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IBM Q2 Earnings In — A Gain, Then a Slide. What I See Looking Forward

In Big Data, Cloud by Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

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.

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FaceApp is a Gigantic Cybersecurity Risk — From Fun to Dangerous in an Instant

In Security by Shelly KramerLeave a Comment

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?

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DOJ Weighs In To Halt FTC and Koh’s Questionable Ruling Against Qualcomm

In Technology News by Daniel NewmanLeave a Comment

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.

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Amdocs: Paving the Way for eSIM Cloud Ecosystem Expansion

In Cloud by Ron WestfallLeave a Comment

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.