AI Report: Closed Models Outperform Open Models, at Staggering Cost

A new AI report reveals closed-source foundation models outperform their open-source counterparts by a significant margin, thanks to training that can cost up to an estimated $191 million.

Gemini Code Assist AI: How to Get Started, Compare to GitHub Copilot

The brand-new coding assistant from Google compares nicely with GitHub Copilot. Here's how to get started.

Google Cloud Challenges Microsoft's AI GitHub Copilot with Gemini Code Assist

Google Cloud announced a new AI-powered coding assistant to challenge Microsoft's original "AI pair programmer," GitHub Copilot.

Security Pros Speak: AI's Role in Bolstering Digital Defense in the Cloud

A new report on the state of AI and security indicates security pros express "cautious optimism" about AI helping them out, while not being too concerned about being replaced by said AI.

AI Adoption Hindered by Data Quality, AvePoint Report Finds

Study "found that nearly every organization experiences challenges when implementing artificial intelligence (AI), with the top challenge being issues with data quality."

How to Be Notified When Someone Logs In with Your AWS Root Account

The process of setting up a logon notification is more involved than what you might reasonably expect, but Brien shows the way.

How I Set Up Remote VPN Access to My QNAP NAS in Less than 5 Minutes

After a series of articles on the enterprise-grade Tailscale VPN whose free version suits his needs just fine, Tom demonstrate his quick-and-easy process of utilizing the VPN on a home network-attached storage setup.

AI Security Report: AI/ML Tool Usage Skyrockets, Here Are Top 5 (& Most Blocked)

Cloud security specialist Zscaler says enterprises must both securely enable AI productivity tools and also leverage AI to defend against new AI-driven threats.

A Free and Easy VPN for Android Devices

Tom continues to be impressed by Tailscale, which saved his skiiing trip when a co-worker urgently needed some files from his home server.

Microsoft Security Exposure Management, Why You Should Care

After using the private preview of Exposure Management for some months, Paul outlines what it does, why you should care and raises some still unanswered questions.

How Does a Mini-PC Stack Up Against a 1U Rack Server?

Tom and a friend come up with an exciting proposition: Could the Moonstone NUC replace one of the Dell R630 servers in his lab rack?

Amid AI Buzz, NVIDIA Unveils 'Quantum Cloud' Dev/Research Service

Of course it was all about generative AI at NVIDIA's GTC event this week, but amid the AI buzz came news about a cloud service for another (possible) game-changing technology, quantum computing.

Google Melds AI-Powered SecOps with Human Experts in New Security Command Center

Google introduced a new cloud security offering that melds the cloud giant's AI-powered SecOps tech with Mandiant's on-call human threat experts.

Hands On with Tailscale Zero Trust Mesh VPN for the Enterprise

Tom sets up remote access to his home lab, adds Linux and cloud devices, explores Tailscale's features and technology -- and really likes what he sees.

Microsoft Is Final Cloud Giant to Kill Data Egress Fees

Following fellow "Big 3" cloud giants AWS and Google Cloud, Microsoft this week announced its Azure cloud computing platform will no longer charge data egress fees for data leaving its cloud.

Create a VPN Jumpbox in Less than Two Minutes

Tom didn't think remotely accessing local computing resources would be as easy as advertised, but it was: "It just worked out of the box."

Microsoft Copilot AI Gets Pro 'GPT Builder' and Offers GPT-4 Turbo to All

Microsoft keeps making news with its AI-powered assistant, Microsoft Copilot, which is now getting a new GPT Builder for "Pros" while the supercharged GPT-4 Turbo model is now available to everyone.

AI Shapes State of the Cloud, 13th Flexera Report Says

Many organizations are investing in generative AI and sustainability initiatives while also trying to balance these with effective cost management, says Flexera in its latest "State of the Cloud" report.

Informatica Tops Report on AI-Driven 'Augmented Data Quality'

Advanced AI has powered intelligent data management specialist Informatica to leading status in a new report from research firm Gartner on augmented data quality solutions.

SAP, Salesforce Duel with Same-Day AI Tools

SAP and Salesforce both provide various cloud-based products and services in areas such as CRM, and both announced AI-powered offerings on the same day at corporate events this week.

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