TechTarget News - Week of Apr 05, 2020

Malaysia’s telemedicine vision gets fresh boost

Tech startup DoctorOnCall has built a virtual health advisory platform for people to consult doctors amid the coronavirus outbreak, catalysing Malaysia’s telemedicine blueprint, which was conceived over two decades ago

H-1B work visa petitions hit record high, despite pandemic

The U.S. received a record 275,000 H-1B work visas for the 2021 fiscal year. But these visa petitions were prepared in better economic times, before the economy began shutting down.

BA and Marriott get GDPR fine reprieve

Both British Airways and Marriott International have had their General Data Protection Regulation fines deferred until later in 2020

Channel round-up: Who’s gone where?

The job appointments keep coming, despite the lockdown, with some movement across the industry in the past week

Lenovo flash storage, Microsoft Azure eye mad rush to edge

New Lenovo ThinkAgile MX and Lenovo storage arrays target Microsoft cloud customers. Azure Stack HCI configuration mirrors qualified designs for VMware, Nutanix.

Zoom takes new security measures to counter 'Zoombombing'

Zoom has implemented two key security and privacy measures in order to counter 'Zoombombing.' One enables passwords in meetings by default, while the second creates waiting rooms.

House of Commons commits to digital Parliament

Temporary arrangements will be in place to allow MPs to work remotely, with a project involving the BBC set to implement a more robust solution

SonicWall enhances MSSP proposition

Security player continues to develop the support it can provide to the growing managed security services provider community

Okera sees increasing demand for enterprise data governance

Data governance and access vendor raises $14 million as incoming CEO Nick Halsey sees a continuing need for enterprise data governance and secure data access in the COVID-19 era.

Coronavirus threats ramp up as more hospitals come under attack

The Covid-19 Cyber Threat Coalition finds the majority of security pros have been targeted by cyber criminals exploiting the coronavirus pandemic, and adds to warnings of increased activity targeting the health sector

Coronavirus: McAfee unearths dark web blood bank

Cyber criminals are selling fake goods and running scams on online marketplaces during the Covid-19 pandemic. Don’t be taken in

Box Shield adds malware detection

Box Inc. quarantines malware-infected files with features that allow content to be viewed, with admin and security team alerts to address threats before they spread.

Economic downturn shows businesses true value of analytics

Business intelligence is proving to be a critical tool for enterprises as they attempt to survive during the sudden economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Games developers join fight against coronavirus

Sector firms will deliver health messaging to UK citizens though popular games under a partnership with the government

Companies plan for alternatives to live tech conferences

The coronavirus has thrown tech conferences and vendors' product launch schedules into question. Some suggest live tech shows will be heavily scaled down even after the pandemic.

Fluidmesh-Cisco deal fills gap in Cisco IIoT

The recently announced Fluidmesh-Cisco deal would fill a gap in Cisco's industrial IoT portfolio. It would provide onboard Wi-Fi for high-speed public transportation systems.

Foundation exec seeks Cloud Foundry vs. Kubernetes detente

New Cloud Foundry Foundation Executive Director Chip Childers plans to steer the community into the next phase of cooperation with Kubernetes, Knative, Istio and more.

Enterprise takeaways from Microsoft 365 news

The line between personal and professional lives continues to blur, and last week's Microsoft 365 news exemplified that point.

OmniSci analytics tools to come embedded in HP workstations

Under the terms of an agreement between OmniSci and HP revealed on Thursday, OmniSci's BI platform will come as a preloaded component on HP's Z8 line of workstations.

New OpenText CE apps, services roll out

OpenText containerizes its applications for cloud deployment; adds raft of content services and features for customer experience support, security, and app development.

HPE bolsters VDI product offerings

With an eye toward maintaining business continuity, HPE is making VDI product moves. Experts said the news comes at a critical time for companies.

Coronavirus decks storage and server enterprise spending

Revised IDC market forecast predicts a rise in cloud and infrastructure as a service, as organizations reallocate budgets from physical servers and storage hardware.

HashiCorp Vault secrets manager ups Enterprise edition value

HashiCorp Vault 1.4 sweetens the deal for users of the paid Enterprise version, which had been subject to questions about differentiation from the free version in the past.

Commvault cloud coverage expands to Alibaba

With Alibaba cloud support in its latest features update, Commvault builds towards a platform for easy workload migration across on-premises clouds and multiple public clouds.

Cameyo NoVPN removes a remote work bottleneck

Cameyo's NoVPN provides secure employee access to internally hosted apps without taxing corporate VPNs that are already strained by the remote work explosion.

Lawsuits: Zoom misled users, investors on video encryption

New lawsuits allege Zoom misled users and investors by falsely claiming to use a more secure method of video encryption than it does. The suits also raise numerous other security and privacy concerns.

Atlassian taps AWS, Sentry and Snyk for Bitbucket Pipelines

Atlassian has created a promotion around its Bitbucket Pipelines CI/CD platform to help developers gain access to tools that will help them turn out error-free code.

Self-service analytics spurs GoodData BI platform overhaul

GoodData is in the process of redesigning its entire business intelligence platform to make it more accessible to self-service and citizen data scientist users.

Citrix ShareFile a remote work tool for San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers play on a big stage, but they face the same work-from-home challenges as many businesses. They use the remote work tool Citrix ShareFile to help overcome them.

SonicWall MSSP program adds licensing options, support

SonicWall MSSP partners can access new pricing options, priority support and additional market development fund opportunities, the security vendor said; more IT channel news from the week.

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