TechTarget News - Week of Jan 28, 2018

How blockchain can secure the IoT

By doing away with a central authority in internet of things (IoT) networks, blockchain technology can reduce the risk of IoT devices being compromised by a single point of security failure

Government bulks up on AI personnel

The UK government is starting to put bodies behind its artificial intelligence commentary as two departments announce job roles

Business cyber crime up 63%, UK stats show  

Despite an overall decrease in fraud and computer misuse in 2017, the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) reports show that incidents involving computer misuse and malware against business are way up

Hefty fines confirmed for CNI providers with poor cyber security

The government has confirmed that critical infrastructure providers with poor cyber security face fines of millions of pounds as the National Cyber Security Centre publishes new guidance for the industry

HP and Lenovo make their educational pitches

The BETT show saw the two leading hardware players unveil more products, expand the reseller base and talk about the importance of VR

NGO to fight for GDPR rights set to launch

A new breed of NGO aimed at helping EU citizens fight for privacy rights under the GDPR is set to launch after achieving the minimum funding required

AI, machine learning ahead for Box content management platform

There's more to your content than you might think: AI, sentiment analysis and other tools will yield more insight than ever before, and APIs will help you deliver it.

Alibaba Cloud to tackle Malaysia’s traffic woes with AI

Chinese cloud service provider Alibaba will use its City Brain artificial intelligence platform to analyse data from camera feeds and traffic junctions in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur

Davos: Cyber risks grow as countries turn towards protectionism

The cost of natural disasters is now at record levels, but the cost of cyber crime is far higher. The World Economic Forum hopes to persuade governments to work together on the problem, but with isolationist politics back in fashion, can it succeed?

For Cisco, intent-based networking heralds future tech demands

At Cisco Live Europe in Barcelona, Cisco has recommitted to its vision for intent-based networking, announcing new features as it builds a network it believes will be the enterprise platform of choice in years to come

SAP offers extra help on HR cloud migrations

SAP is trying to help on-premises HCM users make a case for moving to the cloud, as well as ease initial integration steps. But it may be hard for some European HR users to move..

Cryptomining, ransomware are top malware in 2017

Check Point issues new top malware research that finds cryptomining, mobile attacks and ransomware growth in second half of 2017.

New Comodo CA leadership talks competition, IoT devices

Comodo CA's new chairman Bill Conner and CEO Bill Holtz talk with SearchSecurity about competition in the certificate market and how the internet of things will fuel growth.

Dell EMC VDI helps university expand application access

Desktop virtualization is notoriously difficult. With a unique approach, the University of Arkansas put together an award-winning project using Dell EMC VDI hardware and software.

Cisco Assurance services verify intent-based networking

Cisco has advanced its intent-based networking plans with a layer of analytics that verify compliance with policies. The new Cisco Assurance is tied to the company's SDN platform.

In 2018, legal tech trends attest to power of data

Data becomes paramount, worldwide laws may call for contractual changes and the demand for digital services is prompting a litigation shift, according to law firm Mayer Brown.

What CIOs need to watch out for in digital transformation

IT head honchos will need to consider new performance indicators, adopt an embedded digital business model and build up an enterprise-wide digital platform to avoid digital deadlock

Dutch port readies itself for autonomous ships

The Port of Rotterdam is using IoT and AI technology from IBM to improve efficiency and become the model for ports of the future

Swedish banks embrace rapidly evolving chatbots

Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly important business role for Sweden’s banks – and chatbots are the starting point for many

Capita to offload non-core business units

Capita reveals it might sell some of its non-core business units after issuing a profit warning, which the CEO partly blames on its business being too broad and complex

GDPR requests to take thousands of hours a month, says survey

A recent survey predicts organisations will potentially face thousands of customer requests about their personal information every month, with many unprepared for GDPR compliance

CIOs need an AI infrastructure, but it won't come easy

From picking vendors to upskilling staff, folding an AI infrastructure into enterprise architectures isn't simple. Experts at the recent ReWork Deep Learning Summit zero in on the issues.

Arcserve UDP Cloud Direct cuts downtime for cloud DR

Arcserve UDP delivers short RPO and RTO for backup and disaster recovery in the cloud. The upgraded platform targets the enterprise and medium-sized businesses.

Smartphone push-to-talk apps poised for enterprise growth

Smartphone push-to-talk apps are a viable option for enterprises because of the improved reliability of 4G and LTE networks. Their automation and integration tools could be key to future growth.

What is happening with AI in cybersecurity?

This week, bloggers focus on the growing role of AI in cybersecurity, achieving simple, stable networks and running EVPN in a single data center fabric.

Australia’s internet speeds limiting productivity

Australia’s broadband networks, already among the world’s slowest, could be further strained by the emergence of virtual and augmented reality

Facebook reports $15.9bn profit after ‘hard’ year

Facebook has reported a strong fourth quarter and a strong year with quarterly profit up 20% and annual profit up 56%, but chief Mark Zuckerberg admits it has been a challenging 12 months

Australia needs to invest more in R&D to move forward

Innovation and Science Australia has made 30 recommendations for the government to consider if the nation is not to become a global backwater

SD-WAN players braced for market lift-off

The second half of this year and 2019 are expected to be big for those selling SD-WAN technology and related services

Businesses urged to patch against cryptocurrency-mining botnet

Researchers have uncovered further evidence that cyber criminals are cashing in on the popularity of cryptocurrencies, with the discovery of a global cryptocurrency-mining botnet

Commercial PC market continues to deliver

An analysis of the market from Context indicates that the year ended strongly for those selling into the commercial market

€7.1m EU Data Pitch accelerator recruits 18 startups

Startups from the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Estonia, Denmark, France, Spain, Portugal, Lithuania and the Netherlands join an EU-funded accelerator programme involving the Open Data Institute

Office Depot says 'no' to Oracle ERP Cloud customizations

Office Depot believes it's possible to run its HCM, EPM and supply chain on the Oracle ERP Cloud without customizations. The retailer says it will save money and headaches. Analysts agree.

One Virtual System Worldwide: Intra-Epic interoperability

Epic Systems Corp. introduced new interoperability features, part of its Epic 2018 EHR update, that enable Epic-based healthcare systems to share more health data with each other.

Meltdown and Spectre malware discovered in the wild

Nearly 140 samples of malware that exploit the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have been discovered by AV-TEST, but most samples are based on existing proof-of-concept code.

Kubernetes storage projects dominate CNCF docket

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation will host the Rook distributed container storage project -- the first move in a pivotal year for Kubernetes stateful app support.

Spoken acquisition the highlight of Avaya Engage 2018

The standout announcement at Avaya Engage 2018 was the acquisition of contact-center-as-a-service provider Spoken Communications, which will bolster Avaya's cloud strategy.

Vodafone highlights the UC opportunities

Vodafone's UK channel chief has provided a progress report one year on from rolling out its partner programme

Apple share price dips despite record quarter

Apple’s share price dipped slightly after announcing record quarterly financial results in response to a drop in sales and a lower-than-expected sales forecast

Global Services still problem child for BT

Challenging market conditions and lost customers at its IT services unit weigh heavily on BT’s results in the third quarter

Talari Networks looking for channel expansion

The appointment of its first worldwide channel boss and plans to work with distribution in Europe are moves being made by the SD-WAN player

Appeal Court to give landmark verdict on Lauri Love extradition

The Appeal Court will decide whether Lauri Love, who has serious health issues, should be extradited to the US to face hacking charges, or face trial in the UK. The landmark case is the first test of legal protections introduced by Theresa May to protect vulnerable people

GDPR: Don’t panic, but seize the chance to build trust, says ICO

With the compliance deadline for the EU’s GDPR just 112 days away, the UK’s information commissioner has urged organisations not to panic, but to seize the chance to build trust with customers

Hackers use ATM jackpotting technique to steal $1M in US

News roundup: Hackers used ATM jackpotting attacks to steal over $1M in the U.S. Plus, a fitness tracking app accidentally exposed the locations of military bases, and more.

Kubernetes hybrid cloud emerges from Google-Cisco partnership

A Kubernetes partnership from Cisco and Google widens IT pros' container orchestration options in hybrid cloud deployments, but its advantages depend on future software integrations.

How Apple Business Chat could change contact-center market

The Apple Business Chat release comes as many businesses are rethinking the role of the contact center, which could turn the platform into a market disruptor.

Meltdown/Spectre : les maliciels approchent

Près de 140 échantillons de logiciels malveillant exploitant les attaques Meltdown et Spectre ont été découverts par AV-Test. La plupart s'appuient sur des codes démonstrateurs déjà connus.

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