Five cyber security imperatives for all companies

All organsations should do everything they can to control what they can to improve their resilience to cyber attack, according to Scott Carlson, technical fellow and executive security advisor at BeyondTrust. “There are five things that I think are non-optional when it comes to cyber security and controlling identity and privilege,” he told the European Identity & Cloud Conference 2017 in Munich.

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Microsoft Is Bringing Linux Distros to Windows 10

Microsoft is doubling down on its support for Linux by announcing that three of the most popular Linux distros are coming to the Windows Store. This means that Ubuntu, Fedora, and OpenSUSE will all soon be available on Windows 10. Which will make most developers very happy bunnies. At Build 2016, to the surprise of almost everyone, Microsoft announced that it was adding support for the Bash shell to Windows 10.

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Oracle unveils AI-powered apps for cross-channel marketing, chatbots and content cloud

Artificial intelligence-based apps that blend first and third-party data for better customer engagement interactions, real-time chatbots, and mobile enhancements are among the raft of new capabilities launched by Oracle for its Marketing Cloud platform this week. Announced at this week’s Oracle Modern Customer Experience summit in Las Vegas, the vendor’s answer to artificial intelligence in CX, its new Adaptive Intelligent Apps, extend AI capabilities across key Oracle Customer Experience Cloud offerings, including Marketing, Service, Sales and Commerce.

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Best Cloud Tools for Infrastructure Automation

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Best Cloud Tools for Infrastructure AutomationBy Angela Stringfellow
There are two main reasons for infrastructure automation. First, system administrators, IT professionals and DevOps engineers need to automate as…

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Mixed reaction to Trump’s cyber security executive order

The executive order has been praised for aiming to understand and address the gaps in US cyber security capabilities, and for focusing attention on the US capability to defend its critical infrastructure, but critics say it falls short in terms of action. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a US science and tech-policy think tank, said the executive order was disappointing.

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Cortana Just Got Microsoft Back in the Smartphone Game

Microsoft knows you don’t run Windows on all of your gadgets, and it no longer cares.
That, above all else, was the message the company conveyed for three whole days at its Build developer conference. Redmond is no longer trying to foist phones on consumers who don’t want them. It stopped…

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Microsoft’s Next Mobile Strategy is to Make iOS and Android Better

Microsoft hasn’t had a great time with mobile. While we can debate whether or not Windows Phone is finally dead, Microsoft is certainly ready to move on. After missing the mobile boat, Microsoft is now trying to sneak onto iOS and Android devices like a stealthy submarine. We’ve seen the company focus on iOS and Android apps before, but at the Build event in Seattle this week the message is clear: Microsoft is finally being realistic.

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Apple needs to learn to love Android and Windows

Apple is now spending billions of dollars per quarter on R&and it needs to spend some of that cash on expanding beyond macOS and iOS in order to move the iPhone, iPad, and Mac forward. The Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine rebuilt its data warehouse on the Google Cloud Platform, taking advantage of pay-as-you-go pricing to make sure it was the right move.

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Android Permission Security Flaw

Check Point researchers spotted a flaw in one of Android’s security mechanisms. Based on Google’s policy which grants extensive permissions to apps installed directly from Google Play, this flaw exposes Android users to several types of attacks, including ransomware, banking malware and adware. Check Point reported this flaw to Google, which responded that this issue is already being dealt with in the upcoming version of Android, currently dubbed “Android O”.

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​Microsoft Build 2017: The lessons learned on Windows, Azure, Dynamics

Microsoft reveals Windows Graph to better connect devices to Android and iPhone. Microsoft’s Build powwow has concluded and there were many key takeaways for business technology buyers to ponder. The big question: What did we learn? Here are six key themes that emerged. Microsoft conceded mobile and is betting that it can keep Windows relevant by connecting it to Apple’s iPhones, Android and Internet of things devices.

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Microsoft Brings Ubuntu, Suse, and Fedora Linux to Windows Store

Microsoft has been expressing its love for Linux and Open Source for almost three years now, and this love is embracing as time passes. Just last year, Microsoft made headlines by building support for the Bash shell and Ubuntu Linux binaries into Windows 10, allowing users to run limited instances of Linux directly on top of the OS without installing any virtual machine, as well as developers to run command-line tools while building apps.

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Penguins might fly? Linux is coming to the Windows Store

Microsoft has been making some impressive steps to court developers at this year’s Build 2017 conference, with the most eye-catching announcement being that three of the most popular Linux distributions will be coming to the Windows Store. However, under current CEO Satya Nadella’s leadership, Microsoft seems to be much more outward facing, and willing to embrace (some of) its competitors, rather than just labelling them as a “a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches”, which is how Ballmer described Linux in 2001.

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