TechTarget News - Week of Jul 01, 2018

Singapore’s Fullerton Health gears up for the cloud

Private healthcare service provider Fullerton Health is moving business applications to Microsoft’s cloud services before rolling out data analytics and artificial intelligence to enhance operations and patient care

HMRC deactivates record number of fake websites

HM Revenue & Customs has removed more than 20,000 malicious websites in the past year, but warns people to stay alert to the threat from online fraudsters

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

No time for applying the sun cream and firing up the BBQ for those working in personnel departments in the channel

Airbnb, Univision highlight best practices in BI

At the Real Business Intelligence conference, Airbnb and Univision execs presented some of the BI strategies their organizations use to help drive growth and cut costs.

New deals bolster IBM’s European cloud business

IBM has signed up a number of new customers for its European cloud, focusing on the platform and software services in the IBM public cloud

Quadient and Quertum working on CX opportunity

Growth in the customer experience market means that those providing the tools for banks and utilities to communicate with users are experiencing healthy market conditions

Government launches G-Cloud 10

The 10th iteration of G-Cloud is now live, with more than 3,500 suppliers awarded a place on the procurement framework

Feds expand Facebook data sharing probe

The US federal probe into Facebook’s data sharing practices is expanding and MEPs are considering new measures as the firm reveals it granted extended access to 61 companies and admits to another data sharing software bug

Automation a major focus at UKFast

UKFast has created a chief technology officer role to ensure it can continue to automate more processes across its business

Dell's return to public markets sidesteps VMware query

In a complex stock deal Dell once again becomes a public company to flex its muscles against major legacy IT rivals, but sidesteps questions about VMware's autonomy.

RAMpage attack unlikely to pose real-world risk, expert says

The RAMpage attack against the Rowhammer vulnerability in Android devices is theoretically possible, but it may be more academic than it is a practical concern, one expert said.

Inside Alibaba Cloud’s Southeast Asia playbook

Alibaba Cloud is working closely with local customers in joint innovation projects, and has started to launch new services for Chinese and international customers simultaneously to narrow the service gap

Annual IPA report shows state of major government IT projects

None of the 29 government IT projects are given the lowest “red” ranking, but seven projects are rated as “amber/red”, including the Home Office digital borders programme and the NHS e-referral service, meaning successful delivery is in doubt

Australian startups team up to keep wind turbines humming

Using acoustic sensors and nanosatellite connectivity, two Australian startups hope to identify potential turbine problems before they occur to secure the country’s wind energy

Beware blockchain security blindspots, warns RSA

Companies need to ensure that rushed blockchain and other new technology projects are not introducing security vulnerabilities by gaining granular visibility of network activity, according to RSA Security

Ofcom lays out plan for UK fixed wireless networks

Telecoms regulator has set out a wide-ranging plan covering the roll-out of fixed wireless access networks in the UK to support national connectivity and other uses

New Quantum CEO Lerner sees a future in rich media

The former Cisco exec hopes to use Quantum's high-ingest technology and tape storage to serve a growing need in the surveillance, medical and entertainment markets.

Cloud Daddy enters AWS data protection fray

Cloud Daddy's Secure Backup offers five levels of protection. The new company has jumped into a growing and necessary market of AWS data backup, recovery and security.

MapR Data Platform gets object tiering and S3 support

MapR Technologies adds policy-based tiering to its Data Platform to automatically move data across performance, capacity and archive storage on premises and in cloud.

HPE aims new SimpliVity HCI at edge computing

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has launched a 2U SimpliVity HCI product for virtual desktops. The condensed compute and storage system will later be offered for IoT applications.

How changes in retail law could affect customer experience

New payments regulations could increase the amount of times customers will need to use two-factor authentication to make a purchase, potentially putting a strain on customer experience, according to MasterCard

European Parliament calls for suspension of Privacy Shield

The Privacy Shield framework that replaced the Safe Harbour agreement for personal data transfers between the EU and the US is under increased pressure due to alleged non-compliance by US firms

ICO Grants Programme launches second round of funding

The ICO is inviting a second round of applications for funding to promote and support independent, innovative research and solutions focused on privacy and data protection

HSBC previews the banking staff of the future

The digital revolution in banking is set to create previously unknown jobs, and HSBC has outlined three of the job roles that will be created in the future

Investment flows into Nordic startups from all directions

The Nordic tech startup scene is attracting funding from a variety of sources, with private equity firms, banks and traditional IT companies all keen to put money in

Infosec community welcomes bank sector focus on cyber resilience

The information security community has welcomed regulators’ call on the banking industry to demonstrate their capability to respond to cyber attacks because it highlights the importance of cyber resilience for all businesses

Researchers discover Android apps spying on users' screens

News roundup: Academic researchers discover Android apps secretly recording and sharing video of users' screens. Plus, an NSO Group employee lands in hot water, and more.

Cisco, Samsung finish 5G trial for home, IoT applications

Cisco, Samsung and French carrier Orange have completed a successful 5G trial. The companies' fixed wireless network delivered HD video to homes and provided IoT services.

Can value-based care models cut costs? Yes, they can

While value-based care efforts can be hard to implement and aging technology services don't always support them, these efforts are gaining a foothold and saving money.

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