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Gartner: Enterprises should demand 2 full years of Windows 10 support

Two analysts said corporate users should push Microsoft to turn a temporary 24-month Windows 10 support lifecycle into a permanent fixture.

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Is Microsoft avoiding the Win10 (1803) upgrade on PCs running Avast?

Several Win10 version 1803 upgraders have raised a red flag about Avast antivirus: After running the upgrade, PCs hit blue screens with nonsensical options. Now, there appears to be an official note on the Avast forum that says...

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WWDC: The evolution of Apple’s Siri

A look at the many Siri enhancements Apple has introduced at WWDC over the years.

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De Beers and other jewelry industry giants create blockchains to verify gems

The world's major jewelry and gem businesses are deploying a blockchain electronic ledgers that will verify the origins of their products, all the way from the mines to the retail cases.

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Blockchain will be the killer app for supply chain management in 2018

The distributed ledger technology that underpins cryptocurrencies is now poised to disrupt supply chain management – especially in the global shipping industry.

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Forget Windows; Microsoft is now all about the cloud

The OS is no longer the heart and soul of the company, and Microsoft knows it.

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Will blockchain run afoul of GDPR? (Yes and no)

The immutable nature of blockchain networks could break Europe's new GDPR rules. But when implemented properly, the distributed ledger technology could also be part of the solution for compliance.

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6 trends shaping IT cloud strategies today

From multi-cloud strategies to cost containment and container orchestration, CIOs are getting more pragmatic and prudent when taking advantage of the cloud’s economies of scale.

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Honeypots and the evolution of botnets | Salted Hash Ep 23

Host Steve Ragan reports from the show floor at RSA 2018, talking with guest Israel Barak, CISO at Cybereason, about his firm's recent honeypot research, which gathered information showing how the bot landscape is evolving.

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What is the cloud-native approach?

In this 60-second video, learn how the cloud-native approach is changing the way enterprises structure their technologies, from Craig McLuckie, founder and CEO of Heptio, and one of the inventors of open-source system Kubernetes

Don't know about the pony, but that dog won't hunt

This vendor's free workshop on machine learning and big data is really a sales pitch for letting users create their own personal clouds. What could go wrong with that?

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How secure is that cloud application service?

The democratization of IT and proliferation of SaaS means that everyone needs to know something about SaaS cloud application security.

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Microsoft’s reorganization: Anticipating a massive personal computer cloud evolution

This Redmond reorg potentially goes well beyond Microsoft, and heralds what could be another massive market shift that most of us won’t be ready for.

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Blockchain and cryptocurrency may soon underpin cloud storage

Emerging now: P2P networks that use blockchain to manage cloud storage based on the sharing of excess drive and network capacity on PCs and in data centers. Those who share capacity get free storage – and can be paid in cryptocurrency....

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Now every Swift developer can build AI apps, thanks to Apple and IBM

IBM and Apple announce new machine intelligence solutions that let developers deploy Watson and Core ML to create mobile, enterprise-grade AI apps.

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Top 10 file-sharing options: Dropbox, Google Drive and more

Most file-sharing services have evolved into full-blown collaboration platforms. We look at 10 online services ranging from basic to enterprise-level.

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By 2020, we’ll be using Windows in the cloud

In just a few years, we’ll have a lot of compelling alternatives to a running apps on locally on a PC and this will drive a trend similar to what happened to Blockbuster and Netflix.

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10 ways to work better with G Suite

Here’s how to make Google’s apps get down to business.

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