White House Proposes to Spend $19B on Cyber-Security This Year

 
 
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DAILY VIDEO: The White House budgets $19 billion for new cyber-security measures; Microsoft revamps its Office 365 client app update model; Google will stop accepting display ads based on Flash; and there's more.

 
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Today's topics include the new budget from the White House on cyber-security, changes to Microsoft's Office 365 client app, why Google favors the HTML5 standard for display ads and the HPE-SGI partnership in building an eight-socket server.

On Feb. 9, President Barack Obama proposed spending more than $19 billion over the next year on cyber-security initiatives. The proposed appropriations would fund what the administration has named the Cybersecurity National Action Plan to bolster the security of the computers, networks and data of U.S. citizens, government agencies and businesses.

The cyber-security spending plan is part of the $4.1 trillion federal budget proposal Obama sent to Congress on Feb. 9.

Hoping to add clarity to the Office client app update model, Microsoft introduced a new Deferred Channel build Feb. 9.

According to Amesh Mansukhani, senior program manager for Microsoft Office, the Deferred Channel allows organizations to choose an update schedule that reduces the frequency of feature changes for the Windows desktop apps. This will enable IT administrators and developers to have more time between releases to validate Office against their line-of-business applications, add-ins and macros.

Starting June 30, Google will stop accepting display advertisements that are built with Adobe Flash in favor of ads using the HTML5 standard. Advertisers will no longer be able to upload ads based on Flash into Google's AdWords and DoubleClick Digital Marketing ad platforms after that date.

In a Google+ post, the company announced that only ads based on the HTML5 Web page markup language will be accepted. The June deadline will be followed by another one on Jan. 2, 2017, when display ads based on Flash will stop running entirely through DoubleClick or on the Google Display Network.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is using high-speed interconnect technology from SGI in a new eight-socket server. It will be aimed at handling the growing high-volume Linux workloads that stem from the rise in mobile computing, data volumes and cloud computing.

HPE officials this week unveiled the Integrity MC990 X server, an x86-based addition to the mission-critical system lineup that is powered by Intel's latest high-end chips. It can provide up to 6TB of memory and comes with SGI's UV interconnect technology, which the company is licensing.

 
 
 

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