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Mandiant Report: Snowflake Users Targeted for Data Theft and Extortion

A new report from Mandiant, part of Google Cloud, reveals that a financially motivated threat actor named UNC5537 collected and exfiltrated data from about 165 organizations’ Snowflake customer instances. Snowflake is a cloud data platform used for storing and analyzing large volumes of data. The threat actor managed to get . . . Read more

10-Step Guide to Closing Your Books at the End of the Year

For small business owners, the end of the year means sealing up loose ends financially. This process is known as “closing the books” in accounting. Ensuring every dollar attributed to one year is recorded accurately is crucial to avoid making the new year inaccurate. The best accounting software, like QuickBooks . . . Read more

AWS Custom Silicon Chips Range a Sign of What’s Coming to APAC Cloud Computing

The surge in AI computing has resulted in delays to the supply of AI-capable chips, as demand has outstripped supply. Global giants Microsoft, Google and AWS are ramping up custom silicon production to reduce dependence on the dominant suppliers of GPUs, NVIDIA and AMD. As a result, APAC enterprises may . . . Read more

Cisco Live 2024: New Unified Observability Experience Packages Cisco & Splunk Insight Tools

Cisco’s acquisition of Splunk is playing out with a new full-stack observability product, the Unified Observability Experience, Cisco announced at the Cisco Live conference on June 5. As part of the same suite of conference announcements, Cisco also showed off the initial availability of a free trial version of Motific, . . . Read more

Cisco Live 2024: Cisco Unveils AI Deployment Solution With NVIDIA

Cisco will invest $1 billion in AI and package a new networking solution with NVIDIA’s AI infrastructure, the organization announced at its annual consumer event on June 4. Cisco Live is being held in Las Vegas from June 2 – 6. These and the other announcements from Cisco Live respond . . . Read more

Gartner’s 7 Predictions for the Future of Australian & Global Cloud Computing

Cloud computing will account for 70% of global enterprise workloads by 2028, up from about 25% now, according to Gartner, and issues like sustainability, AI computing and data sovereignty will play greater roles in how Australian enterprises use and procure cloud vendors. At the Gartner IT infrastructure, Operations & Cloud . . . Read more

Top 5 Cloud Trends U.K. Businesses Should Watch in 2024

As business data demands increase, cloud providers and their customers find themselves having to consider the implications of increasing storage costs, security risks and environmental footprint. Such impacts are of particular importance to U.K. organisations, as it is the largest cloud market in Europe. TechRepublic spoke to U.K. cloud experts to . . . Read more

Get a Lifetime of 1TB Cloud Storage for Only $80 With FolderFort

TL;DR: Get speedy, secure and user-friendly cloud storage with a lifetime subscription to the FolderFort 1TB Storage Pro Plan — it’s currently on sale at 68% off for just $80. Cloud data storage is one of the most useful and convenient developments in technology for businesses. Yet, though it’s certainly . . . Read more

Snowflake Arctic, a New AI LLM for Enterprise Tasks, is Coming to APAC

Data cloud provider Snowflake has launched an open source large language model, Arctic LLM, as part of a growing portfolio of AI offerings helping enterprises leverage their data. Typical use cases include data analysis, including sentiment analysis of reviews, chatbots for customer service or sales, and business intelligence queries, like . . . Read more

Microsoft Build 2024: Copilot AI Will Gain ‘Personal Assistant’ and Custom Agent Capabilities

Following the announcements of Copilot+ enabled AI PCs at the Microsoft Build developer event on May 20, Microsoft released new developer tools, enhancements to Microsoft Azure AI and new enterprise options for Copilot. GitHub Copilot received a lengthy list of new capabilities enabled by first- and third-party services. Meanwhile, reactions . . . Read more