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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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