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World Backup Day!

World Backup Day!

Today, March 31st is World Backup Day! When was the last time you backed your data up? In today’s world of ransomware and other data devouring viruses frequent backups are more important than ever.  Doesn’t matter businesses or personal, the files on our systems are important to us.  And with so many ways to back […]

Typo Takes Down Amazon S3

Typo Takes Down Amazon S3

Late last month Amazon S3, the cloud storage platform with nearly fifty percent market share, went down for almost a day. It would seem that a few servers were scheduled to be taken offline for maintenance, but far more servers than intended were taken offline. According to Amazon, one of these servers “manages the metadata […]

NAS vs DAS Data Storage

NAS vs DAS Data Storage

Whether it’s personal or business data, it adds up. Storing, accessing, and protecting that data is important – some things to think about: External hard drives (DAS -Direct Attached Storage) are essentially dumb devices – they neither know nor care about the machine they are attached to and setup is simple (plug your drive in, […]

AMD reveals the Ryzen 5 series

AMD reveals the Ryzen 5 series

Better than the rumors!             Earlier this month AMD released their first new processor in nearly 5 years. When I say new, I mean Brand New. Their Ryzen processors feature brand new architecture never before seen. While the new processor has had mixed reception, especially among the gaming community, the overall performance of the new […]

Ransomware is on the rise

Ransomware is on the rise

Ransomware is on the rise and is set up for a record year in 2017. As Ransomware takes over your computer and encrypts all of your files you will not even know it. Then, once it is done on your system it will crawl out to the entire network and will encrypt any shared files […]

Quantum Computers

Quantum Computers

Millions of times more power?   …yes please! Computers work [on a very rudimentary level] by counting electrons.  The signal is either going to be a 1 or a 0 and the combinations of these mean different things and are strung together into logical arguments that then make the computer behave certain ways.  Simple enough, right? Well, we […]

PCIe co-processor that uses light instead of electricity

PCIe co-processor that uses light instead of electricity

Optalysys, a UK company, is on track to release a co-processor that uses light instead of electricity by the end of 2017.  This device plugs into a PCIe slot on your computer’s motherboard and gives you the processing power of a super computer! Not sure what the price for this device will be yet but […]

Cloudfare Bug Exposed

Cloudfare Bug Exposed

For months, a bug in Cloudflare’s content optimization systems exposed sensitive information sent by users to websites that use the company’s content delivery network. The data included passwords, session cookies, authentication tokens and even private messages. Cloudflare acts as a reverse proxy for millions of websites, including those of major internet services and Fortune 500 […]

Here comes another WiFi Standard

Here comes another WiFi Standard

It seems like only yesterday that the first wave of 802.11ac (the current wireless standard) devices were released. The reality is that 802.11ac has been around for over three years, and now its successor, 802.11ax, is in the works, though you likely won’t see an 802.11ax router in your local retailer until 2018. But what […]