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Home > ItrainOnline newsletter > November 2006

ITO-Announce November 2006

ITO-ANNOUNCE IS A MONTHLY DIGEST OF
RESOURCES NEWLY LISTED ON ITRAINONLINE
http://www.itrainonline.org/

1) Trouble-free computing
2) Keyboard skills
3) Web site development
4) Web 2.0
5) Recursos en espaņol
6) Ressources en franįais
7) Suggest a resource
8) ItrainOnline RSS feeds

1) TROUBLE-FREE COMPUTING

Developing a Backup Strategy
"Having a good data backup strategy can guard against data loss, support compliance with Data Protection regulations and protect your organisation from disaster. However, knowing where to start and what to buy can often be confusing. In this guide, we show how to develop a backup strategy, analyse the pros and cons of backup hardware and take a brief look at some of the software utilities out there to help you manage the backup process."
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044374

Backing Up Your Data
"Overview of options available for backing up your data."
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044431 

Oh no! My Laptop Was Stolen and I Lost All My Critical Data!
This short guide from Kabissa looks at "a few simple things you can do to keep your important computer files safe, at little or no cost to your organization." 
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044768 

SANS Top-20 Internet Security Attack Targets (2006 Annual Update)
"SANS has released its Top 20 Internet-based attack vectors rankings. Important trends in threats include targeted attacks, such as zero-day attacks and spear phishing, and evidence that governments are employing people to conduct cyber espionage. Also of concern are attacks on Internet-based phone systems and exploitation of security holes in web-based applications."
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044555 

Five Tips for Secure Wireless Web Surfing
How to stay safe when using a public wireless hotspot.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044704 

Windows Support Centre
Trouble starting up or shutting down Windows? James Eshelman provides
advanced Windows tips and troubleshooting advice.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044598

Five Steps to Extend Your Computerīs Life
John Avellanet sets out a five step routine to help keep your computer healthy.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5045172

Buying a Printer
"Every organisation needs at least one printer. However, with massive choice spanning a wide range of options, how do you find your way to the right printer for the job?" This article by the Lasa Information Systems team will help you make an informed choice.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044371

2) KEYBOARD SKILLS

Peter's Online Typing Course
"By the time you finish this course, you will be able to confidently type all the letters, numbers and the most common symbols, with proper ten-finger touch typing technique."
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044252

3) WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT

Borrowing Images from the Web: An FAQ
"If you take pictures from other Web sites without permission, you may be violating copyright law, putting your organization at risk for fines or even a lawsuit. We'll show you when it's acceptable to borrow an image and when you need to get an OK from the copyright holder first." Although directed at users in the United States this article will be helpful to a wider audience.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044234

Open Clip Art Library
Large bank of clip art in the public domain.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044240

Where to Find Free Images and Visuals
"Sites and search engines for finding high-quality free pictures".
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044351

Creative Commons
"Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators." Choose one of the Creative Commons licenses to publish your own work so that it can be freely used and adapted by others, or let a Creative Commons search help you to find images, text or audio to use on your own site.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044237

Commissioning an Open Source Content Management System
Steve Cowie looks at key issues to take into account when adopting an open source content management system and surveys some of the most popular systems.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044365

Reading Web Statistics
This article by the Lasa Information Systems Team will help you understand your web site's usage statistics.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044368 

4) "WEB 2.0"

The Power of the Social Web for African Civil Society
This brief Kabissa article offers an overview of the promises and pitfalls of the "social web" or Web 2.0.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044765

Code of Good Practice: Blogging
Paul Caplan provides some good practice guidance for creating and using blogs.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044358

Top Ten Tips for Blogging and Podcasting
"Blogging and podcasting are useful ways voluntary organisations can interact with their audiences. This article provides tips for success."
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044360

Our Office 2.0 Experiment
This case study describes how one small organization attempted - with mixed success - to move from proprietary desktop-based software to web-based and open source solutions.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044825

Explore the Way You Want to
"Do you like your internet browser but wish it were just a little bit different - better, smarter or feature rich? One alternative is Firefox, to which can be added many extra functions."
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5045068 

5) RECURSOS EN ESPAŅOL

Llave en Mano para ONG - Edicion de seguridad CD
Version castellana de un conjunto de herramientas de seguridad en informatica, especialmente orientado a las organizaciones sociales.Si bien la pagina esta en castellano, los recursos referidos son en ingles. Sin embargo, navogar a traves del recurso nos brinda una orientacion general sobre el tema, y si lees ingles obtendras un conjunto importante de guias sobre seguridad.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044420

Cursos de Auto-Estudio, de Microsoft
Un muy nutrido paquete de materiales de auto-estudio, a nivel introductorio. Incluye temas en:- Diseņo Web- Medios Digitales-Procesamiento de Texto- Presentaciones- Hojas de Calculo-Aplicaciones con Microsoft Visual Basic.NET- Habilidades de Informacion, Comunicacion y Tecnologia- Bases de Datos- Internet-Redes Basicas- Soporte Tecnico
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044409

Diseņo de Interfaces Graficas
El diseņo de interfaces graficas ha adquirido una importancia decisiva en el exito de los sistemas de informacion y las comunicaciones electronicas. El buen diseņo de la informacion (textual, visual y sonora) y su presentacion son indispensables para lograr una mejor comunicacion entre el usuario y el sistema con el que interactua.
http://www.itrainonline.org/r/?cmd[1024]=x-1024-5044418

6) RESSOURCES EN FRANĮAIS

Polymorphe.org
"Ce site regroupe de nombreux supports de cours informatique portant sur divers domaines. Les cours et formations informatiques que vous pourrez trouver ici sont toutes ā telecharger gratuitement et sous divers formats".
http://www.polymorphe.org/

7) SUGGEST A RESOURCE

If you would like to suggest a resource for inclusion in ItrainOnline please visit
http://www.itrainonline.org/Itrainonline/english/submit.shtml 
or e-mail mmtk@apc.org.

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http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/spanish/sobre-rss.shtml 

 

 
 
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