Italy state role in Telecom Italia could solve network tiff: PD's Orfini

ROME (Reuters) – Italy should play a role in resolving the gridlock over Telecom Italia’s (TIM) network assets, possibly by involving state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), president of the ruling PD party said in a position paper. Italian politicians have been calling on and off since 2006 for TIM’s network to be transferred […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: When does tech make you money and when does it cost you?

There’s an interesting Forbes article on the topic of turning a cost center into a profit center. In it, author Larry Myler talks about three ways to “become a hero” by: Killing overhead, Inventing revenue, and Supporting company strategy. Having worked in cost centers within organizations myself, I was skeptical as to whether this can […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Going Interstellar With Microsoft Cosmos

At Microsoft’s Build developer conference last week, the company announced Cosmos DB, a new cloud database offering that, if you believe the hype, entirely changed the database game. Before reelecting on what this means for developers and organizations, it’s worth taking a look at what Cosmos is. Cosmos is a schema-free database service built with […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: When does tech make you money and when does it cost you?

There’s an interesting Forbes article on the topic of turning a cost center into a profit center. In it, author Larry Myler talks about three ways to “become a hero” by: Killing overhead, Inventing revenue, and Supporting company strategy. Having worked in cost centers within organizations myself, I was skeptical as to whether this can […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Veeam Aims for Continuous Availability With Availability Suite V10

Veeam Software has been busy at its VeeamON user conference in New Orleans this week. During the event, the company talked about how it supports the “always on enterprise” and how it is helping enterprises support the transition to supporting the “digital life.” The company’s new Veeam Availability Suite v10 is designed to, in the […] Read more »

EternalRocks network worm uses 7 NSA hacking tools

While you won’t be forgetting the WannaCry ransomware attack, it is likely you will be hearing a lot more about the alleged NSA-linked EternalBlue exploit and DoublePulsar backdoor as it seems a wide range of bad guys have them in their toyboxes. At least one person is leveraging seven leaked NSA hacking tools for a […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: How Google Cloud will bring AI, machine learning to enterprise software

Google has been quietly hard at work for some time now, developing its artificial intelligence and cloud capabilities to do something new. And at the Google’s Cloud Next conference in March the company announced that it was developing tech to aid machine learning for enterprise business. Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: How the disruptive power of Blockchain could impact the digital economy

Throughout time, the single greatest creator of wealth in human history has been global trade, and market friction has been the greatest inhibitor to create wealth. Over the years, as businesses and processes have evolved and become more automated, the industry has overcome many different sources of friction. The emergence of tools, institutions and rules […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: The real meaning of a merged channel strategy

There has been a wide range of thoughts about the meaning of physical store closings, coming from some major retail thinkers and various major media news outlets. But the underlying assumptions in almost all of these arguments are flawed. They cast physical stores and online sites as distinct entities, even rivals. The reality, though, is […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Install Linux kernel 4.10.1 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Install Linux kernel 4.10.1 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint Linux kernel 4.10.1 was released a few days ago, and now you can install it on your Ubuntu or Linux Mint computer. Here’s how to install kernel 4.10.1 courtesy of the Linux Geekster (note that there are separate instructions for 32-bit and 64-bit systems): How to […] Read more »