TechTarget News - Week of Mar 18, 2018

How airlines are gearing up for the digital shift

Asian carriers are counting on personalised services, blockchain-enabled loyalty programmes, automation and predictive maintenance to lower costs and improve passenger experience

Digital retail calls for agile approach, say experts

To embrace digital technology, retailers need to adopt an agile nature across the entire business and break down internal silos, said a panel at Retail Week Live

Russia compromised core router in US energy attacks

Russian cyber attackers used a compromised core router in a series of attacks on the US energy sector, security researchers have revealed as the UK energy sector is placed on alert

First Direct enables customers to pay by Siri

Customers of online bank First Direct can now use voice commands to transfer money through Apple’s digital assistant

NHS wants independent evaluation of GP at Hand service

The NHS is looking for an organisation to undertake an independent review of the on-demand virtual GP app, allowing patients in London to access GP services using their smartphones

Cybersecurity in healthcare ails from lack of IT talent

Healthcare cybersecurity woes continue unabated, with more frequent cyberattacks amid a lack of IT talent and employee awareness, but organizations are spending more on security.

Nimbus Data due to ship 100 TB SSD this summer

Nimbus Data claims the new ExaDrive DC100 will draw less power, improve endurance and provide balanced read and write performance compared with other enterprise SSDs.

C-suite a cyber attack risk, say security chiefs

Those tasked with running organisations are the most likely group to expose them to a major cyber attack, a poll of UK information security executives shows

Australia pilots visa scheme to ease talent crunch

The Global Talent Scheme follows the government’s move to scrap the 457 visa, but industry watchers say smaller companies will struggle to meet its salary threshold

Firms need to move from DevOps to DevSecOps, says expert

In the face of competition, organisations are turning to DevOps to improve efficiency and accelerate innovation, but this is creating new security risks, an industry expert warns

Think tank reports lifts lid on police cyber crime training

UK think tank Parliament Street has lifted the lid on spending by police forces on training staff to deal with cyber crime and recommended greater collaboration in this regard

Firms failing to invest in emerging technologies

Dell EMC has warned that UK businesses are lagging behind European counterparts when it comes to investing in emerging technologies

Ofcom opens 5G spectrum auction

Ofcom has opened the bidding in the auction of spectrum to support 4G and 5G mobile networks

Wearables not just a passing fad

IDC is predicting growth for the segment and that will have implications on networks

Network device monitoring beyond NETCONF

This week, bloggers look at alternative methods in network device monitoring, Europe's GDPR legislation and the integration of low-code platforms within cloud offerings.

Boom expected in processor attacks

Sonicwall's latest research shows worrying signs that the processor flaws revealed at the start of 2018 are set to dominate IT security

Singapore government outlines its approach to IoT

Avoiding supplier lock-in, driving open standards and tapping modular platforms are part of the approach that the Singapore government has taken in implementing the internet of things in the city-state

WhatsApp co-founder calls time on Facebook

Brian Acton has called time on Facebook following reports of the firm’s dealings with data mining firm Cambridge Analytica linked to the EU referendum and Donald Trump’s US election campaign

Nodeum adds clouds to boost tape-to-hybrid-cloud platform

Belgian startup’s Linux-based storage environment now stretches from on-premise disk, LTFS tape and NAS to hybrid cloud working via AWS and Azure public clouds, with more planned

SD-WAN still too complex, survey shows

Despite SD-WAN adoption, WAN complexity remains a major challenge, a survey has revealed, driving firms to managed services, mainly because of security concerns

Microsoft readies Windows Server 2019

As it pushes Azure for the cloud and Azure Stack as an on-premise bridge, Microsoft still believes there is life in Windows Server

MoD to focus on SMEs to raise supply chain cyber security

The Ministry of Defence continues to develop a joint initiative with industry aimed at raising the security posture throughout the UK’s defence supply chain, with increasing focus on SMEs

Pivot3 vSTAC HCI helps Charleston airport IT fly

The Charleston airport IT team expanded its Pivot3 implementation from video surveillance to its main infrastructure stack after deciding hyper-convergence was the way to go.

Oracle HCM Cloud gets 'big' upgrade

Oracle is bringing consumerlike approaches to its HCM cloud applications. That includes using virtual assistants and intelligent analysis to improve recruiting processes.

CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise snags raise roadmap questions

CloudBees' Jenkins software is slated for major updates after strong revenue growth in 2017, but customers and partners report struggles with upgrades, pricing and support.

IBM cloud tools aim to woo the unconvinced

IBM's latest batch of cloud tools aims to help customers deploy and manage workloads on private and public clouds and keep the company at the center of their cloud strategies.

Durov refuses to hand over Telegram encryption keys to FSB

CEO Pavel Durov continued to assert that Telegram encryption keys will not be shared with the FSB, despite the Russian Supreme Court denying the company's appeal.

What would coders do in ethical grey areas?

Software developers are writing code that affects the lives of millions of people and how businesses are run, but what do coders think about some of the ethical questions they face?

Fintechs weigh up their partnership options

Fintechs need to consider what type of companies they should work with to make the most of open banking regulations

CityFibre consumer broadband collaboration hits Peterborough

CityFibre is returning to one of its earliest Gigabit City projects with Vodafone in tow to upgrade thousands of homes in Peterborough to gigabit-capable full-fibre broadband

Canadian broadband expertise speeds Gigaclear fibre dig

Rural broadband provider Gigaclear has enlisted Canadian firm Lite Access Technology to assist in the roll-out of full-fibre services to 10,000 properties in Oxfordshire

IBM ecosystem strategy focuses on business model variety

At IBM PartnerWorld 2018, IBM's channel chief highlighted the company's commitment to support a variety of partner business models as it builds out the IBM ecosystem.

Tintri replication speeds agriculture firm's backup, restore

Tintri hybrid flash enables Life-Science Innovations to complete replication every night for all of its servers. The system can provide a server restoration in seconds.

Salesforce-MuleSoft deal focuses on data integration

Beyond producing a hybrid cloud product with its new Integration Cloud, Salesforce now has capabilities for customers to build microservices with MuleSoft's technology.

GP contract calls for increased digital uptake

NHS England’s GP contract says practices must move to e-referrals by October 2018, and work on improving uptake of patients using online services to 30%

IBM fiddles with Apple on new AI services

IBM and Apple extended their existing enterprise mobility partnership with tools to help developers build Watson-based AI services for the IBM Cloud.

Private sector over-investing against nation-state attacks

The creator of a routing technique that protects the domain name system says the money spent on guarding against nation-state actors could have been better used for other purposes

AMD patches for Ryzen chip flaws due 'in the coming weeks'

AMD patches are in the works for the Ryzen and EPYC chip flaws announced without the normal disclosure, but CTS Labs continues to stress the severity of the issues.

Facebook braces for new regulation for Cambridge Analytica deal

Facebook's COO has joined the social network’s CEO in apologising for betraying users’ trust by giving Cambridge Analytica unfettered access to personal data, saying the firm will work with regulators

Scottish village rolls out FTTP broadband at half normal cost

Residents of the remote village of Balquhidder in Stirlingshire have banded together to roll out a full-fibre broadband network at just half the cost of a normal fibre network build

Slack still seen as leader in team communication apps market

Facing growing pressure from Microsoft and Cisco, Slack is expected to remain competitive in the team communication apps market because of its loyal customers and strong reputation.

CSO Stamos leaving Facebook, according to reports

News roundup: Is Alex Stamos leaving Facebook? The CSO hasn't confirmed, but reports say yes. Plus, an Orbitz breach exposed the payment card data of 880,000 people, and more.

Box CEO weighs in on Dropbox IPO, AI in content management

In a wide-ranging conversation, Box CEO talks about Dropbox's public offering, AI's next application for content, Salesforce investing in both Box and Dropbox, and much more.

Cloud key to cyber defence, says Palo Alto Networks

Organisations need to make sense of security intelligence and act on it faster to get ahead of attackers, and cloud-based security is one way of making that possible, according to Palo Alto Networks

European insurtech growth dwarfs US

Europe is seeing rapid growth in its insurtech as investors pump hundreds of millions into the sector

CLOUD Act stirs tension between privacy advocates and big tech

Privacy advocates criticize Congress for passing the CLOUD Act as part of the omnibus spending bill, while big tech companies have expressed support for the controversial legislation.

GCP security: Google taps Rackspace, other partners

Hosting and cloud services firm Rackspace emerges as managed security services provider for the Google Cloud Platform; other channel partner business news from the week.

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