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March 1, 2017
by sjvn01
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Which cloud will give you the biggest bang for the buck?

After Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) Northern Virginia datacenter went casters up, you might think about switching your Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud provider. If that’s the case, Cloud Spectator has benchmarked 10 of the biggest public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers based on … Continue reading

February 27, 2017
by sjvn01
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Tens of thousands of Chromebooks fail because of Symantec BlueCoat problem

Well, this is annoying. Maryland’s Montgomery County schools are using Chromebooks. The school system is using about 120,000 Chromebooks and multiple PCs running the Chrome web browser. But when Google recently updated them to Chrome OS 56, over 30 percent … Continue reading

February 23, 2017
by sjvn01
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OpenVAS: Checking for Holes Before the Hackers Do It for You

I have a friend who believes that his site is too small for crackers to ever bother with. Need I tell you his site was recently cracked open like an egg? You’ve got to take security seriously. One of the … Continue reading

February 22, 2017
by sjvn01
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What’s up with Windows patching, Microsoft?

Well, here’s something different. Microsoft, for the first time since it started its monthly Patch Tuesdays in October 2003, has completely blown a deadline. There will be no major patch release in February. Instead, the patch package will be released … Continue reading