TechTarget News - Week of Aug 07, 2022

Crown Commercial Service opens door to Salesforce

The Crown Commercial Service has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with Salesforce to facilitate public sector access to the supplier’s products and services, including Tableau, Slack and Mulesoft

Sellafield Ltd inks network services contract with BT

UK incumbent telco strikes deal with leading UK nuclear facility to take on network service responsibility across all of its sites with potential for future projects involving technologies such as IoT and 5G

Industroyer2: How Ukraine avoided another blackout attack

A Black Hat 2022 session explained how the latest attack on Ukraine's energy grid was thwarted this spring, thanks to quick responses and timely sharing of threat data.

Samsung offers Fold4 to an indifferent business market

Samsung aims the new Fold4 directly at the business market with optimized versions of Google and Microsoft productivity apps. The device is scheduled to ship this month.

Oracle CX layoffs: What customers should do right now

After the turmoil that has hit Oracle's customer experience division, here's what current enterprise customers need to do next to preserve their technology investments.

Salesforce adds headless commerce capabilities

Salesforce enables 'composable commerce' -- headless e-commerce, where users bring their own interface designs -- for large brick-and-mortar retailers and online-only sellers.

Nokia on track to modernise Western Australia rail communications

Leading comms tech provider to upgrade Public Transport Authority of Western Australia’s railway communications system with private wireless and mission-critical IP/MPLS covering 250km of railway track and tunnels in project including designing, building and maintenance

COBOL programming skills gap thwarts modernization to Java

The challenge of migrating COBOL applications to run in the cloud is made nearly impossible with tricky line-to-line conversions and a lack of developers with the right skills.

GitHub targets vulnerable open source components

There are thousands of vulnerabilities in open source code – GitHub aims to help developers see if their projects are impacted

Google Cloud to open three new cloud regions in APAC

New Google Cloud regions in Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand will enable local organisations to maintain low latency and meet data residency requirements

Positioning rapidly finds its place in 5G ecosystem

Research find that while 5G positioning is developing quickly and could be featured in billions of consumer and enterprise devices by 2030, the journey to commercial success is not without hurdles

Cellular low-power WAN connectivity to grow over twofold in next five years

Even though the lack of widespread roaming agreements thus far has hampered the growth of the mobile standard outside of China, and roaming and monetisation continue as core service provider challenges, the LPWAN landscape is changing, with an increasing number of agreements having been concluded to facilitate regional roaming and boost income generation

‘Coopetition’ a growing trend among ransomware gangs

Sophos shares data from its new X-Ops unit at Black Hat in Las Vegas, revealing a growing number of ransomware victims being attacked by multiple gangs at the same time

UK to surveil convicted migrants with facial recognition

A Home Office scheme to biometrically scan the faces of convicted migrants who have already carried out punishments has come under fire from privacy and human rights groups for being discriminatory

DogWalk zero-day squashed on August Patch Tuesday

In addition to a long-simmering bug in the Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool, Microsoft corrects a sizeable number of Azure flaws.

IT pros weigh COVID-19 risks, safety at tech conferences

Companies preparing to send employees to tech conferences should have a COVID-19 safety plan and prepare for the possibility that some workers will bring the virus back to the office.

Nvidia targets metaverse with new Omniverse Avatar Engine

The vendor's new cloud engine will help organizations easily build avatars and digital assistants. Nvidia also revealed plans to evolve USD with partners such as Pixar.

Cyber insurance getting harder to obtain

Organisations looking to shore up their security postures face more and more barriers to obtaining cyber insurance

HS2 sets aside £9.5m to cover cost of IR35 non-compliance

HS2 has become the latest public sector entity to have fallen foul of the IR35 rules, with its accounts confirming that it is anticipating a tax bill of £9.5m for failing to assess the status of contractors provided to it by a third party

Nokia on track with NCRTC voice/data offering and Orange Egypt network modernisation

Nokia tests mission-critical voice and data on 4.9G/LTE private wireless network for India’s regional rapid transit system, while being selected by leading Egyptian telco to upgrade network for increased reliability, security and operational efficiencies

Phison's new X1 controller to power Seagate SSD

Seagate continues its partnership with Phison through the release of the X1, a customizable SSD controller that promises higher performance and lower power use.

Partner ecosystem economy bucks market turbulence

A key index reports unexpected service sector growth, while digital services M&A could overtake 2021 deal volume and value levels; more IT channel news.

Devs don't trust AI in software testing

Artificial intelligence can eliminate mundane testing tasks and reduce bugs without human intervention, but its inner machinations make testers uneasy.

Blue chips hone continuous compliance as GRC pressures mount

The concept of continuous improvement has found its way into IT governance, as companies such as Fannie Mae, JPMorgan Chase and John Deere embrace continuous compliance.

Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

The channel does not take the summer off, and the personnel moves continue to stack up as we move into August

Celigo in channel-building mode

Integration-platform-as-a-service specialist is looking to significantly grow its partner base to ensure it can service increasing demand

BT claims breakthrough for enterprise mobile with 5G standalone

Leading UK telco reveals carrier aggregation technology trials with Nokia mark first time four carrier components on a 5G standalone network have been used achieved outside of a lab in Europe

VMware: The threat of lateral movement is growing

The majority of incident response professionals surveyed for VMware's 'Global Incident Response Threat Report' observed lateral movement in at least some attacks in the past year.

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