Retail outlets such as Target and Walmart that offer delivery from stores have an advantage over online retailers that operate only from distribution centers and warehouses, writes Guy Bloch, CEO of delivery software company Bringg. He adds that the deliver-from-store method -- the most popular way to fill e-commerce orders, a recent study found -- is the best way for retailers to match or exceed Amazon's one-day delivery option.
MongoDB Atlas is the first among seven expected database and analytics platform providers to join Google Cloud Platform's extended services, which include a common management console, consolidated billing and shared support. Confluent, DataStax, Elastic, InfluxData, Neo4j and Redis Labs are expected to follow as Google Cloud aims to challenge larger rivals Amazon and Microsoft in building a portfolio of enterprise cloud services.
SK Hynix initiated volume production of its 128-layer, triple-level-cell 4D NAND flash memory devices. The memory chip manufacturer plans to begin shipping the memories during the second half of this year.
Minnie Vans, the polka-dotted custom Lyft option at Walt Disney World, have now passed the million-rider milestone, and Lyft has become WDW and Disneyland's "official rideshare." Guests can currently use the Lyft app to request one of the special vans, which soon will have additional pick-up spots and better accessibility for wheelchairs.
A study by cybersecurity firm Finite State found extensive security flaws in Huawei devices, indicating poor engineering. The study did not accuse the company, which has been blacklisted by the US, of deliberately compromising the equipment.
Chris Krebs, the Department of Homeland Security's top cyberofficial, said the US must use "a range of tools both overt and covert, offensive legal sanctions, diplomatic" to combat cyberthreats. The US faces a number of adversaries -- nation states, criminal groups and proxy groups -- that are trying to manipulate or destabilize it, and the country's public and private sectors must work together to combat the threat.
Businesses are being urged to prepare for possible cyberattacks, such as the denial-of-service attacks that hit US banks in 2012. Security experts say Iran is looking for poorly guarded systems, but most large financial firms have developed much stronger cyberdefenses since the 2012 attacks.
Cybersecurity employees are at high risk for burnout and leaving their jobs, and they say their teams are understaffed and often lacking in the skills needed to thwart attacks, finds a study by Symantec and Goldsmiths, University of London. Survey respondents said the rapidly changing nature of the technology, the lack of time to update their skills and the presence of well-funded groups behind cyberattacks are big stressors.
The cybersecurity law signed this week by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis restructures the state's security agencies. It also creates a cybersecurity task force, to be chaired by the lieutenant governor, that will develop strategies and recommendations to improve the state's security.
The Election Security Act has been blocked by Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., who says he doesn't want it to become a partisan issue. The legislation would require President Donald Trump to release plans for a national cybersecurity strategy and would provide $1 billion to states to improve election security.
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