TechTarget News - Week of Aug 01, 2021

Hybrid office brings scheduling software to forefront

Scheduling systems for hybrid offices are an emerging post-pandemic tool to manage employees without permanent desks and facilitate in-person collaboration.

Zoom settlement of privacy suit covers some businesses

Smaller businesses could benefit from Zoom's recent class-action lawsuit settlement. However, the deal does not cover companies with enterprise licenses.

Six Isle of Wight schools hit by ransomware attack

Authorities are still working to manage the fallout from the attack, which has already forced at least one school to delay the start of the new term in September

Varada scales cloud data platform with new release

Varada realized it needed more flexibility to help its users scale its data lake query platform, so it added elasticity capabilities to help meet that demand.

A million UK households reach to the skies for broadband

Satellite broadband is showing signs of beginning to take off in the UK, with further gains expected as Starlink arrives and BT teams with OneWeb

Leading venture capital firms are failing to protect human rights

Venture capital firms and high-profile tech accelerators are not conducting human rights due diligence on their investments, which means they cannot be sure the companies they invest in are not causing, or contributing to, human rights abuses

Initial access brokers unaffected by ransomware content bans

Banning ransomware content from cyber crime forums has done little to prevent initial access brokers from advertising their services, with the number of access listings increasing in the second quarter of 2021

Fred IT replaces paper prescriptions with QR codes

Fred IT’s eRX Script Exchange is now used by 21,000 doctors and 95% of Australian pharmacies, delivering more than 11 million digital prescriptions by July 2021

14 flaws in NicheStack put critical infrastructure at risk

The vulnerability disclosure process for Infra:Halt, a set of flaws impacting critical infrastructure, took nearly a year, due to the nature of supply chain vulnerabilities.

Ahana raises $20M for Presto cloud data lake query tech

Ahana looks to grow the market for its open source-based cloud data query engine as the volume of stored data that organizations want to analyze continues to expand.

New ransomware gang spins out of DarkSide

The emergence of a ransomware gang known as BlackMatter raises questions that it could be a re-brand of REvil or DarkSide

Windows 365: Cloud PC pricing starts at £20

Will Microsoft change the way people buy PCs in much the same way that streaming services have revolutionised video subscription services?

HMRC will shut down Chief system by end of March 2023

From 31 March 2023, the Customs Declaration Service will become the only operating UK customs platform when HMRC turns off the legacy Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight system

Ransomware attacks increase dramatically during 2021

Dramatic increase in ransomware attacks globally during first half of 2021 driven by triple extortion technique, and is only set to expand further

Huawei courts Asian startups in cloud push

Huawei will spend $100m over three years to grow the startup ecosystem in key markets as it eyes a bigger slice of Asia’s cloud market

SAS planning an IPO after rumored acquisition talks end

The longtime independent analytics vendor, which just two weeks ago was in negotiations to get acquired, revealed plans to, instead, prepare for an initial public stock offering.

Building supply chain resilience with cloud ERP

Vallen Asia’s cloud enterprise resource planning system has enabled it to scale its operations across the region and made its supply chain operations more resilient amid the pandemic

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