TechTarget News - Week of Jun 14, 2020

Coronavirus: Enterprise VPN adoption in India set to rise

Advancement in cloud technologies and secured remote access to applications will significantly contribute to the overall growth of India’s VPN market, says GlobalData

NHS signs countrywide deal with Microsoft

‘Landmark’ IT deal will see NHS organisations in England get access to all Microsoft 365 services, including Teams and Office 365, and strengthen cyber security measures

Athenahealth launches new telehealth service

Blue Ridge Medical Group is using a new telehealth service from EHR vendor Athenahealth to treat patients at home.

Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

Another week of personnel movement across the industry as firms seek the expertise that will help drive growth

HPE goes NVMe storage for Primera, SCM on Nimble

Hewlett Packard Enterprise automates storage optimizations for HPE Primera SANs. Customers now may replicate HPE storage snapshots to a third Nimble Storage array or the cloud.

SAS, Microsoft unveil new technology, go-to-market partnership

SAS revealed an enhanced product and marketing partnership agreement with Microsoft the day before the analytics vendor's user conference. Microsoft will be SAS' preferred cloud provider.

Protests raise profile of implicit bias training

Implicit bias training has been around for years, but the Black Lives Matter movement and nationwide protests are giving it new attention.

Druva integrates with FireEye Helix for secure backups

The partnership allows security admins to see access history and activity in Druva through FireEye Helix's console, enabling quicker responses to security anomalies.

UK network resilience improves during Covid-19 lockdown

UK’s fixed networks handling increased traffic well since lockdown, but customer experience is somewhat affected, especially when connected via Wi-Fi, on several days starting 20 March 2020

QLC + 3D Xpoint = Vast Data’s universal storage

Vast marries cheap-and-deep QLC flash with super-fast 3D Xpoint to bring flash for all data, with a particular eye on analytics and with NAS and S3 object access for now

Covid-19 contact-tracing apps: the key data protection issues

Organisations intending to deploy contact-tracing apps will need to maintain high standards of privacy compliance, security and ethics to guarantee sufficient uptake and meaningful results

Repeat ransomware attacks: Why organizations fall victim

Some organizations get hit with ransomware multiple times. Threat researchers explain why repeat attacks happen and how victims can prevent it from occurring again.

UK-US data deal puts Brexit data adequacy pact at risk

European Data Protection Board writes to MEPs saying the UK is at risk of failing to strike a post-Brexit data adequacy accord if its data protection agreements with the US don’t strike the right note

Apache Hudi grows cloud data lake maturity

The open source Apache Hudi project helps large organizations like Uber with stream processing capabilities that handle billions of records on data lakes every day.

Stratus Technologies overhauls channel partner program

Stratus Technologies is making dramatic changes to its channel strategy. The company cut more than 80% of its channel partners and launched a fresh partner program.

SAS Viya gets architectural overhaul in latest update

SAS Viya 4, which SAS unveiled Tuesday during its virtual user conference, represents a total redesign of the platform to make it fully cloud-native.

Alabama universities plan to share DRaaS, Nutanix HCI

One university's disaster recovery as a service can serve as a cloud for shared services with other schools in Alabama seeking to shrink their data center footprint.

CIA unaware of Vault 7 theft until WikiLeaks dump

An internal CIA report from the Wikileaks Task Force blasted the agency over the leak of the Vault 7 cyberweapons, which exposed dangerous hacking tools and vulnerabilities.

Cohesity service providers gain pay-per-use pricing

Cohesity's new pricing model lets cloud and managed service providers consume the company's data management offerings based on a commitment as low as $2,000 per month.

Amazon highlights distancing with Distance Assistant

Amid a lawsuit over unsafe warehouse conditions, Amazon brings an AI-powered camera and monitor system to its warehouses to help employees maintain social distancing.

Firms prepare for new world of hybrid remote and in-office workforce

The return to the office after mass teleworking looks like a long road indeed, with survey predicting it will take over a year for noticeable majority of workers to return, leading to new hybrid model for the workforce

Magento e-commerce content tools get Adobe AI boost

Adobe connects its Product Recommendations engine to Magento Page Builder to give users a no-code AI tool that offers different products to different customer segments.

Dell EMC turns Isilon NAS into PowerScale, adds objects

Dell EMC PowerScale combines a modified version of the Isilon OneFS software tuned for Dell PowerEdge servers. The systems provide unified access to files and unstructured data.

HPE aims to hit right note for 5G with edge orchestrator

Tech firm says new release gives power back to telcos to offer value-added edge computing services such as AI-powered video analytics, industrial automation and VR retail services

SAP C/4HANA users describe e-commerce pivots amid COVID-19

SAP's customer experience application suite still a priority after a year of senior leadership upheaval at the enterprise cloud vendor, thanks to the COVID-19 economy.

DataRobot training aims to upskill citizen data scientists

DataRobot unveiled a new data science training program, and enhancements to its enterprise AI platform, including a geospatial capability and automated time series anomaly detection.

Younger employees find remote working more difficult

Research reveals a disparity between millennials and older generations when it comes to their acclimatisation to remote working, prompting call for firms to provide targeted tools and training for employees during this difficult period

Zoom U-turns on end-to-end encryption

Embattled video-conferencing provider Zoom backtracks on previous refusals to provide end-to-end encryption to free users

Environmental concerns set to put brake on future business trips

Research finds nearly half of UK workers are concerned about the negative environmental impact of business travel, with almost two-fifths actively wanting to reduce the number of times they travel for work

SAP sharpens vertical focus with Industry Cloud

SAP partners will be able to design, build, test and validate their industry-specific offerings with a new business process and technology platform

US buildings firm saves big on HDDs with Nasuni cloud NAS

APi Group dumps first-generation file sharing for Nasuni, which allowed it to save ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars’ with standard hardware deployments and cutting local storage

Veeam enhances Microsoft Teams backup, AWS protection

The latest update to Veeam's popular Microsoft 365 data protection product features native Teams backup and recovery. Veeam also launched other product updates at VeeamON 2020.

US pulls out of talks with Europe for global digital tax

Despite the US’s resistance to an international digital services tax, the UK and other European countries plan to continue pushing for a global solution to taxing technology giants

Why the open source DBaaS market is hot

Open source database vendors face an array of challenges and opportunities as they flock to the cloud with new database-as-a-service platforms.

Webex to get virtual backgrounds, video breakouts this summer

Cisco will soon add virtual backgrounds on the desktop version of Webex, along with other features that will bring the platform more on par with Zoom.

Technology firms come under scrutiny for ties to law enforcement

Three major technology companies have committed to not selling facial-recognition tech to law enforcement, but remain silent on how other technologies can be used to fuel racial injustice and discriminatory policing

Microsoft wants developers to be Quantum-inspired

Some problems cannot be solved on binary computers. With a new set of tools, Microsoft hopes to entice developers to swap bits for QuBits

Cisco: Partners heading in the right direction

The coronavirus pandemic has not knocked Cisco’s existing strategy off course, with the vendor convinced its channel is able to tackle current and future problems

Microsoft Authenticator for Android update adds options

This month's Microsoft Authenticator for Android update allows users to check their recent account activity and change passwords within the password management app.

Partners bank on MSP cloud services

Datto's newest managed services market study highlighted cloud computing as an essential component of MSP portfolios; other channel news from the week.

SAP C/4HANA leads discuss future of CX platform

New leaders of SAP's customer experience platform discuss its future direction, with a retrospective look at how CRM's past evolved into customer-centric CX technology.

Honeywell touts quantum computer speed, but how fast is fast?

Honeywell has delivered what it believes is the industry's fastest quantum computer. But analysts say it will take more than superior speed to win over most IT users.

SAP Business Technology Platform aims for simplification

SAP's Business Technology Platform groups SAP products into one foundation for developers; the SAP industry cloud initiative is designed to help develop vertical industry applications.

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