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Security Updates for Flash Player and Security Updates for Chrome

Connectikpeople.co recalls that Adobe has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Flash Player, one of which could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. Users and administrators are encouraged to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB15-04 and apply the necessary updates.
When it comes to Google, they have released Chrome 40.0.2214.111 for Windows, Mac, and Linux to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. Connectikpeople.co encourages users and administrators to review the Google Chrome blog entry and apply the necessary updates.

Cloud-based analytics platform for Energy and Utility companies

As you imagine, the following realities among others continue to affect Energy and Utility companies:
They are challenged to continuously deliver reliable, affordable and sustainable energy in an increasingly competitive market
Utilities need flexible and comprehensive tools to help simplify the complexity, exploit the volumes of data, and create a profound shift in how they operate day-to-day.
Henceforth with scalability, flexibility and agility provided by the Cloud architecture, they can use analytics and visualization to improve situational awareness, enhance decision-making, reduce operating costs, and better understand factors affecting asset performance and more.
IBM Insights Foundation for Energyis a complete platform that couples software for data integration and visualization with advanced analytics to enable better decision-making about maintenance and repairs. It can also enable renewable forecasting and integration to the network as well as supporting custom analytics develop…

Africa: Orange and Ecobank launch money transfer service.

Branchless banking and cashless approach is progressively a deep reality in Africa. From mobile money via mobile financial services to money transfer service, the infatuation is real.
In this momentum, Orange and Ecobank launch money transfer service between Orange Money accounts and bank accounts in Africa.
A joint strategy aims to enhance mobile financial services and to increase access to banking services across Africa.
Connectikpeople.co can observe that, the service has already been launched in Mali and will be rolled-out in several other African countries, including Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Conakry, Niger, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, during the first half of 2015. 

Laurent Paillassot, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Orange in charge of Customer Experience and Mobile Banking, said: “This partnership between Orange and Ecobank will further enrich customer experience. By facilitating exchanges between Ecobank and Orange Money accounts, our customers will…

Data layer for Docker in our data-driven and disruptive world.

Distributed systems and storage, and containers are henceforth indispensable to deal with critical challenges related to app development. In fact the ability to build and run software faster is a game-changing when it comes to meet competition and the scalability stakes.
For those who unfamiliar, Connectikpeople.co recalls that, the architecture behind containers enables companies to build higher quality software, faster.
With about 100 million downloads in January 2015, the Docker container platform is the reference in this vertical. 
But according to ClusterHQ, ‘’Containers don’t handle data very well. This means that databases, the heart of every application, can’t run in containers without significant engineering resources’’.
Therefore, at ClusterHQ, they are building the data layer for containers, enabling developers and operations teams to: ·Run applications, databases, queues and key-value stores and ·give all developers the tools they need to run their critical data services inside …

Machine data collected from IT infrastructures and applications: Graylog paves its way.

Machine data collected from IT infrastructures and applications, represent henceforth critical assets, when it comes to inter alia enable organizations, to improve productivity, IT operations efficiency, security, and reduce the cost of IT.
With a new $2.5M round of financing, Graylog aims to provide services and support to make it even easier for organizations to deploy Graylog in production, and to continue offering an affordable alternative to expensive machine data analysis platforms.
Connectikpeople.co recalls that Graylog was created as an open source platform to make big data analytics affordable so that more organizations can realize the benefits of collecting, storing, and analyzing log data to improve operational efficiency, security, and reduce the cost of IT. 

“Innovation in IT operations analytics is being held back by pricing constraints and a lack of competition,” said Aziz Gilani, Partner of the Mercury Fund. “Graylog is in a position to disrupt this market with a big dat…