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Couchbase Server With Couchbase Autonomous Operator Available


Couchbase, the creator of the enterprise-class, multicloud to edge NoSQL database, announced that Couchbase Server is now available through Red Hat Marketplace where it is managed by Couchbase's industry-leading Autonomous Operator certified for Red Hat OpenShift deployments. The latest development represents an advancement in Couchbase's technical and go-to-market collaboration with Red Hat, which now extends the power and ease of use of the Couchbase on Red Hat OpenShift solution with a simplified consumption alternative for enterprise customers. Red Hat Marketplace is an open cloud marketplace for enterprise customers to discover, try, purchase, deploy, and manage certified container-based software across environments--public and private, cloud and on-premises. Through the marketplace, customers can take advantage of responsive support, streamlined billing and contracting, simplified governance, and single-dashboard visibility across clouds. And with Red Hat Marketplace, Couchbase can now be deployed on IBM Cloud, along with other leading public cloud vendors.

Trump Campaign: 2 Former Aides Tied To Firm That Wanted To Help Russia Spy On Its Citizens

International Business Times

Two former aids to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reportedly are tied to a firm that wanted to help expand the Russian government's ability to spy on its own people. The New York Post reported former campaign Chairman Paul Manafort and ex-aide Rick Gates are linked to EyeLock, which wanted to provide iris-reading technology for the Russian subway system to help the government find people on watch lists. EyeLock did not win the contract, the Post said, but critics say it raises questions about the "unusual business relationship" between senior campaign personnel and a foreign government. "It raises a lot of questions about national security and what should have been publicly disclosed to get a better handle on ties between the Trump campaign and the Russian government," a former White House official told the Post. Before leaving the Trump campaign, Gates told the Post he was involved only in helping EyeLock secure U.S. government contracts.

Smart & Final Deploys Hypersonix's AI-Driven Analytics


Smart & Final is rolling out Hypersonix's AI-driven analytics platform to support the company's enterprise analytics and digital transformation initiatives. The two companies started working together sixty days ago on a successful pilot program. With this announcement, Smart & Final officially joins a handful of early adopters in the grocery and consumer-commerce industries turning to the innovative company to help navigate the post-COVID-19 market. "Hypersonix is a key ingredient in leveraging actionable analytics that can be operationalized by our business teams as part of our on-going digital transformation," said Ed Wong, EVP and Chief Digital Officer at Smart & Final. "We established a great innovation-centric collaboration with Hypersonix where we are finding new ways to address our needs in key strategic areas for our business."

Fortinet, IBM Collaborate on SkillsBuild to Further Build Cybersecurity Skills


"To further address the cyber skills shortage, we're excited to partner with IBM to integrate Fortinet's Network Security Expert training and certification curriculum with IBM's SkillsBuild digital platform. As both a technology company and learning organization, Fortinet will work with IBM to make it easier for anyone to start a career in cybersecurity regardless of their background, previous access to education, or life experiences." Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, announced it is integrating its Network Security Expert training and certification curriculum with IBM's SkillsBuild, a digital platform for users to develop technology and professional skills, including cybersecurity. Fortinet and IBM will focus on creating new cybersecurity career pathways by training traditionally untapped candidates and connecting learners to employers. This collaboration underscores Fortinet's Corporate Social Responsibilitycommitment to closing the cybersecurity skills gap through global collaborations and its Network Security Expert (NSE) Training Institute's Security Academy Program.

Blockchain Research Institute Partners With Blockwall to Launch European Blockchain Think-Tank


The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), the world's largest independent blockchain think-tank, and Blockwall, a leading blockchain investment firm, are excited to announce the launch of Blockchain Research Institute Europe (BRIE). This partnership will establish the BRIE as the preeminent European blockchain think-tank. Building on the path-breaking work of the BRI and the deep network of Blockwall, the BRIE will bring together Europe's top industry leaders, academics, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, and researchers to undertake ground-breaking research on blockchain technology, bridging the gap between the technological functionality of blockchain and the real market need. "Blockchain is a team sport, and we need global cross-industry solutions to address the challenges and seize the opportunities in business today," said Dale Chrystie, Blockchain Strategist at FedEx. "As a global business, FedEx is pleased to see the Blockchain Research Institute launch BRI Europe to further strengthen and expand its impact globally."