TechTarget News - Week of Jun 17, 2018

Bank uses AI to select job candidates

Singapore’s DBS Bank is using artificial intelligence to automate parts of its recruitment process

Rubrik CDM 4.2 extends data protection to Amazon cloud storage

Backup software and appliance specialist adds protection to apps in Amazon cloud to existing on-premise and cloud-to-cloud functionality, along with service provider features

PyRoMineIoT cryptojacker uses NSA exploit to spread

The latest malware threat based on the EternalRomance NSA exploit is PyRoMineIoT, a cryptojacker infecting IoT devices. But experts said the NSA shouldn't be held responsible for the damages.

Singapore faced cyber attacks during Trump-Kim summit

Russian attackers allegedly scanned IP phones in the city-state for vulnerabilities, although it was unclear what they were after or whether they were successful

Government’s broadband service obligation derided by industry

As Ofcom starts the process of finding a provider willing to step up to manage the government’s 10Mbps broadband universal service obligation, the project has been derided by network builders and stakeholders alike

Surface web used in private data sales

The surface web plays an integral role in the selling of personal information, a report on identify fraud has revealed

Change at the top of Comms-care

With the business now a fully functioning part of Ingram Micro the managing director has opted to leave the services specialist

HPE rolls out packaged approach with Greenlake Flex Capacity

HPE has made life easier for partners with a pre-packaged approach that will speed up quote times and make life easier for those trying to sell some of the vendor's most popular technologies

AI can reduce workplace bias, says CEO of leading HR group

AI technology may help HR reduce workplace bias, according to Johnny Taylor, president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, an HR organization that has 300,000 members.

Aruba taps ClearPass, Central for SD-Branch management

Aruba has introduced a software-defined branch offering. The product works with Aruba ClearPass and Central for management and includes an SD-WAN within a gateway appliance.

Jitterbit Harmony update brings API management to iPaaS

The Summer '18 release of Jitterbit's Harmony iPaaS platform adds API management and over 500 self-service recipes for easy SaaS-to-SaaS app integration.

Singapore remains hotbed for cyber threats

Singapore was a victim of advanced persistent threats, phishing and website defacements in 2017, according to the latest threat landscape report by the Cyber Security Agency

Chief data officers go to summer school

Authors of the “Chief data officer’s playbook”, Caroline Carruthers and Peter Jackson, are running a summer school, supported by data governance software supplier Collibra

Most small businesses fail to act after a cyber attack  

Nearly half of small businesses have suffered at least one cyber attack in the past year, yet most fail to take action afterwards, citing lack of budget at the biggest challenge

Dutch organisations must unite to fight DDoS attacks

Experts in the Netherlands call on Dutch corporations and institutions to work together to help prevent distributed denial of service attacks

Channel could plug 'digital dexterity' gap

On World Productivity Day Gartner has warned that any companies are not in a position to deliver the sort of flexibility that staff are looking for

Oracle full-year results show 6% growth, but cloud revenue opaque?

Oracle’s full-year results for 2017-18 reveal total revenue of $39.8bn, up 6%, but reporting of cloud with on-premise revenue under “bring your own licence” policy has raised qualm over cloud weakness obfuscation

Vodafone to start 5G trials this autumn

MNO announces 5G trials in seven UK cities, with new mobile network infrastructure to be rolled out from October

News roundup: TriNet software targets professional services

New specialized products include TriNet software for professional services, QuickBooks payroll for contractors and a comprehensive benefits platform from Benefitfocus.

SwiftStack 1space facilitates multi-cloud capabilities

SwiftStack launches single namespace for its object and file storage to ease data access, migration, management and search across private and public clouds.

Constant offensive cyberattacks approved by Pentagon

The Pentagon reportedly approved the use of offensive cyberattacks by the U.S. Cyber Command, and one expert said enterprises should be ready to handle the 'return fire.'

Adobe-Microsoft partnership adds key integrations

Adobe brings its Document Cloud to Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics 365, making it easier for licensees of both to quickly convert files into PDFs and into Acrobat.

DattoCon 2018: Focus on MSPs poised for SMB growth

The MSP industry has good prospects for growth in the SMB space as company valuations increase, but the firms with the greatest focus are more likely to reap the rewards.

Unchecked cloud IoT costs can quickly spiral upward

IoT sensors can produce seemingly endless streams of data, so users must beware how much to send back to the cloud to avoid jaw-dropping monthly bills.

Avaya adds real-time speech analytics to contact centers

Avaya updated its workforce optimization suite to include real-time speech analytics and automated agent evaluations, playing catch-up with vendors such as Cisco, Genesys and Five9.

Archive360 mixes and matches cloud data archiving elements

Archive360's Archive2Azure previously supported file and message archiving. Now, users can archive Salesforce and healthcare data, among other elements, to the Azure cloud.

HPE edge computing strategy reroutes data, apps around the cloud

HPE's edge computing strategy hinges on converged infrastructure systems to help enterprises manage data outside their data centers and the cloud, and help the company regain market traction.

Pulumi aims to become standard cloud dev platform

Aiming to help developers build and scale applications for multi-cloud environments, Seattle-based startup Pulumi has delivered a cloud development platform.

Palo Alto Networks opens cyber range in Australia

The first of its kind in Asia-Pacific, the cyber range training facility will let Australian IT and security teams hone their skills through cyber security exercises

Younger employees 'main culprits' for security breaches

UK senior decision makers believe younger workers are the biggest risk to cyber security, but are doing little to support them and reduce that risk, a report reveals

Government sponsors diversity cyber academy

The UK government has awarded a grant for the establishment of a cyber academy to promote neurodiversity in the industry

Why healthcare APIs will save lives, money and time

APIs have a toe-hold in the healthcare space today but that has to change, and quickly. Stan Huff, M.D., explains why open source has to be healthcare's future.

A dozen councils get tech innovation funding

The councils will use the funding, awarded by NHS Digital and the Local Government Association, to pilot how technology can improve social care services

New 12 Gbps single-port Toshiba SAS SSD takes aim at SATA

Toshiba designed a new single-ported 12 Gbps RM5 SAS SSD to replace slower 6 Gbps SATA SSDs in servers until faster NVMe-based PCIe SSDs are ready for wider market adoption.

Developers reap benefits of iOS app modules with Swift

Many developers recognize the benefits of app modularization. Historically, it's been difficult to begin the process, but now changes from Apple provide more opportunity.

Cisco hyper-converged HyperFlex adds NVMe-enabled model

Cisco HyperFlex 3.5 software adds native DR and cloud-based Intersight Storage Analytics. The all-flash hyper-converged systems integrate Nvidia GPUs and Intel Optane NVMe SSDs.

Accused CIA leaker charged with stealing government property

The DOJ has officially charged the accused CIA leaker, Joshua Schulte, with theft of government property and gathering national defense information in the Vault 7 case.

Red Hat channel revenues increasing

The open source specialist has indicated that as of the end of its first quarter three quarters of its services business is going through the channel

Firms look to automation for cloud security

In the face of increasingly sophisticated and nation-state-sponsored cyber attacks, organisations are looking to managed security services and automation for security in the cloud and on-premise

How Australia is gearing up for 5G

From trialling 5G networks at the recent Commonwealth Games to flying drones in surf sport lifesaving, Australia is becoming a test bed for 5G services with its dense cities and wide-open spaces

Vexata doubles capacity in NVMe flash storage VX family

NVMe flash storage Vexata maker ups capacity to just under half a PB with 8TB drives, claims near-bare metal performance, and aims at analytics, trading and simulations workloads

BEIS and DfE not addressing Brexit impact on Stem skills, says PAC

A Public Accounts Committee report has raised concerns that government departments are not doing enough, quickly enough, to understand how Brexit will affect the supply of science, technology, engineering and maths skills in the UK

Convenience: Driver of BI innovation

IoT and autonomous systems expert Ella Hilal, a speaker at the upcoming Real Business Intelligence Conference, connects the dots between convenience and BI innovation.

DattoCon 2018: New storage features, development schedule

Datto partner companies got a slew of new data protection features, a cloud storage product beta and updates on business management software at the recent DattoCon event.

HPE gives its memory-driven computing initiative another try

HPE has brought its memory-driven computing architecture back into the spotlight, this time with a little help from its friends to meet enterprises' future IT infrastructure needs.

China-based Thrip hacking group targets U.S. telecoms

News roundup: China-based Thrip hacking group used legitimate tools to attack companies in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. Plus, election officials didn't know about hacks, and more.

No more selling mobile location data, promise carriers

Sen. Ron Wyden got all major U.S. wireless carriers to promise not to sell mobile location data to third parties, but experts question the basic security practices in place.

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