TechTarget News - Week of Dec 16, 2018

Spectrami aiming to fill VAD gap

The relatively fresh player to the UK market is aiming to provide some of the value added services that it believes larger rivals are missing

A recap of notable 2018 networking trends and news

Before the final days of 2018 fade into history like so last-generation 4G, spend some time reviewing the news and trends that graced the networking industry this year.

Top 10 ASEAN stories of 2018

Organisations across Southeast Asia have been doubling down on efforts to take the lead in digital transformation initiatives

Broadband coverage improved through 2018, says Ofcom

Ofcom’s annual Connected Nations report reveals that the number of people who cannot receive a 10Mbps broadband connection has halved

Mobile security needs a rethink for the 5G era

A report released through the government’s 5G Testbeds and Trials programme has recommended the UK rethink its mobile security strategy

Defra unveils green government tech vision

Printing reams of paper and travelling to meetings are among the areas targeted in the new, green ICT makeover

Disaster recovery to cloud popular in 2018

As data continued to grow in 2018, more and more businesses turned to a cloud disaster recovery strategy to take some of the burden off their data centers.

NVMe flash storage is coming to an enterprise near you

Hyperscale data centers are the early adopters of non-volatile memory express flash, as vendors lay out plans to further flash devices and NVMe fabrics in coming years.

IT industry trends home in on containers, AIOps and CI/CD

IT ops pros should be on the lookout for enterprise-wide production container deployments, real-world AIOps usage and new approaches to CI/CD in 2019.

Datawatch Swarm on path to combine data prep, analytics

Datawatch plans to add analytics and data visualization tools to its Swarm data preparation platform, starting with integration capabilities in a Swarm 2.2 release.

Top 10 Benelux IT stories of 2018

From cyber security planning to smart city initiatives, here is a selection of articles about IT developments in the Benelux countries

Top 10 broadband stories of 2018

The networking industry swung firmly behind full-fibre broadband in 2018, with encouraging signs that the gold-standard of broadband service delivery technology is at long last taking off in the UK

Veritas stressing its channel benefits

Data management player keen to bring the channel up to speed on both its technology and the benefits of joining its partner ecosystem

Azure Scheduler retirement sends IT shops to Logic Apps

Microsoft's retirement of Azure Scheduler next year will mean more manual labor for users of the job scheduler. But the extra sweat will come with some benefits.

Microsoft Teams room system ecosystem expands

Polycom and HP have partnered to release a Microsoft Teams room system. Meanwhile, Microsoft has announced it will bundle the licensing for conference room products into a single bill.

Top 10 Australia IT stories of 2018

Australia continues to cement its position as a leader in mastering and deploying advanced information and communications technology across a large segment of its economy

2018 review: The main channel themes

With the last days of December drawing near it's time to look back at the year that has passed before we do it all over again in 2019

Twitter bugs expose user data and direct messages

Two Twitter bugs led to questions about the platform's user privacy and security, while the company said one of the bugs opened the door to possible state-sponsored attacks.

2018 tech events: The year in photos

Did you hit the road in 2018 to learn about IT trends? We did. This photo roundup takes a look back at some of the notable moments from SearchCIO's tech event coverage.

Virtual Instruments WorkloadWisdom adds NVMe-oF support

Virtual Instruments product update adds support for NVMe over Fibre Channel workload modeling and improves testing capabilities in large-scale environments.

Cisco collaboration group loses another top executive

Tom Puorro left the Cisco collaboration group this week to become an executive vice president at Plantronics. He is the latest in a series of top executives to leave the unit in recent months.

Carbonite backup integrates with Iron Cloud

An expanded strategic partnership will bring Carbonite data protection products to Iron Cloud customers. Both vendors are confident the move will prove mutually beneficial.

GCP addition targets cloud data access, privacy fears

Google Cloud Platform's Access Approval feature lets customers use more of the data access controls they have in their on-premises infrastructure.

Less than a quarter of AI professionals are women

A report from the World Economic Forum has found there is a significant gender gap in artificial intelligence, and global gender parity will take 108 years to achieve

Top 10 startup stories of 2018

From public sector collaboration to innovating for social good, here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 tech startup stories of 2018

Employee engagement and retention top of mind in 2018

If our list of the top 10 most popular HR software stories of 2018 says anything, it's that employee engagement and retention were top of mind for HR leaders this year.

Nixing of Skype Meetings App for Mac irks Microsoft customers

Microsoft is delaying plans to eliminate the Mac version of the Skype Meetings App after customers complained the move would make it harder for external guests to join meetings.

AT&T 5G moves forward, as carrier pursues cost savings

The AT&T 5G network will be in seven more cities in the first half of 2019. The carrier is moving quickly with the rollout to take advantage of potential cost savings with 5G.

Manchester City F.C. plans to score with SAP Challenger Insights

The reigning Premier League champion is using SAP Challenger Insights, a tablet application based on SAP Cloud Platform, to get insights into player performance and opponent tactics during games.

Microsoft patches Internet Explorer zero-day bug under attack

News roundup: Microsoft issues an emergency patch for an Internet Explorer bug exploited in the wild. Plus, authorities indict three individuals for 'stresser' services, and more.

DOJ indicts two Chinese nationals for APT10 group cyberattacks

The Department of Justice indicted two alleged members of the Chinese state-sponsored hacking group APT10, which hacked managed service providers to steal data from enterprises.

100 GbE switch market shifting to large enterprises

The 100 GbE switch market is shifting away from webscale data center operators, as Arista and Cisco benefit from large enterprises buying more of the faster ports to replace 40 GbE.

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