TechTarget News - Week of Feb 19, 2017

Veritas lands Azure partnership for the hybrid cloud

Veritas Technologies signed a joint-development agreement with Azure for hybrid cloud deployments. The Azure collaboration will help Veritas rebuild its brand.

Index Engines supports tape data migration to AWS

For Index Engines' new feature, the information management and archiving provider remotely installs software, processes tapes and migrates data of value to Amazon Web Services.

Cybersecurity policies take center stage at RSA 2017

This week, bloggers look into cybersecurity policies presented at RSA 2017, how to confront hybrid cloud challenges and the meaning of the SMS-Curvature merger.

IT pros itching to deploy EMM platforms in 2017

IT pros recognize the need to manage and secure the many mobile devices in their environments, which is one reason many want to deploy EMM this year.

Microsoft issues critical patches but not for zero days

After missing the monthly security update for 14 February, Microsoft has issued some patches but not for zero-day vulnerabilities despite the availability of exploit code

Windows 10 privacy issues persist, says EU privacy watchdog

Windows 10 privacy issues remain as EU's top privacy watchdog group, the Article 29 Working Party, issues a second warning letter to Microsoft to simplify, clarify data collection.

Chatbots, IoT implementation drive SAP next-generation CRM

As CRM chatbots improve, as well as IoT implementations to support customer service, SAP users find new uses for the tech, thanks to tighter integration to S/4HANA.

Industrial control systems top threat to UK cyber security

Most organisations understand cyber security readiness, but lack response and resilience capabilities – especially regarding industrial control systems in the UK, says RSA cyber defence expert Azeem Aleem

AI, machine learning are fueling advances in chatbot technology

With the popularity of chatbots comes a flurry of competing application frameworks. Oracle believes adhering to industry standards will prevent fragmentation and incompatibility.

Visa opens London technology centre

Visa opens a space in London where it can test out technologies alongside customers and suppliers

Uncertain times driving demand for IT solutions

Ricoh has tested the temperature of European users and found that most are braced for turbulent times but expect to end the year in a stronger position

Oracle fleshes out APAC cloud strategy

Enterprise IT giant Oracle is looking to better serve APAC customers with data sovereignty requirements

Amazon will create 5,000 UK jobs in 2017

Online retailer Amazon is creating 5,000 jobs in the UK over the next year, including roles for software engineers and apprenticeships in engineering and logistics

Amazon EBS adds elasticity needed to avoid downtime

Amazon EBS' new live volume modification for storage attached to S3 saves time and headaches for IT pros, who welcome the technology they say is overdue.

HCI technology nourishes nonprofit's VDI deployment

City Harvest uses Cisco HyperFlex for its back-end infrastructure to power VDI so the nonprofit can feed 1.4 million people in New York.

Welsh government launches £5 million innovation fund

Welsh finance secretary Mark Drakeford launches a fund which aims to support public sector organisations and charities to develop innovative ways of delivering services

Windows 10 sales momentum continues

The adoption of Windows 10 by business users that was a feature of Q4 has continued into 2017

UK brokers search engine deal to demote pirate sites

The Google and Bing search engines are to demote piracy websites after signing a voluntary code of practice in talks with the entertainment industry led by the UK government