Sunday, February 19, 2017

BT Americas: Securing IoT for Borderless Enterprises



The concept of the borderless enterprise combined with IoT raises real security concerns for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), says Kate Kuehn, Head of Security Practice, BT Americas.

Filmed at the 2017 RSA Conference in San Francisco.

https://youtu.be/CAD0Yxi4Nn0


Telekom Austria Establishes A1 Digital International

Telekom Austria Group, serving over 24 million customers in eight countries across Central and Eastern Europe, has announced that building on its expertise in M2M and IoT communication, it has established a new subsidiary named A1 digital international

Led by CEO Elisabetta Castiglioni and based in Vienna, A1 digital international company will deliver tailored products and services in the area of digitalisation, with a focus on the B2B market. A1 digital will initially focus on two areas: solutions for IoT (Internet of Things); and cloud-based ICT solutions based on its existing data centre resources in Austria and other markets in Europe.

Internationally, the new subsidiary will focus on customers in Europe, including the group's existing markets in Central and East Europe, as well as new markets in Western Europe, in particular Germany. The business in Germany will in future be managed by a separate company based in Munich.

A1 digital is positioning as a digitalisation partner, primarily for small and medium-sized companies, and leveraging its expertise and services offering will seek to enable customers to adapt to the digital future. The company estimates that 3 million small and medium-sized companies in Germany and the countries where the group operates could wish to address the potential of digitalisation.

Telekom Austria noted that in 2016 it was engaged in a major digitalisation project that was believed to be the largest telematics project to date in Austria. The project involved the digitalisation of construction equipment and machinery for PORR utilising asset-tracking solutions and support systems.

The company also announced the appointment of the A1 digital leadership team, including Elisabetta Castiglioni as CEO. Ms. Castiglioni previously served as CEO of Global Media Business at Siemens IT Solutions and Services and with MCI, now Verizon Business.

In June last year, Telekom Austria announced it had appointed Elisabetta Castiglioni to build its Business Unit Digital.

Orange Business Expands Public Clouds for Multinationals with Huawei

Orange Business Services announced a new global public cloud offering for multinationals that includes advice, auditing, integration and managed services for cloud infrastructure and applications. The services are based on OpenStack.

The services, which are delivered in partnership with Huawei, will roll out across Western Europe and Southeast Asia in April 2017, followed by the US in October 2017. The Middle East and Africa are scheduled for 2018. In terms of service delivery, Orange will provide the data center facilities, network and security infrastructure, customers’ infrastructure and applications management, and professional services to support cloud  migrations. Huawei will provide  the hardware, develop the technology platform and OpenStack OS, and provide level-three support. Orange said the new offerings complement its existing Orange private cloud portfolio.

“Our customers have a genuine need for an international public cloud offering that will allow them to adapt to the uses imposed by new technologies and meet the challenges of transforming their IT services on a global scale. To continue to support them, it is essential for us to have the best technology, combined with the highest levels of security and services, that can meet the challenges of both digital transformation and international development. By collaborating with Huawei’s OpenStack experts, we are providing a secure and flexible platform built on an open architecture which will enable seamless end-to-end services, less vulnerability to tie in and ultimately more choice,” explains Philippe Laplane, Director of Orange Cloud for Business, Orange Business Services.

http://www.orange.com

SpaceX Successfully Launches from Cape Canaveral

SpaceX successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying its Dragon spacecraft with supplies for the International Space Station.

Dragon is scheduled to return to Earth after an approximately one month stay at the orbiting laboratory. ]Dragon is expected to splash down in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California.

The CRS-10 mission was SpaceX’s first launch from historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center.

http://www.spacex.com

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