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Workday beats Q2 estimates, raises FY 2019 revenue outlook

Workday published its second quarter financial results Tuesday, beating market estimates and raising its full-year fiscal 2019 revenue outlook. The company reported Q2 non-GAAP net income of 31 cents per share on revenue of $671.7 million, up 27.9 percent year-over-year. Subscription revenue came to $565.7 million, up 30.2 percent year-over-year. Wall Street was looking for earnings of 26 cents on… Read more →

Coupa buys DCR Workforce to grow its spend management platform

Coupa Software announced Tuesday that it’s acquiring the technology assets of DCR Workforce, makers of contingent workforce management and services procurement software. The deal is meant to bolster Coupa’s spend management portfolio with software that can help businesses source, procure, and manage their spending on temporary labor. Coupa bills itself as a savings-as-a-service provider, which basically means it helps customers… Read more →

Apache Flink takes ACID

With streaming engines popping up right and left, we’ve been wondering whether the world really needs more streaming engines. When we popped the question last year about Apache Flink, the answer was, it pioneered stateful processing in the open source streaming world. That means that you can checkpoint a Flink stream without having to resort to the underlying database. Flink… Read more →

Microsoft readies test versions of redesigned Outlook for Windows, Outlook on the Web

Microsoft is making available to testers redesigned versions of its Outlook for Windows app and Outlook on the Web variant. Those using the version of the Outlook app that will be part of Office 2019 won’t see these coming changes, Microsoft officials said on September 4. Microsoft announced earlier this summer that it would be giving its so-called Office 365… Read more →

FCC to vote on plan to encourage 5G small cell deployments

Taking a cue from state lawmakers across the US, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to vote on new rules intended to encourage widespread 5G small-cell deployment. see also Top 5G announcements from MWC 2018 We round up the biggest announcements on 5G made during MWC 2018 in Barcelona this week. Read More The rules, modeled after laws passed in… Read more →

Microsoft South Central U.S. datacenter outage takes down a number of cloud services

A number of U.S.-based customers connecting to Microsoft cloud services, including Office 365, Azure Active Directory and Visual Studio Team Services, are reporting outages this morning, September 4. The issue seems to stem from problems in Microsoft’s South Central U.S. datacenter. The problems also are affecting users in other regions who are using services that authenticate with Azure Active Directory… Read more →

Samsung has a wearable device problem as it can’t crack IDC’s top 5 vendors

Global wearable shipments–primarily smartwatches and fitness trackers–saw second quarter shipments grow 5.5 percent to 27.9 million units in the second quarter, according to IDC data. But perhaps the biggest takeaway is that Samsung isn’t among the top 5 vendors. IDC said revenue for wearables in the second quarter grew 8.3 percent from a year ago to $4.8 billion. Mature market… Read more →

Arcadia Data brings natural language query to the data lake

Generating a tree map from a plain-English search expression Credit: Arcadia Data Exploring data using natural language (“plain English”) query expressions isn’t a new concept, but it has become more relevant and more feasible lately. People are used to search engines and like the metaphor as data querying experience. Products like Thoughtspot and Answer Rocket specialize in this teaming of… Read more →

This malware disguises itself as bank security to raid your account

Banking malware, including Trojans which steal your online credentials and screen grabbers, usually place heavy emphasis on remaining undetected for as long a period of time as possible. TrickBot, Emotet, BackSwap and the experimental MysteryBot are only a handful of the countless forms that banking malware can take. The majority of these malware variants will deploy on victim machines in… Read more →

Tech vendors reap gains from IT spending, digital transformation surge

Spending on information technology appears to be surging as multiple factors such as economic growth, a healthy consumer, tax cuts and deregulation begin to add up. Tech CEOs also say that digital transformation efforts are fueling their growth. In the latest batch of technology earnings, CEOs from major IT players have all been saying the same thing. IT spending is… Read more →

Google’s campus door security blasted wide open by its own engineer

Google’s Project Zero team are familiar faces in the hunt for vulnerabilities and bugs but a security hole in the tech giant’s own physical security network could have left them, as well as other employees, locked out of the office. Luckily for Google, however, the way to circumvent the security system which kept unauthorized visitors out of Sunnyvale offices was… Read more →

Google open-sources internal tool for finding font-related security bugs

Google has open-sourced an internal tool that can help security researchers find security bugs in font display (rasterization) components. The tool is named BrokenType and is the work of Google Project Zero security engineer Mateusz Jurczyk, one of the leading experts in font-related security bugs [1, 2, 3]. At its core, BrokenType is a fuzzer, which is a special tool… Read more →