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Microsoft describes its own DevOps journey

In this cloud-drenched era, software vendors have evolved from code-and-ship operations into 24×7 data center operators. So they, perhaps more than any other type of organization, need DevOps methodologies to keep development and operations efforts on track, pumping out releases with blinding frequency, while keeping teams in constant sync. Microsoft HQ. Photo: Microsoft For that reason, Microsoft, perhaps the world’s… Read more →

Thousands of hacked Disney+ accounts are already for sale on hacking forums

Hackers didn’t waste any time and have started hijacking Disney+ user accounts hours after the service launched. Many of these accounts are now being offered for free on hacking forums, or available for sale for prices varying from $3 to $11, a ZDNet investigation has discovered. A stream of user complaints The Disney+ video streaming service launched this week, on… Read more →

19 useful metrics for measuring blockchain progress

There has been no shortage of promises about blockchain (or distributed ledger technology), but actual returns to date have been uncertain. A recent survey of 550 executives, along with analysis of 79 blockchain projects from the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Accenture Research, finds blockchain has yet to deliver on an enterprise scale. Executives expected a 24% return on investment on early… Read more →

Kaspersky to launch transparency center in Brazil

Security firm Kaspersky will open its first transparency center in Latin America in January 2020 as part of its global efforts to be more open with its stakeholders about the way it delivers its services. According to the company, the São Paulo site will serve as a “center of trust” for partners, customers and government agencies. Customers will be able… Read more →

CEOs must step up in a social media crisis

To avoid PR crisis, various airlines cover up infotainment seat cameras United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have covered every camera embedded in entertainment systems in the back of plane seats. With one wrong move or misinformed story, a brand’s reputation can be shredded in seconds. Although it is possible for brands to bounce back from social media backlash, the speed… Read more →