ITManagementNews Newsletter Archive 2013


Secure your network this holiday season [free trial]
GFI Cloud gives busy IT Admins, like you, everything you need to secure and manage your company's network from a single web-based dashboard.

Date: 2013-12-10
The Next Windows Release Codenamed 'Threshold'
In October 2012, Microsoft dragged Windows into what it saw as the next era of computing with Windows 8. Not only did the new OS embrace the touch screens that have become so common these days, but it also united the Windows operating system across desktop, tablets and phones. With its next release, it looks like Microsoft is taking that idea a step further.

Date: 2013-12-05
Enhance your IT career with Application Delivery Networking knowledge
Prepare for tomorrow's IT industry today by developing your knowledge in Application Delivery Networking (ADN). Our ADN Certificate Program (noncredit) aligns with the foundational body of knowledge required for F5(R) certification, providing the opportunity to gain a cross-discipline education in optimizing network solutions.

Date: 2013-11-19
[Free trial] Secure your network in 10 mins
With only 36% of small businesses applying security patches, it's no wonder so much money is lost to cybercrime.

Date: 2013-11-14
Majority Of New Smartphones Now Use Android
Though Apple’s iPhone continues to be the most sought-after mobile device in developed markets, Google’s Android platform now firmly dominates smartphone market share. Market research firm IDC today revealed its estimates that 81% of smartphones shipped during the third quarter of 2013 were running Android.

Date: 2013-11-13
Enhance your IT career with ADN knowledge
Developed in collaboration with F5, the global leader in ADN, this five-course program is vendor-neutral and does not require degree enrollment.

Date: 2013-10-08
Say goodbye to your fax machine - Try the GFI FaxMaker solutions today
Relying on that decades-old dinosaur - the traditional fax machine - is no longer necessary with our on-premise, cloud-based or hybrid-based automated faxing solutions. GFI FaxMaker® solutions allow you to send and receive faxes directly from your email with ease.

Date: 2013-09-24
[FREE Forever]...Cloud-based Asset Tracking!
Having complete visibility of your distributed infrastructure saves you time on support calls and makes life easier when you're planning hardware refreshes and software upgrades.

Date: 2013-09-17
[FREE Forever]...Web-based Asset Tracking!
Having complete visibility of your distributed infrastructure saves you time on support calls and makes life easier when you're planning hardware refreshes and software upgrades.

Date: 2013-09-17
Fast way to get to application list in Windows 8?
Okay, I accept that without a third party add-on I’m never going to see my beloved Start Menu again. I can adjust. But is there at least a simple way to get to my full app or application list from the Start Screen in Win8?

Date: 2013-09-12
Enhance your IT career with ADN knowledge
Prepare for tomorrow's IT industry today by developing your knowledge in application delivery networking (ADN). Our ADN certificate program (noncredit) aligns with the foundational body of knowledge required for F5® certification, providing the opportunity to gain a cross-discipline education in optimizing network solutions.

Date: 2013-09-10
Beware of Domain Name Parking Scams and Schemes
If you own a domain name, and you don’t currently have a live website on that domain, then one option is to park that domain name and potentially earn revenue from it. Keep in mind, though, that if you park a domain name, and plan on eventually using it as a live website with real content on it, you may want to think twice before you park the domain.

Date: 2013-08-22
Monitor the uptime of your servers and applications - Free Trial!
Server monitoring service from Site24x7 is an agent based monitoring solution that helps you monitor the availability and performance of backend systems such as servers and desktops across branch offices and datacenters. It monitors critical metrics such as CPU usage, memory, disk, processes, services and network utilization for Windows and Linux machines and alerts you if there is any downtime.

Date: 2013-08-13
You Can Now Register .CO Domains With WordPress.com
Automattic announced that it has added .CO as a new top-level domain option for WordPress.com users. This joins other options like .ME, .COM, .NET, and .ORG. It will cost you $25 a year for a .CO domain.

Date: 2013-08-01
New Adobe Captivate 7: All you need to create everything in eLearning
Adobe Captivate 7 software provides all that you require to rapidly author a wide range of interactive and HTML5-based eLearning content without programming. Communicate more effectively with your colleagues and clients with this powerful and easy-to-use tool.

Date: 2013-07-30
[Free Trial] Save on Storage and Increase Productivity.
Can your archiving solution only handle so much? GFI MailArchiver® is anything but one-dimensional, which is great for your business â€" and its bottom line.

Date: 2013-07-26
New ICANN Regulations Require Domains to be Verified by Email or Phone
If you buy a domain name in the future, you will be required to verify ownership through receipt of a PIN number or unique code by email or by phone-or the newly registered domain name will be suspended by the registrar. Newly ICANN regulations, approved by the ICANN board on June 27, 2013, include these new requirements: and registrars must comply or face suspension themselves.

Date: 2013-07-12
Protect your entire workforce anytime, from anywhere
It can be difficult and time consuming to stay on top of all your company's IT systems, especially when they are spread across multiple sites, with a mobile workforce that is rarely in the office

Date: 2013-07-11
Protect your entire workforce without the big price tag
It can be difficult and time consuming to stay on top of all your company's IT systems, especially when they are spread across multiple sites, with a mobile workforce that is rarely in the office

Date: 2013-07-11
Review: D-Link AC1750 Gigabit Cloud Router
A lot of electronics make their way through the AskDaveTaylor offices and probably 2/3 of them include some sort of Internet connectivity through one or another flavor of 802.11 wireless connectivity, better known as “wifi”. From TVs to TV interfaces, toys to computers, tablets to wireless speakers, if I could see all the data flying back and forth, it’d be a thick web of information and would make it darn hard to move around.

Date: 2013-06-20
iOS 7 Redesign To Be Shown At WWDC?
What's black, white and flat all over? iOS 7 if some reports are to be believed. Sources close to Apple told 9to5Mac that the next iteration of Apple's iOS software will be getting a complete redesign. That redesign will predominantly sport black and white colors while toning down on the textured look that iOS has been known for since its inception in 2007.

Date: 2013-05-30
Could unpatched software be your downfall?
86% of vulnerabilities come from unpatched third party applications - it's not just about Microsoft® anymore!

Date: 2013-05-16
Share Files Quickly With Google Drive
Google quietly announced a new file-sharing feature for Google Drive. When you’re using Google Drive on a Mac or PC, you can now share with a right click from the Google Drive folder.

Date: 2013-05-09
[Rumor] Boot To Desktop Option Will Be Added To Windows Blue
One of the more controversial decisions in Windows 8 was how the OS forced users to boot into the new Start menu metro interface. You could get into the desktop from that, but then you would be without the iconic Start button. There are unofficial workarounds, but nothing official just yet.

Date: 2013-04-18
The Next Windows OS Will Not Be Called Blue
For the past few months, it’s been rumored that the next operating system from Microsoft would be called WIndows Blue. It sounds like a code name, and Microsoft suggests that will remain the case.

Date: 2013-03-28
10 Must Have Gadgets and Technologies for the Remote Worker
Chances are good that if you happen to work in technology or you’re a consultant, that you may be working remotely or from a home-based office at some time soon - or perhaps you already do. If so, there’s loads of cool technology around these days that will make your life much simpler and make you more productive.

Date: 2013-03-07
Simplify your IT today for a smarter business tomorrow
Join businesses worldwide keeping IT simple with Antivirus from GFI Cloud â€" the easy way to keep your company's network safe.

Date: 2013-03-05
Set Up A Cisco Linksys AC-1750 Router: A Review
I’m wondering if you can step me through the process required to configure one of the new Linksys routers, specifically the AC-1750? I’m excited to get 802.11ac and its huge speed improvement, but am leery that it’s going to be a bear to set up. Got one? Can you help?

Date: 2013-02-14
Amazon's EC2 Gets High Memory Cluster Instances
Amazon announced new High Memory Cluster instances for Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). These are designed for memory-intensive applications, like in-memory analytics, databases, caching, and scientific computing, the company says.

Date: 2013-01-24
New! Windows Server 2012 on Amazon Web Services Cloud
Try free! Windows Server 2012 on the AWS Cloud AWS lets you run any compatible Windows-based solution on our high-performance, reliable and cost-effective cloud computing platform. You can start running instances in minutes with AWS pre-configured Windows Server virtual machine images.

Date: 2013-01-22
Zero-Day Exploit Fix Released For Internet Explorer 8
Microsoft would love it if you used Internet Explorer 9, or IE10 on Windows 8. That’s not going to happen, however, as many users are still on Windows XP where Internet Explorer 8 reigns supreme. Those users are now under attack as a zero-day exploit has been found.

Date: 2013-01-03


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