TechTarget News - Week of Dec 15, 2019

Top IT predictions in APAC in 2020

The rise of super apps, Wi-Fi 6 enabled services and cross-functional platform engineering teams are likely to dominate the Asia-Pacific IT landscape in 2020

Amazon supply chain model disrupts entire industry

Amazon has conditioned consumers to get goods as quickly as possible, which has affected the global supply chain industry from top to bottom, including inventory management and logistics.

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Before the channel starts to go into full on festive mode there have still been some appointments worth highlighting

5 end-user computing trends for 2020

With Windows 7 coming to an end and more businesses developing cloud strategies, 2020 is set to bring end-user computing changes for IT. Here are five trends to watch.

6 enterprise data storage startups to watch in 2020

Even as cloud and flash flourish, it is tougher than ever for data storage newcomers to take root. We've highlighted six startups trying to crack the enterprise market.

XenData launches plug-and-play archive appliance

XenData's X1 appliance makes archiving by tape, Sony Optical Disc Archive and cloud object storage simpler and more network-friendly. It connects archives for multiple users.

Deloitte launches Adobe Experience Platform accelerator

Deloitte-Adobe global joint strategic partnership for Adobe CDP deployments adds AI tools for Deloitte clients to measure customer experience on standard metrics.

Siemens ICS flaws could allow remote exploits

Siemens recommends locking down industrial control systems as security researchers disclose 54 bugs, including remote exploit flaws, but only three patches are available.

Amazon's growth strategy could target 5 key markets

Amazon could move well beyond its core e-commerce and cloud services businesses in pursuit of growth, targeting markets such as publishing, health care and travel.

Latest city ransomware attack: New Orleans

The city of New Orleans declared a state of emergency as the government tries to get systems back online following a ransomware attack Friday morning.

Group-IB CEO talks up global threat landscape

Public attribution of cyber attacks could backfire while a global cyber norms framework won’t emerge until a catastrophic incident occurs, says the head of Singapore-based Group-IB

Sophos enhances MSP programme

Security player adds more compatibility and flexible billing options to make life easier for managed service providers

AWS hits back at open source theft allegations

New York Times accuses the public cloud provider of taking open source products and integrating them into its own managed services

Google Cloud partners key to 2020 enterprise expansion

In this Q&A, Kirsten Kliphouse, president of Google Cloud North America sales, discusses her top priorities and opportunities for channel partners in 2020.

Cisco to acquire Exablaze for high-performance switching

Cisco plans to acquire Australia-based Exablaze and eventually use its technology in AI applicatons. The acquisition is similar to rival Arista's 2018 purchase of Metamoko.

Up-and-coming BI vendors to watch in 2020

Promising BI startups look to gain a foothold in 2020 by focusing on underserved markets and embracing next-gen technologies not available in traditional analytics tools.

How Amazon customer experience became e-commerce standard

Amazon made personalization, one-click shopping, quick shipping and easy returns de facto standards for all B2C and now, B2B businesses. Read about how the company did it, and what's next.

Verizon, Walmart embrace DevOps dojo for IT training

Some IT training experts say 'Dojo is a no-go,' but companies such as Verizon and Walmart say the DevOps dojo approach has been well worth it for them.

Maze gang outs ransomware victims in shame campaign

The threat actors behind Maze ransomware started a campaign to pressure victims into paying ransom by publicly listing successful attacks and threatening to leak data.

Mayo Clinic Platform headed up by former healthcare CIO

Longtime Boston-based health IT expert John Halamka will move on from his role at Beth Israel Lahey Health for a new role leading Mayo Clinic's digital healthcare effort.

Top 10 Australia IT stories of 2019

Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 Australia IT stories of 2019

Euro telcos eye up cloud market

With the increasing need for global cloud giants to address security, localisation and regulatory compliance, Europe’s telcos eye up datacentre and hosted services as potential growth areas

Acronis acquires cloud management company 5nine

Data protection vendor Acronis acquires cybersecurity and cloud management startup 5nine, and plans integration of 5nine technology into Acronis Cyber Cloud.

London needs to accelerate full-fibre digital infrastructure delivery

London’s capability to be the tech hub it aims for is currently limited by a range of issues, including the availability of fibre and the speeds delivered, says report from mayor Sadiq Khan’s office

EE switches on 5G in six more UK locations

Operator broadens UK’s largest 5G network with six additional locations and announces aggressive plans for 2020

Canalys reveals its Channel Champions

Analyst house places 12 vendors in the champions category for delivering high levels of support to partners

Cyberinsurance is on the rise -- and so is ransomware

A debate has erupted between the insurance industry and the infosec community over whether cyberinsurance payouts have led to the surge in ransomware attacks this year.

Ex-PayPal pros shun AI with SecOps IT automation firm

Machine learning and AI are all the rage in IT automation tools -- except for the one produced by a new startup founded by two former PayPal cybersecurity engineers.

Top 10 storage stories of 2019

Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 storage stories for 2019, with the latest trends in enterprise storage arrays, hyper-converged, object storage, scale-out NAS, and more

Citrix brings Workspace and micro apps to Google Cloud

Citrix Workspace is now generally available on Google Cloud, including access to micro apps that make it easier for IT to deliver a more streamlined user experience.

Two attacks on Maze ransomware list confirmed

Another confirmed ransomware attack, this time against Busch's Fresh Food Markets, was added to the Maze gang's ransomware shaming list after the company refused to pay the ransom.

Clumio eyes security, BaaS expansion with VC funding

Clumio CTO Chad Kinney and CSO Glenn Mulvaney discuss their company's roadmap and how Clumio addresses ransomware threats in a way that's different from other backup providers.

Actifio 10c adds container support and DR orchestration

Actifio's 10c update added some significant new capabilities that further take advantage of the cloud. Backup, disaster recovery, migration all got a boost in this update.

Hybrid, cost management cloud trends to continue in 2020

Hybrid and multi-cloud approaches evolved in 2019, cost management efforts rose and deployment options vied for dominance. Those trends are all likely to continue through 2020.

Top 10 broadband stories of 2019

Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 broadband stories of 2019

Resellers feeling good about 2020

Context has surveyed thousands of resellers across the UK and Europe and found that levels of optimism are higher than at this time last year

Windows 10 issues continue with Autopilot update

Microsoft recently rolled out a Windows 10 update to general users that was intended only for Autopilot-configured machines. After past issues, are users comfortable with Windows OS updates?

How Amazon HR influences hiring trends

Amazon recently reached the 750,000 employee mark. As the company gets larger, so does its potential to shape wages and hiring. But its HR influence is a matter of debate.

Manual mainframe testing persists in the age of automation

Mainframe testing is still done manually by many IT shops, despite mainframe modernization and digitization efforts that benefit from automated software testing methods.

F5 Networks to acquire Shape Security for $1 billion

F5 Networks is acquiring Shape Security for approximately $1 billion in a move to strengthen its presence in the application security and anti-fraud markets.

Impinj partners get new program to drive IoT business

IoT resellers, service providers and distributors are among the channel companies Impinj will support in its new partner program; more news from the week.

SolarWinds advances cloud native database monitoring

SolarWinds grows its product portfolio with the acquisition of cloud native database monitoring vendor VividCortex, in a bid to help organizations deal with the challenges of cloud.

CMS takes Blue Button 2.0 API offline due to coding error

CMS is working to address a coding issue that's potentially caused the protected health information of 10,000 beneficiaries to be shared with other beneficiaries or apps.

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