TechTarget News - Week of Jan 06, 2019

Huawei debuts Arm-based chip, eyes broader server market

Huawei’s Kunpeng 920 processor is geared towards big data and infrastructure applications, marking its foray into Arm-based servers that are set to change the dynamics of the datacentre market

UK contactless card fraud surges

Fraudsters stole £1.18m from contactless users in 2018, with the average theft size also increasing

Gartner: Memory market coming under pressure

The semiconductor category grew last year but memory contributed a significant portion of that and there are already signs that position is not sustainable

HubSpot Ventures to strategically fund friendly startups

HubSpot remembers the financial backing it received as a new company and creates its own $30 million venture fund to invest in startups that align with the HubSpot mission.

October becomes a key month for channel monitor sales

Seasonal sales might start in late November but the peak action on the monitor front has now shifted to October front in distribution, according to findings from Context

Salesforce High Velocity Sales boosts inside sales

High Velocity Sales includes Salesforce tools, such as Einstein Lead Scoring, Lightning Email, Sales Cadences and Work Queues, with more features expected in later 2019 releases.

Equinix to open fourth Singapore datacentre in 2019

The latest investment by Equinix in Singapore comes as datacentre operators look to fill vacant real estate arising from intense market competition between 2017 and 2018

First 5G smartphones may have massive price premium

Android smartphone brands are already preparing to launch their first 5G handsets, but new technical requirements means they won’t be cheap to build, according to analysts at TrendForce

Protego Labs launches serverless app security tool

Security professionals and developers now have a way to assess the security of their serverless applications with a new open source testing tool donated to Owasp

Smart speakers set to own the consumer ecosystem

Consumers prefer to buy gadgets that are compatible with the digital voice assistants they already have in their homes

NSA to release GHIDRA open source reverse engineering tool

The National Security Agency plans to release an open source version of its GHIDRA reverse engineering tool during RSA Conference in March, but details about the tool are scarce.

Cisco adds Webex Teams integrations for OneDrive, SharePoint

New Webex Teams integrations with Microsoft's OneDrive and SharePoint are the latest in a series that link the Cisco collaboration suite with Office 365 productivity tools.

Second Lorca cohort to focus on supply chain security

The second cohort of companies to benefit from the new London cyber innovation centre will focus on user-centric security and securing supply chains

MicroStrategy 2019 platform touts 'zero-click' analytics

MicroStrategy's latest BI platform supports a 'zero-click' analytics future with help from new voice and vision capabilities. The aim: quicker decisions and the democratization of data.

Light January Patch Tuesday follows IE out-of-band security update

Administrators should prioritize an out-of-band patch that addresses an Internet Explorer zero-day before tackling the 47 vulnerabilities corrected by the January Patch Tuesday fixes.

Alibaba Cloud opens second datacentre in Indonesia

The new and existing datacentres will let Indonesian enterprises deploy mission-critical workloads in multiple availability zones and switch over within seconds

Datto confirms Weller as CEO

New Datto CEO talks about potential acquisitions and plans to maintain ‘open ecosystem’ for partners

NHS Digital chief information security officer resigns

Robert Coles, who joined NHS Digital as its chief information and security officer in October 2018, is stepping down from the role for personal reasons

Government SME spend going down, MPs told

Government spending with SMEs has reduced rather than increased, some government procurement markets are dominated by oligopolies and the research community needs to be brought into the mix, according to evidence given to the Science and Technology Committee

FireEye gears up email security for emerging threats

Email continues to be a top means of initiating cyber attacks with new detection bypass techniques and executive impersonation capabilities continually emerging, research shows

Banking apps overtake online banking

Mobile apps are the most popular channel for banking as consumers swap online platforms for smartphone software

Avaya aiming to drive growth via partner programme

The vendor is planning to outline more details in a couple of weeks but has already indicated changes are coming to make life easier for partners

Toshiba set to launch 16 TB HDD for cloud-scale users

Toshiba will try to get a jump on rivals Seagate and Western Digital with a new 16 TB hard disk drive that targets cloud-scale users in need of low-cost, high-density storage.

All-flash startup Storbyte previews Eco-Flash file system

Storbyte Eco-Flash drive technology situates Hydra ASIC chips on drives to prolong endurance in write-heavy environments. Eco-Flash stripes data on multiple M.2 modules.

BT faces tussle to keep EU contracts after Brexit

The European Union will likely re-evaluate its telecoms contracts with BT following Brexit, and cancelling them altogether is a real risk in a no-deal scenario, according to leaked documents

Germany races to boost cyber defences after breach

Germany is scrambling to improve its cyber defences before the European parliamentary elections after a student leaked politicians’ personal data

Roadside 4G mobile signal availability improves across UK

4G mobile network coverage along the UK’s motorways has seen substantial improvement, with Greater Manchester’s urban M60 having 100% availability and the Birmingham to Carlisle M6 seeing the greatest growth in coverage

More than half of customers will shop for food online by 2021

Just over 40% of customers currently do their grocery shopping online, but with that number expected to rise to more than half by 2021, are retailers doing enough to meet customer expectations?

Cohesity settling on UK channel line-up

The storage player has made it clear that its channel approach is very much about quality not quantity

RSC and Science Museum to lead future audience AR/VR demos

Organisations including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum will take part in a series of government-backed demonstrators creating immersive experiences for audiences of the future

Digital user experience a big CIO goal in 2019

In 2019, CIOs should expect to play a major role in delivering a top-notch digital user experience -- for customers, employees and for the sake of the company brand.

Veritas NetBackup provides Docker container backup

A new NetBackup client enables users to back up application data on Docker containers, becoming one of the few products to offer data backup and recovery in the container space.

IBM Weather Channel location data use spurs privacy concerns

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty pushed real-time weather data mining for travel and other uses, even as the Los Angeles city attorney is suing IBM's Weather Company unit over its sharing of location data with business partners.

GitHub courts devs with unified GitHub Enterprise, free repos

GitHub wants to grow its base with its offer of unlimited free private repositories for users of GitHub's free plan and enhancements to the enterprise version of its hosting service.

IBM quantum computing system, apps lab seek commercial users

IBM finally introduced its first integrated quantum computer that is designed for commercial accounts. But the emergence of commercial apps may take some time.

UnCAPTCHA attack updated to bypass spoken phrases

Researchers updated their unCAPTCHA proof of concept to be more efficient in bypassing audio CAPTCHAs and be able to handle spoken phrases and not just strings of numbers.

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

There have been plenty of senior appointments made in the last few days in the channel

Norway's government gives green light to fintech sandbox

The government in Norway is launching a regulatory sandbox, which it hopes will help the country's fintech sector catch up on those in other Nordic countries

Intel AI chip aims to boost inference for AI users

Adding to the Intel Nervana chip line, Intel and Facebook are expected to launch in the second half of 2019 a new processor designed to speed up inference.

CPU shortages and political issues hit PC market

Things had been going well in the first half of 2018 but then a couple of negative factors undid a lot of that good work in the last months of the years

AI application overlooked in cyber security research

Despite the proliferation of cyber security products and services claiming to be driven by artificial intelligence, the application of the technology is being overlooked by research, a study shows

Cisco ACI controller headed for AWS

An AWS version of the Cisco ACI controller set to launch this quarter brings consistency in fabric management between private data centers and Amazon's public cloud.

IBM touts quantum to build AI applications

Though quantum computing is still in its early phase, IBM developed technology to help organizations build quantum apps, particularly AI programs.

AWS, MongoDB database collision stirs open source tensions

AWS' DocumentDB managed database service takes aim at the popular MongoDB NoSQL database and stirs up controversy over the rules of engagement for open source software.

Kaspersky Lab aided NSA hacking tools investigation

News roundup: According to a new report from Politico, Kaspersky Lab aided the NSA in catching alleged data thief Harold Martin. Plus, telecoms are selling customer data, and more.

Government shutdown may sink workplace engagement, hike turnover

The impact of the partial government shutdown on federal employees will unfold long after it ends, creating an HR nightmare. Experts say engagement levels, including employee dedication, may plummet and turnover may increase.

Iran implicated in DNS hijacking campaign around the world

FireEye researchers investigating a DNS hijacking campaign against governments and telecom companies said those who are potential targets of Iran should take precautions.

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