Skyway Recommended October 22nd to 28th

Each Monday we’ll pass on links to articles we thought were well worth reading from the previous week, kind of a Digg-lite for those who live where we do (British Columbia, Canada), work like we do (high speed business internet), and think like we do (internet trends, internet privacy, cutting-edge technology, etc.). If you don’t want to wait ’til Monday, we usually tweet and link to these as we come across them

Security Week: Survey Highlights Alarming Trends in Insecure Network Configurations

Security vendor nCircle used brief surveys conducted during webinars to highlight the state of network configurations that utilize insecure protocols and settings. Based on the data, the saying “easier said than done” has certainly become a reality. Read More…

IT Business Canada: Cisco says Cloud traffic to grow sixfold by 2016

At the current rate the cloud is being use it will need a traffic cop to manage the workflow. According to the annual Global Cloud Index Forecast, produced by networking giantCisco Systems, global data centre traffic is expected to grow fourfold and reach an astounding total of 6.6 zettabytes annually by 2016. Read More…

IT World Canada: Fortinet overhauls operating system

For many network devices, the operating system is everything. Ports and throughput are give great numbers, but the OS is the power behind the throne. Fortinet Inc. will upgrade the FortiOS operating system to version 5.0 for its FortiGate security devices at the end of the month with what it says are 150 new features and enhancements. Read More…

New Scientist: Gesture-sensing interfaces to rival keyboards and mice

INTERFACES change, processors come and go, but the keyboard and its trusty sidekick the mouse have been part of the PC for at least 30 years. They may now be about to get stern competition, thanks to two gesture-sensing technologies set to drastically reduce the amount of typing and clicking needed to control the average computer. Read More…

USA Today: Ballmer bets the company on Windows 8

Something extraordinary could happen soon: Folks might start using Microsoft and “cool” in the same sentence again. Windows personal computers, running Office programs, remain integral to the modern workplace. Yet Apple and Google routinely slam-dunk the world’s largest software company when it comes to pop-culture adulation. Read More…


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