• Current IT infrastructures not prepared for incoming strain of fourth industrial revolution

    As it was announcing a renaming from its CenturyLink brand and developing a “bold new purpose”, Lumen Technologies has released research that shows nearly three-quarters of global IT decision-makers believe current IT infrastructures are not prepared to support coming increases in users, data volumes and application performance requirements.

    Working as CenturyLink, the company offered network, edge cloud, security, communication and collaboration solutions and Lumen believes that with its rebrand, and refocus, it will aim to lead enterprises through the challenges and opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution, a time when smart, connective devices are everywhere.

    Founded in 1930, CenturyLink was

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  • Julian Assange held back 15,000 documents to prevent harm to US government

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange held back 15,000 documents from publication at the request of the US government, a court heard today.

    John Goetz, senior editor of investigations at NDR in Germany, told the court that WikiLeaks and its media partners took measures to make sure no one was harmed by the release of the documents.

    Goetz was speaking on the seventh day of the extradition hearing against Assange at the Old Bailey in London.

    Assange has been charged with 17 offences under the US Espionage Act after WikiLeaks published a serious of leaks from Chelsea Manning, a former US

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  • Pure flashes the cash, paying $370m for Portworx

    Flash storage pioneer Pure Storage has announced it is set to buy Kubernetes container storage specialist Portworx for $370m in an acquisition that aims to close by the end of September.

    The size of the deal – the largest in Pure’s history – reflects the growing importance of Kubernetes containers as a way of running applications and the need for persistent storage to support them.

    Pure’s strategy vice-president, Matt Kixmoeller, said the acquisition would enable the company to bring to bear its existing global marketing channels, adding there would be integration between the Pure and Portworx portfolios but that the

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