Epicor, a leading ERP application developer, says the addition of KYKLO’s product information management and lead-generation software will accelerate its efforts to transform ERP beyond its traditional transactional role to “a system of insights and action.” ERP application developer Epicor Software has acquired KYKLO, a fast-growing provider of product information management (PIM) and content-drive lead…

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For the week ending June 14, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their ‘A’ game to the channel including AWS, Mistral AI, Fortinet, Pax8 and Confluent. The Week Ending June 14 Topping this week’s Came to Win is Amazon Web Services for its plan to invest $230 million in AI startups, including…

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NHS England revealed today that multiple London hospitals impacted by last week’s Synnovis ransomware attack were forced to cancel hundreds of planned operations and appointments. Formerly known as Viapath, Synnovis was established as GSTS Pathology in 2009 and switched to the Synnovis brand in October 2022. The organization was established as a partnership between SYNLAB…

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A former quality assurance employee of National Computer Systems (NCS) was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison for reportedly deleting 180 virtual servers after being fired. Nagaraju Kandula, 39, pleaded guilty to deleting the virtual servers in an attempt to sabotage the firm’s systems out of spite for getting fired from NCS,…

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The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has added a high-severity Windows vulnerability abused in ransomware attacks as a zero-day to its catalog of actively exploited security bugs. Tracked as CVE-2024-26169, this security flaw is caused by an improper privilege management weakness in the Windows Error Reporting service. Successful exploitation lets local attackers gain…

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The U.S. cybersecurity agency also added a recently disclosed Google Pixel flaw to its list of exploited vulnerabilities. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) confirmed that a Microsoft Windows privilege escalation vulnerability has seen exploitation in attacks. The vulnerability (tracked at CVE-2024-26169) this week was tied to attacks by the Black Basta ransomware…

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Chinese walls Representative Carlos Gimenez, a Florida Republican, questioned Microsoft’s operations in China, which Smith testified accounted for less than 1.5% of Microsoft’s sales. China’s 2017 National Intelligence Law obliges all organisations including foreign companies to cooperate with China’s intelligence agencies in matters of national security. Smith, an attorney and Microsoft’s general counsel for more…

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Microsoft is pitching Recall, which takes periodic screenshots of a computer’s screen to enable new search capabilities, as a key feature for Copilot+ PCs. Launching next week, these devices are what the company is calling ‘the fastest, most intelligent Windows PCs ever built.’ Microsoft said it’s delaying the public release of Recall, the controversial, AI-enabled…

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements This is a current list of where and when I am scheduled to speak: I’m appearing on a panel on Society and Democracy at ACM Collective Intelligence in Boston, Massachusetts. The conference runs from June 26 through 29, 2024, and my panel is at 9:00 AM on Friday, June 28. I’m speaking…

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Microsoft says it removed a Copilot app that was “incorrectly” added to Windows 10 and Windows 11 systems in April due to buggy Microsoft Edge updates. The AI-powered Copilot digital assistant was also added to some Windows Server 2025 preview builds earlier this year, but the company removed it after backlash from Windows admins. However, after…

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