Europa - Roaming charges in the European Union will no longer apply from 15 June 2017. The end of roaming charges is a true European success story. From now on, citizens who travel within the EU will be able to call, text and connect on their mobile devices at the same price as they pay at home. Removing roaming charges is one of the greatest and most tangible successes of the EU.
Computer Weekly -Red Hat’s vice-president and general manager for the ASEAN region, Damien Wong, sheds light on the company’s strategy for tackling a market that is not used to paying for software;
As the flag-bearer of open source software, Red Hat has seen its fortunes grow as more companies turn to Linux and, more recently, containers and microservices to power their businesses.
During its fourth quarter of the 2017 fiscal year, Red Hat raked in revenues of $629m, up 16% year on year. Asia-Pacific was the fastest growing region for the company, contributing 14% of total revenues for the year.
In a wide-ranging interview with Computer Weekly, Damien Wong, vice-president and general manager for Red Hat in ASEAN, sheds light on the company’s success, its strategy for tackling the Southeast Asian market that is not used to paying for software, and the role of open source in digital transformation.
V3 - Companies and organisations across the world will need another 1.8 million more cyber-security pros to protect themselves by 2022.
That's according to market researchers Frost and Sullivan. The deficit of security pros is revealed in the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study that the organisation has spent some time putting together.
It spoke to many companies in Europe and across the world, and found that 40 per cent of them want to increase their cyber security people by at least 15 per cent over the next five years.
Reuters - Russian security software maker Kaspersky Lab has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft with the European Commission and the German federal cartel office, it said in a statement on Tuesday.
Kaspersky Lab said Microsoft was abusing its dominance in the PC operating system market, creating obstacles for independent software security vendors by distributing its own Defender anti-virus software with the ubiquitous Windows operating system.
Microsoft built the anti virus software into Windows, saying this protected users but Kaspersky said it was anti-competitive.
Microsoft said in a statement on Tuesday that it had not violated any laws.
The Register - Dratted laws of physics. Cranking up frequencies is difficult due to leakages from ever smaller guard rails on the electron highways inside the processor. You have to jack up the power to make sure the instructions make it through, which leads to thermal problems.
Martin Hilgeman, HPC consultant with Dell EMC, gave a tour de force presentation at last month's HPC Advisory Council meeting in Lugano, Switzerland. He explained the conflict between Moore’s Law and Amdahl’s Law. Sure, we get more transistors, cores, and such in compliance with Moore’s Law, but it’s damn hard to actually use them all efficiently due to Amdahl’s law.
We can still get more cores on a processor, but can they all be used efficiently by software? It’s also possible to have more sockets per system as well, but that is also a challenge for power/density and cooling.