The impact of AI in the data center [Q&A] dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-30 17:29:07

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI), automation and machine learning is changing the way IT professionals approach data center operations and management. And the possibilities are endless -- from lowering operational costs and reducing time to deploy new applications -- there’s no doubt that AI is transforming the data center. We spoke with Hal Woods, chief technology officer of storage and...

Windows boss Terry Myerson leaves Microsoft as part of a major shakeup dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-29 18:29:36

Terry Myerson, the executive vice president of Windows, is to leave Microsoft "in the coming months". Myerson has been at Microsoft for 21 years, and has been involved in Windows Phone, Windows 10, Xbox One, and Surface devices. His departure is part of a large reorganization at Microsoft that sees Rajesh Jha, the executive VP of Microsoft Office products, expanding his responsibilities to take...

Advertisers pull ads from Alex Jones' YouTube channel because they don't want to be linked to InfoWars dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-05 13:51:29

Just over a week ago, YouTube decided to remove an InfoWars video from the Alex Jones' channel for breaching site rules about harassment. In videos, students who had spoken on TV about the Parkland, Florida shooting were described as "crisis actors". Jones described the move as "giant, massive censorship" and went as far as saying his channel was about to be shut down. Now advertisers are showing...

Centre de contacts cloud : Avaya acquiert Spoken Communications dans Informatique / Multimedia 2018-02-16 11:43:07

En rachetant Spoken, Avaya rassure les marchés et renforce son portefeuille de solutions de centre de contacts en mode Cloud (CCaaS).

GDPR and disclosing data breaches [Q&A] dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-05 15:21:46

With GDPR coming into force in May this year, companies are preparing themselves to comply with the new legislation, in particular putting in place procedures to deal with data breaches. But some, like Uber -- who have suffered a breach in the past and covered it up -- may well be wondering whether it’s better to disclose these events now rather than risk them leaking out once GDPR is in force....

Despite reports to the contrary, India is not banning Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-02 20:18:48

A budget speech given by India's finance minister led to numerous reports that India was banning the use of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum within the country. While Arun Jaitley noted in a speech that the Indian government does not recognize cryptocurrencies as legal tender, his slightly ambiguous language resulted in something of a misunderstanding. Now the Blockchain and...

Ransomware happens -- get over it and be prepared dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-24 20:35:36

In its recent State of the Channel Ransomware Report, data protection firm Datto found that SMBs ponied up some $301 million to digital hostage takers over the course of the past year. According to the survey that claims to have spoken to some 1,700 MSPs, representing over 100,000 clients, 21 percent stated that their clients suffered six or more attacks last year. Simply put, roughly one in five...

Why moving to the cloud can help boost security and compliance [Q&A] dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-12-18 11:13:55

Although the adoption of cloud services has increased over the past few years, many organizations are still unwilling to make the move to the cloud due to security and compliance concerns. But Jim Hansen, VP of product marketing at security management firm AlienVault argues that companies with limited resources and budget should actually consider moving to the cloud in order to benefit from...

Find and book a unique stay with these three travel apps dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-12-02 12:19:20

The way we travel has changed over the last few years with vacation rentals becoming much more mainstream and presenting a major challenge to hotels. The benefits are clear: your own place, improved secrecy, often better value for money and you can create a bespoke vacation offering an authentic approach to your visit, by staying in the local neighborhood. The emergence of Airbnb brought vacation...

The role of education in fighting security breaches [Q&A] dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-11-23 15:50:30

When securing systems most people's thoughts turn to the technology of firewalls, anti-virus programs and so on. What’s often neglected is the human aspect. Many breaches are down to poor password practices or falling for phishing emails, things which can be prevented with better education. We spoke to Stephen Burke, founder and CEO of security awareness specialist Cyber Risk Aware to get his...