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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


Capital One breach affecting 106 million customers caused by misconfigured cloud storage

Scores of personal information including social security numbers, credit scores and balances were sitting on Github for weeks A hacker gained access to personal information from more than 100 million Capital One credit applications in the US, the bank said as US federal authorities arrested a suspect in the case. Paige A Thompson – who… Read More


Five cloud providers now account for three quarters of IaaS market

Smaller and niche providers continue to lose share of IaaS market Gartner has released its annual infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market analysis for 2018, and to no great surprise, the usual suspects continue to dominate. In order of market share, the familiar faces of Amazon, Microsoft, Alibaba, Google and IBM top the IaaS market… Read More


Google accredits strong Q2 growth to AI and cloud

Alphabet reported a revenue rise of 19 percent in the week the US government confirmed a competition probe Google’s parent company reported a healthy rise in revenue as the technology giant published its latest financial results. Despite being part of a new US Department of Justice antitrust investigation over concerns about the dominance of big… Read More


Salesforce partners with Alibaba to penetrate Asia’s booming cloud market

Salesforce joins forces with Alibaba to open door to Chinese market Salesforce has announced a strategic partnership with Alibaba that gives the Chinese cloud giant exclusive selling rights to Salesforce’s CRM software. Alibaba will sell Salesforce’s cloud services to customers in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. The partnership will also see Salesforce become… Read More



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