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PPTP Encryption

If you use a Windows server as a vpn head end, you are vulnerable to disclosures since a new tool was released at the end of last month which can crack PPTP encryption.  Windows servers most commonly end up using PPTP encryption because it’s the default method, however MS is now recommending against using PPTP (in conjunction with MS-CHAP authentication).  With a recording of the encrypted networking traffic...

August 30, 2012
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Aftermath of a viral hit

 Media companies are all after a viral hit.  Viral marketing can be a blessing and a curse at the same time.  While you can attract a ton of eyeballs to your brand, you also could end up crashing your servers.  The people who consume viral media often are not going to check back later, and will have a sour view of whatever is being promoted if you can’t keep the servers online.  Hitcents exper...

November 29, 2011
draw a stickman / technology
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Organic Growth: Why it's good for your business

Organic growth of your business is always good, but it can come with some problems down the road with your tech infrastructure.  Hitcents started out with modest server capacity in a room that used to be a bank vault.  The bank vault was secure, but the space is very rigid (difficult to modify). Below is a picture of the first major hardware installation in progress from back in 2003.  At the time,...

May 06, 2011
business
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Decoding Microsoft Licensing

In today’s computing environment, something like 80% of businesses use the Microsoft Windows platform (or whatever variation) for their workstations. Many small businesses get confused when it comes to licensing Windows products. It wasn't terribly difficult with Windows XP because there were only two versions: Windows XP Home, and Professional. However, now with four versions of Windows Vista and three of Windows ...

January 11, 2011
technology / business
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Shared Storage and Virtualization

Hitcents is planning a joint presentation and luncheon with Dell, on January 12, 2011, regarding their EqualLogic Storage Area Network (SAN) devices and it's advantages. Any business in the area is more than welcome to come and have lunch with us and talk about shared storage and virtualization.

These subjects are very important to the future of server management. The prices are coming down within reach of aver...

December 14, 2010
technology
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