TechTarget News - Week of Nov 19, 2017

StorOne attacks bottlenecks with new TRU storage software

After six years of development, an Israeli startup launches new Total Resource Utilization storage software that aims to eliminate bottlenecks and improve storage efficiency.

Government 5G investment must address roll-out as well as R&D

Chancellor Philip Hammond announces further round of investment in network connectivity technology, with more cash for 5G and fibre broadband projects, but some say it’s time for the government to invest in roll-out as well as R&D

GDPR could ramp up cyber extortion demands, warns researcher

The ransom demanded for stolen or encrypted data is likely to rise after the General Data Protection Regulation compliance deadline in May 2018, according to a cyber security researcher

Industry broadly welcomes Budget plans

The Chancellor has pledged millions to support AI, 5G and broadband getting a thumbs up from some in the industry

CEO: How SOTI software shoots to stand out

SOTI CEO Carl Rodrigues discusses where he sees his company fitting into the EMM market and how it competes with bigger players. Moving beyond EMM is one way to do so.

Government urged to improve redress for mass data breaches

Open letter calls for UK government to make it easier for consumers to get compensation for mass data breaches by implementing an effective system for collective redress

US charges Iranian man with HBO hacking

The US has charged an Iran-based hacker with accessing HBO's computer systems, stealing data and attempting to extort millions of dollars

Why device upgrade strategies fail

The industry is built on 30-year-old code, writes one analyst, and that is one reason why device upgrade strategies often fall short.

Meg Whitman steps down as HPE CEO

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman is to step down after six years in charge

HSBC recruits CIO from Google

HSBC has recruited a CIO from Google as it seeks to continue to digitise its retail banking services

Uber recognises need for consumer trust after breach cover up

New Uber leadership has recognised the importance of consumer trust and that they never should have attempted to cover up a 2016 data breach that affected millions of customers and drivers

Neri gets the nod as Whitman moves on at HPE

Meg Whitman has called time on her stint as CEO at HPE with the veteran Antonio Neri getting the chance to make his mark on the firm

Multiple Intel firmware vulnerabilities in Management Engine

Security researchers tested the controversial Intel Management Engine and other products, finding multiple Intel firmware vulnerabilities.

How to win in the AI era? For now, it's all about the data

Deep learning pioneer Andrew Ng explains why data, not algorithms, gives companies a first-mover advantage in the current AI era. Plus: the four traits of an AI company.

Datos IO RecoverX backup gets table-specific

Datos IO's RecoverX includes advanced database recovery functionality that restores specific tables, columns and rows. The software also now supports Kerberos authentication.

DevOps value stream mapping plots course at Nationwide

Nationwide prepares for the final stage of a 10-year Agile, Lean and DevOps transformation process with value stream mapping that unites IT and business workflows.

Azure DevOps Projects helps ease release automation

Microsoft's Azure DevOps Projects simplifies the process of configuring DevOps pipelines in the cloud and helps soothe release automation.

HPE hails progress in using AI to build autonomous datacentres

Hardware giant claims to be the first in the industry to bring artificial intelligence-based infrastructure management software to market that can predict datacentre problems before humans can

Cloud-hosted apps catching on to meet user demand

With the ever-increasing popularity of cloud computing, organizations are also considering streaming their applications. Several cloud-hosted app services can help.

Nominet serves high-speed broadband service to Loch Ness

Villagers around Loch Ness to take advantage of more reliable broadband, but no word on whether the area’s most famous resident will sign up

Cyber security requires man and machine, says F-Secure

Like other cyber security firms, Finland’s F-Secure is building an artificial intelligence capability into its products and services, but says this is no replacement for cyber security professionals

Nordic CIO interview: Emil Dahlin, Svevia

Swedish construction company Svevia is transforming digitally, driven by chief information officer Emil Dahlin

CIO interview: Juan Perez, CIO, UPS

UPS CIO Juan Perez talks about the importance of having a “business-intimate” IT department and using technology to develop a “personal touch”

Ransomware rages on with no signs of abating

The rampant digital extortion facilitated by ransomware in 2017 will continue next year, with healthcare and industrial systems expected to be new prime targets

UK cyber defenders set to build on existing capability

UK national cyber attack response and investigation is a well-defined and rehearsed process, but the responsible agencies say they are building more capability and closing the gaps

DOD exposed data stored in massive AWS buckets

A security researcher at UpGuard found exposed data in Amazon Web Services' cloud storage buckets. And once again, the data belongs to the Department of Defense.

Universal Credit moves into Amazon Web Services cloud

Parts of the digital system underpinning the controversial welfare reform programme are now running on AWS under DWP’s hybrid cloud strategy

Infinidat embeds SAN, NAS replication in InfiniBox R4

Infinidat's software upgrade eschews SCSI in favor of custom IP-based replication protocol. The vendor claims InfiniBox R4 delivers target writes at sub-400-millisecond latency.

IoT projects need to deliver revenue quickly

Some of those involved with selling IoT expect next year to be busy but warn that customers cannot wait for the technology to deliver revenue

Tech Data ramps up Azure partner training

Tech Data is looking to put more Microsoft partners through the Azure training to get them qualified to sell cloud services

Budget 2017 to promise huge UK technology boost

Wednesday’s Budget will include funding for artificial intelligence, driverless cars, 5G, digital skills and more computer science teachers

Use GDPR to future-proof business models

Businesses should look beyond compliance with new data regulations to ensure that their business processes and models are in line with future requirements, advises a privacy innovation expert

Australian broadcaster hit by data breach

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is the latest organisation to fall prey to misconfigured Amazon S3 storage buckets, exposing database backups and sensitive data such as login credentials