Twitter accounts hacked, Twitter Counter steps forward as culprit

Twitter Counter, a third-party analytics service, appears once again to have provided a gateway for hackers to post messages to high-profile Twitter accounts.An unlikely number of Twitter users suddenly learned to speak Turkish on Wednesday, posting an inflammatory message in the language replete with Nazi swastikas.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Among those posting the message were the Twitter[…]

Understanding Today’s Cyber-Security Threats

Over the past few years, digital technologies have rippled through the business world and unleashed unprecedented innovation and disruption. Yet today’s technology framework also has put businesses in the crosshairs and created new levels of risk.No longer are cyber-threats thwarted by clearly defined perimeters such as firewalls. No longer are malware and cyber-attacks blocked by[…]

IoT edge computing presents next big challenge for cloud

As much as we try, it’s impossible to defeat physics. I’m speaking specifically of data gravity and compute. The internet of things on the edge of the network has a dramatic impact on IT operations and vendor services.For example, internet of things (IoT) forced a change in data patterns, prompting Amazon to release Snowball Edge[…]

Words to go: Containers in cloud computing

With the popularity of containers in cloud computing, more organizations are choosing to not think outside the box.Containers have been around for a while, but Docker recently helped bring them into the spotlight for enterprise use. As the cloud evolves, more enterprises see the benefits of adopting hybrid and multicloud models, but it’s a challenge[…]

Guess goes all in on Android Wear 2.0 as it reboots its smartwatch strategy 

While we haven’t seen too much in the way of must-have Android Wear 2.0 wearables from traditional tech companies like LG or Google, fashion watch makers are fully embracing Google’s new mobile OS. In the past week, Tag Heuer and Montblanc have both announced Android Wear 2.0-powered smartwatches, and now Guess is looking to get[…]

It’s time to face the ugly reality of face recognition 

A hoax hit Facebook this week. Fake news about a fake app called Facezam claimed that the app could track down anyone by simply scanning their Facebook photos.Thousands or millions of Facebook users fell for the hoax and freaked out. (A U.K. marketing agency created the hoax as a publicity stunt.)The public reaction illustrates how[…]

10 mobile marketing trends to watch in 2017 

Interest in mobile apps (with the exception of messaging app) appears to be fading. Location-based marketing may help retailers and other brands bring in customers. And the speed at which your mobile website loads is only going to become more important.These are just a few of the mobile marketing trends experts say you can expect[…]

5 things to think about for industrial IoT readiness

The number of connected devices is growing exponentially. In fact, current estimates from IDC Research predict IoT spending will reach $1.29 trillion by 2020. Although many of these are consumer devices (such as Fitbits or smartphones), the presence of IoT devices in industrial settings is skyrocketing as well, with manufacturing forecasted to be the industry making the[…]