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Acceptable Usage Policy

The MessageLabs released a whitepaper Acceptable Usage Policy for Web 2.0. This is a good review of   your existing computer and network usage policy to adapt evolving environment, social media, emails, etc. The whitepaper provide a "best practices-based business guide for compliance officers, IT decision-makers, security manager, and anyone who plays a role in managing and mitigating legal, regulatory, and security risks in the workplace." Here's the whitepaper for you to peruse on you free time.

OpenDNS 2010 Report Web Content Filtering and Phishing

I received a report from OpenDNS and it is very interesting information to share, especially to a network administrators in a company. The report gave you a break down of Top Ten Blocked Categories, Top Ten Blacklisted Websites, Top Ten Whitelisted Websites, Filtering by Business Users, Phishing, Top Countries Hosting Phishing Websites in 2010, etc. Top Ten Blacklisted Websites: - 14.2% - 9.9% - 8.1% - 6.4% 2.3% - 1.9% - 1.4% 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% And obviously and are also listed in Top Ten Whitelisted Websites due to world wide popularity. Top Ten Whitelisted Websites: - 12.7% 12.6% - 9.2% - 9% - 6.3% - 6% - 4.7% - 4.6% - 4.3% - 3.9% Top Ten Filtering by Business Users , what they con

Apple iPad2 set the tablets standard.

The news is out about the Apple second generation tablets, the iPad2. Just in case you missed the product presentation of Steve Job, here's a summary for you. iBook 100 million books downloaded in less than a year, and Random House will be bringing their 17,000 books to the store. Apple just crossed 200 millions accounts with credit cards. Apple surpassed 2 billion dollars paid out to developers. This is a very high pay out and I want to jump in too. Apple shipped out 100million iPhones. 2010 was the year for iPad, sold 15 millions in 2010 between April to December. That's more than every tablet PC ever sold! Apple generated 9.5 Billion in revenue for 2010. iPad app store stats at 65,000, comparing to Android for 100. Steve Jobs introduced the all new design of iPad2 powered by a new chip the A5. The CPU is 2x faster, with graphics 9x faster. It's up for the game developer to fully utilize this new hardware for better gaming experience. According to Steve Jobs, 201

How to configure a time server in a Windows Server environment

It took a while before I figured out the right combination to sync my network users to our Active Directory Here's a few tip for you to check before you configure your time server. Make sure that you allow NTP (port 123 Network Time Protocol) in your network to go out. Here's how to test if your server can communicate to the NTP outside your network. Open a command prompt (click Start, Run, type "CMD" [Enter]). In command prompt, type  w32tm /monitor /  [Enter]. It will return a xx ms delay. Then follow the step by step instruction from Microsoft website on how to configure the Windows Time service to use an external time source. Remember to restart your Windows Time service. In command prompt, type  net stop w32time && net start w32time  [Enter]. This will stop and restart the service. To tell a system's W32Time service to get it's time from the Active Directory. In command prompt, type