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Adobe announces end of support for Acrobat, Reader 2015

Adobe’s cloud pivot: What we’ve learned A decade ago, Adobe bought Omniture in a deal that revolved around creativity, content and data merging. It sounded a bit nutty at the time, but turned out to be one of enterprise software’s best bets. Read more: https://zd.net/2Lxtpzf Adobe has announced the end of support for Adobe Acrobat and Reader 2015. On April… Read more →

Australia releases draft IoT cybersecurity code of practice

The Australian government has released a draft code of practice for securing the Internet of Things (IoT), with a public consultation running until 1 March 2020. The voluntary Code of Practice: Securing the Internet of Things for Consumers, published on Tuesday, is intended to provide industry with best-practice advice. must read What’s actually in Australia’s encryption laws? Everything you need… Read more →

Ransomware hits Louisiana state government systems

A ransomware infection today took down IT systems and websites managed by the Louisiana state government, Governor John Bel Edwards revealed in a series of tweets. “Today, we activated the state’s cybersecurity team in response to an attempted ransomware attack that is affecting some state servers. The Office of Technology Services identified a cybersecurity threat that affected some, but not… Read more →

Salesforce’s Mulesoft rolls out no-code data integration tools

Mulesoft on Monday announced new new tools and pre-packaged connectors designed to make it easier to integrate data from disparate sources, without writing any code. Powered by Salesforce’s Einstein AI, the new tools will enable more people within an organization to “unleash the full power of Salesforce Customer 360,” Salesforce said in a release.  Salesforce launched Customer 360, its customer… Read more →

Salesforce’s Mulesoft rolls out no-code data integration tools

Mulesoft on Monday announced new new tools and pre-packaged connectors designed to make it easier to integrate data from disparate sources, without writing any code. Powered by Salesforce’s Einstein AI, the new tools will enable more people within an organization to “unleash the full power of Salesforce Customer 360,” Salesforce said in a release.  Salesforce launched Customer 360, its customer… Read more →

NVIDIA GPUs now work with Arm processors, Magnum open source I/O accelerates data workloads for AI

NVIDIA made a number of important announcements today at SC19. First, NVIDIA introduced a reference design platform that enables companies to quickly build GPU-accelerated Arm-based servers, driving a new era of high performance computing for a growing range of applications in science and industry. Second, it introduced NVIDIA Magnum IO, a suite of software to help data scientists and AI… Read more →

ProtonMail blocked in Belarus following wave of bomb threats across the country

Image: ProtonMail Belorussian authorities have blocked access to encrypted email provider ProtonMail on Friday last week, after receiving a wave of bomb threats from a mysterious attacker. The threats, sent from a ProtonMail email address, warned private companies and government institutions of trinitrotoluene (TNT) bombs left and armed at various locations. Targets included five Minsk hotels (known: Belarus, Garni, and… Read more →

Best Newegg Black Friday 2019 deals

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Black Friday Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks The very best Black Friday deals and sales. Read More Tech lovers know Newegg as one of the leading online retailers for computers and components, so their Black Friday ad should be of interest to PC buyers.  Also: More Black Friday coverage As expected, there are numerous deals on computer… Read more →

Google buys CloudSimple to bolster VMware implementation services

Google on Monday announced that it has acquired CloudSimple, makers of software that lets customers migrate and run VMware workloads natively in public clouds. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. CloudSimple’s core technology allows customers to implement VMware workloads natively on Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). In addition to supporting the migration of VMware workloads, CloudSimple’s… Read more →

What’s next for the Open Data Initiative?

Credit: Microsoft A year ago at its Ignite 2018 conference, Microsoft played up heavily its partnership with Adobe and SAP to form the Open Data Initiative (ODI). This year at Ignite, however, there was barely a mention of ODI, which surprised me given it was one of Microsoft’s biggest announcements at its annual IT pro confab just a year ago…. Read more →

The world’s fastest supercomputers hit higher speeds than ever with Linux

Top 500 Supercomputers are all petaflop systems For the first time, it is only petaflop systems that have made the TOP500 list. Read more: https://zd.net/2MX7zJs Yes, there’s a lot of talk now about how quantum computers can do jobs in 200 seconds that would take the world’s fastest supercomputers 10,000 years. That’s nice. But the simple truth is, for almost all… Read more →

Regulating big tech: One presidential candidate offers a digital bill of rights

Google’s foray into healthcare IT gives company records of millions of patients The WSJ reports that the partnership with Ascension gives Google access to health data including lab results, diagnoses and hospitalization records, as well as names and dates of birth, without informing patients. Andrew Yang, a former test prep entrepreneur, is an unlikely candidate for President of the United… Read more →