• The Different Types of VPN Protocols
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    The Different Types of VPN Protocols

    VPNs (or Virtual Private Networks) are rapidly increasing in popularity and usage. As more of our personal and business lives take place on the internet and via email, there is an increased need to protect and look after our data and traffic as it could easily fall into the wrong hands. This is where VPNs come in. Virtual Private Networks allow users to transmit their data safely and securely over the internet. They are not, however, the same as a private network. When you use a VPN you are still sharing data over a public network (the internet) but it is ‘virtually private’ because the data and traffic is encrypted. If someone manages to take control of your data while you are using a VPN they will not able to understand or do anything with it. VPNs can be particularly useful to businesses that may need to connect to customers, employees and different companies in a secure way.

    One of the most common types of VPN is a remote-access VPN, which can also be known as a PPTP VPN. A PPTP VPN is one that utilises a ‘Point-to-Point Tunnelling Protocol’. It allows remote users to connect to a private network and is often used by remote employees to connect to their company’s network securely. This type of protocol uses the already established internet connection to connect to the VPN through the use of a logon and password. The user will generally have to install software on their computer in order to use this particular type of protocol.

    IPsec is a protocol that is similar to PPTP, as it is good for remote access. IPsec is based on IP addresses; only ones that are allowed can access the network. It is based on software that is installed on a user’s computer …

  • Secret to Maximizing the Chances for IT Project Success
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    Secret to Maximizing the Chances for IT Project Success

    Before starting a new Information Technology project, it is important to do everything possible to make sure it will be a success. It is exciting to thing about how a new application or system can improve productivity and reduce costs. It is also exciting to be responsible for putting in place something new, and imagining the positive comments and admiration from everyone else at the company. Since that is the goal, it is definitely worthwhile to put together a solid plan that takes everything into account for the entire project.

    This process should actually start before budgeting for the new project. I have seen many customers who budget for a project, then when it comes time to start it and get quotes, they find out that they have severely underbudgeted the required upgrades, especially any new hardware and the accompanying professional services, and they have to reset expectations before they project even begins, or go back for more funds. Make sure this does not happen to you by laying a solid foundation for success.

    The common factor in many upgrades that go sideways is that the organization assumes their systems are ready to go, when in fact the underlying data systems are in no way capable of supporting the requirements of the systems for the new project. A good way to prevent this type of mistake is to get a network capabilities assessment, and to determine what the additional network requirements of the new project are.

    A network capabilities assessment is the best place to start before deploying any upgrades that make substantial use of the data network. Examples of these types of upgrades are a major application upgrade, Virtual Desktop deployment, video collaboration rollout, and of course a VoIP phone system upgrade. These are all application deployment that add …

  • Apple's IOS or Tablet's Android: Looking For One But Don't Know Which Is Better?
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    Apple’s IOS or Tablet’s Android: Looking For One But Don’t Know Which Is Better?

    So you keep looking at the iPads and Android Tablets but still can’t decide on which one you will buy. That’s OK because millions of people are in the same shoes as you; they don’t want to invest on yet another computer gadget that may simply be outdated in a year.

    Although everyone likes buying the latest gadget, people are getting tired of dishing out their hard-earned savings for a product that needs to be upgraded or even becomes outdated in less than a year.

    iPads initial release has left many people scratching their heads as to why it had no built-in camera or even a Flash program for video etc..

    Those who have waited are in a better position for not having spent their money on a product that was “incomplete” as was the iPad.

    Still, there are a growing number of people who have left their Apple addiction behind and just simply bought Android powered Tablets which have come to overtake the Apple’s iOS for Smart Phones sales.

    Which ever you decide on buying will most likely be something you will have to upgrade in a few years anyway. (since everything is growing more powerful every year).

    Good Luck in your decision. As for me, I’m buying an Android powered tablet!

    It is suggested that you make yourself an educated consumer by actually reading the reviews which are made in many different websites and articles. They may agree on many things and yet still differ on some key aspects which may help you make your decision.…

  • Cloud Web Hosting Can Make Disaster Recovery Much Easier: Here's How
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    Cloud Web Hosting Can Make Disaster Recovery Much Easier: Here’s How

    One of the biggest threats that can paralyze even the best performing web platform is data loss. You can deploy all possible measures to keep your web server safe, but disaster can strike in unexpected ways. Apart from hackers, there is always the risk of a sudden network outage, natural disaster, human error on your end, etc. causing a loss to data and thus your business.

    Here’s what you can do-

    Get a cloud hosting plan powered by cloud disaster recovery.

    With a Cloud Hosting service, you can make the most of cloud storage architecture. Such systems allow you to create multiple virtual versions of your data (along with other system resources), thus increasing redundancy. In case of any man-made (hacking, theft, system bug, etc.) or a natural disaster (flood, fire, earthquake, etc.), you can easily retrieve data from any of the multiple versions.

    Cloud hosting harnesses the power of cloud disaster recovery (DR) plan.

    It is not an option but a must for all site owners to have such a plan to restore any lost data, so their online business keeps running. So far, people have been using traditional DR methods, which would be both cost-heavy and time-consuming. With Cloud DR, you can avail of cheaper, better, and faster alternatives for disaster management of valuable site data. Cloud disaster recovery is a backup and restore strategy wherein you can store and maintain data across a cloud platform. You would never have to buy any kind of tangible resources like backup server, drives, and disks. In case of any disaster, you can easily recover or implement a failover system during a natural disaster. Cloud DR allows automated failback and failovers, making it an efficient mechanism.

    Storing data on the cloud is a lot cheaper than investing in physical …

  • Apple Planning a Huge Bang by the Years End
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    Apple Planning a Huge Bang by the Years End

    Since the launch of the next generation iPhone handset is getting closer, Wall Street Edition reveals the fact that Apple is actually preparing to provide an ever increasing number of iPhones to close the 2011 explosion. Apple actually has placed large orders placed for all the elements needed to make the upcoming iPhone, and with the madness and media frenzy carried out to make in full steam the items are expected to sell perfectly.

    WSJ cited sources inside Apple’s supplies line that the organization is now being highly aggressive having their build up strategies for the modern iPhone, and has directed their manufacturers in the market to assume orders totaling 25 million products within the forthcoming several weeks. The document reports that only if Foxconn might improve its yields, Apple will be unable to meet up such a lofty objective. Insiders already have said that this particular iPhone 5 is both together “complicated” and “difficult to assemble”.

    The statement usually rumored that the latest iPhone would include latest models of a wire-less baseband chip built by the Qualcomm, that might be switching the entire iPhone 4’s chips which were originally provided by Infineon. It’s been lately highly assumed that Apple definitely will be moving forward to some “world phone” chipset with the up coming iPhone, permitting its use upon simultaneously GSM along with CDMA network systems world-wide and in addition simplifying how many pieces that may Apple really should develop. A WSJ review didn’t provide any specific indication if the Qualcomm chip would be “world phone” ready.

    A review besides that explained that this iPhone 5 might be at the same time lighter in weight as well as slimmer than the iPhone 4, but yet didn’t conceive to any speculation with regards to an adjustment regarding design and style. Only …