Microsoft Corp., Facebook Inc. and dozens of other technology companies from around the world have come together to help protect people from malicious cyberattacks.
Growth in the cloud business was 14 percent, lower than the 2017 average of 24 percent, Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Anurag Rana said. That “puts a question mark on IBM’s hybrid cloud strategy,” he added.
Cisco’s push is aimed at making it easier for WebEx’s 100 million users to stay hooked and keep them from drifting onto cheaper or free services. It’s part of a broader effort to respond to the networking industry’s move away from expensive, purpose-built hardware toward a focus on getting more revenue from services provided over the internet.
Pentagon officials made clear they have little patience for continuing debate over the issue.
“Google, in every respect, collects more data. Google, in every respect, has a much bigger advertising business,” said David Chavern, president of News Media Alliance, a publisher trade group. Rather than “a Facebook privacy law,” he expects regulation to target the entire industry.