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Bank of America files blockchain ATM patent

A patent filed this week by Bank of America describes a blockchain-powered ATM network which could provide users with secure, high-speed transactions based on a distributed ledger system The Bank of America blockchain ATM would create a data transport network with full encryption and security, with cloud integrations and scalable hosting of web services and… Read More


Google and Cisco announce hybrid cloud solution

Google and Cisco have announced general availability of the Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform for Google Cloud, created to support business applications for on-premises and for Google Cloud Platform environments. With the new Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform, companies can access on-premises IT tools from the cloud, and on-premises applications can make use of cloud infrastructure. This… Read More


Hurricane Florence to impact East Coast data centres

As the US government issues evacuation orders for the southeastern United States in anticipation of the Category 4 Hurricane Florence, data centres must prepare for the potential impact of the weather on their facilities. The storm is expected to hit North Carolina, with different projections showing potential damage through South Carolina, Maryland and Virginia. Major… Read More


Cognizant to acquire SaaSfocus to expand cloud consulting

Cognizant, the New Jersey-based digital transformation consulting firm, has agreed to acquire SaaSfocus to expand its Salesforce consulting capabilities. While financial details were not disclosed, the company expects the transaction to close before the end of 2018. Cognizant is a Salesforce Global Strategic Partner, maintaining Salesforce certification on many of its consultants for completing complex… Read More


Facebook pulls 650 accounts linked to misinformation campaign

Facebook has announced the removal of more than 650 accounts originating in Iran. These accounts were identified as displaying ‘coordinated inauthentic behavior’, and while the campaigns may not have been directly affiliated with one another, they were all similarly targeted as misleading Facebook users about their origination and goals. In an announcement, Facebook indicated that… Read More