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Oracle Sets All-Time Record with July Critical Patch Update

Oracle has released a massive Critical Patch Update (CPU) for July, addressing 334 security vulnerabilities covering a vast swathe of its enterprise …

Information Security

Corning's new Gorilla Glass 6 will let your phone survive multiple drops

Klutzes, rejoice. Your next smartphone should be able to survive multiple drops.<p>On Wednesday, glass maker Corning unveiled its newest technology, Gorilla Glass 6, which it says should survive repeated drops from heights of 1 meter (3.28 feet). In its tests, the glass lasted through 15 drops, twice …

Gorilla Glass

Amazon says Prime Day issues were not related to AWS

Widespread glitches that marred the fourth annual Amazon Prime Day shopping event were not related to Amazon Web Services, an AWS spokesperson told …

Cloud Computing

Microsoft Whiteboard is a dead-simple way to brainstorm with your team

Microsoft has finally launched its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 devices. It’s a free tool for collaborating on ideas with as many people as you like, and it’s not half bad.<p>Whiteboard (which has been available in preview since last December) is designed for use with a stylus, so it’ll automatically …

Apps

5 Ways AIOps Will Influence Enterprise IT Operations

AIOps is gearing up to become the next big thing in IT management. It’s the convergence of AI and traditional IT operations. Like all other domains, AI is going to have a significant impact on system operations and administration. When the power of AI is applied to operations, it will redefine the …

Machine Learning

Visualizing the cloud: Time-lapse takeaways from the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit

Visual strategist Guillaume Wiatr has become a mainstay at GeekWire conferences, partnering with us to sketch out drawings and notes based on the …

Machine Learning

Project Managers & Scrum

Role of the Project Manager in ScrumThere is often confusion when organisations transition to an agile way of working, particularly with the mapping …

Project Management

IDG Contributor Network: Secrets of managing really talented people

Managers frequently complain that the toughest part of their jobs is managing underperforming individuals. In my experience, that’s actually not …

Leadership

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

Leadership

Amazon CTO: Our cloud offers any database you need

Oracle Corp. may still be the biggest provider of databases, one of the foundations of today’s data-driven businesses, but Amazon.com Inc. wants the …

Databases

MIT fed an AI data from Reddit, and now it thinks of nothing but murder

Norman is a disturbing demonstration of the consequences of algorithmic bias<p>For some, the phrase “artificial intelligence” conjures nightmare visions — something out of the ’04 Will Smith flick <i>I, Robot</i>, perhaps, or the ending of <i>Ex Machina</i> <i>—</i> like a boot smashing through the glass of a computer screen …

Artificial Intelligence

Your Company Needs an Innovation Culture, Not an Innovation Team

You don't become an innovative company by hiring a few people to work on it while everybody else goes through the motions.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When was the last time you came across an organization with a digital department? I’m willing to bet it …

Microsoft Just Put a Data Center on the Bottom of the Ocean

The shipping container-sized data center holds 864 servers and is completely powered by renewable energy.<p>Microsoft just sent its first self-sufficient, waterproof data center to the bottom of the ocean floor near the Orkney Islands in Scotland, the company announced on Tuesday. About the size of a …

Seafloor

Enterprise Security Architecture - a short overview

A security architecture‍ is a topic which has been more and more demanded, although stakeholders in organizations may still have quite different …

Information Security

Jira bug exposed private server keys at major companies, researcher finds

A major TV network, a UK cell giant, and one US government agency are among the companies affected.<p>Several tech giants and major companies are …

How AWS Uses Chef in a Post-Container World

You’re likely running some form of server on Amazon Web Services right now, somewhere in the world. If so, you’re also entrusting your systems to the …

Agile vs DevOps: Merging Fail-Fast Agile with Well-Planned DevOps

Fail-fast Agile and well-planned DevOps are the two sides of a single coin, though they are not essentially the same. Merging them is possible …

Tableau vs. QlikView vs. Power BI―Competitive Report

<b>Find out which system is best for your needs. Get the pros and cons for each of these top business intelligence solutions across 20 key business and</b> …

Google Cloud Platform breaks into leader category in Gartner's Magic Quadrant

Gartner narrowed the infrastructure-as-a-service field dramatically for its 2018 version of the Magic Quadrant. AWS and Microsoft Azure still lead, …

The Cloud Is the Future of Endpoint Security

Why do cyberattacks still succeed despite decades of research and development in defensive technology? Traditional antivirus vendors are increasingly …

Tech Firms Coordinate Disclosure of New Meltdown, Spectre Flaws

<b>Intel, AMD, ARM, IBM, Microsoft and other major tech companies on Monday released updates, mitigations and advisories for two new variants of the</b> …

Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth takes aim at VMware and Red Hat at OpenStack Summit

New BIND Vulnerabilities Threaten DNS Availability

A pair of vulnerabilities in BIND could leave some organizations without DNS.

Using Packer to Spin a VM and extract the image in an availability set

We have our corporate requirement ( due to pricing and whitelisting) to have Availability sets in our Azure subscription and resources like Compute …

Organizations waste billions of dollars preparing data

Clean data is vital if analytics are to deliver useful results, but a new survey reveals that many organizations are still relying on manual and …

Cisco critical flaw warning: These 10/10 severity bugs need patching now

Cisco's software for managing software-defined networks has three critical, remotely exploitable vulnerabilities.<p><i>Cisco patches critical Smart Install</i> …

Cracking 2FA: How It's Done and How to Stay Safe

Two-factor authentication is a common best security practice but not ironclad. Here's how it can be bypassed, and how you can improve security.

The rocky road to blockchain: Why most CIOs are still ignoring it

Results from the 2018 Gartner CIO Agenda Survey are in, and for blockchain the numbers are stark. Despite its popularity as a news item, only 1 percent of responding CIOs indicate any kind of blockchain adoption, and only 8 percent of CIOs are in short-term planning and pilot execution of the …

The CEO of Amazon Web Services explains why it's attacking Oracle's core business so fiercely

• <b>In an interview last week, Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy said that Amazon is upturning the traditional database market.</b>• <b><br>He mentioned Oracle by</b> …

30+ Real Examples Of Blockchain Technology In Practice

While Bitcoin and cryptocurrency may have been the first widely known uses of blockchain technology, today, it’s far from the only one. In fact, blockchain is revolutionizing most every industry. Here are just a few of the practical examples of blockchain technology.<p><b>Entertainment</b><p>‌KickCity—Platform …

Blockchain