You don’t have to be a software programmer to be familiar with the principle. Since the early 1970s, Moore’s Law — named after Gordon Moore, one of the founders of Intel — has been universally touted within the computing industry. The law has many variants, but the gist of it is this: Computing power will increase exponentially, doubling every 18 to 24 months, for the foreseeable future.… Read the rest
How can you separate a legitimate security threat from routine traffic? A recently upgraded software product can help.
Computer security experts are fond of reminding people just how vulnerable their defenses really are. And for good reason: No security system, no matter how comprehensive or well-designed, can thwart every possible attack directed against it.… Read the rest
They haven’t changed the world yet, but there are ways to make them work.
If you flip though the technology magazines of a year ago, you’ll likely find a lot of stories touting Web services as the next big new technology you need to know about.… Read the rest
The holiday rush is coming, and as usual, many sites won’t be able to handle the traffic. Here’s how you can prepare for this year, and beyond.
It happens every December. The holiday season brings with it hordes of online shoppers, and — despite having months to prepare — many websites aren’t able to keep up.
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Prices for big corporate systems have come back down from the stratosphere, but that doesn’t mean you need to buy.
Back in the late 1990s, a software salesman could look you in the eye and say with a straight face that his company’s enterprise system would cost you $1 million.… Read the rest