Google Cloud rolls out platform for network visibility and management

As organizations adopt multi-cloud and hybrid cloud strategies, networks are becoming more complex. Enterprise network managing teams typically rely on multiple tools to monitor and troubleshoot their networks, and they spend a substantial amount of time managing problems.  To address this challenge, Google Cloud on Wednesday is announcing the Network Intelligence Center, a platform that aims to unify network monitoring,… Read more →

Mirantis acquires Docker Enterprise

How Docker brought containers mainstream At the 2016 Structure Conference, Docker COO Scott Johnston spoke to ZDNet about how Docker turned containers into such a widely used technology. Read this What is Docker and why is it so darn popular? Docker is hotter than hot because it makes it possible to get far more apps running on the same old… Read more →

Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott takes over from Harry Shum as head of AI and Research

Executive Vice President Harry Shum, the head of Microsoft AI and Research and a 23-year Microsoft veteran, is leaving the company in February 2020. Kevin Scott, Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer, will be taking on Shum’s responsibilities in addition to his existing ones, according to an internal Microsoft announcement on November 13. The change is effective immediately, even though Shum’s last… Read more →

An Apple store customer came home. Then she realized what the Genius had done

Can anything be done? (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Must-see offer Apple iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max The iPhone 11 Pro starts at $24.95 per month at Apple, while the iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $41.62 per month. Read More Gloria Fuentes says she was already worried. She had to take her iPhone in for repair and remembered… Read more →

Linux vs. Zombieland v2: The security battle continues

The scariest hacks and vulnerabilities of 2019 This year’s most serious security incidents, data breaches, and vulnerabilities. Here’s the bad news: We’re going to keep seeing fundamental Intel CPU security holes popping open until every last one of the current generations of these chips is in landfills. Zombieland v2 is only the latest of a line of problems, which go… Read more →

Apple’s Macs are better than PCs, says IBM? Well, of course

Better? More productive? More loyal, too. Image: James Martin/CNET Black Friday Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks The very best Black Friday deals and sales. Read More It’s the argument that never dies. Even when those involved in it do. Some believe PCs are real computers, while Apple’s Macs are souped-up toys. CNET: The new 16-inch MacBook Pro gets a bigger screen… Read more →

Best Target Black Friday 2019 deals

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Black Friday Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks The very best Black Friday deals and sales. Read More Target may not have the range of electronics deals for Black Friday like a Best Buy, or even competitor Walmart, but it has the clout of its brand and the ubiquity of its locations to sell a lot of the… Read more →

Adobe squashes critical vulnerabilities in Illustrator CC, Media Encoder

Adobe’s cloud pivot: What we’ve learned A decade ago, Adobe bought Omniture in a deal that revolved around creativity, content and data merging. It sounded a bit nutty at the time, but turned out to be one of enterprise software’s best bets. Read more: https://zd.net/2Lxtpzf Adobe has released a relatively small patch update that addresses vulnerabilities in four products including… Read more →

Tesla power storage: Balkan battery project is ‘largest running in Europe’

Dyson scraps plans to build electric cars Founder James Dyson said the company will focus on manufacturing solid state batteries instead. Slovenia-based energy startup NGEN has become the first company in the Balkans to implement Tesla-based power storage. It’s using Tesla’s Powerpack system for a 12.6MW/22.2MWh battery energy storage project worth €15m ($16.5m). The technology employs machine learning to offer… Read more →

TPM-FAIL vulnerabilities impact TPM chips in desktops, laptops, servers

A team of academics has disclosed today two vulnerabilities known collectively as TPM-FAIL that could allow an attacker to retrieve cryptographic keys stored inside TPMs. Thanks to efforts from the research team, both vulnerabilities have been fixed, which is a good thing since both issues can be weaponized in doable real-world attacks — something that is very rare in the… Read more →

Apple’s Macs are better than PCs, says IBM? Well, of course

Better? More productive? More loyal, too. Image: James Martin/CNET Black Friday Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks The very best Black Friday deals and sales. Read More It’s the argument that never dies. Even when those involved in it do. Also: See more computer coverage Some believe PCs are real computers, while Apple’s Macs are souped-up toys. Others look at PCs… Read more →

Microsoft’s November 2019 Patch Tuesday arrives with a patch for an IE zero-day

Microsoft has released today the November 2019 Patch Tuesday security updates. This month’s updates include a patch for a vulnerability in the Internet Explorer scripting engine that hackers have been seen exploiting in the wild. Tracked as CVE-2019-1429, Microsoft says the IE bug can allow remote code execution due to “the way that the scripting engine handles objects in memory… Read more →