Report: AWS Quietly Acquired Cybersecurity Firm

Brought to You by The WHIR Amazon Web Services (AWS) acquired San Diego-based cybersecurity firm for a reported $19 million sometime in early 2016, investor Fred Wang has confirmed. Wang, a general partner with investor Trinity Ventures, declined to confirm the terms of the deal, but told GeekWire “it […]

Speed and Flexibility Will Shape the Future of Critical Infrastructure

Gary Niederpruem is Vice President, Global Marketing and Strategy for Vertiv. We are fortunate to participate in an industry where there is a good blend of legacy assets operating in the same environment as new infrastructure.  Sometimes the merging of old and new creates conflicts, but most times it creates […]

Health Chain Pays $475,000 HIPAA Penalty for Delay in Telling Victims, Authorities

Brought to you by MSPmentor The first HIPAA breach penalty of 2017 is calling attention to a lesser-discussed aspect of the federal laws regulating protected health information (PHI): The HIPAA Breach Notification Rule. Presence Health of Illinois has agreed to pay $475,000 to settle a case alleging the healthcare network […]

Kaminario Doubles Fundraising Goal as Flash Storage Market Grows

(Bloomberg) — Kaminario Inc., a flash-storage company that develops its products in Israel, closed a fundraising round of $75 million — nearly double the expected amount — and will use the money to expand in Asia and Europe and boost technology development to gain market share. The Needham, Massachusetts-based company competes with […]

Networks Are a Highway – Ride It to the Enterprise Future

Sean Goodyear is Product Manager for Legrand. To understand the future of networking, you need only look at the trajectory for the exploding Internet of Things (IoT) market and its “need for speed.” Gartner estimated that, at the end of 2016, more than 6.4 billion connected “things” would be in […]

Good ideas don't have to be revolutionary

Sometimes we make progress by following a revolutionary idea. A lot of the time, however, we move forward by making small increments to the way we do things now. And even a big new idea won’t happen without a lot of detailed work. Some recent stories illustrated that point for […]

IBM Breaks Record in U.S. Patents With Cloud, AI and Health Bets

(Bloomberg) — IBM received a record-breaking number of U.S. patents in 2016, topping the list for the 24th consecutive year, showing the efforts the company is making to expand its business into products that process and analyze vast amounts of health-care data. International Business Machines Corp. was awarded 8,088 patents in […]

Microsoft to Reorganize Partner, Service Teams, Promises No Job Cuts

Brought to You by Talkin’ Cloud Microsoft is implementing some changes to its partner and services teams that will take effect Feb. 1, according to a report by ZDNet on Wednesday. The moves affect Microsoft’s sales, partner and services teams under the Worldwide Commercial Business group, the report says, which […]

Microsoft Wants to Patent an Underwater Data Center Reef

One idea Microsoft researchers voiced when they announced their underwater data center experiment in 2015 was having its enclosure act as an artificial reef, a habitat for marine life. Now, the company wants to include the idea in the body of intellectual property that’s come out of Project Natick. Microsoft […]

US Grid in ‘Imminent Danger’ From Cyber-Attack, Study Says

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Energy Department says the electricity system “faces imminent danger” from cyber-attacks, which are growing more frequent and sophisticated, but grid operators say they are already on top of the problem. In the department’s landmark Quadrennial Energy Review, it warned that a widespread power outage caused by a […]