Virtual Private Network


Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are capable of providing a secure “tunnel” between systems or applications. VPNs are valuable for providing confidentiality and integrity protection of communications for applications that do not understand or implement those protections–the most obvious being legacy applications, and in particular the protection of ids and passwords transmitted across networks to those applications. Note that, just because an application uses strong authentication ( Public Key or Kerberos ), does not mean the application also provides confidentiality and integrity protection for transmitted information. While strong authentication mechanisms typically…

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Domain Transfer


How to Transfer a Domain Name   You’ve bought your first domain name and you’re really happy with your purchase. You finally found what you’ve been looking for! Except there’s only one problem. You want to transfer the domain name to another registrar, and you don’t really know how to go about it. The process can sound overwhelming and cumbersome to some, which is why I’ve put together this article to help you prepare for the process. In this article, I’ll show you why you might want to transfer your domain…

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Domain Registration


Why You Need Web Hosting What many beginners fail to realize is that buying a domain name is just the first piece of their online presence puzzle. Without web site hosting, a domain name will never do anything. Having a web hosting account is as necessary to getting started as a domain name. Domain names have to point to a web host, where the actual files of your web site live. If you don’t have a hosting account, your domain name won’t be able to load your web site and…

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Domain & Hosting


    Why You Shouldn’t Register Domains With Your Web Host There are a ton of options when it comes to domain registrars, resellers, and brokers. Trying to decide which one to use can be overwhelming, and it may seem natural to use your web host to keep everything in one place. However, registering domain with your host can be a horrible idea, for reasons I’ll outline below. Domains and Hosting – A Few Basics Owning a blog or website involves two separate pieces, your domain and your host. It’s…

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Dedicated server


Upgrading to Dedicated Servers – Features & Benefits For business owners who are completely dependent on their online presence, it is important to have a dedicated server in place. A dedicated server is important to operate a website. It is, in fact, the most ideal solution for businesses with high-traffic websites. Dedicated servers offer greater flexibility with improved customization and configuration. Dedicated servers provide you with everything you need to optimize and boost the hosting experience for your visitors or your clients. Having a dedicated server improves the level of…

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On November 8, 2006, Nvidia officially launched its first unified shader architecture and first DirectX 10-compatible GPU, the G80. The new chip debuted in two new cards, the $599 GeForce 8800 GTX and the $449 GeForce 8800 GTS. Today, the 8800 GTX’s specs seem modest, even low-end, with 128 shader cores, 32 texture mapping units, and 24 Render Outputs (ROPs), backed by 768MB of RAM. But back in 2006, the G80 was a titan. It swept both Nvidia’s previous GTX 7xx generation and ATI’s Radeon X19xx series completely off the…

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Mobile Tech


Microsoft last week unveiled its new vision for bringing 3D to the masses through a modernized version of its Paint application for Windows 10. Paint 3D will be available in the Windows 10 Creators Update. Anyone who would like to start creating and sharing in Paint 3D can do so by joining the Windows Insider Program — available for PC and Phone — the company said. To date, most computer users have been limited to a two-dimensional canvas, even though we live in a multidimensional world, noted Megan Saunders, general…

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Salesforce has agreed to acquire its Marketing Cloud partner Krux, which offers a data management platform. Salesforce will pay US$340 million in cash and issue between 3.4 million and six million shares of common stock to consummate the deal, according to documentation filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. That’s worth an estimated $700 million in all. Benefits to Both Krux will extend the Salesforce Marketing Cloud’s segmentation and targeting capabilities to power consumer marketing with even more precision at scale, said Krux CEO Tom Chavez. Further,…

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The Sunday keynotes at Oracle OpenWorld were good — especially when compared with prior years — but they still suffered from the perennial problem of trying to stuff too much content into a two-hour event. Diane Bryant, SVP at Intel and a big Oracle partner, spent an hour covering a very broad landscape and she did it with verve. There are so many intersection points between the companies that it’s hard to present a coherent story. There is the Xeon E5 v4 processor that outperforms previous versions — something you…

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