TechTarget News - Week of Jul 05, 2020

SUSE buys Rancher Labs for Kubernetes expertise

Linux provider SUSE will buy Rancher Labs, a notable company in the Kubernetes management space, to help customers manage their Kubernetes-based workloads.

PPP loan recipients include 15,000-plus service providers

Small Business Administration data showed more than 15,000 IT services firms received Paycheck Protection Act loans to handle cash flow and preserve jobs; more news from the week.

AWS and Oracle battle for hybrid cloud database deployment

Oracle's Autonomous Database and the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) are coming down from the cloud and are now available for users to run on premises.

Cybercriminals auction off admin credentials for $3,000

Threat actors are auctioning off domain administrator accounts, selling access to the highest bidder for an average of $3,139 and up to $140,000, according to Digital Shadows.

SUSE goes ranching and lassos a container storage startup

SUSE Storage Enterprise is based on commercially supported Ceph. The Linux distribution vendor reportedly will shell out $600-$700 million for Rancher Labs' Kubernetes technology.

Investors, lawmakers say HR data should be public

Large investors argue that HR data on diversity and even engagement is critical to understanding the risks that public firms face. They want the data standardized and published.

Universal Credit still struggles with digital issues, says NAO

The cost of rolling out Universal Credit continues to rise, while only 20% of new claimants attempt to verify their identity online and digital skills remain an issue, according to the National Audit Office

Nearly half of employed in UK worked remotely in April 2020

Covid-19 drives upsurge in home working in UK, and of those who did some work remotely, around a third worked fewer hours than usual and the same percentage worked longer hours

Data migration specialist Datadobi adds S3-to-S3 support

Datadobi's DobiMigrate software could help customers shift data between Amazon S3 and on-premises S3-based object stores, helping eliminate egress fees charged by public clouds.

Tellius introduces SaaS version of its analytics platform

Tellius, an analytics startup whose platform is built on AI and machine learning, introduced a SaaS version of its tools to help customers reduce costs.

HubStor takes on Veeam, goes virtual with backup service

The HubStor backup and archive platform offers two types of models for its vSphere support. One customer called the platform an 'incredibly valuable' collection of functions.

CCPA regulation enforcement begins; Salesforce an early target

Users of marketing, sales and e-commerce clouds -- and vendors, too -- are vulnerable to legal action under the CCPA, as enforcement begins and civil suit plaintiffs cite the data privacy law.

HSBC customers targeted in new smishing scam

SMS phishing scam is targeting HSBC customers in the UK to trick them into handing over their bank account details

Majority of security pros fed up with alert fatigue

A vast majority of security professionals say they experience alert fatigue, and 88% are facing challenges with their current SIEM setup, according to a report

Huawei warns ban would cause ‘huge damage’ to UK digital economy

On the eve of what are predicted to be swingeing limitations – if not an outright ban – on its products from UK, the Chinese communications technology supplier highlights how far its technology is embedded in national infrastructure

Tencent Cloud teams up with ADBC on banking services

Singapore’s Asia Digital Bank Corporation could leverage Tencent Cloud’s financial cloud platform to provide banking services to small businesses

Commvault partners with Microsoft for joint engineering

Chart Industries, which manufactures highly engineered cryogenic equipment, is early beneficiary of joint engineering partnership between Azure and Commvault's Metallic SaaS backup.

Oracle Cloud at Customer adds Dedicated Regions

Oracle has added Dedicated Regions to its Cloud at Customer managed service. Now customers can consume all of Oracle's cloud-based services on premises, the company says.

Microsoft seizes malicious domains used in COVID-19 phishing

Microsoft went to court to seize several malicious domains that were used by cybercriminals in extensive phishing and BEC attacks on Office 365 accounts amid the current pandemic.

Information Builders rebranded IBI, updates analytics suite

Newly rebranded as IBI, the former Information Builders unveiled new features at its user conference in late June centered on AI and the cloud along with its new name.

SODA Foundation launches to unify open source data management

A new Linux Foundation-sponsored group will support open source data management and promote interoperability between applications and data sources, on premises or cloud-based.

World’s first 5G eSIM service goes live

Virtual SIM card plan claims to offer pathway to connect users instantly to the world’s fastest mobile network in select countries worldwide

Google commits to protecting open source projects

Initiative to trademark projects aims to stop public cloud providers from offering their own managed service version of open source code

Over 15 billion credentials for sale on dark web

Research by Digital Shadows reveals the scale of the security threat facing consumers as it uncovers 15 billion usernames and passwords stolen in more than 100,000 different data breaches

GTDC: Distribution shines during the pandemic

Cloud sales increased, as did as-a-service demands, but a snapshot into the past few months from the Global Technology Distribution Council found disties were more than able to react to the changes

Swisscom taps Hitachi to improve network-based customer service

Pentaho product helps business customer service reps of Switzerland’s largest telecommunications company and leading IT services provider provide better, faster service through centralised hub

Succeeding with hybrid cloud deployments

Where IT complexity is a given, a policy-driven approach and effective monitoring are vital for success

Microsoft launches Windows File Recovery tool

Despite the prevalence of cloud storage and data backups, important files are still lost. Microsoft's Windows File Recovery tool aims to address the problem.

Informatica expands enterprise data catalog capabilities

Informatica brought new features to its enterprise data catalog, including Data Asset Analytics, a tool to help organizations understand the value of their data.

Orange Wholesale unveils eSIM first for France

Global telco ups the ante in French operator wholesale market by partnering with Prixtel to enable customers to download electronic SIM card to latest smartphones

Sisu adds new ways of answering 'Why?' to analytics platform

BI vendor Sisu on Tuesday revealed its second update since emerging from stealth in late 2019 featuring new tools aimed at quickly identifying why changes occur in data sets.

Open source license issues stymie enterprise contributions

Business and ethical pressures have given rise to new types of open source licenses in the last year, presenting challenges to enterprises that want to contribute to projects.

MSP Xchanging attacked in ransomware incident

Specialist managed services provider is restoring customer access to systems after an unspecified ransomware incident

UK contact-tracing app development leaders fail to reveal launch date

Described as not being a silver bullet on its own, the UK’s contact-tracing app is also a silver bullet that won’t be fired any time soon, as leaders of development project struggle to convince Lords committee of progress to date

Need to secure industrial IoT more acute than ever

A report from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation is calling for urgent action to secure industrial infrastructure, as the IoT leaves it increasingly exposed

Critical F5 Networks vulnerability under attack

A critical remote code execution vulnerability that was disclosed and patched just days ago is already being exploited by threat actors.

Actifio sues Rubrik for patent infringement

Actifio's complaint alleges Rubrik's products, including its 'Brik' appliances and Cloud Data Management software, infringes on four of Actifio's patents.

Vodafone claims UK standalone 5G first

UK operator says standalone wireless technology will support capabilities such as network slicing, bringing efficiency benefits in mission-critical services

Open source contributions face friction over company IP

Software engineers who want to contribute to open source projects must convince conservative corporate legal departments it's worth the potential risk to corporate IP.

North Korea behind spate of Magecart attacks

The Magecart credit card skimmer found on the website of retailer Claire’s Accessories was likely put there by the Lazarus or Hidden Cobra North Korean APT group, reports Sansec

How Infor Nexus is helping to digitalise Asia’s supply chain

Infor’s Nexus unit has been supporting digitalisation efforts in Asia’s supply chain industry before the Covid-19 pandemic, which has accelerated adoption of cloud-based offerings in the region

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