Vertiv Expands Thermal IT Management With Acquisition of Energy Labs

January 16, 2018 11:05 AM | ()
Former Emerson Network Power adds air-conditioning capabilities for cloud, colocation providers and commercial and industrial segment.

IT Buyers Seek Relevancy, Specs From Sales Pitches, Spiceworks Finds SLIDESHOW

January 16, 2018 10:09 AM | ()
Often overwhelmed with sales pitches, IT buyers seek product relevancy and specifics on pricing/product details in deciding whether to respond.
Facebook Bug Bounty

Facebook Awards Security Researchers $880,000 in 2017 Bug Bounties

January 16, 2018 9:52 AM | ()
The average reward payout in 2017 was $1,900, up from $1,675 in 2016 as Facebook continues to reward researchers for responsibly disclosing security vulnerabilities.

Gartner, IDC Find Global PC Shipments Declined for Sixth Straight Year SLIDESHOW

January 16, 2018 8:41 AM | ()
Market research companies Gartner and IDC found that weak PC sales continued into the third quarter with Gartner reporting a steep 8 percent year-over-year decline in U.S. PC shipments.

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Operator of LeakedSource Password Portal Arrested by Canadian Police

January 16, 2018 7:42 AM | ()
The LeakedSource site was selling access to 3 billion stolen usernames and passwords that had been aggregated from multiple data breaches in recent years.
Confusing Meltdown, Spectre Patch Array

Questions Arise About Effectiveness of Meltdown, Spectre Fixes, Advice

January 12, 2018 5:47 PM | ()
NEWS ANALYSIS: Problems caused by a confusing array of CPU and operating system patches raises the question of whether side effects caused by the fixes are worse than the security threats posed by the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.
Windows 10 Quiet Times

Microsoft Upgrades Notification-Blocking Feature in Windows 10

January 12, 2018 5:15 PM | ()
Windows 10 is previewing a feature improvement that will allow users to surgically carve out some notification-free time out of their workday with the upgraded Quiet Hours feature.
Google Fixes for Meltdown, Spectre

Google Says Its Spectre, Meltdown Fixes Don’t Harm System Performance

January 12, 2018 4:22 PM | ()
Google says one of the cloud system updates to repair the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities is so effective the company has open-sourced it.
Microsoft Cloud Encryption

Microsoft, Open Whisper Partner on Encrypted Skype Conversations

January 12, 2018 3:35 PM | ()
Using Open Whisper Systems’ Signal Protocol, Skype will soon allow users to conduct private and encrypted one-on-one chats, but restrictions apply.

Startup Komprise Getting Traction in Tough-to-Crack Storage Market

January 12, 2018 3:32 PM | ()
By using analytics, Komprise identifies the data best suited for the cloud, then transparently archives and replicates the data.

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