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Austin, TX Now Accepting Google Fiber Signups
Google announced as far back as April that it would be launching Google Fiber in Austin, Texas. In October, the company revealed it would launch in December.

Date: 2014-12-08


Is Obama Right To Try and Reclassify The Internet
In an effort to protect an open Internet, President Obama announced that he'sasking the FCC to reclassify Internet service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.

Date: 2014-11-17


Meet compliance and achieve network security with GFI LanGuard
As your network grows in size and complexity, keeping it fully-patched to keep it secure and meet compliance regulations is a time-consuming nightmare to do manually.

Date: 2014-11-13

Are you after advanced network security, without the extra workAre you after advanced network security, without the extra work?
Ensuring your network is fully patched and on a regular basis requires a lot of work, and we know it can be a headache for sysadmins like you.

Date: 2014-10-30

Manage remote computers the easy way!
Laptops outside the controls of the network are hard to manage and protect.

Date: 2014-10-29

ISP Speed Rankings Announced By Netflix
Netflix has released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. Last month, we saw improvements stemming from the company's relationships with AT&T, Time Warner, and Verizon.

Date: 2014-10-27

Don't let exchange server performance bring you down
Microsoft Exchange mail servers are critical to daily business operations. If users can't get their email, then their friends in IT suddenly become a highly visible thorn in their side.

Date: 2014-10-23

Protect your network from vulnerabilities with GFI LanGuard
There has never been a better time to ensure your network is safe. Mobile devices, network devices and software in your network are all subject to increased risks of malware and breaches. The only way to protect your network is by using a high quality robust solution that can scan a wide range of network devices, mobile devices, apps and other software for vulnerabilities. GFI LanGuard® is your solution to today’s high risk environment.

Date: 2014-10-17

Advanced network security without the extra work - GFI LanGuard
Ensuring your network is fully patched on a regular basis requires a lot of work, and we know it can be a headache for sysadmins like you.

Date: 2014-10-09

The New 'Shellshock' Bash Bug Discovered by Red Hat
It feels like major security vulnerabilities are more common than ever, and there's a big one freaking out the blogosphere being referred to as "shellshock". It was discovered by a Red Hat security team in the Bash shell.

Date: 2014-09-29

Don't let exchange server performance bring you down
Microsoft Exchange mail servers are critical to daily business operations. If users can't get their email, then their friends in IT suddenly become a highly visible thorn in their side.

Date: 2014-09-25

Netflix Unveils Last ISP Speed Benchmark Results
Netflix just released its new ISP Speed Index data for the month of July. Last month, they added some icons to the U.S. graph to “increase transparency” about the type of technology used by an ISP. This month, they’ve added them to 12 other countries, including Canada and Mexico.

Date: 2014-08-25

Don't let exchange server performance bring you down
Microsoft Exchange mail servers are critical to daily business operations. If users can't get their email, then their friends in IT suddenly become a highly visible thorn in their side.

Date: 2014-08-21

Verizon Announces Major Adjustments To Data Usage of Internet Customers
This past week, Verizon announced that it will be making two major adjustments to the data usage of its customers—increasing upload speeds to match download speeds for nearly all of its FiOS service subscribers and limiting the data speeds for the top five percent of data users for its 4G network, according to the Los Angeles Times and Forbesrespectively.

Date: 2014-08-11

ISP Ranking Released From Netflix
Netflix just released its new ISP Speed Index data for the month of June. This time, they've added icons to the U.S. graph to "increase transparency" about the type of technology used by an ISP.

Date: 2014-07-21


Why Is a Public Wifi Network Unsafe and Dangerous?
Hi Dave, I have heard many people say how all my data can be hacked by using a public coffee house wifi network. How do they do it? I use an apple iPod Touch and an iPad Mini (wifi only, I'm too cheap for a data plan). Is there a way I can minimize the intrusion into my stuff? Should I never check my email while using a public wifi connection? Am I relatively safe just using an internet browser on a public wifi? Y

Date: 2014-06-23


Japan Working On Providing Tourists Free Wi-Fi
There are a bunch of wonderful things about being a tourist in Japan–the food, the culture, the nightlife, and the history, to name a few. But one thing tourists have complained about for years is the difficulty of accessing Wi-Fi in the country.

Date: 2014-05-27


AT&T Announces Multi-City Fiber Expansion Plan
AT&T has pulled a Google and announced a "major initiative to expand its ultra-fast fiber network." Like Google, who made a similar announcement back in February, AT&T is looking at some major metropolitan areas, scoping out the logistics, and saying that they could possibly expand to up to 100 cities.

Date: 2014-04-23


Netflix Talks About Why It's Paying Comcast And Net Neutrality
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wrote a rare post on the company blog to address concerns regarding net neutrality and its recently announced deal with Comcast. He writes:

Date: 2014-03-24


5 reasons why over a Million administrators trust OpManager
" Very easy to setup & configure ... " Doug Berry, IT Manager USA, Industry : Financial/ Banking/ Insurance

Date: 2014-03-20


ISP Speed Index Expanded By Netflix
A year ago, Netflix launched its ISP Speed Index site. Since then, updates have included regional reports and prime time performance metrics. Now, the index has been expanded to include the top 60 in the U.S.

Date: 2014-03-17


9 More Possible Google Fiber Locations
Take a look, people. If your city is on this map, Google is at least actively considering bringing Google Fiber your way.

Date: 2014-02-24


Google Wants To Upgrade Their Fiber Service To 10 Gigabits Per Second
The U.S. has slow internet. It sucks. The giant iron fists of a handful of monopolistic ISPs continue to pound the weak, helpless masses. One bright spot in the dark, depressing wasteland has been Google Fiber, Google's one gigabit high-speed internet service.

Date: 2014-02-17


Chinese Internet Censors Were The Reason For Outage
On January 21st, millions of Chinese internet users who typed in the name of their favorite websites were instead redirected. Disturbingly enough to Chinese officials, the redirection took them to the page of a U.S. company called Dynamic Internet Technology or DIT, which could help the page visitors evade Chinese censorship.

Date: 2014-01-27


New Studies Confirm That The U.S. Is Behind On Internet Speed
For the past few years, a common complaint among tech circles is that Internet access in the United States is slow and spotty, especially when compared to the rest of the world. It all started to change last year when Google Fiber launched in Kansas City thus inspiring other cities to ditch corporate monopolies, and offer their residents better speeds at half the price. Despite the rise in gigabit connectivity, a new report finds that the United States is still well behind the curve when it comes to Internet access and speeds.

Date: 2014-01-06


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