Woodstock Wire: Enterprise System News

January 18, 2021

Want to run Windows apps on Linux? Wine just got this huge update

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - The Wine 6.0 compatibility layer is now available with better support for running Windows games on Linux and Unix-like machines, with early support for Apple's Arm-based silicon Macs.

January 18, 2021 09:12 PM

Why New Email Clients Rely Heavily on the Latest Big Data Advances

SmartData Collective -- It is no secret that email technology has then significantly shaped by new developments with big data. We have talked extensively about the benefits of using big data in the field of email marketing. However, there are plenty of other novel data technology...

January 18, 2021 08:06 PM

Amazon will let other companies build custom versions of Alexa

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Amazon.com Inc. today debuted a new solution that will enable enterprises to develop customized versions of Alexa for their users with features not included in the standard edition. The solution, Alexa Custom Assistant, is the latest...

January 18, 2021 08:03 PM

Azure Sphere OS version 21.01 is now available for evaluation

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - Learn more about compatibility testing with Azure Sphere OS version 21.01.

January 18, 2021 08:03 PM

Why threat actors are targeting the channel

Enterprise -- CRN-UK - The recent attack on Exclusive Networks is only the latest in a series which has seen cybersecurity vendors, distributors and MSPs suffer breaches to their systems. CRN asks why the channel is seeing itself become a popular target for cybercriminals...

January 18, 2021 08:02 PM

Announcing HAProxy Data Plane API 2.2

Enterprise -- HAproxy - The HAProxy Data Plane API 2.2 lays the foundation for first-class service discovery and introduces native support for Consul. It also adds storage and file handling for SSL certificates, Map files, and SPOE configuration files.

We're excited...

January 18, 2021 08:01 PM

Cloud Hosted Desktops will become More Popular in 2021

Enterprise -- dinCloud - Businesses across the globe are looking for new ways to better manage their operations and customer needs. In the prevailing extraordinary circumstances, enterprises are looking for technologies that are agile, flexible and most importantly,...

January 18, 2021 07:58 PM

Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce team up on digital Covid-19 vaccination initiative

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Microsoft Corp., Oracle Corp., and Salesforce.com Inc. have joined a coalition that's aiming to create a digital Covid-19 vaccination passport to enable safer post-pandemic travel. The Vaccination Credential Initiative, which also includes...

January 18, 2021 07:56 PM

How to Get Started with AIOps

Enterprise -- NewRelic - A few years ago, Gartner predicted a significant shake-up to ITOps procedures. They coined the term "AIOps." It is an evolving solution that would revolutionize how...

January 18, 2021 07:50 PM

Azure and HITRUST publish shared responsibility matrix

Enterprise -- Microsoft Azure - Healthcare solutions offered in the cloud are drawing unprecedented attention today with the ongoing global pandemic and the accompanying need for social distancing. Microsoft has been on the forefront of empowering health organizations...

January 18, 2021 07:49 PM

Automate and Persist MuleSoft CloudHub Application Logs

Enterprise -- Architects Zone - Hey guys. This article will help us to understand working with Anypoint CLI 3.x commands, which interacts with MuleSoft's Anypoint Platform.


As CloudHub has a specific log retention policy, it stores up to 100MB of logs per...

January 18, 2021 07:46 PM

How companies have dealt with recruiting developers remotely

Enterprise -- Silicon Republic - As remote recruitment looks set to continue into 2021, hiring software provider HackerEarth has published a report on recruiting developers remotely.

It presents findings from a survey the company carried out last year of more than...

January 18, 2021 07:45 PM

Microsoft adds Teams 'task publishing' for front-line workers

Enterprise -- Computerworld - Office workers may be an obvious target audience for Microsoft Teams, but elements of the collaboration platform have also been tailored for front-line employees, such as retail workers, field technicians and hospital staff. On Wednesday,...

January 18, 2021 07:33 PM

Report: Dell to explore spinning off VMware

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Dell Technologies Inc. has hired financial advisors to explore spinning off its 81% stake in VMware Inc. to its shareholders, CNBC reported today. Dell acquired majority ownership of VMware through its 2016 purchase of VMware parent company...

January 18, 2021 07:33 PM

Introducing Nagios XI 5.8!

Enterprise -- Nagios - We're especially excited to show you the big new features and enhancements of Nagios XI 5.8!

There are some real game-changers that will help you monitor more environments a lot more easily. Here's what you should know...

Better Windows Monitoring


January 18, 2021 07:32 PM

CloudLinux readies CentOS Linux replacement: AlmaLinux

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - This new business Linux distribution, based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS, will be released in the first quarter of 2021.

January 18, 2021 07:32 PM

10 Compelling Reasons SMBs Need Cloud Computing

Enterprise -- dinCloud - Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) are the backbone of any country's economy. They provide job opportunities and serve as an engine for growth and innovation. Most of today's multi-billion dollar businesses had humble beginnings.

There can be...

January 18, 2021 07:31 PM

The Linux Foundation offers a suite of open-source management classes

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Managing open-source projects is an art just as difficult as developing open-source programs, and now, there is a set of classes to help you master it.

January 18, 2021 07:28 PM

Ubuntu is Making Home Folders Private in 21.04

Enterprise -- OMG! Ubuntu! - Home directories in Ubuntu 21.04 'Hirsute Hippo' will be private by default. Ubuntu say their 'significant customer and user-base in the public cloud and server space' merits stricter defaults 'Wait: you mean they aren't already?!', [...]


January 18, 2021 07:14 PM

SAP Invests in Accounts Receivable Solutions with Newest Venture Paid Pronto

Enterprise -- SAP - SAP's newest employee-led venture, Paid Pronto by SAP, is an application that automates accounts receivable processes. It has received seed investment and officially joined SAP.iO Venture Studio with the goal of building a new growth business to...

January 18, 2021 07:13 PM

First Oracle said it powered Zoom. Then AWS claimed it. Now Zoom says it uses co-located kit

Enterprise -- The Register - Plus a bit of Azure, and it all costs so much it's selling $1.5bn more shares

Videoconferencing darling Zoom has issued a prospectus it hopes will raise $1.5bn, and which also reveals that it may be less dependent on the cloud than its...

January 18, 2021 07:09 PM

Amazon announces global expansion of its Contact Center Intelligence tools

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Amazon Web Services Inc. is expanding the focus of its Contact Center Intelligence services that customers can use to add artificial intelligence capabilities to their contact center operations. AWS CCI can now be used with customer's...

January 18, 2021 07:08 PM

Azure, AWS Have Most To Gain in Pandemic-Driven IT Spending

Enterprise -- AWS Insider - Cloud computing's Top 2, AWS and Microsoft Azure, are some of the biggest beneficiaries of the coming 2021 IT spending surge, driven largely by the increase in remote workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

January 18, 2021 07:06 PM

Ansible Network Resource Modules: Deep Dive on Return Values

Enterprise -- Ansible Blog - The Red Hat Ansible Network Automation engineering team is continually adding new resource modules to its supported network platforms. Ansible Network Automation resource modules are opinionated network modules that make network automation...

January 18, 2021 07:05 PM

Azure SQL Database named among the top 3 databases of 2020

Enterprise -- Microsoft Azure - We are excited to share that Azure SQL Database is among the most popular databases of 2020 according to DB-Engines, who recently announced their DBMS of the Year award. DB-Engines collects information on database management systems...

January 18, 2021 07:04 PM

No-Code Movement Eases Software Developer Shortage by Enabling Anyone to Code Without Prior Knowledge

Enterprise -- DevOps.com - No-code solutions have begun infiltrating a variety of businesses, from startups to technological companies, as user-friendly interfaces with a pre-written code facilitate the software development process. Tools like Ycode are beneficial...

January 18, 2021 07:03 PM

Grafana Labs upgrades its IT monitoring service with new features and free tier

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Grafana Labs Inc. today debuted the latest major release of its Grafana Cloud monitoring platform with new features and a free tier for cash-strapped information technology departments. Making monitoring more budget-friendly has lately...

January 18, 2021 06:49 PM

Amid cloud spending boom, Microsoft Azure, AWS gain IT spend

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated spending on digital transformation and cloud and Microsoft and AWS are the big winners.

January 18, 2021 06:47 PM

Microsoft moves closer to running all of its own services on Azure

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - A decade ago, Microsoft officials said the company planned to move Office 365 to Azure. Microsoft finally seems to be closing in on its goal of having all first-party services hosted on Azure.

January 18, 2021 06:45 PM

Microsoft's beefed-up take on Linux server security has hit general availability

Enterprise -- The Register - Endpoint Detection and Response added. For servers, not standalone Linux desktops, mind

After a few months in preview, Microsoft has made Defender Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) generally available for Linux servers....

January 18, 2021 06:17 PM

Hybrid work model helps VMware navigate the pandemic

Enterprise -- CIO - Jason Conyard had a front-row seat to the COVID-19 pandemic earlier than most IT leaders. Traveling through India and later Singapore in January and February of 2020, Conyard got an inkling of the danger emerging from China and wending its way to...

January 18, 2021 06:08 PM

Intel Introduces 11th Gen vPro Processors

Enterprise -- The ChannelPro Network - Intel says the business-ready mobile chips, which are part of the 10nm Tiger Lake family launched last September, deliver nearly 20% better overall app performance and 35% better videoconferencing performance, plus enhanced hardware-level...

January 18, 2021 06:04 PM

What Is OWASP?

Enterprise -- DevOps.com - With cybersecurity attacks rising, it is important for you to enforce secure software best practices, like OWASP and the OWASP Top 10. OWASP helps you to safeguard your code against software security vulnerabilities.

January 18, 2021 06:03 PM

5 Ways to Accelerate Standards Compliance With Static Code Analysis

Enterprise -- DevOps.com - In mission- and safety-critical industries, static code analysis is essential to facilitating the development of robust and reliable software. However, according to VDC Research, a B2B technology market intelligence and consulting firm,...

January 18, 2021 06:02 PM

Best Practices for a Secure Software Development Project

Enterprise -- DevOps.com - The beginning of any new software development project can be daunting, as there are many decisions that need to be made and considerations that must be thought through. Often this includes defining project requirements, selecting the right...

January 18, 2021 06:02 PM

Monitoring your Azure Data Explorer Clusters with Azure Monitor (Insights) - public preview

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - Azure Monitor for Azure Data Explorer (public preview) provides comprehensive monitoring of your Azure Data Explorer clusters by delivering a unified view of the performance, operations, and usage.

January 18, 2021 06:00 PM

View change data through Azure Monitor workbook integration with Application Change Analysis

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - Application Change Analysis integration with Azure Monitor workbook is now in public preview

January 18, 2021 05:58 PM

PC shipments climb 13% in 2020, marking highest increase in a decade

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - According to IDC, PC shipments came to 302.6 million units in 2020, showing 13.1% growth over the previous year.

January 18, 2021 05:58 PM

Mule 4 Continuous Integration Using Azure DevOps

Enterprise -- Architects Zone - Once we started developing applications in MuleSoft and storing our code in source control platforms like GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab, or Azure, just to mention the most common ones, we needed to look into automating the process to deploy...

January 18, 2021 05:58 PM

'PCs are here to stay' - All the key info as PC market hits highest growth figures in a decade

Enterprise -- CRN-UK - Analysts praise commitment of channel and PC industry during COVID pandemic

The PC market has recorded its highest shipment figures in a decade according to analysts IDC and Canalys.

After years of either decline of flat growth,...

January 18, 2021 05:57 PM

Public IP SKU upgrade generally available

Enterprise -- Azure Updates - Azure public IPs now support the ability to be upgraded from Basic to Standard SKU, enabling customers to retain the same IP address for services that require Standard IP frontends.

January 18, 2021 05:56 PM

Workday uses Google's Procurement DocAI service to accelerate document scanning

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Google LLC is highlighting how the financial management and human capital management software provider Workday Inc. is using one of its new cloud-based artificial intelligence services to accelerate document processing in multiple languages...

January 18, 2021 05:55 PM

Red Hat acquires StackRox

Enterprise -- CRN - To bolster Kubernetes security capabilities.

January 18, 2021 05:54 PM

Akamai 2021 Predictions: Edge Computing Grows as Microservices and Multi-Cloud Environments Dominate Delivery

Enterprise -- VMblog - Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2021. Read them in this 13th annual VMblog.com series exclusive. Edge Computing Grows as...

January 18, 2021 05:50 PM

How the Shift To Remote Work Is Changing DevOps

Web Marketing -- CMS Wire - In the competitive world of software development, if remote work isn't ingrained into the company culture, the end product will suffer.

January 18, 2021 02:00 AM

The incredible physics behind quantum computing

Think -- Big Think - While today's computers-referred to as classical computers-continue to become more and more powerful, there is a ceiling to their advancement due to the physical limits of the materials used to make them. Quantum computing allows physicists...

January 18, 2021 01:57 AM

Are B2B cloud service agreements safe?

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - I'm seeing various bits of angst around "Is it safe to use cloud services, if my business can be suspended or terminated at any time?" and I thought I'd take some time to explain how cloud providers (and other Internet ecosystem...

January 18, 2021 01:53 AM

January 17, 2021

Microsoft to fix Windows 10 bug that can corrupt a hard drive just by looking at an icon

Tech -- The Verge - Microsoft says it's planning to fix a bizarre Windows 10 bug that could corrupt a hard drive just by looking at an icon. Security researcher Jonas L first warned about the bug earlier this week,...

January 17, 2021 09:22 PM

SHI International Named a CloudHealth "Partner of the Year"

Business Wire -- SHI International has been selected as one of 10 CloudHealth by VMware Partner of the Year award winners, which were recently recognized during the 2021 CloudLIVE Solution Provider Virtual Summit. SHI International was awarded top honors in the Multicloud...

January 17, 2021 09:08 PM