Leading IT companies are trying to put in place an infrastructure to support their mobile workforce and a range of complex connected devices. On the other hand, they are also trying to meet the compliance challenges. Data recovery and protection has higher priorityas cybercrime is on the rise. The expense of data rapture is increasing because of the new set of data protection regulations. IT companies are looking at cloud backup as an effective way to secure and recover data.
USB drives are outdated, not to mention the remains of CD/DVD technology. Cloud is the future of digital storage and, today, everyone knows this. Speaking about file hosting services, California-based DropBox serves as the flagship of the industry. However, although most popular, it is far from being the only such platform out there. With this in mind, if you ever find yourself in desperate need of a cloud storage service other than DropBox, here are five completely adequate alternatives. (more…)
Due to a number of technological advancements, the world has never been smaller in terms of how easy it is today to get in touch with people all over the globe. For this reason, many businesses are trying to establish an online presence via blogs, websites and social media. However, these three are not the only ways for a company to market itself in the online world. (more…)
Just a few decades ago, when it first appeared, gaming was no more than a hobby. Today however, it is more of a lifestyle. In fact, it would be safe to assume that gamers today are a fully-fledged subculture with their own sets of values and preferences. They go as far as to include gaming into every aspect of their lives including their dressing code, interior design and their social life. For this reason alone, here are few gifts that are quite suitable for gamers. (more…)
Making ends meet is never an easy task, regardless of how large revenue you have. Namely, the flow of money through budget is determined by more than just how much of it you have. The way you manage your personal expenses is a huge item on this menu as well. Because of this, here are few tips and tricks that will help you deal with your liquid assets in a more satisfying manner. (more…)
These days, there is an app for just about anything. Reviewing restaurants, playing games, finding a date – there’s an app for that. While once a relatively small and unwieldy set of apps, the realm of price comparison apps how grown exponentially in recent years, leading to a plethora of Android, iOS, and Windows apps that can help you compare price on everything from screen doors to digital cameras.
We have recently experienced a power slow down on our PC with Windows 7. We checked the task manager and there was a process running named GWXconfigmanager.exe. This process is signed by Microsoft and if you check the MS site, you will see that it was a part of the update KB3035583.
However, the file that was running on our PC looks very suspicious – it could not be killed and the process priority could not be changed as ell. We used “Autoruns” to see when/where this process started. However, not a sign of how this process starts.
US tech companies have not done well in China since Edward Snowden leaked the extent of the NSA’s spying operations. China’s state-run firms stopped buying computer hardware and software made in the US for fear that backdoors have been built in to these products to aid the NSA that make them vulnerable to security threats. This practice has been proven to be part of the NSA’s active toolkit, as revealed in documents released by Snowden.
As a result, US tech companies have taken a hit in the region. IBM has seen their sales in China fall by 20% or more in each of the last 3 financial quarters. Cisco has experienced an 8% drop of sales in China in the most recent quarter.
On Monday, May 19th, the Obama administration indicted 5 Chinese military officers for hacking US companies and cyber espionage. While this move does address a serious problem, the end result may actually hurt the very companies that may have been hacked in the scandal.
James McGregor, chairman for the advisory firm APCO, expressed that these indictments are warranted, but could also hurt US tech companies:
No more can you regard regard cloud web hosting as a futuristic technology. Today, it has emerged as a noteworthy alternative to the traditional web hosting servers. It is a particularly cost-effective hosting solution that’s reliable and scalable at the same time. Long back, it had been predicted that by the end of 2012, around 80 percent of the Fortune Companies would have shifted to cloud hosting and around 30 per cent of them would actually go on to purchase their own infrastructure. As a small business owner, you might as well be immediately confounded by the security issues posed by this technology. However, the bevy of advantages offered by it, can’t be dismissed either.