TechTarget News - Week of Dec 09, 2018

Councils awarded funding for digital innovation projects

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government digital innovation fund awarded to a range of projects, including chatbots, artificial intelligence and town planning transformation

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Banish thoughts of a Christmas slowdown in the recruitment world with plenty going on over the last week in the channel

Formula E technology driven by data analytics and AI

Formula E racing team EVR hopes to drive wins and innovation with a new partnership with Genpact, a professional services firm that offers an AI and analytics platform.

Vodafone’s 4G network goes underground

Operator will roll out small 4G and 5G-ready antenna to boost network coverage over short distances in areas of dense usage, using manhole covers, among other things

6 HR vendors make Glassdoor's Best Places to Work

HR tech vendors make tools designed to improve a company's employee experience. So, it makes sense that a handful should appear on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list, right?

Microsoft Azure storage team wants simpler flash devices

Microsoft's Project Denali proposes industry specifications to spur NVMe storage device innovation for Azure and other cloud providers. Will storage vendors cooperate?

Azure database updates court on-premises installed base

Microsoft hopes a series of features, deployment options and price changes can convince more customers to migrate their database workloads to Azure and not to rival clouds.

Large disparity in NHS cyber skills and training spend

Despite government pledges to up cyber security spending across the NHS, there are still huge disparities in cyber security skills and spending on cyber security training, FoI requests reveal

Mac malware makes debut in top 10 list

Mac malware appears in the WatchGuard top 10 malware list for first time, and 6.8% of major websites still use an insecure SSL protocol, according to the firm’s latest internet security report

MillerCoors ERP lawsuit begins harshly, ends softly

MillerCoors and IT services firm HCL have reached an 'amicable' agreement regarding the brewer's $100 million ERP implementation lawsuit over an SAP project.

VMware service mesh aims to help DevOps with microservices

VMware has introduced the NSX Service Mesh. Based on the Istio platform, the VMware service mesh manages traffic between microservices and enforces access policies.

DWP completes Universal Credit roll-out

The Department for Work and Pensions concludes the deployment of Universal Credit across the UK, meaning the full digital service is now available nationwide

Server market enjoys strong Q3

The last quarter saw the server market deliver high revenues and shipment growth as customers refreshed old kit

New IBM AI reference architecture uses Nvidia supercomputers

IBM introduces new AI reference architecture that channel partners will build with Nvidia supercomputers, the IBM Spectrum Scale parallel file system and IBM flash storage.

Online store launched for Avaya cloud products

Organizations can now buy multi-tenant Avaya cloud products through a self-service website targeted at small and midsize businesses.

Amarillo hyper-converges IT with Dell EMC VxRail appliances

Hyper-convergence cut costs, streamlined operations and set up Amarillo to use the cloud for storage tiers, while shifting resources away from managing infrastructure.

Microsoft doubles down on Kubernetes with Azure Monitor, AKS

Microsoft's new monitoring tools for AKS and its decision to sunset Azure Container Service trumpet the rise of Kubernetes as the de facto choice for container orchestration.

Most UK retailers plan to up cyber security

The majority of UK retailers are planning to increase cyber security measures during the Christmas season, a survey reveals

Acquisitions fuel Claranet revenue growth

The managed hosted player has reported decent improvements in revenue thanks in part to the acquisitions it made over the course of its last fiscal year

Social engineering at the heart of critical infrastructure attack

Social engineering is the core technique used in a series of cyber attacks targeting government, defence, nuclear, energy and financial organisations around the world, which means people are key to defence

Whatever happens with Brexit GDPR will continue

Guidance to SMEs from the ICO has stressed that after we leave the EU the need to keep an eye on data regulations will continue

Kubernetes 1.13 stabilizes storage, but Windows GA delayed

IT pros with Kubernetes in production welcomed stable releases of cluster install and container storage utilities in version 1.13, but they'll have to wait for some key features.

Enterprise SREs guide devs through Kubernetes in production

Behind most enterprise developers that own and operate the services they create stands a platform engineering team that's teed up Kubernetes in its most manageable form.

Businesses can now rent Avaya phones

Businesses looking to reduce large one-time capital expenditures can now rent Avaya phones for a monthly fee.

Project Zero finds Logitech Options app critically flawed

Tavis Ormandy of Google's Project Zero discovered a serious authentication vulnerability in Logitech's Options application, but the peripheral device maker has yet to address the flaw.

Cumulus Linux, NetQ available for Lenovo RackSwitch

The combination of Lenovo RackSwitch models with Cumulus Linux and NetQ monitoring software is aimed at companies that prefer open networking in the data center.

Australia passes controversial encryption law

Arguments continue over law that requires companies to work with government agencies to ensure that encrypted communications can be read if a crime is suspected

Iranian cyber espionage highlights human element

State-backed hackers in Iran have reportedly upped efforts to compromise US officials’ email accounts using phishing scams

Paris latest city to join Tech Global Advocates

The city of Paris is the latest to join the Tech Global Advocates network, offering a life raft to fintechs in the UK that want to retain customers across Europe

UK named sixth-biggest consumer of cloud services in EU

European statistics agency’s survey into the cloud usage habits of EU member states reveals the UK to be among the continent’s biggest consumers of off-premise services

Knative project stokes interest in event-driven IT ops

The Knative project is nascent, but Kubernetes users said they believe it could facilitate the next generation of IT infrastructure management.

New tool offers Cisco resellers digital transformation help

Cisco Digital Navigator, a digital transformation methodology, aims to help Cisco resellers build digital businesses and facilitate partnering with digital solutions integrators.

Lifesize Icon 700 series delivers 4K video conferencing

Lifesize has overhauled its cloud infrastructure to support 4K video conferencing with use of the new Icon 700 series room system.

2 takeaways from Pagosa Springs Medical Center HIPAA settlement

A Colorado hospital has agreed to pay the OCR $111,400 after a former employee allegedly continued to have access to a web-based scheduling calendar and patient protected health information.

Initial RSA Conference 2019 keynote lineup released

RSA Conference 2019's diversity and inclusion initiative appears to be paying off, as the initial keynote speaker lineup has equal representation for men and women speakers.

Elastifile adds cloud file storage service on Google

Elastifile's new managed Cloud File Service on the Google Cloud Platform is designed to give customers NAS storage with a self-service, software-as-a-service-type experience.

Facebook API bug exposed photos of 6.8 million users

GDPR regulators are already investigating a new Facebook API bug the social media giant announced Friday that might have exposed photos belonging to up to 6.8 million users.

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