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Month: July 2020

free online course sites – to grow your tech skills

free online course sites – to grow your tech skills

Education doesn’t have to be expensive — there are plenty of free courses to brush up on your IT skills that require nothing more than an internet connection and a laptop or smartphone. The following twelve online education providers offer free programs and courses on nearly any technical domain. It’s a great way to dip your toe into a new topic with limited commitment, or to stay on top of developing trends and technologies in your industry. Whether you’re interested…

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free Microsoft Office alternatives

free Microsoft Office alternatives

Microsoft Office is the king of office productivity suites, but it doesn’t inspire warm, fuzzy feelings in all users. Parsing the ever-expanding list of features—many of which you’ll never use—can feel like stepping into a cockpit without a pilot’s license. The ribbon interface, introduced a decade ago, has many fans, but others pine for the static menus of the early aughts. And then there’s Office’s hefty price tag. Fortunately, alternatives abound, ranging from web apps to freemium and open source…

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Best (Free) Email Service Providers for Your Business

Best (Free) Email Service Providers for Your Business

To continue with more useful email advice, in this article we’ve curate a collection of ten of the best, free business email service providers. Let’s start by looking at some of the features to look for in a good business email provider, so you know how to better compare the options available. 9 Top Features to Look for in a Great Business Email Provider Because your business email is so important, deciding on the best email provider for your needs…

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move a VM instance between projects on Google Cloud Platform

move a VM instance between projects on Google Cloud Platform

Currently there is no one-line command to move a Linux VM instance between Google Cloud Platform projects, but I’ve created an easy to follow step-by-step guide that you can use. (Note: This guide does not cover Windows.) Quick summary of steps needed Detach the boot disk from the VM that you intend to move by deselecting “Delete boot disk on instance delete” and terminating the VM Create an image from the detached boot disk Upload the image to Google Cloud…

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Online Services to Monitor Sites Uptime

Online Services to Monitor Sites Uptime

The website’s availability is a critical part of a business; we can’t stare at the monitor all the time. Setting up a command center and monitoring team is feasible for a large organization to monitor their web applications uptime but not for small-medium business, a non-profit organization, or personal blogger. Your website can go down for various reasons, including database down or hack. Another common reason for website down can be a hosting provider, and that’s why you should always host…

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