected to pinpoint problems when they arise.

The Application Manager is the person responsible for managing high-value business applications.

The Systems Developer is the person who writes and updates specific codes and passwords for programs that are supposed to meet the business objectives of customers.

The  Network Architect is the person who manipulates the organization's IT functions in a way that best supports the organization's business objectives.

 

Error Connecting to Router’s Configuration Settings with 192.168.1.1

If you have configured your router’s setting or modified them with some other protocols, you may find trouble in accessing the router’s settings page again. The internet may be working fine, but you can’t reach to router’s setting again. When you input the gateway IP address of the router, the browser doesn’t redirect you or shows that ‘the connection can be made’ or ‘the connection was reset’.

Few basic solutions could be

  • Switching the router off and then again switching it on and try.
  • If you are using wired connection i.e. Ethernet cable to connect the router to your computer, you can try pulling it out and plug it back into some other port.
  • The basic IP address that routers usually have are 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 info. try both of them and see if the problem continues.
  • Many a time when DHCP is not enabled, the subdomain (usually 192.168.0.1) go to a different network connection. Try checking the details with the adapter of your computer to know about the configured IP address, Domain and Subnet Mask.
  • Sometimes routers can’t be accessed with browsers like Safari, Firefox etc. In this case, Internet Explorer is the safest way to continue with.
  • An improper configuration with the proxy r VPN or with network settings in your computer could be causing trouble.
  • Network rest through cmd can be performed. Open cmd as administrator and then type “netshWinsock reset” and press enter. Wait until Command Prompt completes the reset and shows the result with “Winsock reset completed successfully”. Restart your computer then.
  • You can also try ‘Network Reset’ available under settings in Windows 10, which usually reset the adapter state back to unconfigured or factory state. The computer will restart and then you have to connect to the router again by inputting the password for the particular SSID.

If you are trying the IP address shown on the label attached to the body of your router and the browser doesn’t respond positively, then the main reason could be that you may have changed the IP address in router configuration and have forgotten it.

To find out the IP address that your router is configured with, you can try the following steps:

  1. Open ‘Start’ menu and open ‘Run’ and in the search bar type ‘cmd’ and press enter.

This will open a command prompt.

It is recommended that you open a command prompt with administrator privileges.

  1. Type ‘ipconfig’ command prompt window and press enter
  2. A result with the number of configuration and list comes up

Search for “Default Gateway” in the results

  1. Note down the IP address along with the ‘Default Gateway’ line.
  2. Paste it into your computer browser’s address field (while the computer is still connected to your router) and press enter.

Router’s login page will appear. Type in the username and password and you are done! This is one of the easiest solutions to track back your way into the router’ssettings page. In rare situations, you may find that this is also not working. The browser shows ‘Connection Timed Out’. There may be a problem with your network cable (if you are using one). Also, many routers don’t allow to access setup with a wireless connection, so you will need to have an Ethernet connection plugged in with both your computer and router and then try again.

If nothing works, hard resetting your device will do the job. Press the reset button (or push a pin through the hole) for about thirty seconds. Then disconnect the router from the power source and keep it as it is for another half minute. Connect the power and again repeat pushing the reset button for more 30 seconds. This will delete each and every configurationally changes or modification you made to the router settings and will bring it back to its original configuration with factory settings.

This method usually works but should be tried only if every other method fails to get you the desired result. So this was all to help your way back into router’s configuration access. Be patient with all the methods and carefully perform all the steps. You don’t want to wreck it more. Now, with reset or correct IP address found, you can access configuration on your router.


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Another field that has felt the amazing impact of Internet Technology is the fascinating world of comics. For those who love comics, the way they are read has been changed by digitalization. They have now been transformed into apps that allow for convenient digital reading and easy arrangement into library collections. This is a list of the current and most popular comic apps that you can use with your mobile devices.

ComiXology (Android/ iOS) (Free)

ComiXology ranks as one of the most popular apps in the digital world of comics. Readers have direct access to read and purchase from ComiXology's website through  its app which features major comic publishers like Marvel, DC and a host of others. Allowing users to download content from the website, the app can be assessed on Android and iOS platforms. A drawback, however, is that while a 'Guided View' mode will allow you to read the comics on small screen phones, this facility is available only for ComiXology purchases, and it cannot be imported from another comic collection, nor can you purchase it as an iOS app. Similar patterns of app usage can be found on Marvel and DC.

Dark Horse Comics (Android iOS) is another that has established its own app and market platform. It features popular franchises like Star Wars, Mass Effect, Aliens, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in addition to a rich collection of Sin City, manga and manhwa, and Hellboy. Although it's Comic guided view is smooth enough, it's Panel-to-Panel view is not as friendly. It's greatest advantage, however, is that its left reading mode is the one that works best for Dark Horse's extensive manga series collection.

2000 AD (iOS) (Free)

Free 2000 AD comics and magazines are provided on a platform that supports only the iOS device, and you can subscribe to the range of Judge Dredd Magazine, the Strontium Dog, Sláine, and the 200AD comics anthology. Also, individual issues can be bought, while any of its subscription selections can be saved on the series.

Marvel Unlimited (Android, iOS) ($9.99/mo)

Marvel Unlimited app provides access to a pool of comics from Marvel Comics' archives. You can access continuous access to 13,000 or more publications, or even issues from several classic titles of Marvel at $10 for a month, or $70 for a year. A slight drawback is that you can only read while online, although you can bookmark a limit of 12 issues for your online reading.

ComicRack (Android, iPad) (Free / $7.99)

Coming with a unique library management, several different reading modes, and other customizations, this app is very user-friendly because it also features an original desktop comic reader, and comes with a great list of comic issues. Another unique feature of ComicRack is that you can read on the go, as it allows you to sync your collection and other issues between your desktop and your phone. The fact that it supports formats like .CBR, .CBZ, .PDF, .DJVU is an added advantage.

This is merely a tip of the iceberg, as the list of comic apps from which you can gain access to your favorite comics, and save your preferred ones, is increasing by the day. We now have a convenient platform for those with an insatiable appetite for comics they can have access to at anytime and at any place.