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July, 2009

  • 8 July

    Google Announces Chrome Operating System

    In a move that has surprised few in the tech world, Google has announced plans to release an operating system for netbooks in 2010. Analysts have long speculated that the search giant would release a desktop OS to compete with Microsoft on its largest front. Not surprisingly they intend to …

June, 2009

  • 12 June

    Lightning strike brings outages for Amazon cloud

    Amazon.com has released a statement saying that the recent outages experienced on some of their Web services were due to lightning strikes in the United States. On 6:30pm Pacific Daylight Time, a lightning strike caused some of the servers to lose power. This led to disruption with their EC2 service …

May, 2009

  • 18 May

    Free Web services a more reliable choice

    Small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) are better served by free web services rather than in-house solutions, according to ZDNet. Uptime and additional features are the main draws to these services without the heavy startup costs of developing similar applications on their own hardware. “Scott Rutherford, CTO of UserVoice, a …

  • 14 May

    Is the Move to Cloud Computing Coming Too Soon?

    With the 2010 American fiscal budget comes an innovative request: move to cloud computing. The U.S. government is pushing its agencies to move to cloud technology in an effort to save money. Despite the need to cut costs, IT and cybersecurity experts are afraid the switch might happen too quickly. …

  • 13 May

    Will Hosting Become Cheaper Over the Next Two Years?

    According to Christina Torode, a senior writer at Tech Target, the price of hosting will decrease over the next two years. Due to increased competition, reduced costs, and new technology like cloud computing, she predicts a 20% decrease. This price drop mainly applies to application hosting, but could hit the …

  • 4 May

    DDos Attacks on the Rise

    Over the last six months, Internet security experts have observed an increase in Distributed Denial of Service of Attacks (DDos). DDoS attacks occur when an attacker uses a large number of compromised computers to send tiny pieces of data, often as small as a 52-byte ping, to a server. So …