Elie Chahine

How to protect yourself from KRACK, the WiFi hack!

A weakness in the WiFi protocol places virtually all wireless-enabled devices at risk! WPA2, a WiFi security protocol found at the heart of most modern Wi-Fi devices, including computers, phones, and routers, has been broken, putting almost every wireless-enabled device at risk of attack. A solid advice for setting up a new wireless router or

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Google announces the Pixel 2, PixelBook, Pixel Buds and more!

Google held an event on October 4th, in which they announced the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL alongside a bunch of new devices. Here are the key announcements from the Google event: Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are Google’s new flagships. On the

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New Gmail Redesign and Email Features coming soon!

The web interface of Gmail is soon getting a makeover and several new features. Gmail is one of the most popular and feature-packed email client in the world, though there are a number of significant differences between the desktop and mobile versions. Some great features will be addressed in an upcoming update. The first visual effect

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Google to celebrate its anniversary next week!

Every year, Google celebrates its birthday with a doodle on September 27, but this wasn’t always the case. In 2005 Google published a birthday doodle on September 26, in 2004 it was put up on September 7, and in 2003 it was put it on 8 September. According to Google’s own company history, Google.com was registered as a

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YouTube updated with a New Logo, Redesigned Mobile App, and more!

YouTube is getting its biggest makeover to date. Google today announced a few changes coming to its mobile apps and desktop site, including a visual update for the well-known YouTube logo! This is the biggest change the YouTube logo has received over the years, as earlier improvements were much more minor tweaks, as you can see in

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Organize your Business with Google Keep

Google Keep offers a set of powerful tools that make it an effective task management utility, You can easily write down ideas or share to-dos with co-workers. The best part about Keep is that all changes are synced automatically, giving you quick access to your notes across all your devices, and on the web. Here’s what you

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New Google Docs features help power team Collaboration!

G Suite, the Search Giant’s set of online productivity tools, is getting a major update today that adds a number of new features to its productivity suite. Most of these updates focus on collaboration, but the service is also getting support for Google Cloud Search and it’s adding new templates and add-ons from partners like

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Google Calendar gets updated for better handling of large events

Google Calendar is a great tool for sorting out your different gatherings, arrangements, and so forth., however, as of recently, it hasn’t been the best to manage vast occasions. Today, Google is refreshing its Calendar settings to be more practical than any time in recent memory when trying to sort out and handle occasions that

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How to protect yourself from Petya, the new Ransomware outbreak.

Introduction A new wave of ransomware attacks targeting organizations across the world has been reported June 27, 2017. Reports indicate around 2,000 attacked users so far. The ransomware Petya was first reported in Ukraine, where its government, banks, state power utility and Kiev’s airport and metro system all particularly badly affected. The food giant Mondelez,

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Find your Car with Google Maps!

Google Maps now supports saving car parking information so drivers can more easily find their cars. Originally launched as part of a Google Maps beta (and only on Android) in March 2017, the feature just went live on Android and iOS. To activate the feature on Android, tap the blue dot and choose “Save your

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Re-Architect

This methodology requires the most effort to implement but it results in the most optimised recurring cost and will provide the best scalability for apps. This involves re-adapting the code of applications and the heavy use of SAAS solutions in order to replace existing hosted applications.

Re-Platform

This method utilizes the power of  PAAS services, like transferring a database to an as-a-service model,  the use of containers for some apps or the use of network/security functions as a service. Greater scalability and lower cost of operation is achieved.

Re-Host (Lift & Shift)

the migration of workloads from  to the cloud without changing the architecture. Machines get to keep their  OS and apps. This is the quickest and easy way to migrate, but since its  utilising IAAS, its is also the most expensive on the long term.