window._mfq = window._mfq || []; (function() { var mf = document.createElement("script"); mf.type = "text/javascript"; mf.async = true; mf.src = "//"; document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(mf); })();
407-478-6600    Get SUPPORT

TaylorWorks Blog

Know Your Tech: Cache

Know Your Tech: Cache

If you hang out around technology professionals for any period of time, chances are that you’ve heard the word “cache” used before. The word, pronounced cash, is usually heard in the phrase, “clear the cache,” but if you don’t know what this phrase means, how can you benefit from it? Since this week’s tech term is “cache,” let’s get into the details.

What is a Cache?
Most words used in computing have meanings outside technology, so it’s natural that cache has appeared elsewhere in language before now. A cache is essentially storage that is hidden away from the general public. Maybe you have a stash of goodies in your desk that are meant for “emergencies,” or perhaps you have a cache of pens hidden away because people keep stealing them from you. Either way, it’s a collection of something that you want to keep out of sight, and it has its uses for computing as well.

A cache can also be a hardware or software function that keeps data stored somewhere hidden away for faster processing in the future. This can be anything from a cache allowing your network’s data to travel faster from point A to point B, to a web browser storing information from certain web pages so that they are loaded faster than they otherwise would be. Simply put, the cache makes computing easier and more efficient--or at least, it’s meant to.

So What Does “Clear the Cache” Mean?
Clearing the cache in a web browser is easy. All it takes is the keyboard shortcut, Ctrl+F5. What this does for your device is that it allows the website to update any information that it has stored in the cache. This includes cookies and other website data that it may have stored. How this comes into play is when a website is updated and its appearance needs to be updated in the cache. If you fail to clear it, you might not be looking at the most up-to-date version of the website. Caches are most effective when they are small, so it helps to clear it once in a while to keep it that way.

Before clearing a network cache, however, you’ll want to first make sure that any drastic changes are handled by a networking professional. TaylorWorks would be happy to further explain the process of caching and what it means for your business. To learn more, reach out to us at 407-478-6600.

Your Router Can Host Some Pretty Nasty Malware
Why You’ll Want to Consider Hosted VoIP Telephony


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Thursday, October 18 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Technology Network Security Cloud Best Practices Managed IT Services Privacy Business Computing Hackers Data Backup Email Malware VoIP Mobile Devices Outsourced IT Data Data Recovery Hosted Solutions Tech Term Internet Microsoft Google Innovation Backup Internet of Things Cloud Computing Software Saving Money Business Continuity Hardware IT Services Ransomware Efficiency Communication Android Communications Small Business BDR Cybersecurity User Tips IT Support Smartphones Applications Disaster Recovery Cybercrime Artificial Intelligence Browser Windows 10 Router Computer Law Enforcement Managed IT Workplace Tips How To Gadgets Productivity Business Managed IT Services Network Business Intelligence Mobile Device Management Collaboration BYOD Windows Two-factor Authentication Phishing Chrome Save Money Data Security Computers Avoiding Downtime Data Protection Virtualization IT Support Smartphone Money Business Management Blockchain Alert Vulnerability Compliance Analysis Social Engineering Passwords Training Firewall Redundancy IT Management Apps Productivity App Remote Monitoring Connectivity Facebook Office 365 Miscellaneous Telephone Systems Information Identity Theft Upgrade Bandwidth Proactive IT Server Word Social Media Mobility Spam Document Management Servers Credit Cards Access Control Networking Update Mobile Device Paperless Office Unified Threat Management Smart Tech Work/Life Balance Workers Wi-Fi Fraud Settings Virtual Assistant OneNote Data loss Infrastructure Mobile Computing VPN Scam Telephone System Data Breach Employer-Employee Relationship Budget Microsoft Office IT Plan Spam Blocking File Sharing Automation Flexibility CES Sports Solid State Drive Windows 7 Big Data Password Information Technology Comparison Website Business Owner Private Cloud Unsupported Software Encryption Machine Learning Value Operating System Education Bring Your Own Device Data Storage Holiday Content Management Managed Service Keyboard Windows 10 Virtual Private Network Netflix Business Technology Cortana NIST Wiring Meetings Botnet Recycling Cache Excel Millennials Proactive Start Menu Wireless Charging Save Time Google Apps Streaming Media Managed Service Provider Physical Security Lifestyle SaaS Flash Patch Management Authentication Current Events Project Management End of Support Data Warehousing Risk Management Human Resources Students Cleaning Insurance Cryptocurrency GDPR Travel eWaste Wireless Internet Tip of the week Workforce Augmented Reality Audit Remote Monitoring and Maintenance Health Office Tips Mobile Content Filter webinar PDF Wireless Technology Amazon Virtual Reality Fiber-Optic Nanotechnology Knowledge Warranty Google Docs Staff Healthcare Computer Care Technology Tips Content Filtering Practices Safe Mode E-Commerce HaaS Screen Mirroring Marketing Hacker Criminal Wire Emails Windows Server 2008 Telecommuting The Internet of Things Black Market HVAC Line of Business Professional Services Hacking Password Manager Storage Conferencing Google Drive HBO Instant Messaging Accountants Sync Amazon Web Services Worker Commute Cables Network Congestion Printer Voice over Internet Protocol HIPAA Digital Signature Electronic Health Records Samsung Battery Hosted Computing Downtime Camera Cast Software as a Service Legal Entertainment Charger Remote Work Enterprise Content Management Computer Fan MSP Tools Users Business Mangement Hard Drives Outlook USB Telephony Online Shopping Unified Communications Devices Electronic Medical Records IT Consultant Mouse Multi-Factor Security Remote Computing Inventory Computing Infrastructure Government Smart Office Regulations IoT Password Management FENG Remote Worker Root Cause Analysis Data Management Gmail Addiction Frequently Asked Questions Specifications Recovery Skype Evernote Theft Thought Leadership Leadership Public Cloud Software Tips Trending Wireless Strategy YouTube Windows 10s Emergency Internet Exlporer User Error Rootkit Public Speaking Shadow IT Hosted Solution Employer Employee Relationship Hybrid Cloud Presentation Experience Company Culture WiFi Lithium-ion battery Content Hiring/Firing Tech Support Computer Accessories 5G Music Managing Stress IBM Two Factor Authentication Fun Internet exploMicrosoft Safety Politics Quick Tips CrashOverride Audiobook Vendor Management Assessment Files Bluetooth Wearable Technology Customer Relationship Management Transportation Advertising Competition Video Games Regulation Office Books Colocation IP Address Webinar Television History Automobile Twitter How to Relocation Customer Service Benefits Search Printers Mobile Office Best Practice IT solutions Public Computer Techology Worker Domains Troubleshooting Humor Smart Technology Scalability Loyalty

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite