TechTarget News - Week of Oct 11, 2020

Making sense of zero-trust security

Implementing zero-trust security is not an easy feat, but enterprises can still get it right if they approach it from a process perspective and get a handle on their infrastructure footprint

BT expands digital workplace portfolio with Zoom

New carrier agreement with conferencing provider Zoom designed to allow BT to offer a managed service with integrated networking to ensure optimal user experiences

Nutanix looks for GSI growth

Pressure is increasing to demonstrate to customers that cost savings can be realised quickly, according to the GSI leader at Nutanix UK

Commvault serves up a slice of cloud for backup storage

Metallic Cloud Storage Service lets customers use Azure cloud as a backup target for Commvault backup software and HyperScale X, but as a fully managed service through Commvault.

5G set to add $8tn to global GDP by 2030

Research from leading global telecommunications technology provider finds that despite the economic challenges of Covid-19, a global boom in 5G investment will see 71% of companies invest in it over the next five years

Veeam will extend channel options with Kasten

The addition of container back-up options will give channel partners a wider solution to pitch, according to Veeam’s CTO

Hackers exploit Netlogon flaw to attack government networks

CISA issued an alert stating those government networks that were targeted by the APT were close to election systems and the activity may pose some risk to those systems.

DBS to deploy IBM z15 mainframes

Singapore’s DBS Bank has signed a seven-year deal with IBM to run and modernise mission-critical applications on z15 mainframes

Mac users key in defending against Apple T2 chip flaw

IT pros should lean on Mac users to protect corporate networks against exploiters of the Apple T2 chip vulnerability. Hard drive encryption will also help defend against attackers.

Optimiz taps Moogsoft AIOps platform

Moogsoft's relationship with Optimiz, a partner based in Toronto, expands the company's IT channel relationships in the growing AIOps market.

File system software startup Quobyte chases IT, developers

Quobyte tempts developers and app owners with a free version of its distributed parallel file system software, hoping they will convince their IT admins to buy fully supported editions.

UK firms find obstacles to unlocking full potential of Edge

Survey finds almost of half of UK IT leaders in the UK are already actively using Edge technologies to deliver new outcomes and business value, but 87% of ITDMs are missing key skills to unlock the value of data

Looker adds mobile app, developer tools to analytics suite

While Looker revealed no new integrations with Google, a mobile app and additional tools for developers highlight the new features the BI vendor unveiled during its virtual user conference.

Trickbot takedown: Will it make a dent in ransomware attacks?

A court order allowed Microsoft and several partners to take down the Trickbot botnet, which is commonly used to deploy ransomware, but it's unclear how long the impact will last.

ServiceNow to roll out Now platform on Azure

ServiceNow introduces Azure-linked offering to cater to the needs of organisations in regulated industries that have strict data sovereignty and security requirements

Apple announces new era for 5G with iPhone 12

Even as its growth exceeds earlier expectations, the global 5G market gets rocket fuel with the long-awaited launch of the 5G-compatible iPhone 12

Public data should not be held by US tech giants

One-off evidence sessions to follow up on the recommendations of the House of Lords AI Committee revisit the data and ethics debate

Critical TCP/IP bug gets fixed for October Patch Tuesday

The number of security updates from Microsoft dips below the average of the previous several months, but a TCP/IP bug looms large for administrators.

NetSuite upbeat over channel progress

Cloud ERP specialist has seen partner numbers increase in the 18 months since it launched its latest channel programme

Employees demand office redesign for new hybrid work environment

Global study by visualisation and collaboration technology provider says employees worldwide are desperate to get back to the office and want their employers to invest in a tech-driven environment

HashiCorp launches Boundary for cloud security

HashiCorp revealed its first new open source project in five years this week: a cloud security framework for access control called Boundary.

How Tokopedia is streamlining incident management

Indonesian e-commerce giant Tokopedia has improved incident management and developer productivity using a cloud-based incident management tool

The IBM business split: Big Blue places biggest bet yet on hybrid cloud

IBM has placed its biggest bet yet on hybrid cloud, by setting outs plans to hive off its managed infrastructure services arm, so it can throw its full weight behind tapping into the enterprise's demand for off-premise services

Emerging tech can improve regulatory processes, says BEIS report

Regulators should take a best-practice approach to the use of emerging technologies but need to be aware of the challenges, according to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Jersey launches contact-tracing app

Irish software developer NearForm adds Channel Island to its list of customers for mobile proximity app technology

Druva NAS backup aims for cheaper, smarter protection

The Druva Cloud Platform now features NAS support that can automatically tier to cold storage and exclude data that doesn't need protection, cutting down on costs.

Arrests and indictments made in cyber money laundering ring

The NCA has revealed six men were arrested in the UK as part of an international investigation into a money laundering network which handled transactions for some of the world’s most prolific cyber criminal groups

Nvidia brings federated learning to COVID-19 patient data

Researchers from 20 healthcare institutions built an AI model to predict the supplemental oxygen needs for COVID-19 patients. And they did so without ever sharing patient data.

As contingent employee hiring rises, HR gives it focus

The use of contingent employees is increasing, Gartner said, and with it an interest from HR departments for better control over the contingent worker experience.

Red Hat bolsters Ansible-Kubernetes bond via OpenShift ACM

Red Hat previewed new ties between its Ansible Automation Platform and OpenShift Kubernetes within its Advanced Cluster Management tool, as container platform competition intensifies.

Oracle accelerates Exadata database cloud service

More powerful server hardware is coming to the Exadata database service, bringing increased scalability and throughput for Oracle's database and analytics workloads.

Yellowfin 9.3 features embedded app development upgrades

New application programming interfaces to help app designers build embedded BI apps are among more than 25 new features in the latest update of the Yellowfin analytics platform.

New AI system to give Microsoft Seeing AI a boost

A new object captioning AI model from Microsoft strengthens the tech giant's accessibility services, which the vendor has championed for years.

HashiCorp wades into continuous delivery with Waypoint

HashiCorp launched another new open source project this week, this time a continuous delivery utility called Waypoint, which IT pros hope will simplify DevOps deployments.

Zoom opens marketplace to apps that run within its platform

Zoom plans to introduce by the end of the year nearly three dozen third-party extensions to its video conferencing platform. Zoom will offer the apps in its marketplace.

Services Australia taps AI in document processing

Services Australia and Capgemini have developed an AI engine to classify and extract information from claim documents in a pilot project

BA argues ICO data breach fine down to £20m

Information Commissioner’s Office levies fine of £20m on British Airways for failing to protect the personal data of hundreds of thousands of passengers – a vast reduction on the initial £183m penalty

IBM partners with HBCUs to promote quantum computing

IBM is partnering with a group of historically Black colleges and universities to set up a quantum computing center in hopes of attracting Black students to the field.

5G isn't for the iPhone 12 buyer

U.S. carriers are years away from delivering reliable 5G service nationwide, so the supporting technology in the iPhone 12 is not a reason to buy Apple's latest smartphone.

The new normal for enterprise data governance

Mastercard data exec highlights the foundational role of enterprise data governance during the pandemic era with more people working from home and new demands on businesses.

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