TechTarget News - Week of Apr 12, 2020

How Singapore’s Niometrics is changing network analytics

By extracting granular data and emphasising privacy protection, Niometrics’ network analytics technology is being put through its paces in a variety of use cases

Agiloft adds AI engine to its no-code CLM platform

With a new AI engine for its contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform, Agiloft is giving developers assistance in building CLM applications using the company's no-code tech.

Economic slowdown due to COVID-19 leads to Domo layoffs

With the economy suffering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, BI vendor Domo laid off part of its staff on April 9. Domo has failed to turn a profit since being founded in 2010.

UK altnets increase full-fibre coverage by 50%

Independent network providers notch up notable year in 2019 as fibre access for all becomes political hot potato

Coronavirus: Supply issues hit PC market

Despite strong demand, the pandemic caused problems in sourcing kit and forced the PC market to reverse three quarters of growth

Inside Alibaba’s NLP labs

Alibaba is among a growing crop of technology companies that are rising to the challenge of solving the toughest problems in natural language processing

Cohesity funding nets $250M despite pandemic

After its latest funding round, Cohesity doubled its valuation in two years. It indicates how hot the backup market is as vendors add data reuse capabilities to their portfolios.

Backup trends include security awareness, cloud protection

Data protection experts discuss important backup trends outlined in research, as well as customer tendencies in the age of the coronavirus. Security best practices are critical.

Russian threat group suspected of hacking SFO

San Francisco International Airport disclosed a data breach affected employees and third-party contractors, and ESET researchers said a Russian APT was likely behind the attack.

GitHub Free expanded to support teams

The free tier of GitHub’s version control platform is now available to entire teams, after previously being limited to individuals and small groups.

Samsung claims 4.3Gbps 5G speed breakthrough

Korean tech giant’s latest lab demonstration uses MU-MIMO technology to showcase 5G’s potentially vast capacity, new radio, NR, 28GHz access unit

SecureAge and ITQuoter on the hunt for partners

The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has not stopped some fresh arrivals landing in the UK with the intention of building up a channel base

LogMeIn launches CCaaS platform to complement GoToConnect

LogMeIn releases GoToConnect call center as a service features during a high-demand period for supporting remote customer service work amid COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.

3 zero-day fixes in heavy April Patch Tuesday release

Complications arising from the coronavirus pandemic could slow the rollout of this month's Microsoft security updates as IT teams deal with an influx of remote workers.

Malware found on 45 percent of home office networks

New research by BitSight compared malware infections on home office networks versus corporate networks, and the results were unsettling for remote enterprise users.

Short-depth Supermicro SuperServer targets 5G telecoms

New 2U Supermicro SuperServer provides compute in micro data centers. The vendor said it aims to help telecommunications firms adopt open systems to support edge computing.

SADA, Google partner on disease surveillance system

An infectious disease surveillance portal incorporates a mapping application from SADA Systems and visualization technology from Google's recent Looker acquisition.

Atrium offering combines powers of Salesforce and Tableau

A new offering from the Atrium consultancy hints at how Salesforce's Einstein Analytics and Tableau may complement each other now that Salesforce has acquired Tableau.

Coronavirus: Indian IT sector takes hit

India’s IT market will see slower growth this year though opportunities abound in artificial intelligence and cyber security

Coronavirus shines spotlight on mobile connectivity

Mobile operators in Asia-Pacific are playing their part in the fight against Covid-19, even as some of them are facing roadblocks in rolling out 5G networks

No pause for the funding rounds

Over the past few days, there have been a few lucky firms securing more investment to bulk up their growth ambitions

Lower-cost IBM z15 mainframes add security for multi-clouds

Two new low-end IBM z15 mainframes and security software aim to help users better prevent internal attacks, as well as monitor workloads across on-premises and multi-cloud environments.

Hackers embrace cryptocurrency laundering to evade the law

Cybercriminals are turning to cryptocurrency laundering methods to hide illicit proceeds as law enforcement agencies find success in tracing bitcoin transactions.

COVID-19 remote work forces shift on SecOps strategy

Security risk was mostly an afterthought as businesses scrambled to support remote work in response to COVID-19, but SecOps is now at the top of IT shops' priority lists.

Blockchain database startup Fluree invests in channel sales

Fluree has formalized a partner program for offering its blockchain-based data management technology. The startup said it aims to recruit a diverse set of channel partners.

TPG Capital combines 3 vendors to form Digital.ai

Private equity firm TPG Capital combined three acquisitions -- CollabNet VersionOne, XebiaLabs and Arxan Technologies -- to create the new DevSecOps-focused vendor.

COVID-19 drives PC market supply down, demand up

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed PC market shipments down, despite higher demand for remote work devices. A looming recession, though, could dampen sales.

With Zoom under fire, Microsoft rushes to boost Teams security

Microsoft is accelerating the launch of features meant to enhance Teams meeting security on the heels of widespread criticism of rival video conferencing provider Zoom.

Verizon Business zooms in to acquire conferencing company BlueJeans

With conferencing and collaboration rocketing due to the Covid-19 outbreak and no real end in sight to the increased usage, Verizon swoops in to acquire conference applications provider BlueJeans

Certification exams move online

Training bodies have reacted to the lockdown with moves to make it easier for resellers brushing up on their skills to sit exams

HP ProBook 400 series additions aimed at SMBs, remote work

The new ProBooks -- the 445 GH and 455 G7 -- feature the latest AMD Ryzen 4000 chip processor and enhanced security features to enable remote work and aid small businesses.

Vast Data wows investors with 'flash everywhere' design

In the throes of economic uncertainty caused by a global pandemic, investors pour $100 million into startup that sells a million-dollar storage system, Vast Data Universal Storage.

New fast-launch tool aims at SAP on AWS deployments

SAP on AWS projects could get easier for customers with the release of a new fast-launch tool native to the public cloud platform. AWS' move aims to attract more of these valuable ERP workloads.

Digital transformation projects face mixed fate in pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and near-nationwide shutdown is causing organizations to reprioritize their IT projects, industry watchers said; more channel news from the week.

Verizon to buy Zoom competitor BlueJeans

Verizon plans to acquire Zoom competitor BlueJeans for less than $500 million. The carrier wants to use the video conferencing technology to support telemedicine and remote learning.

Ransomware attacks see 148% surge amid COVID-19

VMware Carbon Black saw a 148% increase in ransomware attacks in March over baseline levels in February, plus a massive spike in attacks on financial institutions.

Cisco online certification tests are now available

Cisco online certification testing launched April 15. To prevent cheating, the Pearson VUE testing software commandeers the video cameras and microphones on candidates' home PCs.

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