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Major HCM vendors Kronos and Ultimate Software enter merger agreement

Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software, two major vendors of Human Capital Managment (HCM) software, have entered into a definitive merger agreement, the companies announced. Combined, the cloud companies will have revenues of approximately $3 billion and an enterprise value of $22 billion.  Kronos CEO Aron Ain will serve as CEO and chairman of the combined company, while the executive team… Read more →

SAP reorganizes business units to align sales, product strategy

SAP announced several key organizational changes on Thursday that aim to unify the company’s communication channels and product strategy, and improve integration scenarios across its product portfolio.  The enterprise software giant — which is moving forward under the duel leadership of Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein following the departure of CEO Bill McDermott in October — is adopting a new… Read more →

Coronavirus kills MWC, IBM withdraws from RSA: What about Kaspersky’s Security Analyst Summit?

How coronavirus concerns ended the mobile industry’s largest event The announcement followed two weeks that saw several major exhibitors withdrawing from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new novel coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19, has caused severe disruption to the technology industry and annual events, leading to uncertainty not only for attendees but also vendors.  COVID-19, a respiratory illness… Read more →

Croatia’s largest petrol station chain impacted by cyber-attack

Image: andreas160578 on Pixabay A security incident described as “a cyber-attack” has crippled some business operations at INA Group, Croatia’s biggest oil company, and its largest petrol station chain. The attack took place last Friday, on February 14, at 22:00, local time, the company said. Multiple sources have told ZDNet the cyber-attack is a ransomware infection that infected and then… Read more →

Best rugged laptops for business in 2020: Dell Latitude, Panasonic Toughbook, Lenovo ThinkPad, and more

While virtual threats to our PCs rightfully grab most of the headlines — as viruses and cyberattacks can affect millions of computers simultaneously — our systems also face threats from physical damage that can knock them offline temporarily for repairs or permanently if the damage is catastrophic enough. Mobile devices obviously run a bigger risk of physical damage since they… Read more →

It’s all about the ports: What Apple needs to change now that Jony Ive is gone

First the headphone jack, now the charging port: Has Apple lost its mind? In another episode of Jason Squared, Jason Cipriani and Jason Perlow discuss rumors that Apple will remove the iPhone’s Lightning port and the EU’s attempt to force all vendors to use the same charging connector. For those of you not familiar with the name Jony Ive, let… Read more →

US, UK formally blame Russia for mass-defacement of Georgian websites

Special feature Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions — or even billions — of dollars at risk when information security isn’t handled properly. Read More The US and UK governments have issued official statements today formally accusing Russia’s military intelligence agency, GRU, with carrying out a… Read more →

What happens when robotics industry vets have kids?

What happens when a group of robotics industry veterans have kids? They have start a company specializing educational robots for kids, of course. Matatalab is fast carving a path for itself in the world of children’s STEAM education products and content. Matata’s kid’s programming robots uses image recognition technology to develop children’s cognitive abilities and computational thinking through a variety of… Read more →

Adobe releases out-of-band patch for critical code execution vulnerabilities

Adobe gives marketers AI-based tools to use customers’ data in real time The software giant said the updates are focused primarily on email, which remains one of the key channels in a marketer’s arsenal. Adobe has released an out-of-schedule fix to resolve two vulnerabilities that may expose user systems to code execution attacks.  On Wednesday, the software vendor released two… Read more →

Watchdog ponders tougher independent oversight for Australia’s encryption laws

The scrutiny of actions taken by cops and spooks under Australia’s controversial encryption laws should be just as close as that of actions under previous laws, according to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM), Dr James Renwick. But he hosed down concerns that the use of these new powers had resulted in mass surveillance. INSLM is conducting an inquiry… Read more →

Watchdog ponders tougher independent oversight for Australia’s encryption laws

The scrutiny of actions taken by cops and spooks under Australia’s controversial encryption laws should be just as close as that of actions under previous laws, according to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM), Dr James Renwick. But he hosed down concerns that the use of these new powers had resulted in mass surveillance. INSLM is conducting an inquiry… Read more →

Exclusive: Details of 10.6 million MGM hotel guests posted on a hacking forum

Image: TipKilby The personal details of more than 10.6 million users who stayed at MGM Resorts hotels have been published on a hacking forum this week. Besides details for regular tourists and travelers, included in the leaked files are also personal and contact details for celebrities, tech CEOs, reporters, government officials, and employees at some of the world’s largest tech… Read more →