domingo, 1 de junio de 2014

Employee Monitoring

Are there any particular occupations for which employee monitoring would be essential?

Yes they are. For example if you know that your boss is watching what you are doing you try to do the work the best you can. And also the employee can work better because don´t have any distraction of any kind.

Should it be required by law to inform employees that they are being monitored?

Yes. Because the employee can know that what the boss is doing is legal and is approved by the law. And because the employee can be sure that the boss cannot use the information that the employee has in their mail or another personal accounts.

Should employees have a right to privacy when they use their personal email at work?

In some cases. Because the boss have to tell the employee that if he opens his or her personal email they can watch what she or he is doing. And the employee would know if she or he opens or no her or his personal email account.

To what extent do you think monitoring of employees improves their productivity?

A lot, because they know that someone is watching what they are doing. And they would be stressed if they catch him or her not working. And also because she or he can improve his or her work because he or she wants to impact the boss of her or his work.

jueves, 3 de abril de 2014

Open Source: the good and the bad

Hi!! First of all, do you know what Open Source is? Well if you don´t, an Open Source refers to something that can be modified. It is generally free software that you can use in your work. An Open Source Software is a software that is available for modification or enhancement by anyone.
It works just as proprietary software systems provided by comercial software films. The idea for an Open Source Software is that the users are co-developers.

The advantages are:

  • It is all most all the time free.
  • It is evolving in real time as developers add to stuff to it and modify it. 
  • Using it means that you are not locked in using a vendor´s system that only work with other systems.
  • You can modify and adapt it for your own requirements.

The disadvanteges are:

  • Because it is no requirement to créate a commercial product to generare money, it can evolve more thanks to the developers.
  • Because of the same reason, is can be less "user-friendy".
  • It has less support available when things go wrong.
  • Because it is mostly free, it may be indirecto costs involved.
  • They are people identifying bugs and fixing them. And that bad users can view it and exploit any vulnerablility.
The difference between Open Source Software and other software is that, some softwares cannot be modified by anyone but only by the user that is called "proprietary software". But Open Source Software you can modify it and you can view tha code, copy it, learn from it, alterare it or share it
An example of Open Source Software is LibreOffice and GNU Image Manipulation Program.

Some tip is that you can start using the most popular Open Source Software that is on a large community of support behind them.

I hope you like it,
xoxo, Ale

martes, 25 de marzo de 2014

Operating Systems

Hi there! I am going to explain what is an Operating System (OS). An OS is the most important program that runs on a computer. Did you know that the OS start loading before you computer is compleatly on? Well it does, when you turn on your computer the OS starts loading. Not all the computer have a OS, because it has only one set of tasks to perform. For a computer like this a OS is unnecessary. 

Maybe you are asking your self " which are the most common OS", well that is a common question. There are three most common OS, and they are Windows, MacOS and Linux. 

Maybe another thing you want to know is how does the OS help my computer work? Well it does two principal things: 
  1. Manages the hardware and the software of the system.
  2. Provides a estable, consistent way of application to deal with the hardware.
The OS has 4 types:
  • Real-time operating system (RTOS): are used to control machinery, scientific instruments and industrial systems. 
  • Single-user, single task: the OS is designed to manage the computer so that one user can effectively do one thing at a time.
  • Single-user, multi-tasking: is the type of operating system most people use on their desktop and laptop computers today. 
  • Multi-user: allows many different users to take advantage of the computer's resources simultaneously. 
I hope you enjoy it,
xoxo, Ale.

martes, 4 de febrero de 2014

About my Laptop...

Hi there! I have a MacBook Air of 11-inch.

My MacBook has 9 hours of battery life on a single charge. That gives all-day power for making works, presentations, send emails, and other things. If you enable Power Nap, you´ll continue to receive new email and calendar invitations while the computer is asleep. All of this because of the compact all-flash storage.  There´s plenty of room for a big battery, but it´s thinner and lightweight. 

The laptop was designed to use less power and still deliver high performance. It has 8GB of RAM. It now supports ultra fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi.  Wireless performance is up to 3 times faster that the previous generation. It has Bluetooth technology.  For example, connecting your speakers to the computer via Bluethooth. 

The part that makes the MacBook Air faster is the flash storage.  It not only makes the MacBook much lighter and portable than others; it also makes it faster access to data. It has MultiTouch gestures in OS X that make everything you do more intuitive, direct, and fun. 
I hope you enjoy it,
xoxo, Ale.

Hi there!

Welcome to my IB blog,
My name is Alejandra, but my nickname is Ale. I'm 16 years old. This is my junior year in Centro Escolar Entrevalles. This is my first blog, and I am a little exited.

I hope you like it,
xoxo, Ale