3 predictions for IoT in 2018 dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-17 20:47:42

The Internet of Things has taken the global tech industry by storm in recent years. The idea, in its simplest form, is the mass interconnectivity of billions of devices. All of this is in the hope that it creates a massive network of devices in constant communication with each other. Why would this network be important? Because it has the potential to completely revolutionize how we interact with...

Is enterprise blockchain right for your company? dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-17 20:08:51

No matter the industry, ensuring the security of all our digital transactions is everyone’s biggest concern. Aside from bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, enterprise blockchain technology has the potential to overcome many current (and potentially future) hurdles digital transactions must face. So how do organizations determine if blockchain is right for their business? How do companies know...

Invasion of the dog-poop phones dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-13 18:48:48

A few days ago, BetaNews Managing Editor Wayne Williams emailed asking if I could contribute content after being silent for ages, especially as the site's 20th anniversary approaches. He doesn't fathom the potential terror that request will unleash. I have written a total of two tech stories for BN in 2018—surely to the delight of my many commenter critics. Reason: Joe Wilcox is on a...

Most popular travel sites have unsafe password practices dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-02 16:10:31

A new study of password and account security on 55 of the world's most popular travel-related sites reveals that 89 percent leave their users' accounts potentially exposed to hackers due to unsafe password practices. The research by password management company Dashlane tested each website on five critical password and account security criteria. A site received a point for each criterion it met,...

T-Mobile and Sprint are merging to create a customer-focused 5G juggernaut dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-29 20:14:30

In the USA, there are four major cell service providers -- Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Of that group, two are considered by some to be low-quality -- Sprint and T-Mobile. While that is absolutely true of the former, the latter is actually very good, offering affordability, solid coverage, and fast speeds. I swear by it these days. It has often been rumored that T-Mobile and Sprint...

3 ways to move up the analytics maturity curve dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-23 18:51:47

It’s past time for companies to begin their digital transformation efforts in earnest. Those companies who have taken advantage of advancements in cloud computing via Artificial Intelligence technology have been able to enhance their customers’ experience, improve decision making and impact the bottom line. We can’t underestimate the impact customer experience  will have on revenue. For...

Cyber attacks could cause catastrophic failure say 70 percent of energy security pros dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-19 15:14:01

A new study looking at industrial control systems (ICS) security in the energy industry reveals a majority of respondents are worried about potentially catastrophic effects from a successful cyber attack. The study carried out for security and compliance specialist Tripwire by Dimensional Research included 151 IT and operational technology (OT) security professionals at energy and oil and gas...

Integration of platforms delivers improved vulnerability handling dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-12 16:50:43

Security platform Illumio and cloud security and compliance platform Qualys are announcing a new integration that will enable organizations to visualize vulnerabilities across data centers and clouds. Threat data from the Qualys Cloud Platform is integrated with the Illumio Adaptive Security Platform’s application dependency mapping to show potential attack paths in real time. The integration...

Employees have too much access to sensitive data dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-04 13:21:25

Lax policies and a lack of control is giving far too many employees access to sensitive data according to the latest Global Data Risk Report from data security specialist Varonis. The report, based on analysis of Data Risk Assessments conducted by Varonis in 2017 for customers and potential customers on their file systems, uncovers some startling figures, with 58 percent of organizations found to...

Net neutrality repeal -- how will IT networks be impacted? dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-02 17:12:35

With Net neutrality in the midst of upheaval, there are significant changes afoot for both businesses and consumers in terms of internet access and control. New rules are expected to create differing service categories, allowing ISPs to prioritize access and bandwidth for certain customers. This will undoubtedly create confusion in the market leaving IT executives to make adjustments based on any...