TechTarget News - Week of Feb 18, 2018

Hong Kong, Singapore to continue datacentre bull run

The two Asian cities, Hong Kong and Singapore, will remain primary destinations for datacentre deployments in the APAC region for the foreseeable future

Nuvias extends Cisco UC support

The distributor has built on its relationship with the recently acquired UC as a service player BroadSoft

Nokia plans job cuts in Finland

Hundreds of IT jobs are at risk in Finland as Nokia announces plans for more cuts

The Chromebook opportunity

With a wide range of price points and the flexibility that should appeal to customers in vertical markets the channel might want to take a closer look at the hardware

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

If there is a trend this week it is in vendors looking to install fresh channel leadership to get more partner growth

Church spires to become mobile coverage hotspots

Following successful trials in East Anglia, DCMS and Defra plan to encourage rural vicars to host broadband connectivity hotspots in their churches

Tech Data extends reseller credit lines

The distributor is marking the tenth anniversary of its Credit Elevator scheme by extending the funds on offer

Filament Blocklet Chip connects blockchain and IoT edge

Blockchain is already hyped for IoT use, but Filament is the first company to enable basic blockchain operations to be computed on its Blocklet Chip, a chip directly on the device.

Lauri Love can stay in UK: prosecutors will not appeal extradition ruling

Crown Prosecution Service gives undertaking to Lauri Love that it will not appeal against a court decision not to extradite him to the US – but prosecutors are seeking leave to appeal over part of the court ruling on extradition procedure

VMware SaaS technology, hybrid cloud help IT with 2018 plans

Hybrid cloud is the top IT priority for users in 2018, with SaaS technology at a close second, according to a TechTarget survey. Let's see what VMware's doing in these markets.

RackTop Systems, Seagate launch secure NAS

RackTop Secure Data Protection Platform transfers data to cloud or other storage systems. It is intended for enterprises with compliance requirements.

Limeade releases new employee engagement software

HR tech news roundup: Employee engagement software vendor Limeade expands platform and releases inclusion module for large enterprises seeking more diverse workforces.

Botnets shift focus to credential abuse

Cyber criminals are increasingly using automated attacks that make use of stolen credentials, a security threat report warns

Strategic cyber criminals likely to capitalise on GDPR

As cyber criminals concentrate on targeted, strategic, money-making attacks, they are likely to use GDPR fines as leverage to extort money from organisations, a report warns

Businesses face unprecedented volume of cyber attacks

Organisations are facing the highest levels of cyber attacks in both number and sophistication as automated swarm attacks increase, a cyber threat report reveals

IBM Power9 servers seek market inroads to AI, cloud

IBM follows up its first Power9 server with a raft of systems designed to appeal to a wider array of markets -- most notably, AI and cloud deployments.

Xively buy broadens Google Cloud IoT tool utility

The latest Google Cloud acquisition points to a doubling down on IoT, as the company tries to keep pace with AWS and Microsoft Azure in this emerging market.

Digital economy to make up 60% of APAC’s GDP by 2021

The surge in GDP contribution will come as more organisations shift from digital transformation initiatives aimed at shoring up productivity towards digital product development

UAE makes artificial intelligence leap

The UAE is investing in becoming a global pioneer in the use of artificial intelligence technology in various sectors of its economy

AI a threat to cyber security, warns report

Artificial intelligence is being incorporated into a range of cyber security products, but the technology may also introduce new threats, a report warns

VX Fiber brings Swedish open access full-fibre broadband model to UK

Flush with success in its home market, Swedish open access full-fibre broadband specialist VX Fiber is launching in the UK, with plans to shake up service delivery to users by helping local councils monetise their network assets

Skills gap still causing concerns

Those hoping that this year would see an easing of the skills gap are going to be disappointed

New IBM storage products key on NAS, cloud, NVMe over Fabric

IBM launches new and updated Spectrum software-defined storage products, including a new NAS option, and commits to broadened end-to-end NVMe over Fabrics support by the third quarter.

HR recruiting tools get VC funding, as tech wages rise

The HR recruiting tools market shows no shortage of investor interest. In two months, three platforms have launched. Rising tech wages point to increasing competition for talent.

Android Enterprise Recommended touts quick security updates

Google's new program certifies devices that meet minimum hardware requirements, provide regular Android security updates and offer a consistent management experience.

Cryptojacking attacks hit enterprises' cloud servers

Cloud security vendor RedLock discovered threat actors had gained access to several enterprise cloud environments, including Tesla's, and used them for cryptojacking schemes.

UK organisations failing to take action against fraud

UK organisations are facing increasingly complex and costly incidents of fraud partly due to increasing cyber fraud, yet few are making use of the anti-fraud technologies available, a survey has revealed

First Direct pilots open banking platform

HSBC's internet banking platform is testing out its service that enables customers to put all their bank accounts, from multiple providers, in one place

Developers urged to submit apps to NHS Apps Library

NHS Digital and NHS England have further opened up the newly updated NHS Apps Library, and are asking developers to submit their apps for assessment

Hitachi Vantara ups ante on industrial IoT

Potential internet of things powerhouse believes its deep expertise in operational technology will give it a leg up over traditional IT rivals

5G mobile network rocks up in Brighton

Digital Catapult and the Coast to Capital LEP will switch on a 5G mobile network test bed in Brighton in April 2018

Container security tools abound, but IT pros await big vendors

Container security startups peddle unique approaches, but while some early adopters jump on board with fledgling vendors, a majority will watch for industry consolidation first.

Farming gets £90m tech boost

The government is pushing high tech into agriculture and farming as it fleshes out its Industrial Strategy

Unprotected Kubernetes consoles expose firms to cryptojacking

A number of big companies have been targeted by crytojacking attacks, where cyber criminals hijack computing power to mine cryptocurrencies, but some have unprotected Kubernetes consoles in common

Dell EMC steps up support for digital transformation skills

The vendor has rolled out a series of certifications aimed at arming people with the right skills to navigate some of the cloud and security issues that many customers are dealing with

Nutanix HCI helps keep NFL's Chicago Bears in the game

The Chicago Bears' Nutanix hyper-converged clusters provide cloud-like access to coaching staples, like playbooks, schedules and scouting reports across the NFL team's facilities.

Virtual Instruments rebrands Load DynamiX as WorkloadWisdom

Virtual Instruments rebrands Load DynamiX Enterprise storage performance validation software, updates its user interface, boosts performance and adds 25 GbE and SMB support.

Hybrid Reduxio storage shifts gears to midrange enterprises

Reduxio's converged primary and secondary storage integrates native tools for data management and protection. Can the hybrid flash vendor turn a profit and pull off an IPO?

PV buy takes Accedian network monitoring to the enterprise

Carrier supplier Accedian heads to the enterprise market with the acquisition of French company Performance Vision. Accedian network monitoring tools complement PV's NPM software.

SEC cybersecurity disclosure rules get a guidance update

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission introduced new SEC cybersecurity disclosure rules to prevent insider trading related to data breaches and other security incidents.

IT turns to VMware encryption for added VM security

Encryption features in recent vSphere and vSAN updates aim to balance security with simplicity and performance. For VMware shops, there is little standing in the way of adoption.

GDPR is having positive impact on privacy profession, says IAPP

The EU’s new data protection rules are driving greater interest in the privacy profession, and provide an opportunity to develop new business plans, says privacy association

Published app monitoring helps IT see the complete picture

IT can use published application monitoring to gain insights into app-related performance issues. ControlUp, which recently added it, is one vendor that delivers these metrics.

What are the top information security objectives for CISOs?

Bloggers delve into CISO information security objectives, Juniper's new product release and how self-sufficient networking teams should try to be in an area of increasing complexity.

Slack competitor Atlassian Stride releases tools for developers

Atlassian Stride, a Slack competitor, has released an API platform. The ability to integrate with business apps and workflow tools is expected to fuel the growth of the team collaboration market.

Model N revenue management software gets new capabilities

ERP news briefs: Model N adapts its revenue management to include subscription, outcome-based, risk sharing, as well as physical product, pricing. Priority Software aims at U.S.

Orion Labs releases push-to-talk app for enterprises

Orion Labs has made its push-to-talk app generally available to enterprises. The voice-powered platform offers benefits beyond the mimicking of walkie-talkies.

Ruckus SmartZone to get IoT module

Ruckus plans to release a suite of technology for companies that want to support IoT devices on the WLAN. The suite includes an IoT module for the Ruckus SmartZone controller.

ConvergeOne goes public, targets cloud skills

Cloud consulting services is one area IT service provider ConvergeOne would like to reinforce as it pursues business as a publicly traded enterprise.

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