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  • Amazon has released data on their racial and gender makeup.    As of Dec 31, the company is 31.4% female, 7.2% black, and 47% White.    The…

    Dave Sobel April 16, 2021
  • Some data from the UK about small business IT spend there from Giacom, Digital Wholesale Solutions, and Union Street.    Nearly 70% of SMB leaders feel…

    Dave Sobel April 16, 2021
  • So… the FBI got court approval to access Exchange Servers around the US that were vulnerable to attack.  And they did.   They removed web shells…

    Dave Sobel April 16, 2021
  • So, about flexible work.    Salesforce is reopening its offices in San Francisco in May, but employees can work remotely through the end of the year.  …

    Dave Sobel April 16, 2021
  • IDC has a seemingly bold statement – the MSP market will never return to its pre-COVID-19 ways of doing business.     That’s from Stuart Wilson, research…

    Dave Sobel April 16, 2021
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The Business of Tech

How DID they unlock that iPhone?

Remember the case in 2015 of the San Bernardino shooting, and how the FBI needed to unlock that iPhone for evidence?  Now we know how…

Amazon’s racial and gender data

Amazon has released data on their racial and gender makeup.    As of Dec 31, the company is 31.4% female, 7.2% black, and 47% White.    The…

Network latency – a lesson in business outcomes

Taking us into the weekend with an oddball one – esports.  I promise I’m going somewhere with this.    Overwatch League, having been forced to readjust…

Microsoft goes big on healthcare

Microsoft is acquiring Nuance, in an all-cash transaction valued at $19.7 billion.    This is Microsoft’s second largest purchase ever, behind LinkedIn.    The acquisition is focused…

The FBI accesses Exchange Servers proactively

So… the FBI got court approval to access Exchange Servers around the US that were vulnerable to attack.  And they did.   They removed web shells…

MSP Security Report from Perch Security

Perch Security has released its 2021 Perch MSP Threat Report.   Over the last year, the report found that just 25% of MSPs that suffered a…

The reopening, moves, stats and an outlook

So, about flexible work.    Salesforce is reopening its offices in San Francisco in May, but employees can work remotely through the end of the year.  …