TechTarget News - Week of May 22, 2022

Taiwan Mobile taps Nokia in energy-efficient 5G coverage expansion deal

Deal will see delivery of enhanced 5G Standalone Core technology to support expanded 5G coverage across key Asian territory using energy-efficient technology portfolio, including slicing and low-latency edge cloud

Microsoft to open Loop to third-party developers

Microsoft's latest collaboration tool will consolidate content across Outlook, Teams and third-party products, such as the Zoho project management application.

U.S. Senate report calls out lack of ransomware reporting

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security published a report that points to a lack of ransomware reporting as a major issue in defending the U.S. from cyber attacks.

Twitter fined $150M for misusing 2FA data

The DOJ and FTC said the social media company misused consumers' personal data for advertisement purposes, from which it gained benefit.

Tech stock sell-off signals tough times for data vendors

In addition to lowering the values of publicly traded data, analytics and AI vendors, the stock market's decline is making it difficult for companies still in their funding phase.

Alation boosts data intelligence with Open Data Quality

The vendor's latest update brings users more integration options to connect with data quality tools and adds more capabilities for data governance to the data catalog platform.

Microsoft won't lower software costs on AWS, Google clouds

Microsoft plans to loosen restrictions to lower the cost of running Office and Windows on clouds smaller than Azure. The changes won't affect running the products on its largest rivals.

Greggs bakes SD-WAN into shops of the future

Food retailer deploys software-defined wide area network to drive the increased use of in-shop devices and ensure consistent, high-quality bandwidth to fulfil growing demand

Consultation launched on datacentre, cloud security

The government is seeking views on how to boost the security and resilience of the UK’s datacentres and online cloud platforms

Digdata and BT inspire future data scientists

Educational initiative Digdata partners with BT on a programme that seeks to encourage young people to consider careers in data science

UK mobile call performance strong and improving

Research shows that as the UK’s public switched telephone network is upgrading to a fully digital call network, dropped call rates have remained low over the past few years and continue to improve

BT beefs up broadband speeds for small businesses on copper lines

Telco targets small firms with technology claimed to be able to double download speeds and make upload speeds 10 times faster, on average, on slower copper broadband connections, as well as a low-frills fibre package

SoftIron readies Sydney manufacturing facility

Software-defined storage supplier SoftIron is making hardware appliances in Australia to improve supply chain resilience and address security concerns of government customers

Broadcom buys VMware in a $61B acquisition deal

As part of the deal, Broadcom Software Group will rebrand and operate as VMware, combining its existing infrastructure and security software into VMware's portfolio.

Remote work gives introverts a voice at meetings

Digital tools are helping quieter employees ask more questions and raise more concerns at meetings, something both Toyota and Google have found in the shift to remote work.

IBM releases compact, ultra-fast storage for AI

IBM released the elastic storage system 3500, a new object storage array that uses Spectrum Scale to provide fast storage for AI modeling and training.

Skytap targets staged HANA migrations for IBM Power Systems

SAP customers who want to begin a cloud migration to HANA but aren't ready for a full migration can move workloads onto IBM Power Systems to the Skytap IaaS on Microsoft Azure.

IBM Ecosystem plans to expand sales lifecycle support

The technology company plans to address training and benefits as it looks to help partners earlier on in the sales process as well as during a project's implementation phase.

Zoom boom continues as it delivers billion-dollar first quarter

Despite partial return to work and adoption of hybrid rather than permanent home working, collaboration technology provider sees first-quarter total revenue up 12% year on year and +$100,000 customers rise by 46%

Lob launches direct mail automation platform

As direct mail makes a comeback, longtime API vendor Lob launches a web front end to automate physical mail campaigns directed by marketing automation data.

MEC to gain sharper edge over next five years

Driven by autonomous vehicles, advances in the urban sprawl of smart cities and an increase in mobile cloud usage, spending on multi-access edge computing is set for 260% growth from 2022-2027

New inquiry looks at the state of UK chips

Foreign Affairs Committee is fishing for evidence in a new inquiry assessing skills, security and end-to-end semiconductor supply chain concerns

Rubrik charts data security path

Backup and recovery software provider Rubrik now sees itself as a cyber security company that helps organisations recover from ransomware and other data security threats

Nokia and T-Mobile team to build private 5G networks

US operator and comms tech provider unite to deliver 5G private mobile networks that use telco cloud and 5G hybrid mobile networks in bid to allow enterprise customers to access an extra level of reliability, control and security to enable their digital transformation

TigerGraph unveils new tool for machine learning modeling

The vendor's new capability is a pipeline for developing and deploying machine learning models with graph technology and works with popular third-party machine learning platforms.

Developers targeted by poisoned Python library

A developer's expired domain led to a threat actor taking control of an open source library and poisoning it with malware that could steal private keys for AWS instances.

MFA technology is rapidly evolving -- are mandates next?

The evolving landscapes of both the modern workplace and cyberthreats have paved the way for some organizations to require multifactor authentication protection. Will others join?

Informatica advances Intelligent Data Management Cloud

The data management vendor added new services to its cloud data platform, including specific offerings for the financial services and healthcare industry verticals.

MIT Sloan panelists urge cyber resilience focus

Enterprises must prepare for cyber-adversity, think beyond protection, establish lines of communication -- and learn to take a punch, according to security executives.

Remote work and the politicization of tech locations

Tech's response to abortion restrictions has been to offer health travel benefits. But there's debate about just how it will affect remote work and business location decisions.

Cost savings among the biggest cloud fallacies

Experts at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium described the advantages that justify the high cost of moving to the cloud while acknowledging the data center is best for some companies.

Ransomware volumes grew faster than ever in 2021

Verizon’s annual DBIR assessment of the security landscape highlights an unprecedented boom in ransomware volumes, to the surprise of nobody

Bytes delivers solid FY22

Channel player continues to provide investors with cheer as it shares record numbers for its latest fiscal year

GitHub math support in Markdown useful but tardy

GitHub math support in Markdown took eight years to arrive. Had the feature been released in 2014, a wider audience might have benefited from its use.

Bad bots make up a quarter of APAC’s web traffic

Bots that run automated tasks have been responsible for stealing personal information among other malicious activities in the Asia-Pacific region, study finds

Virgin Media brings gigabit broadband to O2 arena

Gigabit broadband provider opens service at leading London entertainment venue bolstered by 5G mobile network which it claims will provide ‘unrivalled’ connected experience for the millions of fans who visit every year

Veeam data protection aids users with secure restores

From 'nothing worked' to 'it just worked': How Veeam Software helped a Florida city out of a troublesome predicament with its legacy data backup platform.

AdvIntel: Conti rebranding as several new ransomware groups

According to AdvIntel's research, the Conti ransomware group's attack on the Costa Rican government was part of a rebranding effort, as the gang's ransom payments had dried up.

Early-stage companies at MIT Sloan event tap partners

Companies participating in the business school's Innovation Showcase work with service provider partners, continuing a trend among tech startups; more IT channel news.

Having a security angle is a priority for MSPs

Research released to mark the latest MSP Day underlines the need for managed service players to be able to provide the data protection that customers are crying out for

Three UK claims 5G network population coverage leadership

With £2bn network transformation said to be gathering pace, UK operator reveals 5G network population coverage has reached 54%, available in over 400 locations across more than 3,000 sites

UKtech50 2022: The longlist of the UK's influential tech leaders

Each year, Computer Weekly launches a search for the most influential people in UK IT, asking the tech community who it thinks should be in the top 50 – here is the longlist of everyone nominated for 2022

AT&T Business launches managed wireless WAN

Telco unveils wireless wide area network designed to allow enterprises to untether locations, assets and people with a solution managed and monitored by network experts

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