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Best practices to beat container misconfiguration

He urges IT decision-makers to strategise better and only shift what is optimum for the new environment – transforming assets to reduce complexity, probability of human error, and cost. According to Firment, container misconfiguration is a symptom of larger problems with migrations that haven’t incorporated architecture and practice modernisation. Good strategy means less is missed…

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Data leakage in the cloud – can data truly be safe in the cloud?

As organisations store and process data in the cloud, there are increasing concerns from administrators, data owners and CISOs’ around the possibility of misconfiguration or mishaps that lead to sensitive data being leaked – particularly to public cloud services that fall outside of the intended geographic region. In 2019, Gartner predicted that by 2025, 90%…

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Cobol knowledge crisis threatens Dutch financial systems

Cobol still forms the backbone of many crucial financial and administrative systems, with high usage in The Netherlands due to its early and adept automation of the economy.   Cobol was, and remains, the go-to technology for reliable financial and administrative systems, such as those used by the tax administration, banks, insurers and mortgage lenders.…

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Kubernetes at 10: Persistent storage matures, helped by Operators

Kubernetes is 10! Mid-2024 sees the 10th birthday of the market-leading container orchestration platform. It’s a decade that started with containers emerging as a novel way of virtualising applications but storage and data protection that was practically non-existent. Now, Kubernetes offers a mature container platform for cloud-native applications with all the functionality required for the…

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Major breaches allegedly caused by unsecured Snowflake accounts

Significant data breaches at online ticketing platform Ticketmaster and consumer bank Santander appear to be linked to the abuse of unsecured accounts held with cloud data management platform Snowflake, it has emerged over the past few days. The Ticketmaster breach – confirmed on Friday 31 May by parent organisation Live Nation – saw the personal…

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Arm Unveils 2024 CPU Core Designs, Cortex X925, A725 and A520: Arm v9.2 Redefined For 3nm

As the semiconductor industry continues to evolve, Arm stands at the forefront of innovation for its core and IP architecture, especially in the mobile space, by pushing the boundaries of technology to deliver cutting-edge solutions for end users. For 2024, Arm’s year-on-year strategic advancements focus on enhancing last year’s Armv9.2 architecture with a new twist. Arm has…

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Why reliable data is essential for trustworthy AI

After decades where artificial intelligence (AI) was largely confined to research projects, niche applications or even science fiction, it’s now a mainstream business tool. Driven by applications such as Google’s Bard (now Gemini), Mistral and ChatGPT especially, generative AI (GenAI) is already impacting the workplace.  Industry analyst Gartner, for example, predicts 95% of workers will…

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Rockwell urges users to disconnect ICS equipment

American industrial control systems (ICS) specialist Rockwell Automation has urged users across the world to disconnect their equipment from the public-facing internet, citing geopolitical tensions and a dramatic increase in threat actor activity targeting its hardware through a number of known common vulnerabilities and exposures (CVEs). The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based firm’s warning is accompanied by an…

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IT strategy: Supporting a distributed workforce

Prior to 2019, many corporate IT departments had evolved a fairly efficient end-user computing strategy, which kept PCs functioning and updated to support the enterprise software requirements of staff. Then along came the pandemic, which broke the entire model for end-user computing. Literally overnight, IT departments had to enable people to work from home in…

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TSMC: Performance-Optimized 3nm N3P Process on Track for Mass Production This Year

As part of the second leg of TSMC’s spring technology symposium series, the company offered an update on the state of its 3nm-class processes, both current and future. Building on the back of their current-generation N3E process, the optical shrink of this process technology, N3P, is now on track to enter mass production in the…

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