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Not everything is broken this week although some things definitely are looking grim. We consider how really dead data centers are according to Gartner, Cisco gobbles some more AI for Webex this time while HPE gets more AI-ish for Bluedata. GTT Communications is in trouble while ATT Bribery case highlights that big companies are dumb.
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A Technical Analysis of the Capital One Hack – CloudSploit – https://blog.cloudsploit.com/a-technical-analysis-of-the-capital-one-hack-a9b43d7c8aea
Symantec Announces Sale of Enterprise Security Assets for $10.7 Billion to Broadcom – Symantec https://investor.symantec.com/About/Investors/press-releases/press-release-details/2019/Symantec-Announces-Sale-of-Enterprise-Security-Assets-for-107-Billion-to-Broadcom/default.aspx
When the chips are down, buy a software biz: Broadcom snaffles Symantec for $10.7bn – The Register https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/09/broadcom_buys_symantec_for_10bn/
Symantec Corporation (SYMC) CEO Rick Hill on Q1 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha – https://seekingalpha.com/article/4283681-symantec-corporation-symc-ceo-rick-hill-q1-2020-results-earnings-call-transcript?part=single
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Voicea | The Network – https://newsroom.cisco.com/press-release-content?type=webcontent&articleId=2007901&utm_medium=RSS
Turning Talk into Action…Voicea Technology a Gamechanger in Employee Experience – Cisco Blog – https://blogs.cisco.com/news/cisco-collaboration-news-073119
BlueData Software | HPE – https://www.hpe.com/us/en/solutions/bluedata.html
The sun sets on the big-data era: HPE to acquire MapR’s assets – SiliconANGLE – https://siliconangle.com/2019/08/05/end-big-data-era-hpe-acquire-maprs-assets/
HPE exec: MapR’s troubles didn’t influence our decision to acquire – CRN – https://www.channelweb.co.uk/crn-uk/news/3080215/hpe-exec-maprs-troubles-didnt-influence-our-decision-to-acquire
AT&T employees took bribes to plant malware on the company’s network | ZDNet – https://www.zdnet.com/article/at-t-employees-took-bribes-to-plant-malware-on-the-companys-network/
Network Critical Introduces Ultra-Flexible Hybrid TAP System for End-to-End Network Access and Visibility – VMBlog – https://vmblog.com/archive/2019/08/06/network-critical-introduces-ultra-flexible-hybrid-tap-system-for-end-to-end-network-access-and-visibility.aspx#.XUxKCOhKiUm
Network Critical SmartNA-XL – Network Critical – https://www.networkcritical.com/smartna-xl
The Data Center Is (Almost) Dead – Smarter With Gartner – https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/the-data-center-is-almost-dead/
Mesosphere changes name to D2IQ, shifts focus to Kubernetes, cloud native | TechCrunch – https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/05/mesosphere-changes-name-to-d2iq-shifts-focus-to-kubernetes-cloud-native/
Kazakhstan government is now intercepting all HTTPS traffic | ZDNet – https://www.zdnet.com/article/kazakhstan-government-is-now-intercepting-all-https-traffic/
Kazakhstan halts introduction of internet surveillance system – Reuters – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kazakhstan-internet-surveillance-idUSKCN1UX0VD
Use Apple products on enterprise networks – Apple Support – https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210060
US attorney general William Barr says Americans should accept security risks of encryption backdoors – TechCrunch https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/23/william-barr-consumers-security-risks-backdoors/
Linux Journal Ceases Publication: An Awkward Goodbye – Linux Journal –https://www.linuxjournal.com/content/linux-journal-ceases-publication-awkward-goodbye