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Windows 10 powers 9% of business PCs

Windows 10 powers 9% of business PCs

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Microsoft Windows 10 powered about 9% of all business personal computers a year and a half after its launch, a just-released study of corporate deployments said. According to Austin, Texas-based Spiceworks, an online community and resource for IT professionals and the vendors trying to reach them, the proportion of company-deployed PCs running Windows 10 was almost double that of its predecessor, Windows 8, which powered 5% of all enterprise desktop and laptop systems. Spiceworks' number was just a fraction of the global user share of Windows 10 -- on Saturday, analytics vendor Net Applications pegged 10's share as 25% of the world's PCs -- was no surprise. Most of the users who have adopted Windows10 were consumers, not commercial customers: The latter are traditionally much slowe...
Cybersecurity among key agenda items at Connected Summit 2017

Cybersecurity among key agenda items at Connected Summit 2017

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Cybersecurity will be one of the main agenda items of the Connected Summit 2017. This follows the rapid rise of cybercrime as hackers increasingly target the Kenyan digital economy amidst continued proliferation of financial technology and internet banking. Speaking when he received sponsorship cheques totaling to Kshs 17 million from players in the ICT sector, Robert Mugo, the ICT Authority (ICT-A) CEO noted that new financial transactions platforms come with a new risk profile that has necessitated stakeholders in the financial technology space to focus on balancing innovation with prudent risk management. Deliberations from the forum, will then help the country map a future of economic prosperity using ICTs based solutions, as well as review achievements and lessons learnt in bo
Kaspersky Warns Against Lazarus Hackers as Nigeria among Targets

Kaspersky Warns Against Lazarus Hackers as Nigeria among Targets

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Kaspersky  has urged all organisations to carefully scan their networks for the presence of Lazarus malware samples and, if detected, to disinfect their systems and report the intrusion to law enforcement and incident response teams. The warning was follow up to the results of Kaspersky more-than-year-long investigation into the activity of Lazarus – a notorious group of hackers allegedly responsible for the theft of 81 million dollars from the Central Bank of Bangladesh in 2016. A report from an investigation carried by Kaspersky Lab found that from December 2015, malware samples relating to Lazarus group activity appeared in financial institutions, casinos software developers for investment companies and crypto-currency businesses from various countries, with five from Africa. T
Microsoft’s CodePlex to shut down After 11 Years in Service

Microsoft’s CodePlex to shut down After 11 Years in Service

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Microsoft cannot compete with GitHub. The Redmond-based software firm will be shutting down its open-source project hosting website that allows programmers to host and share the code of their projects; CodePlex effective December 15th, 2017 as announced by the company’s Corporate VP Brian Harry. CodePlex was designed to give developers a place to share, collaborate, and download open-source software.  Microsoft has also been migrating its own projects over to GitHub over the last couple of years. Some of the company’s key open-source projects such as Visual Studio Code, TypeScript, the Cognitive Toolkit and .NET live on GitHub. “In fact, our GitHub organization now has more than 16,000 open source contributors – more than any other organization – and we’re proud to partner
Internet of Things : A Technology that demands our attention for Innovation.

Internet of Things : A Technology that demands our attention for Innovation.

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Internet-connected devices have been predicted to become popular for many years, but the emergence of the internet of things (IoT) has been held back by many issues the main one being cost. Innovation has become the application of new methods to create new solutions that have value as perceived by final consumers.  IoT comes out as a realistic technology that would help us achieve convenience, security in our homes and profits in our businesses. Making a home device internet-aware adds significant costs to what is essentially a commodity, low-cost item. Utility companies have long wanted to use the power connections into people’s homes to remotely read their meters. The quick evolution of IoT has been due to a convergence of multiple technologies, including ubiquitous wireless com