Archive | February, 2012

Is the Apple iPad ready for prime-time?

February 27, 2012

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Over the years in the information technology business I have seen a lot of products come and go. I can recall the latest and greatest gadgets like Apple’s Newton, Palm’s Pilot, Microsoft’s BOB, Motorola’s Pagemate, Blackberry’s Wireless Handhelds and various other products that were marketed to make your life easier. What first comes to mind […]

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A major Trojan Horse is lurking – coming soon to a computer near you

February 23, 2012

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Many of you may have heard about the Trojan horse called “DNSChanger” which is set to activate on March 9th. Hopefully – you have already taken action to remove it. The good news is the FBI has already shut the people behind this down and seized their servers, the bad news is when the FBI […]

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Raven goes to Cloud Connect

February 20, 2012

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Over the years I have attended my fair share of trade shows and conventions. Some have been extremely informational and helpful, and others – well, not so much. This last Wednesday my colleague, James Roten and I went to this years Cloud Connect in the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, CA. With our offices […]

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Cloud Computing 101 – Hosted Desktops & Servers (Part VIII)

February 16, 2012

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As we wind down our Cloud Computing 101 series we will take a look at hosted desktops and servers. These are basically virtual computers in the cloud, they look and feel like a regular computer, but the hardware and software is located in a data center. You can access your hosted desktops or server anywhere […]

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Cloud Computing 101 – VOIP (Part VII)

February 13, 2012

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Every business has unique IT requirements, and there are a wide range of hosted solutions. And configurations may span more than one platform. By now – everyone has heard of VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), Internet telephony and even perhaps the terms Virtual PBX or Hosted PBX. Whereas VOIP and Virtual PBX have similarities, there […]

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Cloud Computing 101 – Email (Part VI)

February 9, 2012

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Contrary to what you thought, email and email servers are part of the cloud. As stated in episode one (1), in my opinion the Internet and the cloud are one in the same. Therefore, your email server is connected to the Internet and your email transits the Internet and hence is in fact, part of […]

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Cloud Computing 101 – Storage Clouds (Part V)

February 6, 2012

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As we move into the fifth installment of the series we’ll begin to explore storage clouds. Here is where you have heard the most about “the cloud”. Many cloud providers offer storage, but not all storage clouds are the same. As mentioned in a previous installment, there are file clouds, FTP clouds, backup clouds, sharing […]

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Raven Cloud Computing launches their new and improved website with complete cloud solutions

February 2, 2012

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (February 02 2012)   Raven Cloud Computing launches their new and improved website with complete cloud solutions. San Francisco, CA – Raven Cloud Computing officially launches their new and improved website (www.ravenit.com) Wednesday February 01 2011. The new website offers a complete range of cloud solutions including primary services like Online File […]

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Cloud Computing 101 – Cloud Types (Part IV)

February 2, 2012

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If you have been keeping up with our blog series then you have already learned what a cloud is, about security and the differences between cloud vs. local computing. Here are the links leading back to those topics: Cloud Computing 101 – Introduction (Part I) Cloud Computing 101 – Security (Part II) Cloud Computing 101 […]

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