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Pure Storage launches cloud data management suite for AWS in hybrid play

Pure Storage is launching its software on Amazon Web Services with block storage, data protection and deduplication services in the public cloud. The aim for Pure Storage is to better bridge on-premises and cloud infrastructure. The move highlights a few key trends in the enterprise space. First, hybrid architecture is becoming the new norm as companies aim to run applications… Read more →

Hackers use Drupalgeddon 2 and Dirty COW exploits to take over web servers

Hackers have launched a new type of attack against Drupal site owners in the past several days, Imperva researchers have told ZDNet. Through these recent attacks, hackers aim to gain a foothold on servers, elevate their access to a root account, and then install a legitimate SSH client so they can log into the hijacked servers at later dates. To… Read more →

Microsoft acquires FSLogix in name of improving Office 365 virtualization

Microsoft is acquiring app-provisioning vendor FSLogix for an undisclosed amount. Microsoft plans to use FSLogix’ technology to improve the Office 365 virtualization experience, according to a November 19 blog post announcing the deal. Microsoft officials said they anticipate that FSLogix will help provide faster load times for user profiles in Outlook and OneDrive. They also said FSLogix should help make… Read more →

Turning shadow IT into a business advantage

You might have heard the phrase shadow IT, but what does it mean for a small business? Shadow IT is the increasingly common situation where technology is implemented without the knowledge of the IT department. Shadow IT is not a new practice. Employees have used their own computing workarounds for years, using practices that are not acceptable to the IT… Read more →

Best Amazon Black Friday 2018 deals: See early sales on Echo, Fire HD, and more

Chances are your Halloween decorations are still up, and yet retailers are already announcing their Black Friday deals — Amazon included. Must read: Meet Amazon’s new Echo devices and Alexa hardware: Prices, features, release dates Amazon gave ZDNet a sneak peek at the deals it has planned for its own devices over the next couple weeks. Everything from Fire TV… Read more →

SAP purchases intelligent robotic automation firm Contextor

SAP has announced the acquisition of Contextor SAS in a bid to boost the company’s machine learning and robotic automation portfolio. On Monday, the software solutions provider said the purchase will help SAP accelerate the development of the Leonardo machine learning solution, a platform for the creation of enterprise machine learning and automation-based apps and software. Financial details were not… Read more →

Bendgate Pro? Apple’s new iPad is easily bent out of shape

Flexible. (Screenshot by ZDNet) In recent years, new devices have been a little straight-laced. There was a time, you see, when the most important thing about a new phone was whether it could be easily bent. Also: Best Black Friday 2018 deals: Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks The iPhone 6 Plus, for example, was the subject of the famous Bendgate…. Read more →

Fitbit news: Charge 3 software update, Black Friday deals save you $30 to $70 on a tracker

The Fitbit Charge 3, see our full review, is an excellent activity tracker with advanced sleep metrics, week long battery life, and more. Fitbit recently released a software update that adds quick replies for Android users, the ability to accept and reject calls from the Charge 3, and a new celebration animation when you meet your daily step goal. In… Read more →

SEA internet economy to hit ‘inflection’ value of $72M in 2018

The Southeast Asian internet economy will be worth US$72 million by end of 2018 when it hits an inflection point, fuelled by the region’s highly engaged mobile users and high-growth markets such as e-commerce and ride-hailing. In June 2018, the number of internet users totalled more than 350 million across six Southeast Asian markets: Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and… Read more →

As Kurian takes over at Google Cloud Platform, here are the big questions

Thomas Kurian will take the reins of Google Cloud Platform from Diane Greene and enterprise buyers have more than enough to watch and ponder. Simply put, Kurian is going to bring a cultural change to GCP and it’s worth watching how the strategy changes over time. On Friday, Google announced that Kurian would take over for Greene. Analysts were positive… Read more →