TechTarget News - Week of Sep 13, 2020

NTT taps data analytics and cloud for Tour de France

NTT’s analytics and cloud capabilities stood up to the test amid crashes and poor weather conditions during the first stage of this year’s Tour de France

Platform approach driving Veritas channel growth

Data management player Veritas believes that its latest NetBackup product will encourage its partners to really pitch the proposition differently from the competition

Shift to home working exposes virtual app opportunity

Cameyo is signalling the chance for partners to add some value for those customers that are not prepared to go fully into a virtual desktop deployment

EU announces cross-territory contact-tracing app gateway

European Union announces ‘milestone’ in project developed and set up by T-Systems and SAP to ensure that member states’ apps will work seamlessly across borders, meaning users will only need to install one app for use across EU countries

UK government furthers investment in rural broadband

Quarter of a million rural homes and businesses across England have been given access to more financial help to get super-fast and above broadband speeds up to gigabit

Nvidia, Arm deal creates AI, chip powerhouse

Nvidia's acquisition of U.K. chipmaker Arm, if approved by regulators, will greatly expand Nvidia's reach in the CPU market, especially in IoT and mobile devices.

Air Force sets new course on digital skills training

The U.S. Air Force has agreements with multiple learning management vendors to upgrade its technical training. It wants its personnel to use the same tools as the private sector.

Data of every Welsh Covid-19 patient leaked online

Data on all 18,105 people in Wales who have received positive tests for the coronavirus was uploaded to a public-facing web server in error

Nvidia's Arm Limited buy could shake mobile industry

Nvidia announced a $40 billion deal to buy chip designer Arm Limited. Now, it must convince regulators and smartphone makers that it will keep the company neutral.

Gartner: Privileged access management a must in 2020

Gartner's 2020 Security & Risk Management Summit focused on the importance of privileged access management to cybersecurity as threat actors increasingly target admin credentials.

Singapore partners Apple on LumiHealth

Singapore’s Health Promotion Board has developed a programme with Apple to encourage healthy living following a similar partnership with Fitbit last year

AWS: Partners grow more quickly selling cloud

Public cloud player shares research that reveals that those in the channel selling cloud are experiencing faster growth than those that are not

State of Delaware launches Covid-19 tracing app

US state taps leading Irish developer of contact-tracing technology for free app using Google/Apple platform and protecting user privacy

Bad actors target voter data to erode election confidence

Protecting voter data has its own unique challenges compared with enterprise data. Experts say even unsuccessful attacks can sow seeds of doubt and propagate misinformation.

IBM targets Goldeneye to keep its qubits chilled

IBM has ambitions to build a million-plus quantum computer. To get there, it is building a fridge bigger than anything commercially available

Faster iPads unveiled at Apple Event

At this week's Apple Event, the company unveiled an iPad Air powered by the company's fastest A14 processor. Apple also introduced the eighth-generation iPad.

Box Shield, mobile app upgrades on the way

Among a slew of coming upgrades, Box Inc. goes after Microsoft's government business with FedRAMP High certification.

Pure flashes the cash, paying $370m for Portworx

Flash storage pioneer believes container storage is the next frontier and pays big money for container persistent storage software provider Portworx in deal set to close this month

Explosive Snowflake IPO advances cloud data warehouse fortunes

Snowflake goes public in a big way on the New York Stock Exchange, raising more than $3 billion as enterprises increasingly move data and analytics workloads to the cloud.

Gartner: Securing remote workforce a top priority

In a COVID-19 pandemic world with new security threats and risks emerging, Gartner analysts discussed the urgency of securing access and devices for remote employees.

Amazon Career Day makes strong pitch with a soft touch

Amazon's virtual career day put the best possible face on the firm in its push to fill 33,000 corporate and tech jobs as well as 100,000 operations jobs.

IBM roadmap promises a 1,121-qubit quantum computer by 2023

IBM outlined plans to deliver a series of quantum computers over the next three years culminating with IBM Quantum Condor, a 1,121-qubit system capable of solving complex problems.

Brits more fazed by human augmentation

Italians are the most open to human augmentation, but one-third of people in the UK believe it is unacceptable

DWP accelerates digital transformation amid Covid-19 crisis

The Department for Work and Pensions has released an update of the efforts made in the past six months across key digital services, with progress accelerating due to the pandemic

What are the habits of highly effective CISOs?

Data crunched by Gartner analysts reveals the behaviours that differentiate the top-performing chief information security officers from the pack

MSPs continue to show signs of resilience

Datto’s CEO shares insights into the progress that the managed service provider community has made since lockdown restrictions eased

Government IT leaders on how Covid crisis will shape future delivery

At a TechUK Building the Smarter State event, government IT leaders shared their experience of the coronavirus crisis, and their thinking about how future service delivery will aim to be more joined-up for citizens

Extreme launches ExtremeCloud IQ apps, switches

The latest apps for Extreme's cloud-based network management portal include intrusion prevention , IoT onboarding and compliance testing for the wireless LAN.

Rivals Cloudian, Scality embrace all-flash object storage

Primarily used as a disk repository, object storage use cases are evolving to support workloads that need fast flash. Rivals Cloudian and Scality provide the latest evidence.

Mirantis rethinks Docker Swarm vs. Kubernetes

Docker Enterprise users say plans to allow Docker Swarm to run on a Kubernetes back end could provide both ease of use for developers and granular infrastructure control for ops.

Maze ransomware gang uses VMs to evade detection

A Sophos investigation into a Maze ransomware attack revealed that threat actors borrowed an attack technique pioneered by Ragnar Locker operators earlier this year.

What's next for Epicor after its sale

Epicor Software Corp.'s newest owner, private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice LLC, may deliver new investments in the firm's ERP systems -- at least, that's the hope.

Google Cloud's new app platform aims for no-code edge

Google Cloud brings low-code application development and API management to its new Business Application Platform, but robotic process automation isn't yet in the mix.

Multi-tenant ERP's value touted at Inforum 2020

The Infor CloudSuite approach includes industry-specific functionality intended to make cloud ERP implementations more efficient and less complex while yielding a faster ROI.

Gartner: Paying after ransomware attacks carries big risks

The average cost of a ransomware payment in Q1 2020 was $178,254, according to a session at Gartner's Security & Risk Management Summit -- and that doesn't include downtime cost.

UK Parliamentary committee casts doubt on value of OneWeb satellite project

UK Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee hears experts from the world of satellite communications cast doubt on the intrinsic value of the UK government’s ambition to be a sovereign satellite communications provider

Extreme Networks arming partners with more flexibility

Supplier uses its Connect event to flag a couple of major product releases and underline the importance of the channel in delivering them to customers

Aerospike Connect improves integrations with NoSQL database

Aerospike updates connectors for popular data query and event streaming tools, including Kafka, Spark, Pulsar and soon Presto, helping users to get more real-time data.

US government deplatforms TikTok and WeChat

The Commerce Department of the US government has banned new downloads of TikTok and WeChat in the US, and announced new prohibitions on doing business with them

Accenture cloud investment to reach $3 billion

Accenture said the $3 billion investment aims to empower its growing cloud-based agenda, which will be spearheaded by the Accenture Cloud First group; other news from the week.

UK government reveals more insight into imminent contact-tracing app

Head of Track and Trace and health minister stung by criticism about contact-tracing app’s development compared with Scotland and Ireland, but reveals further details of app that is on track for 24 September launch

Google utilizes AI for Series One Meet hardware

Google partners with Lenovo in developing video conferencing hardware for the Google Meet service. The Series One device uses Google silicon to boost its AI capabilities.

Kubernetes on Windows matures, but networking snags remain

Kubernetes on Windows is viable in production for some users via cloud providers' managed services, but IT pros need more networking and storage maturity for on-prem apps.

WANdisco launches automated Hadoop data migrator for AWS

WANdisco LiveData Migrator moves Hadoop data while avoiding downtime. Although niche, it solves the hurdle of migrating Hadoop data while it's going through active changes.

Palo Alto SD-WAN gets analytics, Prisma security

The Prisma integration and root cause analysis in the Palo Alto SD-WAN could help it standout in a market packed with competitors. Palo Alto also launched two SD-WAN appliances.

With cloud-based ERP, customers can focus on outcomes

Infor general manager Rod Johnson discusses the company's strategy for delivering its Infor CloudSuite ERP systems, and why it's placing such an emphasis on customer experience.

Partner products now certified for AWS Outposts

AWS has brought more than 30 certified partner software products into the mix for Outposts, the on-premises version of its public cloud.

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