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The upcoming GNOME 3.32 desktop environment will feature a revamped default Adwaita theme with more modernized elements.

Posted: January 16, 2019, 11:00 pm

LinuxUprising: Crouton used to have a target which allowed easy Cinnamon installation, but that's no longer available.

Posted: January 16, 2019, 10:00 pm

The NC command is for performing maintenance/diagnosis tasks related to network .

Posted: January 16, 2019, 9:00 pm

MakeTechEasier: LXD is a container that is designed to contain an entire operating system instead of an application.

Posted: January 16, 2019, 8:00 pm

Undoubtedly, your company uses open source software

Posted: January 16, 2019, 7:00 pm

eWEEK: Oracle releases its first Critical Patch Update (CPU) of 2019, with vulnerabilities in Fusion Middleware leading the way.

Posted: January 16, 2019, 6:00 pm

Kanban boards are a mainstay of today's agile processes.

Posted: January 16, 2019, 5:00 pm Turn a Raspberry Pi 3B+ into a PriTunl VPN

Posted: January 16, 2019, 4:00 pm

Learn how open source tools can help you be more productive in 2019.

Posted: January 16, 2019, 3:00 pm

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DAILY VIDEO: Salesforce updates Commerce Cloud with AI-powered recommendations, and researchers reveal a Play With Docker security vulnerability.
Posted: January 16, 2019, 6:21 pm
Oracle releases its first Critical Patch Update of 2019, with vulnerabilities in Fusion Middleware leading the way.
Posted: January 16, 2019, 5:10 pm
TREND ANALYSIS: The risks to your organization are constantly changing, the level of threat is growing and you need to make sure your approach to security can keep up. A layered approach is most often the right way to go.
Posted: January 16, 2019, 1:06 pm
eWEEK DATA POINTS: Many of today’s ADC solutions are based on architecture designed 20 years ago and now lack agility, flexibility and customizability. But now companies across industries (and especially in e-commerce, banking, health and technology) require radically different ADC solutions.
Posted: January 16, 2019, 1:00 pm
VIDEO: Craig McLuckie, co-founder of Heptio, and Paul Fazzone, SVP of Cloud-Native Apps at VMware, discuss the future of Kubernetes.
Posted: January 16, 2019, 9:55 am
PRODUCT ANALYSIS: The ProtectWise Grid is a cloud-delivered network detection and response (NDR) platform that unifies network detection, full-packet forensics and integrated response in an on-demand platform for any environment—enterprise, cloud or industrial.
Posted: January 16, 2019, 9:15 am
IT BUSINESS ANALYSIS: A strategic initiative that Dell calls the “compute continuum” emphasizes OEM solutions that can be effectively deployed, managed and supported from the edge of the network to on-premises data centers to the cloud, regardless of complexity, environmental or scale challenges.
Posted: January 15, 2019, 7:52 pm
The startup officially launches its platform in an effort to help organizations better secure data across multicloud deployments.
Posted: January 15, 2019, 7:46 pm
A new version of Coverity Static Application Security Testing provides broader testing capabilities to help organizations find vulnerabilities in code.
Posted: January 15, 2019, 3:41 pm
DAILY VIDEO: Trustwave improves Secure Email Gateway to reduce email threats, and why Hyatt is launching a public bug bounty program.
Posted: January 15, 2019, 3:00 pm
eWEEK DATA POINTS: To better serve new and existing customers, many enterprises are turning to technologies such as voice assistants to improve their customer care capabilities. Voice UI has grown alongside that of digital assistants such as Siri, Google, Cortana and Alexa and has shaped consumer expectations about speed and efficiency.
Posted: January 15, 2019, 1:00 pm
eWEEK IT SCIENCE: Revulytics Usage Intelligence data has made it much easier to understand the file types and manipulations customers actually use within Extensis font and image software.
Posted: January 15, 2019, 10:30 am
The first major milestone update to the open-source Metasploit Framework since 2011 is now available, making it easier for security researchers to test cyber-security defenses against exploits.
Posted: January 14, 2019, 7:22 pm
DAILY VIDEO: CES 2019: Rometty details the value of "IBM underneath," and FireEye updates its server email security platform for advanced threats.
Posted: January 14, 2019, 6:13 pm
Researchers from CyberArk discovered a way to hack the popular Play-with-Docker training site, escaping the confines of the container isolation boundary, revealing misconfigurations that have now been fixed.
Posted: January 14, 2019, 4:32 pm
NEW IN THE CLOUD: The latest update to the Salesforce Commerce Cloud includes a number of features designed to make it easier for consumers to find products and easier for the companies that sell them to manage everything.
Posted: January 14, 2019, 2:21 pm
PRODUCT ANALYSIS: Ping’s Intelligent Identity Platform provides customers, employees and partners with intelligent access to cloud, mobile, SaaS and on-premises applications and APIs, while also managing identity and profile data at scale.
Posted: January 14, 2019, 1:47 pm
TREND ANALYSIS: Major data breaches made headlines, advanced data analytics gained wider adoption, new applications for AI emerged and blockchain continued to disrupt. More of the same--only with increased data stores--is expected in 2019.
Posted: January 14, 2019, 9:08 am
SECURITY ANALYSIS: While the term “quantum proof” in regard to encryption has been bandied about for years, the reality is that you need more than that; you also need really secure key distribution.
Posted: January 12, 2019, 1:00 pm
A new report from the Cloud Security Alliance examines how organizations are moving business-critical ERP applications to the cloud and potentially exposing themselves to new risks.
Posted: January 11, 2019, 6:30 pm
NEWS ANALYSIS: Federal cyber-security workers are either working without pay or are furloughed, the new cyber-security agency is stalled, contractors are laid off and critical functions aren’t getting done.
Posted: January 11, 2019, 4:21 pm
Red Hat brings nested workflow capabilities to Ansible Tower, enabling more complex IT operations automation.
Posted: January 11, 2019, 3:07 pm
DAILY VIDEO: MicroStrategy streamlines analytics with "Zero Clicks" UI, and IBM unveils the latest system in its quantum computing lineup.
Posted: January 11, 2019, 1:42 pm
eWEEK DATA POINTS: Industry leaders at Delphix, Electric Cloud, IBM, JFrog, Pivotal, XebiaLabs and Datical identify the primary areas on which organizations should focus in 2019 to continue improving software delivery outcomes.
Posted: January 11, 2019, 1:00 pm
SEA Wire and Cable spent three years trying to use its existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform to handle its warehouse operations, which should have worked well in theory, but in practice, the ERP wasn’t able to handle the level of granularity the company required. Then SEA was referred to PathGuide.
Posted: January 11, 2019, 11:01 am
eWEEK DATA POINTS: As the roles of business and technology units continue to blur, IT budgets appear positioned to soar. But successful outcomes amount to more than simply boosted spend–the required talent will need to be in place, and CIOs and other tech leaders must align IT direction with strategic goals.
Posted: January 11, 2019, 10:00 am
eWEEK DATA POINTS: DNS (domain name system) can be an attractive target for attackers. Like the security of any other business-critical service, enterprises should take steps to secure the availability and integrity of their DNS deployments.
Posted: January 10, 2019, 8:36 pm
Trustwave adds support for Microsoft Azure Rights Management Service (RMS) as part of the Secure Email Gateway 8.2 update.
Posted: January 10, 2019, 5:51 pm
NEWS ANALYSIS FROM CES 2019: CEO Ginni Rometty’s address was a refreshing departure for a conference that, in past years, has too often been a megaphone for trumpeting vapid trends and short-lived products. Rather, she spent her time on the CES stage detailing how consumer electronics, like many other industries, is on the cusp of fundamental changes enabled by new, foundational infrastructure technologies.
Posted: January 10, 2019, 2:03 pm
PRODUCT ANALYSIS: SailPoint’s software is used by more than 1,000 companies around the world, providing a way of managing points of exposure with the power of identity, offering a broad set of identity and access management products, while giving customers freedom to choose the deployment option that best suits their needs.
Posted: January 10, 2019, 12:02 pm

Network World Networking

Enterprises operating in the traditional monolithic environment may have strict organizational structures. As a result, the requirement for security may restrain them from transitioning to a hybrid or cloud-native application deployment model.

In spite of the obvious difficulties, the majority of enterprises want to take advantage of cloud-native capabilities. Today, most entities are considering or evaluating cloud-native to enhance their customer’s experience. In some cases, it is the ability to draw richer customer market analytics or to provide operational excellence.

Cloud-native is a key strategic agenda that allows customers to take advantage of many new capabilities and frameworks. It enables organizations to build and evolve going forward to gain an edge over their competitors.

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Posted: January 15, 2019, 8:17 pm

Cisco is rolling out a cloud-based geolocation package it expects will help customers grow mobile location services and integrate data from those services into enterprise analytics and business applications.

The package, called DNA Spaces, is comprised of Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experience (CMX) wireless suite and enterprise geolocation technology purchased from July Systems. Cisco CMX is a software engine that uses location and other intelligence gleaned from Cisco wireless infrastructure to generate analytics data and help deliver services to customers on their mobile devices.

Cisco bought July last June for an undisclosed price. July provides businesses with deep and accurate analytics about who and what are in their physical locations along with the ability to act on those insights in real-time, Cisco said.

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Posted: January 14, 2019, 11:06 pm

Wireless advances, software-defined WANs and intelligent network management tools are among the top technologies that will impact the networking community in 2019.

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Posted: January 11, 2019, 11:00 am

Data processing, analytics, and storage increasingly are taking place at the network edge, close to where users and devices need access to the information. Not surprisingly, edge computing is becoming a key component of IT strategy at a growing number of organizations.

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Posted: January 10, 2019, 11:00 am

(Editor’s note: Recent research by Enterprise Management Associates takes a look at how enterprises view currently available SD-WAN products. This article by Shamus McGillicuddy, EMA’s research director for network management, details highlights of  “Wide-Area Network Transformation: How Enterprises Succeed with Software-Defined WAN,” a report based on EMA’s survey of 305 WAN decision-makers at distributed enterprises. EMA has posted a free webinar  about the report.)

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Posted: January 9, 2019, 11:00 am

Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, is viewed by many to be game changing, as it’s the first major architectural change to the wireless LAN since its inception. Unlike other standards, which were just faster versions of the previous incarnation, Wi-Fi 6 is built from the ground up to support a world that is hyper-connected over Wi-Fi. To accomplish this, Wi-Fi 6 includes several new features and design enhancements.

OFDMA enables more clients to connect to access points

Many industry people I have discussed Wi-Fi 6 with believe the most important new feature is something called orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), which allows multiple clients with varying bandwidth requirements to be connected to a single AP simultaneously.

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Posted: January 8, 2019, 3:07 pm

It looks like Microsoft is looking to give itself the gift of networking in the form of an acquisition — Mellanox. But it may have to get in line.

An Israeli financial publication called TheMarker reports that Microsoft not only has an interest in acquiring the network chip maker, but it also has reportedly engaged Goldman Sachs to handle negotiations. The rumors first popped up before Christmas, and understandably there has been little activity since.

But Microsoft may not be the only vendor looking to grab Mellanox. Data Centre Dynamics in the U.K. reported last month that three other firms — Xilinx, Intel, and Broadcom — could also be interested in acquiring the company. As far back as October, CNBC was reporting that Mellanox was looking for a buyer.

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Posted: January 3, 2019, 7:09 pm

This time of year, it can seem like the world is swimming in predictions for the new year, and the Internet of Things (IoT) is no exception. In fact, in fast-evolving areas like IoT, multitudes of trends and opportunities and challenges are in play, making predictions ridiculously easy — just about anything can happen, and probably will.

So, my goal here is to identify a set of IoT predictions that are both likely to happen … and likely to have a significant impact on the development and implementation of the technology.

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Posted: January 2, 2019, 2:06 pm

Applications used to be vertically integrated, monolithic software. Today, that’s changed, as modern applications are composed of separate micro-services that can be quickly brought together and delivered as a single experience. Containers allow for these app components to be spun up significantly faster and run for a shorter period of time providing the ultimate in application agility.  

The use of containers continues to grow. A recent survey from ZK Research found that 64 percent of companies already use containers, with 24 percent planning to adopt them by the end of 2020. (Note: I am an employee of ZK Research.) This trend will cause problems for network professionals if the approach to management does not change.

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Posted: December 21, 2018, 5:09 pm

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are emerging fields that will transform businesses faster than ever before. In the digital era, success will be based on using analytics to discover key insights locked in the massive volume of data being generated today.

In the past, these insights were discovered using manually intensive analytic methods.  Today, that doesn’t work, as data volumes continue to grow as does the complexity of data. AI and ML are the latest tools for data scientists, enabling them to refine the data into value faster.

Data explosion necessitates the need for AI and ML

Historically, businesses operated with a small set of data generated from large systems of record. Today’s environment is completely different where there are orders of magnitude more devices and systems that generate their own data that can be used in the analysis. The challenge for businesses is that there is far too much data to be analyzed manually. The only way to compete in an increasingly digital world is to use AL and ML.

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Posted: December 21, 2018, 2:17 pm

When Tim Callahan came to Aflac four years ago to take on the role of CISO, enterprise security at the insurance giant was embedded deep in the infrastructure team.

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Posted: December 21, 2018, 11:00 am

Domain name system (DNS) over transport layer security (TLS) adds an extra layer of encryption, but in what way does it impact your IP network traffic? The additional layer of encryption indicates controlling what’s happening over the network is likely to become challenging.

Most noticeably it will prevent ISPs and enterprises from monitoring the user’s site activity and will also have negative implications for both; the wide area network (WAN) optimization and SD-WAN vendors.

During a recent call with Sorell Slaymaker, we rolled back in time and discussed how we got here, to a world that will soon be fully encrypted. We started with SSL1.0, which was the original version of HTTPS as opposed to the non-secure HTTP. As an aftermath of evolution, it had many security vulnerabilities. Consequently, we then evolved from SSL 1.1 to TLS 1.2. 

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Posted: December 20, 2018, 6:47 pm

Todays interenet of things market includes countless consumer gadgets such as routers, Internet-connected video cameras and smart TVs, as well as innumerable enterprise IoT devices for business, scientific and industrial applications.

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Posted: December 20, 2018, 11:00 am

The disciplines of networking, security and regulatory compliance are challenges for all organizations, but especially so for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) for a variety of reasons.

A primary challenge is in implementing technology solutions, most of which are point solutions that operate in silos. This leads to “swivel chair” operations where networking and security professionals have to consult multiple separate consoles to keep tabs on how well everything is performing and whether cyber threats are bringing risk to the business. The lack of integration of the siloed solutions can leave gaps in coverage and cause extra work for those in charge of the network.

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Posted: December 19, 2018, 7:17 pm

Cisco says it is buying optical-semiconductor firm Luxtera for $660 million and will build its silicon photonics into future enterprise data-center, webscale, and service-provider networking gear.

This photonic technology is essential to keep up with projected massive increases in IP traffic volume over the next four years, according to Cisco's networking chief.

"Optics is a fundamental technology to enable this future. Coupled with our silicon and optics innovation, Luxtera will allow our customers to build the biggest, fastest and most efficient networks in the world," said David Goeckeler, executive vice president and general manager, Networking and Security Business at Cisco

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Posted: December 18, 2018, 5:07 pm

Soon we may have a space-based optical backbone capable of transferring data 1.5 times faster than Earth-based terrestrial fiber, now that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given LeoSat the go-ahead to start its build-out.

Moving “large quantities of data quickly and securely around the world, is fast outpacing the infrastructure in place to carry it,” says LeoSat in a press release announcing its FCC market-access grant last month. Upcoming LeoSat, will be a “a backbone in space for global business,” the company says.

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Posted: December 18, 2018, 2:26 pm

As we head towards the end of the year and end of our budgets, my engineers are reminding everyone that the Cisco 2960-XR family is an affordable and under-utilized option compared to other switch siblings in the Cisco 2960 family.

The 2960-XR Series switches provide easy device onboarding, configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting. These fully managed switches can provide advanced Layer 2 and Layer 3 features, as well as optional Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) power. The switches deliver enhanced application visibility, network reliability, and network resiliency that continues to make it a great networking choice.

Since the 2960-XR switches are part of the 2960-X family, users will be familiar with the switches port counts and types, the identical levels of PoE+, and the identical stacking module/capability. But be sure to read on, as I have more to say about stacking.

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Posted: December 17, 2018, 3:32 pm
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In network circles, there may be no hotter topic right now than software-defined WAN (SD-WAN). Given WAN technology stood still for the better part of three decades, this makes sense, as most companies have a WAN that’s long overdue for a refresh and architectural update — and SD-WANs make this a reality.

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Posted: December 14, 2018, 5:27 pm

If you were kicking the tires on Kubernetes and other cloud/container services, you found may have found nirvana at this week’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018 where all manner of new operational software and support from VMware, Arista and others were on display.

To access the growing popularity of cloud, Kubernetes and containers, the Cloud Foundry Foundation released the results of a new survey that found among other things that 45 percent of companies are doing at least some cloud-native app development, and 40 percent are doing some re-architecting/refactoring of their legacy apps.

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Posted: December 14, 2018, 11:00 am

Cloud computing is changing everything – just ask Juniper CTO Bikash Koley.

Along with that notion Koley says that there are a number of certainties about the future of building out large cloud infrastructures: Multicloud is a real inflection point for enterprises and service providers; there will be private clouds and that the way all infrastructure will be built going forward will be different from the way things are done today.

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Posted: December 12, 2018, 11:00 am

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From custom skis to the ultimate in-bounds backpack, everything you need to make the most of powder days.
Author: Brent Rose
Posted: January 16, 2019, 3:00 pm
From classics like Zojirushii, Yeti, and Stanley to new mugs from OtterBox and Snow Peak, I tried a ton of travel tumblers this winter. These are the best.
Author: Adrienne So
Posted: January 16, 2019, 2:00 pm
The Adapt BB isn't just an impressive riff on a sci-fi dream—it's a lightweight, NBA-ready kick that's ushering in a new age of smart footwear.
Author: Peter Rubin
Posted: January 15, 2019, 2:15 pm
From mirrors with speakers to picture-frame wireless chargers, we're deep into the age of multifunction devices.
Author: Brian Barrett
Posted: January 13, 2019, 12:00 pm
Has CES whet your appetite for gadgets? From Withings watches to Xbox keyboards, here are our favorite weekend picks.
Author: WIRED Staff
Posted: January 12, 2019, 12:00 pm
WIRED’s Gadget Lab team kicks off the new year with a wrap-up of the year’s biggest electronics show. Plus, an interview with Reddit’s Jen Wong.
Author: WIRED Staff
Posted: January 12, 2019, 7:41 am
This year’s CES, one of the biggest consumer tech showcases in the world, continues Thursday. Join us for live updates from the show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Author: WIRED Staff
Posted: January 11, 2019, 1:05 am
Sex robots and VR porn are fine, but a robotic vibrator that delivers a blended orgasm to women is immoral and profane? Oh, the hypocrisy.
Author: Emily Dreyfuss
Posted: January 10, 2019, 10:30 pm
Meet the quantified kid: More gadgets let you track data from before birth and into their teens. But it probably won’t make you a better parent.
Author: Adrienne So
Posted: January 10, 2019, 12:00 pm
WIRED's picks for the standout products from this year's CES consumer electronics fest.
Author: WIRED Staff
Posted: January 10, 2019, 12:00 pm
This year’s CES, one of the biggest consumer tech showcases in the world, continues Wednesday. Join us for live updates from the show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Author: WIRED Staff
Posted: January 10, 2019, 1:58 am
We've played with a bunch of great new consumer products here at CES. Here are the neatest things we saw on day two.
Author: WIRED Staff
Posted: January 9, 2019, 12:00 pm
Want the super-fast mobile speeds promised by 5G technology? Come back in a year.
Author: Lauren Goode
Posted: January 9, 2019, 12:00 pm
This year’s CES, one of the biggest consumer tech showcases in the world, continues Tuesday. Join us for live updates from the show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Author: WIRED Staff
Posted: January 9, 2019, 1:31 am
Does your planner need to be Insta-worthy? No. But a decorative, multi-colored, stickered planner just might help you love your to-do list.
Author: Andrea Valdez
Posted: January 8, 2019, 11:44 pm
If you want to ask a favor of the Parisian concierge, but maybe your French is too rusty, let Google do the talking.
Author: Lauren Goode
Posted: January 8, 2019, 7:00 pm
In the sea of consumer products that is CES 2019, a few gems stand out. This is the neatest tech we've seen at the show.
Author: WIRED Staff
Posted: January 8, 2019, 3:00 pm
This year's CES, one of the biggest consumer tech showcases in the world, starts Monday morning. Join us for live updates from the show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Author: WIRED Staff
Posted: January 8, 2019, 4:02 am
Weeks after introducing Foveros, its 3D logic stacking technology, Intel has shown off a motherboard that puts it to use.
Author: Brian Barrett
Posted: January 8, 2019, 12:45 am
Samsung shows off new televisions at CES, and says iTunes will soon join its smart TV offerings.
Author: Brian Barrett
Posted: January 7, 2019, 3:54 am