Facebook Flaunts Open Servers

Filed under: TSI Blog — admin @ 2:25 am - Jan 31, 2014

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg’s recent announcement that his open servers saved one billion dollars last year highlights the success of the social media mogul’s three-year partnership with the Open Compute Project. “In just the last year we’ve saved the equivalent amount of energy of 40,000 homes in a year, and saved the amount of emissions equivalent to taking 50,000 cars off the road for a year,” Zuckerberg announced at the fifth annual OCP Forum in San Jose. Harnessing the open-source philosophy usually relegated to software in order to reinvent computing hardware in[…]

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Bluetooth? What it is and what it is used for?

Filed under: TSI Blog — admin @ 6:32 pm - Nov 20, 2012

We get many questions about Bluetooth devices these days.  Many people recognize the term and associate it with some communication “thingie” in their phones or cars but what does Bluetooth really does?  I found a great article and I reposting it… ~ Gerard Bluetooth devices are becoming widely used. A Bluetooth device is a short-range signal that allows communication between wireless devices. Some of the devices that can be controlled via Bluetooth are cell phones, PDAs, handheld computers, wireless computers, printers, keyboards, and wireless mouse. With cell phones you can turn[…]

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Spam Levels Lowest in Three Years

Filed under: TSI Blog — Tags: , , , , , , — admin @ 11:34 pm - Dec 13, 2011

What the world could definitely use less of is spam and according to recent reports, it’s declining. Global spam is at the lowest it’s ever been since 2008. This could be a sign that spammers are beginning to look elsewhere like Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. Here are the numbers: 70.5 percent of all email this year was spam, compared to 90+ percent from just a few years ago. From October to November, Symantec reports a 3.7 percent drop alone. (Read more about this here.) Who is responsible for spam?[…]

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Lately, cloud storage has gotten a lot of positive press. It’s the future of data storage; it’s the cheaper, greener alternative to using hardware servers. However, cloud storage has sparked heated, serious debate about data ownership. For example, let’s talk about Facebook. Many people do not think of a social-networking site when they think of cloud-storing technology, but it actually is a very good example of cloud storage. Users can simply log onto Facebook from the internet and access their profile from anywhere- a mobile device, iPad, laptop- you name[…]

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“Two-thirds of workers said they would take a 10% lower salary at their next job in return for being able to telecommute and use their personal wireless gear to do their jobs.” – Matt Hamblen, computerworld.com Technology is changing the workforce. The “office” is no longer just a place but can be anywhere- on a laptop or BBM right in the living room. Even within TSI we service 90 percent of our clients remotely. For most of our service tickets, we work with our clients over the phone and log[…]

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If you are small or mid-sized business owner, you need to read this: At TSI, 100% of all our clients have some type of full-time Internet connection, 99% use a hardware firewall and 8 % monitor Internet usage  within their own organizations (which means 92% don’t!)  It always amazes me that when I ask a business owner about how they monitor Internet usage, I often hear back “My people work very hard here, they don’t have time to spend time on the Internet”  Really? As part of the services we provide to our client, we[…]

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