TechTarget News - Week of Jan 20, 2019

Thailand pushes for Industry 4.0 in ASEAN

Nearly half of the kingdom’s deliverables as chair of ASEAN will be focused on spurring Industry 4.0 developments across the region

Public procurement key to cyber security

Using public procurement as a means of boosting cyber security is the top recommendation for 2019, according to a report based on expert views

Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

As January chugs on, the appointments continue to rack up across all tiers of the channel

5 IT trends shaping 2019 CIO strategies

Tech executives sound off on the IT trends they see shaping CIO strategies in 2019. AI and cloud loom large, but the test for CIOs is not just technical.

Data.gov shutdown shows limits of open data

The Data.gov shutdown shows that, as open data can be turned off, data professionals may need to consider alternative sources for the kinds of data the government offers.

VMware-Heptio roadmap to refine enterprise Kubernetes

Heptio founder Craig McLuckie, now VP of R&D at VMware following a 2018 merger, anticipates hard work ahead to get enterprises to adopt Kubernetes in their production environments.

Storage startup Termaxia stares at clouds

A startup claims it has pilots and production deployments in place for its petabyte-scale appliance that provides continuous availability without a cache.

Name and shame firms with poor cyber security, government told

The government should name and shame companies whose cyber security measures fail to protect consumers’ data and firms should implement Active Cyber Defence, an academic report urges

€50m GDPR fine for Google is a wake-up call for tech giants

The French data protection authority has fined Google €50m for contravening EU data protection laws, which has been hailed as a warning for tech giants and other data handling firms

Broadband divide persists across the UK, says Which?

Latest statistics from Which? show the UK’s broadband divide persists, with many areas still missing out on high-speed services despite industry tub-thumping

Ransomware in decline, report confirms

The trend of cryptomining replacing ransomware as the most popular money-generating activity by cyber attackers appears to be confirmed by malware stats for the past year

IBM mobile cyber range starts European tour in London

IBM’s mobile cyber range is kicking of a tour in London to raise awareness around the need for tried and tested cyber attack responses among organisations in Europe

AthenaHealth picks SignalFx to smooth public cloud monitoring

IT monitoring through SignalFx's Prometheus and AWS CloudWatch integrations helps AthenaHealth manage multiple public cloud environments from a central interface.

NYU HR analytics degree aims to produce quants

NYU is launching a graduate degree program to produce HR quants. The program includes analytical skills, coupled with an understanding of HR tech and human behavior in the workplace.

DNC lawsuit claims Russian hackers attacked again after midterms

A Democratic National Committee lawsuit regarding Russian cyberattacks in the lead-up to the 2016 election now also claims Russia attacked DNC systems after the 2018 midterms.

New Teradata CEO pursues cloud-based architecture

Cloud architecture, analytics and AI data processing are top innovation priorities for new Teradata CEO Oliver Ratzesberger. He talks about his goals in this Q&A.

XL Axiata teams up with Tibco in data science initiative

The Indonesia telco’s data scientists will be provided with data science tools from Tibco to uncover customer insights and improve network planning, among other goals

HMCTS suffers major IT issues

HM Courts and Tribunals Service has been experiencing problems with several of its IT systems over the past few days, including secure email and network issues

Computacenter ahead of expectations for 2018

The channel player has updated investors with a trading statement indicating that it exceeded its own expectations in the last fiscal year

Vodafone and O2 will ‘share’ 5G networks

Vodafone and O2 have agreed non-binding heads of terms that will extend their 4G network-sharing agreement to 5G when it becomes available

NHS England launches public roll-out of NHS App

The all singing and dancing NHS App is now being rolled out publicly across England following a private beta phase with more than 3,000 patients

Veeam Cloud Tier adds tiered storage for backups in S3 clouds

Virtualisation backup specialist adds tiering of Veeam Availability Suite data to AWS, Azure and S3-compatible clouds, which can now also be used as a repository for its N2WS cloud-native backup

Rubrik formalises programme for ISVs

Cloud data management player Rubrik is looking to build a stronger ecosystem with its latest technology partner programme

Time to deploy strong authentication, says Fido

The time has come for organisations to deploy cryptographically backed strong authentication, according to the Fido Alliance, which seeks to eliminate the world’s dependence on password-based security

MPs challenge Huawei over spying allegations

The chair of the cross-bench Science and Technology Committee has written to Huawei seeking answers over its activities in the UK

AppDynamics AIOps injection sets the stage for IT automation

AIOps IP from Perspica broadens AppDynamics' automated root cause analysis features, but enterprises must evaluate IT and business analytics options carefully before they commit.

Businesses to get quicker access to Avaya cloud UC

A new delivery model for single-tenant Avaya cloud UC promises to make it quicker and easier for businesses to migrate users from on-premises products to the cloud.

Cisco launches AppDynamics integration with ACI

Cisco has provided AppDynamics integration with ACI, the company's software-defined networking architecture. Cisco expects the integration to help DevOps teams.

DataCore storage gets Kubernetes and Docker plugins

New DataCore plugins for Kubernetes and Docker will help customers developing container-based applications and microservices to access its software-defined storage products.

Google GDPR fine of $57 million sets record

The Google GDPR fine of $57 million marks the first time a major tech company has been penalized under Europe's new privacy regulations. But the fine is less than the maximum allowable penalty.

Business failing to see strategic value of cyber security

UK businesses are failing to get value out of cyber security because they fail to see its strategic importance and often have a negative attitude towards security professionals, a study has revealed

Citrix identifies existing customer opportunity

The CEO of Citrix has revealed that the company believes it has only just scratched the surface with its customer base

Thales eSecurity spins out nCipher

After just over a decade, Thales eSecurity has announced that it has spun out HSM specialist nCipher, the UK-based encryption firm it acquired for $100m in 2008

IBM reports growing interest in multicloud

As it gets ready to onboard Red Hat, IBM claims its multicloud business has a lot of potential

Crime stats show switch in focus by cyber criminals

The latest crime statistics suggest that cyber criminals are turning their attention to organisations and social engineering attacks as they become more sophisticated

The presence of tech in the Stonewall 100

Each year, charity Stonewall releases a list of the top 100 LGBT+ employers. As technology becomes such a huge part of so many businesses, it has slowly begun to feature on the list

IoT application vulnerabilities leave devices open to attack

Barracuda Networks calls for internet of things devices to be subject to regular security review after researchers detail the application vulnerabilities of an internet-connected security camera

Poor practices expose 24 million financial records

Failure to maintain appropriate security controls has again led to the exposure of millions of sensitive data records, this time from the banking world

NATS trials AI at Heathrow to cut delays

NATS is trialling an artificial intelligence system from Searidge Technologies at Heathrow to discover if it can improve the airport’s landing capacity in low-visibility conditions

XenData introduces magnetic tape backup migration service

XenData now offers a service to move magnetic tape backup data to either a newer tape format or to cloud, allowing customers with old tapes to get rid of legacy systems.

GitHub Enterprise upgrade eases team development

Enhancements to GitHub Enterprise help enterprise developers schedule, automate and administrate tasks, as the company adjusts course under Microsoft's watch.

Chinese government grants BT new powers

Enhanced operating licences improve telco’s ability to work with customers in China

Wise calls on industry to encourage girls into Stem

Campaign for Stem gender balance calls on industry to encourage more young women into industry roles, and releases resources to keep girls more informed on possible future careers

Former EU data protection tsar joins ICO

Former EU data protection supervisor joins the UK’s privacy watchdog as non-executive director, strengthening its commitment to international work

NCC Group H1 update shares skills issues

The cyber security specialist has shared an interim first half update that exposes its issues with resources

ICO adds to guidance on ‘no-deal’ Brexit

The UK’s privacy watchdog has been advising UK firms to prepare for a no-deal Brexit and has added some guidance for SMEs

Vodafone suspends use of Huawei hardware

Vodafone’s UK CEO has said the operator will ‘pause’ its use of Huawei hardware for the foreseeable future

DNS hijack attacks lead to government directive from DHS

Following a string of DNS hijack attacks around the globe, the Department of Homeland Security has directed federal agencies to harden defenses against DNS tampering.

Broadcom execs: Here's how the CA acquisition works

Broadcom explains why its surprising acquisition of CA Technologies can work, citing complementary portfolios and the long-term viability of mainframe software.

Qlik's CrunchBot acquisition adds AI chatbot to analytics

Qlik's acquisition of CrunchBot, an AI chatbot, aims to help users of its BI software get data easier and underscores a growing enterprise trend: conversational analytics.

Arrcus chasing larger rivals with 400 GbE NOS

Arrcus has introduced a 400 GbE network operating system, demonstrating a maker of a stand-alone NOS can keep pace with the largest networking companies.

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