Articles tagged biz
Monday, 15th October 2012
Friday, 12th October 2012
Wednesday, 10th October 2012
SQL Injection Hacker Attacks Are On The Rise. Here's How To Defend Your Servers
Last week, a hacker group claimed that it breached computer systems at 100 major universities. Team GhostShell gained access to servers at Stanford, Harvard, and the University of Michigan, among others. The technique used, SQL injection, is not new or complex, but reportedly it's becoming increasingly common. Here's a quick guide to defending…
Tuesday, 2nd October 2012
Friday, 28th September 2012
The Flipside of BitTorrent
Last week, I wrote a popular post on the continuing popularity of BitTorrent, and how some artists are now choosing to embrace it as a marketing tool to expose their music to a wider audience. But many activist musicians disagree with the notions that BitTorrent is anything more than outright theft. Singer-songwriter David…
Thursday, 27th September 2012
Small Business Owners Renew Pay-For-Play Allegations Against Yelp
Yelp, the leading website for online reviews of restaurants, hotels and other service-based businesses, has long denied ongoing allegations of pay-for-play. But small business owners continue to insist their good reviews are being held hostage until they agree to buy advertising.
Sorry, Google: Why Yahoo May Be Stuck With Microsoft's Bing
It all makes sense: prominent ex-Googler Marissa Mayer takes over Yahoo, which uses Microsoft's Bing as its search provider. But Microsoft has failed to live up to its contract with Yahoo, leaving Yahoo free to sign a search deal with Google, right? Wrong.
Wednesday, 26th September 2012
Can "Big Data as a Service" Help Smaller Companies Compete?
The common perception of how big data is used centers around giant multi-national enterprises spending millions trying to fine tune their business strategies to eke out every last penny from their customers. But in reality, big data is worming its way into businesses large and small, often as a service instead of on-premises software.
Monday, 24th September 2012
Do You Really Want to Subscribe to Microsoft Office? Yes, You Might
For the first time this fall, consumers will have the choice between subscribing to Microsoft Office as a service - Office 365 - or buying a traditional license for the productivity software. The decision isn't simple: you'll pay less upfront for a subscription, but you may be allowing Microsoft's hand in your pocket for the rest of your days.