TechTarget News - Week of Nov 08, 2020

Global telcos defy previous performance expectations

Better-performing Asia-Pacific operators lead charge driving analyst to adjust upwards previous forecast for worldwide connectivity services market

Biden to confront Trump's H-1B work visa changes

The Trump administration is eliminating the H-1B work visa lottery program. But a Biden administration may get some pushback if it tries to reverse Trump's wage-based distribution system.

Quest Software's QoreStor adds direct link to cold cloud

QoreStor 7.0's enhancements include letting customers use object storage in QoreStor's main data repository and support for cold cloud storage tiers such as AWS Glacier.

Nokia partners with A1 Austria to enable LTE, 5G campus networks

Three-year deal between tech firm and operator covers services for all existing and new private LTE and 5G enterprise campus network deployments in Austrian market, piloting network slicing

CISA: No election hacking, but plenty of misinformation

Election Day in the U.S. occurred with no evidence of cyber attacks or voting machine hacks, but CISA has its hands full with disinformation and conspiracy theories.

Quantum’s ATFS aims to classify and manage unstructured data

Quantum triumvirate now comprises ATFS for file system classification and management, StorNext for high performance with large files and ActiveScale object storage as a bulk store

Equinix to open third datacentre in Perth

Datacentre service provider Equinix will open its third facility in Perth to meet the growing demand for digital infrastructure between Australia and Asia

Ericsson and Telstra take enterprise cloud to the edge

After successful 5G edge computing trial with financial institution in 2019, Australian telco and comms tech supplier develop enterprise solution with an extension into the hybrid cloud space

Caringo Swarm 12 adds remote sync, SSO and updated UI

Caringo's updates to Swarm are designed to make the object storage easier to access and manage while working with distributed data at scale as remote work becomes prevalent.

Border technologies largely fail to respect human rights

AI-powered border technologies used to ‘manage’ migration frequently make the process more arbitrary, discriminatory and unjust, says human rights group

Zendesk, WhatsApp cozy up with co-development partnership

Zendesk and WhatsApp team up to break bottlenecks in customer service conversations over Facebook messaging apps -- including Instagram -- by building it into Zendesk Support.

Atlassian ITSM challenges ServiceNow with DevOps focus

Cloud customers of Atlassian's Jira Service Management will get some Opsgenie incident management features included at no cost, as the vendor plans its ITSM expansion.

Infosys applied AI launch follows IT consulting AI releases

Infosys launched a new offering to help enterprises find and apply AI use cases at scale. The release is part of a wave of similar products from other big systems integrators.

Presidential polling data again misses the mark in 2020

Just as they did in 2016, the election polls underestimated support for Donald Trump. Although he didn't defeat Joe Biden, the result was closer than the polls predicted.

Zoom settles FTC suit alleging 'deceptive' security practices

Zoom has agreed to implement a comprehensive program for user security and abide by a government-imposed prohibition against privacy misrepresentations.

Adobe to acquire Workfront for $1.5 billion

Adobe plans to acquire Workfront for $1.5 billion to gain ground in the customer experience management market.

MSP software vendor ConnectWise buys Perch, StratoZen

ConnectWise will build out its MSP security offerings by integrating Perch Security and StratoZen technology. The company also revealed plans to streamline product development.

GTDC praises distribution’s response to the pandemic

The industry group has held its annual summit, with CEO Frank Vitagliano highlighting just how well distribution has navigated the challenges of Covid-19

Palo Alto Networks buys Expanse for $800 million

Palo Alto Networks continued its acquisition spree with an agreement to purchase San Francisco-based security vendor Expanse, which specializes in attack surface management.

Security pros coped admirably with remote working transition

Despite facing tight timescales at the onset of the pandemic, security professionals have come through the transition to remote working remarkably well, according to a report

Catalogic opens doors to CloudCasa Kubernetes backup

CloudCasa is a SaaS platform that delivers data protection and disaster recovery for Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift clusters. Catalogic is testing the waters with a free beta.

Quantum NAS options expand with All-Terrain File System

Quantum adds to its NAS lineup with All-Terrain File System aimed at general-purpose use cases while enhancing its StorNext parallel file system and ActiveScale object storage.

Windows zero-day shut down on November Patch Tuesday

In addition to fixing the exploited Windows flaw, Microsoft rolls out a new look to the Security Update Guide that draws some criticism.

Apple begins shift from Intel with debut of M1-based MacBooks

Apple has started the shift from Intel processors to its ARM-based M1 chip with the introduction of M1-based MacBooks and a Mac mini, boasting higher performance for less power.

Winners of female-only data hackathon announced

Several firms banded together to run a virtual female-only hackathon to encourage data analysts to use Covid-19 data to solve pandemic-related problems

Salesforce Revenue Cloud bolsters B2B e-commerce workflows

Salesforce, moving deeper into revenue ops, releases Revenue Cloud. It enables B2B digital sales with new pricing, billing and contracting models, as well as revenue forecasting.

Wi-Fi 6 ready for carrier network deployment

Wireless standards body reveals successful trial for next-generation Wi-Fi, proven to deliver nearly three times faster than its predecessor and with significantly higher throughput and lower latency

As employee stress rises, HR focuses on mental health

Employee stress, thanks to the pandemic, the election and working from home, can hurt productivity and employee health. HR is finding ways to help.

New Yugabyte release boosts distributed SQL database security

Yugabyte now has row-level geo-partitioning for its open source distributed SQL database, enhanced multi-region features and several new features to improve security.

Google brings wizard approach to cloud database migration

Google Cloud's top database executive details the tech giant's new tool for enterprises to move databases to the cloud, as the need has accelerated in the coronavirus pandemic era.

Continuous intelligence a trend on the rise

As organizations look to gain a competitive advantage -- and many simply attempt to survive during the pandemic -- data streaming is helping them make decisions in real time.

Castellan Solutions launches with business continuity suite

Newly rebranded Castellan's offerings include risk management, business continuity and disaster recovery management, and emergency notification and incident management.

Databricks builds out SQL Analytics for data lakehouse

Databricks is building out its lakehouse platform with a new SQL Analytics service that will make it easier to run SQL queries with better visualization in the cloud.

Life after Maze: Is Egregor ransomware next?

Cybersecurity experts have noted similarities between newly discovered Egregor ransomware and the now-defunct Maze, but it's unclear whether the same threat actors are involved.

25,000 criminal reports: Vastaamo breach sets new precedent

The recent data breach at the Vastaamo Psychotherapy Centre in Finland shows threat actors are willing to threaten and extort patients directly, setting a dangerous new precedent.

MSP valuations hang tough in turbulent market

Resilient MSPs are seeing their valuations holding steady through difficult times, although deal structures have shifted somewhat during the pandemic.

Humanitarian data collection practices put migrants at risk

United Nations report on smart borders warns that data collection about migrants and refugees by humanitarian organisations risks excluding them from essential basic services like access to food

UK government makes inroads in maritime autonomy

The Maritime Future Technologies team has been formed to facilitate trials of innovative approaches and support regulatory updates

5G, IoT technology to transform health and social care

Research from UK operator shows how advanced connected technologies offer a pathway to a flexible model of healthcare delivered at the point of patient need

BT taps VMware to launch global SD-WAN services

Incumbent UK telco aims to ensure global customers can benefit from flexibility and choice as they optimise networks for cloud services

Verizon, AWS drive mobile edge computing platform to Dallas and Miami

Leading comms provider and IT and cloud giant add two more 5G mobile edge computing cities in US to enable development of latency-sensitive applications that can transform industries ranging from healthcare to transportation

MSP sales, business plan key to 2021 success

Heading into 2021, IT service providers should put more than their usual attention on sales and business planning, according to speakers at IT Nation Connect; more news.

Google sunsetting G Suite unlimited storage

G Suite customers who enjoyed unlimited storage for years will have to switch to a plan with limits. Google announced the change when G Suite became Workspace.

TigerGraph taking advantage of graph database growth

TigerGraph continues to aggressively expand its customer base by focusing on ease of use as it updates its platform and offers free versions of its tools.

NVMe, Optane, GPUs exert big impact on enterprise storage

Enterprises in need of high-performance storage for AI, analytics and virtualization may find help in new NVMe, Optane and processor technologies, a Flash Memory Summit panel says.

Cisco sees an end to string of quarterly revenue declines

Cisco is cautiously optimistic that revenues will improve following a 9% drop last quarter. Rising enterprise orders contributed to a positive forecast for the current quarter.

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