TechTarget News - Week of May 24, 2020

Thailand gears up for 5G

Thai government forms 26-member committee to develop a roadmap for 5G adoption and address roadblocks related to the recall of unused spectrum from state agencies

Nokia joins the Open RAN Policy Coalition

Finish comms tech provider reinforces its commitment to the development of future secure mobile radio technologies for 5G by joining open and software-defined network technology consortium

Exertis consolidates services options

Distributor looks to make life easier for those resellers looking to provide services across the sales cycle

Ericsson enables commercial 5G network for Telia in Stockholm

Swedish operator lays the foundations for the next phase of digital transformation with 5G network designed to open up new user experiences and accelerated innovation in areas such as entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing and transport

IBM layoffs target services, marketing employees

IBM layoffs under newly appointed CEO Arvind Krishna largely affect its Global Technology Services and marketing groups.

2nd Watch launches cloud-based disaster recovery service

COVID-19 is accelerating interest in disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), and 2nd Watch says it can facilitate the process and reduce cost using AWS.

Huawei hits out at fresh UK network probe

UK cyber security agency confirms it will conduct a new investigation into the security-worthiness of Huawei’s 5G technology

Nimbus, StorOne try to disrupt enterprise storage pricing

Enterprise storage pricing is often shrouded in mystery, but Nimbus Data and StorOne are attempting to shake up the status quo with new tools that give buyers discounted prices on the spot.

StrandHogg mobile vulnerability has evil twin

Variant of the dangerous StrandHogg vulnerability affecting Android phones could allow hackers to access almost all apps on a target device

Mandiant dishes on notorious Maze ransomware group

Mandiant threat researchers navigate the tools, tactics and procedures of the Maze ransomware group, which has become notorious for "shaming" victims with stolen data.

StrandHogg 2.0 allows attackers to imitate most Android apps

A new elevation-of-privilege vulnerability on Android, dubbed StrandHogg 2.0, allows threat actors to gain access to most apps, according to Norwegian mobile security firm Promon.

PropertyGuru touts 3D virtual viewings with StoryTeller

Southeast Asian property portal PropertyGuru rolls out new capability in its FastKey platform that lets developers showcase properties to prospective buyers through 3D visualisation

New Level39 chief sets out vision for incubator

New head of Level39 speaks to Computer Weekly about her vision for the accelerator going forward, and how it will leverage its network to support the startup and tech community

British companies dominate safety tech sector

UK companies dominate ‘safety tech’ sector with a quarter of global market share, says report, although legislation regarding online harms has stalled

McAfee: Attacks on cloud accounts up 630% during COVID-19

Between January and April amid the COVID-19 pandemic, McAfee found usage of cloud collaboration apps and attacks seeking to steal account credentials both skyrocketed.

Kasten, Veeam team up on Kubernetes backup

Veeam and Kasten, two leaders in their respective markets, are collaborating on backup for Kubernetes, which one analyst called the 'de facto standard' in container management.

Odaseva app replaces Salesforce data recovery service

Odaseva said its new DailyExport.io app fulfills the needs of customers who use Salesforce Weekly Export and the soon-to-be-shuttered Salesforce Data Recovery Service.

Apache Pulsar joins Kafka in Splunk Data Stream Processor

Splunk is integrating open source Apache Kafka capabilities alongside Apache Pulsar support to better enable its latest Data Stream Processor release.

How AI can improve food safety

Fujitsu has developed a computer vision model that recognises hand washing gestures to ease the enforcement of stricter food handling rules in Japan

If we get funding now, our tech must be good

Those lucky enough to get investment against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic are highlighting what that might say about their offerings to the market

Supply chain attack hits 26 open source projects on GitHub

Threat actors conducted an unprecedented supply chain attack by using malware known as Octopus Scanner to create backdoors in open source projects, which were uploaded to GitHub.

Couchbase sees a blurring line between cloud NoSQL and SQL

Matt Cain, president and CEO of Couchbase, explains why NoSQL is part of digital transformation efforts, as his company prepares to launch a database as a service.

Healthcare IT teams pivot around HCI during pandemic

When COVID-19 put stress on healthcare organizations, IT teams needed to respond quickly to enable telehealth remote access. Learn how HCI helped two organizations cope.

Microsoft, Cisco chase Zoom on virtual breakout rooms

Zoom is once again out ahead on features with its support for virtual breakout rooms. Microsoft and Cisco are trying to catch up.

Cloud use spikes amid COVID-19 but IaaS costs remain stable

Don't expect hyperscalers like AWS to profiteer from the COVID-19 pandemic. But enterprises must take extra precautions as they invest in cloud-based infrastructure and software, analysts say.

Pega Academy goes free with Trailhead-like badges

On the eve of his company's user conference, Pegasystems CEO Alan Trefler discussed COVID-19, RPA tech, free Pega skills training and a new appreciation for old rival Salesforce.

Quarkus goes GA, gains Red Hat Runtimes support

With Quarkus, Red Hat targets the popular Spring Boot framework to help developers use Java as a first-class language to build microservices and container-based applications.

DockerCon 2020 showcases tighter alliance with Microsoft

Docker has introduced an integration with Azure Container Instances that developers can use to run Docker commands in ACI and switch from desktop development to the cloud.

U.K. agency uses Oracle analytics to ID annual savings

Mandated to reduce spending by a billion pounds over five years, a U.K. health agency that supports the national healthcare system used Oracle's BI platform to make it happen.

Kaminario offers cut-price virtual SAN in the cloud

Flash pioneer Kaminario builds its VisionOS out to the cloud and says its cloud block storage is much cheaper than what is available from the native cloud services of the big three providers

UK fintech investment reaches record high

Huge increases in UK fintech investment over the past three years has seen the sector explode, but most of the activity is still concentrated in London

Cisco eyes up ThousandEyes purchase

Networking giant says acquisition of internet and cloud intelligence platform provider will enhance its network performance and monitoring capabilities across the enterprise and into the cloud

Acronis remote backup makes clutch play for Boston Red Sox

For the Boston Red Sox, Acronis remote backup took on enhanced meaning during the coronavirus crisis. Acronis also provides the team with recovery and security capabilities.

Cisco servers breached through SaltStack vulnerabilities

Threat actors exploited critical SaltStack flaws, which were disclosed and patched last month, in a Cisco product to breach several of the networking company's salt-master servers.

Moogsoft AIOps platform taps WWT in partner initiative

World Wide Technology will build out its AIOps practice by using the Moogsoft AIOps platform alongside Cisco's AppDynamics, according to Moogsoft; more IT channel news.

Cloud-based ERP rollout benefits from remote work

Vertical Aerospace launched a cloud-based ERP project at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The shift to remote work turned out to help -- not hurt -- the project.

Ivanti updates its unified endpoint management

Ivanti Unified Endpoint Manager 2020.1 was released this month, emphasizing remote work features for IT pros and noting the importance of endpoint management in the 'new normal.'

Wi-Fi vendors pitch people tracking for COVID-19 safety

Wi-Fi vendors Aruba and Juniper Networks work with partners to offer in-office people tracking to defend against a COVID-19 outbreak. Cisco focuses on managing gatherings in physical spaces.

Cisco acquisition of ThousandEyes has many user benefits

Cisco's acquisition of ThousandEyes could benefit companies using Cisco's SD-WAN, AppDynamics, Duo Security and AnyConnect. Cisco plans to close the deal by the end of October.

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