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Hackers are hijacking smart building access systems to launch DDoS attacks

Hackers are actively searching the internet and hijacking smart door/building access control systems, which they are using to launch DDoS attacks, according to firewall company SonicWall. The attacks are targeting Linear eMerge E3, a product of Nortek Security & Control ...

VMware to acquire Nyansa for AI-based network analytics

VMware on Tuesday announced it intends to acquire Nyansa, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based firm that offers AI-based network analytics. The deal is expected to close in VMware's first quarter of FY2021. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. VMware plans ...

Can AI put humans back in the loop?

Is it possible to make artificial intelligence more trustworthy by inserting a human being into the decision process of machine learning? It may be, but you don't get something for nothing. That human being better be an individual who knows ...

Director’s View

Welcome to the first edition of our 2020 eZine newsletter!  As I write this, the Corona Virus is rocking the Chinese economy, whilst the UK has firmly pulled the Brexit Trigger out of the European Union.   It may be worthwhile considering ...

Management tips: Three ways to change how you lead in 2020

Nobody works in complete isolation; that means your success can depend as much on the people around you as it does on your own individual approach or talents. That's as true for CIOs as it is for anyone else. So ...

Biggest technology acquisitions 2020

Last year marked a slight decrease in global technology M&A activity from the blockbuster year that was 2018 – when SAP bought Qualtrics for $8 billion, IBM acquired Red Hat for a staggering $33 billion and Broadcom picked up CA ...