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When Windows Server 2016 was introduced a very nice CIM class was provided to work with Windows Updates. If you wanted to scan for available updates you could do something like this:
$ci = New-CimInstance -Namespace root/Microsoft/Windows/WindowsUpdate -ClassName MSFT_WUOperationsSession
$result …READ MORE
Nearly every week, we read another story related to an IoT security breach or hack. For now, the vast majority of these are individual failures by vendors, but organizations are facing an existential risk as hackers focus on finding loopholes in IoT ecosystems — not just individual technical flaws,…READ MORE
I have to laugh at myself. I just troubleshot an issue with the latest version of the Realtek HD Audio drivers to learn I’d shot myself in the foot. Let me explain, and provide some Realtek HD Audio Driver tips along the way. I visit the Drivers and Hardware forum at TenForums regularly, as a source…READ MORE
NetApp is showing a legacy storage array vendor can still increase revenue impressively during these days of scant storage growth.
NetApp Wednesday night reported its fourth straight quarter of revenue growth, a year that followed a slump during the vendor’s transition period.
NetApp revenue…READ MORE
In this guest post, Ross Brewer, managing director and vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa at cybersecurity software supplier LogRhythm, makes the enterprise case for using artificial intelligence (AI) in the fight against cybercrime.
Organisations face a growing number of increasin…READ MORE
MIT Technology Review’s annual list of Innovators Under 35 recognizes individuals who are tackling hard problems and making notable advances in the areas of AI, virtual reality, robotics and security. This year’s list included Ian Goodfellow, the inventor of generative adversarial networks, and Fran…READ MORE
DHH (aka David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails) wrote a blog post in the last week about the value of human exploratory testing. Usage of tools to make software development more sustainable has taken a massive leap in the last 5 years. There are all manner of programming frameworks …READ MORE
It would be churlish not to applaud the government’s pre-Budget commitments to the tech sector – an increase in funding to support tech startups and expanding visa availability for bringing in top overseas talent.
More would have been nice – the new visa places will only amount to a few hun…READ MORE
Panelists speaking at a session titled Right Hand, Left Hand: Transparency, Communication and Conflict at the recent Cambridge Cyber Summit agreed that the government and private industry must cooperate to protect U.S. citizens’ data security and online privacy.
Numerous obstacles remain to a tru…READ MORE
Digital body language (DBL) is the aggregate of an individual’s passive and active digital footprints. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“We all leave a digital footprint; little breadcrumbs of our interests in products, movies, music, topics, activities, places, people and pretty much everything….READ MORE
If you are in product development, you would be well aware that in addition to stability, scalability, and usability, security is the fourth pillar of functionality. These four components, in fact, have become an integral part of the basic functionality of any product, project, or service. Security …READ MORE
Changes in smartphone purchasing trends have hurt Samsung.
Samsung released the Galaxy Note 8 in the last two weeks of the third quarter of 2017, around the same time as Apple released its three latest iPhone versions 8, 8 Plus and X. Samsung mobile sales decreased by 6% for the quarter. Why? Bec…READ MORE
MAKE is a free utility for assembling nearly completed Excel VBA projects or updating existing projects in seconds.
I use this tool for corporate Excel development whether VBA is required or not. I designed it to support best SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) practices. It encourag…READ MORE
Like VoIP optimisation I’ve been blogging about recently, so I’ve been testing network (LAN and WAN in old money) optimisation solutions since the late ’90s.
The former, AKA Load-Balancing and Application Delivery Control (ADC) was historically very hardware oriented; sure, all the intelligence w…READ MORE
The Neil Buchanan of Vietnamese cyber security has pulled Apple’s pants down by making a mask that can trick the iPhone X’s facial recognition technology. Come and have a look at this.
Now, to make your phone hacker mask, you’ll need a 3D printer, a pot of your mum or dad’s old silicone and…READ MORE
Red Hat has provided a presence (and a lot of free red Fedora giveaways) at SAP’s TechEd Europe 2017 conference in Barcelona this week.
The open source champions (Red Hat, not SAP) have announced the availability of SAP Vora on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
SAP Vora is a distributed …READ MORE
If Arnie’s Terminator walked into a Canary Wharf bar late at night and demanded the job of a back office worker there would be reason to panic.
The use of the word robot rather than software creates a bad guy, but software has been replacing people for a long time.
There is a trend at presen…READ MORE
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How do you feel about Equifax CEO Barros not knowing whether customer data is encrypted or not? Check out his testimony in this week’s roundup.
1. Following Equifax breach, CEO doesn’t know if data is encrypted – Madelyn Bacon (SearchSecurity)
News roundup: F…READ MORE
With the 8TB SSD drives that Azure has, which makes the most sense to use multiple 1TB SSDs or the 8TB SSD drives? Well that depends. The 8TB SSDs give you 7500 IOPs and 250 MB/sec, but if I take 8 1TB SSD drives I can get 1600 MB/sec of throughput and 40,000 IOPs in the same amount of space.
German enterprise software company SAP has used its TechEd Europe 2017 conference and exhibition to detail news of its SAP Leonardo Machine Learning Foundation (which is based on the SAP Cloud Platform) and the foundation’s current expansion.
The firm uses the term ‘foundation’ in this case to d…READ MORE