This Week in Technology

This Week in Technology

By Eric Corcoran
Posted in Technology Week in Review
On August 30, 2019

Monday 8/26

Nvidia, VMware partner to offer virtualized GPUs

The companies say it's the first hybrid cloud offering that lets enterprises use GPUs to accelerate AI, machine learning or deep learning workloads.

IRS Warns Taxpayers of New Scam Campaign Distributing Malware

The emails contain a 'temporary password' or 'one-time password' to 'access' the files to submit the refund. But when taxpayers try to access these, it turns out to be a malicious file.

Tuesday 8/27

Cisco to acquire CloudCherry to bolster contact center portfolio

CloudCherry's open API platform aims to help companies correlate factors that impact customer experience, in real time, using predictive analytics. The idea is to help agents close the feedback loop and improve customer loyalty and satisfaction.

Microsoft Expanding Azure VMware Solutions To Eight Regions

The regional expansion of Azure VMware Solutions is based on customer demand and will be across the United States, Western Europe and Asia-Pacific, according to a blog post.

Cloud-Native Apps Don’t Require a Cloud

Cloud-native, despite its name, does not require cloud. The name comes from the architectural approach of building an application that relies on infrastructure and is designed around the concepts of cloud: elasticity, economy of scale, and distributed computing.

Wednesday 8/28

Symantec Positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Symantec’s Complete Endpoint Defense (CED) provides enterprises with the visibility and coordinated capabilities they require to protect their endpoint environment.

Android Google Play app with 100 million downloads starts to deliver malware

Recent versions of the hugely popular CamScanner PDF Android app included a new advertising library that contained a Trojan designed to deliver malware to Android devices.

Pure Storage all-flash storage ready to zero in on AI and cloud

Pure Storage all-flash updates are tied to its FlashArray flagship and FlashBlade NAS arrays, but the company's storage also has a widening presence in the public cloud.

Thursday 8/29

Follow Citrix VDI best practices for a successful deployment

IT admins should educate themselves on Citrix VDI best practices to experience a smooth deployment process and ensure that IT management tasks never become too overwhelming.

Check Point Expands CloudGuard to SD-WAN Security

Check Point goes so far as to make the claim that its threat prevention technology achieves a “100% catch rate,” by utilizing CPU-level inspections and OS-level sandboxing to prevent infection from zero-day and Gen-V.

Friday 8/30

Forescout Collaborates with VMware to Create Comprehensive IoT Lifecycle & Security Management Solution

Forescout has announced an expanded relationship with VMware to simplify and operationalize enterprise-wide IoT lifecycle and security management by interoperating with VMware Pulse IoT Center.

New Stealthy Ad Clicking Tactics Found in Popular Apps on Google Play

The tactics used by this developer allow advertisements, and any other potentially malicious content, to be displayed freely beyond the device’s viewable screen area.