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  • Google opens Sydney cloud region

    Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure now have a new competitor in Australia – a ‘three zone’ Google Cloud Platform region in Sydney has finally landed.

    Written by Byron Connolly21 June 17 09:00
  • ​Google wheels out big name customers at San Fran gabfest

    Google recruited several big name customers including international bank, HSBC, to discuss their cloud implementations at its annual San Francisco gabfest as the Silicon Valley giant looks to convince enterprises to shift their core systems to its cloud platform.

    Written by Byron Connolly09 March 17 08:24
  • Why you're not investing enough in IT security

    The minute you outsource responsibility or governance of information security to a third party, you tie a noose around your neck and hand the end of the rope to a vendor.​

    Written by Rodney Byfield13 Jan. 17 11:49
  • What is home automation and how do I get started?

    From flicking a light switch to opening your garage door with a remote control, our homes have been automated for decades. The concept goes as far back as the 1934 World's Fair in Chicago where the "home of the future" was unveiled. In the last 80 years, however, the automated home has morphed into the smart home, courtesy of the Internet, sensors and connectivity. The modern automated home can do more than turn on our heating and our lights--it can actually think for us.

    Written by Jennifer Tuohy27 Jan. 15 07:16
  • US chain Home Depot says attackers stole a vendor's credentials to break in

    Home Depot has shed more light on a recent data breach that compromised 56 million payment cards, saying hackers used login credentials belonging to another company to access its network. It also revealed that 53 million email addresses were also stolen.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk07 Nov. 14 12:31
  • Power Tools Company Uses Marketing Analytics to Compete With Big Box Stores

    If you're in the market for a chain saw or a leaf blower, you might consider a product from Stihl. But you won't find the company's products at Home Depot or Lowe's. Stihl operates an independent dealer-only retail distribution program that its leaders say is instrumental in helping the company dominate the gasoline-powered outdoor tool category.

    Written by Stephanie Overby30 Oct. 14 23:55
  • PCI Compliance Under Scrutiny Following Big Data Breaches

    As details filter out about the Home Depot hack (and many, many more data breaches), you can't help but ask: How did this happen -- especially when the company was supposed to adhere to specific safety regulations or else lose its capability to process credit card transactions?

    Written by Jen A. Miller23 Oct. 14 01:05
  • Obama orders chip-and-PIN in government credit cards

    President Barack Obama issued an executive order on Friday to have secure chip-and-PIN technology embedded into government-issued credit and debit cards as part of a broader move aimed at stemming payment data breaches.

    Written by Zach Miners18 Oct. 14 12:00

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