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Mitel has announced that its acquisition of ShoreTel is finally complete. The company has claimed the second market share position when it comes to UCaaS on a global level. Mitel President and Chief Executive Officer Rich McBee mentioned the effect that the digital transformation has had on business models in every industry worldwide. According to McBee, moving to a cloud communications and collaboration system is the first step that businesses need to take as part

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Wireless Trondheim and Telenor group have partnered up to open an innovative new IoT lab in Norway. The IoT ProtoLab has been designed for students, developers, and startups looking to rapidly prototype products and services pertaining to IoT. Scheduled to open in early 2018, this will be a centre for innovation, specifically focusing on Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies and applications. It will also promote collaboration and sharing of expertise. The partners have chosen

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Due to push back from certain partners, Microsoft is now back to the drawing board in terms of rethinking the strategy on how to sell Dynamics 365 to SMBs. It was 2016 when Microsoft originally announced the plans for Dynamics 365. At the time, word came from company officials that they would be redesigning the capabilities of Dynamics AX, Dynamics CRM, and Project Madeira. It was during this week’s conference that Microsoft revealed the plans

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BlackBerry and Fleet Complete have started a reselling partnership through which they’re going to be selling BlackBerry’s radar IoT logistics platform to shipping companies. Radar has the function of tracking assets. Released in 2016, it gives fleet managers the option to view operations in near real-time. Basically, the hardware acts as a monitor that you need to attach to the door of a trailer. Once installed, the device connects to a tracking network. Through analytics,

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Hitachi is in the process of creating Vantara, a separate company focusing on the digital transformation business. The new company aims to target big data and technology infrastructure. The following enterprises will be unified under the combined name of Hitachi Vantara: – Hitachi Insight Group – Pentaho – Hitachi Data Systems According to the company, they want to provide superior infrastructure and analytics technologies for markets that are still in development, where winners haven’t really

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Microsoft Azure is receiving a new range of cybersecurity features which the company has cleverly dubbed as “confidential computing”. This means that the data that’s sitting there will even be protected from staff with physical access to the hardware. With the new change, all data that’s in-use will become encrypted, with this change having been aimed at addressing the concerns of those who were previously worried about storing sensitive data in the cloud. The organisations

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BT, a telecommunications provider, and the New South Wales government have made it official; a new cybersecurity research and development centre is launching in Sydney. The new cybersecurity hub will provide more than 170 jobs in the following fields: – Cloud computing – Data analytics – Cybersecurity – Machine learning – Software engineering – Big data engineering Due to the new hub, 172 new job positions will emerge during the next five years, which includes

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By 2017, there will be 3.1 billion IoT devices out there. By 2020, Gartner predicts the number will jump to 20.4 billion. Without proper cybersecurity measures, they are sitting ducks for an attack. Is your organisation prepared for the revolution? If not, you could leave yourself wide open to SQL injections, botnets, and brute force attacks. You shouldn’t merely rely on automatic updates, since many device manufacturers will not push them out very often, and

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In the next Microsoft Windows Creators Update, there are going to be several privacy changes that count as follow-ons to the changes that Microsoft started rolling out this spring. Specifically, Microsoft is introducing two privacy changes to the setup process. During the setup process, users will get direct access to the privacy statement. When setting up a new device, they will be able to use the Learn More page to navigate to the relevant settings

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Microsoft has detected and patched a zero-day vulnerability in Office, this cybersecurity vulnerability was used to spread FinSpy, a piece of surveillance-type malware. FireEye researchers have said that the malware was designed to target Russian-speaking users. In Tuesday’s blog post, they revealed it was a previously undisclosed zero-day flaw, and that the malware is found within Rich Text document files. Once opened, it continues to inject and execute malicious code. Eventually, the code launches a

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