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By RyanKamauff Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Four cybersecurity items that need less talk and more action – Jaikumar Vijayan of Computerworld has outlined four cybersecurity items that need less talk and more action in the new year. They are federal cybersecurity legislation, SCADA security, data encryption and strong authentication. Via Computerworld, more here. New $120 Million Department Of Energy Center Will Tackle Rare Earths Shortage - The US DoE is trying to combat China’s hold on rare earth mineral supplies by building a new Energy Innovation Hub. The Critical Materials Institute will pool the resources of a number of labs in order to find more rare earths. Via Popular Science, more here. GAO: Army network strategy poses significant risks, challenges that need oversight - A January 10 report from the Army GAO states that the new Army ne... (more)

Test TLM2.0 Model Compliance for Free

At the Synopsys Users’ Group (SNUG®) San Jose conference, JEDA Technologies, the ESL model validation automation provider, announced a special promotion program to allow OSCI user community to have easy access to TLM2.0 standard compliance commercial products. The goal of the program is to raise the awareness of ESL model quality control in the early phase of development and to shorten the TLM2.0 learning curve, thus facilitating a smooth virtual platform bring-up with models from various sources. Under the program, a user can have access to JEDA TLM2checker product at no cost for a year. JEDA TLM2suite includes TLM2.0 Checker, which offers a comprehensive set of rule checks to ensure that SystemC models comply with the OSCI TLM2.0 standard. The Checker automatically detects rule violations in the models and thus reduces debugging time during virtual platform bring... (more)

Zecurion Mitigates Industry-Wide, Encryption Key Management Risks With Zserver(R) Suite 6.0 Release

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 03/30/10 -- Zecurion Inc., an information security systems leader that protects businesses against insider threats, announces the release of Zserver® Suite 6.0. This release includes an Enterprise Key Management Server (EKMS) that simplifies administration and management of encryption keys used to protect sensitive information. Using EKMS's centralized key-management, enterprises will be able to automate housekeeping tasks while substantially minimizing risks associated with administration and key handling. "Keys stored by EKMS can be automatically uploaded to Zserver-protected servers," says Zecurion CEO Alexey Raevsky, "and when required, a Zserver-managed server can be configured to automatically open encrypted disks after the requested keys are obtained from EKMS. Data can be encrypted using AES-XTS cipher, which is an establishe... (more)

Oracle(R) Fusion Middleware Delivers World Record Single-Node Result With SPECjAppServer2004 Benchmark

REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/30/10 -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) News Facts Today, Oracle announced that Oracle® WebLogic Server, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, together with Oracle Database 11g running on Oracle Enterprise Linux and a Dell PowerEdge R910 Server achieved a world record single-node result with the SPECjAppServer2004 industry standard benchmark(1). With this achievement, Oracle WebLogic Server now holds world record results in multi-node(2), dual-node(3), and single-node SPECjAppServer2004 benchmarks, in addition to delivering the highest performance per core(4) of any result ever published. Benchmark Details Oracle WebLogic Server with Oracle Database 11g achieved 11,057.07 SPECjAppServer2004 [email protected] (jAppServer Operations Per Second). The Java Application Server was running on a four-socket Dell PowerEdge R910 server with the... (more)

Sasken propose un système d'exploitation Linux médias et des services pour la plate-forme média numérique DaVinci™ de Texas Instruments

Sasken Communication Technologies Limited (BSE : 532663 et NSE : SASKEN), l'un des principaux fournisseurs de solutions de communications intégrées, a annoncé aujourd’hui que les équipementiers peuvent profiter des avantages de l’intégration et de la personnalisation des services de Sasken sur la plateforme médias numériques DaVinci™ de Texas Instruments sur divers marchés verticaux notamment l'électronique grand public, l'infodivertissement automobile et d'autres domaines reliés en amont tels que la vente au détail et les soins de santé, où le traitement des médias, la connectivité et d’autres technologies similaires sont essentielles. Avec des services de licences PI, d'intégration et de personnalisation, Sasken travaille avec Texas Instrument jusqu'à ce que le produit final soit prêt à être commercialisé. Les offres proposent non seulement un coût de propriété... (more)

JetBrains PhpStorm 4.0: do it Right From the First Time

PRAGUE, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBrains, the creators of IntelliJ IDEA, ReSharper and other intelligent, productivity-enhancing tools for software developers, have announced the general availability of PhpStorm 4.0, its smart code-centric PHP IDE.        (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070118/JBLOGO ) PhpStorm is an indispensible productivity and time-saving tool for thousands of developers. As one customer put it, "Methinks if you are developing in PHP and are not using PhpStorm, you are working too hard." To keep pace with the times, the new release includes full compliance with PHP 5.4 language features and ECMAScript Harmony support, which makes PhpStorm 4.0 a must-have IDE for today's sophisticated PHP developers. "We have always cared about the quality of your code, by creating things like on-the-fly error checking, zero-configuration PHP d... (more)

DreamHost Selects RagingWire as Home to Its First Eastern US Data Center

ASHBURN, VA and SACRAMENTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/05/12 -- DreamHost, a global full-service web hosting company, has contracted to become an anchor tenant in RagingWire Data Centers' new Northern Virginia campus known as "The Bolt." This next generation, critical facility, engineered for 100% availability with 21 megawatts of highly available facility power, enables DreamHost to extend and enhance its hosting and cloud services and to improve end-to-end network performance particularly for its East Coast and European customers. DreamHost brings a unique blend of advanced systems and customer service to the web hosting industry. The company manages over 1 million website domains including top .com, .org, .net and .info sites. Their product portfolio includes shared hosting, virtual private servers, and dedicated servers -- plus cloud storage and compute services ... (more)

PrismTech Announces its Long Term Commitment to CORBA Middleware

PrismTech™, a global leader in standards-based, performance-critical middleware, today announced its long term commitment to delivering high-performance CORBA® products starting with the availability of four new major performance upgrades to its highly successful OpenFusion® CORBA product suite. PrismTech has been a member of the standards body for CORBA, the Object Management Group™ (OMG™), for nearly two decades and has distinguished itself in the CORBA middleware industry for over twelve years with its OpenFusion product suite. OpenFusion provides the most comprehensive range of CORBA products available from any vendor with best of breed commercial support packages for Open Source ORBs as well as highly specialized ORBs for embedded and real-time applications. PrismTech defines itself by its responsiveness to customer needs and its ability to enable small and l... (more)

AllGo Systems Demonstrates Android Based Automotive Infotainment Solutions with Fast Boot-up as a Critical Feature at SAE Convergence 2012 - Detroit, Michigan, USA

AllGo Embedded Systems today announced the availability of their Android based Automotive Infotainment solutions with Fast boot and Smart Phone Connectivity. AllGo's Android Fast boot solution was showcased at SAE Convergence 2012 - Detroit, Michigan. Google's Android that is designed primarily for smartphones and tablets does not support several features that are important for IVI systems. It does not provide support for rear view camera, automotive specific Bluetooth profile support (A2DP sink, Hands-Free Unit), support for media devices (CDROM and iPod), support for CAN/MOST interfaces and fast boot up time. AllGo's Android Automotive solution addresses these IVI requirements while making sure that core Android architecture has not changed and Android Compatibility Test Suite requirements are met. AllGo's Fast boot solution cuts down the boot-up time to about 1/4... (more)

NetJapan, Inc. Launches: ActiveImage Protector v3.5 Backup and Disaster Recovery Software

Today, NetJapan, Inc., makers of backup and disaster recovery software solutions, releases ActiveImage Protector v3.5 with Inline Deduplication Compression (IDC) & Support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. ActiveImage Protector v3.5 enhances performance, compression, compatibility and security, and adds new off-site and cloud backup features. New Features and Options: Inline Deduplication Compression (IDC) – AIP is the first backup product to offer software based inline deduplication. Inline deduplication improves compression by excluding redundant blocks of data; this can result in a significant reduction in the size of backup image files. Support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. ESXi Support – AIP v3.5 now supports cold backup imaging and recovery of ESXi hosts and all guest machines. Support for Storage Spaces – AIP supports the backup, restore and savi... (more)

Enea AB: the Most Versatile and High-Performing RTOS Yet by Enea for ARM-Based Architectures

Regulatory News: Enea AB (STO:ENEA) Enea® today announced the release of version 5.7.1 of the Enea OSE® real-time operating system (RTOS), bringing significant feature growth and performance gain to embedded real-time systems based on the ARM® CortexTM-A and CortexTM-R processor architectures. “With our latest additions to the ARM version of Enea OSE, we are really surfing the momentum that this architecture is experiencing right now,” said Tommy Englund, Director of Products, Enea. “Old and new users of Enea OSE will experience a robust RTOS with extraordinary real-time characteristics and execution performance, a multicore scalability outshining even Linux, and easy software migration and portability thanks to its POSIX compatibility.” Among the most prominent additions, the kernel system call framework has been highly optimized. Performance tests show a up to 5... (more)

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Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments t...
If a machine can invent, does this mean the end of the patent system as we know it? The patent system, both in the US and Europe, allows companies to protect their inventions and helps foster innovation. However, Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be set to disrupt the patent system as we know it. This talk will examine how AI may change the patent landscape in the years to come. Furthermore, ways in which companies can best protect their AI related inventions will be examined from both a US and...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Bill Schmarzo, Tech Chair of "Big Data | Analytics" of upcoming CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York (November 12-13, 2018, New York City) today announced the outline and schedule of the track. "The track has been designed in experience/degree order," said Schmarzo. "So, that folks who attend the entire track can leave the conference with some of the skills necessary to get their work done when they get back to their offices. It actually ties back to some work that I'm doing at the University of San...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogge...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...