Keumars Afifi-Sabet

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Microsoft puts Windows development on lockdown

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25 Mar, 2020
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The tech giant will only work on essential security updates for all Windows iterations from May onwards

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Microsoft prioritises extra Azure capacity for 'key customers'

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23 Mar, 2020
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Emergency services and critical infrastructure given top billing should Azure face capacity constraints

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HPE adds ‘5G as a service’ suite to GreenLake portfolio

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10 Mar, 2020
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Telcos given tools to complement and replace giants like Huawei to accelerate 5G deployment

Panda Security to be acquired by WatchGuard

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9 Mar, 2020
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The deal will see technology from both companies merge into a single brand platform

Western Digital hires Cisco’s David Goeckeler as its new CEO

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6 Mar, 2020
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Replacing Steve Milligan, Goeckeler hints that Western Digital’s future lies in the cloud

Oracle expected to slash 1,000-plus jobs in Europe

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5 Mar, 2020
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Restructuring plans reportedly underway with job losses expected in Ireland, Amsterdam and Malaga

How women in cloud are challenging the narrative

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3 Mar, 2020
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Although the skies are gloomy for women in tech, the cloud may be a silver lining

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Salesforce co-chief Keith Block steps down

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26 Feb, 2020
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No official reason has been given, although Block will stay on as an advisor with Salesforce for another year

Firefox activates DNS over HTTPS for US users by default

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26 Feb, 2020
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The privacy push, which encrypts all web traffic, has angered ISPs and regulators

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Microsoft touts ‘enhanced AI’ features for Dynamics 365

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21 Feb, 2020
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Additional capabilities among 400 new and updated features that make up extensive 2020 release

Thales strikes key cloud partnership to support Fujitsu services

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12 Feb, 2020
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The security firm’s tech will help Fujitsu launch a new PKI management platform

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Samsung and Salesforce plough millions into blockchain company

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5 Feb, 2020
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The $35 million Series C investment will go to expanding the reach of the open-source DAML language

Cisco WebEx will use voice tools to exploit ‘next frontier’ of data insights

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29 Jan, 2020
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Translation and transcription tools being introduced are supported by AI and machine learning

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Cloud fuels IBM’s first quarter of growth since 2018

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22 Jan, 2020
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Year-on-year revenue creeps up by 0.1% to $21.8 billion while Red Hat growth ballooned by 24%

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Microsoft plots ‘carbon negative’ target for 2030

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17 Jan, 2020
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The firm wants to go further by 2050 and remove all the carbon it has emitted since 1975

Small businesses and innovators benefit from £100m government boost

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15 Jan, 2020
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UKRI funding will establish 20 university-enterprise collaboration

Google testing biometric support for Autofill service

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13 Jan, 2020
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Users may be asked for additional verification before Autofill populates apps and forms with sensitive data

Teams unveils Walkie Talkie and off-shift access controls in frontline workers push

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10 Jan, 2020
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Microsoft makes another major pitch to capture Teams users in retail and manufacturing

Mozilla fixes Firefox zero-day being actively exploited

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9 Jan, 2020
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The US cyber security agency has warned the vulnerability is being used to take control of users’ machines

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