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Five Minute Briefing - MultiValue
January 28, 2015

A comprehensive monthly publication filled with news and insight serving the MultiValue database community.

News Flashes

Kore Technologies, a leading provider of enterprise integration and eCommerce software, will be participating in the EDUCAUSE Connect: San Diego conference. EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association and the foremost community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education. EDUCAUSE is a highly interactive conference that will allow its participants to improve their understanding of IT issues by experiencing workable solutions from the IT industry and to build professional networks by working with some industry experts. At Connect participants will participate in teams to solve IT issues that are both strategic and tactical, collaborate amongst ones peers, and learning career development and advancement skills for the IT industry.

Pick Cloud, Inc., the first MultiValue Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider specializing in both public and private cloud solutions, has announced a calendar on its website that will contain all of the happening in the MultiValue industry. The calendar will include various vendor events, product launches, MultiValue user groups, and more.

Zumasys, a provider of cloud computing solutions for business-critical software applications and ERP systems, has acquired the jBASE database technology from Temenos, a Geneva, Switzerland-based provider of banking software systems. "jBASE was the industry's first database-independent solution. Its more contemporary architecture allows Pick-based applications to natively interact with the underlying Windows or UNIX operating system, and store data in SQL Server, Oracle, and the cloud, which fits perfectly with our vision for the future," noted Paul Giobbi, president of Zumasys.

Think About It

There's good news and bad news on the cybersecurity front, an IBM study finds. Over the past 2 years, there has been a 50% decline in the number of cyberattacks against U.S. retailers. However, the number of records stolen from them remains at near record highs. IBM security researchers report that in 2014, cyber attackers still managed to steal more than 61 million records from retailers despite the decline in attacks, demonstrating cyber criminals' increasing sophistication and efficiency. Ironically, while Black Friday and Cyber Monday were identified as the two biggest shopping days of the year by IBM's Digital Analytics Benchmark, cyber attackers reduced their activity across all industries on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, rather than taking action.