Technology Week in Review

By Celeste Collins
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On November 04, 2016

October 24, 2016

As Dell Technologies positions itself to be the one-stop-shop for the entire IT stack, the Asia Pacific and Japan region is jumping on board to modernize IT, with cost saving the driving factor.

A coordinated botnet attack effectively choked internet access to a large number of popular sites last week, and the attack itself was made possible in large part due to the spread of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Microsoft is warning Windows users over a fake Microsoft security product that locks an infected computer and tries to trick victims into calling a support hotline.

October 25, 2016

Dell EMC Enterprise Content Division (ECD), a leader in the enterprise content management industry, announced the general availability of EMC Documentum for Life Science, which now includes new capabilities for supporting medical device documentation in addition to pharmaceutical documentation.

Cylance Inc., the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity through the use of artificial intelligence to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware, announced the general availability of Managing Risk and Information Security: Protect to Enable.

Premier Eye Care implemented a NetApp SolidFire all-flash storage system for its Microsoft SQL database workloads to solve major challenges with backup and recovery, latency, and reporting.

October 26, 2016

Brocade announced the availability of Ruckus Cloudpath ES 5.0 software. The new release builds on previous BYOD onboarding capabilities to create a complete integrated security and policy management platform.

Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint released the results of a survey identifying how members of the millennial generation use technology and revealing how these behaviors, if left unaddressed, can significantly jeopardize the security of the U.S. federal government’s IT systems.

BitPay, the leading Bitcoin merchant payment processor, announced that it will use Intel’s security extension hardware to safeguard Copay Bitcoin wallet.

October 27, 2016

California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) has saved more than $300,000 in IT spending by deploying Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, and Citrix NetScaler ADC in the aerospace and biomedical engineering programs’ computer labs.

Citing a growth in macro-borne threats, Microsoft has opted to give Office 2013 users a feature from Office 2016 to selectively block macros and the malware they can carry.

Pure Storage, the market’s leading independent solid-state array vendor, announced expanded support for OpenStack and new solution offerings to simplify OpenStack deployments.

October 28, 2016

Cisco Systems issued a security bulletin for a critical vulnerability found in its IP Interoperability and Collaboration System (IPICS). The feature is a key part of a mechanism used by Cisco to facilitate emergency responses for facility events.

CrowdStrike, the leader in cloud-delivered endpoint protection, announced that the company has appointed Jerry Dixon as Chief Information Security Officer and Rod Murchison as Vice President of Product Management.

Citrix Ready Partner, AppSense, will be at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2016 in Anaheim. AppSense will highlight the incredible performance and security capabilities delivered by DesktopNow Plus.

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.