Daily reports of hacking and data breaches have become commonplace, causing company reputations to be badly stung.Businesses that previously had not seen the value in investing in cybersecurity are now realizing that cybersecurity measures are essential component of any digital services which they offer. Cybercrime will put a drag of $441 billion on the global economy in 2016, according to a report from the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report.Sean Pike, IDC’s vice president of security products, said that “today’s security climate is such that enterprises fear becoming victims of the next major cyber attack or cyber extortion. As a result, security has become heavily scrutinized by boards of directors demanding that security budgets are used wisely and solutions operate at peak efficiency.”An IDC report estimates that spending on security hardware, software and services will grow by 38 percent over the next four years, reaching $101.6 billion in 2020.David Burg, PwC’s U.S. and global leader of cybersecurity and privacy, said that “what’s becoming clear is that senior execs — CEOs, marketing chiefs and others who worry about digital — are turning to CISOs and saying, OK how do I solve this? It’s not can I do it. The decision to do it has already been made. How do I do this in a way that is secure and safe and minds privacy regulations. It’s an important pivot. To remain competitive, organizations today must make a budgetary commitment to the integration of cybersecurity with digitization from the outset.”
Autumn is high season for software events and news, and we’re expecting more buzz about Intel persistent memory, planned to release with a future version of the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor. For our software developer colleagues around the industry, we’re pleased to announce our new persistent memory resource showcase in the Intel Developer Zone. The zone features video tutorials on persistent memory programming, tools such as the Non-Volatile Memory Library and step-by-step walk-throughs of sample applications. Experts and senior engineers, such as Intel Principal Engineer Andy Rudoff, are your guides to this transformative technology with videos, articles, and postings.Think Different When Memory is Big, Affordable and PersistentIntel persistent memory challenges long-held assumptions about DRAM-based memory technology, namely, it’s small, expensive and volatile. With high-density 3D XPoint non-volatile media and tight integration into the Intel Xeon Scalable platform, Intel’s memory solution will be big, affordable and persistent. When available, software developers will no longer need to exit the memory domain and use much-slower I/O to make data persistent. Instead, terabytes of data can remain persistent in memory, close to the CPUs, available in a fraction of the time required to retrieve it from an SSD.Get Started Today and Stay in TouchSome of the resources available today include:Introduction to the Non-Volatile Memory LibraryUsing Persistent Memory in Windows* and Linux* EnvironmentsNOVA: A High-Performance, Hardened File System for Non-Volatile Main MemoriesBreaking Barriers: Make Adopting Persistent Memory EasierStay in touch with us for news and persistent memory developer resources as they become available. Engage Intel experts and peers around the world in the discussion forums. Subscribe to the Intel Developer Zone newsletter to stay on top of the latest developments on Intel memory and a range of other topics from artificial intelligence to virtual reality. Join us. It’s going to be an amazing journey.
Ajax legend Van Loen: Man Utd better for De Ligt than Juventusby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax defender Mattias De Ligt should sign with Manchester United over Juventus, according to club legend John Van Loen.De Ligt is heavily favoured to sign with the Old Lady this summer. But Van Loen, who won the UEFA Cup with Ajax, says the 19-year-old is better suited to English football.”I think Manchester United is perfect for De Ligt,” the former striker explained to Goal.”I hope De Ligt rejects Juventus’ offer – Italian football does not suit him and the Premier league is much better and stronger.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Mallorca veteran Sevilla and Morata exchange social media barbs after meltdownby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Mallorca veteran Salva Sevilla has dismissed the claims leveled by Alvaro Morata after the Atletico Madrid striker’s red card on Wednesday.Former Chelsea forward Morata was first carded for arguing with referee Alejandro Hernandez, before moving his head towards Xisco Campos and saw red in the 77th minute. Just eight minutes after coming on as a substitute, he was walking down the tunnel. Morata and Sevilla have engaged in a war of words since the final whistle, with the Atletico striker reacting angrily to questions on the topic, retorting: “Let him say it if he has b***s. I did nothing wrong.”Sevilla responded on Twitter: “At 35 years of age, I’ve always seen that what happens on the pitch has stayed there.”My words were “you’re a daddy’s boy”, as the video shows.”It was a mistake on my part and I apologise. What I will not allow is for it to be said that I made comments about his wife and children.”Morata fired back in a tweet of his own: “As soon as I stepped on the pitch, only you and I know what you said to me.”Indeed, the things that are said on the pitch remain there, so I won’t say a word about what you told me. Good luck in the future.”
Ohio State traveled to Gainesville, Fla., two weeks ago to play the then-No. 9-ranked Florida Gators. In what remains the only true test for the Buckeyes so far this year, OSU cruised to an 18-point victory on the shoulders of center Jared Sullinger’s second double-double in as many games. Since that game, however, things haven’t been quite as easy for the freshman. Although the Buckeyes won each of their last three games handily, Sullinger has scored no more than 12 points and has failed to reach double digits in rebounds since his 26-point, 10-rebound performance at Florida. Tonight, he will again have the chance to prove himself on a national stage when the Buckeyes return to Florida, this time to Tallahassee, to play Florida State as a part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Sullinger said perhaps he wasn’t quite as motivated as he needed to be against the Buckeyes’ lesser opponents and knows it’s something he’ll need to fix. But more than anything, Sullinger said, teams have been more prepared for him in recent games. “Sometimes, as a freshman, you walk out there and you think, ‘I’m just going to do the same thing I did last game,’” Sullinger said. “Coach (Thad) Matta told me, ‘The first couple games, you’re going to get what you want and later down the season, it’s going to be tough.’ I see what he means now.” Matta, who has extensive experience with talented freshmen in his five years at OSU, knows better than anybody that playing at the collegiate level can take some getting used to. The difference in the amount of effort needed in the high school and college game, he said, is something most freshmen take a while to get adjusted to. But as Matta said, both he and Sullinger know it’s all part of the process. “I think that there is a learning curve there,” Matta said. “I think that there are certain times in high school where you can show up and be 60 or 70 percent and still get 20 points, eight rebounds and a couple of steals. But now everybody is on scholarship, everybody wants to win and everybody is a little bit more athletic.” That is not to say, however, that Sullinger has been a disappointment. He leads the team with more than eight rebounds per game and is second with just more than 15 points per contest. It has been the lack of consistency early in the season that has hampered Sullinger. It’s something Matta said can only improve with time. “You can’t create experience. They’ve got to get it,” Matta said. “Sometimes you have to stumble, fall and learn from it.” Much like two weeks ago against Florida, several freshmen are expected to play in tonight’s game and will have to play well if the Buckeyes hope to win. Along with Sullinger, fellow freshmen Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft will likely see plenty of playing time tonight against the Seminoles. Though they might be inexperienced, Sullinger said he and his teammates know what to expect. “The crowd is going to be loud and they’re going to say some negative things toward you and toward your family. But you just have to let that go in one ear and out the other,” Sullinger said. “They paid for their seats and they’re going to say what they’re going to say and try and get you out of your game. You just have to play through it.” Tonight’s game against the Seminoles, which Matta referred to as a “Big Ten-type game,” will give the young Buckeyes much-needed experience. Though FSU has lost some of its better players from last year’s team that the Buckeyes beat by 13 points in Columbus in November, they do return Preseason All-ACC forward Chris Singleton. Singleton, a junior, averages more than 15 points a game and is the biggest contributor to what Matta called a “high-powered” FSU offense. Stopping Singleton, or at least slowing him down, will potentially be the job of senior David Lighty, the Buckeyes’ best defender. Now in his fifth year in the program, Lighty has quietly played perhaps the best basketball of his career. “He’s one of my all-time favorites because of how he practices and the dedication he’s given to the program,” Matta said. “Watching him play at the level he’s played at thus far is very exciting to me.” Known for his prowess on the defensive end, Lighty has rarely been one to control the game on the offensive end. But when the team needs him, he has been dependable. This season has been no exception. With the freshmen and even some of the veterans struggling at times, Lighty has been forced to take a more active role on the offensive end to give the Buckeyes a spark. Take last Friday’s game against Miami (Ohio), for example. After a sluggish start, the Buckeyes led by just five points in the second half. Lighty then took a more aggressive approach on offense, and OSU pulled away with a 21-point win. Lighty finished with 21 points to lead all scorers and made all four of his 3-point attempts. “I’m just going out and playing, sticking to the system, reading defenses and trying to attack as much as possible,” Lighty said. “I pretty much do anything or everything, so if it’s get a defensive stop, that’s what I’m going to do. If it’s to score at the time, then that’s what we’re trying to do. “I’m just out there playing the game like I’ve been doing.” Whether it’s Lighty, Sullinger or another Buckeye handling the bulk of the scoring, Matta just hopes someone will step up. “We’ve played five games and we’ve had four different leading scorers,” he said. “I don’t know who it’ll be (tonight), but hopefully he’s got a lot.”
England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed that he will name the final squad for the upcoming World Cup in Russia on May 16, reports talkSPORTThe English Football Association (FA) have announced that their head coach will submit his final 23-man squad to FIFA before the proposed deadline date of June 4 by next Wednesday.Southgate has already been forced to leave Liverpool duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Gomez out of his final plans for Russia.During Liverpool’s 5-2 win against AS Roma in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tie, Oxlade-Chamberlain sustained a knee injury and was later ruled out of the World Cup for England.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.While Gomez suffered an injury during the national side’s 1-0 win against Holland at the Johan Cruijff Arena in an international friendly back in March.England is set to face Nigeria at Wembley on June 2 and Costa Rica at Leeds United’s Ellan Road Stadium on June 7 in two friendlies as part of their preparations for the World Cup.The Three Lions have been drawn in Group G in the upcoming World Cup along with Belgium, Tunisia and Panama.
Portugal boss Fernando Santos is confident that they will make the knockout stages of the World Cup ahead of their final Group B match against IranAfter a thrilling 3-3 draw against Spain in their opening game, Portugal had a rather unconvincing display in their 1-0 win over the eliminated Morocco and were largely fortunate to escape with the three points.Heading into today’s encounter against Iran, just one point separates the two sides and a defeat for Portugal will likely see them eliminated from the World Cup.Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.Speaking in a press conference yesterday, Santos expressed his confidence that his Portugal side are ready for a “tough fight”.“Tomorrow will be a wonderful, spectacular game. Both teams want to win, we must be ready for a tough fight, but I think we will make it to the round of 16,” said the 63-year-old, according to FourFourTwo.Both Iran and Portugal previously met at the 2006 World Cup with the latter securing a 2-0 victory courtesy of goals from both Deco and Cristiano Ronaldo – which was Ronaldo’s first ever goal in the tournament.
Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson says England already have a clear path to the World Cup semi-finals and should not be deterred to crush Colombia as it will be a disappointment if they fail to make the last four.Merson stressed that Colombia is a very small threat to England’s dreams of winning the 2018 World Cup tournament in Russia.“I watched Colombia the other day and there’s nothing to be scared of there for England,” he told Sky Sports.“They are dangerous at set plays but we are as good as anybody at set plays. I was sat there watching the Belgium game saying please don’t score!Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“If we don’t get to the last four I’d be shocked. At the start of the tournament, we were saying that if we’d get past the quarter-finals it’d be great but if we don’t get to a semi-final now it won’t have been a very good tournament.”“I’ve always said we’ve had a chance but at the moment I can’t see past Brazil,” he added.“However, from here if we don’t reach the semi-finals you have to class it as disappointing. The route we’ve got now is Colombia, who have been poor and had James Rodriguez limp out of the Senegal game.“Then it’s Sweden or Switzerland. No disrespect to the two countries but if you can’t beat them you are not winning World Cups.”
Aurelio Andreazzoli feels that Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t the best player on the pitch in Empoli’s 2-1 home defeat to JuventusRonaldo’s match-winning brace secured all three points for Juventus last Saturday after falling behind due to Francesco Caputo’s opener.The Portuguese superstar was later named the Man-of-the-Match, which Empoli coach Andreazzoli strongly disagrees on.The 64-year-old instead feels the award should have gone to Algerian midfielder Ismaël Bennacer and he doesn’t even think Ronaldo’s goals were that great.“Ronaldo got man-of-the-match, but I think [Ismael] Bennacer was the best, without a doubt,” Andreazzoli told reporters on YouTube.Capello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“Obviously he scored his goal, with a powerful shot, but Caputo’s goal was much more beautiful, both in the build-up and the finish.“He aimed for the top corner, CR7 hit it hard but he wasn’t aiming there. Then when it went in it was a beautiful goal.”18th-place Empoli will now another tricky encounter at Napoli on Friday at 20:30 (CEST) in the Serie A.