The companies called the deal, which still needs approval from shareholders and regulators, the “most significant tech acquisition of 2018.” The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2019.“The acquisition of Red Hat is a game-changer. It changes everything about the cloud market,” IBM chief Ginni Rometty said in a statement.The cloud, simply, refers to software and services that run on the internet instead of your computer. Dropbox, Netflix, Flickr, Google Drive, Microsoft Office 365, Yahoo Mail are all cloud services.These various platforms often don’t allow data to easily move between them. Red Hat says its software solves that issue by allowing data to be more easily moved around.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Network Data Services
Network Data Services completes technology takeover for Brickell Motors in Chicago
Miami, Fla—Network Data Services has announced that earlier last month, they successfully completed the technology takeover of Brickell Motors’ two newest dealerships acquisitions in Illinois. The acquisition of Honda and Volkswagen dealerships from Fletcher Jones Automotive Group was closed on December 4, 2017.
Network Data Services, the premier provider of IT services and solutions for businesses in South Florida, led the entire project from scoping the goals and requirements of the takeover, to coordinating with the existing IT department at Fletchers Jones and vendors, such as Innovative Internet Solutions, CDK Global, GreenOffice Partner, myKaarma, DealerTrack and a sleuth of other partner vendors. The project entailed the redesign and implementation of the site’s existing network topology, deployment of all new WiFi access points, deployment ofa whole new telephony and VoIP solution, and the creation of new Active Directory credentials, mailboxes, security groups, and distribution lists for all users.
“The seamless transition is a testament to our team’s work ethic and continued commitment to excellence. With only four weeks from inception to completion of the project, our team had to convert a long-lasting business with over 120 employees in the span of a short weekend”, said Juvenal Mavares, President of Network Data Services, “This was a complex project with many moving parts, participants, and vendors that only a team of industry experts like NDSI could successfully complete. I’m extremely proud of our team and grateful for our partners and clients who continue to place their trust in us!”
Mario Murgado, President and CEO of the Miami Automotive Retail Inc., stated, “Most recently in our latest expansion when we acquired Honda of Downtown Chicago and VW of Downtown Chicago, was once again another major milestone for our organization and another major challenge for us in which Network Data Services engaged and worked diligently under a strict time constraint to set out to accomplish and make everything seem smooth and easy. When in essence it was one of the most grueling and most difficult conversion and ramp up that we have done with the least amount of time to work with. “
Furthermore, Murgado added, “Beyond support with network issues, management of our IT systems, handling of all of our software and cybersecurity, the Network Data Services team has demonstrated a level of humility, understanding, compassion, and commitment to our associates at every juncture of our journey at every level and for that I am most appreciative.”
Network Data Services has been servicing the South Florida business community since 1993 and has been the IT support provider for Miami Automotive Retail and all Brickell Motors dealership stores since their initial purchase of the stores in the iconic Calle Ocho district of Miami, back in 2001.
About Network Data Services
Network Data Services is the premier provider of IT services and solutions for businesses in the South Florida area. Based out of Miami, Florida, Network Data Services is a full-fledged technology consulting company that provides comprehensive proactive maintenance programs, reliable computer hardware, peripherals, and a complete range of services customized to the needs of organizations in South Florida. To learn more, visit www.thendsigroup.com
A new variant of ransomware has been spreading around the globe like wildfire since Friday. Called WCry 2.0, WannaCry 2.0, or WannaCryptor 2.0, this new ransomware doesn’t only evade some legacy antivirus (AV) controls, but it leverages a recent Windows vulnerability to spread quickly within internal networks. Source: https://www.secplicity.org/2017/05/14/wcry-2-0-potential-ransomworm-daily-security-byte/
More than one billion Yahoo accounts have been hacked, the company announced on Wednesday, three months after it disclosed a separate data breach that affected more than 500 million accounts.
WhatsApp, the world’s largest messaging service, has rolled out end-to-end encryption for its 1 billion users across all devices, including iPhones, Android, Windows, Blackberry and Nokia phones.
Today Google announced the creation of a parent company name Alphabet
What is Alphabet? Alphabet is mostly a collection of companies. The largest of which, of course, is Google. This newer Google is a bit slimmed down, with the companies that are pretty far afield of our main Internet products contained in Alphabet instead. What do we mean by far afield? Good examples are our health efforts: Life Sciences (that works on the glucose-sensing contact lens), and Calico (focused on longevity). Fundamentally, we believe this allows us more management scale, as we can run things independently that aren’t very related. Alphabet is about businesses prospering through strong leaders and independence. In general, our model is to have a strong CEO who runs each business, with Sergey and me in service to them as needed. We will rigorously handle capital allocation and work to make sure each business is executing well. We’ll also make sure we have a great CEO for each business, and we’ll determine their compensation. In addition, with this new structure we plan to implement segment reporting for our Q4 results, where Google financials will be provided separately than those for the rest of Alphabet businesses as a whole.
More information at: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2015/08/google-alphabet.html
Happy SysAdmin Day 2015 to everyone that helps the IT world go around.
Microsoft has set a release date for Windows 10 to arrive in the summer.
The software maker announced Monday that it will begin offering its newest software to power PCs andtablets as a free upgrade on July 29. Windows 10 Mobile, the company’s companion software designed to power smartphones, is expected to arrive later this year. Windows 10 will be free for users who have bought a computer in the past six years or so, powered by Windows 7 or later, or tablets running Windows 8.1.
Users running Windows 7 or 8.1 with the latest updates can reserve the upgrade, which is available until July 29, 2016, starting today. Check out CNET’s guide for more details.
Windows 10 marks the next iteration of the one of the world’s most ubiquitous pieces of software. Microsoft’s operating system powers a majority of personal computers and acts as the backbone of many of the world’s businesses. Despite its dominance, Microsoft critics see the company and its products as a tech titan in decline, as mobile phones and competing, cheaper software have chipped away at Windows. The company’s goal with Windows 10 is both to repair the damage done by the ill-received Windows 8 and to convince consumers that upgrading is worth the time and effort.