TechTarget News - Week of Sep 30, 2018

Openreach completes largest Tupe transfer in history

More than 30,000 BT employees have transferred across to the quasi-independent Openreach, completing what is thought to be the largest one-off Tupe transfer in history

Keeping Commvault on its toes in ASEAN

Backup and data protection software supplier is going after mid-sized companies and renewing its focus on partners to make deeper inroads in Southeast Asia

Facebook could face up to $1.6bn fine for data breach

Facebook is under increased pressure to demonstrate that users’ personal data is protected as it faces a potential fine of more than a billion dollars for a data breach affecting millions of users

Tesco Bank gets first cyber-related FCA fine

UK’s financial watchdog issues its first cyber-related fine to Tesco Bank in connection with a multimillion-pound cyber fraud in 2016

Two autonomous vehicle projects funded in government contest

The National Infrastructure Commission’s Roads for the Future contest has awarded a £50,000 prize fund to two projects exploring how to make the UK’s roads ready for connected and autonomous vehicles

UK firms’ password security score ‘average’

While businesses are making strides in strengthening password security, there is more work to be done, with the UK password score lagging behind the frontrunners, a survey shows

Police Scotland sets out 10-year digital plan

Scottish Police Authority has approved Police Scotland’s 10-year digital transformation plan, which aims to bring the country’s police forces into the 21st century and requires £244m in capital funding and £54m in reform funding

IBM pushes automation, NLP in Cognos Analytics 11.1 update

Cognos Analytics' new features include an AI assistant that responds in natural language, predictive analytics capabilities and tools for better data storytelling.

Singapore government makes bold cloud move

Most government IT systems will be migrated to commercial cloud services within five years, while a private government cloud will host more sensitive workloads

Kaseya CEO reveals 2019 IPO plans

MSP platform vendor Kaseya talks IPO, acquisitions and developing home-grown products

MSPs: Security a must-have

Managed service providers are at threat from losing customers, and even the threat of legal action, if they fail to offer security

Full-fibre broadband penetration reaches 5%

The number of UK properties able to access a full-fibre broadband connection has hit a small but significant milestone, according to Ofcom

Industry backs Norway’s AI powerhouse project

Industry and academia in Norway are working together to boost the country’s artificial intelligence capabilities

Kaseya cloud backup expands with Spanning acquisition

Kaseya's cloud backup capabilities now extend to Office 365, Salesforce and G Suite, thanks to the acquisition of cloud-to-cloud backup specialist Spanning Cloud Apps.

Filling the blockchain chasm

Blockchain as a term is becoming common language, but there is a long way to go before it will mean anything to the performance of most organisations

HPE StoreOnce backup adds capacity, protection capabilities

Hewlett Packard Enterprise spruces up StoreOnce secondary storage with federated management of up to 100 appliances. HPE also deepened the StoreOnce integration with Commvault.

AHIMA Convention 2018 highlights EHR innovations

Health information professionals shared visions of more effective EHR systems at the 2018 AHIMA Convention, including how to better identify LGBTQ patients in EHRs.

Facebook GDPR fate uncertain following data breach

Facebook's GDPR consequences are still up in the air following a data breach, as Irish regulators are waiting on more information before determining if the social network will face a fine.

Rise in data-stealing Betabot malware

Researchers are warning about an increase in Betabot malware after detecting multiple infections in recent weeks, underlining the importance of software patching

AI full of possibilities with the right tools and understanding

Artificial intelligence has the potential to assist in the analysis of data in a range of topics, but businesses need to understand its limitations and have the right tools to get the most benefit, says a Swiss entrepreneur

Blind faith in AI risks flawed decisions

AI is the new snake oil. Mathematician and TV presenter, Hanna Fry believes humans should be cautious when using algorithms in critical decision making

Finding internal data science talent: The right stuff

Fierce competition for data science talent means that CIOs need to look internally for the requisite skills. On the list: curiosity, domain expertise, emotional intelligence.

CensorNet makes return to distribution

Security player decides the time is right to return to a two-tier model in the UK channel space

Violin launches XVS8 flagship high-performance flash array

Reborn Violin Systems launches flash boxes that can scale to petabytes and are aimed at transactional, analytics and virtualisation use cases, with NVMe upgrades expected

Users at Workday Rising learn of HR modeling plans

The Adaptive Insights acquisition gives Workday the ability to combine HR and financial data into one model. The integration may require outside assistance now, but will improve in time.

Violin Systems AFA lineup adds XVS8 power hitter

Violin, an 'emerging company that's been around a while,' adds new all-flash system that will support NVMe over Fabrics next year and promises extreme performance.

APAC SMEs still hanging on to older PCs

A majority of small and medium-sized business in Asia-Pacific are still using PCs older than four years out of cost and application compatibility concerns

UK and allies accuse Russia of cyber attack campaign

The UK National Cyber Security Centre has identified a campaign by the Russian military intelligence service of “indiscriminate and reckless” cyber attacks

Desmond calls time at Exclusive Networks

It’s all change at Exclusive Networks as Barrie Desmond reveals plans to step down at the end of the year

Apps are gateway to business data for cyber attackers

Application security is becoming increasingly important because apps are often the main way cyber attackers are getting into corporate networks, a threat researcher warns

Security Serious Unsung Heroes announced

Awards celebrate the people of the cyber security industry on the front lines of organisations battling cyber threats

Lessons learned from the Facebook security breach

As details about the Facebook data breach continue to emerge, experts sound off on what companies can do to secure what has become a prime target for hackers: user account data.

North Korean cybertheft of $100-plus million attributed to APT38

Security researchers tracked an aggressive cybertheft campaign -- attributed to North Korean APT38 -- in which threat actors attempted to steal more than $1 billion and destroy all evidence along the way.

EE switches on 5G test network at Canary Wharf

MNO explores high-capacity zone testing for its 5G network roll-out, with the first phase expected to target hotspots such as London’s Canary Wharf

PRM a tool to identify next gen partners

Gut feelings might have helped channel managers make decisions in the past but technology should make it easier and more precise

Hortonworks Cloudera merger proposal stirs market pot

The proposed merger between Hadoop distributors Cloudera and Hortonworks stings MapR, and elicits analyst comment pointing up the threat from cloud players AWS, Google, and Microsoft

AT&T blockchain effort includes IBM, Microsoft

AT&T has linked its IoT services to the blockchain offerings of IBM and Microsoft. The AT&T blockchain effort is aimed at retailers, manufacturers and healthcare organizations.

Jenkins Configuration as Code eases dev and admin woes

Version 1.0 of a CloudBees plug-in aims to help developers and administrators advance CI/CD while saving time and effort with Jenkins configuration tasks.

Automated root cause analysis moves into the mainstream

DevOps monitoring tools that offer automated root cause analysis are now in production within mainstream enterprises. When it comes to their ease of use, however, there is still room to improve.

Compromised Supermicro chips reportedly infiltrated US

News roundup: A Bloomberg report claimed China infiltrated U.S. companies and government agencies through tiny Supermicro chips on motherboards. Plus, a new Telegram flaw and more.

Embedded communications have business embracing CPaaS

In the UC blog world, analysts discuss how businesses are embracing CPaaS for embedded communications, why SD-WAN and MPLS make a strong team, and why Cisco is losing focus on collaboration software.

SAP Cloud Platform ABAP reflects openness theme at SAP TechEd

Openness and the cloud were the main themes presented at SAP TechEd 2018. While customers liked the message, they may not be ready to put the technologies into real applications.

Symphony messaging app gets DLP, Microsoft integration

The Symphony messaging app now has native data loss prevention and integrates with Microsoft Office. The startup is looking to expand beyond its base in the financial sector.

Nyansa Voyance gets user collaboration feature

Nyansa Voyance has a new feature that lets companies request the contact information of other users of the Wi-Fi performance monitoring software.

GRU indictment accuses 7 Russians in global cyberattacks

The U.S., U.K. and other allies accused seven Russian military officers in cybercrimes around the world, and the GRU indictment from the U.S. formally pressed charges.

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