TechTarget News - Week of Aug 27, 2017

VMware making bigger push into cloud, cyber security

The virtualisation bigwig is making it easier for VMware customers to adopt public cloud services, starting with a partnership with Amazon Web Services

CIO Interview: Neal Sunners, CIO, Avis Budget Group

CIO international and senior vice-president for innovation at car rental firm aims to remove customer stress by driving mobile self-service applications

Kaspersky-Russian ties still unclear, despite FBI push

The specter of Kaspersky-Russian ties has reportedly led to an FBI campaign urging private organizations to drop Kaspersky Lab products; experts urge the FBI to share more evidence.

Challenger bank Fidor reaches 200,000 customers

Fintech trailblazer Fidor now has more than 200,000 people using its banking services, but its CEO believes the fintech environment is getting tougher

Tegile becomes the latest Western Digital acquisition

Western Digital's acquisition spree continues with the pickup of flash vendor Tegile Systems. The drive-maker says Tegile storage complements its ActiveScale object storage.

VeloCloud's SD-WAN security program adds more partners

VeloCloud introduced new members to its SD-WAN security program, while Canonical Ltd. and SnapRoute combine technologies to develop an integrated white box switching stack.

Instagram fixes API blamed for celebrity data leaks

Instagram says it has fixed the API responsible for enabling hackers to access some personal details of high-profile users of the service

Spambot email leak compromises 711M records

An email leak containing 711 million records was found in a breach of a spambot list stored in the Netherlands and included both addresses and passwords used to access email accounts.

CloudBees eases the DevOps journey with DevOptics

CloudBees has introduced DevOptics, a tool that provides end-to-end insight into application delivery streams, helps to identify problems and eases the overall DevOps journey.

Streaming video platforms see surge in healthcare market

Analysts discuss streaming video's important role in healthcare organizations, the positive effect of AI capabilities on customer service, and how to evaluate mobile devices.

Enterprise compliance with PCI DSS is up, says Verizon

News roundup: More than half of enterprises are in compliance with PCI DSS, according to a Verizon report. Plus, Turla is on the attack again with a new campaign, and more.

Intel kill switch ME code indicates connection to NSA

Researchers discovered an Intel kill switch hiding in one of the chipmaker's software products, along with references to an NSA program focused on secure computing.

AWS management tools: Partners gain visibility with buyers

Consulting partners focusing on cloud management tools can increase their visibility with potential customers through AWS' Service Delivery Program; other news from the week.

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