TechTarget News - Week of May 14, 2017

Toys R Us introduces tablets for store staff

Toy and games retailer Toys R Us is trialling the use of tablets for store assistance to provide a better customer service experience

NHS must transform to reap the benefits of AI

Artificial intelligence could ease the pressures on the NHS, but first the service needs fully integrated health records and to tackle challenges around trust and data

Attackers have no need of zero-days, breach data shows

Cyber attackers do not have to use previously unseen or extremely sophisticated attacks to bypass defences, analysis of publicly reported breaches in the past year reveals

Global ransomware attack could be long-awaited wake-up call

A failure by many organisations to take cyber security seriously has long been blamed on the lack of a single significant event to shake things up. Does WannaCry fit the bill?

WannaCry ransomware prompts legacy MS17-010 patch

Microsoft responds to WannaCry ransomware with an MS17-010 patch for legacy systems as new ransomware variants spread to more countries around the globe.

Vodafone sinks to £5.2bn loss

Vodafone has lost billions on its troubled foray into the Indian mobile market

Samsung Pay finally hits the UK

Mobile payments app available in the UK nearly two years after its launch

Colt extends high bandwidth network into Finland

Network and datacentre provider will expand its high bandwidth IQ Network to Helsinki to offer pan-Eurasian and local connectivity

HPE increases ‘The Machine’ memory pool 20-fold

The Machine is HPE’s proof-of-concept next-generation hardware architecture that aims to overcome the limits of today’s IT by using large memory arrays

Microsoft slams NSA over cyberweapon in WannaCry ransomware

Microsoft blames the U.S. government for cyberweapon stockpiling as WannaCry ransomware infections continue to spread, though some experts say Microsoft shares responsibility.

SAP pushes deeper into machine learning

With its expanded Leonardo platform that includes machine learning capabilities, SAP hopes to go beyond its stronghold of supplying core ERP systems

CIO interview: Ibrahim Gokcen, Maersk

The first chief digital officer at Danish shipping giant Maersk tells Computer Weekly how he is taking on the digital challenge

Q&A: Talking bug bounty programs with Bugcrowd's Casey Ellis

As bug bounty programs become more mainstream, Bugcrowd founder and CEO Casey Ellis offers insights into rewards, best practices and tips for getting the most bang for the buck.

Western Digital ships enterprise SAS-based 3D NAND SSDs

Tired of waiting for NVMe? Western Digital's HGST Ultrastar-branded 12 Gbps SAS-based 3D NAND SSDs target high-performance virtual, database, analytics and cloud workloads.

OpenStack Ocata storage projects add enterprise features

The Cinder, Swift and Manila OpenStack storage projects focused on performance, stability, scalability and enterprise-level capabilities in the latest Ocata release cycle.

SAP wants to be cloud leader in APAC by 2020

The business software supplier expects its cloud portfolio to contribute at least a third of its revenues in a region that includes key markets such as Australia, Japan and Southeast Asia

Vulnerabilities Equities Process may be law with PATCH Act

The bipartisan PATCH Act aims to codify the Vulnerabilities Equities Process into law in the wake of a global ransomware attack based on a stolen NSA cyberweapon.

Strong cyber security posture reduces impact of breaches

There is a direct correlation between data breaches and falls in stock prices, but the impact is lighter on companies with good cyber security, a study has revealed

Micron Ceph block storage expands NVMe configurations

Micron Ceph storage comes as a four-node storage cluster that incorporates object features of Red Hat's Jewel release. A single cluster scales to 96 TB of effective capacity.

Raising the bar on safety with data analytics

Organisations in Japan and Australia are improving worker safety and reducing bus accidents with data analytics and wearables

Neustar launches international security council

Sharing information in the face of threats such as WannaCry is crucial for organisations to improve their cyber security capability, according to Neustar, which is making it easier to do

McAfee researchers test WannaCry recovery method

Although there is evidence that some victims of the WannaCry ransomware attack on 12 May have paid the attackers, there is no evidence that they are getting their data back

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