Advanced digital technology trims costs and helps transform businesses, experts from Gartner and Deloitte say. Artificial intelligence, machine learning and cloud services can increase company performance, and they cost less than using human labor or older technology.
AT&T and BitPay have partnered to allow subscribers to pay the carrier's bills with cryptocurrency, accepting bitcoin and bitcoin cash either via AT&T's app or online, AT&T announced. BitPay will process the payments by converting the bitcoin funds into currency.
NexusTek's chief technology officer, Randy Nieves, sees the importance of striking a balance between migrating systems to the cloud and supporting legacy infrastructure. In a recent VMware study, 62% of respondents said integrating legacy systems was the toughest part of implementing multicloud strategies.
Application programming interfaces are pushing system development toward a focus on improving and reconfiguring existing functions, John McDowall writes. Other contributions to this change in emphasis include networks, service-oriented architecture and the rise of an on-demand service approach to hardware.
The Senate voted 97 to 1 for a measure aimed at blocking illegal robocalls that would require telecoms to deploy SHAKEN/STIR technology that ensures origination information from calls is valid. Other provisions allow the Federal Communications Commission to fine law-breakers and step up coordination among regulators.
Some of Silicon Valley's top cybersecurity companies -- including Cisco, Symantec and McAfee -- are pooling resources to help strengthen security at the national level. Information shared among the companies, which are working with the nonprofit Cyber Threat Alliance, creates more opportunity for them to recognize and stop public and private cyberthreats.
Many small businesses fail to adequately defend themselves against cyberthreats, writes Bennett Conlin. He recommends that businesses conduct audits to find weaknesses, ensure that employees are trained and can identify security threats, and use strong passwords to prevent brute-force attacks.
CompTIA has updated its flagship CompTIA A+ certification, featuring a greater emphasis on the problem-solving and critical thinking skills necessary to operate today's enterprise networks. The new exams, developed with input from tech professionals around the world, validate skills in cloud computing, cybersecurity, IoT, virtualization and other areas. Visit CompTIA A+ for more details.
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CompTIA certifications are industry-leading credentials for IT pros. Whether you're looking for a certification to get your first job or you're ready to boost your career with an advanced credential, CompTIA can help. Visit CompTIA Certifications for information on the first four steps you should take to start your certification journey.