Category Archives: Information Overload

Windows 10 Beta Style

Microsoft showed off the latest version of its flagship operating system at an event in San Francisco Tuesday. It wasn’t a complete unveiling — Microsoft focused on a handful of features that will benefit business customers.

Here’s a quick rundown:

– Return of the Start menu. After being inexplicably removed from Windows 8, the Start menu is back, and includes a new personalizable space for favorite apps, programs and websites.

windows 10 start menu

– Apps in windows. With Windows 10, Microsoft has standardized the format for apps from the Windows Store and regular desktop programs. Both now run in traditional windows that can be resized and minimized from the bar at the top.

windows 10 apps

Related: Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5 billion

– Multiple desktops. A feature Mac users have enjoyed for years: the ability to create and swap between different desktops.

windows 10 multiple desktops

– A soup-ed Snap. The “Snap” feature, which allows users to work on multiple apps at once from the same screen, has been redesigned with a new quadrant layout to allow for up to four programs at once.

windows 10 snap

– New Task view button. A new button on the task bar takes you straight to a single screen that displays all your open apps and files (the old Alt + Tab trick).

windows 10 task view

One noteworthy aspect of Tuesday’s announcement was the revelation that Microsoft will allow business customers to choose specific Windows features to upgrade one at a time, rather than being forced to transition all at once from an older version.

Windows 10 is a key part of new CEO Satya Nadella’s effort to position Microsoft as a “mobile-first, cloud-first” company with a particular emphasis on productivity software. The goal is to make products like Office, Outlook and Skype staples for individual customers regardless of the device they’re using, and to transform Windows from a desktop operating system to cloud computing platform that can be accessed from anywhere.

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Microsoft says Windows 10 “will run across the broadest range of devices ever,” from consumer products like PCs, tablets, Xboxes and phones to enterprise data centers and “Internet of Things” connected devices. There will be just a single app store for all these formats, and Microsoft says it will be possible for developers to write an application once and then deploy it across device types.

The company didn’t provide a timeline for when it would announce new consumer-focused features, let alone when Windows 10 would be available to the public. Microsoft typically shows off Windows features incrementally to customers to try them out and provide feedback.

Packet Tracer Tutorials in May!

Greetings all! Today is May 28th! What a glorious day to tackle. So many big opportunities are in your grasp today. This mysterious day penetrates our very soul, it can be a blessing or a curse. We hope you all gain more insight by visiting this site, and above all get inspired to learn new things. Packet Tracer is a MUST if you are wanting to be CCNA.

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Thanks for all your comments and support!

Below is links for Packet Tracer Tutorials.

These have really helped me learn Cisco and networking skills. These videos are a great way to start the learning process.

Getting Started
Interface Overview
Shows how to start using the program.
Shows how to customize Packet Tracer using the Options menu.
Logical Workspace
Creating a Network Topology
Demonstrates how to create, arrange, delete, and connect devices.
Custom Device Templates
Demonstrates how to create and remove custom device templates.
Clustering a Network Topology
Demonstrates how to create, arrange, uncluster, delete, and connect clusters.
Editing and Annotating a Network Topology
Demonstrates how to edit and annotate a network topology.
Configuring Devices
Configuring Devices Using the Config tab
Demonstrates how to configure devices using the Config tab.
Configuring Devices Using the Desktop tab
Demonstrates how to configure devices using the Desktop tab.
Configuring Devices Using the CLI tab
Demonstrates how to configure devices using the CLI tab.
Realtime and Simulation Modes
Simulation Environment
Introduces an overview of the simulation environment.
Simulation Panel
Demonstrates in detail of every feature in the Simulation Panel including the Event List, Play Controls, and Event List Filters.
Advanced Features in Simulation Mode
Introduces more advanced features in Simulation Mode to users.
PDU Information
Explains the information displayed in a PDU and how to use Challenge mode in a PDU.
Physical Workspace
Navigating Physical Workspace
Introduces a brief description of the interface of Physical Workspace and how to navigate Physical Workspace.
Modifying Physical Workspace
Explains how to modify Physical Workspace by creating new objects, removing existing objects, and moving objects from one location to another location in Physical Workspace.
Structured Cabling
Demonstrates how to create realistic structured cabling in the Physical Workspace.
Interaction between the Logical Workspace and the Physical Workspace
Demonstrates how the Logical Workspace and the Physical Workspace interact.
Activity Wizard Novice
Launch and Exit Activity Wizard
Demonstrates how to launch and exit Activity Wizard.
Write Instructions
Demonstrates how to write instructions for an activity.
Answer Network
Reviews features related to the answer network.
Initial Network
Reviews features related to the initial network.
Test Activity and Check Activity
Explains how to use the Test Activity and Check Activity features to create a reliable activity.
Set Password, Save and Distribute the Newly Created Activity File
Demonstrates how to set a password, how to save and distribute an activity.


My first Lab Please attempt the activities as described in the Shockwave files below.
Viewing Help
Creating a network
Realtime Mode
Web Server Connection
Simulation Mode
PDU Window



Information Overload lol?

February is  here! Already? Wow, so fast! We are trying to keep up with the cisco classes, the crunch time finals, and all the drama of day to day life! God almighty, and now – the 28 team is learning about……

Information Overload ?

In many ways, the advent of information technology has increased the focus on information overload: information technology may be a primary reason for information overload due to its ability to produce more information more quickly and to disseminate this information to a wider audience than ever before (Evaristo, Adams, & Curley, 1995; Hiltz & Turoff, 1985). “Information overload” (also known as infobesity or infoxication) is a term popularized by Alvin Toffler in his bestselling 1970 book Future Shock. It refers to the difficulty a person can have understanding an issue and making decisions that can be caused by the presence of too much information.[1] The term itself is mentioned in a 1964 book by Bertram Gross, The Managing of Organizations.[2] “Information overload occurs when the amount of input to a system exceeds its processing capacity. Decision makers have fairly limited cognitive processing capacity. Consequently, when information overload occurs, it is likely that a reduction in decision quality will occur.”[3]

In today’s society, day-to-day activities increasingly involve the technological world where Information technology exacerbates the number of interruptions that occur in the work environment. [4] There has been a study from 1997 that found 50% of management in Fortune 1000 companies were disrupted more than six times an hour by emails they were receiving. Being compared to this decade’s use of the internet, management are commonly more disrupted which leads to more interruptions on their decision making and result in more poor quality made decisions.

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