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The Windows Phone personal assistant is now available in four new countries, with European jokes and football data onboard.
A new MySQL foreign data wrapper for Postgres is designed to help firms combine and query data from their databases.
Microsoft joins a push towards ARM servers that have been building up for years.
Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks.
The National Computational Infrastructure has built an on-demand, high-performance cloud computing environment to process data-intensive computations, such as climate change, earth system science, and life sciences research.
Although organizations are exploring No-SQL and Big Data databases, many would like to access these data stores using a SQL interface. FoundationDB is now offering a SQL "personality" for their key-value store database.
Data#3 is expanding its consulting capabilities to help customers make the transition into the hybrid IT environment.
Organizations that have maintained their investment in traditional SQL-based databases -- and are seeing the limitations of these databases -- have started adding No-SQL and Big Data databases to their portfolio. FoundationDB believes its database can do it all.
Under a new plan known as 'data embassies', duplicates of essential databases and services stored or run from secure datacentres on foreign soil.
For a spatial data provider, a new system to deliver even greater precision to customers needed always-on management, a solution offered by a cloud environment.
China doesn't trust Windows, Europe might not trust Google, and nobody trusts the phone giants [Government IT Week]
China seems to think Windows 8 is a threat (no news on whether they're trying to run Metro). Europe demands Google delete some of our data, and Snowden is still in the news.
The Chinese state media attack on US software and hardware continues, with China’s CCTV state network broadcasting a critical report suggesting that Windows 8 is being used to harvest data about the country’s citizens for use by the US government.
The latest release of Kanter Worldpanel data for the three months to March 2014 shows low-cost Android handsets are improving the fortunes of Google's mobile operating system at the cost of Windows Phone sales.
Windows Phone's niche in the UK market under new threat as Motorola's Moto G phone is a success among young males with lower incomes, says the latest edition of Kantar's smartphone sales data.
Among the measures proposed by the data security branch of GCHQ to cut risks after Windows XP support ends is a block on government workers with the OS remotely accessing the network.
have i been pwned?, a service that tells you if your email address is in one of the big data breach databases, now accepts domain searches.
Foundational Hadoop vendor brings Hadoop 2.0 and YARN to the Windows platform
Windows Azure is is compliant with the PCI DSS, a standard designed to help thwart credit-card data fraud. Meanwhile, Azure's Hyper-V Recovery Manager is now generally available.
It looks like PC owners are finally beginning to relax their grip on Windows XP. According to new worldwide usage share data, XP is down sharply, with Microsoft's two fully supported operating systems, Windows 7 and 8, picking up the slack.
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