Category Archives: Technology

Hightail and the High Cost of Storage

Hightail and the High Cost of Storage

High Cost of Storage Petabytes don’t come cheap. High-volume file transporter Hightail found this out recently and have chosen to switch providers to keep pace. Based in San Francisco, Hightail started life as YouSendIt, a service that allowed people to send large files, usually in the multi-megabyte size, that were too large for regular email…

2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation

2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the Internet of Things (IoT) application enablement market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes ThingWorx, a PTC business, with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation.  The unique ThingWorx IoT development platform eliminates the need for complex codes to create…

Facebook’s Weird, Warm Data Centers Reach the Mainstream

Facebook’s Weird, Warm Data Centers Reach the Mainstream

Vantage, for example, has built something it calls V2 in the heart of Silicon Valley. It’s a 45,000 square-foot facility that uses outside air instead of air conditioning to cool computers. The building also has automated systems to control the humidity and expel waste heat. The sum total of these and other measures is that…

E-Cigarettes Can Hurt Your Computer

E-Cigarettes Can Hurt Your Computer

E-Cigarettes Yet more evidence that smoking is bad for you: A brand of e-cigarettes manufactured in China, has been found to carry malicious software that can be implanted into a computer when plugged into a USB port for recharging. E-cigarettes are in actual fact, electronic vaporizers that heat a liquid solution into an aerosol mist that offers the…

IBM has signed a 10-year, multi-billion dollar

IBM has signed a 10-year, multi-billion dollar

(Reuters) – IBM has signed a 10-year, multi-billion dollar deal to provide computer infrastructure services to Dutch bank ABN Amro [ABRGPA.UL] running on its cloud systems, the U.S. information technology firm said on Monday. Read the source article at Reuters

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Monday Security

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Monday Security

Cyber Monday Security This is a time when cybercriminals become opportunists due to the explosive nature of Cyber Monday online shopping. The incredible number of online transactions taking place each second makes it a very lucrative time for these groups. We have provided a timely infographic by zerofox which gives you some ideas of what to…

Avoiding Obsolescence In The Cloud

Avoiding Obsolescence In The Cloud

The Cloud I was amused to discover this week that Microsoft aren’t supporting Internet Explorer 8 or 9 – with their own CRM software. And that’s telling. It wasn’t that long ago that I visited one of the UK’s largest banks, and discovered that they were still using IE6, with absolutely no plans whatsoever to…

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