By Ngoc Nguyen  December 20, 2018 | 09:03 am GMT+7 Over 1.6 million computers suffered loss of data in Vietnam this year. Photo by Reuters/File Vietnamese users lost a record VND14.9 trillion ($638 million) this year due to computer viruses, 21 percent more than last year. A network security survey by BKAV Technology Group released Wednesday showed that over 60 percent of organizations and enterprises in Vietnam were infected by the bitcoin-mining virus. Over 1.6 million computers suffered loss of data. That not all computers at these organizations and enterprises were installed with antivirus software was the main cause of the virus’ spread, said Hanoi-based BKAV. Its survey last year found that over 23,000 computers in Vietnam were affected with malware and 52 percent of computers had security holes. … [Read more...] about Vietnam loses record $638 mln to computer viruses in 2018: security firm
Accenture has been granted a US patent for a solution that leverages quantum computing technology to optimise business decision making, creating unprecedented efficiency and effectiveness. In a statement released this week, the leading global professional digital and technology company, announced that it has been granted a US patent for a “multi-state quantum optimisation engine”. The patent shows Accenture’s belief that businesses could take advantage of the best aspects of both classical and quantum computing techniques to enable breakthrough solutions to problems that couldn’t be solved before. Through this new engine, Accenture can run multiple simultaneous simulations in order to establish and determine the ‘optimal’ outcome. One key example, as highlighted by Accenture in the patent, is in large-scale supply chain distributors. The challenge of deciding which trucks should go to which distribution centers to pick up what cargo to bring to … [Read more...] about Accenture granted US patent for quantum computing technology
By Rex Crum | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: December 17, 2018 at 8:17 am | UPDATED: December 17, 2018 at 8:18 am Right now, one of Apple’s biggest issues is the possibility that iPhones, which it makes in China, could fall victim to new U.S. tariffs if the United States and China fail to resolve their trade differences during a 90-day cooling off period between the two countries. But, if the plans of Steve Jobs had worked out, Apple’s computers — and, possibly, other products — might all have been made here in the Bay Area. A report from the New York Times details how Jobs oversaw the building of a manufacturing plant in Fremont designed to build Apple’s then-revolutionary new Macintosh computers. Apple began building the facility in 1983 with the intention of mixing Henry Ford-style mass assembly practices with the production capabilities and product quality of Sony. The Times article says that at the time of the plant’s construction, … [Read more...] about Steve Jobs wanted to build Apple computers in Fremont. Why didn’t it work out?
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: December 16, 2018 at 10:36 am | UPDATED: December 16, 2018 at 10:37 am By Aaron Gregg | The Washington Post Global tech giants Oracle and Amazon have fired off early salvos in what is likely to become a protracted court battle over how the Pentagon should build advanced cloud-computing technology into its operations, the latest turn in a long-running dispute over the one of the biggest military IT procurements in years. In a bid protest filed recently in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Oracle argued the Defense Department’s $10 billion cloud-computing contract, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or “JEDI” for short, has improperly favored Amazon Web Services, the cloud-computing unit of Amazon.com. Days later, Amazon intervened on the side of the government, making itself a defendant in the case. (Amazon founder Jeff Bezos also owns The Washington Post.) The lawsuit comes just weeks after the Government … [Read more...] about Oracle, Amazon spar over Pentagon cloud-computing contract
Business | Apple Computers Used to Be Built in the U.S. It Was a Mess. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Past Tense Steve Jobs tried to create a manufacturing culture in Silicon Valley. As one former Apple engineer put it, "It wasn't great for business." Workers assembling Macintosh computers at Apple's factory in Fremont, Calif. March. 5, 1984. Credit Credit Terrence McCarthy for The New York Times Supported by ByJohn Markoff Dec. 15, 2018 In 1988, when Jean-Louis Gassée took a close look at Apple’s “highly automated” Macintosh factory in Fremont, Calif., what he saw was not pretty. Mr. Gassée, His experience assembling a Macintosh computer display and then stuffing chips into a computer motherboard is an important part of the story behind the artful language on the iPhone box — “Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.” After Apple announced a … [Read more...] about Apple Computers Used to Be Built in the U.S. It Was a Mess.