TechTarget News - Week of May 07, 2017

Barclays launches £10m UK digital safety campaign

Barclays is to lead a £10m campaign against digital fraud as research reveals London, Bristol and Birmingham are scam hotspots, with young adults most at risk

HPE ramps up investments in Singapore

Enterprise tech giant HPE will invest $140m over five years in its new regional headquarters and a startup incubator programme

Unit4 adds machine learning to services-centric ERP system

Unit4, which majors on business applications software for professional services firms and universities, adds machine learning to its product suite, as announced at a customer event in Rotterdam

Dell EMC IDPA changes vendor's backup strategy

The Dell EMC Integrated Data Protection Appliance is the vendor's first integrated enterprise backup target. What does this mean for physical Data Domain appliances?

Dell EMC all-flash moves focus on VMAX, XtremIO and Isilon

Dell EMC VMAX and XtremIO SAN all-flash arrays christen Dell EMC World 2017. All-flash Isilon NAS adds Infinity modular architecture. Dense flash in compact footprint is the focus.

Jive acquired in enterprise collaboration software merger

In UC news, Jive is in the midst of being acquired by a private equity firm and is expected to merge with CRM provider Aurea. Plus, UC cloud service provider Fuze gets more money.

SAP marks 20 years in Ireland with digital boardroom launch

SAP has marked two decades in Ireland. CEO Bill McDermott hailed the millennial character of the country’s IT workforce, and argued for the strategic utility of SAP’s ‘digital boardroom’ concept

OpenStack Foundation hails second coming of private cloud

Enterprises have come to view private cloud as a “toxic” phrase, but new ways and means of building deployments is changing that, according to the OpenStack Foundation and its stakeholders

Cognitive security is the future, says Martin Kuppinger

Modern computing capabilities combined with cognitive technology has huge potential for tackling unknown attack patterns and addressing the security skills shortage, says Martin Kuppinger

Upgraded Nexsan Unity unified arrays get jolt of flash

Nexsan eliminated the need to run its E-Series arrays as Unity back-end storage. JBODs with RAID allow FASTier flash cache SSDs to run on 12 Gbps storage shelves.

Blockchain economy on the horizon

Blockchain technologies will enable many new and disruptive business models than the internet itself, an expert predicts

RBS cuts hundreds of UK IT jobs

The Royal Bank of Scotland is cutting hundreds of tech jobs as it prepares for life as a smaller organisation

Automation can turn tables on cyber attackers

Security defenders should use automation to turn the tables on attackers, according to the CTO of the US Department of Homeland Security

Aruba Atmosphere: Businesses at odds with IT departments over IoT

A survey of business and IT leaders conducted for wireless networking supplier Aruba has found a lack of cohesion between departments is affecting IoT usage, confidence levels and security across Emea

New Dell EMC PowerEdge serves up storage expansion

New PowerEdge 14G servers from Dell EMC form the 'bedrock of the new data center,' Michael Dell says. Ready Nodes and software-defined block storage are among the new products.

Dell EMC World 2017: XC, VxRail sold in coopetition

Dell EMC sticks with both VxRail and XC hyper-converged appliances, putting them on 14G PowerEdge servers, with cloud-style pricing and $25,000 entry-level models.

Windows zero days squashed in May 2017 Patch Tuesday

Microsoft's May 2017 Patch Tuesday fixed multiple Windows zero-day vulnerabilities, two of which have reportedly been exploited by groups linked to Russia.

NetApp StorageGRID enhanced for OpenStack deployments

NetApp's StorageGRID Webscale 10.4 object storage supports Docker containers and more simplified OpenStack deployments, and it gives admins more control of multi-tenancy in the cloud.

BBC signs five-year enterprise ICT deal with Atos

As part of the broadcaster’s Aurora programme, it has signed up to five years of Atos as its technology services provider

Mixed reaction to Trump’s cyber security executive order

The latest US presidential executive order on cyber security has been met mainly with praise, but critics say there is nothing really new and takes no decisive action

Microsoft supports trend toward containers, serverless computing

At its Build 2017 conference, Microsoft highlighted new technologies focusing on containers, serverless computing and microservices as part of its DevOps strategy.

CTS director Iain Patterson leaves GDS

Common Technology Services director Iain Patterson is the latest in a long line of senior leaders to leave the Government Digital Service

NHS hospitals hit in global ransomware attack

Hospitals across England are reporting problems with IT systems that are affecting healthcare treatment, caused by what could be a global ransomware campaign enabled by a leaked NSA exploit

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