TechTarget News - Week of Feb 14, 2021

How computer vision can protect coral reefs

The Australian Institute of Marine Science teams up with Accenture to protect coral reefs in a computer vision project inspired by a Netflix documentary

NCSC recognises UK’s top cyber schools

National Cyber Security Centre CyberFirst Schools initiative has handed out 14 gold, silver and bronze awards recognising excellence in cyber security teaching

BT fibres up UK Covid-19 vaccination centres

As NHS announces that 15 million people have received first dose of Covid-19 vaccine across UK, BT reveals its role in helping health service to achieve milestone by connecting more than 100 vaccination centres to high-speed connectivity and Wi-Fi

Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

Those seeking growth and a chance to breathe some fresh life into their channel relationships have been recruiting over the past week

Covid-19 drives growth in low-code development tools

The pandemic and lockdowns have led to remote work and increased online activity, and businesses have needed to develop new applications rapidly

CSPs overlook SMEs as major source of 5G revenue

Study finds communications service providers are failing to recognise the vast potential of the SME arena as a major source of B2B revenue, especially on 5G

New SingleStore CIO's vision is to enrich lives through data

Oliver Schabenberger is moving from BI and analytics to data management, and in this Q&A discusses his surprising departure from an established vendor to go to a newer company.

DataCore's Caringo buy spotlights need for object storage

Object store acquisitions by DataCore, Nvidia and Quantum underscore the growing importance of object storage to address enterprise workloads ranging from archives to analytics.

Microsoft VS Code: Winning developer mindshare

With Microsoft Visual Code, developers receive a free, open source development tool that can be used by any developer, in any language and on any device.

Matillion raises $100M for ETL to enable data middleware

The co-founder and CEO of Matillion, talks about his company’'s latest round of Series D funding and how data will be the key to success for many organizations in 2021.

Microsoft launches iPad-optimized Office app

Microsoft has pushed out a version of its Office app made with iPads in mind. The app combines Word, Excel and PowerPoint into a single offering and has some new features.

Pure Storage nudges all-flash toward hybrid workloads

Pure Storage all-flash revolves around unified fast file and object storage to consolidate local and cloud-based application data on a single high-performance flash platform.

TigerGraph raises $105M in funding to fuel growth

With $105 million in new financing, TigerGraph is planning to invest in more product development and expand its operations into new geographic regions.

Executive interview: Tapping APAC’s storage potential

Lenovo’s head of storage in Asia-Pacific singles out the region’s market opportunities and predicts that the healthcare sector will go full-fledged with flash storage in the next year

How software developers can make more dough

There are subtle differences across Europe in developer salaries, depending on experience and demand for front-end, full-stack or front-end roles

Partners join Avaya on its SaaS journey

Comms player has seen its channel embrace the opportunities that have emerged from a shift towards the cloud

Egregor ransomware arrests confirmed

Authorities confirm that they have arrested an undisclosed number of cyber criminals associated with the Egregor ransomware

Security pros agree: We need to take a break

As many as 85% of security staff engage in leisure activities during working hours, but they have excellent reasons for doing so

Microsoft strengthens Power BI security with new capabilities

The latest Power BI update features a series of new capabilities aimed at enabling organizations to secure their data as they move to the cloud and embrace remote work.

IXsystems: TrueNAS gets hyper-convergence

TrueNAS has added hyper-converged functionality to NAS and aims at the edge use cases left behind in the rush to the cloud

North Korean Lazarus Group hackers indicted in US

Charges filed relate to Lazarus Group’s long-running cyber crime spree, including financial theft and extortion, WannaCry malware and the cyber attack on Sony Pictures

Index Engines' CyberSense SDK expands its third-party reach

CyberSense can more easily integrate with third-party backup and storage platforms with its new API-based developer's kit, giving customers a powerful ransomware detection tool.

DOJ indicts additional WannaCry conspirators

The unsealed indictments accuse three individuals of being part of a hacking group, known as APT38 or Lazarus Group, within a North Korean military intelligence agency.

AI deployed as employee burnout detection tool

Employee burnout is one of the mental health issues that AI tools are helping HR to identify. The technology can analyze employee activities and communications for potential risk.

Wide net cast on potential Accellion breach victims

While Accellion fixed the zero-day vulnerability within 72 hours and said the breach affected 'less than 50 customers,' the attack's impact has expanded two weeks after the disclosure.

Palo Alto to buy Checkov creator, Bridgecrew

Palo Alto said it will acquire Bridgecrew, the developer of the static code analysis tool Checkov. DevOps teams use the open source tool to build cloud applications.

Microsoft crowdsources notifications for Edge

Microsoft wants the crowd to determine which notification requests are seen in Edge. The company has introduced a system to show useful notifications and hide annoying ones.

Google Cloud partners Tata Communications in India

Tata Communications will offer managed services for Google Cloud that will include cloud architecture planning and workload migration

McKinsey: Post-pandemic workplace will see major changes

In the post-pandemic workplace, businesses are likely to focus more on skills than job titles while also accelerating their adoption of automation and digital technologies.

C Spire taps Amdocs for 5G wireless policy and charging

US telco makes key 5G technology investment to be able to offer what it says will be the ‘most innovative’ 5G customer experience now and in the future

Google, Microsoft back Python and Rust programming languages

As Google and Microsoft join and strengthen forces with the foundations behind the Python and Rust programming languages, the companies will get to help shape their future.

White House: 100 companies compromised in SolarWinds hack

The White House discussed its response to the SolarWinds attacks, which so far have compromised nine federal agencies and approximately 100 private sector companies.

Grafana Enterprise brings observability stack on premises

Grafana Labs is launching a new on-premises project stack for data observability, based on a series of open source projects that the company leads or supports.

Komprise launches replication for FlashArray File Services

Komprise Asynchronous Replication enables file-based replication for more granular restores in backup and DR use cases. It is first available on Pure FlashArray File Services.

CircleCI orbs go private for DevOps teams

CircleCI has released new functionality that enables developers to build CircleCI orb configuration packages that run only in their private enterprise environment.

Qualtrics vaccine management gains steam among states

Qualtrics lands Missouri's state vaccine registration site as the voice-of-the-customer tech vendor claims 200 county governments and public health organizations among its users.

Oracle unveils final cog in cloud strategy

Oracle’s Roving Edge Infrastructure is getting interest from mining companies in Australia and manufacturers in ASEAN that are looking to run cloud-based workloads in edge locations

Tech shortfalls erode company culture in mid-size businesses

Nearly half of European office workers feel their company culture has suffered due to coronavirus restrictions, with companies faced with the difficult task of creating a supportive, digital-driven company culture that works for everyone

Verizon Business, Cisco expand SD-WAN managed service offer

US comms provider enhances software-defined wide area network portfolio with three new offers from network equipment and services firm to provide more options for building flexible and agile networking infrastructure

Google emphasizes security, privacy in Android 12 preview

Google highlighted privacy and security changes in the Android 12 developer preview. The OS, expected this fall, standardizes password complexity requirements for enterprise users.

European Commission proposes UK data adequacy agreement

The publication of two draft data adequacy decisions brings the UK closer to a final positive decision, which will enable the continued free flow of data between the EU and the UK if green-lit by member states

Alation 2021.1 data catalog improves data intelligence

Alation updated its platform with new features for data discovery and search, as well as more data governance capabilities to enhance data trust.

Google overhauls education suite, adding 50-plus features

Google has changed G Suite for Education into Workspace for Education, adding features to its Classroom and Meet apps to help educators with classroom management.

Biden favors green cards over H-1B work visas

The Biden administration is seeking major changes in work visa programs, proposing an expansion of the cap for employment-based green cards, but not for H-1B work visas.

Cisco completes the IMImobile acquisition

Cisco plans to use IMImobile's messaging and voice APIs to bolster its cloud contact center offering. The executive team of the U.K.-based company has joined Cisco.

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