TechTarget News - Week of Feb 16, 2020

Ex-soldiers to become ethical hackers

A new programme will give armed forces veterans in Scotland a grounding in cyber security skills, including penetration testing and ethical hacking

Ericsson goes right for the 5G core in 2020

Swedish comms tech giant predicts substantial growth for 5G in 2020, with particular focus on the fundamental enabling standalone core technology

Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

It’s been another few days of movement across the industry, with personnel departments kept busy

Nokia launches certification programme to boost enterprise 5G

Comms tech provider claims first-of-its-kind 5G certification programme to train and certify business and technology professionals at communications service providers and enterprises

Ultima Labs launches to increase automation support

Ultima has set up an ISV operation to make life easier for those customers looking to embrace the fruits of greater automation

CEO cites NetApp cloud storage as key to turnaround

NetApp CEO says cloud storage presents 'exceptional opportunity,' but he expects revenue declines to continue for the foreseeable future as new sales reps learn the ropes.

Chief experience officers, chief customer officers on rise

Since 2017, more CXOs and CCOs have shown up in Gartner's customer experience management survey. They don't always report to the CMO, but marketing's ownership of CX is growing.

Healthcare CIO Marc Probst on embracing change

Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst, the 2019 CHIME-HIMSS John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year, provided a simple piece of advice to health IT leaders: Pay attention.

Australians more savvy about cyber security

More Australians look out for signs of security features such as SSL encryption even as they remain sceptical of the data protection capabilities of small businesses

Veeam Availability Suite v10 adds NAS backup and cloud tiering

Availability Suite is mostly about consolidating the company’s data management platform idea, but it has added incremental forever NAS backup, cloud tiering and recovery to vSphere

Research points to IT skills shortage in data protection

It's getting harder to recruit and replace IT personnel with backup expertise, but simpler products and more automation can help companies compensate for the skills gap.

Veeam fills gap for partners with NAS support

Backup and data management specialist Veeam is working with its channel base to make sure resellers take advantage of the updates to its flagship product Availability Suite

Mapping cybersecurity investments ahead of RSA Conference 2020

SearchSecurity asked several experts to weigh in on cybersecurity investment trends ahead of RSA Conference 2020 next week. The results featured a wide range of opinions.

Blasé directors put business data at risk

The higher up within a business you go, the more likely you are to find people intentionally leaking confidential data, says Egress

GTDC CEO: Promoting the value of distribution

Boss of the Global Technology Distribution Council promotes the value that its membership can bring in a world of virtual distribution

Cohesity backup software targets ROBOs on Cisco, HPE hardware

The new Cohesity appliance is designed to provide backup at a branch location without IT expertise. The software runs on Cisco or HPE servers, and the central office manages backups.

EU puts up AI and data strategies with an ethical twist

European Commission launches strategies for artificial intelligence and data economics, making the fight against climate change their raison d’être

Cost of cloud misconfigurations set at $5tn

Cloud security outfit DivvyCloud says more than 33 billion records have been exposed in cloud misconfiguration incidents in the past 24 months

Why ransomware attacks on municipalities spiked in 2019

Ransomware spread to a number of city, state and local governments across the U.S. in 2019. Threat researchers weigh in on the increased attacks and what to expect in 2020.

Macquarie Cloud Services sets up Azure practice

Macquarie Telecom’s cloud division will deliver Azure managed services to new and existing customers, complementing its existing cloud, hosting, datacentre and telco businesses

Skymind has big plans for AI in ASEAN

Skymind Global Ventures’ $800m fund to tap artificial intelligence potential and talent includes focus on ASEAN’s AI ecosystem

Deutsche Telekom claims most successful year ever

Global telco releases end-of-year results showing record revenue and profit growth in all of its operating segments

Insight will move de Sousa into EMEA role

Next year will see changes in Insight’s EMEA leadership, with the current UK boss the chosen candidate to take up that role

Vodafone launches new IoT portfolio and 5G tariffs

Body-worn vision camera and surveillance system are the first products to be unveiled in Vodafone’s new internet-of-things range enabled by growing 5G network that now has pay-as-you-go capability

O2 delivers solid fiscal 2019 and points to 5G as future of entertainment

Telefónica’s UK business arm clocks up continued growth in revenues and profits driven by expanding customer numbers and predicts 5G could boost the entertainment sector by as much as £2.3bn over the next 10 years

Google plans to send Brits’ data to US after Brexit

Move puts British user data beyond the reach of the EU’s GDPR, makes it more accessible to UK and US law enforcement agencies, and has prompted anger

AT&T bows out of RSA Conference 2020

AT&T announced it's skipping RSA Conference 2020 due to coronavirus concerns, bringing the total number of exhibitors that have dropped out of this year's conference to 13.

Voatz, MIT researchers spar over blockchain e-voting app

MIT researchers contested claims that Voatz's voting app used blockchain technology to provide secure voting. Voatz responded, but questions about the company's technology remain.

EU AI regulation guidelines worry vendors

The EU released AI regulation guidelines that demand AI systems in high-risk areas are transparent and have human oversight. Some vendors are worried.

Malicious apps still getting past Google controls

Check Point researchers have found multiple malware-infected apps in the Google Play store, including a clicker called Haken, which has been downloaded more than 50,000 times

Labour condemns Google data plans

Shadow digital minister Chi Onwurah challenges the government to stop Google’s plans to move UK user data out of the EU

Nakivo dives into SaaS backup with Office 365 protection

Version 9.2 isn't as features-heavy as Nakivo's previous releases, but Office 365 backup is a significant step. The vendor plans to delve deeper into SaaS application data backup.

GKE Application Manager does GitOps for Kubernetes config

GKE Application Manager, rolled out in beta this week, bakes in an open source Kubernetes configuration management tool to simplify application deployments to GKE.

Salesforce consulting services deals go global

Publicis Sapient's buyout of Sapient i7 is the latest acquisition in the increasingly globalized Salesforce consulting services market; more channel news from the week.

EnterpriseDB looks to grow market for PostgreSQL

Enterprises are increasingly using the open source PostgreSQL database. Read in this Q&A where the growth is coming from and how some of it is from users in the cloud.

Massive DoD DevSecOps standards push may aid enterprise IT

The CNCF, defense contractors and IT vendors have joined forces with the Department of Defense to establish NIST security standards and best practices for DevSecOps.

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