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Oracle Micros point-of-sale system vulnerability puts business data at risk

(Image: file photo) A high-risk security bug in Oracle’s Micros point-of-sale systems could be leveraged to compromise and download a company’s entire business data. The vulnerability, discovered by ERPScan security researcher Dmitry Chastuhin, allows an attacker to gain unauthenticated read and write access to the point-of-sale server’s database. ERPScan, which has a commercial stake in the space, said in a… Read more →

BigCommerce begins offering Akamai’s image optimization tool to sellers

BigCommerce announced Tuesday that it’s now offering Akamai’s image tool for free to its merchants. techrepublic The 5 highest-paying IT career paths Want to get a job in tech? Here are the categories with the highest salaries. Read More The e-commerce SaaS provider said Akamai’s image optimization technology will help online sellers avoid slow-loading pages due to outsized, high-resolution images… Read more →

How Google fights Android malware

Video: Five top improvements in Google Android 8.1 If you just read the headlines, it sounds like Android is a security mess. There’s a report about one Android malware program after another. What’s not said is that often these Android viruses require a user to be a sucker to get them. But since a sucker is born every minute, Google… Read more →

Fake news: The tech products that fooled or failed us

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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. health venture likely boon for AWS

Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase & Co. have formed a healthcare joint venture that aims to cut costs, boost transparency and provide an overall better experience for their employees. The only certainty is that this joint venture is likely to benefit Amazon Web Services. Details about this venture are scant. As noted in the press release from the companies,… Read more →

What is Microsoft’s ‘Polaris’ project?

Last year, that elusive Microsoft sleuth “The Walking Cat” unearthed a new Microsoft codename: Polaris. Since then, a number of us Microsoft watchers have been trying to piece together what this thing is and how it fits into Microsoft’s vision for Windows. Recently, Windows Central has taken a couple of updated stabs at explaining what Polaris seems to be. I’m… Read more →

Forrester Research: What we see coming for the channel in 2018

Special Feature Special report: The future of Everything as a Service (free PDF) SaaS had a major impact on the way companies consume cloud services. This ebook looks at how the as a service trend is spreading and transforming IT jobs. Read More As channel software becomes increasingly critical to firms’ ability to win, retain, and serve their customers, we’ve… Read more →

Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan form joint venture to tackle healthcare costs

A trio of business icons are forming a joint healthcare venture in an effort to reduce healthcare costs for their US-based employees. techrepublic The 5 highest-paying IT career paths Want to get a job in tech? Here are the categories with the highest salaries. Read More Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase said Tuesday that they plan to create… Read more →

Track your miles and expenses for $3 per month

ZDNet’s Business Bargain Hunter scours the web for great deals on computers, phones, services and much more. Prices and availability are accurate at the time deals are shared. Some products and services may not be available outside the U.S. Follow BBH on Facebook and Twitter, where he’s known as The Cheapskate. Everlance makes it a snap to track mileage and… Read more →

Waymo orders thousands of Chrysler minivans for self-driving car fleet

FCA Waymo has ordered thousands of new Chrysler Pacifica minivans in the hope of launching a driverless ride-hailing service this year. techrepublic The 5 highest-paying IT career paths Want to get a job in tech? Here are the categories with the highest salaries. Read More The Alphabet-owned self-driving car company will receive its order later this year, although the exact… Read more →

More proof the revolution in self-driving vehicles is happening far away from roads

Seegrid, which makes self-guided vehicles for materials handling, is the latest robotics company to announce record-setting results for 2017. The company’s revenue and profit milestones track broader trends for industrial robotics companies helping fill automation gaps in a number of growing industries. They also suggest that real growth in self-guided technology is already happening, though it has nothing to do… Read more →

SAP Q4 2017: Stable profit with a cloud sales surge

SAP SAP has reported a strong Q4 due to increased sales in cloud and software services, as well as increased interest in the SAP HANA platform. techrepublic The 5 highest-paying IT career paths Want to get a job in tech? Here are the categories with the highest salaries. Read More SAP announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and… Read more →