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'Systemically important' cloud firms lack oversight, lawmakers say

Dive Brief: Amazon Web Services' (AWS) role in the Capital One data breach should prompt financial regulators to consider designating the three leading cloud providers — AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud — as systemically important…

Findings from Gartner’s Market Guide for Email Security 2019 - CloudTweaks

Gartner’s Market Guide for Email Security 2019 reaffirms that an increasing number of organizations are migrating their email platforms to the cloud. According to Gartner, “by 2021, Gartner expects 70% of public and private companies to…

Gartner: A 10-step cookbook for building a cloud strategy

Editor's note: The following is a guest article from Gartner drawing on analyst insights about how IT leaders can formulate a cloud strategy for their organization. Businesses are embracing the transformational nature of shifting to the cloud,…

Experian works in reverse to apply AI, ML to data

With technology advances making data storage boundless, companies have additional pressure to collect, analyze and deploy data. But eagerness has left companies with large stories of unused, uncatalogued information. Here's why this happens: More…

AI a lifeline to competition, but 25% of companies fail half their projects

Dive Brief: One-quarter of companies report a 50% failure rate with AI projects, according to IDC's Artificial Intelligence Global Adoption Trends & Strategies report.  AI models require trial and error periods preferably fueled by high quality…

Hackers mount attacks on Webmin servers, Pulse Secure, and Fortinet VPNs - CloudTweaks

To nobody’s surprise, hacker groups have started exploiting vulnerabilities that have been made public earlier this month, taking advantage of public technical details and demo exploit code to launch attacks against real-world targets. Attacks…

Amid a recession, slashing tech budgets might mean economic whiplash

Market watchers are carefully tracking the inversion of the yield curve and other troubling signs that say the U.S. might be headed for an economic recession.  If some financial forecasters are correct, and the country does head for a downturn…

MetLife names head of global technology, expects new tech to disrupt business models

Dive Brief: Insurance company MetLife named Bill Pappas EVP and head of global technology and operation, effective Nov. 19, according to a company announcement.  Pappas "will become an executive officer of MetLife and a member of its Executive…

VMware continues 'acquisition spree' with planned $4.8B purchase of Pivotal, Carbon Black

Dive Brief: VMware, a San Francisco-based maker of cloud computing and virtualization systems, announced its intent to acquire two smaller tech companies Thursday. It plans to acquire cloud security company Carbon Black and software development…

DoorDash reveals details of its new tipping model - CloudTweaks

DoorDash announced last month that it would be changing its controversial tipping model. Today it’s revealing the basics of how the new system will work. Under the past model, Dashers (DoorDash drivers and other delivery people) were guaranteed…

Volkswagen CEO wants a stake in Tesla: Manager Magazin - CloudTweaks

BERLIN (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) CEO Herbert Diess wants to take a stake in Tesla (TSLA.O) to access the U.S. company’s software and batteries technology, German business publication Manager Magazin reported on Thursday. “Diess…

Encryption 101 and the trap of leaving data unprotected

Before Chris Davis traveled to China for work some years ago, he was warned officials would take his electronics and make hard drive copies after he landed.  Expecting this, Davis, VP of product management for cybersecurity and compliance…