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Infosys Making Manila Firm Digital on Microsoft Platform

“JG will have a roadmap to develop unique capabilities, value for customers and maintain a competitive advantage in a digital first world,” he said

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Infosys would make Manila-based JG Summit Holdings in Philippines go digital on Microsoft platform Azure, the global software major said on Monday.

“As a technology services partner, we will digitise operations of JG conglomerate using Microsoft Azure, which is an open, hyper-scale, enterprise-grade cloud platform, along with SAP’s Hana database management system,” the city-based firm said in a statement here.

As software product and services partners, Infosys and Microsoft will enable JG to migrate to cloud and develop a robust digital infrastructure for its business processes.

“We will leverage JG’s infrastructure management solution suite, a hybrid IT management platform to build, adopt and govern such cloud environment, enhancing the overall end-user experience,” Infosys said in the statement.

As vendor, Infosys will also deploy Wingspan, its next-gen learning solution, on the platform to upskill JG employees to use the digital platform.

“Our objective is to embed digitisation into our core business strategy across units, subsidiaries, and affiliates. Through Infosys and Microsoft, we want to accelerate our digital transformation, which will enable us address evolving business requirements, facilitate secure collaboration among employees and offer better service to our end customers,” JG Chief Executive Lance Y. Gokongwei said.

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FILE – A sign for Microsoft is seen on a building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 18, 2017. VOA

Infosys head for consumer, retail and logistics Karmesh Vaswani said: “The partnership with JG is aligned to Infosys’ strategy of helping clients navigate to their next level by augmenting their core digital capabilities, advancing their operating models and transforming their talent for the future.

“Leveraging our expertise in digital technologies and understanding of the business landscape, we will provide JG a secure, scalable hybrid cloud platform for digital transformation and enable transition to a modern digital workplace.”

Microsoft’s Vice President, Operations, Ricky Kapur said many firms don’t realise the opportunity cost of not going digital and using cloud and incur productivity and revenue decline.

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“JG will have a roadmap to develop unique capabilities, value for customers and maintain a competitive advantage in a digital first world,” he said.

As one of the largest and diversified Filipino corporations, JG is engaged in businesses like snack foods, beverages and commodities that serve middle class with rising incomes in Philippines, South-east Asia and Australasia. (IANS)

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Microsoft Works To Fix Security Bug Issue in Internet Explorer

The vulnerability was found in how Internet Explorer handles memory

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Overall, Microsoft said all supported versions of Windows are affected by the flaw, including Windows 7, which after this week will no longer receive security updates. Pixabay

 Microsoft has confirmed a security flaw affecting Internet Explorer is currently being used by hackers and it is working on a fix, to be released at a later date.

The vulnerability was first reported by US Homeland Security on Friday evening, although the issue is not limited to American devices. Overall, Microsoft said all supported versions of Windows are affected by the flaw, including Windows 7, which after this week will no longer receive security updates.

The vulnerability was found in how Internet Explorer handles memory. An attacker could use the flaw to remotely run malicious code on an affected computer, such as tricking a user into opening a malicious website from a search query or a link sent by email, TechCrunch reported recently.

“The company is only aware of limited targeted attacks for which it is already working on a fix,” the report quoted a Microsoft spokesperson. The tech giant assigned the bug with a common vulnerability identifier, CVE-2020-0674, but specific details of the bug have yet to be released.

Qihoo 360, a China-based security research team helped Microsoft in finding this flaw and it is believed to be a similar vulnerability as one disclosed by Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser.

As per report, neither Qihoo, Microsoft, nor Mozilla said how attackers were exploiting the bug, who the attackers were, or who was being targeted. Microsoft assigned the bug with a common vulnerability identifier, CVE-2020-0674, but specific details of the bug have yet to be released.

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Microsoft has confirmed a security flaw affecting Internet Explorer is currently being used by hackers and it is working on a fix, to be released at a later date. Pixabay

Additionally, according to information gathered by PreciseSecurity.com, Microsoft Office products were the most commonly exploited by cybercriminals around the world and nearly 73 per cent of cyber exploits were performed in MS Office products in the third quarter of 2019.

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MS Office products were followed by Browsers with 13.47 per cent of the total number of exploits by cybercriminals, Android with 9.09 per cent, Java with 2.36 per cent, Adobe Flash with 1.57 per cent and PDF with 0.66 per cent. (IANS)