Don’t be a ransomware victim

Ransomware is making the news more and more, and I suspect this will continue to happen for the next few years at least. Attackers mostly exploit neglect and a lack of expertise, and it’s a sure bet that their sights will turn to the cloud in time. One of the reasons we’re not seeing more … Read more

The AI ​​Human Protein Database a ‘Big Step Forward’ for Research

Unlike the genome – the complete sequence of human genes that code for cell life – the human proteome is constantly evolving. Scientists on Thursday unveiled the most comprehensive database to date on the proteins that make up the building blocks of life, in a breakthrough that observers say “would fundamentally change biological research.” Each … Read more

Pentagon cancels $10bn Jedi contract after Amazon challenge

The US Department of Defence (DoD) has cancelled its $10 billion (£7.2bn) cloud computing contract with Microsoft, pitting it back against Amazon for a renewed bidding war over the rights to develop the Pentagon’s long awaited cloud system. The cancellation follows Amazon’s filing of a lawsuit against the decision to award the ‘Jedi’ contract to … Read more

PSN, Steam Are Down Along With Big Chunks Of The Internet

A host of websites and video games–including the PlayStation Network, Steam, and Warframe–are experiencing a Domain Name System (DNS) failure, resulting in pages that won’t load and games that can’t be played. It’s not just Steam and Warframe. Other parts of the internet, like Home Depot and Newegg, have also been affected. Even wholesaler Costco … Read more

How to change your career to cloud computing

The pandemic has brought us a dispersed workforce model. This means career opportunities can be dispersed also, and those looking to get into cloud computing from where they live have new opportunities to enhance or start a career in cloud computing. The way we learn has changed as well. On-demand training is not just for … Read more

Best streaming sticks and devices of 2021

CNN —   While current TVs come preloaded with a smart interface, many are clunky, don’t offer the latest streaming services, and can lag months behind on updates to the services they do offer. The solution? Streaming sticks and boxes. These plug-and-play devices can enhance even the smartest TV and provide up-to-date access to the … Read more

Ridge is bringing full public cloud capabilities to local data centres

For years, data centres and managed service providers have provided customers with the most up-to-date capabilities and services. But the shift from Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings has put hyperscalers in the driver’s seat of the cloud computing market. They offer the managed services that are the building … Read more

HBO officially closes its Apple TV channel, cutting off access to HBO Max for some users

When WarnerMedia launched its new expanded streaming service, HBO Max, earlier this year, HBO simultaneously ceased to participate in Apple TV channels. This meant that new subscribers could not sign up for HBO through Apple TV channels, but existing subscribers could continue to access their subscriptions. HBO appears to have activated a switch today, however, … Read more