TechTarget News - Week of Feb 14, 2016

Three home broadband service targets students and renters

Mobile network operator Three offers customers in Northern Ireland the chance to trial a mobile home broadband service as an alternative to fixed operators

VMware cloud management platform targets hybrid cloud

This week, bloggers touch on VMware's cloud management platform for legacy businesses, Arctic Wolf's security service that blends humans and software, and next-gen data centers.

HMRC shares details of IT transformation plans

HM Revenue & Customs has published its IT strategy outlining how it plans to transform its IT estate by taking a platform approach, moving to virtual infrastructure and cloud-based services

Judge orders Apple to unlock San Bernardino gunman’s iPhone

A US judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI bypass the auto-erase function on the San Bernardino gunman's iPhone to find the passcode and access data, but the company says it will contest the order

New optical receiver technology could slash the cost of FTTP

A team of researchers at University College London has developed a new design of optical receiver that they claim could dramatically reduce the costs of deploying FTTP broadband

Most IT departments fail to meet availability SLAs

Veeam survey finds most organisations fail to recover from unplanned outages in the time demanded by SLAs, with average recovery time in the UK being five hours

Avi launches ADC for containerized applications

Startup Avi Networks has built into its application delivery controller support for containerized applications found in public and private clouds.

Watson IoT platform at center of Avnet-IBM alliance

At the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference, distributor Avnet and IBM announced partnerships focused on the Internet of Things and security as a service.

IoT in education: Gonzaga taps ITSM to manage device growth

Gonzaga University is building upon its cloud-based ITSM system, as it deals with an expanding number of Internet-enabled devices -- from wireless speakers to sprinkler systems.

Patch now to eliminate glibc remote access security risk

Google engineers who discovered the glibc vulnerability say exploiting it is difficult, but they have also proved it can be done, and security experts say it is best not to take the risk

US hospital pays £12,000 to ransomware attackers

A US hospital reveals that, after a week of being offline, it caved into ransomware demands to restore access to its computer systems

Surrey University 5GIC project explores rural not-spots

A whitepaper published by the University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre reveals how 5G could work in tandem with existing technology to meet the needs of rural users

Ansible update gets net automation for Cisco, Arista, HPE

The latest Ansible release brings net automation to infrastructure devices from Cisco, Arista Networks, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Juniper Networks.

CIO interview: Catherine Doran, Royal Mail

Royal Mail CIO talks about replacing legacy systems, new contracts and moving to a platform-based model

Tech firms rally around Apple over encryption row with FBI

Apple CEO Tim Cook is getting support from technology and information security firms in his refusal to help the FBI to hack into an iPhone used by San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook

Single departmental plans affirm commitment to GaaP

All government departments have set out their delivery plans for the next five years, showing commitment to government as a platform

Unitrends partner program will reward bloggers

Unitrends will recognize partners' social media activity and offer engagement options for nontraditional partner types, such as independent bloggers.

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