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Google hires Intel’s former data center chief Diane Bryant

Google is hiring former Intel executive Diane Bryant to serve as Chief Operating Officer of Google Cloud, the company announced Thursday. With more than 30 years of experience in the technology industry, Bryant most recently served as head of Intel’s Data Center Group. After leading the group for five years, she took a leave of absence earlier this year. Intel’s… Read more →

Alexa for Business likely to win in smart office, leverage AWS, Echo, developers and consumers

“Alexa, start my conference call.” “Alexa, turn off the lights in the office at 7 p.m.” “Alexa, schedule this room for 1 p.m.” These commands are coming to an office near you via an Amazon Web Services Alexa for Business playbook that includes a bit of developer democratization and Apple’s well-worn consumerization approach. Amazon has carpet-bombed your home with Alexa-powered… Read more →

Amazon launches browser-based IDE AWS Cloud9

Amazon on Thursday launched AWS Cloud9, a browser-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for writing, running and debugging code. AWS Cloud9 comprises three general components: The Ace Editor with a variety of IDE features for quick coding, collaboration tools, and AWS integrations including Lambda functions for serverless development. The launch comes more than a year after Amazon acquired the IDE startup… Read more →

Microsoft delays rollout of full Guest Access for Teams

Microsoft seems to be having issues implementing one of the most requested features for its Teams platform: Guest Access, or the ability to add an person outside of a customer’s organization to a team. Earlier this year, Microsoft ended up delaying the kick-off of its Guest Access feature from June until September. In September, officials trumpeted that Guest Access was… Read more →

Microsoft’s Edge browsing apps generally available for iOS, Android

Microsoft announced in October previews of new Edge browser apps for iOS and Android. On November 30, Microsoft officials are announcing that these apps are no longer in preview and are generally available for users in select markets.. By making Edge apps available on non-Windows operating systems, Microsoft is hoping to do more than give Windows 10 users who use… Read more →

Apple’s patch for stupid root access bug breaks file sharing for some – but the fix is easy

The patch that Apple released to fix the “root” security flaw discovered in the latest release of macOS High Sierra is causing problems for some users. Must read: How strong are iPhone X sales? The patch – which Apple rushed out in less than 24 hours – can cause file sharing to stop working for some users, according to a… Read more →

NSA leak exposes Red Disk, the Army’s failed intelligence system

The contents of a highly sensitive hard drive belonging to a division of the National Security Agency have been left online. The virtual disk image contains over 100 gigabytes of data from an Army intelligence project, codenamed “Red Disk.” The disk image belongs to the US Army’s Intelligence and Security Command, known as INSCOM, a division of both the Army… Read more →

Enterprise phishing attacks surge but resiliency is on the rise

Every successful phishing campaign costs the average company $1.6 million, and they are only getting smarter, more sophisticated, and more targeted. It is estimated that the global rate of phishing attacks levied against the enterprise rose 65 percent in the last year alone, and as they become harder to separate from legitimate messages, it is critical that companies train their… Read more →

Dell EMC updates hyperconverged VxRail, XC Series systems with latest PowerEdge servers

Dell EMC has refreshed its hyper-converged infrastructure lineup with its latest PowerEdge servers as well as more configurations. The company said its hyper-converged infrastructure portfolio will get the 14th generation PowerEdge servers. Dell EMC is also better optimizing its hyper-converged systems for software defined workloads via VMware. Hyper-converged systems are among the fastest growing areas in the data center. Dell… Read more →

OpenDrives: Building an 8k video editing rig

Getty Images/iStockphoto special feature The Evolution of Enterprise Storage How to plan, manage, and optimize enterprise storage to keep up with the data deluge. Read More 4k video is bogging down systems everywhere. So I was surprised to see native 8k video – whose files are 4 times larger than 4k – being edited natively. They’re no newcomer, having been… Read more →

New web browsing security tool arrives: DNS over TLS

Net neutrality is on its death bed. With it gone, ISPs will be able to strip-data-mine your every move on the web. There are answers. One is Tenta‘s new secure Domain Name System (DNS) resolver, Tenta DNS. This receives and sends the directions to the websites you visit using the secure Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. DNS is the internet’s… Read more →

Box Q3 results in line with market estimates

Box reported its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2018 on Wednesday. While the results were largely in line with market estimates, Box shares fell in after-hours trading. The cloud content management company reported a non-GAAP operating loss of $17 million, or 13 cents per share. By comparison, the company posted an operating loss of $17.3 million, or… Read more →