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Microsoft Skype for Business update fixes Mac bugs

The latest software patch for on-premises Skype for Business eliminates bugs and adds features for users that run the Microsoft platform on Mac OS, narrowing an already minimal gap between the Mac and Windows clients.

For Mac users, the Skype for Business update lets delegates — users designated to receive someone else’s calls — create and edit a meeting on behalf of a colleague. Also, users can now be made a delegate even if their account isn’t part of an organization’s enterprise voice plan.

Microsoft has enabled video-based screen sharing for Mac users, the result of a next-generation screen-sharing protocol that the vendor added to Skype for Business earlier this year. The new system is faster and more reliable than the traditional method and works better in low-bandwidth conditions.

The Skype for Business update, available for download now, also fixes several bugs on the Mac client, including a flaw that prevented users from joining a meeting hosted by someone outside their organization.

Microsoft seems to announce updates to the Mac client more quickly than it does for other changes to the Skype for Business platform, and describes Mac upgrades in more detail, said Jim Gaynor, a vice president of the consulting group Directions on Microsoft, based in Kirkland, Wash.

“There are still a few gaps between SfB Mac and Windows clients, most around some of the advanced call control features, file upload/sharing, and the ability to upload PowerPoint decks for online presentations,” Gaynor said. “But they’re fairly minimal.”

Skype for Business 2015 server nears its end of life

The improvements to the Mac client were among roughly 40 enhancements released as part of Microsoft’s biannual update to the Skype for Business 2015 server.

This summer’s Skype for Business update introduces location-based routing for Skype for Business mobile clients. The feature gives businesses more control when steering calls between VoIP and PSTN endpoints based on geography.

Microsoft is expected to stop releasing feature updates and bug fixes for the 2015 server in fall 2020, the end of the typical five-year lifespan for the product.

The vendor recently published a preview of the 2019 server, which is due out by year’s end. That server will extend support for on-premises Skype for Business for at least another five years, primarily to serve large organizations that are not ready to migrate to Skype’s cloud-based successor, Microsoft Teams.

The 2019 server will encourage businesses to host some telephony and messaging features in the cloud. Meanwhile, Microsoft Teams, a team collaboration app similar to Slack, will soon replace Skype for Business Online within the cloud-based Office 365 suite.

For Sale – (Nearly New) Latest Apple MacBook Air 13.3″ Laptop, 256GB – Model No : A1466 – RRP: £1,099.00

The 2017 13.3″ MacBook Air (Model No: A1466) (Part No: MQD42B/A) which is the latest was bought new in May this year as an intended gift. The battery cycle count is 17 as I used it briefly to see if I would like one over instead of my MacBook Pro and to install some applications/music from my MacBook Pro it but has now been factory reset and unused for a couple of months as I use my MacBook Pro & iMac much more.

100% mark/scratch free on MacBook Air and zero dead pixels. The MacBook Air box and accessories are in perfect condition also. Full Apple warranty until May 2019.

The 13″ MacBook Air has the follow specs and is the current highest spec one on sale on the Apple store (without customisation):

  • 1.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz
  • 8GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Intel HD Graphics 6000

£850 collected or £850 plus delivery if required.

No offers! RRP: £1,099 from the Apple Store:

13-inch MacBook Air

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For Sale – Latest Dell XPS 13 (Quad Core) Immaculate / Barely Used

Hi Guy’s,

For sale I have a barely used Dell XPS 13 (latest version) and the specs are as follows:

13.3″ Full HD (Matt) Display – Amazing display I think
Quad Core i5-8250U CPU
8GB Ram
256GB SSD

Cost me £999.99 new. Has been used about 15 times in total but I have since slimmed down my gadgets and gizmo’s and operate on a Dell Lattitude 2in1 which suits my work purposed and (personal) tablet browsing on an evening.

With that said, this is easily the best laptop I have owned including any Mac / Mac Pro (to which I have had many). It’s been in it’s box for 2 months whilst I went back and fourth in my mind as to whether to sell.

Anything I have left out or any questions please ask away. Still has around 8/9 months of warranty remaining and original purchase receipt can be included.

Many thanks
Nathan

Price and currency: 795.00
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For Sale – Latest Dell XPS 13 (Quad Core) Immaculate / Barely Used

Hi Guy’s,

For sale I have a barely used Dell XPS 13 (latest version) and the specs are as follows:

13.3″ Full HD (Matt) Display – Amazing display I think
Quad Core i5-8250U CPU
8GB Ram
256GB SSD

Cost me £999.99 new. Has been used about 15 times in total but I have since slimmed down my gadgets and gizmo’s and operate on a Dell Lattitude 2in1 which suits my work purposed and (personal) tablet browsing on an evening.

With that said, this is easily the best laptop I have owned including any Mac / Mac Pro (to which I have had many). It’s been in it’s box for 2 months whilst I went back and fourth in my mind as to whether to sell.

Anything I have left out or any questions please ask away. Still has around 8/9 months of warranty remaining and original purchase receipt can be included.

Many thanks
Nathan

Price and currency: 795.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
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Location: Bristol
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New Nakivo update supports more platforms

Nakivo’s latest update of its data protection software focuses on compatibility and integration, including a cross-platform recovery feature.

Nakivo Backup & Replication 7.5 is compatible with the latest version of VMware vSphere, integrates with the Dell EMC Data Domain BoostFS plug-in for deduplication and supports Netgear ReadyNAS devices.

Nakivo provides data protection for VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). This Nakivo update introduced the ability to export backup data in multiple formats and recover from that data across platforms.

The new Nakivo update also offers more granular control over the bandwidth throttling feature introduced in the previous version. Aside from setting general rules to limit data transfer speed during business hours, users can set bandwidth rules on a per-job basis if they so choose.

Nakivo competes mainly with larger and more established vendors, such as Veritas, Veeam and Acronis. Veniamin Simonov, Nakivo’s lead product manager, said one way for the smaller company to win deals is to offer a low-cost product that has the features of its rivals.

“Backup software should not be expensive. While it’s critical for the enterprise to have backup and recovery in case of a disaster, it’s not the first thing businesses are invested into. So it shouldn’t be expensive,” Simonov said.

Nakivo update schedule helps in competitive market

To compete on features, Nakivo brings out quarterly updates of its software that protects virtual machines and recently expanded to include cloud support. Because Backup & Replication is Nakivo’s only product, it receives the vendor’s full engineering support.

Headshot of Veniamin SimonovVeniamin Simonov

“We’re always trying to be flexible and deliver value much quicker. I’ve seen other vendors do major releases every year or every two years, so we’re trying to do four times a year,” Simonov said.

Sticking to its quarterly update schedule has allowed Nakivo to quickly make up ground on the rest of the industry, according to George Crump, founder of IT analysis firm Storage Switzerland. “I can’t think of any major features that they are missing. … In fact, there are some areas where they are unique: EC2-native backup, for example, and support for running on these economical NAS systems,” Crump said.

Backup software should not be expensive. While it’s critical for the enterprise to have backup and recovery in case of a disaster, it’s not the first thing businesses are invested into.
Veniamin Simonovlead product manager, Nakivo

Crump said Nakivo’s main competitive focus should be on Veeam, which has a foothold in the market for smaller companies looking to protect virtual machines and is making strides among enterprises now.

“Veeam should be, and probably is, their sole concern,” Crump said of Nakivo. “In the market they play in — the virtualized enterprise — Veeam is the 800-pound gorilla.”

Nakivo was founded in 2012 and started out as data protection solely for VMware. Despite its aggressive development schedule, Simonov said there is still much to do in the coming Nakivo update agenda.

“We are working towards disaster recovery capabilities, to be more competitive in the mid-business and enterprise markets,” he said. “We are working towards having more capabilities in the physical environments. I believe no modern businesses are fully physical, but there is a big demand for physical backup from customers who have mixed IT environments. We are also working on native tape capabilities.”

For Sale – Latest Dell XPS 13 (Quad Core) Immaculate / Barely Used

Hi Guy’s,

For sale I have a barely used Dell XPS 13 (latest version) and the specs are as follows:

13.3″ Full HD (Matt) Display – Amazing display I think
Quad Core i5-8250U CPU
8GB Ram
256GB SSD

Cost me £999.99 new. Has been used about 15 times in total but I have since slimmed down my gadgets and gizmo’s and operate on a Dell Lattitude 2in1 which suits my work purposed and (personal) tablet browsing on an evening.

With that said, this is easily the best laptop I have owned including any Mac / Mac Pro (to which I have had many). It’s been in it’s box for 2 months whilst I went back and fourth in my mind as to whether to sell.

Anything I have left out or any questions please ask away. Still has around 8/9 months of warranty remaining and original purchase receipt can be included.

Many thanks
Nathan

Price and currency: 795.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer / Paypal Gift
Location: Bristol
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Latest Dell XPS 13 (Quad Core) Immaculate / Barely Used

Hi Guy’s,

For sale I have a barely used Dell XPS 13 (latest version) and the specs are as follows:

13.3″ Full HD (Matt) Display – Amazing display I think
Quad Core i5-8250U CPU
8GB Ram
256GB SSD

Cost me £999.99 new. Has been used about 15 times in total but I have since slimmed down my gadgets and gizmo’s and operate on a Dell Lattitude 2in1 which suits my work purposed and (personal) tablet browsing on an evening.

With that said, this is easily the best laptop I have owned including any Mac / Mac Pro (to which I have had many). It’s been in it’s box for 2 months whilst I went back and fourth in my mind as to whether to sell.

Anything I have left out or any questions please ask away. Still has around 8/9 months of warranty remaining and original purchase receipt can be included.

Many thanks
Nathan

Price and currency: 795.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer / Paypal Gift
Location: Bristol
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – Latest Dell XPS 13 (Quad Core) Immaculate / Barely Used

Hi Guy’s,

For sale I have a barely used Dell XPS 13 (latest version) and the specs are as follows:

13.3″ Full HD (Matt) Display – Amazing display I think
Quad Core i5-8250U CPU
8GB Ram
256GB SSD

Cost me £999.99 new. Has been used about 15 times in total but I have since slimmed down my gadgets and gizmo’s and operate on a Dell Lattitude 2in1 which suits my work purposed and (personal) tablet browsing on an evening.

With that said, this is easily the best laptop I have owned including any Mac / Mac Pro (to which I have had many). It’s been in it’s box for 2 months whilst I went back and fourth in my mind as to whether to sell.

Anything I have left out or any questions please ask away. Still has around 8/9 months of warranty remaining and original purchase receipt can be included.

Many thanks
Nathan

Price and currency: 795.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer / Paypal Gift
Location: Bristol
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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Ponemon: Mega breaches, data breach costs on the rise

The Ponemon Institute’s latest study on data breach costs highlights the rise of what it calls “mega breaches,” which are the worst types of security incidents in terms of costs and data exposed.

The “2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study: Global Overview,” which was sponsored by IBM Security, details the cost enterprises incur after falling victim to a data breach and found that the average total cost of a data breach rose from $3.62 to $3.86 million — a 6.4% increase — with $148 as the average cost per lost or stolen record. This year’s report also features data on the biggest breaches, which Ponemon and IBM have termed “mega breaches.”

“Mega breaches are where there are more than one million records that have been breached,” Limor Kessem, executive security advisor at IBM, told SearchSecurity. “And then we looked at up to 50 million [records exposed], although it could be up to infinity these days. Just last year there were 2.9 billion records exposed, and in 2016 there were over 4 billion records exposed, so a breach can be millions and hundreds of millions as well.”

Given that this is the first year that Ponemon has included mega breaches in its annual report and that there were only 11 mega breaches that occurred, there was no data from past years to compare these findings to. However, the report found that a mega breach with the minimum of 1 million records exposed lead to an average total cost of $40 million, while a mega breach with 50 million records exposed had an average cost of $350 million.

 After collecting data from more than 2,500 separate interviews that were conducted over a 10-month period with 477 enterprises, the study concluded that mega breaches take 365 days to identify, which is almost 100 days shorter than typical breaches (266 days to detect).

The Ponemon study also discovered that “data breaches are the most costly in the United States and the Middle East and least costly in Brazil and India,” given that the average total in the United States was $7.91 million. “The U.S. topped the chart at almost twice the international average,” Kessem said. “Of course there are currency differences, but the big thing in the U.S. is loss of business.”

Kessem further noted that when consumers were interviewed, 75% of them said they would not want to do business with a company that they didn’t trust to safeguard their data.

“People in the U.S. are very aware of breaches,” she said. “They topped the charts in awareness of how [data breaches] happen and how many happen and so on. In other words, we know breaches are happening and we wouldn’t like to do business with those who can’t protect our data and I think this was a major cost center for the U.S. in terms of data breaches.”

In addition to the cost per record, companies also experience direct and indirect costs after a breach. For example, Canada has the highest direct costs, according to the report, but the U.S. had the highest indirect cost at $152 per capita, which includes “employee’s time, effort and other organizational resources spent notifying victims and investigating the incident.” The study also highlights the idea that breaches in the healthcare industry are the most expensive and have been consistently so for several years, according to Kessem, considering the amount of personal data healthcare companies possess. 

“Typically [healthcare companies] have a lot of personally identifiable information,” she said. “They’re also going to have payment information and contact information — the more information is attached to an identity, the more it is going to cost.”

Post-breach consequences are further addressed in the report, which states, “Organizations that lost less than one percent of their customers due to a data breach resulted in an average total cost of $2.8 million.” However, the Ponemon study also noted that an incident response team has the ability to reduce the cost by as much as $14 per compromised record — a small change that would greatly add up at the end of a breach.

For Sale – Latest Dell XPS 13 (Quad Core) Immaculate / Barely Used

Hi Guy’s,

For sale I have a barely used Dell XPS 13 (latest version) and the specs are as follows:

13.3″ Full HD (Matt) Display – Amazing display I think
Quad Core i5-8250U CPU
8GB Ram
256GB SSD

Cost me £999.99 new. Has been used about 15 times in total but I have since slimmed down my gadgets and gizmo’s and operate on a Dell Lattitude 2in1 which suits my work purposed and (personal) tablet browsing on an evening.

With that said, this is easily the best laptop I have owned including any Mac / Mac Pro (to which I have had many). It’s been in it’s box for 2 months whilst I went back and fourth in my mind as to whether to sell.

Anything I have left out or any questions please ask away. Still has around 8/9 months of warranty remaining and original purchase receipt can be included.

Many thanks
Nathan

Price and currency: 795.00
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: Bank Transfer / Paypal Gift
Location: Bristol
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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