TechTarget News - Week of Oct 27, 2019

Windows 7 upgrade haunts health service tech vision

Windows 7 issues at the NHS are making headlines, 15 months after the release of the review of how legacy IT was exploited by the WannaCry attack

Ofcom updates mobile airwaves plan

UK broadcast regulator reveals plans to release airwaves to improve mobile services for customers aiming to help more areas get better comms services

IBM Spectrum Protect supports container backups

IBM focuses on data protection with backup support for container volumes in Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift environments, VMs in VMware Cloud on AWS; adds new Virtual Tape Library.

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

A brief guide to some of the appointments made across the industry in the past week

HPE brings InfoSight AI to SimpliVity HCI

HPE brings technologies from two 2017 acquisitions -- predictive analytics and hyper-convergences -- together with InfoSight on SimpliVity in hopes of giving SimpliVity a sales jolt.

Coda launches next version of project management app

Coda 2.0 includes updates to design, a smoother performance, more organizational tools and new features to secure documents, such as locking and permissions.

AT&T puts major acquisitions on hold for three years after mixed Q3

Acquisitions on hold at AT&T after third quarter growing strategic and managed business services, US wireless and IP broadband are offset by declines in revenues from legacy wireline services, recently acquired WarnerMedia assets and domestic video

Post Office IT trial judgement within days

The judgment in the second trial in a multimillion-pound legal battle over an allegedly faulty IT system at the Post Office is imminent

Epicor cloud, on-premises ERP get equal treatment

Epicor upgraded its platform, and the improvements are available to both cloud and on-premises ERP users. The upgrade takes advantage of Microsoft Azure technologies.

Europe, MENA and enterprise adds colour to modest Orange Q3

Solid commercial performance in France, Africa and the Middle East, as well as increased revenues from the Europe and enterprise segments, are drivers for modest profit and revenue growth for Orange

Retirement wave sparking mainframe skills crisis

LZLabs has found that in just a few years those with the skills at many firms to keep the mainframe lights on are planning to head off into retirement

Reykjavik: An IT ecosystem beyond the ice

Iceland is a small island between Europe and the US, and that is one of several reasons why it is attracting tech startups to its capital

Change CIO reporting structure to avoid missing KPIs

The key performance indicators used by heads of finance to measure the effectiveness of CIOs is not sufficient to drive tech-led transformation

Domo BI platform helps Dal-Tile solve data management problems

Overwhelmed by an influx of data, Dal-Tile, a leading manufacturer of ceramic tile products, went to Domo to try to solve its business intelligence problems.

Adobe exposure includes data on 7.5 million users

Adobe exposed data on 7.5 million users and employees and one expert says the incident highlights why production data shouldn't be used in test environments.

Microsoft JEDI contract leaves AWS to weigh its options

Losing the $10 billion JEDI cloud computing contract to Microsoft forces AWS to consider its next steps in trying to reverse the government's surprise decision.

Salesforce Financial Services Cloud adds mortgage tools

Salesforce pushes deeper into financial services with tools to make mortgage data collection easier, and to find upsell opportunities for customers looking for home loans.

Cost savings drive business automation

While businesses are using automation to save money, many also see robotic process automation as essential to support new business initiatives

UK gets low score in European e-gov ranking

Leaders in the region got scores of over 80% while Britain achieved just over 61%, a Capgemini report has found

What will succeed the National Cyber Security Strategy?

As the National Cyber Security Strategy nears the end of its working life, the government is considering what comes next, and is asking probing questions of its successes and failures

Legacy monitoring tools hamper digital progress

Older monitoring tools lack support for microservices, containerisation and serverless computing, Forrester Consulting warns

Computacenter delivers solid third quarter

Computacenter has cheered investors with a decent Q3 just a week after fellow channel player Softcat did the same with its full year numbers

DWP outlines steps to reduce fraud and error

The Department of Work and Pensions has released the priorities within its single departmental plan, including the new platforms National Debt Service and Counter Fraud and Error Management Service

Micron 3D XPoint SSD uses new controller to boost speed

Micron Technology's new X100 SSD will become the first competitor for Intel's Optane in the market for 3D XPoint's ultrafast solid-state storage drives.

Splunk Mission Control launch enables a unified SOC

Mission Control is intended to unify Splunk Enterprise Security, Splunk Phantom and Splunk User Behavior Analytics into the Splunk Security Operations Suite.

Storage admins 'unleashed' in age of cloud

Storage professionals should feel 'unleashed' and empowered in the age of cloud to avoid the tedious admin work and hit the reset button by modernizing data center storage.

Druva unveils Slack and Microsoft Teams backup

Druva's next update will include Slack and Microsoft Teams backup, on top of integrations with ServiceNow, Splunk and Okta. The company is capitalizing on increased SaaS adoption.

Imperva CEO steps down following breach investigation

Chris Hylen unexpectedly stepped down as CEO of Imperva in the wake of a data breach involving cloud WAF customer data, though it's unclear if the two events are connected.

Salesforce Trailhead to roll out live training videos

By year's end, Salesforce will unveil a new set of live and on-demand video training classes to give users a new way to earn Trailhead badges and certifications.

Li-Fi takes to the skies with Oledcomm

Oledcomm claims a world’s first in equipping an Airbus commercial flight with Li-Fi connectivity technology

UK at the forefront of government AI investment

Current and anticipated artificial intelligence spending is the highest in Europe despite various challenges around implementation, according to a report by Accenture

SK continues transition away from mobile dominance

SK Telecom has shown an annual increase in its mobile communications business revenues for the first time in eight quarters, as it carries on with its plan to transform into a global “new” ICT company

BT network investments dig into half-year profits

The need for speed, and the need to lay down and connect high-speed broadband and fibre, has put a break on the financial performance of BT over the first six months of its fiscal year

UK government demands Ofcom boosts broadband development

In a UK legal and regulatory first, UK government constructs priorities for telecoms regulator Ofcom, principally regarding the roll-out nationwide of gigabit-speed broadband

5G core tech leadership race a close-run thing

What is said to be the first competitive landscape assessment of the 5G Mobile Core arena shows the market is still very much up for grabs

Nordea brings fintech for women by women

Bank’s female-only hackathon comes up with new ideas for financial services aimed at improving women’s financial wellbeing

Enterprise WLAN industry makes tracks

IDC research finds wireless connectivity remains a top priority for global business as bandwidth demands continue to increase and near real-time business applications require lower latencies

Cisco's picks for top 4 emerging networking technologies

Cisco's picks for top emerging networking technologies include machine reasoning, optical networking, cognitive radio and Citizens Broadband Radio Service.

Big three make big switch on for 5G in China

The largest 5G roll out to date takes place as China gives official authorisation to deploy services as China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom switch on offers at the same time

Atlassian CISO Adrian Ludwig shares DevOps security outlook

Atlassian's CISO believes that eventually, application security mechanisms will be absorbed completely into Agile and DevOps tools -- including his own company's products.

Vonage Meetings rounds out vendor's cloud portfolio

A new video conferencing app, Vonage Meetings, will provide alternative to Amazon Chime for Vonage's cloud UC customers.

Employee activism, from composting to protests, is an HR issue

Employee activism may be giving rise to 'green teams' or formal sustainability efforts. The development can be a positive opportunity for employees and provide payback in terms of employee engagement.

Google Cloud networking BYOIP feature could ease migrations

Google Cloud Platform's networking capabilities have gotten a boost with the introduction of bring your own IP addresses, a move aimed to ease cloud migrations for customers.

Threat Stack Application Security Monitoring adds Python support

Now supporting both Python and Node.js, Application Security Monitoring can identify risk throughout the software development lifecycle for both third-party and native code.

New Relic catches up in serverless monitoring with IOpipe

IOpipe's IP and expertise will help New Relic catch up with the latest serverless monitoring trends, such as AWS Lambda Layers support and event-driven frameworks.

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