The Department of Defense’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract was always going to be a hotly contested affair, worth well over $10 billion over the course of a decade. But when it was announced in 2017, no one could have imagined the bizarre twists the turns the bidding process would take. This winner-take-all contact has dragged on for more than three years, and while Microsoft has been declared the official winner, the legal wrangling makes this feel far from over. If you haven’t kept up on the news, Rich Stroffolino is here to give you a comprehensive overview.
The rise of cheap but capable ARM processors, and the saturation of internet connectivity with Wi-Fi and cellular, has led to the rapid spread of Internet of Things devices. IoT can now be found across the consumer and enterprise landscape, finding itself particularly well suited for industrial, campus, and municipal applications. But has security risen to meet the sudden influx of IoT devices? Not quite. Rich Stroffolino breaks down the problem, why enterprises will eventually catch up, and what the regulatory landscape might look like when they do.
Nvidia made waves early last year when it announced it was buying Mellanox. A scant 13 months later, and the acquisition has finally closed. Over the last decade, Nvidia has fundamentally redefined itself as a company, moving from a consumer graphics card maker to becoming an enterprise stalwart in AI and ML. So given that trajectory, where does the acquisition of Mellanox fit? Rich Stroffolino breaks it all down in this first episode of Checksum!