Information Technology Industry News

January 7, 2018

 

Networking

IDG Contributor Network: System integrators in the driver’s seat for IoT and analytics – https://www.infoworld.com/article/3246452/internet-of-things/system-integrators-in-the-drivers-seat-for-iot-and-analytics.html

D-Link, McAfee and Intel partner on new router designed to secure IoT devices – https://www.techrepublic.com/article/d-link-mcafee-and-intel-partner-on-new-router-designed-to-secure-iot-devices

IoT data traffic “per node”: critical metric for IoT designers – http://www.telecomramblings.com/2018/01/iot-data-traffic-per-node-critical-metric-iot-designers/

 

Internet Security and Privacy

Meltdown and Spectre affect the smartphone in your pocket. Should you be worried? – https://www.csoonline.com/article/3245796/mobile/meltdown-and-spectre-affect-the-smartphone-in-your-pocket-should-you-be-worried.html

The time to deal with IoT security is now – https://www.networkworld.com/article/3243685/internet-of-things/the-time-to-deal-with-iot-security-is-now.html

Vocal disguises and impersonations may fool voice recognition authentication – https://www.techrepublic.com/article/vocal-disguises-and-impersonations-may-fool-voice-recognition-authentication

 

Open Source

OpenNMS – Welcome to 2018 – https://www.adventuresinoss.com/2018/01/04/welcome-to-2018/

 

Servers and Workstations

Take notebooks: About those new Thinkpads… – http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/08/about_those_new_thinkpads/

How We Stop the 5 Biggest Threats to Computer Hardware – https://www.logicsupply.com/explore/io-hub/how-we-stop-the-5-biggest-threats-to-computer-hardware

Linux resolutions for 2018 – https://www.networkworld.com/article/3243341/linux/linux-resolutions-for-2018.html

Why Modern Computers Struggle to Match the Input Latency of an Apple IIe – https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261148-modern-computers-struggle-match-input-latency-apple-iie

With the Summit Supercomputer, U.S. Could Retake Computing’s Top Spot – https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/with-summit-supercomputer-us-could-retake-computings-top-spot

 

Unified Communications – VoIP

How Unified Communications Can Improve Customer Service – https://www.netcraftsmen.com/unified-communications-can-improve-customer-service/

 

Data Centre and Storage

Why is Kubernetes so popular? – https://opensource.com/article/17/10/why-kubernetes-so-popular

Storage startup WekaIO punts latency-slashing parallel file system tech – https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/12/22/a_dive_into_wekaios_parallel_file_system_tech/

Is single tenancy the fix for the Meltdown flaw? – https://www.networkworld.com/article/3246008/data-center/is-single-tenancy-the-fix-for-the-meltdown-flaw.html

 

Wireless

New app developed to locate people in areas without a phone signal – https://phys.org/news/2017-12-app-people-areas.html

Wi-Fi Alliance Strengthens Security – https://www.networkcomputing.com/wireless-infrastructure/wi-fi-alliance-strengthens-security/1507339040

 

Cloud Computing

The best (and worst) features of 7 top cloud security solutions – https://www.csoonline.com/article/3222648/cloud-security/the-best-and-worst-features-of-7-top-cloud-security-solutions.html

RCRWireless: “Alibaba Cloud, Baidu embrace open source as CNCF members” – https://www.cncf.io/news/2017/12/06/rcrwireless-alibaba-cloud-baidu-embrace-open-source-cncf-members/

IT departments have no idea how much they spend on AWS and Azure – http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450432629/IT-departments-have-no-idea-how-much-they-spend-on-AWS-and-Azure

The dirty dozen: 12 top cloud security threats for 2018 – https://www.csoonline.com/article/3043030/security/12-top-cloud-security-threats-for-2018.html

Nextcloud and Collabora get 100K app downloads, showing growth of self-hosted online office and private cloud – https://nextcloud.com/blog/nextcloud-and-collabora-get-100k-app-downloads-showing-growth-of-self-hosted-online-office-and-private-cloud/

 

Telecom and Policy

FCC releases final net neutrality repeal order, three weeks after vote – https://arstechnica.com/?p=1240015

Intel Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Over ‘Meltdown’ Security Flaw – https://www.extremetech.com/computing/261574-class-action-lawsuits-intel-ceo-meltdown-flaw

CRTC and Japanese Agency Join Forces to Fight Spam – https://www.canada.ca/en/radio-television-telecommunications/news/2018/01/crtc_and_japaneseagencyjoinforcestofightspam.html

Xtera partners with Fortress Solutions for subsea cable systems repair – https://www.fibre-systems.com/news/xtera-partners-fortress-solutions-subsea-cable-systems-repair

Statement Announcing Intention To Intervene In Judicial Action To Preserve Net Neutrality Protections – https://internetassociation.org/statement-restoring-internet-freedom-order/

 

Resort and Hospitality

This Restaurant Operator Now Accepts Bitcoin – https://hospitalitytech.com/restaurant-operator-now-accepts-bitcoin

3 flexible tools for managing hotel reservations and more – https://opensource.com/article/18/1/tools-hoteling