Intel completes Mobileye purchase for $15.3B | Report: VR adoption expected to put strain on network data | Samsung will have 1Tb flash chip for SSDs in 2018
August 10, 2017
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Intel completes Mobileye purchase for $15.3B
Intel reported completing its $15.3 billion deal for Mobileye, the Israeli developer of advanced vision systems for self-driving cars, and now holds 84% of Mobileye's shares. The chip company will continue buying Mobileye shares through Aug. 21.
Reuters (8/8),  CRN (U.S.) (8/8) 
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Technology & Trends
Report: VR adoption expected to put strain on network data
Report: VR adoption expected to put strain on network data
Broadband providers and network operators need to be prepared for an increase in data consumption as virtual-reality headsets become more popular. Data consumption from VR headsets is expected to rise 650% to hit 21,000 PB in 2021, a Juniper Research report states.
CED Magazine online (8/8) 
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Samsung will have 1Tb flash chip for SSDs in 2018
Samsung Electronics has developed a 1-terabit V-NAND flash memory chip that will be available in enterprise solid-state drives next year. The company plans to stack 16 Tb chips in a single package to offer a data-storage capacity of 2 terabytes.
ZDNet (8/9),  EE Times (8/8) 
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IT Channel
Essential phone gets major backing, targets holiday season sales debut
Essential Products' premium smartphone should be on shelves in time for the holiday season with help from prominent investors that include Amazon, Tencent Holdings and Foxconn. The $699 Essential phone, boasting a titanium and ceramic case, will be offered exclusively through Sprint and Best Buy.
Reuters (8/9),  Bloomberg (8/9),  Fortune/Reuters (8/9) 
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AlienVault teams up with SpyCloud for dark web plug-in
AlienVault teams up with SpyCloud for dark web plug-in
AlienVault has teamed up with SpyCloud to create a plug-in that monitors the dark web for stolen credentials. Notifications are sent to users when a match for domain credentials has been found on dark web forums and sites, while users with SpyCloud accounts can also access more details about the breach.
TechCrunch (8/8) 
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IT Workforce
How to build a successful IoT organization
Any good internet of things effort starts with strong leadership and a dedicated global group for IoT, writes Bob Violino. Have clear roles within this group while being open to outside expertise as needed.
CIO online (8/8) 
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Policy Watch
NIST finalizes cybersecurity framework
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced the final version of its National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. The framework details a common vocabulary among cybersecurity professionals to boost workforce communication, education and training.
Dark Reading (8/7) 
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CompTIA News
Organic growth or investors?
It's an age-old question in business. What should an owner do to raise more working capital? CompTIA recently assembled a trio of financial experts to share their thoughts and insight on that dilemma at ChannelCon. The CompTIA Blog has the story.
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Success in the tech economy
There's growing evidence that many job candidates are not receiving the hands-on training needed to fill the technology skills gap. Educators can help students gain in-demand skills and secure fulfilling, high-paying careers by embedding certifications into their curriculum and encouraging students to demonstrate skill mastery by earning credentials. Visit CompTIA IT Career News to learn more.
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Business continuity insights
More businesses are trusting third parties with their valuable data, the lifeblood of the modern enterprise. But what happens when data is compromised or inaccessible? The "CompTIA Quick Start Guide to Business Continuity and Data Recovery" offers some answers. Visit CompTIA Insight & Tools to download a free copy.
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