TechTarget News - Week of Jun 03, 2018

Offensive AI unlikely in the near future, says Mikko Hypponen

Cyber criminals are not close to being able to use AI for attack purposes, according to industry veteran Mikko Hypponen, who has been at the forefront of AI use in cyber defence for several years

Tech Data steps up security commitment

Distributor aims to double headcount in security operation and open a centre of excellence in Warrington

Practical info on tap at SAP Sapphire Now 2018

At Sapphire Now 2018, SAP needs to combine high-level conceptual information with practical examples of how its technology helps businesses solve real business problems.

SAP and Accenture collaborate on entitlement management platform

SAP collaborates with Accenture on entitlements management and digital transformation platform for defense organizations. AppDynamics releases new application monitoring tool for SAP.

Catalogic Software teams up with Storware data protection

Catalogic and Storware executives feel their companies complement each other. The two data protection vendors have a distribution agreement and are working in partnership.

Microsoft-GitHub acquisition shakes up DevOps market

Microsoft's $7.5 billion blockbuster deal for GitHub is a sea change for the IT market, as an enterprise software bellwether with legacy baggage snaps up an open source DevOps darling.

Boards not asking right security questions, says Dido Harding

Former TalkTalk CEO says boards are still not asking the right cyber security questions, do not understand that they should be making cyber risk decisions, and are not communicating with engineers

Box workflow gets upgrade with Progressly purchase

Box is hoping to upgrade its workflow capabilities by adding the startup Progressly to its team, while also still partnering with IBM on a separate workflow product, called Relay.

Scality storage update adds three-server option

Scality Ring 7.4 file and object storage software takes aim at easing installation and ongoing management, and it adds a lower-cost three-server entry configuration.

Cyber attacks not sophisticated, says Just Eat CISO

The chief information security officer of Just Eat has challenged the perception that all cyber attacks are sophisticated and that it is impossible to fill cyber security jobs

Singapore government to form AI advisory council

New council will develop standards and guidelines to address ethical issues arising from the growing use of artificial intelligence

Understanding is key to security awareness, says specialist

Only if people understand why cyber security matters will they change their behaviours as a result of awareness training, according to a human behaviour specialist and cyber security consultant

SAP C/4HANA hopes to tie together front and back office

At Sapphire Now in Orlando, SAP unveiled its customer experience suite with the aim to better compete in the CRM market and provide a modern, 360-degree view of the customer.

We need to design for security and privacy, says Martha Lane Fox

The digital future is bright, but only if society works through a gear change in its relationship with technology, and demands products and services that are secure and private by design, says internet service pioneer

HMRC puts numerous IT projects on hold to focus on Brexit

Nearly 40 technology projects and changes are being put on the backburner because of Brexit priorities, including improving HM Revenue and Customs’ data-sharing capabilities and parts of the Maxing Tax Digital programme

Apstra adds EVPN configuration to AOS

The newly released version of Apstra AOS includes EVPN configuration. The latest feature in the intent-based OS reduces the manual labor behind network segmentation.

GDPR and backup: A potential minefield easily avoided

The right to be forgotten will be impossible in backups and snapshots, but systems can be built that automate for compliance, says Andy Barratt of security consultancy Coalfire

Logitech video conferencing kit targets large meeting rooms

A new Logitech video conferencing kit offers advanced features at a relatively affordable price. Logitech also previewed automatic framing software that's planned for later in the year.

DevOps shops weigh risks of Microsoft-GitHub acquisition

An online outcry about Microsoft's GitHub acquisition seems overblown to enterprise DevOps pros, but that doesn't mean there's no cause for concerns.

What SAP C/4 Hana means for the APAC enterprises

The cloud-based CRM suite could find takers, but it may not be enticing enough for Salesforce.com CRM customers that also run SAP’s ERP software to make the switch

Canon refreshes partner programme

A unified offering should make it easier for partners to sell across more of the vendor's portfolio

5G transformative for UK plc, but potential impacts still vague

5G mobile technology looks set to transform the UK economy for the better, but the immaturity of the technology and lack of standards makes its true impact harder to judge, according to a report by Deloitte

Newcastle Council to show off smartest street in Britain

The Great Exhibition of the North will see Mosley Street in Newcastle upon Tyne transformed into Britain’s smartest street as part of a demonstration of IoT technology

Focus on MSSPs at InfoSec

The annual security industry gathering at Olympia involved plenty of vendors promoting their abilities to support managed service players

Nation state cyber attacks affect all, says former GCHQ boss

Cyber attacks by nation states used to be a small part of the problem for state authorities to address, but now all organisations are potential targets of nation state attacks, according to former GCHQ head

Cyber security focus too much on tech, says Domino’s CISO

Many organisations are still focusing only on technology and compliance, which means their cyber defences are not as solid as they think, according to Domino’s Pizza chief information security officer

DWP finally publishes Universal Credit business case

Published eight years after the programme began, the business case states that Universal Credit will generate £8bn a year in “economic value” once it is in a “steady state”

Edge computing helps IT execs in managing large data sets

Four IT practitioners at the 2018 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium said edge computing, real-time analysis and Lambda architecture help them in managing large data sets.

Oracle claims it can cut ERP system migration costs by 30%

A migration can cost millions, but Oracle believes its new automation and integration tools can significantly reduce the cost of ERP system migrations to the cloud.

Avaya Equinox gets online UC and team collaboration for SMBs

Avaya has refreshed Avaya Equinox with online team collaboration and has integrated the software into IP Office. The changes are part of Avaya's strategy to attract more SMBs.

SAP e-commerce extends to Azure, other new features added

Artificial Christmas tree manufacturer Balsam Brands uses Hybris to expand internationally, allowing for dynamic pricing and product catalogs, depending on the country.

In search of digital business models: Six questions

Old-school companies must find ways to generate digital revenue. Researchers at MIT Sloan laid out six questions that will help companies refine their digital business models.

The future of work requires a new C-suite

CIOs, get ready for C-suite 3.0, where corporate chiefs will have to break out of their silos to future-proof the enterprise.

Hitachi UCP update includes NVMe cache, GPU server

Hitachi updates Unified Compute Platform (UCP) portfolio with new NVMe-based Intel Optane caching option and technology from partners VMware and Cisco.

Businesses must report cyber crime, panel urges

By reporting cyber crimes, private enterprise can help improve national and international cyber defences and bring criminals to justice, according to an expert panel

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

The quest for growth means the channel never sleeps and talent is always in demand leading to another busy few days of personnel moves

Thriving fintech, AI sectors give boost to UK tech funding

British technology businesses have received £5bn worth of venture capital funding since June 2016 – more than France, Germany and Sweden put together – with fintech and AI startups standing out

BYOD for mobile ‘a year away’ for Williams F1

Companies in the Williams Group – the Formula One racing operation Williams Grand Prix Engineering and its high-growth sister operation Williams Advanced Engineering – are investing with mobile security front-of-mind to enable more agile working practices within 12 months

Channel part of Microsoft plans for GitHub

The software vendor is aware that if it wants to attract enterprise level developers it will have to work with partners

Posting passwords on Trello leads to latest data exposure mess

Amazon Web Services and Google Groups have seen data exposures due to poor configurations by users. Now, some have accidentally shared passwords on Trello boards.

Apple plans to disable Facebook web tracking capabilities

News roundup: Apple wants to protect its users from Facebook web tracking with the next version of Safari. Plus, genealogy website MyHeritage suffers data breach, and more.

LiveAction buys Savvius to combine packet monitoring and NPM

LiveAction plans to combine its software for network performance management with Savvius' packet monitoring technology to deliver both in a single product.

C/4HANA suite gets qualified thumbs up at SAP Sapphire Now

SAP debuts its Salesforce challenger, C/4HANA, at Sapphire Now 2018. But users probably won't implement it soon, and questions remain about SAP's ability to redefine the CRM market.

Reflect adds color to Puppet DevOps tools

Puppet plans to add data visualization and analysis to spruce up its DevOps tools now that it has acquired Reflect, but it's still playing catch-up in a crowded, noisy market.

IoT investment into field management software slow in coming

Data from connected devices can lead to a less service equals more approach to field service management, but some industries are still wary about achieving a return on investment.

Microsoft Teams mobile app matures, but interoperability lags

Microsoft has been quickly building out the capabilities of the Microsoft Teams mobile app, but businesses could find it clunky to use in conjunction with Skype for Business.

Google adds single-tenant VMs for compliance, license cares

Google continues its quest to be a more enterprise-friendly cloud, as it adds VMs with isolated hardware that could help companies with specific legacy requirements.

New MalwareTech indictment adds four more charges

The U.S. government added four new charges against Marcus Hutchins in the MalwareTech indictment, but questions have surfaced about the legal standing of the new charges.

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