TechTarget News - Week of Jun 11, 2017

Pure Storage CEO assesses NVMe, flash storage market

In the run-up to Pure Accelerate, CEO Scott Dietzen assesses the trajectory of the NVMe flash market, vendor consolidation and how customers are using Pure's FlashArray.

Q&A: Cyber attribution matters, RSA GM Peter Tran says

RSA's GM Peter Tran sheds light on the value of cyber attribution, explains why the 'how' and 'why' of an attack may be more important than finding who did it.

MapR Technologies launches enterprise file storage product

MapR expands beyond analytics into the enterprise storage market with an exabyte-scale data store designed to manage files and containers in data centers and across clouds.

Alibaba Cloud expands footprint in APAC

Chinese cloud service provider Alibaba is opening datacentres in India and Indonesia as part of ongoing efforts to ramp up its presence in the region

Nordic CIO interview: Juha Penttilä, Valio

CIO at Finnish dairy company is trying to make its IT department proactive rather than just fixing problems

UAE telco Etisalat to pilot 5G

CTO says company is committed to trials and commercial launch of 5G in the UAE and the rest of the Middle East

What next for digital government post-election?

With a new Cabinet Office minister in place and an ambitious transformation strategy to deliver, what does the future hold for digital government?

Pure Storage flash array lines bulk up software

Purity 5 software for Pure Storage FlashArray adds active-active multisite replication and portable snapshots. Pure FlashBlade clusters now scale to 75 blades and five chassis.

IBM collaboration portfolio boosted by XCC acquisition

Analysts discuss IBM strengthening Connections by acquiring an intranet platform, Mitel's IoT and collaboration application, and the growing need for cloud-based security services.

Palo Alto Networks set to drive new era in security innovation

Palo Alto Networks announces a cloud-based application framework the company claims will enable its security platform to disrupt and change the security industry completely within a decade

Cloud service maturity up in the Nordics

Nordic businesses are increasing their use of the cloud, but more work is needed to make investments support business strategies

Risk of major database attack, warns Rapid7

There will be a major database attack in the next year, unless businesses act to put in appropriate protection measures, a security firm has warned

British Airways to outsource contact centre work

British Airways is evaluating technologies from an outsourcing company as an option to replace contact centre staff

Symantec CA remediation plan faces more delays

The battle over Symantec CA operations continues as the antivirus vendor pushes back against a consensus remediation proposal from the web browser community.

More Windows XP fixes in June Patch Tuesday release

Microsoft's June 2017 Patch Tuesday saw another set of Windows XP fixes released in order to secure systems against leaked NSA cyberweapons.

DDN IME flash cache, SFA operating system get updates

DataDirect Networks focused on performance and resilience in updates to its Infinite Memory Engine flash cache and Storage Fusion Architecture operating system.

Majority of Brits would use artificial intelligence, survey finds

The level of trust for using artificial intelligence for customer services has increased among British people, although they may have little choice as businesses flock towards the technology

Google spins up Google Cloud Platform in Singapore

The search giant’s Singapore cloud region is its third one in Asia-Pacific, underscoring its ambition to challenge Amazon and Microsoft in a fast-growing public cloud market

Government objections to faster broadband USO ‘risible’

Lord Mendelsohn hits out at 10Mbps broadband universal service obligation contained in the Digital Economy Act, saying the government’s broadband ambitions are too weak

Users get sneak peek at Pure, Cisco NVMe storage fabric

Pure Storage and Cisco Systems showcase NVM Express over Fabrics storage based on FlashArray//X all-flash and Cisco next-gen NVMe fabric protocol at Accelerate conference.

10 ways to prevent breaches and minimise impact

Attackers are continually adapting to security technologies to fly under the radar, but taking action in 10 key areas can reduce the risk of breaches and minimise their impact, according to a resilience expert

Australia’s decryption plan seen as untenable

Experts say efforts to get technology and social media firms to cooperate with the authorities in decrypting communications will be hard to achieve

Amsterdam targets tech talent

Dutch capital is working hard to become Europe’s tech startup capital, but startups need skilled engineers and the country has a general shortage of tech talent

Greggs bakes in business change programme with SAP

UK baker and food-to-go retailer says it has significantly advanced its business change programme with a full panoply of SAP software

Hidden Cobra hackers target U.S. with DeltaCharlie malware

News roundup: DeltaCharlie malware is a threat to the U.S., according to a US-CERT warning about Hidden Cobra. Plus, a DVR flaw could create a bigger botnet than Mirai, and more.

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