2014 Year in Review: A Letter From the CEO

Alexa is an icon. Its history spans nearly two decades, with millions of subscribers joining us along the way. Alexa has long been the go-to source to divine the intrinsic and relative value of any website. I joined Alexa in August of 2013 and took over as the company’s CEO Continue Reading

SEO Best Practices: The Essentials for 2015

Search Engine Optimization or “SEO” is the process of designing your website and marketing strategy to get high quality, un-paid traffic from Search Engines to your website. Several years ago, the term “SEO” conjured up an image of shady characters working in dimly lit back rooms to “trick” search engines Continue Reading

EasyApache 3.28.1 Released

SUMMARY cPanel, Inc. has released EasyApache 3.28.1 with PHP versions 5.4.36 and 5.5.20. This release addresses vulnerabilities related to CVE-2014-8142 by fixing a bug in the Core module. We strongly encourage all PHP 5.4 users to upgrade to version 5.4.36 and all PHP 5.5 users to upgrade to version 5.5.20. Continue Reading

Kyoto Tycoon Secure Replication

Kyoto Tycoon is a distributed key-value store written by FAL Labs, and it is used extensively at CloudFlare. Like many popular key-value stores, Kyoto Tycoon uses timestamp-based replication to ensure eventual consistency and guarantee ordering. Kyoto Tycoon is an open source project, and in the spirit of the holidays, we’re Continue Reading

Top eight IT predictions for 2015

IT security, big data and cloud computing have dominated the headlines this year, and will continue to do so in 2015, going by the predictions that tech vendors have dished out in recent weeks. We take a look at the top eight tech trends that are likely to shape the industry next Continue Reading

Xiaomi, Huawei continue march in smartphone sales

The third quarter of 2014 saw market leader Samsung lose its lead drastically to Chinese smartphone makers Huawei and Xiaomi, according to a report by analyst firm Gartner. Samsung shaved 7.7 percentage points to retain a 24.4 per cent share of the market in the quarter as compared to a year Continue Reading

WordPress 4.1 “Dinah”

Version 4.1 of WordPress, named “Dinah” in honor of jazz singer Dinah Washington, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in WordPress 4.1 help you focus on your writing, and the new default theme lets you show it off in style. Introducing Twenty Fifteen Our newest Continue Reading

Improving PicoHTTPParser further with AVX2

In a recent post, Kazuho’s Weblog describes an improvement to PicoHTTPParser. This improvement utilizes the SSE4.2 instruction PCMPESTRI in order to find the delimiters in a HTTP request/response and parse them accordingly. This update, compared to the previous version of the code, is impressive. CC BY-SA 2.0 image by Intel Continue Reading

Acronis Academy eLearning Platform: Access to Training Anytime, Anywhere

For years Acronis has brought customers anytime, anywhere access to their data. Now we’ve expanded that anytime, anywhere commitment to Acronis Partners with the launch of the Acronis Academy eLearning Platform, a learning management system (LMS) designed to provide Acronis Partner staff with sales and technical training. The post Acronis Academy Continue Reading

Acronis Academy eLearning Platform: Access to Training Anytime, Anywhere

For years Acronis has brought customers anytime, anywhere access to their data. Now we’ve expanded that anytime, anywhere commitment to Acronis Partners with the launch of the Acronis Academy eLearning Platform, a learning management system (LMS) designed to provide Acronis Partner staff with sales and technical training. The post Acronis Academy Continue Reading

December 18, 2014 10:05 AM

Most of the Power Systems range of servers since POWER7 allow for the HMC organised online hot replacement of: Cooling fans Power supplies and the online hot adding, removing or replacement of: Internal hard disks PCI(e) Adapters. From POWER8 onwards we are not going to have the online add or Continue Reading

WordPress 4.1 Release Candidate 3

The next release candidate for WordPress 4.1 is now available for testing. Seventy changes have gone in since the first release candidate. With no known issues left, we plan to release 4.1 tomorrow, December 18. To test, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the release candidate here (zip). If you’d Continue Reading

WordPress 4.1 Release Candidate 3

The next release candidate for WordPress 4.1 is now available for testing. Seventy changes have gone in since the first release candidate. With no known issues left, we plan to release 4.1 tomorrow, December 18. To test, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the release candidate here (zip). If you’d Continue Reading

Designing Happiness: Lessons from Warm Gun 2014

Continuous learning is a big part of our culture here at Alexa. Aside from personal and professional growth, we believe that our own continuous learning has a significant impact on our customers. And being able to reiterate our experiences to you is a part of us paying our knowledge forward. Continue Reading

Designing Happiness: Lessons from Warm Gun 2014

Continuous learning is a big part of our culture here at Alexa. Aside from personal and professional growth, we believe that our own continuous learning has a significant impact on our customers. And being able to reiterate our experiences to you is a part of us paying our knowledge forward. Continue Reading

Singapore workers spend nearly 10% of time at work on online shopping and social media

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If you think your boss doesn’t know you shop or use Facebook at work, think again. A recent study by recruitment agency Robert Half found that Singapore employees spend an average of 9.3 per cent of their online time at work visiting shopping sites, looking up travel deals and using Continue Reading

Bulletin Racing Takes Second Place at Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta

The Bulletin Racing Team participated in the Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta December 6-7, 2014.  The national two-day event attracted more than 450 competitors in over 400 boats this year.  Bulletin Racing’s Sean Herbert competed in the regatta’s Optimist Open 2014, finishing second overall out of 77 boats with a cumulative Continue Reading

Live Chat Feature Now Available on Bulletin Website

At Bulletin, we are always available and ready to help.  To uphold our commitment to service quality and excellence, we recently launched the live chat feature on the Bulletin website.  Found on our homepage, Bulletin’s live chat web option is an alternative to calling or emailing us, so that we can Continue Reading

Google Public DNS and Location-Sensitive DNS Responses

Webmaster level: advanced Recently the Google Public DNS team, in collaboration with Akamai, reached an important milestone: Google Public DNS now propagates client location information to Akamai nameservers. This effort significantly improves the accuracy of approximately 30% of the location-sensitive DNS responses returned by Google Public DNS. In other words, Continue Reading

ReadySpace’s Top 5 of 2014

So it’s that time of the year to once again look forward in anticipation and look backwards in reflection. Here’s my Top 5 of what went down at RSSG in 2014. #5. MobileSync We re – branded and re – vamped our premium email service to provide a better user Continue Reading

Unlocking information from good old paper

Even as businesses are increasingly making sense of heaps of digital information using analytics tools, many often forget about the value of good old paper. Paper documents contain useful information too, but they are usually neglected in disaster recovery, customer relationship management (CRM) and data analytics strategies. Since September 2013, Kodak Alaris Continue Reading

WordPress 4.1 Release Candidate

The release candidate for WordPress 4.1 is now available. We’ve made refinements to what we’ve been working on for this release. Check out the Beta announcement for details on the new features. We hope to ship WordPress 4.1 on Tuesday December 16th, but we need your help to get there. If Continue Reading

Cloud backup and cloud storage: what is the difference?

The cloud hype has blurred the lines between cloud storage and cloud backup. Many providers like it that way because it gives them a broader appeal in capturing potential customers. But clouding up cloud definitions confuses the market. In reality they are very different solutions for different business challenges. The Continue Reading

Defense Against Cybersecurity Risks

Mobile technology has enabled small businesses to flourish over the past few years, but also generated a new set of cybersecurity risks. As small businesses do more and more business online with cloud services that sorely lack sufficient security protocols, they become ideal targets to hackers. The post Defense Against Continue Reading

Business Continuity vs. Disaster Recovery vs. Backup: Where do you Stand?

nScaled joined Spiceworks three months ago. Cool crowd, great discussions, and good spirit of competition between vendors. Acronis, of course, has been there much longer and has a very strong following. It’s interesting to observe the two different audiences – backup, and disaster recovery. But are they really so far apart? Continue Reading

When Customers Speak… Uncensored

So, nScaled has been acquired by Acronis, the backup company. I am sure you know that already (and if you don’t just check our page!) Great synergy together – after all, backup is key part of DR. The post When Customers Speak… Uncensored is fed from ReadySpace Cloud Services – Continue Reading

Now Hiring: Data Protection Officer?

The European Union is continuing discussions regarding new data protection laws that, if approved, would have ramifications for how companies manage and protect their customers’ data. Among the effects would be a requirement that companies hire for a new role: data protection officer.  The post Now Hiring: Data Protection Officer? Continue Reading

How Cloud Computing is Changing Data Protection in the Channel

Increased adoption of cloud computing, virtualization and other big IT shifts are rewriting the relationship between technology vendors and their channel partners. The post How Cloud Computing is Changing Data Protection in the Channel is fed from ReadySpace Cloud Services – United States. Contents strictly belongs to ReadySpace and its Continue Reading

Seven Benefits of Enterprise Virtualization

The following is a guest post by John Grady, senior manager of product marketing at XO Communications:  The post Seven Benefits of Enterprise Virtualization is fed from ReadySpace Cloud Services – United States. Contents strictly belongs to ReadySpace and its respective partners.

Behind the Cover: Protecting the Digital Data Backbone of a Print Magazine

Before that glossy magazine hits the shelf, a lot of work takes place behind the scenes. Freelance writers are hired, stories are edited, photos are chosen and sorted — and all of these elements are compiled using editing software. The post Behind the Cover: Protecting the Digital Data Backbone of Continue Reading

How the Shellshock Vulnerability Puts The World’s Data at Risk

Security experts recently discovered a new software vulnerability that could affect millions of devices and servers across the globe. It’s called Shellshock, and experts are still trying to determine just how big of a threat it is. The post How the Shellshock Vulnerability Puts The World's Data at Risk is Continue Reading

Information Explosion: Top Trends to Handle the Data Deluge

The following is a guest post by John Grady, senior manager of product marketing at XO Communications:  The post Information Explosion: Top Trends to Handle the Data Deluge is fed from ReadySpace Cloud Services – United States. Contents strictly belongs to ReadySpace and its respective partners.

Scheduled TSR Cycles

Throughout 2014, the cPanel Security Team has worked with security researchers through cPanel’s Security Bounty program. We try to deliver fixes to issues these security researchers have discovered, along with fixes for issues discovered by cPanel’s internal code audits, in regular two-month cycles. The intent of these scheduled TSRs has Continue Reading

Apple, IBM unveil new business apps

Apple and IBM have unveiled the fruits of their partnership to deliver mobile apps that bring big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad users in the enterprise. Dubbed IBM MobileFirst, the first set of 10 iOS apps spans a gamut of business functions across industries, from flight planning in Continue Reading

The four steps to appiness

Webmaster Level: intermediate to advanced App deep links are the new kid on the block in organic search, and they’re picking up speed faster than you can say “schema.org ViewAction”! For signed-in users, 15% of Google searches on Android now return deep links to apps through App Indexing. And over Continue Reading

Infor: Amazon partnership is strategic but non-exclusive

When Infor announced its controversial decision to tap on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to serve up its cloud apps, many industry observers stood up and took notice. After all, enterprise software companies that sell business-critical apps prefer to own and control every layer of their cloud infrastructure, rather than depend on Continue Reading

11.42 to EOL in 2 Months

cPanel & WHM 11.42 is set to reach End of Life at the end of January 2015. In accordance with our EOL policy [http://go.cpanel.net/longtermsupport], 11.42 will continue functioning on servers. However, no further updates, such as security fixes and installations, will be provided for 11.42 after it reaches EOL. We Continue Reading

Are you a robot? Introducing “No CAPTCHA reCAPTCHA”

reCAPTCHA protects the websites you love from spam and abuse. So, when you go online—say, for some last-minute holiday shopping—you won’t be competing with robots and abusive scripts to access sites. For years, we’ve prompted users to confirm they aren’t robots by asking them to read distorted text and type Continue Reading

Singapore businesses lose over US$1 billion from data loss and downtime

Singapore companies have lost over URp.1 billion from data loss and downtime over the past year, a new study has found. On average, they experienced more than three working days of unexpected downtime, and represent 66 per cent of mid-sized and large enterprises in Singapore, according to an EMC-commissioned survey of 3,300 IT Continue Reading

3D digital model of Singapore to be ready by 2017

An ambitious government-led project to create a 3D digital model of Singapore that lets city planners simulate municipal services and tap on crowdsourced data is now underway. Announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong last Monday as part of Singapore’s smart nation initiative, the Rp.73 million (URp.58 million) project is Continue Reading

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