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Posted 10/21/14 at 12:06 AM | Sylvie Simms

Strategies for Web App Security

This infographic highlights common web application DDoS attack vulnerabilities and shows key strategies for a multi-layered web security approach.

Posted 10/16/14 at 8:16 AM | Karen Farris

The Crash of the Stock Market Wave

One way or another we all have skin in the game on Wall Street.

Banks, small and large businesses, private and public retirement accounts—they’re using stocks for the gains, but when the losses come, we all suffer.

Read the financial news and it looks like it’s time to circle the wagons around your 401K. We’re in for a refresher course on how to ride the wave of a stock market crash. While no one knows when the huge sell-off could happen, more experts are preparing their exit strategy.

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Red flags are flying and here are some of the technical signs:

We’re seeing rallies and self-offs with more regularity. But with the Russell 2000 already in a 10% correction, the S & P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average shouldn’t be too far behind. FULL POST

Posted 10/16/14 at 3:02 AM | Sylvie Simms

How to Buy a Car With Bad Credit

Buying a car can be a fun experience, but it can also get frustrating quickly. When you buy a car under good circumstances, you need to spend a little bit of time searching for the right car for your needs. This includes doing a little research before heading to the car lot, and test driving the vehicles you’re interested in. After this, you can then select the car you want, sign the papers, and drive away. Unfortunately, for car buyers with bad credit, you need to do a lot more than to just sign on the line. When buying a car when you have bad credit, you need to know what your credit situation is. Print off your credit report from a reputable source and start doing your homework. You might need to do a little bit of shopping around in order to find a lending institute that’s willing to finance you at an affordable rate. Once you’ve found the right lending institute for your vehicle purchase, you can finalize the deal and drive away happy.

Posted 10/16/14 at 12:46 AM | Sylvie Simms

What Is a Forklift Capacity Data Plate?

If you operate directly or manage the use of forklifts in your warehouse, it is important to have all of the information possible about your machines so that you can maintain high levels of safety and reduce risk. To achieve this, forklifts are equipped with a nameplate, also called the data plate. The data plate includes vital information about the forklift, such as its fuel type, weight, and lift capacity. To ensure safe usage of your forklifts, it is necessary to have employees read the data plate thoroughly during training and before use. While the data plate has all of the information needed, it can be tough to decipher the meaning of each metric.

The data plate on a forklift is broken down into different sections, which each stand for a different characteristic and measurement. Some of these include:

• Mast and Back Tilt – Refers to the type of mast and the maximum degree of back tilt allowable.

• Tire Size – Ensures proper replacement tires are used to maintain levels of safety.

• Load Center – Gives a capacity based on how far forward from the mast the balancing point of the load is.

If any modifications are made to a forklift, or if it has an attachment, the data plate must be updated to reflect the new capacity. Similarly, if a data plate goes missing or is illegible, you are required to replace it. To do so, contact Professional Forklift Engineering Services at FULL POST

Posted 10/10/14 at 12:07 AM | Sylvie Simms

Clean Your Ride

If you own a motorcycle, you know how important it is to take care of your bike. This doesn’t just mean getting tune-ups and changing oil on a regular basis. It also means keeping your motorcycle clean, and free from dirt and grime. If you’ve just gotten back from a trip, or simply have a dirty bike, here are some great tips for washing the road off your motorcycle.

When cleaning your bike, you’ll need to do a little bit of prep work. Start by finding the right products and supplies that will help you get the job done right. This includes different types of automotive cleaners, including bug and tar remover, engine cleaner, and chain lube. In addition to the cleaning supplies, you’ll want to have the right tools available. Keep different sizes of brushes on hand, as well as microfiber cloths and abrasive rags.

Once you have all of your tools available, you’re ready to get started. Find a shady spot that has access to water, and remove any accessories and add-ons that can’t get wet. Wash your car using the needed automotive cleaners, and then rinse everything off. Once your motorcycle is clean, you can finish by drying it off and applying any wax or spray finish. FULL POST

Posted 10/9/14 at 1:11 AM | Sylvie Simms

Top Family Vacations

No matter the interests in your family, you're sure to find the perfect spot for your next family vacation with Scenic's handy new infographic.

Posted 10/9/14 at 12:09 AM | Sylvie Simms

Understanding the Growing Senior Population

The senior population is one of the fastest growing age groups in the United States, accounting for 40 million of the population, or 1 in 7 people. With so many people in the United States living longer, it’s important that senior health take a priority, from diet to physical fitness. For many this presents a challenge in elder years. Luckily, many options exist for seniors, with in-home care remaining a popular trend among seniors who wish to maintain a high level of independence. The following infographic provides a glimpse at the senior demographic and provides ideas to help seniors maintain their health.

Posted 10/8/14 at 1:11 AM | Sylvie Simms

What Are Affiliates … and How Do You Pay Them?

Sure, you may have heard about affiliate networks, but do you understand what they are? When it comes to the world of affiliate networks, it is important to have a firm grasp of what goes into them. Having an understanding about how affiliate networks function, and how they relate to advertisers and affiliates can really help you to gain a firm grasp on the things that you read and hear about them. Matter of fact, one major component that is overlooked far too often is how payments are facilitated between the advertiser and affiliates, which is a major component in maintaining a thriving affiliate network. After all, that’s exactly the point of an affiliate network, right? To get paid.

Of course, as it is with everything, nothing is as simple as it seems. There are tons of intricacies attached to the inner workings of affiliate networks, but if you look at them for what they are, you’ll find that they don’t have to be so complicated. They can be quite simple. Of course, it is easy to get lost in the jargon, but the aim of this infographic is to briefly and concisely break down the need-to-know components of an affiliate network so that the information is digestible for everyone. If you’re familiar with the world of affiliate networks, perhaps you’ll simply have fun brushing up on the minor details. If you’re new to it all, then there’s a lot of great information here to learn so that you can get a firm grasp on it all. FULL POST

Posted 10/7/14 at 11:58 PM | Sylvie Simms

Different Types of 3-Way Valves

Solenoid valves are used to help control the flow of different liquids and gases. These valves are extremely important for the safe use of these materials. Because these valves are used for a variety of reasons, there are different types of valves that are used for different functions. One of these types includes 3-way valves. Three way valves have three pipe connections instead of the normal two, making it easier to stop and start the flow, regardless if it’s energized or de-energized.

There are four basic types of 3-way solenoid valves. Each of these different types is used for different purposes. Two of the main types include 3-way normally closed and 3-way normally open. These two valves vary simply by the fact that one has a normally open passageway, while the other has a normally closed one. If the 3-way valve is needed for more complex functions, either the 3-way directional control or the 3-way multipurpose valve can be used.

The following infographic gives you more details on the different types and functions of 3-way valves. Continue reading to discover which valve might be right for you.

Posted 10/6/14 at 11:02 AM | Brian Wallace

Cloud Security For Businesses

Cloud security is important for your business. Learn your options from this infographic.

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