TechTarget News - Week of Jun 02, 2019

Business leaders failing to address cyber threats

Businesses are failing to address growing cyber threats as business leaders admit to knowledge gaps, a lack of resources and confusion about who is responsible for data breaches, a report reveals

How Alibaba Cloud plans to win over APAC enterprises

The Chinese cloud supplier is counting on data analytics, industry-specific offerings and its knowledge of the China market to gain a foothold in the Asia-Pacific region

Second suitor emerges for KCOM

With a couple of days to go before the first offer got rubber stamped a higher value bid has come in for the telco specialist

Free Wi-Fi to cover entire NHS estate in 2019

Nearly all trusts and clinical commissioning groups across England are now equipped with NHS Wi-Fi and the rest will be fully connected this year, says NHS Digital

Consumer comms providers sign Ofcom’s new fairness pledge

The UK’s biggest communications service providers have signed up to a series of new commitments pledging to put fairness to customers at the heart of their business

New Toshiba M.2 SSD targets composable infrastructure

Toshiba takes aim at composable infrastructures, data centers and high-end workstations with new low-power, small-form-factor 2 TB M.2 SSD that uses dense 96-layer 3D NAND flash.

HCI market: Dell and VMware gain, as Nutanix stumbles

HCI pioneer Nutanix's revenue slid last quarter, as it goes through a business transition and greater competition from Dell appliances and VMware HCI software.

Lyftron launches universal data access platform

Lyftron launched a data access platform that uses a data hub, data insights, enterprise-wide data catalogs and lineage, and hybrid cloud management and migration to unify data.

Pega Customer Service adds digital messaging capabilities

Pegasystems users can now offer their customers support through text messaging and will be able to develop apps more easily with a new low-code platform.

New Samsung Notebook 7, Notebook 7 Force announced

Two new laptops will be available from Samsung later this year. The Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force were designed for consumers and content creators, Samsung said.

Beware of security blind spots in encrypted traffic

The growth of encrypted traffic has put the spotlight on intrusion prevention systems that help to surface cyber attacks conducted under the cloak of network encryption

Cyber crime widely under-reported, Isaca study shows

Cyber crime, which is the top cyber threat to business, remains widely under-reported, and only a third of organisations are confident in their ability to detect and respond to threats, a study reveals

CIO interview: Gary Foote, CIO, Rich Energy Haas F1

When he was offered the opportunity to set up the technology for a new Formula One team from scratch, CIO Gary Foote couldn’t wait to get on the starting line

Deterministic data-based AI key for security

AI-based cyber security systems have enormous potential, but under specific conditions that are essential for success, AI expert tells Infosecurity Europe

Businesses investing blindly in cyber security

Businesses need to find out what their real cyber risks and weaknesses are before investing in new technologies, says ethical hacker

Penn State Health seeks centralized backup, picks Commvault

As Penn State Health's data grew across its vast network of hospitals and practices, it turned to Commvault for centralized backup and a way to archive petabytes of research data.

Pegasystems Customer Empathy Advisor AI tool gauges ethics

Pegasystems' new empathy AI tool aims to help users make more ethical business decisions by gauging the empathy level of human and digital customer service agents.

Nasuni CEO: Enterprises now think 'cloud first'

Nasuni CEO Paul Flanagan says his cloud NAS company competes with the large public clouds by offering a global file system, managing data across clouds and avoiding lock-in.

Vendor unveils Snowflake Data Exchange, Google Cloud integration

Snowflake Computing's data exchange marketplace aims to make data easily shared between users and providers, enable users to innovate and give providers an opportunity to monetize data.

NASCAR revs up video archive with AWS AI

NASCAR will convert and optimize its 18 PB library of race footage with AWS AI and other services to serve broadcast partners and fans in an era driven by consumer app experiences.

IBM Db2 update aims to simplify use with AI

IBM's new Db2 release adds a host of AI-powered enhancements, including a range of automated error reporting capabilities and tools to more easily create AI algorithms.

New Nuxeo AI platform gives enterprises custom models

Nuxeo Insight Cloud is an AI platform that enables an enterprise to use its own data with machine learning models to improve accuracy by being enterprise-specific.

Nearly two-thirds of businesses hit by credential abuse

Most businesses admit to breaches relating to abuse of user credentials, according to a report that highlights cyber hygiene failings in the UK and the importance of greater visibility and integration to cyber defence capability

RedPoint Global mashes up CDP, DMP functions in new offering

RedPoint's Digital Acquisition Platform attempts to stop ads from chasing you around the internet after a purchase by mashing up CDP functionality with third-party DMP data.

Latest update takes Arcserve RHA to the cloud

Arcserve enhances its RHA disaster recovery software, enabling cloud-to-cloud failback, as well as the ability to continuously replicate from on premises to a public cloud.

SolarWinds releases slew of network management upgrades

SolarWinds has made a host of changes to its network management portfolio, including adding Network Insight for Palo Alto Networks and centralized upgrades, among others.

Apple iPadOS brings new features, plus more from WWDC

At the WWDC 2019 keynote, Apple unveiled iPadOS, an operating system specifically for iPads, along with a new Mac Pro, macOS Catalina, new iOS 13 features and watchOS 6.

Another 7.7M affected by American Medical Collection Agency breach

Roughly 7.7 million LabCorp customers may have been affected by an American Medical Collection Agency data breach. It's the same incident that affected Quest Diagnostics.

SurveyAdvantage launches new customer management service

LoyaltyLoop is SurveyAdvantage's newest service. It provides businesses with a platform to collect and manage customer feedback and reviews through surveys and reviews.

Oracle, Microsoft forge cloud pact

Once bitter arch rivals, Oracle and Microsoft have formed an alliance around cloud interoperability, which is good for customers and both vendors.

Apple single sign-on option promises privacy for users

Apple is preparing its own single sign-on offering, called Sign In with Apple, which will focus on user privacy. But experts are split on how well this will work.

Citrix customers focus on products and support, not rumors

While acknowledging a sale is unlikely, one Citrix customer said he would expect a similar level of support and satisfaction with Citrix products even if it was.

NSC joins forces with Silver Peak SD-WAN services

Silver Peak and NSC have partnered up to combine NSC IT services with Silver Peak SD-WAN services. NSC will serve as a single source provider and offer SD-WAN deployment services.

Technological unemployment risk is real, new group warns

Low unemployment levels today won't stop the arrival of robotics and automation. Michael Lotito, a labor law attorney, is heading a new group that wants to address the problem.

Keeping Java relevant in the age of cloud and agile

Java Community Process chair Heather VanCura talks up efforts to keep Java up to speed with the needs of developers in the era of cloud and agile software development

Digital transformation an opportunity for security

Digital transformation is an opportunity not only for the business to up its game, but also for security teams to engage with and win over the business, CISO tells Infosecurity Europe

Datacentre operators urged to look beyond past experience to fill talent gaps

Panellists at the annual Datacloud Europe Congress in Monaco claim operators will continue to struggle to plug talent gaps while focusing on finding candidates with years of experience in datacentres, rather than those with an aptitude for the type of work it involves

Legacy IT systems a significant security challenge

Information security professionals need to work closely with the business to identify critical legacy IT systems to ensure security risks are managed effectively, CISO tells Infosecurity Europe

One in five digital transformation projects fail

Concerns around the selection of the right technology and Brexit uncertainty are among the main stumbling blocks, a new survey says

Half of CFOs frustrated by complex accounting systems

Chief financial officers need to upgrade to easier-to-use accounting systems, but are strapped for time and lack the resources to make the right choices, according to survey

Tech sector appeals to future prime minister

Trade body TechUK has urged Conservative leadership candidates to support the national digital industry and warned about the risks of a no-deal Brexit to sector businesses

Ivanti User Workspace Manager 2019.1 reduces storage demands

By introducing new features to Ivanti Environment Manager and Ivanti File Director, the company hopes to reduce on-premises storage demands and support migration from legacy workspaces.

Server revenues hold up as sales dip

An analysis of the global server market in Q1 from IDC indicated that higher ASPs have kept revenues ticking over for vendors

Weak cyber security top challenge, says NCSC chief Ciaran Martin

UK cyber security agency NCSC is focusing on practical support and making the internet and technology safer to use, but says the area that needs most attention is improving basic cyber security in firms, says agency chief

UPS delivers Agile plan for legacy application modernization

As UPS moved its package-tracking system from mainframe to open systems, it drew on the old adage about how to eat an elephant: one small bite at a time.

Why larger GDPR fines could be on the horizon

There haven't been many fines under the General Data Protection Regulation since the EU data privacy law went into effect a year ago. But experts warn that will likely change.

IPadOS, Mac Pro aim to improve Apple's enterprise stance

The new iPadOS is a distinct operating system for the Apple tablet. New features such as mouse and external hard drive connectivity and multi-app capabilities leave little doubt where it's aimed -- the enterprise.

NSA issues BlueKeep warning as new PoC exploit demos

The NSA issued a rare warning for users to patch against the BlueKeep vulnerability on the same day a security researcher demoed an exploit leading to a full system takeover.

Veeam roadmap features cloud focus, possible IPO

Analysts noted more of a backup emphasis at VeeamON 2019, as Veeam plans to tackle the hybrid cloud market. Will acquisitions be part of the Veeam strategy?

Demand-driven replenishment added to SAP IBP

New demand-driven planning methodology in SAP Integrated Business Planning helps organizations create better supply chain forecasts based on real customer sales orders.

New Arista campus switches, APs complete product portfolio

The latest Arista campus switches and Wi-Fi 6 APs meet enterprise requirements. But success against established rivals will depend on an effective sales and channel strategy.

Iland DRaaS goes under automatic control

The new Iland DRaaS product targets customers with limited DR resources or expertise. The goal of Iland Autopilot is to make deployment, DR testing and failover simple.

APAC to lead global IoT spending

Asia-Pacific is slated to become the top market for the internet of things as the region scales up the use of connected devices in key sectors such as manufacturing

Apple tackles iPad-to-Mac app portability

Xcode framework enables app developers to use one set of source code to target either iPadOS or MacOS

Misconfigured container services are a security risk

Researchers at Palo Alto Networks have released details of the scale of misconfigured and exposed container services putting organisations at risk of cyber attack

NHS England extends funding for new innovation projects

3D heart modelling and an advanced blood test to reduce heart attack diagnostic timescales are among the additional projects that will be offered to more patients

Rollout of 16 TB HDDs targets hyperscale data centers

The drive to 16 TB HDDs is underway. Seagate kicked it off with three new hard disk drives, and Toshiba and Western Digital are poised to follow in 2019.

Google adds advanced analytics to G Suite Enterprise

Google has released a tool for tracking adoption of G Suite Enterprise. The program also gives businesses insight into use of Microsoft apps.

CIO interview: John Finch, Refinitiv

Refinitiv CIO John Finch says finding people with the right level of data science skills is his biggest challenge

Data center managers avoid cloud migration risks

Many corporate IT users are flocking to the cloud, but a majority surprisingly remain reluctant to migrate their on-premises mission-critical workloads to a public cloud.

Sentryo acquisition to bolster Cisco IIoT security

Cisco plans to acquire industrial security firm Sentryo. The acquisition would add network visibility, anomaly detection and real-time threat detection to the Cisco IIoT portfolio.

Channel partners react to Google cloud outage

Google's four-hour disruption is the latest outage to hit cloud providers, sparking questions about cloud redundancy; other channel news from the week.

Glassbeam healthcare analytics platform boosts productivity

Glassbeam Clinsights is a cloud-based platform for healthcare professionals to monitor machine health, diagnose part failures, optimize patient scheduling and more.

Data-driven strategies for succeeding in the algorithmic economy

Crafting a data strategy is hard. Use cases help. At the MIT CIO Symposium, four IT leaders share how they're forging data-driven strategies that'll pay off in the algorithmic economy.

Salesforce moves Lightning Web Components to open source

Salesforce contributed its low-code web development framework to the open source community to bring more developers with new ideas into its fold.

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