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WD Upgrades G-Technology Drives With Thunderbolt 3

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Western Digital (WD) follows the launch of the G-Drive USB-C with upgrades on the G-Technology product lines-- the G-Drive with Thunderbolt 3, G-Raid with Thunderbolt 3 and G-Speed Shuttle XL.

WD G-TechnologyAimed at creative professionals such as videographers and digital photographers, the upgraded storage products promise "complete, high-capacity workflow solutions" customers can easily integrate into the larger Thunderbolt 3 ecosystem.

The G-Drive with Thunderbolt 3 is a high-performance storage solution offering x2 Thunderbolt 3 ports and a USB-C port. Users can daisy chain up to 5 additional devices, while capacities reach up to 12TB through an included HGST-brand Ultrastar 7200RPM enterprise class HDD, with transfer rates reaching up to 245MB/s.

Dok: The First MacOS Malware

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Researchers at Check Point reveal what they believe is the first example of malware targeted at Macs-- Dok, a piece of software spreading across MacOS machines through an email phishing campaign.

OSX SecurityThe malware affects all versions of OSX and, distressingly enough, is signed with a valid developer certificate. Even worse it targets mainly European users, with phishing messages claiming supposed tax return inconsistencies found in Germany. A .zip archive dubbed contains the malware, which bears the name Truesteer.AppStore.

PCM Arrives in Europe

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N. American solutions provider PCM makes its way to Europe with the opening of a UK-based subsidiary, PCM Technology Solutions UK (PCM UK)-- a move described as a "next major step" in PCM's global expansion.

PCM Logo Set to officially open on 2 May 2017, PCM UK should start operations on Q2 2017. It hopes to achieve "considerable scale" and employ around 90 co-workers by end 2017. Leading PCM UK is managing director Donavan Hutchinson, who joined PCM on February 2017 to help develop and create the PCM UK offering.

Oracle Intros Content and Experience Cloud

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Oracle aims at the likes of Adobe with the Content and Experience Cloud-- a "digital experience" platform enabling organisations to manage and deliver content to any digital channel.

Oracle content cloudThe cloud-based hub allows organisations to drive engagement with customers, partners and employees, with the easy creation and distribution of content to improvement brand engagement and customer growth and retention. As a single cloud-native platform, it handles content collaboration and provides rich APIs for experiences across all channels.

Gartner: Windows 10 Deployments Kicking Off

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According to a Gartner survey migration to Windows 10 will be faster than previous OS adoption-- 85% of enterprises should start Windows 10 deployments by end 2017.

Windows 10 laptopThe survey involves 1014 respondents in 6 countries (France, the UK, the US, China, India and Brazil) and was held between September and December 2016. It shows the reason cited for migration to Windows 10 by most respondents (49%) is security improvements, followed by cloud integration capabilities (38%). However budgetary approval is not straightforward, since migration is not perceived as an immediate business-critical project.

"Organisations recognise the need to move to Windows 10, and the total time to both evaluate and deploy Windows 10 has shortened from 23 months to 21 months between surveys that Gartner did during 2015 and 2016," the analyst says. "Large businesses are either already engaged in Windows 10 upgrades or have delayed upgrading until 2018. This likely reflects the transition of legacy applications to Windows 10 or replacing those legacy applications before Windows 10 migration takes place."

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