TechTarget News - Week of Jan 15, 2017

The evolution of smart Dubai

Aisha Bin Bishr, director general at Smart Dubai Office, discusses how Dubai is evolving as a smart city with the support of local telecoms provider Du.

England’s largest NHS trust investigates cyber attack

A cyber attack on England's largest NHS trust has underlined the importance of cyber security at healthcare organisations and has raised renewed fears about NHS legacy IT systems

CIO interview: Alexandra Drevenlid, Tieto

Tieto has replaced the position of CIO with chief digital officer. The first person to hold the position and its creator explains what this means to the Nordic IT services giant

UK business at risk due to severe security skills shortage

Job site Indeed urges the UK’s tech sector to pull together to attract more people into cyber security roles, as a study shows the UK skills gap is among the worst in the world

HPE pays $650 million for SimpliVity hyper-convergence

The long-awaited HPE-SimpliVity deal cost HPE $650 million for the hyper-converged pioneer. The buy gives HPE an installed base, as well as data reduction and protection features.

Quip acquisition of Unity&Variety beefs up subsidiary

Salesforce hopes to add visual and creative elements to its document tool, while Commerce Cloud's integration with Facebook Ads hopes to make buying easy.

UK firms struggling to manage cyber threats, survey shows

Businesses want security suppliers to offer more complementary products and collaborate more effectively as they struggle to manage data protection in the light of new laws, a survey shows

HPE buys hyper-converged pioneer Simplivity for $650m

Hardware giant pays out for hyper-converged market number two, and says it will keep existing Simplivity products, moving them all to its ProLiant servers by the end of 2017

US-CERT reminds users that Windows SMB v1 needs to die

Experts say US-CERT is taking advantage of a potential -- but unverified -- vulnerability in Windows SMB v1 to remind enterprise users the outdated service should be disabled.

Avaya files for chapter 11 bankruptcy

Networking supplier has filed voluntary petitions under chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy code

A hybrid deployment gives organizations UC flexibility

Two factors are driving the hybrid deployment of unified communications: infrastructure needs and business value. But enterprises need to navigate certain deployment turbulence.

DDoS protection provider alleged to be Mirai botnet creator

Investigative journalist Brian Krebs believes distributed denial of service mitigation firm owner is the author of malware designed to enable massive IoT botnet-enabled DDoS attacks

ICO sets out plans to issue GDPR guidance

Information Commissioner’s Office encourages business to review guidance on the General Data Protection Regulation as it is published to identify what areas need to be addressed in 2017

BT draws fire over broadband price hike

Consumer broadband groups have hit out after BT put up its broadband prices

Vulnerable Adobe extension downloads covertly to Chrome

News roundup: A flawed Adobe extension was secretly installed on 30 million Chrome browsers. Plus, the Mirai author has been identified; Google releases security details; and more.

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