• Uber hack netted 57m records November 22, 2017
      The ride hailing company Uber has revealed that it suffered a major data breach in 2016, that saw as many as 57 million user records, and 7 million diver records compromised. According to a blog post from the CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, “in late 2016 we became aware that two individuals outside the company had […]
  • Dogpatch Labs founder named Guaranteed Irish Tech Hero November 22, 2017
    Founder and managing director of Dogpatch Labs Patrick Walsh, has been announced as the Guaranteed Irish Tech Hero for his contribution to the tech industry in Ireland. Walsh is the fifth of six Guaranteed Irish Heroes to be awarded. Maser; Niamh Briggs; Prof Louise Kenny and Keiron Campbell Black were previously named Guaranteed Irish Heroes […]
  • Tech SMEs report record €817m raised in first nine months of 2017 November 22, 2017
    Irish technology SMEs raised a record €817 million for the nine months to end September 2017, according to the Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey published today in association with William Fry. This is an increase of 11% from 2016 when €734 million was raised in the same period. Fund raising in the third quarter […]
  • HPE’s Whitman to step down as CEO November 22, 2017
      Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) chief executive officer Meg Whitman is to step down, she announced via an earnings call. Whitman’s 6-year tenure saw the company being split between the enterprise and print, consumer and device divisions. Although expected to retain a seat on the board, unlike her predecessors, Whitman will be succeeded by current […]
  • Digital disruption to hit milestone by 2020 November 22, 2017
    According to research from the Harvard Business Review for Microsoft, we are facing a digital disruption milestone by 2020, for which most organisations are unprepared. There is a lot of market discussion about digital transformation, says Aisling Curtis, commercial director for small medium corporate solutions and partners, Microsoft Ireland, but still a lot of confusion about […]
  • Azure gets Apache Spark, Cassandra and MariaDB November 22, 2017
    Microsoft has brought several third-party popular platforms to its Azure cloud aimed at developers and data analysts. The new Azure capabilities include Azure Databricks, a beta Apache Spark cluster computing platform for developers to get insights out of enterprise data. Developers can request to participate in the beta. There is also an API for running the […]
  • HPE broadens processor offerings with AMD and Cavium systems November 21, 2017
    It has been said that the industry dislikes too many choices, but HPE is offering more choices for server products with new ARM- and AMD Epyc-based servers. And in both cases, HPE is touting price-performance efficiency. The company has announced new ProLiant DL385 Gen10 servers running AMD’s Epyc processor, the server version of its Zen-based […]
  • Apple’s upcoming iMac Pro might have an iPhone chip November 21, 2017
    The new iMac Pro will be Apple’s fastest Mac by a country mile. With 18 CPU cores, Radeon Vega graphics, and 128Gb of RAM, there isn’t much Apple’s newest all-in-one won’t be able to do. But a recent discovery by Apple code spelunker Steven Troughton-Smith suggest an iPhone chip might be along for the ride. […]
  • IoT needs to be secured by the network November 21, 2017
    Everyone who has a stake in the Internet of Things, from device manufacturers to network service providers to implementers to customers themselves, makes important contributions to the security or lack thereof in enterprise IoT, attendees at Security of Things World were told. “The key to all [IoT devices] is that they are networked,” Jamison Utter, […]
  • How culture clashes are slowing down cloud adoption November 21, 2017
    The adoption of BYOD (bring your own device) and organisations moving their workloads to the cloud or experimenting with Internet of Things (IoT) may already be underway, but it could be happening faster, according to analysts.At the same time, regulations and bureaucracy may be slowing down the adoption of new technologies, but so could the people […]