TechTarget News - Week of Jun 09, 2019

Three to launch 5G in August

Operator claims its contiguous block of 5G-ready mobile spectrum will put it streets ahead of its rivals

Large firms look to zero-trust security to reduce cyber risk

In the face of increasing cyber breach risk as organisations move to hybrid multi-cloud IT environments, just over half of large firms in Europe are planning a zero-trust approach to security

MSPs told to be wary of the CSP model

A channel event in Canada will resonate with managed service players here who are worried about losing customer relationships

TSB makes key appointment in IT restructure

Mark Curran moves from CYBG to head up reorganisation that will see control of TSB’s IT transferred to an internal team from parent company’s tech subsidiary

Reduxio redux: Vendor ditches arrays, eyes containers

Once an IPO hopeful, Reduxio had the 'wrong packaging' and needed to retrench. The vendor shed hybrid flash arrays. Reduxio Magellan container storage software is in early access.

Rubrik backup, Compellent SAN power MoA data center

Mall of America IT director says she'd rather have her staff working on other things -- such as data analytics -- than managing storage and data backup.

New Vive virtual reality for enterprise is now available

The Vive Pro Eye, a virtual reality product specifically designed for enterprise is now available for purchase in North America, and features precision eye tracking.

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

A bust few days in the channel as several executives come in and a lucky few get promoted to gain more responsibility

Tech firms back UK in spite of Brexit

Theresa May announces funding to boost development of quantum technologies, as well as a tech competitiveness study, as sector companies pledge to invest further in the country

Implementing Dmarc a top priority for UK

Basic email security should be a top priority for UK firms, followed by reducing third-party web exposure and monitoring data flows leaving the enterprise, a Rapid7 study reveals

Most code-signing processes insecure, study shows

The majority of organisations are failing to enforce security for code-signing processes, providing opportunities for cyber criminals, a survey reveals

CEO Robbins: Cisco won't use Huawei ban in sales pitch

CEO Chuck Robbins said Cisco won't use the U.S. ban on Huawei exports in sales pitches. Robbins also said the Huawei ban has not had an effect on sales.

Government increases efforts to drive Verify uptake

Renewed push to create a ubiquitous digital identity market will include a consultation with the private sector and the creation of a dedicated unit

Cisco shows off AI-driven network analysis at customer event

New tools to help IT departments better understand network behaviour and predict potential problems were among a series of announcements made on the opening day of Cisco Live in the US

SMEs still not getting the cloud

Small firms are crying out for education around the cloud with many not using the technology

In a cyber data breach, preparation is key

The importance of preparation was strongly emphasised at a breach response workshop hosted by DAC Beachcroft as part of London Tech Week

Cisco Jabber client gets tighter integration with Webex Teams

Cisco has redesigned the Cisco Jabber client to "look and feel like" Webex Teams, the latest step in the company's push to bring together its on-premises and cloud-based UC apps.

CloudBees Rollout buy may herald a future of feature flags

Feature flags can be a powerful tool to test code in production, and that spurred Cloudbees' acquisition of Rollout -- but as always, with great power comes great responsibility.

Government’s national Innovation Strategy launches

The long-awaited Innovation Strategy document includes evolving use of data, eradicating legacy and seconding senior tech staff to the private sector

From oil crash to tech startup boom in Norway

For countries highly dependent on oil, the global price crash had huge potential ramifications – one of which, in Norway, was the development of a thriving technology sector

Culture secretary Wright hails Tech Nation AI growth programme at CogX

Jeremy Wright, DCMS secretary of state, urges artificial intelligence tech firm founders to step forward for Tech Nation’s Applied AI growth programme, while McKinsey offers qualified endorsement of UK AI optimism

Microsoft plugs 4 zero-day exploits for June Patch Tuesday

Despite multiple warnings from Microsoft, the threat of the BlueKeep RDP vulnerability to unpatched Windows systems continues to loom following its May Patch Tuesday disclosure.

Solodev launches CMS to target medium-sized businesses

Solodev DCX 9.0 targets medium-sized businesses with its scalability. The cloud-first CMS features collaboration tools, flexible pricing and automation.

GoToRoom video conferencing software adds Dolby Voice

LogMeIn Inc. and Dolby Laboratories have teamed up to bring Dolby Voice hardware to LogMeIn's GoToRoom video conferencing service software for businesses.

Cloudian boss sees a long-term hybrid future

Hybrid is here to stay according to the leader of one of the storage firms that offers both on-prem and hosted technology

DCMS adds cash to 5G testbed fund and moves to ease planning laws

The government is to invest £40m in new projects under its 5G Testbeds and Trials scheme, and will explore new ways to liberalise planning laws to support quicker 5G deployment

Adarma emerges out of ECS after MBO

Security specialist will get the chance to focus solely on that market after an MBO spun the operation out of the ECS Group

AIOps early adopters tackle data quality issues

AIOps is new in many ways, but early adopters must also heed a time-honored IT maxim: garbage in, garbage out.

Workplace violence drives interest in mass notifications

The Virginia Beach shooting that killed 12 may help motivate employers to deploy mass notification systems as well as programs to identify problem employees. HR plays a role in both.

Asigra FreeNAS plugin brings open source data protection

The Asigra FreeNAS plugin covers up to ten physical machines, ten virtual machines and ten cloud accounts for free. Customers wanting more must get Asigra on TrueNAS.

Kaminario expands its storage-as-a-service offerings

To expand its capabilities as a storage-as-a-service platform, Kaminario has added metered usage payments, disaster recovery and the ability to use services on the public cloud.

Ixia network packet broker, cybersecurity test introduced

Ixia launched two new products for networking and security: the Ixia network packet broker, Vision X, for data center visibility and Ixia BreakingPoint QuickTest to gauge device and network security.

BlueJeans Events, meetings mobile app receive upgrades

BlueJeans Network has launched user experience updates, among others, to its BlueJeans Events software, as well as the BlueJeans meetings mobile application.

AI-enabled cyber attacks a reality soon, warns Mikko Hypponen

Technology continues to shape human conflict and artificial intelligence will be no exception, so business needs to up its ability to detect attacks and respond, says security expert

Modular channel approach working at Avaya

The unified comms specialist has seen the channel engage with its blocks approach with many getting behind numerous specialisations

Veeam talks up importance of alliances

The vendor has held a London partner event this week where the focus was partly on getting partners to appreciate the solutions the wider vendor ecosystem could help deliver

AIOps tools beef up insights, but long-term scope unclear

AIOps tools present a way to cope with IT infrastructure sprawl and complexity, but how far they can go with hands-off automation features is still a topic for debate.

Splunk encouraging partners to look beyond security

The vendor's recently appointed EMEA channel boss is keen to get partners selling its technology to more than just security customers

Facebook London hiring spree focuses on tackling online harms

Facebook is hiring for 500 tech jobs in the capital in the next six months, with a particular focus on seeking out and clamping down on malicious content and fake accounts, and curbing other harmful behaviour on its platforms

Intel's Project Athena aims to improve mobile PC standards

Intel's multi-year plan to improve PCs focuses first on improving battery life and connectivity capabilities. But analysts warn that Intel could fall into the over promise and under deliver trap.

UK firms need to address risky user habits

McAfee calls for companies to ramp up their security culture and improve the integration of technical security controls to minimise exposure from workers

Zendesk Duet ties sales, service platforms together

Zendesk courts enterprise customers with a chatbot SDK that extends self-service tech into internationally popular chat apps, while Duet bundles Zendesk Support and Sell platforms.

Intel Unite Cloud brings flexibility to meeting collaboration

Boasting the same capabilities and features as its preceding on-premises software, Intel Unite Cloud Service enables users to deploy Intel Unite software from the cloud.

RAMBleed: New Rowhammer attack can steal data from memory

Security researchers developed a Rowhammer attack variant, called RAMBleed, that can steal data from memory and works even if systems are patched against Rowhammer.

Innovation drives Nominet to cyber security

Embracing an innovation strategy for a mature organisation led domain name registry Nominet to found a cyber security business based on its core expertise, its CEO tells London Tech Week

SwiftStack launches new multi-cloud storage product

SwiftStack launched a new product, designed to compete with companies like Hadoop and Spark. It's specifically for big data analytics, machine learning hybrid cloud and multi-cloud storage.

Nexera launches self-assessment for hospital supply chain

Nexera's free Hospital Supply Chain Performance Self-Assessment tool will help supply chain and CQO professionals evaluate and improve supply chain processes.

Cisco partners hail unified Webex client

Cisco partners pointed to the networking company's unified collaboration strategy as an important development at Cisco Live; other news from the week.

Generation Z workplace may emphasize human contact

Generation Z may demand more human-to-human contact with managers and co-workers. Surveys suggest that text messaging will also top the list.

Nuxeo Insight Cloud adds AI content services to platform

Nuxeo adds AI content services to its content management suite in hopes of spurring citizen data scientists to create custom data models for their workflows.

VMware acquisition of Avi fills NSX gaps

VMware plans to acquire Avi Networks. The VMware acquisition of the application delivery controller maker will fill gaps in VMware's NSX virtual networking software.

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