Is Microsoft killing off Azure IoT Central?
Microsoft sowed confusion last week by seemingly announcing the end of Azure IoT Central. However, the supposed confirmation, sent as a system message in the Azure console, turns out to be incorrect. Instead, Microsoft emphasizes that it sees IoT as crucial within its own portfolio.
The system m... Read more
Linux IoT devices vulnerable to self-spreading botnet
Linux devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) are vulnerable to NoaBot. This botnet is linked to crypto-mining activities and is another form of the previously known botnet Mirai. What sets NoaBot apart is its ability to duplicate itself, and that is also where its greatest danger lies.
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Software AG continues portfolio clean-up, requests bids for Cumulocity and Trend Miner
Software AG wants to sell its Cumulocity and Trend Miner platforms for IoT management and data analytics. The Alphabet platform might also be sold to an interested party.
Software AG is cleaning up its current portfolio considerably. It already recently sold its proprietary DataOps and ingestion... Read more
New BlackBerry CEO gets task to successfully split IoT and Cybersecurity divisions
BlackBerry recently appointed John Giamatteo as its new CEO. In addition, the security and IoT specialist has decided to call off a proposed IPO of its IoT division.
BlackBerry recently appointed John Giamatteo, the current director of the cybersecurity division of BlackBerry, as its new CEO. H... Read more
Canonical introduces MicroCloud as successor to edge computing
Canonical has introduced an open-source microcloud environment. Developers can use it to set up a super small cloud environment for various (edge) applications.
The open-source specialist sees mini-cloud environments as a successor to edge computing. Edge computing has had its day, it points out... Read more
CEO John Chen, who saved BlackBerry from collapse, is retiring
In 2013, the board of ailing smartphone maker BlackBerry appointed John Chen to save the company from collapse. Over the course of ten years, it has morphed its portfolio beyond recognition. Under the leadership of "turnaround CEO" Chen, it exited the phone market to focus entirely on cybersecurity... Read more
Lenovo introduces new desktops and IoT devices with Android as OS
Lenovo recently announced a series of PCs that run on Android as their main operating system. This was done in collaboration with Android custom versioning and management specialist Esper. These include two desktop devices and two ruggedized IoT devices.
PCs running Android are rare. The collabo... Read more
Microsoft delays rollout of IoT add-on in Microsoft 365 E5 tier
Microsoft is delaying the introduction of an IoT security add-on in its enterprise Microsoft 365 E5 tier. This is due to unexpected 'system challenges'. Partners already aware of the add-on's pricing are urged not to sell the product in the meantime.
In a message to partners, Microsoft indicates... Read more
BlackBerry splits into separate security and IoT company
BlackBerry is going to split itself into two separate companies: one for its security business and one for its IoT ventures. The latter new company may go public next year.
BlackBerry, once started as Research in Motion (RIM), has decided to split its operations into two separate companies. One ... Read more
Kaspersky: ‘Hackers increasingly active in IoT device market’
The number of attacks on IoT devices continues to increase, say Kaspersky researchers in their latest overview of this type of attack. In addition, the supply of IoT malware services on the dark web is expanding significantly.
The number of IoT devices continues to grow worldwide. By 2030, the n... Read more