TechTarget News - Week of Mar 25, 2018

Apple CEO calls for better privacy regulations

Apple’s CEO is calling for better data privacy regulations as Elon Musk joins Brian Acton in supporting the #DeleteFacebook campaign

Dutch SMEs’ cyber security is insufficient

Nowhere in the Netherlands is digitisation as big as it is in small and medium-sized enterprises, but the sector still has a lot to do in terms of cyber security

Firms making slow moves to embrace digital

Research from various sources has pointed the finger at a number of reasons for the slow adoption of digital business processes and some are resorting to acquisition to solve the problems

Progressive web apps drive mobile development of the future

Progressive web apps offer many benefits, leading organizations to take advantage of this trend in mobile app dev. A lack of Apple support stands in the way for some, however.

Blockchain not ready for cross-border bank payments

The use of blockchain in certain parts of the financial services industry is limited at present due to the additional IT work required around its use

Windows Server 2019 preview draws Azure closer

Windows Server 2019 will come with a number of enhancements to cater to administrators who want a tighter connection to the Azure cloud platform, Microsoft said.

Police arrest €1bn cyber heist mastermind

Police have arrested a key member of the Carbanak gang believed to be responsible for more than 100 cyber heists worldwide

Rubrik backup for Nutanix HCI makes hospitals' IT healthy

Hospitals' IT team liked Nutanix hyper-converged infrastructure for primary storage so much, it went with converged backup vendor Rubrik for data protection.

HPE calls for bottom-up approach to AI

A bottom-up approach towards data modelling is needed to address the shortcomings of physical and theoretical models in artificial intelligence

Capgemini turns to tech startup to identify ‘most engaged’ teams

Technology and consulting services firm Capgemini is using technology from a startup company to poll its employees’ views and provide feedback from managers every week. It is discovering what it takes to create “engaged teams”

Facebook could be hit with $2tn fine after FTC inquiry

Facebook could face huge fines as the result of a federal inquiry into the data exploitation scandal, further underlining the importance of personal data protection for all enterprises

How to build end-user data literacy skills, step by step

Top-notch hospital systems are filled with smart, knowledgeable people eager to use data. But first, they must improve their data literacy, as this case study shows.

TLS 1.3 update is finalized with encryption upgrade

The IETF approves the TLS 1.3 encryption protocol upgrade after four years and 28 versions; improvements include better security and performance, as well as middlebox support.

Team collaboration app Atlassian Stride adds 20 integrations

Team collaboration app Atlassian Stride announced 20 new third-party integrations. The vendor is urging HipChat users to switch to Stride, as it concludes an early access program.

IT mulls multi-user Windows 10 as Server 2019 drops RDSH

Multi-user Windows 10 could replace RDSH, which isn't in the first Windows Server 2019 preview. The move has ramifications for app compatibility, XenApp and Windows licensing.

Cloud-based Aruba NetInsight focuses on Wi-Fi performance

Aruba's latest cloud-based analytics compares user Wi-Fi performance to let companies see why theirs is underperforming. Aruba NetInsight pricing starts at $50 per managed device.

AI tools fall into the hands of end users

Machine learning capabilities have made applications smarter, but IT pros are still in the early days of learning AI skills. Luckily, some tools only require the knowledge of an end user.

Conversational AI: Start by enlisting the big vendors

It's time to develop a conversational AI strategy, according to Gartner analyst Svetlana Sicular. Her advice: Stay focused on the business case and lean on the AI platform vendors.

HR recruiting software struggles against demographics

As retirements mount, competition for workers is getting intense. HR must act quickly on hiring and improving employee retention, which includes a smooth onboarding experience.

Five days after Atlanta ransomware attack, recovery begins

After battling the fallout from an Atlanta ransomware attack for five days, Mayor Keisha Bottoms said City Hall has finally begun to recover and turn systems back on.

UK organisations urged to develop cyber security skills

Managed cloud computing firm Rackspace is calling on UK organisations to do more to develop cyber security skills in the light of research into expertise in cloud security

Majority of firms fear mobile workers have been hacked

More than half of organisations fear that their mobile workers have been hacked and most are concerned that a growing mobile workforce means increased cyber security risk, a survey reveals

KCOM deepens cloud commitment

The firm has strengthened its cloud credentials extending its relationship with AWS and joining Google's partner ranks

MSPs can shine a light in the security darkness

Customers know they face security threats but do not know how to deal with them giving MSPs a chance to step in and solve those problems

Facebook announces more privacy control updates

Social media giant updates privacy settings and tools in response to the unfolding controversy over Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data for political campaigns

Enterprises wear large targets in cloud cryptomining hacks

Several examples of cryptojacking highlight organizational difficulties -- or outright neglect -- in securing AWS environments. Whether the trend continues is up to enterprise IT.

Blockchain and cloud combine to fuel enterprise adoption

While still in its infancy, blockchain technology is no longer theoretical. And cloud providers will line up to cash in, as enterprises plan to invest millions.

Upgraded Infinidat InfiniBox hoists sail on product launch

Infinidat disk arrays double capacity to 8 petabytes per rack. The new InfiniBox products include InfiniSync DR box, InfiniGuard backup appliance and the Infinidat-hosted Neutrix Cloud.

Adobe Experience Cloud to aid company digital transformation

Products are no longer the focus, according to Adobe. The customer experience is where it's at -- and Coca-Cola agrees, as the company executes its digital transformation process.

Cisco network disaggregation for carriers, enterprises

Cisco has embraced network disaggregation for data centers and carriers. The company is providing the option of running its network operating systems on third-party switches.

Windows Meltdown patches open up more severe issue

A security researcher discovered the recent Windows Meltdown patches may fix the Intel flaws, but also introduced a more severe vulnerability in some versions of Windows.

Most airports not protected from cyber threats

The chairman of the Israel Airports Authority paints a dismal picture of the state of cyber security in aviation, and offers advice on what can be done to avert the next disaster

Western Digital adds StorReduce deduplication to object storage

US hardware giant Western Digital links up with StorReduce to provide data deduplication for object storage that combines WD ActiveScale scale-out appliances with the startup’s dedupe software

Backup vying for attention over Easter weekend

In between Good Friday and Easter Sunday it's World Backup Day and a reminder with GDPR looming of the need to take data management seriously

AstraZeneca IT exec steps down

Pharmaceutical giant’s vice-president of IT transformation and office of the CIO, Chris Day, is leaving the company after eight years in the role

Polycom acquisition expands Plantronics endpoint portfolio

Less than two years after going private, Polycom is preparing to become a part of Plantronics. The $2 billion Polycom acquisition will expand Plantronics' endpoint portfolio.

Business unaware of scale of cyber threat

Many businesses, especially board members, do not understand the scale of the cyber threat, but international efforts to combat cyber crime are being hampered by political barriers

Survey: SD-WAN challenges include immaturity and complexity

Complexity and maturity concerns rank among top SD-WAN challenges, according to a survey from Cato Networks. Also, Juniper's OpenContrail is rebranded to Tungsten Fabric.

Gluware launches Config Modeling network automation tool

Gluware launches Config Modeling, a new network automation tool intended to help customers overcome the hurdles of CLI as they manage multivendor legacy networks.

RSA Innovation Sandbox highlights threat detection, AI

Security startups competing in this year's RSA Innovation Sandbox will present new offerings for threat detection, cloud security, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

SD-WAN routing changes branch dynamics

This week, bloggers look into the changes wrought in the branch by SD-WAN routing, endpoint security tools and Microsoft's new SONiC open source software.

GDS loses government data policy to DCMS

Prime minister confirms long-rumoured move in written statement to Parliament as MPs left for Easter recess

Oracle Autonomous Database debut heralds new cloud hopes

It wasn't the first in the cloud computing space, but Oracle is all in now. Key to the effort is a new Autonomous Database service, initially available for data warehousing uses.

IBM Security looks to incident response services for growth

While IBM has made significant investments in acquiring cybersecurity vendors in recent years, the company now is turning its attention to security services like incident response.

Google releases cloud text-to-speech service for developers

A new Google text-to-speech service generates natural-sounding speech in 32 voices and 12 languages. Developers can integrate the software with most enterprise apps and devices.

Monoliths-to-microservices move refactors IT ops skills

As enterprises seek speed and efficiency with microservices, IT ops pros must learn skills and consolidate tools to deal with increased infrastructure and application complexity.

OIG report on San Bernardino iPhone case criticizes FBI

A new government report claims poor communication was to blame for the FBI's court case being filed against Apple despite a San Bernardino iPhone unlock method being almost ready at the time.

Microservices management tools harmonize polyglot chaos

IT ops must replenish its toolkit to standardize infrastructure management and let developers experiment with the latest programming languages and application designs.

New Arista switches offer 25/100 GbE for large data centers

The latest Arista switches are 25/100 GbE hardware designed to provide a smooth migration from systems with less bandwidth. The new gear is for companies with large data centers.

Demand-driven MRP an upgrade for SAP digital supply chain

SAP and Accenture announced plans to develop DDMRP functions for SAP Integrated Business Planning; SAP DataGenius Challenge tries to get March Madness predictions right.

IBM Microclimate platform speeds up microservices app dev

IBM's new microservices development platform is a comprehensive, cloud-native option for developers to build, test and deploy applications in the IBM Cloud Private environment.

Android instant app use cases flourish in e-commerce

Instant apps are bite-size applications that end users don't need to install to their mobile devices. Discover the pros and cons of this technology, and which use cases make sense.

Kaspersky KLara malware hunter now open source

Kaspersky's KLara tool has been made open source in an effort to help security professionals search related malware samples more easily and efficiently with distributed Yara rules.

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