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Cloudflare Faces Technical Issues, But Critical Services Remain Unaffected

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  • Cloudflare has recently encountered technical challenges.
  • Microsoft has recently updated its terms for online services, signaling its intention to restrict “excessive” usage of its generative AI services. 
  • Cybersecurity industry  rises in professionals reporting low levels of workplace happiness.

Cloudflare, a prominent web and internet services provider known for safeguarding businesses against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and various security threats, has recently encountered technical challenges. The issues primarily revolve around their Dashboard and associated Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), which experienced disruptions for a significant number of users.

The disruption, however, did not affect Cloudflare’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) or its core security features, despite a previous outage that occurred just last week, on October 30, due to an unsuccessful update.

The primary cause of the ongoing technical difficulties has been attributed to a data center power failure and challenges in service switch-over. Cloudflare has taken immediate action to address the situation, but they have cautioned users that resolving the problem might take some time due to its complex nature.

Microsoft to restrict excessive use of AI services

Microsoft, a leading technology giant, has recently updated its terms for online services, signaling its intention to restrict “excessive” usage of its generative AI services. This change, highlighted on November 1, has raised questions as it does not clearly define what constitutes “excessive use” or specify the duration of any potential “temporary” restrictions.

This move by Microsoft hints at potential bottlenecks in its AI infrastructure that could impact the performance of its AI services. It is worth noting that Microsoft had previously disclosed the high costs associated with scaling its cloud-based AI offerings. In their Q1 2024 financial report, Microsoft reported capital expenditures of $11.2 billion, with a portion allocated to scaling its AI infrastructure. 

Restricting high-frequency users could be seen as a cost-saving strategy, especially in light of reports that Microsoft’s GitHub AI Copilot operates at a loss. This also underscores the challenges faced by companies as they strive to effectively price their AI product offerings.

Cybersecurity professionals report low workplace happiness

A recent survey conducted by ISC2, a leading global cybersecurity organization, has shed light on a concerning trend within the cybersecurity industry – a notable rise in professionals reporting low levels of workplace happiness. The survey, which included close to 15,000 information security workers from around the world, revealed that nearly 37 percent of respondents indicated low levels of workplace satisfaction.

Despite 70 percent of those surveyed expressing overall job satisfaction, the primary factors contributing to declining workplace happiness seem to be organizational in nature. Issues such as departmental cutbacks, potential layoffs, and insufficient managerial support have played a significant role in the diminishing levels of happiness among cybersecurity professionals. 

ISC2 has emphasized the importance of cultivating a positive workplace culture, pointing out that content and motivated employees are less prone to making errors. The survey data also highlights an intriguing finding – the anticipation of layoffs can have a more detrimental impact on job satisfaction than actual layoffs themselves.

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Benson Mawira

Benson is a blockchain reporter who has delved into industry news, on-chain analysis, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Artificial Intelligence (AI), etc.His area of expertise is the cryptocurrency markets, fundamental and technical analysis.With his insightful coverage of everything in Financial Technologies, Benson has garnered a global readership.

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