Nov 3rd We're improving our VoIP Server Infrastructure

Important Information for users of the Dallas, Houston, London, Tampa and Toronto servers (dallas.icttech.net, houston.icttech.net, london.icttech.net, tampa.icttech.net, sip1.icttech.net, sip2.icttech.net, sip3.icttech.net and sip.icttech.net) These changes are done in order to improve the quality of service and also to be able to scale up our ... Read More »

Mar 30th Harvard cracks DNA storage, crams 700 terabytes of data into a single gram

A bioengineer and geneticist at Harvard’s Wyss Institute have successfully stored 5.5 petabits of data — around 700 terabytes — in a single gram of DNA, smashing the previous DNA data density record by a thousand times.   The work, carried out by George Church and Sri Kosuri, basically treats DNA as just another digital storage device. ... Read More »

Mar 7th BGP spoofing - why nothing on the internet is actually secure

he scariest hack of them all on the internet has been around for a long time, but it doesn't get a lot of attention in the broader tech press. It's BGP spoofing and it compromises the most basic functions of the internet: the routing of data from one system to another.Effective use of BGP spoofing is not within the reach of script kiddies, but ... Read More »

Feb 13th CRTC to introduce a new area code in southwestern Ontario

OTTAWA-GATINEAU — The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that it will introduce a new area code in southwestern Ontario. Starting on June 4, 2015, new telephone numbers assigned in the 226 and 519 regions may be given area code 548. Existing customers will keep their current area codes and phone ... Read More »

Dec 10th Soft Switching Fails at Scale

There is a significant camp of software developers who are developing software switching solutions for hypervisors. Which is nice, I guess. The use of software switching in the hypervisor has some good points but, in my view they are heavily outweighed by the bad. Update 20140715 Although the logic of this post remains sound at the time it was ... Read More »

Oct 19th Microstopped

Microsoft Serves Takedown Notices to Videos Not Infringing on Anything. Jim Merithew/WIRED Microsoft’s never-ending war on software piracy caused some collateral damage this week. The victims? A handful of prominent YouTube video bloggers. The bloggers—including LockerGnome founder Chris Pirillo and FrugalTech host Bruce Naylor—took ... Read More »

May 27th OutLook Conector for ICT

End users who want to use Microsoft Outlook as their preferred email client can do so when Outlook Connector for MDaemon is deployed. Outlook Connector provides groupware and collaboration functionality by connecting the MDaemon email server with the Outlook client to use Outlook's email, calendar with free/busy scheduling, address book, ... Read More »

May 26th New ICT WebMail Features and Upgrades

  ActiveSync for MDaemon - Shared Folders The ActiveSync server now supports shared folders, in addition to personal and public folders, for email, calendar events, contacts, tasks and notes. The new controls allow administrators to enable or disable shared folders for ActiveSync users at the global level, domain level, or account ... Read More »

Apr 9th Essential Tips for Virtualizing SQL Server

How to make sure your virtualized instances perform well   It's hard to believe that some people still think SQL Server can't be run in a virtual machine (VM). That's definitely not the case. SQL Server can be run in a VM very successfully. However, due to its resource-intensive nature, there are a few best practices that you need ... Read More »

Apr 8th Out With Windows XP, In With Windows 8.1 Update

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Microsoft The tech giant is done supporting its ancient, malware-prone operating system Windows XP, which still accounts for about one-fourth of laptop and desktop usage worldwide, and it won't patch any future security holes either Today’s the day that security experts and IT pros have been freaking out about for ... Read More »