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18Dec/120

NYC PC Support For Companies

While Apple may be making headline after headline with the latest iPhone or iPod release, most businesses in the NYC area still rely on NYC PC-based networks for both internal and external computer office functions. And PCs in New York or New Jersey, while less expensive and more customizable than Macs, are still as vulnerable to malware and spyware as ever. That’s why its so essential for every business that uses a New York City PC network to either establish a well-versed and cutting edge internal IT department or to secure a professional IT services firm.

Locating PC Support in NYC is no easy task, though. “A lot of small businesses in New Jersey, New York City and even Long Island rely on personal contacts to find IT consultants,” says Einat Aviraz-Sibony, President of NYC computer services firm Uptime (http://www.uptimeus.com). “But just because your cousin’s brother-in-law used to work for MicroSoft doesn’t mean his one-man shop is the best choice for your company’s IT needs.” Here are some tips for locating the Manhattan PC support team that’s the best fit for your company’s needs.

Do They Provide Manhattan IT Maintenance Packages or Just NYC Disaster Recovery?

Of course you want someone on call if your NYC PC network crashes, but even more important is a team that’s willing to download and install periodic upgrades, suggest improvements, and maintain (http://www.uptimeus.com/Services/maintenance-plans.html) the health of your Manhattan IT system.

Do They Offer Manhattan Online Backup?

Most businesses are opting for NY cloud-based backup systems. Why? They’re offsite and tend to be more cost effective due to the lack of upfront hardware investment needed. Any group (http://www.uptimeus.com/Services/data-storage-solutions.html) that offers you PC support will either also offer virtual backup, partner with someone who does, or be able to recommend a company they trust.

Will They Be There When Disaster Strikes?

If the New York PC support team you hire has just one or two employees the chances that someone will be available when your system crashes are slim. Choose an IT services firm that boasts a full staff that way you won’t be left high and dry when your computer system hiccups.

Recommendations From A Reliable Source

Choosing a relative or friend to provide your company with NJ or NY PC support is not always a wise choice, but if that relative or friend comes recommended by several other businesses in similar fields it may actually be the right one. Ask specifically about how the firm responded to “disasters” and if they suggested key upgrades at appropriate times in the company’s evolution.

Think of your PC support and IT services group as an extension of your internal team: you need to make sure they’re thinking about your business’ NYC computer system infrastructure and health. In short, you need to make sure they’re anticipating and circumventing problems that may arise.

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1Sep/100

Take Interactivity to the Next Level with the Audience Response System

PowerCom is a unique and powerful Audience Response System that is designed to be used with PowerPoint presentation software. With this unique system, you can place interactive polls into your presentations; audience members at special events and conventions can use an Audience Response Keypad to instantly vote in these polls. The results of these polls will instantly appear with the help of the PowerPoint presentation software.

With the PowerCom Audience Response System you can obtain poll results that are more honest and accurate than results you obtain from paper or online polling. Additionally, the PowerCom system can instantly provide you with feedback and charts that you can later use in the PowerPoint presentation software.

Additionally, you can gain the following from using this amazing Audience Response System:

•    you can identify and discover consumer buying motives

•    you can discover how consumers use specific products

•    you can gain feedback without worrying about facilitator influence

•    you can track changing trends in various demographic groups

•    you can determine whether you should invest in a product or company based on the results of your polls

•    you can gain extensive information about products and services before you officially launch them

Facilitator influence is one of the most damaging and altering elements that individuals struggle with when it comes to taking polls. However, by using the Audience Response System and the Audience Response Keypad, you will never have to worry about this outside influence again. You will get honest, direct, and concise results in every poll that you create for marketing or business purposes.

PowerCom is the leading resource in Audience Response System technology! With years of experience in the field, we have managed to come up with an amazing device and PowerPoint presentation software that is highly functional. With the use of the Audience Response System and the Audience Response Keypad you can add a new level of interactivity into every PowerPoint presentation that you make.

The Audience Response Keypad itself comes in two different types. You can choose from the Reply Worldwide and the Reply Plus Audience Response Keypad models. Whether you are conducting a presentation at a single location or broadcasting to thousands of people around the globe, you will quickly discover that the Audience Response System is very efficient and easy to manage. Additionally, there is no easier or more effective way to get the accurate results that you desire with little hassle.

If you [truly desire] want to add a unique and cutting edge spin on your next presentation and obtain reputable statistics, then you can’t go another day without the Audience Response Keypad from PowerCom. You can truly enhance your audience’s interactivity and make them feel like a part of all the action. This will retain their attention and will make them more interested in what you have to say. Without a doubt, this is the kind of PowerPoint presentation software that you need.

Additionally, the Audience Response system is very affordable.  No matter the size of your company or home business, you will discover that you can’t afford not to invest in this exciting advancement in interactive technology.

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16Nov/090

Internet Based Guerilla Armies Attacking National Internet Services and Grind Systems to a Halt

Internet based guerilla armies attacking national internet services and grind systems to a halt.

Latest attack is Kirgisistan which became isolated from the internet by hackers in January 2009.

An internet based guerilla army of hackers makes sure that Kirgistan is having problems with their internet access outside the country.

Since January 18th 2009 the two largest internet providers in Kirgistan has been exposed to massive attacks towards their services. Don Jackson, the director of threat intelligence company Secureworks Inc. says his company has observed this happening now.

The former Soviet republic is therefore without internet access. The attacks lasted for a period of time and could be tracked back to the same Russian guerilla army hackers that performed a military style operation towards Georgia in August 2008, when there were a conflict in northern parts of Georgia with two regions and Russia.

All traffic collected during these attacks has the same signature as the tools used in the Georgia attacks.

Speculations as to why these massive DDOS attacks happened is ongoing, but an investment agreement seems to be central to the whole matter says Jackson.

Russia has indicated that they want Kirgistan to protect against air forces from other countries, including the military airbase like Manas Airbase, as an exchange agreement that Russia borrows Kirgistan 300 million USD and invest 1.7 billion USD in the energy network of Kirgistan.

Jackson goes as far to say that he thinks former KGB employees in one way or another is behind the attacks. But experts looking into the matter can not find any proofs that can confirm this.

What is bothering the internet security society is the speed of the attack. To put it in perspective it has been an escalating pattern from the attacks towards Estland and Georgia in 2007 and 2008.

There seems to be routines in place to make a response and mobilization very fast and effective.

Previously it took days and maybe weeks to launch an attack of this size, now it only takes hours.

There seems to be a network by mouth that works before these attacks are enabled, as the attacks is launched with the help of so called botnets, which are large clones of Trojan infected machines around the world, in addition to dubious servers that also are involved in spam and phishing activities on the internet.

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