Category: Applications

Applications, Infrastructure

Google apps and websites get support for more security keys on iOS devices

June 3, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Today, Google started rolling out an update to its iOS apps and online services that adds support for WebAuthn-capable security keys. Hardware security keys are devices that generate unique cryptographic keys that are used as a second proof during an […]

Applications, Infrastructure, Mobility, Tech

Government can’t force people to use tech Google and Apple created to trace coronavirus cases

April 13, 2020


Governments can’t force their citizens to use technology built by Apple and Google for tracking and mitigating the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, senior company representatives said on Monday. Apple and Google, normally arch-rivals, announced on Friday that they teamed […]

Applications, Infrastructure, Mobility, Tech

Coronavirus Contact Tracing: Apple and Google Team Up to Enable Virus Tracking

April 10, 2020

Via: The New York Times

In one of the most far-ranging attempts to halt the spread of the coronavirus, Apple and Google said they were building software into smartphones that would tell people if they were recently in contact with someone who was infected with […]

Applications, Infrastructure, Unified Communications

US officials are using location data from mobile ads to map the spread of Covid-19

March 30, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Earlier this month, there were reports that talked about the US government’s intention to work with tech firms on tracking the coronavirus pandemic. This meant that authorities could use everyone’s phone location data in studying the spread of the virus, […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Google debuts ‘Code with Google’ coding education resource for teachers

July 8, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Google is offering a new coding resource for educators via ‘Code with Google,’ which collects Google’s own free course curriculum on teaching computer science, and a variety of programs to help students learn to code or build on their existing […]

Applications, Infrastructure, Networking, Networking Security, Security

WannaCry? Hundreds of US schools still haven’t patched servers

May 22, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

If you’re wondering why ransomware continues to be such a problem for state and local governments and other public institutions, all you have to do to get an answer is poke around the Internet a little. Publicly accessible security-scan data […]

Applications, Hardware, Infrastructure, Tech

Cray, AMD to build 1.5 exaflops supercomputer for US government

May 8, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

AMD and Cray have announced that they’re building “Frontier,” a new supercomputer for the Department of Energy at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The goal is to deliver a system that can perform 1.5 exaflops: 1.5×1018 floating point operations per second. […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Vermont’s digital overhaul continues with launch of new website

May 2, 2019

Via: StateScoop

The state of Vermont on Tuesday launched a new government website, the latest in a series of new products created by the state’s Agency of Digital Services that officials say have saved taxpayers $5.6 million over the last 18 months. […]

Applications, Infrastructure

The 5 most challenging IT tasks facing local governments

April 2, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Local government IT executives are pulled in many different directions as they address daunting challenges, whether it is managing the day-to-day operation of the IT department, strengthening the effectiveness of the IT organization as a valued partner within the enterprise, […]

Applications, Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Software, Tech

Oracle updates cloud applications as SaaS sales builds momentum

March 19, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Oracle on Tuesday announced improvements to its suite of cloud applications, including the Oracle ERP Cloud, HCM Cloud, SCM Cloud, and CX Cloud. With these updates, Oracle’s customers will see more sophisticated functionality, including more machine learning-powered features. The enhancements […]