Rackspace adds app management with TriCore buy | Essential factors for optimal IoT construction | Citrix unveils products, services
May 26, 2017
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Rackspace adds app management with TriCore buy
Rackspace is adding enterprise app management, in addition to cloud-management offerings, with the acquisition of TriCore Solutions. The deal, expected to be completed in June, lets Rackspace manage business apps from software firms such as Oracle or SAP.
TechCrunch (5/25) 
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Internet of Things
Essential factors for optimal IoT construction
An effective internet of things ecosystem requires the right technology, care for privacy concerns and strong relationships, Samuel Greengard writes. "A starting point is to understand that business and IT leaders must work in new, more collaborative ways to identify where value exists," he writes.
Baseline (free registration) (5/24) 
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Citrix unveils products, services
Citrix is touting the release of cloud services and a secure digital workspace. The company has also introduced Citrix Analytics, a product that will be available in the second half of this year.
TechRepublic (5/23),  ZDNet (5/23) 
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Mobile & Wireless
Verizon rolls out SmartHub
Verizon to release SmartHub on Friday
Verizon has released SmartHub, an integrated smart home interface and Wi-Fi hot spot, for $200. SmartHub includes an LTE line, allowing connectivity to a range of devices, including laptops and phones, and offers an HD Voice call feature.
Android Police (5/24) 
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Security & Privacy
Cyberattacks targeting critical US energy infrastructure on the rise
Cyberattacks targeting critical US energy infrastructure on the rise
(David McNew/Newsmakers/Getty Images)
US energy systems and infrastructure are grappling with an increasing number of cybersecurity threats despite oil and natural gas companies' and the Transportation Security Administration's best efforts to strengthen protections. "There appears to be an increasing level of activity, sophistication and maturity of threat actors, in particular nation state actors, that wish to disrupt the U.S. bulk power system and the U.S. gas transmission or distribution system," Dominion Energy said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
E&E News (free content) (5/23) 
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Insiders and 3rd parties still biggest threats
Insider and third-party risks still pose the greatest threat to businesses and organizations, Sue Marquette Poremba writes. The 2017 Secure Access Threat Report says more action is needed to close these security gaps, including monitoring everyone with data access.
IT Business Edge (5/25) 
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Government IT
Hayden: US needs private sector's cybersecurity expertise
Hayden: US needs private sector's cybersecurity expertise
Hayden (Noam Galai/Getty Images)
The private sector must help the federal government fight cyberattacks, said Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and the CIA. Companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook have the cybersecurity expertise and can move more quickly than the US government to deter threats, he said.
Computerworld (5/23) 
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2017 CODiE Winner Announcements
Join us as we announce the 32nd Annual SIIA CODiE Award winners in the Business Technology categories and celebrate the winners and finalists during a special reception in San Francisco! Attend the Biz Tech Awards on July 25.
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