TechTarget News - Week of Apr 01, 2018

Nutanix HCI, Nakivo backup go straight into Compton schools

The Compton, Calif., school district reduces its data center server and storage footprint with Nutanix hyper-convergence and simplifies data backup with Nakivo software.

 Automation and gamification key to cyber security

The use of automation and gamification are key to winning the fight against cyber criminals in the face of the skills’ shortage, a study investigating challenges facing IT security teams reveals

Data breaches revealed at four US retail chains

The Easter weekend has seen another round of data breaches, further underlining that many companies are still failing to take the necessary steps to protect customer data

Data policy move to DCMS causes mixed reactions

Some believe Theresa May handing over government data policy responsibility to DCMS is “downgrading digital government” while others see it as a positive move

CompTIA acquisitions add training muscle

The training specialist has made a couple of acquisitions that should give it much more depth in its ability to provide training to IT professionals

IT set to gain the most from AI and automation

IT administrators anticipate that artificial intelligence and automation will only affect mundane tasks, freeing up 19% of their workload

Azure serial console update addresses cloud troubleshooting

An Azure debugging tool gives admins a better handle on problems when VMs don't boot properly, with a familiar feel for those more comfortable with on-premises architectures.

Elastifile adds NFS file services to Google Cloud Launcher

Startup Elastifile makes available push-button option to deploy its NFS-based scale-out file system on hourly or long-term basis with fast solid-state drives on Google Cloud Platform.

TetherView desktop disaster recovery offers a way into VDI

With standby virtual desktops from TetherView, IT can forgo full-fledged backup data centers for disaster recovery. The company CEO details use cases for the technology and more.

Juniper Security Director helped by Cyphort analytics

Cyphort analytics is now a part of Juniper Security Director. Juniper has introduced integration between the policy manager and the Cyphort security software acquired last year.

Cloudflare DNS promises more private web browsing

Cloudflare promises its new DNS service is faster and enables better privacy for web browsing than competing offerings, but it's unclear how different its service will be.

IT decision-makers trust Facebook less and are changing policies

As Facebook scrambles to contain the damage from the Cambridge Analytica data exploitation scandal, a survey reveals that a majority of IT decision-makers have lost trust in the social networking firm

AWS expands edge computing service to Singapore

Amazon’s Snowball Edge strengthens its support for hybrid use cases in a fast-growing market for the internet of things and hybrid IT

Rubrik Polaris SaaS app targets multi-cloud data

Rubrik takes another step toward cloud data management with Polaris GPS, a SaaS app that brings together secondary data stored in on-premises appliances and across clouds.

LGA proposes full-fibre broadband kitemark for homebuyers

The Local Government Association has urged housing developers to adopt proposals for a fibre-to-the-premises broadband kitemark for new-build homes in rural areas

Ransomware puts pressure on incident response

Cyber attackers switched focus to ransomware attacks in 2017 putting pressure on incident response, while human error was responsible for two-thirds of compromised records, a study shows

Qumulo P-Series packs NVMe into scale-out NAS

Qumulo goes after organizations with large, unstructured data stores that have a new need for speed with its all-flash NVMe P-Series scale-out NAS, which holds up to 24 NVMe SSD drives in a node.

IDC names four SDN providers to watch

An IDC report named Apstra, Big Switch Networks, Plexxi and Pluribus Networks as SDN providers to watch; Martello aims to validate Elfiq-based SD-WAN; and Aryaka extends to China.

Cisco Jabber client gets multiline calling, bot developer kit

The latest version of the Cisco Jabber client supports multiline calling and includes developer tools for building bots. The upgrades demonstrate the vendor's continued commitment to its on-premises UC product.

Report: Patient relationship management could curb readmissions

A new report from Chilmark Research points to future gains for patient relationship management software, potentially in the tricky area of decreasing 30-day patient readmissions.

Microsoft outlines approach to intellectual property

Enterprises will own patents and industrial design rights that result from new technology jointly developed with Microsoft, among a raft of intellectual property principles unveiled by the software giant

5G mobile spectrum auction raises £1.3bn

The principal bidding stage in Ofcom’s latest mobile network spectrum auction has concluded, raising more than £1bn for the Treasury

Apple Business Chat taps consumer comfort zone

Apple is partnering with a handful of large businesses for the beta release of Apple Business Chat. The messaging service should help Apple compete with Facebook and Google in the enterprise market.

Business should note Facebook data sharing, say security advisers

Businesses that use Facebook and have employees that use it should take note that data is shared with potential cyber attackers, security advisers warn, as Facebook reveals the Cambridge Analytica data exploitation scandal may affect 87 million users

Datrium storage software adds AWS cloud backup

Datrium DVX 4.0 adds enterprise features such as AWS' cloud backup and recovery service, Oracle RAC support, VM fault tolerance and FIPS 140-2 security validation.

Retail sector top cyber attack target

The retail sector was the top cyber attack target in 2017, as cyber attacks evolved to become more organised and structured, a report reveals

Meta Networks NaaS offers SD-WAN, VPN, cloud connectivity

Startup Meta Networks has debuted its network as a service. The company's first offering delivers SD-WAN, security, VPNs and multi-cloud connectivity in an internet-based WAN.

Intel's Spectre microcode patch not coming for older chips

No Spectre microcode patches will be coming for older Intel processors, but the newest generation of Intel CPUs will have mitigations built in when they ship later this year.

AWS security tools fill platform gaps

AWS added more features to secure data on its platform, including private certificates, a managed service for secrets and a hub for policies regardless of where applications run.

HSBC IT whistleblower faces extradition to Switzerland

Hervé Falciani, who stole data from thousands of private banking customers, is apprehended in Spain following the issuing of an international arrest warrant

IBM Watson Assistant offers flexibility, data privacy

IBM has released a toolkit for building enterprise-grade virtual assistants. The IBM Watson Assistant is highly customizable and lets businesses keep their data private.

Misconfigured cloud storage leaves 1.5B files exposed

Researchers found misconfigured cloud storage across multiple platforms left huge amounts of data exposed, including medical information and payroll data.

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