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Microsoft’s April Patch Tuesday comes with fixes for two Windows zero-days

Image: Microsoft Today, Microsoft released its monthly batch of security updates known as Patch Tuesday. This month’s security release addresses 74 vulnerabilities in a wide range of Microsoft products, including two actively exploited zero-days. This is the second month in a row that Microsoft has patched two zero-days, after patching two similar issues last month. The Windows zero-days The two… Read more →

AI-driven platforms will move business applications beyond the ERP era

No coding skills? An AI low-code platform will guide you through the app creation process Mendix Assist provides 90% accuracy on next-step suggestions while building out an enterprise app. Register for Forrester’s complimentary webinar on Thursday, April 18 at 11am ET to understand how to rationalize your automation portfolio and prepare for the future of work.  Forrester’s vision for the… Read more →

Cloud Native Computing Foundation adopts Kubernetes-friendly container runtime

What is Kubernetes? Here’s everything you need to know about Kubernetes. Read more: https://zd.net/2N9e0EB A few years ago, Docker made containers popular. With the rise of Kubernetes container orchestration, Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) newly adopted open-source Container Runtime Interface — Orchestrator (CRI-O) runtime — CRI-O may rise to the top of container deployments. That’s because to run containers at scale you need an orchestration program…. Read more →

Thomas Kurian brings a stepped up customer focus to Google Cloud

Google Cloud’s Text-to-Speech learns new languages, gets new voices Google Cloud has updated AI-powered speech tools for enterprises. As cloud computing enters a new, multi-cloud era, Google Cloud intends to be “the best strategic partner” for organizations modernizing their IT, Google’s new cloud chief Thomas Kurian said Tuesday. The remarks, delivered as part of the keynote address at the Google Cloud… Read more →

Telcos must prioritize innovations that extend beyond networking

US four big telcos are slowing down popular video apps, research finds Senators tackle AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile for answers about alleged video traffic throttling. Since the birth of cloud computing in early 2000, telecommunications companies have seen business growth thanks to these IT transformational partners. But as we head into the next 20 years of this digital transformation… Read more →

Tens of thousands of cars were left exposed to thieves due to a hardcoded password

The maker of a popular vehicle telematics system has left hardcoded credentials inside its mobile apps, leaving tens of thousands of cars vulnerable to hackers. Security updates that remove the hardcoded credentials have been made available for both the MyCar Android and iOS apps since mid-February, the security researcher who found this issue told ZDNet today. Similarly, the hardcoded credentials… Read more →

Google’s app management platform aims to connect clouds — even AWS, Microsoft Azure

Emerging cloud trends so far in 2019 Abby Kearns, executive director at Cloud Foundry Foundation, tells ZDNet’s Tonya Hall about surfacing cloud trends we have seen so far in 2019. Google on Tuesday announced Anthos, a generally available platform for managing applications on premise or in the cloud — whether that’s Google Cloud Platform (GCP), or its competitors like Amazon… Read more →

Dropbox integration with G Suite enters open beta

A previously announced integration between Dropbox and Google’s G Suite is finally entering open beta. The companies said on Tuesday that G Suite Content is now accessible from the Dropbox file system, allowing Dropbox Business users to create, open, and edit Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides that live in Dropbox. The feature also makes it easier to search G Suite… Read more →

Google Cloud Platform launches Cloud Run, aims to bring enterprise workloads to serverless, Kubernetes

What does serverless architecture mean? Serverless architecture has been pitched to developers as a means for them to produce code more like it was done in the 1970s, and even the 60s, when everything was stitched together in a single system. But that’s not a selling point that enterprises care much about. Google Cloud Platform has launched Cloud Run, a… Read more →

Google Cloud announces new partnerships, expanded global footprint

Cloud comparison: Where AWS falls short, and how it’s fixing the problem New research from ThousandEyes shows AWS is significantly less stable than Google Cloud or Microsoft Azure in Asia, but the new AWS Global Accelerator addresses the issue — for a price. At the start of the Google Cloud Next conference on Tuesday, Google announced new and expanded partnerships… Read more →

Expanse, which analyzes attack surfaces, raises $70 billion in funding in hot security analytics market

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 Expanse, a company that tracks and analyzes devices connected to the Internet and attack surfaces, has raised $70 million in Series… Read more →

Zoho launches Commerce Plus, an integrated e-commerce platform

Zoho is getting into the e-commerce game with a platform called Commerce Plus that is designed to be a turnkey store with backend functions such as sales, fulfillment and omnichannel marketing. Built on Zoho One, the company’s suite for business operations, Commerce Plus represents another effort to build out its platform to target every aspect of small business. Zoho is… Read more →