Microsoft bolsters cloud security approach with CloudKnox acquisition

Microsoft has acquired start-up CloudKnox Security, an identity and access management platform designed in tune with the sensibilities of modern cloud computing. Through the acquisition, Microsoft will be able to offer CloudKnox’s package of complete visibility into privileged access, helping organisations right-size permissions, enforce least-privilege principles to reduce risk, and employ continuous analytics to prevent … Read more

3 creative ways to obtain cloud talent

Looking to ramp up for huge cloud projects but limited by the number of qualified people you can find? You’re not alone.  According to Gartner, “insufficient cloud [infrastructure-as-a-service] skills will delay half of enterprise IT organizations’ migration to the cloud by two years or more” through next year. Also, according to Logicworks’ Challenges in Cloud Transformation … Read more

Arm’s cheap and flexible plastic microchip could create an ‘internet of everything’

If you think microchips are ubiquitous now, appearing in everything from washing machines to lampposts, just wait until circuits can be printed onto plastic, paper, and fabric for the price of pennies. That’s what chip designer Arm is promising, with the company this week unveiling a new prototype plastic-based microchip named PlasticARM. This isn’t the … Read more

OTELCO announces fiber internet expansion to Scarborough

OTELCO announced there will be fiber network construction to approximately 1,650 locations in Scarborough. The map above shows an approximation of where the build will be, highlighted in blue, and is subject to change should field conditions dictate as the final engineering is conducted. Courtesy photo Tracy Scheckel SCARBOROUGH — Telecommunications provider OTELCO announced on … Read more

Sarawak govt eyeing to set up Internet centres in local council, community centres, says CM

KUCHING (Bernama): The Sarawak government will set up internet centres in Local Authority (PBT) and Village Development and Security Committee (JKKK) areas to enhance the effectiveness of their services to the public. Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg (pic) said the move was in line with the aspiration to further expand the use … Read more

bne IntelliNews – Russia temporarily disconnects from the World Wide Web

Russia temporarily disconnected from the World Wide Web in a successful trial of its ‘sovereign internet’ technology, as reported by RBC.  Russia has been considering the concept of a “sovereign internet”, namely cutting itself off from the World Wide Web. The Kremlin has been uncomfortable with the way the global internet is run since 2014, … Read more