TechTarget News - Week of Nov 18, 2018

Top IT predictions in APAC in 2019

Edge computing, data management and microservices will play a bigger role in the Asia-Pacific region in 2019 as enterprises reshape their technology architectures to become ‘digitally determined’ organisations

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another busy few days in the channel with movement across all levels as firms get some fresh talent in while there is still some time to make a dent in Q4

Government lacks cyber resilience leadership, according to MPs

The government lacks political leadership and urgency in dealing with cyber threats, according to Joint Committee on National Security Strategy, calling for a minister in charge of delivering cyber resilience

CDO interview: Aidan Millar, DNB

Norwegian bank hires chief data officer to lead its data-driven transformation

Zendesk CRM moves beyond customer service into CX

Zendesk moves on from focusing solely on customer service by adding analytics, sales force automation and CRM capabilities, while also providing third-party integrations on AWS.

Virtual machine replication simplifies healthcare firm's DR

Because disaster recovery planning and testing were too complicated, a health provider turned to Zerto virtual replication to speed up the process without increasing costs.

Druva CloudRanger launches automated disaster recovery

Druva automates its disaster recovery for AWS workloads through its recent addition of CloudRanger. Updates to the product also include compliance-specific features.

In-vehicle mobile data storage is Quantum's next target

Quantum Mobile Storage is designed to capture vehicle data from self-driving cars and easily offload it to a Quantum StorNext appliance. It's built to handle harsh, mobile environments.

How Singapore Airlines is flying the digital skies

Top Asian carrier Singapore Airlines has been building a digital foundation to fend off potential disruption, but it is not just the IT team that is leading the charge

RingCentral lands shots in cloud battle

RingCentral CEO declares on-premise UC technology “dead” with customers forcing partners’ hands on cloud

Police challenged over refusal to disclose files on WikiLeaks staff

Lawyers will challenge the Metropolitan Police Service today to confirm or deny whether it holds correspondence with US law enforcement about three WikiLeaks staff – including two UK citizens – in a freedom of information tribunal

Microsoft acquisition of FSLogix to help push cloud desktops

FSLogix can help Microsoft solve problems that have plagued the integration of Office 365 and virtual desktops, and it will immediately benefit the new Windows Virtual Desktop.

TechUK calls on Matt Hancock to fast-track NHS digitisation

The tech industry body’s ‘Manifesto for Matt’ calls on the health secretary to focus on empowering citizens, enabling a world-class workforce and making the UK the number one place for health tech innovation

Finland invests in IT to upgrade electricity network

National electricity transmission grid operator Fingrid’s Datahub system will play key role in retail market’s transition to a centralised information exchange

Cato SD-WAN service targets last-mile management

In networking news, Cato Networks unveils an SD-WAN tool to detect network outages; SolarWinds spotlights DevOps features; and Kaloom gets $10 million.

Why CIOs must start offloading work

Taking on more responsibilities is having a detrimental effect on digital transformation and customer experience initiatives

RSNA 2018 shines light on AI, machine learning

RSNA 2018 doesn't stray far from last year's themes, so conference-goers should expect to be inundated with all the ways that artificial intelligence and machine learning will modernize the medical imaging field.

AI-enabled enterprise starts with education, not tech

Step one for CIOs charged with building an AI-enabled workplace is to keep up with what's happening in the field. Next is to help their IT teams develop the habit.

Oracle faces Talari SD-WAN strengths and weaknesses

With the Talari acquisition, Oracle's communications unit gets SD-WAN technology that improves VoIP reliability. But the Talari SD-WAN also lacks important enterprise features.

Quobyte wins Points for Kubernetes storage

Points International's storage revamp for Kubernetes includes Dell EMC servers running solid-state drives and a distributed file system from startup Quobyte.

AWS adds another backstop for S3 security

An added AWS feature helps users ensure Amazon S3 storage buckets that contain sensitive information are kept from public view and not exposed to potential cybercrimes.

IKEA to focus on digitisation and convenience shopping

Swedish furniture brand IKEA will be cutting jobs and focusing on smaller stores and its digital pipeline in a bid to usher in a new era of business transformation

CAE bosses push forward MBO

The CEO and COO at the channel player have started a fresh chapter in the history of the Cisco gold partner's story

Lords call for HMRC to delay Making Tax Digital for VAT

The government must begin to listen to small businesses and should delay the roll-out of its Making Tax Digital for VAT programme by at least a year, says the Lords Economic Affairs Committee

UK fails to make top eGovernment rankings

UK fails to make it into the top rankings in the European Commission’s eGovernment Benchmark report, which shows that across Europe, two-thirds of public sector services are now available online

O2 and Nokia partner up on 5G-focused Massive MIMO trial in London

Mobile network operator O2 is carrying out an investigative trial involving Massive MIMO technology in Kings Cross and Marble Arch, London to ascertain how best to ready its network for an uptick in 5G-induced data usage

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