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  • Microsoft continues pushing hybrid cloud with new launches

    Microsoft continued its push to get companies on the hybrid cloud train on Monday, with the launch of several products all tailored at helping bridge on-premises datacenters and the public cloud.

    27 Sept. 16 01:15 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Here's how Microsoft is using containerization to protect Edge users

    Microsoft is aiming to better protect users and organizations from the threats that they face in the browser with a new feature called Windows Defender Application Guard. It's designed to isolate Microsoft Edge from the rest of the files and processes running on a user's computer and prevent computer exploits from taking hold.

    26 Sept. 16 23:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Auckland tech-hub market booming, but gaps remain

    JLL, a global investment management firm specialising in real estate services, says the tech hub market in Auckland is booming and reshaping demand for commercial real estate, but there is a shortage of properties suited to early-stage startups.

    26 Sept. 16 16:56 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Trump hotel chain fined over data breaches

    Trump Hotel Collection has arrived at a settlement with New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman over hacks that are said to have led to the exposure of over 70,000 credit card numbers and other personal data.

    26 Sept. 16 16:42 Written by John Ribeiro
  • SAS promises two versions as SAS Viya goes GA

    SAS has made the new version of its analytic software SAS Viya, for private and public clouds generally available in New Zealand, saying it does not signal the end of the current SAS software but the two versions will continue to evolve in parallel.

    26 Sept. 16 10:38 Written by Stuart Corner
  • UFB rollout completed in Whakatane

    Communications minister Amy Adams has announced completion of the Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) network in Whakatane at a total cost of $12 million, bringing the number of fully fibred towns and cities to 20.

    26 Sept. 16 10:37 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Companies say IoT matters but don't agree how to secure it

    A majority of enterprises say the internet of things is strategic to their business, but most still take a piecemeal approach to IoT security. Those results from a global IDC survey conducted in July and August reveal both the promise and the growing pains of IoT.

    24 Sept. 16 10:34 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Here's what you should know, and do, about the Yahoo breach

    Yahoo's announcement that state-sponsored hackers have stolen the details of at least 500 million accounts shocks both through scale -- it's the largest data breach ever -- and the potential security implications for users.

    24 Sept. 16 03:26 Written by Lucian Constantin
  • Well, I never! iOS 10's voicemail transcription has a potty mouth

    Anyone who has looked at automatically-generated subtitles on YouTube can tell you that asking a computer to describe what a human says can lead to hilarious results. Now, Apple has brought that to iOS 10 with support for transcribing voicemails.

    24 Sept. 16 02:52 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Privacy groups urge US FTC to investigate WhatsApp promises

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should stop mobile messaging service WhatsApp from sharing user data with parent company Facebook in violation of earlier privacy promises, several privacy and digital rights groups said.

    24 Sept. 16 01:25 Written by Grant Gross
  • 5 tech trends that have Turing Award winners worried

    Technology has considerable potential to make the world better, but those benefits are far from guaranteed. Plenty of downsides can pop up along the way, and some of them have Turing Award winners especially worried.

    23 Sept. 16 20:52 Written by Katherine Noyes
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