TechTarget News - Week of Sep 23, 2018

Alibaba Cloud and Intel team up on IoT

The Joint Edge Computing Platform lets enterprises train AI models at the edge of a network to support real-time decision-making

NHS Digital hires chief information security officer

Robert Coles will lead the health and care sector’s response to cyber attacks and help local organisations meet the government’s cyber security standards

Microsoft Teams app takes aim at vertical markets

Microsoft is adding secure messaging tools for healthcare workers and a schedule management system to the Microsoft Teams app, which is now used by 329,000 organizations worldwide.

Nadella calls for more 'tech intensity'

It's an idea that the channel will have little argument with, that customers need to adopt and build the latest technology

No Deal Brexit could mean additional costs for tech businesses

The government plans to continue to enforce existing intellectual property rights in the event of a No Deal Brexit, according to the latest planning notices, but businesses could face additional costs to access EU and UK markets

Imanis Data 4.0 introduces autonomous backups, NoSQL support

Imanis enables the protection of NoSQL databases with no human intervention through new SmartPolicies, along with automated RPO-based backup and improved ransomware detection.

Microsoft breaks into DaaS with Windows Virtual Desktop

Microsoft jumps onto the desktop-as-a-service bandwagon with its Azure-hosted Windows Virtual Desktop platform, but the service faces tough competition from market leader Amazon Workspaces.

Google Cloud CTO talks Cloud Services Platform hybrid play

Google Cloud CTO Brian Stevens envisions an IT landscape where enterprises can more easily develop and manage apps that span on premises and the cloud. Hint: Kubernetes plays a big role.

Indigo subsea cable lands in Perth

Cable system will utilise new spectrum sharing technology, so each consortium member can take advantage of technology advancements to support growing demand for bandwidth

Mac OS Mojave zero-day warning

The latest version of Apple’s Mac operating system contains a vulnerability that could be exploited by attackers to access protected files, a researcher warns

WannaCry and NotPetya inspiring new attacks

Designs and techniques used in 2017’s global cyber attacks have inspired a new breed of malware that exploits software vulnerabilities, according to a McAfee report

NHS Digital to publish new guidance on data standards

Data could be a huge advantage for the NHS, but data quality and accessibility is still a big challenge, says NHS Digital CEO Sarah Wilkinson as she promises clear guidance on standards and interoperability

PCI DSS compliance falls despite security benefit

Despite the benefits of the payment card industry security standard, there is a concerning downward trend in compliance, a report reveals

Microsoft intros Cortana Skills Kit for app developers

Microsoft has unveiled the Cortana Skills Kit, a platform comprising Azure AI services developers can use to leverage the Cortana voice assistant to improve worker productivity.

Cybersecurity Tech Accord expands with new members, partners

Microsoft announced that, six months after its introduction, the Cybersecurity Tech Accord has nearly doubled its membership and partnered with the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise.

Dell EMC VxRail powers Mercy Ships' floating hospital DCs

Dell EMC hyper-converged appliances float the Mercy Ships IT team's boat. VxRail helps the medical charity consolidate IT technology in its floating hospitals and headquarters.

Hardcoded credentials continue to bedevil Cisco

Cisco hit by yet another new hardcoded credentials flaw, the latest in a long line of such flaws since last year, this time in its video surveillance manager appliance.

Salesforce AI users reveal pros and cons

Salesforce Einstein users shared their experiences with the AI tools, including the challenges of getting the C-suite to buy in.

Nipping DevOps challenges in the bud

A clear focus on helping enterprises overcome hurdles in their DevOps journey has been central to Puppet’s growing footprint in Asia

Fujitsu teams up with UTCs on cyber security training

Fujitsu, University Technical Colleges across England and other private sector partners have joined forces to help address the cyber security skills gap

Dreamforce 18: Benioff calls for ‘inclusive capitalism’

At Dreamforce 2018 in San Francisco, Salesforce founder and co-CEO Marc Benioff argued for what he called “inclusive capitalism” and urged the technology industry to set the highest possible ethical standards

Australia’s ANZ banks on Google Cloud

The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group has signed up for the Google Cloud Platform to help its bankers deliver data insights to institutional customers

Rural business bodies seal new broadband agreement

The Country Land and Business Association and the National Farmers’ Union have reached an agreement with Openreach to put new wayleave arrangements in place for broadband network builds

Hitachi Vantara storage takes turn to NVMe, cloud

Hitachi Vantara updates its products and prepares to lay out a strategy for using its storage for IoT and distributed data management amid the multi-cloud movement.

Windows Admin Center unlocks Server 2019 features

Not just for troubleshooting, Windows Admin Center helps admins unlock the full potential of the latest Windows Server offering.

IT pros see security win with Microsoft Managed Desktop

Microsoft's Managed Desktop service extends physical device management into the cloud era, with managed security updates and a monthly subscription fee.

ICO threatens fines for outstanding fees

The UK’s privacy watchdog has issued warning letters to organisations, including some NHS trusts and government organisations, for failing to pay a new data protection fee

Salesforce Health Cloud roadmap boasts payer tools, CX, AI

Salesforce users in healthcare get tools that bring membership and benefits data and insurance utilization and claims data analysis tools into Health Cloud.

Browser Reaper POC exploit crashes Mozilla Firefox

A security researcher developed a proof-of-concept attack on Firefox, called Browser Reaper, which can crash or freeze the browser. But he gave Mozilla short notice of the flaw.

Nasuni storage adds lower-cost cloud archive service option

Newly packaged Nasuni Cloud File Services offers a low-cost archive option as part of an effort to expand beyond high-end NAS and collaboration into traditional file and archive workloads.

OwnBackup Salesforce tools include archive and blockchain

OwnBackup's fall release includes a new data archiving product, a blockchain-powered compliance component and improved capabilities for its Salesforce protection app.

Microsoft blocks cloud Skype sign-ups for small businesses

Microsoft will soon block new small-business sign-ups for cloud Skype for Business, as the vendor is getting more aggressive in its campaign to transition customers to Microsoft Teams.

X-IO Axellio hitches HCI star to Microsoft, NVMe

X-IO side steps VMware, enters hyper-competitive hyper-converged market with dense NVMe blades packed with Microsoft virtualization and storage software.

Australian teen Apple hacker avoids jail time

“Fan” who broke into Apple’s mainframe from his home in Melbourne has avoided prison because the information he gathered was recovered

Uber fined $148m for data breach cover-up

US court hits Uber with heavy fine which security industry commentators hope will encourage firms to take cyber security more seriously and resist the urge to cover up data breaches

Object storage: On-prem, in the cloud and hybrid

We take a look at the object storage market and products and find offerings made to build public and private clouds that often provide a link between the two

Explosion in fake data-stealing shopping sites

Cyber attackers are ramping up efforts to steal personal data by setting up look-alike domains that pose a phishing risk to online shoppers, researchers warn

Election website security a mess for states and candidates alike

Joshua Franklin has been researching election website security for congressional candidates, and he found a lot of misconfigurations on official pages and other sites meant to confuse voters.

Congressional websites need to work on TLS

Congressional websites may not always have the best security, according to Joshua Franklin. Although, senators may be better at website security than House representatives.

Business is at inflection point for proactive cyber security

The time is ripe for proactive cyber security, but many organisations must first overcome four key obstacles to achieve effective protection, according to a research report

Amazon Aurora Parallel Query blurs database lines

AWS continues to add features to its managed transactional database service. The latest takes advantage of Aurora's scale-out approach to potentially double query speed.

Network growth brings management challenges

As enterprise networks grow, so do the challenges of managing them effectively, says a report compiled by Oracle’s communications unit

Lenovo and Veeam integration teams storage with protection

Thanks to a new integration, Veeam and Lenovo customers can purchase Veeam's data management and protection with Lenovo's software-defined infrastructure or SAN products.

CEO sees Druva backup as cloud management play

Druva strategy includes first helping customers move backup data to the cloud over the short term, then managing it all after it's there a few years down the road.

Small business Wi-Fi market heats up for channel partners

An Adtran offering for service providers, Linksys Cloud Manager and Meraki Go are among the new Wi-Fi options available to partners seeking wireless tech for small businesses.

6 best practices for IT pros when building a chatbot

There's a lot to consider when building a chatbot. Beerud Sheth, co-founder and CEO of Gupshup, broke down six best practices for IT pros at the Global AI Conference in Boston.

Blockchain is no ‘magic wand’ for cyber security

The decentralised nature of blockchain networks may deter some cyber crooks, but ASEAN organisations still need to pay heed to the security of their blockchain infrastructure

Tech Data gearing up for HP TaaS push

The distributor is encouraging SME resellers to get involved with the vendor's Technology as a Service approach

EU sees eIDAS regulation come into full force

A regulation aimed at cutting red tape to enable a digital single market in Europe will soon be in full force, but it could present some challenges to the UK after Brexit

Microsoft Teams migration supported by partner services

Unify Square and AudioCodes introduce call quality monitoring for Microsoft Teams, while Crestron and Yealink launch audio and video devices for Teams meetings.

Slack acquires Astro for email AI interoperability

In UC news, Slack acquires AI-powered email platform Astro, while CounterPath launches a team collaboration platform for SMBs.

Alphabet's Chronicle launches VirusTotal Enterprise

VirusTotal has a new look, thanks to Alphabet's Chronicle, including new enterprise features for faster malware searches, as well as the ability to keep submitted data private.

CloudBees sets a path to Cloud Native Jenkins

CloudBees advanced its core CI/CD platform to broaden developers' options to create apps and access additional services in the cloud.

UN exposes sensitive data on public Trello boards

News roundup: The U.N. accidentally exposed credentials on public Trello boards. Plus, Uber is set to pay $148 million settlement following its 2016 data breach cover-up, and more.

Microsoft doubles down on Office 365 AI capabilities

Microsoft confirmed its strategic commitment to Office 365, delivering an improved version that includes new AI and machine learning features.

Continuum Navigate 2018: Traditional MSPs will be obsolete

Cybersecurity trends dominated Continuum Navigate 2018, with the CEO of the IT management software vendor urging MSPs to pivot into managed security services.

Facebook breach affected nearly 50 million accounts

Nearly 50 million accounts were affected in a Facebook breach, but it is still unclear what data attackers may have obtained and who might have been behind the breach.

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