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Microsoft Security Best Practice: Clean Up Active Directory Accounts with PowerShell

Why use third-party security tools for Active Directory account cleanups when the ubiquitous PowerShell serves just as well?

New 'Open Metaverse Foundation' to Foster Open Source Software, Standards

The mission is to provide a collaboration space for diverse industries to work on developing a metaverse that is inclusive, global, vendor-neutral and scalable.

Davos 2023 Tackles the Metaverse: 'The Next Era of the Internet Is Coming'

WEF publishes two reports discussing interoperability and demystifying the consumer metaverse (while explaining the difference between "web3" and "Web 3.0")

Azure OpenAI Service Opens Up, ChatGPT On Tap

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: "ChatGPT is coming soon to the Azure OpenAI Service, which is now generally available."

2023 Data Protection Report: 'Ransomware Is Winning'

Veeam Software published a Data Protection Report for the new year, finding even more ransomware attacks plagued organizations in 2022.

Digital & IT Skills Report: Blockchain Demand Increases 552%

While blockchain demand grew the fastest, the most popular skill on the DevSkiller platform is JavaScript, which overtook Java.

Web3 Predictions at the World Economic Forum

"There will be more tokenization of assets, and increasingly mainstream use of blockchain technology."

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IBM's Watson Crashes the Cloud AI Party

After wowing the world way back in 2011 by defeating humans at the TV game show "Jeopardy!" with early-stage AI tech, IBM's Watson is making a bit of a comeback.

What Tech Do Developers Love, Dread and Want (and How Does Web3 Fit In)?

One of the most popular parts of Stack Overflow's huge annual developer report is an examination of what tech devs love, dread and want the most.

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Davos 2023: Cryptocurrency Rebound Seen, Calls for Global Cybercrime Rules

Davos is seen by some as the place where global elites gather annually to chart how things here on earth will work in the future.

Research: AWS Edges Ahead in Cloud Database Management Systems

Research firm Gartner's "Magic Quadrant" series of reports on cloud database management systems has long seen a crowded "Leaders" field populated with the usual cast of cloud giants and wannabes, but this year AWS has slightly edged ahead of the pack.

'Disconcerting' Survey Report Reveals Cloud Security Warnings

"Fully 75 percent of respondents say that cloud computing represents the single greatest expansion of the enterprise attack surface in the last 20 years!"

Kasten by Veeam Tops Kubernetes Backup/Data Protection Poll

A new survey-based Kubernetes backup and data protection report shows Kasten by Veeam was identified as a leader in the field, though many respondents couldn't name any organization as a leader.

Microsoft Wages Nation-State Cyberwar, Deleting 600 Domains

Microsoft has been busy removing internet domains identified as being criminally used by bad actors, including those sponsored by nations.

Firms Put Worker User Experience Ahead of Security: Report

The longstanding IT balance between usability and security was tipped in favor of the former during the pandemic-driven remote work wave in many organizations, new research indicates.

Research Firm: Top Clouds Use Strong-Arm Tactics 'In a Race to Colonize Enterprises'

"The efforts to colonize enterprises are at odds with most enterprise prerogatives to 'be multicloud' with respect to sourcing strategies."

State of Blockchain Development Report Ranks 15 Platforms (Non-Cryptocurrency)

"Blockchain technologies have the opportunity to become a foundational technology on which our digital experience sits."

Should Ransomware Payoffs Be Outlawed?

Generally, cybersecurity experts advise stricken enterprises to not pay off the ransom to get their IT systems and data back. Now, one country is considering making that advice actual law.

Cisco Report: Multicloud-Enabled Networks Key to 'Viable Future'

"If a company is to have a viable future, the network needs to be multicloud-enabled, ubiquitous, reliable, secure, and agile."

15 Years in, DevSecOps Lags, with Organizational 'Culture' to Blame

Some 15 years after becoming a thing, DevSecOps is lagging in the enterprise, primarily held back by organizational culture.