TechTarget News - Week of Nov 03, 2019

Chinese companies fuelling OpenStack adoption in APAC

Led by Chinese tech giants such as Tencent and China Mobile, the Asia-Pacific region will account for a third of the global OpenStack market by 2023

Optus fires first salvo in Australia’s 5G roll-out

Australia’s second biggest telco, Optus, has flipped the switch for its 5G fixed wireless broadband service in key cities, with mobile services in the pipeline

EU patches 20-year-old open source vulnerability

Ethical hackers taking part in a bug bounty programme on behalf of the European Union have uncovered a 20-year-old vulnerability

Modernisation of justice may leave vulnerable users behind

A Commons Select Committee report has voiced a number of concerns about the ongoing transformation efforts led by the Ministry of Justice and called for actions such as maintenance of non-digital services

Microsoft hybrid cloud strategy expands with Azure Arc

Azure Arc will bring Microsoft's public cloud management tools together for use by customers on any type of infrastructure. The move underscores the drive toward hybrid cloud deployments as customer needs evolve.

Microsoft launches Azure Synapse Analytics for the cloud

New Microsoft Azure analytics service provides cloud BI and machine learning, enabling users to do analytics on data in various sources, including data warehouses and data lakes.

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another busy few days in the IT world with some more appointments being made across the industry

Dell EMC upgrades VxRail appliances for AI, SAP HANA

As hyperconverged infrastructure use cases expand, Dell EMC adds analytics, flash and network management to VxRail platform built on PowerEdge servers.

Rackspace set to buy AWS partner

Rackspace's pending purchase of Onica, an AWS partner with consulting and professional services capabilities, underscores the continuing interest in cloud services specialists.

OpenStack to get standardisation boost in China

New standards are being developed by the OpenStack Foundation and a standards body to improve the interoperability of OpenStack distributions in China

Qumulo gets HPE upgrade as customers ‘come back from object’

Distributed file system maker Qumulo benefits from HPE Apollo hardware upgrade in a market where Qumulo exec says customers are coming back from object storage for unstructured data

Welsh government to hire chief digital officer

The £500,000 of annual funding will go towards a leader and a department dedicated to developing digital initiatives

SharePoint, OneDrive cloud migrations get easier

Moving to SharePoint Online and OneDrive may get simpler with new migration tools. Plus, new features in the cloud services aim to entice IT.

Philips Research brings AI, AR to healthcare

Scientists at Philips Research North America are applying AI and augmented reality to healthcare -- tools they hope will be game changers for clinicians and patients.

Arista CloudEOS addresses multi-cloud networking

Arista joins Cisco, Juniper and VMware in the multi-cloud networking market. The new Arista CloudEOS leverages CloudVision for multi-cloud monitoring, automation and management.

Microsoft, Cisco partner on cloud UC interoperability

Microsoft and Cisco unveiled an alliance this week for better interoperability between their cloud UC products.

Okera shines Spotlight on data lake insights

Data stored in a data lake can be an important asset, but understanding how the data is being used, or in some cases not used, is another challenge altogether.

Microsoft Power Platform gets AI and RPA updates

At Microsoft Ignite, the tech giant released new updates to ease RPA and AI building across its Power Platform, as well as new capabilities for Cortana within Microsoft 365.

First BlueKeep attacks in the wild may be dark portents

Following months of warnings from law enforcement and the infosec community, the first BlueKeep exploit campaign was discovered in the wild and experts say it won't be the last.

Microsoft Azure Arc faces cautiously interested user base

The hybrid cloud offering, announced this week at Ignite, will let users manage across multi-cloud, on-premises and edge environments -- but is it relevant? Customers weigh in.

New Microsoft Edge browser gets competitive with Chrome

The new version of Microsoft's Edge browser promises new enterprise features and simplified management for Windows admins. Experts say Edge is now competitive with Google Chrome.

VMware nudging partners towards SaaS model

Software and services is the way that the vendor is expecting more of its partners to go

Virgin disconnects BT for Vodafone for future mobile services

From 2021, Virgin Media will have full access to all of Vodafone’s current services and future technologies, such as its 5G network, after ending supply deal with BT

Sage brings cloud-based Intacct to UK market

Sage is bringing its cloud-based accountancy software acquired with US-based Intacct to the UK, and publishes research advancing a digital CFO concept

Professional cyber criminals command $75k per annum

An ill-advised career in cyber crime is potentially almost as well-paying as a job as a threat researcher in the industry, according to Tenable researchers

Looker 7 advances embedded BI capabilities of vendor's suite

The latest update of Looker's business intelligence platform, unveiled Wednesday at the vendor's user conference, is highlighted by improved embedded analytics capabilities.

Oaktree Capital Management invests in upgraded backup

Switching to Veritas NetBackup let Oaktree perform hourly backups instead of daily, greatly reducing risk of data loss during restores. Oaktree also uses Data Insight for audits.

Gigabit broadband to transform working lives across Europe

Report from economist Oxera predicts that many social and economic benefits will result from the widespread roll-out of gigabit broadband, as increased connectivity changes the way people interact with each other

Impact of HR automation shows up in data and surveys

Recruiters are taking on more strategic roles, thanks in part to automation tools. But HR departments are facing another trend: declining budgets.

Inboundgeo Marketing Suite introduces new direct mail tool

Clients' website visitors can receive direct mail with customized content within 72 hours of their visits with the new Content Derived Filtering tool, according to the company.

Firefox bug is enabling attackers to freeze out users

A recently reported bug in Firefox allows spammed authentication dialogs to lock users out of their browsers and it is under attack in the wild, despite previous efforts to patch.

With Scout, Workday acquisition strategy takes shape

Workday's planned acquisition of Scout RFP, a sourcing and procurement platform, says one thing to analysts: It is pushing to become a full-service ERP vendor.

Machine learning will have bigger impact than cloud

Workday’s vice-chairman explains how machine learning can help employees become more effective, and hints at the company’s moves beyond finance and HR software

Nokia and Microsoft announce tech partnership

IT behemoth Microsoft and comms technology provider Nokia forge first joint solutions, to enable communications service providers and enterprises to accelerate digital transformation

Saudis recruited Twitter employees to spy on critics

Court documents reveal how the Saudi Arabian government targeted Twitter employees as part of a coordinated effort to gather information on known dissidents

Community Fibre lights up south London gigabit broadband

Fibre-to-the-home provider Community Fibre has teamed with cloud and IT services provider Glemnet to bring unprecedented gigabit speed broadband to customers in south London

Booz Allen releases Modzy AI platform and marketplace

Booz Allen Hamilton introduced an AI platform and marketplace made for uploading, deploying and managing AI models across a scalable environment.

Analytics revolution has spread the wealth of information

Business intelligence over the last 20 years has been marked by the opening up of data to everyday business users after it was once the sole possession of IT departments.

PCM deal delivering results for Insight

Within weeks of concluding the acquisition of PCM the firm was contributing to sales at Insight Enterprises

Salesforce CMS: Users can publish without leaving platform

Catering to small and midsize customers, Salesforce remixes and upgrades existing features to form a content management system for users to broadcast content to customers.

Orange begins 5G services with roll-out in Romania

Orange Group joins the 5G service provider roster, with offer in Romania said to be capable of delivering internet download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps and average download speeds of 600Mbps

Cisco enhances Webex Teams meetings, expands PBX support

Cisco has brought the full feature set of Webex Meetings into Webex Teams. The vendor is also releasing new collaboration devices, including a desk monitor.

Emerson Electric consolidates on Nutanix, Commvault

As part of a project to get its branch offices and business units on the same backup product, Emerson Electric used Commvault to simplify, save money and lower its RTO and RPO.

Infinidat storage plans NVMe-oF driver in 2020

Infinidat CTO Brian Carmody says NVMe protocol is a 'perfect match' for hybrid InfiniBox disk arrays. Customers are beta testing Infinidat NVMe drivers, starting with RoCE 4.

Nozomi Networks unveils free cybersecurity platform edition

The free edition is aimed at helping OT operators and IT security teams take the first step to finding the organization's assets that they need to secure within their OT and IoT networks.

Cisco Meraki Go chasing Best Buy customers

The latest Cisco Meraki Go products cost as little as $149 -- a price that could attract Best Buy customers.

Yellowfin 9 marked by developer tools, revamped mobile app

The latest product update from BI vendor Yellowfin features new dashboard design tools, a revamped mobile app and a repackaged data presentation platform.

Trend Micro insider threat steals, sells customer data

A Trend Micro employee stole and sold customer support data, which was used by a malicious third-party actor to scam consumer customers of the cybersecurity company.

Mars gains sweet cloud savings with Azure Cost Management

Azure Cost Management, which helps customers track spend on the cloud platform, can provide sweet rewards if used correctly and comprehensively, according to candy maker Mars.

Singapore makes mark on AI with Apache Singa

The Apache Singa distributed deep learning platform has been conferred top-level project status and is already being used by hospitals to model the progression of diseases

Qualcomm eyes up slice of $13.2tn 5G sales enablement market

At the end of its financial year, mobile chip giant Qualcomm sets its sights firmly on profiting from a 5G economy which it believes will generate more than $10tn in sales enablement by 2035

SCC investing millions in HQ

A couple of buildings that date from the 1980s will be given a full refurb as the channel player invests in its facilities

HMCTS researches the future of open justice

A new report by Policy Lab into the threats and opportunities of technology is aimed to support new approaches to policy-making

Morrisons in new appeal over data breach fine

The Supreme Court has heard an appeal from retailer Morrisons as it attempts to overturn prior judgments holding it liable for a 2014 leak of employee data

ScyllaDB set to improve NoSQL database performance

ScyllaDB has been helpful for big organizations such as Comcast, which was able to trim from nearly 1,000 database nodes to 78 ScyllaDB nodes and now has more room to grow.

IBM's financial services cloud offers developer opportunity

IBM hopes to bring developers to its new financial services cloud that runs on the IBM Cloud platform and uses Red Hat OpenShift as its Kubernetes environment.

Cisco CX sees greater formalization at partner summit

The Cisco Partner Summit put the spotlight on the company's customer experience and Lifecycle Advisor efforts. Cisco also unveiled a DevNet specialization for partners.

ConnectWise ransomware attacks affecting Automate customers

ConnectWise warned that ransomware attacks are targeting open ports for its Automate on-premises application, but the company has offered few details about the nature of the attacks.

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