TechTarget News - Week of Sep 29, 2019

Pure Storage APAC CTO talks up storage trends

Flash-based storage will be around for at least two decades more, while crystal- and DNA-based storage needs a lot more work before becoming mainstream, according to Pure Storage’s CTO for the Asia-Pacific region

The bots turning businesses into digital transformers

As companies increasingly turn to robotic process automation to accelerate digital transformation, Computer Weekly takes a look at how the market is evolving

Data challenges jeopardise service provision in government

Several challenges have to be tackled to make the government’s new data strategy work and departments have “barely scratched the surface” of what needs to be done, says PAC report

UK Parliament readies cyber security change programme

A request for information has been launched to find a consultancy firm to support and shape the Parliament’s cyber security project, which will be delivered in two years’ time

OpenText's Mark Barrenechea talks Google, AI, future of CMS

OpenText CEO talks about the company's future, how AI changes everything, his acquisition philosophy and how to keep a tech company relevant as it moves into its third decade.

Australia gets ready for open banking

Traditional banks and fintech firms alike will need to bite the bullet in the crucial startup period if Australia’s open banking regime is to succeed

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another busy week for those working in HR departments, including one of those getting a fresh head, over the past week

Intel roadmap includes faster Optane SSDs, 144-layer NAND

Intel Optane's 2020 roadmap features new "Alder Stream" SSDs that can sustain read I/O latency of 10 μs for at least 800,000 IOPS; 3D NAND flash plans include 144-layer SSDs.

Cloud database services multiply to ease admin work by users

The list of vendors offering managed cloud database services is growing rapidly, which gives IT teams more opportunities to offload management of database systems.

Windows Virtual Desktop is generally available

Microsoft released Windows Virtual Desktop to the general public, which is likely to have significant effects on the VDI market. Learn why, and what the service offers.

Singapore outlines initiatives to tackle OT and IoT security

The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore has developed a blueprint to secure operational technology systems in critical sectors, among other measures to secure cyber-physical systems and the internet of things

Marketplace push aims to get the NHS automating

Thoughtonomy is hosting a new marketplace to encourage NHS trusts to share their intelligent automation bots

A security breach is inevitable, IT leaders warned

No matter how much IT security tech and training is in place, sophisticated, targeted attacks are going to breach company defences, Carbon Black warns

Qlik Sense Business improves Qlik's cloud, AI capabilities

Qlik's new product shows the vendor's strategy of providing a cloud-based service for users that's rich in augmented intelligence and machine learning capabilities.

UK government readies bus open data portal

The government’s bus data service is part of plans to provide better information to get more people to use bus services

Immuta introduces new features to Automated Data Governance

The new updates also bring about native Hadoop distributed file system workspaces within Immuta and more ways to integrate Immuta with other applications and tools.

Sophos launches Managed Threat Response service

The new offering is built on Sophos' endpoint security platform Intercept X Advanced, with capabilities supported by the company's recent acquisition of Rook Security and DarkBytes.

Zerto 7.5 focuses on security, backup integration

Through deeper integrations with partners, Zerto 7.5 continues its convergence of DR and backup by enhancing security and shoring up its long-term retention capabilities.

AT&T design for open routing covers many uses

The new AT&T design for open carrier-grade routing covers systems ranging from single line card devices to large hardware clusters. The design taps Broadcom's Jericho2 chip.

AWS faces Elasticsearch lawsuit for trademark infringement

In a new lawsuit, Elasticsearch alleges that AWS committed trademark infringement and false advertising in connection with services associated with Elasticsearch, the popular search and analytics platform.

LogMeIn slashes GoToMeeting prices amid UI overhaul

LogMeIn cut GoToMeeting prices roughly in half for premium tiers and overhauled the video conferencing app's user interface to focus on video, rather than content sharing.

Bulletproof host raided in former NATO bunker

German authorities arrested seven in raid of bulletproof hosting company CyberBunker -- which was housed in a former NATO bunker -- for allegedly hosting dark web marketplaces.

Shutterstock adds new features to content creation platform

The updates to Shutterstock Custom accommodate social media campaign demands and include the ability to generate assets to increase engagement and e-commerce purchases.

Pure Storage all-flash customers wade slowly into cloud

Major enterprise customers say Pure Storage all-flash storage arrays have matured to automate cloud-based application development. Other Pure users take a more cautious approach.

Cohesity SmartFiles tackles object and file storage

Cohesity SmartFiles sets its sights on traditional NAS by unifying data and adding cybersecurity, integrated apps through Cohesity Marketplace and global search.

Chef outage fuels technology ethics debate

Software companies have been embroiled in high-profile ethical controversies in the past two years, driving industry debate about just how extensively politics should influence tech.

New Dell EMC ECS hardware, updated software available

The EX500, aimed at midsize enterprises, joins the EX300 and EX3000 within the hardware line. The 3.4 version of the ECS platform aims to improve storage and data visibility.

Pride and nerves delay AI adoption in the enterprise

A new study shows that AI adoption in the enterprise is slower than it ought to be. Experts point to a lack of education, the need for explainable AI, and even executive pride.

Hospital ransomware attacks lead to patients being turned away

Ransomware attacks hit seven hospitals in Australia and three in Alabama, with the Alabaman hospitals being forced to turn away patients because of the attacks.

Talend offers automated migration to cloud data warehouse

The new capability is supported by BladeBridge's converter technology and includes self-service tools for data preparation and data integration, among other features.

How Qlik is driving the data revolution in Australia

Australian firms are using data management software from Qlik to speed up data analysis while grappling with how to make data more accessible under a new consumer data-sharing regime

New threat group behind Airbus cyber attacks, claim researchers

Context Information Security’s threat intel and response teams says it has evidence that the recent supply chain attacks on Airbus are the work of a newly identified group called Avivore

Post-Brexit passport checking tool to start pilot

The government is looking for companies that can carry out large-scale tests of the Document Checking Service, which will allow organisations to digitally check the validity of passports

LogRhythm touts unlimited data plan for SIEM systems

SIEM supplier introduces three-year, term-based pricing plan that lets enterprises ingest as much data as they want without breaking the bank

Nuvias putting the emphasis on value

Distributor kicks off a campaign around adding value for resellers that will run for the next few months

Rubrik denies claims of possible sale

Rubrik's CEO shot down a recent article claiming he was looking for buyers. Experts say unless there's a buyer making a massive offer, there's no good reason for Rubrik to sell.

PayGo cloud migration to AWS includes SIOS for HA, DR

Utility payment company realized "astonishing" savings by migrating from a private data center to AWS but the move required more than just throwing the red switch.

Ping Identity launches identity and access management tool

PingCentral aims to streamline the identity and access management processes and bridge the gap between IAM teams and application teams to improve productivity.

Zendesk Sell apps marketplace extends Sunshine CRM platform

Zendesk's Sunshine CRM gets an apps marketplace built on its Sell sales force automation platform, adapted from the 2018 acquisition of FutureSimple's Base.

Box cloud content management adds PDF tools, boosts security

Box partners with Adobe in releasing a new set of PDF tools that can be used within Box's content management cloud to enable electronic signatures and document archives.

Zendesk breach in 2016 affected 10,000 customers

Zendesk disclosed a previously undetected security incident from 2016 in which data for 10,000 customer accounts was accessed, but the disclosure is missing some key details.

Infor positions CloudSuite ERP as alternative to S/4HANA

Infor's Rod Johnson, general manager and head of Americas, said the company is focused on two things: getting its customers to the cloud faster and helping its customers get more value out of their investments.

Attrition reduction efforts advance, deliver results

It's not just recruiting that's getting all the attention in HR. Attrition reduction strategies are gaining ground, as are efforts to improve health and wellness.

Mid-market the target for Lenovo DCG

Vendor’s datacentre group is working with the channel to increase its presence in the mid-market space

Government planning for ‘undeliverable’ ESN

The government has agreed to all of the Public Accounts Committee’s findings in its investigation into the Emergency Services Network, but there is still a chance the programme could collapse

Red Hat: We’re a neutral broker

Red Hat remains agnostic in supporting organisations that are looking to run the same container orchestration platform in a hybrid and multicloud world

Vendors lining up behind SASE for cloud security

SD-WAN and network security vendors tailor their portfolios to deliver SASE, a cloud security architecture for the age of SaaS, public clouds and IoT.

Ford's approach to employee activism: Listening

Ford is asking for feedback from employees in an effort to develop its corporate culture. Doing so has led to new ways of measuring how employees feel about the firm.

Poly integrates UC headsets with Amazon Alexa, Tile

Poly has integrated its UC headsets with Amazon Alexa after adding the AI voice assistant to its Trio conference room phones earlier this year.

Boomi platform adds API management, EDA support

The latest Boomi updates allow users to speed up implementation and allow IT pros to take better advantage of their data and applications.

WVD to spark demand for consulting, implementation services

Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop offering is poised to boost partner business as it opens opportunities in the desktop-as-a-service market; other news from the week.

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