TechTarget News - Week of Feb 07, 2021

Singapore tops cloud adoption in ASEAN

Nearly nine in 10 organisations in Singapore are using cloud services, but cost and security concerns remain

Woolworths to invest more than A$50m in skills training

More than 60,000 Woolworths employees across store and e-commerce operations, supply chain network and support offices are expected to benefit from the new investment

Get ready for fake work epidemic

Remote working has become a fact of life for many office-based workers during the pandemic, and there has also been a rise in remote staff monitoring

Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

It has been a busy last seven days across the industry on the recruitment and promotion front

Cloudian adds object storage for containers on VMware vSAN

Cloudian's integration with VMware's vSAN Data Persistence platform allows its customers to consolidate on-premises and cloud-native applications on the same object storage software.

North-West England ‘perfect’ growth area for tech startups

Industry groups mapping the UK’s technology landscape say the North-West of England is a hotspot for growing tech firms, which benefit from increasing investment and geographic proximity to academic and business support networks

NHSX backs mobile app to detect kidney disease

The app, which is being funded by the AI in Health and Care Award programme, turns a smartphone camera into a clinical-grade tool to help detect kidney disease

NetApp HCI keeps classes in session amid pandemic lockdown

Barry University initially deployed NetApp HCI to host its VMware farm. The hyper-converged system allowed the Miami-area school to scale its private cloud during the pandemic.

Microsoft, SolarWinds in dispute over nation-state attacks

The latest investigation updates from SolarWinds and Microsoft offer differing views on how nation-state threat actors compromised SolarWinds' environment.

Adobe releases headless commerce developer tools

At its developer conference, Adobe debuts Experience Manager features to enable faster headless e-commerce deployments and GraphQL functionality for content personalization.

Sisense analytics suite renamed to reflect embedded BI focus

The business intelligence vendor unveiled Sisense Fusion, a rebranded version of Sisense's platform named to reflect the vendor's new focus on embedded BI capabilities.

Big data platform to speed up DNA analysis

Belgium’s Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre has developed a big data platform that can analyse DNA data up to 16 times faster than current techniques

Telecom Egypt implements IBM hybrid cloud to transform operations

Leading regional telco deploys Cloud Pak for Automation technology to modernise network operations and deliver fast and secure services to clients and looks to IBM Global Business Services to build and manage its datacentre

NHS reports fewer phishing emails in 2020

The NHSmail email service saw a steady decline in suspected phishing emails during the course of 2020

Ninety percent of dark web hacking forum posts come from buyers

Positive Technologies built a picture of dark web hacking forums via data from the 10 active forums and over 8 million users, though the veracity of such posts remains unclear.

Data breaches are a ticking timebomb for consumers

Damage from data breaches goes far beyond the impact to the target organisation – an obvious fact that is too often overlooked, says F-Secure

School closures hit RM numbers

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is clear in the full-year numbers reported by the educational specialist

CityFibre lights up Yorkshire cities with gigabit connectivity

Former altnet turned UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform provider announces plan to transform two of the White Rose county’s largest conurbations into digitally connected cities

Facebook sued for data-sharing practices with third parties

Data protection claim filed in London against social media giant for its alleged failure to give at least one million users in England and Wales meaningful control over their personal data

Monte Carlo gets new funding to expand data observability

The CEO of data management startup Monte Carlo, which raised $25 million in Series B funding Tuesday, details her views on the key pillars of data reliability.

NHS Covid-19 app alerts 1.7 million contacts

More than 1.7 million users asked to isolate by UK app as a result of a close contact since launch, helping to break chains of transmission and prevent the deaths of thousands, says developer

Employee activism gives life to tech union organizing

A rise in tech union organizing is linked to the rise in employee activism, according to experts. They also believe the climate for union activity is changing.

Florida city's water nearly poisoned in TeamViewer attack

The intruder increased the quantity of sodium hydroxide in the water from 100 parts per million to 11,100 parts per million briefly before a water plant operator fixed it.

Nuance touts CX benefits of AI in healthcare during pandemic

Nuance acquires speech transcription vendor Saykara, adding the startup's tech to Nuance's arsenal of health IT systems. Meanwhile, Nuance and Best Buy Health execs tout CX benefits from AI.

Elasticsearch license schism stirs open source funding fears

Elasticsearch license changes have forced a fork, which could broaden choices for IT buyers interested in that project. But worries also linger about open source sustainability.

Ducati and Lenovo extend long-standing MotoGP technology deal

Ducati and Lenovo have signed another three-year deal that will see the MotoGP team dig deeper into its technology partner's product portfolio in pursuit of performance gains on the track by embracing virtual desktops, HPC and edge computing

D-Link sets sights on MSP growth

Networking player D-Link wants to grow its channel base in 2021, with managed service providers among its targets

Vodafone UK adds Digitalk to MVNO portfolio

UK telco taps global mobile virtual network enabler service provider, offering cloud-based real-time communications platforms, to assist in on-boarding partners to virtual network

Microsoft plugs Windows zero-day for February Patch Tuesday

Microsoft addresses 56 total unique vulnerabilities, including six that were publicly disclosed, and gives administrators their second dose for August's Zerologon issue.

Dating app users warned to watch out for scammers

A vast amount of money was lost to romance scammers last year, and with millions of people isolated in lockdown the problem is getting worse, according to a report

Oracle CX updates focus on loyalty tech, B2B selling, service

Oracle releases Fusion Cloud Customer Experience suite updates that include tools for B2B selling, B2B customer service and loyalty programs connected to Oracle CDP data.

New Relic condenses observability views for fast IT response

New Relic Explorer reflects a need for simple, quick troubleshooting within observability tools from enterprises whose businesses increasingly depend on application performance.

Time series database firm EraDB launches Erasearch

EraDB made its EraSearch log management platform generally available, providing organizations with a system that can help improve performance and scalability.

Truespeed and CityFibre accelerate UK fibre roll-out

More fuel to fibre roll-out across the UK, with leading west of England ISP Truespeed propelling Bath into the gigabit era, while third national broadband provider CityFibre heads to Inverness with its gigabit net

Citrix launches well-being microapps for Workspace

Citrix will help companies measure employee wellness with simple programs that can take surveys and distribute health and corporate news.

Singtel falls prey to supply chain attack

The Singapore telco reveals that its Accellion file sharing system was illegally hacked in a supply chain attack

Nordic states launch joint drone development initiative

Nordic Drone Initiative backed by 16 public and privately owned organisations in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark to probe the efficient use of airspace for drones

Verizon Business, Deloitte gain retail edge with 5G

Operator’s 5G and mobile edge compute technology, coupled with IT consultancy’s retail industry and solution engineering experience, aims to improve store operating efficiency and enhance the customer experience

Microsoft sizes channel opportunity at £9bn

Research shows that customers looking to improve competitiveness will be reaching out to the channel over the course of this year

Government launches digital identity trust framework

The government’s draft framework, which aims to set out rules for the use of digital identities, will be tested with industries, services, users and organisations ahead of a final version being published

Hacked Finnish therapy business collapses

Vastaamo, the Finnish psychotherapy centre whose patients were blackmailed by a cyber criminal gang, has filed for bankruptcy

Massive uptick in collaboration software usage in 2020

US and Europe show differing directions of travel in remote working take-up but leading collaboration systems exhibit four-figure growth since February 2020, with usage levels set to remain high as the new normal of work establishes itself

ThoughtSpot, Azure alliance boosts BI capabilities of both

A new strategic partnership between ThoughtSpot and Microsoft Azure unveiled on Feb. 11 includes joint product development plans in addition to enhanced connective capabilities.

Onecom picks up Olive Communications

Combination of two of Vodafone’s largest partners, Onecom and Olive, will create a communications powerhouse

Rewind backup moves forward with BackHub acquisition

With the acquisition of BackHub, Rewind's SaaS data protection extends to GitHub, helping customers protect their code without having to cobble together backup themselves.

Ionic Capacitor emerging as successor to Cordova

The Ionic Capacitor mobile development framework helps enterprise developers build apps using standard web technology so they can tune their custom web apps for mobile devices.

Northamber looks to build on H1 2020

Distributor issues an update detailing how it fared in the last six months of 2020, with coronavirus and Brexit both having an impact on the business

Salesforce's remote work hiring strategy raises questions

Salesforce says its remote work hiring, or work-from-anywhere, model will improve its diversity and hiring goals. Hiring in inexpensive areas may be critical, according to experts.

Nokia furthers Open RAN push with CPQD partnership

Collaboration between Nokia and CPQD set to explore Open RAN-compliant RIC platform to develop 5G use cases such as fixed wireless access smart cities and Industry 4.0

Remote workers battle for home broadband

Research reveals that maybe the real issue in the big broadband debate is to be found inside the home rather than outside, especially for remote workers

News briefs: Reddit doubles valuation to $6 billion

Reddit will expand into international markets after raising $250 million. It also announced plans to double its staff size and invest in video and advertising.

Starburst Galaxy brings Trino to the cloud

Starburst previewed a new managed service based on the open source Trino-based data management and query engine platform technology during the Datanova virtual conference.

Google adds alias email addresses to Gmail search

Google has added to Gmail the ability to search all of a person's email addresses. The more comprehensive search results make it easier to find emails within inboxes.

IBM, LucidLink the latest to tackle cloud file storage

Startup LucidLink has bundled its Filespaces file system with IBM's Cloud Object Storage offerings. Distributed work teams can access shared data as network-attached storage.

Microsoft cuts Surface Duo's price to $1,000

Microsoft has slashed the price of its dual-screen Surface Duo phone. Experts said the device, which is focused on office work, failed to connect with consumers.

ServiceNow consulting firm aims to combine regional partners

Thirdera, formed from the merger of Evergreen Systems, Cerna Solutions and NovoScale, said it plans to acquire and integrate ServiceNow consulting firms; other IT channel news.

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