Peter Sayer

Senior Editor

Peter Sayer covers enterprise applications for CIO.com.

How to secure your CMS without patching

How to secure your CMS without patching

In as little as four hours, the bad guys can reverse engineer a software patch for an open-source content management system (CMS) and build an exploit capable of turning millions of websites into spammers, malware hosts or DDoS...

It's time to upgrade to TLS 1.3 already, says CDN engineer

It's time to upgrade to TLS 1.3 already, says CDN engineer

Businesses dragging their heels over rolling out TLS 1.2 on their website might have an excuse to delay a little longer: Version 1.3 of the TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption protocol will be finalized later this year, and...

Uber CEO resigns, leaving company in search of a new strategy

Uber CEO resigns, leaving company in search of a new strategy

Uber is now a driverless vehicle, after CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down Tuesday.

EU wants to ease commercial drone use with future flight rules

EU wants to ease commercial drone use with future flight rules

The European Commission wants to make it easier for lightweight drones to fly autonomously in European airspace -- with logistics, inspection services and agricultural businesses set to benefit. Last Friday, the Commission...

Mid-range supercomputers surge on the Top500 list of fastest machines

Mid-range supercomputers surge on the Top500 list of fastest machines

With no change at the top of the latest Top500.org supercomputer list, you need to look further down the rankings to see the real story.

Nokia rolls out its first 'petabit-class' router

Nokia rolls out its first 'petabit-class' router

With internet traffic set to triple over the next five years, Nokia says the time is right for a new range of high-end routers that can boost core capacity by a factor of six.

Imagination adds safety, resilience to processor for IoT

Imagination adds safety, resilience to processor for IoT

Chip designers are applying industrial safety design techniques to their processor cores so that they can get themselves out of trouble when a fault occurs.

Don't be left behind by IPv6 deployment, ISOC warns enterprises

Don't be left behind by IPv6 deployment, ISOC warns enterprises

They have the resources, the expertise and, though they may not realize it, the need—but it turns out that enterprises are often the ones that don't yet have IPv6.

Power surge at British Airways data center causes flight chaos

Power surge at British Airways data center causes flight chaos

A major British Airways crash has highlighted the importance for businesses of testing backup systems and disaster recovery procedures to ensure that they work as planned.

The AI fight is escalating: This is the IT giants' next move

The AI fight is escalating: This is the IT giants' next move

Artificial intelligence is where the competition is in IT, with Microsoft and Google both parading powerful, always-available AI tools for the enterprise at their respective developer conferences, Build and I/O, in May.

Amazon Web Services sets a lure for Java programmers

Amazon Web Services sets a lure for Java programmers

Amazon Web Services has long offered an SDK to make it easier to access its web services from Java. Now it has another lure for Java programmers: James Gosling, the father of Java.

SAP has designs on new government business

SAP has designs on new government business

Steve Ballmer's latest hobby, USAfacts.org, cast a spotlight on the effectiveness of local, state and federal governments when it launched in April. Its easy-to-read dashboards allow ordinary citizens to compare government's...

SAP seeks to speed analytics with AI technology

SAP seeks to speed analytics with AI technology

SAP wants to speed up how analytics adapt to change. It's doing that by embedding SAP Predictive Analytics' machine learning capabilities in S/4Hana.

IBM makes leap in quantum computing power

IBM makes leap in quantum computing power

IBM has some new options for businesses wanting to experiment with quantum computing.

SAP wants to help enterprises learn from their smart devices

SAP wants to help enterprises learn from their smart devices

SAP has added machine-learning to its Leonardo IoT software suite to help businesses handle data gathered from smart devices more intelligently.

Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

The French data protection watchdog has imposed its harshest penalty on Facebook for six breaches of French privacy law.

Twenty years after Deep Blue, what can AI do for us?

Twenty years after Deep Blue, what can AI do for us?

On May 11, 1997, a computer showed that it could outclass a human in that most human of pursuits: playing a game. The human was World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, and the computer was IBM's Deep Blue. Murray Campbell, one of Deep...

UK seeks end to end-to-end encryption

UK seeks end to end-to-end encryption

It could put an end to end-to-end encryption: The U.K. government wants telecommunications providers to help it tap their customers' communications, removing any encryption the provider applied.

Using Salesforce to access SAP? Pour yourself a stiff drink

Using Salesforce to access SAP? Pour yourself a stiff drink

The week after a U.K. court favored SAP in a US$70 million licensing dispute, the software developer took another customer to arbitration in the U.S., this time seeking damages of over $600 million.

Google echoes Amazon's assurance on EU data protection compliance

Google echoes Amazon's assurance on EU data protection compliance

Google has joined Amazon Web Services in promising customers of its cloud services that it will be compliant with new European Union data protection rules due to take effect next year.

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