TechTarget News - Week of Jun 21, 2020

APAC still hotbed for cyber attacks

Individuals and organisations in APAC are encountering malware more frequently than the rest of the world, study finds

Telus turns on first wave of Canadian 5G network

Operator announces latest part of its infrastructure evolution with 5G network designed to enhance the coverage, speed and reliability for customers across Canada

Dell and Rackspace strengthen edge pitch

Vendors launch fresh products and services to make sure the channel has the answers that customers are increasingly looking for

Cohesity hands MSPs pay-per-use option

Data management player gives partners the chance to pitch a more flexible payment model

AWS persiste : le CLOUD Act ne serait pas (vraiment) un problème

Lors de son Summit EMEA, AWS a une nouvelle fois tenté de déminer la loi américaine face aux arguments des acteurs européens, et évoque le chiffrement ainsi que la gestion des clefs par le client pour mettre fin au débat.

TalkTalk targets teleworkers with business-grade broadband

UK mobile network operator aims to take advantage of mass increase in home working, which will likely persist into next year and beyond, by offering medium and enterprise-sized businesses packages for reliable connectivity

Veeam CEO talks IPO, M&A, going virtual for VeeamON 2020

William Largent became Veeam CEO in January after a multibillion-dollar acquisition and before a pandemic. Here's his take on 2020 so far, and what lies ahead following VeeamON.

HashiCorp shops hope new Consul service comes at lower cost

Multi-cloud hosted services planned for HashiCorp products, including Consul, Vault and Nomad, would reduce IT ops overhead, users say, but prices must be affordable.

ThoughtSpot aims to enhance cloud-based analytics searches

The recently launched ThoughtSpot Embrace for AWS enables access to AI-driven analytics in Amazon Redshift, without requiring users to move or cache data.

Global 5G subscriptions to hit nearly three billion by 2025

5G will account for a fifth of mobile subscriptions by 2025 in Southeast Asia and Oceania, underscoring the keen adoption of emerging technologies in the Asia-Pacific region

Nokia claims US live C-band network demo first

Ahead of the expected US spectrum auction in December 2020, Nokia completes first successful US-based 5G trial in C-band

Flash-based MacOS malware hides in plain sight

By masquerading as a legitimate Adobe web application, the new malware strains can trick Mac users into bypassing their on-board defences

SoftIron aims at data too valuable for commodity storage

UK array maker hopes to be the storage provider of choice for those that really value their data, with highly optimised Ceph-powered hardware aimed at HPC users and enterprises

Twitter contacts business users over data exposure

Issue relates to how web browsers cached confidential data entered in Twitter’s ads and analytics services, but is unlikely to have resulted in compromise

Salesforce Trailhead adds Einstein AI for learners

Salesforce's free training site, Trailhead, got AI features based on its products recommendation engine to guide admins, developers and consultants on personalized paths.

Neurodiversity on the rise among career hackers

More diverse hackers enhance the ability of both traditional and cutting-edge cyber security solutions to find and fix vulnerabilities, according to a new report from Bugcrowd

Zerto pockets $53M funding round to prove 'self-sufficiency'

Zerto CEO Ziv Kedem said the company is focused more on profit and self-sustainability than growth. The funding will go toward improving products, marketing and partnerships.

UK counts the cost as Ireland presses ahead with contact-tracing app

Irish eyes smiling as Republic’s heath executive said to be on verge of giving greenlight to Covid-19 tracker app, while UK reveals £11.8m cost of development to date for no return as yet

Why IT needs to align with people

IT has always strived to align with the business, but recent research has found that users are struggling to take on tech innovations

Collibra unveils Data Intelligence Cloud at user conference

Data management vendor Collibra rolled out its new data intelligence platform featuring four new tools on Tuesday during Data Citizens '20, the vendor's virtual user conference.

Home workers report concerns regarding network capacity shortages

With networks becoming an increasingly critical part of business operations, network intelligence platform provider finds 65% of networking professionals felt extremely or somewhat concerned about their organisation’s network capacity during pandemic heights

Databricks AI in next-generation transportation

Virgin Hyperloop turned to Databricks to horizontally scale out and speed up its processes as it works to create a new form of transportation.

Viavi introduces 3D geolocation for 5G networks

Looking to ‘command’ 5G infrastructures, network monitoring and assurance technology firm unveils what it claims is first patented 3D 5G geolocation system

Cancom UK boss urges offices to reopen

The office environment has an important to to play, and staff are starting to return as the coronavirus lockdown eases. Cancom's UK boss is encouraging others to open their offices once more

Dell EMC pushes VxRail hyper-convergence to the edge

Dell EMC VxRail hyper-converged infrastructure expands E Series models with AMD EPYC processors. New VxRail D Series is built to withstand extreme temperature and shock.

2020 analytics trends slowed by COVID-19 pandemic

The priorities of organizations have changed due to COVID-19, and with that Qlik's Dan Sommer says the evolution of expected BI trends has been temporarily delayed.

MSPs scramble to bolster security amid ransomware spike

After a flurry of devastating ransomware attacks in 2019, MSPs and vendor partners are improving security to prevent history from repeating during the pandemic.

IBM advances its Cloudant cloud database as DBaaS grows

Adam Kocoloski, VP and CTO of IBM cloud data services, details IBM's direction and strategy for cloud databases and explains why Cloudant is changing to boost scalability.

Lockdown drives UK internet and videoconferencing surge

UK adults now spend more than a quarter of their waking day online with services such as Zoom seeing unprecedented growth, according to Ofcom’s latest study of the nation’s online lives

Microsoft Teams usage growth surpasses Zoom

Aternity’s latest Productivity Tracker sees Microsoft fight back against conferencing tool that has enjoyed stellar growth since the Covid-19 lockdowns began

HPE adds a little edge to its cloud services strategy

HPE took another step toward being an as-a-service company with several new cloud services that the company claims make it easier for users to connect the cloud to edge devices.

Brits will sell their personal data for pennies

Surprising findings from an Okta report on digital identity suggest Brits would be willing to part with valuable personal data for a surprisingly low amount

Macs to run on Apple silicon, leaving Intel behind

Future Macs will not run on Intel processors but on Apple silicon chips. The change could present compatibility issues, although it could be a step toward a consistent user experience.

HPE Cloud Volumes Backup consolidates data formats

HPE Cloud Volumes Backup provides common data format for Commvault, TrendMicro, Veeam and Veritas backups to serve secondary workloads in the public cloud.

HPE aims to address non-cloud apps in hybrid IT

Some applications are simply not a good fit for the public cloud. So while organisation may go cloud-native, they still need to support on-premise IT

Two-thirds of UK adults to work remotely more often after Covid-19

Research commissioned by Ciena reveals how coronavirus pandemic will likely change UK internet usage, as increased use of online home working applications is complemented by commensurate rise in online education

Gen 2 Intel Optane memory modules claim bandwidth boost

Designed for use with Intel's new Cooper Lake Xeon Scalable processors, the next version of Optane memory modules is expected to ship in servers in late 2020.

Amazon’s carbon emissions surge during 2019

Amazon’s carbon footprint continues to grow, jumping 15% in one year, with the company maintaining it will take some time for its green investments to yield measurable results

HashiCorp Terraform beta brings long-awaited features

Terraform 0.13, recently released to public beta, includes support for complex infrastructure deployments that users have eagerly awaited.

Trump's H-1B work visa ban creates six-month headache

President Trump's six-month H-1B work visa ban arrives in response to the jobs impact of the pandemic. But it's unlikely to have much of an effect on jobs.

Databricks acquisition of Redash boosts data visualization

Databricks bought Redash, a data visualization vendor, to boost its own visualization capabilities. Databricks had largely relied on partnerships with other vendors for such tools.

Taking a practical approach to open source PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL database users including Ikea and Konica Minolta Healthcare detail how and why they chose to use the open source database at the Postgres Vision 2020 virtual conference.

RPA use cases expanding in large enterprises

Robotic process automation veterans at Blue Prism's virtual conference talk business process automation strategies, obstacles and untethering bot deployments from cutting jobs.

NCSC catches a million phishes in its nets

The NCSC has racked up a million suspicious email reports from the public just two months after launching a reporting service, but the lucky sender won’t be receiving a grand prize

Veeam bullish on growth in APAC

Veeam’s top executive in Asia-Pacific expects the company’s growth momentum in the region to continue despite the Covid-19 pandemic, and is setting sights on growth areas such as container backups

HMRC yet to begin building UK border IT system

The UK government has still not built its Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) IT system, despite the end of the Brexit transition period looming, while the Port of Dover’s head of EU exit proposes just licensing the French IT system instead

Salesforce collaboration gets mobile boost with new app

Salesforce integrates chat, text and video collaboration into a desktop interface and a new mobile app, Salesforce Anywhere. It tracks and logs conversations and transcribes videos.

CBI: UK needs an immigration and training rethink

For the UK to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, vast swathes of the population will need retraining – and overseas IT specialists will also be needed

Startup StorOne incorporates Intel Optane

StorOne claims it will show the storage giants how to get the most out of Intel Optane drives, incorporating them alongside cheaper QLC SSDs in an all-flash array.

Concept of 'active intelligence' fuels Qlik's product roadmap

Qlik said augmented intelligence features and embedded BI will feature prominently in future updates, which are expected to include capabilities such as data integration.

Databricks debuts Delta Engine built on top of Spark 3.0

At the Spark + AI Summit 2020, Starbucks and health IT vendor Cerner Corp. outlined how they use Databricks' Data Lake architecture to accelerate data analytics.

Open source vulnerabilities down 20% in 2019

Snyk recently released its fourth annual 'State of Open Source Security' report, which analyzed open source statistics, vulnerability trends and security culture.

Puppet unveils event-driven IT automation plans

Puppet's IT automation system Relay, now in beta, offers an event-driven take on IT workflows, but the vendor must clearly establish the product's value over competing DevOps systems.

The iOS 14 update offers little to enterprise users

Enterprises won't see much benefit from the features in the iOS 14 update Apple announced this week, but some changes may improve collaboration.

Act-On now a growth marketing platform, launches upgrades

Act-On's product upgrades include a partnership with Zapier and enhancements to SMS and email messaging to customers, as well as new creation tools for edits on landing pages.

Maze ransomware hit biggest target yet with LG breach

The operators of Maze ransomware claim to have breached LG, offering three screenshots as proof. One of those screenshots features LG product source code.

SAP for Me provides 'one-stop shopping' for product data

Customers who need comprehensive information about their SAP environments can now use the new SAP for Me portal to get a complete and transparent look at all the products in the system.

Slack expands shared channels, but limits remain

Slack now lets as many as 20 organizations communicate in a shared channel. But users will have to wait for other enhancements to the external collaboration feature.

Bank modernizes with MLflow and Databricks

With Databricks and MLflow, an Argentinian bank modernized its infrastructure, increased customer retention and better managed its machine learning models.

COVID-19 tech will fail without employee privacy

Businesses can choose from a growing number of mobile apps and Wi-Fi software to protect workers from COVID-19. But tech won't succeed without top-of-the-line privacy protection.

Partners use low-code, frameworks for faster development

The pandemic has put pressure on channel partners to speed up application development, leading some to adopt streamlined approaches; more IT channel news from the week.

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