TechTarget News - Week of Mar 15, 2020

5G propels connected vehicles into top gear

Survey predicts 83 million 5G-connected cars will be on the road by 2035 as next-generation networks become more pervasive

NCSC issues coronavirus cyber security alert

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has issued a public alert and fresh guidance as more cyber criminals get wise to the lucrative potential of Covid-19

Coronavirus may deliver an HR tech market shakeout

The HR tech market, which has some 3,000 VC-funded firms, may see big impacts from the new coronavirus. That will depend on how long the crisis lasts and if it triggers a downturn.

Atlassian integrates Automation for Jira no-code tool

Atlassian has integrated no-code technology gained from last year’'s acquisition of Automation for Jira by Code Barrel into its Jira Cloud issue-tracking service.

Coronavirus: Microsoft Teams outage disrupts remote working

A Microsoft Teams outage on Monday disrupted the workday of many users working from home around the world in efforts to avoid spreading the new coronavirus to co-workers.

Channel round-up: Who’s gone where?

A few executives on the move as firms look to bring on board expertise to support growth ambitions

Rockset brings Query Lambdas to real-time database

Real-time cloud database looks to help better enable developers to build applications with Query Lambdas capabilities that execute queries and lookups from REST endpoint triggers.

Nutanix expands virtual desktop service in APAC

Nutanix has expanded its Xi Frame virtual desktop service to five more cloud regions in Asia-Pacific amid the Covid-19 outbreak

Telenor opens Norway’s first 5G service

Commercial 5G network opens in nine different cities and villages across Norway, making Telenor the first mobile operator in the country to offer 5G to customers

UK makes its case for post-Brexit data adequacy decision

Government sets out an explanatory framework as it seeks adequacy decisions from the European Commission to maintain the free flow of personal data between the European Union, the UK and Gibraltar

Operators plan to cope with increased overheads

There are conflicting views from Spain and the UK over how ready home networks are to cope with extra overheads, as populations are told to work from home

Microsoft and Google join forces on Covid-19 dataset

Data scientists and researchers are being encouraged to use data mining, artificial intelligence and machine learning to gain insights into the coronavirus pandemic

UK mobile networks hit by outage

It didn’t take long for the UK’s mobile networks to feel the strain from additional home workers, after UK government advised people to work from home

Courts make use of tech to hold remote hearings due to Covid-19

The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary will increase the use of technology in court proceedings as emergency legislation is being drafted to expand powers to allow criminal courts to hold remote hearings during the Covid-19 pandemic

Maplin boss looking to extend supply chain

The managing director of online electronics retailer Maplin is looking to grow the business, accepting that it will need to widen its supplier network

GitHub for mobile brings dev platform to small screens

GitHub for mobile delivers a fully native iOS and Android development experience of the popular GitHub source code version control service for developers.

Covid-19: NCSC issues secure remote working guidance

With hundreds of thousands likely to be working remotely for some time, the UK’s NCSC has issued best practice guidance to enable security teams to support them

Hazelcast Jet 4.0 boosts event streaming data platform

The vendor's real-time event streaming platform gets a boost as the newest version adds support for Python machine learning models to help make sense of the data deluge.

BI vendors provide resources for COVID-19 analysis

With the new coronavirus continuing to spread worldwide, analytics software vendors are joining in to help in slowing, and hopefully stopping, the pandemic.

MoD defence capabilities programme in trouble, says NAO

The Ministry of Defence is struggling with its £196bn defence capabilities programme, as 10 of 32 projects, including several technology ones, are in trouble, according to the National Audit Office

4G arrives for eastern half of Jubilee Line

Full 4G mobile connectivity arrives on half of one of London’s busiest Underground transport links, paving the way for extended communications throughout the network

Data protection vendor Rubrik selects its first president

Rubrik appointed Dan Rogers, former CMO of ServiceNow and Symantec, as its first president. Rogers wants to push Rubrik towards data reuse, which he says is the future of backup.

Nokia spreads Wing IoT with 5G and edge capabilities

Finnish communications tech provider Nokia enhances its Worldwide IoT Network Grid managed service to support operators in offering 5G internet of things services with minimal capital investment

Coronavirus now possibly largest-ever cyber security threat

The cumulative volume of coronavirus-related email lures and other threats is the largest collection of attack types exploiting a single theme for years, possibly ever

Surrey goes live with child health system

CSH Surrey goes live with its new platform, with the information on 440,000 children's health now consolidated onto a single platform

UK facial recognition project to identify hidden faces

A research project being conducted by UK universities in collaboration with the Home Office and Metropolitan Police could produce facial recognition systems that allows users of the technology to identify people with their faces covered

Social media platforms ramp up automated content curation

As the new coronavirus continues to disrupt the workforce, social media companies are increasingly using machine learning to automatically detect and remove harmful content.

Coronavirus pandemic: 5 remote work tips for IT

VMware's Shawn Bass and Brian Madden shared tips to help IT workers make remote work a reality for their organizations as the new coronavirus pandemic progresses.

IBM officially supports Red Hat Ansible for mainframe DevOps

IBM will support mainframe DevOps through mainstream distributed systems tools such as Red Hat Ansible and Jenkins, even when it has equivalent mainframe-specific products.

GitHub's NPM acquisition sparks Microsoft-related worries

GitHub's acquisition of NPM will bring two prominent open source players together under the Microsoft umbrella. But moves like this tend to cause concern for some observers.

AI, no-code tools highlight Domo analytics platform update

The latest update from Domo, unveiled during the vendor's virtual user conference, include a no-code tool for application development and a host of AI features.

Workday salary bonus may pay workforce dividends

Workday is giving its employees a two-week bonus to help them deal with coronavirus-related costs. The move may result in improved retention and productivity.

WBA assumes control of OpenRoaming standard

Association set up to enable collaboration between service providers, technology companies and organisations in wireless industry to manage Cisco-produced technology for seamless Wi-Fi onboarding

Commvault storage story expands with Hedvig for primary data

The pickup of Hedvig helps diversify Commvault beyond backup to address growing customer demand for scalable object storage that traverses across public and private clouds.

Maze ransomware gang pledges to stop attacking hospitals

The infamous Maze gang announced it has stopped ransomware attacks on healthcare and medical facilities because of the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic.

Deepfakes: Security experts undecided on the threat level

Deepfakes may seem like a scary new threat in today's world, but should the world be worried? SearchSecurity asked numerous experts to weigh in at RSA Conference 2020.

SAP Ariba Discovery now open to all buyers and suppliers

Buyers and suppliers can now access SAP Ariba Discovery for free, and SAP Ariba, Fieldglass and S/4HANA are further integrated for an 'intelligent spend management' platform.

Unpatched Zyxel storage devices co-opted into IoT botnet

Owners of Zyxel network-attached storage devices are in danger of being hijacked by Mukashi, a descendant of the infamous Mirai botnet, if they don’t patch a critical vulnerability

Coronavirus: BT reassures UK of network’s resilience

Just a week after issuing assurances that its network was capable of dealing with the added load from vastly increased numbers of people working from home, BT issues further details on infrastructure resiliency

Dstl launches report on the future of cities

Dstl research aims to support decision-making of the UK military by analysing topics such as the influence of technology in urban warfare

Coronavirus: Surge in remote work strains Zoom services

Some Zoom services are faltering under the pressure from a huge influx in remote workers. Service disruptions are up significantly so far in March.

Databricks bolsters security for data analytics tool

Databricks looks to bridge the gap between on-premises controls and the cloud with data analytics security policies in the company's latest platform update.

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