TechTarget News - Week of Jul 07, 2019

There’s no free lunch in SD-WAN, says Tata Communications

Software-defined wide-area networks may help to lower connectivity costs and prioritise network traffic, but enterprises must still invest in bandwidth to reap the benefits of the technology

IISP gains Royal Charter status

The UK finally has its first national professional body for cyber security that will be responsible for setting the standards for skills and knowledge in the industry to reduce the skills gap and increase diversity

British Airways facing £183m GDPR fine

British Airways is to appeal against a record fine for infringement of data protection rules for a breach of customer data in 2018

Brexit leading to increased customer caution

CFOs and tech startup entrepreneurs are both showing risk aversion with Brexit the cause of most of the problems

Robotics technology needs to go beyond automation

A global robotics expert at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics says next-generation robots will need to keep humans in the loop to tackle immediate social problems

Eventful second Post Office Horizon trial ends

The latest High Court trial in the long-running dispute between the Post Office and subpostmasters has concluded, with part three set for March 2020

Cohesity CEO: We're more than a backup company

Cohesity CEO Mohit Aron says the company is focused on secondary storage and becoming software-only, relying on strategic partnerships for covering hardware and technology gaps.

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

A selection of personnel moves this week as firms turn to experience to help support growth ambitions

Ipsidy's Identity Portal uses biometrics for secure access

Identity Portal by Ipsidy uses biometric authorization methods to ensure secure account access, enable users to verify changes, protect customers from fraudulent phone calls, and more.

Nearly half of firms fear cloud apps make them insecure

Survey shows more than one-third of global companies appoint a CISO in the face of data breaches, and the UK is giving CISOs more power despite making fewer appointments

Deutsche Bank cuts jobs but increases tech spend

Deutsche Bank is making swingeing cuts to its workforce over the next two and a half years and has pinned its hopes on the latest technology to make it possible.

European Court hears case on EU-US data transfers

Facebook could be forced to rethink its legal position regarding transfers of data of EU citizens to the US, as the CJEU considers the validity of standard contractual clauses that many businesses rely on

IT strategies benefit from taking risks

Businesses reward bold IT investments. But CIOs and tech teams need to focus on communicating benefits of new innovation to the business

OpenText-Google partnership expands due to Anthos

OpenText invests heavily to support Google Cloud migrations in the wake of Google Anthos container environment introduction earlier this year.

ICO issues warning about using facial recognition technology

The UK privacy watchdog has ruled that any police force or private organisation using live facial recognition technology is processing personal data and needs to pay attention to data protection laws

Marriott International facing £99m GDPR fine

Hotel group Marriott International is the second major company to be fined by the UK privacy watchdog for infringements of the GDPR

Automation Anywhere's Microsoft pact indicative of hot RPA market

RPA vendor Automation Anywhere said it's poised to take full advantage of the burgeoning RPA market. Its recent deal with Microsoft is just one indication of RPA's popularity.

Nintex Sign powered by Adobe available for SharePoint users

With this update, SharePoint 2013, 2016 and 2019 enterprise users have access to Nintex Sign powered by Adobe Sign for native e-signatures, in addition to other Nintex Sign updates.

British Airways security incident garners record GDPR fine

The ICO plans to levy a record GDPR fine of nearly $230 million against British Airways for a security incident that led to 500,000 customers having their data compromised.

OneLogin Desktop Pro for Windows reduces password load

By eliminating the need for remote workers to sign into Active Directory to access their network, OneLogin's Desktop Pro for Windows aims to make working remotely easier, according to the vendor.

OpenText cloud editions to replace on-prem apps

OpenText cloud editions are on the way for on-premises apps, including content services, AppWorks, security and business apps.

UK government publishes guidance for national data strategy

The ongoing call from the government for evidence will be followed by a full consultation in the autumn with a view to publish the final data strategy plan in 2020

CDO interview: Julia Aymonier, École Hôtelière de Lausanne

As organisations transform digitally, the roles of those leading these IT projects are changing too, says Julia Aymonier, CDO at Switzerland-based hospitality school École Hôtelière de Lausanne

Cloud Distribution launches ARMR service

The distributor has launched a suite of white label security services aimed at making life easier for resellers

Demand for ICO help escalates in GDPR's first year

The past year has seen increased demand across all support services offered by the UK’s privacy watchdog as new data protection laws went into force

Brexit is paralysing action on broadband, warns CityFibre

Promises made 12 months ago in the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review are not coming to fruition quickly enough, and the Brexit crisis is to blame

IBM mainframes face competitive pressures inside and out

IBM's mainframe business continues to be under pressure from cloud-based competitors, and perhaps even its own Power server. But analyst opinions vary about its long-term fate.

Max Schrems not calling for SCCs to be invalidated

The privacy activist at the centre of legal battle against Facebook is not calling for all standard contractual clauses to be invalidated, according to his non-profit privacy organisation

Anatomage Cloud update supports one-click image viewing

The Anatomage Cloud platform updates reduce workload and enhance collaboration between medical professionals, according to the vendor; the basic cloud platform service is free.

Microsoft patches two Windows zero-days in July Patch Tuesday

Microsoft fixed two Windows zero-day flaws as part of the July 2019 Patch Tuesday release, which also saw the remediation of 75 other vulnerabilities across Microsoft products.

Jefferson Health, NeuroFlow launch mental health platform

Jefferson Health and NeuroFlow have launched the platform to enable clinicians to survey patients, set reminders and encourage positive behaviors between in-office visits.

RiskIQ uncovers new Magecart campaign

A fresh Magecart campaign is breaching websites on a massive scale using indiscriminate attacks exploiting misconfigured Amazon S3 buckets, say researchers

Attacks against AI systems are a growing concern

European research group says attacks against AI systems are already occurring, difficult to identify, and could be far more common than currently understood

IBM Spectrum storage refresh targets object, AI metadata

IBM Spectrum storage sharpens its focus on AWS backup and metadata across heterogeneous storage. IBM increases the density of object storage and previews the VersaStack model with NVMe.

New Contentful CMS targets content delivery for retailers

Contentful's content infrastructure is a CMS that intends to bring more flexibility and benefits than a traditional or headless CMS. The offering is directed at e-commerce retailers to drive online sales.

AWS Summit widens net with services for containers, devs

AWS' latest crop of tools monitors container clusters on its services and simplifies developers' use of preferred IDEs and languages, backed by an emphasis on security.

Most Influential Women in UK Tech: The 2019 longlist

In its search for the most influential women in UK technology, each year Computer Weekly asks the tech industry to nominate who it thinks should be considered for the top 50. Here is the longlist for 2019

European PC business boosted by Windows 10 refresh

With Windows 7 support due to end on 14 January 2020, European organisations are refreshing their PCs as part of their Windows 10 upgrade

Windows 10 to enable passwordless sign-in

Windows 10 users will soon be able to sign in to devices without using a password to encourage the use of two-factor authentication methods to improve security

IUR row overshadowing Microsoft Inspire

Vendor's honesty about the costs of providing partners with licenses dominating the Inspire build-up

Zoom security issues leave vendor scrambling

A researcher's report on a Zoom security vulnerability caused an uproar this week, ultimately forcing the video conferencing provider to apologize for its poor response to the issue.

SAP PartnerEdge initiative offers free S/4HANA Cloud resources

SAP now offers free access to S/4HANA and C/4HANA test and demonstration systems to qualified partners. The new partner program is being met with enthusiasm, as SAP tries to keep pace with other cloud providers.

Microsoft climbs down over IUR changes

Vendor performs a U-turn in the face of mounting partner opposition over plans to cut back software licenses for internal use

Microsoft Azure partners get new tool, migration program

Microsoft has uncorked a series of announcements on the eve of Microsoft Inspire, many of them focused on Microsoft Azure management and migration; more news from the week.

Zoom vulnerability reveals privacy issues for users

Companies and users around the world were impacted by a Zoom conferencing software flaw that could allow threat actors to forcibly join a video call without interaction.

Alluxio updates data orchestration platform, launches 2.0

The latest version of the Alluxio data orchestration platform includes several new capabilities and features designed with hybrid and multi-cloud environments in mind.

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