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Hyperconverged infrastructure gets a Hyperbenchmark

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 2:01am
VMware, Nutanix and even Oracle played nice to cook up TPCx-HCI

The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) has released a benchmark for hyperconverged infrastructure.…

Microsoft rolls out red carpet to hybrid Azure SQL databases

Thu, 02/11/2017 - 1:04am
Redmond pitches tools for cloud byte-silo moves

On Wednesday, Microsoft showed off a series of new tools and services aimed at helping companies bridge gap between their on-premise SQL databases and its Azure cloud database offerings.…

FBI: Student wrestler grappled grades after choking passwords from PCs using a key logger

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:54pm
22-year-old bloke charged after Fed probe

A former chemistry student allegedly used keystroke-logging gadgets to steal tutors' passwords, changed classmates' grades and downloaded copies of exams ahead of time.…

Funnily enough, when Qualcomm's licensees stop sending in their royalty checks, profits start going south

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:02pm
As Apple 'threatens' to ditch Qualy modems altogether

Qualcomm beat Wall Street's expectations on Wednesday, reporting $5.9bn in revenues for its fiscal Q4, down five per cent year-on-year, and $22.4bn for the full year, also down five per cent.…

Slashing regulations literally more important than saving American lives to Donald Trump

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 9:58pm
Vehicle-to-vehicle car-talking safety technology hits skids

The Trump Administration has literally put a reduction in regulations over the lives of Americans with a decision to drop a new car-to-car communication protocol.…

So, tell us again how tech giants are more important than US govt...

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 9:26pm
Facebook, Google, Twitter get very rude awakening during Senate grilling

Analysis  It's something that everyone in public policy learns sooner or later: governments may be slow and cumbersome, they may be rife with hypocrisy and lacking in understanding, but they are still the government. And your money-making business is not.…

Virtually everyone in Malaysia pwned in telco, govt data hack spree

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 8:02pm
46.2 million stolen accounts, thousands of medical records put up for sale by crooks

The personal data of millions of Malaysians has been swiped by hackers who raided government servers and databases at a dozen telcos in the southeast Asia nation.…

America's 2020 Census systems are a $15bn cyber-security tire fire

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 7:22pm
Code not finished or properly tested, lack of staff, and more, Senate warned

Analysis  In 2020, America will run its once-a-decade national census, but the results may not reflect reality if hackers manage to have their way.…

Guess who's now automating small-biz IT jobs? Yes, it's Microsoft

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 6:06pm
Dear job hunters, you're out of luck. Redmond's 365 Business is designed for PHBs

Microsoft has lobbed its Microsoft 365 Business package for small and mid-sized companies into general availability.…

Open source, says me: Alibaba chucks MariaDB a $27m funding round

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 5:01pm
Chinese biz links up database tech with cloud platform

Chinese Amazon-chaser Alibaba has chucked a chunk of cash at open-source-database-flinger MariaDB, leading a $27m funding round in the biz.…

IBM's containerised Cloud Private's out in the open

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 4:33pm
Big Blue hybrid cloud organ stands up to be counted

IBM has updated Cloud Private to help customers get containerised and move into hybrid private/public cloud computing.…