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VMware in talks to acquire Pivotal

While Pivotal has previously boasted that the majority of Fortune 500 companies use its services, including American and Southwest and Boeing, the company has laboured since its IPO in April 2018 and reported $31.7 million losses in its last financial quarter.


Biometrics platform used by UK police stored millions of unhashed fingerprints on unsecured database

An unencrypted Elasticsearch database containing millions of fingerprints, facial recognition information, unencrypted usernames and passwords, and personal information on employees has been discovered by researchers. The database belongs to Biostar 2, a biometric security platform recently integrated into AEOS, an access control system used by the UK Metropolitan Police.


Reliance Jio pledges free cloud connectivity to Indian start-ups as telco announces 10-year Azure partnership

Indian telco pledges free connectivity and cloud infrastructure to start-ups as company enters India’s cloud services market.


Growth of UK tech sector slows for first time in seven years

Wider economic downturn finally hits the typically resilient tech sector Growth in the UK tech economy has eased for the first time in seven years, with Brexit uncertainty and cuts to corporate spending blamed. The KPMG UK Tech Monitor Index, which measures the economic strength of the sector, revealed growth had dropped from 54.4 points… Read More


Broadcom to acquire Symantec for $10.7bn

Broadcom seals Symantec deal to boost enterprise cloud security offering Broadcom has finalised a $10.7 billion cash agreement to buy the enterprise security arm of Symantec Corp. The chip manufacturer has been seeking to expand its software efforts. With the addition of Symantec, Broadcom will be able to provide integrated enterprise security solutions, the company… Read More


Salesforce’s spending spree continues with $1.35bn ClickSoftware buy

Salesforce’s 2019 spending spree crosses $17.6 billion threshold with ClickSoftware buy Salesforce has announced it has acquired field service software company ClickSoftware for $1.5 billion, just days after finalising the $15.7 billion Tableau deal. ClickSoftware is an Israeli company that provides field management software – in other words, tools that enable companies to monitor employee… Read More


AMD beats Intel to 7nm data centre chips, Google and Twitter first customers

AMD claims the 2nd generation of EPYC processors can halve the total cost of ownership across “numerous workloads” compared to Intel Xeon chips AMD has announced that Google and Twitter are among a growing list of companies using the chipmaker’s new EPYC Rome processors in their data centres. Microsoft has also announced the previews of… Read More


US Army buys $12 million AI-focused “HPC in a Container” from IBM

IBM will deliver the mobile supercomputer late 2019 The US Department of Defense (DoD) has bought a containerised supercomputer from IBM that will be deployed at the “tactical edge” and other remote locations. The $12 million “HPC in a Container” will serve all of the DoD’s agencies and services when it is delivered late 2019… Read More


Cloudflare terminates 8chan support following El Paso shooting

The forum is popular with neo-Nazi’s who celebrate mass shootings and spread far-right “manifestos” Cloudflare has cut support for 8chan following the white-nationalist shooting in El Paso, Texas over the weekend. Cloudflare is a San Francisco-based company that provides security and performance services, including DDoS mitigation, to over 16 million websites worldwide. On Sunday, the… Read More


Google introduces raft of cloud security updates

GCP security bolstered by four new updates Google has announced four new capabilities to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to improve the security of users, data and applications in the cloud. Among the new announcements are the enterprise launch of the company’s Advanced Protection Program, the general availability of Titan Security Keys, and a machine learning… Read More


Honda leaks database containing 134 million company documents

Stockpile of Honda internal system data found on unsecured Elasticsearch database A security researcher has found an unsecured Elasticsearch database belonging to Honda Motor Company containing 134 million rows of internal network and employee computer data. Justin Paine, the researcher who discovered the database on 4 July on Shodan, said the 40GB database “appeared to… Read More


Google and VMware team up to make VMware workloads Google Cloud-friendly

Companies announce new hybrid solution developed by third-party cloud service provider Google has announced a new partnership with VMware that will simplify the running of VMware workloads on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). As part of the partership, GCP will now fully support VMware Cloud Foundation, the company’s system to enable hybrid cloud deployment. Specifically, VMware’s… Read More



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