vendredi 26 mai 2017

Devuan Jessie is here -- download the systemd-shunning Debian-forked Linux distro now

One of the coolest things about open source software is the ability to fork it. What is forking? Very simply put, it is taking code and altering it so it can be taken in a different direction. This is usually done when people are dissatisfied with the current path of a project. A good example of this is LibreOffice, which is a fork of OpenOffice. As that example shows, sometimes the fork can become better and more popular than the original. Systemd is a very polarizing topic in the Linux community, so it should come as no surprise that it would lead… [Continue Reading]

Enterprise Resource Planning from an IT perspective

One of the greatest advantages of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is that it’s designed to be used throughout all departments of your company, from product planning and sales to inventory maintenance and accounting. Combining your company’s processes into one cohesive system eliminates data silos, and reduces manual processes. ERP provides a unified platform that helps departments intercommunicate, allowing your business to run more efficiently. While ERP interacts with all of your departments, there’s one team in particular that should be heavily involved in your implementation and ongoing use of your ERP system: your IT department. IT’s view on ERP… [Continue Reading]

Nintendo stock soars from Switch sales, GameStop gets profit boost

After years of disappointing sales, uninspired product launches, and even some doomsday predictions, Nintendo has -- evidenced no more forcefully than the 8-year high that its stock price reached by the end of this week. The company closed at 33,510 yen ($300.72) per share on Japan's Nikkei exchange. The last time Nintendo was looking at numbers like that, it was busy celebrating the way it reinvented the gaming marketplace with its motion-sensing Wii console. Over the past eight years, though, the novelty of the Wii began to wear off; its successor, the Wii U, was miserably behind its competitors in… [Continue Reading]

WorldPay wants to make it easier to take your money in VR

We've all been there. You're testing out your new virtual reality headset, exploring fantastical worlds and immersing yourself in all kinds of 360-degree awesomeness, when you suddenly stop and think to yourself, "If only there was some way I could simulate the process of taking out my credit card and tapping it to complete a purchase." Well, that will soon become possible if payment processing company WorldPay is successful in getting its new platform accepted by app and game developers. The solution, revealed in a proof-of-concept video, involves a complete recreation of one of the company's real-world retail credit card… [Continue Reading]

UK businesses want to increase adoption of cloud services

The adoption of cloud technologies in a company is becoming a key function of many company’s technology strategy. Almost nine in ten (88 percent) of UK businesses have adopted cloud to some extent, the report says, adding that two thirds (67 percent) of users expect to increase the adoption of cloud services in the near future, according to a new report by the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) CIF’s report, however, concludes that there is a discrepancy in opinions between IT decision makers and their business counterparts. Almost three quarters (73 percent) of ITDMs think cloud is being driven by their… [Continue Reading]

WannaCry was most Americans’ first experience of ransomware

Although ransomware in some form has been around since 2005, a new survey of 5,000 US consumers reveals that for 57 percent the recent WannaCry attack was their first exposure to how it works. The study by endpoint security company Carbon Black also shows that seven out of 10 consumers would consider leaving a business if it were hit by ransomware. Financial institutions and healthcare providers are most trusted to keep data safe (70 percent), but only half (52 percent) trust retailers. This is slightly at odds with trends which show the financial services sector was the most attacked industry… [Continue Reading]

Opera abandons iOS

I have been enjoying the Opera desktop web browser lately. In fact, the experience has been so good, that I have been using it on Windows 10, Linux, and macOS. The browser has many great features, plenty of extensions, and it is darn fast too. As an iPhone and iPad user, I thought maybe it was time to use Opera on mobile. After all, why not use the same app across all my devices? Unfortunately, after searching for Opera in the Apple App Store, I noticed something odd -- none of the company's iOS browsers (Opera Mini and Opera Coast)… [Continue Reading]