TechTarget News - Week of Jun 28, 2020

Workday admits to Black diversity problem, pledges to improve

Workday makes HR tools, including diversity software, for half of the Fortune 100. But Black employees make up less than 3% of its own workforce, an issue Workday vows to address.

Zendesk CRM adds email automation features

The Zendesk Sell CRM platform adds email automation features for customer engagement as the pandemic cuts off sales rep users' access to in-person customer meetings.

Government expands Future Fund eligibility criteria

The Future Fund will now be accessible to startups that have previously taken part in accelerator programmes, but early-stage firms continue to struggle

No Glastonbury? Try the Exclusive Networks festival

Resellers can register for the festival, running all of next week, to gain insights, get entertained and get into gear on future plans from the distributor

Optus to test 5G mmWave technology

The Australian telco is testing mmWave technology using the 26GHz band at four locations in Sydney

Record-setting DDoS attacks indicate troubling trend

Akamai Technologies recently mitigated two of the largest DDoS attacks ever recorded on its platform, including a massive 809 million packets per second attack against a bank.

IBM donates AI ethics tools to Linux Foundation

IBM donates open source toolkits AI Fairness 360, Adversarial Robustness 360 and AI Explainability 360 to the Linux Foundation amid calls for more ethical AI.

Nokia nets exclusive Taiwan Mobile 5G deal

Three-year deal sees Finnish comms tech provider selected as single supplier for 5G RAN, Core and IMS Taiwanese operator, continues 5G strategy focused on digital transformation and sustainability

Security, productivity key desktop virtualization benefits

According to a survey conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group, IT pros pointed to security, productivity and IT efficiency as the virtualization benefits driving VDI and DaaS adoption.

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Senior changes at Lenovo and the emergence of a fresh employer in the shape of Nebulon are just a couple of the highlights this week

Phishing back in vogue as ransomware vector

Researchers have observed an increase in phishing as a means to deliver ransomware payloads – and organisations don’t appear to be prepared

Nuvias adds collaboration options with Zoom

Distributor Nuvia is given master agent status by video comms platform player Zoom as both look to grow the business via the channel

Making the case for cloud-based security

Cloud-based security tools can hasten threat detection and response, but adoption will depend on where an enterprise is on the cloud readiness scale

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