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Virtuozzo Takes Care of Security Issue Hackers Could Have Used - Dec 9, 2016 - Virtuozzo found an issue with a Linux Kernel exploit this week and uploaded a fix for Virtuozzo 7 customers. This issue could have allowed malware users to get in and crash a Kernel. It could have potentially allowed a hacker to get all the way through to the virtual private server, which could have caused even larger issues. Virtuozzo says it’s proactive when it comes to security and takes immediate action to fix any exploits found. The vulnerability was discovered by Philip Pettersson and ...
5G Wireless Development Moves Forward with AT&T and Intel at the Helm - Dec 9, 2016 - For about a full year now, Intel has used 5G wireless devices internally. Recently, they announced a partnership with AT&T and Ericsson to test the unfinished wireless devices in real-world conditions. Intel is turning to the new technology to help supplement the slowing PC sales. With Intel lagging behind other competitors for smartphone chips, they are looking for ways to boost their business.While the 5G market hasn’t been developing at super-fast speeds, AT&T believes this trial is a ...
New Azure Cloud Training Has Been Added by Microsoft - Dec 8, 2016 - Microsoft recently announced new Azure Cloud Training for partners. About 90% of the revenue comes from partners, so the company wants to make sure they are trained in Azure with certifications. This will help to support the growth of Azure.New training opportunities include free Azure training courses held online in a self-paced environment. There are six total courses offered right now and Microsoft will add another six in the near future.Read the full story ...
Server Chip Competition for Intel No Longer Hypothetical - Dec 8, 2016 - Intel has been the top provider of chips for mass-market computer servers and other devices for many years. However, the longtime prediction of a threat to their cash chow business isn’t just a prediction anymore. Qualcomm Inc., announced recently they will start to produce server computer chips. Currently, Qualcomm is known for providing chips for smartphones, but will move into the computer server business very soon. While Intel has the majority of the large tech giants as clients, Qualcomm ...
Big Tech Steps in to Stop Terrorist Propoganda from Spreading on Social - Dec 7, 2016 - Tech giants like Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube announced that they will work together to help remove the social influence terrorist organizations currently have. Using social media, terrorist propaganda is allowed to spread online and help organizations recruit new members.On Monday, the companies announced that they would create a database to track the digital fingerprints of these organizations, enabling them to quickly remove images and videos identified as originating from ...
China’s HNA Group Closes Ingram Micro Acquisition - Dec 7, 2016 - Chinese IT company HNA Group finally closed its $6 billion acquisition of U.S.-based Ingram Micro, the world’s biggest IT distributor, this week, according to representatives from both companies. This acquisition marks the completion of what is being called “one of the most significant M&A deals in the channel this year.”HNA Group’s plans to acquire Ingram Micro were first announced in February 2016. The regulations have been difficult to navigate, as both regulations from China and the U.S. ...
Connectria Hosting To Offer HIPAA Compliance for Azure - Dec 7, 2016 - Connectria Hosting, a cloud hosting and security company, will soon offer HIPAA Compliant environments for Azure. The company is headquartered out of St. Louis, Missouri with about 1,000 customers across the world. They are considered a pioneer in the HIPAA Compliance Managed Hosting space and cater to many healthcare organizations of all different sizes.The new HIPAA compliance for Microsoft Azure will allows customers more choices. Connectria is offering this new option to provide even ...
CEO of AOL Believes Yahoo Acquisition Will Happen - Dec 7, 2016 - Tim Armstrong, the CEO of AOL, recently stated that he believes the $4.8 billion deal for Verizon to acquire Yahoo and merge with AOL will still happen. It was stalled due to the hacking of 500 million Yahoo users.Verizon won the bit for Yahoo after a long auction process, but two months later the breach Yahoo suffered in 2014 was revealed. This put the deal in jeopardy, but Armstrong believes it will close.Read the full story ...
Verizon Data Centers Being Bought by Equinix for $3.6 Billion - Dec 6, 2016 - Another blockbuster deal was announced in the data center industry. Equinix will purchase a large portion of the data centers of Verizon Communications for $3.6 billion. Verizon has been trying to sell this portion of their data center business since the beginning of the year. Equinix says it is purchasing 24 of the data center sites, which includes most of the sites Verizon acquired in 2011 from the acquisition of Terremark Worldwide. The deal is expected to be closed by the middle of 2017 ...
AOL CEO ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Yahoo Deal - Dec 6, 2016 - Following the cyber attack on 500 million Yahoo users, Verizon’s deal to acquire Yahoo for $4.8 billion and merge it with AOL has stalled. Tim Armstrong the CEO of AOL is still optimistic that the deal will close. “I’m cautiously optimistic that it will happen,” he told recent attendants of the Business Insider’s Ignition Conference. He added, “The companies are working well together. There’s been a constructive dialog around things like the data breach that need to get resolved.”Following ...