Enterprises are adopting UEM technology — but slowly

Client management tools were great for managing a swath of PCs, but they aren’t great at helping IT manage the influx of smartphones, tablets and the rise of IoT. One fix is to invest in unified endpoint management technology, but integrating UEM tools into the enterprise is easier said than done, according to Chris Silva, […]

Openreach calls on CSPs to help formulate full-fibre strategy

National broadband network builder Openreach is canvassing the views of its communication service provider (CSP) customers – such as BT, TalkTalk and Sky – to help build its strategy around transitioning consumers from copper-based broadband to full-fibre broadband services. Openreach said that unlike previous industry transitions – such as the digital TV switchover in the […]

Towards a full-fibre Britain: the view from inside Openreach

FTTP roll-out progresses, but copper still an issue A year into McTighe’s tenure, Openreach performed a major strategic pivot when it announced the launch of Fibre First, a programme that promises to fundamentally transform the way it thinks about broadband and critically, makes the current gold standard technology – full-fibre, also known as fibre-to-the-premises or […]

PicsArt hits 130 million MAUs as Chinese flock to its photo-editing app

If you’re like me, who isn’t big on social media, you’d think that the image filters that come inside most apps will do the job. But for many others, especially the younger crowd, making their photos stand out is a huge deal. The demand is big enough that PicsArt, a rival to filtering companies VSCO […]

Facebook admits it stored ‘hundreds of millions’ of account passwords in plaintext

Flip the “days since last Facebook security incident” back to zero. Facebook confirmed Thursday in a blog post, prompted by a report by cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs, that it stored “hundreds of millions” of account passwords in plaintext for years. The discovery was made in January, said Facebook’s Pedro Canahuati, as part of a routine […]

Lack of viable business case holds back S/4 Hana projects

A study has warned that many organisations are failing to put together a compelling business case to upgrade their SAP systems. The report from Resulting IT estimated that up to 42,000 organisations are still running SAP ERP Central Component (ECC). But SAP has publicly stated it is only committed to supporting this software until 2025. […]

VMware-VeloCloud sees the future of SD-WAN with 5G, hybrid cloud

The future of SD-WAN and 5G Anybody following the networking industry — or, likely, anybody at all — has probably heard about 5G and its potential to lower latency. Although 5G networks aren’t fully developed, Uppal said he believes an SD-WAN running on 5G could result in “single milliseconds kind of latency.” Another potential use […]

Amazon S3 storage 101: Object storage in the cloud

For many years, the dominant protocols to access shared storage have been block and file. Block-based access provides the ability, as the name suggests, to update individual blocks of data on a logical unit number (LUN) or volume, with granularity as low as 512 bytes. File-based protocols access data at the file level; an entire […]

Slowdown or not, China’s luxury goods still seeing high-end growth

Despite well-documented concerns over an economic slowdown in China, the country’s luxury goods market is still seeing opulent growth according to a new study. Behind secular and demographic tailwinds, the luxury sector is set to continue its torrid expansion in the face of volatility as it’s quickly becoming a defensive economic crown jewel. Using proprietary […]

Microsoft Defender comes to the Mac

Microsoft today announced that it is bringing its Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to the Mac. Previously, this was a Windows solution for protecting the machines of Microsoft 365 subscribers and assets the IT admins that try to keep them safe. It was also previously called Windows Defender ATP, but given that it is […]

Windows Virtual Desktop is now in public preview

Last year, Microsoft announced the launch of its Windows Virtual Desktop service. At the time, this was a private preview, but starting today, any enterprise user who wants to try out what using a virtual Windows 10 desktop that’s hosted in the Azure cloud looks like will be able to give it a try. It’s […]

PicsArt hits 130 million MAUs as Chinese flock to its photo editing app

If you’re like me, who isn’t big on social media, you’d think that the image filters that come inside most apps will do the job. But for many others, especially the younger crowd, making their photos stand out is a huge deal. The demand is big enough that PicsArt, a rival to filtering companies VSCO […]

IBM demos quantum leap in artificial intelligence

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Oxford universities, along with researchers from IBM’s Q division, have published a paper detailing an experiment to show how quantum computing could accelerate machine learning. The paper, published in Nature, an international journal of science, describes how quantum computers would be able to out-perform traditional computers for feature mapping. […]

Morphin instantly Deepfakes your face into GIFs

Want to star in your favorite memes and movie scenes? Upload a selfie to Morphin, choose your favorite GIF and your face is grafted in to create a personalized copy you can share anywhere. Become Tony Stark as he suits up like Iron Man. Drop the mic like Obama, dance like Drake or slap your […]