Google becomes first foreign internet company to launch service in Cuba - 1時間前  InfoWorld

Google servers inside Cuba are now live on the internet, marking a major milestone in the country’s communications evolution and promising faster access to Google’s services for Cuban users.The computers are part of Google’s global network of caching servers, which store frequently requested content locally so it doesn’t have to be accessed over long distances.[ Office 365 vs. Google G Suite: Productivity smackdown • Collaboration smackdown • Management smackdown. | Our guide to Exchange-based tools in Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android: Desktop Outlook vs. mobile Outlook vs. native apps. ] That...more
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47% off Cable Organizer Electronics Accessories Travel Bag - Deal Alert - 3時間前  InfoWorld

This Universal Electronics Accessories Travel Organizer provides a flexible organization solution for your electronics and computer accessories. It helps make you better organized with all the small items and gadgets.  Made of durable and weather-resistant nylon with well padded semi-flexible covers.  It's compact size of  8.8“ x W 6.1"allows it to easily stored in you laptop bag or backpack.  This travel organizers typical list price of $18.99 has been reduced 47% to just $9.99. See this deal on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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FCC chairman plans to 'reverse the mistake' of net neutrality - 4時間前  InfoWorld

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote on May 18 to kick off a proceeding to “reverse the mistake” of the agency’s 2-year-old net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said.The rulemaking proceeding would be the first step toward repealing the regulations and reversing the agency’s 2015 decision to classify broadband as a regulated, telecom-like service.[ Read ‘em and weep: 5 ways your ISP is screwing you. | 5 more ways your ISP is screwing you. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happe...more
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Security-as-a-service model gains traction - 8時間前  InfoWorld

With mid-market companies feeling an increasing need to devote time and resources to network security, the security-as-a-service model is gaining traction, according to new research released yesterday by 451 Research."The security challenge for mid-tier businesses is multi-dimensional," Daniel Cummins, analyst at 451 Research, said in a statement. "For these businesses, everything seems to be increasing — attack frequency, compliance requirements, complexity, costs and the number of security products that need to be managed. Cloud-based security-as-a-service offers potentially significant adva...more
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Just $59 for Roku 4 Streaming Media Player 4K UHD If You Buy Refurbished - Deal Alert - 9時間前  InfoWorld

You can pick up the Roku 4 4K UHD player for far below list price, if you're comfortable buying refurbushed. Which you can be -- certified refurbished products are tested and certified to look and work like new, and come with 90-day warranties. Roku provides access to 3,500+ channels on demand, offering 350,000+ movies and TV episodes, and the ability to search across the top streaming channels. Follow movies, TV shows, actors, and directors and get automatic updates when new content is ready to stream. Roku 4 will automatically adapt and deliver the best picture quality your TV can display. A...more
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Top IT hiring trends for recent grads - 11時間前  InfoWorld

TEKsystems, a provider of IT staffing services, released the results of a survey highlighting the best IT jobs and key hiring trends for recent graduates. The survey asked more than 250 IT hiring managers across the U.S. what they're looking for in entry-level IT candidates and what the best opportunities are for graduates."The industry is still a seller's market and provides a target-rich environment for recent graduates entering the landscape. However, new graduates should still expect to be offered the types of junior or entry-level roles where they're primarily being asked to maintain, upd...more
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5 ways the U.S. is educating cybersecurity talent – and what’s still missing - 11時間前  InfoWorld

It’s no secret that the world is facing a shortage of cybersecurity talent. The (ISC)² Center for Cyber Safety and Education’s 2017 Global Information Security Workforce study projects a deficit of over 1.8 million qualified cybersecurity professionals between now and 2022.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)
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Old Windows Server machines can still fend off hacks. Here's how - 12時間前  InfoWorld

If you're running a Windows Server 2003 machine, you have a problem. Your already-vulnerable computer is now at severe risk of being hacked.That's due to the internet release earlier this month of a batch of updates that paint a bulls-eye on computers running Windows Server 2003, according to security researchers.[ 18 surprising tips for security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ] “I can teach my mom how to use some of these exploits,” said Jake Williams, founder of Rendition Infosec, a security provider. “They are not very complicated at...more
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R and Python drive SQL Server 2017 into machine learning - 13時間前  InfoWorld

Microsoft last week announced a wave of new features for its data platform, along with the SQL Server 2017 name and what Microsoft calls a “production quality” beta release. Other important changes include a new containerized deployment model for databases, which simplifies installation on Windows and Linux.But it was SQL Server’s new machine learning tools that grabbed my attention.[ Roundup: TensorFlow, Spark MLlib, Scikit-learn, MXNet, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, and Caffe machine learning and deep learning frameworks. | Download the InfoWorld megaguide: The best Python frameworks and IDEs...more
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Prometheus 2.0 shoots for Kubernetes scale - 13時間前  InfoWorld

Prometheus, the cloud monitoring service under the aegis of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), has a major makeover coming for its 2.0 revision.A blog post at the CNCF discusses the original 1.x design for Prometheus's data storage layer and its bottlenecks. That's bad news for a monitoring system that needs to work at the scale of products like Kubernetes, where many monitored objects—that is, hundreds of containers spinning up and down—create large amounts of data.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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33% off MagicFiber Microfiber Cleaning Cloths For Screens and Other Delicate Surfaces, 30 Pack - Deal Alert - 3時間前  InfoWorld

This extremely soft, high-quality 6x7 microfiber cloth from MagicFiber absorbs and safely removes dust, oil smudges, fingerprints, and dirt from eyeglasses, camera lenses, computer screens, televisions, and other delicate surfaces without any harsh chemicals. It's machine or hand washable, and is built to last. The cloths are highly rated on Amazon, where it currently averages 4.8 out of 5 stars from over 9,100 people (90% rate 5 stars: read recent reviews). Its typical list price of $29.99 has been reduced 33% to $20 for a pack of 30 individually wrapped, so you may decide to toss one in ever...more
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German court upholds WhatsApp-Facebook data transfer ban - 3時間前  InfoWorld

Facebook must obtain the permission of German users of WhatsApp before processing their personal data, a German court confirmed on Tuesday.Last August, Facebook subsidiary WhatsApp changed its privacy policy to allow the transfer of its users' personal information to Facebook for processing. That angered the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, which in September ordered the companies to stop the transfer until they had obtained users' consent, and to delete any data they had already transferred.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click he...more
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MapD database gains enterprise-level scale-out, high availability - 6時間前  InfoWorld

MapD, the SQL database and analytics platform that uses GPU acceleration for performance orders of magnitude ahead of CPU-based solutions, has been updated to version 3.0.The update provides a mix of high-end and mundane additions. The high-end goodies consist of deep architectural changes that enable even greater performance gains in clustered environments. But the mundane things are no less important, as they’re aimed at making life easier for enterprise database developers—the audience most likely to use MapD.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Save $51 on Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch Right Now - Deal Alert - 9時間前  InfoWorld

Gear S3 frontier in dark gray is a timeless smartwatch, combining style with the latest innovation in digital technology. It features an always-on 1.3” super AMOLED full color display, and a distinctive steel bezel that you rotate to access apps or text, call and other notifications. Make payments via Samsung Pay. Keep track of your activity or share your location with its built-in GPS. And much more. With military-grade performance, the Gear S3 resists water, dust, extreme temperatures and the occasional drop. Gear S3 averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 900 customers on Amazon (read recent ...more
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McAfee: Wave of Shamoon cyberattacks being coordinated by a single group - 10時間前  InfoWorld

The waves of cyberattacks that have rocked Saudi Arabia over the past few months are linked to the earlier Shamoon attacks. However, the initial 2012 attack was the work of a single group, whereas the latest attacks have been carried out by different groups of varying skills and expertise, all following instructions provided by one malicious actor, McAfee researchers have found.Researchers at McAfee Strategic Intelligence believe the 2012 Shamoon attacks against Saudi Arabia’s state-run oil company Saudi Aramco and Qatari natural gas company RasGas, the attacks last November against Saudi orga...more
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Microsoft cuts off 40 percent of Windows phones with Creators Update shift - 11時間前  InfoWorld

Our review of the Creators Update for Windows 10 Mobile may have shown it to be a half-hearted update at best, but a substantial portion of Microsoft's base of installed phones won't even have a chance to experience it.A report by AdDuplex, an ad network running on top of Windows devices, found that four of the top 10 Windows phones won't be allowed to upgrade to Microsoft's latest feature update. That works out to about 40 percent of all Windows phones already in the hands of users.[ iPad Pro vs. Surface Pro vs. Pixel C vs. Galaxy TabPro S: The "tabtop" tablet/laptop hybrids compared. | Get d...more
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FAQ: The real impact of Trump’s H-1B executive order - 12時間前  InfoWorld

President Donald Trump is calling for "a long-overdue reform of H-1B visas." But what changes does he want, and can he get Congress to agree?Here's a look at some some of the key questions around Trump's visa reform effort and his "Hire American, Buy American" executive order.[ Give in to the dark side: 10 steps to becoming a horrible IT boss. | 9 lies programmers tell themselves. | 9 bad programming habits we secretly love. | For more work hijinks, subscribe to the Off the Record newsletter. ] What's the most important thing that Trump wants to accomplish?To read this article in full or to le...more
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Microsoft .Net Core: Finally ready for prime time - 13時間前  InfoWorld

It’s risky and often foolish to rush into a new software development framework, programming language, or technology platform too early in its lifecycle. Beyond the usual issues of too much hype and too little stability, new tech tends to lack staying power. You might end up investing precious time and effort into learning the ways of a tool that becomes abandoned or, worse, eliminated. It happens more often than you might think.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)
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The 20 highest-paying markets for cybersecurity engineers - 13時間前  InfoWorld

Big spendersImage by UnsplashIT security professionals are in high demand in most job markets, but some metropolitan areas are better than others when it comes to offering a top paycheck. Randstat recently released its annual IT salary study, which looked at the top 45 highest-paying markets in 27 states. Following are the top 20 markets for cybersecurity engineers, based on the medium salary reported.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Linkerd 1.0 helps cloud services communicate - 13時間前  InfoWorld

Linkerd, providing an enterprise-level open source service mesh for cloud-native applications, has moved to a 1.0 release.Offered by cloud software provider Buoyant, the mesh adds service discovery, load balancing, failure handling, instrumentation, and routing to all interservice communication.[ InfoWorld's quick guide: Digital Transformation and the Agile Enterprise. | Download InfoWorld’s essential guide to microservices and learn how to create modern web and mobile applications that scale. ] Bouyant describes a service mesh as a dedicated infrastructure layer for safe, fast, and reliable ...more
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