TechTarget News - Week of Feb 25, 2018

2018 could be year of mobile malware, says McAfee 

Security firm announces several mobile industry partnerships as its latest mobile threat report shows mobile malware is becoming increasingly popular with cyber attackers

OpenStack gains early foothold in Australia

Although the open source technology has its cheerleaders, OpenStack has yet to crack Australia’s mainstream and challenge the market share of proprietary cloud suppliers

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another week and more moves across the channel as firms look to land the best talent to drive forward growth

Ideal Standard standardises in Emea with Nakivo virtual backup

Bathroom multinational strips out country-based systems to virtualise across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Nakivo beats Veeam on cost to provide VMware disk-based backup and slashes restore times

Cyber criminals catching up with nation state attacks

The trickle-down effect of advanced “military-grade” tools is seeing the gap between cyber criminal and nation state attack capabilities closing, outpacing many organisations’ defence capabilities

NatWest opens four UK fintech hubs

NatWest has expanded its financial technology support programme at a time when entrepreneurs are more apprehensive than ever

Hyperscale providers bet big on cloud AI

AI cloud services have emerged as yet another battleground for the hyperscale providers, as they entice data scientists and developers to train their models on their platforms.

Singapore firms unprepared for GDPR

An EY study reveals that only 10% of organisations in Singapore are ready to comply with Europe’s new data protection regime

Citrix finds optimism flooding through the channel

Resellers expect this to be a year of growth with Citrix working with Canalys to get a picture of what those operating in Northern Europe expect the rest of 2018 to hold

King’s College dumps legacy SAN for Nimble hybrid flash

Cambridge college triples storage capacity for VMware virtualised environment and adds Veeam backup. Nimble hybrid flash ensures rapid data access with Sata bulk storage behind

Commercial market driving PC sales growth

A market analysis from Context has indicated that commercial PC sales are driving growth on that side of the hardware market

Overcoming the hype with advanced network analytics software

Bloggers explore the capabilities of network analytics software, assess the coming impact of GDPR regulations and look into the use of Ethernet VPN with an MPLS data plane in data centers.

How long does Office 365 deployment take?

If you're wondering how long an Office 365 deployment takes, expert Shawn Shell has the answer for you.

Ad network cryptojacking attack bypasses ad blockers

Qihoo 360's Netlab team discovered an online ad network has been bypassing ad blockers and running cryptomining software in the browsers of unsuspecting visitors.

New SAML vulnerability enables abuse of single sign-on

Duo Security discovered a new SAML flaw affecting several single sign-on vendors that allows attackers to fool SSO systems and log in as other users without their passwords.

DLP implementation: Partner with the business for success

Data loss prevention strategies help prevent unauthorized disclosure of sensitive information. For a DLP strategy to be successful, however, business-wide buy-in is required.

ASEAN firms upbeat on Industry 4.0

Southeast Asian countries are generally optimistic about the use of emerging technologies, such as advanced analytics in manufacturing industries, but the positive sentiment has not led to action

Alibaba teams up with Singapore university on AI

Chinese tech giant has set up a joint research facility at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University to develop artificial intelligence-based technologies in retail, transportation and healthcare

Businesses urged to patch Oracle WebLogic flaw

Security researchers are again urging businesses to patch an Oracle WebLogic flaw that continues to be exploited by cyber criminals to mine cryptocurrencies

Virgin Money launches digital bank

Virgin Money is setting up a digital bank to expand into the current account and SME business account markets

Firms failing to learn from cyber attacks

Organisations are failing to learn from cyber attacks, and lax security practices are leaving organisations worldwide open to damaging cyber attacks, a report reveals

5G architecture plus NFV, SDN offers performance gains

The intersection of 5G architecture and virtualization technologies like NFV and SDN could result in better network performance, but it will take time to get there.

MWC 2018: 5G collaboration dominates agenda at annual mobile fair

At Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, 5G mobile networks were the talk of the show, and a number of operators announced new collaborations around the emerging network standard with their technology partners

Nakivo Backup & Replication software gets automated

Nakivo updates its software for quick and automated recovery. While the vendor has a focus on virtual data protection, it has expanded to include cloud support.

HIMSS 2018 focuses on AI in healthcare

With AI in healthcare trending, the HIMSS conference is showcasing vendors and users turning to AI and machine learning for clinical and business applications; interoperability also is hot.

IT Priorities survey: CRM trends indicate move to the cloud

Hybrid cloud and on-premises IT should remain the norm for years. But more respondents to TechTarget's late 2017 survey indicate more cloud CRM and social media monitoring.

Zerto Virtual Replication reduces marketing firm's RPO

Maritz needed a short RPO and flexible cloud provider options for its recovery process. Zerto replication protects applications to and from clouds and between multiple clouds.

ANZ organisations grappling with cloud outages

A majority of organisations from Australia and New Zealand admitted in a survey that they had not fully evaluated the impact of cloud outages which were longer than they had expected

Middle East faces IT talent crunch

Countries in the Middle East are adopting the latest technologies at such a rapid rate that the region faces an IT skills shortage

CIO interview: Chris Ashworth, CIO, Hermes

Hermes aims to deliver on its innovation programme with a new data platform, a mobile app and experimenting with robots and drones

It’s the year of the cloud, says backup giant Veeam

Veeam roadmap adds cloud to virtual and physical backup with acquisitions that bring cloud and hybrid functionality. Object archives, CDP and NAS backup are also planned

ICO head tops DataIQ data leader list

The UK’s information commissioner has been named at the top data leader for 2018 in the DataIQ 100 list of most influential data leaders

Ofcom to enforce new rules on broadband speed disclosure

Telecoms regulator Ofcom is to impose new measures on broadband providers, forcing them to provide better information about speeds to consumers

NHS to pilot ID verification platform this spring

NHS roadmap for digital services sets out plans for launching a joined-up NHS app, piloting its citizen ID platform and moving across to the new NHS.uk website

Avaya Zang upgrades workflow, IoT tools

Avaya Zang has upgraded its CPaaS platform with new workflow and IoT tools. The vendor is also making it easier to integrate Zang apps with Avaya UC hardware.

Imaging systems biggest security risk in healthcare

Imaging systems have been identified as the biggest cyber security risk in the healthcare sector, a report on internet of things security has revealed

Genesys acquires Altocloud sales analytics for contact center cloud

Genesys acquires analytics vendor Altocloud to help businesses find sales opportunities in online customer interactions. Genesys will integrate Altocloud into omnichannel contact center products.

CEO lays out roadmap for Mitel Cloud after ShoreTel acquisition

In 2018, Mitel is looking to capitalize on its large install base and a strong mix of public and private cloud offerings. But Mitel Cloud will have to compete with both pure-cloud startups and legacy UC vendors.

Memcached servers irresistible to DDoS attackers, expert warns

In the light of the biggest distributed denial of service attack to date against GitHub, organisations should ditch memcached servers or risk a blizzard of blistering attacks, says security researcher

Webroot swells MSP ranks

The latest quarterly numbers from the security player include an update on the increasing number of managed service players that are now working with the firm

AI experts advise developers on dev tools

New tools help developers build better, smarter AI apps, as machine learning toolkits have progressed exponentially over the last few years.

Google Hangouts Chat team collaboration app released

Google is continuing to aggressively target the enterprise market with its release of Hangouts Chat. The team collaboration app will compete with Slack, Microsoft Teams and Cisco Spark.

DevOps incident management turns sys admins into SREs

DevOps practices begin with collaboration on application releases, but it's not until something goes wrong with those apps in production that true transformation takes place.

Blue Jeans integrates AI-powered transcription technology

Blue Jeans has integrated an AI transcription service powered by Voicera's virtual assistant, Eva, while Slack deepened its GitHub integration to support developer collaboration.

Avaya revenue growth depends on success of cloud products

New cloud products are expected to drive Avaya revenue growth in 2019. Meanwhile, revenues in fiscal 2018 are forecast to be almost the same as last year.

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