4 E-Commerce Platforms to Take Your Business to the Next Level

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The digital world is booming and exponentially growing with every sunset. Retail stores are allocating their energies to establishing and maintaining their social presence. New businesses are exploiting the digital space, saving the expenses of physical stores. It’s a crazy world out there, and the competition is as tight as you can imagine. From $2.3 […]

Microsoft announces Office 2019 for customers who don’t want to pay forever for Office 365

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Unfortunately, the actual price of Office 2019 will have to wait. Microsoft would really like you to sign up for one of its productivity subscriptions: Office 365, or better yet, the new Microsoft 365. But for those old fogies who prefer standalone software, Microsoft announced Office 2019 on Tuesday. Office 2019 will ship in the second half of […]

How Will Blockchain Impact the Internet of Things?

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According to Gartner, by 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) installed base, excluding PCs, tablets, and smartphones, will reach 26 billion units, empowering a market worth of $3 trillion. By 2025, the total global worth of IoT technology could be as much as $6.2tr – most from devices in health care ($2.5tr) and manufacturing ($2.3tr). Another analysis estimates that […]

How much will staying patched on Windows 7 cost you?

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Here’s the price list Large businesses not ready to migrate off Windows 7 as of January 2020 and which opt for paid security updates should expect Microsoft’s update pricing to double each year. Microsoft said last Fall that it would offer paid Windows 7 Extended Security Updates on a per-device basis for big customers willing to pay […]

Chevron CIO Says Technology Triggers Faster Human Decisions

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Bill Braun said he never expected to be so involved with certain cutting-edge technology deployments Energy giant Chevron Corporation is among the many companies across industries that are feeling pressure to innovate rapidly. Chief Information Officer Bill Braun says that’s causing the nature of his job to change. In addition to overseeing information technology for the company’s nearly […]

IoT risks, insider threats, password hacks, biometric cracks: Cybersecurity in 2018 looks messy

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A new report from Aon’s security experts predicts more and different cyberattacks, and highlights the pressing need for healthcare organizations to change some of their approaches. A new report from Aon’s security experts predicts more and different cyberattacks, and highlights the pressing need for healthcare organizations to change some of their approaches. Ramped-up attacks on […]

The new DHS breach illustrates what’s wrong with today’s cyber security practices

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This month, the Department of Homeland Security notified affected employees about a 2014 breach of 247,167 employee records. There are many interesting details in the department’s disclosure, including the fact that there was six-month privacy investigation between the discovery of the breach and the notification, and the fact that the records were uncovered during a criminal investigation. […]

Cloud Workloads at Risk from Security, Management & Compliance Failures

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New research from WinMagic has revealed that security, management and compliance challenges are affecting the benefits businesses get from using the cloud within their infrastructures. The firm polled 1029 IT decision makers in the UK, Germany and US and discovered that whilst 98% of respondents use the cloud, 33% admitted that data residing there is only partially […]

Apple releases iOS 11.2.2 security update with Spectre mitigations for Safari

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Apple has released iOS 11.2.2 for iPhone and iPad. The software update highlights security improvements and Apple “recommends for all users.” Apple hasn’t disclosed exactly what security issues are addressed by iOS 11.2.2, but we can expect to see details on Apple’s security page shortly. We’ll update when we learn more about the new version. For now, […]

BlackBerry phones are surprisingly, amazingly, still a thing

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Budget phone maker TCL, which licenses the BlackBerry name, says it plans to release at least two new keyboard phones this year. BlackBerry phones are surprisingly, amazingly, still a thing. I miss the resiliency of old-school BlackBerry phones. My old BlackBerry 6220, complete with a track wheel and dorky holster, was built like a tank. I […]