Don't Throw IT - Get To Know IT [NOOK Book]


In this digitally dependent world, we are surrounded by buzzwords and acronyms. In “Don’t Throw IT ~ Get To Know IT” you will learn to tear down the walls and make sense out of it all and understand the answers to some of your most common questions:

• How Can I Protect My Computer? Unfortunately, malicious software is a reality today. ...
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In this digitally dependent world, we are surrounded by buzzwords and acronyms. In “Don’t Throw IT ~ Get To Know IT” you will learn to tear down the walls and make sense out of it all and understand the answers to some of your most common questions:

• How Can I Protect My Computer? Unfortunately, malicious software is a reality today. Learn what all those terms mean and how you can protect yourself.

• Why Is My Computer So Slow? This is the most common complaint heard when dealing with technology. Learn how to address this yourself simply and safely.

• How Can I Surf The Web Safely? It is hard to imagine life before the Internet. Learn how to do so safely and securely for you and your family.

• What Do All These Terms Mean? Ever notice how the local computer nerd speaks a language all their own? Read on to remove the mystery of these terms with simple, easy to understand descriptions.

• How Do I Set Up Wireless At Home? Wireless networking has become as common as the cold. Learn the proper way to configure and secure your wireless network.

Don’t Throw IT ~ Get To Know IT is designed to teach the “normal” user how to use their computers safely and securely, Using analogies and light humor the author will guide you through the common issues faced daily when dealing with that silicon monster on the desk before them.

By pointing out the many free utilities and services out there, you can gain control over your technology in ways many only thought available to large corporations or those speaking “advanced nerd”. Using your computer safely and securely should not have to cost you the proverbial arm and leg. For example, did you know you could have superb antivirus control without paying a cent? How about Internet monitoring to keep malicious sites from displaying on you or your children’s computers or tablets? Even that can be yours free.

While designed with the computer novice in mind, even the computer geeks in the audience can learn from the items presented. While the material is geared toward the Windows user, Apple fans will find the information extremely valuable, as the principles and practices discussed affect all users of all operating systems.

Technology should be a tool and not a task.

…all presented in a way even the authors Mother-In-Law can understand!
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Editorial Reviews

Online - Tommy Jordan
It's not a "how-to" and it's not written in Geek. It's a good general guide to understanding some the mysteries about how your computer works, how the internet works, etc. Why is my PC slow? How do I surf safely? These and other questions are answered in a very easy-to-understand format.

Tommy Jordan
Online - Tim Gard
As a small business owner for over 20 years, today technology is my life's blood. Even a small glitch can be very expensive and impede my ability to do my job on stage. In the past I've been technically challenged and found "Don't Throw It - Get to Know It" very useful almost immediately. I recommend it for any small businesses.

Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE - Speaker Hall of Fame
Online - Glenn Boyce
...wonderful book. You did a great job, taking some difficult technical jargon and issues, and placing them in decidedly common sense terms that us lay people can understand.

Dr. Glenn Boyce, President
Holmes Community College
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016547626
  • Publisher: J. Wiltz Cutrer, Jr.
  • Publication date: 12/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 120
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

J. Wiltz Cutrer, Jr., started his Information Technology career in the US Navy as a Cryptologic Technician. Currently he serves as network systems manager for the Mississippi Development Authority, applying his experience and enthusiasm to more than just the datacenter.

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and owner of TechKnolutions, LLC, Cutrer has more than 20 years in the information technology (IT) field. TechKnolutions, LLC, provides networking, security auditing, system repair, and technology consulting along with Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses to professionals across the nation.

A speaker at numerous conferences on the effective implementation and utilization of technology, Cutrer also is the founder and current president of the Mississippi Technology Users Group (MSTUG), which unites IT personnel to promote efficiency in digital solutions.

Cutrer has extensive teaching experience. In addition to conducting courses at Holmes Community College in Ridgeland, Mississippi, he develops and conducts technology courses for the State of Mississippi computer center. In teaching, he utilizes his enthusiasm and understanding to inspire and educate, executing diverse methods to provide a “real-world” view of the digital age.

Writing his first book, “Don’t Throw IT, Get to Know IT”, Wiltz explains technical matters for the non-technical mind, bringing his successful classroom manner to the reader. Using analogies and humor, he explains things such as computer security, wireless networking, Internet safety, and computer repair in a way even his mother-in-law can understand.

Married to Kristen, they have two children (Wiltz III, 13, and Izabella, 11), and proudly call Flowood, Mississippi home.
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