FourNet swallows 01T

Digital transformation outfit FourNet has acquired global network MSP, 01T.
FourNet said the acquisition gives its critical infrastructure customers end-to-end, fully resilient network connectivity. This includes the Prime Minister’s Office, ambulance services, and large enterprises.
It also removes the need for FourNet to use third-party network aggregators. more»


2024 will be a big year for cybersecurity

A cybersecurity expert predicts 2024 will be a big year for cybersecurity as the world integrates some key tech.
NordLayer’s Carlos Salas said that in 2024, we will see such trends as the growth of remote work, human firewalls, the impact of AI, and the demand for cybersecurity specialists. more»


Cloud computing will be compulsory by 2028

Fortune tellers at Gartner group have been shuffling their Tarot cards and concluded that cloud computing will shift from being a technology disruptor to being compulsory for firms by 2028
Big G says that IT spending on public cloud services remains unabated. more»


Crowdstrike crosses $3 billion ARR

Cybersecurity outfit CrowdStrike’s annual recurring revenue (ARR) has exceeded $3 billion in its latest financial results for the first time.
Revenue was $786 million, a 35 per cent increase in its third quarter of fiscal year 2024, which ended October 31, 2023. more»


Hexaware opens Birmingham-based facility

Global IT and digital solutions outfit Hexaware Technologies has opened a new Birmingham facility, aiming to create 250 jobs.
The facility was officially opened by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, who participated in a ribbon cutting and traditional Indian lamp lighting ceremony. more»


Microsoft prepares to add GPT-4 Turbo to Bing Chat

Software King of the World Microsoft is to add GPT-4 Turbo to Bing Chat, which the Redmond-based tech giant recently renamed Copilot.
Vole abandoned the Bing Chat branding for its generative AI-backed chatbot earlier this month. The company now uses Copilot to refer to the service. more»


Swetrix mixes up cookie-less Google analytics alternative

Scottish start-up Swetrix today announced the launch of its new “cookie-less” alternative to Google Analytics.
Swetrix is focused on visitor privacy, which is increasingly relevant today as invasive user monitoring continues to be problematic—and is illegal in some EU countries.
Swetrix touts itself as an analytics solution compliant with privacy regulations, including GDPR in the EU zone. more»


North Koreans are attacking software supply chains

According to the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), North Korea is using sophisticated techniques to target global organisations through software supply chain attacks.
In a joint advisory, the NCSC detailed the tactics DPRK state-linked cyber actors used, emphasising the growing threat and complexity of such attacks. more»


Microsoft bans cloud resellers from government framework

Microsoft, software king of the world, has banned third-party IT suppliers from reselling its cloud services through the government’s soon-to-be launched Cloud Compute 2 procurement framework.
The government’s procurement arm, the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), told suppliers they hoped to get a spot on the four Lot framework, valued at £1.35 billion. more»


Wasabi grew at double the market rate

Expanding its channel network did the cloudy outfit Wasabi Technologies some good – it managed to grow at double the market growth rate in 2023.
Wasabi had partner deals in Europe and new platform capabilities aimed at partners.
The company said its main issue is “guilt by association” due to hyperscalers being scrutinised in Europe for lock-in and egress fees. more»