IBM Q2 earnings are in. We had a gain, then a slide, but all in all, they’ve got the right things in place moving forward. The company’s cloud commitment, the unique Z and LinuxONE offerings, and the company’s commitments in areas like Blockchain and AI are all sound positions in important emerging market spaces. Now CEO Ginni Rometty and team need to deliver on growth.
FaceApp is a gigantic cybersecurity risk, and the viral app has gone from fun to dangerous in an instant. Tech geeks like us don’t have all the answers, but most of us who are immersed in this space are flat out concerned about the potential ramifications of FaceApp and the dangers it might possibly pose. And really? What’s the upside? Your photos might end up on a billboard in a foreign country somewhere, or they might be used to train artificial intelligence. Or both. Or they might be used in even more personal, and personally dangerous ways. It’s not really worth it for a few seconds of amusement, or amazement, or whatever it is, at what you might look like 50 years from now—is it?
The DoJ has intervened to request a stay in the FTC ruling against Qualcomm, citing national security. This ruling against Qualcomm never made sense, and certainly did not make sense based upon what the FTC presented in its case. I feel strongly that the ruling will be paused to allow a deeper look on the security implications prior to the case being heard for appeal — it will be interesting to keep an eye on what happens next.
The race is on to drive eSIM ecosystem influence among the major players, particularly in upping the operator’s game, and Amdocs is squarely in the lead. Challenges aside, Amdocs is establishing a sales and marketing lead in the eSIM Cloud realm, at least in relation to telco software rivals Ericsson, Nokia Software, and Netcracker. This will be an interesting one to watch.
EU Competition Chief Margrethe Vesteger is poised to slap new fines on Amazon and possibly Qualcomm. Are these fines warranted, fair and useful?
The news of the massive GDPR fines levied against British Airways and Marriott has gotten the attention of CIOs. More importantly CEOs, investors, and board members are rethinking cybersecurity, realizing that a security-first mindset in all aspects of the organization is critically important.
Pitching your finance and executive teams on security awareness measures is no easy task. Here’s how to discuss return on security investment, security awareness and training.
At Microsoft Insipre 2019, The Open Data Initiative is taking an important step toward empowering the enterprise to maximize its data.
Pulling your board into the tech circle should enhance the momentum of your digital transformation, not detract from it. For digital transformation to be, well, transformational, board members will need to be fully engaged—and informed—regarding tech advancement.
FTC’s Facebook Fine has raised a lot of eyebrows, but is it enough? An analysis of the FTC ruling and the 5 Billion USD Facebook Fine from Daniel Newman.