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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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Optimal Website Speed with Optimal Server Configuration

The first step of website speed optimization start with selecting quality web hosting services and of course server optimization. This guide is written for general purpose, however described techniques work on VPS and above with root access, as well as require deep understanding of server administration. If you are a blogger or small business website owner, probably you don't need to do that, but if you have large, complicated project with high levels of traffic, then continue reading. Even some of the most popular CMS and blogging platforms sometimes require some extra boost, for instance high traffic Joomla, Drupal and even WordPress can consume a lot of resources and can be unusable if traffic levels are high. Now lets start with the essence and the very basics. Choosing Server Operating System Assuming that we are talking about PHP based project, Windows might to the job, but without a doubt Linux will save a lot of system resources. Picking popular Linux distro can be tricky, I have test most and without a doubt for web project CentOS or Ubuntu LTS would be the right choice. Both have active communities, so if things go wrong it is easy to find reliable support. Best...
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