Author Archive | Leigh Anne Varney


Google, Intertrust launch program to defend startups from patent lawsuits — in exchange for equity

Google and Intertrust on Tuesday launched a program to help startups protect themselves against patent litigation. In exchange, the startups will give up an equity stake. Startups that join PatentShield, as the program is called, will receive ownership of a selection of patents from the Google and Intertrust portfolio, the companies said. Link to article

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PatentShield is Google’s attempt at letting startups fight against patent litigations

The Tech Portal: Patent litigations are drawn out and messy affairs. No company wants to be taken to courts regarding its patents. That is particularly true when you are a startup. Along the same, Google has announced the launch of  PatentShield. As the name implies, this is something that will protect you from unnecessary patent […]

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Chaos in the enterprise: How digital transformation drives agility, continuous development

To achieve digital transformation, new IT technologies, processes, applications, systems and protocols need to be adopted and updated on a regular basis In today’s data-driven economy, consumer expectations for services anywhere, anytime have led to a need for organizations to become more agile and increase their speed of deliver exponentially. Gone are the days when […]

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Is your digital transformation strategy prepared for IoT?

Digital transformation (DX) is a trend that continues to sweep across industry sectors, supporting the shift from physical to digital assets and the adoption of new data-driven business models. Countless internet brands — including Amazon, Netflix, Airbnb and Uber — have already redefined business models in their respective industries, and organizations around the globe are […]

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Controlling Chaos: DevOps And Digital Transformation

Combined with DevOps, the rapid pace of digital service development creates challenges for enterprises. Most enterprises have already begun shifting their strategies to align with their current environment, which leverages the value of data more than that of physical assets, and sees all industries increasingly powered by and reliant on digital information technology and processes. […]

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Stand-alone servers are alone no more

Hyper-converged infrastructure has shaken up the server market, and stand-alone servers are certainly on “Treacherous Ground.” The stand-alone server has been replaced by integrated appliances faster than it took you to read this sentence. And recent trends show that more bundling and integration is the future of data center hardware. Read the article  

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Bain Capital Ventures funds Cloudistics

Reston, Virginia-based Cloudistics, a provider of a superconverged enterprise cloud platform, announced that it has raised $15 million in Series A funding. Bain Capital Ventures led the round. Ben Nye, managing director at Bain Capital Ventures, will join the company board as a result of the funding. The company was previously self-funded by the co-founders. Link to read […]

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These Are the Cyberweapons Used to Hack Sony

In late November 2014, a mysterious group of hackers calling itself “God’sApstls” sent an ominous and jumbled email to a few high-level Sony Pictures executives. “The compensation for it, monetary compensation we want,” the hackers wrote. “Pay the damage, or Sony Pictures will be bombarded as a whole.” Read the article

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The hackers that took down Sony Pictures are still on the attack, researchers say

After Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked shortly before Thanksgiving of 2014, the attackers – who dubbed themselves the “Guardians of Peace” – went quiet. Or so it seemed. But now researchers say they’ve linked the attackers – whom the U.S. government has said were directed by North Korea — to a chameleon-like group active since at […]

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