TechTarget News - Week of Jun 07, 2020

What it takes to get DevSecOps right

DevSecOps will drive at least 50% of new applications in Asia-Pacific by 2024, but getting it right will require change management, a collaborative mindset and the right automation tools

Nordic CIO interview: Janne Puustinen, Valmet

Janne Puustinen built Finnish industrial technology company Valmet’s entire IT organisation from scratch after a demerger

South Korea takes global 5G leadership

Initial Omdia market assessment shows home of Samsung as the world’s powerhouse for establishing and commercialising 5G networks

Avaya readying channel for latest UCaaS offering

Comms player is working towards an end-of-month launch of its Cloud Office product, with current efforts focused on readying the channel for its release

Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

Talent already in the building has been discovered and rewarded by a few firms this week

Progress needed for UK fibre roll-out to catch up to peers

Even with the best efforts of the government in meeting its target and various initiatives to support deployment, meeting UK full-fibre gigabit goals depends on ultimate switch-off of the copper network

Hiring, firing and cancel culture

Social media is challenging the notion of employee privacy, but it's also providing HR departments with new tools to vet job applicants and employees.

CISA warns Microsoft SMB v3 vulnerability is under attack

CISA issued an alert Friday about attacks on a Microsoft Server Message Block v3 vulnerability and a proof-of-concept code that exploits the flaw in unpatched systems.

Microsoft integration adds more AI to Tibco analytics suite

Tibco continues to invest in augmented intelligence and machine learning capabilities, recently adding an integration with Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services aimed at developers.

Dojo Toolkit 7 focuses on JavaScript developer productivity

Dojo Toolkit version 7 is now available. The widely used, mature JavaScript framework favored by enterprise shops gains more features for developer productivity.

How Malaysia’s Gain Secure stood tall amid Covid-19

Walter Wong, executive director of Gain Secure and former Microsoft employee, talks up how his business is coping during Malaysia’s lockdown

Huawei launches charm offensive to fight ‘high-risk’ label

Global communications technology provider begins fightback against perceived high-risk status and stresses its fundamental role in UK telecoms as it finds itself under further attack from UK and US politicians

Netherlands digital sector yearns for government recognition

The sector building and supporting the Netherlands’ digital infrastructure wants to be valued as highly as Schiphol airport and the port of Rotterdam are for the Dutch economy

Uplevel targets software engineering efficiency amid pandemic

Uplevel, a startup analytics vendor whose platform aims to aid engineering efficiency, rolled out three new tools on Tuesday to assist developers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cyber security needs more women role models, says report

A report compiled by security assurance organisation Crest highlights the progress made on gender diversity in cyber security, and offers pointers for next steps

SES Water turns on IoT tap to reduce leaks

Vodafone announces 10-year deal with utility firm to provide internet of things solution to revolutionise how water leaks are prevented and detected

Pandemic e-commerce trends point to massive growth

The pandemic caused consumers and businesses to form new online buying habits; now e-commerce is booming. That trend will hold for a year, or maybe forever, experts said.

Aruba Central touches more devices, gets better analytics

A new version of Aruba Central will include features for managing as many as 50,000 network devices from the cloud. The upgrade also includes better analytics for troubleshooting.

Yugabyte boosts distributed SQL database with new funding

The new CEO of Yugabyte, Bill Cook, explains why his distributed SQL database firm is growing as it raises its Series B round of funding with open source at the foundation.

DataRobot partners with BCG, acquires its analytics software

DataRobot's new partnership with Boston Consulting Group aims to bring the technical expertise of BCG to DataRobot's customers. The AI vendor also acquired analytics software from BCG.

Snowflake files for IPO after months of speculation

Cloud data warehouse vendor Snowflake took a major step toward going public on Tuesday, filing an initial public stock offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Virtual GP practice accidentally exposes patient video calls

A small number of users of Babylon’s GP at Hand service were briefly able to view other patients’ video GP consultations thanks to a bug in a new software feature

Microsoft issues 129 fixes for June Patch Tuesday

SharePoint continues to attract attention this month, with 12 unique vulnerabilities corrected in the document sharing and storage product.

Unsecured Elasticsearch server breached in eight hours flat

Comparitech’s Bob Diachenko wanted to find out how long it would take for hackers to find and attack an unsecured, public internet-facing database, so he set up a honeypot

Logi Analytics unveils new platform for developers

With ease of use and customization capabilities in mind, Logi unveiled Logi Composer, a new platform for developing embedded applications.

Decade-old vulnerability among 129 Patch Tuesday fixes

A 10 year-old bug in Windows Group Policies could easily enable attackers to gain highly privileged user status on target systems, opening the doors to a wave of cyber attacks

CogX 2020: Rethinking technological innovation

Innovation processes and relationships must be fundamentally restructured to bring in more stakeholders, and spread the benefits of technological change as far as possible

SAP reimagines Sapphire Now 2020 as a virtual event

SAP Sapphire Now will go online with virtual content and interactive sessions, but it remains to be seen if the conference will be able to match the audience engagement of in-person events.

CogX 2020: Matt Hancock on tech during Covid-19

Health secretary Matt Hancock says technology companies have been vital in dealing with the pandemic, and praises UK for testing more people “than almost anywhere in the world.”

IBM divests from facial-recognition market

IBM’s CEO writes to US congress about decision to stop using and selling facial-recognition technology, and says we should re-evaluate whether it should be sold to law enforcement agencies

Juniper filling up Enterprise+ ranks

Networking player Juniper is not far off completing its recruitment process to get partners signed up for its enterprise targeting scheme

Government to fund nine advanced security projects

Nine academic projects have been selected to receive a share of a £10m funding pot as they develop advanced cyber security solutions using prototype chipsets

How Tableau is riding on its Salesforce synergy

Tableau has bolstered its presence in Asia-Pacific following its acquisition by Salesforce and is combining its analytics capabilities with Einstein Analytics to deliver AI-powered insights

Global colocation demand holds firm in Q1 in face of Covid-19

First-quarter global market data from Synergy Research Group shows demand for colocation capacity from hyperscalers and edge compute providers is holding up, despite the pandemic

O2 extends 5G network, hits 10,000 mark for LTE-M in UK

Operator says network technologies will revolutionise the way people and businesses use mobile connectivity, unlocking huge possibilities for the UK’s economy and society

SonicWall takes threat protection to the branch level

SonicWall’s launch of a switch and SD-Branch management solution should provoke interest from channel partners looking to offer wider levels of protection

Context charting a rising channel optimism

Analyst house Context has been following the impact of the coronavirus through the course of the pandemic and has found that the sentiment across the European channel has improving since late May

Pure Storage FlashArray gets file support, meatier DR

Pure Storage Purity FA 6.0 OS continuously replicates production data between FlashArray nodes. Pure FlashArray File services allow file and block storage to share flash.

Italian company implicated in GuLoader malware attacks

While analyzing the network dropper GuLoader, researchers found an almost identical commercial software tool called CloudEye offered by a legitimate-looking Italian company.

Virtual VeeamON 2020 seeks interactivity, cloud focus

VeeamON seeks to overcome the challenges of virtual conferences that have become common in 2020. Veeam also released a report that details the challenges in data protection.

Users eager for Slack to improve video calling

Slack users were glad to hear the team collaboration vendor was partnering with Amazon to improve audio and video calling.

IFDS goes hands-on with Zerto's Kubernetes backup

Technology and services provider IFDS was one of the first to try the alpha build of Zerto's Kubernetes backup. The company relies on containers for greater resource efficiency.

Why Rackspace rebranded, elevated multi-cloud services

Rackspace Technology wants to raise its profile as a multi-cloud service provider. Along with a rebranding campaign, the company launched a set of multi-cloud offerings.

Predictive maintenance vendor launches AI warranty

A predictive maintenance vendor added a new warranty to its platform that pays customers $100,000 for repair if the AI-based prediction system fails to foresee a machine breakdown.

Coronavirus outbreak will speed up enterprise automation

Forrester calls for enterprises to automate with empathy as they deploy an increasing range of intelligent technologies to reduce their dependence on human labour

Twitter kills thousands of misinformation accounts

The accounts were linked to the governments of China, Russia and Turkey, and engaged in systematic operations against pro-democracy activists, political opponents and dissidents

UN secretary general calls for global digital cooperation

Antonio Guterres launches roadmap for digital cooperation and calls for world leaders to come together to “connect, respect and protect people in the digital age”

UK to boost data science efforts in citizen services

Government Digital Service launches Data Labs to enhance services with tools such as artificial intelligence and natural language processing

Santander to recruit 3,000 more IT staff

Spanish bank to recruit a further 3,000 tech staff globally to accelerate its digital transformation

Brits get used to life without cash

British people are getting used to life without cash, as the Covid-19 lockdown forces the adoption of digital payments

WatchGuard getting partners up to speed on Panda

Security player WatchGuard has launched an early access programme so its channel base can quickly get their hands on the fruits of its latest acquisition

GitLab makes two acquisitions to shift fuzz testing left

GitLab has scooped up fuzz testing startups Fuzzit and Peach Tech, a move that will shift fuzz testing left in the DevSecOps toolchain.

Tool helps mainframe developers create cloud-native apps

Reassuring mainframe developers of its commitment to the venerable platform, IBM will introduce a tool that helps them build cloud-native applications for z/OS.

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