TechTarget News - Week of Sep 08, 2019

Ivanti steps up channel investment

Firm makes a raft of improvements designed to increase partner support and increase indirect revenues

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Plenty of movement in the industry this week as firm's look for experts that can help deliver growth

Microsoft extends Azure networking with satellite connections

Microsoft Azure customers can now tap satellite internet providers through the private Azure ExpressRoute service. The move follows the release of AWS Ground Station in May.

ServiceNow adds mobile app to 'New York' Now Platform

ServiceNow released the latest version of its Now Platform that features a mobile application giving remote users access to the core capabilities of the platform.

Ministry of Defence unveils innovation priorities

Artificial intelligence and 3D printing are among the key areas of focus for the Ministry of Defence's latest approach to emerging tech

Ctera launches hybrid cloud HC2400M at media use cases

Edge filer specialist hits up the media and entertainment market with its NAS-like hardware that caches data locally, syncs with other nodes and stages data to the cloud

Nokia, NTT Docomo and Omron to test 5G at factory floor

Three firms – Nokia, NTT Docomo and Omron – have banded together to test the feasibility of running a layout-free production line operated by 5G-connected robots and human technicians

BT gears up to take on rogue drones

BT’s Enterprise unit is offering customers an anti-drone security solution to protect their physical sites from intrusion

Inside NatWest Ventures

NatWest Ventures is helping NatWest bank to remain relevant to its SME businesses customer community through digital innovation

Time to skill up and deepen customer relationships

The fourth quarter is a key time on the sales front but there are other activities that resellers should engage in to get themselves in a stronger position come the year end

Tech startups can boost UK shipping market after Brexit

Increased connectivity and propositions based on tools such as AI and blockchain can provide opportunities to the shipping sector after Brexit, says report

MyPayrollHR collapse stirs allegations, questions, anger

The problems created by the closing of MyPayrollHR may take a long time to resolve. The FBI has been contacted and lawsuits are expected. Employers are trying to clean up the mess.

Cyxtera building channel base

As the business evolves and becomes increasingly indirect the data and security player is keen to work with more resellers

DerbyCon session tackles cyber attribution, false flag attacks

One expert showed the crowd at DerbyCon that proper attribution of a cyberattack requires multiple indicators in order to avoid being fooled by a false flag attempt.

GDPR non-compliance worse than feared

Over half of UK businesses do not yet appear to be fully GDPR-compliant, and many have de-prioritised their compliance efforts

Managed services on the rise for ECSC in H1

Cyber security specialist saw its managed services revenues climb in the first half but suffered some challenges in the consulting business

Magento BI update a benefit to vendor's e-commerce customers

Magento rolled out the Magento Business Intelligence Summer 2019 Release, updating its BI platform with enhanced scheduling capabilities and new data visualizations.

Adobe brings graph database to customer journey touchpoints

With a graph database to track touchpoints from different devices -- and a Photoshop-esque interface -- Adobe Customer Journey Analytics avails data science tools to marketers.

Cohesion is latest Acquia acquisition

While Acquia would not provide specifics of the deal, the decision behind the acquisition of Cohesion was the chance to bring more value to customers, according to Acquia's CTO.

New integration brings Fuze meetings to Slack app

Users will be able to join Fuze meetings by clicking on the phone icon in Slack. It is Slack's latest integration with a voice and video meetings provider.

Security, management updates made to LogMeIn Bold360

LogMeIn has updated the search optimizer, monitor view and workload organization features in its live agent and chat bot customer engagement and AI software platform Bold360.

Stibo Systems advances multidomain MDM system

The new Stibo Systems 9.2 update expands the MDM platform's features with Sisense business intelligence integration and machine learning capabilities.

Eclipse completes enterprise Java move with Jakarta EE 8

The Eclipse Foundation has assumed control of the Java EE enterprise platform and specifications from Oracle and has launched an all open source version of the technology.

Government departments urged to publish R&D spending roadmaps

Issues including funding concentration in the “golden triangle” of London, Oxford and Cambridge must be addressed, according to a Science and Technology Committee report

Mirai descendants dominate IoT threat environment

Attacks leveraging compromised IoT devices are growing in size, scale and frequency, report security experts at F-Secure and Trend Micro, with Mirai-related botnets a major source of trouble

5G takes off at Gatwick Airport

Vodafone’s 5G network goes live in airport’s South Terminal

Navy sails SAP ERP systems to AWS GovCloud

The Navy consolidated 26 various ERP systems onto SAP HANA on the AWS GovCloud, leading to data reduction, lower TCO, and setting the stage for next-generation technology like S/4HANA.

LogMeIn looking for channel to support UCC suite

Firm is looking to get partners behind its latest product releases as it increases the focus its on comms and collaboration suite

Poly targets huddle rooms with Trio 8300

Poly has designed the Trio 8300 for huddle rooms that fit no more than five people. The vendor released a video system targeted at the same market earlier this year.

Oracle Q1, 2019-2020: revenue flat, cloud progress vaunted

Oracle’s first quarter 2019-2020 results show revenue growth to be flat, but executives claim cloud headway and vaunt progress on autonomous database uptake. Co-CEO Mark Hurd takes leave of absence on health grounds

Cisco MDS 9700 switches prep for 64G Fibre Channel NVMe-oF

Cisco's MDS 9000 networking products include SAN directors and switches. SAN Analytics adds support for NVMe over FC protocol and Ansible automation modules for storage tasks.

Oracle CDP coming in CX Unity, along with video cloud

Oracle goes after Adobe and other CX platform vendors with new CDP-oriented sales, marketing, e-commerce and service hub, and adds a video platform to CX Unity.

BI for mobile remains a challenge for vendors

While some BI vendors have developed effective mobile apps that provide concise insights, those that have attempted to recreate their desktop dashboards on phones have struggled.

Amazon Quantum Ledger Database brings immutable transactions

Based on technology built internally at Amazon, the tech giant's newest database provides a centralized approach for enabling a cryptographically secure ledger system.

IBM z15 mainframe secures data across multi-cloud environments

IBM unveiled the latest in its line of mainframes capable of processing 1 trillion web transactions a day. The IBM z15 mainframe's software can manage data across multiple clouds.

DerbyCon panel discusses IT mistakes that need to stop

Common security risks can be mitigated or prevented, according to a panel at DerbyCon. But users need to feel empowered to speak up, and education needs to be better.

IBM Storage syncs new DS8900F array to z15 mainframe launch

New IBM DS8900F all-flash storage arrays conform to industry-standard rack size, boost performance and enhance security over DS8880 predecessors for mainframe and high-end systems.

How Zendesk plans to crack the enterprise market

Zendesk has been courting enterprises by billing itself as a customer experience software company and is leaning on its design smarts to stand out among bigger rivals

No-deal Brexit will impact channel's GDPR pitch

If the UK does leave the EU without a deal at the end of next month then it will have ramifications for GDPR and resellers need to be aware of the issues

New details emerge about AWS Outposts as launch nears

AWS Outposts will ship later this year. In advance of that launch, AWS has given customers a sense of what they can expect from the first release of the private, on-premises version of its public cloud infrastructure.

Zoho adds new Zoho One features, management application

Zoho One customers can now make phone calls using Zoho's telephony platform, extend provisioning through custom apps and use the new application Orchestly to manage workflows.

West Midlands gears up for the next phase of 5G

West Midlands 5G (WM5G) marks launch of UK’s first dedicated 5G accelerator programme by holding a series of demos to showcase the wide variety of use cases that exist for the technology

New iPhone 11 features focus on consumers, not enterprises

Apple's new line of iPhones made headlines for better battery life and cameras, but it's the improved security features that will matter most to the enterprise.

Oracle BI platform on the comeback trail

Time had seemingly left Oracle's business intelligence tools behind -- until the vendor responded by consolidating its BI products and catching up to the pace of innovation.

Google Cloud tackles Spark on Kubernetes

Google Cloud Dataproc is the first major cloud provider to integrate Apache Spark with Kubernetes as a managed service, but work remains to better link the two projects upstream.

Kaseya ramps up managed compliance services focus

Kaseya has invested $10 million into growing its managed compliance software business, citing a massive opportunity in compliance services for MSPs; other news from the week.

AI, blockchain top healthcare CIO's list of emerging tech

In this Q&A, veteran healthcare CIO Geoffrey Brown talks about how his role has evolved, as well as why he's keeping an eye on emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain.

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