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.
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 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.
Tom is excited to see that UL Solutions has a benchmarking tool that uses MS Office tools.
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 announced the general availability of a new generative AI cloud service along with a beta offering for a related AI Agents service.
Data quality is the No. 1 obstacle to enterprise adoption of generative AI according to a new survey from cloud data management specialist Informatica.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
New research from Cohesity indicates many organizations are breaking "do not pay" policies and going against general guidance to pay off ransomware demands, writing off the payments as the "cost of doing business."
Tom's mini-PC can surf/stream, comes up short with office apps and doesn't do Windows 11, but is perfectly capable of running a thin-client OS in a VDI setup.
Google famously issued a "code red" upon seemingly being blindsided by the Microsoft/OpenAI AI partnership and resulting "Copilot" onslaught that gave Redmond clear AI supremacy among the cloud giants. The "code red" is apparently bearing fruit based on a barrage of recent AI-related announcements.
Is an $89 mini-PC adequate for home/office use? Well ...
Many tech titans including the "Big 3" cloud giants have signed on to a U.S. government initiative to "strengthen and democratize access to critical resources necessary to power responsible AI discovery and innovation."
Tom seeks a usable low-cost PC that isn't "cheap."
Ransomware is still plaguing IT -- it's still the No. 1 cause of outages -- but dissatisfied data protection pros seeking new jobs present a new concern, a new survey-based report indicates.
Microsoft announced a new Copilot Pro subscription for its AI-powered assistants that targets individuals, while at the same time expanding its Copilot offerings for organizations.