What is “the cloud” Really?
We have all seen the TV commercials boasting about the speed and reliability of the cloud, but what s it really? Essentially, the cloud is nothing more than an abstract idea for hosting files on the Internet. Put another way, it is the idea of accessing something on the Internet rather than a physical object. A good example of this is file sharing programs like Dropbox, Google Drive, or iCloud. Instead of physically moving files over like you would do with a flash drive you can have the same effect but over the Internet. Think of it as a digital locker where you can put your photos and emails and via them from any computer with an Internet connection.
Read on to learn what is the cloud?
FRII’s data center
When considering a data center, there are many different factors that should be considered that tailor to the unique needs of any business. Decisions should be made on whether or not a specific data center meets your business needs, as not all data centers are right for all needs.
Read on to learn how to choose the right data center?
Setting up your e-mail shouldn’t be this hard.
Are you excited about the new laptop you bought? Playing with your new tablet? Well it’s all fun and games until someone gets POP-ed. That’s right: we’re going to talk about POP and IMAP.
Don’t be ashamed that you have no idea what that means; for most of my life I have closed my eyes and selected my email settings randomly and hoped for the best.
Read on. No advanced degree required.
If certain large carriers get their way, many sites may load slower for consumers.
Your Internet connection might look like it is slower than normal today, Wednesday, September 10, 2014. This is due to an online, grassroots protest called Internet Slowdown Day
. Your connection will be working just fine, but many sites — including top web sites such as Google, Netflix, Amazon, and Reddit — will be showing a constant loading symbol.
Why are they doing this? To gain the public’s attention regarding the on-going net neutrality debate. (see our earlier post: How Net Neutrality Affects You)
Do you know how to tell a legitimate email from a targeted phishing attack?
Phishing scams try to “hook” you into believing they come from legitimate businesses so that you’ll reveal personal or secure information.
Sometimes it’s not easy to tell what’s real and what isn’t, even for the most sophisticated email user. This article will help you or someone you care about learn what to look for so that your information stays safe.
Within the past few years, there’s been an increase in the ability of the average email user to detect and delete spam. This has not gone unnoticed, particularly by the spammers who have a direct financial interest in obtaining our confidential information. Because of this, the percentage of people who respond to spam has remarkably decreased. Now, though, we’re seeing an increase in the type of targeted spam known as phishing. We’ve entered the next evolution of email scams, and things are just heating up.
There has been a lot of discussion about net neutrality lately, but it’s a topic that can be difficult to understand. This article briefly looks at the recent background (why it’s in the news), and both sides of the debate. If you have any questions about net neutrality, let us know in the comments section. Thanks.
What is Net Neutrality
What is Spam?
Spam is an annoyance for most email users.
When FRII talks about spam (in the context of email), we’re referring to emails that are both unsolicited and bulk. For your convenience, here is a more technical definition from Spamhaus.org, a reputable anti-spam protection organization:
An electronic message is “spam” if (A) the recipient’s personal identity and context are irrelevant because the message is equally applicable to many other potential recipients; AND (B) the recipient has not verifiably granted deliberate, explicit, and still-revocable permission for it to be sent.
This is part two of our look at whether or not we can trust the cloud. My last post, about service reliability in the cloud, concluded that you can. But what about the issue of data security? Can you trust the cloud to keep your data secure?