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Published on: March 28, 2014 by Irina

According to the research carried by British Telecom, IT security is not found in the highest priorities among European businesses. Only 20 % of big-scale European companies are ready to invest a large chunk of money in cyber security; and this is in the contradistinction to the 41% of American companies. Just over half (58%) of European organizations can measure the return on investment (ROI) in the implementation of safety measures in cyberspace compared to 90% of U.S. companies. In addition, 86% of directors and senior executives of U.S. companies are trained in the field of information security, while in Europe the identical trainings are attended only by 44% of managers.

Such a discrepancy might be explained by the different intense and frequency of attacks. In fact, European cyber space is less likely to have any of such problems as malicious insider threats, hack attacks, and organized crime in comparison with the rest of the world.

As a prediction for 2014 hack attacks and malicious insider threats are going  to be the greatest risk for cyberspace.


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Published on: March 11, 2014 by Irina

In 2013 the global Cloud Service market increased its profit to 62 billion U.S. Dollars. New Parallels SMB Cloud Insights ™ reports show that this growth will continue at 26% and will reach a high of $125 billion.

According to the IT analysts, US Cloud Service market for small and medium-scale businesses was $24 billion whilst in Russia the Cloud usage was $633 million. It is mportant to mention that the pace of development is 17% by 2017 and 32% by 2016 for America and Russia respectively. And UC cloud services and other business applications prompt such a giant leap in development.

The boost in Cloud market has been mainly generated with the help of the solutions for communications and collaboration, including corporate e-mail and virtual PBX, which are followed by IaaS services. Nowadays In mature markets every small and medium-sized business has an average of five uses for cloud services. Parallels Experts predict that by 2016 the number of uses will have reached 9.


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Published on: February 14, 2014 by Irina

Upon the comparative study of modern switches which has been conducted by Miercom, the independent test laboratory, the Cisco Nexus 9508 and Nexus 9516 switches had been evaluated as the fastest ones in the world and characterized by the lowest latency and power consumption compared to similar competitive products.

According to the results of the study the Cisco Systems switches demonstrated superior performance when transferring data via 40GE ports and they also stand out for their IT solutions speed. Regardless of frame sizes, these switches are identified by low latency and show a 65% better result than its competitors. In addition to these, the mentioned model-Cisco Nexus 9508 needs 36% lower of power consumption per 40GE port compared with the most energy efficient solutions in the industry.

This is important to mention that Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switchers are designed to support large data centers, large-scale cloud infrastructure and corporate networks.


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Published on: November 8, 2013 by Irina

A new version of the torrent file-syncing program -  BitTorrent Sync 1.2- was released yesterday. It’s not all, there is more good news. Firstly, the popularity of BitTorrent Sync is increasing day by day, which guarantees the successful development of the project in the future. The number of users has exceeded one million people (active audience a month), and the amount of synchronized files is more than 30 petabytes.

Secondly, in the new version the synchronization protocol has been optimized, so now the maximum speed of the LAN is increased up to 90 MB /s. This means that a 10-gigabyte file is automatically synchronized between the computers in LAN in less than two minutes.

And now the most important modification is an open API for adding synchronization via torrents in any third-party software.


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Published on: August 26, 2013 by Mike

There is nothing new under the sun. Well-known torrent P2P file sharing technology has got a new shape.  This is BTSync file sharing system. As well as classic torrent system, btsync allows you to do things independently and anonymously. 256 bit AES encryption protects your data so you do not have to worry about hierarchy of security measures usually vital for any traditional file sharing service.

So, let’s have a closer look at BTSync from the end user’s perspective. BTSync is just an application that can be installed on your PC or Mac in few clicks. Extremely comprehensive GUI allows you to start working with the application even without opening a user’s manual.  If you are able to copy and paste a file from one folder to another, do not worry- “btsync” application will not make any trouble for you. In general BTSync technology allows you to synchronize specific folders between your devices. The service is absolutely decentralized due to P2P technology. More devices connected better performance is. This the main thing that makes BTSync different from other solutions. You do not depend on anyone anymore.


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