TechTarget News - Week of Feb 03, 2019

Alibaba Cloud teams up with SMU on training programme

Alibaba Cloud will equip small and medium-sized enterprises with cloud computing and other technology skills through a partnership with Singapore Management University

Massive uptick in cyber attacks targeting Student Loans Company

Cyber criminals used a range of techniques, as well as malware, malicious emails and calls, in attempts to access confidential financial data belonging to students, in massive uptick in attacks in the past year

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another seven days and as usual there have been some moves made by those channel firms looking for a change in talent to drive growth

Kite boosts Python code completion with machine learning

Software development tools startup Kite applies machine learning models to help developers automate the process of completing lines of code in real time.

Cloud providers need to build channel trust

The big cloud providers need the channel to help widen sales but Canalys has warned they must generate more trust in those relationships

Cambridge launches urban data IoT project

The city of Cambridge will use Telensa IoT sensors and a Microsoft Azure platform to better manage its urban data assets

Pulseway extends MSP support

Firm identifies marketing challenge faced by many MSPs and moves to help plug the gap

HCI software maker Maxta shuts down after funding failure

Maxta tried to carve a niche in hyper-converged infrastructure with MxSP software for industry-standard x86 servers -- the business model HCI pioneer Nutanix shifted to in 2018.

Zero trust a channel opportunity

It might sound like a buzzword but Zero Trust is a security issue that should be a door opener for many in the channel

Suffolk County Council awards 20-year WAN contract

MLL Telecom will work with CityFibre to extend Suffolk County Council’s existing WAN to 600 sites and offer them ultrafast connectivity services

Virgin Media tests 8Gbps home broadband service

Fifty residents of Papworth, Cambridgeshire, are trialling an 8Gbps FTTP broadband service using existing fibre infrastructure

Huawei: We are not spying on the UK

Huawei’s Ryan Ding tells the British government that the company has never, and will never, use its technology to assist the Chinese intelligence services

Logitech Tap meant to simplify meeting room controls

Logitech has released its first advanced meeting room controller, Logitech Tap. The touchscreen device works with web conferring apps from Microsoft, Google and Zoom.

UK news org plots move from AWS to Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform has scored one against rival AWS with The Telegraph's plan to switch providers to prep the British newspaper for continued success in digital publishing.

New Arcserve appliances tightly integrate DR capabilities

The third generation of appliances from Arcserve combines backup workloads with disaster recovery with the ability to spin up copies directly on an appliance or to the cloud.

Google's Mark Risher discusses 2FA adoption strategies

Although some types of two-factor authentication have been found to be vulnerable, Google's Mark Risher says 2FA adoption should be the baseline of security for all enterprises.

Google's Mark Risher: New types of 2FA are 'game changers'

Google's head of account security, Mark Risher, discusses the various types of 2FA and how new options of WebAuthn and U2F are going to be game changers for enterprise.

Data breaches in Australia show no sign of abating

Australia’s privacy watchdog recorded over 800 cases of data breaches, nearly one year into the country’s mandatory data breach notification regime

Dell sets sights on $70bn channel revenues

The vendor has revealed that the channel is within touching distance of hitting $50bn in revenues and it is now looking for a larger goal

Nordic region primed to pioneer 5G

The Nordic region could pioneer the commercial use of 5G, with Finland and Sweden hotbeds for the technology

Interview: Moving to DataOps

During a London data science popup meeting, Computer Weekly caught up with’s analytics head, Harvinder Atwal

AIOps wars heat up with New Relic-SignifAI deal

An already heated struggle between DevOps monitoring vendors becomes an all-out rumble, as New Relic acquires SignifAI and ups the AIOps ante for rivals.

Gartner: Expanding SOC capabilities a priority for enterprises

Reinvesting in SOCs and crafting clear risk appetite statements made the list of Gartner's top security and risk management trends. Experts sound off on what's driving these trends.

Xerox signals SME growth ambitions

It has been a theme in the vendor's channel for the past 18 months but the importance of growing SME market share is something the firm has flagged with investors

8x8 X Series integrates with Slack, Microsoft Dynamics

8x8 X Series has new APIs for embedding communications into third-party apps. Meanwhile, the vendor said it could now deliver speech analytics to larger contact centers through the public cloud.

Ionic 4 taps Web Components for mobile app development

Ionic 4, a rebuilt version of Ionic's web and mobile development platform, conforms to the Web Components standard and expands support to all popular JavaScript frameworks.

Trustwave finds security flaw in old Lifesize video products

Trustwave publicly identified a flaw in several legacy Lifesize video products this week, after the vendor initially indicated it had no immediate plans for a patch.

Google eyes confidential computing to buff cloud security cred

Google Cloud Platform's Asylo open source project could one day boost confidential computing efforts, but for now it mainly serves to boost Google's security bona fides.

Apple releases FaceTime patch and iOS zero-day fixes

New bug fix releases for both iOS and macOS include the anticipated FaceTime patch for the serious eavesdropping flaw in group chats as well as fixes for two iOS zero-days.

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