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Enterprises Embrace Open Source To Tackle Growing Data Management Challenges

Linux Foundation Research and SODA Foundation have released study results on new data and storage trends for enterprise. The 2021 Data and Storage Trends Report reveals enterprise use of data and storage as it relates to cloud services and workloads in the era of cloud native, edge, IoT and 5G. Data...

Research Exposes 10 Common Threats Vexing Cloud Customers

New research by threat detection and response firm Vectra AI shows that the most common threats to corporate networks remain consistent throughout all companies -- regardless of their size. Researchers calculated the relative frequency of threat detections that were triggered during a three-month sp...

Cybersecurity Fears Trigger Migration From the Public Cloud

Cloud cybersecurity -- or a lack of it -- is feeding a frenzy of companies out of the public cloud. A similar concern about managing compliance obligations is keeping organizations from moving to the cloud in general. However, much of the growing concerns over cloud cybersecurity result from experie...

GitHub Aims to Make Open Source Code Apocalypse-Proof in Arctic Vault

GitHub wants to make sure its entire warehouse of open source code survives an apocalypse by burying it deep within an Arctic vault as one of several preservation strategies. Microsoft-owned GitHub is creating the Arctic Code Vault as a data repository for the existing Arctic World Archive. The AWA ...

New RHEL Locks In Hybrid Cloud Growth

Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5, which targets the needs of both Linux server and cloud deployment users. With the goal of providing a consistent foundation for hybrid cloud environments, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 includes enhanced security and compl...

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BitKey Unlocks Mysteries of the Bitcoin Universe

BitKey is a Debian-based live distribution with specialist utilities for performing highly secure air-gapped bitcoin transactions. This distro is not for everyday computing needs, but if you are obsessed with the use of bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, this distro might be just what you need. I am...

EXPERT ADVICE

Catch That Memory Bug Before It Catches You

Memory bugs, essentially a mistake in the management of heap memory, are caused by a number of factors and can occur in any program that is being written, enhanced or maintained. The fact that memory bugs can be introduced at any time is part of what makes memory debugging a challenging task. This i...

EXPERT ADVICE

IT Management: Avoiding the Pitfalls of New Technology Deployments

It's often said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Nothing could be more applicable to IT management. IT managers are in a constant fire drill, responding to some "unbeatable fire" when they are desperate to correct an ensuing dis...

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