With the COVID-19 pandemic in full effect, the race is on by medical researchers to find potential treatments and a vaccine. All this medical research requires a lot of computer power to model potential therapies quickly. Luckily, we’re seeing two different approaches each bringing a lot of power to bear.
O’Reilly closes its event business, Microsoft has a font of exploits, the power of [email protected], and Storj Labs decentralizes cloud storage. Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth discuss all this and more on the Gestalt IT Rundown this week, with special guest Stephen Foskett.
New ransomware attacked exfiltrate data prior to encryption for blackmail, IBM standardizes on Slack, the impact of India’s proposed data privacy law, and more this week. Rich Stroffolino is joined by Keith Townsend this week for the Gestalt IT Rundown, your weekly IT news briefings.
IBM recently announced that CEO Ginni Rometty would be stepping down in April, to be replaced by Arvind Krishna. On the surface, replacing an IBMer that’s been with the company since 1981 with an IBMer that’s been with the company since 1990 isn’t the most… inspired move. In fact, it seems like business as usual for Big Blue. But this move may signal that IBM is ready to finally turn the corporate battleship after years of declining revenue.
VMware changes up its per-CPU pricing to reflect the proliferation of CPU cores, WireGuard VPN is coming to the Linux kernel, Western Digital finds a buyer for ActiveScale, Intel drops its Nervana chip line, and Google Cloud reveals revenue numbers. All this and more with Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth on this week’s Gestalt IT Rundown.
Veeam will be acquired by Insight Partners for $5 billion, Packet gets bought by Equinix, billions of medical images found stored in unsecured servers, and IBM fights the patent trolls. Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth are talking about these and more on the Gestalt IT Rundown, your source for the IT news of the week.
It’s the Gestalt IT Rundown, your weekly look at the IT news of the week. This week, Tom Hollingsworth and Ken Nalbone discuss Microsoft’s new enterprise AR hardware, the Spectre of Spectre, US-Huawei tensions at MWC, and the security implications of BMCs on bare metal.
The Gestalt IT Rundown is your weekly look at the IT news of the week. We had a technical issue with the video this week, but we’ve got the latest headlines and takes for you right here anyway. This week saw a ton of AI news, a key new API for G Suite, Android Things changes, and yet another massive data breach.
Struggling to see what IBM is going to do after acquiring Red Hat? Ben Thompson wrote up a great piece putting it into context of IBM’s strategy in the 90s with the emergence of the internet. It’s a really interesting perspective, positioning the acquisition as a return to the mentality of CEO Lou Gerstner.
In “huh, that’s still a thing” news, IBM announced plans to sell Lotus Notes, Domino and Portal to HCL, an Indian IT services company. This marks the biggest IT acquisition in India’s history.