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  • Why Managed Hosting is the Best Option for Most WordPress Users - A core principle of the WordPress project stipulates that WordPress should be easy to use for non-technical users. Over the last 14 years, a lot of developer time has been devoted to making sure WordPress is accessible to anyone who wants to use it. WordPress is easy to install, it’s...
  • Tech Firms Face Fines Unless Terrorist Material Removed in Hours - (Bloomberg) — European leaders will warn the world’s biggest technology companies that they face fines unless they meet a target of removing terrorist content from the internet within two hours of it appearing. At a meeting in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations annual meeting, U.K. Prime Minister...
  • Microsoft to Build Gas-Fueled Power Plant for Data Center in Ireland: Report - Brought to you by Data Center Knowledge Microsoft has found itself in something of a conundrum with its data centers in Ireland. It received the necessary build permits, but now, notification comes from the country’s electric utility, EirGrid, that Microsoft might need to generate some of its own power until...
  • Cloudflare Partners with Google to Give Cloud Credits to Developers - Cloudflare is funding development on its Apps Platform with up to $100,000 in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) credits through a collaboration with Google Cloud. Early-stage developer startups may be eligible for a range of benefits under the new program, including $3,000 to $100,000 in GCP credits for one year, while...
  • Equifax Is Said to Suffer a Hack Earlier Than Date Disclosed - (Bloomberg) — Equifax Inc. learned about a major breach of its computer systems in March — almost five months before the date it has publicly disclosed, according to three people familiar with the situation. In a statement, the company said the March breach was not related to the hack that exposed...
  • The U.S. Kaspersky Ban Sets an Ugly Precedent - (Bloomberg View) — Is the U.S. government’s ban on the products of Kaspersky Lab, the Moscow-headquartered global cybersecurity company founded by Russians, a reasonable precaution or brazen protectionism? It’s possible to argue either case. But whether the ban is justified is less important in the grand scheme of things than what it does to...
  • IBM to Remove Cloud Migration Hurdles with New Data Transfer Device - Brought to you by IT Pro One of the barriers for enterprises storing data in the cloud is data migration, a process that has traditionally been slow and costly, hindered by network limitations. IBM wants to remove this barrier for its customers with a new cloud migration solution designed for...
  • How Serious is VMware About Open Source? - Brought to you by Data Center Knowledge Media pundits everywhere seemed to be filled with surprise Wednesday, when VMware’s CEO and CTO were both singing praises to open source at VMworld Europe in Barcelona. With open source taking over the data center, even much of the proprietary software being built...
  • Experts Dispute VC's Forecast that Caused Data Center Stocks to Slump - Brought to you by Data Center Knowledge The stocks of all seven US data center REITs (there are now six, following a merger that closed Thursday) slid down simultaneously this week, after a well-known venture capitalist and hedge-fund owner said at an investor conference that advances in processor technology will...
  • Google and Facebook Fret Over Anti-Prostitution Bill's Fallout - (Bloomberg) — Google and Facebook Inc. are among companies opposing a Senate bill aimed at squelching online trafficking of children, a stance that makes the Silicon Valley giants uneasy allies of a website accused of providing an advertising platform for teen prostitution. The companies and tech trade groups say online providers...
  • Equifax Says Unpatched Apache Struts Vulnerability Behind Massive Security Breach - Brought to you by IT Pro Equifax officials said today that its massive security breach was possible via unpatched web application server vulnerability Apache Struts CVE-2017-5638, confirming what some in the security community expected to be the case last week when the news first broke. In an update to its...
  • Heptio Raises $25M to Drive Enterprise Kubernetes Growth - Enterprise Kubernetes company Heptio announced Wednesday it has raised $25 million in Series B funding to accelerate its growth and extend its services for hybrid cloud transformation beyond the Kubernetes project. Heptio founders Joe Beda and Craig McLuckie created Kubernetes along with Brendan Burns while they were with Google. The...
  • IBM Makes Breakthrough in Race to Commercialize Quantum Computers - (Bloomberg) — Researchers at International Business Machines Corp. have developed a new approach for simulating molecules on a quantum computer. The breakthrough, outlined in a research paper to be published in the scientific journal Nature Thursday, uses a technique that could eventually allow quantum computers to solve difficult problems in...
  • Apple Is Said to Warn Ireland Delays Threaten $1 Billion Project - (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. has warned Irish authorities that continuing delays around its proposed data center in the west of the country could jeopardize the $1 billion project, according to two people familiar with the matter. The iPhone maker, which scouted 19 countries before choosing Ireland, raised concern that the project...
  • Equifax Facing First State Suit After Massive Data Breach - (Bloomberg) — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey put her state on track to be the first to sue Equifax Inc. over a massive data breach that affected about 143 million U.S. consumers, including 3 million in her state. The lawsuit will allege that Equifax failed to maintain appropriate safeguards for the personal information in...

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Why Managed Hosting is the Best Option for Most WordPress Users

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A core principle of the WordPress project stipulates that WordPress should be easy to use for non-technical users. Over the last 14 years, a...
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What Should Site Owners Expect From WordPress Hosting?

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Tech Firms Face Fines Unless Terrorist Material Removed in Hours

Tech Firms Face Fines Unless Terrorist Material Removed in Hours

(Bloomberg) — European leaders will warn the world’s biggest technology companies that they face fines unless they meet a target of removing terrorist content from...
Microsoft to Build Gas-Fueled Power Plant for Data Center in Ireland: Report

Microsoft to Build Gas-Fueled Power Plant for Data Center in...

Brought to you by Data Center Knowledge Microsoft has found itself in something of a conundrum with its data centers in Ireland. It received...
Cloudflare Partners with Google to Give Cloud Credits to Developers

Cloudflare Partners with Google to Give Cloud Credits to Developers

Cloudflare is funding development on its Apps Platform with up to $100,000 in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) credits through a collaboration with Google Cloud....