In its latest attempt to protect users against cybercrime, Microsoft has upgraded OneDrive (which forms part of the Office 365 package) to make sure the data users upload to the cloud remain secure.
In an era when ransomware often targets cloud services, users stand to lose their treasured files and photos in a flash. Of course this can be prevented by regular backups, but most of us don’t actually do it, which is why the OneDrive security update is such good news. Read more >
In Niagara Falls a new hospital will make use of cutting edge artificial intelligence technology, Mayor Jim Diodati recently said.
This year’s Ontario budget included an amount of $10m to establish a centre of excellence for the use of AI in health care that will be built near Niagara Falls within the next five years. Read more >
A UK government agency warned last week that cryptojacking, the practice of literally hijacking someone’s computer and then use it for mining cryptocurrencies, will most likely become ‘a regular source of income for website owners.’
In a new report entitled ‘Cyber threat to UK businesses’ the nation’s National Cyber Security Centre (the tech division of the Government Communications Headquarters) stresses that cryptojacking was becoming a very real concern. Read more >
Like many other international IT companies, Microsoft is on a mission to build a commercially viable quantum computer. As part of this quest, the firm has now developed a quasi-particle referred to as ‘Majorana fermion’. This is a type of fermion that can serve as its own antiparticle – and it might well form the basis of the company’s future quantum computers. Read more >
Hewlett Packard, the international IT firm which markets a wide range of computers, desktops, printers and more in the UK, has unexpectedly changed its mind on where it wants its new headquarters to be. This is the second time since November last year it has reconsidered. Read more >
Meet Microsoft Azure Databricks, a marriage between Microsoft’s cloud platform and unified analytics firm Databricks’s Unified Analytics Platform.
Ali Ghodsi, the CEO of Databricks, said the partnership with Microsoft built on his firm’s momentum as a cloud-based platform for analytics based on Apache Spark. Read more >
Last week Microsoft announced the spring update for its Power Apps and Power BI platforms. Perhaps the biggest improvement arrived in the form of a new Common Data Service, which makes it possible for businesses to create data-based applications from a wide selection of data sources. Read more >
Over the next few weeks, Microsoft will start to introduce all its users to the new Outlook.com design. The upgraded Outlook.com first released in beta mode about seven months ago, but the company only recently began testing feature and user interface upgrades to the people and calendar parts of the mail service. Read more >
Technological innovation never fails to astound. As mobile devices evolve, becoming ever more powerful and versatile, and new software or cloud solutions emerge, advancements in computing constantly change how we understand digital potential. Read more >