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How to save money and reduce costs with a yearly auto-renew services checkup

Cloud migration costs are overwhelming businesses ZDNet’s Larry Dignan tells TechRepublic’s Karen Roby about the issues that businesses are encountering when trying to move to the cloud. Update: This article was originally published in March 2015. It has been updated in April 2019 with current price and service information. These days, all departments are being asked to do more and… Read more →

The new SUSE

Linux 5.0: What’s new (not much) It’s not like Linus Torvalds didn’t warn us. Linux 5.0 is out, but there’s no big updates to be found here. Read more: In Nashville, Tenn., at SUSECon, European Linux power SUSE CEO Nils Brauckmann said his company would soon be the largest independent Linux company. That’s because, of course, IBM is… Read more →

Over 13K iSCSI storage clusters left exposed online without a password

Over 13,000 iSCSI storage clusters are currently accessible via the internet after their respective owners forgot to enable authentication. This misconfiguration has the risk of causing serious harm to devices’ owners, as cyber-criminal groups could access these internet-accessible hard drives (storage disk arrays and NAS devices) to replace legitimate files with malware, insert backdoors inside backups, or steal company information… Read more →

Is VR really in decline?

A world where ubiquitous AR and VR exist? ZDNet’s David Gewirtz tells TechRepublic’s Karen Roby about what a future of ubiquitous AR and VR could look like, and the potential pros and cons it would present. Read more: VR was first introduced to the world in the early 1990s. It looked like it was about to explode commercially at… Read more →

Wallet wars: How a Microsoft-Amazon-led alliance can strike back at Apple Card

Apple Card: Why banking can be lucrative for Apple Yes, Apple went Hollywood and launched a gaming and news service to bolster services revenue. But 5 years from now the real pivot will be Apple Card and how the company got into banking. Read more: Last week, the Cupertino consumer electronics powerhouse unveiled Apple Card, which will move the company… Read more →

AirPower fail: The latest victim of Apple’s OCD

ZDNet On Friday, a year and a half after AirPower was first announced in September of 2017 in conjunction with the rollout of iPhone X and iPhone 8, and after months of speculation about its absence at the most recent Apple hardware events, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, Dan Riccio, confirmed that the company would cancel the product…. Read more →

Indian govt agency left details of millions of pregnant women exposed online

A database managed by an Indian government healthcare agency was left connected to the Internet without a password, where it exposed more than 12.5 million medical records for pregnant women, ZDNet has learned. Records go as far back as five years, to 2014, and include detailed medical information for women who underwent an ultrasound scan, amniocentesis, or other genetic testing… Read more →

BMC brings back Beauchamp as interim CEO

BMC’s new interim CEO is the same as the old one. The company said that Bob Beauchamp, who led BMC before it went private via a deal with KKR, is back interim president and CEO. Beauchamp takes over for Peter Leav, who has been CEO since 2016. Leav is stepping down to take “a planned career break,” said the company… Read more →

3D Systems integrated into Nokia’s Factory in a Box additive manufacturing effort

3D printing is moving from rapid prototyping to full-scale production 3D printing is moving from rapid prototyping to full-scale production Special feature The Rise of Industrial IoT Infrastructure around the world is being linked together via sensors, machine learning and analytics. We examine the rise of the digital twin, the new leaders in industrial IoT (IIoT) and case studies that… Read more →

Stratasys launches F120 3D printer for $11,999; V650 Plex

Stratasys launched an industrial strength 3D printer designed for designers, engineers and education as well as a highly customizable system for manufacturers, enterprises and service bureaus. The Stratasys F120 3D Printer is the industrial strength version designed to replace cheaper systems in the market that educational institutions and designers within companies use. The F120 is part of the FDM family… Read more →

Building a large-scale share flash infrastructure

Read this Google puts flash storage, HTTP load balancing to work in Compute Engine Google launches flash storage and a new load balancing option on its Cloud Platform. Read More RSI, conceptually, blows server components – CPU, GPU, storage, memory, network – across separate racks, enabling each to be sized and upgraded in full rack boxes, connected by high-capacity/low latency,… Read more →