It's no secret that cloud computing and data analytics are both rapidly growing areas of IT. Put them together, and you get a winning combination that's expected to grow by more than 26 percent annually over the next five years.
That's according to market-tracking firm Research and Markets, which on Friday released a new report on the global cloud analytics market.
NSA Director Admiral Michael Rogers said Thursday that the nation needs to debate security versus privacy concerns in the wake of revelations of expansive government surveillance revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
In a wide-ranging speech at UC San Diego, which operates one of the nation’s largest computer science programs and is a leader in cybersecurity, Rogers contended that the Snowden revelations have hurt the National Security Agency’s counterterrorism efforts.
DBS Bank has unveiled a financing scheme to provide an alternative option for tech startups seeking capital in Singapore.
The venture debt programme is designed specifically for startups that have already secured previous funding from angels or venture capitalists. To quality for the scheme, tech startups must be backed by DBS' partner venture capitalists including Vertex Venture, Monk's Hill Ventures, and Golden Gate Ventures, the bank said in a statement.
President Barack Obama announced plans to appoint VMware's Tony Scott as the federal chief information officer.
If the appointment goes through, Scott would be the third CIO and would take the place of Steven VanRoekel, who left the job to work as the chief innovation officer at U.S. Agency for International Development, helping coordinate efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak. Scott would not need to be approved by Congress. Currently, Lisa Schlosser serves as the acting federal CIO since VanRoekel departed last Septmeber.
He called himself Dark Avenger. Nobody knew who he was. Back in the late 1980s, when Bulgaria was still a communist country, he engineered clever viruses that passed from one floppy disk to another. His code reached Western Europe and the US and brought about fear into company after company. At that time, 10 percent of viruses found in North America could be traced back to Bulgaria, and almost all of those were the work of Dark Avenger.