VMware Details New Ransomware, Disaster Recovery Protections

VMware detailed its latest protections against ransomware -- along with disaster recovery improvements -- as its big VMware Explore 2023 conference kicked off in Las Vegas, citing moves across several properties.

Results of Microsoft's Big AI Bet? An 'Additional $31 Billion' in Revenue

A $10 billion-plus investment put advanced generative AI tech into everything from Bing search to Microsoft 365 office apps to even Windows itself, with some prices rising accordingly.

Report on Bad Actor Gen AI: So Far, So Little

Threat actors are likely to increasingly leverage generative AI for their illegal exploits, a new report indicates, but so far have been relatively quiet on that front.

Microsoft Entra Internet and Private Access

Paul's review: Entra Internet Access makes a lot of sense, while Entra Private Access is an interesting evolution of the existing App Proxy and could be a no-brainer for SMBs with on-premises resources.

Building a CyberInsurance Infrastructure in the Age of Ransomware

In the age of ransomware, John O'Neill Sr. has become a CyberInsurance expert who guides clients through the intricacies of protecting infrastructure and dealing with insurance companies.

Consultancy Explains How Hiring Must Evolve as AI Changes Work in America

As many studies decry the notion of AI eliminating professions and instead point to net positive workforce results from using AI in the enterprise, a management consultancy details how organizations can change hiring practices to thrive in the new world order.

Creating Auto Scaling Groups for EC2

Here's how organizations build scaling groups to create and delete instances in response to a workload's demands.

Injecting Network Issues Using VMware Workstation

Tom continues to investigate how various OSes running the Horizon client react when network conditions are less than ideal, for example, when networks drop packets, have limited bandwidth and/or experience latency issues.

Veeam, Rubrik Lead in Enterprise Backup/Recovery Report

Veeam and Rubrik are leading the "leaders" in a new report on enterprise backup and recovery published by research firm Gartner.

'Project IDX' Does Experimental AI-Powered App Development in Google Cloud

Maybe Google didn't like Microsoft using AI to challenge its search supremacy, as the company introduced a browser-based, cloud-hosted development environment that could rival offerings like Visual Studio Code for the Web.

Thin Clients as VMs on an Intel NUC 13 Pro

Tom tries operating systems not on VMware's guest OS compatibility list, finding some work to varying degrees, some not at all.

Alibaba Cloud Furthers Open Source AI Movement with Two LLMs

The move from the Chinese company comes shortly after U.S.-based Meta (known for Facebook) made big AI news by <a href="" target="_blank">open sourcing its Llama 2 LLM</a>.

Installing and Running VMware Workstation 17 Pro on a NUC 13 Pro Desk Edition

Tom Fenton investigates performance differences between virtual and physical machines.

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How 'High Performer' Firms Benefit from AI Embrace, While Others Don't

One trait: high performers are more than five times more likely than others to say they spend more than 20 percent of their digital budgets on AI.

How Performant Is the NUC 13 Pro Desk Edition?

Tom Fenton pops off the bottom of the device to look at its innards, powers it up and runs some benchmarks.

From Boosting Amazon Bedrock to Free Courses: AI at AWS Summit

"I believe it will transform every application, industry and business."

NUC 13 Pro Desk Edition Mini PC: More than a 'SHOWPONY'

With an i7-1360P processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 512 NVMe device for storage, it should handle the most demanding home and office workloads.

Microsoft Cozies Up to Meta on AI, Maps

Perennial No. 2 cloud giant Microsoft has lately been cozying up to Meta (of Facebook fame) in important tech areas like generative AI.

Take Five with Tom Fenton: Five (Other) Things to Do in Vegas at VMware Explore 2023

Vegas veteran Tom Fenton has the inside scoop on cool and fun non-techy things to do between VMware Explore 2023 sessions.

Two Ways to Instantly Try New Open Source Llama 2 AI Chatbot Online

Open source projects often require downloading bits and jumping through hoops to work with them in a UI, so online options provide quick-hit tryouts.

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