News Archives

February 18, 2014
Hack resistant credit cards- who's going to pay?
February 4, 2014
MICROSOFT HAS SPOKEN! After a tedious search for a new CEO Satya Nadella moves up from head of Microsoft cloud and enterprise business becoming Microsofts’ third CEO in 39 years. More of the changes is Bill Gates is stepping down as chairman of the board and former IBMer with cloud experience John Thompson will be filling his shoes effective immediately.
January 30, 2014
With a not often seen back stepping Microsoft has almost recognized customer dissatisfaction about Microsoft ending it’s 12 year XP support on April 8, 2014. Microsoft has thrown a reconciliatory bone to consumers saying it will continue to deliver the “signatures” that are used to identify and ward off malware for XP systems through July 14, 2015 according to a recent Microsoft Malware Protection Center blog post.
January 21, 2014
Every time I do an upgrade to a new Operating System I pull my teeth out during my learning curve. When I bought my new computer with Windows 8 I became toothless. The format is challenging enough, have I mentioned I’m over 30?
January 15, 2014
Apple has pretty much been immune to viruses and hackers over the years from a purely numeric stand point. Traditionally Apple has not been in the work place opening itself for a reason to be hacked.
January 6, 2014
Yahoo has had it happen again! For the last several days advertising servers have been serving out all sorts of malware to hundreds of thousands of users. The culprits simply submitted the malware in ordinary advertising which enables it to pass by the security filtering process.
December 23, 2013
In front of a computer for hours at a time? Then Gunnar's line of eyewear is the techno ticket. Symptoms for the computer screen glare- eye strain, teary eyes, dry eyes, blurry vision and HEADACHES.
December 16, 2013
Do you know the difference between SMS and MMS? SMS is the acronym for short message service often referred to as texting. The service allows short text messages (160 characters) to be sent from one cell phone to another cell phone.
December 9, 2013
Lake Lanier is full and looking beautiful during a time that it is usually looking kind of pitiful . The Chattahoochee Riverkeepers have done the test on water quality and we have some good news and some disturbing results.
December 3, 2013
Hackers vs hacktivist Hacktivist are correctly defined as individuals that use a vigilante-style, politically motivated attacks that are meant to embarrass executives by publicizing their secret dealings.
November 26, 2013
DeClutter your Inbox. Do you have hundreds of emails and just can't look at them? Here's some great tips. Set up Inbox folders: venders, clients, marketing originals, financial, business plan updates; kinda depends on your business how you set up your folders.
November 18, 2013
Stratfor Company provides strategic intelligence for global businesses with economic, security and geopolitical affairs. They provide economic forecast and situation reports to businesses and governments. Evidently, one of the ways they gather their information is thru hacking groups like Anonymous and according to Jeremy Hammond he was getting back at Stratfor for it shenanigans.
November 5, 2013
Somebody Else Has 1 Billion users?! Facebook has global competition that is shaking the bases of US technology roots. From copycat to WeChat. WeChat has grown in 4 months between May thru September, Tencent, WeChat’s owner says by doubling its overseas users from 50m to 100m!
October 15, 2013
Don’t think the health industry has not been participating in the new health care, as the medical world says our existing system is no longer sustainable.
October 1, 2013
Reform is finally taking shape in Congress after a group of Tech firms and civil liberties groups got together and sent a very serious letter to our Representatives and Senators.
September 25, 2013
Atomic Goals- 800 years of power from nuclear waste! Bill Gates is onto a new project, dealing with nuclear waste in a constructive manner. Mr. Gates is being touted as one of the world’s greatest humanitarian’s in his pursuit of reducing nuclear waste both producing unlimited electricity and eliminating the nuclear bomb stock piling of uranium 238.
September 17, 2013
Last week Dropbox revealed that indeed it has been opening files that were stored in its cloud-base file service. They said it was to provide another feature for their clients.
September 3, 2013
Lots going on with Microsoft as they try to reinvent themselves from strictly software to something a little more substantial ‘stay in the game’ position. Their goal, we think, is competing with Apple and the Android platform, comes to mind with their 7.1 Billion dollar purchase of Nokia this week.
August 22, 2013
This metadata which means data about other data can enable anyone (NSA) to track your relationships, activities etc. The part that concerned me was when I studied a little more about metadata.
August 13, 2013
Why do we have to move so dang fast I thought, just about the time I get used to something they do a total change. Non- IT folks really have a lot of other things to be focused on other than taking the time to learn a new platform.
July 30, 2013
Is Bob Mansfield the new mystery millionaire from Apple? Why has his name mysteriously gone missing from the executive list on Apples’ website? Apple has a way of enticing interest in the company, it’s kinda like being addicted to the British Crowns’ new Heir, people want to know what’s going on!
July 24, 2013
In August we will be giving a great special that takes advantage of the tax free advantages by offering to pay taxes for all the computers we sell to our walk in business. Do you know what computer do you want to buy; Dell, HP, Toshiba or another brand?
July 9, 2013
More Protection for your Computer Summer has a way of messing up computers, I think it is because we are on the go and we also have more time to get into trouble! With that being said, everyone is talking about new music and downloading free stuff.
July 2, 2013
Buying a new computer is exciting but being able to forestall that expense is also exciting. When you say your computer is 6 years old people want to touch you for your good luck, actually, it’s buying a quality machine and following a few basic steps.
June 25, 2013
Will the IT world ever get done with acronyms? No, but we are glad that they are talking about this particular program. With the advent of the BYOD, privacy and who owns whom has become very gray.
December 19, 2012
Things start getting exciting when you get a room full of people wanting to buy a new laptop. Do you want to go totally virtual and fast or do you want some storage capacity but still want speed? How about those slick lines, light weight and super longer battery capacities?
December 11, 2012
Ladies want to use their time efficiently and they want their gadgets to be of good quality. They want to know that you were thinking of them not your ability to use their new Christmas gadget whe the giving is over. Y
December 4, 2012
“The NewOffice” What? Reading an article by Mary Jo Foley in Redmond Magazine this morning made my head swim. Mary Jo’s article, who has been writing articles on IT news for over 25 years, I think is as confused as I am as she tries to explain Microsoft explanation of their release ’ the New Office’.
November 27, 2012
Summary of Sarah's commentary of IT jobs starts with #5 of Hot city Dallas/Ft.Worth. What makes Dallas so hot is population, money and a very pro-business environment. These cities are home to the biggies like, CISCO, HP, Microsoft and AT&T and Samsung. #4 Houston Tx.
November 15, 2012
Joey Anderson, the President of ACNS, is known for providing good service and using quality equipment. This weeks' announcement reflects our commitment to quality from another angle, the list of the most prestigious Top 25 influential executives of the computer world.
November 6, 2012
October 26, 2012
Talking Password Security: Just about every day we are hearing from the media about hackers. ‘Anonymous’ the now famous hacker group has done some pretty amazing things, which leads me to my own password security.
October 16, 2012
Huawei Partners Quiet Following 'National Security Threat' Report By Chad Berndtson, CRN October 08, 2012 9:49 AM ET If Huawei's burgeoning U.S. channel is concerned that the $35 billion Chinese telecom giant has been labeled a "national security risk," partners aren't saying.
October 9, 2012
Some serious consideration about social media and ownership are moving fast into mainstream business situations. Two views have had the public's eye in recent months
October 5, 2012
We are beginning to hear a lot about VoIP, it's a term the regular guy/gal has not been exposed. As I always lament, we are dealing with another acronym.
October 3, 2012
Google now ranks as the No. 2 most valuable technology company, according to financial assessments today. The uptick for Google was noted by the New York Times.
September 27, 2012
We are having an Event in November on" How to protect and extend the life of your computer". One of the topics will be talking about security. An interesting fact came to light from Tech Journal. 44% of all on-line video is viewed at work. 29% of working adults access adult websites at work! Look around, 1 out of 3 co-workers are enjoying 'Adult websites' in your workplace!
September 26, 2012
When talking to companies we hear that they have their own IT guy which they think means that all their IT is being correctly managed. As an example, that’s the same as saying ‘oh yes, we have our own Chamber of Commerce’ and thinking all Chambers are managed the same.
September 25, 2012
When you think WAN optimization one of the first names that come to mind is Cisco but there have been rumors saying they are getting out of the business which brought a sharp response from Cisco. In a recent blog, wrote Mark Lohmeyer, vice president of marketing, Services Routing Technology Group "Let's set the record straight: to paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of WAAS' demise have been greatly exaggerated," Ciscos' WAAS development is not going anywhere.
September 18, 2012
After Steve Jobs demise the world held its breath as to the future direction Apple would follow; it's now clear Apple is a consumer company. With the iPhone and iPad craze Apple has pushed forward creeping into the business sector thru the back door and break room.
September 11, 2012
How much has your smartphone come into your life? How do you feel when you leave it at home, is it part of your job? As SMB's move into 2013 they are looking at ways to improve communication with their customers, that added value we are all looking for and seldom get.
September 4, 2012
Part of Mr.Kovar's story relays alot of information in just a few paragraphs. Check out CRN for the rest of the story. EMC (NYSE:EMC) and Cisco (NSDQ:CSCO) Tuesday introduced new Cisco-focused IT infrastructure designs for its VSPEX reference architecture for storage, server and networking, and it said EMC's new strategic relationship with Lenovo will have no impact on the long-term EMC-Cisco alliance.
August 27, 2012
The growing number of tablets, smartphones and connected devices will push demand for mobile data to over 10.8 exabytes per month by 2016, an 18-fold increase over 2011 according to Cisco.
August 21, 2012
A summary of the Article: Sri Kosuri and George Church from the Harvard Wyss Institute are treating DNA just like any other digital storage device. Tiny enough to store 700 terabytes!
August 13, 2012
It's amazing how connected we are with one another with today's computer technology. Take a look at these stats!The London 2012 games are the most connected ever -- Cisco and its partners are delivering across 94 sites, 1,800 wireless access points, 65,000 active connections, 80,000 data points, and can accommodate up to 27,000 media.
August 13, 2012
60% Answer us quickly! Which nation is No. 1 when it comes to hosting these attacks? China? Russia? Nope, it's the good ol' US of A.
August 9, 2012
It is so strange to try and explain what hackers can do. Most of us don't think it can happen to us, think about idenity thief,or hacking into your company and not knowing about it until $350,000 are missing and the bank doesn't take responsibility.
July 31, 2012
I can't believe how things are shaping up in the Tech world as a big media frenzy! Even President Obama has taken up the torch on cyber attacks being a serious threat. Do you think ?
July 30, 2012
If you have been following our News Reel you have seen some pretty big security breaches,one of the biggest was Global Payments, the center that handles the actually payments for both Visa and Master card.
July 23, 2012
VMware's View 5 is a game changer because during the gaming experience View 5 uses less bandwidth allowing the gamer to move seamlessly through the game! If that wasn't enough of a game changer the new View 5 makes available your whole office virtually. Adding a 'soft' phone to your Ipad makes you a walking office. Next they will just have to figure out protocol!
July 16, 2012
The decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit to overturn a lower court ruling that let a bank off the hook for losses incurred by a hacked customer has implication for both financial institutions and their business customers.
June 30, 2012
According to IDC, Xerox continues to reign as the global leader in market share for managed print services. One reason is Xerox PagePack 3.0. Second is Xerox eConcierge, the automated printing-supples replenishment service that's become the channels' go-to resource for bossting printer sales and profits. Note: Xerox's CEO is Ursula Burns.
June 28, 2012
Software giant Google (NSDQ:GOOG) officially entered the tablet space Wednesday with the launch of its Nexus 7 tablet PC, a 7-inch device co-manufactured by Asus and poised to become one of the biggest challengers to Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN)’s Kindle Fire.
June 25, 2012
Right now, there are two clear trends that will continue to shape business telephony in the next two years: IP-based communications and mobility. Most experts believe that Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies will eventually supersede ananlog phone systems.
June 19, 2012
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June 15, 2012
The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors Of 2012 By CRN Staff, CRN March 15, 2012 10:00 AM ET In a few short years the cloud has gone from an IT buzzword to a legitimate way to cut costs, boost agility, ease operational headaches and future-proof the business.
June 12, 2012
Atlanta ranks in the top Eight Cities to become one of the job-creating machines in the years ahead. Projections by 2016 of 180,000 new jobs!
June 8, 2012
Samula James with Owtsar Technologies
May 31, 2012
Definition and Terms of Service According to NIST: Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.
May 28, 2012
The entire ACNS team wishes you and yours a Happy Memorial Day.
May 8, 2012
ACNS is pleased to announce the release of a newly designed website for the business. Please utilize the contact page to send us any questions or requests you may have in regards to our goods and services.