TechTarget News - Week of Mar 05, 2017

3D printing gets serious in the Netherlands

3D projects abound in the Netherlands, with the technology being applied to canal bridges, bicycles, ship components and buildings

IBM readies quantum computing as a service

A universal quantum computer, available through the cloud, offers the potential for researchers and enterprises to tackle computationally impossible problems

European data protection law to give consumers more control

UK information commissioner calls on business to focus on data protection, not only to comply with the new data regulations, but also foster the digital economy and gain a competitive edge

Riverbed SteelFusion edge devices embrace NFS

Riverbed adds NAS support to SteelFusion to broaden the reach of the remote office storage appliance, which already supports SAN and object storage.

CIO interview: Sarah Wilkinson, Home Office

The Home Office tech boss shares her views on Brexit challenges, collaborating with GDS and running large government IT programmes

SwiftStack object storage gets two-way Cloud Sync

SwiftStack 5 object storage software upgrade enables two-way data synchronization between on-site private cloud storage and public cloud storage from Google and Amazon.

Accept everything is hackable, business told

Many companies are in denial about cyber attacks, but they need to accept that they are likely to be targets, that everything is hackable and that they need to act accordingly, says security expert Menny Barzilay

New wiper malware hits Middle East and Europe

In the wake of the Shamoon and Shamoon 2.0 malware attacks, a new wiper called StoneDrill is targeting organisations in the Middle East and Europe

Veritas expands partnership with Google

Enterprises can now deploy NetBackup and Backup Exec on the Google Cloud Platform, among other capabilities

WhatsApp, Signal, ProtonMail safe from CIA hacking tools

Top secure messaging and email apps are said to be safe from CIA hacking tools, but organisations are urged to assess their own vulnerability if the tools were to fall into the hands of cyber criminals

Spring Budget advances 5G strategy and broadband funding

The government has launched its 5G mobile strategy to coincide with Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget, and has revealed more details of its planned broadband investment

HPE acquisition of Nimble gives it another SAN platform

Surprising HPE acquisition snares hybrid flash vendor Nimble Storage for proposed $1.2 billion. HPE picks up Nimble arrays and vaunts InfoSight storage analytics and monitoring.

Primary Data DataSphere update improves scalability

Primary Data updates its DataSphere metadata engine to boost scalability and performance, support more hardware options, and connect to multiple Amazon S3-based cloud buckets.

Domino’s Australia says hello to chatbots

The pizza chain has launched a chatbot that takes orders via its Australian website and mobile app

Open Rights Group calls for control of spies’ use of zero-days

Wikileaks’ publication of documents detailing CIA hacking tools has prompted calls for government to control spy agencies’ use of vulnerabilities in widely used hardware and software

GDPR to place extra burden on ICO, says commissioner

The GDPR and global enforcement work will place an extra work burden on the ICO, but government has collaborated on a new funding plan that is awaiting parliamentary approval

DSSD D5 flash appliance sales cease, Dell EMC says

The DSSD D5 for PowerEdge servers from Dell EMC was the first product from the merged vendors. DSSD instead will be used to accelerate existing and new all-flash systems.

Tech firms to get first look at CIA hacking tools

WikiLeaks has promised to show tech firms details of what it claims is a leaked arsenal of CIA hacking tools to enable them to prepare fixes before any more are made public

BT agrees to Ofcom’s terms over Openreach split

BT agrees to Ofcom’s requirements for the legal separation of its arm’s length infrastructure division Openreach, which is now to become a distinct business

Paying ransomware attackers perpetuates attacks, says researcher

Continually evolving ransomware is among the threats organisations need to factor into their cyber defences in 2017, but only once they have taken care of the basics, says Kaspersky Lab researcher

Cloud UC and video conferencing adoption see uptick

Cloud-based unified communications and video conferencing adoption are seeing gradual increases, according to a new survey. Plus, Cisco and Microsoft still reign supreme.

Startup Excelero shares server-based NVMe flash

Excelero's NVMesh Server SAN is generally available after two years of proofs of concept by hyperscale data centers. The product builds SAN capacity from server-based NVMe flash.

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