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Last week, I posted news about the pending deprecation of Disk Cleanup, aka cleanmgr.exe. I’m still not sure that the program is really going to vanish from Windows 10. But if it does, I’ve learned what’s involved in preserving cleanmgr.exe for future use. Because Disk Cleanup is a pretty simp…READ MORE
LAS VEGAS – A large portion of VMware customers face a decision as the end of support for vSphere 5.5 draws near: Risk foregoing commercial support and security updates or pay up for a 12-month support extension.
With just a couple weeks left until the Sept. 19, 2018 deadline, organizations are…READ MORE
In today’s smart home, smart speakers are a Trojan horse, where their proliferation contributes to overall smart home awareness. In many homes, a smart speaker is the inaugural device which inspires homeowners to add additional devices, such as lightbulbs or thermostats, to control using voice comma…READ MORE
About ten years ago, a new job category emerged: The Social Media Manager. This is a person that “does” social media for a brand, such as Ivory Soap, HBO, or Old Spice. Twitter, for example, was one of the first Social Media platforms used to “Social Media Marketing.” I have a few thousand f…READ MORE
Newcomer Wasabi Technologies will try to build up its brand recognition and take on the Big Three public cloud providers after raising $68 million in Series B funding.
“You don’t go up against Microsoft, Google and Amazon with pocket change,” said David Friend, Wasabi CEO and founder.
The art of 3D printing has suffered a setback in Kuwait, after pressure from hysterical clergymen forced the closure of its local Doob 3D store with accusations of idolatry.
The company offers a service that creates toy models of its customers using 3D-scanning technology, and having looked at the …READ MORE
Banks need fintechs more and more as satisfaction with their customer services remains low, while a large portion of customers are open to an Amazon-like banking service. Banks can’t become like Amazon and Google themselves but they can use third parties to be able to interact with customers like …READ MORE
Developers using Artificial Intelligence (AI) ‘engines’ to automate any degree of decision making inside their applications will want to ensure that the brain behind that AI is free from bias and unfair influence.
Built with open source DNA, IBM’s new Watson ‘trust and transparency’ sof…READ MORE
Singapore’s National Environmental Agency (NEA) is roping in Alphabet life sciences research outfit Verily’s technology to separate male mosquitoes from female ones in an ongoing project to tackle dengue fever.
Dubbed Project Wolbachia, the multi-year project aims to curb the female mosquito …READ MORE
PowerShell v6.1 was released last week – there’s no big ticket items like v6.0 but a lot of bug fixes and minor improvements.
You can download from https://github.com/PowerShell/PowerShell/releases
and find the release notes at
Document exchange and transaction management company Amalto has come forward with early adopter options for its Platform 6 enterprise application framework.
This developer toolset is designed to allow programmers to create blockchain-based transactional applications.
It is blockchain-agnostic …READ MORE
Buffer overflow is what happens when a program or process attempts to write too much data to the buffer, a segment of computer memory reserved for temporary data storage. Continued…
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“We are still seeing a lot of the same techniques to hack applications as we have previously se…READ MORE
Today is the day that I have the privilege of announcing the PASS Summit 2018 Speaker Idol contestants. The contestants have been grouped into three groups, with each of groups presenting on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
The groups that we have for the PASS Summit 2018 this year are:
Business automation is booming as organisations shift to a digital-first model with the aim of improving customer experience and increasing productivity at an unprecedented scale, all while driving down costs.
Automation is already helping to improve customer interactions in data-rich industry se…READ MORE
The Government Accountability Office did its part to deliver some closure regarding the Equifax data breach by way of a newly published report on the now-infamous security incident.
The GAO report offers a comprehensive look at the numerous missteps made by Equifax, which allowed attackers to mai…READ MORE
Cisco said it would acquire SD-WAN vendor Viptela Inc. in a deal valued at $610 million. The transaction, expected to close later this year, will fortify Cisco’s existing SD-WAN portfolio with additional cloud-based services, the company said in a blog post.
“Viptela’s technology is cloud-first, wi…READ MORE
A friend of mine recently had to inform his staff of a new password policy requiring all of the following: Upper and lower case letters, a number, a special character, at least 12 characters in length and had not been used in the last six months. Someone sent him this meme in reply:
We are in conversation with Jerry Melnick, President & CEO, SIOS Technology Corp. Jerry is responsible for directing the overall corporate strategy for SIOS Technology Corp. and leading the company’s ongoing growth and expansion. He has more than 25 years of experience in the enterprise and high…READ MORE
The end of summer is typically slow for the IT world, but AWS this month continues to expand its horde of instance types, and lay the groundwork for a future where its customers won’t even bother with VMs.
The cloud vendor rolled out more instance options and made Amazon Aurora Serverless general…READ MORE
We’ve talked before about security issues involved with USB drives, but here’s a new one: A vendor alerting us to malware on a USB drive that it’s shipping with its product.
Schneider Electric recently notified users of its Conext Combox and Conext Battery Monitor that USB removable media s…READ MORE