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Lenovo’s new workstation is ‘Tiny’ but packs a punch

Windows users who work in tight spaces and are looking for a small form factor workstation with multiple display ports and solid processing power have a new contender to check out: the new ThinkStation P320 Tiny.

The workstation lives up to its name: At 1.4×7.1×7.2 inches, it’s the smallest workstation on the market that is ISV (independent software vendor) certified, according to Rob Herman, the general manager of Lenovo’s workstation business unit.

The ISV certification is important. “We don’t consider a machine to be a workstation unless it has ISV certification,” according to Lloyd Cohen, an analyst with IDC.

The U.S. government uses the same definition for workstations and for non-government users, software certifications mean that you can run CAD and CAM programs, for example, without worrying about crashing, Cohen noted. That’s important if you’re working on a complex design.

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Mingis on Tech: Is the iPad Pro (finally) ready for the enterprise?

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference two weeks ago was as much about hardware as software – with a special emphasis on the new 10.5-in. iPad Pro (and its also-updated 12.9-in. sibling).

The new A10X processor, a brighter TrueTone screen, improved graphics, and even a better camera system all combine to make for a worthwhile upgrade over earlier versions of the iPad Pro.

Those iPads, along with a revamped iOS 11 – especially as it will be used on tablets – make for a powerful combo that again raises the question: Is the iPad a real enterprise device?

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Flash Player Updated just 3 days after an update

On June 13th, Adobe updated their Flash Player to fix a number of critical security flaws. Then, just three days later, another fix.

The new fix seem relatively trivial. On the 16th, the company said “we’ve updated Flash Player to address a bug that was impacting some Flash content. If you are having problems interacting with mouse button presses or drag and drop actions, we recommend you update to today’s release.”

The latest version is now 26.0.0.131, except, of course, with Microsoft’s browsers.

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Blockchain integration turns ERP into a collaboration platform

As the blockchain continues to mature and find adoption in areas other than cryptocurrency, ERP vendors are working to integrate the distributed ledger technology as a trackable, immutable record for everything from shipping manifests and supply chains to equipment maintenance and dispute-resolution systems.

“This is very real and something we’re aggressively excited about,” said Brigid McDermott, vice president of Blockchain Business Development at IBM. “What blockchain does is provide a trust system of record between disparate companies.”

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The top 5 mobile security threats

A smartphone can feel like a ticking time bomb to IT security pros. With the BYOD trend now well established in the workplace, and employees less vigilant about avoiding malicious links, the chances for trouble remain high.

But when your personal and professional lives intersect on your phone – the same one that often includes confidential corporate data and email – it’s inevitable that someone will stumble onto malware. Chris Crowley, an instructor at the SANS Institute, offers a rundown of the top mobile security threats today and what can be done to head then off.

1. Untrustworthy devices. A device itself may be faulty or maliciously configured within the supply chain, providing violation of CIA (confidentiality, integrity, availability), he said. One example: CheckPoint earlier this year found an infection of 36 Android devices at a large telecommunications company. In each case, the breach was not caused by the user, but by malware already on the phone when the employee took it out of the box.

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Tech VCs, at Churchill Club, predict an edgy future

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Innovation drives the tech industry, but nothing happens without investors. That’s why the Churchill Club’s annual Top Tech Trends event here in Silicon Valley always sells out – to find out where the folks with money are placing their bets.

Every year, a panel of leading venture capitalists delivers 10 predictions and defends the trends they think will have a big impact in the next five years. Panelists (and audience members) vote up or down each one – and offer critiques based on the merits or whether a prediction is so obvious it’s not really a prediction.

This is the 19th year the Trends event has taken place and this year included a diverse set of predictions involving food production, anti-plague remedies, artificial intelligence, new forms of education, a new type of investing, big advances in voice technology and the expectation that Amazon.com will be hit with a major anti-trust lawsuit.

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The Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool has been updated for WannaCry

Microsoft offers a number of free anti-malware tools. Windows 10 and 8.1 users have Windows Defender. Windows 7 users can chose between the full-featured Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) or the limited Windows Defender. But all Windows users have access to the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) even though they may not be aware of it.

MSRT is part of the monthly patch Tuesday bug fixes. Windows Update downloads a new version of MSRT and runs a scan with it as part of its normal processing. The last patch Tuesday was May 9th and Microsoft dutifully issued a new version of MSRT.

I mention this because on May 23rd someone contacted me to ask why MSRT had just been updated. He had seen a new version appear in Windows Update on a 32 bit Windows 7 machine that had been dutifully updated on the 9th.

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