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1/19/2018

Although the technology is not there yet, companies should prepare to integrate augmented and virtual reality into their enterprise mobility management systems, writes Bob Violino. AR/VR technology can give employees a "hands-free workflow," by bringing data to the floor or to wearable devices, he writes.

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Computerworld
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1/19/2018

Google has agreed to sign a patent licensing deal with Chinese firm Tencent to meet Chinese regulations for search engines and email services. The companies have not revealed which products the deal will cover, but Google has said that patent deals will help reduce the amount of litigation it faces over claims of patent infringement.

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Reuters
1/19/2018

A hacking campaign launched through smartphone apps including WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram has been tracked to Lebanon's General Directorate of General Security, researchers say. Stolen passwords, text messages and other data were discovered on the open web from the spying campaign, which was launched across more than 21 countries.

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The Associated Press
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text messages
1/19/2018

Target's 2013 data breach was caused by a third-party vendor whose system was not compliant with Payment Card Industry standards. AZDS Interactive Group CEO Adam Deflorian highlights those compliance requirements and the importance of hiring an experienced auditor.

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Forbes
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Target
1/19/2018

Communicating advice and information about information security means adapting to your audience in tone, topic and medium of communication, writes Dan Lohrmann, a former state chief security officer. "Flexibility is especially needed when meeting with new agency leaders who need to bone up on security concepts," he writes.

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Government Technology
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Dan Lohrmann
1/19/2018

SAP released the global Cloud Accelerator program, aimed at helping channel partners expand their cloud offerings. The program offers participants marketing guidance and financial assistance for business development.

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Channel Partners, CRN (US)
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1/19/2018

IBM's fourth-quarter earnings report showed that the company's overall revenue increased 3.6% to $22.54 billion, with cloud-computing revenue reaching $5.5 billion.

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1/19/2018

Smart city connected technology is expected to grow from $25 billion last year to $62 billion by 2026, an ABI Research study reveals. Internet of things-connected electric vehicle charging stations, environmental sensors and microgrids, are among the fastest-growing technologies in the industry, the study indicated.

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TechRepublic
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1/19/2018

Google's Cloud AutoML tool will allow users who are unfamiliar with coding to create custom machine learning algorithms for image recognition. Urban Outfitters is one company testing the tool, determining how Cloud AutoML could be used to identify clothing from its website and catalog.

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The Verge
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Google, cloud, Urban Outfitters
1/19/2018

Apple is expected to release a test version of a software update in February that will allow users to turn off a feature that slows down iPhones that are low-battery. The slowdown was meant to ensure that phones did not unexpectedly shut down when they are running on low battery.

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Reuters
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Apple, software update, iPhones, shut down