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Mar 6 2017   7:56AM GMT

TechTarget’s weekly roundup (2/27 – 3/6)

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

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What should CIOs do after an event like last week’s Amazon cloud outage? Find out in this week’s roundup.

1. Amazon cloud outage: A CIO survivor’s guide – Jason Sparapani (SearchCIO)

Industry watchers sound off on cloud worries following Tuesday’s disruption. Also in Searchlight: FCC issues stay on privacy rule; Wendy’s will serve up self-ordering kiosks.

2. Microsoft open source efforts draw praise – Ed Scannell (SearchWindowsServer)

Industry observers are buying into Microsoft’s attempts to reach new users, as the company builds support for Linux and other open source technologies in its offerings.

3. Employees knew about Yahoo security breach years ago, per new SEC filing – Michael Heller (SearchSecurity)

A new SEC filing details who knew about the major Yahoo security breach in 2014, but experts are confused by the repercussions of the announcement.

4. A low-code/no-code app makes a splash on iTunes – Valerie Silverthorne (SearchSoftwareQuality)

Low-code/no-code platforms are largely targeted to business users. No-code platform maker Appy Pie is trying to change all that. And so far, it’s had an iTunes hit.

5. AWS disruption wreaks havoc for Amazon S3 users – Trevor Jones (SearchAWS)

An AWS disruption Tuesday was the longest and most impactful downtime for the public cloud provider in years, as S3 became unresponsive in a major data hub.

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