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Everything You Need to Know About the Intel 7-Nanometer Granite Rapids Chip

A central processing unit (CPU) plays a vital role in any computer or server. Specifically, a CPU is responsible for helping a computer or server interact with various applications and programs. One of the main purposes of a CPU is to interpret a program's instructions to ensure the user receives the intended output on the screen. CPU technology has come a long way over the years, with companies like Intel leading the way for innovations. Recently, Intel announced a new Granite Rapids chip, which represents the future of 7-nanometer microarchitecture. Whether you already use a dedicated hosting platform or are thinking about making the switch, you should be aware of this new Intel CPU and what it could mean for the hosting industry. Let’s take a closer look! More About Intel's New 7nm Chip In March of 2021, Intel's CEO, Pat Gelsinger, announced a new Granite Rapids 7nm CPU chip

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AMD Xilinix Merger: What Does It Mean for the Future of Computing?

For many years, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) and Xilinx have built their reputations in the computing industry. AMD is known for its processors, graphics, and other computer and server hardware. Meanwhile, Xilinx has gained popularity for its innovative and programmable silicon that has been used across many industries. With the merger of these two companies completed in 2022, many tech professionals are speculating on what new company will look like and what kind of impact it will have on the computing industry. More About the Merger The AMD-Xilinx merger, reportedly valued at a whopping $35 billion, with the new company having an estimated total valuation exceeding $130 billion. With this merger, it is expected that AMD will be able to significantly diversify its product offerings, allowing the company to grow even larger as a leading player in the computer hardware sector. This is especially true when you consider that

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The Latest Developments in IPv6 Adoption

When you connect any device to the internet, it has its own unique Internet Protocol (IP) address that allows for communication between the device and the web. Until fairly recently, the "standard" for IP was IPv4, which utilizes a 32-bit addressing scheme and assigns addresses to more than 4 billion devices across the globe. However, in recent years, many devices have shifted to using IPv6, a more advanced and secure version of the Internet Protocol. So, what is IPv6, and how does it set itself apart from IPv4? Likewise, why should you be using IPv6 if you're not already? We answer these questions and more below. What Is IPv6? IPv6 technology has been around since 1998. However, because IPv4 seemed to be working well and was seen as the standard, few were in a hurry to upgrade. Specifically, IPv6 sets itself apart from IPv4 by using 128-bit addressing instead of

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How Google’s Core Web Vitals Could Impact Dedicated Server Selection

In 2020, Google first introduced the concept of "Core Web Vitals," though website owners and administrators were not largely affected by this change at the time. Recently, however, Google announced that beginning in May 2021, a major update will make Core Web Vitals an important ranking component for websites. If you host a website and want to rank well on Google, it’s crucial to have a solid understanding of what Core Web Vitals entail, why they're important, and what you can do to optimize yours. That way, you can make the most of your search engine optimization (SEO) strategy. What Are Google's Core Web Vitals? Google's Core Web Vitals are comprised of a few key components that the search engine believes contribute to an overall positive user experience. These include: Loading time, which refers to the amount of time it takes for a page's main content to load (anything greater

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What to Know About Working with a Dedicated Server in the Legal Industry

In today's digital world, your law practice's online presence is more important than ever. Of course, a major part of building and maintaining a strong digital footprint is having a website that's reliable, secure, and easy for your visitors to navigate. Unfortunately, even the most carefully designed legal website can fall short without the right hosting plan. By having a better understanding of the hosting plans available to your practice, as well as the pros and cons of each, you can ultimately decide on the hosting option that will best serve your firm now and for years to come. Exploring Your Hosting Options in the Legal Field When you're building a legal website, you have a handful of hosting solutions to choose from. This ranges from "basic" free web hosting to dedicated server hosting and all of the options in between. In general, you'll want to avoid free hosting plans

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What Is the Emotet Ransomware?

There are so many security threats lurking around the web today that it can be difficult to keep up with them all. From distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to phishing schemes and everything in between, there's a lot to worry about. One growing security threat that you won't want to overlook, though, is ransomware. Not only have ransomware attacks become more common, but they have also become more accessible to hackers across the globe. One increasingly popular ransomware package that cybercriminals are using in record numbers is Emotet. By knowing what Emotet is and how it works, you can take the necessary measures to protect yourself and your data. Emotet: What Is It and How Does It Work? Emotet is a malware-as-a-service (MaaS) package, which allows cybercriminals to purchase malware and use it to their liking against unsuspecting victims. The MaaS model is extremely problematic because it allows people

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COVID-19 and Cybersecurity: How the Pandemic Has Impacted Online Safety

In September 2020, Cynet released an in-depth report on their findings regarding the impact COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has had on cybersecurity thus far. Some of the findings weren't much of a surprise; for example, it wasn't unexpected that hackers would exploit the pandemic as a means of carrying out cyber-attacks. However, there were some interesting discoveries that both consumers and business owners with an online presence should be aware of. This includes information related to an increase in attacks among certain industries and malware attacks carried out through a method known as spear phishing. Meanwhile, the Cynet report also identified an increase in new attack methods, which is troubling. Below, we’re taking a closer look at Cynet’s findings and what you can learn from them. Increases in Industry-Specific Attacks While there has been an uptick in attacks across all industries, the reality is that some sectors seem to be getting hit harder than others in

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Why Podcasters Should Consider Investing in Dedicated Hosting

Podcasts have become an increasingly popular form of entertainment over the last several years. In fact, about 32 percent of Americans listen to at least one podcast per month! If you've been thinking about launching your own podcast or already have one in the works, you've probably realized that there are a lot of logistical challenges to overcome. One of the most pressing issues you'll need to figure out as a podcaster is how and where you'll host your podcast files and website. Below, we’re discussing everything you need to know about hosting your podcast with a dedicated server.  Podcast Hosting Needs While there is a relatively low barrier for entering the world of podcast publication, the reality is that once your podcast's audience begins to grow, so do your hosting needs. In the beginning, you may only have to worry about hosting your audio files (which will likely not be very large if you're using basic recording

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Five Key Topics to Include in Your Employees’ Cybersecurity Training

No matter what industry you're in, the reality is that growing businesses are constant targets of web attacks. From phishing and ransomware schemes to distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, and more, there are serious cybersecurity threats lurking around every corner of today's web. And, unfortunately, even if you take all the right steps to protect your company, all it takes is one unsuspecting employee to open your business up to attacks and data breaches that could tarnish your reputation and bottom line. By educating your employees on cybersecurity best practices, you can reduce the risk of them falling victim to common web attacks. As you prepare for your employee cybersecurity training, there are some specific topics worth covering, which we’ll discuss below. 1. How to Identify Phishing Schemes Phishing schemes have been a nuisance for years, and unfortunately, people still fall for them every day. Most often, these attacks are carried out against

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The Dangers of “Bring Your Own Device” Policies

Today, more employees find themselves working remotely than ever before. In fact, up to 42 percent of the United States’ labor force is now working from home full-time. With more employees involved in remote work, many companies are also implementing "bring your own device" (BYOD) policies, allowing workers to use their own personal devices (computers, laptops, tablets, etc.) in lieu of company-issued ones. While instituting these BYOD policies can save organizations money up-front and help employees feel more comfortable while working from home, the reality is that they also pose some major security threats. By understanding the key dangers of BYOD, organization leaders can make informed decisions regarding whether these procedures are truly in their best interests. Lost or Stolen Devices If an employee loses his or her personal smartphone, this can become an instant security risk – especially if they were using it to check work emails, log into company server

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