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Dell Invests in IoT

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Dell sets sights on the Internet of Things (IoT) as it opens a division focusing on the technology, together with specific products, labs, partner programs and consumption models.

Dell IoTThe Dell IoT Division is lead by VMware CTO Ray O'Farrell, and will tie together IoT developments from across the company. Over the next 3 years it will also receive a $1bn investment for the development of products, solutions, labs, partner programs and ecosystem. For instance, the company names "Project Nautilus" (a piece of Dell EMC software to handle the data streams from IoT gateways in real-time), "Project Fire" (a hyperconverged platform aimed at faster IoT rollouts with consistent infrastructure from edge to core to cloud) and "Project IRIS" (an RSA Labs development to extend security analytics capabilities to the IoT).

Citrix Opens EU Cloud Region

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Citrix announces its Cloud EU region is open and ready for business, with the aim of meeting the requirements of enterprises based or operating in the region.

EU CloudIt promises improved response times from the admin interface, while connector traffic remains within the EU region-- at least depending on the service in use, since App Layering, Smart Tools, Lab Services and NetScaler use the US region. The interface also gets French, German and Spanish language options.

NEC Europe Intros C Series Displays

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NEC Display Solutions Europe presents a range of commercial-grade large format displays-- the MultiSync C Series, ideal for use as digital signage displays or for presentations in smaller conference rooms.

NEC C SeriesThe C Series displays come in 3 sizes, 43-inch (C431), 50-inch (C501) and 55-inch (C551). All models have a mechanical depth of just 45mm, and offer a modern design, HD images, 400 cd/m² display brightness and multiple inputs. An integrated media player allows auto content playback and management of image and video files without need for external cabling. As a result, the only external hardware required is a USB drive or MicroSDHC card.

Full external control is included through LAN and RS232 interface, enabling easy integration into existing control systems. One can install the C Series displays in both landscape and portrait orientation, expanding the available deployment options.

Akamai Fights Bots With Bot Manager Premier

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Akamai announces an addition to the Cloud Security portfolio-- Bot Manager Premier, a means for organisations to manage the impact of bots across websites, mobile applications and web API.

Akamai bot managerAccording to a Ponemon Institute survey commissioned by Akamai, 54% of respondents report an increase in both number and severity of credential stuffing attacks. Making matters worse, 68% of respondents lack visibility into credential stuffing attacks, while 70% believe existing solutions are not sufficient to prevent such attacks. Enter Bot Manager Premier, designed to address several bot use cases as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Bot Manager Premier features behaviour anomaly analysis capabilities the compan claims can successfully detect many sophisticated bots. Based on technology from 2016 acquisition Cyberfend, it even handles bots able to continually modify behaviour in order to evade detection.

No Keyboard for BlackBerry Motion

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TCL unveils a new BlackBerry-branded smartphone at GITEX Technology Week, Dubai-- the Motion, a handset replacing the physical keyboard BlackBerry devices are best known for with an all-touchscreen design.

Blackberry MotionThe Motion is somewhat similar to the KEYOne, the keyboard-equipped BlackBerry smartphone released back in 2016. It carries a 5.5-inch LCD display, Snapdragon 625 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB storage, 12MP rear-/8MP front-facing cameras and a 4000mAh battery inside a body featuring an IP67 rating for protection against water and dust.

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