TechTarget News - Week of Apr 30, 2017

Nyansa premieres new Voyance network analytics tools

This week, Nyansa premieres new Voyance network analytics tools, espionage takes off as a security threat and the midmarket struggles with cybersecurity.

Cisco buys SDN business Viptela

Cisco says its acquisition of supplier Viptela will enhance its own SDN functionality

DDoS a top security and business issue, study shows

DNS should be at the core of information security strategies as DDoS attacks increasingly form part of wider cyber attacks and continue to ramp up to unprecedented levels, warns Neustar

No superfast broadband requirement in Digital Economy Bill

The Digital Economy Bill has received Royal Assent during the pre-election wash-up period, but a Lords amendment demanding a legal minimum broadband speed of 30Mbps has been ditched due to take-up concerns

X-IO storage pivots to the edge with NVMe-based Axellio

New storage strategy for X-IO centers on Axellio appliance with FabricXpress architecture. NVMe flash atop a PCIe edge storage switch allows analytics as data is ingested.

Red Hat deepens partnership with AWS

Enterprises will be able to take advantage of public cloud services in OpenShift through an expanded partnership between Red Hat and Amazon

Apple to return an extra $50bn to investors

Announcement comes as Apple’s shares take a dip on worse-than-expected quarterly results that saw a fall in iPhone sales

NHS challenges require alignment of tech and redesign, says Swindells

NHS England’s national director for operations and information, Matthew Swindells, calls on the NHS to use technology to alleviate pressures on the health service and enable app developers to create an ecosystem of self-care apps

3D XPoint et al to force architecture and software changes

New solid state technologies such as 3D XPoint will be a second tier of memory, bringing change to hardware architectures and software to be rewritten, says SNIA solid state group chair

Singapore to form data science consortium

Led by the National Research Foundation, the academic and research group will spearhead adoption of data analytics among Singaporean companies

Google hails end of multi-year enterprise cloud migrations

Google cloud chief, Diane Greene, claims multi-year datacentre migrations are no longer the norm, as some firms are making the move off-premise in weeks or months

Red Hat Gluster Storage integrated with OpenShift on AWS

Red Hat integrated Gluster storage with the OpenShift Container Platform on Amazon Web Services to provide consistent storage for on-premises and cloud application deployments.

SAP focuses on training young Arab graduates in Middle East

SAP has a raft of initiatives planned in the Middle East which includes a strategy to equip young people and entrepreneurs with the IT skills required as the region transforms.

Facebook revenues, profits and users up in first quarter

Despite a strong first quarter, investors are nervous about the future profitability and growth of Facebook as it indicates it is starting to hit advertising revenue limits

Phishing gets personal with fake Google Docs app

A phishing scam targeting users of Google Docs demonstrates that attacks on personal accounts to steal credentials and other personal data are likely to increase to get around corporate security controls

NHS Digital picks up pace on paperless healthcare

NHS Digital’s director of digital transformation, Beverley Bryant, says the organisation needs to demonstrate pace and agility and highlights plans for improving interoperability, standards and collaboration with suppliers

NetSuite accelerates APAC expansion plan

Cloud-based software supplier will deliver its business applications through Oracle’s Sydney datacentre in regional push

Testing is key to IoT security, says researcher

Building an effective testing process across all elements associated with a product is key to securing the internet of things, according to a researcher in the field

Designing broadband USO extremely complicated, says BSG

The Broadband Stakeholder Group has published a report on the design considerations for the broadband USO laid out in the Digital Economy Bill

Gigaclear bags £111m investment to roll out FTTP broadband

Rapidly expanding FTTP broadband altnet has received a new round of funding to accelerate the build rate of its network around the UK and help fund its BDUK commitments

TLS client authentication ensures secure IoT connection

The TLS client authentication protocol has been part of the security standard for years, but it's just now coming into its own in certifying secure IoT connections.

New types of ransomware innovate to find opportunity

There is no shortage of new types of ransomware, many with unique features, and experts say it's an exercise in innovation and finding revenue opportunity.

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