TechTarget News - Week of Sep 22, 2019

The perfect storm for silicon photonics

By packaging optics with silicon chips, silicon photonics will enable datacentres to keep up with the exponential growth in demand for bandwidth

AWS G4 aims to lower cost of GPU-powered AI inference

Amazon Web Services seeks to cut the cost of running artificial intelligence inference engines with the introduction of a Nvida V100 GPU-based instance

Channel roundup; Who's gone where?

Another busy few days with some of the great and the good in the industry getting a chance to make a fresh impression in senior roles

Basic data and skills needed to fix UK social care

Foundations need to be in place to save the social care system from collapse, and NHSX needs to step up to the task, according to a Doteveryone report

Quest Software updates NetVault Backup capabilities

Quest Software has added backup and restoration of user mailboxes and OneDrive user and group files. SAP HANA and Nutanix AHV plug-ins have also been added.

Icelandair turns to headless CMS to improve CX

The right CMS makes a big difference for CX, so Icelandair moved off its on-premises content server to a headless CMS – with one layover on a cloud CMS that wasn't quite right.

Dell PowerProtect comes to new Data Domain series

Aside from improvements to the Data Domain hardware, Dell also upgraded the PowerProtect software with a new air-gapped vault feature and improved integration with VMware vSphere.

How Malaysia is nurturing data analytics talent

The Southeast Asian nation has spearheaded several programmes to build up its data analytics talent pool in efforts to improve efficiency and productivity of Malaysians

Google pushes back on scale of YouTube phishing threat

Millions of YouTubers may be at risk after some high-profile influencers reported their accounts were compromised in an apparent phishing attack, but the platform’s owner, Google, is not so sure

Salesforce rolls out new security add-on for Quip

The new security add-on, called Quip Shield, offers encryption and customization capabilities tailored to companies' specific security and compliance needs.

What next for GDS?

Digital government has lost momentum, according to MPs. As the Government Digital Service enters its “third era”, what will it do to regain its authority and deliver real change?

Microsoft challenges Amazon with Dynamics 365 Commerce

Microsoft broadens Dynamics 365 retail apps suite by introducing an e-commerce platform, as well as tools to track product data and intermingle physical and online retail data.

MyPayrollHR arrest brings relief, but few answers

The FBI arrested MyPayrollHR's Michael Mann this week, bringing relief but not answers to its customers. Some of the victims are still working on restoring lost funds.

Cloudflare battles malicious bots with 'fight mode'

Cloudflare takes its first steps in keeping malicious bots from attacking customers by using complex challenges to waste a bot's CPU resources in an attempt to disincentivize more bots.

HP's purchase of endpoint security vendor Bromium a win for IT

Analysts describe HP's Bromium acquisition as a safe, cheap, smart bet in its push to compete with Dell. It's also another sign of rapid consolidation in the endpoint security market.

Ecstasy programming language targets cloud-native computing

Startup Xqiz.it has a new Ecstasy programming language that aims to arm developers for the cloud-native computing era with features that Java and other programming languages lack.

BizDevOps, DevOps feedback loops guide IT transformation

BizDevOps has been the priority for Dynatrace customer American Fidelity the last four years, guiding the company's IT priorities amid ever-increasing technical complexity.

At Inforum 2019, Infor takes aim at SAP

Infor wants to take SAP head-on. At Inforum 2019, Infor executives described SAP's push to migrate customers to SAP S/4HANA by 2025 as an opportunity to do just that.

Stateless offers software-defined interconnect platform

The new platform, Luxon, provides software control that replaces customized hardware and offers more configuration possibilities with new switch technology.

Containous releases Traefik 2.0 open source edge router

Traefik 2.0, a major update to the popular open source edge router, enables new use cases and improves visibility into cloud-native deployment stacks, including Kubernetes.

Alfresco cloud services aimed at business customers

Alfresco toes the line of open-source lineage while wooing new business customers with a suite of tools simplifying workflow customization as well as managed services.

OneLogin releases Chrome extension combating password reuse

OneLogin said its new tool is capable of discovering phishing websites and does not store users' passwords. Instead, it uses hash analysis to identify reused and weak passwords.

Igneous Systems DataProtect gets software-only release

Igneous DataProtect's software-only version is aimed at cloud-first customers. It has the same capabilities as the NAS appliance version, including integration with DataDiscover.

Cambridge Consultants demos show uses of AI

At a demo event, Cambridge Consultants highlighted some of the applications of AI with a system that can count TB cells in a sputum sample and a system that can fix image distortion.

Ansible Tower revamp adds analytics, security automation

Ansible Tower and Ansible Engine are now one product, Ansible Automation Platform, which also includes automation analytics, security automation integrations and certified content.

Trump pushes debunked DNC hack conspiracy in call with Ukraine

In a call with the Ukrainian president that is now the focus of an impeachment inquiry, President Trump discussed CrowdStrike and asked for help with finding a 'server.'

AI and humans need each other

Sometimes, fully automating a system can lead to problems. AI and people need to work together to handle workflows, instead of leaving it all up to a system.

Government launches guidelines for AI procurement

Document intended to inform public sector buyers has been created by the Office for AI and the World Economic Forum

Aryaka hybrid WAN expected to broaden market appeal

The Aryaka hybrid WAN is expected to help the vendor sell more to customers that have found its global SD-WAN too expensive for connecting sites in one geographical location.

Rubrik customers get validated NetApp StorageGrid target

Rubrik's Cloud Data Management is now tested and validated to work with NetApp's StorageGrid, giving customers a new target option for backup and archiving across hybrid clouds.

Information Builders BI platform making a return to form

After lagging behind the pace of innovation in recent years, Information Builders is modernizing its BI platform and again offering a full suite of analytics tools.

Turbonomic adds features to Application Resource Management

The new features include continuous service optimization in Kubernetes and accurate container planning to ensure that applications have sufficient resources to perform.

New bundle pairs Cisco security products with Webex Teams

Businesses now have the option of purchasing a bundle of Cisco security products to prevent data loss and block viruses while using the messaging app Webex Teams.

Bristol, CNRS and Oracle join forces against tropical disease

Scientists from the University of Bristol and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Grenoble have identified a candidate synthetic vaccine against tropical disease Chikungunya, using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

How Graphcore is putting AI on steroids

UK chipmaker Graphcore’s intelligence processing unit may just hold the key to unlocking the full potential of artificial intelligence

Veeam looking to get more partners to gold

Vendor is keeping the focus on skilling up its partner base and getting them to higher levels in its programme

Avaya cloud offering ReadyNow expands internationally

A partnership with IBM will help expand the reach of Avaya cloud offerings internationally. Avaya is bringing its ReadyNow product to Europe, Africa and Asia.

NetApp motivating wider portfolio adoption

Data management player keen for partners to take on more products and sell solutions that tap into customer digital transformation needs

Forrester Wave shows newcomers edging out legacy vendors

Well-funded startups moved up in the 2019 Forrester Wave, while most legacy vendors dropped. Cyberattack recoverability and single-pane-of-glass management were leading factors.

NWN debuts solution-as-a-service line to capture top trends

Managed service provider NWN is honing in on five fast-growing markets with the launch of a solutions-as-a-service portfolio, and other channel news from the week.

Former accountant embezzled $3.5 million from QlikTech Singapore

A former employee of analytics vendor Qlik’s Singapore subsidiary embezzled nearly $4 million. Ariel Biasong Salamanes worked in the Singapore office’s sales and marketing department.

New York files lawsuit over Dunkin' breach response

The New York attorney general filed a lawsuit against Dunkin' Brands regarding attacks dating back to 2015 and alleges the company failed to respond or notify victims properly.

MSP ransomware attack exploits privileged users' credentials

WatchGuard Technologies said recent MSP ransomware attacks revealed that hackers have detailed knowledge of managed service providers' internal operations and technologies.

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