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Google Reveals That It's Preparing Chrome OS for Enterprise

New version of operating system will license for $50 per device annually and will come with features that support the security and management requirements of businesses, company says.

How ioFABRIC's Multi-Site, Multi-Cloud Data Fabric Eliminates DR

Thanks to built-in Swarm artificial intelligence, Vicinity 3.0 can automatically select the lowest-cost storage while ensuring that each application's requirements are met and maintained.

Lansing, Mich., Is No. 1 in U.S. in Mobile Phone Performance

The latest RootMetrics report for the first half of 2017 ranks Chicago as the top performing U.S. big city in the No. 4 spot.

Microsoft, Red Hat Want to Help Enterprises Embrace Containers in Cloud

The companies expand on their cloud partnership by working on Windows container support for Red Hat OpenShift.

Microsoft Sounds Alarm on Weaponized Virtual Machines on the Cloud

Attackers are targeting cloud accounts, hoping to weaponize virtual machines and gain access to valuable information.

One Identity Debuts Identity Analytics and Risk Intelligence Service

The new Starling Identity Analytics and Risk Intelligence service aims to help organizations find security risks in access entitlements and policies.

Ransomware Victims Pay Much More Than Just the Ransom

DAILY VIDEO: The true cost of ransomware is much more than just the ransom; Facebook awards $100K for spear phishing security research; Google and UC Berkeley will create an eclipse movie from crowd-sourced images; and there's more.

Skytap Banks $45 Million VC to Move Legacy Apps to Cloud

Moving apps that work well for organizations in data centers but haven't been retrofitted to work in cloud deployments is a common inhibitor for an enterprise moving to a cloud-based environment.

What to Consider When Deciding if Private Cloud Is Right for Your Firm

Private clouds are attractive to enterprises for good reason. But they have some complex challenges. Here's what to consider when deciding whether private cloud is right for your company.

Ropemaker Email Exploit Exposes Desktop Clients to Security Risks

Email security vendor Mimecast releases a report on a new type of email exploit that neither Apple nor Microsoft sees as a risk that needs to be patched.

Dreamhost Crowd-Funding Legal Action Against DOJ

NEWS ANALYSIS: The hosting company is opposing a demand from the Department of Justice to turn over every piece of information about every visitor to a political action website.

KPMG Survey of CEOs Shows Serious Issues with Digital Transformations

Survey of 400 CEOs uncovers some significant findings for new-gen usage of data and analytics, including the fact that half of them said they are concerned about the integrity of the data upon which they are basing their decisions.

Ropemaker Email Exploit Exposes Desktop Clients to Security Risks

Email security vendor releases report on a new type of email exploit that neither Apple nor Microsoft see as a risk that needs to be patched.

10 Features That Make the iPad Pro an Attractive Hybrid Alternative

Thanks to a stellar design, outstanding performance and the promise of iOS 11, now may be the right time to buy an iPad Pro.

Google Officially Takes Android Oreo Out of the Oven

New features in the operating system include picture-in-picture, Autofill and support for Android Instant Apps.

Dreamhost Crowd Funding Legal Action Against DOJ

Hosting company is opposing a demand from the Department of Justice to turn over every piece of information about every visitor to a political action website.

KMPG Survey of CEOs Shows Serious Issues with Digital Transformations

Survey of 400 CEOs uncovers some significant findings for new-gen usage of data and analytics, including the fact that half of them said they are concerned about the integrity of the data upon which they are basing their decisions.

Game Developers Warned of Remote Vulnerability in Unity

The popular Unity game platform is vulnerable to remote compromise due to a flaw in the Windows game editor, the company says as it releases a critical patch.

Microsoft Researchers Set New Speech Recognition Record

The company's AI-assisted speech recognition systems reach a 5.1 percent word error rate in the Switchboard benchmark.

Cisco Boards HCI Train With Springpath Acquisition

Cisco and Springpath will have a ways to go before they're major players in the HCI market, but it's growing fast at 110 percent year over year, according to researcher IDC, so there's room for more competitors.

Microsoft Injects Power BI Insights Into Visio Diagrams

Power BI users can now link their business analytics to floorplans, business processes and other diagrams created in Visio.

Nokia 8 Smartphone Rolling Out Worldwide in September

DAILY VIDEO: Flagship Nokia 8 stylized smartphone will debut in September; LinkedIn Messaging's Active Status feature shows when it's OK to chat; Box taps Google's Cloud Vision technology for image recognition; and there's more.

Intel Promises Faster Laptops With New 'Coffee Lake' Core Chips

The chip maker is promising up to 40 percent better performance with its 8th-Generation PC processors.

More Cyber-Attacks Occur on Weekends Than a Weekday, Study Reveals

Among the key findings in security firm Fortinet's second-quarter 2017 threat landscape report is the continued use of encrypted data by organizations.

Spam Distribution Follows a Regular Workweek, IBM Reports

New research from IBM X-Force finds that Tuesday is the most popular day of the week for spam as spammers work a regular workweek.

Webinar 8/30: Replace Your Oracle Database and Deliver the Personalized, Responsive Experiences Customers Crave

Learn how the NoSQL Engagement Database can revolutionize the way you create amazing customer experiences.

States, Cities to Rely on GIS to Handle Crowds of Eclipse Viewers

NEWS ANALYSIS: The solar eclipse on Aug. 21 is generating enough interest that huge crowds are expected along the path of totality across the U.S., prompting governments to use geospatial technology to handle the crowds.

Microsoft Gives Skype for Desktops a Mobile Look Makeover

The upcoming Skype software for desktop computers looks a lot more like the mobile versions than ever before.

Google, UC Berkeley to Create Eclipse Movie From Crowd-Sourced Images

More than 1,000 amateur photographers and astronomers will contribute photos from along the entire path of totality in the U.S. to enable a Google and a University of California, Berkeley team to create a movie.

Microsoft, HashiCorp Push Terraform Deeper into the Azure Cloud

The companies pledge to add support for the Terraform infrastructure provisioning techology to more Azure cloud services.

Microsoft Expands HPC Cloud Portfolio With Cycle Computing Acquisition

DAILY VIDEO: Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing to bulk up its HPC cloud services, Arctic data center designed to break records for size and efficiency; Docker updates enterprise edition with secure multi-tenancy support; and there is more.

The True Cost of Ransomware is Much More Than Just the Ransom

NEWS ANALYSIS: While the FBI has one set of numbers for the financial impact of ransomware, new figures from publicly traded companies shows the impact to be significantly higher.

10 Best Android Apps to Install on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Here is a selection of some of the best Android apps to install on the Galaxy Note 8 big screen smartphone that Samsung will introduce on Aug. 23.

10 Features We Want to See in an Apple Big-Screen Television

Rumors have circulated for years that Apple was planning to introduce a high-end television. Those rumors have surfaced again, this time claiming that Apple is testing a 60-inch TV. Here is what we would like to see in an Apple TV.

Facebook Awards $100K for Spear Phishing Security Research

Winning research paper details a new method for how to detect credential spear phishing in an enterprise environment.

Box Taps Google's Cloud Vision Technology For Image Recognition

The Google Cloud Vision Integration will allow customers to better manage images uploaded to Box and to extract more value from them, according to Ben Kus, Box senior director of product management.

Microsoft Launches Cloud Service for Event-Based Applications

The new Azure Event Grid service enables developers to build serverless applications that react to events triggered by IoT devices, mobile users and more.

Hutchins Pleads Not Guilty to Creating Malware

DAILY VIDEO: WannaCry security researcher pleads not guilty to creating malware; Court ruling favors Western Digital in memory chip tiff with Toshiba; Organizations willing to try out longer passwords, study finds; and there's more.

LinkedIn Messaging's Active Status Feature Shows When It's OK to Chat

The new Active Status feature on LinkedIn takes the mystery out of the finding an appropriate time to chat with fellow members.

Flagship Nokia 8 Stylized Smartphone to Debut in September

The handset, with a case milled from a block of aluminum, includes a 5.3-inch quad HD display and a Qualcomm 835 octa-core processor.

Respond Software Launches Analyst Platform to Help Security Staff

Company led by the former co-founder of Fortify Software, launches its Respond Analyst platform along with a $12 million round of funding.

10 Best Apple Watch Apps for Tracking, Improving Personal Health

This slide show looks at some of the best available Apple Watch apps for tracking personal health metrics with the goal of improving fitness and well being.

Study Shows Cyber-Security Pros Confident They Can Find Threats

Crowd Research Partners 2017 Threat Monitoring, Detection and Response Report reveals that many cyber-security professionals can find threats within a day, though it often takes much longer to recover.

CoreOS Tectonic 1.7 Improves Container Orchestration Platform

CoreOS updates its Kubernetes-based container management and orchestration platform providing new monitoring features as well enabling support for Microsoft Azure.

Google Allo Web Text Messaging App Makes Debut on Chrome Browser

The desktop version of Google's instant messaging platform currently only pairs with Android but support for iOS is coming soon, company says.

Arctic Data Center Designed to Break Records for Size and Efficiency

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norway's abundant hydroelectric power, cold climate and cool water make the Scandinavian nation location for the world's largest data center with near-record efficiency.

Microsoft's Uses Bird-Imitating AI to Keep Glider Aloft

Microsoft is using AI to create gliders that ride thermal air currents and may one day hang out in the skies indefinitely.

Why Data Interconnection Services Are Booming with Increased Demand

NEWS ANALYSIS: Global Interconnection Index, the first of its kind in the industry, indicates that the capacity for private data exchange among businesses is rapidly outpacing that of the public internet.

Charlottesville Violence Prompted Strong Reaction from Internet Users

DAILY VIDEO: Charlottesville violence shows how the web takes revenge on extremists; Oracle releases Exadata database for bare-metal usage in Its cloud; Amazon improves cloud security with Macie Machine Learning service; and there's more.

Microsoft Acquires Cycle Computing to Bulk Up its HPC Cloud Services

Betting that business applications will grow bigger and cloudier, Microsoft acquires HPC cloud specialist Cycle Computing.