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SQL injection hackers caught in FBI credit card “Sting” operation

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The good guys won a major battle against cyber criminals involved in various online credit card frauds, including related Database SQL injection attacks, when they arrested two men in an FBI sting. “The undercover operation prevented potential losses of more than $205 million. The FBI notified credit card companies of more than 411,000 compromised credit…

Digital omnivores and the devices they use

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Recent Internet traffic statistics from Comscore reveal some curious trends in digital device usage when comparing the United States to the United Kingdom. For instance, in August 2011, the U.K. edges out the U.S. in terms of mobile usage. However, the U.S. leads slightly in terms of tablet consumption when browsing the Internet. Tablets now…

Can neuromarketing really increase email clickthrough rates by 400%?

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Is it possible to increase the effectiveness of an email campaign by 400%, including clickthrough and response rates? Well, yes, if you are willing to engage in a new form of market research, which uses customer brain waves to evaluate their true engagement to your brand or message. PayPal can vouch for this after they…

UK users now spend 3 billion hours online. Are you ready?

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It’s official: The UK is spending most of their time online, over 3 billion hours, with social media taking up the bulk of their attention. Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, (all driven by cloud computing platforms) are sucking up 800 million hours of your time. If you are left-brainer who exhibits a natural skepticism towards statistics…

Impatience is a virtue: Why Google loves an instant CDN

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“One of the many signals our algorithms use to determine crawl rate is the server response rate as perceived by our Googlebot,” ~ Pierre Far, Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google. * The above makes absolute sense: If your site content does not load quickly you will lose customers to competitor sites. A recent blog post…

Smartphone web usage in United States is now a runaway train

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We cannot stress this enough: If you do not yet have a mobile version of your website up and running your going to lose business. Our old friend Google is releasing a steady stream of data, which emphasizes the rapid march towards Smartphone web access, which is set to overhaul laptops and desktops by 2015….

E-commerce surges in the United States

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The recent launch of Virtual Internet in the United States, offers a moment to pause and consider activity in the U.S. online e-commerce sector. This is one arena that is perfectly suited for cloud computing, allowing enterprises to quickly scale up or down during seasonal spikes in activity. According to U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke,…

Virtual Internet launches its Private and Public Cloud Hosting solutions in the US market

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Cloud Hosting by Virtual Internet will prompt US businesses to realize the answer lies in the cloud. Virtual Internet (VI), a major UK provider of business hosting solutions, is officially launching their flagship cloud-hosting product . With recently upgraded VMwaretm cloud servers increasingly outselling conventional hosting solutions, VI’s business-class cloud solutions deliver reliability, cost savings,…

America, get ready for Virtual Internet “Cloud” Enterprise Hosting

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Virtual Internet, The UK’s leading corporate hosting provider – the first to simultaneously roll out Xen OnApp and VMware cloud computing – today officially announced new enterprise cloud, colocation and managed hosting services for the U.S market that will “go-live” on May 1, 2011. With U.S. headquarters in Providence, UT, Virtual Internet plans to offer…

Happy Holidays From Virtual Internet

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We know this is special time of the year for you and your family and our best wishes go out to all of you: From the entire team at Virtual Internet. This has been quite a year for us with a whole host of new cloud deployments including Xen Sandbox Servers and upgrades to our…

The WikiLeaks Saga: Denial of Services, Net Neutrality, Web host-client relationship, and Swarming

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The WikiLeaks affair, which has also been labeled “Cablegate”, illustrates the powerful struggle between those who wish to make information roam free (public) and those who wish to control its dissemination in the interests of national security (private). The episode also specifically amplifies attention on important sub-themes such as the rights of the hosting customer,…

The rise of the mobile cloud

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In many ways, the headline used above is misleading. Imagine if I replaced the words “mobile cloud” with “laptop cloud” or “Ipad cloud”? The implication is that the term cloud computing is somehow tied into the user device accessing cloud services whether it be Software-as-a-Service (Saas) or Platform-as-a-Service (Paas). However, nothing could be further from…

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