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Are Internet Rights Beginning to Get Squeezed?

Updates on internet regulation

  • 20 July 2017
  • Author: TMcShane
  • Number of views: 1041

Net Neutrality in a Nutshell

Lately, the topic of net neutrality has received a lot of attention. Many people understand the subject to some degree, but this section is going to break down exactly what it is, why it’s important, and who is on either end of the debate. 

Internet Suffers Outage

IoT to Blame

  • 10 November 2016
  • Author: SIM2K
  • Number of views: 0

In our November issue of SIMformation, we look at the October Internet outage that has been tracked back to a malware infecting Internet-connected home devices, the "Internet of Things" (IoT).  Lax security protocols and outdated software put IoT devices at risk.  We look at what can be done as well as examine how the attack took place.  Another important article discusses whether or not data encryption tools are at risk for cracking due to lazy programmers re-using the same algorithms and what IT pros feel may be the eventual solution to secure storage – Quantum computing.  We also look at whether tape storage is finally on the way out with the move to Cloud-based data backups and storage, and why a NFL coach is down on use of tablets on the sideline.

Internet Safety Month

Practice Safe Surfing

  • 24 March 2016
  • Author: SIM2K
  • Number of views: 0

Our March issue of SIMformation deals with safe practices for use of the Internet at work, home and in public places.  We have seen increasing incidents of ransomware, spearphishing and malware affecting our customers, and so this month we remind people of ways to avoid being infected.  We also look at some new technology that will make a splash in 2016, and have our usual look at other industry news.

Rise of the Machines

The Internet of Things

  • 27 October 2015
  • Author: SIM2K
  • Number of views: 0
Our October issue of SIMformation discusses the Internet of Things and potential issues of having devices connected to the Internet that extend into our businesses and even our homes - is this really a benefit to us or are we opening ourselves to malware where least expected. We also discuss some issues with cell phones, especially iPhones and the Wi-Fi Assist feature. We look at how lightning strikes took out a Google Cloud data center affecting operations for those sited there, and have a wrap-up of other IT news and information.

Our New Public Face

SIM2K Internet Services

  • 28 August 2015
  • Author: SIM2K
  • Number of views: 2
Our August issue of SIMformation presents our new website design and how we can help you with your web presence and integrated Internet marketing.  We also look at the "uptake" on Windows 10, a new malware threat from infected websites, the issues Google faces with European privacy laws, and the details behind the Anthem data breach.

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