TechTarget News - Week of Mar 29, 2020

Australian government unveils Covid-19 app

Federal government launches Coronavirus Australia app to keep Australians updated on the latest developments in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak

CityFibre completes FibreNation acquisition

Official go-ahead for buyout which takes former altnet into mainstream status as the UK’s third largest national digital infrastructure and fibre operator

Zerto 8 opens AWS Storage Gateway, supports Google Cloud

With the big three public clouds AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud covered, Zerto is shaping into a more complete multi-cloud platform for continuous data protection.

Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

No matter where the human resources departments are operating from, the need to keep actively hiring fresh talent continues unabated

Too late to protect online privacy, say Brits

Most UK consumers are concerned about data privacy, but think it’s too late to do much about it, according to a report

Gartner: Top-performing companies understand CX

Those businesses that measure customer experience, either through surveys, real-time analytics or the use of artificial intelligence, are more profitable

Huawei extols 2019 as ‘extraordinary’ year

Despite political challenges across the world restricting use of its technology, Chinese comms tech giant posts strong yearly increase in sales and profit

Marriott International hotel chain in second data breach

Marriott International notifies customers of a major data breach that unfolded earlier in 2020 – the second it has experienced in the past two years

Netherlands schools harness Apple technology

Most Dutch schools use Windows computers, interactive whiteboards and Chromebooks, but there are a number of pioneers who choose Apple products

HYCU backup and recovery tackles Azure data

HYCU seeks to simplify backup, recovery and migration of Azure data. The data protection and management vendor sees an opportunity in an evolving market.

Nokia launches AI-based operations to help telcos enter the 5G era

Cognitive operations designed to help comms service providers transform their network, service and business operations through extreme automation enabled by artificial intelligence and machine learning

Dell Tech World 2020 placed on hold until October

Dell Tech World 2020 rescheduled to October, as Dell and VMware withdraw FY2021 guidance. Dell joins a growing list of tech vendors to shuffle user events in the wake of the coronavirus.

Log monitoring refinements control data growth, costs

Whether it's pricing according to access frequency or reducing the volume of logs sent by IT infrastructure, fresh IT monitoring approaches make cloud-native visibility manageable.

Many employees still resist data-driven culture

While most employees see the benefits of data to drive decision-making, many still resist analytics, according to a report from analytics database management vendor Exasol.

DataRobot layoffs come after years of growth

Boston-based automated machine learning vendor DataRobot, a major player in the AI industry, has laid off employees amid the coronavirus pandemic after years of fast growth for the company.

StorOne adds object, expands tiering

StorOne wants to go beyond software-defined storage by handling all types of data across any type of performance or capacity media; adds S3 support to block and file storage.

FTC calls out VoIP providers over coronavirus robocalls

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission warned nine voice over IP companies that 'assisting and facilitating' illegal robocalls related to COVID-19 is against the law.

Komprise stretches NAS migration tool for multi-cloud use

Komprise's Elastic Data Migration moves beyond NAS-to-NAS migration over LANs to enable customers to shift file and object data over WANs to one or more public or private clouds.

Adobe AI tools coming to Experience Cloud

This year's Adobe Summit, held online, marked the debut of the Adobe Analytics Digital Economy Index, a massively scaled gauge of online purchasing trends. That, and AI tools.

Zoom privacy: Vendor faces lawsuits over Facebook data-sharing

Two Zoom users are accusing the video conferencing company of sharing data with Facebook without permission. Zoom's privacy practices have come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks.

Best-case, worst-case pandemic scenarios for India service providers

India's IT and business support services will be tested during that country's pandemic lockdown. Many workers are now operating out of their homes, but the government is still allowing some to work in offices.

CDN and cloud suppliers join routing security initiative

Akamai and Amazon Web Services are among a group of cloud and content delivery network providers to participate in a global initiative to address the security threats to internet routing systems

HPE unveils open source software to reduce 5G complexity

Open distributed infrastructure management software launched to resolve complexity that telcos face in rolling out 5G networks across thousands of sites equipped with multiple suppliers’ IT infrastructures

Coronavirus sparks innovation

Super spreaders to be isolated by CCA, essential workers get an essential network from NetFoundry and the IoT creates a faecal recognition system to combat the Covid-19 virus

Morrisons not liable for 2014 data breach, says Supreme Court

Court allows supermarket chain’s appeal against judgments holding it liable for a 2014 insider data breach, saying previous rulings misunderstood the concept of vicarious liability

Softcat weighs up furry choice

Channel player raises thousands for Mind as part of its April’s Fool campaign

Knime analytics platform adds tool to aid model deployment

Integrated Deployment, a new tool from Knime aimed at bridging the gap between data model development and deployment, was unveiled April 1 at Knime's virtual user conference.

Voatz disputes claims it was 'kicked off' HackerOne

HackerOne has cut ties with Voatz, but the mobile voting vendor disputed reports that it was kicked off the bug bounty platform following controversy with security researchers.

Digitizing events like Citrix Synergy has benefits, drawbacks

What does it mean to move a conference, like Citrix Synergy, online? Experts discuss how conferences are adapting to a COVID-19 world -- and what the future could bring.

Eclipse launches Theia 1.0 as alternative to VS Code

The Eclipse Foundation's Theia framework for building desktop and cloud IDEs has the potential to be as big as the initial release of the Eclipse IDE itself nearly 20 years ago.

MariaDB SkySQL enables cloud-native database as a service

MariaDB brings back an old name for its cloud-native database-as-a-service platform. MariaDB CEO Michael Howard details how he's looking to compete against the big cloud providers.

AWS security options grow with Amazon Detective

AWS has released Amazon Detective, a managed threat hunting service that generates visualizations out of log data from native Amazon Web Services.

MPs call for digital Parliament

In a letter with more than 100 co-signatories, Labour MP Chi Onwurah calls for politicians to lead by example during the coronavirus outbreak

Australian broadband providers team up to meet network demand

NBN Co and five retail service providers have formed a working group to manage congestion and take steps to address the surge in demand for broadband connectivity amid the Covid-19 outbreak

Coronavirus: Ofcom relaxes ISPs’ broadband obligations

UK comms regulator loosens operating guidelines on broadband operators to prevent driving additional traffic to call centres and not punish inability to meet repair targets

Vonage EMEA channel boss on a growth mission

The recently appointed channel leader for EMEA at cloud communications specialist Vonage shares his plans for the rest of 2020

Coronavirus: HP increases partner support

Vendor reacts to the ongoing pandemic with moves designed to make life easier for partners and their customers

Beazley: Ransomware attacks on clients 'skyrocketed' in 2019

The 2020 Beazley Breach Briefing reported a 131% increase in reported attacks against clients last year, and the insurance giant isn't expecting the trend to slow down.

Zoom zero-day vulnerabilities patched a day after disclosure

An ex-NSA hacker reported two zero-day vulnerabilities on his blog Wednesday. One of them can give an attacker control of a user's webcam and microphone. Zoom fixed both flaws quickly.

IT service desks rush to support remote work amid pandemic

IT service desks bore the brunt of the sudden transition from centralized business locations to remote work for most white-collar employees, as COVID-19 forced social distancing.

Oracle NoSQL database comes to the cloud

Another Oracle database is coming to the cloud with the general availability of Oracle NoSQL Database Cloud Service as the demand for database as a service continues to grow.

Singapore researchers get priority access to HPC resources

Singapore’s National Supercomputing Centre is fast-tracking access to its high-performance computing resources for researchers working on Covid-19-related projects

Coronavirus: Welsh National Health Service preps Watson-powered chatbot

NHS Wales is working on a Watson-powered virtual assistant to provide information on Covid-19, with several health services worldwide also looking to Watson to provide coronavirus advice for the public and clinicians

Coronavirus: Vodafone confident of staying on the line

The coronavirus outbreak has caused the UK’s pattern of working behaviours to change completely – and network operators are confident they can cope

Pythian acquires Agosto in Google Cloud partner deal

The combination of Pythian and Agosto offers a broader set of Google Cloud specializations in fields including cloud migration, machine learning and application development.

Microsoft warns hospitals of impending ransomware attacks

Microsoft warned "dozens" of hospitals with vulnerable gateway and VPN software that an infamous ransomware group known as REvil is scanning the internet for such flaws.

Lenovo Data Center Group retools partner program

Lenovo Data Center Group revamped its channel strategy and program, seeking to increase partner engagement and capture more whitespace opportunities; more news from the week.

As Atlassian cloud push ramps up, users assess migration

Atlassian's cloud products offer sought-after enterprise features and extend integrations, but some organizations will still struggle to transition from its on-premises tools.

PlanetScale extends multi-cloud database as a service

Open source-based PlanetScaleDB adds support for Microsoft Azure, enabling a multi-cloud database as a service platform that supports the three major public cloud providers.

IBM Call for Code unleashes developers on COVID-19

IBM's Call for Code competition wants developers to create applications that help communities deal with and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

RingCentral dials back Zoom partnership with video app launch

The launch of RingCentral's new video app, called RingCentral Video, is a sign the vendor's long-standing partnership with Zoom is winding down.

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