TechTarget News - Week of Jun 13, 2021

Tech features high on McKinsey’s disruption list

The management consulting firm has published a list of innovations that could disrupt business models, with many related to IT

Zscaler: Exposed servers, open ports jeopardizing enterprises

Zscaler analyzed 1,500 networks and found administrators are leaving basic points of entry wide open for attackers as neglected servers are falling by the wayside.

Google introduces Spaces collaboration in Workspace

The Spaces feature set will let users reply to messages directly, set custom availability statuses and converse in chatrooms while working on documents.

Tech Nation launches D&I toolkit for tech founders

Tech Nation has launched a public diversity and inclusion “toolkit” including guidance for tech company founders to help create more inclusive businesses

Lack of clarity hinders UK gigabit broadband roll-out

UK’s ability to capitalise on solid current momentum in roll-out of next-generation gigabit broadband is at risk because too few consumers are aware of the technology and its benefits, study warns

Veeam Government Solutions subsidiary features federal focus

Following Veeam's acquisition by Insight Partners, the data protection vendor sought to make gains among U.S. government customers. The unveiling of a subsidiary is the next step.

Databricks taps groundswell in lakehouse adoption

Databricks has been expanding its footprint across the Asia-Pacific region amid growing interest among traditional enterprises and digital native companies in the data lakehouse architecture

Repeat ransomware attacks hit 80% of victims who paid ransoms

New research from Cybereason offers troubling findings for organizations that pay ransoms, from repeat attacks to corrupted data and faulty decryption tools.

Apple issues patches for two more WebKit zero-days

Apple said both WebKit zero-days, which affect older iOS devices, have reportedly been exploited in the wild, but further details about the threat activity are unknown.

5G race hotting up in UK cities

RootMetrics analysis of UK 5G sees rapid improvement in overall network capability, with BT-owned network recording the highest availability in all four cities tested and fastest download speed approaching 200Mbps

Oliver Dowden hails Tech Zero Taskforce at CogX

Government backs a group of UK tech companies and associations to combat the climate emergency, drive green investment and help consumers make greener choices

Cisco unveils catalyst for 5G at industrial IoT edge

Communications and services giant enhances portfolio of internet of things routers to unite edge networks and scale IoT deployments in factory and production environments

How healthcare organisations are tapping data analytics

Healthcare providers are harnessing data analytics to improve clinical and operational outcomes even as they continue to face challenges in data aggregation and data protection

Microsoft integrates virtual desktop, Azure Active Directory

Azure Virtual Desktop will let people use their Azure Active Directory credentials to sign in to any device. Microsoft plans more integration between the two products later.

Accellion breach raises notification concerns

Victims of the breach continue to emerge, and one customer said it could have acted sooner, but a critical alert about a zero-day never left Accellion's email system.

Collaboration challenges loom but UK adults demand hybrid working

Analysis of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on attitudes to future working practices in the UK reveals that population wants more remote working despite technical hurdles

Channel round-up: Who’s gone where?

It’s been another busy few days across the industry, with some senior movers and shakers taking up fresh challenges

G7 commits to action on ransomware, digital privacy

The G7 urges Russia to do more to hold criminal ransomware gangs operating from within its borders to account as it commits to more action on the issue

HammondCare takes procurement to the cloud

The Australian health and aged care provider migrated its procurement and invoicing systems to the cloud in just six months to improve efficiency and security

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