TechTarget News - Week of Jan 03, 2021

Secureworks flagging XDR channel opportunity

Vendor has seen its channel respond to the shift to home working, but is keen to highlight other areas where partners can increase revenues this year

Ericsson to power DTAC 5G network in Thailand

Almost half of Thailand’s 70 million population to be served by a new 5G radio access network from leading local communications service provider DTAC

Nominations open for Computer Weekly Innovation Awards APAC

Computer Weekly is looking for nominations for its inaugural Innovation Awards in APAC to honour digitisation initiatives that have transformed organisations in seven industries

SKT and AWS debut 5G edge cloud service

SK Telecom’s multi-access edge computing service will let enterprises build low latency applications that make use of AWS cloud services

Government delays digital strategy

The digital strategy, originally due in autumn 2020, is likely to be published at some point in 2021, and the government is ‘continuing to consider the best timeframe for delivering the strategy’

Ooredoo Group expands Ericsson 5G tech agreement

New agreement promises new functionalities with faster time-to-market and enhancements to the digital experience for people, enterprises and industries across operating companies in 10 countries

euNetworks rounds on The Loop Manchester

Bandwidth infrastructure company enhances footprint with unique routes, extra capacity and flexibility with dedicated high-speed fibre-optic network in northern powerhouse

Slack restores service following major outage

Slack's messaging service is back up following a global outage that forced many customers to return to email for communications. Slack had not determined the cause.

10 of the biggest cyber attacks of 2020

Here is a list of 10 of the largest cyber attacks of a pandemic-dominated 2020, including several devastating ransomware incidents and a massive supply chain attack.

TelcoSwitch plans to use funding to boost channel

Unified communications specialist TelcoSwitch gains access to a few million pounds in a funding round that should provide more support for its partners

Scammers impersonating the ACSC on the prowl

The Australian Cyber Security Centre warns of scammers who are using its name to gain control of personal computers and trick users into revealing personal information

Operators join UK government’s kids’ mobile access scheme

UK mobile operators join scheme to help families that need access to connectivity to support their child’s learning needs during the latest lockdown, while BCS calls for free mobile access to education sites

Commvault ushers in fresh channel chief

Former Dell EMC executive takes up the challenge of strengthening Commvault’s global partner base

Kaspersky warns against endpoint risks

Security player Kaspersky urges partners to educate customers around the risks of putting their faith in apparent ‘silver bullets’ from rivals

Enterprise data storage startups to watch in 2021

Launching a data storage startup is always challenging, and the pandemic made it even tougher in 2020. Here are six startups that can change the way enterprises buy storage.

Qualcomm appoints new CEO

Claiming validation of its business model and leadership in 5G, the communications chip giant appoints successor to retiring chief executive with brief to drive value

Tape storage protects research on Antarctic science ship

British Antarctic Survey outfitted the RRS Sir David Attenborough with Quantum QXS hybrid disk and Scalar i3 tape libraries to store and protect research data mid-voyage.

Intel launches RealSense ID for facial authentication

Amid a surge of facial recognition technology systems from vendors, Intel introduces RealSense ID, a system that Intel claims can accurately and quickly identify human faces.

Labour urges government to adopt new plan for at-home education

Labour MPs have written to government officials urging them to provide schools and children with the digital provisions necessary to ensure every child can properly work from home during lockdown

GrubHub's infrastructure-as-code feeds pandemic resiliency

GrubHub SREs fostered more consistent deployment patterns for resources such as DNS and AWS load balancers with a move to self-service infrastructure-as-code tools for DevOps teams last year.

Services, cloud dominated data storage news in 2020

Storage as a service, hybrid cloud, Kubernetes storage, economic fallout from COVID-19, and backup mergers and acquisitions dominated data storage news in 2020.

The SolarWinds attacks: What we know so far

The SolarWinds attacks have left a massive impact on security, tech and the world at large, and events are still unfolding nearly a month after the initial disclosure.

Dell adds Microsoft Teams to video conferencing monitors

Dell introduced three video conferencing monitors with Microsoft Teams integration this week, as part of its emphasis on a hybrid work model. It also announced new laptops.

DBS opens tech academy in skills training drive

The DBS Future Tech Academy will focus on training the bank’s technologists in three disciplines for a start – site reliability engineering, data processing and analytics, and application security

Jeremy Darroch steps down as Sky Group chief executive

Exec who transformed former satellite TV provider into Europe’s largest multi-platform communications provider with mobile, telephony and FTTH steps down after 13 years

Trump bans Chinese payment apps

US president signs executive order banning the use of Chinese payments app, citing national security risks

Vodafone announces free data schemes for small business

As research shows the strain on business from Covid, UK communications operator announces programme to offer free high-speed connectivity

Defending against SolarWinds attacks: What can be done?

While no defense is guaranteed, zero-trust access and behavioral monitoring can be useful against nation-state hackers and threats like the SolarWinds attacks.

Quest Software adds data governance and DataOps with Erwin

With new data modeling, catalog and governance technology from an acquisition, Quest looks to build a broader data platform to help organizations optimize and benefit from data.

Data storytelling vendor Toucan Toco poised for growth

Startup data storytelling vendor Toucan Toco has big goals for 2021, including doubling its annual revenues and expanding its customer base by about 50%.

Red Hat buys Kubernetes security player StackRox

Red Hat will donate StackRox Kubernetes security software to open source and build it into its OpenShift platform, while preserving support for cloud Kubernetes platforms.

EXFO forms full-fibre testing initiative with Openreach

BT broadband provision division to deploy permanent full-fibre monitoring technology to assist in programme to deliver broadband across UK homes

Majority of suppliers won’t have software ready for CDS until March

Brexit IT systems are all up and running, but little traffic through the borders means they haven’t yet been put to the test, and in Northern Ireland, suppliers don’t yet have software ready to use the Customs Declaration Service

Intel unifies partner programmes

Vendor hoping simplicity and increased support in a fresh partner programme will benefit its channel

Brexit deal grants UK temporary data adequacy

The EU-UK Brexit deal has granted the UK temporary data adequacy to allow for the continued flow of data across borders, but the agreement has divided data protection experts

Atos makes move for DXC

Unsolicited offer from Atos for its rival could see the creation of a mega solutions provider

Major facial-recognition supplier builds system to identify masked faces

Facial-recognition supplier claims new system can accurately identify masked faces, therefore promoting public health during the pandemic. But questions remain about whether its existing UK law enforcement clients will be deploying the technology

‘Litany’ of UK government failures in gigabit broadband roll-out

Second UK MPs’ report in matter of weeks slams government for dismal failure and lack of sufficient progress in meeting already scaled-back benchmark for gigabit-capable connectivity by 2025

BT offers unlimited data for remote learning

UK incumbent telco joins campaign to make sure disadvantaged children can get connected as Covid-19 lockdown closes schools and other educational establishments

Atos floats DXC acquisition proposal

Paris-based IT services company Atos is reportedly eyeing DXC Technology as an acquisition target -- a move that would greatly scale Atos' North American presence; other news.

Starburst raises $100M as PrestoSQL rebrands as Trino

Starburst is advancing its enterprise data platform with new funding that will help advance its cloud efforts around the open source Trino query engine formerly known as PrestoSQL.

Microsoft slow to fulfill request for more Teams channel control

Microsoft won't prioritize a feature that would let Teams users move channels between groups, despite tens of thousands of requests. Users have asked for the capability since 2016.

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