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The unregulated internet currency known as “Bitcoin” continues to attract attention, skepticism, and acceptance, carrying on despite exchange volatility, cries of it being a Ponzi scheme, and the mystery behind its creation. The Bitcoin system was created in 2009 but … Continue reading → - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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Feeding the Beast: How Much Energy Does the Internet Actually Consume? - http://www.anthonyricigliano.info/feeding...
If Bitcoin hasn’t received enough criticism already, it is now being referred to as an “environmental disaster” in an article authored Mark Gimein at Bloomberg. While his thesis discusses an energy use level required by computers to process massive sums … Continue reading → - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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Anthony Ricigliano: Taking Another Look at Fracking - http://www.anthonyricigliano.info/anthony...
Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known "fracking" is a technique that has been in use since 1947 but actually took hold in 1997 when the technique was advanced to the point where it made shale gas extraction profitable. The technique injects fracking … Continue reading → - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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While most companies have several security defenses in place to guard against threats, such as firewalls and antiviral software, a very important question is still left on the table: Exactly how effective are these measures? Although it is a deceptively simple question, every company must find their own answer to this essential question. Without this [...] - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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Even the most innovative computer system accomplishes nothing without an application to run. However, the programs that make up any application can make the enterprise vulnerable to either internal or external security risks. Implementing solid software security assurance (SSA) plans allow organizations to protect their financial resources and intellectual property while minimizing potential business interruptions. [...] - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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Modern data management is rapidly changing to accommodate the economic downturn and the growth of new technology. To reduce expenses, many IT shops are reusing legacy storage devices in addition to taking advantage of pay-as-you-go, cloud-based services. However, these distributed systems must be managed effectively to provide viable, affordable solutions to data management. The Exciting [...] - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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Cloud Computing Benefits and Concerns - http://www.anthonyricigliano.info/cloud-c...
Just a few years ago, both large and small IT departments thought nothing of purchasing expensive equipment at the drop of a hat. A healthy economy and well-funded budgets meant that additional storage space was never a primary concern. In the current business climate, the situation has come full circle. IT departments are pinching pennies [...] - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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The Business threat from Spyware Anyone who uses a modern computer today is aware of spyware. To most people, spyware is a petty annoyance generated by less-than-ethical advertisers, search engine designers, software distributors and hardware manufacturers. Spyware is used to track, record and report activities of interest to third parties, usually without the consent or [...] - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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In an age of data explosion, adequate storage is essential. However, finding the right balance between reliability, cost, and performance is difficult. As technology continues to evolve, trends in storage media are moving from localized storage units to distributed arrays that better support disaster-recovery plans. Let’s take a look at how fibre channel SAN compares [...] - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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As IT best practices are rapidly transitioning from good ideas to legal requirements, companies are finding that retaining and archiving business-related communications is a necessity as opposed to a nice-to-have. To be clear, archiving is not the same as backing up your email server. A backup is typically only used to restore the system after [...] - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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Because companies today conduct more and more of their core business functions across the Internet, it’s rare than any employee doesn’t have full access to the web. While it’s easy to restrict access to certain sites that contain specific content, it can be hard to keep employees from visiting other places that not only waste [...] - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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In order to protect company resources, every business, both large and small, must implement a network access policy to secure both confidential information and core computer systems. If this task is ignored, the net effect is to implement a network access policy that grants full permissions to anyone who connects to the system. As each [...] - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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In today’s business world, the use of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) continues to grow. As users perform more and more of their day-to-day responsibilities through wireless connections, a reliable, secure WLAN is mission critical for the modern mobile business. Although the implementation cost for robust WLANs continues to drop, the operational expenses for maintenance, [...] - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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Drawing the Line Between Business and Personal Computing - http://www.anthonyricigliano.info/drawing...
As high-tech electronic devices become more and more pervasive throughout everyone’s personal life, IT workers are practically demanding that their employers provide the same technology in the workplace as they use in their personal life. Instead of being tied to their desks for a traditional workday, employees prefer to be able to take their work [...] - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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While most companies have several security defenses in place to guard against threats, such as firewalls and antiviral software, a very important question is still left on the table: Exactly how effective are these measures? Although it is a deceptively simple question, every company must find their own answer to this essential question. Without this [...] - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
Virtualization for the Dynamic Enterprise - http://www.anthonyricigliano.info/virtual...
What does Server Virtualization Mean? Server virtualization is the use of technology to separate software, including the operating system, from the hardware. This means that you can run several environments on the same physical server. In some installations, this could mean that several identical operating systems are run on the same machine. Other shops could [...] - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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Spam, named after the canned meat that has been the butt of many jokes, is the mass sending of unsolicited emails. It clutters email inboxes, makes it hard to find legitimate communications, eats bandwidth, consumes mass amounts of storage, and irritates the computer user. If the computer user makes a mistake and opens the wrong [...] - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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The Security Dangers of Outsourcing In today’s Internet-based marketplace, many companies are practically forced to outsource their web development projects to keep pace with the need for specialized applications. Many IT shops can’t fully utilize a staff of web-development experts on a regular basis, or afford the ongoing training that is necessary to maintain state-of-the-art [...] - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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Presenting Your Private Company to Investors - http://www.anthonyricigliano.info/present...
Author Anthony Ricigliano: If the time has come to raise funding to expand your business, you’re likely to be presenting your business to a variety of investors. Assuming that you are past the “friends and family” funding stage, you could end up presenting to investors referred to you by your friends and family or to angel investing syndicates. First of all, your company either has a product/service or has something in the concept phase. Either way, there are points to be made and mistakes to avoid. - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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While the hardware required to store massive amounts of data becomes cheaper with each passing year, the resulting explosion of stored data content means that companies are forced to devise innovative new ways to meet the challenges of processing this ever-growing wealth of information. - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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Author Anthony Ricigliano: It’s not over yet in housing as the recent July sales reports of new and resale homes hit lows not seen for three years. The July numbers were off by twenty percent from the previous month in Southern California with other reports showing similar declines as new and re-sale home sales fell sharply across the country for the month of July. - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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The Bad and the Ugly on Variable Annuities - http://www.anthonyricigliano.info/the-bad...
If you have been pitched on variable annuities by your broker, financial advisor, or life insurance agent, you’ve already heard everything that is good about them. The sales pitch normally includes benefits such as tax deferral, income for life, and downside protection from market fluctuations. It all sounds well and good until the details on how the annuity is actually going to work are explained. - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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It’s hard to imagine which statistics U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was looking at when he wrote an article for the New York Times called "Welcome to the Recovery". The article pointed to improvements in the U.S. economy was making while ignoring a host of statistics which show a struggling economy at present with some huge challenges ahead. - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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Keeping an Eye on your Credit Card Account - http://www.anthonyricigliano.info/keeping...
By Anthony Ricigliano: Consumer protection laws, as laid out by the Credit CARD Act, have forced credit card issuers to get both creative and aggressive in order to make up for charges and fees they’ll no longer be able to collect from card holders. The laws for credit cards, part of consumer-protection legislation signed into law by Congress in spring of 2009. - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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By Anthony Ricigliano: Many small businesses get to the point where going outside their four walls to have someone else tell their story sounds like it might make sense. In many cases it does, and in some it probably doesn’t. The key here is in knowing the difference. - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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Google, Verizon, and the End of Net Neutrality - http://www.anthonyricigliano.info/google-...
Read Technology News By Anthony Ricigliano: The people at Google, who have always bent over backward to avoid the “evil” tag applied to Microsoft, have apparently decided that a little evil is ok if it means control of the internet. As announced with Verizon, the policy framework they are proposing would be the first giant step toward the corporate takeover of the internet and the end of “Net Neutrality”. - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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The Fed, Wall Street, and the Unemployed - http://www.anthonyricigliano.info/the-fed...
News and Advice By Anthony Ricigliano: With so much going on around it, the Fed appears to have forgotten one of its two mandates; the forgotten one being to promote full employment. The last time anybody there looked, the unemployment rate was and still is 9.5%. This number is very likely to head higher in the second half of the year. - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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Successful Technology Project Management - http://www.anthonyricigliano.info/success...
Managing a Technology Project involves managing both the new system components and the programmers and analysts that create them. In many ways, managing the people involved can be a more daunting task that tracking each new piece of code or hardware item. If each person on the team is not kept up-to-date and on the [...] - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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By Anthony Ricigliano: It wasn’t long ago that start-ups looking for funding would start with the “Big Three” of venture capital firms; Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia, and Benchmark and then work down the line until they were able raise the money they needed. While other VC firms have risen to the top shelf, the bigger changes are happening at the lower end of start up company funding. - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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China Sneezes and the World Catches a Cold - http://www.anthonyricigliano.info/china-s...
News By Anthony Ricigliano: The powers that be in China, after seeing growth heat up to 11.9 in the first quarter of the year, decided that is cooling down the economy with lending and investment curbs was needed to prevent overheating. These curbs went to work immediately, slowing the growth rate more sharply than expected with a result of reducing demand for U.S. and European factory machinery, industrial components from Asia and iron ore as well as other raw materials from Australia and Africa. - ANTHONY RICIGLIANO
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