Monthly Archives: February 2014

CyberTrails Tech Happy Hour March 20th!

Registration is now ready! Join CyberTrails’ technical staff at Santisi Brothers (2710 W Bell Road) to talk tech and relax during happy hour! No sales people to contend with; just technical peers discussing issues, providing advice, talking new technology, or venting about the job. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided in the game room. Register

Happy Birthday Dave Siebler!

It’s Dave’s birthday today! Dave joined us last year in our technology sales department and we love having him here. He’ll be 39 again today! Hope it’s a great day Dave

Google Services Suffer Second Outage in Less Than a Month

If you noticed a few glitches Thursday with Google’s Drive, Docs, and other cloud-based productivity services, you weren’t the only one. The last time this many Google services were made unavailable was just under a month ago, when most Google Apps were interrupted for as long as six hours.

Announced today – Google Fiber may be coming to Phoenix!

Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe would get citywide fiber-optic networks with Internet speeds of one gigabit — 100 times faster than basic broadband service — under a plan Google is exploring. Google announced this morning the three Valley cities are among nearly three dozen cities in nine metro areas the Silicon Valley company is considering for… Read more »

Congratulations to our Lunch and Learn prize winner…Ben Czerwiewicz

We have our winner for the $250 gift card from last week’s Lunch and Learn at Donovan’s Steakhouse…and it is Ben Czerwiewicz! Congratulations Ben! For those of you that participated but did not win, we will have more chances and prizes at future events, so stay tuned for information on those.

Cloud boom is on for real, researcher says

The week in cloud: IT spending on cloud infrastructure and services will grow a healthy 20 percent to 172.4 billion next year, according to IHS Technology.

The moon now has a better internet connection than you do

After months of testing, it looks like the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration is ready to be deployed in a real world scenario. Among other things, it likely means that we can send HD video into space at a greater speed than you can stream it to your home.

Happy Anniversary Craig Campbell!

Craig Campbell started at Cybertrails one year ago today, 2/14/13. Craig started as a NOC Tech and quickly showed that he is invaluable in his technical and customer service skills. We are happy to have him in the NOC and out on the field as an Admin. Congratulations Craig and thank you for all the… Read more »

The 10 Worst Passwords of 2013

You no longer have to be a security geek to use a password management tool, experts say. Password management tools have matured and contain a wide variety of capabilities to take the strain off of accessing a bank account, website or service with a strong password. Many programs use strong encryption and contain syncing features… Read more »