TechTarget News - Week of Apr 14, 2019

Epicor debuts EVA, an AI virtual assistant for ERP

Epicor users will soon be able to talk to or text their ERP systems through Epicor Virtual Agent, a new AI-based voice command UI that promises to improve productivity.

Zoom IPO demonstrates power of freemium pricing

The Zoom IPO on Thursday demonstrated the strength of the video collaboration market and validated the strategy of freemium pricing.

CloudBees' acquisition of Electric Cloud broadens focus

CloudBees folds in Electric Cloud and pledges to broaden its focus beyond Jenkins, but Electric Cloud users are apprehensive about the merger.

Qumulo storage IPO possible, CEO says

Qumulo's scale-out storage is available as branded NAS appliances and as a software-only license. An integrated NAS fabric replicates data from local arrays to the public cloud.

Spotify opens new London R&D hub

Music streaming service Spotify has opened a new technology hub in London, as part of its push to open offices outside the US and Stockholm

Widespread adoption of digital ID could boost economic growth

New study argues that the standard could bring benefits to businesses in sectors such as financial services as well as government – but it all depends on high adoption rates

Private 5G networks will be a ‘big trend’

With private 5G networks, enterprises can expect a wireless local area network type architecture that addresses the limitations of Wi-Fi, says top Commscope executive

G Suite update aimed squarely at the enterprise

Google aims to make G Suite more secure and easier to use in its latest update. One expert sees the added capabilities as Google trying to match the needs of the enterprise.

IoT device monitoring added to Nyansa Voyance

Nyansa has added IoT traffic analytics to its network monitoring software. The latest version of Nyansa Voyance monitors the activity of IoT devices in healthcare and retail.

Google takes a run at enterprise cloud data management

New Google Cloud boss Thomas Kurian is putting databases and data management at the forefront at Google. The vendor has forged key data deals, showing a more mature Google Cloud.

Druva Office 365 backup adds restore options, snaps

Druva sets out to fill in data protection gaps in Microsoft Office 365, providing an independent backup source for the popular software-as-a-service application.

Cisco brings Webex controls to G Suite for business

A Webex add-on will give users the ability to manage the settings of Webex meetings within G Suite for business. It's the latest in a series of integrations between Cisco and Google.

UK government to introduce online porn age checks

World-first regulations will see age verification introduced in July and enforced by the British Board of Film Classification. Non-compliant sites risk withdrawal of payment services or being blocked

Real-time machine learning with Splice Machine's ML Manager

Splice Machine's AI management software ML Manager, shown at Spark + AI Summit 2019, enables users to update their machine learning models with up-to-date data from varied sources.

HM Land Registry completes blockchain trial

HM Land Registry’s blockchain project is part of a wider digital transformation initiative which aims to simplify and speed up the process of buying and selling property

Channel delivers in Q1 for Aerohive and Veeam

Both firms have reported customer numbers are up in the first quarter and acknowledged the role the channel has played in getting that result

Gartner: Shift to public cloud curbs datacentre spending

More servers are being bought by public cloud providers, but these tend to be cheap, original device manufacturer equipment, rather than boxes from HPE, Dell or Lenovo

How UnaBiz is disrupting the IoT market in APAC

From offering low-cost connectivity to hardware design and integration services, the Singapore-based technology supplier is causing a stir in the internet-of-things market

Singtel and NUS claim quantum breakthrough

Researchers from Singtel and the National University of Singapore have succeeded in coordinating the paths of photons across a fibre network to drive wider adoption of quantum key distribution

Microsoft disputes Outlook data breach report

Microsoft warned Outlook users who may have had data compromised in an attack using customer support login credentials to access account information over the course of months.

Infor launches Infor CloudSuite for customer management

Infor has released the Infor CloudSuite CRM cloud-based application, a program for companies to track customer lifecycles, sales and marketing analytics.

3 steps CIOs should take to integrate telehealth tools successfully

Introducing a telehealth program into a healthcare organization is no easy task. Here, John Chuo from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia breaks down how healthcare CIOs can help get the job done.

MemVerge converges memory, storage on Intel Optane DIMMs

MemVerge's converged storage and memory appliance hitches a ride on Intel Optane DIMMs -- a risky strategy that can pay off if Optane DC persistent memory becomes a hit.

SaaS backup remains confusing to many

SaaS providers aren't backing up your data for you, and that creates confusion among many IT pros who assume their data is automatically protected in the cloud.

Google Cloud, HPE team up for new hybrid cloud platforms

New hybrid cloud platforms, released as a collaboration between Google Cloud and HPE, are available to create similar experiences across both clouds and on-premises environments.

Findings published from three-month pilot for NHS App

Biometric login functionality and additional repeat prescription ordering capability are among the enhancements made in response to user feedback to the NHS App

Security a digital transformation barrier

Zscaler has found that user concerns around security are closely connected with digital transformation moves to open up more data to employees

Energy industry needs to up cyber defences, warns report 

Cyber threat actors are advanced and persistent, but firms in the energy industry are using outdated systems and technology to save money, putting them at risk of cyber attacks, warns F-Secure report

Sweden to take up Finnish AI challenge

Following Finland’s example, Swedish companies are starting to use a training programme to bring staff up to speed with artificial intelligence

Fox Sports Australia predicts wickets with AutoML Tables

Machine learning model powered by Google Cloud’s AutoML Tables service enables sports broadcaster to predict the fall of a wicket in live cricket matches

Post-Brexit IT talent shortages concern UK CIOs

Finding and training tech staff remains an issue and is set to get worse after the UK leaves the European Union, says Barclaycard study

Kafka at center of new event processing infrastructure

Events are as important as data in emerging applications underlying many e-commerce efforts. Streams of events tell a company what motivates customers to use online products.

NetBackup backup as a service now available on IBM Cloud

Veritas sells NetBackup as a service through the IBM Marketplace, following the industry trend of pushing as-a-service-type offerings. But not everyone thinks it's a good idea for enterprises.

Del Monte Foods makes SAP ERP migration to AWS

Thanks to an acquisition, Del Monte Foods' IT had both on-premises and hosted systems, which proved costly and inflexible. It has since moved its IT systems to AWS.

Kroger buys into Google Cloud migration, despite challenges

It wasn't easy for Kroger to migrate its customer-facing search engine to Google Cloud, but it happened fast, thanks to proper planning and the right mix of talent.

Blue Hexagon bets on deep learning AI in cybersecurity

Cybersecurity startup Blue Hexagon uses deep learning to detect network threats. Security experts weigh in on the limitations of AI technologies in cybersecurity.

Zero trust is about more than products

The zero trust security model is more than just products and network segmentation, it’s an architectural design principle with identity at its core that needs to be applied enterprise-wide, says KuppingerCole

New programs released aim to improve Google Cloud security

With the release of programs like Access Transparency, Virtual Private Cloud and GKE Sandbox, Google aims to improve Google Cloud security and identity protection.

With the new Windows 10 OS update, trust but verify

The latest Windows 10 update, scheduled for late May, will give installation controls back to IT admins. In this Q&A, Dave Sobel talks about why that's important.

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another week has passed with plenty of movement made in firms across the channel ecosystem

CityFibre loses court battle over ‘fake fibre’

CityFibre has been knocked back by the courts in its dispute with the ASA over the use of the word ‘fibre’ in broadband ads

NHS launches care home availability portal

New tool is aimed at optimising hospital occupancy and saving social care staff “hours of phoning around”

NCSC seeks new breed of cyber security startups

The UK intelligence community is seeking to promote a new breed of technology startup to help detect, respond to and facilitate rapid recoveries from cyber attacks on the UK

Broadband upgrade improves response times for cave rescue team

The South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team has switched on a new ultrafast broadband connection to help its members react more quickly in life-threatening emergencies

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