WASHINGTON, D.C.--Surreptitious communication via the domain name system poses a serious security threat to enterprises, warns a group of researchers from the University of California system, Qualcomm and IBM.
Laboratory testing of Lenovo's PCs and other equipment allegedly found backdoors in its hardware and firmware vulnerabilities in its chips, which has led to the equipment being banned from classified networks by five governments, the Australian Financial Review reports.
IBM, HP and Dell are battling to take second place in the enterprise network equipment market behind leader Cisco, according to a survey of 210 enterprises in North America conducted by Infonetics Research.
IBM customers say that while they readily embraced the BLU Acceleration concept, they were fearful of it too. That is likely to be a common reaction to any vendor shift to in-memory processing.
As I attended the E2 conference in Boston this week, I noticed that the space seems to be headed for the niches, looking for smaller departmental use cases, rather than a bigger, all-encompassing enterprise communications tool.
IBM has agreed to acquire cloud computing company SoftLayer Technologies for around $2 billion, according to a report by Bloomberg. Enterprises are becoming more comfortable with putting their data in the cloud, which is fueling acquisitions of smaller cloud firms by bigger firms.
HP and IBM are vying for the lead in a shrinking server market, according to two reports released last week, one by IDC and the other by Gartner.
Accenture, IBM and Pricewaterhousecoopers (PwC) lead the market for enterprise mobility consulting services, according to IDC's latest MarketScape report.
When minutes and seconds can make the difference between life and death, as it did this week in Oklahoma and does whenever a natural disaster or serious weather situation occurs, every bit of advanced notice matters. Forecasting and public communications have improved significantly over the last decade and have no doubt saved many lives. And some big data analysts hope they can continue to improve those capabilities and continue to save more lives.
United Kingdom-based supermarket chain Tesco, a 70 billion euro company, is working with IBM Dublin's research laboratories on an experimental research project to significantly reduce Tesco's energy costs.