TechTarget News - Week of Oct 10, 2021

Google pushes Meet features for hybrid work challenges

Google lags rivals Cisco, Microsoft and Zoom in addressing the needs of a hybrid workplace, analysts said. The latest catch-up features are in Google Meet.

Dell EMC Container Storage Modules hit general availability

Dell EMC announced the general availability of its six Container Storage Modules that are designed to make legacy storage container-ready. Dell also announced a unified CSI driver.

OpenSSF adds $10M to software supply chain security effort

IT pros hope for improved software supply chain security standards from OpenSSF, a Linux Foundation group that gained momentum with new funding this week.

Burned by Apple, researchers mull selling zero days to brokers

Security researchers have grown frustrated with Apple's lack of communication, ‘silent patching’ of vulnerabilities, denial of bug bounty rewards and other issues.

Connectivity takes telehealth from a nice-to-have to a must-have

Survey shows how the healthcare industry is evolving with digital experiences in the post-pandemic world, with providers needing to offer telehealth options that ensure the experience is easy, intuitive and enjoyable

Plume raises $300m to develop communications services with AI

Personalised comms services provider claims cash injection will enable it to continue its global expansion and cements its position as the cloud controller of the world’s largest software-defined network

Vodafone aims for SoHo with business broadband package

UK operator launches service designed for small office and home office businesses, providing cost-effective and reliable broadband coverage for single sites

Google digs into Iran's APT35 hacking group

Covert phishing tactics and cleverly disguised notifications are among the calling cards of the increasingly sophisticated operation aimed at Iran's opponents.

Enterprises ask Washington to step up cyber collaboration

During CISA's National Cybersecurity Summit, critical infrastructure companies said they need better information on cyberthreats from the federal government.

DevOps platform operators hone support for GitOps

GitOps practitioners at companies such as State Farm and Intuit have begun to fill in the details of observability, security and other 'day 2' practices for the maturing paradigm.

Crossplane project could disrupt infrastructure as code

An emerging CNCF project extends Kubernetes orchestration to non-container resources, displacing infrastructure-as-code tools in some early-adopter environments.

MLB Statcast delivering real-time insights with Google Cloud

With Google Cloud to process and transform data collected during games by its tracking technology, Major League Baseball is delivering real-time insights to both fans and teams.

UK government to provide full-fibre broadband to 1,000 schools

New programme aims to give access to gigabit broadband speeds to UK schools while connectivity to nearly 7,000 hospitals, libraries, police stations and other public buildings will be upgraded by the end of March 2022

IBM pledges to reskill 30 million people by 2030

Tech giant launches worldwide initiative to provide about 30 million people with technology and digital skills over the next nine years

OpenText releases document capture, Salesforce integrations

Like Salesforce, Box and Adobe, OpenText invests in AI and machine learning to enable smartphone document capture so users can digitize documents that are searchable in the cloud.

UK government advances voter ID project

Cabinet Office-led project will see the introduction of a digital card to be used in future elections

Datto CEO urges MSP world to talk security

Tim Weller used his keynote at DattoCon to underline the sense that this is a moment for the industry to face up to the need to protect data through the entire supply chain

Dell CEO praises partners

Vendor’s event provides an opportunity for senior leadership to express appreciation for their channel

CIO interview: Cynthia Stoddard, CIO, Adobe

Leading IT at one of the world’s best-known software companies brings its own challenges and opportunities around digital transformation

Generation Novel hybrid workers bring new demands and risks

Aruba survey warns business leaders that they must strike a balance between flexibility and security to address risky behaviours and evolving expectations of today’s tech-savvy workforce

SuccessFactors expands internal talent marketplace concept

SAP SuccessFactors' new Opportunity Marketplace aims to create a holistic view of employees and connect them with short- and long-term career opportunities and training.

Google adds hardware flexibility to distributed cloud

Google Distributed Cloud Edge, available in preview, takes the company's cloud computing infrastructure to the private data center, colocation facility or a remote location.

Google unveils Workspace integrations, security features

Google wants to make it easier to do work within Workspace. Integrations with Jira, while AppSheet will reduce the need to click away from the productivity suite.

Google Cybersecurity Action Team springs into life

Google has announced a new Cybersecurity Action Team, with a mission to support security and digital transformation in governments, critical infrastructure, enterprises and small businesses

Microsoft squashes Windows zero-day on October Patch Tuesday

In addition to the publicly exploited bug, Microsoft corrected 76 flaws, including four that had been publicly disclosed, in this month's batch of security updates.

Modern SaaS shifts core ERP architectures

There are numerous ways to achieve the same result. Salesforce, Microsoft and Microsoft offer a different way to consider enterprise systems

Government to launch Gov.uk app

Service to be introduced as part of plans to simplify access to government services

Exertis Pro AV extends support for Poly

As customers move to a hybrid working model the distributor has increased the technical assistance it can provide resellers

How hackers exploited RCE vulnerabilities in Atlassian, Azure

Barracuda researchers examined exploitation activity and attack patterns for two remote code execution vulnerabilities affecting Atlassian's Confluence and Microsoft's Azure.

Telstra taps Infinera for 800G subsea cable connection

Telco chooses global supplier of open optical networking systems as part of its drive to increase capacity on all segments of its global network across its new and legacy cables

Australia unveils ransomware action plan

The Australian government has established a task force to address the ransomware menace and is proposing legislation to mandate reporting of ransomware incidents by businesses

BCS calls on government to retain protections against AI

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, wants the government to retain protections that allow people to have decisions about them made by an AI reviewed by humans if needed

Google Cloud unveils integration between Looker and Tableau

Two analytics vendors unveiled an integration Tuesday that enables users to benefit from the semantic modeling strength of one and the data visualization capabilities of the other.

Google expands Cloud Spanner database with PostgreSQL

A year after it was first introduced, Google's BigQuery Omni multi-cloud data platform is now generally available as Google continues to push its data agenda in the cloud.

Ban UK police use of facial-recognition, House of Lords told

Experts giving evidence to the House of Lords have said that UK police use of facial-recognition technology is disproportionate and ineffective, and further questioned the utility of algorithmic crime ‘prediction’ tools

HubSpot CRM adds B2B online payments processing

HubSpot CRM adds no-code Stripe online payments as well as data governance and enhancements to Operations Hub such as analytics and a Snowflake integration.

AIOps adoption accelerates to improve network experiences

Research reveals heightened level of confidence and trust as companies invest in artificial intelligence to make their IT operations – networks in particular – smarter, faster and more secure

5G service revenue to reach $73bn by 2021, $600bn by 2026

Revenue is set to increase around 5G, but Juniper Research says providers need to improve core network functions to reduce strain from increased traffic and to meet the challenges of mobile data demands

NetApp adds CloudCheckr to Spot portfolio

CloudCheckr brings multi-cloud audit capabilities as well as visibility of security and governance in an acquisition that adds to its cloud price optimisation in the Spot portfolio

AI estimated to provide 10% boost to UK GDP by 2030

AI has financial benefits but there are concerns the technology could displace a significant number of human workers in the next decade, says report

Cohesity focuses channel efforts

Firm takes steps to make life easier for partners and arm them with the skills to offer data management as a service

New tools from Komprise focus on multi-cloud data movement

Komprise's new update expands data management features with Deep Analytics Actions to catalog, search and make use of siloed data across on-prem and cloud storage.

UnaBiz raises $25m in Series B funding

Regional IoT tech supplier will use the funds to strengthen its foothold in key markets and develop new products and services

Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

Experience, market knowledge and the ability to help grow the business are some of the attributes that explained the choices for some personnel changes in the industry this week

Covid-19 will loom over cyber strategy for years to come

In remarks delivered to a Chatham House conference, NCSC head Lindy Cameron reflects on the security challenges facing the UK, and sets out some plans for the future

Singapore refreshes cyber security strategy

The city-state updates its national cyber security strategy to shore up the security of critical infrastructure and enterprises while growing its cyber security industry, among other goals

IBM introduces Environmental Intelligence Suite

The tech giant said the new software suite from its weather subsidiary will help organizations prepare for climate risk and weather disasters such as wildfires and flooding.

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