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Target appoints new SVP of technology infrastructure

Retail chain Target said on Monday that it’s named Hari Govind as the new SVP of infrastructure and operations within the company’s technology team. Govind will oversee the technology that runs across Target’s stores, digital channels, distribution centers and back-office operations, including the retailer’s cloud-and-compute capabilities and network connectivity. He’ll report to Target’s CIO Mike McNamara. Prior to his new… Read more →

Brazil completes first blockchain real estate sale

The first ever real estate transaction entirely carried out via blockchain technology has been completed in Brazil. Local construction giant Cyrela and startup Growth Tech carried out the sale under the project Notary Ledgers, which enables users to request and track notary services in a digital environment. The service, underpinned by IBM Blockchain technology, enabled the reduction of timescales involved… Read more →

Best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks

Amazon Prime Day 2019: How to use Alexa to find the best deals ZDNet breaks down all of the ways that Amazon Prime members can use Alexa to shop, find the best deals, track their packages, and more when shopping on Amazon. Read more: https://zd.net/30zKU8c Like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon’s annual Prime Day sale event can feel super overwhelming. … Read more →

Singapore public sector to adopt new measures to tighten data security

Singapore’s government agencies will roll out several new “technical measures” for existing and new systems, including automated detection of email containing sensitive data and stronger encryption for files. These are part of “interim” recommendations deemed necessary following a review of the public sector’s cybersecurity infrastructure and policies, which itself was carried out after a series of data breaches involving government… Read more →

Ready or not, here comes the new Twitter

How to avoid being locked (forever) out of your Twitter account If your Twitter is hacked, it could be gone permanently and Twitter may not help. Here is one user’s sad story and how you can protect yourself. With only 134 million daily users, Twitter has a much smaller reach than Facebook, with its over two billion monthly users. But,… Read more →

Microsoft: Azure is at 99.995 percent uptime but we can do more

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft is taking steps to improve Azure’s reliability beyond itsstated  current 99.995 percent average uptime. Microsoft Azure Chief Technology Officer Mark Russinovich outlined some of these steps in a July 15 blog post. (I’m not sure what spurred Microsoft to post about this today. Maybe it’s timed to coincide with the Microsoft Inspire partner conference and/or the Microsoft… Read more →

Advancing human exploration: Is space the final frontier, and how can data and AI get us there?

Is a space alien AI visiting us? Tonya Hall talks to Dr. Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the SETI Institute, about aliens and AI. Fifty years is a long time by human standards, and an eon by technology standards. In 1969, not many organizations even knew what a computer was, let alone used one. Though it’s trivial, revisiting and comparing… Read more →

Microsoft thrives on Android, iOS as bet away from Windows pays off

Microsoft Build 2019: Azure, Microsoft Graph, IoT and IE mode highlights ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley handicaps Microsoft’s vision to lead with its three core clouds: Azure, Microsoft 365 and gaming. Here’s the plan and other goodies developers will get. Read more: https://zd.net/2Wtzlh5 In 2015, Microsoft faced a big decision. Develop its apps for Android and Apple’s iOS and make them… Read more →

Best Prime Day deals 2019: Small business servers

Amazon Prime Day 2019: The business strategy behind the sale ZDNet’s Larry Dignan explains that, yes, Amazon Prime Day is a big shopping bonanza for 48 hours, but there are some business perks that come with launching one of the e-commerce giant’s biggest events. Read more: https://zd.net/2XFm1G0 More Deals How and when to find the best Prime Day deals Here… Read more →

Best Prime Day deals 2019: IT technician and DIY repair tools

Amazon Prime Day 2019: The business strategy behind the sale ZDNet’s Larry Dignan explains that, yes, Amazon Prime Day is a big shopping bonanza for 48 hours, but there are some business perks that come with launching one of the e-commerce giant’s biggest events. Read more: https://zd.net/2XFm1G0 More Deals How and when to find the best Prime Day deals Here… Read more →

Best Prime Day deals 2019: Chromebook laptops

Amazon Prime Day 2019: The business strategy behind the sale ZDNet’s Larry Dignan explains that, yes, Amazon Prime Day is a big shopping bonanza for 48 hours, but there are some business perks that come with launching one of the e-commerce giant’s biggest events. Read more: https://zd.net/2XFm1G0 More Deals How and when to find the best Prime Day deals Here… Read more →

Best Prime Day deals 2019: 3D printers and accessories

Amazon Prime Day 2019: The business strategy behind the sale ZDNet’s Larry Dignan explains that, yes, Amazon Prime Day is a big shopping bonanza for 48 hours, but there are some business perks that come with launching one of the e-commerce giant’s biggest events. Read more: https://zd.net/2XFm1G0 More Deals How and when to find the best Prime Day deals Here… Read more →