Information Technology Industry News

January 7, 2018



IDG Contributor Network: System integrators in the driver’s seat for IoT and analytics –

D-Link, McAfee and Intel partner on new router designed to secure IoT devices –

IoT data traffic “per node”: critical metric for IoT designers –


Internet Security and Privacy

Meltdown and Spectre affect the smartphone in your pocket. Should you be worried? –

The time to deal with IoT security is now –

Vocal disguises and impersonations may fool voice recognition authentication –


Open Source

OpenNMS – Welcome to 2018 –


Servers and Workstations

Take notebooks: About those new Thinkpads… –

How We Stop the 5 Biggest Threats to Computer Hardware –

Linux resolutions for 2018 –

Why Modern Computers Struggle to Match the Input Latency of an Apple IIe –

With the Summit Supercomputer, U.S. Could Retake Computing’s Top Spot –


Unified Communications – VoIP

How Unified Communications Can Improve Customer Service –


Data Centre and Storage

Why is Kubernetes so popular? –

Storage startup WekaIO punts latency-slashing parallel file system tech –

Is single tenancy the fix for the Meltdown flaw? –



New app developed to locate people in areas without a phone signal –

Wi-Fi Alliance Strengthens Security –


Cloud Computing

The best (and worst) features of 7 top cloud security solutions –

RCRWireless: “Alibaba Cloud, Baidu embrace open source as CNCF members” –

IT departments have no idea how much they spend on AWS and Azure –

The dirty dozen: 12 top cloud security threats for 2018 –

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 –

Intel Hit With Class Action Lawsuits Over ‘Meltdown’ Security Flaw –

CRTC and Japanese Agency Join Forces to Fight Spam –

Xtera partners with Fortress Solutions for subsea cable systems repair –

Statement Announcing Intention To Intervene In Judicial Action To Preserve Net Neutrality Protections –


Resort and Hospitality

This Restaurant Operator Now Accepts Bitcoin –

3 flexible tools for managing hotel reservations and more –