UK Consumers Highlight Unreliable Broadband ISP Speed Estimates

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By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | August 4th, 2014 The latest survey of 1,377 ISPreview.co.uk visitors has reported that 67.5% of respondents do not receive the broadband speed that their ISP first estimated, with most experiencing significantly slower performance than originally anticipated and the rest (27.3%) getting either exactly what they were promised or a…

Open Wireless Router firmware aims for better router security, network performance

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By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service | July 21st, 2014 The new custom router firmware will allow users to share their wireless networks, but could also improve their router’s security. Advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation wants to address the poor security track record of home routers with a new firmware project that will encourage…

OCZ flash accelerator takes a sharper focus on SQL Server

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By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | July 14th, 2014 The updated appliance gains more virtualization capability. Storage has always affected how fast software runs, but IT shops now have more tools they can bring to bear on the problem. Microsoft SQL Server is such a big target that storage vendors build specific products to…

Verizon gets top ranking for network performance in U.S. cities

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By Matt Hamblen, Computerworld | July 9th, 2014 RootMetrics found it in first place or tied in 115 of 125 cities for first half of 2014 RootMetrics is giving Verizon Wireless a big thumbs-up in its latest biannual ranking of wireless network performance in cities across the U.S. Verizon ranked first or was tied for…