‘Russia ratchets up hacking campaign against Ukraine and allies’
Microsoft says the Russian government is coordinating cyberattacks on Ukrainian critical infrastructure along with missiles and other physical strikes.
A Microsoft report issued on December 3 warns that Moscow has intensified its approach to pressure Kiev’s military and political support -- bo... Read more
Germany declines to issue broad ban on Huawei
Olaf Scholz's government resists US pressure to completely ban all products from the Chinese company.
This week, Reuters reported that Germany does not want to follow the United States in generally banning products made by Chinese telecom equipment makers such as Huawei. Instead, a German Econom... Read more
Bad power connectors cause fire hazard in Nvidia GPUs
Consumers face fire hazards while the PCI standards group is directing blame at the manufacturers.
Nvidia's new RTX 4090 and 4080 GPUs both use a 16-pin connector called 12VHPWR. The new connectors were developed as a way to provide the increased power levels required by the latest generation gr... Read more
Microsoft strengthens default protection in Defender for Endpoint
The new security offering automatically turns on tamper protection and other features.
This week Microsoft announced new built-in protection features for all devices onboarded to Defender for Endpoint, its security platform for endpoint devices. Once applied, the new default set of settings prov... Read more
OpenAI releases new GPT-3 generative text model
The text-davinci-003 model handles more complex instructions and produces longer-form content.
This week OpenAI published a new generative text model. According to the organization, the model produces higher-quality writing, can handle complex instructions and is capable of generating longer-for... Read more
HPE projects revenue that beats analyst estimates
The CEO says that the surprising increase is due to corporate culture and team commitment.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise this week announced its financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and full year, which ended October 31, 2022.
Bloomberg News reported that projected revenue for the cu... 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
German privacy watchdogs take aim at Microsoft 365
A working group of German data protection regulators has determined that Microsoft 365 cannot comply with the GDPR without additional technical measures.
The Microsoft 365 package cannot be used by companies, authorities and schools in a legally compliant manner, at least not without additional... Read more
Bechtle acquires UK-based MSP ACS Systems
The addition of the managed service provider will support Bechtle's growth strategy in the UK.
Bechtle announced the acquisition of UK-based ACS Systems, an MSP that focuses on cybersecurity, managed IT and cloud services. The move builds on an existing relationship between the two companies. In... Read more