Top IT is back after a short break in October (I hope you don’t blame us too much.). So here we go!
Top 1: 6600km of underwater cable
6600km, i. e. enough to connect France and the United States. These submarine cables will be the first in 15 years.
The project called Dunant is run in partnership by Google and Orange. It will make it possible to meet an exponential demand for data exchange between France and the USA. Thanks to an optical fiber with a capacity of 30Tbp/s, rather impressive no?!
This new project is one more step in this context of globalization.
On top of that, it will allow Orange to consolidate its leadership position in this field.
Top 2: After the aeronautics industry, Rolls-Royce moves to the maritime sector
Another innovation for Rolls-Royce. Indeed, remember the top IT news of July, the company was launching into robotics with insects that improved engine maintenance!
Well, now, Rolls-Royce, in partnership with Intel, has created Intelligent Awareness System to manage radars, HD cameras, satellite data, weather data… and all this for ships.
Top 3 : A $34 billion transaction
On October 28, 2018, IBM acquired Red Hat (an open source software publisher and distributor of GNU/Linux) for a damn $34 billion.
A transaction that does not go unnoticed since it is the third most important in the new technologies sector.
IBM’s objective is to conquer the Cloud market and more specifically the Hybrid Cloud market through this acquisition.
Nevertheless, don’t worry, the company will remain independent and should not experience any major upheaval in its organization.
Top 4: Another hacking threat for Windows
L0rdix is a new data hacking and crypto currency tool for Windows machines.
Available on underground forums, this cyber threat was designed to scan security systems on Windows machines and then malware updates itself to go under the radar of cyber security tools.
Cybercriminals are definitely very inventive. So what will be their next inventions? To be continued…
Top 5: Google creates a new Datacenter in Denmark
Google has launched the construction of its fifth infrastructure in Europe. The Datacenter should be operational by 2021. A godsend for Denmark. Indeed, this new infrastructure should allow the creation of 250 jobs. Google has even thought about nature, this building will be one of the most energy-efficient in Denmark.
However, this strategic decision for Google is not free of charge, you must be aware of that. The operation will cost the company a mere €600 million.
The November and October recap’ is now over, we’ll meet again in a month for the end of the year holidays. Good luck to all:)