Today's TechFast Newsletter: Verizon Snooping, Microsoft Winning, and What are Zettabytes?

November 12, 2014
By: Rory J. Thompson

TMC (News - Alert)'s Techfast newsletter for Wednesday, November 12, 2014:
 

Mind-boggling numbers: Zettabytes to be the new standard by 2018.

Only recently have consumer hard drives begun to reach the terabyte size. That is 1,000 gigabytes. Businesses, on the other hand, may now be used to having petabyte-size drives – 1,000 terabytes. What lies beyond that realm are exabytes and zettabytes - volumes that are arguably impossible to fathom from any common vantage point.

Privacy? Meh. Verizon said to be tracking your browsing.

The Electronic Freedom Foundation has revealed that Verizon (News - Alert) Wireless has equipped its phones with a special header which, when you browse, enables advertisers to develop a customer profile on you and may be used by Verizon Wireless (News - Alert) to enable advertisers to bid for the ads you see.

VoIP gaining popularity as cost-cutter for SMBs.

The word is out about VoIP and how it can help the enterprise better wrangle in the high telecom costs plaguing everyone these days. But what might not be as clear is how utilizing VoIP can also serve to help small businesses rein in costs as well.

New way to see if videoconferencing is worth it.

Videxio developed the portal, known as MyVidexio, out of concerns that a less-than-stellar user experience has made many companies reluctant to fully embrace VCaaS. 

Microsoft is winning; Here's 10 reasons why.

With new CEO Satya Nadella at the helm, Microsoft (News - Alert) is changing and into something it needs to be. A company embracing a changing tech landscape.

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Edited by Stefania Viscusi