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Autodesk teams with Esri to integrate BIM, GIS tech

A screen shot from Autodesk’s updated BIM 360 platform. Autodesk. Autodesk has inked a partnership with Esri, a mapping data and spatial analytics player, that aims to bridge BIM and GIS mapping technologies. Specifically, the companies will integrate their respective technologies to joint customers the ability to synthesize information from both BIM and GIS software. Esri’s GIS (geographic information systems)… Read more →

Trump administration releases rules on disclosing security flaws

(Image: file photo) The Trump administration has released an unclassified set of rules for deciding if a security vulnerability should be shared or kept private. cnet How the US decides which security flaws to keep secret The White House released its process on alerting companies about zero-day vulnerabilities, and why some are kept secret. Read More Rob Joyce, the White… Read more →

Sapho adds support for SAP Ariba, Concur Travel

Sapho added features to its Sapho Modern Portal 4.4 and outlined integrations with SAP Ariba and support for Concur Travel. The integrations with SAP Ariba and Concur are notable since Sapho has historically served as a front-end to older legacy systems that need a user experience overhaul. By supporting more modern enterprise applications, Sapho is betting that its card and… Read more →

4G provision improves in Brazil

4G provision has improved in Brazil over the last year, according to a new study from consulting firm OpenSignal. The country has jumped to the 42nd position in a ranking of 77 countries listed in the State of the LTE report. A year ago, Brazil ranked 52nd. Read this Can’t get 4G yet? Meet the country where 300Mbps LTE-A will… Read more →

Microsoft to integrate Visual Studio with AI services

At its Ignite conference in September, Microsoft unveiled an extension that integrated Visual Studio Code with its AI services. Today, November 15, at its Connect (); conference, Microsoft is adding an extension to Visual Studio itself that will integrate with its AI services. Credit: Microsoft This second extension, known as Visual Studio Tools for AI, supports both Microsoft and third-party… Read more →

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Live Share to improve developer collaboration

Microsoft is offering a sneak peek today, November 15, of a coming Visual Studio service aimed to make developer collaboration more seamless. That service, known as Visual Studio Live Share, is expected to be one of the highlights of Day 1 of the company’s Connect(); developer conference in New York City. Microsoft won’t be making a preview of Visual Studio… Read more →

Fileless attacks surge in 2017, security solutions are not stopping them

Markus Spiske | CC Fileless attacks are on the rise and are predicted to comprise 35 percent of all attacks next year, according to the Ponemon Institute. A new national survey conducted by Barkly and the Ponemon Institute titled “2017 State of Endpoint Security Risk,” released on Wednesday, suggests that this method of cyberattack is becoming more popular — and… Read more →

Microsoft gets data-fabulous at NYC event

Although I’m down in Orlando, Florida for the SQL Sever Live! and Visual Studio Live! conferences, Microsoft is putting on its annual Connect(); developer event, up in Manhattan where I normally spend most of my time. And though I’m missing the live event itself, Microsoft was kind enough to brief my on a slew of data-related announcements the company is… Read more →

Forever 21 reveals potential data breach

Raysonho | Wikimedia Commons Forever 21 is investigating a potential data breach which may have compromised customer information and payment cards. On Tuesday, the US clothing retailer said that the company recently received a tip from a third-party that there “may have been unauthorized access to data from payment cards” at a number of Forever 21 outlets. Forever 21 said… Read more →

Smartphone usage by the numbers via Deloitte

Americans collectively check smartphones 12 billion times a day, but 47 percent of us are trying to reduce or limit usage, according to a survey from Deloitte. Deloitte’s findings are based on more than 51,000 respondents in 32 countries. The U.S. sample size was 2,000 respondents ages 18 to 75. The findings are instructive and highlight how the small screen… Read more →

​Kubernetes vendors agree on standardization

​Google releases Kubernetes 1.0: Container management will never be the same Google’s open source container deployment and management tool is ready for general use in production environments. Read More Everyone and their uncle has decided to use Kubernetes for cloud container management. Even Kubernetes’ former rivals, Docker Swarm and Mesosphere, have thrown in the towel. Mesosphere came over in early… Read more →

DHS, FBI describe North Korea’s use of FALLCHILL malware

The federal government on Tuesday issued an alert detailing the North Korean government’s use of malware known as FALLCHILL, warning that North Korea has likely been using the malware since 2016 to target the aerospace, telecommunications, and finance industries. The alert — issued jointly by the FBI and the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), which is part of the… Read more →