TechTarget News - Week of Nov 24, 2019

Conservatives propose national cyber crime force

Manifesto also says Tories would “empower the police to safely use new technologies like biometrics and artificial intelligence, along with the use of DNA, within a strict legal framework”

How ServiceNow is empowering Asia’s mobile workforce

ServiceNow’s newly minted managing director in Asia talks up the company’s sweet spots and traction in the region, and what it’s doing to abstract away workflow complexities for mobile workers

Juniper claims longest 400GbE deployment

As pressure grows to support bandwidth demands from advanced high-performance computing uses cases, Juniper Networks announces success in 1,300-mile 400GbE network test

University of Leicester dumps SANs and LUNs for Cloudian object storage

One-to-one mapping between Dell SANs and media servers had passed their sell-by date and caused vulnerabilities for the University of Leicester, which fixed the problems by a move to “stateless” object storage on Cloudian

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another week with some moves across the industry as firms look to get the right personnel to drive growth

Insurance company uses Cohesity backup to wean off tape

Illinois Mutual wanted to switch from tape backup to something cloud-based. It needed a vendor that integrated with Hyper-V but could also support tape during the transition.

Ransomware attacks shaking up threat landscape -- again

Threat actors have employed new techniques and built more sophisticated business models for their ransomware campaigns, which has had devastating consequences.

AWS rejects Elasticsearch trademark lawsuit claims

AWS' response to Elasticsearch's trademark infringement lawsuit denies the allegations, but experts say a settlement is likely and justifiably in the cards.

Managed print players caught up in customer tension

Those making the IT decisions hold different views around printing and collaboration compared with the rest of the workforce and the MPS supplier has to bridge that gap

Accenture cloud tool aims to shorten decision cycle

Consulting firm Accenture has launched a cloud tool that industry watchers find interesting for its simulation capabilities and potential to speed up adoption.

Startup Sisu's data analytics tool aims to answer, 'Why?'

With the ability to answer, 'Why?' at the core of its diagnostic tool, startup analytics vendor Sisu recently entered the market with aims of competing against established vendors.

Aviso introduces version 2.0 of AI-guided sales platform

Version 2.0 provides artificial intelligence tools that predict deal close probabilities, guide next best actions and limit typos and unsaved changes during entry of data.

Kasten backup aims for secure Kubernetes protection

Container storage backup is an emerging trend. Kasten K10, which launched in 2017 and provides backup for Kubernetes, takes on security in its major 2.0 update.

VMware doubles up on Kubernetes play

New Tanzu portfolio reflects efforts by VMware to better meet the needs of enterprises that are warming to containers and Kubernetes when building new cloud-native applications

How APAC firms can unleash the power of creative disruption

Regional business leaders at the recent Leap Summit in Malaysia talked up the blueprint for creative disruption, which includes scaling up an idea and overcoming the distribution challenge, among other areas

Security skills gap will take a decade to fill

The British education systems cannot move fast enough to address the security skills crisis, and in the absence of government action increased reliance on automation may be the least worst solution

City of London switches on to connected lighting

City of London teams with Itron, Wi-SUN Alliance for smart lighting project to brighten up urban experience of historic parts of the UK capital

Container backup grows, following container adoption

Although demand for container backup remains low, vendors anticipate growth in this area. Containers have shifted from being lightweight throwaways to persistent mini-VMs.

More women expected to join tech sector in 2020

Research by travel booking platform Trainline has found more than half of people in tech think there will a rise in the number of female tech workers over the next year

U.S. facility may have best data center PUE

The data center energy efficiency metric, power usage effectiveness, or PUE, is not improving. But one supercomputer data center is showing that big improvements are possible.

Cisco cries foul over security flaw in Zoom Connector

A flaw in Zoom's gateway for managing third-party video devices left customers vulnerable to snooping. Cisco criticized the vendor for failing to use the proper APIs to design the service.

Top APAC security predictions for 2020

More attacks on critical infrastructure, supply chain vulnerabilities and file-less attacks are some of the security threats that enterprises should keep an eye on next year

AT&T integrating 5G capability with Microsoft cloud

AT&T announces plans to provide availability for Network Edge Compute (NEC) technology, bringing Microsoft Azure cloud services into its network edge locations closer to customers

US consumers ‘confused’ by 5G

Six months in, and after major operators roll out coverage with great fanfare and suitable devices in their branded stores, confusion exists in the US 5G arena

Telefónica reveals global restructuring plan

Global telco to undergo wholesale changes to prioritise markets where it says it can be relevant and grow sustainably in the long term

NatWest digital bank goes live

NatWest has announced the availability of its standalone digital challenger bank, known as Bó

CIO interview: Ross Fullerton, CIO, London Ambulance Service

Brought in after a major IT disaster in 2017, the CIO is now introducing technologies to speed up emergency response times and get key patient data back to doctors before arrival at A&E

UKtech50 2019 winner: Demis Hassabis, co-founder and CEO, DeepMind

Computer Weekly profiles the achievements and journey of the founder of one of the world’s pioneering artificial intelligence companies, after his recognition as the most influential person in UK technology for 2019

Orange taps Ericsson to bring machine learning, AI to networks ops

Telco extends service contract with Ericsson in five European countries to bring artificial intelligence network operations, field support, and maintenance, as well as service management for fixed-line access, 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G

Cyber criminal RAT busted by cops

Police forces around the UK have arrested nine people as part of an international operation targeting users of a remote access trojan

Veeam UK channel boss looking to widen partner support

The recently installed UK channel boss is planning to increase the support it offers a wider number of partners as well as looking to exploit its alliances for the benefit of resellers

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