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In any given month there is too much tech and IT news to cover in one round up, but here I highlight the most interesting and entertaining from the past month. In this edition: Meltdown/Spectre, Musk, Russians, Apple’s Glass Wall Problems, and Lizard Spies. Seriously. I couldn't make this stuff up.
The demand for cloud services has greatly increased within the last years. The acceptance of the cloud is rather high in the business world, which you can see from the massive survey we conducted at the beginning of 2017.
Ray Kurzweil, author, computer scientist and inventor has publicly speculated in his 2005 book "The Singularity Is Near" that by the year 2045 a runaway self-aware, super intelligence will bring unfathomable changes to human civilization.
Network mapping tools play a crucial role in all network environments, since they help administrators stay on top of things. For instance, they provide basic information on which devices are on the network, what their addresses are, which components they directly communicate with, which communication methods they use and much more. Consequently, an up-to-date and detailed network map is indispensable for most IT managers.
We just released PRTG Network Monitor stable version 188.8.131.5258 some days ago. It includes the brand-new REST Dell EMC Storage BETA sensors, stability improvements for Exchange sensors, and many other improvements and fixes.
All these Spectre and Meltdown security risks remind me of Bill Maher jokes: you don’t know if you get them, but at least you know you’re not laughing. Maybe it’s not as dangerous as everyone thinks. Or maybe it is? What we do know is that there are now almost 140 different malware samples trying to exploit the Meltdown and Spectre processor gaps. It’s hard to determine whether this has led to concrete attacks on users; however, it is highly probable that there haven’t been any such attacks. Also, we know the history of the whole mess, but what don’t we know? Everything else.
Not winning a contest sucks. This whole "it's not about winning" thing is a lot of nonsense. However, if participants receive a separate prize after a contest because of special creativity, then they really deserve it. Today we would like to introduce 3 participants of our Sensor Story Contest, who were not among the original winners, but whose creativity, technical know-how and detailed documentation still have to be appreciated. But because we all love the thrill, only one of the presented ones will win our special prize: a PlayStation 4 Pro. Who that will be? That's for you to decide. Comment on this blog or on Facebook and the participant with the most votes is going to win.
Although IPv6 has been in regular operation for almost 20 years, its saturation within corporate networks is still relatively low. Switching from IPv4 to IPv6 is a long-standing process that requires good planning and involves parallel operation of the two protocols.
Ping is a simple tool. It sends out an echo request and waits for a reply. That’s it. But, in that simplicity there is much potential for troubleshooting network issues and finding problems.
Smart devices, smart buildings, and smart cities: With IoT, the trend is clear that we will be analyzing and monitoring large parts of our personal and community life in the future. As a monitoring company, we follow this process with an alert eye and many projects dealing with the topic of IoT.
In 2018 it's important to be mindful that the person you ask to marry you will be the same one you watch stare at their phones for the rest of your lives together! I mention this as I just got married last week in Walt Disney World and I write this blog while my husband is at the pool on our honeymoon!
Two months have passed since our last 'Microsoft Teams Monday' here on the blog. It's time to get news about Microsofts Office 365 group chat software, especially as the latest version presents several juicy new features.
Rupert Collier interviews Chris Dancy to find out more about how he became so connected and how humans and technology will coincide and cohabit in the future. Listen to the podcast to see how dystopian our future could be. Or read the very gappy summary below.
In our daily lives, doctors will point to our dietary intake as a predictor of long-term health. The number one recommendation is to eat the right amount and types food. If we’re honest with ourselves, we’re probably not where our doctors want us to be. In the world of Business and Technology, these things remain true for our data consumption. So, where do we start? Simple; design a diet, stick to it, and watch for issues.