Microsoft Error Exposes Database Containing 250 Million Service Records

Microsoft has announced in a blog post that a database containing 250 million service records was left exposed due to a configuration error. According to security firm Comparitech, a “security research team led by Bob Diachenko uncovered five Elasticsearch servers,…

IBM Answers Critics, Sees Rise In Cloud Revenue

IBM has reported a surprise jump in revenue, driven largely by its cloud business, according to Reuters. IBM has faced increasing criticism from investors eager to see its cloud strategy pay off. Monday we wrote about how investors have been…

Yet Another Analyst Believes Microsoft Could Unseat Amazon, Cites ‘Paranoia’ Surrounding AWS

Business Insider is reporting that RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Alex Zukin believes Microsoft could unseat AWS as the dominant cloud player. AWS currently holds a commanding lead in the market, with some 47.8% market share. In spite of that,…

Investors Growing Impatient With IBM’s Cloud Strategy, Want Results

CNN is reporting that investors are growing increasingly restless with IBM’s cloud strategy and are anxious to see results. IBM may be one of the most trusted names in the tech industry, with a history going back decades, but that…

Google Cloud Partners With Lufthansa In Bid To Ease Impact of Flight Delays

Google Cloud scored a big win as German airline Lufthansa has selected the platform to help ease the impacts of flight delays, according to CNBC. Lufthansa plans on migrating its assorted IT systems to Google Cloud, providing much needed uniformity…

Microsoft Expected To Make Major Cloud Gains At The Expense Of—Everyone

On the heals of a survey showing Microsoft making significant inroads in the cloud industry, Morgan Stanley has even worse news for the company’s competitors, according to Business Insider. In the previous survey by Goldman Sachs—despite AWS taking in the…

Apple Acquires Edge AI Firm Xnor

According to VentureBeat, Apple has acquired artificial intelligence (AI) startup Xnor.ai for roughly $200 million. Xnor specializes in “the efficient deployment of AI in edge devices like smartphones, cameras, and drones.” Apple has been making increasing inroads in the AI…

Google Cloud Launches ‘Premium Support’ For The Enterprise

Google has announced the launch of Google Cloud Premium Support in the company’s ongoing bid to gain ground in the cloud market. Google is currently a distant third among U.S. cloud providers, with a mere 4% market share. In spite…

Amazon Wants Court To Block Microsoft From Working On Pentagon Contract

In what seems to be a never-ending saga, Amazon is preparing to ask a federal court for a temporary injunction preventing Microsoft from working on the Pentagon’s JEDI contract, according to CNN. Microsoft beat out IBM, Oracle and Amazon for…

PSA: NSA Issues Warning About Windows 10 Vulnerability

The National Security Agency (NSA) has issued a press release detailing a severe vulnerability in Windows 10 and encouraging all users to update immediately. According the NSA’s press release, the agency discovered the vulnerability in the Windows 10 cryptography functionality.…