John M. Hoyt’s IT Predictions for 2011

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Everyone else has been making their predictions for the coming year, so I thought I might do the same… These predictions are based upon industry news, social media and blog rambling as well as some personal wishes. Will any of it come to fruition? I guess at the end of 2011 you can remind me how wrong I was. A …

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Slow internet access? Charter Business ups the ante in Greenville / Upstate SC

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Tired of waiting for that ISO to download? I know the feeling, even with the 30megabit download speeds we currently have… As if they were reading our minds regarding speed limitations, our Charter Business rep let us know the other day that they have turned it up a notch here in Greenville and are offering two new speed packages. The …

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#FlashSplashGVL in #Greenville was a blast!

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Today, at “High Noon” in Falls Park, a group of people, made up of men & women of all ages and from all walks of life, and even children, met up at the first “Flash Mob” that I am aware of in Greenville… To shoot each other with water guns! To the casual observer, immediately before noon, there was very little …

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Flash & Splash! Flash mob / Water gun fight in #greenville on July 5th – HIGH NOON! #FlashSplashGVL

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Come join the #googleonmain #luckygvl people in beautiful downtown #greenville SC at Falls Park, where the original Google On Main even took place! Bring water guns, wear T-Shirts in the color of Google’s logo… RSVP here: FACEBOOK EVENT Please read the instructions on that site…. Share and Enjoy:

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The FCC Wants You Signup to Shape the Future of Broadband in America

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The FCC is looking for about 10,000 good men and women to help test their broadband connections in certain markets and from certain providers by installing a piece of equipment to meter the throughput at their home. If you are interested in participating, you can go to https://www.testmyisp.com/ and fill out the application. You must meet certain requirements, such as …

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Go Gigabit! It’s like steroids for your business network! #GoogleOnMain #LuckyGVL

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Have you noticed retrieving files from your server is feeling slower? Accessing a database on your network is sluggish? Moving large files takes a long time? Chances are good that you are using a 10/100 Megabit infrastructure, and that by simply replacing a few components, you could move to Gigabit speeds, possibly a 10x increase in speed, or more if …

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Google Chrome is faster than lightning, sound and a speeding potato

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I’m still feeling horrible after the accident on Friday so I am at home. Better to hurt at home than to go in to work and not get anything done, be more uncomfortable, feel more depressed and make everyone at the office as sick of hearing me whine about it as my family and even myself…  It hurts to type, …

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New Computer Wireless Network Technology to Drool Over – Multi-Gigabit Wireless

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An article posted today on Wired got me all excited (Yes, I am that kind of geek)! They discuss the future of wireless networking and how the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig) has announced that 60Ghz multi-gigabit wireless technology is now available to member companies to start turning out products that use the new high-speed standard. Yes, you didn’t read that …

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Google Fiber for Greenville Part II – The Voting Continues #GoogleOnMain #LuckyGVL

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It seems like forever since the Google On Main event that made national and even international news. It didn’t stop with the amazing night of 2200+ people gathered at Falls Park in downtown Greenville SC with LED lightsticks, spelling out “Google” while aircraft flew overhead taking photos and video. Far from it. Greenville has continued to make their desire for Google’s …

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City of Los Angeles California chooses Google Apps (over Microsoft’s BPOS) for in the cloud solution

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A major buzz word for 2009/2010 has been “cloud computing”, where your applications and servers are not actually hosted locally, but instead “in the cloud”, on a remote server or servers. Thus eliminating the need for you to purchase an expensive Microsoft Server and Microsoft Exchange Server, all the licensing, then the Microsoft Office applications for each of your users, …

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