Tech Round-up for 7/25/13

By Mark Handelman
Posted in Virtualization
On July 25, 2013

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today:

The Department of Homeland Security is planning a centralized cybersecurity shopping program that would allow federal, state, and local governments to purchase security services for their unclassified computer networks. The program would also monitor the networks and search for vulnerabilities.

EMC was ranked 32nd in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Top 50 list of the largest green power purchasers. EMC purchases 175 million kilowatt-hours of green power, which is enough to meet 31 percent of the company’s U.S. electricity use.

Microsoft’s open source subsidiary is working with Azul Systems, a Java VM technology vendor, to bring the open source Java build OpenJDK to the Windows Azure cloud platform via Windows Server by the end of the year.

A McAfee-sponsored report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies showed that cybercrime has the potential to cost over 500 thousand U.S. jobs and cause an annual loss between 100 and 500 billion dollars to the U.S. economy.