Friday, May 29, 2009

If the President is not prepared, are you?

WASHINGTON – America has for too long failed to adequately protect the security of its computer networks, President Barack Obama said Friday, announcing he will name a new cyber czar to take on the job.

Surrounded by a host of government officials, aides and corporate executives, Obama said this is a "transformational moment" for the country, where computer networks are probed and attacked millions of times a day.

"We're not as prepared as we should be, as a government or as a country," he said, calling cyber threats one of the most serious economic and military dangers the nation faces.

He said he will soon pick the person he wants to head up a new White House office of cyber security, and that person will report to the National Security Council as well as to the National Economic Council, in a nod to the importance of computers to the economy.

While the newly interconnected world offers great promise, Obama said it also presents significant peril as well. The president declared: "Cyberspace is real, and so is the risk that comes with it."

Laying out a broad five-point plan, the president said the U.S. needs to provide the education required to keep pace with technology and attract and retain a cyber-savvy work force. He called for a new education campaign to raise public awareness of the challenges and threats related to cyber security.

He assured the business community, however, that the government will not dictate how private industry should tighten digital defenses.

Government officials have grown increasingly alarmed as U.S. computer networks are constantly assailed by attacks and scams, ranging from nuisance hacking to more nefarious probes and attacks, including suspicions of cyber espionage by other nations, such as China.

Obama noted that his own computer system for the presidential campaign at one point last year was compromised by hackers, but said the security of the names and financial information on contributors was intact.

Call AOK Networking for more information on how we can protect your network and give you confidence that you are secure and stable.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What’s better than fast response to a computer crash?

What’s better than fast response to a computer crash?

Technical difficulties How about no crash at all?

Most tech companies are still talking about fast response and friendly people…or maybe they list all their certifications, partnerships, and specializations…but having a company that’s great at reacting to problems isn’t nearly as good as having one that prevents them from ever occurring.

In this crowd, we’re not looking for basics on how to be friendlier or get a technical certification. We’re hardcore: how do we get as efficient as possible about keeping our clients’ systems running smoothly?

There’s some great stuff right around the corner. We can already restore servers within minutes of an outage; soon we’ll be able to do the same with any computer on a network.

Think about it: instead of waiting hours for recovery, we get you back up and running on a temporary machine – in minutes – while we take care of whatever went wrong. You’re not in crisis, nor are we. Your business is fully functional with almost no interruption from technical issues.

What’s great is that this level of reliability is becoming more affordable than ever. Even if it’s a little more than you spend today, I guarantee it’s cheaper to avoid downtime – keeping operations going and keeping staff – than to skimp a little and then pay your employees to sit around waiting on your techs when problems inevitably occur.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Fun Computer Facts! Hey it's Friday why not?

1.An Amd 1400 chip running without a heatsink gets as hot as 370 degrees.

2. Seagate introduced the first hdd for pcs in 1979.It held 5 M.B of data.

3. If u opened up the case of the original Macintosh, u will find 47 signatures
one for each member of Apple's Macintosh divison as of 1982.

4. The first computer company to register for a domain name was digital
equipment corporation.

5. Did u know Apple & Sun came very close to a merger in 1996.

6. The technology contained in a single game boy unit in 2000 exceeds all
the computing power that was used to put the first man on moon in 1969.

7. Hewlett Packard was started at a garage in Palo Alto in 1939.

8.Tetris has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, since it began in 1982.That provided the creator 800 million in revenues.

9.The superflop (LOL!) sega dreamcast, released in 1999, was the first console game machine to sport a 128 Bit architecture.

10.The most expensive game ever developed was "ShenMue" for sega dreamcast.It costs $20 million.

11.The QWERTY keyboard layout is 129 years old.

12.South korea's SK telecom offers an inaudible ring tone to its customers which, it claims, can repel mosquitoes.

13.In 1971, the first speech recognition software named, "Hearsay" was developed in India.

14.Macquariums are aquariams made from old macintosh computers.

15.The servers r in denmark.The software is from Estonia.The domain is registered in Australia & the corporation is in south pacific island.Ths Kazaa the p2p software.

16.Bill gates & Paul Allen started a company called Traf-O-Data to monitor traffic flow.

17.The four largest software makers in the world are:-

(a) Microsoft
(b) Adobe
(c) Sap
(d) Computer Associates.

18.Top Ten Supercomputers of Today:-

Arranged according to the speed:-

1. Bluegene/L DD2 Beta-system(IBM).

2. Columbia (NASA).

3. Earth Simulator (NEC).

4. MareNostrum(Barcelona Supercomputer Center).

5. Thunder (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory).

6. ASCI Q(Los Alamos National Laboratory).

7. System X(Virgina Tech).

8. Blugene/L DD1 Prototype(IBM).

9. eServer pSeries 655 cluster(Naval Oceanographic Office).

10. Tungsten(National Center For Supercomputing Applications).

19. According to university of california 1,693,000 terabytes of information are
produced & stored magnetically per year.

20.Hard drives in the near future are expected to have a track density of
about 100,000 tracks/inch.This means that tracks are spaced 10 millionths
of an inch apart.

21.One terabyte(1000 gigabytes) is equivalent to storing a stack of
documents that is more than 16 times the height of New York's empire
state building.

22. The 4004 was the first microprocessor of intel.

23. The nVidia GeForce 6800 ultra has 222 million transistors which is the
record for the max. no. transistors on a chip.

24. James Gosling created java at sun microsystems.He came up with the
name Java while debating over it at a coffee shop.

25. The first ISP was Compuserve, established in 1969 which is now under

26. The Palm O.S fits in less than 100 K,which is less than one percent the size
of Windows 98 or Mac O.S.

27. What does 50 G.B of storage really mean?It means we can stack 3 piles of
single spaced type written pages taller than the Eiffel tower and data to
support this information is about 50 gigabytes.

28. The code name for the 12 engineers who designed the IBM pc was :-
'The dirty dozen'.

29. When the cd was invented, it was decided that a cd should be long
enough to hold beethoven's Ninth Symphony at any tempo which was
precisely 72 minutes.

30.128 bit SSL encryption is so strong that it would take much , much longer than the age of universe to crack a message encrypted using it.Even 20 years from now, if computers are a million times faster. it would still take longer than the age of the universe to crack it.

31.Bill Gates math SAT score was a perfect 800.

32.Bill Gates home was designed using a Mac!

33.Disk drive recording head fly height (gap between the head and disc when the drive is spinning ) is less than 1 microinch while:-

A red blood cell is 300 microinches is diameter.
A particle of tobacco smoke is 250 microinches.
A particle of smog is 100 microinches.
A human hair is 4000 microinches.

34.When Windows 3.1 was launched, 3 million copies were sold in the first two

35.Windows 95 can run on 386DX at 20 Megahertz, with just 4 M.B of RAM.

36.David Bradley wrote the code for [Ctr]+[Alt]+[Delete] key sequence.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Intelligent Workplace on the front lines

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Upon registration for the session you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on joining the event. For questions please contact Valentina Vazquez .
Tuesday, May 12th
11:00 AM PDT

Webinar Speakers
Chad Gniffke
Sr. Product Marketing Mgr.

Jeannine Edwards
Director, Business Services

Bob Knoerzer
AOK Networking

About AOK Networking

Since 2000, AOK Networking has assumed the responsibility of managing complicated networks for businesses of all sizes throughout the southeast. For small and medium-sized companies, we take on the role of an onsite engineer - available 24 x 7 - so they don't have to continually staff an internal IT department. For larger businesses with IT staff, we step in where their expertise fails.