Events, dollars & cents: the state of open source in 2023
Britain was, obviously (arguably), mislead and misguided enough to vote positively for Brexit by a small but unfortunate margin. In what may be something of a continued move to reaffirm what open values the nation still has, OpenUK continues its obviously (perhaps inarguably) positive work to promo... Read more
Linus Torvalds announces 8th release candidate of Linux 6.1
Linux chief Linus Torvalds has announced the eighth release candidate of Linux 6.1.
Torvalds has been critical of codebase aspects in recent weeks. Still, the situation seems to have stabilized somewhat as we head close in on the final release. The announcement of the eighth release candidate (... Read more
Amazon brings cashierless payment technology to AWS
Amazon intends to use AWS to market Amazon Go, a set of technologies and services that allow in-store payments without checkout personnel.
The organization initially developed Amazon Go for small businesses. The technology allows customers to pay without human intervention. As a result, stores ... Read more
Co-CEO Taylor leaves Salesforce, Benioff stands alone
Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor is stepping down at the end of January 2023. Marc Benioff will become the sole CEO.
The precise reason for Taylor's departure was not disclosed. Salesforce did emphasize that the executive is leaving on his own initiative. Taylor, who has been responsible for Sales... Read more
Dropbox acquires Boxcryptor assets to improve end-to-end encryption
Dropbox has acquired assets from security firm Boxcryptor to offer end-to-end encryption to business users. The agreement's terms weren't disclosed.
Although Dropbox already offers encryption for data shuttled between its servers and user endpoints, it personally holds the keys, which theoretica... Read more
Informatica integrates Data Loader into Amazon Redshift
The move will make it easier for non-techies to load data to their Redshift console.
This week, AWS announced the introduction of Informatica Data Loader for Amazon Redshift. The Data Loader allows users to run high-speed and high-volume data loading to Amazon Redshift for free.
The integrat... Read more
AWS unveils SnapStart to eliminate Lambda latency
The service speeds up the cold start of Lambda virtual servers.
This week, AWS announced an important update to its serverless platform, Lambda. The new addition is called SnapStart and addresses the startup time of virtual servers.
When a function isn’t used for a while, Lambda will shut ... Read more
Visma and security: how does enterprise software become secure?
Visma puts a lot of emphasis on providing secure cloud software for accounting, procurement, invoicing, school administration, HRM and financial management. It made us curious what a software vendor actually has to do to keep things secure. What programs and initiatives are out there?
On a globa... Read more
Windows 11 may get a VPN indicator in the taskbar
Windows 11 may soon have a system tray indicator that alerts you whether your machine is linked to a VPN, allowing users who want to surf secretly to verify they are connected.
When you connect to a VPN server, your Internet connections flow through the provider's IP addresses, keeping the websi... Read more
‘Vista Equity takes an interest in Coupa Software’
Vista Equity Partners has reportedly taken an interest in business spend management provider Coupa Software. The investor may come forward with an acquisition offer.
Insiders told Bloomberg that Vista Equity wants to acquire Coupa Software. The parties are reportedly in the negotiation stage. Ne... Read more