Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
A blonde walked into a doctor’s office with two burnt ears. The doctor asked her, “What happened to your ear?” The blonde replied, “I was ironing and the phone rang, so instead of picking up the phone, I picked up the iron and put it to my ear.”Still not satisfied, the doctor asked, “Well, what happened to the other ear?” “The idiot called again!”
Now jokes like this don’t help with busting the widespread myth that blondes are incapable of handling immense complexity. The myth persists despite various scientific studies and notable lists such as Forbes Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Powerful Women, which is littered with super-smart blondes such as: Marissa Meyer, CEO of Yahoo…Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany…Hillary Clinton, US Senator and former First Lady…Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund…Virginia Rometty, CEO of IBM…JK Rowling, author of the global Harry Potter phenomenon…and countless others. Continue reading
Your FTP-Stream site is backed up every hour on the hour. We call these backups snapshots – they are a complete snap of your site frozen in time.
We keep your snapshots for 28 days, you can list your snapshots, explore the contents of each snap and restore any files or folders that may have been accidentally deleted or overwritten.
Your site is backed up locally at your chosen data centre. Unless you are using our replication feature your files are never copied outside your chosen data centre and we keep no persistent backups beyond the 28 day snapshot cycle. Continue reading
So what does a seven year old file hosting company founded by a couple of MIT students in California have to do with the collapse of the thousand year long reign of the ancient Roman Empire?
Short answer: one word uttered by Dropbox’s head of infrastructure, following a 48-hour outage of Dropbox’s services on January 10th 2014.
And what’s worse is that this one word not only was responsible for the collapse of the mighty undefeatable Roman Empire, but this one word is currently a ticking time bomb that threatens the security and survival of your company. Continue reading
Much has changed on the World Wide Web since the 1980s, when it was just a twinkle in the eye of its inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee. But few things have changed more than our definition of the word “large”. In the 80s, a large file was anything more than a few kilobytes. In 1993, a large file was anything that was bigger than the 2MB attachment size that Hotmail allowed you at the time (remember those days?).
Today, the Internet has grown up into a world where, according to Google’s Eric Schmidt, “Every two days now, we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003.” In this world, the word “large” means something completely different. Continue reading
“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” – George Santayana
On a cold and clear April’s day in 1912, a British passenger liner set sail from a port in Southampton on what was supposed to be a groundbreaking maiden voyage. Dubbed “the unsinkable ship”, the RMS Titanic launched into the calm waters of the North Atlantic with great hubris, 2,224 passengers and crew…and only enough lifeboats for 1,178 people.
Out of date lifeboat regulations drafted by the British Board of Trade in 1894 only required ships to carry sixteen lifeboats, regardless of the number of passengers on board. And even though the Titanic was four times larger than the largest legal classification of vessel at the time the regulations were drafted, they were only required to carry sixteen. So the fact that the ship carried 20 lifeboats meant that it was technically compliant with the ‘rules’. Continue reading
There’s a buzz around Maytech HQ this week after we received the seal of approval from HRH’s Government itself. Our growing suite of services has been accepted into the coveted G-Cloud Programme, a group of the most respected and trusted commercial suppliers to the public sector. Continue reading
If your business takes credit cards, it’s vital that it’s compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which is designed to protect and secure stored, processed and transmitted Primary Account Numbers (PANS) and credit card holder information. Continue reading
Whilst many of you already know at Maytech we offer global FTP-Stream services designed to be flexible and fast with the ability to send large files to China, we have also recently expanded to include the service to Australian clients. Continue reading
Traditionally, security has been one of the biggest issues with cloud services and deployment to the cloud. This is especially true of those who use services, which are housed in data centres, as many companies seem to feel that these are less secure than their own premises. Continue reading
What’s the difference between FTPS and SFTP and which is better for my application?
FTP-Stream is a cloud managed file transfer service offering customers a number of access methods (protocols) including the three encrypted protocols: FTPS, SFTP and HTTPS. Continue reading