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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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Why Every Business Needs A VPS

What is a VPS? Virtual private server (VPS) technology has been around for a few years now and has proven itself as the best web and application hosting platform for small and medium-size businesses. While a VPS looks like a dedicated server to its user, it is in fact serving multiple clients at the same time, all of which have their own "private" server on the same hardware.   The advantages of VPS technology are many fold. First, a VPS carries all of the benefits of a dedicated server. This includes the ability for businesses to choose their own operating system and web server software. They can also have total control over what applications they run on the server and how they run them.   How reliable is VPS? As with a co-located private server, a VPS usually sits in a data center with multiple connections to the internet, generator back up power, and physical security to ensure that it, and the companies depending on it, stays available at all times. Most modern microprocessor chips are designed to support "virtualization" in their hardware, making them very good at keeping separate virtual machines apart from each other. While in a traditional shared...
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