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Test Replication in Altaro VM Backup v8 Beta – receive €100

We are close to launching the newest version of our hugely popular Hyper-V & VMware virtual machine backup solution, Altaro VM Backup, but before we launch the full product we need your help to try it out. We are currently looking for Beta testers and will reward contributors with a free Amazon voucher worth €100/£90/$115.

What’s new in v8 you ask? The main update is WAN-Optimized Replication – that was highly requested by our users. But what is it?

WAN-Optimized Replication

  • Enables system administrators to replicate ongoing changes on their virtual machines (VMs) to a remote site, and to configure their networks to seamlessly continue working from the replicated VMs should something go wrong with the originals, such as damage due to severe weather conditions and flooding.
  • Replication optimized for WANs.
  • Currently only available with Hyper-V (VMware support coming soon)

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‘Digital Peace Now’ launches this weekend – Microsoft on the Issues

This Saturday, 60,000-plus people will be converging on New York’s Central Park for the seventh Global Citizen Festival, a marquee gathering for worldwide changemaking and social good.

Microsoft will be there, on stage, as a partner to Global Citizen. We’re excited to announce that this year’s festival is going to be the launchpad for Digital Peace Now, a campaign to encourage world leaders to achieve digital peace.

The world’s digital citizens, and the digital world in which we all participate, have to be protected.  You can help by joining the Digital Peace Now movement.

This is the time, this is the moment, when we must take action to protect the digital world where we live, work and learn. Last year, close to a billion people were victims of a cyberattack or digital crime. But if you haven’t fallen victim to a digital attack yet, you probably know a victim. New research, being announced today, shows people like you are concerned and want to take action.

We know that nation-states are behind the worst digital attacks against both innocent people and the infrastructure that underpins societies – energy, transportation, health care, food and water. A peaceful digital global society is something truly worth fighting to achieve. Not least because virtually every digital attack ripples beyond its intended target and harms the lives of innocent citizens.

For example, the 2017 “WannaCry” attack – a true wake-up call – tore through cyberspace, hijacking more than 300,000 computers across 150 countries, including computers used by families, hospitals, governments and businesses. WannaCry was followed closely by “NotPetya,” an attack estimated to have caused $10 billion in damage ranging far beyond the initial targets in Ukraine.

WannaCry and NotPetya were our wake-up moments; they raised an alarm: if we don’t act now, global cyberattacks will continue to inflict grave economic harm and risk human lives and well-being.

At Microsoft, we are fighting to prevent digital attacks. We are not alone; others in industry and government have joined us in this fight. Now we need to amplify the voice of the people who cherish all that the digital world has given us – the digital citizens – all of you – who can make a difference by acting now to tell those in power that we want and demand digital peace.

So, we invite you to join the Global Citizen webcast this Saturday for the annual Global Citizen Festival.

Digital Peace Now is going to be all about people – people banding together in one collective voice to tell their world leaders that the internet must be a peaceful, shared community. Not a battlefield.

Also on Saturday, we’ll be launching the Digital Peace Now Petition and urging everyone – including anybody reading this – to head to digitalpeacenow.org and sign the petition:

We, as Digital Citizens, will not stand by silently as governments weaponize our shared online community — endangering individuals, organizations, and entire countries. In our digital world we create, connect, express ourselves and improve our lives and the lives of others.  Our online community must not be a battlefield. We demand Digital Peace.

Together, we will use our voices and our votes to defend the global digital society on which we depend. Our world leaders must act now to protect us.

There is no peace without Digital Peace.

The effort to achieve Digital Peace cannot be done by any company acting alone. We’re proud to launch this initiative with the founding members of the Digital Peace Campaign Advisory Board – ICT4Peace, Civicus and Observer Research Foundation. Achieving digital peace also must involve a coalition of governments, nonprofits, industry leaders, civil-society entities and global organizations. But most importantly, we need people like you to stand against those that endanger digital peace.

We all are digital citizens. We demand digital peace. Join us.

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Alphabet’s Chronicle launches VirusTotal Enterprise

Alphabet’s cybersecurity company Chronicle launched a new version of VirusTotal Thursday, dubbed VirusTotal Enterprise.

The security scanner, which was acquired by Alphabet subsidiary Google in 2012, enables users to submit files and URLs to detect malware and malicious activity. In addition to its free scanning service, which aggregates feedback from dozens of different antivirus and antimalware vendors, VirusTotal also offers premium services and APIs to enterprises and developers.

VirusTotal Enterprise builds on those premium services with new features, including Advanced Malware Search, which Chronicle claims is 100 times faster than the standard VirusTotal search and which uses N-gram content searches to identify threats. In a blog post, Chronicle said the Advanced Malware Search feature offers enterprises improved accuracy by allowing for additional parameters such as common icons in files or similar visual layouts for suspicious emails.

Chronicle said the Advanced Malware Search will show more details about scanned files such as embedded domains and interest-ranked strings. VirusTotal also unveiled a unified interface for both the free and enterprise versions of the service.

Another major addition under VirusTotal Enterprise is called Private Graph, which is a variation of the VirusTotal Graph feature that generates visual data sets to help users understand connections between different files, IP addresses and other elements. Private Graph, which is not available to the public, enables enterprises to include information about their own environment in the data sets. Chronicle said the graph can automatically “extract commonalities from nodes” and identify indicators of compromise.”

Enabling customers to keep data private with VirusTotal Enterprise could solve a conundrum for Chronicle. Earlier this year, Schneider Electric reportedly uploaded a file to VirusTotal that contained sensitive information related to the Trisis malware, which had been used in a major cyberattack on the company’s Triconex Safety Instrumented System (SIS) controllers in an unnamed Middle Eastern enterprise.

The file, which was publicly available on VirusTotal, contained data that allowed anyone to replicate the Trisis malware and initiate similar attacks. The file was quickly removed from VirusTotal, but it propagated on other public platforms such as GitHub. The incident demonstrated how companies could err by submitting files to the public platform, which could expose dangerous exploits to other threat actors.

In addition to the Advanced Malware Search and Private Graph features, Chronicle said VirusTotal Enterprise comes with additional management and security features for companies, including the ability to use existing two-factor authentication to access enterprise accounts.

For Sale – Alfawise X5 Mini PC Windows 10

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    Boxed in excellent condition. Only used once which was to format to remove android and to install a legit version of windows 10 and to test the XB1 streaming. Streaming worked perfectly but the wife let me put the XB1 on the front room TV in the end. Result!!!

    Spec is Intel Atom X5-Z8350 2GB DDR3 + 32GB ROM 1000LAN so ideal for a streaming box, Kodi or emulation

    https://www.gearbest.com/media-playe…ml?wid=1433363

    £55 delivered PPG

    I also have a black Logitech K400 keyboard and 32gb SD card I can let go with it for an extra £15.

    Price and currency: 55
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‘Digital Peace Now’ launches this weekend – Microsoft on the Issues

This Saturday, 60,000-plus people will be converging on New York’s Central Park for the seventh Global Citizen Festival, a marquee gathering for worldwide changemaking and social good.

Microsoft will be there, on stage, as a partner to Global Citizen. We’re excited to announce that this year’s festival is going to be the launchpad for Digital Peace Now, a campaign to encourage world leaders to achieve digital peace.

The world’s digital citizens, and the digital world in which we all participate, have to be protected.  You can help by joining the Digital Peace Now movement.

This is the time, this is the moment, when we must take action to protect the digital world where we live, work and learn. Last year, close to a billion people were victims of a cyberattack or digital crime. But if you haven’t fallen victim to a digital attack yet, you probably know a victim. New research, being announced today, shows people like you are concerned and want to take action.

We know that nation-states are behind the worst digital attacks against both innocent people and the infrastructure that underpins societies – energy, transportation, health care, food and water. A peaceful digital global society is something truly worth fighting to achieve. Not least because virtually every digital attack ripples beyond its intended target and harms the lives of innocent citizens.

For example, the 2017 “WannaCry” attack – a true wake-up call – tore through cyberspace, hijacking more than 300,000 computers across 150 countries, including computers used by families, hospitals, governments and businesses. WannaCry was followed closely by “NotPetya,” an attack estimated to have caused $10 billion in damage ranging far beyond the initial targets in Ukraine.

WannaCry and NotPetya were our wake-up moments; they raised an alarm: if we don’t act now, global cyberattacks will continue to inflict grave economic harm and risk human lives and well-being.

At Microsoft, we are fighting to prevent digital attacks. We are not alone; others in industry and government have joined us in this fight. Now we need to amplify the voice of the people who cherish all that the digital world has given us – the digital citizens – all of you – who can make a difference by acting now to tell those in power that we want and demand digital peace.

So, we invite you to join the Global Citizen webcast this Saturday for the annual Global Citizen Festival.

Digital Peace Now is going to be all about people – people banding together in one collective voice to tell their world leaders that the internet must be a peaceful, shared community. Not a battlefield.

Also on Saturday, we’ll be launching the Digital Peace Now Petition and urging everyone – including anybody reading this – to head to digitalpeacenow.org and sign the petition:

We, as Digital Citizens, will not stand by silently as governments weaponize our shared online community — endangering individuals, organizations, and entire countries. In our digital world we create, connect, express ourselves and improve our lives and the lives of others.  Our online community must not be a battlefield. We demand Digital Peace.

Together, we will use our voices and our votes to defend the global digital society on which we depend. Our world leaders must act now to protect us.

There is no peace without Digital Peace.

The effort to achieve Digital Peace cannot be done by any company acting alone. We’re proud to launch this initiative with the founding members of the Digital Peace Campaign Advisory Board – ICT4Peace, Civicus and Observer Research Foundation. Achieving digital peace also must involve a coalition of governments, nonprofits, industry leaders, civil-society entities and global organizations. But most importantly, we need people like you to stand against those that endanger digital peace.

We all are digital citizens. We demand digital peace. Join us.

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Three master data management strategies to boost CRM-ERP success

If there’s one thing that’s clear to Gabriele Bauman, it’s that providing the best possible customer experience means creating effective master data management strategies. And thanks to today’s robust integration capabilities, that’s exactly what she’s been doing.

Bauman is vice president of global CRM delivery for London-based educational publisher and assessment provider Pearson, where she’s been part of an effort to transform a complex, acquisition-fueled environment filled with numerous CRM and ERP applications into an integrated, finely oiled machine that taps a master data management system as the authoritative source of data.

“Do we really need ERP in every single country,” Bauman asked during a well-attended presentation at Salesforce’s mammoth Dreamforce 2018 conference in San Francisco this week. “Do we need all that data circulating multiple places at the same time? No.”

Bauman and the rest of Pearson’s IT team are wrapping up a four-year effort designed to make certain that Pearson’s CRM and ERP environments, as well as its web, e-commerce, royalty management and telephony systems, are governed by the best master data management strategies possible.

The team has been taking stock of the company’s various SAP, Oracle and Salesforce applications — many of which are duplications that resulted from acquisitions — in an effort to establish business process continuity across a global organization with 30,000 employees in 70 countries.

1. Align data

One of the most important master data management strategies is to align data, and that’s been true for Pearson. Due to having so many systems, the company was finding a plethora of data discrepancies.

Indeed, how the various systems identified customers and products was creating chaos. What should have been a single customer record, for instance, might have been seen by Pearson’s systems as multiple customers, because data points didn’t match up. For instance, one system might have identified a customer that worked at the University of California, Berkeley as working at  “UC Berkeley,” while another might simply have said “Berkeley.” Or, one might have said the customer worked in the “biology” department, while the other said “bio.”

Bauman said Pearson made this discovery while working to establish an Oracle master data management system as the final word, feeding reliable data to and from the various systems to which it’s connected. Bauman’s team found discrepancies in account and contact management, quote management and order management data. Whenever information on products or the customer didn’t match up and align with legacy systems, difficulties followed.

What’s more, having the “bad data,” as Bauman called it, circulating through the company’s ERP environment was causing interfaces to fail. There were also problems with downstream satellite apps that were too removed to be tested. For example, one of the company’s ERP systems relied on a third-party reporting tool that was operating with missing attributes, and that led to further upstream data issues.

“Customer data and product data have to be uniform across systems,” Bauman said. “The data has to be as clean as you can possibly imagine. If you think it’s clean, clean it again.”

2. Get stakeholders involved

Customer data and product data have to be uniform across systems.
Gabriele Baumanvice president of global CRM delivery, Pearson

For Bauman, another important master data management strategy was getting the kind of buy-in that only comes from making business users a part of the solution.

To get Pearson’s data clean enough, Bauman and her team went business unit by business unit, country by country, through all of the systems and data pools, consolidating and cleaning. Along the way, she asked business unit and business process stakeholders to define how they wanted things to operate going forward. She didn’t want IT staff making those decisions; she simply wanted them to build what was needed.

“You have to keep the business involved in all decisions,” Bauman said. “Every executive stakeholder needs to be involved.”

3. Establish authority and oversight

Once the data in Pearson’s master data management system had been validated, Bauman’s team started deploying the new architecture in stages, going live in the U.S. and Canada two months ago. The U.K. is next.

The master data management system has become what Bauman called the “system of authority,” with interfaces between it and the company’s Oracle ERP and Salesforce CRM environments running around the clock.

To ensure the ongoing quality of data, Pearson established customer and product governance teams with executive oversight, and the company is looking to squeeze more out of the data with a global business intelligence initiative that’s just getting underway. Eventually, the company plans to augment that effort with the capabilities of the Salesforce Einstein AI platform.

In the meantime, the company is looking forward to being able to migrate additional Salesforce instances into the new architecture, with the ability to integrate them seamlessly with its various other systems.

It wasn’t easy getting to that point, but Bauman made it clear the benefits were well worth the four-year effort. She strongly recommended attendees consider promoting similar efforts and using the most effective master data management strategies to increase the value of their own organizations’ data.

“You can run your company in a much more streamlined way,” Bauman said. “And executives can see the data they need to see.”

For Sale – Alfawise X5 Mini PC Windows 10

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    Boxed in excellent condition. Only used once which was to format to remove android and to install a legit version of windows 10 and to test the XB1 streaming. Streaming worked perfectly but the wife let me put the XB1 on the front room TV in the end. Result!!!

    Spec is Intel Atom X5-Z8350 2GB DDR3 + 32GB ROM 1000LAN so ideal for a streaming box, Kodi or emulation

    https://www.gearbest.com/media-playe…ml?wid=1433363

    £55 delivered PPG

    I also have a black Logitech K400 keyboard and 32gb SD card I can let go with it for an extra £15.

    Price and currency: 55
    Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
    Payment method: PPG
    Location: Lowestoft
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    Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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