TechTarget News - Week of Jul 22, 2018

Barclays to open tech hub in Glasgow

Banking group’s campus in Glasgow will host technology and operations teams using the latest technologies

IBM results leave Watson thinking

Artificial intelligence is at the heart of IBM's long-term strategy, yet its cognitive solutions business experienced a slight decline. Oh dear, Watson

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

A busy week with senior executives being appointed at a number of firms to help steer the ship and get more out of channel relationships

Full-fibre broadband for all to cost £30bn

The government has released its Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, setting the stage for the national roll-out of a full-fibre broadband network

Zero trust security model boosts business confidence

Organisations that combine the zero trust security model with next-gen access are more confident about meeting access control challenges, a study shows

Government spend with SMEs down in 2016/17

Government figures show direct and indirect spend on small to medium-sized enterprises by government departments in the 2016/17 financial year have fallen

Software and services suppliers face portfolio challenge

Making sure that everyone understands the full range of technology and services that are on offer is a challenge for vendors as well as for their channel partners states TechMarketView

Singapore public healthcare sector limits internet use

Healthcare workers who require internet access will have to use separate internet workstations following an unprecedented attack on Singapore’s public healthcare system

Digital transformation driving SCC growth

The channel player has delivered a fifth consecutive year of growth as it meets customer demands for digital transformation expertise

MPs call for inquiry into smart meter roll-out

Government urged to conduct a review of the roll-out of smart meters for electricity and gas, and to intervene to tackle a number of failures

Customers need cloud experience both on and off prem

One of the talking points at the recent MicroScope storage roundtable was around the shift towards off-prem with vendors concluding that the experience is what really matters more than the location

Top execs cyber security hypocrites, report shows

There is a critical disconnect between the cyber security behaviour that top executives recommend and the way they behave themselves, while many firms do not know where their data lives and moves, a report reveals

HPE InfoSight automates customer support on 3PAR

HPE increases the ability of its InfoSight cloud-based predictive analytics to help manage 3PAR storage arrays; HPE picked up InfoSight in its 2017 acquisition of Nimble.

Atos acquires Syntel for £2.6bn

French IT services firm buys Syntel to expand in the US and bolster its offshore delivery

Ofcom proposes regulatory changes to support broadband investment

Following the recommendations of the government’s Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review, regulator Ofcom has proposed a package of measures to better support investment in full-fibre broadband

Ramp up security to mitigate Office 365 attacks

Public clouds tend to be more secure, but Office 365 has become a major target for attacks, which means internal IT security needs tightening

Middleware tools demand to peak in 2018, before iPaaS ascends

Gartner predicts that enterprise on-premises middleware will go out with a $30B bang this year. Ready to plan cloud middleware migration projects? Think iPaaS and MWaaS.

Druva CloudRanger finds home in Cloud Platform

With the integration of CloudRanger, Druva's Cloud Platform now provides protection and management of data centers, software as a service, end-user devices and cloud workloads.

New WorkJam app aims at preventing nurse burnout

Burned out nurses don't make for healthy hospitals and medical practices. A targeted effort from the makers of the WorkJam app hopes to solve that problem.

Gen 8 Unitrends appliances span SMB to enterprise

Unitrends adds 12 TB hard disk drives and more models to cover a greater range of customer and workload sizes in its Gen 8 Recovery Series integrated appliances.

Physical security keys eliminate phishing at Google

Successful phishing attempts have been eliminated among Google employees following a requirement to use physical security keys in order to gain access to all Google accounts.

Juniper preps 400 GbE across PTX, MX and QFX hardware

Juniper will ship 400 GbE in PTX, MX and QFX routers and switches over the next 12 months. Cisco and Arista are expected to follow with their 400 GbE products as demand from service providers rises.

Google wants to ease hybrid cloud woes

Cloud supplier Google claims its Cloud Service Platform will alleviate complexities in managing microservices in a hybrid IT environment

Australian energy sector caught in security catch-22

With regulators unwilling to accept security investments that would lead to higher tariffs, there is a chance that Australia’s National Energy Market could face increased cyber risks

Application attacks demand new security approach

Applying security software updates is an ineffective way to deal with application layer cyber attacks and businesses should change their approach, security experts advise

Stagecoach trials full-size driverless bus

Bus operator Stagecoach is testing out a full-size autonomous bus in its own depots, with future potential for use on passenger routes

Apache OpenWhisk users urged to patch

IBM has patched vulnerabilities in its Cloud Functions service that is based on Apache OpenWhisk in response to vulnerability disclosures, and all other users are urged to do the same

Government outsourcing at a crossroads, says PAC report

The government needs to change the market that supplies it with services through better contracting practices if it is to achieve anything beyond lowest price, according to a PAC report

BlueJeans extends channel programme

The video conferencing specialist has increased the incentives and rewards for those prepared to meet the requirements of its revised partner programme

Dark web cyber crime markets thriving

The market for cyber criminals’ services is thriving on the dark web, research reveals

Apple Business Chat adds Cisco as partner

Apple Business Chat is now compatible with Cisco's contact center platform. Apple has closely guarded access to the business-to-consumer messaging service since its beta release this spring.

Healthcare APIs get a new trial run for Medicare claims

Blue Button 2.0 is a new healthcare API aimed at making sense of Medicare claims. Developed by the U.S. Digital Service at HHS, the API is in 500 developer hands so far.

Google Cloud Services Platform moves hybrid approach on premises

Google has focused its hybrid strategy around containers and microservices, as Cloud Services Platform extends some of the public cloud provider's software to users' data centers.

Qlik-Podium acquisition aims to boost BI data management

With its acquisition of Podium Data, Qlik seeks to amplify its enterprise BI data management capabilities and raise the level of competition with Tableau and Power BI.

AWS managed Kubernetes service intrigues, vexes IT pros

Amazon EKS generated curiosity among attendees at the AWS Summit in New York. But AWS' long-term container plans could change and alter how it packages the service to users.

Cloudian storage replaces tape at Vox Media

When tape just wasn't cutting it, Vox Media turned to Cloudian object storage to handle the massive influx of rich media its publications were producing.

Insurer accelerates DevOps test data refreshes with Actifio

Data-intensive applications can hobble DevOps velocity, but one IT team makes fresh test data available to its developers with a tool that makes rapid copies of large data stores.

Google Cloud gaining ground in APAC

The cloud supplier claims substantial growth in Asia-Pacific, and is upping the ante on partnerships and infrastructure investments across the region

Cyber security vulnerability concerns skyrocket

Security professionals are more worried about data breaches and cyber attacks than they were a year ago, with most fearing that Meltdown-Spectre attacks are becoming the norm

Facebook stock price falls on slowing growth forecast

Facebook’s stock price has fallen dramatically in response to a forecast of slower revenue growth in 2018 and lower-than-expected user growth for the second quarter

Software development remains insecure

The prevalence of common and well-known web-based vulnerabilities underlines the need for better education around secure software development

Fix culture to make digital a success

Businesses with well-honed processes will often find it hard to adapt to new, digital transformation initiatives, according to Gartner report

WatchGuard reacts to SME authentication gap

SMEs have long thought of multi-factor authentication as beyond their means but the need for protection is increasing as Kaseya has found in some research

The nine roles you need on your data science research team

Data science research has become an essential element of modern companies' success in the digital economy. Here's how to build a data science team to get the most bang for your buck.

Microsoft price changes to come from October

The vendor is taking steps to remove some of the complexity in its pricing and make it easier for customers to get an idea of cost regardless of whether they are buying on-prem or in the cloud

ComplyRight data breach affects 662,000, gets lawsuit

ComplyRight, an HR and tax services firm, was hit with a data breach that affected 662,000 people. It has also prompted a lawsuit by a person whose data was breached.

DHS details electrical grid attacks by Russian agents

For the first time, DHS has offered more detailed and unclassified information about electrical grid attacks carried out by Russian hackers and the dangers to U.S. infrastructure.

Brace for PowerGhost cryptominer, warns Kaspersky Lab

Corporate networks are the target of a new illicit cryptocurrency mining malware that is difficult to detect and eradicate, security researchers warn

Vendors race to adopt Google Contact Center AI

Google has entered the contact center market with the release of an AI platform supporting virtual agents and call analytics. Leading vendors, including Cisco and Genesys, were quick to adopt Google Contact Center AI.

Avi load balancer gets tighter with Cisco products

The Avi load balancer is more tightly integrated with Cisco ACI in the latest Avi Vantage Platform upgrade. Vantage 18.1 also sends more data to Cisco AppDynamics and Tetration.

Ponemon: Mega breaches, data breach costs on the rise

The Ponemon Institute's '2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study' details a rise in data breaches with a look at mega breaches and why U.S. companies experience the greatest loss.

OpenText-Salesforce integration gaining momentum

An Australian life insurance company, given an opportunity to start anew with IT, chooses Salesforce as interface to deep OpenText content repository.

UK relegated to fourth place in UN e–government survey

The UK has dropped from first to fourth in the United Nations’ ranking on e-governments across the world, falling behind Denmark, Australia and South Korea

IT meltdown pushes TSB into loss

Bank is feeling the effects of its recent IT problems, reporting a loss of more than £100m for the first six months of 2018

Fileless malware a growing trend, warns McAfee

Cyber attackers are increasingly moving away from traditional malware to using trusted Windows executables to invade systems and breach corporate networks, say security researchers

BT bounces back in strong first quarter

After a run of bad news, there were some bright spots in BT’s first quarter financial results

Senator wants government to stop Adobe Flash use

Senator Ron Wyden wrote a letter to multiple government agencies advocating that the entire U.S. government stop Adobe Flash use on all systems due to security risks.

BigQuery ML moves machine learning into Google BigQuery

Google is enabling BigQuery users to build SQL-based machine learning models inside the cloud data warehouse via a BigQuery ML technology now out in beta.

Skype for Business 2019 nudges users to cloud

Skype for Business 2019, released in preview this week, will extend support for on-premises unified communications deployments through at least 2023.

Post-quantum security on Airbus’s radar

With quantum computing on the horizon, multinational aerospace and defence firm Airbus is among those organisations that are looking at evolving their cryptography capabilities to stay ahead of technology

CEO outlines Data Dynamics StorageX trends, future features

Data Dynamics' CEO discusses upcoming StorageX software capabilities designed to help customers find, analyze, move and manage unstructured data in a hybrid cloud environment.

Google Cloud Build puts GCP spin on cloud CI/CD

Enterprise DevOps shops have yet another cloud CI/CD choice, as well as additional options for managed Kubernetes, function as a service and service mesh.

Atlassian-Slack deal marks end of HipChat, Stride

Slack, which is facing more aggressive competition from Microsoft, bought Atlassian HipChat and Stride. The Atlassian-Slack deal marks the start of a strategic partnership.

Windstream SD-WAN gets help connecting to the cloud

Windstream has introduced technology for connecting the Windstream SD-WAN to public clouds. SD-WAN Cloud Connect will support AWS and Microsoft Azure starting next month.

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