Google Bolsters Security To Prevent Another Google Docs Phishing Attack
Google is adding a set of features to its security roster to prevent a second run of last month’s massive phishing attack. The company is adding warnings and interstitial screens to warn users that an app they are about to use is unverified and could put their account data at risk.
Digital Transformation Drivers Uncovered In Dimension Data Report
Sixty-two percent of business and IT leaders polled by Dimension Data say they expect to have technology such as virtual advisors in their organizations within the next two years, while gaining competitive advantage and improving business processes were cited as key reasons to move to digital transformation.
Get In Front of Your Mobile Backlog with Low-Code Solutions
The need for enterprise mobile apps that improve employee productivity, data integrity and functionality is no longer considered a “nice to have” but a “must have” across all industries. However, limited time, budget and a lack of skilled developers and resources continue to hinder organizations from deploying useful business apps. These challenges were recently reaffirmed by a Gartner survey analysis entitled, “The Mobile App Development Trends That Will Impact Your Enterprise in 2017.”
Is Mobile The Answer To Failed Digital Transformation?
Driving digital transformation means more than throwing more technology at a given problem. Mobile access may be the first step in breaking the loop of rushed projects and subsequent downtime.
Google Glass Returns With Enterprise Edition
Google Glass is back as Glass Enterprise Edition, but don’t confuse the launch as a zombie edition or a return from the dead for a derived product. Here’s a dose of reality. Google Glass has been piloted in the enterprise for months. Google Glass Enterprise Edition is launching with real customers–Agco, DHL, GE and Sutter Health–but more importantly Android never really left the corporate field.
Lyft Launches Its Own Self-Driving Car Business
On-demand car service Lyft has announced that it will begin developing its own driverless car technology in an effort to become a more significant player in the autonomous vehicle ecosystem. “We want to take a proactive role into pushing the industry into a more open environment,” said Raj Kapoor, Lyft’s chief strategy officer, at a media event this week. “The only way to do that is to go deeper and to develop these technologies.”
Businesses Will Spend $128 Billion On Public Cloud This Year
Spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $266 billion in 2021, according the latest data from IDC. Public cloud services spending is expected to reach $128 billion in 2017, up 25.4 percent over 2016. Sofware-as-a-Service (SaaS) will dominate as the top cloud computing type, capturing two-thirds of all public cloud spending this year.
Amazon Rolling Out Alexa To Its Android Shopping App
Amazon is beginning to rollout its Alexa voice assistant to the Amazon shopping app on Android, the company confirmed to TechCrunch. The update brings Alexa, found on Echo speakers and other devices, to Android for the first time.
Research: Usage Of Defective Open Source Components Has Declined 63 Percent
Sonatype has released its third annual State of the Software Supply Chain report. This report highlights safety concerns related to usage of open source components and their impacts on the software supply chain. Organizations that are vigilant about the quality of open source components entering into the production applications are realizing a 28 percent improvement in developer productivity, a 30 percent reduction in overall development costs, and a 48 percent increase in application quality.
Digital Transformation: It Is Time To Update Your Application Strategy
Low-code development platforms fuel digital transformation by speeding the development, deployment and continuing management of enterprise applications. IT organizations are racing toward digital transformation while facing competing challenges, including massive backlogs made worse by a scarcity of developers. Complicating the problem are complex, aging legacy systems that do not integrate with newer systems.
Cloud And DevOps: A Dynamic Duo Forged In Today’s Competitive Business Climate
There are many compelling value propositions for cloud, especially when it comes to Platform as a Service — with the consistency, collaboration and access to cutting-edge tools it provides to development teams. There is also a great deal of interest in DevOps, which potentially can boost the productivity of development teams as they hit increasingly ambitious release cycles. It would seem natural, then, that DevOps would work well in the cloud, and cloud applications and services would be well served in a DevOps environment. And, now, there is some data to support that assumption.
Think Transformation, Not Migration When Moving To A Hybrid IT Environment
A Think Tank of Europe’s best and brightest minds recently assembled to tackle the topic of ‘Getting the Right Mix for Your Hybrid IT Infrastructure.’ Here are the highlights from a report on what they had to say.
Google Strengthens Protections Against Unverified Web Apps
Users of Gmail, Docs and other Google G Suite applications will now receive stronger warnings than before when they attempt to interact with new web applications. Google this week rolled out a new “unverified app” screen for web applications and application scripts that the company has not yet had a chance to verify.
How To Enable Digital Transformation
Digital innovation is the driver of success for today’s businesses. Organizations are turning to the latest IT systems in an attempt to fuel the business benefits of cost savings, operational efficiency, and digital innovation. Some of the principles that enterprises are basing their digital journey on are agility, speed, flexibility, etc. and to truly imbibe these, IT technology is essential. Leaders can no longer think of IT as a separate investment but must think of it in unison with mainstream business functions. This is essential if they want to undergo a true digital transformation at their very core.
Oracle Patches 308 Vulnerabilities In July Critical Patch Update
No company has ever patched as many vulnerabilities in a single patch update as Oracle did this month. Oracle released its July Critical Patch Update (CPU) this week, fixing a staggering 308 vulnerabilities. The previous record high for Oracle was April 2017, when the company fixed 299 vulnerabilities across its software portfolio. To date in 2017, Oracle’s quarterly CPU has patched a total of 878 vulnerabilities.
Apple Updates IOS and macOS Security Ahead Of Black Hat
Apple issued security updates for all of its supported operating system platforms on July 19, including IOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3 and tvOS 10.2.2. The new set of releases comes two months after Apple last patched its operating systems in May. The IOS 10.3.3 update fixes 47 vulnerabilities on Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.
Microsoft Is Doubling Down On Machine Reading As Part Of Its AI Focus
It’s no secret that Microsoft is very focused on applying the set of technologies loosely defined as “AI” to its products and services. The company’s combined AI + Research unit, which is now up to 7,500 employees, is evidence of that. But it’s still interesting to see the types of projects the company’s researchers deem ready to show off at industry conferences and internal confabs, as this often provides clues as to what Microsoft may be ready to try to commercialize next.
Malware Attacks On iOS More Than Triple While Android Remains Largely Flat
Mobile security company, Skycure has conducted a research and noted its findings across leading mobile operating systems: Android and iOS on the basis of the scans performed on the mobile devices of its enterprise customers and from the scans of mobiles of consumers who download its free app. It has learned that malware attacks on apps have risen for Apple’s iOS as compared to Android.