TechTarget News - Week of Jul 09, 2017

Vodafone Qatar pushes IoT adoption in Middle East

Vodafone Qatar is harnessing a network of partners to support organisations in the Middle East with their internet of things strategies

Singapore firms unprepared for cyber attacks

Many of the country’s medium-sized and large organisations do not have a dedicated security budget or teams to respond to cyber threats

Dutch database design drives practical innovation

IT often seems a mostly US industry, but other nations contribute a lot too, says Dutch database design scientist Martin Kersten, who has received the Association for Computing Machinery’s Fellow Award

Mobile operators must act soon as 5G business models emerge

Full deployment of a commercial 5G mobile network is still at least two years away, but new business models are already beginning to crystallise around the technology, and operators would be wise to start preparations soon, a new report claims

WoSign CA certificates get end-of-trust date in Chrome

Google to distrust all WoSign CA certificates in Chrome starting in September, as the troubled certificate authority passed a key audit and is seeking a new CEO to help return trust.

Met Police signs £8m digital forensics deal

MASS wins seven-year contract to supply a digital forensics managed service to London’s Metropolitan Police Service

UK firms still relying on perimeter defences for cyber security

Despite the increasing number of data breaches and the looming GDPR compliance deadline, many companies are still relying on perimeter defences and are underinvesting in technologies to keep data safe, research has revealed

Wales gets national tech accelerator programme

Twelve startups have been chosen for Wales’ first-ever national tech accelerator – a six-month programme run by Innovation Point

Three and Ofcom clash over spectrum auction proposals

Three boss brands Ofcom’s spectrum auction proposals a ‘kick in the teeth’ but Ofcom says the operator is already in a much better competitive position

Azure Stack hardware bundles emerge for channel

Microsoft Azure Stack, the company's hybrid cloud platform, could provide channel partner opportunities among customers who need an on-premises instance of the Azure public cloud.

Android Samba app from Google only uses broken SMBv1

Experts said the new Android Samba app from Google supported only unsafe SMBv1 despite susceptibility to WannaCry exploits and unclear demand from users.

Airbus helps drive critical infrastructure cyber security

Airbus is helping to drive the cyber security market for industrial control systems used throughout industry, including many providers of critical national infrastructure

Australia’s Whispir dials into global market

Fast-growing cloud-based communications service provider expects to more than double its workforce within a year, and grow its business in the double-digit range

Openreach drops BT branding

National network access business rebrands in preparation to be legally separated from BT Group

Cyber security industry believes GDPR is stifling innovation

Cyber security industry believes the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation is hindering innovation and could encourage organisations to cover up security breaches, a poll has revealed

UK ranked as top 10 digital economy

The UK has been ranked among the top 10 nations in terms of digital capabilities

Actifio copy data management sales help turn a profit

Actifio's copy data management platform finds favor with financial, government, healthcare and retail organizations. More than 2,200 customers use Virtual Data Pipeline.

Cyber security startups urged to join GCHQ Cyber Accelerator

The UK government has announced a second cyber accelerator programme aimed at helping UK startups take the lead in producing the next generation of cyber security systems

Verizon denies data loss but admits potentially huge breach

Verizon has responded to reports of millions of customer records being exposed to the internet by saying no data was accessed by malicious third parties, but the incident raises thorny issues

WekaIO brings hybrid cloud NAS software-defined storage

Startup offers virtual NAS, storage software deployed on commodity servers or in the cloud to give single storage pool of file access the can scale to trillions

The dawn of a new era for Dell EMC

Dell EMC’s Paul Henaghan is no stranger to industry consolidation, having worked for tech companies that were acquired by Oracle and Software AG. Here, the president of Dell EMC in South Asia and Korea shares what it is doing to streamline its salesforce, his views of the hyper-convergence space and the company’s strategy for tackling the APAC market

HMRC’s customs IT system may not be ready before Brexit

National Audit Office is concerned that customs declaration service will not be ready in time for the UK’s departure from the EU because significant challenges remain

Ofcom sets up Openreach Monitoring Unit

Telecoms regulator Ofcom is setting up a dedicated unit to keep a watchful eye on Openreach

Symantec certificate authority business reportedly for sale

As Google and Mozilla prepare plans to reduce trust for Symantec's certificate authority, the antivirus vendor is reported to be seeking a buyer for its web certificate business.

New WekaIO file system incorporates flash, object store

WekaIO launched its scale-out file system, which is optimized for server-based flash storage and designed to tier data to cheaper object storage on premises and in public clouds.

SN blogs: Can cloud-based routing do the trick?

This week, bloggers assess how Volta Networks is shifting to cloud-based routing, device identification, and IPv6 and VLAN interfaces.

Scality launches Zenko for multi-cloud management

Scality's new open source initiative is a multi-cloud management vision to help customers match specific workloads to the best cloud service. Zenko is based on Scality S3 Server.

Australia to push ahead with decryption plans

The Australian government remains undaunted in requiring tech firms to provide access to encrypted communications in law enforcement efforts

NHS urged to spend extra cyber defence funds wisely

The NHS has been urged to invest wisely in cyber defences after the government announced plans to increase data security funding by millions of pounds in response to the Caldicott review

Not all organisations improving defences after Petya

A survey of IT leaders worldwide reveals that not all organisations are planning to improve their cyber defences in the wake of the Petya attacks

Microsoft Azure Stack has leg up on VMware Cloud on AWS

Microsoft's Azure Stack will likely be more successful in the hybrid cloud market than VMware Cloud on AWS, according to analysts. Both products are set to ship by September.

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