PCX Computer Service
PO Box 762 New Orleans, LA. 70004-0762
New Orleans 504-566-7600 NorthShore 985-639-9700
|System Powers 56K
Modems To The Max
Maybe you're one of the lucky few who have broadband Internet access.
Well, good for you. For the rest of us - an estimated 80 million home
users - Internet access still involves using plain old analog modems.
What's worse, many people can't connect at anywhere near
56-kilobit-per-second speeds, the theoretical maximum speed of the 56K
modem, because of poor line conditions and other factors. MORE
Are you running the latest Anti-Virus Software?
The explosive growth of corporate e-mail systems in the past three years has made e-mail
one of the primary transmission means for computer viruses. The annual Computer Virus
Prevalence Survey, published by the International Computer Security Association (ICSA)
found that the number of computer virus victims who reported becoming infected via e-mail
is growing rapidly, increasing from 9% in 1996 to 32.3% in 1998. More recently, the
quick-spreading W97M_MELISSA virus that used macro code inside a Word file to automate
Outlook and send e-mail messages from the unwitting recipients computer made
headlines around the world and affected hundreds of large corporate sites.