Holidays are still not on the program of the Top IT news! We have decrypted for you the IT news of the month of July, so make yourself comfortable in your deckchair in the sun and let’s go 🙂
Top 1: A large-scale partnership for Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook
The open source Data Transfer project (DTP) is a project led by four major international companies: Twitter, Facebook, Google and Microsoft. In short, the DTP will allow users to transfer their personal data directly from one service to another.
In concrete terms, all your messages, contacts, documents or even all your photos… that you have sent to a social network, for example Facebook, can be transferred to another service via this open-source platform that converts these data into a compatible digital format.
However, the project is still under development and limited for the time being to these four companies that are awaiting responses to partnership requests from other companies.
Top 2: The football world cup targeted by cyberattacks
25 million is the figure announced by Vladimir Poutine which corresponds to the number of attempted cyber attacks foiled during the 2018 football world cup. A figure which for the moment remains a little unclear. We do not yet know the exact number of attacks that directly targeted the World Cup server infrastructure. But in the meantime we’re enjoying the victory of our French team and its two stars now.
Top 3: Rolls-Royce launches into robotics
What do cockroaches and snakes have in common?
You give the cat your tongue? The answer is Rolls-Royce and its miniature cockroach and snake robot development project. The goal?
An aircraft engine is very complex and their maintenance in operational conditions is essential. These small robots would make it possible to inspect the most inaccessible corners of planes but also to repair possible damage and this without dismantling them, often a long and expensive step. For this project, Rolls-Royce decided to partner with the Universities of Nottingham and Harvard. Nature remains an inexhaustible source of inspiration.
Top 4: A month not easy for Microsoft
In July, Microsoft had to fix no less than 53 vulnerabilities. So many patches to be deployed by IT Departments. This figure is certainly less important than in May with some 67 vulnerabilities and April with 82 vulnerabilities detected but this time, 18 of these vulnerabilities were classified critical. So DSI, be patient, it’s time to deploy your patches again!
Top 5 : Now it’s the multicloud that’s on the odds!
Some time ago I was telling you about the hybrid cloud (hosting on site and public cloud) now, the multi cloud is in the spotlight, proof that technologies and IT strategies are evolving at an incredible speed. Strategies to use three different services: SaaS, PaaS, DaaS. Each of these services has its own qualities and an interest for companies.
- PaaS – Platform As a Service: allows to develop applications.
- SaaS – Software As a Service: enables software distribution through the cloud.
- DaaS – Desktop As a Service: Provides access to a virtual desktop.
You still have to choose your solution, there is no method to follow just to adapt according to your company.
And that’s it for the Top IT of July, for the lucky ones I wish you good holidays and for the others good courage, we meet very quickly for the next Top IT of August