Cloud Computing? What does it mean to me?

Posted on: February 23rd, 2013 by Jim Collier No Comments

Q. What is “the Cloud”?

A. The “cloud” is a friendly way of describing web-based computing services that are hosted outside of your organization. When you use cloud-based services, your IT infrastructure resides off your property (off-premises), and is maintained by a third party (hosted), instead of residing on a server at your home or business (on-premises) that you maintain.

Lenovo to Launch Enterprise “Green” Display

Posted on: January 12th, 2013 by Jim Collier No Comments

For large enterprises that demand performance, quality, and green values, Lenovo introduces the ThinkVision LT2252p. The LT2252p offers multiple input options for hardware compatibility – VGA, DVI-D and DisplayPort.


Verizon FiOS doubles down on speed with new 300 Mbps broadband service

Posted on: May 31st, 2012 by Jim Collier No Comments

Verizon is adding a major new option for its high-speed FiOS fiber customers: a 300 megabits-per-second data service for households with heavy Internet habits. Using the new level, customers can download a 1.5-gigabyte file in less than thirty seconds.

New wireless subscribers down sharply at AT&T

Posted on: April 24th, 2012 by Jim Collier No Comments

When Verizon Wireless started selling the iPhone, AT&T sounded a defiant note, saying that its customers would remain loyal. A year later, it’s clear that the Verizon iPhone has crimped AT&T’s stride.

Verizon, the country’s largest wireless carrier, had little problem attracting new customers before it started selling the iPhone. In fact, it was the only one that managed to keep up with AT&T’s iPhone-fueled growth.

iPad 3 to Arrive in March, says analyst

Posted on: February 10th, 2012 by Jim Collier No Comments

Computerworld – Apple will introduce a new iPad the first full week of March, and will start selling it the following week, according to reports and industry analyst expectations.

The March debut of the iPad 3, as some have called it, was first reported today by AllThingsD, the blog owned by Dow Jones, the publisher of the Wall Street Journal. Citing unnamed sources, the blog said Apple will host a launch event the first week of March, likely at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, a regular venue for the company’s press announcements.

Last year, then-CEO Steve Jobs returned from medical leave to lead the launch event of the iPad 2 on March 2. Apple started selling the new tablet on March 11, 2011 via its online store.

Email Giants Move to Slash ‘Phishing’

Posted on: January 31st, 2012 by Jim Collier No Comments

Email-service providers Google Inc., Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Corp. and AOL Inc. are backing a new effort intended to dramatically reduce “phishing” emails, which attempt to trick recipients into thinking they come from a legitimate source.

Microsoft Fixes 22 Flaws with Updates

Posted on: August 10th, 2011 by Jim Collier No Comments

Microsoft released 13 patches addressing issues in the Windows operating system, Internet Explorer, Office and its development tools.

Microsoft released 13 security bulletins addressing 22 unique vulnerabilities for its August Patch Tuesday update.

Of the 13 bulletins, two were rated as “critical,” nine as “important” and two as “moderate,” Microsoft said Aug. 9 in its Patch Tuesday notification announcement. The patches addressed bugs in both desktop and server versions of Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, .NET and Visual Studio.

Space Shuttle Atlantis Live Video

Posted on: July 8th, 2011 by Jim Collier No Comments

Atlantis (OV-104) was delivered to Kennedy Space Center in April 1985. It lifted off on its maiden voyage on Oct. 3, 1985, on mission 51-J, the second dedicated Department of Defense flight. Later missions included the launch of the Galileo interplanetary probe to Jupiter on STS-34 in October 1989, and STS-37, with the Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) as its primary payload, in April 1991.

Atlantis is named after a two-masted sailing ship that was operated for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute from 1930 to 1966.

MalwareBytes: to Remove Stubborn Malware

Posted on: July 7th, 2011 by Jim Collier No Comments

Malware is an ever-growing problem with today’s computer systems. Your computer is constantly at risk from infection by malware including viruses, worms, trojans, rootkits, dialers, and spyware. Malwarebytes specializes in fighting these malware processes.

If viruses are mischief, malware is mayhem. Malware doesn’t just want to disrupt your network, it wants your keystrokes, logins, passwords, address book, data, credit card information, favorite t-shirt and possibly your cat.

Malware is not going away any time soon. Malware is growing, developing, constantly evolving. Malware is becoming more difficult to detect, and even harder to remove.

Citigroup Breach Now Reportedly Affecting More Than 360k

Posted on: June 17th, 2011 by Jim Collier No Comments

More than 360,000 North American credit cards were exposed in May when an attack on Citigroup infiltrated that company’s card account management website according to a report by IDG News.

The breach exposed the names, account numbers, and contact information of account holders, but not other personal information such as Social Security Numbers, dates of birth, and card expiration dates, according to the report.

Citigroup declined to provide further information on the attack, citing an on-going investigation. The company has thus far failed to explain how the breach occurred and how the company plans to keep such breaches from occurring in the future, prompting criticism from Connecticut Attorney General, George Jepson.