SiteVision Service Spotlight
New Data Center Humming Right Along
Last year we made a substantial investment in our hosting infrastructure by moving to a national fiber optic backbone, among numerous other enhancements. We’re glad to report it’s been a great success as we continue to expand our hosting environment with the latest speed, stability, security and bandwidth solutions.
At a glance:
- New primary facility with separate backup and disaster recovery operations
- Fiber optic backbone with state-of-the-art bandwidth
- New power, battery and generator infrastructures
- New high-performance network components.
- New backup and failover solutions
- New Virtualization Solutions
- Certified SOC 1 SAE 16 Type II compliance for required trust, security, service, and processing protocols.
Top Phones (so far) for 2016:
Tech Radar has made their top 10 picks for 2016, and Samsung gets a big thumbs up across the board. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Galaxy Edge are among the top ranking picks, as is the iPhone 6S — the former for (among other things) an awesome camera and battery, and the latter for (among other things) Apple’s great ecosystem.
He’s Calling It:
Social Networking Is Over:
In an interesting take, Mike Elgen of Computerworld calls Social Networking kaput. What started out ostensibly as a way to re-engage with old friends and make new ones social networking has now become a grab for eyeballs, and thus revenue.
Example: Twitter the number 5 Apple social networking app recently changed its app category from social networking to news. So,“ Twitter is no longer a place where people connect with other people: it’s now a place where people get news.”
Facebook, rumored to be anxious about passive users, is spending megabucks to create apps that share, but with everyone, not your BFF or Aunt Minny.
Some might say Elgan is simply parsing definitions, but he’s likely just calling a spade a spade.
Four Tech Nightmares
Keeping IT Up At Night
With intrusions at an all-time high and no end in sight, CIO covers four of the worst that keep IT from getting a good night’s sleep. Read More At CIO
An in-depth opinion from one editor that Android’s OS Achilles Hell is Java and that web-based standards and native code are the future of application development on mobile devices.
More at ZDNET
In The News
Mobile malware poses as Chrome Update: Steals personal and banking information and can’t be removed without a reset. More at ZDNET.
Apple misses by a mile: Wipes out $43B: Demand decreases for popular iPhone, but the company still has mega-cash reserves.
More at USA TODAY
Devices will be replaced by AI, says Google CEO: Never mind the world’s shrinking smartphone market, Google CEO Sundar Pichai foresees a time when devices will completely vanish, to be replaced by omnipresent artificial intelligence.
More at ZDNET
Ocean One, a robot avatar, goes where humans can’t: A scubabot developed at Stanford had an awesome debut Ocean One, as it is called, recovered treasures from King Louis XIV’s wrecked flagship on its very first voyage. While a human diver is constrained by pesky things like air and pressure when doing underwater research or excavations, Ocean One has no such limitations.
More at Sanford
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Build your own app: no programming required. Employees that need access to certain business data on the go can now build an app for it using a tool from Microsoft that went into public beta on Friday.
More at PC WORLD