TechTarget News - Week of Aug 30, 2020

The Uber data breach cover-up: A timeline of events

The criminal charges against former Uber CSO Joe Sullivan were the latest development in the ongoing scandal over the ride-sharing company's concealment of a 2016 data breach.

Developers must consider low-code app security

Security is baked into most low-code development platforms, but developers still need to pay attention to security issues and test for vulnerabilities.

Tech Data shows expansion ambitions with APAC buy

With the backing of its new owners, the distributor has begun to flex its muscles and has picked an acquisition target to bolster its Asian presence

Context: Toner sales reveal slow return to offices

Analyst house Context has found that it is able to reveal the different reactions across Europe to working back in the office by charting the sales of toner

Gender bias in tech an issue at conferences

Tech conferences may seem like welcoming environments, but a study from IT services vendor Ensono reveals their structure can make women feel like outsiders.

Datadobi locks critical data in an air-gapped vault

Datadobi's DobiProtect replication product lets customers store business-critical unstructured data in its native format in an air-gapped, limited-access vault.

Zoom continues boom in second quarter

Lockdown breakout video conferencing provider continues hot streak through second quarter of 2020, racking up record revenues of over half a billion dollars

10th Magnitude to become latest Cognizant acquisition

Cognizant has agreed to acquire 10th Magnitude, a Microsoft Azure cloud consultancy based in Chicago, offering another sign of a thawing IT services merger and acquisition market.

Weta Digital goes all-in on AWS

New Zealand visual effects studio plans to migrate most of its infrastructure to Amazon Web Services and tap machine learning and analytics to deliver projects more quickly

Mobile workers to form 60% of total US workforce by 2024

IDC offers more evidence of how Covid-19 has changed the face of work in the US, with CIO investment in mobile-based management and security systems to take precedence in 2020 and beyond

Microsoft launches Word transcription tool

The new Microsoft Word transcription feature makes crafting notes from an audio file a more streamlined process. The service is available with a Microsoft 365 subscription.

Asos launches TikTok brand campaign

Fashion brand Asos has launched a campaign on TikTok to bring awareness of its products to a wider audience

Microsoft, VMware make Azure Spring Cloud GA

Azure Spring Cloud has reached general availability as a service that enables Spring Boot developers to build and run Java apps on Microsoft's Azure cloud platform.

Bloomberg storage engineering team leans on open source, SDS

The Bloomberg Storage Engineering team built an internal storage cloud that has withstood great trading volatility during the pandemic and keeps 'infrastructure out of the way.'

Users demand threaded replies to Microsoft Teams messages

Microsoft users have taken to a forum to demand threaded replies to Teams messages. The feature for organizing group conversations is already possible on Slack and Webex Teams.

How Certis is digitising security operations

Certis has developed more than 50 applications in a year to help employees do their jobs better and has set up an AI centre to tap the potential of robotics and video analytics in security

HMRC appoints Daljit Rehal as CDIO

Former digital and data chief at Centrica, Daljit Rehal, takes the helm at HMRC as chief digital and information officer

UK government claims major leap in rural 5G roll-out plans

Boost for rural phone coverage in programme clearing 700MHz spectrum of radio waves for 5G, with spectrum to be auctioned off in bid to deliver nearly 20% more capacity for mobile services

One actor behind Magecart skimmer kit

RiskIQ has identified that variations in software tools used for Magecart ecommerce site attacks are based on kits from the same group

Western Europe dominates global broadband speed

Annual assessment of global broadband speeds calculates that the gap is widening between the leaders and the laggards, with the countries focusing on pure fibre achieving the most success

To improve veteran hiring, U.S. turns to AI platform

The U.S. is nearing a final decision on a job matching platform to improve the odds that military veterans, who are leaving the service, will find the right civilian occupation.

Insurers accept they were slow to adopt digital

Insurance companies know they must prioritise digital investment and are planning in-house development to help make up lost ground

Digital health tools platform attracts EHR vendors

Startup Xealth's platform enables providers to prescribe patients with anything from a remote patient monitoring device to a food delivery service. The tech also benefits CIOs.

Enterprise WLAN market takes a tumble

Quarantines and lockdowns due to pandemic are presenting a headwind for the enterprise WLAN market, with falls in first quarter persisting over the next three months of the year

Alteryx 2020.3 highlighted by one-click data modeling tool

New no-code data modeling and new text mining capabilities are featured in the latest platform update from Alteryx, which the vendor unveiled for general availability on Sept. 1.

Microsoft deepfake software combats election propaganda

Ahead of the 2020 United States presidential election, Microsoft released Video Authenticator, an AI-powered tool to help identify deepfake images and videos.

Kubernetes monitoring eases migration, security at scale

IT pros in high-scale environments have found that moving to Kubernetes-based infrastructure called for a fresh approach to monitoring for performance and security.

GCP powers AI in marketing at McDonald's

McDonald's uses the Google Cloud Platform to drive its personalized marketing efforts, which has helped the company grow and know its customers better.

Demand for Azure consulting helps fuel M&A surge

Companies that specialize in the Microsoft cloud ecosystem are very much in demand as the IT services merger and acquisition market kicks into higher gear.

Mendix looks to change the low-code landscape

At Mendix World, low-code app dev platform provider Mendix laid out plans to build up its ecosystem of third-party low-code tools in hopes of broadening its appeal to developers.

Emerging Genesys cloud strategy makes Amazon friend and foe

Amid a leadership change, Genesys retools cloud strategy, adds partnerships with Infosys, Adobe and others as its relationship to Amazon and AWS veers toward 'co-opetition.'

Phishing scam targets Lloyds Bank customers

Bank customers warned of emails and SMS messages that direct them to a fraudulent site and then request account log-in details

Scottish government to spend £4m on creating five tech hubs

Following a review of the tech sector, the Scottish government is creating five technology hubs to support startups in the country, aiming to support 300 startups by 2025

Mendix increases channel investment

Low-code player sets out plans to expand its marketplace in the new year to offer partners more apps and ISVs a chance to get more involved

Government should learn lessons from Brexit, says NAO

National Audit Office report finds government did not plan adequately for Brexit and needs to be better prepared to deal with uncertainty and improve communication, engagement and planning

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