TechTarget News - Week of Sep 27, 2020

Tibco eyes growth in emerging APAC markets

Tibco’s regional head honcho, Erich Gerber, sees massive potential in Asia’s large population and thirst for technology, including advanced analytics tools that will help businesses glean actionable insights

TikTok ban stayed after last-minute court case

TikTok’s lawyers have staved off an imminent ban for the time being, after successfully arguing that it infringed rights guaranteed under the Constitution of the United States

Government updates data ethics framework

The new data ethics framework was created to better reflect how projects are run in practice after finding there was “little awareness” of the previous framework across the public sector

Government launches new genomics strategy

Genome UK strategy sets out plans to harness technological and science advances to create the “world’s most advanced genomic healthcare system”

UK and US marked down on responsible AI

The UK and US have been rated as leaders in government use of artificial intelligence, but the Nordics and Baltics attained the highest scores for responsible AI

IBM: Ransomware attacks surged in Q2, ransom demands rising

IBM Security examined several concerning ransomware for this year, as well as an exponential increase in ransom demands and massive spike in attacks during the spring.

Ivanti makes double acquisition of MobileIron, Pulse Secure

Ivanti will acquire all outstanding shares of MobileIron stock for approximately $872 million. The financial terms of Pulse Secure's acquisition were not disclosed.

A Florida law firm raises defense with Clumio cloud backup

With aging backup storage hardware and most employees on virtual desktops, Morgan & Morgan found it made more sense to switch to Clumio cloud backup when renewal time came.

Singapore to build 5G talent pipeline

Singapore’s telcos will start hiring and training about 1,000 telecoms professionals by year-end to support the deployment of 5G networks

Universal Credit algorithm fails people in need, says Human Rights Watch

The human rights charity says the government’s flagship benefits system is “flawed” and that the means-testing algorithm used causes “irrational fluctuations and reductions in how much benefit” claimants receive each month

Remote working world reveals cloud/SaaS security concerns

Research reveals pivotal moment when the cloud is playing a more important role than ever to support mass remote working, with CISO concerns over cloud security remaining stubbornly high

Organisations locked out by Azure AD crash

The Azure Active Directory was unavailable for a few hours in the evening of 28 September, preventing many from accessing MS online services

How Trump, Biden see automation and AI

The impact of automation and AI on the U.S. workforce has been a longstanding issue in presidential politics. That may be true again at tonight's presidential debate.

Over two million Brits using open banking

Data shows more than two million people in the UK are now taking control of their financial data through open banking

Coronavirus has changed perception of healthtech, say ministers

German health minister Jens Spahn and UK health secretary Matt Hancock say Covid-19 has accelerated healthcare technology adoption across Europe and changed attitudes towards tech in the healthcare system

VMware continues to build on Partner Connect

Against a changing landscape, the vendor has stepped up efforts to ensure that its partner programme is delivering what the channel needs

Adobe Experience Platform, Oracle CX add CDP connections

Adobe bridges its CDP with Experience Cloud apps as well as third-party apps such as Salesforce. Oracle adds privacy compliance tools to its CDP stack and deepens hooks into Eloqua.

Nokia nabs greater part of BT 5G infrastructure

As UK incumbent telco continues removing Huawei technology from its network, Finnish comms tech giant scores big

Threat actors becoming vastly more sophisticated

Malicious actors have been busily honing their craft and cyber security incidents are up across the board as a result, according to a Microsoft report

Microsoft updating look, features in Outlook for macOS

An improved search function, additional customization options and a newly revised aesthetic are among the Outlook for macOS improvements planned by Microsoft.

ThoughtSpot IPO probably still a year away

After hiring a CFO for the first time and making changes to the way it reports revenue, ThoughtSpot is positioning itself to go public in fall 2021.

New IT Glue integrations, features on tap for MSPs

At the GlueX conference, IT Glue product managers introduced updates to the Kaseya company's IT documentation, network documentation and collaboration-as-a-service offerings.

Cloudera adds data engineering capability to enable DataOps

Big data vendor Cloudera is looking to help data engineers use its platform with a new service that brings more power and management to running Spark for building data pipelines.

VMware buys SaltStack for security, configuration management

The acquisition of SaltStack will help VMware build event-driven security automation and configuration management into vRealize Automation, as open source Salt gains VMware's backing.

VMware wants to decouple the telco technology stack

VMware is trying to break the stranglehold of integrated technology stacks on telcos, but network equipment suppliers are not ceding ground

Seagate's open source Cortx object store targets HAMR HDDs

Seagate launched new open source object storage software that is designed to exploit its highest capacity hard disk drives in supported Lyve Drive converged infrastructure racks.

VMware, Nvidia team up to extend IT infrastructure for AI

VMware and Nvidia signed a partnership to create a new architecture for hybrid clouds and to democratize AI by making it available more broadly across enterprises.

Ericsson deploys 3DExperience to boost product design as Elisa inks 5G core tech deal

Leading Swedish comms tech provider Ericsson begins deployment of 3D design engineering software platform for specific functional areas, taking a stepwise approach to its product lifecycle management transformation, just as Finnish telecoms operator Elisa signs up for 5G core solutions

Veeam unveils VASPs

Data management specialist backs skilled channel specialists who can help solve customer problems

Technology central to vote count in a tight election

Tech tools will be key in a close election that requires recounts. While electronic signature verification systems have advanced, many digital voting machines are flawed.

Dell EMC, Pure embrace VMware storage innovations

VMware Site Recovery Manager for Virtual Volumes lets customers replicate VMs with Dell EMC PowerMax snapshots. VMware storage management includes Tanzu for Kubernetes clusters.

Dell partner sales see 6% dip, but optimism remains intact

Dell continues to push for partner sales growth amid a tough economic situation. Dell partner orders declined 6% in the vendor's second quarter, leveling out the 6% gain in Q1.

MSP business community displays merit in tough economy

At The ASCII Group's MSP Connect Live event, industry practitioners discussed different ways that MSPs and IT vendors have faced challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

VMware Tanzu Kubernetes strategy hits integration milestone

VMware follows competitors in shipping a fully integrated Kubernetes infrastructure package, but vSphere tie-ins and a strong AWS partnership will bolster its enterprise appeal.

The Open Group finalizes Open Agile Architecture standard

The Open Group published a new standard to provide guidance and best practices for enterprise architects transitioning to Agile methodologies for digital transformation.

Managed services model enters 'new era'

The MSPWorld 2020 event points to an industry that's finding itself in the spotlight as MSPs see greater attention from customers, investors and government regulators.

Rollout of Google Meet attendance report paused

G Suite Enterprise for Education will soon allow teachers to track who is in class and who is absent with an attendance report on its video conferencing app Google Meet.

VMware unveils rearchitected vSphere as Project Monterey

At VMworld 2020, VMware unveiled a rearchitected vSphere dubbed Project Monterey. The new product will benefit VMware customers across industries, an analyst said.

Wipro and AWS open Sydney innovation centre

The Wipro-AWS Launch Pad will offer in-house technical expertise for Australian businesses as well as a physical studio to spearhead cloud adoption

Enea claims 15% increase in RAN capacity through machine learning

Covid-19 pandemic renewing operator focuses on extracting maximum capacity from 4G networks and machine learning, seen as providing a significant boost to capacity and cost-effectiveness

Blackbaud admits hackers stole banking details, passwords

Software firm paid off a ransomware gang, believed its hackers when they said they had destroyed the data, and has now discovered the cyber criminals accessed even more sensitive information than it thought

Trust in government technology is key to adoption

Panellists at GovTech Summit 2020 speak about the need to build trust in government digital services, as the pandemic has created room for increased use of technology in the public sector

Most people are happy to see their GP virtually, survey shows

Research from healthtech company Visionable finds there has been a significant rise in GP video consultations, and that attitudes to communication technology have changed during the pandemic

How Ethernet became the world’s networking standard

Ethernet pioneer Bob Metcalfe outlines the technology’s early history, including the rivalry with IBM and what he did to convince people of the value of networks

Exertis takes Pro AV brand global

Channel player pulls all its audio-visual activities under one brand as it looks to increase growth in that area of the market

Government on the hunt for GDS CEO

Whitehall is recruiting for a Government Digital Service CEO who will report to the government chief digital officer, offering £168,000 a year for the role

WatchGuard swells channel with Panda partners

Three months after it completed the acquisition of endpoint player Panda Security, WatchGuard has significantly expanded its channel base

Cohesity tries to fill 'SLA gap' with backup-DR combo

Cohesity's new SiteContinuity product is an automated disaster recovery product that uses the company's backup and continuous data protection capabilities based on the data's SLA.

Microsoft CDP adds cross-channel analytics

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Insights CDP adds integrations with other CX systems that perform analytics, customer data governance and sentiment analysis.

Pandemic speeds up digital transformation in sports

Professional sports teams and leagues are looking to the digital world as they seek other revenue streams due to the loss of fans in the seats during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AWS Cost Management adds anomaly detection

AWS has added an Anomaly Detection service to its Cost Management suite that applies machine learning to a customer's usage and fires off alerts when thresholds are exceeded.

PostgreSQL 13 advances popular open source database

The open source database project has its first major milestone release of 2020, bringing users accelerated data query performance and optimizations to improve overall operations.

Potential ransomware-related death still under investigation

German authorities say they are still investigating the death of a patient in connection with a ransomware attack on Düsseldorf University Hospital in Germany last month.

How a Singapore startup is disrupting logistics management

Portcast’s cloud-based logistics management platform uses machine learning and big data to improve supply chain visibility for logistics companies, shipping lines and manufacturers

Security pros face sanctions if they help ransomware victims pay

New advisory from the US government warns cyber insurance and incident response specialists that they could be skating on thin ice if they help ransomware victims pay their attackers off

Future UK-EU data sharing put at risk by Brexit legislation

When the Brexit transition period ends, UK ministers will have the power to forge new data-sharing arrangements that risk undermining the viability of future data transfers with the European Union

VMware and Nvidia say AI is maturing

This week's VMworld also included some announcements about artificial intelligence that should have repercussions for the channel

Sisense unveils new integration with Azure Synapse Analytics

Sisense adds to its multi-cloud capabilities with a new integration that will allow customers that store their data in Microsoft's ecosystem to quickly act on their data.

VMware updates vRealize Network Insight, NSX-T

Launched at VMworld 2020, the latest version of vRealize Network Insight has verification technology that lets managers see the impact of network changes before deploying them.

Exchange Server vNext will have subscription requirement

The news from Microsoft from this year's Ignite show for Exchange administrators was: You can keep your on-premises email platform, but you'll have to pay for it like Office 365.

Cisco to acquire container security specialist Portshift

Cisco's acquisition of Israeli startup Portshift would add essential security tools for companies that use the Kubernetes system for deploying cloud-native applications.

Amazon Timestream time series database generally available

AWS continues to grow its portfolio of cloud database services, as the Amazon Timestream database emerges out of preview to help serve the growing market demand for time series databases.

Virtual workforce adopted in the Heartland

Signs are emerging that a long-term shift to remote work post-pandemic is gaining traction far from the high-tech centers. They'll save on office space and please employees.

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