TechTarget News - Week of Oct 14, 2018

Apple challenges Australia’s proposed decryption law

Tech giant Apple argued that the lack of judicial oversight could reduce customer trust and security, among other reservations over Australia’s draft decryption legislation

IoT firms sign up to UK security code of practice

Internet of things technology firms have begun signing up to a UK code of practice to strengthen the security of internet-connected devices. The code is expected to form the basis of an international standard

Big expectations, huge presence: Gitex 2018 opens

Artificial intelligence, blockchain, 5G, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality are all in the spotlight at Gitex Technology Week 2018 in Dubai

Cost of WannaCry attack to NHS set at £92m

Department for Health and Social Care estimates the immediate cost of the May 2017 WannaCry attack on the NHS was £92m, and says it will have spent about £275m on improvements to its cyber security infrastructure by the end of 2021

Good data governance is good business

Organisations are failing to understand the importance of getting their data relationship with customers right and seeing the business opportunities that it enables, an industry analyst warns

Exertis plugs Hoover into electricals operation

Plans to grow its position in the small domestic appliance market have been given a boost with the signing of household name Hoover

Open source tool simplifies Kubernetes on AWS

AWS added an open source tool to manage infrastructure directly through Kubernetes. But the software is targeted at AWS assets, so don't expect it to help with portability.

IBM hopes Domino version 10 gives the platform new life

IBM looks to improve its position in the collaboration software market with a buffed-up version of its venerable Domino platform that supports mobile applications.

Commvault Activate package turns insight into action

Commvault's Activate, consisting of data analysis tools announced earlier this year, now allows users to learn about their unstructured data and effectively take action with it.

Hitachi storage technologies underpin AI and cloud plans

Hitachi Vantara is making several pivots from the storage vendor previously known as Hitachi Data Systems. But has it gone too far from its core storage technology?

Hortonworks CTO weighs in on Cloudera merger

Besides marrying technologies from Hortonworks and Cloudera, the two companies could also come up with new product components after their merger is sealed

Zero-trust security model gaining traction

The zero-trust model of security is finally gaining traction as security professionals tap into new tools and executive buy-in to support this approach in an effort to improve security posture and practices

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies, aged 65

Computer programmer who helped propel Microsoft to become one of the world’s largest businesses will be remembered for his generosity

Hammerspace launches with hybrid cloud-era NAS virtualisation

Startup Hammerspace launches from five-year stealth to make NAS files available anywhere, on-prem and in cloud, with technology that splits metadata and payload for lightweight virtualisation

SMB the focus for Lenovo's fresh UK channel boss

Even after a few days it has become clear to Lenovo's UK channel boss that the firm's commitment to working with partners to reach the small business market will remain a priority

News roundup: 3 new blockchain in healthcare use cases

Three companies see the promise of blockchain in healthcare in this week's news roundup. Here's the latest from Change Healthcare, MTBC and Ambrosus.

Public cloud management tools lacking, research finds

Networking experts discuss the challenge of finding robust public cloud management tools, how to improve network resiliency and avoiding network exceptions.

Violin buys ISE, X-IO splits off Axellio

Two storage companies on the comeback trail make moves -- Violin Systems buys X-IO's ISE platform, and X-IO rebrands as Axellio. Both have been in transition over the past few years.

Chef InSpec 3.0 horns in on Terraform territory

Chef InSpec 3.0 can scan Terraform infrastructure-as-code files for security and compliance gaps, which knocked HashiCorp Sentinel off the evaluation list at Chef customer Pacific Life.

Nordic CTO interview: Anders Johanson, Husqvarna

Husqvarna is on a journey to transform itself into a product and services company by using the latest digital technology and Anders Johnson is a driving force behind it

Hancock sets out NHS tech vision

Government will mandate national open standards for the NHS and tech suppliers, build a health and caretech ecosystem and give local NHS organisations more flexibility in how and what tech they buy

Nationwide sees ups, downs with self-service Tableau tools

Tableau provides users at insurer Nationwide with a versatile, self-service analytics platform. But the IT team faces some challenges with the self-service software.

Arista CloudVision gets campus Wi-Fi management

Arista will have to do more than wrap its Mojo Wi-Fi infrastructure into the Arista CloudVision management console to catch Cisco and HPE Aruba in campus networking.

Microsoft and corporate activism

Microsoft's chief legal officer talks corporate activism; Legendary Entertainment offers its take on 'Moneyball' for movies: The Data Mill reports from HUBweek.

'Sealed cloud' promises better data security

TÜV SÜD’s Singapore Sealed Cloud does not grant administrators access to data, reducing the possibility of hackers breaking into databases using compromised administrator credentials

No new funding for Hancock’s NHS tech vision

Getting the technology plan right is more about standards than money, says health and social care secretary Matt Hancock, as he explains why NHS organisations won’t be given additional funding to deliver on his vision

Home Office ‘seriously’ considered ESN shutdown

New disclosures from those responsible for the troubled Emergency Services Network project have revealed that, contrary to previous denials, the Home Office came close to pulling the plug earlier this year

Middle East gears up for 5G

The race for 5G is well and truly under way, and the UAE and Saudi Arabia are well positioned to be among the first countries in the world to deliver the benefits of this new telecoms protocol

Internet of things challenges in storage and data

The internet of things (IoT) brings challenges, with a host of new edge devices and data. We look at edge and core processing, compliance and information lifecycle management in IoT

New libSSH vulnerability gives root access to servers

A 4-year-old libSSH vulnerability can allow attackers to easily log in to servers with full administrative control, but it is still unclear exactly how many devices are at risk.

Outsourcing market suffering Brexit impact

Deals in the UK have been smaller than elsewhere in EMEA as customers look to trim back spending ahead of uncertain economic times

SAP Q3 2018: Cloud revenue up 39%

SAP’s Q3 2018 results show cloud revenue now at 22% of total and indicate momentum. S/4 Hana customers number 9,500

Twilio buys SendGrid for email APIs

Twilio will acquire SendGrid, a maker of cloud-based email APIs. The deal follows email-focused acquisitions by Slack and Workplace by Facebook.

Jira update flexes cloud collaboration features

Atlassian's Jira rework adds collaborative UI updates on the front end and ports Jira Software Cloud to AWS-based microservices on the back end.

Veritas appliances help Flex NetBackup muscle

More than two years after escaping Symantec, Veritas fights off data protection newcomers by packaging NetBackup with an expanding appliance portfolio.

Learn lessons from attacks, says McAfee investigations chief

Organisations should use every cyber attack as an opportunity to learn, identify weaknesses and improve security posture, according to McAfee’s head of cyber investigations

Postal delivery robots trialled in Norway

The Norwegian postal service is testing out the value and viability of robots delivering mail to homes and businesses

McAfee combining threat intel with AI

Simulations show that threat intelligence and artificial intelligence is a powerful combination, according to McAfee’s technology head

Education needed to spur SD-WAN spending

There are predictions that the market for SD-WAN is going to be worth billions but to get that spending partners will have to explain the benefits to customers

Interoperability could help 8x8 Team Messaging stand out

8x8 has added a team messaging app to its cloud-based unified communications and contact center suites, joining a growing list of vendors in a market kick-started by Slack.

Facebook hack the work of spammers, not foreign adversary

News roundup: The Facebook hack was the work of spammers, according to The Wall Street Journal. Plus, 35 million voter records are for sale on the dark web, and more.

Comcast gigabit service ready in 39 states

Comcast gigabit cable is now available to 58 million homes and businesses in 39 states. Comcast completed the rollout as AT&T and Verizon start launching 5G internet services.

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