Monday, 31 August 2020

Cisco warns miscreants are crippling IOS XR network gear over the internet with memory black-holes. No patch yet

Plus: Time to dump that old backdoored ZTE mobile hotspot

In brief  Cisco has warned hackers are crashing or crippling its networking kit out in the field by black-holing all available memory via specially crafted IGMP packets.…

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Google and Facebook abandon Hong Kong landing of new submarine cable

There be dragons, say US authorities, so first planned US-HK cable darkens its last leg

Google and Facebook have dumped plans to build an undersea cable between the US and Hong Kong after after US security agencies warned that Beijing could use the link to infiltrate American networks.…

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CenturyLink L3 outage knocks out web giants and 3.5 percent of all internet traffic

Cloudflare fingers intertwined BGP and Flowspec SNAFUs

Internet backbone operator CenturyLink has experienced an outage that degraded performance of major web companies around the world.…

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Friday, 28 August 2020

Running IT from the edge – it’s time to go go with your ROBO

We're apart but never more together – tune in to make your remote infrastructure sing

Webcast  As remote and dispersed working continues – and is likely to continue to do so until a COVID-19 virus vaccine is fully deployed, and then some – the IT industry is responding with a number of viable ways of keep business as usual.…

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What does Workday think gives it the edge in COVID crisis? 'We're not an ERP vendor,' says CEO Bhusri

Firm not the only SaaS-y outfit to enjoy bumper results during pandemic

In what has been a bumper week for SaaS slingers, cloudy HR and finance application specialist Workday has shovelled 20 per cent more sales onto its top line and slashed losses.…

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What a time for a TITSUP*: Santander down and out on pre-Bank Holiday payday

What happened? No info. *Total Inability To Support Users with the Particulars

It's Friday at month's end just before a Bank Holiday – Pay and Bills Day – and users of Santander's UK arm have been unable to use online banking and apps since 9:49 AM BST. Thousands of companies use the bank to process UK payroll.…

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Google Firebase Cloud Messaging offers spam tier for some – no account required, just knowledge of bad security

All that's necessary is willingness to abuse server keys exposed in apps and some technical know-how

Ten days ago, Abhishek Dharani, a Bengaluru, India-based bug hunter who goes by the name Abss online, recounted how he received a reward from Google for reporting a vulnerability in Google's Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) service.…

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Thursday, 27 August 2020

Things that go Splunk in the night: We're 2 years ahead of cloud mix sales forecasts thanks to pandemic, yells data cruncher

But all that glitters is not cloud as losses widen

The pandemic has sped up Splunk's forecast cloud biz mix by two years, with subscription sales now accounting for half of total software bookings. Sadly – for management – the big data cruncher's losses are widening.…

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What would you prefer: Satellite-streamed cat GIFs – or a decent early warning of an asteroid apocalypse?

Earth's crowded orbit may obscure vital readings from space, boffins warn

Swarms of small communications satellites saturating space may make it more difficult to observe and track potentially hazardous asteroids zooming toward Earth, astronomers have warned.…

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Taiwan and US make joint declaration to only use 'clean' 5G kit

It's all about transparency, yet China didn't rate a mention

Taiwan and the US have made a joint declaration that calls for “rigorous” checks on 5G kit to prevent interference from foreign governments.…

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Engineer admits he wiped 456 Cisco WebEx VMs from AWS after leaving the biz, derailed 16,000 Teams accounts

Wow. Just... wow. And his new employer doesn't want to fire him

A former Cisco employee pleaded guilty in a San Jose federal court on Wednesday to unlawfully accessing Switchzilla's Amazon Web Services infrastructure and damaging the networking giant's cloud computing resources.…

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Never mind record revenue and profit, the churn must go on: Salesforce trims workforce day after bumper results

Thanks for raising the share price 25% *checks HR playbook* now get lost

To remind everyone that big biz loves to shave a few per cent off the workforce each year or quarter, regardless of its fortunes, we today present you Salesforce.…

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Wednesday, 26 August 2020

The answer is Anthos, cries Google's OnAir videogasm. But what is the question?

Chocolate Factory pitches 'App Modernization' tech at devs, though what added value it brings is foggy

It is week seven of Google's OnAir videogasm and that means - if anyone is still paying attention - "Application Modernization", which in Googleland is code for (you guessed it) running your stuff in containers, preferably via the bundle of services it calls Anthos.…

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Conflict of interest? We've heard of it. AWS on selection panel to choose's chief digi officer

'Highly inappropriate' comments senior civil servant

Again highlighting cosy relations between Amazon’s cloudy biz and, Alex Chisholm, permanent secretary for the Cabinet Office and head of the civil service, has confirmed that AWS UK’s head Doug Gurr will sit on a panel that chooses the next government chief digital officer (GCDO).…

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If you're having a hard time of it, we advise you to look away now: Salesforce is palpably chuffed about its Q2 figures

'Totally bummed out' that Dreamforce isn't happening, though

Cloudy CRM slinger Salesforce has filed a buoyant set of results for Q2 ended 31 July in the face of a global pandemic and related economic slump.…

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Supreme Court rules against Huawei in long-rolling Unwired Planet patent sueball: Take the licence terms we set or else

British courts can set global royalty rates for foreign firms

Huawei this morning lost a long-running patent lawsuit against Unwired Planet in a case that will determine global FRAND patent rules for years to come – and also sets London as the jurisdiction of choice for squabbling telecoms multinationals.…

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Huawei mobile mast installed next to secret MI5 data centre in London has 7 years to do whatever it is Huawei does

Which is, y'know, telecoms stuff

A Huawei phone mast is to be installed next to a secret MI5 data centre, despite government directives to strip the Chinese company's equipment from UK mobile networks in the next seven years.…

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Baidu cloud catches up by offloading cloudy networking and storage to SmartNICs

Also claims database breakthroughs with home-brewed MySQL-compatible code

Chinese web giant Baidu has followed other clouds by adopting SmartNICs to handle boring bits of cloud workloads and leave its Xeons free to do more heavy lifting.…

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Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Intel, HP, Tesla, etc protest to US monopoly watchdog: Are you just gonna let Qualcomm patent-tax us to death?

You had teeth once, FTC – use them

Intel, HP, Tesla and a host of other tech giants have written to America's Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging it to appeal Qualcomm's legal win against the watchdog in a row over patent fees.…

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Mysterious metadata monster swamped Google’s blobs and crashed its cloud

Parts of the GCloud are more robust and survived, but the fix is not yet in for others

Google has explained how and why big chunks of its cloud crashed last week, and as is often the case the company broke itself.…

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Microsoft cooking Azure instance types just for chip designers

Ties up with TSMC on innovation lab and banks on elasticity speeding up design pipeline

Microsoft is cooking up specific Azure instance types optimised for Electronics Design Automation, as part of a new collaboration Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).…

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IT blunder permanently erases 145,000 users' personal chats in KPMG's Microsoft Teams deployment – memo

'Microsoft has confirmed the Teams chat data is not recoverable'

Exclusive  The personal chat histories of 145,000 Microsoft Teams users at KPMG were inadvertently and permanently deleted last week, thanks to an IT blunder.…

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Connectivity class acts make learning truly a treasure that follows its owner everywhere

Good Wi-Fi experience sets base for managing teaching and stimulating learning away from confines of classroom

Sponsored  The Covid-19 pandemic has directly impacted students at all levels – from early education to post-graduate – and in every part of the world as governments order nationwide closures of education institutions at the first wave of its spread.…

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Monday, 24 August 2020

Oh dear, what a pity! It seems you can't join the directors at the Zoom meeting today

Mute your mic anyway, the foam is hissing as you open your beer

Zoom says it's fingered "the issue" preventing users from authenticating to the Zoom website, or starting and joining Zoom meetings and webinars, so if you thought you'd miss the 4pm "quick catch-up" with sales, your hopes are getting slimmer.…

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‘IT professionals increasingly define themselves by capabilities they excel at managing’ says Atlassian chap

Cloud magically means ‘Microsoft expert’ is less valuable than ‘sales tech expert’, apparently

“Historically, IT professionals defined themselves by the vendors whose technology they were good at managing,” says John Stame. “Technology consultants might have marketed themselves as experts in Dell systems, or might have advertised their deep expertise with Microsoft tools.”…

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Friday, 21 August 2020

FYI: Chromium's network probing accounts for about half DNS root server traffic, says APNIC

Detecting ISP shenanigans has led to a constant deluge of packets

The Google Chromium team's effort to detect when ISPs are trying to hijack domain name typos has led to a lot of network load: the browser's query response testing routine now accounts for about half of all DNS root server traffic according to a new study.…

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TalkTalk, Three, and Virgin Media, come on down! You've all won a prize for... not being that great at something!

Brits speak their brains for comms regulator Ofcom's customer audit

What do TalkTalk, Three, and Virgin Media all have in common? They've each won a gong for sating the lowest proportion of customers in broadband, mobile, and landline services respectively.…

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Alibaba and its cloud are growing like a weed, but the cloud is losing money

‘Fluid situation’ with USA not overly worrying CEO, who says company will comply with any new rules

Alibaba has reported another rampaging quarter in which it recorded US$21.76bn revenue and net income of $5.59bn, a 34 percent and 28 percent jump respectively, but while its cloud unit also posted strong growth the company can’t yet say when it will turn a profit.…

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What legacy is IBM really shooting for? Cheating its own salespeople out of millions? Here we go again, allegedly

Big Blue insists commission 'adjustments' aren't caps

Yet another IBM salesperson has sued the venerable computing biz for allegedly capping their sales commissions after agreeing not to do that.…

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Thursday, 20 August 2020

They're 'clean': SoftBank gets thumbs-up from Uncle Sam for keeping Chinese gear off its Japanese 5G network

Seal of approval handed out for supply chain security in various tech sectors

SoftBank's Japanese 5G network has been awarded "clean status" by the US government.…

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Worldwide Google services – from GCP to G Suite – hit with the outage stick

Not all users affected, but it's not a great start. Oh and Slack's out too. Good morning everyone

Google cloud services across the world are having a nap, with multiple GCP products including App Engine, Cloud Storage, Cloud Logging and BigQuery down since 06:45 UTC (07:45 UK time).…

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Breaching China's Great Firewall is hard. Pushing packets faster than 1Mbps once through is the Boss Fight

Network boffin finds packets headed into China go AWOL yet packets coming out do just fine

79 percent of internet traffic flows into China struggle to flow faster than 1Mbps, but the Great Firewall is probably not to blame.…

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Nominet promises .uk owners it'll listen to feedback on plan to award itself millions... as long as it agrees with it

We haven’t made up our mind, registry claims, we just won’t accept changes

UK internet registry operator Nominet has responded to criticism of its plan to overhaul the distribution of expiring .uk domains by promising to listen to feedback… and then immediately refused to accept a petition calling for the plan to be scrapped.…

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Brocade's SDN spinout Lumina Networks to shut down in an orderly fashion

OpenDaylight-based vendor says proprietary networking is still winning and bemoans lack of VC support

Software-defined networking vendor Lumina Networks “has begun an orderly shut-down of business.”…

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Wednesday, 19 August 2020

FCC: Remember that confidential paperwork you gave us, China Telecom? Yeah, well, we're handing it over to the Feds

Chinese telco's pleas to not be booted out of America will be passed to prosecutors

America's comms watchdog will hand over confidential info on China Telecom to US government officials probing the communications giant and its operations in the Land of the Free.…

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Cloud now bigger than Dell, HPE, Lenovo, Cisco COMBINED

$233 billion revenue in 2019, says IDC, with the top five creaming a third of it

Global spend on cloud services hit $233.4bn in 2019, says analyst firm IDC, and the biggest five players accounted for a third of it and grew faster than the chasing pack.…

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Tuesday, 18 August 2020

X86 or Arm? AWS now lets you choose both at once for Kubernetes

Elastic Kubernetes Service clusters can mix and match architectures for production workloads

Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) now runs and is supported for production workloads on the cloud colossus’ Arm-powered servers.…

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Oh what a feeling: New Toyotas will upload data to AWS to help create custom insurance premiums based on driver behaviour

Connected car vision has been in first gear for years, cloudy scale could jump-start plans

Toyota has expanded its collaboration with Amazon Web Services in ways that will see many of its models upload performance data into the Amazonian cloud to expand the services the auto-maker offers to drivers and fleet owners.…

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CenturyLink caught trying to steal customers despite promising court it wouldn’t, promises it won't do it again

Two-faced ISP gets $250,000 tickle, will be watched by independent monitor

CenturyLink has been caught trying to steal rivals’ customers despite signing a court document promising it would do no such thing.…

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As the COVID-19 coronavirus took you into the cloud, did your data protection come along for the ride?

Brush up on your data security and protection skills in our upcoming show

Webcast  If ever there was a convenient push to move stragglers into the cloud, the COVID-19 coronavirus has provided that impetus.…

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Monday, 17 August 2020

Whoa, no Huawei wares, Hua-wei, livin' on a prayer: US government says we've got to hold on to what we've got

Commerce Department doubles down on China chip sanctions

The US Commerce Department on Monday took further steps to deny Huawei access to US chipmaking technology with the announcement of more restrictions on the China-based telecom biz and its affiliates.…

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India to run optic fibre to 450,000 villages in 1,000 days and give 1.3bn a digital Health ID

Which may be why PM Narendra Modi has also announced a cyber security policy

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has marked the nation’s Independence Day by pledging to connect all of India’s villages to optic fibre within 1,000 days.…

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Do the ROBO, do the ROBO... Time to stop dancing around the subject of remote IT delivery and get stuck in

We'll help your organisation better run workloads out in the field

Webcast  We’re not going back to the office anytime soon. Sorry to keep banging on about this, but we’re experiencing one of the most seismic shifts in daily work culture since the invention of the telephone.…

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Donald Trump thought-bubbles an Alibaba ban as Chinese clouds clam up on prospect of ban

President says ‘other’ Chinese companies could feel the ban-hammer

US president Donald Trump has suggested the United States may ban Chinese tech giant Alibaba.…

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Saturday, 15 August 2020

Where there's a .mil, there's Huawei: Pentagon allowed to keep using Chinese tech deemed too dangerous for everyone else – report

DoD said to get extension to avoid crackdown on Chinese comms kit

The crackdown on telecoms gear from Huawei and other Chinese companies in federal networks will not apply to US Department of Defense, at least for a few more weeks.…

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Friday, 14 August 2020

Clarke's Third Law: Any sufficiently advanced techie is indistinguishable from magic

And with a wave of his hand, the printer was fixed

On Call  Friday is here and while we cannot promise a break in the weather, we can bring forth another recollection from those brave souls staffing the helpdesk courtesy of The Register's On Call mailbag.…

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Thursday, 13 August 2020

Sources: Oracle Commerce Cloud devs laid off as platform struggles to gain traction, move to modern architecture

Big Red: Everything's fine

A bunch of Oracle developers supporting its Commerce systems are being let go as Big Red seeks to downsize the struggling platform.…

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Tencent’s gaming surge trumps potential loss of the one or two percent of cash it makes in America

Files 'Please explain' memo to Washington as revenue jumps 29 percent and profit pops even higher

Chinese web giant Tencent has reported strong growth and brushed off the potential impact of the USA’s proposed ban on its WeChat service and cloud operation.…

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India to trial restoration of Internet access in Kashmir

But only to bits that aren’t conflict hot spots

India has taken a small step towards restoring meaningful internet access to the disputed states of Jammu and Kashmir, by ordering a trial restoration of 4G services in select areas.…

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Cisco to sell everything-as-a-service – even core networking hardware – and cut costs by a billion bucks

Q4 revenue took a nasty kick in the COVIDs, but profit bounced anyway

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins says the company is considering an as-a-service offering for its core networking hardware.…

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Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Zoom-er or later, your past catches up with you: Vid chat service catches sueball over end-to-end encryption claim

US consumer nonprofit alleges it was false advertising

What's that barging into Zoom's socially distanced virtual family reunion? It's a lawsuit from US nonprofit Consumer Watchdog alleging the videoconferencing giant misled the public over its purported use of end-to-end encryption.…

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Texas jury: Apple on the hook for half a billion dollars after infringing 4G LTE patents

Famed IP holder pops champers as Cupertino plots appeal

A jury in Texas yesterday agreed that Apple should cough up $506.2m in FRAND royalties for including 4G LTE capability on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch without buying a licence from a group of IP holders.…

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Wi-Fi 6 isn't signed off yet, but boffins are already teasing us with specs for venerable wireless tech's next gen

Wi-Fi 7 had us on 'Extremely High Throughput,' the latency improvements sound nice, too

As the IEEE 802.11 project, forebearer of Wi-Fi, marks its 30th anniversary next month, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) gear is just beginning to appear in the market, even as the spec awaits final ratification later this year.…

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Appeals judges toss out FTC win: What Qualcomm did to its rivals was 'hypercompetitive, not anticompetitive'

Chip designer ruled not a monopolistic strangler after all

An appeals court has reversed an earlier ruling that Qualcomm broke America's antitrust laws, dealing a blow to the FTC, which brought the case.…

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Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Yes, you can spin up a hybrid multi-cloud in just one hour – and we’ll show you how

It’s the best way to lead your cloud migration. Watch our next RegCast to learn more

Webcast  As your staff continue to work from home, likely well into 2021, there’s never been a more pressing moment to consider the different ways you can make your business work better with a remote workforce.…

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Dreams feel real while we're in them, don't they Salesforce? 'Critical' virtual event Dreamforce faces the axe

'Obviously a critical brand' says CEO Benioff as he calls off online occasion

Salesforce's 170,000-attendee annual uber-conference that the world knows as Dreamforce looks set to be no more - not even in digital form - at least as far as the 2020 version is concerned.…

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UK Home Office dishes out contracts to 999 control room vendors after wasting cash on network tech it abandoned

Another chapter in the sorry Emergency Services Network saga

Capita's contract to hook up emergency services control rooms under the UK's troubled Emergency Services Network (ESN) is being renewed for £6.5m without competition.…

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India connects submarine cable to islands where some still live in the stone age

But others live on colossal military bases that extend the range of India’s armed forces

India has inaugurated a submarine cable between the mainland and the Andaman and Nicobar islands, an archipelago 1350km from the nation’s east coast.…

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Monday, 10 August 2020

Overbudget and behind schedule, UK's Emergency Services Network reaches 500th base station milestone

4G connectivity in bonny Glencoe, but clock on project deadline is ticking

Britain's troubled Emergency Services Network (ESN) hit a major milestone today with the completion of its 500th base station.…

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Transport for London asks Capita to fling Congestion Charge system into the cloud

For that and other work, hard-pressed integrator cops 5-year £355m contract. What the worst that could happen?

Capita has scored a hefty contract with Transport for London that includes sending the body's on-prem IT systems for the Congestion Charge, and the Low and Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), into the cloud.…

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With this Uber get-to-work-safe app, you are really spoiling us, ServiceNow

The. Defining. Enterprise. Software. Company. Of. The. 21st. Century

For those who can't operate a taxi app on their phone, ServiceNow has linked arms with Uber to bring the world a "Book Uber" feature via its Workplace Safety Management app to solve the "biggest problem businesses face".…

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Friday, 7 August 2020

China slams ‘dirty’ USA’s ‘clean network’ plan and reminds world of USA's ECHELON snoop-fest exposed by Edward Snowden

‘Everyone can see that the US goal is to keep its monopoly in science and technology’ says Chinese foreign minister

China has ridiculed the USA’s plan to build a clean network and a coalition of nations who follow it by expunging all Chinese tech and businesses from local telecoms infrastructure.…

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Thursday, 6 August 2020

CSI GitHub: That big outage last month? It's always DNS. Or it was Kubernetes. Maybe it was a heady blend of both

'Impact was increased when a redeploy was triggered in an attempt to mitigate'

GitHub has reported on the reasons behind a severe four-and-a-half-hour outage on 13 July.…

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Arm and Vodafone flex their muscles to show Cisco they’re fighting fit on the edge

Telcos won't give up on the dream of becoming enterprise app stores instead of dumb data pipes

Arm and Vodafone Group have flexed their muscles in a way designed to menace Cisco and other networking vendors, while keeping alive telcos’ dreams of offering enterprise app stores.…

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Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Intel and VMware get down and virty to collaborate on virtualized RAN platform

Helpful as Huawei is increasingly swept aside for 5G infrastructure

Intel has announced a new partnership with virtualization giant VMWare to collaborate on building a new software platform for 5G vRAN (virtualized radio access network) infrastructure.…

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Network sniffers find COVID-19 did not break the internet, but it was responsible for a massive jump in outages

Disruptions leapt 63% as lockdowns came into force after February

Global internet disruptions went up 63 per cent after February and remained elevated throughout the first half of 2020 compared to pre-pandemic levels, according to net and cloud researcher ThousandEyes.…

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Google catches up to AWS and steals a march on Azure with introduction of cloudy Certificate Authority Service

Underdog gives Redmond something to think about

Google is introducing a Certificate Authority Service for customers of its cloud platform. AWS already has an equivalent, but Microsoft's Azure cloud does not.…

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TriggerMesh hooks up with AWS EventBridge to connect 'virtually any application' with cloudy service

Welcome to the SMOKEstack, we've got fun and games

TriggerMesh has introduced an integration with AWS EventBridge, now in preview, that enables virtually any application, on-premises or elsewhere, to fire events in the service for automated workflows.…

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There’s no going back. We have entered the age of digital-first. Now we need to secure it

Tune in and hear all about new research into the benefits of safe remote collaboration – auf Deutsch

Webcast  Many of us have started to become accustomed to the new normal of remote working and are doing the best we can in business as we try to navigate the waters of digital collaboration. It’s become generally accepted that this style of working is – on many levels – the future of work.…

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Alibaba Cloud reduces RAM, disk size and price of some cloud servers

Tiniest instance type gets price hike and spec shrinkage

Alibaba Cloud has quietly tweaked prices and specs for some of its cloud servers.…

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Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Virgin Media CEO says Brit broadband biz 'performed well' in Q2, which is a weird way to say losses almost tripled

More customers, more coverage, but profit proves elusive

It was up, up and up some more for Virgin Media in its latest full quarterly numbers: UK internet customers increased, network coverage swelled and losses almost tripled.…

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University of Cambridge to decommission its homegrown email service Hermes in favour of Microsoft Exchange Online

Institute says the knowledge needed to run it is fading, but the move wasn't without opposition

The University of Cambridge has said that it will decommission its on-premises Hermes email service in favour of Microsoft's Exchange Online. Currently both systems are in use.…

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Bored binge-watchers bork beleaguered broadband by blasting bandwidth: Global average speeds down 6.31%

You can guess why – but in some places internet actually got faster

Video-streaming binges as a result of the coronavirus lockdown have flooded broadband networks and led to a reduction in connection speeds.…

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Is securing Office 365 still a future project for your business? Better act now – the future is already here

No excuses left – we'll help you on the fast road to compliance

Webcast  "Things are never going to be the same." That’s the kind of phrase still being thrown around as we rub our eyes and try to wake from the rather bad dream we’ve been sharing for the past few months.…

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Monday, 3 August 2020

Psst, free advice: You need a hybrid multi-cloud – and here are three reasons why

We'll show you how to build that one platform to rule them all

Webcast  You’ll often hear arguments from IT pros over whether to embrace a hybrid cloud or multi-cloud for your next bold enterprise technology move. In case you’ve been living under a large rock formed of legacy server stacks and bundles upon bundles of Cat 5 cables for the last few years, yes, there’s a stark difference between hybrid cloud and multi-cloud.…

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AWS adds database on-ramp to its Arm-powered instances

Automation tool RDS can now push MySQL and PostgreSQL onto Arm, MariaDB coming soon

Amazon Web Services has made instances powered by its home-baked Arm servers more approachable by starting a preview of its Relational Database Service (RDS) service on the hardware.…

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Saturday, 1 August 2020

Amazon gets green-light to blow $10bn on 3,000+ internet satellites. All so Americans can shop more on Amazon

Jeff knows you've gotta spend money to make money

Amazon got the stamp of approval this week from America's communications watchdog to operate thousands of internet-relaying satellites into low Earth orbit.…

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