TechTarget News - Week of Dec 30, 2018

War on talent set to escalate

The battle to get trained staff is going to get tougher as more emerging technologies go mainstream

Guide dogs not fazed by self-driving robots

Robotics startup Starship Technologies and charity Guide Dogs are collaborating on a series of tests exploring how service animals interact with robots

DevOps security model hits organizational snags

DevOps security tools are on the market, and IT pros are acutely aware of the need to update their practices. But alignment with business teams hasn't gotten any easier.

Brighton and Hove gets ready for Orbis migration

Brighton and Hove City Council has already moved its co-location servers onto Nutanix nodes. It is now looking at moving its primary Hove datacentre

2018 M&A in storage centered on flash, cloud and backup

No billion-dollar blockbusters in 2018 storage M&A activity as vendors stayed away from big deals and concentrated on filling gaps in their flash, cloud and backup portfolios.

AsTech uses Flexential data center for backup and DRaaS

When remote automotive diagnostics provider AsTech grew too big for its on-premises data center, it turned to colocation with Flexential for backup and disaster recovery.

Trust is key to Microsoft’s APAC cloud play

A senior Microsoft Asia executive talks up the company’s cloud momentum in the region, how it stands out from the pack, and its priorities in the new year

Hancock promises GP IT overhaul

New £450m framework will “shake up” primary care IT by getting rid of old systems, using new standards and exploring moving patient data to the cloud, says health secretary

TIG snaps up netConsult

Cloud service player gets millions in investment and moves to add financial sector consultant netConsult

Vector Capital acquires Aspect Software

Acquisitions could be on the cards after Vector indicates it has growth plans for the business

Intel admits chip security has a long way to go

A year ago, the world came to realise how a side-loading attack could compromise a microprocessor. Intel has been working hard to make fixes easier

IT regulators and practitioners need common language

There needs to be greater understanding between lawmakers and technologists to ensure regulations do not have unintended consequences, says a US computer security researcher and bug bounty pioneer

Detroit Symphony tunes up performance on Scale Computing HC3

The nonprofit Detroit Symphony Orchestra refreshed its data infrastructure with a three-node Scale Computing HC3 hyper-converged storage cluster to manage 10 TB of data.

Ex-Cisco exec Jonathan Rosenberg named CTO of Five9

Jonathan Rosenberg is now CTO and head of AI for the cloud contact center vendor Five9. Rosenberg was previously a top executive in Cisco's collaboration division.

ANZ businesses prefer hybrid cloud

Companies in Australia and New Zealand are embracing public cloud, but many still prefer a hybrid IT setup

Clock ticking on the traditional reseller approach

The warnings have been sounded before but this year with demand for digital transformation and greater system integration those not delivering services will find life difficult

The channel opportunities in 2019

There are plenty of areas that should excite the channel as the year kicks off

Phishing attacks hidden by custom fonts

Security researchers have uncovered a new way in which phishing attacks are evading detection.

Salesforce Lightning Web Components adds JavaScript model

By moving toward a standard-based JavaScript model, Salesforce is appealing to millions of JavaScript developers by making it easier to build custom apps on Salesforce Lightning.

Modern IT underlines need for zero-trust security

The increasing complexity of supply chains and interconnectivity of IT systems means the attack surface is widening and security has to evolve accordingly, warns British computer scientist

New app suite targets AWS enterprise customers

AWS wants to become more of a business adviser to its customers and plans to provide more options, thanks, in part, to an app suite currently in use by its in-house employees.

Mobile 5G hype vs. reality in 2019

Hype will likely drown out the progress the mobile 5G industry is expected to make this year in preparing for augmented reality applications and other unique services in 2020.

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