TechTarget News - Week of Sep 02, 2018

Majority of UK firms not insured for data breaches

Many UK firms are not insured against information security breaches and data loss, and would have to spend £1m on average to recover from a breach, a report reveals

TSB CEO out after months of IT problems

TSB’s CEO, Paul Pester, is stepping down after the bank and its customers were beset by another round of IT problems

UK and allies call for backdoors in encryption products

The Five Eyes intelligence alliance is calling on tech firms to include backdoors in their encrypted products to give access to law enforcement authorities or face various measures

Tomlin in at Dell to run UK channel

The distribution veteran has been given the chance to make an impact at the vendor replacing Sarah Shields after she moved to a European role

Element AI teams up with AI Singapore

The Canadian upstart is co-developing AI applications for local industries as part of its efforts to build new research capabilities via local talent pools

Graph processing gives credit analysis firms an edge

A graph database startup's parallel loading, processing and querying combine to deliver real-time data for fintech firms that offer fast credit evaluations online.

DDN to make enterprise push with Tintri’s VM-aware storage

DDN set to add Tintri’s portfolio of all-flash and hybrid flash arrays to its product offering following the purchase of the VM-aware storage pioneer after it filed for bankruptcy in June

Pivot3 storage moves toward composable capabilities

CEO Ron Nash said Pivot3 and NexGen Storage are integrated as a single code base. NexGen gives Pivot3 automated QoS and dynamic provisioning for multi-cloud enterprises.

Tibco to tackle blockchain challenges

Integration and analytics software supplier Tibco has formed a new lab to tackle the challenges of implementing blockchain and other emerging technologies

People top target for cyber attackers, report confirms

As security controls have improved, cyber attackers are increasingly focusing their efforts on people within organisations as a way into corporate IT systems, a report confirms

How Ocado has disrupted its own model

At the Disruption Summit in London, Ocado’s head of technology explained how the firm built a technology-based model for efficient grocery delivery and how it has been disrupting that ever since

VMware extends its hybrid cloud platform to the edge

VMware pulled back the curtain on some next-generation software that promises to bring the capabilities of its VMware Cloud on AWS to on-premises data centers.

Nordic states collaborate in Arctic IT projects

Nordic countries are working together to introduce advanced communications networks in the most isolated Northerly regions

5G services to headline Mobile World Congress Americas 2018

In a roundup of industry insights, 5G services will be a hot topic at Mobile World Congress, VMware embraces multi-cloud and cybersecurity platforms require key features.

Health minister launches code of conduct for health tech data

The code of conduct – focused around data-driven tech such as AI – aims to deepen trust between researchers, innovators, patients and clinicians, according to health minister James O’Shaughnessy

The fintech startups to watch in the UK

Tech Nation’s choice of fintech companies to back reflects the changes expected to hit financial services IT

Tibco plugs streaming data gap in Spotfire

New streaming data analytics capability in Tibco Spotfire X is expected to be well-received by enterprises in competitive markets across Asia-Pacific

Wavenet adds UC muscle with Solar Communications buy

As the last days of summer come to an end there has still been time for Wavenet to add to what has been a long list of deals struck over the last few weeks

Chrome 69 security improvements welcomed

The cyber security community has welcomed the improvements in the latest version of the Chrome browser, especially when it comes to generating strong, unique passwords

Health secretary Matt Hancock to boost NHS IT with £200m fund

Matt Hancock will announce a £200m fund for further digital centres of excellence and plans to pilot the NHS app across England, but shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth calls the plans a “pipe dream”

Rackspace ramping up channel business

The cloud player has been looking to ramp up its channel over the course of this year and those efforts are continuing

VMworld pushes vSAN HCI to cloud, edge

Private beta for next vSAN version includes built-in snapshots, NFS file services and cloud-native storage, as well as improved cluster management for the HCI software.

How HR can help with a digital divide in the U.S.

It's time to put the 'human' back in human resources, said Hollywood Casino's vice president of HR, Robin Schooling, who explains why employees without tech access need extra help.

Samsung adds Z-NAND data center SSD

Samsung's new lineup of data center SSDs designed for channel sales to SMBs includes high-performance Z-NAND add-in card, U.2 and M.2 NVMe PCIe models and 2.5-inch SATA drives.

LogMeIn enhances GoToWebinar with analytics, on-demand viewer

LogMeIn has added interactive analytics and a video editor to GoToWebinar. The vendor also made available to all users a new website for publishing on-demand videos.

HubSpot enterprise edition unveiled

In addition to releasing enterprise-level systems, HubSpot unveiled a CMS tool for companies to build and customize websites, and a video tool to help create content.

BA praised for swift GDPR-aligned action on data breach

British Airways has been praised for its swift response to a customer data breach, which could be the first test case under the EU’s GDPR and new UK GDPR-aligned data protection laws

Ransomware down, but not out, report reveals

Cryptojacking has taken over from ransomware as the top money spinner for cyber criminals, but the threat is not over and spam is also seeing a resurgence as an attack method, a report reveals

Facebook to build its first Asian datacentre in Singapore

The high-rise facility will be the first of its kind to incorporate Facebook’s datacentre cooling system, cementing Singapore’s position as a datacentre hub

North Korean programmer charged for WannaCry attacks

The US has charged a member of a group of North Korean hackers linked to the WannaCry, Sony Pictures and other cyber attacks around the world

Azure outage spotlights cloud infrastructure choices

One difference in Microsoft's cloud infrastructure design may have contributed to the extended outage this week in an Azure region that hit a large number of customers.

Misconfigured Tor sites leave public IP addresses exposed

The anonymity of Tor is once again under scrutiny, as a researcher finds misconfigured Tor sites can expose the public IP address connected to a dark web site.

Senior civil servants address TechUK smarter state theme

Senior government officials spoke at a TechUK “smarter state” event, revealing ambitious AI policy alongside a “back to basics” drive to get data right

Why AI should assist humans, not replace them

At the 2018 Disruption Summit in London, BT’s lead of customer insight and futures said artificially intelligent systems should be there to assist humans, not get rid of them

Meraki Go offers channel new small-business Wi-Fi market

Cisco Meraki's small-business Wi-Fi offering, Meraki Go, opens opportunities for channel partners among a new set of customers; other news from the week.

Kabbage: Line-of-credit product can boost channel margins

Kabbage financing is now available as a product that channel partners can offer their small-business customers, which can use the Kabbage line of credit for any product or service.

Lazarus Group hacker charged in WannaCry, Sony attacks

The Department of Justice charged one Lazarus Group hacker, Park Jin Hyok, for his role in the WannaCry attack, Sony hack, SWIFT banking theft and more.

Juniper-Ericsson partnership aimed at 5G market

Juniper Networks has partnered with Ericsson to sell 5G gear and software to carriers. The Juniper-Ericsson alliance arrives as Cisco's partnership with Ericsson weakens.

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