Technology Week in Review

By Celeste Collins
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On October 14, 2016

October 10, 2016

Microsoft officials shared more guidance for admins who will be dealing with the new patching model, which was discussed in an October 7 blog post for IT pros. A rollup is simply multiple patches rolled together into a single update. These rollups will replace individual patches for Windows 7, 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Forcepoint has established deep roots in Canada with the opening of a state-of-the-art data center in Toronto, the country’s biggest city, to further its cloud security strategy.

Dell Cloud Client-computing unveiled its portfolio of new and updated virtual workspace solutions, including new thin client and software solutions, to meet the demands of the modern workplace.

October 11, 2016

Hyper-converged infrastructure technology developer Pivot3 this week will unveil the availability of Edge Office, an all-flash storage solution targeting small- and medium-sized business customers and remote and branch offices.

Rick Vanover, the Director of Technical Product Marketing & Evangelism for Veeam Software, discusses how Veeam can help your company with cloud backup and cloud connect, and disaster recovery.

Intel Security is launching a new 2017 range of McAfee security products that offer more efficient and effective threat detection by offloading analysis to the cloud.

October 12, 2016

At the 2016 Ignite Conference, Microsoft announced several new features made possible by intelligent cloud technology. The new tools are included in the latest update and are designed to help IT professionals drive digital transformation within their organizations.

VMAX 250F, the first new Dell EMC-branded solution in the flagship VMAX all-flash storage line, is aimed at midmarket customers demanding lower costs and increased ability to scale.

Infoblox, Inc. appoints Bill McCarthy as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations. McCarthy will drive the company’s worldwide sales, support and professional services functions to accelerate growth and extend Infoblox industry leadership beyond DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI) into security, cloud, and analytics.

October 13, 2016

Veeam is turning its focus on big data, and how to protect it, as companies increasingly seek to harness big data. Clint Wyckoff, Veeam Software global technical evangelist for technical product marketing, discusses how big data risks become a loss for any business if measures aren’t taken to consider how their infrastructure can handle the volume of data involved.

Microsoft and Malwarebytes are boosting their detection capabilities for Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs), which is software installed on a computer without the owner’s specific and direct approval.

Citrix has introduced more advanced routing in the latest upgrade of the company’s NetScaler SD-WAN. The security feature lets companies segment network paths to isolate traffic to critical applications.

October 14, 2016

Hackers exploited zero-days in Microsoft Windows 10’s Edge, Office, and Internet Explorer. Microsoft’s October Patch Tuesday fixes dozens of critical flaws, among them five affecting Internet Explorer, Edge, and Office.

Cisco and Pure Storage unveiled an expansion of their FlashStack converged infrastructure offerings to include the first Cisco Validated Designs featuring the two technologies. The new Cisco Validated Designs target virtual desktop infrastructure and Oracle Real Application Cluster environments.

A new kind of ransomware written in Python has upped the encryption game by using a unique key for every file it encrypts on a victim’s machine, researchers have warned.

Celeste Collins

Celeste Collins

Celeste has more than 15 years’ experience in technical and business communications as a writer and editor. Celeste works on Gotham's documentation and communication efforts.