Joab Jackson

U.S. Correspondent

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Microsoft's Edge browser gets its first critical patches

Google launches virtual machines for the budget-minded

Google launches virtual machines for the budget-minded

Google has launched "preemptible" virtual machines, which cost less than regular VMs but can be terminated if Google's data center traffic gets too busy.

NIST sets the stage for contactless fingerprint readers

NIST sets the stage for contactless fingerprint readers

While many are hoping that biometric technologies such as fingerprint readers will one day replace cumbersome passwords, the U.S. National Institute of Technology is looking even further out.

IBM, ARM collaborate to refine IoT deployment

IBM, ARM collaborate to refine IoT deployment

IBM's Internet of Things platform can now work with IoT processors designed by ARM, thanks to a new partnership between the two companies.

ACLU wants court to block NSA's ongoing phone records collection

ACLU wants court to block NSA's ongoing phone records collection

The American Civil Liberties Union is taking the NSA back to court over its data collection practices.

Microsoft bulks up Azure virtual machines

Microsoft bulks up Azure virtual machines

The new Microsoft Azure GS-series virtual machines are made for demanding database-driven workloads.

HP beefs up enterprise security suite with tools to root out malware, app vulnerabilites

HP beefs up enterprise security suite with tools to root out malware, app vulnerabilites

Hewlett-Packard has added machine learning analysis capabilities to its Fortify application testing service, and introduced a new service for checking DNS requests for malware attacks.

VMware pitches network virtualization for better security

VMware pitches network virtualization for better security

While the idea of network virtualization has been around a while, it has not been adopted in the enterprise as quickly as virtualization for servers. Now, VMware, one of the biggest proponents of virtualizing the entire data center,...

VMware touts container management and live migration of virtual machines

VMware touts container management and live migration of virtual machines

At the VMworld conference in San Francisco, VMware demonstrated how to move a live virtual machine across two different data centers, and showed off its new container management software.

Developers can now use Embarcadero's RAD Studio for Windows 10 applications

Developers can now use Embarcadero's RAD Studio for Windows 10 applications

Embarcadero released RAD Studio 10 Seattle, a big upgrade of its rapid application development platform.

VMware rounds out data center virtualization stack

VMware rounds out data center virtualization stack

VMware has updated its stack of data center virtualization software with capabilities that allow an organization to run an entire data center operation and related cloud services as a single unified entity.

Intel reveals big data's dirty little secret

Intel reveals big data's dirty little secret

Companies are spending billions on tools and engineering for big data-styled analysis, though many are hampered by one little problem: They still don't know what to do with all the data they collect.

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