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Tech News Recap for the Week of 3/14/2016

Were you busy this week? Here’s a tech news recap of articles you may have missed for the week of 3/14/2016!

VMware has patched two serious vulnerabilities in its vRealize software which could lead to remote code execution and the compromise of business workstations. Users should upgrade as soon as possible. Home Depot is paying $19.5 million to customers in a data breach settlement. The Legal Cloud Computing Association has set new cloud security standards for the legal industry. PureStorage is announcing FlashBlase, a platform designed to store petabytes of unstructured data. Contrary to recent trends, this week there were two examples of companies moving away from AWS (DropBox and Apple). March Madness Apps may create security risks for BYOD users, the CIA appoints a new CIO, Google traffic is 77% encrypted, and more top news from this week you may have missed!

Tech News Recap

  • 11 Things We Learned at SXSW 2016
  • VMware patches severe XSS flaws in vRealize software
  • Home Depot To Pay $19.5 Million in Data Breach Settlement
  • Legal Cloud Computing Association Sets New Cloud Security Standards for Legal
  • Pure Storage's upcoming FlashBlade will store petabytes of data at less than $1 per gigbye
  • Dropbox takes the reins, moves off AWS and onto its own infrastructure
  • Google just scored a huge win against Amazon by landing Apple as customer
  • Frankly Speaking: IT Execs on Moving to Managed Services: Strategies, Curveballs, Results
  • AT&T to Virtualize 75 Percent of its Network by 2020
  • CIA appoints new CIO
  • Two recent reports confirm that your greatest security threat is your users, not outside hackers
  • Report: March Madness Apps May Create BYOD Risk for Enterprises
  • You can now find IBM Watson in Formula One racing pits
  • IoT Bringing Changes To Company Networks, Big Data Projects
  • Google Traffic Is 77% Encrypted
  • Microsoft will continue to support bitcoin after 'inaccurate information' was posted online
  • Data Storage for Media and Entertainment

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By Ben Stephenson, Emerging Media Specialist

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