Mike Lata is a technology enthusiast and freelance writer who has graduated from California State University, Chico in spring '10 with a BA in news-ed journalism/minor in economics. He has been focusing his writing on technology and computing advancements. This includes mobile applications, 3D tech, augmented reality, computing devices such as tablets, and software news for both PC and Mac operating systems. Most of his focus until recently has been on the consumer sector rather than IT professionals and enterprise. Mike recently started writing for AppleMagazine, and has been involved with writing about 3D technology for 3DTV.com. He also sometimes contributes to mobile application sites, such as Appmodo.com, and does other client-based assignments. Mike was originally born in Poland and came to the U.S. when he was 9 years old. He has lived in California ever since.
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Mike Lata has written 68 posts for TrainSignal Training
By Mike Lata ⋅ March 8, 2013 ⋅ Post a comment
Constant learning is an important habit for any profession, but especially for IT because the company expects the admin to stay abreast to how new technology affects business and operations. Oftentimes searching the web lead you to non-credible sources and outdated information. Use these tried and true resources and communities for keeping up with the IT world on the daily.
By Mike Lata ⋅ January 26, 2013 ⋅ Post a comment
We discuss gamification concepts in the office environment as well as software development.
By Mike Lata ⋅ January 25, 2013 ⋅ Post a comment
Nearly half of enterprises in North America and Europe are budgeting for private cloud investments this year, and the need for people experienced in managing data center resources will continue to grow in the coming years. If you’re looking for a long-term career and a field with a lot of room for growth, DCIM might be the path for you.
By Mike Lata ⋅ January 18, 2013 ⋅ Post a comment
We outline some of the major differences between the newer versions of the iPad, including the iPad Mini, and older ones when it comes to replacing a cracked screen yourself.
By Mike Lata ⋅ January 11, 2013 ⋅ Post a comment
With the recent Yahoo email security breach and its other pitfalls, one TrainSignal writer asks if it’s time to switch to Gmail and explores why this keeps happening with Yahoo.
By Mike Lata ⋅ January 11, 2013 ⋅ One comment
If you thought 2012 was a hot year for gadgets, wait until you hear about the upcoming devices that are on our radar.
By Mike Lata ⋅ January 8, 2013 ⋅ Post a comment
Did you know Internet Explorer uses index.dat files to track and record your every move online? We explain how they work, what the implications may be, and how you can protect yourself if you choose to.
By Mike Lata ⋅ January 7, 2013 ⋅ Post a comment
If you’re looking to get into a quickly growing field within IT, consider big data analytics, which is expected to create 4.4 million jobs globally by 2015. We examine which roles are available within this area.
By Mike Lata ⋅ December 29, 2012 ⋅ 3 comments
Cloud-based operating systems and cloud software just make sense, and it’s only a matter of time until Microsoft and other companies jump on the all-in bandwagon.
By Mike Lata ⋅ December 27, 2012 ⋅ Post a comment
We discuss the difference between hosting applications in the client-server configuration, from the cloud, and on-site. We also mention which of these methods works best depending on company needs.
By Mike Lata ⋅ December 22, 2012 ⋅ Post a comment
As 2013 approaches, it’s time to think of your new year’s resolutions. No matter what you vow to work on in the new year, you’re not alone. There are apps to help you!
By Mike Lata ⋅ December 19, 2012 ⋅ Post a comment
This article focuses on anonymous web access using TOR and online privacy. If you want to do your web browsing with some added privacy and security, these tools will help you out.
By Mike Lata ⋅ December 18, 2012 ⋅ Post a comment
In part 2 of our mobile payment series, we discuss other credit card and cash alternatives such as Near Field Communication (NFC) and using smartphone cameras for payments. Should the move to these payments cause security concerns?
By Mike Lata ⋅ December 17, 2012 ⋅ Post a comment
Reports on Monday said Cisco has decided to sell of its Linksys division, which likely signals a move to focus more on enterprise functions.
By Mike Lata ⋅ December 15, 2012 ⋅ 2 comments
We compare the Kindle Fire HD, the iPad Mini and the Nexus 7 to determine which is the best buy this holiday season.
By Mike Lata ⋅ December 12, 2012 ⋅ One comment
This article focuses on why it is most effective to run Web servers from data centers, but also gives tips on how to host one from your own computer.
By Mike Lata ⋅ December 11, 2012 ⋅ Post a comment
In the first part of our two-part series on mobile payments, we discuss the company called Square and delve into the potential such companies have in making our wallets obsolete. Square specializes in mobile payment solutions that allow us to bypass many credit card restrictions as merchants and use apps instead of wallets to carry cash.
By Mike Lata ⋅ December 10, 2012 ⋅ Post a comment
We define Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) and compare it to other forms of cloud computing.
By Mike Lata ⋅ December 10, 2012 ⋅ Post a comment
We discuss CompTIA’s Continuous Education program and remind you to keep track of your certifications and make sure they are up to date.