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Lenovo Buys IBM Servers, But at What Political Cost? U.S. Investigators Aim to Find Out

In the tech world, the Chinese multinational Lenovo Group Ltd. is a juggernaut. That's why United States officials are taking a closer look at a recent deal made by Lenovo to purchase a server unit from IBM for $2.3 billion. In short, the government fears that valuable intelligence secrets could be leaked out to China through IBM's tech servers -- but why would that happen in the first place? For one thing, the Pentagon uses IBM servers. The FBI uses IBM servers. Some of America's largest telecommunications companies use IBM servers, according to Telegram.com. That has some of the top officials in the U.S. worried that the servers could give the Chinese inside access to the information on those servers. The deal plans to expand Lenovo's presence in North Carolina to nearly 5,000. The agency called the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. -- known as CFIUS for short -- will handle the investigation, The Inquirer reports. This deal was made all the way back in January, so what's taking the examiners so long to decide whether or not the deal will stand? At this point, it's not entirely certain. What is certain, however, is that the U.S. has approved similar...
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5 Ways Your Web Hosting Affects Your Online Marketing

When it comes to precious commodities, time and money are up there. Yet these are also the top two things everybody loves to save on. But when you are choosing a webhost, the cheapest option is not likely to be the best choice for your business' online marketing strategy. Here is a rundown of what to look for and why when choosing your webhost. 1.SEO, and when it comes to the rules, it's best to play by the ones set out by Google.  Over 60% of shoppers now research their purchases of products and services online before buying. So when you are marketing your products or services on your super new website, it's a given that you want it to be near the top of the Search Engine Results Pages. Now you can employee a Search Engine Optimization expert to structure your pages correctly, build up a healthy backlink profile and develop your social media strategy, but did you know that Google now also includes in its search algorithm how fast your web pages load? So the key here is to make sure your website can load quickly and always has the available computing resources to serve the webpages being requested...
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Why Your SEO is Reliant on Your Web Hosting

When people think of web hosting, they think of whether or not people are going to get to their website. But, they don't tend to think about whether their efforts in optimizing their websites for the search engines will be harmed by choosing a particular web host. Believe it or not, but who you choose to be your web host can significantly impact whether you rank high in the search engines or not. There are a few reasons for this. The first thing to consider is the time in which it takes your website to load. Matt Cutts, the lead engineer on the spam team and the overall SEO conduit for Google, said that load time is a factor that Google takes into consideration when ranking websites. While it isn't the biggest or the most important, it is one of the many factors. The reason for this is twofold. First, if the web page is taking ages to load, people won't be able to get the information they are looking for in a reasonable time. Because Google is in the business of getting people to information as quickly as possible, if people are stuck waiting second after second to get the...
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