Microsoft adds Bonsai to cloud computing team | AT&T building NB-IoT network in US, Mexico | Roambee secures $2M investment for IoT supply chain security
June 21, 2018
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Microsoft adds Bonsai to cloud computing team
Microsoft adds Bonsai to cloud computing team
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Microsoft has purchased tech startup Bonsai in an effort to expand its Azure cloud offerings. Bonsai specializes in artificial intelligence tools that help applications "adapt" to changes.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (6/20),  ZDNet (6/20) 
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Internet of Things
AT&T building NB-IoT network in US, Mexico
AT&T says it will launch a narrowband internet of things network across the US and Mexico in 2019. "Adding NB-IoT to our portfolio will expand our LPWA capabilities, help drive investment in our evolution to 5G, and support our customers as they deploy IoT solutions across the US and Mexico," says Chris Penrose, AT&T's president of IoT Solutions.
ZDNet (6/21) 
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Mobile & Wireless
Apple unveils Business Manager platform
Apple has rolled out its Business Manager platform, which allows businesses to enroll and configure their Apple devices remotely. The company released the product to the US market this month, with plans to release it to the global market during the next few months.
Computerworld (6/21) 
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Security & Privacy
Hackers take advantage of D-Link router vulnerabilities
Hackers are taking advantage of vulnerabilities to infect D-Link DSL 2750B modem/routers and make them part of the Satori botnet, security researchers say. The vulnerability was disclosed no later than 2016, and so far, the company has not provided guidance on how device owners should proceed.
Ars Technica (6/20) 
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Protecting your IP from internal threats
A Verizon report shows that intellectual property theft is the goal of at least 50% of manufacturing cyberattacks, with some of those coming from within, writes Larry Thompson, president and chief financial officer of Veriato. Companies should develop a high-level team to develop a strategy and assign risk levels to every job, he writes.
Manufacturing Business Technology online (6/19) 
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Health Care IT
Baidu works to improve neural network detection of tumors
Baidu unveiled an algorithm that improves on convolutional neural networks' capabilities to detect cancer tumors. The technique uses the neural conditional random field strategy to minimize false positives.
The Register (U.K.) (6/20) 
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Judge rules MD Anderson must pay $4.3M for security breach
After three data breaches exposed more than 33,500 patients' health care information to security risk, a federal judge ruled the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center must pay a $4.3 million HIPAA fine. MD Anderson says it will appeal the ruling, stating the medical information exposed was for research and did not fall under HIPAA's nondisclosure agreement.
Healthcare Dive (6/20) 
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SIIA Vision from The Top Featuring the CEO of goTransverse
SIIA is pleased to announce the return of Vision from The Top. This program, featuring SIIA software member executives, will give you a glimpse into what drove the success of these industry leaders. At the end of the year, all interviews will be released in the form of an eBook. Read more about Jim Messer, CEO of goTransverse, in our June Vision from The Top. For more details and to submit your CEO, please contact Jennifer Carl, your program manager.
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Join us for an Executive Breakfast: Win with a Dynamic Platform Ecosystem
On August 7, executives across the region are encouraged to come and meet platform experts and discuss new opportunities to gain competitive advantage by creating compelling customer experiences. Space is limited so RSVP today to secure your spot. Attendance is complimentary but registration is required so register today to enjoy a delicious breakfast while we explore how to win with a dynamic platform ecosystem.
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