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​Equifax has spent $242.7 million on its data breach so far

Equifax’s first quarter earnings report highlighted expenses due to its September 2017 data breach and how the spending is shifting more toward IT and security. In its first quarter earnings report, Equifax outlined that it spent $45.7 million for the three months ended March 31 on IT and data security. The company has been staffing up to bring on expertise… Read more →

​How to make the most of the new Gmail

The rising tension between IoT and ERP systems The Internet of Things is the new frontier. However, generations of ERP systems were not designed to handle global networks of sensors and devices. Read More There’s a lot of good stuff in Google’s major Gmail update. These include high-priority notifications, confidential mode, and better offline support. The bad news is many… Read more →

ServiceNow beats estimates, acquires VendorHawk

ServiceNow, makers of a cloud automation platform used for IT service and other functions, reported first quarter financial results on Wednesday that beat market estimates. The company also announced that it’s acquiring SaaS management company VendorHawk. As for the numbers, ServiceNow posted a net loss of 10.6 million, or six cents a share, on revenue of $589.2 million, up 37… Read more →

Microsoft’s Build 2018 session highlights: Microsoft 365, Graph interface, MSIX packaging, more

There are still plenty of unknowns, but more information on what Microsoft execs will highlight at Build is now available. Credit: Microsoft On April 25, Microsoft posted titles and abstracts of hundreds of its sessions for its three-day Build 2018 developer conference, which kicks off on May 7. (To see the expanded session list, registered users must log into the… Read more →

Qualcomm’s Q2 better than expected, Apple dispute weighs as does NXP uncertainty

Qualcomm delivered strong fiscal second quarter results, said its cost cutting plan is on track and that it is “well positioned to drive the global commercialization of 5G.” The company saw solid demand in its semiconductor business even as it fended off a takeover attempt from Broadcom and continues to try and purchase NXP. Qualcomm reported second quarter non-GAAP earnings… Read more →

PayPal adds 8 million new active users in Q1

PayPal has delivered another solid financial report bolstered by growth in its active user base. The San Jose, Calif.-based payments company reported a net income of $511 million, or 50 cents per share. Non-GAAP earnings were 57 cents per share on revenue of $3.69 billion, up 24 percent year over year. Wall Street was looking for earnings of 54 cents… Read more →

Google Tasks launches for Android and iOS: Basic list manager with potential for more

Google is a massive company and tends to take a shotgun approach to many of its products. Last week, we heard that it may finally create a product to compete with iMessage after launching Google Hangouts, Allo, Messages, Voice, and more. Today, we heard from The Verge about the launch of Google Tasks. Google Tasks is a very basic list… Read more →

Google Cloud Platform adds more managed database services

Google Cloud Platform is rounding out its stable of managed database services as it on boards more large enterprises. Managed database services are increasingly popular as enterprises aim to abstract the underlying infrastructure and connect with databases via application programming interfaces. Dominic Preuss, director of product management at Google Cloud, said that the latest additions to the database roster cover… Read more →

Modernizing Hadoop: Reaching the plateau of productivity

Video: More enterprises are going ‘all-in’ with select cloud providers Cloud TV How business leaders are embracing cloud services The cloud is disrupting traditional operating models for IT departments and entire organizations. Read More Hadoop is not what it used to be, and we mean this in a good way. If we were to speak in hype cycle terms, we… Read more →

Browser wars 2018: Microsoft Edge falls behind … Internet Explorer?

In a few months, Google’s Chrome browser will celebrate its tenth birthday. As that milestone approaches, it’s apparent that Chrome has won the hearts and minds and, most importantly, the desktops of the majority of PC and Mac owners. must read ​What’s really the fastest Windows 10 web browser today? Every company is claiming their latest web browser is the… Read more →

Gmail redesign: Google overhauls G Suite with more AI, less clutter

Special feature Special report: How to optimize the smart office (free PDF) This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet/TechRepublic special feature, explores ways companies are taking advantage of tech innovation to improve collaboration, productivity, and employee health and safety. Read More Google is giving its G Suite a design overhaul with security, collaboration and artificial intelligence enhancements. These additions are… Read more →