Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Must Have Internet Software

Internet is one of the important needs for a BD analyst. How can we learn about new concept or ideas if we don’t have internet? How can we think outside the box if we just sit in our cubicles and in front of the ‘offline’ computer?

We can’t depend on books and training, it is obsolete. Internet is the new world, and with it we can change how we work, how we think, and how we deal with problems. I usually just goggling someone or something that I want to know.

There are some software that you need if you want to safe your time researching the internet.
  1. Internet Download Manager
    A must have one, because it is faster and reliable, and you also can retrieve the entire website if you want with IDM.
  2. AVG Anti-Virus Software
    There is a free edition for this software that you can download in its website, but it is better to buy the complete package. Internet is also risky with new kind of viruses or Trojan. You never know what hits you until all your data are lost.
  3. Internet Explorer 7 or Mozilla Firefox
    The IE 7 and Mozilla are the faster and more secure way to surf the web. It can prompt or give a warning if there is some program force to download.
  4. Adobe Acrobat Reader
    You must have this software in order to read some documents downloaded from the net.
  5. WinZip or WinRar
    Some documents that are in .zip or .rar format needs to extract with this software.
  6. Flash Player
    Surfing the net is not fun without Flash Player. You can make some presentation in Flash Player too for more interactive performance.

    The lists are still long if you want to have an advanced experience surfing the net. Maybe you can help me add some.