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Five ways to make edge data centres more cost efficient
By building smart prefabricated data centres, initial capital and ongoing operational costs can be kept in check, allowing operators to efficiently and profitably deliver the data-rich services their customers are increasingly demanding New video streaming services, live networked gaming applications, the ongoing expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicle developments, the rollout of... Read More

Google admits storing G Suite user passwords in plain text for 14 years

The Alphabet subsidiary is the latest tech giant to be caught neglecting basic data protection standards An unknown number of Google passwords belonging to the company’s enterprise customers have been stored in plain text for 14 years, the tech giant has admitted. Passwords are usually scrambled in an unreadable format known as hashing, but some… Read More


ARM ‘told to suspend business with Huawei’

The UK-based company said it was ‘complying with all of the latest regulations set forth by the US government’ UK-based chip designer ARM has reportedly informed employees not to work with Chinese tech giant Huawei. Internal documents obtained by the BBC reportedly tell staff to suspend “all active contracts, support entitlements, and any pending engagements”… Read More


Google introduces release channels for Kubernetes Engine

Rapid channel is in alpha testing and brings support for Windows Containers At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, taking place this week in Barcelona, Google announced that it will offer three release channels for its Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), targeting different risk tolerance and business requirements. GKE has always automated the delivery of new Kubernetes versions to… Read More


19% of the most popular Docker containers have no root password

Containers from the UK government, HashiCorp, Microsoft, Monsanto and Mesosphere are potentially affected 19.4 percent of the Docker store’s top 1000 containers have no root password, potentially exposing users’ systems to attacks under certain conditions. Last week, a similar flaw was found impacting the official Alpine Linux Docker image, when Talos researchers discovered that all… Read More


Exploring the security benefits of hybrid cloud
Hybrid cloud is currently the most popular enterprise architecture around. That’s good news for security and good news for the bottom line, writes Venkat Ramasamy, COO at FileCloud From Amazon Web Services (AWS) to IBM, some of the biggest names in technology have fully embraced the latest enterprise data trend: hybrid cloud. Boasting the benefits... Read More

Major US chipmakers reportedly cut ties with Huawei after blacklist

Google is also preventing the telecommunications giant from accessing some of its services US chipmakers are reportedly cutting ties with Huawei following the company’s inclusion into the Trump administration’s trade blacklist last Friday. According to Bloomberg, semiconductor companies Intel, Qualcomm, Xilinx and Broadcom have halted supply to Huawei indefinitely. Google has also halted some trade… Read More


Driverless car fleet can reduce traffic by at least 35 percent, research suggests

Cambridge University students used scale model robotic cars to carry out their study A fleet of driverless cars working together to keep traffic moving smoothly can improve overall vehicle flow by at least 35%, a study has suggested. A team of researchers at Cambridge University programmed 16 miniature robotic cars to drive around a two-lane… Read More


Alibaba Cloud, China Telecom, Google Cloud, HUAWEI CLOUD McAfee – Catch them all in one place at Cloud Expo Asia, Hong Kong

There is just one day to go until doors open at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) for the fourth edition of North Asia’s largest technology business event stack May 22-23 Cloud Expo Asia and its co-located events, have received over 12,000 registrations comprising industry professionals from Estonia, Pakistan, Thailand, Germany, Korea, France… Read More


Huawei phone users left exposed by Android block

The technology giant has cut off Huawei’s Android license, preventing users from accessing important security updates Huawei users have been warned they will be “significantly impacted” by Google restricting the Chinese firm’s access to its Android software. The block is the result of an executive order from US President Donald Trump last week which prevents… Read More


Five presentations not to miss at Cloud Expo Asia Hong Kong 2019
Next up on the event calendar for Techerati is North-Asia’s largest and most-attended business technology event stack, Cloud Expo Asia HK and its co-located events May 22-23 This year’s event will host over 128 conference sessions covering the whole spectrum of enterprise IT, from hyperscale data centres to the thousands of connected devices powering the... Read More

Microsoft and Sony could join forces on Azure games streaming service

The two gaming rivals have signed a memorandum of understanding Microsoft and Sony have agreed a deal to work together on video games streaming services, despite the two companies being bitter rivals in the industry. The two gaming giants have announced the signing of “memorandum of understanding” which could see Sony use Microsoft’s Azure cloud… Read More



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