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U.S. Tightens Laptop Border Search Restrictions

January 10, 2018 - Taking a laptop across the border? There’s good news and bad news. As you may recall, since 2009 there has been an ongoing struggle with how much right the U.S. government has to search laptops that people are carrying into the U.S., without a warrant, or even any particular reason other than that they feel...... READ MORE


  • Four wise pieces of advice for women in technology

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    One of my favorite things about interviewing women in technology has been hearing all their helpful tips and insights. Many of these women spent decades in the tech world, moved up the career ladder, innovated in their areas of expertise, started new businesses, and created more opportunities for th…READ MORE

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  • Hyundai to invest in Grab in Series G funding round

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    Hyundai, along with a handful of key investors, is pumping more money into Grab, Southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing service in an effort to bring its mobility services to the region.

    The South Korean car maker is already dabbling in car-sharing on its own in the US, Netherlands and Austria, …READ MORE

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  • prime number


    A prime number is a whole number greater than 1 whose only factors are 1 and itself. A factor is a whole number that can be divided evenly into another number. Continued…

    Quote of the Day
    “The security of many encryption systems is based on mathematical problems involving prime numbers so larg…READ MORE

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  • Intel keynote misses the mark on Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

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    When Intel CEO Brian Krzanich took the stage last night at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, he began his keynote by addressing the elephants in the room – the recently disclosed Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities affecting modern CPU architectures, including Intel’s.

    Those remarks lasted approximately …READ MORE

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  • Sophia 2020

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    Time now to check in with Downtime linchpin Sophia the robot, who’s been dazzling the world once again – this time at CES 2018.
    No, it’s not wig-cleaning day for Ray’s wife at Disney World’s “Hall of Everybody Loves Raymond”. It’s the darling of Hanson Robotics, live in Las Vegas an…READ MORE

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  • Bridging the CIO-CMO gap

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    This is a guest post by Peter Duffy, CTO, Sumerian
    British consumers are increasingly bombarded with a constant stream of companies attempting to bring their latest deals and products to their customers’ fingertips.
    This has fantastic implications for both parties involved, however in orde…READ MORE

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  • Can politics hamper large technology projects?

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    Politics, rightly or wrongly, has an impact on government technology projects. It’s an inevitable part of having a democracy and political prowess can be used to drive transformation, but can it also become an obstacle to success?

    Earlier this week, I wrote a story in which shadow Cabinet Offic…READ MORE

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  • U.S. Tightens Laptop Border Search Restrictions

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    Taking a laptop across the border? There’s good news and bad news.

    As you may recall, since 2009 there has been an ongoing struggle with how much right the U.S. government has to search laptops that people are carrying into the U.S., without a warrant, or even any particular reason other than t…READ MORE

    Sharon Fisher9,135 pointsBadges:
  • Samsung profits dip as users hold onto smartphones longer

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    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

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  • IT spending expected to shift toward services, software in 2017

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    The following is a roundup of last week’s SearchCIO and SearchCompliance content.

    With digitization, unpredictability comes with the territory. This is epitomized by Gartner’s revised IT spending forecast for 2017, which shows a modest increase in worldwide spending, but less than originally pr…READ MORE

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  • Hold The Front Page: Common Sense Prevails In IT Security Shock!

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    IT, and security especially, is overloaded with slick marketing terms that have little or no substance behind them – the classic “solution searching for a problem” scenario.

    But… just occasionally the complete opposite prevails, as in the most recent test project I’ve just completed for…READ MORE

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  • Cultivating Good Hiring Practice

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    Google created Project Oxygen in 2013 to review data starting in 1998 about every person they employed. This project reviewed data surrounding hiring, firing and people leaving google, and how people move around in the company. The goal was to discover what made the best Google employee. The result …READ MORE

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  • Understanding Service Meshes for Microservices

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    One of the most popular topics coming out of the CNCF’s KubeCon event in Austin was the concept of a “Service Mesh”.

    There were a number of great sessions (videos) at KubeCon about Service Mesh technologies (including Istio, Envoy, Linkerd and Conduit).

    This week we discussed the basics of Se…READ MORE

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  • Just the date

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    Way back in this post https://richardspowershellblog.wordpress.com/2008/03/27/start-and-end-of-week/ I showed how to find the start of the week. I recently had a question about how to restrict the display to just the date.

    PowerShell uses the .NET datetime class for working with dates so there…READ MORE

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  • Three pieces of advice to master disaster recovery in the cloud

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    With so many natural disasters in the news this year, many enterprises have thought about their approach to disaster recovery — and whether their plan is foolproof.

    The cloud provides many benefits for disaster recovery (DR), and enables an enterprise to safeguard its data across multiple region…READ MORE

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  • A while vs. awhile - Which is correct?

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    Digital transformation is tied to the broader trend of business transformation and takes ______ to take hold.

    a. awhile
    b. a while

    Which is correct?


    Answer: B

    Both a while and awhile refer to a vague period of time. However, a while is used as a noun meaning “a period of …READ MORE

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  • Big data best practice means a best-of-breed approach

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    This is a guest blogpost by Sebastian Darrington, UK MD at Exasol

    The days of operating a single vendor IT software estate are behind us. Such is the pace of innovation and change, putting all your eggs in one basket simply won’t do.

    Businesses need the ability to mix and match, leveraging t…READ MORE

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  • 2017 in review: Top stories highlight IT industry trends

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    Before embarking on a new year of reporting on IT industry trends in the channel, we wanted to take a moment to review some of our 2017 coverage that struck a chord with readers. Not surprisingly, stories about some of the industry’s most recognizable vendors received attention. The majority of thes…READ MORE

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  • January 2018 Activity Contest

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    New Year image via FreeImages
    Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone got to spend some quality time with their friends and families. But it’s time to get back to work and start totaling up the points in this month’s activity contest. But before that, let’s take a look at December’s contest.


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  • A review for Cisco Press title “Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD)” by Najmul Rajib

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    The recently released Cisco Press title “Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD)” by Najmul Rajib is a great treat to read as he addresses most of the new concepts and new approach one has to adapt to enhance his/her Cisco’s Firepower technology.






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