The Other Side of the BYOD Problem: Orgs Spying on Users

We are often warned of the dangers of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies in hybrid workforce scenarios: data leakage, exposure of sensitive information and so on. But what about the other side of that coin: organizations spying on workers through their personal devices?

AI Cloud Security Tools Explode

With the cloud being a natural fit for advanced AI systems spearheaded by the likes of AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure, a bevy of third-party security vendors have been releasing AI-powered cloud security tools at a remarkable rate.

Google/Anthropic Up the AI Ante with Claude 3 LLM that 'Outperforms Its Peers'

Anthropic upped the AI ante with a new version of its advanced AI foundational model, Claude 3, which was promptly parked on Google's Vertex AI cloud service.

Amazon Previews a Generative AI Assistant for AWS

Not to be outdone by ChatGPT, Microsoft Copilot and Google Gemini, Amazon is currently previewing its own AI assistant for AWS, which it calls Amazon Q. Like competing AI assistants, Amazon Q could be described as a cloud-based, large language model (LLM), generative AI assistant.

Veeam Intros 'Data Cloud' Built on Azure to Protect Microsoft 365

Veeam Software today announced its new Data Cloud offering, providing its data protection and ransomware recovery platform as a cloud service built on Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform.

Firms Team Up for StarCoder2 'Open-Access' LLM, Here's What That Means

ServiceNow, Hugging Face and NVIDIA today released new open-access large language models (LLMs), the backing technology behind today's wave of generative AI breakthroughs like ChatGPT and all the Copilot AI assistants being used by Microsoft and GitHub.

Using PowerShell to View and Change Dell BIOS Settings

Tom walks through the installation and use of "a must-have tool" that can save desktop administrators in Dell shops a lot of time and aggravation.

In-Depth: Microsoft Defender for IoT

Paul presents a brief overview of Enterprise Internet of Things (EIoT) and Operational Technology (OT), and how you can use Microsoft Defender for IoT to protect both, as well as integrate everything into a single Security Operations Center (SOC) solution.

Google Puts Advanced Gemini AI Tech into 'Open Model' Gemma

"Open models feature free access to the model weights, but terms of use, redistribution, and variant ownership vary according to a model's specific terms of use, which may not be based on an open-source license."

Hands-On with UL Procyon AI Benchmarking Tool from Maker of PCMark

Tom concludes this benchmarking testing suite is not inexpensive, but considering what it does, it should be in the toolbox of corporations that genuinely care about how well their hardware performs AI tasks.

AI Research: Threat Actors 'Not Yet' Using LLMs in Novel Ways

New cybersecurity research from AI leaders Microsoft and OpenAI reveals how generative tech is being put to use by known threat actors, including nation-state-affiliated groups from countries including China, Iran, North Korea and Russia.

Microsoft Puts Copilot AI to Work for Sustainability Management

Microsoft is previewing new AI technology for its cloud sustainability initiative, introducing new data and AI solutions including a Copilot to help guide decision-making and reporting.

How Well Does MS Office Actually Run on Your System?

Tom is excited to see that UL Solutions has a benchmarking tool that uses MS Office tools.

Cloud Giant AI Moves: Microsoft Remakes Copilot and Intros Deucalion LLM, Google's Bard Becomes Gemini

Cloud giants competing for AI supremacy traded blows this week with Microsoft announcing a Copilot remake and introducing a new large language model (LLM), while Google changed the name of its flagship AI from Bard to Gemini and introduced an advanced tier based on its latest/greatest model.

Oracle Ships Generative AI Cloud Service, Beta for 'AI Agents'

Oracle announced the general availability of a new generative AI cloud service along with a beta offering for a related AI Agents service.

Data Quality Hinders Enterprise Generative AI Adoption, Report Says

Data quality is the No. 1 obstacle to enterprise adoption of generative AI according to a new survey from cloud data management specialist Informatica.

Veeam's New 'Cyber Secure Program' Teams Tech with Ransomware Response Experts

Along with purpose-built technology to combat ransomware, Veeam Software's new Cyber Secure Program also offers up a team of experts to help organizations wield that tech to fight threat actors.

Restore Testing for AWS Backup

A new testing tool for AWS Backup allows you to create a restore testing plan that you can use for the purposes of validating your backups.

Microsoft Data Governance: Preparing for the Copilots

Paul details what you need to do to prepare your business for different Copilots, because if you don't have good data governance, you'll likely have some "interesting times" ahead if you roll out the AI broadly.

Microsoft Using AI to Help Write Blog Posts on AI

A Microsoft developer used AI to help create a post about using AI last week, apparently for the first time on the company's Developer Blogs site.

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