TechTarget News - Week of Jan 26, 2020

UK teachers want more computers in schools

As well as equipment, a priority is to increase the provision of training for teachers in the use of technology, according to a new study

Openreach extends full-fibre network to rural UK

UK national broadband infrastructure provider ramps up programme to deliver full-fibre to 200 locations, mainly towns and villages hitherto not passed by network

LV= rolls out smart speaker skill

General insurance firm says customers will receive answers to commonly asked questions by invoking the skill on Alexa or Google Home Assistant

Quantum tape gets repackaged into turnkey ransomware defense

Quantum says tape's main perk is as an air-gapped defense against ransomware. Its new Ransomware Protection Packs combine tape libraries with a built-in, off-network vault.

UK in catch-22 decision over Huawei security

The UK’s final decision on whether to permit mobile operators to use Huawei equipment is expected imminently, and its decision will have ramifications far beyond the technology sphere

RapidAPI, MongoDB answer the call for GraphQL support

As developer demand for GraphQL continues to grow, vendors such as MongoDB and RapidAPI are adding support for the API query language in their core products.

StorMagic SvSAN helps Sheetz hyper-converge at the edge

Retail chain Sheetz simplified its technology on the edge with StorMagic hyper-converged infrastructure software, reducing seven devices at each site to two servers running SvSAN.

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Who has moved into a fresh job in the past seven days? We highlight some of those making moves in the industry in the past week

Interpol uncovers cyber crime operation in Indonesia

An Interpol-coordinated cyber operation leads to the arrest of three people in Indonesia who allegedly used a JavaScript-sniffer malware to steal payment card details of online shoppers

Data privacy benefits outweigh spend, says Cisco

Cisco’s 2020 data privacy study shows organisations can generate substantial returns on their data privacy and protection spending

Cisco folds AppDynamics AIOps into its infrastructure tools

Cisco shops might welcome new integrations between AppDynamics AIOps tools and Cisco Intersight management software, but whether they will draw in other users is uncertain.

Organisations losing control of cloud data

Data is more widely dispersed in enterprise clouds than most organisations think, and as a result they are at risk of losing control of it, according to a report

Subpostmaster prosecutions move closer to appeal

Prosecutions are a significant step closer to being sent to the Court of Appeal as Criminal Courts Review Commission forms a group of commissioners to review them

Print channel has a strong sustainability pitch

Long-standing recycling schemes and print management designed to reduce paper wastage are just some of the efforts the industry has made over the years to increase sustainability

Cisco Cyber Vision targets industrial IoT security

Cisco Cyber Vision is the networking company's latest product for industrial IoT security. The technology is based on software Cisco acquired last year when it bought Sentryo.

J2 Global looks to acquire Veeam partners

The Veeam partner ecosystem includes a multitude of small firms, which has created an acquisition opportunity for J2 Global, a cloud services and digital media firm.

Met Police could deploy facial recognition against protesters

Live facial recognition will be rolled out operationally by the Met Police, but police monitoring group Netpol believes it will hamper people’s ability to exercise their rights to protest

3 Magecart suspects arrested in Interpol operation

Three alleged cybercriminals suspected of being associated with Magecart were arrested in Indonesia via an Interpol-assisted operation called Operation Night Fury.

Digital economy pushing up IT salaries in ANZ

About eight in 10 IT professionals in Australia and New Zealand earned more over the past year while 23% were rewarded with a bonus, survey finds

'CacheOut': Researchers unveil new attack on Intel chips

Researchers unveiled a new speculative execution attack that leaks data from most Intel microprocessors and gives attackers greater control over what data is leaked.

Informatica data management sets a new direction

Five years after going private, Informatica has a new CEO and an updated data platform with new data management capabilities to better enable business users.

ServiceNow acquisition of Passage AI to boost chatbots

ServiceNow will acquire Passage AI, a startup conversational AI vendor, in an effort to further develop existing conversation capabilities in its chatbots.

Fintechs fear deepfake fraud

New research reveals the majority of CISOs working in the financial services sector are increasingly concerned about the potential use of deepfakes

L’Anssi se fait conseiller en sécurité d’Active Directory

L’agence propose un nouveau service d’audit et de conseil en sécurité de l’annuaire pour les organisations relevant de ses prérogatives, en s’appuyant sur des outils éprouvés. Une façon de répondre à la rareté des compétences.

NHS suffers fewer ransomware attacks, but threat persists

Ransomware attacks against the NHS have tapered off dramatically, according to statistics obtained under FoI legislation, but this does not mean the threat has diminished

Oracle customers complain of cloud coercion

In December, Oracle won its day in court – but a poll reveals a sales tactic based on audit threats combined with heavy cloud discounts

Clearwave launches patient check-in tablet app

Patients can check in, make payments and input personal and demographic information via tablets with Clearwave Connect, the company's third patient check-in tool.

Formulus Black Forsa turns memory into block storage

Forsa allows customers to bring application data into memory, by provisioning DRAM or persistent memory as block access storage with latency several times better than NVMe flash

Dell EMC storage CTOs predict 2020 trends

Dell Technologies storage president and GM offers exclusive glimpse into CTO Council's yearlong research project with predictions for 2020 and beyond.

Attrition reduction is leading goal in HR trends report

The way to keep millennials around is through better pay, according to a new LinkedIn study. And compensation remains a top attrition-reducing tool all around, but it's not necessarily the most important one.

Google App Maker to shut down in wake of AppSheet buy

Google App Maker, the company's low-code development tool, will be shut down in January 2021. Google offers users alternative options for users to switch to as App Maker sunsets.

Endpoint security key asset in $1.42B OpenText Carbonite acquisition

OpenText's chief product officer discusses how the recently acquired Carbonite -- which had recently acquired Webroot -- fits into the content services provider's product roadmap.

'Limited' number of VMware layoffs confirmed in 'rebalancing'

VMware says the layoffs will allow the company to better focus on helping corporate users figure out their multi-cloud strategies and affected workers may be reassigned.

Patient privacy at heart of new debate for data sharing rules

EHR vendor Epic is stirring the privacy and data access debate once again as proposed rules from ONC and CMS are under review at the Office of Management and Budget.

Totango introduces customer success tool Dynamic Assignment

Dynamic Assignment is a new feature in the Totango Spark that allows service providers to quickly sift through customer success managers to find one who will exactly fit a customer's needs.

UK cyber security sector worth more than £8bn

The UK’s cyber security industry employs 43,000 full-time workers, and contributed nearly £4bn to the UK economy in 2019, according to DCMS

Inside DXC Technology’s APAC playbook

DXC Technology’s CTO for Asia-Pacific talks up efforts to support the region’s enterprises that are in varying stages of digital transformation

Huawei, Samsung dominate global 5G device market

Samsung and Huawei dominate the 5G device market in 2019, but analyst warns that expected and necessary competition could be curtailed by the current coronavirus outbreak

Channel could benefit from SME Brexit bounce

With the UK just hours away from officially leaving the EU it looks like many SMEs are gearing up to start spending on tech

New funding fuels startup analytics vendor Kloud.io's growth

Armed with $4 million in new seed funding, startup Kloud.io aims to expand its engineering and marketing efforts to fuel the growth of its no-code analytics platform.

Zoom Phone adds features to catch up with UCaaS leaders

Zoom Phone users are getting new ways to use the product with Zoom Meetings, as the vendor continues to build out its nascent UCaaS service.

GitLab partner program gets ready for a refresh

With an initial public offering on the horizon, DevOps lifecycle software vendor GitLab is aiming to expand its partner strategy under a new vice president of global channels.

Survey: Many businesses neglecting disaster recovery testing

Even though DR testing is a low-cost way to ensure readiness, businesses don't do it enough. Roadblocks include limited time, stretched IT teams and basic human nature.

How will Veeam customers be affected by vendor's sale?

As Veeam takes aim at the U.S. market and the world of hybrid cloud, users could see enhanced products and technology now that it's under the ownership of Insight Partners.

Acumatica cloud ERP tightens focus on SMB market

At Acumatica Summit 2020, the cloud-based ERP company announced new manufacturing features, a new Payroll module and a new acquisition of JAAS Systems.

Partners get new LogicMonitor AIOps tools after Unomaly buy

An enhanced LogicMonitor AIOps toolbox offers partners new sales opportunities and training, LogicMonitor said. The new AIOps tools come from the vendor's buyout of Unomaly.

SCVX launches with $230M IPO, eyes cybersecurity acquisition

SCVX, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), raised $230 million this week in its initial public offering and will look to acquire a major cybersecurity vendor.

Payment cards from Wawa data breach found on dark web

Payment card information from customers of the convenience store chain Wawa has reportedly gone up for sale on the dark web, though questions about the breach remain.

Enterprise cloud storage: 6 experts expect big changes

Analysts and vendors predict what will shake cloud storage in the coming months, from customer rebellion against egress fees to DNA archiving of data for thousands of years.

Harvey Nash hires first female CEO

Beverley White takes over as Albert Ellis steps down after 14 years leading the IT recruitment and services firm

BT to take half-billion pound hit on Huawei kit replacement

Telco BT reveals the price to pay to meet the UK government’s new regulations around restricting ‘high-risk’ telecoms equipment suppliers in the nation’s 5G radio network

Lenovo DCG turns to channel veteran to run EMEA

Hardware player brings in former Riverbed channel executive with a history of working with partners to drive growth across the ecosystem

IBM CEO shakeup puts technologist Krishna at Big Blue's helm

Longtime executive Arvind Krishna will replace IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst has been named IBM president. Analysts expect them to make AI acquisitions.

Microsoft launches AI for Health initiative

Microsoft's new health AI initiative may do some good for partner nonprofit and academic healthcare groups, but it may raise some data privacy concerns as well.

Workspace focus splits virtualization market

The once-stable virtualization market is changing as some vendors begin to think more about workspaces. In this Q&A, IDC's Shannon Kalvar talks about what it all means.

Data storage architecture poised for disruption in 2020

Experts predict edge computing, 5G and containers will fuel computational storage, new storage systems dedicated to container-based applications, and flash-based object stores.

Assureon archive is fast, but shouldn't replace backup

Nexsan Assureon 8.3 ramped up retrieval speeds, making it suitable for backup and DR. However, relying on the archive appliance for multiple use cases carries its own risks.

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