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IBM deepens Apple partnership

1930s-couple-620x400IBM suits are deepening their partnership with Apple to make use of health information gathered by millions of Apple devices,

Biggish Blue, is creating a unit dedicated to providing data analytics to the healthcare sector and think that the millions of Apple watches which people bought by mistake will provide them with the data. more»

Sandisk increases channel purview

datacenterFlash storage company Sandisk said today it has introduced an enterprise reseller partner programme for its worldwide partners.

Sandisk said it will add support, resources and rewards to existing VARs who qualify to resell its enterprise products.

The reason for the expansion is that flash tech delivers better performance and efficiences for data centres. more»

Trend says that destructive hacking on the rise

1858_4_CourseOfEmpire_Destruction_ColeHacking attacks which are designed to destroy a company, rather than just steal information, are on the rise.

A poll by the Organisation of American States found that 40 percent of respondents had battled attempts to shut down their computer networks, 44 percent had dealt with bids to delete files and 54 percent had encountered “attempts to manipulate” their equipment through a control system. more»

Singtel buys US security outfit

history-of-headphones-1895Singapore Telecommunications, or Singtel, is buying US-based cyber-security firm Trustwave for $810 million.

The move is the outfit’s biggest acquisition outside the main telecoms sector and is being touted as a Singtel moving away from being a pure-play telecoms company.

Apparently it wants to be involved in something analysts are calling “digital life”, which includes mobile video and digital advertising, and cyber security through partnerships with FireEye and Akamai, among others. more»