Microsoft and Accenture develop blockchain ID system for refugees

zdnet | June 20, 2017

The blockchain system would provide refugees with the ability to present their IDs via an app on their smartphones when required to access basic services such as education and healthcare. Accenture and Microsoft have developed a digital identity prototype using blockchain technology as part of a humanitarian project to provide legal ID to more than 1.1 billion people around the world, including 7 million refugees, by 2020.

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IT business leaders turn on one VMware virtual machine every six seconds, that’s faster than the rate of babies born in the United States: 1 every 8 seconds.

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IT business leaders turn on one VMware virtual machine every six seconds, that’s faster than the rate of babies born in the United States: 1 every 8 seconds.

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SentryBay Partners with EUC Software Innovator Stratodesk to Deliver Shield Against Cyber Threats for BYOD Environments

SentryBay | January 12, 2022

SentryBay, the UK-based cybersecurity software company, and Stratodesk, the leading global innovator in end-user computing (EUC) management and OS software, announced their technology alliance partnership. This partnership benefits companies by delivering advanced security options to prevent keylogging and screen capture on Stratodesk’s operating system layer, rather than just a connected Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) session. SentryBay and Stratodesk channel partners are now able to offer companies across all verticals an additional security layer as part of their VDI, cloud and IoT endpoint solutions to customers. As organizations move towards bring-your-own-device (BYOD) models enabling them to support the expanding hybrid workforce, the demand for devices running a secure operating system is growing. This partnership allows companies who deploy Stratodesk NoTouch OS to take advantage of SentryBay’s patented, anti-keylogging, anti-DLL injection and anti-screen scraping technology. A US-based multinational healthcare and insurance company has chosen the SentryBay and Stratodesk joint solution to ensure additional compliance and security measures are in place for devices inside the organization as well as the more compliance challenged work-from-home devices. There is much synergy between SentryBay and Stratodesk. It made perfect sense to bring our security software together with Stratodesk NoTouch OS in order to deliver an operating system fit for today’s ever-shifting corporate and remote/hybrid environment. Defending against the threat of attack on endpoints is a constant battle and our layered approach ensures that organisations can mitigate the risk of data-loss at the point of data entry. We look forward to working together in partnership with Stratodesk.” Brent Agar, VP Business Development, North America at SentryBay “Stratodesk NoTouch OS is built to be innately secure,” says Stratodesk CEO and Founder Emanuel Pirker. “Those looking to take advantage of SentryBay’s advanced, added security will benefit from the quintessential security, flexibility and remote/hybrid work friendly solution that is Stratodesk NoTouch. Our joint customers can leverage secure work from anywhere with impeccable security standards thanks to Stratodesk NoTouch OS and SentryBay Armored Client.” As the network access point of choice for cybercriminals, unmanaged endpoints such as Thin Clients, personal computing devices, and dedicated work desktop PCs are highly vulnerable to attack. Keyboards and displays are especially vulnerable attack vectors that criminals exploit in order to steal sensitive data. With SentryBay’s Armored Client fully verified and compatible with Stratodesk NoTouch OS, organizations that purchase can take advantage of its next level security benefits and be confident that their data is being securely wrapped within a micro-environment which neutralizes the impact of malware threats, in particular keylogging and screen scraping, wherever and however teams are working. About SentryBay SentryBay is a pioneer in technology that approaches security issues from a different – and more proactive – perspective. Endpoint data protection is essential to provide a secure, cloud-based IT ecosystem that avoids the weaknesses inherent in both technology and users. SentryBay’s “secure framework” within which applications can run – underpinned by multi-layered anti-keylogging technology –allows these weaknesses to be overcome. The company’s product is used by some of the world’s largest enterprises – from global banks and a central bank to small, medium and large enterprises. About Stratodesk Founded in 2010, Stratodesk is the leading global innovator in EUC management and OS software. Stratodesk’s cutting edge Linux-based OS and management suite, Stratodesk NoTouch, is redefining end user computing with its hardware agnostic and cloud-ready abilities enabling companies to cost-effectively manage their entire secure digital perimeter. Stratodesk delivers an all-in-one solution for VDI, DaaS and IoT markets and its software works seamlessly across all x64, x86 and ARM/Raspberry Pi based hardware products to provide a unified platform for all your endpoints. Stratodesk NoTouch increases endpoint security, simplifies user experience, and allows customers to maximize the benefits of their existing desktop hardware through PC conversion. Today Stratodesk has nearly one million licences deployed across multiple industries.

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VMware Unveiled Virtual Cloud Network to Create a Modern Network that Better Supports Current and Future Business Initiatives

VMware | September 30, 2020

Today at VMworld 2020, VMware, Inc. unveiled Virtual Cloud Network innovations that will help customers create a modern network that better supports current and future business initiatives. With advancements across the VMware networking and security portfolio, customers will be able to more effectively manage the rapid shift to remote work, deliver traditional and modern applications faster and more securely, and reduce the cost and complexity of connecting and protecting the distributed enterprise.

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Liteboxer Enters the Metaverse with the Launch of its Immersive Fitness Experience at CES 2022: Liteboxer VR for Meta Quest 2

Liteboxer | January 06, 2022

Liteboxer–the at-home fitness company that combines patented hardware, game dynamics, hit music, and expert training to create the world's most immersive workouts– announced its entrance into the metaverse with Liteboxer VR at CES 2022. The maiden VR fitness experience will be available on Quest 2, featuring real in-app expert trainers with new workouts daily. Liteboxer VR will also offer motivation-based competition and an extensive music library in partnership with Universal Music Group, bringing music that ranges from Lady Gaga to YG into the virtual ring. The First VR Experience Created by Fitness Experts Unlike other VR fitness offerings, Liteboxer VR is built to be fitness-first and champion a sports-at-home experience. With Liteboxer VR, users are immersed in real trainer-led workouts that cross the boundary of motivation into actual coaching and interaction. Instead of an exergaming video game, Liteboxer VR is a full workout experience that is built to fit into a gaming format, not the other way around. Amp Up the Adrenaline with Head-to-Head Competition Liteboxer VR will feature leaderboards and the ability to compete in direct challenges with friends, family or fellow Liteboxers around the world, making every workout feel like the main event. Users can initiate challenges and alert fellow Liteboxer VR users via Quest 2 that they're invited to duke it out within the metaverse, and also keep track of their performance with in-app leaderboards and personal stats. Those who wish to share their victories across social media can do so with an option to publish and share results. eSports With All the Sweat, but No Sweaty Controller Using its precise hand-tracking software–a first for fitness virtual reality–Liteboxer VR offers a controllerless experience, enabling users to square off in challenges with or without the additional hardware. Offering a controller-free workout, Liteboxer is launching the next generation of VR fitness today, equipping its users to enjoy an intense workout experience without the traditional need to grip bulky hardware. Craft a Playlist Suitable for Champions Liteboxer VR's vast music library will be refreshed daily, touting motivational Punch Tracks that push users to land blows to choreographed hit music. Contrasting its fitness app predecessors, Liteboxer VR has an added layer of curation, enabling its users to personalize a playlist song-by-song that gets their fists moving and heart pumping. Users who want to challenge their friends to the latest track by Billie Eilish or The Weeknd, or throw it back with a song by Bon Jovi, can simply select the song, send a challenge, then kick off the competition. For those who want a quick workout between meetings or before starting their day, Liteboxer VR offers quick play tracks for a one-off workout session that lasts as long as the user needs it to before throwing in the towel. We're thrilled to bring Liteboxer VR to market, blazing a trail for the VR fitness revolution and expanding access to first-class fitness that looks to the next wave of fit-tech innovation. The dawn of the metaverse points to a demand for a deeper sense of connectivity. Virtual reality workouts connect people in a way that's more meaningful than a 2D screen on a tablet, phone or computer. With just a VR headset and your will to win, anyone can now workout anywhere in the world with the best trainers, tracks and fitness technology." Jeff Morin, CEO and Co-founder of Liteboxer Liteboxer VR will be available for purchase by consumers on the Quest Store beginning March 3rd, 2022, enabling users to step into the ring for a full sensory fitness experience that evokes an emotional response formerly unique to sports. Regularly priced at $18.99/month (7 Day Free Trial) for first-time Liteboxers, Liteboxer VR will be free for those who already own Liteboxer's innovative Floor Stand or Wall Mount models and subscribe to Liteboxer's membership program. Liteboxer will be an exhibitor at CES 2022 from January 5th-8th, 2022 (booth: #54111, Sports Technology), located in Tech West at the Venetian Expo, Halls A-C. The at-home fitness company will be displaying all of its current models, including the Floor Stand, Wall Mount and newly launched VR offering, each available for demos. About Liteboxer Launched in 2020, Liteboxer combines patented hardware, hit music, game dynamics, and expert training to create the world's most immersive workouts. Liteboxer is designed to make high intensity workouts as fun as playing a video game, all while building cardio, strength, and mental acuity.

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