TechTarget News - Week of Nov 22, 2020

Birmingham, Dudley councils accelerate 5G roll-out

Local authorities say developing fifth-generation mobile network infrastructure is critical to driving economic recovery in the region post-Covid

Inside Huawei’s APAC cloud strategy

The Chinese technology giant is counting on its strengths in hardware infrastructure and focus on research and development to make a mark in Asia Pacific’s public cloud market

Zen to offer gigabit broadband over CityFibre networks

Zen Internet becomes former altnet’s third national consumer ISP to offer full-fibre services to consumers with gigabit-speed consumer broadband products

Leeds Teaching Hospitals gets new imaging tech

The hospital trust is the first of six in a Northern Pathology Imaging Co-operative (NPIC) to deploy technology to underpin the programme

OneWeb emerges from bankruptcy, prepares for 17 December launch

UK government and Bharti Global confirmed as new owners of low-cost satellite broadband provider, which emerges from financial woes to eye up commercial connectivity services to the UK and the Arctic region in 2021

Kubernetes backup moves to forefront

Market appetite for Kubernetes backup is heating up, and product updates from Trilio, Commvault, Portworx and other vendors show an eagerness to attract early customers.

Analytics keys Golden State Warriors' wins, on court and off

After adopting a data-driven culture a decade ago, the Golden State Warriors transformed themselves from one of the NBA's least successful franchises to one of its best.

Fauna improves data API collaboration and security

A database company founded by former Twitter engineers is pushing forward its vision of a way to consume database as a service using its own Fauna Query Language.

Nokia enables global enterprise IoT connectivity for China Mobile

Comms tech giant and leading Chinese operator reach strategic agreement to provide IoT global connectivity services for both China and international customers based on Worldwide IoT Network Grid managed service, expanding operator’s capability

Vodafone teams with IoT.nxt to take enterprise IoT to new levels

UK operator looks to open up new markets for internet of things growth with a new range of services designed to make it easier for UK businesses to adopt technology to track, monitor and manage assets, giving them data, insight and control

Adobe CDP adds B2B-friendly features

Adobe CDP customers will get new features in 2021 that create workflows for marketing teams and connect to popular B2B marketing platforms -- starting with its own Marketo Engage.

IBM to deliver refurbished Db2 for the AI and cloud era

IBM has a tuned-up version of Db2 planned, featuring a handful of AI and machine learning capabilities to make it easier for users to send and manage Db2 data across clouds.

Fintechs take stock amid economic shocks

Survey reveals that the top priority for 10% of UK fintechs next year will be to survive the double blow of Covid-19 and Brexit

IT governance must catch up with DevSecOps, experts say

Government and financial services organizations that practice DevSecOps say IT governance must evolve to keep up through faster, automated control pipelines.

Ascend.io grows program for partners building data pipelines

Ascend.io said it is broadening its global partner footprint and added new partnerships with enterprise architecture advisory and data consultancy firms; other IT channel news.

Users demand virtual timer on Teams, Webex, Zoom

Meeting organizers on Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex and Zoom want a virtual timer that limits how long participants speak and take breaks during video conferences.

HR can't afford to overlook systemic inequity -- here's why

Katherine Giscombe, organizational psychologist and management consultant, argues that firms need to address systemic inequity problems -- sooner rather than later.

NHSX to launch data strategy for health and social care

Government sets out plans to ‘bust bureaucracy’ in the NHS, including implementing a new data strategy, consulting on changes to data collection legislation, and making progress on shared care records

Legacy tech adds to management headaches in dealing with new normal

Concerns raised over post-Covid return to the office, with virtually all C-level leaders admitting to still using offline processes and significant numbers believing their company will prioritise business continuity over safety

Pure enhances as-a-service offering

Storage player makes improvements to its flexible consumption proposition that is sold via the channel

Big tech trends benefitting Dell

Dell shares its third-quarter numbers and talks up future prospects with mega trends touching most of its portfolio

Pure Storage cloud licensing buoys vendor's fortunes

Pure Storage cloud revenue grew by double digits last quarter. A new service catalog guides customers to categorize workloads for predictable performance and pricing.

Dell still waiting for PowerStore to power up

Dell EMC's flashy new PowerStore array has done little to remediate the leading storage vendor's shrinking midrange market share, allowing competitors to gain ground.

Ataccama automates data governance with Gen2 platform update

Data management vendor Ataccama adds new automation features to its Gen2 platform to help organizations automatically discover metadata and build an accurate business glossary for data.

New Agile 2 development aims to plug gaps, complement DevOps

The new Agile 2 initiative aims to address problems with the original Agile Manifesto and give greater voice to developers who are disenfranchised in existing Agile environments.

Australia’s science agency unveils mapping tech for SMEs

The digital specialist arm of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation has developed a mapping system to help robots navigate dangerous and complex terrain

APAC plagued by APT, ransomware attacks

The Asia-Pacific region was a primary target of advanced persistent threat groups, mostly from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia, that carried out 34 campaigns between June 2019 to June 2020

CCS looks to hire CDIO

Crown Commercial Service is offering nearly £150,000 for the role of chief digital information officer, who will be in charge of developing and delivering its digital and data strategy

Robots taking jobs, but creating careers

Robotic process automation developers tell Computer Weekly about the job they never expected to be doing

UK broadband industry ‘confused’ by government funding claims

National broadband suppliers and trade bodies express surprise and lack of enthusiasm for Spending Review claims of providing positive outcome for gigabit roll-out across the country

Government must hold technology companies to account on e-waste

MPs urge UK government and global technology companies to deal with ‘tsunami of electronic waste’, which is throwing away valuable resources vital for building a sustainable future

Linius aims to add magic to video conferencing with Whizzard

New product for the conferencing and enterprise collaboration markets offers the ability to transform hours of video footage into bite-sized pieces of content and increase knowledge sharing

Spending Review commits £32m to Gov.uk Accounts

Government Digital Service’s Gov.uk Accounts project will allow people to sign into government services online and get a personalised experience tailored to their needs

Government pumps £20m into AI research projects

Alan Turing Institute’s artificial intelligence (AI) research fellows will receive funding for 15 projects including using AI to detect cancer and improve the performance of virtual personal assistants

Algorithmic transparency obligations needed in public sector

Public sector’s use of algorithms with social impacts needs to be more transparent to foster trust and hold organisations responsible for the negative outcomes their systems may produce, says report

UK government ramps up efforts to regulate tech giants

The Digital Markets Unit of the Competitions and Markets Authority aims to protect consumer privacy and lower barriers to entry for businesses

Lords propose making tech giants pay for using news

Digital platforms such as Google and Facebook profit from running adverts alongside publishers’ content, but no financial compensation is given for carrying that content, says Lords committee

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