HPE reduces virtual machine costs | Survey: Millennials want IoT toys, unaware of security risks | Chipmakers see opportunity in AI
November 21, 2017
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HPE reduces virtual machine costs
Hewlett Packard Enterprise's ProLiant DL385 Gen10 server will run AMD's Epyc processor in an effort to operate more virtual machines per server at as little as half the cost of traditional servers.
Network World (11/20),  IT Business Edge (11/20) 
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Technology & Trends
Survey: Millennials want IoT toys, unaware of security risks
Sixty-five percent of millennials are not aware or concerned about security risks involved with the purchase of internet of things toys and devices, according to Keeper Security. The survey of 1,000 US adults age 25 to 34 found 53% of respondents intend to purchase an IoT toy.
eWeek (11/20) 
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Chipmakers see opportunity in AI
The emergence of artificial intelligence is presenting an opportunity for a wave of startups that manufactures computer chips. Startups are betting their chips will be more efficient for handling AI tasks than today's technology, but established companies such as Nvidia and Intel are also working to seize the opportunity.
MIT Technology Review online (free registration) (11/20) 
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Tips for building a cybersecurity culture
Recent spikes in security threats have signaled the need for a new organizational culture that bridges cybersecurity and business operations. Get tips for overhauling your environment in this SmartFocus on Cybersecurity in Business Operations. Experts from Virginia Tech share tips for getting all users on board with maintaining the integrity of data assets.
IT Channel
IC Insights: Samsung's 2017 chip sales to exceed Intel's
Samsung Electronics is expected to have 2017 chip sales of $65.6 billion, topping Intel's $61 billion, IC Insights estimates. The firm predicts SK Hynix will take third place and Micron Technology fourth with $26.2 billion and $23.4 billion, respectively.
Yonhap News Agency (South Korea) (subscription required) (11/20) 
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Lee Child, creator of the Jack Reacher series, shares his secrets to creating suspense.
IT Workforce
How organizations can be proactive against DNS threats
The Domain Name System could be a way that attackers mine data, and every organization should have a cybersecurity strategy that protects this network, writes Herve Dhelin. He offers three tips for being proactive against these threats: examine and analyze payloads and traffic, know how data is exfiltrated and design a plan to stop and mitigate attacks.
Dark Reading (11/17) 
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Policy Watch
Democrats push to spend $400M to secure elections
Democrats push to spend $400M to secure elections
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House Democrats on the independent election security task force are floating the idea of using $400 million left over from the 2002 Help America Vote Act to help bolster election security. The funds could be used to replace outdated voting machines, the group wrote in a letter to the House Appropriations Committee.
Nextgov (11/20) 
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CompTIA News
Cloud driving states' digital progress
Cloud-based services are leading the charge in health and human services delivery innovation across the US. Three-quarters of agencies surveyed say that they have applications in the cloud, up from 55% in 2016, according to the 2017 Health and Human Services State of the States Survey. CompTIA's Jennifer Saha shares more data from the study in this guest blog article.
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CompTIA+ Conference just weeks away
The free CompTIA+ Conference 2017 on Dec. 6 will feature four sessions covering the hottest areas of IT with a diverse panel of industry experts. If you are a CompTIA certification holder, all four sessions are pre-approved for continuing education units (CEUs), good toward renewal of your certification. Visit CompTIA+ Conference to register today.
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Smart Cities Symposium
The 2nd Annual Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition, Jan. 17 and 18, 2018, in Chicago brings together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a reality. Visit Smart Cities Symposium for more details and to register.
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